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Katherine Wilson Employers cannot afford to ignore working carers

first_imgThree million people in the UK combine working with caring for a disabled person, someone seriously ill or an older loved one, according to the 2011 census. Without the right support, the stress and pressure of juggling work and care can force people to leave their jobs.People aged between 40 and 49 are the most likely to leave the workforce, or reduce their hours, to care. This is the time when many people are raising families, while their ageing parents are starting to need increasing levels of support.This is also the age when many people are at the peak of their careers, meaning that leaving the workforce at this time can have a serious impact on future career prospects, lifetime earnings and pensions. That’s not to mention the significant impact on business, which loses experienced, skilled workers and incurs greater costs, a growing concern in an increasingly competitive skills market.Supporting carers in the workplace makes good business sense. Small changes can lead to greater staff retention, less absence, improved performance and a healthier bottom line. Areas that employers should consider include updating HR policies to take into account wider caring issues, such as offering flexible working hours and care leave; supporting line managers to identify employees who have caring responsibilities, such as including information about caring in relevant manager training programmes and supporting materials such as toolkits; setting up a staff carers network to enable employees with caring responsibilities to support one another.Employers could also let employees know about carer-friendly policies and practices through staff communications, and signpost employees to external information for further advice and support.In the current economic climate, there has never been a more important time to retain skilled workers and support employees to work healthily and productively. With the cost to businesses, if not addressed, of £3.5 billion every year, according to Carers UK’s Care Leave: impact on businessreport, published in July 2014, the issue of supporting people to manage work and care is one that none of us can afford to ignore.Katherine Wilson is strategic manager at Employers for Carers, Carers UKlast_img read more

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Miami Beach MiamiDade mayors visit CDC in Atlanta for Zika

first_imgATLANTA (WSVN) – South Florida officials paid a visit to the Centers for Disease Control’s Insectarium in Atlanta.Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine tweeted, Monday, a picture of he and Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez, who were there to learn more about the ongoing fight against Zika.Miami Beach still has an active Zika transmission zone stretching from fifth to 23rd streets.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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More than 28000 take part in MercedesBenz Corporate Run

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – At least 28,000 runners represented their companies in the 33rd annual Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run, Thursday night.The run wove its way through Downtown Miami, and afterwards the runners had a chance to hang out and enjoy a meal with fellow runners, coworkers and friends.More than 900 companies were represented.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Elian Gonzalez gives exclusive interview to CNN

first_imgCARDENAS, Cuba (WSVN) — After he was forcibly removed from a Miami home 17 years ago, Elian Gonzalez is now telling his story in his own words.Gonzalez is a figure in South Florida that many still remember. Many will never forget the images of him as a 6-year-old being taken from a relative’s house in Little Havana to be sent back to Cuba in a raid.Now 23 years old, Gonzalez currently lives with his father in Cardenas, Cuba, and he rarely speaks publicly.However, in an exclusive interview with CNN, Gonzalez addressed multiple topics, including U.S. Cuba relations and said he’s glad that he was returned to his home country.“I think I would have become the poster boy for that group of Cubans in Miami that tries to destroy the revolution, that try to make Cuba look bad,” Gonzalez said. “I would have been used in that way, maybe I would have become an actor on TV or maybe I would have more money than I have here with more comforts, but I wouldn’t have my family. I wouldn’t have the tranquility I have in Cuba.”Gonzalez became the center of an international custody battle back on Thanksgiving Day in 1999, after his mother died getting him to Miami. Gonzalez was found floating on an inner tube after the smugglers’ boat he and his mother were on capsized in rough seas.His mother and six others lost their lives. Gonzalez spoke fondly of Fidel Castro during the interview. “Fidel put many things in my hands,” he said. “Fidel told me if I wanted to be an athlete, he supported that. If I wanted to be a swimmer, he supported that. If I wanted to be an artist, he supported that, and he did.”President Trump also was addressed. “It’s a pity the latest events that have taken place. In terms of President Trump’s pronouncements towards Cuba, I only hope that relations improve until our differences can be cleared up,” Gonzalez said. “Everyone can have their different point of view, have their political differences, but I don’t think the countries and that families should continue to be separated.”He says that while Cuba is and always will be his home, he hopes to some day reconcile with his relatives in South Florida.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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Prince Royce laces up for 5K ahead of Fitbit Miami Marathon

