From our Fort to the Civil War front

first_imgo “Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!”o Pickett’s Charge.o The death of Abraham Lincoln.They represent some Civil War milestones influenced by soldiers from Fort Vancouver.Some of them fought for the Union, some fought for the Confederacy. Sometimes they fought on opposing sides in the same battle. Former Fort Vancouver soldiers who became Union generals include George McClellan, Joseph Barnes and John Reynolds.Gabriel Rains, George Pickett and William Wing Loring resigned their commissions to join the Confederate army.George McClellanMcClellan graduated from West Point in 1846, second in his class. He was sent to Fort Vancouver in 1853 to find the best route for a railroad from the East. He left the military in 1857 to become a railroad executive, then went back into the Army during the Civil War.McClellan was named commander of the Union Army in 1861. Criticized for his caution and lack of leadership, McClellan was relieved of command in November 1862.The Democratic Party nominated McClellan to run for president in 1864, but Lincoln swept to a second term. (McClellan was the first candidate in what turned out to be three straight presidential elections featuring former Fort Vancouver soldiers, with Ulysses S. Grant winning in 1868 and 1872).After the war, McClellan had better electoral luck when he successfully ran for governor of New Jersey in 1877.McClellan left a lasting — but somewhat niche — military legacy, designing a saddle that still is being used.McClellan Road at Vancouver Barracks also bears his name.Gabriel RainsWhile serving against the Seminole Indians in Florida in 1840, Rains became noted for tinkering around with explosives and booby traps. In the 1850s, he was assigned to Fort Vancouver.An Army blockhouse on the north shore of the Columbia River, near the present site of Bonneville Dam, built in 1855 during the Northwest Indian Wars was named Fort Rains.last_img read more

Russian visitors old and new

first_imgAn event Friday honoring the 75th anniversary of the historic Chkalov flight doubled as the opportunity to announce another distinguished Russian visitor.Sergey I. Kislyak, ambassador to the United States, will deliver the annual Marshall Lecture at 11 a.m. April 19 at Hudson’s Bay High School.• What: 2012 Marshall Lecture• Who: Sergey I. Kislyak, Russian ambassador to the U.S.• When: 11 a.m., Thursday, April 19• Where: Hudson’s Bay High School, 1206 E. Reserve St.• Cost: Free and open to the publicKislyak’s appearance is timely, said Elson Strahan, president and CEO of the Fort Vancouver National Trust. With the recent Russian presidential election and Russia’s impending entry into the World Trade Organization, Kislyak is an appropriate choice to deliver the 2012 Marshall Lecture, Strahan said.Strahan added that Kislyak is a suitable choice for reasons local as well as global, with the approach of the 75th anniversary of the transpolar flight from Russia to Vancouver.The announcement was part of an event at the Marshall House, where Gen. George C. Marshall hosted three Russian aviators in June 1937 after their 63-hour, 5,288-mile nonstop flight over the North Pole to Pearson Field.And speaking of global …Valery Chkalov, namesake and grandson of the ANT-25 pilot, and his son Igor helped unveil another product of the historic flight. The family has been part of an effort to make a dozen replicas of a globe Chkalov and a crew mate autographed in 1937.last_img read more

McKenna Inslee spar in first debate in governors campaign

first_imgSPOKANE — Republican Rob McKenna and Democrat Jay Inslee offered predictable partisan answers but displayed little fire on Tuesday in the first debate of the 2012 race for governor in Washington, a desultory affair in which neither candidate come out a clear winner.McKenna, the state attorney general, spent much of the debate complaining that Inslee was not answering the questions. Inslee, a former congressman from the Seattle area, often avoided offering specific proposals.“The congressman has never met a regulation he couldn’t like or which couldn’t be stricter,” McKenna said at one point.“The Romney-McKenna view of life is that the reason we have (the housing crisis) is because of homeowners and not Wall Street,” Inslee said, tying his opponent to GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.Without a dominant issue dividing the campaigns, the candidates mostly broke down along ideological lines. They did agree on the need to spend more money on higher education.Inslee highlighted his calls for getting more Washingtonians into the workplace in his opening statements, saying government assistance would help Washington companies innovate and grow the economy out of recession.last_img read more

