Nationwide Building Society signs charter to support parents of premature babies

first_imgFinancial institution Nationwide Building Society has signed the Employers with Heart charter, introducing extended maternity leave and a new hospital leave benefit, to better support parents of premature babies.Organisations that sign the Employers with Heart charter, awarded by premature baby charity The Smallest Things, commit to extending maternity leave for mothers who give birth before 37 weeks of pregnancy, giving secondary parents additional paid time off to accommodate time spent at the hospital, and offering support when parents of premature babies return to work. This might include formal or informal flexible working patterns or providing extra paid or unpaid leave.Nationwide Building Society, which employs 18,000 staff, signed the Employers with Heart charter on 1 July 2019. In conjunction, the organisation has extended its maternity leave and introduced a new hospital leave benefit, which enables the secondary parent to take up to four-weeks of paid leave in order to attend hospital visits and appointments, as well as to support family members. Both policies are effective from 7 June 2019.The extended maternity and hospital leave benefits do not impact employees’ maternity or paternity leave entitlements.The new policies were designed in consultation with employees as well as trade union the Nationwide Group Staff Union (NGSU), which has 12,800 members.Previously, parents of premature babies would have had to start their maternity leave early or would be required to utilise other forms of leave, such as compassionate leave.Nationwide Building Society signed the Employers with Heart charter to align with its commitment to provide a family-friendly working environment and employment policies; the new leave arrangements will operate alongside the organisation’s other family-orientated benefits, such as family support leave and bereavement leave.The business communicated the new policies to employees using emails, departmental newsletters, discussion boards, team meetings, case studies published on the staff intranet and a joint statement from Nationwide Building Society and NGSU.Faye Whitmarsh, head of culture and engagement at Nationwide Building Society, said: “Becoming a parent is an exciting time, but we know it doesn’t always go to plan. Our premature birth policy provides greater support for families when they need it most and we’re delighted to be recognised as an Employer with Heart by a wonderful charity.“We’re proud of the fact this policy was designed in partnership with the NGSU and Nationwide employees who recently experienced a premature birth. We hope that other employers will review and update their premature birth policies, given the extra support it can provide families.”Catriona Ogilvy, founder and trustee at The Smallest Things, added: “We are delighted that Nationwide has created a policy that recognises and supports families of premature babies and to award them our Employer with Heart accreditation.“The policy will provide parents with precious extra time to bond with their babies and be at home for longer with them, especially important during a potentially traumatic and distressing time. As the government announces its consultation plans on extending parental leave, we urge them to look to Nationwide as a leading example of compassionate policy change for mums, dads and partners going through terrifying times.”last_img read more

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Publix Eckrich donate groceries for 1 year to veterans family

first_imgDORAL, FLA. (WSVN) – Two companies are teaming up to surprise a South Florida military family with free food for a year.Publix and Eckrich invited veteran Joshua Basarab and his family to the supermarket in Doral for what they thought was a one-time shopping spree.They soon learned at checkout that the shopping spree will continue for a whole year. Once the gift was revealed, the family was overwhelmed with joy.Publix officials said they were happy to help. “To give them this surprise and have them shopping in our store, and then to tell them they don’t have to worry about groceries for a year, it just means the world to us,” said Nicole Krauss with Publix Supermarkets.The helping hand has taken a weight off of the Basarab family. “It means less worries, it means everything,” said Kathi Basarab. “You don’t have to worry about what tomorrow brings.”The family of football fans also received tickets to this week’s University of Miami game.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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HBO Documentary follows young men in MiamiDade prison boot camp program

