Cyclist Driver didnt see me stuck in windshield

first_imgMANITOWOC, Wis. — A Wisconsin man who became lodged in the windshield of a car that struck him said he turned to the driver and said, “Hello, I’m the guy you hit on the bicycle.”The driver did not respond, but continued on, running a stop sign and hitting another vehicle before he arrived home, the cyclist, Steven Gove, told HTR Media about the Saturday incident.The man finally noticed Gove when he stopped the car outside his home.“He looked at me and said ‘Who are you? What are you doing in the car?”‘ Gove said. “He started freaking out: ‘I’m going to jail, I’m going to jail.”‘The man then locked the car doors and went into his home. Gove, whose body had gone most of the way through the windshield, then pulled his knees and feet into the car.“I righted myself and got out,” he said. “I unlocked the passenger’s side door and started walking down the street.”A witness had called police, who found Gove as he was walking and took him to a hospital. Doctors removed glass from Gove’s eyes and treated him for other cuts to the head and leg.last_img read more

The Morning Press Super Bowl highlights poverty Sochi

first_img There are rumors of cold and clear. Check out the local weather forecast here.Here are some of the weekend’s top stories and news you may have missed:Win elates Seahawks fans from Vancouver to New YorkWhen Mike and Brittney Gutierrez found their chairs, they figured to be settling in for a football game.It turns out those seats were for a four-hour thrill ride.The couple and other Seahawks fans bounced up from those seats often during Seattle’s 43-8 Super Bowl domination of Denver on Sunday.They were among hundreds of rowdy fans at Big Al’s in east Vancouver. Aside from two tables of Broncos fans near the front, the crowd was decidedly pro-Seahawks.Fans jumped and high-fived when Seattle scored a safety on the game’s first play.Fans threw Skittles around the restaurant when Marshawn Lynch’s touchdown put Seattle ahead 15-0 in the second quarter.And when the game ended, long-suffering Northwest sports fans rejoiced in the region’s first major pro sports championship since the SuperSonics won the NBA title in 1979.Sunday’s Super Bowl was extra special for Mike Gutierrez. A Navy veteran, he was stationed in the Persian Gulf during Seattle’s only other Super Bowl appearance in 2006.Read the full story here. See more game coverage here. Aaron Kraft and his wife, Peggy Kraft, try to get along while watching Super Bowl XLVIII at Big Al’s, Sunday.last_img read more

Skyview teacher coach arrested on sex abuse charges

first_imgA Skyview High School teacher and baseball coach has been arrested on a warrant alleging sexual misconduct with a 13-year-old boy.The incidents allegedly occurred in 1997 in Frederick, Md.Eric M. Estes, 41, was taken into custody Wednesday evening, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.During a hearing in Clark County District Court on Thursday, Estes agreed not to contest his extradition to Maryland. Court Commissioner Jeffrey Witteman ordered that Estes remain in Clark County Jail without bail until he is transported to that state. Witteman said it’s unclear how long it will take to transport Estes, but the fact that Estes waived extradition accelerates the process.In 1997, Estes was a 25-year-old right-handed pitcher for the Frederick Keys, a minor league baseball team.In 2007, the Frederick Police Department began investigating allegations that Estes inappropriately touched and engaged in sexual contact with a 13-year-old boy between April 1997 and September 1997. According to a police news release, the case was investigated but suspended because of a lack of adequate information.Last month, the Vancouver Police Department contacted the Frederick police after learning new information related to the 2007 investigation. As a result, investigators from the Frederick Police Department, Vancouver Police Department and Clark County Sheriff’s Office worked together to reopen the investigation.According to Frederick police, investigators were able to confirm the initial allegations when Estes was re-interviewed in Vancouver. On Wednesday, Estes was charged in a Maryland court with child abuse, sex offense and attempted sex offense. Estes teaches social studies and is the head baseball coach at Skyview, where he was placed on paid administrative leave May 30 after the Maryland allegations arose.last_img read more

