Chinese employer treats 2500 employees to Spanish holiday

first_imgSomething for the weekend: Li Jinyuan, president of Chinese multi-national organisation Tiens Group, is treating 2,500 employees to a holiday in Spain to mark the group’s 21st anniversary.Employees landed in the country’s capital on 4 May on board 20 aeroplanes, and will make their way to Barcelona on Sunday before heading home.The itinerary for the trip features a number of cultural and gastronomic highlights, including a visit to the Palacio Real in Madrid and an event at the Moralzarzal bullring, complete with a traditional horse show and flamenco performance.The organisation is investing more than €7m (£5.5m) in the trip for its staff, including the hire of 70 coaches, four trains, and 1,650 hotel rooms.It’s safe to say that the Employee Benefits team is rather jealous…last_img read more

Liebherr Sunderland Works awards 33 pay rise to crane assemblers

first_imgManufacturing organisation Liebherr Sunderland Works has awarded a 3.3% pay rise to 30 crane assemblers who are members of the trade union Unite.The pay increase, which was accepted by Unite members on Thursday 6 September 2018, will run between January 2018 and March 2019. The deal also includes staff having Monday 24 December 2018 as an additional paid day of leave.Unite members at Liebherr Sunderland Works had been participating in strike action since early August 2018 in relation to pay negotiations. This action was organised in conjunction with the trade union GMB, which also represents Liebherr employees at the organisation’s Deptford Terrace site.Mark Sanderson, regional officer at Unite, said: “Our members voted overwhelmingly to accept the improved offer made by the management. As a result, all strike action has been suspended and our members are working normally.“I would like to thank our members for the strong solidarity that they have shown, which helped bring about a successful resolution to this dispute. More generally, I would like to thank the Sunderland public and the union movement for their heartfelt support.“Going forward, we hope to have a constructive dialogue with the management on future employment issues.”Liebherr Sunderland Works is unavailable for comment at the time of publication.last_img read more

Police Father shot after finding childs mother with another man

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Gunfire erupted after, police said, a man found his baby’s mother with another man, Tuesday morning.According to Miami-Dade Police, a man found the mother of his child with another man. An argument ensued, resulting in the child’s mother’s companion shooting the father in the legs and abdominal area.“I was in the gas station, and I heard the shots,” said one witness, Danny Lewis. “I looked around, and I saw the guy fall down, and he took off, and that is pretty much it. That is all I seen,” he said.The victim was rushed by Ryder Trauma Center where he is undergoing surgery.Police were seen taking one person into custody, but it is unclear whether the person is related to the shooting. No charges have been filed.Officials shutdown Northwest 31st Avenue and Northwest 54th Street while they investigated.If you have any information on this shooting, 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

Fire breaks out at Hallandale Beach high rise

first_imgHALLANDALE BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A Hallandale Beach high rise went up in flames, Thursday night.It happened on the 200 block of Leslie Drive.Officials said a resident was smoking on a seventh story balcony when the embers set nearby items ablaze. She was treated on the scene.A police officer was taken to the hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Cayman Islands auto dealer shipping cars to Cuba

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A Cayman Islands auto dealer is ready to change business relations with Cuba.John Felder and his company, Premier Automotive Export Limited, will become the first to ship American-built vehicles to Cuba. The U.S. Department of Commerce granted him a four-year license.Felder’s first shipment will be the U.S.-made Nissan Leaf electric car, expected to export by the end of the month.The authorization comes after former President Obama’s re-establishment of relations between the U.S. and Cuba.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Man hit by freight train in Fort Lauderdale

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A man has been badly injured after he was hit by a freight train in Downtown Fort Lauderdale.The man was struck near Northwest Fourth Street and Second Avenue, Tuesday.He was rushed to Broward Health Medical Center.Police blocked off the scene to investigate, which led to big traffic delays in the area.The scene has since been cleared and is now reopen.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Thieves caught on camera stealing wallet from Publix shopper in Weston

first_imgThe second man is believed to be heavy-set and was wearing a blue and white checkered shirt, white shorts, a scarf and hat.If you have any information on this crime, 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. WESTON, FLA. (WSVN) – – Two thieves were caught on camera stealing a Publix customer’s wallet in Weston.The incident occurred on Jan. 10 at the Publix located along the 4500 block of Weston Road.Surveillance footage shows the two men arriving at the grocery store at around 2 p.m. and walking towards the produce section.One of the men talked to the victim, while the other unzipped her purse and took her wallet.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:06Loaded: 0.00%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:06 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, it wasn’t until the victim of the theft was checking out that she realized her wallet was missing.After reviewing surveillance footage with the Publix staff, she then saw her wallet being taken from her bag.BSO released information regarding the men involved, the first man they are searching for is believed to be tall, thin, has a beard and was seen wearing camouflage shorts and a jean jacket with the word “FUTURE” on the sleeves. last_img read more

