More than half (56%) of respondents based in the UK look for a competitive salary from their employer, compared to 46% of US respondents, according to research by Jobbio.Its Happiness index report, which surveyed 2,000 UK employees and 2,000 US employees, also found that 47% of UK respondents state that flexible working is important to them, compared to 39% of US-based respondents.The research also found:53% of UK respondents think that praise and rewards make a good employer, compared to 44% of US respondents.61% of UK-based respondents state that better work-life balance is a key component for a good employer, compared to 59% of respondents in the US.41% of UK respondents believe that they will retire between the ages of 70 and 74 in 2050, while 36% of US-based respondents think they will retire under the age of 65.41% of respondents in the UK feel their job will be obsolete in 10 years’ time due to the prevalence of technology. This is compared to 37% of American respondents.23% of British respondents are always happy in their current job, compared to 32% of US respondents.Stephen Quinn (pictured), chief executive officer at Jobbio, said: “Our Happiness index shows a clear disparity between the US and UK pool of talent. It seems illogical that US employees are so much happier than [the] UK workforce given they work longer hours and have shorter holidays. What is also intriguing is that even though US talent have less holiday, they use up less of their allowance too, [while] not being as concerned about their work-life balance when compared to UK talent. Perhaps the UK workforce is less happy than the US as they travel further to get to work and often commutes are disrupted by delays and overcrowding. Few people enjoy a January commute in cold weather when [the] train is delayed and [people cannot] get a seat.“It’s interesting to learn how much we think the rise of technology will influence our careers in the future and by how much, as well as what it is that brings us down when at work. With so many Brits thinking they will retire later in life, it’s important to be in a job and [an organisation] that is enjoyable and fulfilling.”
PLANTATION, FLA. (WSVN) – Police responded to the scene of a car that crashed into a post office in Plantation, Friday morning.7Skyforce flew over the scene, located at 7780 N.W. 5th Ave., where the car could be seen inside the building.As of right now, no injuries have been reported.An investigation is now underway.Please check back on WSVN.com and 7News for more details on this developing story.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – Cellphone video captured an abandoned bus that caught fire in Miami Gardens.Smoke could be seen by drivers in the area of Northwest Seventh Avenue and 170th Street, Monday.Miami Gardens Police and Fire Rescue responded to the scene, just before 8 p.m., and managed to put out the flamesNo injuries were reported.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
HIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) – A man accused of opening fire at utility workers for AT&T is now out of jail.Jorge Jove was released, Thursday morning, after he was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.Police said the retired Miami-Dade firefighter was captured on video shooting the tires of two AT&T trucks parked outside his Hialeah home, Wednesday.Jove reportedly told police he went “bananas.”Police said Jove wanted the workers to move, but they couldn’t do so immediately, which set him off. Investigators said the responding sergeant saw Jove fire at and miss at one of the employees, who was up in the air repairing a pole.AT&T said there’s more than $1,000 worth of damage to the vehicles.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
COCONUT GROVE, FLA. (WSVN) – – Roof work at Miami City Hall caused fumes to spread through the system’s ventilation system, causing the building to be evacuated, Friday afternoon.Miami Fire Rescue responded to the building at 3500 Pan American Drive and evacuated the premises.Officials said the strange smell came from roofing glue a worker was using right next to an air conditioning unit.A hazmat crew ventilated the building as a precaution.No one was transported.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Users can select what kind of color blindness they have and then they can see, for example, a red Rubik’s Cube in a dark blue hue.“The advantages to that is that it’s adaptable to anybody,” Almela said.According to the students, family and friends who are colorblind experimented by retaking a color blind text with the app and passed. “I was both shocked and really happy,” Almela said.Zedan told 7News that he actually experiences challenges with color. “I have red-green color blindness,” he said. “Putting on clothes that matches through their color, that’s extremely difficult.”Zedan and Almela designed Chroma Tilt as part of a Congressional app challenge, where students across the country create and design apps with a chance to represent their district on Capitol Hill.“They’ve incorporated math, they incorporated science, they’ve incorporated elements of what is ascetically pleasing in an app,” said computer science instructor Dean Morell.The app is available in the android and Google Play stores. An iPhone version is still in the works. SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Two South Florida teenagers developed a new app to help people with color blindness to see color.Their invention will provide high-tech help from those who are colorblind, and they’re heading to Capitol Hill to show it off.“Our main focus right now is changing the way people will live their daily lives,” said Gulliver Prep junior Kristian Zedan.Zedan and classmate Gaetan Almela developed Chroma Tilt on their own.“Each phone screen is made up of three different pixels — red, green and blue,” Almela said. “And we want to change those values from red, green and blue pixels to the way the eye sees colors.”Unlike other apps to help the colorblind, Chroma Tilt focuses on colors they can see, and not ones they can’t.The customizable app is free for use.