What will the lifetime Isa mean for employers and staff

first_imgA Lisa is a Lifetime individual savings account (Isa) and it is a new way to save from post-tax income, coming in April 2017. It is aimed at those targeting their first home purchase. It comes with an incentive, similar to a pension, where the government will give a top up of 25% of the investment. This is, incidentally, the same top-up rate as a basic-rate taxpayer receives on their pension. Withdrawals from a Lisa are tax free. It is almost like a hybrid of Isa and pension.What are the details?Like a pension, but unlike an Isa, there are restrictions on how and when an individual can take their money from a Lisa. It is only available to those aged under 40. The only withdrawal that can be made (without penalty) is for funds to purchase a first house with. Otherwise, savers probably need to wait until they are aged 60. There may be other life events that allow money to be accessed without penalty, but no details have yet been announced. And the maximum saving into a Lisa is £4,000 a year, subject to overall Isa limits not being exceeded.Where salary sacrifice is used there will be an advantage in using a pension, where the employee and the employer save on national insurance contributions. This is not the case with a Lisa.What is the penalty if money is taken for other reasons?If money is taken before age 60, not to buy a first home (or perhaps some other specific reasons to be defined) then a penalty will apply. This will be to lose the government top up, any growth on that top up, plus a 5% charge across the value withdrawn.How does it work with auto-enrolment?For most people who are eligible for a Lisa, staying in the pension and benefiting from employer contributions and tax relief will still be the best form of long-term saving.  A Lisa may be a useful addition to this for some, especially those planning to purchase their first home soon.What type of employers will be interested in a Lisa?Some employers may like the new concept more than others. For example, those recruiting lots of young graduates each year versus those with a more mature workforce.  Employers will need to consider several key questions. Firstly, what role, if any, do employers see for the new Lisa for their workforce? Do employers see it as their role to help save for a mortgage? Would the Lisa appeal to parents wanting to support their children in saving for their first home?  And do employers wish to give younger employees a direct choice around where some of their pay is saved (retaining at least a minimum level of pension savings)?What sort of challenges will employers face with the Lisa?As more becomes known about Lisas, we will be able to assess the challenges and opportunities in detail. In the meantime, employers will need to be aware of: ensuring members really understand their choices, be it pension, Isa or Lisa; and being alive to the risk that an individual may breach their Isa limit if they also have an Isa or Lisa elsewhere.What do charges look like on the Lisa?The Lisa is for relatively small investments, apparently complex to administer, and if intended for house purchase, may be withdrawn quickly. This means the charges may seem high to members when compared to other options.What’s the optimal investment strategy for a Lisa?This needs to be managed carefully to ensure people are investing in a way that is appropriate for their plans. For example: Are they investing for a house purchase in the next five years? Will they be doing it in the next five to fifteen years? Will they be investing to age 60?The optimal investment solution will differ depending on an individual’s plans, so helping them choose the right option for them will be important.In summary, Lisas are seen as a useful addition to the options available for employers to offer to employees. There will be certain groups of employees who will see it as attractive, primarily younger staff who have house buying as a priority. If employers are to offer Lisa savings successfully then getting the communication right is going to be key.Alan Ritchie is head of employer and trustee proposition at Standard Lifelast_img read more

Gender pay gap increases as women enter their 30s

first_imgThe gender pay gap for female millennials, born between 1981 and 2000, rises from 5% in their 20s to 9% at the age of 30, according to research by the Resolution Foundation.The research, which is based on analysis of Office for National Statistics (ONS) data and which forms part of the Resolution Foundation’s Intergenerational Commission, also found that female baby boomers, born between 1946 and 1965, experienced a gender pay gap of 16% in their 20s.For women in the baby boomer generation, the gender pay gap increased to 21% when they were in their 30s, and 34% once they turned 40.Women in generation X, born between 1966 and 1980, had a 9% gender pay gap in their 20s. This increased to 10% at the age of 30, and 25% by the age of 40.Laura Gardiner (pictured), senior policy analyst at the Resolution Foundation, said: “Successive generations of women have benefitted from slow but steady progress in closing the gender pay gap. Young women today face relatively little disadvantage in terms of their pay packets compared to what their parents’ and grandparents’ generation faced.“But while many millennial women haven’t experienced much of a pay gap yet, most probably will once they reach their 30s, when they start having children. What’s more, this pay penalty is big and long-lasting, and remains for younger generations despite the progress in early careers.“As people continue to live and work for longer, it’s important that businesses, policy makers and civic society continue to focus on closing the gender pay gap at all ages, and for every generation. After all, small hourly pay gaps quickly grow into large lifetime pay penalties that can leave women hundreds of thousands of pounds worse off over the course of their careers.”last_img read more