Downtown gas station held up

first_imgPolice are investigating a robbery that happened late Monday at a downtown Vancouver gas station.The robbery was reported just before 11 p.m. at the Chevron station at 210 E. Mill Plain Blvd.A store clerk told police that two men entered the store, made a verbal demand and left the store with an undisclosed amount of money and items from the store, said Kim Kapp, Vancouver police spokeswoman.The clerk wasn’t sure if the two had a gun, Kapp said. One wasn’t mentioned or seen.One suspect was described as a white man in his 20s or 30s who was wearing a dark jacket, black pants and a baseball hat. The second suspect was said to be a white man, also in his 20s or 30s, who wore a black hooded jacket, black pants and a red billed baseball hat, Kapp said.Several police, including a K-9 officer responded but were unable to find the suspects.last_img read more

Holiday closures

first_imgWhat’s open and what’s closed for Christmas:• MAIL: Post offices are open Monday, but most will close early. Actual hours will be posted. The postal unit at Shell, 1605 N.W. Sixth Ave., Camas, is open 5 a.m. to 2 a.m. every day of the year. Mail left in blue collection boxes may be collected early Monday; those with a normal afternoon pickup may have a final collection at noon. Regular home delivery Monday.• GARBAGE: Regular service Monday. Trash and recyclables normally picked up on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday by Waste Connections in Vancouver and most of Clark County, will be picked up one day late. Friday’s normal collection will be picked up Saturday. In Camas, Tuesday’s trash and recyclables will be picked up Wednesday with Wednesday’s regular collections.• PUBLIC LIBRARIES: Closed Monday and Tuesday.• CLARK PUBLIC UTILITIES: Offices open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, closed Tuesday. For 24-hour customer service, call 360-992-3000. For outages or emergencies, call 360-992-8000.• GOVERNMENT OFFICES: Open Monday, closed Tuesday.• BUSES: C-Tran follows reduced-service schedule Monday and Sunday/holiday schedule on Tuesday. C-Tran offices open Monday, closed Tuesday. TriMet follows regular schedule Monday. On Tuesday, TriMet follows the Sunday schedule.• DRIVER’S LICENSING: Offices open Monday, closed Tuesday.• EMISSIONS TESTING: Closed Monday and Tuesday.• VEHICLE LICENSING: Open Monday, closed Tuesday.• BANKS: Open Monday, closed Tuesday.• FINANCIAL MARKETS: New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq and other markets open until 10 a.m. Pacific time Monday, closed Tuesday.• ZOO: Oregon Zoo open Monday, closed Tuesday.• MARSHALL COMMUNITY CENTER: Open 5:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, closed Tuesday.• FIRSTENBURG COMMUNITY CENTER: Open 5:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, closed Tuesday.• WESTFIELD VANCOUVER MALL: Open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, closed Tuesday. Nordstrom is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday.• THE COLUMBIAN: Offices open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, closed Tuesday. Circulation customer service open 4:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday.last_img read more

Permit center to close Friday for upgrade

first_imgThe City of Vancouver permit center will be closed Friday as the city upgrades its permitting software.The office will be closed all day Friday, and will reopen at 1:30 p.m. Monday.The new software will allow contractors to apply for permits, check the status of permits and pay permit fees at City of Vancouver.Those with questions about the switch can contact the city’s permit center at or call 360-487-7800.last_img

Woodland woman hurt in I5 crash

first_imgA Woodland woman was injured Monday afternoon when she lost control of her 1994 Chevrolet Corvette on northbound Interstate 5 near Ridgefield.Rebecca Dye, 59, “lost control due to water on the roadway during heavy downpour,” the Washington State Patrol reported. The crash happened at 4:01 p.m. near the state truck scalehouse.Dye was taken to Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center where she was listed in good condition Monday night. Dye was cited for driving too fast for conditions.last_img