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Singer Prince Royce joined in on a warm-up race in Miami Beach, Saturday morning.The Grammy-winning artist took part in the Fitbit Tropical 5K. The event is a warm-up for those running in the Fitbit Miami Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday.Royce is one of 25,000 runners who braved the windy weather to hit the pavement.“I’m really into it. I’m surprised; I never really liked to run. I was never a cardio type of dude,” said Royce. “I did my first marathon in New York, and we had such a great time, so I’m out here this weekend to do the 5K, doing the Half [Marathon] tomorrow, so I’m running with a lot of my friends. I’m trying to get all my family members into running now.”Royce placed 212th out of 2,100 racers. He will serve as the grand marshal and run in the Half Marathon on Sunday.“I love to run here. You get to see the water. You get to see the beautiful palm trees, so I think it’s going to be a great run,” he said.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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Police Suspect in string of Miami Gardens robberies flashed grenade at cashiers

first_imgMIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida man accused in a string of robberies used an uncommon weapon of choice, police said, landing him behind bars.Thirty-four-year-old Lavarise Gibson was charged with two counts of armed robbery.According to Miami Gardens Police, in at least two robberies, Gibson flashed a hand grenade at cashiers while demanding money.Investigators said one of the robberies took place at a Walgreens in the area of Northwest Seventh Avenue and 183rd Street, Dec. 7.But the crime spree came to an end in Miami Gardens, when one of the previous victims saw the suspect again, this time at a MetroPCS store. That victim called police immediately.Gibson was arrested in a nearby parking lot.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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Teen takes moms car slams into MiamiDade Transit building

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida teen’s joyride came to a crashing halt when he slammed his mother’s car into the side of a building.According to Miami-Dade Police, the 15-year-old lost control of the white Toyota Corolla and hit the Miami-Dade Transit Central facility on Northwest 33rd Street and 32nd Avenue, in Northwest Miami-Dade, Sunday afternoon.No injuries were reported.Police said the teen took the car without his mother’s permission.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Search underway for missing Hollywood man

first_imgMissing Person:The HPD is requesting the publics assistance, in locating Michael Jordan, Michael is a 43 black male. He was last seen in the area of East Hollywood near 21ST Ave and Lincoln st. If you have any info where Michael could be, please call the HPD at 954-967-4636. pic.twitter.com/p2PI50M9S8— HollywoodFL Police (@HollywoodFLPD) January 7, 2019Police posted a photo of Jordan on Twitter but have yet to provide a physical description or what he was wearing at the time of his disappearance.Officials urged anyone with information to call Hollywood Police at 954-967-4636.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a man who went missing in an East Hollywood neighborhood.According to Hollywood Police, 43-year-old Michael Jordan was last seen in the area of 21st Avenue and Lincoln Street, Sunday.last_img read more

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Broward Boys Girls Club fundraiser mixes wine and footwear

first_imgHOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County helped give donors a reason to get glamorous.The organization hosted its Wine, Women and Shoes fundraiser in Hollywood, Saturday morning.Attendees sipped on a glass of wine while they shopped for shoes of various styles and enjoyed a fashion show.Fashionistas who showed up took the opportunity to dress to impress.“We got a lot of women here and a lot of exciting shoes and models, and we’re here to raise money for the most amazing cause in Broward County: Boys & Girls Clubs,” said Jim Robertson, chair of the organization.The Boys & Girls Club works to provide leadership and enrichment to underprivileged youth. They help children with academics, sports and enrichment activities.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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Alaskas Independent Governor Suspends Reelection Bid

