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EXCLUSIVE 68 offer counselling as a wellbeing benefit

first_imgMore than two-thirds (68%) of respondents offer access to counselling services or an employee assistance programme (EAP), according to research by Employee Benefits and Xerox HR Services.The Benefits research 2016, which surveyed a total of 338 respondents in May 2016, found that the majority (93%) of those who offer counselling services, do so as a core benefits provision for all staff.Private medical insurance (PMI) is also a staple among many employers’ benefits packages, with 71% providing this for employees and 62% also providing it to employees’ partners and dependants. More than a third (35%) give employees access to a health cash plan, 42% of which offer it as a core benefits to all staff. Meanwhile, 28% of respondents offer this to employees’ partners and dependants, although the main means of doing so are as a voluntary (44%) or flexible benefit (35%).Fitness schemes also feature in respondents’ benefits programmes, with 41% offering gym membership to staff and 26% running on-site fitness classes. While wearable technology continues to rise in popularity on an individual basis, it is yet to become a prominent fixture in employee health and wellbeing programmes, with just 8% of respondents offering it as a benefit.As we become ever-more digitally linked and increasingly accustomed to searching for information at the touch of the button, whether through mobile devices while on the go or via laptops and PCs, it is perhaps not unexpected that employers are turning to digital means to provide wellbeing education and support for staff.Almost half (49%) of respondents offer digital content on mental wellbeing, 42% on physical wellbeing, and 41% on financial wellness. In addition, around a third offer digital content support on community and social wellbeing (35%), and 31% offer job satisfaction or career wellbeing support in this way.In comparison, more than a third (34%) use printed materials to offer education and support on mental wellbeing.However, face-to-face communication remains a popular method for delivering wellbeing education and support, particularly around physical (42%) and mental wellbeing (42%).last_img read more

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Large cocaine haul seized from Haitian ship on Miami River

first_imgIt is unknown if any arrests were made. However, everyone on board was detained.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized 2,000 pounds of cocaine hidden on board a ship on the Miami River, Tuesday night. Several people on board were detained.According to U.S. Customs officials, the 200-foot vessel, named Lisanne, traveled from Haiti to the Miami River and docked around 3300 North River Drive.U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Anti-Terrorism Contraband Enforcement Team gathered information that there were false compartments on board the ship. Once Customs and Border Protection officers from Field Operations Miami boarded the ship, they discovered around four hidden compartments welded into the deck.Agents drilled small holes into the cargo hold cover. When they pulled their drills out, they found white powder.They then made larger holes and uncovered about 2,000 pounds of cocaine. The operation continued into late Wednesday evening. “We found 400 bricks of narcotics … and then an additional 400 bricks [Wednesday],” said U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesperson Dylan DeFrancisci.Once the bricks of cocaine were discovered, they were placed on the deck of the ship. 7Skyforce hovered above the Lisanne as agents continued to remove the bricks from the ship.The haul is one of the largest busts authorities have made in recent weeks. “When they do come in on the Miami River, [the shipments] are typically big,” said DeFrancisci. last_img read more

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Police searching for armed robber caught on camera at local Subway

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are hoping the public will help them locate the man responsible for an armed robbery at a South Florida sandwich shop.Newly released surveillance video shows the subject walking into the Subway near North Federal Highway and Northeast 48th Street in Fort Lauderdale, May 16. He is seen approaching the counter pointing a gun at an employee and demanding cash from the register.He fled the area with an undisclosed sum of cash.No one was hurt.If you have any information on his whereabouts, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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12 Cuban migrants saved at sea sent back to Cuba

first_imgKEY WEST, FLA. (WSVN) – A group of 12 Cubans were saved at sea and then repatriated, Sunday.The group were on a rustic boat, miles away from Key West, when they were hit with heavy rain.The Coast Guard rescued the group and transported them to a cutter before repatriating them back to Cuba.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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All clear given at Miami Dade College North Campus after bomb threat

