Month: September 2019

Vancouver fire crew helps fight Longview industrial blaze

first_imgFirefighters on Tuesday night were fighting an industrial fire in Longview. Officials with the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office said the blaze was at the Millenium Bulk Terminal at 4029 Industrial Way. At least five fire agencies responded after the call came in shortly after 6:30 p.m.Spokesman Charlie Rosenzweig said plastic and insulation were involved, adding that no one was injured. Nearby residents were advised to stay indoors. Multiple television news websites reported that sulfuric acid was the chemical involved.At 9:20 p.m., Rosenzweig said the fire was out, but that hot spots remained and firefighters would continue to monitor the site.Vancouver Fire Department sent its hazardous materials engine and team to the fire, Capt. Scott Willis said.last_img read more

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Metro area fared worse than others during recession

first_imgThe Portland metropolitan area, including Clark County, fared worse during the Great Recession than the average for U.S. metropolitan areas, according to a recent report from the Portland Business Alliance. The region’s per capita employment dropped by 8 percent, leaving 81,200 fewer people employed, a worse drop than the U.S. metro average. And only 17,900 new workers have been added since early 2010.The region performs below what’s expected of a metro area its size in income and employment, while peer regions such as Denver, Seattle and Minneapolis have exceeded per capita income expectations, says the report, written by ECONorthwest. The Portland-metro economy ranks 23rd in population size, 136th in per capita employment and 73rd in per capita income.last_img read more

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Final voter registration deadline is Oct 29

first_imgThe last chance for Clark County residents to register to vote in the November general election is Oct. 29. This final deadline is only for those who are not currently registered to vote elsewhere in Washington.If you aren’t registered in another Washington county, were living in Clark County as of Oct. 6 and meet the other qualifications to vote, you can register in person at the county Elections office, open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at 1408 Franklin St., Vancouver.The elections office will open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, to provide additional time for registration.For additional information, contact elections at 360-397-2345 or email elections@clark.wa.gov. More information is available at elections’ website: Clark County Elections.last_img read more

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Weather Eye Northwest bears brunt of soggy weather jokes

first_imgI had a chuckle about a cartoon, an old one for sure, that I came upon Sunday. The just of it shows two characters, and one comes up to the other and asks for a good sunblock. His buddy hands him a piece of paper, and he replies, “What is this?” The other says, “Directions to Seattle.” And so it goes, the Northwest always gets the brunt of the wet and cloudy jokes.You certainly won’t need any sunblock this week, and you don’t have to drive to Seattle either. Unfortunately, the weather outlook for the next week or so contains quite a bit of clouds, fog, drizzle and light rain. This all makes for some gloomy weather, so if you require some sunshine, head elsewhere, or turn on a sunlamp or invest in a light box.There are no big storms on the horizon, just more of the same. We struggled to get any sunshine Sunday. Despite the forecast of sunshine, the clouds certainly defied us.Signs of spring are waking, with new bud growth emerging on many area trees and shrubs, and many of the spring flowering bulbs are poking well up through the earth.Speaking of Seattle jokes and weather, here are a few more chuckles. They could apply here, as well.• What do you call two straight days of rain in Seattle? A weekend.• It only rains twice a year in Seattle: August through April, and May through July.• What does daylight saving time mean in Seattle? An extra hour of rain.• What’s the definition of a Seattle optimist? A guy with a sun visor on his rain hat.• What did the Seattle native say to the Pillsbury Doughboy? “Nice tan.”• And last but not least: A newcomer arrives on a rainy day. He gets up, and the next day, it is raining. It also rains the day after and the day after that. He heads outside and sees a young child, and asks out of despair, “Hey kid, does it ever stop raining around here?” The kid says, “How should I know I’m only 6 years old.”last_img read more