Mother of 3 fatally shot in Hollywood apartment complex

first_imgThe sister went on to say that the subject fled in the victim’s black 2018 Nissan Maxima with dark tints.“Honestly, I’m choked up with words right now,” another family member said. “She was a good mom [and] just got a job with the postal service.”Family members said the shooting occurred inside her apartment, located on the second floor of the building.7News cameras captured crime scene detectives snapping photos outside the apartment.If you have any information on this homicide, 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. HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) – A mother of three is dead following a shooting at a Hollywood apartment complex.Hollywood Police and Fire Rescue responded to the scene along Washington Street and South 56th Avenue at around 4:30 a.m., Wednesday.Authorities said the call originally came in as a disturbance.“During the 911 call, they stated that they heard shots,” said a Hollywood Police spokesperson.The victim’s sister, Victoria Bain, identified the deceased as 31-year-old Coretta Bain.She said Coretta worked as a postal worker and now leaves behind three daughters.“I just know that I lost a little sister,” Victoria said. “I don’t really know what happened. She got shot, from what I’m being told. I’m not sure if it was an altercation or what. She got three daughters, and I have to go and explain that mom is not waking up. She’s not gonna be back home.” last_img read more

Weekend Iditarod Update – Kaltag

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Sixty-seven teams are signed up for the 1,000-mile (1,600-kilometer) trek over mountain ranges, frozen rivers and other dangerous terrain.  Defending champion Mitch Seavey is currently in third place and out of the Kaltag at 3:13 a.m.Nicolas Petit of Girdwood was leading the Iditarod on Sunday morning, and he was the first musher out of the checkpoint in Kalteg.Top five mushers as of 9 a.m.. on SundayNicolas PetitJoar Leifseth UlsomMitch SeaveyRichie DiehlPete KaiserSixty-seven mushers began the race for Nome last Sunday, and the winner is expected early this week.last_img read more

Unlicensed Kenai River Fishing Guide Facing Federal Charges

first_imgAccording to the affidavit filed with the FBI “following Hollansworth’s arrest, Hollandsworth’s friend was interviewed and stated she had a .357 magnum revolver in her vehicle, and a 9mm handgun in the apartment.”  The Alaska Office of Special Prosecutions detailed the sentence of Hollandsworth who was found guilty of unlicensed guiding and unlawful acts during the summer of 2017. Hollandsworth failed to appear for his scheduled sentencing hearing on Monday, October 22, for this case. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Federal Bureau of Investigation took William “Buck” Hollandsworth into custody on Wednesday morning after he failed to show up to a sentencing hearing scheduled for Monday. As of Friday Hollandsworth is being held at the Anchorage Correctional Complex, according to courtview. Chloe Martin, Public Affairs Officer with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the State of Alaska: “On October 24 as part of a joint investigation FBI and IRS agents executed a federal warrant for an address listed as being the residence for both Hollansworth and his mother. While executing this warrant law enforcement agents discovered several firearms and ammunition believed to be unlawfully possessed by Hollansworth. After agents discovered the firearms at his mother’s home, law enforcement had probable cause and arrested Hollandsworth. As such federal charges have now been filed against William Hollandsworth, for illegally possessing firearms as a convicted felon”center_img The felony charges stem from two seperate Driving Under the Influence (DUI) arrests in September of 2016, and April of 2017, according to the affidavit: “Hollandsworth was convicted of a felony, specifically, felony refusal of a chemical test with two or more priors.”  Agents responded to a residence in Kenai where Hollandsworth and a female friend were located, at around 7:30am, on Wednesday morning.  He was taken into custody shortly after at 7:50am, according to online court records. Additional charges were brought against Hollandsworth earlier this month by the state stemming from the summer of 2017, in which the charging documents says Hollandsworth provided sport fish guiding services for king salmon fishing without a guide’s license.last_img read more