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – An HBO documentary is taking a look at the life of a South Florida youth prison boot camp.The documentary, titled “Rock and a Hard Place” follows a group of young men inside the Miami-Dade County Corrections & Rehabilitation Boot Camp Program.The film is executive produced by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Director Matthew O’Neill spoke about Johnson’s involvement.“I think the combination of physical discipline, the regiment they are put through at the boot camp spoke to some of the things that Dwayne uses in his life to keep on the right track,” O’Neill said. “As he’s been very public about, there was a time he was a wayward youth and there, but for the grace of whatever, he could have been in boot camp or in prison, so he sees the importance of second chances and the importance of using discipline to reform your life.”O’Neill said not everyone is eligible for the program. “You have to have the prosecution, the defense, the judge and in many cases the victim on board to allow these young men to go to boot camp,” he said. “The young men in this program have been charged with crimes ranging from armed robbery to assault with a deadly weapon, armed home invasion. The charges are quite serious and have decades, or even in one case, life in prison as a possibility.”O’Neill described the first four month disciplinary phase.“As they go through in-take, they’re screamed at,” O’Neill said. “They’re forced to do push-ups. They have their head shaved. It’s all part of this process where they’re broken down in order to be built back up.” There are educational available as well. “They’re also given the opportunity to take classes ranging from GED classes, to anger management classes,” O’Neill said.O’Neill also described the follow up process. “The next two months, they still live in the boot camp facility, but are on a work release program. They dress up in a tie every morning, and go out and work in the community as they begin their transition back to society. After that, they face at least a year, sometimes more, of community control.”O’Neill described some of his goals in making this documentary. “So you see these young men who could be written off as statistics instead as the complex, ambitious individuals that they are, who have potential to contribute to our society, not be a drain on it,” he saidThe documentary debuts Monday night on HBO.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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Officials warn about snakes found in pool noodles

first_img(WSVN) – Firefighters have begun warning residents in Arizona after rattlesnakes were found … inside pool noodles.According to Fox 19, a family getting ready to go inside a pool grabbed two pool noodles and that’s when a snake emerged from one of them. Along with the snake came several babies inside the noodle, as well.“It’s ungodly hot out and snakes are just looking for somewhere to hide,” Greyson Getty of Rattlesnake Solutions said to Fox 19.Getty said those with pool toys should keep them perched high in the garage or in a closed plastic container.“The best thing you can do to prevent snakes is prevent snakes. So, prevent their food, prevent their water, and prevent them from even being able to get in,” said Getty to Fox 19.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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Single mother receives car through recycled rides program

first_imgThe National Auto Body Council’s recycled rides program found the 25-year-old mother through Glory House of Miami. It’s a non-profit devoted to supporting abused women.“For her, it’s very difficult because she has to be in school very, very early,” said Betty Lara with Glory House of Miami, “and daycare does not open until 8 [a.m.], but she needs to be in school, so if you take the bus, you know how long that takes, so this will not only help her but will help her son as well.”Vallecillo told 7News that sometimes times are hard, but she plans to march on.“At times, I wanted to give up, but I said you have to keep going,” Vallecillo said.Now she can keep going as a first-time car owner.“Thank you, I’m blessed,” Vallecillo said. “God is amazing for permitting this to happen.”Vallecillo is the fifth recipient from the non-profit to receive a car. SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Several businesses worked to gift a car to a South Florida mother studying for a nursing degree.Single mother Sharlene Vallecillo has been raising a toddler by herself, and the community wanted to help her.She’s been waiting for three months for a car, and now that it’s here, she can’t believe it. “It’s so beautiful,” Vallecillo said.From now on, Vallecillo will be riding in style in her Volkswagen.Multiple businesses came together to make this all possible.Geico paid the insurance for the car for one year and Enterprise got Vallecillo a baby chair for her child.“We fixed it alongside with other shops in Miami, donated parts and paint from Sherwin-Williams,” said Mike Muso with H&M Auto Body. “Geico gave the car, we gave the labor, and some other companies gave parts, so we fixed it, and here we are today.” 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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Pedestrian hurt in crash outside Miami Gardens church

first_imgMIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – Rescue crews took a male victim to the hospital after he was struck by a car in the parking lot of a church in Miami Gardens.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the scene along Northwest 167th Street, near the Palmetto Expressway, just after 12:30 p.m., Sunday.The victim suffered minor injuries. He was alert and talking before being transported to the hospital.The driver of the vehicle involved remained at the scene.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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Rescuers who pulled man from burning truck at Gulfstream Park honored