Louises lowdown Flexible working forms a key piece of the retention puzzle

first_imgAccording to the Workingmums annual survey, published by in October 2016, almost a fifth (18%) of working mothers have been forced to leave their job because a flexible-working request has been turned down. Among respondents currently on maternity leave, 41% would not return to their job because of their employer’s refusal to accommodate flexible working. These are worrying figures; not only for the barriers created around women’s earnings and career progression, and the potential impact on their financial security and wellbeing, but also for businesses and society more widely. Can organisations and industry really afford to lose the knowledge, innovation, and skills that these employees bring to the table?While it is not always possible for employers to accommodate flexible-working requests, it is an issue that continues to rise up employees’ agendas. More than half (53%) of employee respondents would rather be offered flexible-working arrangements as a benefit than a 5% salary increase, and 45% would choose flexible working over a 10% pay rise, according to The competitive advantage of flexible and family-friendly working report, published by My Family Care and Hydrogen in October 2016. It is not just working parents that flexible-working policies can support, it can also help staff with adult and eldercare responsibilities, and give employees of all ages and lifestyles the opportunity to pursue their passions outside of work, such as a hobby, sports activity, or further learning.However, even where flexibility can be accommodated, perceived attitudes towards working flexibly remain a cause of concern among staff. My Family Care and Hydrogen’s report found that 26% of female employees and 18% of male employees worry that working flexibly could impact their career prospects, and more than a quarter (28%) of respondents feel uncomfortable talking to their employer about the possibility of introducing a more fluid working pattern.Fostering a supportive and inclusive workplace culture that makes flexible working visible within the organisation is a key step in removing negative perceptions, as is the role of senior leaders in demonstrating and communicating their support for flexibility and work-life balance. More than half (57%) of organisations in Working Families’ Top employers for working families benchmark report 2016, published in October, include the creation of a flexible and family-friendly workplace in their values and mission statement, and almost all (94%) have the support of senior leaders who champion flexibility.Changing attitudes and workplace culture is no small task, but with The competitive advantage of flexible and family-friendly working report finding that more than half (52%) of employees believe it will be more challenging for organisations to retain staff if they do not offer flexible working, it is surely a task worth undertaking.last_img read more

PHMG to launch mental health support app for 400 global employees

first_imgAudio branding organisation PHMG has announced that it will be launching a mental health support app and online platform for its 400 global employees tomorrow (Thursday 7 February 2019) to align with Time to Talk Day.The new app and platform, provided by Tootoot, aims to encourage conversations around mental health and wellbeing. It will allow employees to send confidential and anonymous messages about their work or home life to mentors within the organisation. Depending on the nature of the query, the mentors can either offer advice on the best course of action or signpost to external specialists who are able to provide relevant help.Jason Daye (pictured), operations director at PHMG, said: “Research by [mental health charity] Mind shows that 43% of employees find their situation gets better when they disclose their mental health problem, highlighting the importance of talking to others about our problems.“We want to ensure our staff members have a safe place to raise home or workplace issues, making it easier to take the critical first step towards getting the help they may need.”The new benefit will be communicated to employees via emails and through the staff intranet. It will be offered as part of PHMG’s current programme, PH Perks, which features wellbeing benefits such as life insurance, financial consultations and pension plans.Tootoot is being launched in conjunction with Time to Talk Day, an initiative supported by Mind. This aims to encourage individuals to engage in conversations about mental health. PHMG’s employees have also selected Mind as the chosen charity to benefit from its fundraising efforts in 2019.Daye added: “Our employees are particularly passionate about mental health and wanted to help both charities continue to give everyone with a mental health issue the support they deserve. It’s only right our staff should have access to help they may need too.”last_img read more