PLANTATION, FLA. (WSVN) – Police transmissions captured the moment authorities arrested a man accused of sending explosive devices to high-profile Democrats across the country through the mail.A recording captures an officer ordering units to shut down U.S. 441 near an AutoZone in Plantation as 56-year-old Cesar Sayoc was taken into custody.Officer: “Referencing Signal 46, suspect at the AutoZone, I believe it’s the 600 block of South State Road 7. I’m gonna need units to shut down 441 northbound and southbound between Broward and Peters.”Officer: “Yeah, we just took him into custody … We have concern reference Signal 46. We want the road shut down, and then we’ll start evacuating.”“Officer: “307, can we get some marked units to start clearing the businesses north of the AutoZone?”Witnesses said Sayoc didn’t resist when armed police officers swarmed in and arrested him.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
HAVANA, Cuba (WSVN) — The U.S. Coast Guard stopped three dozen Cuban migrants at sea.A Coast Guard crew intersected a small boat about 23 miles north of Havana, rescuing the 36 men and women on board and bringing them to safety, Sunday.One passenger was airlifted to the hospital because of chest pains.The migrants were given food, shelter and a medical evaluation before being returned to Cuba.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Authorities have lifted the lockdown at Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale.The school, located near Northwest 27th Avenue and 11th Street, was placed on a code red lockdown just before 12 p.m., Thursday.Fort Lauderdale Police officers investigated an unspecified threat possibly made a student to the campus.The lockdown ended just before 12:30, as the threat wasn’t present and students resumed moving around campus.No arrests have been made, as detectives are still actively investigating the threat incident.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Hope Community Resources Executive Director Roy Scheller: “The people who live there will share in decision making and share in responsibilities.” The neighborhood will provide not only housing, but a way of life that incorporates the desires of families seeking to create a supportive neighborhood around their children. Construction of homes will be completed by spring of 2018. The new development is designed to create an “intentional community,” a place where its dozen residents share a common vision of living, learning and recreating together. Story as aired: Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Monday, Hope Community Resources was awarded $330,000 grant from the Rasmuson Foundation to make a new housing development at the end of Sterling’s Black Spruce Road blossom with possibilities. Roy SchellerHope Community Resources Executive Director Roy Scheller: “Parents who have children with disabilities have the same question: what happens when I am gone? Who will take care of my child?” Five single-family homes and one tri-plex are currently under construction on 20 acres of property just outside of Sterling. Hope will own the properties, rent for the units has been subsidized to make them affordable under social security income. http://www.radiokenai.us/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Dorene-on-sterling-intentional-community.mp3 For many of its residents, this style of living is expected to offer unprecedented levels of support while encouraging greater independence.
Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The 6th Annual Mouth to Mouth Wild Run & Ride is scheduled for Memorial Day Monday, May 27. 10-Mile Mouth to Mouth Wild Run & RideThe 2019 Mouth to Mouth Wild Run & Ride includes a 1-mile beach run or fat bike ride between Kasilof River mouth and the mouth of the Kenai River. Day of event registration opens at noon. Race time is set for 2 p.m.The race start will be located at the Kasilof River Special Use Area off Kasilof Beach Stub Rd and the finish line at the Kenai South Beach parking lot off Cannery Rd.Early registration is available for $30 ($25 for Cook Inlet Keepers members) and day of event registration is $40. 3-Mile Fun Run EventIn addition, a 3-mile beach run from Cannery Road beach to the Kenai River mouth and return will begin at 3 p.m. on Monday. Start time for the 3-mile run is 3 p.m. at Cannery Road beach access off Dunes Road.
In June 2007, Glam Media, a network of women’s fashion and lifestyle sites, passed NBC Universal’s iVilliage.com as the highest trafficked online media company targeting women, per ComScore metrics.The comparison drew the ire of iVillage’s president Deborah Fine who stated at the time it’s like comparing “apples to cauliflower.” Nevertheless, founder and CEO Samir Arora pointed out that ComScore measures them in the same space, an important distinction from the marketer perspective. To get there, Arora has crafted Glam Media as a publisher network that has grown to over 400 independently operated Web sites clustered around 20 “owned and operated” sites, which now attract about 25 million unique visitors monthly and 43.5 million globally, per ComScore, placing it among the top 25 Internet media companies.It’s a strategy that Arora claims traditional publishers have missed out on: Eliminating the “destination site” concept by harnessing the power of a carefully assembled network of independent publishers while simultaneously working the marketing side by creating the ad serving technology that injects large-format and interactive ad units directly into the content that best contextualizes them. A Package DealGlam Media, with offices in San Francisco for technology development and New York for media, officially launched during Fashion Week in New York in fall 2005. Since then the company has attracted over 200 advertisers that have purchased a variety of display and rich media ads that are designed to be as attractive and engaging as the content they’re positioned within.Arora compares the contextual package arrangement to a typical September issue of Vogue. “If you package content and advertising well the ads are not only desirable, they become as important as the content itself. If you’re reading a September issue of Vogue, is it for the ads, the content, or both?”According to Arora, it’s both. The fusion of compelling advertising and content is at the center of his company’s mission and something where he says traditional media have largely fumbled the ball. “Most of the traditional media companies were having a hard enough time trying to create content for the Internet and when they tried to bring the advertising experience into it they did not know how to translate the full-page glossy ads or full video immersion to the Internet.”Glam’s technology division has engineered two technology platforms—one that serves the ads across the network, called Glam Evolution, and one that allows site owners to format and syndicate their content across Glam’s various channels. The combination, says Arora, allows Glam to place ads with a high degree of contextual control.The ad-edit package is something Arora thinks traditional publishers are inherently unable to do, as long as they keep trying to shoehorn content that comes from a strictly print or broadcast heritage. “Content that resembles traditional media—print or broadcast—actually does not perform very well on the Internet,” he says. “It’s two different things. To engage users on the Internet you have to create highly visual and interactive content.Glam also produces custom “advertorial” content for its clients, which Arora says accounts for about 20 percent of overall revenues. These products are typically custom packages that include display and rich media ads, as well as interactive elements such as quizzes and microsites. Reebok signed such a deal with Glam in March 2007 for a six-week stretch to promote the launch of Scarlett Johansson’s shoe and apparel line.Revenues from advertisers are shared with the participating network sites, some making in the high six figures. The Network Effect, or Life in the ‘Mid-Tail’At the core of Glam’s business model is the network of publishing partners that cluster around the Glam-owned and operated anchor sites that represent each content channel. It’s a model that, says