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Last updated on October 20th, 2018 at 03:57 pmJUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Bill Walker suspended his re-election bid Friday, three days after the sudden resignation of his lieutenant governor over what Walker described as an inappropriate overture toward a woman. The partnership of Walker and Mallott — and blurring of partisan lines — was a central theme of their administration and of their campaign. Walker said he considers Mallott his closest friend and “soul mate.” Walker, 67, is no stranger to the underdog role and embraced it through much of the campaign. He often speaks of the emotional and financial toll of rebuilding his hometown of Valdez after the devastating 1964 Good Friday earthquake. As a kid, he worked odd jobs to help make ends meet and helped his father with his construction business. He said the quake changed him — teaching him lessons about faith, perseverance and working together. In the succeeding four years, the two men became as close as brothers. Mallott, in a resignation letter, apologized for “inappropriate comments I made that placed a person whom I respect and revere in a position of vulnerability.” Walker campaign manager John-Henry Heckendorn earlier this week said Walker and Begich had been in talks about a “path forward for Alaska” but would not elaborate. On Thursday, Begich and Walker had sought to downplay any suggestions of a potential deal between them ahead of the Nov. 6 election. Walker spokesman Austin Baird said the incident that led to Mallott’s resignation happened Sunday. Walker said he learned of it Monday. Few details have been released because Walker said he is honoring the wishes of the woman involved. Walker’s campaign was rocked Tuesday by the resignation of Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott, a Democrat who was replaced by former state health commissioner Valerie Davidson. Throughout the campaign, some Democrats and independents worried that Walker and Begich would split the vote, giving the election to Dunleavy. Walker was elected in 2014 with Democratic support.center_img In 2014, Walker and Mallott were each running for governor, trying to unseat Republican Gov. Sean Parnell. Walker was a Republican mounting an outsider bid. Mallott was the Democratic candidate and an Alaska Native leader. With the support of the Democratic party, the two men, who had developed a friendship, combined their campaigns and defeated Parnell. Walker changed his affiliation from Republican to undeclared, and Mallott remained a Democrat but became Walker’s running mate. Walker, the only independent governor in the country, took swipes at Republican rival Mike Dunleavy and did not explicitly endorse Democrat Mark Begich. But he said Begich’s stand on important issues more closely aligned with Walker’s priorities. Walker’s announcement, made during the Alaska Federation of Natives conference in Anchorage, was met with gasps. This year, their desire to run together helped seal what some had already seen as an uphill battle for Walker because of the three-way fight between him, Begich and Dunleavy. Though Democrats now allow independents to run in their primaries, Walker opted against that when it appeared Begich would run. He instead gathered signatures to appear on the general election ballot, which ensured he and Mallott could run together. As governor, he faced criticism for halving the size of the check Alaskans received from the state’s oil-wealth fund in 2016. He has defended his decision as proper; it came amid a massive budget deficit and legislative gridlock over how to address it. But critics labeled him a thief. “I ran for the job to do the job, not to keep the job,” he said in a recent interview, describing that and other difficult decisions.last_img read more

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KPD To Purchase Portable Radios And Accessories For Department

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Police Department applied for and received a grant through the State of Alaska Departmentof Public Safety in the amount of $100,000 for the purchase of brand new portable radios and accessories for the Department. KPD and KFD are both fully equipped with Motorola radios, and their personnel have experience working on and programming the Motorola radios, according to Ostrander. Kenai City Manager Paul Ostrander: “There is a specific radio that we need to purchase so that they match the other radios in the department. Both the fire department and the police department are equipped with the same Motorola radios.”  The City of Kenai unanimously accepted and appropriated those grant funds at their meeting on Wednesday April 17.center_img Ostrander: “The police department has now completed the acquisition of the radios in their department, but the fire department still needs some radios. There has been requests for radio purchases from the fire department, something that administration is considering, but not planning on funding those during this budget cycle.”  The radios are funded by a grant previously accepted by the city from the State of Alaska Department of Public Safety to be put toward radio upgrades.last_img read more

