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  • Governmentled taskforce publishes employer guidance on championing flexible working

    first_imgA government and employer-led taskforce focusing on encouraging flexible working has today (Monday 14 January 2019) published guidance for organisations on how to champion flexibility.The Flexible Working Taskforce, established in March 2018, is a working partnership across various government departments, business groups, trade unions and charities that aims to widen the availability and take-up of flexible working.Co-chaired by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD), partnering organisations include the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas), Age UK, Carers UK, the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), HM Treasury, the Timewise Foundation, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) and Working Families.The campaign encourages employers to advertise all jobs as flexible, regardless of seniority level or pay grade, by using the strapline ‘Happy to talk flexible working’ within their job adverts. Those organisations participating in the taskforce have already committed to this.As part of the campaign, the taskforce is promoting the business benefits associated with flexible working. This includes the ability to address skill and labour shortages by making work more accessible to older individuals or those with caring responsibilities, improving productivity by increasing motivation, satisfaction, engagement and wellbeing, reducing sickness absence, improving staff retention and creating more diverse workforces, which can also impact the gender pay gap by facilitating more opportunities for women to progress into senior roles.Kelly Tolhurst, business minister, said: “Working flexibly helps people to balance their work and home lives and is vital in creating an inclusive economy and diverse workforce. It also gives employers access to a wider pool of talent and enables better matching of applicants and jobs.“The government is committed to enhancing the quality of work, which is why we have recently set out major workplace reforms to give millions of workers, including flexible workers, new rights and protections; the biggest upgrade in workers’ rights in a generation. To build on this upgrade, we will also be considering a duty for employers to consider whether a job can be done flexibly and to make that clear when advertising a vacancy.“We want to ensure the UK continues to lead the world in addressing the challenges of the changing world of work, and the Flexible Working Taskforce plays a valuable role in this endeavour, with a great forum through which we can make flexible working a reality for all employees.”Peter Cheese (pictured), chief executive at the CIPD and co-chair of the Flexible Working Taskforce, added: “Providing more flexible opportunities for how, when and where people work should be part of every organisation’s strategy to attract and retain the talent and skills they need.“Employers need to consider, and address, the barriers holding them back from adopting flexible working practices more widely, be it entrenched organisational cultures or making sure line managers are trained to support and manage flexible [employees].“By encouraging many more jobs to be advertised as flexible as the default option, the taskforce is challenging outdated attitudes to flexible working that still prevail in some organisations, and laying down a marker for other employers to follow.”last_img read more

  • Cuban exiles honor victims of Castro regime at somber rally

    first_imgThe Cuban Memorial at Tamiami Park honors hundreds upon hundreds who died trying to escape the island nation.Enrique Albarinas came to find the name of his father, the man he last saw when he was just 2 years old.He broke down in tears when he tried to convey the toll his father’s absence took on him. “I miss him so much. I mean, it’s hard to grow up with no father,” he said.Albarinas said he hopes that Castro’s death will lead to the kind of significant change he’s been waiting for his entire life. “I will not go back to Cuba — my land, the country I was born — until that regime becomes democratic again, until we get a new democratic system,” he said.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – They had stories to tell about people they hold dear, and on Sunday, at least 150 Cuban exiles came together to remember those who could not be there to experience this momentous time in the history of their home country.A wreath laid at the foot of the Cuban Memorial in Tamiami Park served as a symbol to push for change in the island nation.Barbara Grant was among those who came to witness Sunday’s solemn ceremony, and she told 7News she was thinking about those who were unable to flee. “The people that were tortured, the people that died trying to escape the island,” she said.Ibrahim Sanchez came to honor is mother, who, he said, was imprisoned three times when he was a child.Barbara Grant, Ibrahim SanchezSanchez became emotional as he described how he watched her being taken away for taking a stand against the Castro regime. “I said, ‘Mom, where are you going?’ She said, ‘Don’t worry about it. I’m going away, far away.”RELATED: Cuban exiles see only a glimmer of hope in Castro’s funeralThe service was held mostly in Spanish, but it was celebrated with both the Cuban and American national anthems to honor an adopted homeland.Organizers with the Cuban resistance said they wanted Sunday’s event to take place on the same day Fidel Castro was buried. “We want the world to know what this criminal did, the pain he inflicted, the horrors he carried out,” said Dr. Orlando Gutierrez-Boronat of the Cuban Democratic Directorate. last_img read more

