first_imgUberEats drivers are protesting today (Friday 26 August 2016) in a bid to be paid the London living wage rather than per delivery.Currently, drivers earn £3.30 per delivery during off-peak times, plus a mileage payment covering the distance between the restaurant where food is collected and the drop location. During 11.30am and 2.30pm, riders can earn a £4 promotional payment on top of the base £3.30 per job, or a £3 promotional payment per job between 6.30pm and 9.30pm. UberEats takes a 25% fee from the total earned.According to drivers, these promotion payments have been cut as the business grows. Working with the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB), riders are asking UberEats to be paid the independent London living wage of £9.40 an hour.The demonstration is taking place between 11am and 11pm, outside UberEats’ London headquarters.Drivers are classified as self-employed, meaning that they do not receive holiday or sick pay, or an hourly rate of pay while they waiting for orders.Mags Dewhurst, the chair of the couriers and logistics branch at the IWBG, said: “Uber is becoming less and less rewarding to work for. It is reducing its rates during peak times as a response to piece rates.“By paying a piece rate, [it is] saying it only wants to pay for work when it can make a profit out of it. [It is] saying work is only when someone is making a delivery, but people are providing a service to the [organisation] when they are standing around waiting for orders. Without that, UberEats wouldn’t be able to function.”last_img read more

first_imgNatixis has held its second annual wellness week for its 430 London-based staff in order to support employees’ health and highlight the wellbeing benefits available to them.The French bank, which operates globally, including in Paris, New York, London, Madrid and Milan, held its London wellness week between 10 and 14 October 2016, providing a range of physical and educational activities for employees.The wellness week ties in with an organisation-wide work-life balance initiative, Work and Life, which launched at the Paris head office in June 2016. The global programme aims to develop quality of life at work.The wellness week aims to remind staff about the health and wellbeing benefits available to them, as well as supporting employees to get energised and fit for the approaching winter months.Activities included a wellness fair, group exercise classes, hand and foot massages, reiki, a smoothie workshop, and a table tennis tournament. Natixis also hosted informative presentations on topics such as sleep and substance abuse.Employees also had the opportunity to attend a presentation on the emergency care benefits available to them, provided by My Family Care, which give staff access to six employer-paid emergency childcare, eldercare or self-care sessions.In addition, employees were given a raffle ticket for every event they attended, with a daily draw for health-themed prizes such as a Fitbit activity tracker, Natixis branded t-shirts, healthy cookbooks and Holland and Barrett gift vouchers.Due to the success of the table tennis games, Natixis is now looking to run these on an ongoing basis throughout the year.The wellness week sits alongside a range of heath and wellbeing activities conducted throughout the year, such as weekly fruit drops and chair massages, presentations on topics such as nutrition and good posture, a smoking cessation programme run by drugs and alcohol charity WDP, and mental health first aid training for line managers.Stuart Bennett, pensions and benefits manager at Natixis, said: “We just wanted a mix of different things [during wellness week]. We wanted to have practical things that people could actually get involved in like gym classes, the running club and the spinning. We had the hand massages, the foot massages and the reiki, which were more [about] relaxation, and then we wanted the educational aspect with the presentations.”last_img read more

first_imgLooking for extra cash to spend on Christmas 🎁? Give us your guns, no questions asked. We’ll give you 🤑. Save a life. #NoMoreStrayBullets pic.twitter.com/n0ltjbozxR— Miami PD (@MiamiPD) December 17, 2016Organizers said they hope the holiday spirit will encourage people to take a step in making their community safer. “This is a great opportunity for people in the community to say, ‘Hey, we can turn in these guns, we can get gift cards, and we could go shopping and buy nice gifts,’” said the Rev. Jerome Starling with the Rickia Isaac Foundation.Organizers said dozens of guns were turned in at the event. MIAMI (WSVN) – A South Florida organization teamed up with police, Saturday afternoon, to promote peace and clean up the streets.The event, described as a Christmas gun buyback, was hosted by the Rickia Isaac Foundation and City of Miami Police officers at Dorsey Park in Miami.People who turned in any guns were handed out $50 to $100 gift cards with no questions asked. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgMIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) – With Christmas just around the corner, the holiday hustle is in full swing at South Florida’s airports.Miami International Airport is expecting over two million passengers from this weekend through Jan. 6, a two percent increase from last year. