Mega Millions jackpot climbs to 415 million

first_imgThe Mega Millions jackpot will continue to climb.Nobody won Tuesday night’s drawing of $390 million, the 12th largest jackpot in lottery history.The jackpot is now estimated to be $415 million.The next drawing will be on Friday with a cash option of $286 million.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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1 killed 2 injured in shooting at Fort Lauderdalearea apartment

first_imgNEAR FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) — One man was killed and a man and woman were injured after, authorities said, they were shot in an apartment in unincorporated Broward County, Saturday afternoon.Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the scene of the shooting along the 700 block of Harris Terrace. Investigators said they received a call of shots fired at around 2:10 p.m.Deputies found three people who had sustained gunshot injuries. One man was pronounced dead at the scene. He was later identified as 40-year-old Vincent Holloman.Paramedics transported the other two victims to Broward Health Medical Center. One of them is listed in serious condition and the other sustained injuries that were not life-threatening.Graphic cellphone video of the scene has since been posted to Facebook.Holloman’s loved ones were left stunned after hearing about the shooting. “I’m in shock because that’s, like, my godbrother,” said one relative. “He don’t bother nobody. He’s very quiet. He has his children. He takes care of his children. He’s always with his mom. He’s a nice guy.”Detectives believe multiple subjects fled on foot and may have left in a vehicle. The investigation is ongoing.If you have any information on this shooting, 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Atlantikós serves up Greek food at The St Regis

first_imgGyros, feta cheese, hummus. Shireen loves everything about Greek food. What Lynn really loves is the spirit of opa and breaking plates. Thanks to one South Florida hotel, you can enjoy the fun of opa nights, too.Greek tradition has invaded Bal Harbour with quite the smash.Panos Nikiforou: “It’s like a party, we celebrate here at Atlantikós.”Atlantikós, in The St. Regis Bal Harbour, provides guests and locals with the ultimate Greek experience.Panos Nikiforou: “Greeks want to enjoy their life, they go out and spend their time in nice places.”They’re serving Greece’s best kept secrets and the more popular Mediterranean dishes we love here in the States.Panos Nikiforou: “Greek cuisine is not spicy, it’s mostly seafood oriented, light options over there, very healthy.” FOR MORE INFO:Atlantikós at The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort9703 Collins AvenueMiami Beach, FL, 33154(305) 993-3333http://www.stregisbalharbour.com/AtlantikosCopyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Anastasios Chasekioglou: “Seventy-five percent of our products came straight from Greece.”The restaurant hopes to make you feel like you’ve been transported from the 305, all the way to the European nation.Anastasios Chasekioglou: “We offer Greek food made for Miami.”Every Thursday night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. — it’s opa night, complete with authentic culinary dishes served family style.Not a fan of fish? Chef has this to offer for all you meat lovers.Panos Nikiforou: “Greek beef and lamb meatballs, served with Greek yogurt.”And yes they have gyros, or as they’re called in Greek gee rows. center_img Panos Nikiforou: “Gyros is a thing that’s famous all over the world. We make it homemade here.”And to complete the experience, Greek wine… all for $45 a person.And a live band plays traditional music.Of course the delicacies will suit your pallet, but don’t just take our word for it.Kellie Torda: “It’s amazing. I don’t even feel like I’m in Miami. I feel like I could be in Greece.”And it all caps off with the ceremonial breaking of the plates.Panos Nikiforou: “We break plates. Breaking plates is something positive for us. It’s we keep the positive energy with us and we keep away the negative energy.” last_img read more

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BSO arrests man who allegedly made bomb threat to Islamic center

