43 of female students are confident that gender will not impact pay

first_imgLess than half (43%) of female student respondents are confident that their gender will have no bearing on pay and reward in their future careers, according to research by the 30% Club and KPMG.The Think future study, which surveyed 20,652 students across 21 UK universities, also found that almost three-quarters (73%) of male respondents believe that their gender will not impact their pay and reward.The research also found:42% of female respondents are confident that their gender will not affect their career progression. This compares to 72% of male respondents.Almost half (48%) of all respondents feel that a sector’s reputation for gender equality would affect their decision to work within that sector.74% of female respondents are confident that they will be able to advance their careers as far as they want.Around three-quarters (72%) of all respondents want to earn a high salary, while 93% want to be involved in work that makes a difference, and less than half (40%) want a role with power and status.Brenda Trenowden (pictured), global chair of the 30% Club, said: “The fact that less than half of women feel confident in their chances of receiving equal pay to men even before they enter the workplace is a striking statistic.“The findings also highlight the stubborn issue of ‘gendered’ sectors, which continues to restrict talent pools in certain industries. Financial services, for example, was the fourth most popular sector choice for men and only the 12th most popular choice for women.“Most significantly, the study’s insights into the mind-set and motivations of the current student population clearly underline a pressing need to think more innovatively about talent management and about how we can better support and inform the early slice of the pipeline before it hits the workplace.”Helena Eccles, founder of the Think future study and an undergraduate student at the University of Cambridge, added: “Generation Z students are driven by a profit with purpose mentality, they want to do worthwhile work and be rewarded well for their contribution to society. This new cohort of students, who are about to enter the working world, have a different set of wants, needs and aspirations, and businesses need to readily adapt to these demands.”last_img read more

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Aston Martin to increase pay for UK staff by 3

first_imgLuxury car manufacturer Aston Martin is to increase pay for UK staff by 3% in 2017 and 2018.The increases form part of the organisation’s 2016 settlement and two-year pay deal, which will see pay rates rise by 3% from 1 January 2017. From 1 January 2018 there will be an additional 3% pay increase or the retail price index plus 0.5%, whichever is the higher amount.The agreement includes a £379 lump sum payment to shop floor employees and other staff in December 2016, and consolidation of £650 into 2016 new base pay rates.Aston Martin employees who are members of trade union Unite voted 92% in favour of accepting the new agreement.In addition, a joint working party will consider alternatives to the proposed closure of the Aston Martin defined benefit (DB) pension scheme to future accrual. This could potentially feature the introduction of a career related average earnings (CARE) scheme.An Aston Martin spokesperson said: “Aston Martin’s workforce has voted to accept its pay and conditions agreement for 2016, 2017 and 2018. This agreement will not only reward performance, but give the [organisation] stability while we realise our six-year second century plan to make Aston Martin a sustainably profitable business.”Tim Parker, regional officer at Unite, added: “This record deal recognises the tremendous efforts and great skills that the whole of the Aston Martin workforce has continually contributed during many very difficult years recently to maintain Aston Martin as a worldwide renowned UK producer of fantastic luxury premier cars, which have a great future.”last_img read more

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Cop Woman nabbed for drugs demands them back is rearrested

first_imgSALEM, N.H. (WSVN) – A New Hampshire woman was arrested twice in a span of five hours after she returned to a local police station to try to get back drugs that had been placed into evidence.According to the Salem, NH police department, the suspect — Emily Morin, 26 of Concord, NH — was arrested for possession of a controlled drug following a shoplifting incident at Macy’s Department Store.Police determined that the woman’s license and registration was suspended. The woman was eventually released on $2,500 bail.Just five hours later, Morin returned to the police station to ask for the drug — Suboxone — back. Police said they would not return the drug to her.Following the incident, an officer saw Morin get into a car and back out of a parking space. An officer confirmed that her license and registration was still suspended, then ran after Morin, ordering her to stop.Morin refused to get out of the car and was eventually forced out of the vehicle.The woman was charged with driving after suspension, breach of bail, and resisting arrest in the second incident. 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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Search underway for missing elderly woman in Miami

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Police are seeking the public’s help in locating an elderly woman who, they said, went missing in Miami on Friday.According to City of Miami Police, 86-year-old Esther Herrera was last seen along the 900 block of Southwest Sixth Street.Officials said Herrera stands 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighs about 120 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black shirt with stripes and red pants.Investigators said Herrera may be in need of services.Police urged anyone with information about her whereabouts to call 305-603-6300 or 305-603-6310.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Kenai City Council Approves Ban Of Onsite Marijuana

first_imgThe ordinance failed in a vote of 5 to 1, with Councilman Robert Peterkin voting in favor, at their meeting on Wednesday. Councilmembers Jim Glendenning and Glenese Petty introduced the ordinance. In a memo from the sponsors of the ordinance council members Pettey and Glendening: “We feel this ordinance is necessary to protect public safety and welfare.” Licensed retail marijuana businesses in Alaska have been able to apply for a “special onsite use endorsement” from the state beginning April 11. Local governments have the option to prohibit endorsements for on-site consumption. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享After roughly two months of debate, the Kenai City Council has voted to not allow on-site consumption of cannabis products within inside city limits. At their meeting on May 1, the council voted down an amended ordinance that would have allowed restricted onsite consumption of marijuana within city limits. If that ordinance had passed, a retail marijuana store could sell marijuana and marijuana products, excluding concentrates, to customers in a consumption area separated from the rest of the store.last_img read more