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport could also see record-breaking passenger traffic.But despite the increased activity, some travelers said their experience this year was smooth sailing.“They didn’t take too long with immigration and all that stuff,” said MIA traveler Cleopatra Guvheya, “so it’s full, it’s busy, but everything is moving quite well.”The busiest travel days at MIA are expected to be this coming weekend and the weekend after New Year’s Day.Officials advise passengers to arrive between two and two and a half hours before their flights to go through security.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgIf you have any information on this attempted armed robbery, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. NORTHEAST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are searching for a man who was caught on camera trying to rob a Northeast Miami-Dade McDonald’s through the drive-thru window.The man walked up to the window of the fast food restaurant in the area of Northeast Second Avenue and 166th Street just after 2:45 a.m. on April 25.Cameras caught the crook leaning inside of the drive-thru window and waving a gun at employees.According to police, the man demanded money from the cash register before the employees ran away.The man could be seen trying to get the money out of the register on his own, but after several failed attempts he made his way out of the window and fled the scene.Police are asking for the public’s help identifying the crook.He was last seen wearing a black jacket and trying to cover his face with a blue T-shirt. last_img read more

first_imgpic.twitter.com/Z7AblBEShn— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) June 20, 2019General public tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on July 1, but Ticketmaster’s American Express Card Member Presale tickets go on sale Wednesday at 10 a.m.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – Ariana Grande performed two nights in a row at the American Airlines Arena less than a month ago and seems to have decided it wasn’t enough.The pop sensation announced she will be adding an additional Sweetener tour stop in Miami later this year.She will return to South Florida on Wednesday, Nov. 27, to perform at the American Airlines Arena.last_img read more

first_imgAs we move deeper into the second quarter, publishers are beginning to consider their budgets for 2009. How should they adjust their budgeting process to account for the economy and the shift toward digital? How will they rework the budget if initial projections are off?Topeka, Kansas-based Ogden Publications began its 2009 budgeting process in April. “We have traditionally referred to our process as forecasting rather than budgeting, to promote the notion that we can make strategic changes in direction regardless of the budget period,” says publisher and editorial director Bryan Welch.A team of 14 Ogden executive and mid-level managers are involved in the forecasting process, and they plan to make several adjustments for rising costs in print. “We’ve been relatively successful in marketing print subscriptions online, and we have trimmed back direct-mail subscription promotions,” says Welch. “We think we can maintain a modest rate of growth in circulation by training our attention on digital sources.”Lebhar Friedman has a similar focus on digital but Nation’s Restaurant News publisher Tom Larranaga says events and people will also be his group’s primary investments. “Today, the market is contracting and the amount and quality of competition is greater,” he says. “If our goal is to be number one then further investment is required. The tide is out in media and the overall economy, and the restaurant industry is feeling it acutely. We will make the necessary changes in staffing, structure and training to retain and grow our position.” Financing the Digital ShiftLike a number of other magazine publishers, Advantage Business Media this spring announced that it was cutting several print jobs in an effort to consolidate and build out its e-media team by 20 positions. Last year, the company employed 23 digital staffers and, today, it has 40 and expects to fill 13 more positions before the end of June.“We are budgeting print to be slightly down year over year,” explains CEO Rich Reiff. “We have a new magazine—Tools & Technology, which launched in February—that will do about $1 million in print its first full year. Still, our print revenue is budgeted to be flat. Our digital plan calls for growth of 44 percent.”Josh Dunn, president of regional publisher Premiere Media Group, says his digital budget has increased slowly over the last few years (10 percent in 2007, 15 percent in 2008 and 17 percent in 2009) but that print is still his “bread and butter.” At Ogden, digital will account for about 15 percent of revenues this year and perhaps 20 percent in 2009, Welch says.Some publishers, even as they grow their digital budgets, are revising their digital strategies. While revenue has increased steadily for Advantage Business Media, the company scaled back its newsletters and cut in digital where executives couldn’t demonstrate a clear ROI. Staying FlexibleThere’s nothing like a first quarter loss to impact a company’s performance over the rest of the year. Leaving some wiggle room, and taking stock periodically, are the best ways to make sure 2009 remains on track.Nation’s Restaurant News has a monthly budget reworking process called LTYE (“latest total year estimates”). “Contingency plans are rolled out to keep us on plan,” Larranga says. “My business manager keeps me smart, honest and on the best possible track.”last_img read more