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police have arrested a man who, they said, is behind the bomb threat made to a local Pompano Beach Islamic center.According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, 38-year-old Shawkat Mzayek allegedly made the disturbing call to the Islamic Center of South Florida, Thursday night. Officials said Mzayek said over the phone, “Your mosque is going to be blown the [expletive] up tonight. We are going to kill all of you and ISIS in America.”Related: Pompano Beach Islamic center evacuated after bomb threatBSO arrested Mzayek, Friday, who they believe phoned in the threat.The 38-year-old is expected to be in bond court sometime Friday.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 recover stolen car in Hialeah Gardens 2 in custody

first_imgHIALEAH GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – Police have recovered a stolen car in Hialeah, Thursday.Police have recovered a stolen 2016 Audi after two suspects bailed out of the vehicle on the Palmetto Expressway, near Northwest 103rd Street.Officials said the car was stolen in Doral before the driver and passenger led cops on a chase.The two suspects were eventually arrested.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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Trump disputes claims of insensitive comment toward family of fallen soldier

first_imgMIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – President Donald Trump is disputing claims that he told the family of a soldier killed in Niger that the man “knew what he signed up for.”As the body of U.S. Army Sgt. La David T. Johnson returned home to South Florida Tuesday afternoon, his grieving wife — six months pregnant with their third child — could be seen laying her head on the casket.The mourning of the Green Beret is now being overshadowed by claims by Rep. Frederica Wilson that, over speakerphone, the president made insensitive comments to the grieving family.“Sarcastically he said, ‘But you know he must have known what he signed up for,’” Wilson said.Wilson elaborated in a phone call with CNN. “Basically, he said, ‘Well, I guess he knew what he signed up for, but I guess it still hurts,” she said. “That is not something that you say to a grieving wife.”Wilson personally knew Sgt. Johnson through her 5,000 Role Models of Excellence program. She went on to say that she was so disturbed by the call that she wanted to take matters into her own hands.“I asked them to give me the phone because I wanted to speak with him, and I was gonna curse him out. That was my reaction at that time,” she said. “I was livid, but they would not give me the phone.” Interestingly 2 members of the family confirmed @RepWilson’s account to me. @realDonaldTrump @wsvn pic.twitter.com/ie9dbeML1C— Nicole Linsalata (@nlinsalataon7) October 18, 2017Wilson later responded to say she has no reason to lie.“The president, evidently, is lying, because what I said is true. I have no reason to lie on the President of the United States with a dead soldier in my community,” she said in an interview with CNN. The U.S. Defense Department has since launched an investigation into what went wrong in Niger.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. I stand my account of the call with @realDonaldTrump and was not the only one who heard and was dismayed by his insensitive remarks.— Rep Frederica Wilson (@RepWilson) October 18, 2017Wilson later responded to say she has no reason to lie. center_img “The president, evidently, is lying, because what I said is true. I have no reason to lie on the President of the United States with a dead soldier in my community,” she said in an interview with CNN.In an additional interview with 7News, Wilson continued to maintain her version of events.“He’s a lie because I have witnesses. They already tweeted out,” Wilson said. “If he has proof, bring it on.”Wilson also spoke on the situation that led to the deaths of the four soldiers.“What he needs to be doing is watching because this is his Benghazi,” she said. “La David was separate from the rest of the group for two days — 48 hours — why? Was he kidnapped? Why did those soldiers not have armored trucks? Why did they have weapons that were less than Boko Haram and ISIS? Why were they not protected? How were they able to be overrun by terrorists when they’re there to train the army. They didn’t go there to fight.”Wilson claimed the whole situation involving the family is a cover-up.Since making the claims, Wilson also said she’s received threats from some white nationalists. “The white nationalists are calling saying, ‘We’re going to get you. You’re talking about our president,’ He’s everybody’s president,” she said. Johnson’s family later confirmed the conversation to 7News, and the Master Sergeant told a 7News reporter that the family was not comforted by the phone call.“When she got off the phone, she was crying, and she said, ‘He was calling him “Your guy.” He didn’t even know his name.’ My goodness, how sad,” Wilson said.Trump later tweeted out and disputed the claims, Wednesday morning.“Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof). Sad!” Trump wrote without specifying what proof he had.Trump later reinforced his stance. “Didn’t say what that congresswoman said. Didn’t say it at all,” he said. “She knows it, and she now is not saying it.”A spokesperson for the White House also said that although the call wasn’t recorded, there were others in the room when Trump made the call.White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders spoke on Wilson’s claims Wednesday. “I think it is appalling what the Congresswoman has done in the way that she’s politicized this issue,” she said. last_img read more