PWC reports 128 mean ethnicity pay gap

first_imgProfessional services organisation PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) has reported a 12.8% mean ethnicity pay gap for its black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) UK staff as at July 2017, according to its 2017 annual report.The organisation, which has published its ethnicity pay gap data for the first time, also recorded a BAME bonus gap of 35.4% for 2017.The calculations were based on the same methodology used to fulfil the government’s gender pay gap reporting requirements.Analysis by PWC attributes the BAME pay gap to the fact that there are more non-BAME staff in senior, higher-paid roles, with the majority of BAME employees working in junior and administrative roles.As at July 2017, 7% of the organisation’s partners are from a BAME background, although PWC aims to have 10% of its partners as BAME employees by July 2020. Just under a quarter (23%) of managers are BAME employees, compared to a 26% 2020 target; 14% of senior managers are BAME individuals, compared to a 20% target for July 2020; and 9% of directors are BAME employees, compared to a 14% target for July 2020.To help improve diversity across the organisation, PWC has committed to three key areas to deliver on by 2020. These include managing the talent pipeline to ensure female and BAME candidates have the necessary sponsorship, coaching and development support to excel within the organisation, work allocation measures in order to ensure female and BAME staff are able to gain relevant business experience to help them gain promotions without being subjected to unconscious bias, and making more staff accountable for delivering diversity targets, for example, holding service and business unit partners accountable alongside the executive board.PWC has voluntarily published its gender pay gap data since 2014. Its mean gender pay gap currently sits at 13.7%, compared to 15.2% in 2016, and its mean gender bonus gap was recorded as 37.5% for 2017.Kevin Ellis, chairman and senior partner at PWC, said: “We’re hoping that by reporting our BAME pay and bonus gaps we can shine the spotlight on ethnicity in the workplace and encourage organisations to take action, just as gender pay gap reporting has done for highlighting the gender imbalance we have at the top levels of organisations. We need to start looking beyond the narrow lens of gender, otherwise true workplace diversity won’t be achieved.“While progress has been made, many barriers still exist in today’s businesses which means people aren’t able to reach their full potential. The more we understand what these barriers are and why they exist, the quicker we’ll be able to work towards creating truly inclusive organisations.“The progress made on gender shows the importance of organisations openly discussing the barriers and challenges, and learning from each other on how we can all create truly inclusive organisations. While our analysis shows that we pay our BAME and non-BAME employees equally for doing equivalent jobs, it does reveal that we have an imbalance at the senior levels of our business.“Our priority is to do all we can to retain our junior BAME talent and improve rates of progression to senior management levels. We’re aiming to achieve this through stronger accountability across our business to deliver our gender and ethnicity targets, monitoring our pipelines on a more regular basis and making sure that all of our people can benefit from the most stretching of client engagements. We are also talking to our BAME employees to understand their sense of working at PWC to see if there are any barriers we can address.”last_img read more

University of Strathclyde to pilot sustainability and wellbeing scheme

first_imgThe University of Strathclyde is to pilot a sustainability and wellbeing scheme for 250 employees from January 2018.It will pilot the Jump programme, provided by Green Rewards, for five months as part of the Glasgow-based university’s developing programme of activities to help it create a more sustainable environment.The university is currently setting the key focus behaviours for the programme. This will include elements around sustainable travel, recycling and employee wellbeing.The University of Strathclyde is the first Scottish university to implement the Jump programme, which aims to reduce carbon emissions and boost employee wellbeing. Other universities that have launched the programme to date include Bournemouth University, Brunel University London, the University of Chichester, the University of Winchester, and Swansea University.Spela Raposa, environmental awareness and recycling officer at the University of Strathclyde, said: “Sustainable travel will be a priority, particularly with all the opportunities for using public transport, cycling and walking because of our city centre location in the heart of Glasgow. Energy, recycling and wellbeing will also be important themes for the programme.”last_img read more

