Off Beat World War memories go back to Armistice Day

first_imgFor MoreSee the Sunday Page A1 story to read more of Dusenberg’s war memories (with video).As Harris Dusenbery approaches 101, he still has vivid memories of World War II. He can recall combat in the mountains of Italy, like the night of “shooting stars” he described in his book about the 10th Mountain Division.(Actually, it was German machine gun fire, lighting up the sky with red and green tracer rounds.)He told some of those stories Sunday in The Columbian, joining many other local veterans who have shared their WWII memories … some going back more than 75 years.Dusenbery, however, can go back to an even earlier conflict. As part of a recent interview with The Columbian, Dusenbery described an important chapter of World War I. “I remember Armistice Day,” he said.Dusenbery was born on Feb. 26, 1914 — five months before WWI started on July 28, 1914; his life spans both global conflicts.He was almost 5 years old when the armistice was signed on Nov. 11, 1918, ending hostilities. His father was a lawyer in Roundup, Mont., the seat of Musselshell County.last_img read more

Cambodia deports 150 Chinese nationals for gamblingrelated crimes in Sihanoukville Bavet

first_img 10,000 Chinese citizens flee Sihanoukville in days after Cambodian online gaming directive: report Load More Chinese state media agency Xinhua reported over the weekend that authorities had been made aware in April that victims were being lured to gaming websites in Cambodia via a dating site, with a number said to have transferred large sums of money only to find their accounts locked. Police said more than 10,000 victims from 28 Chinese provincial regions were caught up in the scam, losing around US$14 million in the process.Cambodian media added that the 150 people arrested and deported included 12 women.The case comes just two weeks after Cambodia’s Prime Minister announced that the country will stop issuing online gaming licenses and won’t renew current licenses when they expire. Constance Hsu appointed Group COO of Sihanoukville’s Jin Bei Group Sihanoukville authorities threaten legal action against 10 building owners over demolition orders RelatedPosts More than 150 Chinese nationals were deported from Cambodia last week due to a range of alleged gambling-related crimes in Sihanoukville and Bavet, including kidnapping and online fraud.According to separate media reports in both countries, the suspects were expelled by the Ministry of Interior’s Immigration Department on two specially chartered planes following a joint investigation between police in Cambodia and China’s Chongqing Municipality.last_img read more

BT Pension Scheme invests £1 billion in private equity

first_imgBT Pension Scheme, one of the UK’s largest occupational pension schemes, has given a £1 billion mandate to private equity specialist Hermes. The £1 billion allocation from the defined benefit (DB) pension scheme will be invested over three years.It will be split evenly between funds and co-investments, and invested on a global basis by Hermes’ 16-strong investment team based in London, New York and Singapore.last_img

Cisco International and Samsung UK to speak at Employee Benefits Connect

first_imgCisco International, Samsung UK and Standard Chartered Bank are among the organisations speaking at Employee Benefits Connect 2016, which will take place at the Lancaster Hotel London on 9 March 2016.Speakers include Joanna Bean, head of reward, UK and Ireland at Samsung, who will discuss how employers can use technology to capture their imagination of their talent pool. She will also examine why employee feedback is so imperative, how employers can embrace workplace culture, and provide a case study on the use of technology at Samsung.Meanwhile, Adam Brooke, international benefits manager at Standard Chartered Bank, will talk through the UK’s rising eldercare demands, and how organisations can offer support and advice to employees.In addition, Dame Carol Black, expert advisor on health and work for the Department of Health, will look at what employers can do to tackle the stigma of mental ill-health in the workplace.See more information and register to attendlast_img

Women in the UK technology sector are offered a salary 9 lower

first_imgWomen in the UK who work within the technology sector are offered a median salary that is 9% lower than their male colleagues, according to research by Hired.Its Women, work and the state of wage inequality report, which analysed 10,000 UK job offers within the technology industry across 3,000 candidates and 750 organisations, found that there is a 17% difference in the median salary offered to women by organisations that employ between 201 and 1,000 staff.The median salary offered to women by organisations with less than 200 employees is 9% lower than that offered to men. This compares to 8% for organisations with over 1,000 employees.The research found that women who work in technology sales roles are offered a median salary that is 5% less than male employees, and this increases to 9% for women who work in software engineering.The 9% gap in the median salary offered to women in the UK technology industry compares to 8% in the US technology industry, 7% in Canada, and 5% in Australia.Juney Ham, chief marketplace officer at Hired, said: “It’s been almost half a century since the Equal Pay Act was passed, and six years since the Equality Act that suspended it. Despite this legislation, which made it illegal for men and women to be paid differently for doing the same work, a significant wage gap continues to exist between genders in the UK and around the world. And the issue doesn’t stop at equal pay. British women are still less likely to make it into the boardroom or be promoted than their male counterparts.“By publishing these findings, our hope is to encourage open conversation and debate around this issue. We want to encourage employers to reflect on their own compensation policies and identify possible issues of gender bias that may be present within their organisations.”last_img read more