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Deaths from firearms top carcrash fatalities in Washington

first_imgFirearm deaths have exceeded car-crash fatalities in Washington for the first time since 1934, according to a report by the state Office of Financial Management released last week.Despite headlines about murders and mass shootings, however, victims most often die by their own hands.Between 2008 and 2010, 572 Washington residents died in car crashes, while 582 died by firearm. About 80 percent of firearm deaths are suicides. Males 65 and older are at the highest risk.Among Clark County firearm deaths during the same time period, one was an accidental shooting, 15 were homicides and 82 were suicides.The southwestern and northeastern parts of the state have higher than expected numbers of firearm suicides, according to the report authored by Joe Campo of OFM’s Healthcare Research Group. Areas around Pacific County and Stevenson had especially high rates, Campo said.High suicide rates corresponded with high unemployment, Campo said.“I don’t want to overplay that Clark County is at risk, but the southwest (region of the state) has higher than expected rates in a number of risk factors,” Campo said. He pointed to high smoking rates and hospitalizations due to complications from smoking, as well as poverty.Washington’s firearm suicide rate was four times the rate in British Columbia, and higher than the rate for the United States as a whole. Firearm homicide rates were twice those in B.C., but only half of those for the U.S. as a whole, according to the report.last_img read more

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Schedule released for County Day of Service

first_imgOrganizers have released the schedule for this year’s Clark County Day of Service, which is coming up next month.The event, now in its third year, will be Sept. 13, and it will feature several volunteer community service opportunities. The list of projects includes trail maintenance at Morgan Creek Park in Battle Ground and clean-up projects at Hearthwood Park in east Vancouver and along various highway locations. Organizers from Clark County Connects put together the projects this year. In a news release, committee organizer Gary Bock said more than 1,000 volunteers have helped on the Day of Service in the past two years.The day will begin with a kickoff event for volunteers at 8 a.m. at the Share Fromhold Service Center, 2306 Andresen Road. Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt will attend to welcome everyone. Organizers are encouraging volunteers to bring food donations, which will go to local food banks. To sign up for projects or find more information, visit clarkcountyconnects.org or Clark County Connects’ Facebook page.last_img read more

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More local choices for Washington Healthplanfinder

first_imgClark County residents looking to purchase health plans in the state insurance exchange will have significantly more options to choose from next year. And one of the existing provider’s choices are going to be less expensive.The state Office of the Insurance Commissioner announced Wednesday it had approved 10 insurers to sell 90 individual health plans across the state in the 2015 exchange. Six of those insurers will offer 57 individual health plans in Clark County.This year — the first year of the state-based Washington Healthplanfinder exchange — Clark County residents had to choose from only 18 plans offered by three insurers. Statewide there were eight insurers offering 46 total plans.“I take the increased interest from health insurers this year as a clear sign that health reform is working,” Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler said in a news release. “Consumers will have two more insurers to choose from next year, nearly double the number of health plans and a record low rate change.”The insurance commissioner’s office approved an overall average rate increase of 1.9 percent — significantly lower than the insurers’ original request of 8.6 percent.The exchange is where individuals who do not have employer-provided insurance and don’t qualify for the state Medicaid program can purchase coverage for themselves and their families. Plans purchased inside the health exchange are eligible for tax credits to help pay for the cost of coverage.last_img read more

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Tom Ward to host Employee Benefits Awards 2018

first_imgStand-up comedian Tom Ward will host the Employee Benefits Awards 2018 on Friday 8 June.Ward has performed two solo shows in Edinburgh, appeared on Live At The Comedy Store and Live at the BBC, and supported fellow comedians Hal Cruttenden and Gary Delaney on tour. He has also reached the finals of numerous acclaimed comedy competitions.In addition, Ward works as a voice-over artist, featuring on adverts and videos for organisations such as Channel 5, Unicef, Mazda and Marvel.The winners of the Employee Benefits Awards will be announced during a lunchtime ceremony and summer party at The Pavilion at The Tower of London on Friday 8 June 2018.View the shortlist.For more information or to book your table.Follow the action on Twitter via @EmployeeBenefit and join in the conversation using #EBAwards18.last_img read more

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Teen killed 2 injured after car crashes into trees on Florida Turnpike

