Over 2000 jobs hiring at massive job fair in Sunrise

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. SUNRISE, FLA. (WSVN) – Over two thousand jobs are up for grabs at a massive job fair taking place in Sunrise.The job fair, hosted by JobNewsUSA.com will be held on Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the BB&T Center.Openings, ranging from entry-level to management positions, are available in both Miami-Dade and Broward counties.Among the dozens of businesses hiring are the Miami Herald, Miami Dolphins, the Florida Panthers and Verizon.Organizers recommend that attendees have multiple copies of their resume on hand and dress professionally.Pre-registration is available online. However, you can also register at the door.For more information, click here. last_img read more

Crews work to fix downed power lines after dump truck crashes into

first_imgIt is unclear if the driver was injured in the crash.East and westbound lanes of Cypress Creek Road remain closed hours later. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. #FLPD Temp Road Closure- 1200 block of West Cypress Creek Road eastbound & westbound lanes are CLOSED due to downed wires in the roadway. Motorist can utilize NW 12 Ave / NW 15 Ave as Detour. @FTLCityNews @FLFR411 pic.twitter.com/GdP4l0wNdY— Fort Lauderdale PD (@FLPD411) August 14, 2019center_img FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Crews are working to repair some downed power lines after a dump truck crashed into a pole in Fort Lauderdale.Fort Lauderdale Police and Florida Power and Light crews responded to the scene along the 1200 block of West Cypress Creed Road at approximately 1:30 p.m., Wednesday.Power lines and other electrical cables were left on the ground after the truck slammed into the pole.last_img read more

Two Injured In Weekend Accident Involving RV

first_imgThere were no injuries to responders. The cause of the accident is under investigation by Alaska State Troopers. In a release from Anchor Point ES, 8 firefighters and EMT’s from Anchor Point Emergency Services responded with a rescue engine, ambulance and a command vehicle. Mutual aid was requested from Homer Volunteer Fire Department for an engine and ambulance. Crews arrived to find a SUV collision with a pickup truck and travel trailer traveling in the opposite direction with the driver of the SUV entrapped. Anchor Point Fire personnel who happened to be in the vicinity of the collision, along with other bystanders were able to successfully put out the fire in the SUV’s engine compartment with extinguishers from nearby vehicles. A passenger in the same vehicle was also transported by HVFD with minor injuries. The occupants of the pickup involved were not injured.center_img The driver of the SUV was extricated and was transported by ambulance to South Peninsula Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Anchor Point Fire & EMS, Alaska State Troopers and Homer Police were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision at mile 165 of the Sterling Highway with multiple injuries, entrapment and a possible fire on Saturday.last_img read more