first_imgMost of your clients think Webinars are boring. It is hard to get them excited about a process that is clunky, detail-oriented, and not sexy. But it is easy to get clients excited about the results Webinars generate. When you sell Webinars, sell the end results, not the process. But this can be tricky because the four different results a Webinar can generate often appeal to different clients. A Webinar can be a down-and-dirty lead generation tool but can also be a tool for positioning a company as a true thought leader. Typically these two benefits appeal to extremely different kinds of clients. The best way to sell a Webinar is to keep the four core marketing results that Webinars generate in your mind as you ask your client questions about their marketing goals. If you hear a match, present your Webinar sponsorship as a way to help achieve the marketing goal. If you don’t find a match, leave your Webinar proposal in your bag and sell them something else. Here are the four core results:1. Lead Generation. A Webinar, when its topic is picked correctly, will attract an audience of potential customers who are in a high interest frame of mind, typically of people in the buying and evaluating process. By having them register for a sponsored Webinar, an attendee becomes a potential sales lead. The registration process can include a few “purchase intent” questions such as brands or products currently owned or preferred level of interest in product purchase as well as purchase time frame. Don’t forget, even though only about half of the people who register for a Webinar show up for the live event, they are still potential sales leads. You can sell the sponsor by doing the math. Show the prospective sponsor how a Webinar that attracts only 250 live attendees can actually generate 1,000 potential leads. On a typical Webinar only about half of the people who register show up for the live event. So 500 people registered while 250 show up. But you can typically get another 500 who will register and take the Webinar in archived form. The result: 1,000 potential sales leads. Remember, when you sell a lead generation tool, registrations, not live attendees, are the real benefit. Now you can divide that by whatever you are charging for the Webinar and show the ROI for potential lead generation.2. Thought Leadership.Webinars are great tools for promoting a company as a thought leader in an industry. With this approach it is often desirable to have a client representative put in some “screen time” on the Webinar. A simple way to offer “face time” into the Webinar is to have an advertiser’s content expert be represented in the question-and-answer session at the end of the program. This affords them the presence of looking like an expert while not requiring them to get involved in development time. But whenever possible, avoid having your advertisers get involved in the content development. Any time you get an advertiser involved in the content of a Webinar, be prepared for the development process to take much longer. Slides need to be exchanged and content needs to be evaluated. In some industries, companies have content experts who can be pulled into the Webinar process easily. Typically advertisers interested in the “thought leader” benefit avoid “purchase intent” registration questions. 3. Personal Exposure.Some Webinars are sold because a company has a need to have an individual exposed to a focused group of potential customers or thought leaders. For this kind of Webinar, advertisers typically create their own content and take “screen time” to present it. Your most important role is to assemble the targeted audience they are looking for. You have to make sure your advertisers don’t “go commercial” on you and just give a sales pitch. Long-term, your goal is to have an ongoing Webinar program. If attendees get a sales pitch they will be less likely to sign up for the next Webinar your launch. 4. Explaining a Complex Idea.The fourth benefit of Webinars is that they can explain a new idea, or a complicated concept or product. For this approach, make sure you plan for a lot of Q & A time. No matter which approach you take, keep the production and content quality level high because every Webinar you do will attract an audience for your next one. Josh Gordon is president of SmarterMediaSales.com, a training and consulting company that helps publishers grow their online business. Gordon also publishes a blog at AdSalesBlog.com.last_img read more