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Wednesday Afternoon Update Expect Delays Due To Dense Smoke From The Swan

first_imgFire Update: The Swan Lake fire is estimated at 160,033 acres, and remains at 20% containment. Although the Sterling Highway remains open, travel on the highway is not advised. Motorists should be prepared to wait for the pilot car to shuttle them between Watson Lake (MP71) and the intersection of the Sterling and Seward Highways (MP36). The Sterling neighborhoods east of Feuding Lane and east of Adkins Road remain in a READY status. A READY notification is NOT a notice to leave. This notification means that you must be ready for potential evacuation if there is a fire in your area. There are still pilot cars taking vehicles on one lane through the fire area, but moving the checkpoint will reduce the turnaround time for the pilot cars. Overnight Wednesday into the early morning Thursday is expected to be the worst. Seward should start to see improvement with the wind shift as the day progresses. Jeff Surber, Operations Chief with the Incident Management Team: “After about 2pm, yesterday, they were able to use helicopter support. Before that it was too smokey to use aircraft, but after 2pm until evening last night between 4-6 helicopters were in use dropping a lot of water on this portion of the fire that we are trying to prevent spread towards the area of Cooper Landing. This will continue today as soon as conditions allow.”  Update 12:15pmThe eastern most checkpoint on the Sterling Highway for traffic coming toward Soldotna from Seward or Anchorage, has been moved from the Sterling Highway and Seward Highway intersection at mp 36, to milepost 40. Original Post Noon: A Swan Lake Fire Community Meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday at 6pm, at the Cooper Landing School. The meeting will be live streamed on KPB Alerts via Facebook or on the radio via KSRM 920 AM. There will still be waits of 3 or 4 hours so please plan ahead and bring water and food. Drive with headlights on at all time and be cautious around firefighting equipment. Travel on the highway is not advised, and the status of the highway can change quickly. If you choose to travel on the highway, be prepared for delays with a full gas tank and food and water. Do not stop along the highway within the fire perimeter.A wind shift to the southeast will move dense smoke to the western side of the Peninsula impacting Homer north to Kenai, Soldotna, Nikiski, and Sterling. Cooper Landing will continue to be impacted as smoke lingers along the Kenai River.center_img Additional Details will be posted as they are made available. In Cooper Landing, a “swing shift” of firefighters has been added to provide additional coverage to the current day and nighttime operations. The swing shift will provide additional support between 10:00 am and midnight. All firefighters in Cooper Landing are working to bolster defensible space around structures, to set up water sprinklers, and to improve contingency lines along the power line corridor.Helicopters are being used to drop water on the 175 acre area of the fire that has crossed Resurrection Trail to limit growth towards Cooper Landing. It is too smoky to utilize fixed wing water scoopers in this area. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Update 1pm:Swan Lake Fire Crews have been working to complete a bulldozer line on the northern edge of Cooper Landing. On the east side of the fire area, the smoke is starting to clear but use of aircraft has been limited because of the smoke. Drones are being used by firefighters to gather intelligence as they are equipped with infrared cameras that can see heat through the smoke. Cooper Landing remains in a SET status due to fire activity. All residents should be SET to evacuate if the situation warrants The area is being assessed to determine how additional firefighting resources can be deployed safely. Protection of cabins along the trail is being provided. Firefighters are using control lines on the Fuller Lake Trail to limit fire movement towards the east. It remains very smoky in the Sterling/Soldotna area but work is going well on the western edge of the fire, south of the highway. Crews continue to “mop up”, making sure the fire is out cold along the edge. Fire activity near Trout Lake may be visible from the Sterling Highway this afternoon. Do not stop while traveling in the fire area and be mindful of firefighters working and smoke on the highway.last_img read more