Doral community helps family search for missing mother daughter

first_imgInvestigators said Moreno’s home, located at the Doral Terrace apartment complex, near 107th Avenue and Northwest 50th Street, showed signs of a quick departure.Once inside, investigators found the mother’s purse, containing her wallet and license. “She had left behind her wallet with her driver’s license,” said Doral Police Captain Carlos Arango, “and other small details in the apartment that seemed to suggest that she left the apartment in a big hurry.”Detectives then took the search to a warehouse that is used by the missing girl’s father. Police hauled away a dumpster, which was covered with a blue plastic tarp, and several additional bags. Police have yet to say what they found inside the dumpster. “We’re going to look, and we’re going to turn over every single rock,” said Miami-Dade Police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta.Police also searched Castaño’s West Miami-Dade home while he cooperated with investigators. Detectives were still on scene a day later to talk with neighbors.Carlos Aguilar joined the search, Thursday. “For me, it’s a very special case,” said one man. “This is touching my heart really close.”Aguilar said Moreno helped in the search after his son’s murder in 2012. He said that now he will do everything he can to help this family to find her. “If anybody knows anything, a clue, just give us a call,” Aguilar said.If you have any information to help in the search, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a cash reward. DORAL, FLA. (WSVN) – Family and friends are continuing to search for a missing mother and her 9-year-old daughter, as police continue to track down leads.According to relatives, 43-year-old Liliana Moreno and 9-year-old Daniela Moreno had not been heard from since Sunday.Thursday night, the daughter’s father, Gustavo Castaño, was found sitting inside of a vehicle near a Home Depot, located off of Okeechobee Road and Northwest 138th Street. Police said he threatened to harm himself with a knife and had already sustained self-inflicted wounds. His condition is unclear at this time.Several agencies are involved in the search for the 43-year-old mother and her daughter, who have not been seen since Sunday. Dozens of people have gathered in Doral to hand out fliers and put up posters as the mother’s family flies into the city from Colombia to help with the search.The brother of the missing mother, Eduardo Moreno, made a desperate plea to find his sister. “I need it. I need my sister, my niece,” he said. “We need more information, more help.”The Missing Children Global Network lent a hand to get the word out Thursday evening. Several other community members gathered in prayer circles and passed out fliers. “There’s still a lot of people who don’t know that Liliana and Daniela are missing,” said Fernando Alvarez with the Missing Children Global Network, “people who may have valuable information.”Moreno’s family in Colombia called authorities on Tuesday when they could not get in touch with the 43-year-old. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Police officer crashes during Miami chase

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Three juveniles led City of Miami Police officers on a chase in Miami, causing one cruiser to crash.According to police, officers responded to a 911 call about three juveniles inside of a stolen vehicle, in the area along Northwest Second Avenue and 70th Street, late Tuesday morning.Officers spotted the subjects before they took off in the vehicle. Then, there was a brief police pursuit in which an officer crashed. The female officer was involved in a crash but was not injured.The subjects then bailed out of their vehicle and took off running, along Northwest Third Avenue and 73rd Street in Miami.Police took two people into custody. The third suspect got away.K-9 officers were called out and are searching the premises for this third suspect, but he was never found.If you have any information on this third suspect’s whereabouts, 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.last_img read more