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Bait And Multiple Hooks Prohibited In The Kenai River

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced on Monday that the use of bait and multiple hooks in the Kenai River is prohibited from its mouth upstream to Skilak Lake, effective 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, August 6 through 11:59 p.m. Thursday, August 15. As of August 3, the sonar cumulative estimate of king salmon passage into the Kenai River was 9,586 fish. The projected sport harvest and catch-and-release mortality of king salmon in the Kenai River upstream of the sonar through the end of the season as estimated by an inseason creel survey is approximately 507 fish. According to the announcement, anglers are reminded that king salmon fishing closed August 1 including catch-and-release fishing. Incidentally hooked king salmon may not be retained or possessed. Anglers may use only one unbaited, single-hook, artificial lure in these waters. “Single hook” means a fishhook with only one point. King salmon caught while fishing for other species may not be removed from the water and must be released immediately. Anglers should avoid fishing for coho salmon in areas of the river where king salmon are concentrated and to cut leaders or lines to avoid stressing incidentally hooked king salmon.last_img read more

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Fire Activity Moderated On Swan Lake Fire Some Areas In Refuge Closed

first_imgDrivers are reminded to not stop to watch the helicopters for the safety of other drivers and fire crews. There is no immediate threat to values in the area, however, some area closures remain in effect. Refuge Managers have closed the following access routes within the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge to the public: Mystery Creek Road and the Enstar Pipeline right-of-way north from the refuge boundary east of Sterling. Fire personnel will continue to monitor fire activity and take further suppression action where necessary. There are 16 personnel still assigned to the fire, which is being managed by a Type 3 incident management organization from the Alaska Division of Forestry. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Cloud cover on Wednesday once again moderated fire behavior on the 102,548-acre Swan Lake Fire burning in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge despite strong winds from the south,Interior islands of green fuels continued to burn out but there was little new perimeter growth according to a release from the state management team. Water drops from helicopters were used to cool an area of heat near the Sterling Highway above Upper Jean Lake. Smoke from the fire is visible from the Sterling Highway between mileposts 65 and 75. Motorists are advised to slow down, turn headlights on when smoke is present, and use caution driving through the fire area.last_img read more

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Condé Nast Promotions Follow Restructuring

first_imgIt didn’t take Condé Nast’s David Carey and Tom Florio long to make major management changes after their respective promotions were announced last week.Carey has named William Li as publisher of Condé Nast Portfolio. Most recently, Li was publisher of Men’s Vogue. Li’s replacement at Men’s Vogue has not been named yet, a Condé Nast spokesperson tells FOLIO:.At Vogue, Florio has promoted associate publisher Connie Anne Phillips to the newly created position of managing director. She will oversee sales, marketing and creative services departments and run Vogue’s day-to-day business operations. Laura McEwen replaces Phillips as associate publisher.Last week, Condé Nast announced an executive personnel restructuring, including the naming of three senior vice presidents. As part of that restructuring, Carey’s post as Condé Nast Publications’ group president and publishing director was expanded to include Wired Media and the company’s Golf Digest Group. Florio was named senior vice president and publishing director of Vogue, Men’s Vogue and Vogue Living.last_img read more

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Going DigitalOnly Last Ditch Effort or Smart Strategy