The Drop in Online Advertising And What It Means … to a

first_imgSmith’s comments, when inverted, give credence to the importance of quality content as the driving force behind revenue generation. A conversation I had this past weekend with a recent college grad—my nephew—was all I needed to hear to substantiate it.A May 2008 graduate, he has had found this job market quite challenging.  Armed with a degree in communications, he has been busy helping market his dad’s automotive repair business, interning at a Web/TV enterprise and trying to launch a social network with a college buddy.  About three weeks ago, he got a call from an online ad network regarding a position in sales.  After a couple of phone interviews, he was granted a face-to-face with the network’s VP of sales.On its face, the job seemed pretty cool.  The money was decent and the idea of getting paid to work in a startup environment was very appealing. What he heard from the hiring manager on the other hand left much to be desired.  He was told that it was expected that he would need to run through a brick wall for a sale. No problem with that from where I sit.  As my nephew probed for how customers felt about his potential new company, the VP said “who cares about what customers feel, as long as we get their money and they pay on time?”  Can you imagine? My nephew said he shut down the minute he heard that comment.  At 23, he innately understood this was no way to conduct business. “I want to make money, but there is no way I can work for a company that treats customers so poorly.  I don’t see how a business can succeed with that type of attitude.”  After picking up what he termed a similar vibe from a handful of sales “leaders” over the past 12 months, he has decided to pursue his social network dream full-time.  He hopes to build the type of company he can be proud of.  Whether or not he succeeds in his first venture is less important than the fact that he really understands the importance of true customer-centric behavior.      The experience underscores the problem with online display. Selling brands on the benefits of associating with quality content in an altruistic manner is the key to long-term success. Technology and metrics will propel forward organically, but they no longer need to be front and center. Media companies will come to realize that the Internet is nothing more than a huge power grid. OMMA, IAB and the rest can have all the conferences and meetings they want about whether to “ad network or not” but such get-togethers will have little impact.The decline reported by IAB was just the first shot across the bow in terms of whether digital advertising lives up to its great potential. Analysts of course say it is just a “blip” along the way to great heights the same way analysts said that sub-prime mortgages were the way to go. Take the so-called analysts with a grain of salt. They back horses upon which they’ve placed bets. New media is declaring itself king of the hill, but great content and great sellers will win when the economy rebounds regardless of the medium. Last week, the Interactive Advertising Bureau and PricewaterhouseCoopers reported that online advertising dropped 5 percent during the first quarter of 2009.  This marks the first time Web advertising has posted a year-over-year decline since the fourth quarter of 2002. Given the recession’s impact on advertising in general, this news is not at all remarkable, but, as Steve Smith, editor at the Media Industry Newsletter, notes: “The deeper question is where online ad spending will be when there is an inevitable upswing. Is online branding and the display economy being hurt in a permanent way by the rush to performance-based campaigns? CPMs continue to plunge. Ad inventory continues to gush online from social media. Search advertising continues to attract the overwhelming majority of marketing dollars. The fundamentals of a long-term digital media economy that can support substantial content creation continue to be unclear.”By placing a lesser premium on the value of brand advertising, Web publishers and the networks and technologies that serve them will have to deal with the resulting challenges. After all, those that live by the sword die by the sword.My recent posts on the problems with online display advertising and media altruism articulate my belief that future success depends upon the ability of sales teams to sell the benefits of aligning with quality content.  This skill when combined with true sales altruism—caring for customers—is a formula that transcends generations and technology.  This is by no means an earth-shattering revelation, but I question how much attention the digerati are giving to what were once the basics of media sales.  last_img read more

People on the Move

first_img As a result, Nancy Valentino, senior vice president of communications and brand development, is leaving Time Inc. after 10 years. Here’s the rest of this week’s people on the move: The company made a handful of moves on the editorial side as well. Matt Bean was named senior vice president of editorial innovation—a new role where he’ll develop new editorial products and content verticals for emerging audiences and through the use of technology. Meanwhile, Henry Goldblatt was promoted to editor of Entertainment Weekly, a step up from his position as deputy editor at People. Will Lee, editor of People.com, was also named digital editorial director for People.com and EW.com. In an effort to enhance its “ability to act and speak as one company,” Time Inc. made a few big changes to the teams that carry out its message Thursday. Diane Harris was appointed as editor of Money. She had been executive editor of the magazine. O, The Oprah Magazine named Julia Fry associate publisher of advertising. Fry had been associate publisher of Condé Nast Traveler most recently. Atlantic Media’s Nextgov has brought on Mohana Ravindranath as a staff correspondent reporting on civilian technology and IT policy. Ravindranath had been at The Washington Post previously.center_img Kevin Gray has been hired as articles editor for Popular Science. Gray had been a contributing editor for Men’s Journal. Town & Country has hired Alex Wiederin as its executive design director. Wiederin was previously at ad agency, Buero New York. Mark Josephson was named vice president and publisher of Midwest Living for Meredith. Josephson had been vice president and chief sales officer for Reader’s Digest Association. Most significantly, Jaison Blair was named senior vice president of investor relations and corporate communications. With the investor relations and corporate communications departments now merged, Teri Everett, executive vice president of corporate communications, is leaving the company. The Daily Beast has named Bill McGarry as its chief revenue officer. McGarry comes to the company after serving as executive director of digital ad sales for Hearst Magazine’s men’s group. Daniel Kile was also promoted as part of the changes, assuming the role of senior vice president, brand communications, a newly-created position. Susan Parkes, senior vice president of marketing at the company, also will temporarily head up comms for People and Entertainment Weekly until a president of the brands is named.last_img read more