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Miami Dade College’s North Campus was evacuated, Wednesday afternoon, after the school received a bomb threat.An automated safety alert directed all buildings at the North Campus, located at 11380 N.W. 27th Ave., to evacuate just before 4 p.m. Minutes before the announcement, buildings 1, 2, 4 and the preschool lab, located at the North Campus, were ordered to evacuate immediately. MDC NORTH CAMPUS ALERT: All clear has been given for MDC North Campus. Classes and operations will resume as normally scheduled Thursday.— Miami Dade College (@MDCollege) January 19, 2017 Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. A few hours later, the school announced on Twitter that the all clear was given.The school canceled all classes for the rest of the day. Classes will resume as scheduled on Thursday.center_img ALERT: Please evacuate all Buildings at MDC NORTH CAMPUS immediately. If heading to the Campus, stay away until the all-clear has been given— Miami Dade College (@MDCollege) January 18, 2017Police sweeped the buildings with canines.According to a school spokesperson, there were not too many students on campus at the time of the alert, just before 4 p.m., Wednesday.Administrators said they received a bomb threat via email at around 3 p.m., and then began issuing the alerts. The email threatened multiple buildings. last_img read more

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Tractor trailer rolls over spills diesel fuel onto Palmetto

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A tractor trailer rolled over along the Palmetto Expressway, Friday, spilling diesel fuel onto the highway.According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, the 18-wheeler rolled over onto its side, spilling diesel fuel along the westbound lanes of SR-826 at the entrance ramp at Northwest 167th Street. However, nobody was injured.Officials have shut down the State Road 826 on-ramp going westbound to Florida’s Turnpike. The northbound on-ramp heading east to west in the area has also been shut down.Fire rescue crews remain on the scene as the clean-up process begins.Please check back on WSVN.com and 7News for more details on this developing story.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Teen airlifted after suffering injuries while exiting MiamiDade Youth Fair ride

first_imgWitnesses who took to social media to report the incident said the ride malfunctioned, but Youth Fair representatives said the victim fell while getting out of the ride and was airlifted as a precaution.On behalf of the Youth Fair, North American Midway Entertainment, the company that operates the ride, released a statement, saying the Hard Rock was not in motion at the time the victim fell.Youth Fair officials said the victim tried to get on the ride but couldn’t be safely harnessed, so she got off and fell in the process.North American Midway’s statement read in part, “During the loading process, the guest attempted to exit the ride and fell onto the deck of the ride. As a standard procedure, when any incident happens, the ride remains closed until it is re-inspected by Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services before reopening.”The Hard Rock is a newer ride with a platform and multiple separate carriers that hold several people each.Officials did not disclose the rider’s age but confirmed she is a minor.The Department of Agriculture’s investigation is expected to take place on Saturday. MIAMI (WSVN) – A teenage girl was airlifted to the hospital after, officials said, she suffered injuries while at the Miami-Dade Youth Fair, Friday night.Video posted to Twitter showed good Samaritans rendering aid to the young victim as she lay on the floor next to the Hard Rock ride.She was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital with injuries, according to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. They described the patient as a teenager with traumatic injuries. At 7:39pm, #MDFR transported a minor with injuries from 10901 SW 24 St via #AirRescue to main trauma center. For all other information regarding this incident please contact @MiamiDadePD.— MDFR (@MiamiDadeFire) March 31, 2018The video posted on Twitter also shows a rescue vehicle and an air rescue chopper at the scene.7News cameras captured paramedics taking the victim out of the helicopter at the hospital and taking her inside. center_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Police search for hit and run driver in NW MiamiDade

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are searching for a hit and run driver who fatally struck a woman in Northwest Miami-Dade.According to officials, they are looking for the driver of a dark-colored vehicle. The car was caught on surveillance video leaving the scene of the crime.The hit and run happened back on June 8, in the area of Northwest Seventh Avenue and 95th Street.Sixty-one-year-old Lisa Taipale was killed in the crash.If you have any information on this hit and run, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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1 injured during OpaLocka shooting gunman at large

first_imgOPA-LOCKA, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are searching for the person they believe shot a man in Opa-Locka.Surveillance video from Sunday night shows the victim inside of a store on Ali Baba Avenue and Northwest 22nd Avenue.The victim was then seen holding the side of his body, where he was shot, while running away from the shooter. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.The shooter is still at large.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Local Communities Pay Tribute To Fallen Heroes On Memorial Day