Arora, further separates the company from its big media competitors. “It’s the recognition that media on the Internet is not following the clustered hits business of traditional media—print or broadcast,” he says. “The top 10 magazines have a commanding share of market versus the next 50 or 100. And the same is true in television. On the Internet, this is not the case. For example, Yahoo as a media company has the largest reach of all the Internet, but accounts for 7 to 8 percent of the actual usage of the Web. There are tens of millions of Web properties in the mid-tail.”This “mid tail” is where Glam makes its home—methodically collecting blogs and other independently operated sites and merging them with the Glam publisher network, now numbering over 400 and arranged under a growing number of channels currently including fashion, beauty, shopping, celebrity style, glam living, entertainment and wellness.The point of an owned and operated site, says Arora, is to act as a gateway, or anchor, for its channel. These sites combine original content with content pulled in from the surrounding partner sites. “It’s part of a hub and spoke model for each of the clusters of channels,” he says. “That allows us to expose and support each of the publishers at the hub.”It is a model that has some very knowledgeable industry observers excited. “I have been arguing for as long as anyone would listen that the future of media is less about products and more about networks,” says media consultant Jeff Jarvis on his Buzzmachine.com blog. “It’s nice to be proven right. Glam is also an advertising network that supports the creation of content. That’s how you encourage others to produce more. So in the end, Glam is really a platform. That’s the key. Glam is a rare example of that and I say other media companies would be wise to follow suit.”Arora says Glam is in a position now where it can select partner sites for the women’s fashion and lifestyle channels from a waiting list, a process he likens to curating. “Our editors are both editors and curators. We start by making sure a site is targeted to women, then we look at editorial quality, then how we can package brand advertising with this publisher in a way that will make the ads desirable. What I don’t want to do is create a media company where users want to Tivo the ads.”Rapid GrowthArora declined to specify Glam’s revenues, which are based solely on its advertising model. However, a July 2007 story in Forbes reported revenues near $25 million for 2007. A Glam spokesperson declined to comment on that figure. Sequential quarter-to-quarter growth rates, says Arora, have ranged from a low of 40 percent to a high of 150 percent, and he expected the company to be profitable at the end of 2007. Costs, he says, are generally tied to the sales team, engineering and technology, and the revenue that is shared with the partner sites.Unique visitors have ballooned from 100,000 per month when the network launched, to 26 million currently. “And we have spent zero dollars on search or keywords to drive customers,” says Arora. If You Can’t Beat Glam, Join GlamThe company’s rapid growth as attracted its fair share of talent, and from the very sectors with which it is competing. Joe Lagani, former publisher of Conde Nast’s House & Garden, joined Glam last October. The magazine promptly closed after he left. John Trimble, who also joined in October, formerly oversaw brand advertising for Fox Interactive’s MySpace, IGN, Fox Sports, American Idol, and Scout.Additionally, Hearst and Lifetime have noticed the value of Glam’s network and signed partnership deals to syndicate content. Under the Hearst deal, Marie Claire contributes editorial content in exchange for inbound links to other Hearst magazine brands and subscription promotions. Cosmopolitan arranged to have its advertisers’ brands inserted into contextually relevant sites across Glam’s publisher network. And Lifetime, the women’s basic cable television network, partnered with Glam to create its own channel, essentially a vertical network of Web sites and blogs inside Glam’s network.MORE STARTUP STORIES:ArchitectCraftInternet EvolutionScientific AmericanWTWH Media More on this topic Rodale Partners with Glam Media Glam Gets $10M in Private Financing Glam Launches Video and Distribution Platform Are E-Media Companies—With Revenue—More Valuable? Women’s Network Eyes Men Glam Media Acquires Advertising Targeting FirmJust In Four More Execs Depart SourceMedia in Latest Restructuring The Atlantic Taps Creative Leadership | People on the Move The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV Networks Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQ Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the MovePowered by