Defense Committees Kick off Negotiations over Authorization Bill

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Despite sizable differences between two competing versions of the annual defense policy bill, the leaders of the House and Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday expressed confidence they would find a middle ground, following the initial meeting of the conference committee.Still, the lawmakers did not shy away from the major difference they will need to reconcile — an $18 billion discrepancy between the two fiscal 2017 defense authorization bills.The House version uses $18 billion from DOD’s overseas contingency operations (OCO) account to fund base budget items not requested by the Obama administration. As a result, funding for overseas operations would run out by the end of April, forcing the next administration to request supplemental funding. The Senate version does not rely on the OCO account, but Senate Armed Services Chair John McCain (R-Ariz.) has repeatedly said the military needs more funding to restore shortfalls in readiness.“I didn’t see a major stumbling block, except the issues of sequestration, which we have not found a way through yet, but we have just begun,” McCain said, reported Defense News.“I don’t know the way through it now, but we always seem to get through it,” McCain said after the press conference, which featured his House counterpart and the two committees’ senior Democrats.But with increased demands on the military in Europe, the Middle East and Afghanistan, the need to find a way around the statutory limit on defense spending has only become more urgent, he said. “All of those cost money, and the administration has not come over with an additional funding request for those, much less the $18 billion issue that we’re also facing,” McCain said.Adam Smith (D-Wash.), ranking member on House Armed Services, echoed McCain’s concern about funding.“There is that need, there isn’t the money, and each of the four committees has taken a different swing at that, and the White House as well,” Smith said, referring to the two chambers’ appropriations and Armed Services committees. “Figuring out the money is the most important part of our negotiations,” he said.last_img read more

Lawmakers Sticking to New Budget Caps Thornberry Says

first_imgDefense appropriators can be expected to adhere closely to the funding levels set out in the defense authorization bill in crafting the fiscal 2018 spending bill, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) told reporters Wednesday. The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee also said that DOD should not anticipate any additional funds in FY 2018 and 2019 beyond the higher topline figures agreed to as part of last month’s budget deal, reports CQ. “I believe there is an absolute commitment to sticking to the budget agreement: 700 [billion dollars] this year, 716 [billion dollars] next year, which means no lower, no higher,” Thornberry said. “So the idea that, if there are deficiencies [for a particular account], you just add to the topline, I don’t think that will happen.”The budget agreement allocates a total of $700 billion for national defense programs in FY 2018 and $716 billion in FY 2019. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Inside the Pentagon Restructuring ahead of Schedule Democrats Criticize Use of DOD

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Many of the organizational changes within DOD stemming from the Feb. 1 split of the undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics office into two smaller organizations should be in place by the end of the first quarter of 2019, one year ahead of schedule, Ellen Lord, undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, told Defense News. “I believe those last critical slots — a lot of [deputy assistant secretary of defense] slots, a few director slots — will all be filled by March of ’19. We’re excited to get going on the work,” Lord said. Under the restructuring, the individual components that now make up the office of the assistant secretary of defense (ASD) for energy, installations and environment will be shifted to a newly created ASD for sustainment. … A group of senior Democrats have asked Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to reject a request from the Department of Homeland Security to allocate $450 million in military construction funds to construct a new border barrier system along a 31-mile section of the Barry M. Goldwater Range in southwest Arizona. “It is utterly irresponsible and appalling that President Trump wants to take away funding for military readiness and infrastructure in order to spend it on his border wall,” Rep. Adam Smith (Wash.), ranking member on House Armed Services, said Thursday in a statement. DOD intends to reinforce an estimated 31 miles of fencing “with an additional 30-foot barrier that includes an all-weather patrol road, and vehicle and pedestrian access gates, enhancements which have proven successful along other parts of the southern border,” a Pentagon spokesman said, reported Stars and Stripes.DoD photo by EJ Hersomlast_img read more