first_imgGuest Speaker U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan paid tribute to those fallen: “It’s always great to be on the Kenai. One of the most important thing I do in the Senate is the work we do for our veterans and our military. We have more veterans per capita than any other state in the country, and the Kenai Peninsula has a lot of them. We had a great turnout.” Soldotna Mayor Nels Anderson: “This is a special day. Unfortunately, in the United States we only have about 1 percent that serves in the military, and I think too many of us take for granted the service they give to our country.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Memorial Day Ceremonies in remembrance of those who died in active military service were observed throughout the Peninsula on Monday. Community members gathered in Kenai Cemetery for the Avenue of Flags, where the cemetery was decorated in  American flags. That afternoon they gathered at the Leif Hansen Memorial Park in Kenai, for a ceremony hosted by the Veteran’s Coalition of the Kenai Peninsula. Later that day a second ceremony hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars took place in Soldotna Community Memorial Park.last_img read more

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Newsweek Unveils The Newsweek

first_imgAD PAGES1,505.871,859.02-19.0 AVG. PAID CIRCULATION*2,701,8933,109,228-13.1 SINGLE COPY SALES*106,11492,57614.6 * Second half In December, FOLIO: published a report on Newsweek, breaking the story that the venerable news magazine was considering an overhaul—rethinking everything from its circulation to its design to its news coverage to its voice—with the end result something akin to the Economist, a “thought-leader” position editor Jon Meacham (and Time editor Richard Stengel, for that matter) not-so-secretly covets. (It was one of our most highly-trafficked stories of 2008; Newsweek eventually confirmed the news.)Well, today marks Day One of the New Newsweek (we’re calling it “The Newsweek”).  And Meacham explains the shift (“A New Magazine for a Changing World”) in his editor’s letter:It is no secret that the business of journalism is in trouble. Venerable American institutions are facing uncertain futures; once profitable enterprises are struggling to find ways to fund their operations. At an otherwise lighthearted White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, President Obama concluded his remarks on a serious note, expressing his sympathy for the trade’s plight and quoting Thomas Jefferson, who remarked that he would rather have newspapers and no government than a government without newspapers.The point, we believe, holds true for a magazine like ours. We think what we do is important, but in the end what matters more is whether you think so, and in so thinking, whether you find that our work repays the investment of your time. And so the magazine you are holding now—the first issue of a reinvented and rethought NEWSWEEK—represents our best effort to bring you original reporting, provocative (but not partisan) arguments and unique voices. We know you know what the news is. We are not pretending to be your guide through the chaos of the Information Age. If you are like us, you do not need, or want, a single such Sherpa. What we can offer you is the benefit of careful work discovering new facts and prompting unexpected thought. NEWSWEEK20082007%CHNG Counterintuitively, perhaps, the weekly cycle is a promising one in a world running at a digital pace. The Internet does a good job of playing the role long filled by newspapers, delivering headlines, opinions and instant analysis. Many newspapers have long been forced into a traditional newsmagazine model, with longer-form reporting and more big-picture thinking, but they still have to do it every day, and there is only so much wisdom one can summon in a few hours. As we see it, NEWSWEEK’s role is to bring you as intellectually satisfying and as visually rich an experience as the great monthlies of old did, whether it was Harold Hayes’s Esquire or Willie Morris’s Harper’s, but on a weekly basis.There will, for the most part, be two kinds of stories in the new NEWSWEEK. The first is the reported narrative—a piece, grounded in original observation and freshly discovered fact, that illuminates the important and the interesting. The second is the argued essay—a piece, grounded in reason and supported by evidence, that makes the case for something. What is displaced by these categories? The chief casualty is the straightforward news piece and news written with a few (hard-won, to be sure) new details that does not move us significantly past what we already know. Will we cover breaking news? Yes, we will, but with a rigorous standard in mind: Are we truly adding to the conversation? When violence erupts in the Middle East, are we saying something original about it? Are our photographs and design values exceptional? If the answers are yes, then we are in business.Read the rest of Meacham’s letter here. See the new table of contents and interior spread below. A Changing World last_img read more

