Tables turned on wouldbe scammer

first_imgAnyone remember Johnny Cash singing, “I’ve been everywhere, man”?I’ve been to: Reno, Chicago, Fargo, Minnesota,Buffalo, Toronto, Winslow, Sarasota,Wichita, Tulsa, Ottawa, Oklahoma,Tampa, Panama, Mattawa, La Paloma …This story is about scams targeting Clark County residents — not music — but after 26 years, we at The Columbian could offer our own modest version of that great old song written by Australian country singer Geoff Mack in 1959:I’ve covered sweepstakes, bad checks, secret shoppers, death threats,Phishing, smishing, “Grandpa I been in a wreck,”IRS, FBI, PUD, U.S. grants,Nigerian, Canadian, Craigslist work-at-home tricks …One case came to light last week when Sgt. Troy Price, a Vancouver police detective, called The Columbian. He’s worked with the FBI on this area’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and now does recruiting and background checks on folks who want to get hired as officers.Price also worked with former VPD detective Ed Hewitt, whose passion about fighting scammers was contagious. The high-profile Hewitt loved to warn the community through public speaking and giving news interviews.‘89 and very sharp’Late last month, a Vancouver man named Gyle Halverson dropped by police headquarters near Officers Row to give them some mail that scammers sent him.“They didn’t realize they were coming up against a guy who was 89 and very sharp,” Price said. “He recognized the scam right away. He said he didn’t want anyone to be fooled by it.”last_img read more

Report details dangers at Pendleton

first_img On July 10, Pendleton Woolen Mills filed an appeal of “all factual and legal aspects of all alleged violations” cited by Washington’s Department of Labor & Industries. Those include 36 “serious” violations of workplace safety and health rules, which included fines of $93,300, and five smaller violations.In the appeal process, the violations may be upheld, changed or reversed in full or in part. The penalties may be reduced or eliminated. Or a settlement may be reached that involves certain terms. If Pendleton isn’t satisfied with the result, it may take the matter to the Washington State Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals, a separate agency from L&I. Either party could appeal from that board to Superior Court.However, L&I spokeswoman Elaine Fischer said a final outcome of Pendleton’s appeal is expected Thursday.— Aaron CorvinIn seeking comments from managers of Pendleton Woolen Mills in Washougal, The Columbian was referred to the company’s public relations representative, Cheryl Engstrom, president of Bothell-based Engstrom Public Relations. At Engstrom’s request, the Columbian submitted its questions in writing.In an Aug. 30 emailed response to The Columbian, Engstrom said the company wasn’t able to “provide any specific answers” because it was in the middle of the appeal process with the Washington Department of Labor & Industries. She released this statement from the company:“Pendleton’s management and employees are committed to a safe and healthy work environment. The company has worked cooperatively with L&I for decades and welcomes their contributions and guidance. The L&I inspections are an opportunity for Pendleton to improve its safety programs. During this past inspection process, management dedicated hundreds of hours of time to work with the inspectors. Immediately following the release of the report, Pendleton addressed the issues raised in the report with most abated. The appeal filed is allowing for continued dialogue with L&I to work through any remaining issues and provide further clarification and information. During this process, the company is not in a position to provide any further comment.” The Washington Department of Labor & Industries cited Pendleton Woolen Mills’ textile plant in Washougal, shown, August 3, 2012, for 36 iseriousi safety and health rule violations, meaning situations where a worker could be seriously injured or killed.last_img read more

Share seeks aid to help needy on Thanksgiving

first_imgClark County — Share, a Vancouver service provider to the hungry and homeless, is getting ready for Thanksgiving.Share plans to package and deliver holiday meals to 400 local families. Supplemental food packages also will be provided to 1,500 children who participate in Share’s Backpack Program, which sends weekend food home with needy students at local schools.To make this happen, Share is looking to the public for help. Donations of cash or gift cards to local grocery stores are needed to purchase turkeys and other food items. And donations of nonperishable items such as prepackaged stuffing mixes, instant mashed potatoes and canned vegetables are welcome too.Drop off donations from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Share Volunteer Center, 1708 Main St., or call Susan Oberst, director of volunteers, at 360-750-4436, ext. 309. The food donation deadline is Nov. 16.Food boxes will be filled with turkey, potatoes or instant mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes or yams, a box of stuffing, gravy, marshmallows, green beans or canned vegetables, rolls, a disposable roasting pan, dried onions, cream soup and a pie. The supplemental food packs for the Backpack Program will include all the above, minus the turkey.Share Executive Director Diane McWithey said Reser’s Fine Foods has already donated 1,000 cases of food, valued at $13,800.For more information on Share, visit read more