Key Retirement Group promotes Alison Longley

first_imgFinancial planning organisation Key Retirement Group has promoted Alison Longley from head of group people strategy to HR director.Longley, who is chartered with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), has also worked as head of HR and HR manager at Key Retirement Group.Prior to this, Longley worked as HR advisor at pub organisation Trust Inns and as HR officer at HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).last_img

Dolphins Hall of Famer hosts annual backtoschool event for students

first_imgDAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) – A Miami Dolphins Hall of Famer hosted his annual back-to-school shopping spreee in Davie for students.Jason Taylor, former Dolphin and, now, Hall of Fame defensive end, hosted his annual “Cool Gear for the School Year” event at the Old Navy in Davie on Monday.More than 60 students from both Miami-Dade and Broward counties were treated to a $300 back-to-school shopping spree. 7News meteorologist Vivian Gonzalez and anchor Alex de Armas also joined students during their shopping spree.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Video shows vandals ransacking Philadelphia gas station after Super Bowl win

first_imgPHILADELPHIA (WSVN) — Police in Philadelphia are searching for a group of men and women who ransacked a gas station after the Eagles’ Super Bowl win on Sunday.Police said the group entered the store and started a food fight around 12:30 a.m. Monday in the midst of Super Bowl celebrations happening across the city.Investigators released security camera footage, showing people throwing food and drinks across the store, even causing a hole in the back wall.Officers say they want to identify the vandals in the video. Anyone with information is asked to call Philadelphia Police.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Renaissance Festival holds court in Deerfield Beach

first_imgMeet our new Social Media Maven, Mystie Moor! And a special message from our ROYALS!!! #Pirates pic.twitter.com/Gd48jALjxB— Florida Renaissance (@flarenfest) February 10, 2018Revelers find themselves getting into character, including a woman bedecked in a black period dress and matching parasol.“Well, I think for years I used to like Halloween for dressing up and everything, and I love the medieval stories, so that’s why I ended up eventually getting outfits like this one, and I just love going around,” she said. DEERFIELD BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – The Florida Renaissance Festival is taking fun-seeking families back in time beginning this weekend.This year’s event kicked off Saturday at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach with a pirate theme.The festival is celebrating 26 years of family-friendly entertainment and historical reenactments in South Florida. The annual event features knights on horseback, kings and queens and blacksmiths, among other attractions. It runs every weekend for the next month and a half and is scheduled to end March 25.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Feeding South Florida hosts annual Summer Hunger Ends Here event in Davie

first_imgDAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) – Feeding South Florida hosted its annual Summer Hunger Ends Here event in Davie.The community breakfast on Wednesday served to celebrate and honor partner agencies, as well as dozens of volunteers who work tirelessly for the community.“It’s so incredible to see the variety of people around the room, whether it’s our partner agencies or whether it’s our volunteers,” said Sari Vatske, executive vice president of Feeding South Florida. “It really shows the strength in the community, and I think this morning is proof positive that there is still so much really good going on in the community.”Last year alone, the organization distributed more than 50 million pounds of food, enough to feed more than 700,000 people.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Cell phone video captures power outage inside Paris metro

first_imgPARIS (WSVN) – A power outage inside Paris’ busiest metro lines left travelers stranded.A 7News viewer visiting the city sent in video that showed passengers helping each other get off the train, Tuesday evening.All trains stopped after the outage and hundreds of passengers were forced to walk to the next station in total darkness.No one was hurt as a result and the power has since been restored.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Driver dies in Miami Gardens tractor trailer crash

first_imgMIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – A 54-year-old truck driver has died after a tractor trailer overturned in the northbound lanes of the Florida Turnpike in Miami Gardens.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the scene northbound lanes of the Florida Turnpike at Northwest 27th Avenue at around 11:40 a.m., Tuesday.The vehicle took out several yards of the guard rail and knocked down several lights before landing upside down on top of another part of the guard rail.Crews worked diligently to remove the one person trapped inside the truck. A surgeon was also called to the scene.However, the victim was pronounced dead after they were removed from the cab of the truck.Crews closed the northbound lanes while they worked to remove the vehicle from the scene, as well as clean up the debris and repair the guard rail.Tow trucks arrived at the site of the crash at around 5:15 p.m. Around 6 p.m., crews were able to get the truck turned over upright. The scene was eventually cleared, and the ramp has since been reopened.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