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SGC Horizon Strikes BtoB ECommerce Deal With Bizy LLC

first_imgOn the b-to-b side, Hanley Wood earlier this year bought Home Plans LLC, which features more than 14,000 single family house, multi-family house, garage, deck and other project plans on Homeplans.com, while IT consulting firm Ajilitee offered a Groupon deal for $25,000 worth of business intelligence and cloud computing services for $12,500.In February, Penton Media teamed with AssetNation, which creates private label marketplaces, to offer an auction site that facilitates the sale of heavy machinery. Penton Online Auctions will start by auctioning off excess agriculture equipment and expand to transportation equipment and public infrastructure equipment by the end of the year. SGC Horizon, owner of HousingZone, an online portal for home builders, remodelers and contractors, has teamed with Bizy LLC, operator of co-branded vertical industry deal sites, to launch HousingZone Deals, a site that will offer weekly discounts on building products such as doors, windows, faucets, lighting and home plans to HousingZone’s audience of 100,000 monthly visitors. HousingZoneDeals is slated for launch in October. In addition to industry-specific offers, the site will also feature more general b-to-b offers from BizyDeal.com partners, which include sites such as LinkedIn, Experian, Constant Contact and the Fairmont Hotel, as well as suppliers of trade show displays, telemarketing campaigns and texting platforms. SGC will split revenue with Bizy (but declined to share details on the ratio).  In May, Bizy teamed with the National Restaurant Association to offer NRA Show Daily Deals during the association’s annual conference. E-commerce initiatives are exploding for both consumer and b-to-b publishers (F+W Media claims e-commerce revenue has grown by 50 percent and could be the company’s second largest revenue stream by 2014). In June, Hearst Digital Media partnered with Pixazza Inc. to integrate e-commerce into select advertising on sites such as Housebeautiful.com. In May, New York Media launched New York Deals, a New York City-specific online program that offers weekly round-ups of deals for dining, shopping, spas, activities and events.last_img read more

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Hearst Expands Mobile Ad Creation Through Sprout

first_imgHearst Digital Media is expanding its tablet and mobile-based ad creation capabilities through a partnership with Sprout, a platform that enables publishers and agencies to create and track their own mobile and tablet ads.Sprout, which is a division of mobile ad network InMobi, is a cloud-based tool that allows its clients to import materials and create mobile HTML5 ads. Hearst Digital plans to use the service for its mobile optimized web sites for brands such as Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan and Seventeen. Last September, Hearst announced an aggressive 6-18 month plan to optimize all of its magazine web sites with HTML5, acknowledging the importance mobile devices are going to play in content consumption. More on this topic Hearst Launches Mobile App ‘Think Tank’ Hearst Joins Nokia’s Global Mobile Ad Network Private Ad Exchanges Digital Magazines News Wire | 02.26.10 Hearst To Convert All Sites to HTML5 Hearst Partners with Verizon to Target Millennials with Digital VideoJust In Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move Bonnier Corp. Terminates Editor-in-Chief for Ethics Breach PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry Dive Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQ Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media ConsultantPowered by Since the optimization program began, Hearst Digital Media vice president of programming and product strategy Mark Weinberg told Folio: that Good Housekeeping, which was the first brand to undergo the transition, has had record monthly uniques.”With a comprehensive suite of HTML5 applications, we can develop solutions that tap into the inherent functionality of each device—tailoring solutions to consumer interests and behaviors,” says Hearst Digital Media executive director of marketing services Laura Schooling.last_img read more

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Air Force Orders Review of Planes Flight Training

first_imgAir Force commanders will inspect all aircraft and review pilot training procedures under an order from Chief of Staff David Goldfein, CNN reported.The U.S. and other countries have grounded the Boeing 737 Max 8 after two recent crashes. The autopilot systems and pilot training procedures have come under attack.The Air Force does not fly the 737 Max 8, and the steps are “precautionary,” the service said.“At this time, the Air Force has had no indication of problems with Air Force aircraft similar to what has been reported with the Max,” Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek told Military.com.Air Force photo by Airman Mikayla Heineck ADC AUTHORlast_img read more