  • Mannequin challenge featuring loaded guns lands 2 in jail

    first_imgAuthorities initially arrested two men, a 49-year-old and a 23-year-old, and they believe there may be more arrests to come.“We are continuing the investigation at this time,” said Salomonsky. “We are expecting one, maybe two more arrests.”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WSVN) — A mannequin challenge by armed gunmen launched a month-long investigation in Alabama that landed two people in jail.According to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, a mannequin challenge video posted online depicted several men armed with various types of handguns and even an assault weapon in Huntsville, Alabama.Deputies discovered the video after someone tipped them off to it about a month ago. Once deputies obtained a search warrant, they went to go seize the house with an armored SWAT force.“At 5:02 this morning, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team, the City of Huntsville Police Department’s SWAT team, and also ATF were present when we executed the search warrant at that residence,” said Capt. Mike Salomonsky of the Madison County’s Sheriff’s Office.Authorities found six people, including children, inside of the home.But, that’s not all.According to Salomonsky, they also found two handguns, an assault rifle believed to be .223 caliber, a single barrel shotgun, packs of marijuana, ammunition, magazines and an attack vest. last_img read more

  • Police help turtle cross road in Key West

    first_imgKEY WEST, FLA. (WSVN) – Key West Police received a call to help a turtle cross the road, Wednesday.At around 5 a.m., a concerned citizen reported seeing a loggerhead turtle laying her eggs on the Bridle Path, across the street from Smather’s Beach.When officers arrived, they found the animal trying to cross South Roosevelt Blvd., heading to the ocean. They immediately set up a perimeter, blocking traffic to the four-lane road to ensure the turtle safe passage.“We were well aware of the dire circumstances the turtle was in,” said Officer Carter Sims, who was the first to arrive on scene, “having crossed the road once to make a nest in inhospitable terrain.”The officers protected the turtle as she worked her way back to the beach and along 40 feet of shoreline where a wall of seagrass blocked her path into the ocean. She turned back to the road, crossed the four lanes of black top again and returned to the Bridle Path.While two of the officers protected the turtle from oncoming traffic, others located the nest full of eggs. They surrounded the site with crime scene tape and contacted the Key West Sea Turtle Club rescue group for help.In the meantime, the exhausted turtle again turned to the beach and began to cross the boulevard. The group of turtle rescue volunteers arrived, providing the officers with enough manpower and expertise to return the turtle back to the water.Officials said this incident is a good reminder that this is turtle nesting season and there are things Keys residents can do to make it safer for them, like turning off outdoor lighting at night and shading your windows if you live near a beach.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

  • Study Drinking alcohol helps you speak foreign languages more fluently

    first_img(WSVN) – Learning a new language is undoubtedly a difficult task. But according to a new study, drinking alcohol can help you speak it more fluently.A study by British and Dutch researchers that was published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology found that people spoke more fluently after consuming a small amount of alcohol.The study was conducted on 50 German speakers who were studying Dutch at at Maastricht University, according to Time Magazine. Each individual was asked to have a graded, casual conversation with an interviewer in Dutch. Half of them consumed alcohol before the two-minute chat, while the other half had some water.The chats were recorded and scored by a pair of native Dutch speakers. Those who had a drink scored higher. The native speakers said people in the alcohol group had better fluency, specifically better pronunciation.The study found that the alcohol and water groups scored similarly in grammar, vocabulary and argumentation.Authors of the study noted that low-to-moderate alcohol consumption plays a role in “reducing language anxiety,” leading to improved proficiency.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

  • Potentially hazardous asteroid will make close approach to Earth on Super Bowl

    first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. (WSVN) – NASA says a “potentially hazardous” asteroid will make a close approach to Earth on Super Bowl Sunday.At the time of closest approach at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 4, experts say asteroid “2002 AJ129” will be no closer than 10 times the distance between Earth and the Moon, or about 2.6 million miles.It’s said to be an intermediate-sized, near-Earth asteroid, somewhere between 0.3 miles and 0.75 miles across, according to NASA.NASA says the asteroid’s velocity at the time of closest approach, 76,000 mph, is higher than the majority of near-Earth objects during a flyby. The high velocity is said to be a result of the asteroid’s orbit, which approaches very close to the Sun.Although the asteroid is categorized as a potentially hazardous one, it does not pose an actual threat of colliding with our planet for the foreseeable future, according to experts.“We have been tracking this asteroid for over 14 years and know its orbit very accurately,” said Paul Chodas, manager of NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies. last_img read more