Project Homeless Connect Offers Basic Care To Those In Need

first_imgRohr: “This is really a refreshing day for the people in our community who are homeless or near-homeless.”  Free rides were offered Wednesday from various locations across the peninsula, and attendees left with free coats, boots, hats and food. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Project Homeless Connect offered free massages, haircuts, job services, meals, and basic health and veterinary care for those in need on the Kenai Peninsula. Love Inc. Executive Director Leslie Rohr: “We have about 34 vendors this year offering a lot of services including foot care, veterinarian doing pet checks, hand massages, and haircuts. We’ve got just about everything people need for a day of feeling good.”  The 7th annual Project Homeless Connect event took place Wednesday afternoon, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. Over 100 volunteers spent the afternoon providing services to those homeless – or near-homeless – population on the Peninsula.center_img The Kenai Peninsula Continuum of Care along with other service providers host the Project Homeless Connect event each year, where people who are homeless or near homeless can find the basic services they need, under one roof, on one day. The Continuum of Care program on the Kenai offers year round support for the homeless population, and is designed to promote community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness. The CoC provides funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, and State and local governments to rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities by homelessness.last_img read more

Newsweek Publishers Credit Rating Downgraded

first_imgCiting revenue declines in its magazine and newspaper businesses, ratings service agencies Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s downgraded their ratings outlooks Monday for Newsweek publisher the Washington Post Company from stable to negative.Moody’s confirmed WPC’s long-term corporate credit rating as A-1 and its short-term rating as Prime-1. S&P’s confirmed ratings were A+ and A-1, respectively.A WPC spokesperson was not immediately available for comment. According to S&P credit analyst Emile Courtney, the outlook revision reflects “a pace of EBITDA declines” in the company’s newspaper and magazine segments that “moderately weaken” the company’s business diversity. In a statement, S&P said that continuing economic factors could “meaningfully exacerbate” ad revenue declines, causing the company to absorb losses in those segments.WPC stock closed Monday at $322.41, down 28.09 percent from the previous close. The publisher reported a first half 2008 net income of $36.5 million, plummeting 73 percent from $133.2 million during the same period in 2007. The magazine publishing division posted $116.1 million in revenue, down 14 percent from $134.7 million during the first half of 2007.Last month, WPC purchased Foreign Policy magazine from Washington, D.C.-based Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Meanwhile, Newsweek’s ad pages fell 16.8 percent through the first 9 months, according to Publishers Information Bureau figures. Estimated ad revenue was down 24.7 percent to $237.5 million.last_img read more

Meredith Invests in Womens Social Network

first_imgMeredith has announced a minority investment in a network of online women’s social communities.The investment in the group, called Real Girls Media Network, enhances the “depth and breadth” of Meredith Interactive Media’s social networking offerings, the company said in a statement. Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.As part of the deal, Meredith and Real Girls Media will combine inventory and sales teams and Real Girls’ traffic will link to Meredith’s network of sites—increasing the publisher’s monthly unique visitors to approximately 15 million, the company said. Founded in 2006, the Real Girls Media Network includes several women’s sites such as its flagship, which features user generated content.last_img read more

Management Shakeup as Questex Reorgs Hotel and Travel Groups

first_imgAs a result of the changes, Hotel & Motel Management’s previous editorial director and publisher positions were eliminated “due to redundancy.” One Cleveland-based reporter position also was eliminated with plans to eventually hire a new reporter in New York City.Paul Heney, the title’s former editorial director, couldn’t be reached for comment but said over Twitter: “I’ve entered the realm of the jobless. If I have any disappointment, it’s for the way fellow co-workers were let go. Time 4 summer vacation.” Questex Media has put in place a new management team for Hotel & Motel Management magazine. John McMahon will rejoin the team as vice president and group publisher after spending the last two years relaunching Questex’s Travel Group products. Additionally, Travel Group vice president and editorial director Ruthanne Terrero will take on the added responsibility of overseeing content and editorial functions at Hotel & Motel Management and the entire HotelWorld Network, which includes Hotel Design Magazine and Stacy Silver was promoted to executive director of Hotel & Motel Management. Previously she served as executive director of digital media and executive director of events.“We see this as a true merger of the Travel and Hotel Groups,” Terrero tells FOLIO:. “There is a tremendous amount of knowledge about the Hotel side of the industry with this new leadership, which we’re excited to put into effect.”last_img read more