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Rap Yearbook To Join AMC Visionaries Lineup As New Miniseries

first_imgNews Content Not Available Twitter ‘Rap Yearbook’ Miniseries Headed To AMC rap-yearbook-join-amc-visionaries-lineup-new-miniseries Facebook  Cast Your Vote: What Was The Most Influential Rap Track Of The 2000s?center_img The bestselling year-by-year breakdown of the greatest songs in rap history will soon be a new docu-miniseries on AMC, executive produced by the Roots’ Questlove and Black ThoughtBrian HaackGRAMMYs Aug 1, 2017 – 9:32 am GRAMMY.comAMC’s new forays into deep-dive documentary style programming will soon bear musical fruit, with the newly announced six-part miniseries The Rap Yearbook — based on Shea Serrano’s critically acclaimed bestselling book of the same name — set to premiere on the network in 2018.Serrano’s year-by-year breakdown of the progression of the rap game, from its earliest iterations in 1979 to its place atop the throne of popular music in 2015, spotlights key songs from each year and assesses their significance — analyzing what each track has to say about the genre, the artists and the cultural moment of its place in music history.The televised version of Serrano’s work will be included as part of AMC’s new “Visionaries” initiative, which will feature a variety of new limited-run series that AMC President Charlie Collier has characterized as, “all about going deep into areas of fan passion,” in a recent interview with Variety. Hosts and contributors to the discussion will include legacy artists, music experts and other giants of the scene. Multi-GRAMMY winners Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter of the Roots have been tapped as the executive producers charged with helping shape the new show’s overarching vision.Similar to the format of the show’s source material, each episode will center on debate and introspection about key moments in the development of hip-hop, framed around a particular song that is clearly emblematic of an important shift in the genre.The announcement of the new show signals the endgame of a long development process for the televised iteration of Serrano’s The Rap Yearbook; it was initially teased by Fader as far back as March 2016 that an expanded documentary version could be forthcoming.Serrano is, of course, justifiably stoked about the new project. https://twitter.com/SheaSerrano/status/711995623348645889 Email ‘Rap Yearbook’ To Join AMC Visionaries Lineup As New Miniseries last_img read more

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J Cole Announces North American KOD Tour With Young Thug

first_imgOn the heels of his smash-hit album, ‘KOD,’ the GRAMMY-nominated rapper announces an extensive 34-date North American tourNate HertweckGRAMMYs May 8, 2018 – 8:50 am J. Cole unleashed his fifth album, KOD, on April 20 along with three explanations of the title’s meaning. The album took off, rocketing to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and leading J. Cole to become the first act to debut three songs in the Billboard 100’s Top 10. Now, fans looking to catch Cole live get good news as the GRAMMY-nominated rapper has announced an extensive 34-date North American tour in support of KOD kicking off in August.The KOD Tour will enlist Young Thug as the opening act starting on Aug. 9 in Miami. The tour will hit 25 U.S. states plus two cities in Canada before wrapping Oct. 10 in Boston. J. Cole To Hit Road For KOD Tour j-cole-announces-north-american-kod-tour-young-thug Twitter J. Cole Announces North American KOD Tour With Young Thug Email https://twitter.com/JColeNC/status/993854718572204034center_img News Facebook KOD Tour. @youngthug Presale tomorrow. Tix On sale Saturday. Choose Wisely. 💜 pic.twitter.com/IoIK5aoX1B— J. Cole (@JColeNC) May 8, 2018 Late last month, Cole released a thought-provoking video for “Kevin’s Heart” featuring actor/comedian Kevin Hart just before he announced the inaugural Dreamville Music Festival in North Carolina.Presale tickets will become available on May 9 and tickets will go on sale to the general public May 12 via Cole’s Dreamville website.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read morelast_img read more

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR New School Committee Member David Ragsdale Thanks The Voters

first_imgDear Residents of Wilmington,I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to the residents of Wilmington for electing me to the school committee. It’s a great honor to serve on the committee and I intend to work hard to justify the trust that has been placed in me. I reaffirm my commitment to keep the best interests of the students of Wilmington in mind at all times.I want to thank all those who encouraged me, talked to friends and neighbors on my behalf, gave advice, mailed postcards, put up lawn signs, wrote endorsements, and held signs on Election Day. Your generosity made the campaign possible and I am very grateful for it.I want to congratulate MJ Byrnes on her reelection. She is a truly dedicated public servant and a great asset to the school committee. I also want to thank Jesse Fennelly for his dedication, good humor, hard work, and positive vision. He’s a good man who was running for all the right reasons.Lastly, I want to thank my family. My wife, Jennifer, was encouraging, supportive, and always there for me. She got me through the campaign, and I couldn’t have reached this point without her love and her help. My daughters Eleanor, Vivian, and Catherine were good-natured about daddy always doing “election stuff,” but most importantly they were a constant reminder of why I was running for the school committee in the first place.Thank you all.Sincerely,David RagsdaleLike 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… RelatedSCHOOL COMMITTEE RACE Q&A: Fennelly, Ragsdale & Byrnes Discuss What They Want To Accomplish In Year #1, How They’ll Be Responsive To ResidentsIn “Education”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Departing School Committee Member Manny Mulas Endorses David RagsdaleIn “Letter To The Editor”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: School Committee Member MJ Byrnes Thanks The VotersIn “Letter To The Editor”last_img read more