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A 14-year-old was killed and two other teens were taken to the hospital after, authorities said, the car they were riding in slammed into palm trees off the Florida Turnpike, early Saturday morning.According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the 17-year-old driver was traveling on the Turnpike Extension southbound at around 1:30 a.m. when he lost control of the car on the exit ramp to Allapattah Road, overcorrected and slid onto wet grass along the shoulder. Officials said the rear side of the vehicle struck a palm tree, causing it to rotate and strike another tree. It then came to a stop against the second tree.Rescuers surrounded the vehicle and extricated the victims from the vehicle.Officials said the front seat passenger did not survive. The driver and another 14-year-old passenger who was in the back seat sustained injuries.Paramedics rushed the driver and surviving passenger to Jackson Memorial Hospital. As of Saturday night, their conditions remain unknown.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Crews respond to apartment fire in North Miami Beach

first_imgNORTH MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Crews responded to an apartment fire in North Miami Beach, Wednesday.Firefighters battled the blaze at Northeast 167th Street and 10th Avenue.Smoke and flames could be seen coming from a second floor balcony.No injuries were reported.The cause of the fire remains unknown.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Weston teen airlifted after suffering severe burns

first_imgWESTON, FLA. (WSVN) – – Rescue crews have airlifted a teenage girl to the hospital after, officials said, she suffered severe burns to both of her arms at her home in Weston.According to Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue, the 13-year-old victim was in the kitchen of her home along Crestwood Circle when she was injured, Sunday night.Paramedics responded to the home and airlifted the teen to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood as a trauma alert.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Attempt At Establishing Permit Options For Dipnet Fishery Vendors Has Failed

first_imgAccording to Heinz the city received more comments that the price was too high. The city plans to operate the same as the city has always done it, which is vendors can be down there and park in the parking lot, same prices as everyone else pays and they can pick days they want to be down there. The bid was put out at $950 for the three-week season for each vendor. This was the first year the City of Kenai introduced this program for the dipnet season. City Clerk Jamie Heinz: “We put it out once at the price that was suggested and emailed it to everybody who had operated in the last several years and gave them a deadline of June 1st, and nobody applied for it at all at that time. We heard two comments at that time that the price was too high. We put it back out, thinking that it would be possible that they were just trying to pay the daily rate, so we put it back out at the same $950 rate/$100 per day. We again got no applications.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai City Council launched a pilot program aimed at helping the city to capitalize on the summer dipnet fishery by offering permit options for dipnet fishery vendors. However, the city received zero bids for the dipnet season. While the City has always allowed vendors to operate in the parking areas during the fishery, treating them the same as any other vehicle parking in the area, feedback from the industry showed that most vendors felt the venue could be better, wanted to see some sort of exclusivity, easier access, a specific vendor area. Photo courtesy of the City of Kenai The city currently does not issue specific permits for the dip net vendors. According to Heinz, it was suggested that changes be made for the vendors during the fishery.last_img read more

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Alaska seeks to boost gun background check system reporting

first_imgThe state in 2014 began requiring the courts to provide to the Department of Public Safety information on involuntary commitments. It also set out a process by which affected individuals could seek to have their gun rights restored. The law’s sponsor, Republican Rep. Lance Pruitt, at the time noted Alaska’s “steadfast tradition of the right to responsible firearm ownership,”and he saw providing relevant information to the database as a key part of that responsibility. It’s unclear how many people would be barred from buying guns if the provision passes in Alaska. The court system estimates it would need to research 21,637 cases filed before it switched to electronic record–keeping — including files stored on microfilm — to provide to the Department of Public Safety court orders related to involuntary commitments and any subsequent judicial orders finding a person is unlikely to be a danger to themselves or others and able to possess a firearm. While debates over guns elicit fears of erosions of the Second Amendment right to bear arms, this provision has generated few waves. Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration is pushing it as a way to prevent future violence or suicides. National Rifle Association spokesman Lars Dalseide by email said that group “has always called for the submission of all relevant records”to the system “and that position hasn’t changed.”Some Republicans in the state Legislature have expressed support. Rep. Chuck Kopp, a former police officer, said he supports Second Amendment rights but said there’s a balance in wanting to ensure the database has that information to improve the safety of the general public. “The databases are only as good as the information that’s in them,” said Kelly Howell, special assistant to Alaska’s public safety commissioner, adding later: “I just really feel strongly that this is something the state can do to help prohibit and prevent some violence and some sad incidents in people’s lives.” “What you’re looking at are people not knowing that there would be these consequences who’ve been in the civil commitment process at times beginning in 1981,” he said. “It might well be that there would be people who would have contested the civil commitment more vigorously if they had known that 20 years later or 30 years later they would be reported to the database.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Under a proposed rewrite of state crime laws, Alaska legislators would require the courts to review for a federal database system records dating to 1981 for individuals who have been involuntarily committed and would be restricted from owning firearms. The administration proposes going back to 1981 because it says that’s when the state’s civil commitment laws were passed. Alaska also has high rates of suicide.From October 2014 through the end of last December, Alaska listed 432 individuals as prohibited from possessing a gun because of involuntary commitments or court orders of mental illness or incompetence, according to FBI data. By comparison, the state reported 4,458 records for individuals barred from having guns because of felony or certain serious misdemeanor convictions during the same time period. “If someone is determined, there are other ways they can potentially obtain firearms. But this is one thing that we can and should do to ensure that those who shouldn’t have firearms are prohibited from purchasing and possessing them,” she said. That law was part of a national trend to bolster information provided to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System, which is used by licensed gun sellers to determine if prospective buyers are eligible to purchase firearms. The system relies on available criminal history and mental health records. “There are some people who might find themselves surprised by it, and that part is my concern,” he said of the new proposal Thursday. But the benefits “probably outweigh those other concerns. But I don’t say that without recognizing that there could be some people who were affected.” Some states, like Montana and Wyoming, show small numbers of people across all categories who would be prohibited from having a gun. Nationally, FBI data shows about 5.7 million active records related to the mental health category, as of the end of 2018. Mark Regan, legal director of the Disability Law Center of Alaska, cited concern with reaching so far back. He acknowledged people could petition the courts but questioned how well known that process is. Lindsay Nichols, federal policy director with the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, said other states have passed laws calling for prior–year commitments to be added to the database, such as Texas and Minnesota. According to the center, federal law does not require states to submit information to system, making participation voluntary. Howell said the department would seek federal grant funding to help the courts if the expanded review is approved. The court estimates the cost at about $140,000.last_img read more