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Source Interlink Distribution Files Lawsuit Against Time Warner Retail

first_imgAccording to the lawsuit, Source alleges Time Warner Retail broke an agreement begun in 2001 by selling “Levy Data”—information “relating to the delivery, sale and return of magazines” at various retailers, including “purchase and return patterns of individual stores which magazine publishers covet”—to third parties as a service or part of a package of services. Source claims that the 2001 agreement was created on the condition that Time Warner Retail did not disclose the Levy Data to a third party.Damages As a result of the breach, Source is claiming it has lost or will lose customers, value and goodwill in its business. The company has not yet figured exactly how much value has been lost but has “reason to believe” damages are no less than $4.6 million.Source Interlink is also claiming that Time Warner Retail began a discriminatory return policy in May where Barnes & Noble—Source’s largest retail customer—must return all unsold Time titles. “It has never been industry practice, policy or custom to require specialty retailers such as Barnes & Noble to return entire magazines to Defendant [Time Warner Retail],” says the suit. “Such a policy is unjustifiably onerous and burdensome and will tremendously increase costs associated with returns for Plaintiff and retailers.”Source is claiming that Time Warner Retail’s pricing policy of Time titles is cutting into margins in high-cost distribution markets such as New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, and “deliberately forcing Plaintiff to operate at significantly lower margins in these markets.””Source has been growing rapidly,” says one industry observer. “Theyhave purchased wholesalers over the past few years, and when they dothat they have access to all of their pricing. So they can see wherethere’s parity in pricing and where there is a discrepancy. That’s whythey have visibility to these types of things that would potentiallylead to this kind of action.” Source also alleges that Time Warner Retail is interfering with its retail customers: “Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon contends that Defendant has contacted Plaintiff’s retailers in an effort to interfere with its business relationships and to exert pressure to force Plaintiff into substantially devalued pricing deals.” RELATED DOCUMENT: Source vs. Time Warner Retail [PDF] The battle between wholesalers, retailers, distributors and publishers has just taken a more public turn with a lawsuit levied against Time Warner Retail by Source Interlink’s distribution division, Source Interlink Distribution, LLC. The former Chas. Levy Circulation Company, acquired by Source in 2005, is alleging breach of contract; discriminatory and retaliatory business practices; unfair competition; and interference with existing retailer customers. The suit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on May 9 by Blecher & Collins, the attorneys representing Source Interlink Distribution. The suit names “Time Distribution Services Inc.”—now Time Warner Retail Sales & Marketing—as defendant. When contacted by FOLIO:, a Source Interlink spokesperson declined to comment.last_img read more

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What DAM Statistics Can Tell You