first_imgHALLANDALE BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Security guards who raced to the rescue of a man inside a burning truck at Gulfstream Park were honored for their heroic actions.The first responders were honored at a ceremony held at the Hallandale Beach destination, Saturday afternoon.The Thanksgiving Day rescue took place after the victim went into diabetic shock and became unconscious inside the pickup truck when it caught fire in a parking lot.The rescuers smashed windows in order to pull the man out and drag him to safety before the vehicle was completely engulfed by flames.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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Parks Department Plants New Tree At Soldotna Creek Park

first_imgAccording to Soldotna City Manager Stephanie Queen the city has received numerous requests to plant a tree at the park to be decorated for the annual Christmas in the Park celebration. Which will be held on December 1 this year. The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce hosts the Christmas in the Park celebration each year at the beginning of December. According to Queen, the crews used an air spade specifically designed to do bare root transfers of larger trees. The tree can be seen at its new home at the park next to the walking cement path. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Soldotna Parks and Recreation Department planted a new spruce tree at Soldotna Creek Park. Last week, the Parks Department transported the tree from the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex to the park.last_img read more

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Shape Garners 400000 Sweepstakes Entries Via Barcode

first_imgReaders needed to submit their contact information once, regardless of the number of prizes they entered to win. Advertisers, in turn, would receive information for those who entered to win the prize they offered, as well as the ability to follow up with those who didn’t opt-out. For its 30th “birthday” issue last month, Shape magazine launched an extensive mobile sweepstakes involving 31 Microsoft Tag 2D barcodes—16 on the advertising side, and 15 for editorial—which garnered nearly 400,000 entries—a record among any mobile sweepstakes campaign launched by a national monthly magazine, according to its partner in the effort, mobile marketing company Nellymoser. The total number of readers participating was 60,690, putting the average number of entries per person at about six to seven each—a number that speaks to a high level of reader engagement, says a Shape spokesperson.The takeaway for magazine publishers, according to Roger Matus, executive vice president of Arlington, Massachusetts-based Nellymoser, is that “sweepstakes and discounts really increase the response and participation rate” compared to other uses of the action codes. He adds, “There does also seem to be a multiplying effect by having more codes in a magazine. If you have 10 codes, you get more than double the result than if you had five.” To participate, Shape readers were directed to download the free Microsoft Tag reader application to their smartphones and then to scan the sweepstakes logo on various pages of the magazine in order to enter to win products such as sneakers, mascara, exercise equipment, and so on. Once a code was scanned, users would be directed to additional content such as a video, a website or landing page to “like” the product on Facebook. Each scan also increased a participant’s chances at winning the grand prize trip to Aruba. While the endeavor was quite an undertaking, says Shape’s brand director John Balen, the results have been “beyond satisfying,” and the magazine plans to make this part of an annual program offered to sponsors and advertisers. Nellymoser has run more than 400 campaigns for magazines this year, says Matus, including Sports Illustrated for its swimsuit issue and Entertainment Weekly. The company recently released a study that showed a dramatic 476 percent increase in the number of magazine action codes from January to September 2011, from just 88 in January to 507 in September. The study also shows an increase in advertising versus editorial codes: in January, the ad to edit ratio for codes was 7:1; by September, the ratio jumped to 20:1.According to the study, Microsoft Tags rank behind QR codes as the second most used type of action code, making up 30 percent of all codes used in quarter three 2011. Meredith Corporation announced it plans to make Microsoft Tag the 2D barcode standard across its portfolio of magazines, including Better Homes and Gardens, Family Circle and Ladies’ Home Journal. Microsoft Tag was chosen for its innovation, scale, and features and as an effort to offer a consistent experience to readers, according to the company.last_img read more