first_imgB-to-B media executives from all over the country gathered in Charleston, South Carolina for ABM’s annual meeting last month called “New Ideas, New Revenue, New Profits.” While strategies such as lead generation, content marketing and data products were featured panel discussions, the event became a sounding board for executives to deliberate over how to navigate a vastly different media landscape.In his opening remarks as the new board chairman, Apprise Media chairman and CEO Charles McCurdy was uncharacteristically bemused over b-to-b media’s state of transformation. “We don’t even have a vocabulary for our business anymore,” he said. “We’re not building our business around brands anymore in any sense of the word, we’re building it around customer insights. There’s no one word to describe what we produce. What do we call this?”One of the morning sessions, a CEO roundtable, encapsulated the challenges many b-to-b media leaders are facing today. High on the priority list are issues like growing and maintaining customer engagement, staying agile and persistent legacy issues, they said.Panelists included Business.com vice president and general manager Rob Feinstein; Jeff Killeen, chairman and CEO of GlobalSpec; and Steve Weitzner, chairman and CEO of Ziff Davis Enterprise. Feinstein noted that Business.com’s challenge is to boost user engagement, particularly in ways that cater to a community that is increasingly relying on each other for market information. At the same time, said Feinstein, vendors are chomping at the bit to insert themselves into that conversation, but the challenge is to do it with diplomacy. “On the flip side of the user engagement equation is how can our advertisers engage to help them get leads.”Legacy issues are still a significant challenge at GlobalSpec, which features a user registration model with more than six million customers and started as a pure-play online company and serves the “hard core” industrial products sector. While trying to stay ahead of the innovation curve, GlobalSpec is finding that it has to pull part of its client base along with it. “One of our absolute biggest challenges is missionary selling and educating our client base on digital media altogether,” said Killeen.Advertisers Want More DataA sub-theme to the conversation was metrics and how advertisers are demanding more of them—a development that’s largely behind the lead-generation craze that’s gripped the b-to-b market for the last couple years, and one that has some companies struggling to support the burgeoning data needs of advertising clients. “In a two-year cycle, we’ve gone from CPM to cost-per-click to cost-per-whatever action the client wants,” said Weitzner. “And that’s part of the agility issue. If you don’t want to be a foregone conclusion with dwindling revenue you have to stay ahead of that.”Both Killeen and Feinstein noted that they’ve built their own proprietary versions of Google Analytics as platforms to help their clients monitor customer data. Business.com clients embed code on their sites that tracks customer transactions with custom content, such as whitepapers, on Business.com.And all the while, noted Weitzner, the core principles of a brand are changing quickly. “For us, ‘brand’ is not what it was even two years ago. Our customers want us to put content on their sites, they want us to build audience for them, they want to build their own databases. If we’re not in that business, we’re going to go backwards.”last_img read more

first_img Time Out has had a digital presence in Austin since June 2016 through its digital city guide. The Austin vertical is just one of 108 city guides across 39 countries. There are print magazines in 40 of these cities. Globally, Time Out claims a monthly audience of 156 million. If you find yourself walking around South Congress looking for something to do, you’re in luck. The first quarterly print issue of Time Out Austin came out today, Thursday, complete with the restaurant reviews, events, and entertainment readers have come to expect from the global brand. Erin Kuschner, who joined Time Out Los Angeles in 2014, relocated to become editor of Time Out Austin, both in print and online.  As Time Out spreads its wings, it flies into tight airspace. Austin is already home to several regional magazines. These include Modern Luxury’s Austin Way, Open Sky Media’s Austin Monthly, and the independent city guide Tribeza. When asked about the print landscape in Austin, Elliman says that it’s limited, particularly because local advertisers prefer to support other local businesses. “Austin is a perfect fit for Time Out — a city robust in its cultural offerings with an ever-changing food, drink, music and theater scene,” Kuschner said in a press release. “We’re delighted to bring our hyper-local know-how and unique, curated content to Austin digitally and now also in print to inspire and enable people to make the most of this city.” Just like in New York, Chicago, London, LA and Miami, Time Out Austin is free, with its circulation of 75,000 passed out by branded street teams, and distributed at local eateries and retailers. Tribeza, which launched in 2001, is also distributed for free at a circulation of 60,000,  With a square design and thick paper, the magazine focuses on a curated approach to local culture. “We know we can’t cover everything, but we work hard to curate coverage on what we believe represents the best of what Austin has to offer,” George Elliman, CEO and publisher of Tribeza, tells Folio:. The brand will also host its first event in Austin with the Time Out Bar Awards, a global program that highlights the best places and people in libations. “Austin is fiercely local first and very loyal when it comes to many things like food/restaurants, art/artisans, fashion, etc., and it can be hard to start up if you are from the outside,” Elliman says. “It is a very different mindset from other similar sized and larger cities that I think is somewhat unique to Austin.”last_img read more