Jack Griffin Out At Time Inc

first_imgIn uncharacteristically blunt language for this type of move, Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes announced to employees that Jack Griffin [pictured] was out as chairman and CEO of the Time Inc. magazine division.“Although Jack is an extremely accomplished executive, I concluded that his leadership style and approach did not mesh with Time Inc. and Time Warner,” Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes wrote in a memo to employees on Thursday.Three Time Inc. executives–including editor-in-chief John Huey, CFO Howard Averill and general counsel Maurice Edelson–will manage the group until a replacement is announced.Griffin replaced longtime Time Inc. chairman and CEO Ann Moore, who retired in August. He joined Time Inc. from Meredith, where he served as president of the national media group.In December, Time Inc. revamped its corporate sales and marketing structure under Griffin, indicating the company would put the same emphasis on marketing services and integrated marketing groups that Griffin had championed at Meredith.The publisher also created new News and Sports Groups, hiring former National Geographic president of publishing John Q. Griffin (no relation) as president of the news group.Flagship magazines Time and Sports Illustrated were down slightly in ad pages in 2010 (2.9 percent and 1.8 percent respectively), while People was up 5.6 percent in ad pages for 2010, according to Publisher’s Information Bureau.last_img read more

Hearst Completes UK Portion of Lagerdere Acquisition

first_imgUpon the completion of this acquisition, Hearst has the U.K. publishing rights of ELLE, ELLE DECORATION and Psychologies; the company can now claim ownership of Red, All About Soap, Inside Soap, Digital Spy and Sugarscape. Hearst Magazines U.K.’s portfolio includes 26 magazines and 22 digital assets, which reach a print audience of 16 million adults and 20 million monthly online unique users, according to a press statement.Other Hearst Magazines U.K. properties include Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Bazaar, House Beautiful and Cosmopolitan Bride.The U.S. portion of the Hearst acquisition of Lagardere (which represents 50 percent of the deal’s total magazine revenue; the other half is internationally based) was completed on May 31 for $893 million. According to investment banking firm Berkery Noyes, this made it one of the most valuable transactions of first half 2011; Western Australian Newspapers Limited led the pack with its purchase of Seven Media Group, reportedly worth $4.145 billion. Hearst’s U.K. division, the National Magazine Company, is officially merged with Hachette Filipacchi UK Ltd. The group is now under the moniker Hearst Magazines UK.last_img read more

SmartMoney Shuts Down Print Mag Expands Digital

first_imgIn a statement, Robert Thomson, editor-in-chief of Dow Jones & Company and managing editor of The Wall Street Journal, cited the quick pace of news and information sharing as a key cause for the print shutdown and digital expansion. “It’s clear that the volatility of markets and asset classes has increased the need for rapid delivery of personal finance intelligence, so we will be expanding our team and presence on the web,” he said. SmartMoney, with a rate base of 800,000, dropped slightly in its single copy sales and paid subs, falling about 17 percent and 3 percent respectively, according to ABC’s December 31, 2011 reporting period. Ad pages fell 23 percent in the first quarter 2012 when compared to the same period last year, per will remain as a standalone site, but all of the content will also be available on an expanded personal finance section of MarketWatch. This move is expected to leverage MarketWatch’s 17 million monthly users into the SmartMoney brand, which has about 2.5 million monthly visitors. According to the company, MarketWatch has had a 50 percent spike in traffic over the last 12 months. More on this topic Dow Jones Buys Hearst’s Stake in SmartMoney People on the Move | 11.16.06 People on the Move | 01.29.09 Woman’s Day to Debut Mobile Issue People on the Move | 05.06.10 Custom Publishing Case StudiesJust In PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry Dive TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV Networks Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media Consultant Bonnier Corp. Terminates Editor-in-Chief for Ethics BreachPowered by SmartMoney, published by Dow Jones, is making a full transition to digital, ceasing publication of the print magazine. Twenty-five staffers will be cut as a result of the magazine shutting down.  The September issue will be the magazine’s last. The 25 staff positions will be able to apply for six new open positions at and elsewhere in the company.Meanwhile, the digital team, which with the six new positions is expanding to 15, will report to Raju Narisetti, Wall Street Journal Digital Network managing editor. last_img read more