  • Pompano Beach teen woman 4 others accused of bringing child to burglarize

    first_imgPOMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Police have arrested six people accused burglarizing a car in Pompano Beach.According to police, among the suspects were a 17-year-old boy and a woman who brought along a child after they reportedly burglarized a Jeep, Tuesday.Two of the suspects made court appearances, Wednesday.The group faces charges of burglary conveyance and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

  • 3 attempt to steal Mustang from Hialeah home

    first_imgHIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are searching for three people who almost stole a Mustang from a home in Hialeah.The three subjects could be seen breaking through the gate of a home near East Fourth Avenue and 62nd Street early Wednesday morning.The group left, then came back minutes later and got into the Mustang in the front yard. The group began backing out but suddenly stopped and ran off.It’s not clear why the trio backed out, but the homeowner is thankful they did. However, he still wants the subjects caught.“This is just about the safety and security for our citizens here in the community,” said Juan Cepero, the car’s owner.If you have any information on this incident, 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

  • Video shows DoorDash driver sipping milkshake before making delivery

    first_imgSTOCKTON, Calif. (WSVN) — A California family’s surveillance camera captured video of what appears to be a DoorDash delivery driver taking a sip from a milkshake he is supposed to be delivering.Video shows the man walking up to the door with the milkshake and food in hand and appearing to take a sip from the straw before the front door opens and he hands the drink to 14-year-old Rishab Malhotra.“I felt really disgusted about what had happened,” said Rishab.Rishab told Fox 40 that he didn’t find out what happened until the next day when they family saw it on the surveillance footage the next day.The family said luckily, nobody got sick from the act. But the incident left a sour taste in their mouths.DoorDash released a statement in response to the video that reads:“We sincerely regret that this incident fell short of the experience we strive to give our customers every day. We reached out to this customer immediately after being notified of this event three weeks ago. We have since taken appropriate actions, including deactivating the dasher from our platform for failing to follow and maintain our standards of food safety.” Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

  • ExPenton VP to Launch Online Startup

    first_imgAbout a month after his quiet departure from Penton Media as vice president of new media, Prescott Shibles is taking a page out of the Tina Brown/Harry McCracken playbook and is launching his own startup: Vital Business Media.“At heart, I’ve always been an entrepreneur,” Shibles told FOLIO:. “I told [Penton CEO] John French when I took the job there that after I built up digital so it was a significant part of the company in terms of staff and revenue size that I’d want to do something small again.”Shibles [pictured] plans to launch Vital Business Media’s first vertical online before the end of the year, he said. Comparing the forthcoming site to DailyCandy.com and personalized music site Pandora.com, Shibles says his site will serve as an aggregator of business-related news and feature original video content. “There’s an abundance of business news and advertising out there but most of it is lost on the end consumer,” he said. “We’ll filter out the ‘noise’ and funnel information to our users that is vital to their business’ health.”Like Daily Candy, Shibles will require users to fill out a registration form with profile data which, in turn, will help him provide them with personalized business content and advertising. “I see this as an opportunity to go beyond lead generation to what I call lead cultivating and nurturing,” he said.Entrepreneurial ‘Itch’Shibles joined Penton in 2003. Since then, the digital department at the b-to-b publishing giant has grown from three to 130 employees. He left in early September following Penton’s naming of Jim L’Heureux as senior vice president of e-media.“Launching Vital Business Media is something I’ve been thinking about in earnest since February,” said Shibles. “The opportunity here is immense.”While he continues to look for additional financial partners, Shibles says he has raised “less than $5 million” in angel financing to get Vital Business Media going. After the site goes live, he hopes to launch two more verticals by mid-2009. He also is developing an events-related portion of the business.“I’m excited to venturing out on my own,” Shibles said. “You can only not scratch that entrepreneurial itch for so long.”last_img read more