Everglades brush fire contained after burning 6800 acres in Broward MiamiDade

first_img#HolidayFire has been controlled. Final Acres burned is 6800.— Scott Peterich (@FFS_Everglades) April 9, 2017According to fire officials, the direction of the wind did a 180 turn overnight. On Thursday, the wind was blowing south to north, but by early Friday morning, the wind started blowing southward. Several families who live at the camp rent out airboats.Meanwhile, in Cutler Bay, reports came in from the school board of a reported smoke situation at Bel-Aire Elementary School, located at 10205 S.W. 194th St.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. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Several students got sick from the smoke. “I was running, and then I noticed the ash coming, so I started to cough,” said student Darnelle Joubert.Nine-year-old LeBron Burns said the smokey conditions caused his asthma to kick in. “I started choking and coughing. It started to hurt, could hardly breathe,” he said.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to check out the students.Audrey Cain, Burns’ mother, came to pick him up. “I gotta go put him on a breathing treatment. They gave him a breathing treatment and stuff in the classroom back there,” she said.Physical Education classes were canceled for the day, and students were kept inside. Students at the school will be on spring break next week. In an attempt to control and contain the flames, airboat outdoorsmen at Mack’s Fish Camp created their own fire line. The airboats knocked down the tall grassy spots that helped feed flames.“We took our airboats in the back. We began to run a fire break, just to knock down the line in a straight line,” said Keith Jones at Mack’s Fish Camp.7News cameras later captured firefighters dousing the flames near the camp.“[I’ve seen] dozens of fires in my lifetime here in the area to the east of us, the Conservation Area 3B,” said Marshall Jones at the camp. “I’ve never seen a fire move faster than this one did today.”Forestry officials said crews are tactically burning off the high grass to the west of where the brush fire was burning in the morning in an effort to halt the spread of the flames into the camp or nearby mobile home parks. They are also using the canals in the area as a bumper to help contain the flames.“We were able to hold the fire and not allow it to go further south,” said Peterich.This is a multi-agency effort as they attempt to contain the fire and protect both Everglades Holiday Park and the fish camp. “I can’t stress enough that this was a true joint effort from all of the departments involved, led by the heavy lifting from the Florida Forestry firefighters,” said Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue spokesperson Mike Jachles. The cause is still under investigation, but officials don’t believe the fire started naturally.No one has been injured, and no structures have been damaged.A smoke advisory remains in place throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties, except for coastal areas, until 8 a.m., Saturday.Heavy smoke is expected to cause some health issues as it continues to spread. The smoke may affect the elderly, young children and people with respiratory issues, so the best thing to do is stay inside, officials said.“People with any respiratory problems, the elderly and the young ones, infants and children, stay inside,” said Jachles.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue spokesperson Maggie Castro echoed Jachles’ health warning. “Keep your windows at home closed to keep the ash and smoke out,” she said. “Try to keep your air conditioner on as long as possible to recirculate the air inside of your home, and keep the conditions as clean as possible in your home.”The Everglades Holiday Park remained closed on Friday. center_img WEST BROWARD, FLA. (WSVN) – Crews have finally gained the upper hand on a large brush fire that had ignited in the Florida Everglades on Wednesday and burned through parts of West Broward and Northwest Miami-Dade this weekend.According to Scott Peterich of the Florida Forestry Service, Mack’s Fish Camp was evacuated on Friday, and 20 structures at the fish camp are threatened by the fire, Friday afternoon. Officials said low humidity and winds are to blame for the fire spreading.7Skyforce HD hovered above the massive blaze in the area northwest of Krome Avenue and south of U.S. 27.As of 10 a.m., Sunday, about 6,600 acres of land and foliage had burned. Forestry officials tweeted out that the fire had finally been fully contained. One person from Bel-Aire Elementary has been transported to Baptist Hospital, according to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.On Wednesday, an evacuation was issued at Everglades Holiday Park due to the brush fire.Ash from the brush fire was also spotted in cars parked at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.The fire sparked at around 3 p.m., Wednesday, forest officials said, west of U.S. 27. By Thursday, the fire had burned over 900 acres of land and was about 20 percent contained. Residents and tourists were then ordered to evacuate out of Everglades Holiday Park while others planned to deal with the smoke.Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue and Forest Service units responded to the scene to evacuate Everglades Holiday Park.This marks the first time in 25 years that Everglades Holiday Park had closed.Conditions were dry in the area, and there were strong winds coming out of the south and southeast, pushing the fire north, earlier, Thursday. Meteorologists said weather conditions are going to remain favorable for the possibility of additional wildfires flaring up. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Water warning issued for Miami Beach after high bacteria levels found

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A water warning has been issued for part of Miami Beach, Wednesday.The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County is urging people to stay out of the water at 73rd Street in North Shore until further notice.Water samples showed high levels of bacteria that could make people sick.Tests will continue until the issue is resolved.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Lockdown lifted at North Miami High School after report of weapon on