Sep7imo Día RecordBreaking New Cirque Du Soleil Shows US Tour

first_imgSep7imo Día, as the production is titled, has been smashing box office records throughout Latin America since opening in Argentina last March, where it was seen by over 530,000 people during a run of fewer than one hundred performances.Capitalizing on that success, Cirque du Soleil has now announced that it will be bringing the show stateside for a pair of production runs in Miami and Los Angeles starting in spring 2018.The massive production includes over one hundred performers and technicians, with twenty trucks needed to haul costumes, props, equipment, and the set pieces required to build the custom-crafted stage.Along with the forthcoming U.S. tour stops, the traveling production has also booked new dates in Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Paraguay.Specific show dates and ticket prices have yet to be announced, but more information on the upcoming shows can be found on Cirque du Soliel’s website.L.A. Declares Nov. 10 “Morrissey Day” Ahead Of Hollywood Bowl Shows Cirque Du Soleil’s ‘Sep7imo Día’ Set For U.S. Tour sep7imo-d%C3%ADa-record-breaking-new-cirque-du-soleil-shows-us-tour The hugely successful theatrical production is headed to Miami and Los Angeles in 2018Brian HaackGRAMMYs Nov 9, 2017 – 5:25 pm In the tradition of Cirque du Soliel’s hit musical adaptation success stories The Beatles LOVE, Michael Jackson ONE, and Viva ELVIS, the Canadian theater company’s newest program, based on the music of Argentinian rock band Soda Stereo, has been grabbing attention around the world. ‘Sep7imo Día’: Record-Breaking New Cirque Du Soleil Show’s U.S. Tour Twitter center_img News Facebook Email last_img read more

Wilmingtons Ametros Announces New Board Of Director Member

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Artemis Emslie has become an independent member of the Board of Directors of Ametros. As a highly regarded thought leader in the industry, she will provide strategic insight and guidance for the company to ensure products and services align with the company’s overall vision.“We are very excited to have Artemis on the board,” said Marques Torbert, the CEO of Ametros. “Her experience as a senior leader of a fast-growing and successful company in our space gives her a unique perspective to add to our board.”Ametros strives to enhance the lives of injured parties with innovative and affordable post-settlement solutions. Ametros focuses heavily on improving the health and well-being of its members ensuring that they live happier, healthier, and more productive lives.“I am thrilled to join the Ametros family and look forward to contributing to its continued success,” said Emslie. “Ametros has established itself as the leader in post-settlement professional administration and continues to bring innovation and settlement solutions to our industry.”With more than 25 years’ experience in the workers’ compensation and group health industries, Emslie has a keen interest in making sure injured parties receive quality health care and pharmacy services. She is the former CEO of myMatrixx (now an Express Scripts company) and led the company’s growth and transformation from a regional pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) serving injured workers and payers into a major, national PBM.Prior to myMatrixx, Emslie held senior leadership positions with several companies before launching Prosperx Solutions, a PBM auditing firm for workers’ compensation insurance providers. She currently works with the University of South Florida’s College of Pharmacy faculty to create an academic program that combines pharmacy doctoral education with business entrepreneurship.Emslie co-founded the Alliance of Women in Workers’ Compensation and serves on its executive board. In addition, she is a past chairman of the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) Core Funders Group. She serves on the board of directors for Paradigm Outcomes as well as on the advisory boards for the Committee for Economic Development, Business Insurance magazine, Kids’ Chance, and WorkCompCentral’s Comp Laude Awards.About AmetrosAmetros is the industry leader in post-settlement medical administration and a trusted partner for thousands of members receiving funds from workers’ compensation and liability settlements. Founded in 2010, Ametros provides post-settlement medical management services with significant medical and pharmacy discounts along with automated payment technology and Medicare reporting tools. Headquartered just north of Boston in Wilmington, Massachusetts, Ametros may be reached at 877.275.7415 or via http://www.ametroscards.com(NOTE: The above press release is from Ametros via BusinessWire.)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… RelatedBUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Ametros Launches First Of Its Kind CareGuard Mobile AppIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Ametros Announces Promotion Of Nicole Sauk To Chief Financial OfficerIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Ametros Appoints Paul Sighinolfi As Senior Managing DirectorIn “Business”last_img read more