  • Bangor Metro Regional Magazine to be Sold to Private Investors

    first_img“It’s been a tremendously gratifying experience to produce something that people truly appreciate,” says Wellman. “I’m glad at least two of the titles will continue to be published.” Maine Ahead, a statewide business title published ten times per year, launched in January 2010 and has struggled financially, according to Wellman, who says, “We put a plan together in 2008 to raise $400,000, but we didn’t get anywhere near that. We were under capitalized in a difficult time. Even though people loved the magazine and it was extremely high quality, a series of events occurred this past year that forced us to consider selling the titles.” A new issue of the magazine is set to hit newsstands next week, but Wellman says he has not committed to publishing additional issues beyond that one.Wellman and a representative for Cashman declined to release terms of the deal. Bangor Metro, a six-year old business, lifestyle and opinion magazine serving the Bangor, Maine region, will be sold next month to a group of investors within the city—principally Jack Cashman of Cashman Asset Management, a long-time Bangor businessman.The monthly title has a circulation of 11,000 and is profitable, according to former publisher Mark Wellman, who founded the magazine under parent company Webster Atlantic Corporation. Webster’s other publications included Real Maine Weddings, which Wellman says has been bought by two of the company’s employees, as well as Maine Ahead, which is still for sale.Cashman has hired several of the magazine’s employees, not including the editor, publisher, a salesperson and the bookkeeper, to create a total staff of six.last_img read more

  • Connectiv Merges with Association Media Publishing AMP

    first_imgA note from Matt Kinsman, Connectiv’s VP of content and programming, adds that the program at the forthcoming 2018 edition of Connectiv’s Business Information & Media Summit will include a track devoted to AM&P.“Connectiv and SIIA are committed to using our organizational experience and industry leadership to advance the unique interests of business information companies,” said Marchesano in the statement. “AM&P is a great fit with our mission to accelerate innovation and collaboration.”Formerly known as American Business Media, Connectiv merged with the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) in 2013 before rebranding itself two years later.“This new structure will ensure continued growth and will give AM&P the resources to provide exciting new benefits to our members,” added Vallina. “We look forward to reaching new heights as a key member of the Connectiv family.” Following unanimous approval by both organization’s boards of directors, Connectiv — the group that represents B2B publishers and media companies — and Association Media & Publishing — whose membership is comprised of over 200 non-profit association publishers like the American Chemical Society — have merged, effective immediately.Mike Marchesano, managing director of Connectiv, will take on the additional role of managing director of AM&P, according to a statement, which notes that the two organizations will “operate independently with managerial oversight from Marchesano and others at Connectiv.”Connectiv and AM&P will both maintain their respective boards, with two AM&P board members — the American Nurses Association’s Joe Vallina and the Woodworking Machinery Industry Association’s Larry Hoffer — also receiving seats on Connectiv’s board.Additionally, AM&P’s annual meeting and Excel Awards program — held each June in Washington, D.C. — will continue under their current leadership, and AM&P members will henceforth have access to Connectiv benefits like the ConnectivU online education suite and eligibility for the annual Neal Awards.last_img read more

  • Policy Bill Amendment Would Help Relocate Municipal Airport away from Georgia Sub

    first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR An amendment House lawmakers added to the fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill last week would help alleviate the Navy’s security concerns arising from a general aviation airport located less than two miles from Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga.The amendment, sponsored by Buddy Carter (R-Ga.), authorizes DOD to spend $6 million to free the city of St. Marys from financial obligations to the Federal Aviation Administration for past improvements at St. Marys Airport. The money would go to the state Department of Transportation to pay for building a general aviation airport at another location.Relocating the airport would end 15 years of debate about the airport’s future, reported Brunswick News. In the past, parachutists have landed inadvertently inside the sub base’s fence line and several airplanes have made emergency landings near Kings Bay, located on Georgia’s southern coast.“I hope this will satisfy the Navy’s deep concerns about the airport,” said Mayor John Morrissey.Carter told the paper construction of a replacement airport would occur sooner rather than later, but no timeline has yet been established.“While this is an important move, it is only the first step and I pledge to work with the community to bring a new general aviation airport online as soon as possible,” Carter said in a written statement.The House passed the underlying defense policy bill May 18.last_img read more