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Retired Army Gen. Carter Ham, who most recently served as commander of U.S. Africa Command, will lead the National Commission on the Future of the U.S. Army, the commission announced last week.Thomas Lamont, who served as assistant secretary of the Army for manpower and reserve affairs from 2009 to 2013, will be the panel’s vice chair.The commission, created by the fiscal 2015 defense authorization bill, will assess the structure and size of the Army, determine the proper force mixture of the active and reserve components, and conduct policy analysis to document how policies affect mission requirements, according to a press release. Its findings are due Feb. 1, 2016.The commission will need to settle the dispute over transferring the National Guard’s AH-64 Apaches helicopters to the active Army as well as tackle the long-troubled relationship between all three components of the Army, John Goheen, spokesman for the National Guard Association of the United States, told Breaking Defense.“They have a lot to see and a lot of decisions to make before they can write the report,” Goheen said. “They’ve a fairly narrow window to meet that 1 February deadline,” he said.The remaining six members of the commission, appointed by either President Obama or leaders of the Armed Services committees, are:Larry Ellis, president and CEO of VetConnexx, a retired general who commanded Army Forces Command from 2001 to 2004;Kathleen Hicks, director of the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and former director for policy planning at the office of the undersecretary of defense for policy;Jack Stultz, a retired lieutenant general who was commanding general of Army Reserve Command from 2006 to 2012.J.D. Thurman, a retired general who served as the commander of U.S. Forces Korea and previously served as commander of Army Forces Command;Raymond Chandler, served as sergeant major of the Army until January 2015; andRobert Hale, former Pentagon comptroller who now is Booz Allen Hamilton’s public policy representative.last_img read more

first_imgThe U.S. Army Aviation branch would like to grow its force structure and for starters is proposing to add two companies of CH-47 Chinook cargo helicopters to the 101st Airborne Division. “There are some areas in Army aviation that we think potentially need to be reconsidered for force structure growth,” Maj. Gen. Frank Tate, director of aviation for the Army’s operations, plans and training branch, said last week. The possibility of expanding Army aviation follows other force structure changes in the service, including the addition of security force assistance brigades, reports Defense News.Army photo by John Pennell Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR ADC named five communities to the 2019 class of Great American Defense Communities, a recognition of the unique contributions communities that host military installations make to improve quality of life for service members and military families. The 2019 class, along with neighboring installations, includes:Bay County, Fla. (Tyndall Air Force Base);Clovis, N.M. (Cannon AFB);Greater Columbia region, S.C. (Fort Jackson);Middle Georgia (Robins AFB); andThe North Country-Fort Drum. N.Y.“The communities we recognize through the Great American Defense Communities program represent the best examples of what communities can do to create great places for our military families to live and work,” ADC President Bill Parry said in a press release.Communities are selected following a competitive nomination process based on community building and integration, support and collaboration, educational and employment opportunities, and family support. The communities selected for the 2019 class will be honored throughout the year, including at the Defense Communities National Summit in June 2019. The initiative, which is in its fourth year, is sponsored by USAA.last_img read more

first_imgFollowing the completion of a recent trek as the opening act on Katy Perry’s Witness Tour, Jepsen will also be participating in GRAMMY Festival China on April 30 along with Pharrell Williams, Macy Gray, Phoenix,  Daya, James Bay, and OneRepublic at Beijing’s ChangYang Music Theme Music Park. This gives Jepsen just enough time to perfect “This Love Isn’t Crazy” for a possible live performance debut in China!Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Facebook News Preview Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Crazy” New Song carly-rae-jepsen-teases-new-song-love-isnt-crazy Email center_img Carly Rae Jepsen Teases New Song “This Love Isn’t Crazy” The “Call Me Maybe” singer/songwriter gives us a hint of what’s in store for her next album on InstagramRenée FabianGRAMMYs Apr 3, 2018 – 12:55 pm Carly Rae Jepsen is ready to give fans a taste of what’s in store on her next album with a song snippet via an Instagram Story from the recording studio.The “Call Me Maybe” singer/songwriter previewed several seconds of “This Love Isn’t Crazy,” which features a catchy synth-heavy chorus with disco undertones we can get behind. While still unannounced, Jepsen’s latest album would be her first since 2015’s Emotion. Twitter last_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Food