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BUSINESS BRIEF Wilmingtons UniFirst Announces 2018 Scholarship Recipients

first_img“It’s such a great honor to receive the Aldo Croatti Scholarship from UniFirst,” says Chau Xuan, one of the 2018 scholarship recipients. “I’m really proud that UniFirst recognized my academic achievements and thankful for the scholarship money that will help offset the costs of attending college.”The Ronald D. Croatti Scholarship, established in 2015, offers financial assistance to full-time UniFirst employee Team Partners who enroll in full- or part-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or vocational/technical school for an entire academic year. Team Partners are recommended by their supervisors for continuing education in one of three areas: information technology (IT), sales leadership, or business administration/leadership.To date, UniFirst has awarded 34 scholarships totaling more than $129,000 since its inception.Congratulations to the following UniFirst employee Team Partner recipients: Rebecca BurtonBrampton, OntarioWilfred Laurier University Erik MayBelmont, N.C.University of North Carolina—Charlotte Angila JacksonDothan, Ala.Wallace Community College Diann CrossBirmingham, Ala.Jefferson State Community College Enrique EscobedoCrowley, TexasUniversity of Texas—Arlington Sarah GillisWilmington, Mass.Southern New Hampshire University Robert KeiserSeabrook, N.H.Southern New Hampshire University Chau XuanLexington, Mass.University of Connecticut Myah-Raye VickersOcala, Fla.College of Central Florida Julie TranCalgary, AlbertaUniversity of Alberta Jeremy KreischerArnold, Md.Southern New Hampshire University Charles StanecConcord, N.C.Strayer University Allyson ReifferWyoming, Mich.Kuyper College Lori HoaglandOwensboro, Ky.Brescia University Alexander DavisLaurel, Del.Wilmington University Andres De Le PenteKenner, La.University of New Orleans WILMINGTON, MA — UniFirst Corporation, a North American leader in providing customized work uniform programs, corporate attire, and facility service products, recently announced the 2018 recipients of the company’s Aldo Croatti and Ronald D. Croatti scholarship programs.In 1936, Aldo Croatti founded UniFirst as a startup industrial laundry service in a converted horse barn in Boston to clean area workers’ coveralls. By 1991, he grew the business across the U.S. and Canada to about $100 million in annual revenues. That year, his son Ronald Croatti took over as its chief executive and, under his leadership, more than quintupled UniFirst annual revenues to more than $1.5 billion. Today, UniFirst supplies uniforms and services to nearly 2 million workers at 300,000 customer locations across North America and in Europe, and employs 14,000 Team Partners.The Aldo Croatti Scholarship was established in 2004 to encourage and assist children of UniFirst employee Team Partners in their academic pursuits. Since its inception, UniFirst has granted 179 scholarships totaling more than $358,000.Each year, 12 Aldo Croatti scholarships are awarded to students enrolled or enrolling in full-time undergraduate studies at an accredited two- or four-year college or vocational/technical school. Applications are open to children of full-time UniFirst or subsidiary employee Team Partners who have a minimum of one year of employment with the company.The 2018 Aldo Croatti Scholarship recipients are as follows: Rachel CainDyer, Ind.University of Indianapolis Jacob MarcusManchester, N.H.College of the Holy Cross Owen ChessSaegertown, Penn.University of Pennsylvania—Edinboro Kaycee CrossAmarillo, TexasUniversity of Texas—Austin Dania Garcia LopezFort Worth, TexasTarrant County College Cortlyn WolfeTopeka, Kan.Baker University “UniFirst values education and is committed to helping our employee Team Partners and their children achieve their academic goals,” says UniFirst president and CEO Steven Sintros. “We congratulate all of our 2018 scholarship winners and wish them the very best in their future endeavors.”About UniFirstHeadquartered in Wilmington, Mass., UniFirst Corporation (NYSE: UNF) is a North American leader in the supply and servicing of uniform and workwear programs, as well as the delivery of facility service programs. Together with its subsidiaries, the company also provides first aid and safety products, and manages specialized garment programs for the cleanroom and nuclear industries. UniFirst manufactures its own branded workwear, protective clothing, and floorcare products, and with 250 service locations, over 300,000 customer locations, and 14,000 employee Team Partners, the company outfits nearly 2 million workers each business day. For more information, contact UniFirst at 800.455.7654 or visit unifirst.com.(NOTE: The above press release is from UniFirst.)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… RelatedWilmington’s UniFirst Names 2019 Aldo Croatti and Ronald D. 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POLICE LOG for October 18 Car Strikes Store Driver Issued Summons