first_imgThese ratios provide confirmation of whether DAM is working in the specific areas of relieving a resources drain by internal staff and increasing brand reach. If the number is low, action should be taken to promote the system’s use internally. It may involve a decision to include more training, focus on other types of digital assets, or change the way a client’s users are interacting with the system.      Digital Asset Consumption Ratio: Comparing the quantity of files ordered to the users that logged into the system provides information on the amount of data being consumed by each user over a specific time period.This ratio speaks to the original reason for DAM implementation. As mentioned earlier, the reasons vary from company to company. If a company wants to use DAM as a mass distribution tool, they will want to watch this ratio to make sure it is being used properly. If the numbers are low, the DAM application is being treated more as an archive than a “heavy use” application and could be addressed with more internal promotion of DAM.Interpreting the DataAdditional interpretations of all of these DAM ratios will continue to be developed. But right now, the numbers can be compared (versus the average and medians) against historical activity within the same system or against historical activity across the entire customer base of the SaaS provider or even against the use of DAM by the provider itself. A SaaS provider should easily be able to supply its natural expertise on how to read and what to do with these ratios. For example, a user may be interacting with the system five times a month and in that month, he or she downloaded approximately ten files and of those ten files, half are being repurposed a hundred times. There is significant value in knowing this and what it means. Regularly sharing and discussing information like this, in and of itself, should be a SaaS best practice. The ability to do so is a wonderful example of the most important “S” in SaaS – the service “S”. It is a major distinction between SaaS and installed DAM software. Installed providers don’t have the same kind of control over as much data because systems are deployed at individual sites. An installed provider doesn’t automatically set things up to retrieve all of this data from their deployment sites and pull it back in so it can be analyzed. Why?  Because doing so can be a pretty significant and costly project. It is a lot of rigmarole that, in many cases gets skipped. Not so with SaaS. We probably have baseball and The Sporting News to thank for the proliferation of statistics in all sports. Yet, Mark Twain once said there are lies, damned lies, and statistics. Of course, he was speaking about to the persuasive power of numbers and about how people will either promote or ignore statistics based entirely on whether or not they support a position. This “truth” is the reason many baseball arguments have never been settled. Statistics are not going away. An entire industry of sports fantasy leagues is now flourishing because somebody found a way to get people to compete using statistics. It is human nature. You compare your stats to everyone else’s to find out where you stand. Marketers and creative folks are no different. They want to know how they compare to others, including their use of digital asset management (DAM). We are well down the path of being able to begin providing this kind of information and have it be meaningful.As a SaaS provider, we are in the unique position of having access to an aggregation of all of our customer’s data. We know we have more than 50,000 users from 120 different countries. We see the amount of downloads taking place for digital content. We see what content is being used and repurposed. We see how much data is being consumed. We are literally sitting on a goldmine of data. It should be no surprise that marketing or brand managers would be interested in knowing what that data says. It behooves us to be constantly looking at it and to create ways to show our clients what they and others are doing while maintaining customer privacy within our strict security. Important RatiosThe majority of organizations invest in digital asset management solutions to improve interaction with their branded materials to maximize the investments made in the creation of images, videos, audio, creative files and other marketing materials. While each customer will use DAM and judge its overall effectiveness differently, enough common threads exist which can be standardized and measured in ratios, similar to financial statements.We picked the following four ratios that we feel are most important to digital asset management. Digital Asset Activity Ratio: A comparison between the quantity of files that have been ordered and the amount of files stored in the application. This ratio provides insight into the relationship between download activity and all the digital assets stored in the application. For example, a low number for this ratio could mean that a marketing department may need to look at assets with high activity, compared to low activity. For instance, lifestyle images may have higher activity than static product shots. If so, marketing can shift their spending on creating assets. Repurposing Ratio: A comparison between the active digital assets and the quantity of files ordered. This provides insight into the amount of content repurposing that is taking place over a period of time. Repurposing continues to be a key component of digital asset management value. A high number indicates that the same digital assets are being ordered by various users over a specific time period. A low number may point to a small set of users rarely ordering the same files over a given time period. Either way, this ratio speaks to activity that may call for an adjustment on spending priorities. A change in the number over time also gives you instant feedback whether adjustments you make are working.User Activity Ratio: A comparison between the total number of logins and the quantity of users that have logged in provides information about visitation frequency. This metric also provides insight into how frequently users visit to browse or check back on new branded materials.last_img read more

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eRepublic to Buy Governing Magazine

first_imgSacramento, California-based e.Republic also publishes Government Technology magazine. The company said Governing will stay in Washington D.C. but that some operations—including irculation, production, design and some editorial—will be combined with similar functions at e.Republic. The number of layoffs has not been determined, Harney said.Times Publishing put the magazine on the block in July, one week after agreeing to sell Congressional Quarterly to The Economist Group. Late last year, the publisher sold the CQ Press books division to Sage Publications, saying it to direct its resources toward its Florida-based properties. Times Publishing continues to publish its flagship St. Petersburg Times newspaper as well as Florida Trend magazine.“It is a challenging M&A environment, but when great brands, like Governing, are sought out by strategic buyers, those deals have an opportunity to get done and get done quickly,” Jordan, Edmiston Group managing director Michael Marchesano told FOLIO:. JEGI represented Times Publishing in the transaction. State and local government and education technology publisher e.Republic has agreed to purchase Governing magazine, along with its Web site and related events properties, from Florida’s Times Publishing Group. The sale marks the completion of Times Publishing’s sell-off of its Washington D.C.-based media properties.The deal is expected to close sometime after Thanksgiving. Financial terms were not disclosed.“We’ve been building up the IT space in terms of state and localgovernment and we feel that acquiring Governing will allow us to getbeyond the IT space,” e.Republic COO Paul Harney told FOLIO:. He said Governing, which targets state and city government officials, will maintain its BPA-audited monthly circulation of 80,000.last_img read more