African American Television12.9 Network TV-3.4 Network Radio10 Syndication TV2.3 National Newspaper-6.2 Spot TV: Top 101-210-3.8 Cable TV12.9 Source: Nielsen Monitor-Plus National Magazine-1.3 Spot TV: Top 100-0.4 Local Newspaper-5.4 Q1 Ad Spending 2008 vs. 2007%CHNG Magazine publishers had been anticipating a slowdown in advertising for more than a year, and now the numbers are proving them correct.First quarter national magazine advertising spending slipped 1.3 percent over the same period last year, according to the Nielsen Company’s Monitor–Plus advertising information service. B-to-B advertising declined 6.1 percent. Nielsen says it tracks 270 consumer magazines and 815 business publications.Overall advertising spending in the U.S. remained flat in the quarter with 0.5 percent growth, the report said.Local Sunday supplements took the hardest hit, dropping 13.5 percent. National newspapers declined by 6.2 percent. Spot Radio-4.9 Outdoor2.9 Meanwhile, national Sunday supplements saw the greatest gains, increasing 19.2 percent.Cable television advertising rose 12.9 percent while network television fell 3.4 percent. Network radio saw a 10 percent gain while spot radio dropped 4.9 percent.According to Nielsen, the Monitor-Plus service compiles advertising activity across 18 media outlets, tracking in the 210 designated market areas. Globally, it measures advertising in 30 markets, representing 85 percent of the world’s advertising spending.ROUGH START National Sunday Supplement19.2 FSI Coupon-4.9 B-to-B-6.1 Local Sunday Supplements-13.5 Spanish Language TV7.7
Healing Lifestyles & Spas, a JLD Publication focused on inspiring readers to engage in “mental, spiritual, and emotional well-being,” announced today that it will be ceasing all print, online and news operations after more than 13 years.An email blast delivered this morning said that the print magazine would no longer be published and “all web services, including these tips, will no longer be produced or supported.” HL&S was acquired by new publishers 8 weeks ago,”and they’ve decided to shut down the entire brand effectiveimmediately,” former editor-in-chief Melissa Williams told FOLIO: in an email. “Both Shanon [associate publisher Shanon Hoffman] and I are very saddened by the news, as theHL&S brand has been truly our pride and passion. I’ve been with themagazine for eight years and Shanon for six. However, we plan oncombining our wellness passion, and knowledge of the spa industry in anew venture,” she said.The health and spa magazine headed up by publisher Michael Donnelly does not have circulation or ad page numbers listed, but related title MSLO’s Body + Soul saw its ad pages up 4.4 percent from 2007 in the most recent report from Publishers Information Bureau.
Derek Jeter wrapped up his baseball career in rival-city Boston this past weekend and is now setting his sights on digital publishing. The Players’ Tribune went live yesterday, Oct. 1 and now the former Yankees captain has a new role–founding publisher.Presently, the landing page only features a letter from Jeter explaining the goals and objectives for the project.”I do think fans deserve more than ‘no comments’ or ‘I don’t knows,’” Jeter writes. “Those simple answers have always stemmed from a genuine concern that any statement, any opinion or detail, might be distorted. I have a unique perspective. Many of you saw me after that final home game, when the enormity of the moment hit me. I’m not a robot. Neither are the other athletes who at times might seem unapproachable. We all have emotions. We just need to be sure our thoughts will come across the way we intend. So I’m in the process of building a place where athletes have the tools they need to share what they really think and feel. We want to have a way to connect directly with our fans, with no filter.” The current site iteration looks similar to Medium, and the concept itself is somewhat similar, as well. That is, like Medium, The Player’s Tribune will be a user-generated storytelling platform. And given Jeter’s clout, it’s likely that high-profile athletes will make up the roster of contributors. No word from Jeter yet on the site’s monetization model. The site will be revealing more information about its plans today and hereafter.Jeter isn’t the first ex-major leaguer to launch his own media company. Lenny Dykstra tried his hand in publishing when he launched The Player’s Club magazine, which was marketed to former athletes looking to invest their career earnings. The magazine was also tied to an online investment site called Nails Investment. Things didn’t turn out too well, however.Dystra’s several investments were not successful, which led to bankruptcy and illegal activities–mostly fraud. He was sentenced to three years in prison in 2012 as a result.Highly unlikely Jeter’s career in publishing will have a similar ending.