first_imgProduct MixAt its recent meeting, the board of the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) expanded the definition of a digital magazine edition to include content published via any digital means, not just an exact electronic copy. Beginning with June 2009 ABC statements, magazines may report paid digital editions in two categories: “replica,” where the advertising and editorial content exactly match the printed publication, and “nonreplica,” where the basic identity and content are similar to the printed edition but the articles and advertising may differ. Free, unrestricted public access to a Web site does not qualify as a paid digital edition.Ziff Davis made PCMag.com and a new digital network—including sites ExtremeTech, Good Clean Tech, Gearlog, DL.TV, Appscout and CrankyGreeks—the focus of its digital strategy (Young says the network averages 7 million unique visitors per month). A digital edition powered by Zinio offers more “magazine-like” content. “The Web site is the heart and soul of the brand and the digital magazine is sort of a continuation of what the print magazine did,” says Young. “We had to think and act as a pure play right from the beginning. We didn’t have to educate customers why they should be buying digitally, they’d already been doing it for seven or eight years.” Penton recently shuttered the print editions of marketing trade titles Promo, Direct and Multichannel News, shifting their focus online while debuting a new print title called Chief Marketer, which will be sent on a bi-monthly basis to 25,000 readers culled from the Promo and Direct databases, with a digital edition from NxtBook Media. However, if your product suffers from core problems such as weak editorial, going online-only won’t help. “If you are planning to move to digital-only, the easiest thing to do is duplicate what you were doing before,” says Allan Brown, sales director at UK-based Graduate Prospects, which went digital-only several years ago. “But you must ask yourself, ‘Why was it not working in print?’ If you fail to address the answer to this, it is unlikely you will succeed in your new venture.” New Economic RealitiesMost publishers jumping to digital expect a smaller but more profitable business, but it could take years to get back to where they were. Young won’t reveal specifics, but did say PCMag.com is profitable, albeit smaller. When it folded in January, PC Magazine alone generated more than $80 million in annual PIB revenue (and was still profitable despite a 25 percent drop in ad pages, according to Young).Even accounting for overestimation by PIB, that’s a lot of revenue to walk away from. “We’re not going to function at the level of total scale and profitability that we did at the peak of print for a considerable period of time but there’s a good business here and a clear path because we have achieved that level of scale and profitability that digital media companies covet in the digital space,” says Young. Converting Audience To OnlineMany titles continue to see significant separation between their print and online audience. A recent survey from the Rosen Group found that while more than 80 percent of respondents had consumer magazine subscriptions, only 7 percent of those subscribers also sought out the magazine’s Web site.When O’Reilly Media’s Craft folded in February in favor of the digital edition and Web site, it offered existing subscribers full access to its digital archive through April 1, 2009, in addition to refunds. Subscribers who transferred their subscription to Make were incentivized by continued, unlimited access to the digital edition archives provided by Texterity.While 90 percent of PC Magazine readers were also going to the Web site, Ziff offered digital editions to every print subscriber so they knew there was an ongoing magazine-like experience. “We were pleasantly surprised at the number of subscribers who opted to continue to get it in digital format,” says Young. Popular Science is prepping its readers for e-readers going more mainstream. Last month the magazine launched a new digital product called The Pop Sci Science Guide that uses Zinio’s latest digital publishing version, which lets publishers embed video, animation and hyperlinks. The Guide is testing various price points of 99 cents to $4.99 per issue, with the goal of getting 900,000 readers combined for the first four.Advertisers may need to be coaxed as well. Don’t use this as an excuse to nickle and dime them. Some publishers charge to make hyperlinks live in digital magazines —something they never would do with their Web site. But remember, if the print product can still sustain your business as you ramp up online, don’t make the jump too soon. “We had a magazine that was declining up until its last issue but it was producing real cash,” says Young. “That gave us time and capital to get the digital business to a level where it could profitability carry the business forward. For publishers that have suddenly become untenable and don’t have that digital scale, I don’t know if it can carry them forward, You’re going to see a lot of businesses go away.” PC Magazine. Avenue A. PROMO. Craft. The list of former print titles going digital-only is growing almost weekly as publishers shift from a print product that is no longer economically feasible to what they hope is the future of their brand.But going digital-only isn’t an automatic recipe for success; for many publishers, it’s a last ditch effort before folding completely. If your online business hasn’t been at least as important as your print product, going digital-only now may only prolong the inevitable, instead of revitalizing your brand. “The biggest distinction between what we’ve done and what you see other companies go through is we made the decision back in 2001,” says Jason Young, CEO of Ziff Davis, which has taken several titles digital-only, including 700,000-circ PC Magazine in January. “That was a several-year process. Unfortunately, a lot of these businesses are saying ‘We’re going digital-only,’ but when they haven’t built that scale, they won’t be successful.”At the FOLIO: Growth Summit last month, IDG CEO Bob Carrigan offered an indicator of whether a publisher can make it online. “When they find you through organic search—that’s the Holy Grail,” Carrigan said. IDG has changed from a revenue mix of 74/16/10 percent print/event/online in 2002 to a 38/20/42 percent last year.last_img read more

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Smaller CRMA Conf Concludes in New Orleans