Monroe County officials warn remaining Key West residents ahead of Irma

first_img“We’re still giving it until midnight tonight before we make a decision,” said one resident.Another resident had already made his decision regarding the hurricane.“I’m going to stay for the storm,” he said.Preparations for the storm have been made even more difficult due to a shortage of gas in the Keys.At the Southernmost Shell in Key West, the gas supply dwindled as everyone tried to keep calm.“I’ve been here all my life. You know, this is probably the worst storm that we’ve been here with, but we’ll make it through,” said one resident stopping for fuel.The station finally ran out of gas just before 5 p.m., Thursday. The owner tried to get a truck out Friday, but there was no luck. Session ID: 2019-09-12:adb5377cb7fe0fa4985fb51f Player Element ID: vjs_video_821 OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenDespite numerous warnings, some residents remained hesitant to leave. KEY WEST, FLA. (WSVN) – At a press conference held at City Hall in Key West, Monroe County officials warned that the clock is ticking for residents to evacuate in the wake of Hurricane Irma.“This is a big, dangerous storm — something that has never been seen before in the Atlantic. It’s headed our way,” said Monroe County Administrator Roman Gastesi. “The main message is: Leave now. You’ve got time.”Officials said residents should flee because the aftermath of the hurricane could be just as dangerous as the storm itself.“We have 42 bridges that connects Key West to the rest of the mainland. If one of those bridges go out, it’ll be a long time before we get any services back down here,” said Key West Mayor Craig Cates.Once the storm passes, the bridges connecting the Florida Keys will be closed down while officials inspect them for damage.“Over in those islands, they don’t have 42 bridges connecting them to the mainland like we do,” he said. “If some of those bridges go down, we will be disconnected from the mainland and our supplies, so you’ll have no power, no water, and it will be a very dangerous situation to be in, so please leave now while you have a chance.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDcenter_img “I know that the governor has been pushing some fuel down,” said Gastesi. “Florida Highway Patrol came down with them. That’s the best we can do. There’s some gas stations that are also closing because they’re also evacuating their staff, so we have, I think, four or five, is last time I heard, and we’re going to push that list out.”While thousands have gassed up their cars to flee the Keys, some have chosen to stay behind to lend a helping hand.Key West local Raymond Bloodworth has yet to evacuate in order to keep the CVS store he manages open for as long as possible.“We’ve got a lot of people coming in. We’re staying open for the locals who take care of the locals. People are picking up their last minute things,” he said. “A lot of the convenience stores have closed down, but we’re staying open because we still have water. We’re going to help do what we can for the local people because they need it, and we’re proud to do that.”Officials said the last Key West Transit evacuation bus is leaving Key West on Friday at 5 p.m. today. Riders will be transferred at the Transit Center on Stock Island, and the buses will proceed to the hurricane shelter at Florida International University, picking up riders along U.S. 1.  There will be no buses on Saturday.Those who have evacuated the Keys will not be able to return until after the connecting bridges have been inspected and, if needed, repaired.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Police investigate armed robbery at Miami Beach gas station

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are investigating an armed robbery that took place at a Miami Beach gas station.According to police, the robber walked into the gas station located near Fifth Street and Michigan Avenue, pointed a gun at the victim and demanded money before taking off.No injuries were reported.If you have any information on this 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.last_img read more

Thief steals childs toy from West MiamiDade home

first_imgWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A thief was caught on camera as she walked away from a West Miami-Dade home with a stolen toy truck.Surveillance video rolled as a silver car pulled up next to a house on Southwest 104th Avenue and 17th Street, Nov. 10. A woman exited the vehicle, took the toy truck from the yard, and put it in her trunk.The homeowner said the toy belonged to his young daughter.“We’ve been in the neighborhood for 17 years now, and it’s rare that anything of that nature happens,” said Robert Morales, the child’s father. “And it’s disappointing that someone would drive by and steal a child’s toy.”If you have any information on this theft, 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.last_img read more

Coconut Grove Pembroke Park churches aid in Bahamas relief effort

first_imgCOCONUT GROVE, FLA. (WSVN) – – Two South Florida churches are doing their part to aid in the relief effort for Bahamians affected by Hurricane Dorian. Christ Episcopal Church in Coconut Grove held a special service Sunday morning to honor the victims in the Bahamas.In Pembroke Park, Koinonia Worship Center collected supplies from the public to help those still struggling in the island nation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Beginning tomorrow (09/07), the City of Miami will only be accepting donations at the locations listed below as well as Christ Episcopal Church & Greater St. Paul AME Church. For more information, please visit:— City of Miami (@CityofMiami) September 6, 2019last_img read more