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. NORTH MIAMI, FLA. (WSVN) – A lockdown has been lifted at North Miami Senior High School after police received a report of a weapon on campus, Monday.According to police, officers received a report about a weapon on the school’s campus at around 8:30 a.m. However, police said they were unable to find a weapon. The lockdown was later lifted, just before noon.K9 units were called to the scene to help investigators.7News spoke to a student who described the situation inside the school during the lockdown. “They were just telling us, ‘Remain calm, stay inside the school building at all times’ because they don’t want us to get into any form of danger,” the student said.Concerned parents also came to the school when they heard the news. “You don’t really know what is going on with your kids inside, they’re locked down. They said everything is fine, that the kids are safe, but obviously, it looks like something is going on,” said parent Florangel Santiago.Other parents said they are tired of scares like this happening, but in the end, they are happy the situation wasn’t worse.Classes have resumed for the day. last_img read more

Southwest MiamiDade home fire displaces family

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Firefighters responded to a fire that destroyed a Southwest Miami-Dade house.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene near Southwest 49th Street and 103rd Avenue, Tuesday.They managed to put out the fire, but the damage was already done. The family now has to find another place to live.Officials have not released what may have caused the fire.No one was hurt.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

University of Florida president issues apology after several graduates shoved across stage

first_img— Jordy (@_jordanaenae) May 5, 2018UF’s President Kent Fuchs has since issued an apology.“During one of this weekend’s commencement ceremonies, we were inappropriately aggressive in rushing students across the stage,” said Fuchs in a statement. “I personally apologize, and am reaching out to the students involved. The practice has been halted for all future ceremonies, and we will work to make sure all graduating students know we are proud of their achievements and celebrate with them.”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WSVN) – The University of Florida is issuing an apology after an usher was seen aggressively shoving graduates across the stage.On Saturday, UF held a commencement ceremony where several students were celebrating their accomplishments. However, the usher was seen grabbing mostly black students and hurrying them across the stage.Some students and those in the audience shared their experience on Twitter. UF Twitter 🗣🗣 Somebody please find out this employee’s name!! Every time a Black student took more than TWO seconds, he aggressively pushed them. Watch it for yourself. #ItsGreatUF pic.twitter.com/zMee1nMbUZ— Chris (@ChicoFreedom) May 5, 2018center_img Another one…. pic.twitter.com/imB8mwbICI last_img read more

Breastfeeding in public now legal in all 50 states

first_img(WSVN) – All 50 U.S. states now allow breastfeeding in public after two states recently passed bills legalizing it for their residents.According to USA Today, Idaho and Utah recently signed bills that legalize breastfeeding in public.However, USA Today reported that there was some pushback to the decision. Utah Republican Rep. Curt Webb told the Salt Lake Tribune, “This seems to say you don’t have to cover up at all. I’m not comfortable with that, I’m just not. It’s really in your face.”The bill ended up passing after its language was altered to say that women are permitted to “breastfeed in any place of public accommodation.”In Idaho, The Insider reported that Republican Rep. Paul Amador, who sponsored the bill, said to the House of Representatives, “I think we can take a proactive stance here through legislation to promote the natural bond and health benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and child. I also believe the health and nutritional choices of our families are best left as decisions for our families, not our government.”The U.S. now joins several other countries, like Australia and the United Kingdom, in legalizing breastfeeding.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Cards Against Humanity looking for writers pays 40 per hour

first_img(WSVN) – The raunchy card game Cards Against Humanity is seeking contributing writers to help create new cards — and it pays $40 per hour.The official website describes the job as remote, making “$40/hr writing poop jokes as needed – which is ‘sometimes.’”The company is asking applicants to send them fifteen white cards and five of their best black cards. Submissions are due by Aug. 31.The website also encourages “applicants from historically marginalized communities to apply, particularly people of color, immigrants, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.”For more information on the job, click here.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Duo steals heirlooms from elderly couples home after posing as landscapers in