Minnesota Business Magazine ShuttersMinnesota Business magazine announced that its November/December edition will be its final issue before ceasing operations. According to a reported statement by executive editor Megan Effertz in Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, the publication’s nine staffers will be reassigned within Tiger Oak Media Inc.—the Minneapolis, Minn.- and Seattle, Wash.-based owner of Minnesota Business—which is the parent company of several other business, bridal, lifestyle, and meeting and events titles including Minnesota Bride and Minnesota Meetings + Events. The brand’s website will shut down at the end of the year.Effertz also stated that while the magazine is preparing to shutter, there is still the chance that the brand might be purchased and she hopes that it can continue running. “We’ve had a great year, with many inspiring stories, new readers both online and off, and back-to-back sold out events,” she said in the Business Journal report. “We’re still hoping maybe someone steps up.”Representatives from Minnesota Business magazine did not responded to a request for comment at the time of publication. Nature’s Eye Media Absorbs The Journey MagazineThe Journey Magazine, an Eastern Texas regional life and culture publication, and Nature’s Eye Media, a branch of the realty and media company Nature’s Eye, are merging teams beginning with the magazine’s October 2018 issue to create a new nature-based lifestyle publication. Nature’s Eye, which consists of several brands including habitat consulting and wildlife management company Nature’s Eye Consulting, and a real estate holding company for a division of Mossy Oak Properties of Texas, says that the merger with The Journey Magazine is a way for the company to expand its media branch. The magazine, which was founded in 2005 by Kim Ogden in Lufkin, Texas, was established as a lifestyle publication aimed at telling life experiences of locals, and had been individually owned and operated by Ogden since then. Nature’s Eye’s media team and the editorial staff at The Journey Magazine had been working together over the past 17 months to cover stories from Eastern Texas within the magazine’s monthly issues, but starting this month, the staffs will officially combine and will be based out of Nature’s Eye’s corporate headquarters in Lufkin. “Through this new venture, our vision is to bring our stories to an even broader audience, and to bring even more of the world to these pages,” said a spokesperson from Nature’s Eye in a statement. “We’re not only excited to share a nature based lifestyle magazine with you, but to also offer media services.”From the job board…The Miami New Times is looking for a full-time news editor to lead its reporting team and write both short and long form narrative stories. As the number two position in the newsroom, the ideal candidate will possess an instinctual knack for daily digital journalism, along with the ability to write and edit quickly while maintaining high standards. Experience in the Miami area and Spanish language skills are a plus.See this and other current job openings at careers.foliomag.com.Fast Company Reboots With New Logo and a New LookFast Company’s new logo.Fast Company unveiled its new logo as well as announced a plan for a “reinvigorated” design and “livelier” new content and stories starting with its November issue. The magazine’s editor-in-chief, Stephanie Mehta, shared in a post that the redesign is “aimed at making our print, online, and live journalism even more accessible and indispensable to you, our valued readers,” as well as offering a more “human-centered design ethos.” The new logo, which was designed by Portuguese type and graphic designer Rui Abreu, plays on the original 1995 stylistic design with a smaller font-size letter ‘A’ and ‘O,’ however Mehta explains that Abreu’s logo features a contrast between thicker and thinner lines that allows “for a more updated feel.” Mehta said that creative director Mike Schnaidt’s goal for the reboot was to incorporate “a broader, bolder color palette, elegant new typefaces, and a welcoming vibe,” as well as focus on the trend that tech-based companies are taking in “embracing a friendly aesthetic over a futuristic one.” Schnaidt’s design also reflects some of the brand’s most engaged with franchises including the Most Creative People in Business list and the Secrets of the Most Productive People, which influenced the mission to establish a humanistic ethos.“Just look at Casper, Airbnb, and Dropbox, to name a few,” Schnaidt said in the post. “Their branding is empathetic, and it doesn’t aim to flaunt the complex technology on the back end of their products.”The reboot will also feature an expanded “Recommender” section that highlights readers’ favorite places, objects, travel tips, and work hacks. “What hasn’t changed?” Mehta posed. “Our passion for and commitment to telling insightful and richly reported business stories that you won’t read anywhere else.”