Manufacturing Machine Operator at Stuffed FoodsFull-Time Accounts Receivable Manager at Northland Industrial Truck CompanyFull-Time Rental Warehouse Inventory & Shop Manager at Art of the EventFull-Time Field Services Technician at SunRunFull-Time Regulatory Specialist at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time Project Manager at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time Sales Operations Analyst at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time (Temporary) Manufacturing Technician at Rudolph TechnologiesFull-Time Service Manager at Bill Dube Hyundai Full-Time Assistant Service Manager at Bill Dube Hyundai(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)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: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of June 30, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of July 21, 2019)In “Business”last_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Monday, September 24, 2018:Police noted the rear door at the old Sonic location was open. Police conducted a walk-through and noted it appeared people had been inside the building. Police contacted the key holder, who stated they have a new leasee and their construction crew may have left the door open. Key holder will send someone to secure building. (6:37am)Animal Control Officer released a skunk that a resident had trapped. (10:10am)A caller reported her Kohls credit card was compromised. (11:26am)Police notified DPW that a watergate cover needs to be replaced at Salem Street and Robin Road. (1:58pm)Employee at Pediatric Dental Care reported someone had been living inside the vacant Fantastic Sams. Police removed items from interior and placed in a bag outside for owner to retrieve if they wish. Manager will have locks changed tomorrow. (3:58pm)A female reported she was walking down Main Street, near Ristuccia Arena, and an older man in a red Chevy pickup truck made inappropriate gestures at her and an “I’m watching you” gesture. Police were unable to locate man. (4:16pm)Police received report of a car vs. motorcycle in front of McDonald’s on Main Street. Severe injury. Medflight landed at Textron and took victim to Mass General. Police issued a citation to truck driver for failure to yield to traffic. Motorcycle towed. (5:16pm)Police received a report of an older male riding a tractor in the middle on Canal Street and Burt Road. Police were unable to locate. (9:39pm)James R. Koslowski (68, Wilmington) was issued a summons for Operating A Motor Vehicle With Suspended Or Revoked Registration and Uninsured Motor Vehicle. (9:53pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)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… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 5: Driver Throws Beer Bottles; Syringe Found; Woburn Man Issued Summons; Texting While DrivingIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for September 3: Driveway Paving Solicitors; Skate Park Tagged; WPD Assist With Pick-Up At SchoolsIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for June 24: Possible Burglary Not What It Seems; Signs DamagedIn “Police Log”last_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a list of FREE upcoming programs for adults, teens and kids at the Wilmington Memorial Library.Registration begins 30 days prior to the event. Please register online using our Calendar of Events at www.wilmlibrary.org or by calling (978) 694-2099 (for Adult) or (978) 694-2098 (for Children/Teen). Please note we request registration for programs that are marked *RR. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for funding support for library programs!Adult ProgramsChanges in the Tax Code *RRMonday, December, 10 amFind out what the new tax code is all about and how it may affect you. Beth Logan is an Enrolled Agent with a tax practice and business consulting in Chelmsford. She teaches classes on taxes to laypersons and other Enrolled Agents. She is a nationally published author including articles and two books on taxes.Cookie Exchange *RRTuesday, December 11, 7 pmFeatured Cookbook: Cookie Loveby Mindy SegalCookies say holidays! Pick up a copy of the featured cookbook at the library. Be sure to enter your cookie selection using the Signup Genius (on the registration page), make three dozen cookies; then come to the meeting and go home with a variety of cookies.Holiday Concert *RRThursday, December 13, 7 pmJoin musicians John and Chris Boehmer, a husband-wife duo from Massachusetts, who will perform holiday favorites plus a few original songs and occasional covers in the contemporary folk genre.  After performing individually as solo singer-songwriters for many years, they got together in 2012 to create a musical duo that is greater than the sum of its parts.Poetry Circle *RRSaturday, December 15, 9:15 am-11:30 amLove poetry? The poetry circle is a great opportunity to meet other poets and get constructive feedback in a supportive environment. When registering, please provide your email address so you can receive an agenda and any prep materials in advance. Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alevras.Interview Fundamentals*RRMonday December 17, 10 amIs your resume getting your foot in the door but you’re not advancing beyond the interview? Come and learn the best practices of a successful job interview!  