first_imgThe program included several sessions aimed at interactive media, but interestingly, much of the conversation was focused on using tools like social media to drive business in the print magazine. For example, Jessie Peterson, marketing director at Baltimore Magazine, described a “101 Things to do in Baltimore Before You Die,” contest. In 2008, she said, the contest generated 129 entries. In 2009, thanks in part to the use of Twitter and Facebook groups, the contest has attracted 2,574 entries/votes, all through an online form, and curiously, with no capture of contact information. Kelly Dill, Circulation manager at Nashville Magazine, told how her title runs house ads in every issue promoting its Facebook and Twitter groups, thus boosting participation. In a session on online marketing practices, Fred Parry, owner/publisher of Inside Columbia magazine, drew rave reviews for a host of marketing activities, including “Culinary Adventure” tours, an “Inspiration Home,” project where the magazine partners in the construction of a house, and a Wine and Food festival. On the M&A side, Regional Media Advisors president Kim MacLeod described a deal climate that she said will be improving in the second half of 2009. On the day the sale of Pittsburgh magazine was announced (it was acquired by Weisner Media), MacLeod nevertheless told attendees: “This is my business, and if you were to ask me, I would advise you not to sell in this economy if you can wait.”Mac Leod also said rationality has returned to the market and that city and regional magazines are the strongest properties out there. She said there is “real value out there” for buyers and sellers. Multiples, she said, while down from the 2005 to 2007 high, are still better than 2002 to 2004. NEW ORLEANS—The 33rd City and Regional Magazine Association Conference concluded Tuesday here after a two-and-a-half day event marked by a significant decline in attendance and sessions that blended broad economic trends with granular tactical approaches to running city magazines. The event featured Susan Lyne, former CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and current CEO of the Gilt Groupe, an online luxury fashion retailer, as keynote. Lyne described her prior experiences with the Village Voice and Premiere and outlined how the Gilt Groupe works as a sort of invitation-only online auction. She got the audience’s attention when she described the massive demand the Gilt Groupe enjoys for certain products and the lead-capture mechanism her business uses. Mostly, though, the event was more tactical, even if the buzz was about how many fewer people attended this year. There were 205 total bodies, according to the official attendee list, which included speakers and exhibitors. By contrast, the 2008 event crested 400, according to some attendees. Several publishers mentioned how they might in prior years have sent a contingent, while this year only they themselves attended. Moffly Media, the Fairfield County, Connecticut, publisher, was notably conspicuous for its absence, several attendees said. Last fall the publisher laid off about 35 percent of its workforce and cut the frequency of its Westport and New Canaan-Darien magazines. last_img read more

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Army Updates Rules Governing Utility Sales

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Army last month released a long-awaited revision to its regulations governing the acquisition and sale of utilities services.The revised regulations, AR 420-41, took effect April 3 and incorporate significant changes in energy policy and technology occurring over the past 20 years, according to the Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville. The regulations cover Army policies and responsibilities for the acquisition and sale of utilities and related services for its domestic facilities, including electricity, natural or manufactured gas, water, sewage, thermal energy, chilled water, steam, hot water or high temperature hot water.The regulations also address renewable energy, onsite generation, demand response and energy financial incentives. The intent of the regulations is the acquisition of life cycle cost-effective utility services commensurate with facility requirements and the sale of utilities and related services to garrison reimbursable customers.The new regulations:update general Army policies for acquiring and selling utilities and services;incorporate energy-related statutes and executive order requirements related to the purchase of utility services from renewable energy, demand response pricing and environmental concerns;identify considerations for acquiring utilities services from renewable resource projects through power purchase agreements;update approval threshold levels for acquisition contracts and add guidance on waivers from service-related regulations and guidance;provide guidance on preparing, executing and administering solicitations and contracts for acquiring utility services; andprovide guidance on acquisition utility contract rate changes.last_img read more

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In Other News Robins AFB University Renew Ties

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Mercer University and Robins AFB held a formal signing ceremony at the school’s Macon, Ga., campus last week to renew their long-standing educational partnership agreement. The close collaboration between the two organizations dates to the early 1980s when the commander of Warner Robins Air Logistics Center and the president of Mercer came up with a plan to fix the Air Force’s shortage of engineers, prompting the university to open an engineering school, reported Mercer News. The partnership is more than just a workforce pipeline for Robins, however; now the university’s applied engineering and research arm provides extensive support to the Air Force.Photo courtesy of Mercer Universitylast_img

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Fifth Beatle George Martins Film Scores To Be Released

first_imgNews Twitter The album will feature music written by Martin for films like Yellow Submarine and Live And Let Die as well as previously unreleased scores, orchestral works and original compositions, according to Rolling Stone.Martin was an absolute visionary, and while his incomparable work on Beatles albums brought his musical genius to the world, it also overshadowed his other projects at times. Conductor Craig Leon and the Berlin Music Ensemble brought many of these projects to life with this new collection of recordings.The story of how these pieces were revisited, and in some cases unearthed, is featured in a short documentary posted by Atlas Realisations, the label releasing the project along with Pias Classics.”I wouldn’t have even had the life I had if George Martin hadn’t done what he did,” Leon says of Martin’s influence. “He bridged the gap between an interpretive producer and a creative producer, which was the thing that I wanted to do.”The new album will also see a double vinyl LP edition release in January 2018.Read More: Celebrating The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s’ 50th AnniversaryRead more NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Mar 9, 2016 – 11:35 am George Martin Wins Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media Fifth Beatle George Martin’s Film Scores To Be Released George Martin’s Film Score & Orchestral Album fifth-beatle-george-martins-film-scores-be-released Music composed by Martin for films and various other projects during his lifetime has been revisited and recorded for releaseNate HertweckGRAMMYs Sep 29, 2017 – 5:41 pm A new album of orchestral works by the late George Martin, the famed Beatles producer, is on its way. George Martin: The Film Scores And Original Orchestral Compositions will be released Nov. 10. Email Facebook last_img read more