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Future US Will Become Primarily Digital Business

first_imgPrint ad sales are down 25 percent, and the company will further delay a digital product launch planned for later this year.John Marcom, president of Future US Inc., says that this does not mean any title closures, despite rumors that traveled the Web this weekend. In the past, Future US relied heavily on newsstand sales, allowing subscription prices to remain low. Marcom says, “We’ve typically been a very newsstand-reliant magazine company, compared to the rest of the U.S. publishing companies, and that’s a very perilous position.”Since its previous revenue model began to falter over the past few years (Marcom cites the economy and video game advertising, a big chunk of Future’s revenue stream, going to video on the Web as large influencers), Future is reassessing its strategy.”Sales for most people [in the first half] aren’t what they thought it would be. We’re looking very closely at how we manage that, and what we plan to do in the next six months. We’ve been trying to plot the curve to not raise prices for subscribing customers, and reduce our alliances with low-cost sources that publishers have turned to in the past years, such as agencies,” Marcom says.  Future plans to keep expanding digitally, “adding more verticals based on specific counsules and platforms” in the video game sector.The company is also looking at how to integrate the success of UK’s TechRadar group into the U.S. division. Editor’s Note: This story has been updated with a comment from Future US president John Marcom.After reorganizing its marketing verticals to focus on its gaming division in June (and letting go five staff members), Future US is undergoing further change, transitioning to “a primarily digital business.”According to an interim management statement from Future PLC, unsold copies returned from the newsstand during the first half of the year are resulting in “significant adverse adjustment to our forecasted sales.” Future cites “broader challenges at retail and fewer opportunities still for consumers to buy magazines” among reasons for the disappointing numbers. Overall US revenue fell 7 percent, from first half 2010’s $33.5 million to first half 2011’s $31.3 million.center_img Future’s first half financial report shows US circulation revenue was down 17 percent, falling from $16.8 million in 2010’s first half to $14 million in 2011’s first half. Advertising revenue is down 15 percent, from $13.2 million in the first half of 2010 to $11.2 million in 2011’s first half.last_img read more

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PennWell Merges Two of Its Oil Gas Publications

first_img PennWell announced that it’s merging two of its brands in the oil and gas market as a result of downward pressure on the industry at large. Oil, Gas & Petrochem Equipment (OGPE) will be folded into Oil & Gas Journal beginning in May. “The industry has been shrinking over the past few years,” says Jim Klingele, publisher of the now-combined enterprise. “Our readers, the companies we cover and our advertisers were consolidating and creating new efficiencies, so this allows us to serve them all as a single, unified entity.” Trade magazines often have to adjust to their businesses to mirror the expansions and consolidations going on amongst readers and advertisers. OGPE adds about 37,000 readers to the 100,000 already subscribed to Oil & Gas Journal, creating a larger, more diversified base.center_img “There’s an advantage for the advertiser base,” he says. “As the industry has gotten more integrated, they’re applicable to a wider audience and this puts them in front of a much larger audience than they had before.”More on this topic PennWell Acquires Oil and Gas Event Ladies’ Home Journal to Move to Reader-Produced Content Model Biolchini Stepping Down at PennWell After 15 Years ALM Relaunches Better Buildings Brand with a National Supplement Farm Journal Ups Frequency, Adds June Issue Southern Breeze ShutteredJust In The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media Consultant This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV Networks Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry Dive BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & NotesPowered by OGPE will retain all of its products—a monthly print issue, weekly newsletter and website—though the magazine, including its advertising, will exist as part of Oil & Gas Journal rather than as a standalone. No staff changes are expected, Klingele says.last_img read more