The White House is looking for a replacement for John Gibson II, the Pentagon’s first-ever chief management officer (CMO), for a “lack of performance,” according to defense officials. Gibson, whose primary duty is reforming DOD’s business operations including real property management, remains in his job for now but his responsibilities have been scaled back, reports the Wall Street Journal. He was informed by Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan more than a month ago that leaders weren’t satisfied with the results of his work. Gibson’s expected departure suggests the department’s initiative to find savings within its massive bureaucracy and apply them to modernization needs — one of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ top priorities — is “foundering,” one official told the paper. “All of Mattis’ modernization ambitions lie in the money that Shanahan and Gibson were going to harvest out of the institution in savings and efficiencies,” the official said. “Without it, Mattis is truly in trouble.”DOD photo by Tech Sgt. Vernon Young Jr. Dan Cohen AUTHOR
Lawmakers who negotiated the compromise military construction-Veterans Affairs spending bill weighed in on the administration’s proposal to shift the Army Corps of Engineers’ civil works program to two other agencies, the Transportation and Interior departments. “The conferees are opposed to the reorganization as it could ultimately have impacts for implementation of the military construction, BRAC and family housing programs,” they stated in the report’s joint explanatory statement.The conferees who hashed out the conference agreement for the defense and labor-HHS-education appropriations minibus went a step further, barring DOD from spending any funds to plan or carry out the proposed restructuring. Those conferees said they opposed the reorganization “as it could ultimately have detrimental readiness and operational impacts on Department of Defense functions and activities, to include USACE [Army Corps of Engineers] support to ongoing military operations, international partners and support to United States military installations around the world,” according to that report’s joint explanatory statement. Lawmakers from both chambers’ defense and milcon spending panels admonished DOD for failing to notify them about the proposal and emphasized it will require legislative language, which has not yet been proposed or requested.Army Corps photo by John Campbell Dan Cohen AUTHOR
Selections from the stellar lineup at Coachella are satcasting now as SiriusXM puts you front-and-center for performances and interviewsPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Apr 12, 2018 – 1:13 pm On April 11 SiriusXM announced it will be satcasting Coachella Radio beginning on April 12 and continuing through April 25. “Our broadcast will include major artists such as Beyoncé, The Weeknd, Cardi B, Post Malone, Kygo, and St. Vincent, but also an array of emerging artists just beginning to make their mark,” said SiriusXM President/Chief Content Officer Scott Greenstein. “We love bringing our subscribers, wherever they may be, inside the vibe, atmosphere, and music of this big festival.”Also available through the SiriusXM smartphone app and on their website, Coachella Radio programming for Days 1 and 2 includes Jack Antonoff’s Bleachers, Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, Kygo, Angel Olsen, Vince Staples, The Weeknd, and Alison Wonderland. Facebook SiriusXM’s Coachella Radio With Beyoncé, Cardi B, The Weeknd, More https://twitter.com/TheWeekndBible/status/984246083743289345 Additional sets are expected to be available on YouTube livestream and be sure to take our poll on which Coachella 2018 performance you are looking forward to the most.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more News SiriusXM’s Coachella Radio: Back On The Air siriusxms-coachella-radio-beyonc%C3%A9-cardi-b-weeknd-more Email Content Not Available Twitter
We caught up with the French pop performer in Indio, where she touched on her first Coachella experience, how living abroad has informed her artistry, and much moreAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Apr 19, 2019 – 11:22 am GRAMMY-nominated French artist Jain makes upbeat yet socially conscious inspired pop music. Using sounds and inspiration from her global upbringing, Jain (born Jeanne Louise Galice) left her hometown of Toulouse, France, with her family when she was nine. From then until she was 18, she lived in Dubai, the Congo and Abu Dhabi before returning to France to attend art school in Paris, where she lives now.Jain made her Coachella debut at Gobi stage last Saturday, her