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Poll Whats Your Favorite Classic GRAMMYs Performance

first_img Twitter Email News Beyoncé, “”Love Drought” and “Sandcastles” Christina Aguilera, Mya, Lil’ Kim, Missy Elliott and Pink, “Lady Marmalade” Kesha, Cyndi Lauper, Camila Cabello, Julia Michaels and Andra Day, “Praying” Facebook Bruno Mars and Cardi B, “Finesse” Let’s tackle these from the top: The GRAMMY stage would not be the same without the late, great Whitney Houston. Accompanied by an orchestra, the pop icon took the 36th GRAMMY Awards stage in in 1994 for a breathtaking performance of “I Will Always Love You.” And remember how Christina Aguilera, Mya, Lil’ Kim, Missy Elliott and Pink brought Paris’ Moulin Rouge to the 44th GRAMMY Awards with their famous rendition of “Lady Marmalade”? That performance came sealed with a guest appearance by the legendary Patti LaBelle, who originated the track in 1974 with her band Labelle.We can’t leave out the Dixie Chicks, who gave a touching version of “Not Ready To Make Nice” at the 49th GRAMMY Awards.And there’s Kendrick Lamar’s powerful rendition of “The Blacker The Berry” and “Alright” at the 58th GRAMMY Awards in 2016, a performance that pointedly brought issues surrounding the prison industrial system into focus.However, Beyoncé, a true showstopper, could take your vote with her golden performance of “Love Drought” and “Sandcastles.” Singing while pregnant, Queen Bey managed to defy expectations by literally defying gravity at the GRAMMY Awards in 2017.Ultimately, it could come down to a 60th GRAMMY Awards performance where Kesha, introduced by Janelle Monaé’s #TimesUp speech, brought the house down by singing “Praying” alongside Cyndi Lauper, Camila Cabello, Julia Michaels and Andra Day.And finally, Bruno Mars and Cardi B’s ultra-colorful, ‘90s-themed “Finesses” performance is a worthy contender, too.So, which will it be? Vote above, and check out this year’s sure-to-be-spectacular performances when the 61st GRAMMY Awards airs on Sunday, Feb. 10 on CBS.Cardi B, Camila Cabello, Post Malone, Janelle Monáe & More To Perform At The 2019 GRAMMYsRead morecenter_img Kendrick Lamar, “The Blacker The Berry” and “Alright” Dixie Chicks, “Not Ready To Make Nice” Choices Will it be Whitney Houston, Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar or Dixie Chicks? Jennifer VelezGRAMMYs Jan 23, 2019 – 6:11 pm There’s nothing more exciting than watching your favorite artists accept golden gramophones at the GRAMMY Awards. But don’t forget: Music’s Biggest Night always turns out some amazing live performances.Throughout the years, some of the biggest names in music have graced the GRAMMY stage with lively or touching performances and even epic collaborations. And now that the countdown to the 61st GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 10 is in full swing, we want to know: What’s your favorite classic GRAMMY performance?Polls What’s Your Favorite Classic GRAMMYs Performance? Poll: What’s Your Favorite Classic GRAMMYs Performance? Whitney Houston, “I Will Always Love You” What’s Your Favorite Classic GRAMMYs Performance? poll-whats-your-favorite-classic-grammys-performancelast_img read more

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Cornhole To Benefit National MS Society At Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Team Sweaty Already is back again for the ninth straight year to raise funds and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis. The team is participating in the MS Challenge Walk—a 3-Day, 50-mile walk that’s taking place on September 7-9th in Cape Cod. Since 2010, Team Sweaty Already has raised over $65,000 for the National MS Society Greater New England Chapter.Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. More than 2.3 million people are affected by MS worldwide. Most are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, and about two thirds are women. The cause of MS and how to stop progression, restore function, and ultimately end MS forever, are the subjects of intensive worldwide research. Team Sweaty Already won’t stop until a cure is found and more therapies and treatments are available to those living with MS now.Tara Tonello and Shelley Kresser (formerly both Hardimon’s who grew up in Wilmington) started fundraising in 2010 in honor of their mom, Susan Hardimon, who was diagnosed in 2003. They participate and fundraise for the a 3-Day, 50-mile MS Challenge Walk, along with their husbands Brian and Erik and cousins to give back and honor their mom Susan and the many others they know for their strength, bravery, and determination with facing this unpredictable disease. “I think one of the most challenging components of MS is that everyone’s MS doesn’t follow the same path—no two cases of MS are ever alike. Some people have mild numbness in the limbs once in their lifetime, while others may develop severe paralysis or loss of vision. The course of MS is often unpredictable which makes it extremely hard for those that are fighting MS, as well as their loved ones. That inconsistency and ebbs and flows of symptoms make it a big challenge to control and manage.” says Tara Tonello.So how can you give back? Well, their annual fundraiser, Bags and Beers, which raises money for their fundraising requirement to participate in the walk, is taking place on Saturday, June 23th at the Knights of Columbus in Wilmington. This is a cornhole/bean bag toss tournament. All proceeds from “Bags and Beers” go to the team’s fundraising efforts. Team donation amount (2 players) is $50. There will be other fun activities, raffles, food and music there for those who might not want to play, but still want come out to show your support. Every dollar raised helps the National MS Society get one step closer to finding a cure and allows them to provide additional programs to help those living with MS today” Says Tara TonelloTo learn more about the team’s fundraising efforts, visit http://teamsweatyalready.com. Here you can register to participate in the cornhole tournament, learn more about team Sweaty Already, and access information on how you can donate and give back. For those that can’t make this one, a second cornhole tournament will be taking place in East Bridgewater, MA on August 11th. Thank you to Grow Socially/Interlink One for hosting the website again this year and to the Knights of Columbus for their hospitality and support!(NOTE: The above announcement is from the event organizers.)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… RelatedCornhole To Benefit National MS Society At Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall On June 17In “Fundraiser”Wilmington’s Hardimon Sisters Organize Cornhole Fundraiser For National MS Society On July 30In “Community”Cornhole Tournament Set For August 1 To Support Wilmington Sisters in MS Challenge WalkIn “Community”last_img read more