2011 FOLIO BtoB CEO Survey

first_imgMethodologyThe survey sample of 1,000 was selected by Folio: and Readex Research from domestic subscribers with executive management titles in b-to-b and consumer publishing. Data was collected via mail survey from January 14, 2011 to February 28, 2011. Results were filtered to include only those who say they are involved in b-to-b publishing. The margin of error based on those 217 respondents is plus or minus 6.2 percent at the 95 percent confidence level. CLICK HERE FOR A DOWNLOADABLE PDF OF THIS STORY From 2008 through 2010, many b-to-b publishers were holding on by their fingertips. While the same could be said for a disconcerting number of publishers in 2011, many organizations are anticipating growth and actually investing in areas that warrant it for the first time in years. Print remains the largest single revenue stream for most b-to-b publishers but continues to decline. In 2010, publishers generating more than $5 million in annual revenue saw an average of 48 percent of total revenue coming from print, compared to 57 percent for smaller publishers [Chart 1]. However, e-media was the fastest growing revenue stream last year (cited by 68 percent of larger publishers and 52 percent of smaller publishers). While the event industry was hammered almost as hard as print over the last few years (and event M&A dwindled to almost nothing in the media industry aside from UBM’s acquisition of Canon Communications for $287 million), larger publishers said that was their second-fastest growing revenue stream [Chart 2]. Most smaller publishers—many of which don’t have the resources or the audience to build large shows, said print was their second-fastest growing revenue stream last year. When it comes to mergers and acquisitions, 25 percent of larger publishers say they’re looking to buy another company, compared to 4 percent of smaller publishers. Just 5 percent of larger publishers expect to be sold, compared to 7 percent of smaller publishers. Larger publishers will see the lowest rise in operating expenses in circulation (followed by editorial), while smaller publishers will see the lowest increase in spending against distribution and production (2.9 percent for each). Seven percent of larger publishers invested $1 million or more in new technology last year (while the majority say they spent between $100,000 and $249,999. The majority of smaller publishers (39 percent) say they spent less than $10,000.   What’s Next Smaller and larger publishers have many of the same priorities in 2011. Revenue growth and increasing profitability are the top priorities for both larger and smaller b-to-b publishers in 2011 [Chart 14] as is increasing the Web business and delivering ROI for advertisers.Cutting costs remains a top priority for 10 percent of smaller publishers.center_img In 2011, 87 percent of larger b-to-b publishers and 78 percent of smaller b-to-b publishers say they expect an increase in overall revenue [Chart 3]. The majority of both larger and smaller publishers (51 percent and 30 percent respectively) say they expect a double-digit increase between 10 percent and 19 percent. No larger publishers and just 1 percent of smaller publishers say they expect overall revenue to decrease this year.Revenue Ratios Print will account for 46 percent of revenue for larger publishers and 54 percent of revenue for smaller publishers this year, while e-media will account for 22 percent for larger publishers and 14 percent for smaller publishers.When it comes to print, 60 percent of larger publishers say they expect increased revenue from new advertisers (versus 57 percent who anticipate more dollars from existing advertisers), while 62 percent of smaller publishers say they expect more dollars from new print advertisers and 46 percent expect more dollars from existing advertisers. Expectations for custom publishing and marketing services have jumped significantly. Forty-one percent of larger publishers expect more revenue from custom this year, compared to 25 percent of smaller publishers [Chart 5]. Meanwhile, 35 percent of larger publishers plan to launch an online startup while 20 percent expect to launch a new print magazine in 2011 (a fairly high number considering the shift away from print in recent years). Last year, just 12 percent of larger publishers said they expected to launch a new print product. “We’re being profitable by growing our smaller publications,” said one respondent.Meanwhile, 27 percent of smaller b-to-b publishers plan to launch an  online startup, while just 13 percent are planning a magazine startup. ProfitabilityProfits are a different story. While 28 percent of larger publishers say they had a profit margin between 15 percent and 19 percent in 2010 (and zero said they weren’t profitable), 57 percent of smaller publishers said their profit margin was between zero and 9 percent [Chart 6]. Events and e-media were the most profitable areas for larger publishers, while data and information sales was the most profitable area for smaller publishers [Chart 7]. Print was the least profitable area for both large and small b-to-b publishers (13.5 percent  and 10.5 percent, respectively). Operating Expenses and Technology InvestmentTech spending on e-media increased for both large and small b-to-b publishers and will again in 2011, according to respondents (larger publishers expect operating expenses to jump 6 percent in e-media, while smaller publishers expect a 5 percent increase). The majority of large publishers spent the bulk of their tech investment on the Web site while smaller publishers spent the most on computer hardware and software.last_img read more