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Atlantic Media Rolls Out New Corporate Site and Logo

first_imgBut notably, the company says 55 percent of its ad revenue is now digital, and it’s grown 30 percent this year. With all the talk of native advertising these days, the company notes that more than half of The Atlantic’s  digital revenue is derived from programs created in that format. The company also says that its event group revenues jumped 27 percent this year. More on this topic Kimberly Lau Atlantic Media’s Quartz Hits 840k Uniques in First Month Digital Pushing Third Year of Profit for The Atlantic Randall-Reilly Scales Back Two Magazines David Bradley Hearst’s Kimberly Lau Named VP/GM of Atlantic DigitalJust In Bonnier Corp. Terminates Editor-in-Chief for Ethics Breach Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media Consultant PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry Dive TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move Four More Execs Depart SourceMedia in Latest Restructuring BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & NotesPowered by Atlantic Media today is debuting a new corporate site and logo. The site was rebuilt to reflect and showcase the digital chops of its various brands, which include The Atlantic, Government Executive, National Journal and Quartz. The site was constructed using responsive design and features a real-time content feed from all of the company’s brands—a clever way to provide both an instant view of what’s happening across the products and access to each of them. Along with announcing the new look, the company has taken the opportunity to keep up the drumbeat on its digital progress. Traffic, according to the Omniture numbers it cites, is up 250 percent over the last two years across all brands. last_img read more

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Technology or Content Not A Question of One or the Other

first_imgWith more and more media companies investing heavily in technology there have been debates about what’s more important: technology or content? Depending on your business model the answer could be either. But here, Mike Federle, Forbes Media’s COO and speaker at FOLIO:’s April 3 MediaMashup in New York, answers this question (and more) from his own perspective. FOLIO: There’s a popular question in media right now: What’s more important, technology or content? What do you think? Mike Federle: It’s not either/or or one being more important than the other; it really is one relying on the other. The 100-year-old newsroom model of for-profit journalism has been supplanted by technology that enables a much more efficient and larger scale of content production and distribution with a continued focus on producing high quality content. Today, a sustainable and scalable newsroom–the ‘new newsroom’–has to be built on a technology platform. The content-and quality content in particular-that comes from that ‘new newsroom’ is just as important as it has always been in that it is what keeps consumers and users coming back to a particular brand or content creator.

FOLIO: Forbes is now licensing its technology to other media companies; how does this piece of the business give you a competitive edge? Federle: The short answer is it provides us another revenue stream. The longer answer is that it is tangible evidence that we’re making progress in our goal to be as much a tech company as a media company. FOLIO: So do you eventually see Forbes shifting to become more a technology company than a media brand? Federle: I think we’ll always be a media brand, but one that is built on a technology platform. The distinction between tech company versus media brand is already being redefined in both directions, and I suspect there will be no distinction in the near future.FOLIO: What’s on your radar as the most critical media trend for 2014?Federle: The greatest consumer trend is the rapid movement to mobile and, therefore, it follows that the other biggest media trend for 2014 will be the move to mobile for both content and advertising. At Forbes, we’ve seen the percentage of audience accessing our content via mobile versus desktop increase from around 15 percent to over 30 percent in the past year. We rolled out a new mobile site experience in January this year-intended to understand the changing behaviors on mobile devices. We’ve introduced a horizontal and vertical scrolling experience to enable site users to discover content more easily; in the same way they do with social networks and native apps. A lot of our focus in our product/tech development pipeline is around mobile content, UI and a suite of new ad products.If your brand’s looking to put media innovation to work, register now for FOLIO:’s MediaMashup event on April 3 in New York City.last_img read more

