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Senator Micciche Talks Impacts Of Wildwood Closure

first_imgMicciche: “130 people showed up for that meeting, and now we have community members coming to Juneau to help the administration understand that closing down Wildwood does not save money it actually costs the state money.” Micciche: “It’s a great statement from the community. I have never had this number of people come down on their own dime, these are not people with a lot of money,these are folks that realize that the community partnership with Wildwood is working. The partnership is stopping recidivism, turning lives around, and it is remarkably successful.”  Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Governor Mike Dunleavy’s plan to close a major portion of Wildwood Correctional Complex could have a major economic impact on the Kenai Peninsula. Roughly $12.8 million of the savings will come from a plan to send 500 inmates to prisons outside of Alaska. The other savings would come from closing the sentenced facilities of Wildwood Correctional Complex. The Department of Corrections made the announcement to employees at Wildwood via email shortly after Governor Dunleavy unveiled his upcoming budget plan. Correctional officers, former inmates, and staff at Wildwood Correctional Facility flooded the Borough Chambers to testify against the proposed closures at Wildwood prior to a town hall meeting in February. Senator Peter Micciche (R-K-Pen), has continually challenged the plan to close parts of Wildwood. Over the last week a number of Kenai Peninsula residents have flown to Juneau to advocate for Wildwood as well. According to budget documents, the move would eliminate 46 jobs and save the state roughly $6 million. Sarah Gallagher, Public Information Officer with DOC: “46 jobs will be impacted, but it is our goal to work with those individuals who wish to stay working within the Department of Corrections.”last_img read more


Corps Releases Corrected Comment Period For Pebble Draft EIS

first_imgDuring April, the Corps conducted nine public hearings in Alaska to receive comment on the permit application and draft EIS in Anchorage, Dillingham, Homer, Igiugig, Kokhanok, Naknek, New Halen, New Stuyahok, and Nondalton. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the public comment period an additional 30-days for the Pebble Limited Partnership draft environmental impact statement. To date, about 8,400 public comments have been uploaded to the EIS website with more incoming, according to a release from the Corps. The deadline for submitting comments about the draft EIS is now July 1. The Corps will consider all comments received by that date before finalizing the document and making a permit decision. The extension brings the length of the public comment period to 120-days.center_img The Corps released the draft EIS on February 20 with the formal public comment period beginning March 1. Since January 2018, the Corps has made Pebble Limited Partnership’s permit application to discharge fill material into waters of the United States and work in navigable waters for the purpose of developing a copper-molybdenum-gold mine project in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska publically available on the EIS website. Also, baseline data for the environmental analysis has been available since March 2018. Comments can be electronically submitted on the public website: https://www.pebbleprojecteis.com; or written comments mailed to:U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska DistrictATTN: DA Permit Application 2017-271, Pebble Limited Partnership645 G Street Suite 100-921Anchorage, Alaska 99501last_img read more