  • EPA Timeline for Setting Exposure Limits for Water Contaminants Is Uncertain

    first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Washington, D.C. — Last month Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced a series of steps the agency would take to respond to growing concern over the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water supplies across the country. One of the steps Pruitt cited would be an effort to explore the possibility of setting legally enforceable limits — or maximum contaminant levels — under the Safe Drinking Water Act for PFOA and PFOS exposure. That effort is critical as a regulatory standard for the chemicals is needed for the Pentagon to implement appropriate cleanup actions, Deborah Morefield, program manager of DOD’s defense environmental restoration program, said Tuesday during a town hall at the Defense Communities National Summit.“We’re waiting for EPA,” Morefield said. In 2016, EPA set lifetime health advisories for PFOA and PFOS but those are not regulatory standards and are not enforceable.At this time, though, it’s not clear how long it will take the agency to set exposure limits for PFOA and PFOS, assuming the process reaches that point. There is no established timeline under the Safe Drinking Water Act for completing the regulatory determination process, Jennifer McLain, acting deputy director of EPA’s office of ground water and drinking water, told the audience. The agency has only started the preliminary phase of the process and officials still are discussing a possible timeframe. “We understand the need to move along,” McLain said.Separately EPA will begin the necessary steps to consider designating PFOA and PFOS as hazardous substances under one of two sections of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). That move, expected to occur this fall, will help base closure communities still waiting to obtain land from the military services. And starting next week, EPA will be visiting a handful of communities grappling with PFAS contamination to hear directly from local officials and residents about how they’ve been impacted. By the end of the year, the agency plans to release a national PFAS management plan that will outline how the agency will lead the effort to address the problem, she said. In response to a question from the audience, McLain said she believes a study by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, which top EPA and White House officials blocked earlier this year, will be released in the near future. EPA has been working with ATSDR, a unit of the Department of Health and Human Services, to review the report, she said. The toxicological study could lead to the government adopting a lower threshold for exposure to PFOA and PFOS.Air Force photo by Breanne Humphreyslast_img read more

  • Redevelopment of East Bank Site in New Orleans Founders

    first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The city of New Orleans has made little progress redeveloping the portion of the former Naval Support Activity site on the east bank of the Mississippi River in the five years since the Navy conveyed the 25-acre property, which has now fallen into disrepair. The city’s plan to convert the BRAC 2005 closure into a hub for disaster relief agencies to deliver services and supplies during a catastrophe has not been realized as the prior administration of Mayor Mitch Landrieu diverted at least $40 million in federal grants from the redevelopment to other city projects, reports WWL-TV.The city was awarded a $35 million hazard mitigation grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to stormproof the site’s three six-story buildings, which total 500,000 square feet. It also received $5 million from the agency to replace the city’s fire department headquarters at the former Navy base. In May 2015, though, then-Deputy Mayor Cedric Grant asked FEMA to redirect the hazard mitigation grant to six drainage projects. Ryan Berni, also a deputy mayor under Landrieu, told the Times-Picayune that redevelopment plans were not ready to move forward when the city had to craft a spending plan for the $35 million grant. As a result, FEMA asked the city to redirect the money, a move that was approved by the City Council. The city selected EMDRC to redevelop the property in 2012, but it did not reach a development agreement with the Landrieu administration until late 2016. Belinda Little-Wood, executive director of the LRA until January 2015, told WWL the terms of the no-cost transfer agreement with the Navy could require New Orleans to pay full value for the site if the city fails to redevelop it and generate new jobs. Times Picayune photo by Paul Purpuralast_img read more

  • House Appropriators Seek Space Force Cost Details

    first_img ADC AUTHOR House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee lawmakers told Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan Wednesday they want more information on the long-term costs of the Pentagon’s new space organizations, Space News reported.The lawmakers warned during a DOD budget hearing that without more detailed cost information, it could delay the defense appropriations bill.The panel plans to begin marking up the spending bill May 15. Subcommittee Chairman Pete Visclosky (D-Ind.) said appropriators want to ensure the funding is passed before the current fiscal year ends Sept. 30.Shanahan wrote a Wall Street Journal op-ed this week titled “It’s Time to Create an American Space Force.”Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Andrew Satranlast_img