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Rodale Partners with Glam Media

first_imgThe partnership model forms the basis of Glam’s online strategy. It relies on vetted content publishers—bloggers and other, more “traditional” sources of content—to populate its women-oriented vertical channels in fashion, entertainment, family, and shopping, among others. Collectively, the channels attract 43 million monthly U.S. uniques, according to comScore, and 9.6 million for the Health channel alone.For the publisher, the deal is one born of syndication, where the content is shared with sites that provide access to a like-minded and, hopefully, statistically significant demo. It’s a strategy that has worked well for Rodale. In July, Jim Berra, SVP and GM of Rodale Interactive, told Circulation Management magazine that syndication tactics have contributed to more than 70 percent growth in monthly uniques.In this case, Rodale gets in-line and related link-backs, brand attributions and a revenue share on ads served up on Prevention or Women’s Health content pages.Going forward, Wasserman will see if the traffic will drive page views, conversions or both. “We’ll put direct marketing speak into the content in the in-line links and see what works,” she said. “If they end up driving subscriptions and sales of related products we’ll keep that going. If they’re driving lots of page views back to us we’ll optimize accordingly. With some partners we drive tons of traffic and a combination of magazine subscriptions and books, and other partners it’s just traffic.”As for audience, Prevention and Women’s Health target an18-49 year-old age bracket, broad enough to accommodate the demos that Glam provides on its health channel. “We talk to 18-49 year-olds. We know that’s a broad demo but the interest in living a healthy lifestyle has a stake in that range,” Wasserman said. “We recognized from some of the data that [Glam] gave us that there’s a huge interest amongst the Glam audience for more specific information around active healthy living content.” Rodale has become the latest major publisher to partner with online content network Glam Media. Women’s Health and Prevention will contribute branded articles, slide shows, and video to Glam’s new Health channel, which attracts 9.6 million unique visitors a month.“We started conversations with them about 8 months ago,” said Valerie Wasserman, vice president, strategic alliances at Rodale Interactive. “We talked to them about the types of content and programming experiences that they felt they would need in order to fill in some white space. The categories we will populate will be diet, fitness, nutrition and weight loss primarily.”RELATED VIDEO: Q+A with Glam’s Samir Aroralast_img read more