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT 5 Wilmington Students Graduate From American International College

first_imgSPRINGFIELD, MA — American International College awarded more than 600 undergraduate and graduate degrees to students representing 22 states and nine countries at the 134th Commencement on May 11, 2019.The following Wilmington students were among the graduates:Kerrianne Dowling received a graduate degree in Reading Specialist.Kelly McGowan received a graduate degree in Moderate Disabilities.Christie Sullivan received a graduate degree in Moderate Disabilities.Marianna Tassone received a graduate degree in Moderate Disabilities.Joan Walsh received a graduate degree in Secondary Education.About American International CollegeFounded in 1885, American International College (AIC) is a private, co-educational, doctoral granting institution located in Springfield, Massachusetts, comprising the School of Business, Arts and Sciences, the School of Education, and the School of Health Sciences. AIC supports and advances education, diversity, and opportunity for its students and the community.(NOTE: The above announcement is from American International College via Merit.)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… RelatedWilmington’s Gillespie & Mailey Receive Master Degrees From American International CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Kristen Luise Graduates From University Of New HavenIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s MacKinnon & Simmons Graduate From Western New England UniversityIn “Education”last_img read more

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT 2 Wilmington Students Named To Deans List At Springfield College

first_imgSPRINGFIELD, MA — Springfield College has named the following Wilmington students to the Dean’s List for academic excellence for the 2019 Spring Semester:Lindsay Donahue, who is studying Sports BiologyDarin MacEacheron, who is studying Communication/Sport JournalismCriteria for selection to the dean’s list requires that the student must have a minimum semester grade point average of 3.500 for the semester.About Springfield CollegeSpringfield College is a private, coeducational institution founded in 1885. Nearly 5,000 students, including 2,500 full-time undergraduate students, study at its main campus in Springfield, Mass., and at its regional campuses across the country. Springfield College inspires students through the guiding principles of its Humanics philosophy – educating in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Springfield College via Merit.)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… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 3 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Regis CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 6 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At North Shore Community CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 3 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At MCPHSIn “Education”last_img read more

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Jack Dorseys Twitter interview was a chaotic hellpit