Of Panic Perez and Print

first_imgArticles like this are giving my boss, the publisher of amuch smaller b2b house, all the motivation he needs to tighten the reins on ourstaff here. Great and timely news, but I’m afraid of the impact it will have onour small, highly profitable company.Kerry Smith—our CEO—on “Is it Time forB-to-B Publishers to Panic?”:Everyone I’ve spoken with in b-to-b management has theirantennae up and tuned for what the coming months may bring. Prudence inmanaging costs in the face of the uncertain moves by our customers is what weshould all be thinking about right now. However, this is also the time to rampup investment in new products and new initiatives. We should also resist thetemptation to cut costs at the expense of the long term viability of ourproducts.More panic talk:No one seems to address the most pertinent fact when itcomes to what’s impacting B2B publishing—the pressure on content. Statedbluntly, the original articles (almost always written by freelancers these daysfor many B2B magazines) around which some ads could be sandwiched worked outpretty well economically for print. Pay a freelancer $1500 bucks or something,sell $18,000 worth of ads around it. That just doesn’t work on the Web.Another:YES, content is king… So why do so many of us continue to give it away? Per-fumed again. Most perfume is made with synthetic andtoxic chemicals. The pages of the 2008 VF issue were laced with this toxic respiratorygoo. I’d looked forward to reading this issue, however as soon as I opened it Iknew it had to go immediately to the radioactive bin.On Henry Donahue’s “WhyNo One’s Gonna Buy Your Blog” post:I have a blog about Florida swampland for sale.On “MagazineAd Revenue, Pages Decline”: Anyone heard of a little thing called the Internet?Jack-tards! You people are dinosaurs. Ah, yes, the Internet. The user comments on FOLIOMag.com have been ramping uplately. Some funny, some informative, someclearly originating from redirectedPerez Hilton readers. Here are some recent favorites …On Penton Media’s salary freeze (“PentonMedia Announces Hiring, Salary Freeze, Company-Wide Revenue Reforecasting”):center_img On Vogue’s controversialLebron-Gisele cover:While I do see the “King Kong” resemblance, all Ithought of upon seeing that cover was how ridiculously awkward Gisele Bundchenlooks. She looks like she’s falling … yet happy about it?On VanityFair’s “Green Issue waste”:Condé Nast just doesn’t get it. Can you imagine therationale on a sales call—CN Salesperson: “We have a star-studded ‘Green’issue coming up, editorial adjacent special ad ops …” Client: “Great, you’reprinting on recycled stock, yes?” CN Salesperson: “Ha-ma-na, Ha-ma-na (JackieGleason did it best!).” With brains like this in the business masquerading asmedia industry avatars, is it a wonder publishing is tanking?last_img read more


5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday July 11 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Thursday, July 11, 2019:#1) Wilmington Bylaw Study Committee MeetingThe Wilmington Bylaw Study Committee meets at 6pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.#2) Wonderland Theme Park At Wilmington LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a presentation on Wonderland at 7pm. Thirty years before the Wonderland Race Track was built, the site was given its name by the Wonderland Amusement Park. Conceived by a man in the Baking Soda industry who bought the land and planned by a man who had failed to build the biggest park in Coney Island. Wonderland was filled with cutting-edge rides and attractions. Its opening day broke attendance records at Revere Beach, and the park was a major success. Author Stephen R. Wilk has been researching the park for his forthcoming book Backstage at Wonderland, and will talk about the building of the park and its first year of operation, 1906. Register HERE.#3) Pints & Pages Book Club MeetingThe Wilmington Memorial Library & Reading Public Library are holding their monthly Pints & Pages Book Club Meeting at Reading Public Library. A social book group geared towards readers in their 20’s and 30’s.  The group meets on the first Thursday of every other month.  The book discussion will be hosted by librarians from the Wilmington and Reading Public Libraries. Meeting location rotates between Wilmington and Reading. Featured Book: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang. Location: Reading Public Library, Reading. We’re having a potluck picnic on the patio. Bring along a dish to share! Register HERE.#4) Time For Twos At Wilmington LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding Time for Twos at 10:30am. This storytime for two year olds includes books, rhymes, music and movement. Parents and caregivers accompany the child and participate in the activities. Space is limited. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.#5) Baby Time At Wilmington LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding Baby Time at 9:30am. This program of songs, rhymes, games and picture books is for babies under the age of two years and their caregivers. Space is limited. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.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… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, August 26, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”LIBRARY LINEUP: Story Time At Silver Lake On July 10; Remembering Wonderland Amuseumet Park On July 11In “Community”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, July 18, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more


Lord Michael Heseltine Brexit spits in the wind of every Conservative prime

first_img Close Lord Michael Heseltine: Brexit spits in the wind of every Conservative prime minister Speaking to IBTimes UK on 29 March, the day Article 50 was officially triggered, Conservative politician Lord Michael Heseltine said that Brexit was a serious diminish in British power and influence. Sir Tim Barrow, the British Ambassador to the EU, handed Donald Tusk a letter signed by May signalling the UKs desire to begin formal divorce proceedings.center_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/0:30Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:29?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …last_img read more