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Facing Cataclysmic Changes in Sector Source Media Strengthens its Bench

first_imgManoni will attend quarterly board meetings with the rest of the executive team. He is not a voting board member. Another industry observer who spoke to FOLIO: suggested that Manoni’s corporate officer designation could be intended by Source Media owner Investcorp to signal that a succession plan is being created in the event that current CEO Jim Malkin left the company. According to O’Brien, Manoni was hired by Malkin to replace the outgoing head of the banking division. “Jim Malkin has no plans to leave SourceMedia and is excited to have such a wealth of complementary talent on his executive team,” she said.Manoni himself also dismissed that interpretation. “The banking sector is working through a period of cataclysmic change, and they feel my experience will be helpful,” he said. “I’m not aware of any plans for Jim to be leaving and in fact, he enjoys a solid relationship with Investcorp and the board members with whom I’ve interacted.”Manoni is one of a handful of b-to-b executives who formed companies in the last 12 to 18 months with the intent to partner with private equity firms and create acquisition rollup platforms. But, with the M&A climate troubled, those executives have had to adjust their plans. “The reality is that that transaction market is clearly challenged,” Manoni said. “I believe for the next 15 to 18 months we may see it tighten before it improves. The credit markets are really tight and that will hamper the ability to form a platform company. But this job at Source Media is going to be an intellectually stimulating, challenging and rewarding opportunity, and that’s why I selected it, irrespective of the deal market.” Source Media, the financial-services publishing giant, last month announced it reorganized into four strategic business groups. At the same time, in an innovative restructuring, the publisher of brands like American Banker and The Bond Buyer assigned its editors to “pools,” where they are used according to the group’s need, rather than any single specific brand. Yesterday, the company named a team to head each of those divisions, including—most notably—Doug Manoni, the ex-CEO of Wicks Business Information. Manoni will lead the banking division, which includes the flagship American Banker, a suite of mortgage publications, Cards&Payments and the soon-to-be launched Paymentssource.com. His title will be executive vice president and managing director. At Wicks, Manoni competed directly with Source Media, particularly the portfolio he now leads.The other newly-named division heads are Mike Dukmejian, leading the professional services division which includes Financial Planning, On Wall Street, Employee Benefits News and Accounting Today. He recently joined Source Media from the Fortune/Money Group. Also, Rob Whitaker becomes head of the business technology and securities division, which includes DM Review, Health Data Management and Traders. Mike Stanton, meanwhile, becomes head of the capital markets division, which comprises SourceMedia’s other flagship title The Bond Buyer, and Investment Dealers’ Digest, Asset Securitization Report and Mergers & Acquisitions Journal.Interestingly, Manoni is the only one of the four who carries the designation of corporate officer. It was unclear what duties would be included in that title, or why the other division heads do not have that same status. Source Media spokesperson Anne O’Brien said this in an e-mail: “Doug’s extensive experience in acquiring and selling information businesses means that he will also be active at a corporate level, hence the descriptor in the release.”last_img read more

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Survey Self Boasts MostRead Article Among Q2 Features

first_imgHere, the top 10 most-read articles of Q2:#1: “20 Ways to Eat Healthier Right Now”SelfJune 2009Total Readership: 90%Extent of Readership: 85%#2: “The Green Energy Economy”U.S. News & World ReportApril 2009Total Readership: 89%Extent of Readership: 75%#3: “Hot Nights Out!”People StyleWatch June/July 2009Total Readership: 89%Extent of Readership: 73%#4: “How Our Salaries Are Changing”ParadeApril 12, 2009Total Readership: 89%Extent of Readership: 53%#5: “I Am So Alone”Us WeeklyApril 20, 2009Total Readership: 88%Extent of Readership: 73%#6: “The Soul of Beyonce”EbonyApril 2009Total Readership: 86%Extent of Readership: 84%#7: “The Truth About How We Eat”Woman’s DayApril 14, 2009Total Readership: 86%Extent of Readership: 81%#8: “How Dolly Does It”AARPMay/June 2009Total Readership: 86%Extent of Readership: 70%#9: “Fashion Stakeout”AllureJune 2009Total Readership: 85%Extent of Readership: 75%#10: “At One with the Land”Architectural DigestApril 2009Total Readership: 85%Extent of Readership: 64%Source: Affinity’s VISTA Print Effectiveness Rating Service; Top articles by readership (April through June 2009). Ties in rankings broken by extent of readership scores. Recent research from Affinity’s VISTA Print Rating Service for the second quarter reports Self’s June “20 Ways to Eat Healthier Right Now” story as the most-read article, with 90 percent of the surveyed readers recalling the article (Total Readership), and 85 percent reading more than half of the feature story (Extent of Readership).The average readership score of all articles measured to be 61 percent, said Affinity, which bases its data on readers surveyed on over 100 consumer magazine titles and more than 1,000 articles from April through June.While these ratings may not guarantee newsstand longevity—or successful growth in advertising—those features that made it onto this top ten list, like U.S. News & World Report, Parade, AARP and Architectural Digest, may offer publishers some insight into what editorial is resonating with readers.last_img read more