We will discuss research, CAR Statements, post-interview follow-up and the importance of non-work related activities.  We will also explore how best to navigate an interview’s behavioral and traditional questions.Taught by MassHire staff.Children and Families ProgramsLittle Movers *RRMonday, December 10, 10 amLet’s move! Join us for a morning of singing, dancing, and moving around!Ages 1-2Minecraft Mondays *RRMonday, December 10, 3:45 pmCome play Minecraft with other enthusiasts.  Grades 1-5. David Polansky Family Holiday Sing-along *RRMonday, December 10, 6:30 pmJoin us for a holiday sing-along! David Polansky, an award-winning singer, musician and composer, will present a repertoire of classic holiday songs and original compositions that will encompass Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa! All agesArt Adventures: Still Life Cupcakes *RRTuesday, December 11, 3:45Create a masterpiece to take home.  Grades 1-5Star Mag Wednesday, December 12, 3:45 pm   Calling all kid writers and artists! Drop in to help create this magazine written by, for and about kids, and published by the library. Grades 3-6R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club *RRFriday, December 14, 3:45 pmRead, Eat and Discuss The Secret Zoo by Brian Chick.  Pick up a copy at the library. Grades 4-5Kids Kraft: Hot Cocoa Cones and Holiday CupcakesSaturday, December 15, 2 pmCreate the perfect hot chocolate mix and decorate some holiday cupcakes to go along with it.  This craft is led by three Wilmington High School students.  Grades 1-5(NOTE: These weekly listings are submitted by the Wilmington Memorial Library.)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… RelatedLIBRARY LINEUP: Library To Host 6-Week Great Decisions Series On Foreign Policy TopicsIn “Community”LIBRARY LINEUP: Storytime at Farmers Market on Aug. 4; Revere Beach Memories on Aug. 5In “Community”LIBRARY LINEUP: Summer Bash With Food Trucks & Live Music Set For August 15 On Swain GreenIn “Community”last_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Think that you know the capital of Nebraska? Well, on Friday, June 14, 2019, you and three friends can show off your knowledge of things trivial! The Wilmington Rotary Club is hosting its 11th Annual Trivia Night on Friday, June 14, 2019 at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall. Doors will open at 6pm. Comedian Steve Bjork will ask the first question at 7pm.What is Tom Brady’s middle name? Other trivia experts think that they know! Do you? The cost for your team of four is $100. The winners will receive a handsome trophy along with priceless bragging rights for the year. The defending champions are from the Wilmington Police Department, who have stated that despite being armed, they will surrender the trophy but only if you can better them at trivia. There will be a cash bar.The number of teams is limited, so don’t delay. For more information or enter your team, call Wilmington’s Trivia Master Harry Cunningham at 978-944-0155. The Rotary Club promises a night of challenging questions, hopefully outstanding recall, and most of all, a terrific evening. Bring your munchies and brightest teammates!How much money has the Wilmington Rotary Club given out in scholarships to Wilmington graduates? More than $650,000! Proceeds from the Trivia Night are used to fund scholarships for this year’s graduates. Again, call 978-944-0155 to register. See you there!(NOTE: The above press release is from the Wilmington Rotary Club.)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… RelatedTickets Still Available For Wilmington Rotary Trivia Night On June 14In “Community”Tickets Still Available For Wilmington Rotary Club’s Trivia Night On June 23In “Community”10th Annual Wilmington Rotary Trivia Night Set For June 8In “Community”last_img read more

first_img 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Preview • 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback: Techier than ever More From Roadshow More about 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Car Industry 39 Photos Toyota Mazda 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value The 2020 Toyota Corolla wears a striking new face 0 Share your voice Post a comment It’s been little over a month since Mazda and Toyota broke ground on a new joint-venture plant in Alabama, but already, the two automakers have to shell out a couple million to one of its neighbors.It’s not your average neighbor, though. Mazda and Toyota announced Thursday that the two automakers will commit some $6 million to protecting the spring pygmy sunfish, which calls the water next to the automakers’ future plant home.Obviously, building a massive facility dedicated to churning out hunk of metal after hunk of metal isn’t exactly the most environmentally friendly thing. $2 million of that pledge will go to restoring and maintaining the fish’s habitat, in addition to monitoring projects. The remaining $4 million will go into an endowment that’s meant to provide “permanent” funding for future conservation efforts.”We’re happy Toyota and Mazda have stepped up to do the right thing for this pretty little sunfish and the unique spring where it survives,” said Elise Bennett, a staff attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity, in a statement. “With this agreement, the sunfish has more than a fighting chance to make it.”The $1.6 billion facility in Huntsville, Alabama will be hugely important for both automakers. It’s the future home of the 2020 Toyota Corolla, in addition to a still-unannounced Mazda crossover. It’s expected to be up and running in full in 2021, at which point it should be capable of producing 300,000 vehicles per year, and it should bring some 4,000 jobs to the region. Tags Review • 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback: The best it’s ever been 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Mazda Toyotalast_img read more