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The Wilmington Insider For May 21 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Monday, May 21, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.Municipal Meetings: The Wilmington Community Development Technical Review Team meets at 9:30am in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.At Wilmington Public Schools: The Wildwood/Boutwell School Advisory Council meets at 9:30am at the Boutwell Early Childhood Center. … The Shawsheen School Advisory Council meets at 3pm at the Shawsheen Elementary School. … The Wilmington Middle School Parent Advisory Council meets at 6pm at the Middle School.At The Library: Little Movers at 10am. English Conversation Group at 7pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: Blood Pressure at 9:30am. SBF Exercise at 9:45am. Caregivers Group at 10:30am. Special Exercise at 11am. Will Bowling at 12:30pm. Quilting at 1pm. Book Club at 1pm. [Learn more HERE.]Go Wildcats!: 4 Wilmington High School teams are in action. See the schedule HERE.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)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… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For April 30In “5 Things To Do Today”What’s Happening In Wilmington This Week (April 22-28)In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For March 26, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

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WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB The Best Stories From Wilmingtons Newspapers

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are recent articles about Wilmington — published online between December 2, 2018 to December 9, 2018 — that residents should consider reading:Wilmington Town CrierPOW-MIA Chair unveiled at Town Hall by Lizzie McDermottROOTS Coalition holds Dinner with a Dialogue by Cassia BurnsWilmington Town Crier sports stories can be read HERE.Wilmington AdvocateNoneWilmington PatchNoneLowell SunWilmington-native making a career out having fun by Kori Tuitt(NOTE: The cover photo is from Jamie Boudreau of 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. Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”last_img read more

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Wilmington Police Reminds Residents That TextTo911 Is Now Available Throughout The State

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The following press release was issued by the Massachusetts State 911 Department on January 16, 2019:The Massachusetts State 911 Department is pleased to announce that Text to 911 is now available throughout the Commonwealth. All Massachusetts 911 call centers now have ability to receive a text message through their 911 system. The Baker-Polito Administration has supported making these system enhancements since 2015.Text to 911 allows those in need of emergency services to use their cellular device to contact 911 when they are unable to place a voice call.“This is a significant improvement to our 911 system that will save lives,” said Public Safety and Security Secretary Tom Turco. “By giving those requiring emergency services this option we are greatly expanding the ability of first responders to provide critical assistance to those in need.”To contact emergency services by text message, simply enter 911 in the “To” field of your mobile device and then type your message into the message field. It is the same process that is used for sending a regular text message from your mobile device. It is important to make every effort to begin the text message indicating the town you are in and provide the best location information that you can.“Having the ability to contact a 911 call center by text could help those being held against their will or victims of domestic violence unable to make a voice call,” said Frank Pozniak, Executive Director of the State 911 Department. “Text to 911 also provides direct access to 911 emergency services for the deaf, hard of hearing and speech-impaired, which is a service that these communities did not have access to until now.”It is important to note that the 911 call center may not always have your exact location when they receive your text. For this reason, when sending a Text to 911 it is important to make every effort to begin the text message indicating the town you are in and provide the best location information that you can.The State 911 Department encourages citizens to Text to 911 only when a voice call is not possible.Remember: “Call if you can, text if you can’t.”(NOTE: The above press release was shared by the Wilmington Police Department.)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… RelatedNOW HIRING: Town Of Wilmington Seeks Public Safety DispatcherIn “Government”POLICE LOG for July 8: 911 Call Over Skunk Smell; Fight At Skate Park?; Swarm Of BeesIn “Police Log”Wilmington Public Safety Dispatch Position AvailableIn “Government”last_img read more

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