In Other News Tinker AFB Edwards AFB Gain Role in Supporting B21

first_imgThe Air Force has selected Tinker AFB, Okla., to coordinate maintenance and sustainment of the B-21 Raider and Edwards AFB, Calif., to lead testing and evaluation of the next-generation, long-range strike bomber, officials announced Friday. Robins AFB, Ga., and Hill AFB, Utah, will support Tinker to ensure the B-21 is maintained and, when necessary, overhauled and upgraded, according to a press release. Edwards is home to the Air Force Test Center. The Air Force expects to stand up the first B-21 operational units around 2025, reported Air Force Times. The service plans to purchase at least 100 of the advanced stealth bombers. … The master developer for 145 acres at the former Fort McPherson in south Atlanta has submitted a reuse plan calling for 525,000 square feet of office space, a 600-student school, 235,000 square feet of retail, 46,000 square feet of restaurants, 100 hotel rooms and 2,800 residential units. The property represents the portion of the Army post that remained after the Fort Mac LRA sold 330 acres of the site in 2015 to filmmaker Tyler Perry to build a movie and television production complex. “We believe we can turn Fort Mac into a destination for entertainment, film, gaming and music,” Stephen Macauley, principal of master developer Macauley Investments, told the Atlanta Business Chronicle last year. “We also want to find a way to feature the performing and visual arts, along with [attracting] technology companies.”Illustration courtesy of U.S. Air Force Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

AvantGarde MultiInstrumentalist John Cale On Lou Reed

first_img Keith Hancock On Funding The Arts, Music Mentors John Cale: Lou Reed’s Go-To Guy For Avant-Garde avant-garde-multi-instrumentalist-john-cale-lou-reed Russell Thompkins Jr. On Thom Bell’s Impact Andra Day Praises “Incredible” Nina Simone Anthem John Cale On Lou Reed, Velvet Underground Twitter Email Russell Thompkins Jr. On Thom Bell’s Impact Charlie Wilson, Valerie Simpson Honor Sly Stone John Cale On Lou Reed, Velvet Underground Shirley Caesar Receives Lifetime Achievement Award Kirk Franklin Praises Shirley Caesar Charlie Wilson, Valerie Simpson Honor Sly Stone Andra Day Praises “Incredible” Nina Simone Anthem Charlie Wilson, Valerie Simpson Honor Sly Stone The avant-garde edge of the band’s sound was spurred by John Cale, whose talents ranged from songwriter and multi-instrumentalist to arranger — all in the service of a minimal ensemble presenting itself as “art.””When we started this venture, we were serious about what we were doing,” says Cale. “No messing around. It took various attempts to really put everything back together again. I think the style finally became understood, annoying as it was. We were kind of smiling at how annoying it was.”Since 2010 Cale’s last name continues with the initials “OBE,” as he was honored with the Order of the British Empire for his cultural contributions. But his memories of Lou Reed are more off-color. Cale recalls Reed would always tell the group “not to forget to put the swear words in the songs … ‘Don’t forget! Put those swear words in the song!’ I mean the swear words were not what we were really into at all.”For Cale’s part, his unconventional creativity came from a kind of freedom from self-consciousness, which recognition could sometimes interfere with.”We were always more interested in the originality in each individual than really copying anybody else,” he says. “Every time somebody came up and said, ‘Hey, it’s great, man — you’re infamous’ … I’d just feel very awkward.”The John Cale Band with Maureen “Moe” Tucker performed “I’m Waiting For The Man” and “Sunday Morning” on the “GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends” special on PBS — the first 2 tracks from The Velvet Underground & Nico. Read more NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Oct 13, 2017 – 3:35 pm John Cale On Lou Reed, Velvet Underground Honoring Thom Bell’s Musical Prowesscenter_img Shirley Caesar Receives Lifetime Achievement Award John Cale On Lou Reed, Velvet Underground Andra Day Praises “Incredible” Nina Simone Anthem Keith Hancock On Funding The Arts, Music Mentors Honoring Thom Bell’s Musical Prowess Honoring Thom Bell’s Musical Prowess Kirk Franklin Praises Shirley Caesar Keith Hancock On Funding The Arts, Music Mentors Russell Thompkins Jr. On Thom Bell’s Impact Cale looks back on how the Velvet Underground became seriously “annoying,” for art’s sakePhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Oct 13, 2017 – 3:49 pm Lou Reed’s Velvet Underground materialized on New York City’s art scene in 1965 and in short order shook the foundation of the so-called establishment. Managed by Andy Warhol, who also helmed the production on their 1967 classic album, The Velvet Underground & Nico (GRAMMY Hall Of Fame, 2008), the group’s combination of intense subject matter and musical experimentation helped form the templates for punk rock and new wave music. Prev Next Facebook More “GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends” Avant-Garde Multi-Instrumentalist John Cale On Lou Reed Shirley Caesar Receives Lifetime Achievement Award Kirk Franklin Praises Shirley Caesar News last_img read more