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Police looking for purse snatcher who reportedly used stolen credit card in

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Miami Police are looking for a woman who reportedly stole a victim’s purse and later used her credit card.According to police, a subject stole the purse after burglarizing the victim’s parked vehicle on July 4 outside a Family Dollar store along Northwest 17th Avenue and 33rd Street.Surveillance video footage later showed a woman using a credit card from the victim’s stolen purse at a Target along Northeast 34th Street and North Miami Avenue.Police are now searching for a subject described as a black female with a medium-to-heavy build.The woman was last seen wearing a gray T-shirt and long, dark tights.If you have any information on this subject’s whereabouts, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Miamibased USCG members receive medal for Hurricane Irma disaster relief efforts

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Members of the U.S. Coast Guard in Miami were recognized for their disaster relief efforts with a medal.A Dutch delegation visited the USCG Air Station Miami, Friday.Members of the Tactical Law Enforcement Team of South Florida were given the Humanitarian Service Medal on behalf of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.The team was recognized for their disaster relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in 2017.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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Coast Guard rescues 22 Cuban migrants with help from Carnival cruise ship

first_imgNEW ORLEANS (WSVN) – The U.S. Coast Guard rescued 22 Cuban migrants from a disabled boat in the Gulf of Mexico with the help of the crew of a Carnival cruise ship.The Coast Guard notified the nearby Carnival Fantasy cruise ship to pick up the migrants from the stranded vessel, Sunday.Officials said the stranded vessel was 130 nautical miles off the Yucatan Peninsula when the cruise ship rescued them.Two of the migrants suffered minor injuries and were treated by the cruise ship’s medical staff, officials said.The migrants will be transferred to Customs and Border Protection agents in Mobile, Ala., Tuesday morning.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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Threatening social media video causes scare for La Salle students

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A threatening social media video caused a scare for students at a Miami Catholic high school.A student aimed the threat at Immaculata-La Salle High School, Wednesday.Investigators said the teenager is not enrolled there and attends a different Catholic school.School administrators said they emailed parents that they have reported the threat to police.They have also requested extra officers to be on the school’s campus for the next few days.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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Another Big Jolt Greets QuakeJittery Alaskans

first_imgScientists at the U.S. Geological Survey say a 4.6 magnitude aftershock occurred shortly after 7 a.m. Tuesday and was felt in Anchorage. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaskans were jolted by yet another big aftershock from last week’s powerful earthquake near the state’s largest city. Friday’s earthquake damaged roads and some structures, cracked roadways and collapsed highway ramps. But no catastrophic damage, injuries or deaths have been reported. Geophysicist John Bellini says the aftershock is the 13th with a magnitude of 4.5 and above since the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck about 7 miles (11 kilometers) north of Anchorage on Friday. More than 2,100 aftershocks have occurred since the first earthquake, including a 5.7 shaker that arrived within minutes. Bellini says the vast majority of the aftershocks are too small to feel.last_img read more

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Alaska Governor To Propose Constitutional Amendments

first_imgDunleavy says one of the proposed amendments would ensure the Permanent Fund dividend is not changed without a vote of the people. One would create a “spending and savings rule” and one would call for a public vote to create or increase taxes. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Mike Dunleavy is proposing constitutional amendments dealing with taxes, spending, and the annual check residents receive from Alaska’s oil-wealth fund. Details on the proposals are expected to be released later Wednesday. Alaska doesn’t have a state sales or personal income tax but has an array of other taxes addressing such things as corporate income, oil and gas production, motor fuels and marijuana. Each proposal would need two-thirds support of each the House and Senate to qualify for the ballot.last_img read more