first U.S. show of the year, and will be returning this weekend for round two. Not only that, but Jain just dropped her first new music since her 2018 album Souldier, a single called “Gloria,” which she has been playing on tour in Europe.We caught up with Jain on the ground in Indio, where she touched on her first Coachella experience, how living abroad has informed her artistry, and much more.You had your Coachella debut yesterday; how did you feel to share your music at this festival, on this platform?Well, it was amazing and this show was really cool. We have a lot of fun with the crowd, so I couldn’t have been going any better. I was feeling really lucky to be there today in this festival because it’s one of the biggest festivals in the world. And in France, it’s well known also. Because always there are French artists that are playing over there. So we were really, really happy.The international contingent of artists on the lineup this year is really strong; what does it feel like to you to be a part of it?It was amazing because for me to be able to play as a French artist. I’m from a little town from the south tip of France, to be able to play in Coachella and meet other artists from all over the world and to connect with people that I love from my hometown is something amazing. And it shows the real power of music is to be united with something that everybody loves. And that’s why music is so international. And I think it’s great that a big festival like Coachella makes this actually. It helps a lot of artists.Yeah. I agree. Were you able to check out any other artists at the festival? Was there anyone you were really excited about?Yeah, I saw a lot of shows actually. I saw Anderson .Paak; for me it was one of the best shows that I’ve ever seen. And I saw Childish Gambino. I saw the Boyfriends. They are Australian, I think.You spent time growing up around the world. How do you think living in these different place inspired your art and music?It really gave me this need to express myself. Because when you are a teenager and you have to be new in a new high school and make new friends and make friends again, sometimes you get this feeling of loneliness. And for me it was why I was writing music, it was because I felt lonely and I wanted to make kind of therapy with it. So I don’t know if I would have done music if I haven’t traveled. So the traveling and discovering new countries meant everything for me and my songwriting.Do you feel like that caused you to grow up more quickly? To have a more mature themes or ideas with your music?Yeah, I’m definitely sure about this. My music would be very, very different if I haven’t traveled. And it’s true that when you’re young, you’re fast and there’s no concern with people, actually. When you’re doing music and you’re young, you can be in a band with different people with different stories also. And that’s why I really loved it.You released your sophomore album, Souldier, last year. What did you wish to communicate with that album?For me, Souldier is the part two of [debut album] Zanaka, the rest of my experience in the Middle East. The two albums work together. For me, Zanaka was more about when I was 16, 18 years old, and Souldier is the rest. I really wanted to put music that I was listening to and I was listening to—Arabic kind of music, hip-hop, some Rumba from the Congo. And I really wanted to make people travel by listening to my music. I always write about something that moves me. And something, it can be something bad or something sad like the killing in the nightclub of Orlando. I always try to put some optimism in it. I try to heal myself.Your music video for “Makeba” was nominated for a GRAMMY at the 60th GRAMMY Awards. Can you explain the story behind that specific song and video?When I worked with [French directors] Greg & Lio, for me it was really important to shoot it in South Africa because [the song’s subject, musician Miriam Makeba] was from South Africa. And we were about to shoot this video in Soweto, which is outside of Johannesburg. It’s where she grew up, actually. I really wanted for people to know her and to be able to share her legacy of music. That’s so cool. Is that something that’s important for you, to share stories of other female artists or other people that might not have a platform like you have?For me, it’s really important because I was listening to Makeba since I was three years old. She’s really part of my music intention. And when I grew up, I realized that actually a lot of my friends didn’t know her. When I like an artist, especially a female artist, I really try to support. 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