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House Adds BRAC Ban to FY17 Milcon Spending Bill

first_imgHouse lawmakers on Wednesday approved language barring DOD from spending funds to propose, plan for or carry out a new round of base closures during the chamber’s debate of the fiscal 2017 military construction-veterans affairs spending bill.John Ratcliffe (R-Texas), who offered the amendment, said his aim was to protect more than 5,000 jobs associated with the Red River Army Depot in northeast Texas that “provide critical readiness capabilities to the Army,” according to a news release.Language prohibiting the Obama administration from moving ahead with its request to hold a BRAC round in 2019 already was included in the FY 2017 defense authorization bill, which also passed on the House floor Wednesday.On Thursday, the House passed the underlying milcon spending bill, the first appropriations bill to pass the chamber this year.During the debate, lawmakers rejected several proposals to remove funding in the department’s overseas contingency operations account from the measure, reported CQ Roll Call.Earlier this week, the White House issued a veto threat over “problematic ideological provisions that are beyond the scope of funding legislation,” which covered a provision in the spending bill prohibiting the federal government from constructing, renovating or expanding facilities to hold detainees from the prison at Guantánamo Bay.“The administration strongly objects to the bill’s unwarranted restrictions on the use of funds to construct, renovate, or expand any facility in the United States to house individuals held in the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay, as these restrictions further impede the executive branch’s efforts to responsibly close the facility,” according to the statement from the Office of Management and Budget.Overall, the milcon spending measure would provide $7.9 billion for military construction and family housing in FY 2017, representing a $305 million drop from current year funding but a $250 million increase over DOD’s request.Funding for past base closure rounds — including cleanup and ongoing operations and maintenance — would drop to $230 million next year, down from $266 million in the current year. The Pentagon’s FY 2017 budget request had proposed an even deeper cut to $205 million. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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Fort Leonard Wood Region Celebrates ADC Honor

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Fort Leonard Wood Region in central Missouri last month celebrated is designation as one of the Great American Defense Communities, as more than 125 stakeholders, business leaders and elected officials gathered for an official ceremony.ADC President Mike Cooper spoke about the award’s importance to the region and presented the Great American Defense Communities banner to the region’s leaders; Cooper also led the group in an official cake-cutting ceremony.The Sustainable Ozarks Partnership (SOP) nominated the region for the award, citing multiple programs designed to enrich the lives of military children.“The Fort Leonard Wood Region offers military members and their families an extremely high quality of life. Everyone at the city and county level down to the individual citizen appreciates the service and sacrifice our military makes and they are ready to work together to ensure they are fully supported while they are at Fort Leonard Wood,” said SOP Executive Director Kent Thomas.The Fort Leonard Wood Region supports a variety of programs benefitting service members and their families:Educational opportunities — eight school districts in the region combined to earn 93.4 percent of the total points on the state’s Annual Performance Report during the 2014-15 school year, which was a 10 percent increase compared to the 2012-2013 school year. The combined scores of the districts exceeded the state average.Enrichment programs — military children receive educational enrichment through an after-school program called Club Tiger and Snack in a Pack. Club Tiger, which offers tutoring and homework assistance, is provided by a partnership between the Waynesville R-VI School District and AmeriCorps/VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America). Snack in a Pack is a supplemental food program providing food to students over weekends and holidays.Community partnerships — in early 2016, the region’s military and civilian leaders signed a community partnership charter, providing a forum for leaders to discuss partnership opportunities and collaborations which benefit Fort Leonard Wood and its host community.Veterans to Farmers workshops — this initiative offers free or low-cost workshops for soldiers or veterans that include training, mentoring, networking, professional guidance and a variety of finance tools that future farmers can use to create a successful business.Joe Driskill, Missouri’s first military advocate, described state-level actions that are affecting the region and also praised the region’s success in growing an area that provides a very high quality of life for military families.“The Fort Leonard Wood Region’s GADC [Great American Defense Communities] award underscores the need for all communities that support military installations to not only be good partners with member of the military and their families, but also to look for new and inventive ways to help those installations be sustainable over a long term,” Driskill said.“The Fort Leonard Wood Region, and the other nine awardees, have some marvelous ‘best practices’ examples of how communities can help their respective installations achieve their missions,” he said.ADC launched the Great American Defense Communities program to acknowledge the unique contributions cities, counties and regions that host installations make to improve quality of life for service members, veterans and their families. The inaugural class of 10 communities was selected by a panel of defense community advocates and experts from dozens of nominees based on the broad range of efforts they carry out on behalf of military personnel and their families, covering areas such as education, job opportunities, housing, family support during deployments and community appreciation.last_img read more