first_img Yeah, it’s Chinatown, Jake. #KaraJack— Kara Swisher (@karaswisher) February 12, 2019 If the medium was the message, then the interview served to perfectly illustrate just how many problems Twitter has right now — problems that Twitter’s own head honchos had to admit were on full display. Now, if only they could fix Twitter for the rest of us. If you want to see the full Q&A in some semblance of a rational order, Kara Swisher tweeted out a good list here. ‘Hello, humans’: Google’s Duplex could make Assistant the most lifelike AI yet.Infowars and Silicon Valley: Everything you need to know about the tech industry’s free speech debate. 0 Tags Even Twitter users (the one’s who weren’t trying to start their own impromptu interviews with Dorsey on the side) were confused.  Just resonded to that. Don’t see the twitter purge one #karajack— jack (@jack) February 12, 2019 I miss Google Wave.— Chris Messina 🏴‍☠️ (@chrismessina) February 12, 2019 It was a textbook example of the ways regular users face issues with having civil — or as Twitter calls them, “healthy” — conversations on the platform.Trying to have a reasoned debate? That won’t stop someone jumping straight to Godwin’s Law and @ing you with references to Hitler. Trying to follow a hashtag? Watch it become bloated with randoms trying to change the topic. Trying to have a conversation with one of the best tech journalists going around? Watch out. Your menchies are going to get hectic.Both Dorsey and Swisher are no strangers to tough interviews — @jack even showed off his journo cred with a well-placed copy of “The Invention of Journalism Ethics” on show in his home office setup (weird flex, but OK). Still, with Twitter facing accusations that it hasn’t fixed its problems with pile-ons and creating a conversational feel to exchanges, it felt like #KaraJack was doomed to fail. But props to Swisher and Dorsey for keeping it civil and being big enough to admit where it went wrong. I am going to start a NEW thread to make it easy for people to follow (@waltmossberg just texted me that it is a “chaotic hellpit”). Stay in that one. OK? #KaraJack— Kara Swisher (@karaswisher) February 12, 2019center_img Ok @jack the cat was real mean today getting its rabies shot. I am nicer by comparison, so there is that! Ready? https://t.co/tMJVdhOCYx pic.twitter.com/6Tk1jeOwWa— Kara Swisher (@karaswisher) February 12, 2019 What followed was the online equivalent of a phone interview conducted at 2 a.m. from a sports bar where the bartender just announced they were out of Fireball. KS: “So, if I can pivot the conversation to politics…”JD: “Hold on I’ve just got someone yelling at me over here, can I text you back?”KS: “I’m on the other line now, do you see me there?”JD: “Yeah, you can have it!”KS: “What?”JD: “Thursday!”The @ replies ballooned out with pile-ons, threads got twisted and confused and even the interviewer and her guest ended up hopelessly lost. “I am going to start a NEW thread to make it easy for people to follow,” Swisher tweeted. “@waltmossberg just texted me that it is a “chaotic hellpit”). Stay in that one. OK?” This whole #KaraJack thread is a perfect example of both the potential and current flaws with conversation on Twitter. This is exactly why “making Twitter more conversational” is one of our top initiatives. https://t.co/TRYxIV25Ko— Kayvon Beykpour (@kayvz) February 13, 2019 Share your voice Post a comment Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey. Prakash Singh/Getty Images Imagine the Frost/Nixon interview, but carried out in a sack full of screaming badgers. That’s what it’s like interviewing the CEO of Twitter, on Twitter, when anyone on Twitter is free to jump onto the thread. Recode executive editor and seasoned journalist Kara Swisher set up an interview with Twitter chief Jack Dorsey on Tuesday to discuss the future of the platform, preparing for the 2020 elections (in light of the issues tech platforms have had in combating fake news) and, of course, the issues of trolling and banning problem users. But while #KaraJack was a grand idea in theory (the medium is the message!), it pivoted quickly. Maybe Swisher’s curtain-raiser tweet, showing a video of her screeching cat getting a rabies shot, was a grim portent of what was to come. Online Internet Jack Dorsey Twitterlast_img read more

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Tonal shrinks the gym to the size of a TV

first_img Digital weights for a digital worldUnlike traditional weight rooms at your local muscle factory, Tonal doesn’t need physical weights. All it needs is electricity. The machine uses an electromagnetic resistance engine to generate the opposing force needed for the cables to give your biceps a rough time. Aly Orady, the CEO and brains behind Tonal, used his engineering background to come up with the concept of a digital weight-based system after losing 70 pounds and quitting his tech job.”I needed to figure out a way to keep the weight off and make working out part of my job”, says Orady, who built the first prototype in his apartment roughly three years ago. He says Tonal is the first machine of its type to use this type digital weights rather than old fashioned metal plates and gravity. The machine can create up to 200 pounds of resistance using electricity.  TONAL Tonal’s built-in trainer works better than your fitness appThe hardware was just one part of the equation. He knew he Tonal also needed the level of guidance you get from a personal trainer at the gym. If you’ve ever used a coaching app on your phone like Sweat or Sworkit, it’s pretty much the same concept, but on a much larger screen: The coach demos the move you’re about to do, and then you join in. But Tonal takes it to the next level, because the machine knows when you’re engaging the cables, it can count reps for you, and the coach actually waits for you to finish your reps before moving on to the next exercise. The machine may not be able to correct your form, like a real-life trainer would, but it felt a lot more interactive than just following along with a demo video on my phone.The training system comes with eight different coaches — who are elite personal trainers in real life — to guide you through workouts to bulk up, trim down or get stronger or all of the above.tonal-digital-strength-trainingThe system comes with eight different real-life coaches to choose from. TONAL But not before giving you a fitness assessment. The machine had me do a few different exercises to determine how much I should be lifting to achieve my goal of getting stronger. This already seemed like a better approach than the weight guessing game I played on the rare occasion that I did make it into the gym. With my results on the screen, I was ready to do my workout. Real-time data to guide youMost of the exercises I did were weight-based for upper body, legs and core (check out the video if you want to see the types of exercises), but Tonal also gives you the option to mix it up by adding different attachments to the arms like a bar or rope to target different muscles. And because the machine has real-time feedback about how much you’re lifting, the speed and even the quality of each rep, it can react by either increasing or lowering the cables’ resistance, which is what happened when I struggled to complete a rep toward the end of my 30 minute session. It was like having your own spotter at the gym, minus the embarrassment. Tonal is also designed to keep track of your progress over time and modify the exercises and resistance as you get stronger rather than just repeating the same old gym routine. That should give you a more efficient workout with faster results. Price and availabilityWith its $2,999 price tag, those results won’t come cheap. Still Tonal is on par with a similar weight machine, but you also have to factor in a $250 installation fee, the optional $500 dollar accessory kit plus a $49 monthly fee for the personal training service, so all in you’re looking at a $3,740 investment. This gives you an unlimited number of accounts which each person using Tonal will get a customized routine. Tonal may end up getting more features down the line. Orady said that future software updates bring more specialized training programs and could potentially unlock the other sensors, mics and cameras currently dormant in the machine.I didn’t notice any results after my initial 30 minute session with Tonal, but I did work up a sweat and felt some soreness the next day, so I’d definitely be curious to test it out for a longer period of time to see if I notice progress faster than with my regular routines. You can buy Tonal now on the company’s site with deliveries beginning in September for San Francisco Bay Area residents. Tonal will roll out to other cities in the coming months.  Fitness Smart Home Sport and Outdoors Now playing: Watch this: Tonal shrinks your gym into a touchscreen TV Share your voice 9 2:28 Tags Comments Every fitness guru will tell you that strength training is a big part of staying in shape. But weight rooms can be intimidating when you’re just starting out, which is why I’d rather take a toning class like pilates than step foot in a gym. Plus getting to a gym and back can also suck up a lot of time. So I was anxious to try Tonal, a new personal weightlifting device that doesn’t use a single weight or require its own room in your house.Tonal’s “weight machine” looks like vertically mounted TV screen for your home or office. No weights, no metal plates, no barbells, just two giant arms that extend outward from the sides of the screen at the push of a button plus a built in coach on its touch screen. Instead of changing weights with a metal rod, you adjust a number on the display: 30 pounds was my starting weight, but Tonal can offer up to 200 pounds of resistance. I grabbed the handle and bent my knees into position to do my first row, half expecting this thing to unbolt from the wall and tip me over in the process. Instead I was met with a good amount of resistance as I pulled back the handle — the same feedback you’d get from a physical weight.OK, I was impressed. But where are the weights? The wall-mounted box could probably hide 30 pounds blocks behind the display, but not 200 pound worth. The answer: The weights are digital, too. Fitnesslast_img read more