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Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over Campaign Ended With 1186 Citations

first_imgFunding for the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over high-visibility enforcement campaign was funded by grants distributed by the Alaska Highway Safety Office. Alaska State Troopers and Wildlife Troopers reported the following contacts:• 61 misdemeanor DUI arrests, 1 felony DUI arrest• 32 motorists charged with driving with a suspended or revoked license• 40 REDDIs reported with 15 drivers contacted and ultimately determined not to be DUI• 79 damage-only crashes, 18 injury crashes, and 2 fatal collisions were investigated bytroopers• Of the 1,186 citation issued, 606 were issued for speeding and 65 issued for seatbelt orother occupant restraint violations The high visibility effort is part of the annual national anti-DUI campaign Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. This year’s campaign ran from August 14 through September 2.center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享This year’s annual anti-DUI campaign Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, a high-visibility enforcement effort, ended with 62 DUI arrests made and 1,186 citations issued.last_img read more

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At Least Magazines Dont Have to Deal with Machine Theft

first_imgWhatever your thoughts are on the state of the magazine industry—“It’s strong!” “It’s resurging!” “It’s receding!”—at least publishers, in general, don’t have to deal with this:Thefts of newspaper machines in a pair of Colorado counties—Greeley and Weld—have reached high levels, with the 47th Tribune newspaper dispenser stolen this week.The thieves are apparently taking the machines off of street corners, then taking them to remote areas where they use a power grinder and bolt cutters to get into the machine and take the change. They usually then dump the machine alongside a road. Most of the thefts have occurred between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. “It doesn’t seem like it would be worth the effort,” said Gary Doering, single copy manager for the newspaper. “They have to cut through everything to get the coin box, and it might have only a few quarters in it.”last_img read more

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FOLIOs 2008 Manufacturing and Production Trends Survey