BrandsMart opens new store in Dania Beach

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. DANIA BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – BrandsMart USA has opened it’s eighth store in South Florida packed with a range of low-priced goods.The new BrandsMart USA store is located in the Dania Pointe Shopping Plaza, just east of Interstate 95 at Stirling Road.The store is known for its low-priced home products, and customers will not be disappointed at this recently opened location.“It’s a 90,000 square-foot showroom,” said BrandsMart USA president and CEO Michael Perlman. “It’s got everything from furniture to mattresses to appliances, television, all sorts of electronics, exercise equipment, computers, you can go on and on and on.”The megastore is also happy to employ young teens from HANDY, an organization committed to “Helping Abused Neglected Disadvantaged Youth.”“HANDY became a large mid-size organization that’s helping young people that have been through the dependency system, homeless young people, young people who live with their relatives, grandparents, aunts and uncles,” said HANDY CEO Kirk Brown.Their jobs will provide life skills, education and a supportive community. last_img read more

Kenai Man Arrested For Vandalizing District Attorneys Office In Kenai

first_imgGarber was arrested and charged with two counts of Criminal Mischief 5th Degree and another two counts of Criminal Trespass 2nd Degree. Garber was transported to Wildwood Pre-Trial Facility. According to the KPD dispatch; while responding to the area, officers noticed a person vandalizing the State office building at Bidarka/Main Street Loop. Officers contacted the subject Thomas A. Garber, age 49, of Kenai.center_img At 5:49 a.m., KPD received a report that the District Attorney’s office in Kenai had been vandalized. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Police Department arrested a Kenai man for vandalizing the District Attorney’s office on December 26.last_img

PenAir Withdraws Application For Homer Airport

first_imgOn May 4, Peninsula Airways, Inc. applied for the sublease space in the Homer Airport at the rate of $38,125 annually to be paid in equal monthly installments of $3,177 per month. The lease included space for a ticket office and baggage area for the airline. The Homer City Council approved a resolution at their meeting on May 29, approving a 26-month sublease at the Homer Airport. This announcement comes after the company announced it was preparing to be sold in an October auction after declaring bankruptcy in August of 2017. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Peninsula Airways, also known as PenAir, has announced they are no longer looking at leasing space at the Homer Airport. PenAir had previously shut down routes in both Portland, and Denver. PenAir’s current services are not expected to be disrupted during the sale process, according to officials.last_img

Print To Dip Below 50 Percent of BtoB Revenue for First Time

first_imgWhile b-to-b publishing executives saw print account for 52.4 percent of total revenue in 2009, they anticipate print dropping to 47.5 percent of overall revenue in 2010, according to the latest FOLIO: B-to-B CEO Survey, conducted by Readex Research. That’s the first time print has fallen below 50 percent of total revenues for b-to-b publishers as a whole, according to the Folio: surveys. Meanwhile, paid subscriptions are the only other area b-to-b executives expect to drop in 2010, down from 7.3 of total revenue last year to 6.9 percent this year. A recent report from American Business Media said print was the hardest hit category for b-to-b publishers in 2009, down 24 percent to $7.5 billion, while events fell 15.8 percent to $11.1 billion. While ABM has reported events have eclipsed print as a revenue stream in recent years, events still lag well behind print for most b-to-b publishers (with the exception of larger companies such as Advanstar), according to the FOLIO: surveys. In the last two years, as publishers have been forced to cancel shows and seek out online alternatives, digital media has eclipsed events as a revenue stream. How Much of Your Overall Revenue Will Come From These Sources in 2010? Print advertising         47.5% (-9.4%)E-media                   16.6% (+27.7%)Events                       10.6% (+8.2%)Custom publishing       8.8% (+4.8%)Paid subscriptions                    6.9% (-5.4%)Data information sales2.6% (+18.2%)Other                        7.0% (no change)Not surprisingly, “staying in business” was cited most often as the respondents’ biggest success in 2009, while “the economy” was the biggest disappointment. However, others cited being forced to lay off quality people and the lack of success in finding good salespeople as the biggest disappointments. For a full look at the 2010 FOLIO: B-to-B CEO Survey-including profitability, operating expenses, tech spending and CEO compensation for 2010, turn to FOLIO:’s May issue, out May 1.last_img read more