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Large Dredge Unlikely In Grantley Harbor This Season

first_imgDNR Meeting in Teller. (Photo: Anna Rose MacArthur, KNOM)A massive dredge looking to work the waters near two communities in western Alaska is sparking concerns from subsistence users—and brought the Alaska Department of Natural Resources to villages west of Nome last week, to talk to residents about their concerns.Download Audiothe large gold dredge AU Grabber is unlikely to appear in Grantley Harbor this season, says the Department of Natural Resources, but not guaranteed.A Nome miner, Hank Schimschat, owns the AU Grabber, an 80-foot long barge dredge with an excavator arm, and has submitted a permit to mine in the harbor waters.Jack Kerin is the Natural Resource Manager with DNR. He said, “Specifically DEC has considered the current application to be of a scale that requires an individual permit and that process can take up to a year.”That process would involve providing baseline data for the water’s resources and explaining how the dredging won’t impact subsistence. But all that work might not be necessary.“If the applicant comes in and revises, changes his mining plan, to be something of a scale that these issues can be addressed,” said Kerin, “then it’s possible he could be issued a permit.”Teller, Brevig Mission, and Mary’s Igloo use Grantley Harbor for subsistence activities and have sent a letter to DNR opposing Schimshat’s operation. Many residents are upset DNR is allowing the permit to undergo further review at all.One Teller resident stated: “This is very disturbing that DNR [is] giving them a chance to review their application. First of all, you know, the backhoe is going to disturb our land. So what are they going to come up with, you know? Suction dredges next?”That comment was made at yesterday’s community meeting in Teller where Karin and two other DNR employees addressed community concerns about dredging in Grantley Harbor. Kawerak invited DNR to Teller as part of the corporation’s annual executive session. Many residents from Brevig Mission boated over to attend.Kerin says since the State owns the subsurface of Grantley Harbor, Schimschat has a legal right to apply for a dredging permit and revise his application.Kerin explains, “The person has a legal right to the subsurface of the state, the mineral state, and what we have is the right to ensure that how he accesses it is done in a reasonable manner that doesn’t cause undue disruption to the local community. But he has the right to try to change his application to try to address the concerns raised by the community.”Those concerns surround subsistence. Jolene Okleasik, Teller resident, also attended the meeting and said,“I don’t want it to become like Nome around here. Because if you see lots of dredges, you’ll probably not even see any fish or any wildlife.”Because the waters of Nome, said Teller resident, Joe Garnie, are very different from the waters of Grantley Harbor. While the shallow waters of the Bering Sea are reestablished every year by winter storms, Grantley Harbor is not, making the harbor unable to withstand dredging’s impacts.“Even just the minimal equipment of suction dredges would be very destructive here,” said Garnie. “This is not necessarily self-healing waters with wave action like you have right in the Bering Sea. This is old growth bottom.”Kawerak also invited Graphite One to the meeting to talk about their local mining operations, but no representatives attended.last_img read more

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