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AAM President Mike Lavery Retiring in 2014

first_imgAlliance for Audited Media (AAM) President and Managing Director Mike Lavery will retire after nearly two decades on the job.Lavery, who joined AAM in 1987 as vice president of finance and administration, became president in 1995 and is set to retire sometime in late 2014. For at least the past five years, Lavery has worked with the AAM board of directors to craft a succession plan.“The board and I have been very mindful of our responsibilities to the organization and the membership in thinking about and planning for my succession and the succession of the rest of the senior staff,” says Lavery. “We want to have someone carry forward the AAM multichannel, platform-agnostic media strategy we have launched.” The not-for-profit organization has undertaken a massive transition in recent years, shifting from a print-centric to a multichannel auditor. The company rebranded in November 2012 and has since expanded to include a new Media Intelligence Center and the certification of the Adobe publishing Suite, in addition to further developing its cross-media audit and data services.Lavery himself was an innovator during his time at AAM. As one of the longest-serving presidents in AAM’s history, Lavery helped guide the databasing of publisher information in the 1990s, the development of ABC Interactive in 1996, the centralization of the majority of field auditors to AAM’s headquarters in 2010 and the acquisition of the Certified Audit of Circulations in 2012.Managing and building on these new projects is a key for AAMs future plans. Expectations for the new president include implementing a three-year strategic plan, advancing AAM’s digital business model and managing AAM subsidiaries in the U.S. and Canada.“My successor will be challenged with moving our new Media Intelligence Center to have more breadth and depth,” Lavery contends. “[And] to continue to stay routed in the brands and platforms that have been traditional while evolving into an organization that serves at a brand-level, not a channel level.”Overall, Lavery compares AAM’s challenges to the obstacles of the industry it serves and includes the ever-popular “big data” hurdle, as well.“There is an enormous appetite to broaden the information being reported about audience, readership and the engagement activity data that are part of digital media now,” he says.New York-based Bert Davis Executive Search has been chosen by AAM’s board of directors to assist in the recruitment of a new president. Lavery says he will play an active role in the new president’s transition.last_img read more

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Jared Leto To Star As Playboy Hugh Hefner In New Biopic

first_img Email Twitter Facebook The Oscar winner will portray “Playboy” founder Hugh Hefner, who died Sept. 27 at age 91, for an upcoming biopic by filmmaker Brett Ratner (The Revenant, Hercules, “Prison Break”).”Jared is an old friend,” Ratner told The Hollywood Reporter. “When he heard I got the rights to Hef’s story, he told me, ‘I want to play him. I want to understand him.’ And I really believe Jared can do it. He’s one of the great actors of today.”The film is still in the early development stages via Ratner’s RatPac Entertainment. Ratner has had his eyes on the project since 2007, when it was a property of Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment. More immediately, Leto is set to star in Blade Runner 2049, which debuts in theaters on Oct. 6.Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Trailer Released For New Documentary Jared Leto To Play “Playboy” Founder Hugh Hefner jared-leto-star-playboy-hugh-hefner-new-biopic Oscar winner will get his opportunity to “understand” “Playboy” mogul in new film by Brett RatnerTim McPhateGRAMMYs Oct 4, 2017 – 9:20 am 30 Seconds To Mars dropped a new single, “Walk On Water,” in August as a tease to their upcoming fifth studio album. In the meantime, frontman Jared Leto has set his sights on his latest film project. News Jared Leto To Star As “Playboy” Hugh Hefner In New Biopic NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Dec 2, 2014 – 10:58 pm Jared Leto And 30 Seconds To Mars: The GRAMMYs Will Reset The Calendarlast_img read more

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BUSINESS BRIEF Wilmingtons Locus Robotics Announces Partnership With JDA Software