  • Queen Bohemian Rhapsody biopic Is this just fantasy

    first_imgFind out who is slotted to play the iconic Freddie Mercury in upcoming film that promises to “bring the Queen and Freddie story alive”GRAMMYs Jul 17, 2017 – 2:37 pm GRAMMY.comAs the star of USA Network’s “Mr. Robot,” Rami Malek has taken America through a digital dystopia where multiple versions of reality coexist. Now that Queen have announced the band’s long-awaited biopic, aptly titled Bohemian Rhapsody, they’ve also confirmed that Malek will take us through the mind-bending talents of Freddie Mercury.Born a British citizen, Mercury was transplanted from Zanzibar, Tanzania, to Middlesex, England, at 17. From London he soon exposed the world to his personal richness of over-the-top expression — a singer/songwriter whose theatricality onstage earned him a seat at the table of rock’s ultimate frontmen.Malek is no stranger to reality-warping narrative, but one indication of how big a space he has to fill is outlined by the fact that GRAMMY nominee Adam Lambert has been touring with Queen on lead vocals. “We Are The Champions” (GRAMMY Hall Of Fame, 2009) is a perfect feeling to embody, and legions of anxious fans are hopeful that Malek will nail the role.Director Bryan Singer (X-Men 2, “House,” “Legion”) has been tapped to bring Bohemian Rhapsody from fantasy to real life. The film, which is scheduled to begin pre-production this week, will also feature Queen band members Brian May and Roger Taylor serving as executive music producers.Madonna to Dolly Parton: 7 artists who champion the LGBTQ community Facebook Queen ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ biopic: Is this just fantasy? Queen movie: “Is this just fantasy?” queen-bohemian-rhapsody-biopic-just-fantasy Twitter Email News last_img read more

  • Guns N Roses Not In This Lifetime Tour Rakes In More Millions

    first_img Email Twitter Facebook How Much Revenue Did GNR Make In 7 Weeks On Tour? guns-n-roses-not-lifetime-tour-rakes-more-millions The group tops the Hot Tours list with a successful seven-week North American runTim McPhateGRAMMYs Oct 6, 2017 – 4:24 pm Guns N’ Roses’ appetite for the road isn’t likely to diminish anytime soon.The hard-rock titans topped the Hot Tours weekly Billboard ranking with $53 million in gross revenue from the third leg of their blockbuster North American Not in This Lifetime… tour. With concerts spanning St. Louis and Denver to Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Vancouver, GNR performed for more than 535,000 fans over a seven-week run from July 27 to Sept. 8.Guns N’ Roses’ tour continues through November, hitting Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, and Milwaukee, among other cities.A big favorite to be among the top tours of 2017, GNR already claimed the No. 1 tour of the Pollstar’s mid-year tour report.World Guitar Day: 7 YouTube Channels To Improve Your Playing Guns N’ Roses: Not In This Lifetime Tour Rakes In More Millions News last_img read more