ExSouth Texas College of Law In Downtown Houston Changing Name Again

first_img Share Courtesy Houston College of LawA federal judge agreed with the University of Houston that the Houston College of Law name is too similar to that of UH’s law school.An attorney says a downtown Houston law school will change its name again to end a federal trademark lawsuit filed by the University of Houston System.The Houston Chronicle reports the Houston College of Law, formerly the South Texas College of Law, will announce its new name by Nov. 4 in a court agreement reached Wednesday.The University of Houston System in June sued the Houston College of Law after the moniker change was announced. The system’s law school is the University of Houston Law Center.UH officials objected to the competing law school’s new name, saying it was confusing to consumers.Houston College of Law attorney Lynne Liberato says merchandise and billboards touting the June name change will be removed. The new name will also honor a benefactor.last_img read more


Bangladesh High Commission pays homage to martyrs

first_imgThe Bangladesh High Commission celebrated the 45th anniversary of the Victory Day recently in the national Capital paying homage to the martyrs of the 1971 War of Liberation and Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman under whose leadership Bangladesh gained independence after a nine-month war against Pakistan.The day’s events were marked by hoisting their national flag at the chancery compound and reading out of Victory Day messages from President Md Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali MP and State Minister for Foreign Affairs  Md Shahriar Alam MP, offering special prayer seeking divine blessings for the martyrs of the Liberation War and Bangabandhu and his family members killed along with him on the tragic night of August 15 in 1975. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfActing High Commissioner Salahuddin Noman Chowdhury, accompanied by officers at the mission, hoisted the national flag as the national anthem was played. A cultural function in the evening, presented by students and teachers of Dhaka’s Govt Music College, at the Maitree Hall of the mission enthralled the audience, which included Housing and Public Works Minister Mosharraf Hossain, Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya, war veterans, foreign diplomats, academics, journalists and family members of the mission’s officers and officials. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveMoshararraf Hossain and Maya, both valiant freedom fighters, described about the heroic Mukti Bahini’s fight against the Pakistani military, equipped with most modern and sophisticated war machines.Welcoming the guests Salahuddin Noman fondly remembered the supreme sacrifices the freedom fighters had made at the call of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib against the brutal Pakistani soldiers who carried out one of the history’s worst genocide killing three million unarmed civilians. He said Bangladesh remains grateful to India and its citizens for extending military, economic, diplomatic and moral support to Bangladesh’s War of Liberation. Officers of the mission also attended a seminar on Bangladesh liberation war organised by India Foundation in association with War Veterans Association, Babu Jagjivan Ram Trust and Nehru Memorial Trust at Nehru Memorial Museum in the morning.Mofazzal Hossain Maya and Bir Bikram spoke at the seminar as chief guests, while Indian State Minister for External Affairs V K Singh presided as the special guest.last_img read more


Apple is planning to sell subscriptions to some vi

first_imgApple is planning to sell subscriptions to some video services direct via its TV app rather than have users subscribe via apps individually, according to a report by Bloomberg.According to the report, which cites unnamed sources, Apple plans to roll out direct subscriptions next year as part of an attempt to boost its content subscription business.Bloomberg compared Apple’s strategy to the service offered by Amazon Channels, which enables users to sign up for premium video services by paying an annual subscription fee on top of their Amazon Prime subscription.Apple launched its TV app a couple of years ago after various stalled attempts to break into the subscription TV world. The company reportedly dropped plans to launch a live OTT TV service after failing to strike deals with potential media partners.The app currently presents a unified view of content that users can access, but they need to exit the Apple app and enter the ecosystem of the relevant third-party provider to subscribe to or purchase shows.The consumer electronics giant has struggled to break into the TV world in a big way. While sales of content via the iTunes store make it a major player in this market, it has failed to create a subscription offering to match that of rivals such as Amazon. Sales of its Apple TV box meanwhile trail those of rivals including Roku, Google Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV in the US.Apple is planning to release a range of family-friendly original TV shows next year, following meetings with producers and TV executives. However, the company has yet to confirm how it will distribute the shows.last_img read more