ABM Merger with SIIA Officially Approved 833

first_img During the vote count, Lebhar-Friedman’s Roger Friedman stood to pay a heartfelt tribute to the ABM of the past, recognizing his own mentors and previous leaders of the b-to-b media association. While acknowledging both the inevitability of the member vote in favor of the merger as well as the momentum of change in the b-to-b media industry, Friedman called this year’s annual conference “bittersweet” as he took the opportunity to officially cast his vote against the merger. The objection came across as more of sentimental one, rather than a practical one—with Friedman taking the opportunity to acknowledge the efforts of some of the “old guard” b-to-b leaders who put so much effort into the organization and how it, in turn, educated its membership over its more than 100 years in existence. It also succinctly drew attention to the reason for the merger in the first place—that the b-to-b media industry has changed so quickly that it’s almost unrecognizable from what it was only a decade ago. “I know the merger is going to pass,” he said, “but because of my conscience I am casting a negative vote. It’s just my way to express my feeling over the whole process.” His speech, which he admitted to writing at 3 am that morning, drew a standing ovation. At ABM’s 2013 Annual Conference here in Amelia Island, FL today, membership cast their vote as the final step to approve the merger between ABM and SIIA. The vote came in at 83 for, 3 against, but not without a bit of drama.last_img read more

Jason Kint Named CEO at OPA

first_imgThe Online Publisher’s Association has named Jason Kint as its new CEO, replacing outgoing president Pam Horan. Kint will begin his tenure on May 27.Horan announced her departure several weeks ago after 10 years with the organization, and eight as its president. Kint joins the association from CBS Interactive, where he was senior vice president and general manager of its sports division.”As the OPA moves into an exciting new phase, Jason’s decades of experience leading digital initiatives for some of the biggest brands in publishing will be instrumental to our continued development,” Rob Grimshaw, executive chairman says in a statement. Kint will be tasked to spearhead the association’s transformation, working with its members and board of directors to reposition the organization to develop strategies and initiatives for publishers as new disruptive technologies continue to emerge. It’s a role Kint is excited to take on. “The OPA exists as the one trade association to serve the unique and diverse needs of high-quality digital publishers who manage trusted, direct relationships with consumers and marketers.” Kint says in a statement. “I’m honored to be stepping into this new role, especially as the OPA continues to guide the industry on issues ranging from net neutrality to revenue innovation to privacy.” More on this topic Online Publisher’s Association Announces New Executive Officers Online Publisher’s Association Gets New Executive Officers Online Publishers Association Calls for New Display Ad Units OPA Study: Three-Quarters of Online Publishers Offer Native Ad Solutions OPA Study: Marketers Prefer Publishers to Facebook Majority of Users Pay for Tablet ContentJust In This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV Networks The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move Four More Execs Depart SourceMedia in Latest Restructuring BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & Notes Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQPowered bylast_img read more

Travel Leisure Unveils New Look

first_img Along with a tiled, mobile-friendly treatment, the site has drastically changed its approach to digital publishing. Lump has committed to widening its editorial scope—they’ll cover fashion, culture and food, in addition to travel—and brought on more than a dozen new staffers. Moreover, it’s upping its publication frequency from about 12 stories per week to 20 per day, according to Capital New York. “We want to surprise these frequent travelers with new ideas and intriguing places they don’t already know,” Lump says in a statement. “The print magazine, already the largest-circulation travel title out there, is now more immersive, luxurious, and inspirational which is what this audience is looking for from print in an age when the information-seeking consumer turns to the Internet. Meanwhile, the website will effectively deliver the kind of up-to-the-minute intelligence and helpful content from all over the world that consumers expect online from a brand like Travel + Leisure.” Travel + Leisure got a new look Wednesday as the magazine showed off its new website and print edition—the first major changes to the title under new editor, Nathan Lump who took the helm in August. While changes to the digital properties are the main focus of the relaunch, print is getting an upgrade too. The May issue will debut new sections, typefaces and overall design under new creative director, Gretchen Smelter, as well the same broadened editorial focus readers will get online. Nine new advertisers are signed on for the 200-page relaunch edition. On the print side, the magazine had been performing admirably already. Total circulation has held steady since 2011 thanks to an uptick in single-copy sales, according to the Alliance for Audited Media—a rare feat in the current newsstand environment.last_img read more