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Thursday, October 18, 2018:Samuel Navarro-Torres (45, Methuen) was issued a summons for Operating A Motor Vehicle with a Suspended or Revoked License. Navarro-Torres was involved in a 2-vehicle crash on 93 North, Exit 38 ramp. (12:12am)A caller reported his car died on him on his way home from work.  He got some help in pushing the car off of the road to in front of the Shawsheen Elementary School. Police notified A&S Towing. (5:36am)A caller reported a box truck struck a tree limb on Clark Street, which was now stuck on the truck. Police notified Tree Department. Tree Department was able to remove limb. (11:59am)A car struck the front of the Sherwin Williams store on Main Street. Fire and Police determined building was safe to be occupied. (5:08pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 12: 2 Drivers Issued Summonses; Drone FoundIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 3: Man Issued Summons For Resisting Arrest; Turkeys Struck In Roadway; Hit & RunIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for June 28: OUI Arrest; Trash Truck Fire; Car vs. MotorcycleIn “Police Log”last_img read more

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STATE REP RACE Pina Prinzivalli Stands With DandiLyons

first_imgTEWKSBURY, MA — Below is a press statement from the campaign of Pina Prinzivalli (R-Tewksbury), running for the 19th Middlesex State Rep seat:Pina Prinzivalli, the Republican nominee for State Representative in the 19th Middlesex District, issued a statement regarding the Dandi- Lyons boycott being driven by Wilmington Town Democrats. Dandi-Lyons is owned by State Representative Jim Lyons. The boycott was first issued by Dave Robertson’s endorser and Chair of the Wilmington Democratic Town Committee Erika Johnson.“Not only am I a loyal customer of Dandi-Lyons, I support Representative Jim Lyons,” said Prinzivalli, who faces Democrat Dave Robertson in the general election on November 6th. “I call Jim and his wife Bernadette my friends. To learn that my opponent’s party and endorsers are calling for the boycott of Jim’s business is‘disgraceful.’ And this is all because Rep Lyons disagrees with the Democratic Party.”The boycott began on Friday with a Facebook post made by Erika Johnson, a recent 19th Middlesex State Rep candidate who has since endorsed Robertson’s campaign. Johnson’s post which has since been deleted read:‘Dear Ice Cream Loving Friends,Unless you like your soft serve ice cream served up with a big scoop of hate and intolerance, don’t patronize Dandi-Lyons Ice Cream in Tewksbury… There are plenty of other ice cream shops around without a hateful agenda.’To this point, Dave Robertson has yet to condemn his endorser or the boycott.“Does my opponent support small business or does he support the hateful, mob like tactics of his party,” said Prinzivalli. “Standing by in silence shows no leadership whatsoever. I stand up for what is right. I stand with Dandi-Lyons and I will stand for you on Beacon Hill. The people of this district deserve a leader.”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… RelatedSTATE REP RACE: Prinzivalli Campaign Declares Debate Victory; Knocks Robertson On Dandi-Lyons & Sanctuary StateIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Tewksbury Republican Committee Attack Robertson Over Wilmington Democratic Committee Chair’s StatementIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Prinzivalli Pledges To Opt Out Of Pension SystemIn “Government”last_img read more

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