first_imgMETHODOLOGYThe survey mailing list of 800 was selected by Red 7 Media and included all Folio: recipients classified as art/production management or Web/electronic-media management at the time of sample selection. Materials production, addressing, mailing and tabulation were all handled by Readex Research. Data was collected via mail survey from April 15 to May 30, 2008. The survey was closed for tabulation with 264 usable responses—a 33 percent response rate. The margin of error for percentages based on 264 usable responses is ±4.9 percent at the 95 percent confidence level. Changing Demographics The change in respondent profiles for the 2008 survey is indicative of much of the shift occurring with print magazines.  While the percentage of titles for respondents who publish monthly remained constant at 58 percent, the number of bimonthly titles increased from 16 percent in 2007 to 20 percent in 2008, while the number of weekly titles fell from 13 percent in 2007 to 9 percent in 2008. Also, the role of production has expanded. While the number of dedicated production professionals fell from 73 percent to 54 percent, titles such as art/design rose from 58 percent to 78 percent. The amount of investment, though, has been relatively small. Overall, 34 percent spent under $10,000 on new production technology, while a total of 8 percent spent more than $100,000. Twenty-two percent did not invest in new print technology at all.For most, the investment was in, as one respondent wrote, “new technology to streamline the process and ultimately cut costs.” This includes new computers, software and hardware upgrades, in-house proofing systems and other tools of the trade. For others, investment was restricted to “online and e-media only: Web site enhancements, e-newsletter software, upgrades, etc.”The Magic TriangleMany publishers have been working on what Time Inc. Senior vice president of production Guy Gleysteen calls the “magic triangle” of virtual proofing, online insertion orders and ad portals. Sixty-one percent of respondents now use virtual proofing, up from 52 percent last year. A total of forty-five percent expect to start using it within the next two years, though 20 percent say they’ll never use it. Use of an online insertion order system rose from 18 percent to 24 percent this year, with a total of 32 percent expecting to adopt one within the next two years.Ad portals, on the other hand, are making less headway, despite apparent cost savings. Twenty-two percent, up just one percent from last year, say they use an ad portal system while a total of 11 percent of those who do, say they expect to see savings of $200,000 or more, up from 6 percent last year.Some of the hesitation with completing this “magic triangle” stems from trepidation over giving up too much human control to technical automation. “Using online proofing instead of hard proofs from the printer was initially scary, especially for color sensitive pages,” Elizabeth Graham, head of production at b-to-b publisher Haymarket Media, told Folio: recently. But since making the transition, she says, “we have had virtually no problems and find the soft proofing to be just as reliable or better.”Digital Workflow FormatsPDF workflows have gained fast and widespread adoption over the past few years. Last year, 91 percent of respondents said they were using a PDF workflow, and a total of 80 percent had started using the standard some time within the five years prior. “We’re streamlining our layout-to-press-ready file process to increase efficiency and decrease costs for pre-press,” said one respondent.So what’s the next big thing for publishers? Seemingly neither JDF nor XML-based Job Definition Format files. Only 7 percent of respondents to the Folio: survey use JDF files. That number is up from 5 percent last year but—28 percent, up from 23 percent—this year say they’ll never use JDF.But that doesn’t mean XML, or extensible markup language, as a whole isn’t taking off. Eighteen percent of respondents use an XML workflow, at least to some extent, and a total of 38 percent expect to adopt the coding system—which stores metadata for flexibility and ease in repurposing content—some time within the next two years.At Science magazine, preflight operations director David Tompkins has been working to implement a full round-trip XML workflow, which he says will cut production time in half. Lexington, Kentucky-based Blood-Horse Publications has been working with XML as well, and director of technology Luther Andal says it’s helping drive revenue through what he calls “the ability of the business to rapidly repurpose content into new products for industry events.”“IT resources have been able to devote their time to developing new products and features instead of having to support systems that have been automated,” Andal adds.Still, JDF is on the radar for many publishers and a major priority for some. At Hearst, director of production operations Cathy Merolle says developing a system that will utilize JDF is an “important next step” in automating the company’s production supply chain.center_img While talk of change in the magazine industry has been largely focused on the digital side lately, there is quite a bit of change in the process of putting ink on paper, too. Publishers large and small are seeking new procedures in manufacturing and production. Tools like ad portals and virtual proofing that promise cost-saving and increased efficiency are gaining more ground each year and offering a sizeable return in investment. Some publishers are paving the way with new standards like XML, which they’re counting on to greatly cut down the production workload.  FOLIO:’s 2008 Manufacturing and Production Trends survey takes a close look at a number of these tools and standards to see which ones are taking off the most and which ones are producing the best results.Most Investment Under $10,000As magazine publishers continued their (mostly) aggressive push toward digital last year, they also ramped up investment in printing technology. Thirty-six percent of production management professionals surveyed say their company’s investment in production and manufacturing—including personnel and technology—increased in 2007 over the year before, while only 5 percent cited a decrease. Seventeen percent of those surveyed say investment increased in the 10 to 29 percent range, while 9 percent say it increased by 30 percent or more. Forty-four percent cited no change.last_img read more

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UPDATE Oh No Mygazines 20

first_imgTechnical Contact:Schwartz, Yoav There are so many established players in this space—and ones that haven’t been sued up the wazzo—it’s hard to see how Yoav and Mygazines will compete, much less survive.But stranger things have happened. For all of you Mygazines completists out there, here’s an update. The site—launched last year as an illegal magazine firesharing site under the cover of darkness, only to settle with publishers and promptly fold—is once again live.This time, however, Mygazines appears to be abandoning the community model, and repositioning itself as a “legitimate” digital publishing vendor (new tagline: “digital publishing made easy”), offering three levels of turn-key services for publishers.As Martin Ferro-Thomsen notes on his blog, the site now is now registered to something other than a post office box on the island of Anguilla:Flyp Technologies Inc.10 Bellair St. #1604Toronto, Ontario m5r3t8Canadalast_img read more