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White House Offers Communities Briefing on Administrations Strategy for Strengthening Defense Base

first_imgLocal and state officials can participate in a briefing call Thursday with the White House office of trade and manufacturing policy on the steps the administration is taking to bolster the nation’s defense industrial base. The call follows the White House’s recent release of “Assessing and Strengthening the Manufacturing and Defense Industrial Base and Supply Chain Resiliency of the United States,” a report which chronicles the hundreds of vulnerabilities the defense base faces. To participate in the call, scheduled for 4 p.m., register here. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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Solange Releases Limited Edition Cosmic Journey Merchandise Collection

first_img Solange Releases Limited Edition Cosmic Journey Merchandise Collection News Get Exclusive Solange Cosmic Merchandise solange-releases-limited-edition-cosmic-journey-merchandise-collection Email Facebook Twitter center_img The GRAMMY winner’s latest merchandise line is out of this worldRenée FabianGRAMMYs Dec 5, 2017 – 10:34 am Solange is bringing you “Cosmic Journey” and “Orion’s Rise” merchandise just in time for your holiday shopping. The artistic GRAMMY winner released the exclusive merchandise, which includes sweatshirts, T-shirts, tote bags, and posters, via her website. Designs include celestial-themed graphic designs inscribed with phrases inspired by her GRAMMY-nominated album, A Seat At The Table, such as “You got the whole wide world” and “magic,” among others. NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 15, 2017 – 1:50 am Solange walks the 2017 GRAMMY red carpet The limited edition collection will only be available until Dec. 22, so get yours while supplies last!Prince Estate Releases Line Of Hit ‘N Run Merchandiselast_img read more

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Aretha Franklins GRAMMY History Remembering The Queen Of Soul

first_img Facebook Aretha Franklin’s GRAMMY History aretha-franklins-grammy-history-remembering-queen-soul “Aretha Franklin was an incomparable artist who came to be recognized as one of the most profound voices in music,” said Neil Portnow, President and CEO of the Recording Academy. “Her distinctive sound, unforgettable recordings, and giving spirit will continue to be celebrated worldwide. Aretha will be dearly missed, and our thoughts go out to her loved ones during this difficult time.”  One of America’s most unforgettable performers, Franklin moved audiences around the world and the changed the meaning and possibilities of popular music itself. The devotion and power of her gospel background and her unmistakable voice took all of us to inspiring heights. For generations to come, artists and fans alike will look to Franklin, the Queen of Soul, for continued inspiration.Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, Dies At 76 Email Aretha Franklin’s GRAMMY History: Remembering The Queen Of Soul Twitter “This is so good” the Queen Of Soul once said about just one of her many GRAMMY winning experiencesPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Aug 16, 2018 – 11:28 am Winner of 18 GRAMMY Awards, Aretha Franklin died on Aug. 16, 2018 leaving a musical legacy like none other. Recipient of the GRAMMY Legend Award and the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award, her philanthropy was recognized with the 2008 MusiCares Person Of The Year honor and many of her recordings have been inducted in the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame. Relive some of her best GRAMMY moments, because as the Queen of Soul said herself, “This is so good.” NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Aug 16, 2018 – 11:28 am Aretha Franklin’s GRAMMY Highlights News last_img read more

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SELECTMEN NEWS Board Approves Safety Improvements To Shawsheen Avenue