first_img“Please call because they’re gonna do it to someone else, and it could be your parents,” Ribas said.If you have any information on this residential burglary, 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. “She feels like such a fool, and there’s nothing we can say or do to her to take that away,” Ribas said. “I have nothing nice to say about them. I cannot imagine the type of person who would take advantage of two people like that. She had them there for about 20, 25 minutes and told them that they couldn’t leave that if they left, she would get fired.”Police have released sketches of the man and woman believed to be behind the heist.The woman stands approximately 5 feet 2 inches tall, has short, black hair and was last seen wearing a white V-neck shirt and colored pants.Officials said the man stands approximately 5 feet 4 inches tall, has short black hair and was last seen wearing a khaki short and navy pants.“She trusted them,” Ribas said. “The woman got a text, said, ‘Oh, OK. Thank you,’ and left, and my parents went back in, and they didn’t notice until the next day that everything was taken. I was pissed. I was so mad that someone would do that to any elderly couple, not just my parents.”Meanwhile, Raquel said she has taken measures to make sure the robbery doesn’t happen again.“I have an alarm on the door. They’re gonna put alarms on the windows,” she said, “so I just have to remember not to open the door.” SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a pair of crooks who stole thousands of dollars worth of heirlooms from an elderly couple’s home.Enrique, 88, and Raquel Macia, 82, were inside of their home, located in the area of Southwest 81st Drive and Camino Circle, at around 3 p.m., on May 29, when a man and a woman showed up to their door posing as landscapers.Detectives said the woman distracted the elderly victims and lured them outside while the man went inside the home and took their valuables.“She was very nervous,” Raquel Macia said. “The man was OK, but she was nervous, and I could see it.”The thieves left the scene before the victims noticed approximately $30,000 worth of their family heirlooms missing, including Raquel’s mother’s engagement ring and wedding band.“I didn’t realize what had happened until the next day,” Raquel Macia said. “The wedding band has my dad’s name, her name and the date of the wedding. It’s very sad to lose that. They got me good.”Cecilia Ribas, the couple’s daughter, was furious when she found out her parents had been duped. last_img read more

PenAir Looks At Expanding Flights In Homer

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Peninsula Airways, also known as PenAir, is looking at leasing space at the Homer Airport. PenAir filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, in August 2017, allowing them to restructure their business model and continue operating. On May 4, Peninsula Airways, Inc. applied for the sublease at the rate of $38,125 annually to be paid in equal monthly installments of $3,177 per month. The lease includes space for a ticket office and baggage area for the airline. The Homer City Council approved a resolution at their meeting on Tuesday, May 29, approving a 26-month sublease at the Homer Airport. PenAir intends to offer flights on its Saab 340 aircraft between Homer and Anchorage starting in September if a final lease agreement is reached. PenAir plans to release a decision mid-June on whether the company can commit to the lease agreement with the City of Homer.last_img read more

Pause Button Hit On States Plan To Borrow 1 Billion For OilCompany

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享As of Tuesday, officials have announced that the states plan to sell up to $1 billion in bonds to pay off the states remaining oil tax credit obligations has been put on hold pending a recent lawsuit. The state of Alaska is being sued over a bill Governor Bill Walker signed into law allowing for the issuance of bonds to pay off the state’s outstanding oil tax credit obligations. State officials in their announcement said HB 331 is currently on hold and will not likely move forward until the lawsuit is settled. Forrer v. Alaska, has been referred to Superior Court Judge Jude Pate, was filed against the state by Juneau resident Eric Forrer.center_img The lawsuit  filed against the state challenges the bill’s constitutionality. Similar constitutional questions were raised as lawmakers debated the bill. But Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth said her office reviewed the matter and was confident the proposed bonds would be lawful. The bill, HB 331, establishes a new state corporation that would be empowered to sell up to $1 billion in bonds to pay off the state’s remaining oil tax credit obligations.last_img read more

The Race For The Rest Of Us Benefits American Cancer Society

first_imgDoug Hogue, the owner of Kenai River Brewery: “As soon as I heard the idea I was all over it. I think it’s an amazing thing, and I knew we would be able to raise a lot of money for a good cause.”  Johna Beech, lead state volunteer for the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network: “I am so excited for this it’s on Sunday, August 12, the Brewery to Bathroom .5k run. It’s called the race for the rest of us.” Registration will begin at 11:00 a.m., on August 12, at the Kenai River Brewing Parking Lot. The race will start at 11:30 a.m., and will go from KRB to the Soldotna Creek Park bathrooms and back. There will be refueling stations, and rest breaks throughout the short .31mile course. Beech: “All proceeds go to benefit the Relay for Life of the Kenai Peninsula, we are very excited for this race. There is going to be a prize for the very last person to cross that finish line that will be amazing and awesome.”center_img A $20 donation per individual is requested for registration or a $50 donation for a family registration (2 adults, 2 children, $5 each additional child). Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Brewery to Bathroom .5k (no that decimal isn’t a typo) “The Race for the Rest of Us” is a fundraiser for The American Cancer Society, Relay for Life of the Kenai Peninsula.last_img read more