  • Windsor Place Of Wilmington Offers FREE Programs This July Public Welcome

    first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The following events are FREE and OPEN TO ALL (regardless of age) at Windsor Place of Wilmington (92 West Street) this July:Monday, July 2 and 16 Chair Yoga with instructor Marianne Bergonzi 10:00 am, Activity RoomAll are welcome to attend Marianne’s bi-monthly yoga class. Yoga is a study of your body, mind and breath. It is about learning how to undo unconscious repetitive patterns of movement that do not serve us well. Yoga teaches us how to open up the joints of our body and allow more supple movement of the spine, freeing ourselves of tension and stress. This class will last for 45 minutes.Tuesday, July 3 Music Program: Lori and Richard Ruggerio, vocals 2:30 pm, Activity RoomAll residents are welcome to come to a performance by husband and wife vocalists, Lori and Richard Ruggerio. The couple brings so much energy and talent to their concerts. They seem to be a big favorite among residents, so don’t miss this engaging program!Thursday, July 5 Slide Show Lecture with Michael Perry Topic: Summer in Alaska 11:00 am, Activity RoomJoin Michael Perry for a beautiful slide program capturing the summer of a lifetime in the Land of the Midnight Sun, Alaska! Raft with Michael and his wife, Chris, through the heart of the Brooks Range on the fast moving Hulahula River, cutting a snow swollen path through the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the center of a fierce political debate regarding the development of oil rights on the fragile arctic plain. Then it is back to Fairbanks for some relaxing soaking in Chena Hot Springs before traveling south to the Richardson Highway, where we begin a leisurely bike trip from Delta Junction 270 miles south to the port of Valdez, and the southern terminus of the 800-mile long Alaska Pipeline. Share in the summer splendor of Alaska: brilliant purple fireweed along the roadsides, mountains dotted with melting ribbons of snow, exotic alpine flowers, waterfalls tumbling down verdant mountain slopes and more!Tuesday, July 10 Steps in Time Dance program with Michael Windward 2:30 pm, Activity RoomMichael Winward, an independent dance artist, will be coming by for anotherafternoon of ballroom dancing. With influences in American-style ballroom, ballet and contemporary dance practices, his work places a strong focus on building connections. Connection to one’s body, one’s self, one’s audience; connection between dance partners, connection within and across communities. In 2016, Michael founded Steps in Time, a program that brings ballroom dance workshops to senior communities. Ballroom dancing provides incredible benefits to older adults. It encourages good posture and it provides low-impact, cardiovascular exercise. All are welcome, whether you’d like to participate or just spectate!Friday, July 13 Gary Hylander Lecture Topic: Bring Us Together: The Election of 1968 11:00 am, Activity RoomThe election campaign of 1968 brought into the open many of the hopes and fears of the American people. In its course, the short blazing political career of Robert Kennedy would be extinguished by assassination. The campaign would see rioting in the streets of Chicago during the Democratic National Convention and the rise of George Wallace’s American Independent Party. Election day would find Richard M. Nixon narrowly achieving his consuming ambition to be President of the United States.Friday, July 20 Art Matters Lecture with Regina Sullivan Topic: Impressionism 1:30 pm, Activity RoomThe Impressionists were painters of light, painters of nature and painters of human nature. Having little in common, except a common enemy, the Academy, artists like Monet, Renoir and Degas defied convention and changed the way the whole world looked at art. Like a stone dropped into a still pond, the ripples from this revolutionary style of painting spread out, influencing a whole new generation of artists. Join us for a close look at many of the paintings that moved the world into the modern era.Tuesday, July 24 Mass Audubon Habitat Lecture with Barbara Bates Topic: That Lovely Summer Pond 11:00 am, Activity RoomPond life includes a wide variety of aquatic animals and plants including some turtles, frogs and snakes, as well as wading and diving birds. Join Barbara to find out more about what’s below the pond surface, what’s at the surface and what they are all doing there.(NOTE: The above information is from Windsor Place of Wilmington.)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… RelatedWindsor Place Of Wilmington Offers FREE Programs This September (Public Welcome)In “Community”Windsor Place Of Wilmington Offers FREE Programs This November (Public Welcome)In “Community”Windsor Place Of Wilmington Offers FREE Programs This January (Public Welcome)In “Business”last_img read more

  • Wilmington Man Arrested For Alleged Crucifix Attack

    first_imgBILLERICA, MA — On Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at approximately 2:30AM, Billerica Police arrested Torrey Smith, 39, of Wilmington, on felony arrest warrants related to an August 22nd incident that occurred in Billerica.On August 22, Smith was alleged to have forced entry into a former girlfriend’s residence where he assaulted her and an acquaintance. During the incident, Smith is alleged to have assaulted an individual with a wooden crucifix resulting in significant tissue damage to their nose. Smith fled the scene prior to police arrival and has been sought by authorities since that time.Billerica Officer Rafael Mendez had been involved in the investigation of the August incident. While conducting an investigation into a civil motor vehicle infraction on Boston Road in Billerica, he became suspicious that a passenger in the vehicle may be Torrey Smith. After initially providing Officer Mendez with a fictitious identity, he was able to positively identify the individual to be Torrey Smith.Smith was arrested on the warrants and booked at the Billerica Police Department. He will be arraigned on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Lowell District Court.(NOTE: The above press release is from the Billerica Police Department.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 3: Man Issued Summons For Resisting Arrest; Turkeys Struck In Roadway; Hit & RunIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 5 Arrests & Issue 4 SummonsesIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 1: Lowell Woman Arrested For OUI; Billerica Teen Arrested On Warrant; 2 Drivers Issued SummonsesIn “Police Log”last_img read more