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Locus Robotics, the market leader in autonomous mobile robots for fulfillment warehouses, recently announced a reseller partnership with JDA Software, Inc. The partnership will facilitate and accelerate adoption of the innovative warehouse technology solutions offered by both companies, providing Locus and JDA customers with easier, faster deployments and fully optimized integrations.“JDA has a proven track record of identifying and utilizing the industry’s most advanced technology solutions to enable leading retail and third-party logistics companies to tackle challenges in their supply chain head-on,” said Rick Faulk, CEO of Locus Robotics. “We are excited to be working together and look forward to leveraging JDA’s powerful platform to fast-track new customer onboarding, while also driving greater operational efficiency, productivity, and accuracy for joint customers.”Through the partnership, JDA will promote and sell Locus’s award-winning, multi-bot solution as a reseller and build a more seamless integration over time, which will allow for faster implementation and deployments. As a Locus Robotics reseller, JDA will ultimately provide a one-stop subscription service to Locus Robotics’ solutions, offering unprecedented scale to their customers in automated and semi-autonomous environments, all with improved speed and supportability, leading to higher levels of warehouse productivity.“Locus Robotics is an excellent fit for JDA, and we’re looking forward to working with them as a reseller,” said Alex Price, GVP Global Alliances, Channel and Technology Ecosystem Strategy JDA. “We are committed to bringing the latest productivity improvement and problem-solving solutions to our customers worldwide with standard product adapters. Locus’s innovative multi-bot solution represents the future of warehousing, and it has already proven itself in dozens of commercial deployments, including several for JDA. Through this partnership, we will ensure a faster time-to-value for our customers.”JDA Warehouse Management helps manufacturers, retailers, distributors and third-party logistics providers to thrive by providing the power to quickly adapt to change, and optimize and execute the tasks to get the right inventory, at the right location, at the right time. JDA Warehouse Management enables real-time optimization of key warehouse activities, allowing customers to deliver on increasingly aggressive service level expectations, while maintaining operational efficiencies and inventory quality and freshness concerns. JDA Warehouse Management customers have achieved substantial ROI, including fulfillment cost reductions of 10-50%, inventory visibility and accuracy near 100%, inventory reductions of 5-25%, and more.About Locus RoboticsLocus Robotics’ revolutionary, multi-bot solution incorporates powerful and intelligent autonomous mobile robots that operate collaboratively with human workers to dramatically improve piece-handling productivity 2X-3X, with less labor compared to traditional picking systems. This award-winning solution helps retailers, 3PLs, and specialty warehouses efficiently meet and exceed the increasingly complex and demanding requirements of fulfillment environments, easily integrating into existing warehouse infrastructures without disrupting workflows, instantly transforming productivity without transforming the warehouse. Customers, including DHL, GEODIS, Port Logistics Group, Verst Logistics, Radial, and others, are seeing doubling or tripling of fulfillment productivity with near-100% accuracy, while saving 30% or more in operating expenses. For more information, visit http://www.locusrobotics.com.(NOTE: The above press release is from Locus Robotics via PRNewswire.)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… RelatedBUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Locus Robotics Named Top Warehouse Robotics Company For Fourth Consecutive YearIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Locus Robotics Named Leading Warehouse Robotics Company For 3rd Straight YearIn “Business”Wilmington’s Locus Robotics Announces $25 Million Series B FundingIn “Business”last_img read more

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REMINDER Registration For 20192020 Faith Formation CCD Program At St Thomas St

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Parish of the Transfiguration (St. Thomas and St. Dorothy) of Wilmington is currently accepting registration forms for its 2019-2020 Faith Formation program for Grades 1-10.Classes are filled on a first come, first serve basis and registration ends on June 30, 2019. The registration form can be found HERE.The churches are always looking for volunteers to help with the program.For more information or any questions, please contact Diane Garrity at dianeg@parishofthetransfiguration.org.(NOTE: The above announcement is from The Parish of the Transfiguration. The cover photo is from Airgoz Aerial Photography.)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… RelatedRegistration Now Open For 2019-2020 Faith Formation (CCD) Program At St. Thomas & St. Dorothy’sIn “Community”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday, June 30, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”2 Children Baptized At The Parish Of The TransfigurationIn “Community”last_img read more

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