New Future US Site Is Powered By Super Users Culled From Social

first_imgSuper users are slated to create content for the Web sites, answer user questions about technology and give real time feedback on content created for MaximumPC.com and Maximumtech.com. Once Maximumtech.com gains a solid audience, Phillips will launch the 300 super user initiative in that property.Expecting about 10,000 responses to this inquiry, staff will then choose 300 readers to be part of this “inner circle”. Entry includes a badge for their Facebook pages so other readers can reach directly out to them, ability to upload photos to the MaximumPC.com site and Facebook pages, discounts, coupons and first chances to purchase merchandise from the sites.Editorial staff will launch the MaximumPC.com super user search in June, with Maximumtech.com following as soon as adequate audience numbers are gained. Maximumtech.com is picking up where MaximumTech leaves off. Phillips says that the print property is higher-end, full of data entry points and photography, and aimed at “the hardcore tech enthusiast”. Maximumtech.com is positioned for early adopters, who are more confused about technology than excited by it. Maximumtech.com will not only introduce new products, but also explain exactly what to do with them. With an outpour of technology reaching into virtually every aspect of daily life, even the most technologically stinted folks are finding themselves with the newest gadgets and wondering, “What exactly do I do with this?”Maximumtech.com is hoping to answer some of these questions. The Web site is a spin-off of the quarterly print MaximumTech, which was launched in August 2010. The print MaximumTech is newsstand only, and has a sell through of 36 percent on 120,000 issues released with each new edition. A property of Future US, MaximumTech is poised to ramp up to six print issues in 2012, with monthly issues set for 2013.Currently, Maximumtech.com has a full-time editorial staff of two, a features editor and a news editor. MaximumPC.com and Maclife.com writers will contribute to Maximumtech.com, and freelancers are also used to create content. Jon Phillips, editorial director, is also tapping into their successful social media streams (MaximumPC.com currently has 35,000 Facebook fans and 14,000 Twitter followers) to create a group of 300 “super users” to contribute to the sites. Starting with MaximumPC.com, an invitation to fill out a survey will be sent out on the Web site, Facebook and Twitter pages. The survey will include a brief essay question concerning why readers would want to become “super users”, what kind of equipment they’re interested in and what they’d like to cover. center_img Phillips says that Web sites like Engadget.com do an adequate job of covering the rumor and technology news mill, but lack the guidance that new consumers need. He also believes that, “People are starting to tire of ‘three and a half stars’ from CNET[.com].” To that end, Maximumtech.com will offer accurate ratings of products, as well as guidance on whether to buy a technology product now or if the consumer should wait for the next version to be released.Set to be advertisement-supported, Toshiba has already signed on, and other deals are in the works. After the “smart home” issue of Maximum Tech, Dwell sought out an advertising partnership, and talks of national syndication with content and broadcasting properties are currently underway.last_img read more

FW Enters Licensing Partnership with Hubert Burda Media

first_imgAccording to F+W, first steps will focus on building a U.S. publishing operation for Burda Style—a Burda Style magazine, e-magazines, books and e-books, as well as PDF sewing pattern collections and instruction programs. F+W will also offer direct-to-consumer online product sales and will begin growing the U.S. market through SEO and SEM campaigns, email marketing and social media.”The business will quickly scale to a multi-million dollar business with a robust e-commerce business, online events, live events, books, e-books and a magazine that launches this fall,” adds Nussbaum.See Also: F+W Media Hires Amazon Exec to Fill VP Ecommerce RoleF+W Media made several acquisitions in 2012, including enthusiast publisher Aspire Media and The Martha Pullen Compnay—a deal that set up F+W with a hard-goods fulfillment operation. Craft and enthusiast media and e-commerce company F+W Media has struck a licensing partnership with Germany-based Hubert Burda Media. The deal sets up F+W as the U.S. and Canadian publishing and sales operation for what will become Burda Style USA—a digital, e-commerce and print platform for DIY fashion and sewing enthusiasts.Burda Media, a $3 billion company based in Munich, has also extended its publishing operations across Switzerland, Eastern Europe and Russia and until now had no representation in the U.S. or Canadian markets, except for a New York-based office running a U.S. website. As part of the deal, F+W will take over operation of that website, which currently has over 800,000 registered users, says F+W chairman and CEO David Nussbaum. “Essentially we are responsible for everything e-media, e-commerce, sales and content. But we also get to tap into the Burda Style global content machine. The intent is to broaden our relationship into other opportunities with Burda.”last_img read more

ADCs Fall Conference to Address Redevelopment Issues at Active Closed Bases

first_imgADC will hold its first Installation Reuse Forum in October to discuss redevelopment issues affecting both active and closed installations.Much of the three-day event, scheduled for Oct. 17-19 in Atlanta, will focus on topics common to both active and closed bases — primarily, how to return excess property and infrastructure to productive use. Communities and developers tasked with converting closed bases to residential, commercial and other uses face a unique economic development challenge — how to rejuvenate property burdened with antiquated infrastructure and contamination.The challenge is similar for communities with active installations where services are struggling to manage the increasing volume of vacant facilities, leaving base commanders with the task of finding new uses for those properties or spending scarce resources to maintain them.Addressing these issues will require innovative ideas that can drive new partnerships among installations, communities and developers. The Forum will focus on the variety of tools the development community can rely on as it works with the military to eliminate excess property at active installations and closed bases.The Installation Reuse Forum replaces the Base Redevelopment Forum, which ADC held for the past three years. Look for details on the program, hotel and registration when the Installation Reuse Forum website is launched next week. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more