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — At Monday night’s Selectmen’s Meeting, the board members unanimously supported the recommendations of Police Chief Michael Begonis to improve vehicular safety on Shawsheen Avenue, from the Shawsheen Elementary School to the Billerica Line:Stop signs will be installed on four side streets where they intersect Shawsheen Avenue — Harold Avenue, Reed Street, Melody Lane, and Grace Drive.The sign locations of previously approved speed limits in the area of the posted school zone will be moved slightly to eliminate overlap within school zone signage.  As a result of the proposal, three 25 MPH signs and one 35 MPH signs would be moved slightly (e.g., 0.06 miles, 0.11 miles, 0.16 miles, & 160 feet). This will require further approval from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. The existing posted School Zone in the area of the Shawsheen Elementary School was officially endorsed by the Selectmen. Police recently discovered that while the School Zone signage has been displayed since 2006, the zone was never formally approved through the process outlined in state and federal traffic guidelines. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation will also need to formally approve the school zone.Wilmington’s Department of Public Works already recently installed guardrail reflectors between Melody Lane and Grace Drive.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSELECTMEN NEWS: Police Seeking To Install Stop Signs, Fix Speed Limits On Shawsheen AvenueIn “Government”Santa To Travel Around Wilmington For 2nd Year, New Format ImplementedIn “Community”SELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: 10 Things That Happened At Last Week’s MeetingIn “Government”last_img read more

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This 2013 Hyundai Elantra has 1 million miles on the original engine

first_img Comments Preview • 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport: Surprisingly sporty I don’t know what’s more impressive — the fact that Farrah Haines put 1 million miles on her Hyundai Elantra in just five years, or the fact that her car’s body is still mint after all that driving.Yes, you read that correctly — Farrah Haines of Olathe, Kansas drove her 2013 Elantra 1 million miles since she purchased it new, which means she put on approximately 200,000 miles per year. In her job as a delivery driver, the mileage begins to make sense. What’s perhaps most impressive is that all those miles are on the original powertrain. 45 Photos Tags 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better More From Roadshow Hyundai Haines’ Elantra isn’t entirely stock. To help keep the body mint, Haines installed a metal bumper cover and a series of deer whistles on the hood to make sure wildlife stays away on her drivers. Hyundai added a little modification of its own, too — because the digital odometer only has six digits’ worth of space, Hyundai added a “1M” badge to the odometer, signifying her achievement. That badge is now an official part, in case anybody else has driven their Hyundai this far.Just incase Haines was trying to pull a fast one on the automaker, Hyundai wanted to verify the odometer reading. The automaker looked at details like engine casting numbers, wiring harnesses and service records to prove the original powertrain is still in the car. Hyundai also looked at mileage records from Haines’ job, as well as a CarFax report to verify its mileage.And now, that 2013 Elantra isn’t Haines’ only one. Hyundai surprised her with a 2019 Elantra as a symbol of her dedication to pushing her 2013 Elantra to such a wild milestone. Let’s hope it holds up for another million. Hyundai Car Culture Sedans 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 4 2019 Hyundai Elantra looks sharp… literally Share your voice More about 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger valuelast_img read more

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The Vantrue N1 Pro Mini dashcam hits an alltime low 55

first_img4:42 The Cheapskate The N1 Pro Mini lives up to its name, measuring just 2.5 inches wide. Vantrue Cameras everywhere: Good thing or bad thing? Discuss.I do think dashcams are a good idea, and in fact I’d like to see automakers start building them into cars. Until that happens, however, you’ll have to bring your own. But doing so doesn’t have to be expensive.Indeed, for a limited time, and while supplies last, the Vantrue N1 Pro Mini 1080p dash cam is just $54.99 when you clip the on-page $10-off coupon and apply promo code CNETVN1P. It normally runs $79.99 and has never been priced this low. Update: The aforementioned coupon will appear only if you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber. The code should still work either way.See it at Amazon”Mini” is right: This camera measures just 2.5 by 1.5 by 0.9 inches. It’s designed to suction-cup to your windshield, but at that size it shouldn’t block your view in the slightest.The N1 Pro ticks all the important boxes: Sony 1080p image sensor, loop recording, night-vision mode, collision detector, time-lapse photo mode and optional GPS.It has a 4.3-star average rating from over 100 buyers. And most of those reviews are legit, according to both Fakespot and ReviewMeta.I haven’t tried this myself, though, and I’m no expert with this product category. But Roadshow’s Brian Cooley is, so check out his recent story about dashcam tech — which also lists some of his favorite models. Dashcams: They aren’t just for Russians anymore 24 Car Tech TV and Movies For just $55, this is about as affordable as dashcams get. And whether you’re a Lyft or Uber driver or you just want to capture the occasional meteor strike, it might be a good idea to start using one.Your thoughts?Bonus deal: I never made it to Bohemian Rhapsody in the theater, but everyone I know who saw it loved it. So it’s definitely on my to-rent list.But you know what? It’ll cost me $6 to rent, and Vudu and Amazon are currently offering Bohemian Rhapsody to own (HD) for just $10.See it at AmazonGranted, I don’t know for sure that I’ll like the movie enough to watch it a second time, but for an extra $4 I’ll take that gamble. And I was willing to spend $10 for a theater ticket anyway, so it’s kind of a wash.By the way, Fandango and iTunes also have it on sale for $10, the latter in 4K for the same price. Even better, this is a Fox movie, so you can buy it on any of those services. And if you have a free Movies Anywhere account, it will sync to the others at no extra charge.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! Share your voice Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Tags Now playing: Watch this: Comments Mini Sonylast_img read more