first_img Over-the-air wireless charging will come to the smartphone Samsung’s CES 2019 robots just want to give you a helping hand The weirdest, wackiest products from the show See all our CES coverage 85 Photos All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Ideally Qualcomm would like to see infrastructure — traffic lights, crosswalks and so on — fitted with its chips, too, so those devices could communicate with cars. The supplier announced it’s planning to work on a trial system for that here in Las Vegas. Audi and Qualcomm actually demo’d V2I technology like this in Las Vegas several years ago, but Ellis says that setup used older, cellphone data-based connections with more latency.The big question is, of course, how quickly this technology will spread across the new-car market. (The Audi used in the demo was specifically modified for the trial and had an extra antenna and computer installed for the communications.) Ford said publicly at CES that it would install Qualcomm’s chips in all its new cars from 2022. And because the C-V2X feature doesn’t necessarily require municipalities to install new infrastructure, it’ll work in any city as soon as appropriately equipped cars arrive. But it’s clear that the warning system will only be at its most useful when every vehicle on the road has this tech. Preview • 2019 Audi Q8: Cross-country tech titan Automakers have been talking about enabling cars to communicate with one another for years, but Qualcomm is now perhaps better poised than ever to actually put the tech into practice. While you won’t see it in your new car just yet, I had a chance to try out Qualcomm’s C-V2X technology during CES 2019. C-V2X stands for “cellular vehicle to X,” meaning that cars can communicate with not just other cars, but also things like motorcycles, traffic signals and, potentially, even bicycles and pedestrians. Qualcomm’s demo consisted of riding in an Audi Q8 around an artificial “city” course laid out in a parking lot. The crux of the challenge was to have four vehicles approach a four-way stop at once: Which car goes first? The Audi was specifically modified to show these warnings for the demonstration. Jake Holmes/Roadshow In the Q8, an on-screen prompt warns the driver when they’re approaching an intersection and advises them to stop. Then, behind the scenes, the C-V2X tech communicates with other vehicles to negotiate which car goes first. For instance, if two opposing cars are both going straight, they can drive away immediately — whereas someone turning left would be prompted to stop. That will ease traffic congestion with human-driven cars and, of course, would be a boon for autonomous cars.There are also safety applications. When the rider of a Ducati motorcycle (deliberately) blows the stop sign, the Audi Q8 displays a warning about oncoming traffic. That could prevent accidents before in-car sensors detect a hazard. There’s also functionality to warn if a car ahead is braking hard. Even if the car is ahead of a truck, for instance, the following car would receive a warning of the impending stop. Qualcomm’s demo even has a setup to keep people safer when they’re not in a car. A crosswalk sign transmits a warning over the C-V2X network, prompting the Audi to warn of a pedestrian ahead. Still, this technology doesn’t replace in-car safety features; it supplements it. “Cameras, radar and LIDAR are good, but not sufficient because you still need communications,” said Jason L. Ellis, Qualcomm’s director of business development for connected car and telematics. Qualcomm C-V2X demoThis warning requires that a pedestrian push a button on a C-V2X-equipped crosswalk sign. Jake Holmes/Roadshow Qualcomm’s technology uses cellular-style radio communication but not a cellular network. It doesn’t need to communicate with a base station or server to make all this magic happen. Instead, the radio runs on an unlicensed 5.9GHz band that has been specifically set aside for transportation use. And because Qualcomm’s chip can provide both this C-V2X functionality and traditional telematics — in-car Wi-Fi, OnStar-like functions, live traffic maps — the supplier thinks it’ll appeal to car manufacturers.The radios have a range of approximately 1 kilometer (0.6 miles) in ideal circumstances and about half a kilometer in dense urban environments. Most importantly, because there’s no cell network to connect to, owners of cars don’t need to pay for a data plan to use the C-V2X feature — unlike, say, keeping a data plan to continue getting map data and Wi-Fi in your late-model car. Share your voice Self-driving cars: Stay up to date on all the latest news in autonomy. CES 2019 schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. 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