Tewksburys Merrimack Valley Pavilion MVP To Hold Fundraiser For WHS Class Of

first_imgTEWKSBURY, MA — Merrimack Valley Pavilion (2087 Main Street, Tewksbury) is donating a percentage of all sales on mini-golf and ice cream purchases to Wilmington High School’s Class of 2020 on Sunday, May 20, from noon to 3pm. No flyer is necessary, but make sure to mention Wilmington High School.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?Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedShawsheen Tech Cheerleaders To Hold Car Wash On June 24In “Community”Play At MVP On February 22 To Support Wilmington High’s Choral & Theatre Support GroupIn “Community”Local Heroes To Hold Annual Car Show On September 15In “Community”last_img read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Resident Backs Bendel For Selectmen Praises His Efforts

first_imgDear Editor,My name is Bob Bryant. I have lived in Wilmington going on 29 years. I reside at 7 Dartmouth Ave aka Dartmouth River. I call it that because when it rains or we have heavy snow melt it runs down the street through my yard.I have complained to many in town management to no avail. I keep hearing that unaccepted streets can not be repaired with public dollars according to state laws. I have real issues with that. I believe any taxpayers who pay property taxes their/our properties should all be treated equally. We all pay the same tax rate.Well, for the first time in my 29 years here, I heard a Selectman — Selectman Greg Bendel — say we really need to do something about these streets. The fact that there are unaccepted streets in Wilmington and other towns in 2019, THAT is unacceptable.There are other towns around that are doing the same thing that Greg is suggesting Wilmington do — fix these streets!Our selectmen are supposed to represent the town’s residents — all of us or at least a good majority. They should not pick a small group and go with it which seems to happen a lot lately. The fact that Greg is trying to get things started is HUGE!Wilmington has 31 miles of unaccepted streets and, in my opinion, for Greg to bring this up is more representative of a larger group of residents who lose value of their homes and property due to water in their homes and conditions of their streets.I really hope Greg is re-elected to continue this project since he is the first in a long list of Selectmen to bring this to light!Thank you,Bob Bryant, Deb Bryant and Rob BryantLike 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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSELECTMEN NEWS: Town May Unknowingly Own 4.5 Acres Of Land Off Route 125, Could Be Spot For SubstationIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Board Supports Fire & Police Substation In North Wilmington; Town To Vote On Project In April 2020?In “Government”A VOTER’S GUIDE To Selectman Candidate Greg BendelIn “Government”last_img read more