People on the Move

first_imgThe Cut editorial director Stella Bugbee has announced that Linda Wells will join the Cut as beauty editor-at-large. Wells will write weekly on a range of topics related to beauty, fashion, wellness, and health. Time Inc. has named Alwar Rajagopalan president of Time Inc. India. Rajagopalan, a finance and accounting veteran, is the former VP of business process services of Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.  Surface Media has announced the appointment of Stephen Pulvirent as executive digital director. Pulvirent joins Surface from Bloomberg, where he influenced the direction of Bloomberg Pursuits as associate editor. Cosmopolitan.com has named its new parenting editor, Maressa Brown. Brown was previously lifestyle editor at CafeMom’s The Stir. David Saabye has begun his new role as chief digital officer of ALM. Prior to joining ALM, Saabye held several management positions at the Associated Press, including head of sales and marketing for the iCircular division. Raphael Poplock joins The Players’ Tribune as EVP of partnerships and business development. Prior to joining The Players’ Tribune, Poplock served as VP of partnerships for ESPN, where he led the global partnerships and cross-platform games businesses. Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move:center_img Christopher Cormier has been named associate publisher at InStyle. He had been associate publisher at Details. The Cut launched in 2012 as New York magazine’s stand-alone fashion and lifestyle website, and has contributed coverage to the print magazine since 2014. The Cut has 6.3 million unique visitors per month, and has 3.2 million social media followers across Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram. “We’ve long admired her wit, her style and her ability to get at exactly what readers want to know about. I can’t wait for her to bring her sharp, funny takes on everything from eyeliner to outdated beauty standards and which runway trends matter,” says Bugbee. Wells joins a beauty lineup that already includes senior beauty editor Kathleen Hou, and associate beauty editor Ashley Weatherford. She founded Allure magazine in 1991, where she served as editor-in-chief until 2015. Wells started her career as an editor at Vogue and later served as the beauty and food editor at The New York Times Magazine. Condé Nast has appointed Evan Adlman head of programmatic for the company. Most recently, Adlman served as VP, publisher development, Americas at PubMatic, where he led the teams responsible for implementing programmatic technology and strategies for the top 100 comScore publishers. last_img read more

Publishers to Leave Crains Chicago Business

first_img Snyder and Emerick will stay on until the end of the year to aid KC Crain in the transition process. “Though KC and I have different visions for the future of Crain’s, I know he is fully committed to make the future a prosperous one, not just for Crain’s Chicago Business but for our entire company, and I will do everything I can in the coming weeks to help him in those efforts.” Publisher David Snyder — a 33-year veteran of the company — and associate publisher Lisa Emerick are leaving Crain’s Chicago Business, following a disagreement with ownership on the growth strategy of the company, according to a staff report released Tuesday. Snyder joined Crain’s in 1983 as a researcher in Washington, D.C., before moving to the Chicago branch in 1984. He was named publisher in 2010. Emerick has been associate publisher since 2014, after four years as marketing director. She also worked at Crain’s from 1986 to 1998 in sales and marketing, according to the report. In addition, three editorial staff members were dismissed — assistant managing editors Thomas A. Corfman and Craig M. Newman, as well as copy editor Richard Skews.center_img Both EVP and group publisher KC Crain and Snyder confirmed in the report that the publication remains profitable.  “In business, like in life, reasonable people can disagree,” Snyder said in the staff report. Two publishers are out at Crain’s Chicago Business this week in a management shakeup that could indicate some future restructuring across Crain’s properties.  For 2015, Crain’s Chicago Business had a qualified print/digital circulation of 54,353 and total monthly readership of 448,028, according to data from The Media AuditMore on this topic The 2016 Folio: 100 — Corporate Catalysts Once Competitors, Beach and Hamptons Magazines Aim to Refine Identities New York Media Names New CRO and Publisher | People on the Move — 03.08.17 A New Chicago Office for Pitchfork and Condé Nast AMI Cuts 30 Percent of Us Weekly Staff Complex Shuts Down Print MagazineJust In Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQ Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media Consultant This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV Networks BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & Notes PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry Dive The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the MovePowered bylast_img read more