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Why Does Mobile Seem Immobile

first_img• Lack of Consumer Data: Handset penetration, publisher audience figures, demographics, response rates, install rates—the list of complaints from advertisers seems endless.Fortunately, the industry has made steady progress despite all of these obstacles. In fact, the marketplace for mobile ad inventory is as advanced as its cousin in the wired world. Mobile ad exchanges, Mobile DSPs and a host of buying models now offer advertisers unrealized opportunities while simultaneously providing publishers with the ability to monetize the mobile channel.The Real ChallengePremium mobile media CPMs may still be a challenge for most advertisers to swallow, as the industry has one final obstacle that stands before it: An understanding of how mobile relates directly or indirectly to overall media consumption. ‘The role of mobile’ in the marketing mix has been a discussion topic Mindshare has been exploring for some time. Recently, it has picked up tremendous speed as we enter into 2013 planning season. Client inquiries suggest a positive outlook for the industry and growth looms on the horizon. To spur spending, many publishers have offered cross-media studies, to help advertisers understand the duplication and effects of advertising within mobile, digital, and print properties. Most of these publisher opportunities are passed over, but not without extreme gratitude for making an effort to solve the advertisers concerns. The truth is the industry requires a solution that spans multiple publishers and multiple channels. The advertiser needs information that allows them to allocate budgets accordingly, allowing them to feel confident that their return on investment will be maximized toward the best performing media. (Remember, the economic downturn is no distant memory; savvy CMOs have learned to scrutinize every dollar spent in the new economy.)A Solution ExistsThe technology to solve our channel attribution concerns already exists. Google, Apple, and Microsoft have all hedged their bets by building multiple mechanisms that will enable cross-device targeting within their operating system ecosystems. Additional work is being completed by independent companies to provide a more holistic series of tracking mechanisms that will align a user profile across channels, publishers, and devices. The real obstacle is the potential for pending privacy legislation by Government agencies.  This past spring, the White House released its consumer privacy bill of rights in a whitepaper tilted Consumer Data Privacy in a Networked World. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), has begun establishing a privacy policy code of conduct, which could be proposed as a bill to congress as early as this winter. (NOTE: The NTIA is the same U.S. Department of Commerce governmental organization that oversees wireless spectrum management, allowing it considerable clout in the ecosystem.) Since the advertising industry is prone to self-regulation, the likelihood of this passing as law is questionable. Still, the industry remains hesitant to make any large-scale moves toward full cross-channel tracking while ‘a code of conduct’ policy is still being written. The European Union is considering similar policies backed by laws that could have considerable teeth.The result is the industry now coming to a near standstill while we wait for privacy definitions to be constructed and agreed upon. As consumers become more sophisticated in their understanding, and to some extent mistrust, of data collection via the Internet, nearly everyone from publishers to advertisers, OEMs to carriers, and developers to politicians have had to manage consumer privacy issues. All sides have the desire to reach the same goal. The NTIA has done a good job of engaging all the stakeholders in a very democratic discourse. Yet we may need to wait a little longer for ‘the year of mobile’ as election year politics are certain to keep this far from widespread public debate.Mobile stands to benefit everyone and everything—advertisers, publishers, even other media channels. Privacy and tracking is now the single largest obstacle. We all need to participate in developing the regulatory policies to stop the standstill and move the industry forward. Why has mobile yet to, well, mobilize? There are a number of reasons—a few of my favorites are:• Economic Downturn: As mobile was ramping up, the economy slowed down. Advertising budgets, particularly test budgets for new media, became difficult to acquire.• Growth of Social Media: The development of Facebook and Twitter stole some of the spotlight. Coupled with the tight economy, advertisers sought lower-cost ‘social media,’ perceived to be viral and free in nature. Ironically, mobile has been silently driving much of the traffic behind social media, which was confirmed when Facebook released mobile figures in advance of their IPO.last_img read more