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News Corp calls on Australian watchdog to break apart Google

first_img Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors See All reading • News Corp calls on Australian watchdog to break apart Google Now playing: Watch this: Comments Apple 2:38 Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? • Paul Archuleta Elizabeth Warren isn’t the only one looking to break up the tech giants. Certainly as far as Google goes, she has an unlikely ally: Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.News Corp Australia, the Australian wing of Murdoch’s international news empire, on Tuesday called on Australia’s competition watchdog to fragment Google’s local business. In particular, it seeks to separate Google Search from Google Ad Manager. The combination makes it hard to be competitive within digital media, News Corp says. “Google enjoys overwhelming market power in both online search and ad tech services, and that it is abusing its dominant position to the detriment of consumers, advertisers and publishers,” News Corp said in a submission to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.The company argues that Google’s ability to retrieve data from Google Search and capitalise on that through ad services establishes “an impenetrable offering for advertisers,” making life difficult for competitors such as News Corp. The past few years have seen Google and Facebook become something of a duopoly within online advertising. In 2018, for instance, the two earned a combined 60 percent of the US’ $100 billion-plus market, says eMarketer. (Google’s market share was 38.2 percent, while Facebook’s was 21.8 percent.) Popular publications including Vice, BuzzFeed and Vox, by comparison, don’t earn a combined 1 percent of that market, according to the Economist.”Google operates in a ‘walled garden’ whereby its related businesses, particularly in the ad tech pipeline, secure and entrench Google’s dominance in general internet search,” News Corp argues. “Advertisers are drawn to Google’s unrivalled trove of personal data and this in turn ties publishers to Google’s services in the ad tech pipeline.” News Corp’s submission is part of an ongoing inquiry into digital platforms by the ACCC watchdog. “The ACCC has reached the view that Google has substantial market power in online search, search advertising and news referral, and Facebook has substantial market power in markets for social media, display advertising and online news referral,” the watchdog said last December. Among its suggestions to remedy this was making targeted advertising opt-in only, reminiscent of the European Union’s GDPRFor its part, Google points out it supports quality journalism, and that it brought over 2 billion views to Australian publications in 2018. In a blog post responding to the ACCC’s preliminary report, Google Australia’s Managing Director Mel Silva said that Google, while king of digital advertising, still has stiff competition. “We compete directly for advertising dollars with other digital channels, as well as television, print, radio and outdoor advertising,” Silva wrote. “The popularity of digital is, in part, due to the unprecedented ability it provides for advertisers to measure the impact of their ad spend and other media channels are fast catching up.” Breaking up tech giants is the in thing at the moment, with US 2020 Democratic nominee hopeful Elizabeth Warren recently claiming to want to break apart Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple.”They’ve bulldozed competition, used our private information for profit, and tilted the playing field against everyone else,” she wrote about the tech titans. “And in the process, they have hurt small businesses and stifled innovation.”  Share your voice 3 Tags Tech Industry Can big tech actually be broken up? Amazon Facebook Google Applelast_img read more

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