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New Haven Biz Launches as Print Magazine

first_imgThe magazine, which is filling a five-year-long gap of not having a regional b2b print publication, will focus on highlighting in-depth long-form form stories, including the October edition’s feature on the future of Long Wharf Theatre, and a profile on student entrepreneurs. Meanwhile breaking news will remain a feature for the newsletters and website, according to Rick’s report. New Haven Biz’s inaugural October issue.New Haven Biz, a b2b website and e-newsletter covering the business community of southern Connecticut, launched its premier print magazine this month. The magazine debuts in October and will carry a frequency of eight issues per year. It’s a free, controlled circulation magazine for an audience of business executives in New Haven, Fairfield, and Middlesex counties, including CEOs and senior-level managers. Its initial print run is 9,500, according to the publication’s media kit.Currently, the business news site, which is a subset of the Hartford Business Journal and New England Business Media, offers a thrice-weekly e-newsletter, which launched last year, and will continue distributing content through that medium in addition to the new glossy. According to a report by Markeshia Ricks for the New Haven Independent, New England Business Media CEO Peter Stanton, “likened the difference between the e-newsletter that business readers have been receiving since 2017 and the new magazine to tapas and a full course meal: One is for quick small bites of what’s now, the other for savoring.” Ronni Rabin, senior account manager, also said in the New Haven Independent report that newsletter recipients have been wanting a print publication for some time and that “the magazine also will serve as a catalyst for special marketing events and experiential marketing.” last_img read more

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Ballot Proposition Would Benefit Barksdale AFB Northwest Louisiana Leaders Say

first_imgLeaders in northwest Louisiana are urging residents to approve a ballot proposition that would increase the hotel occupancy tax as a way to better position Barksdale Air Force Base ahead of a future BRAC round.One of the groups that would share the extra funds generated if the vote is successful is the Ark-La-Tex Regional Air Service Alliance, which plans to use the money for incentive packages to airlines to expand air service to Shreveport Regional Airport.Securing air service from the Shreveport-Bossier area to major hubs such as Chicago and Washington, D.C., will benefit Barksdale and economic development overall in the region, according to GB Cazes, president of the alliance.“Another round of BRAC is coming to Barksdale in the next few years. One knock on our community has been transportation and the ease of getting in and out. Getting a direct flight to Washington, D.C., or Charlotte would have a great impact for Barksdale. If we get those connections to Chicago and D.C., we are one stop from the world … just like Atlanta and Houston,” Cazes said.Funds generated by a higher tax would be shared evenly among the alliance, the Independence Bowl Foundation and the Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission. The proposition, which would increase the hotel tax from 4.5 percent to 6 percent, will only pass if both Bossier and Caddo parishes approve it, reported the Bossier Press-Tribune. Residents go to the polls Nov. 21. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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Steely Dan Announce Fall Tour In Memory Of Walter Becker

first_img Steely Dan Announce Fall Tour Dates steely-dan-announce-fall-tour-memory-walter-becker News Twitter Steely Dan Announce Fall Tour In Memory Of Walter Becker NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 15, 2015 – 11:58 am Steely Dan Win Album Of The Year Facebook Email Steely Dan have announced they will play 11 tour dates this fall in the wake of co-founding member Walter Becker’s passingBrian HaackGRAMMYs Sep 11, 2017 – 11:29 am The surviving members of the iconic 3-time GRAMMY winning jazz rock band Steely Dan have vowed to continue touring and playing live in memory of co-founder, guitarist, bassist and songwriter Walter Becker, who passed away on Sept. 3. “I intend to keep the music we created together alive as long as I can with the Steely Dan band,” said co-founding member Donald Fagen, lead singer, keyboardist and fellow songwriter for Steely Dan, in his written tribute to Becker, released following the guitarist’s passing:The band will play eight dates in the U.S. and Canada before heading back across the pond to wrap up their fall tour with three shows alongside the Doobie Brothers in Dublin, London, and York.The tour kicks off on Oct. 13 in Thackervile, OK. The full list of U.S. tour dates can be found below:October 13 – Thackerville, OK @ WinStar World Casino and ResortOctober 16 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel ArenaOctober 17 – Buffalo, NY @ Shea’s Performing Arts CenterOctober 19 – Orillia, ON @ Casino Rama ResortOctober 20 – Windsor, ON @ Caesars WindsorOctober 22 – Wallingford, CT @ Oakdale TheatreOctober 24 – Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six PavilionOctober 25 – National Harbor, MD @ MGM National HarborWatch Trailer For Revealing New Eric Clapton DocumentaryRead morelast_img read more

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