Court ruling on prayer means county practice can continue

first_imgThe Board of Clark County Commissioners won’t have to stop praying before public meetings thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court decision.The high court’s 5-4 decision Monday upheld a local government’s authority to start public meetings with a prayer. That’s divine news for the board of commissioners, where religious invocations have commonly kicked off meetings since March 2013.Republican Commissioner David Madore lauded the court’s decision in a post on Facebook.“We need God’s help and wisdom and we ought to thank Him for His help, blessings and protection,” Madore wrote.He directed people to read the court’s majority opinion, saying it was very clear about praying in Jesus’ name.The board is the only local governing body that regularly starts meetings with a prayer. Republican Commissioner Tom Mielke introduced the idea in March 2013 and, at the time, said he wanted to invite a diverse collection of religious leaders to participate.The city of Washougal also briefly discussed the idea last year, but it didn’t go beyond the public discussion stage.Not all of the county’s invocations have been strictly Christian. Prayers have come from a Baha’i chairperson, a Messianic Jewish pastor, a Jewish rabbi and others.The Supreme Court’s decision likely won’t change how meetings begin in Clark County’s largest city.Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt said he’s never been approached by a member of the public or the council about adding prayer to the weekly meeting agenda. City officials don’t make a point of avoiding saying prayers while in their official capacity, he said. For example, last week the city hosted a National Day of Prayer event.But if the idea of a pre-meeting prayer was broached, Leavitt said he wouldn’t support it.last_img read more

Kazuo Okada files lawsuit against Manila IR operator seeking reinstatement

first_imgOusted Japanese gaming tycoon Kazuo Okada has filed a lawsuit against Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment Inc (TRLEI) – the casino arm of Universal Entertainment Corp and operator of Philippines integrated resort Okada Manila – in an effort to be reinstated as the company’s Chairman.Okada was kicked off the boards of both TRLEI and Universal last year after Universal said it had uncovered three cases of alleged fraud by its founder against the company dating back to 2014 and 2015. He recently said in an exclusive interview that will appear in the upcoming October edition of Inside Asian Gaming that, “I plan to get back my company. I need to clear my name and prove I have done nothing wrong.” Load More Okada Manila numbers soar in July, more hotel rooms set to open According to Japan’s Kyodo News agency, that process has now begun with Okada reportedly having filed a suit against TRLEI at the Parañaque City Regional Trial Court last Wednesday seeking to have his dumping from the board last year declared null and void. He is also seeking reinstatement as shareholder, director, Chairman and CEO, Kyodo said.The suit comes at a bad time for TRLEI, which is said to be deep in discussions to complete a backdoor entry to the Philippine Stock Exchange. The Inquirer is reporting that TRLEI is planning to take over investment holding firm Asiabest Group International (ABG) and that negotiations have reached an “advanced stage.”The move is seen as a key step in raising fresh capital for Okada Manila, which held its soft opening in October 2016 but has yet to hold its grand opening due to a number of hotel rooms and other facilities still being finalized. Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August RelatedPosts Okada Manila ramp drives Universal to higher sales, narrowed loss in 2Q19last_img read more

Appointment of new Chief Executive Ho Iatseng brings promise of greater engagement

first_imgAnd although the result was a formality – Ho was the sole candidate to replace Fernando Chui Sai On – it should be an encouraging one for the city’s six concessionaires whose casino licenses all expire in 2022.“With his business background, this can be an advantage for more engagement with the private sector, particularly the integrated resorts who have business and operational challenges to deliver on daily,” explained Glenn McCartney, Associate Professor of International Integrated Resort Management at the University of Macau.“I see potential here for this engagement. Greater equitable collaboration between the public and IR industry will certainly benefit and is something I have mentioned over the years. More listening, discussion and consultations between one another so that future policies have more buy-in.”Ho’s business expertise stems from the family firm, Ho Tin Industries, a lighting and electronics manufacturer of which he served as Managing Director.He is also seen as someone who ticks all the political boxes, having been born in Macau before studying in mainland China and serving as a member of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress.As such, he has the trust of Beijing to continue its push for greater diversification in Macau but “can bring a fresh perspective and approach to old challenges – some which persist in Macau’s tourism and casino development,” according to McCartney.“Some have mentioned that Mr Ho’s business background will mean a focus on outcomes rather than the processes. This can certainly be an advantage for the development of tourism and The Cotai Strip.”Ho’s credentials in that respect will be tested almost immediately with operators anxiously awaiting details of the re-tendering process for casino licenses.“Key to re-tendering will be stability – ensuring that the process is introduced and managed to be the least disruptive as possible,” McCartney said.“I believe these would be the expectations of government bodies, be it Macau or Beijing, as well as the business community and Macau’s community. There will be several factors to consider during the re-tendering process and afterwards.“Casinos need to continue to operate and the re-tendering offers a rare opportunity to integrate policy and direction that presents a climate for greater diversification.” Load More New Chief Executive vows to protect Macau’s gaming and tourism industry from harm RelatedPosts Huawei Japan joins Kansai Economic Federation with eye on World Expo 2025 and Osaka IR The business background of Macau’s new Chief Executive, Ho Iat-seng, will be welcomed by the city’s casino operators as an opportunity for greater collaboration, according to industry experts.Ho Iat-seng, the 62-year-old former President of the Executive Assembly, was officially elected to be Macau’s next Chief Executive by the 400-strong Election Committee on Sunday, with his five-year term to begin once he is sworn in on 20 December. Japan to conduct nationwide prefectural survey to confirm IR intentionslast_img read more

36 do not feel they are paid appropriately

first_imgMore than a third (36%) of respondents believe they are not paid appropriately, according to research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).Its UK working lives: the CIPD job quality index survey report 2018, which surveyed 350,000 employees, also found that 70% of respondents receive an employer pension contribution of 6% or less, 18% receive between 7% and 10% and 12% receive an employer pension contribution of 11% or more.The research also found:44% of respondents believe that work positively impacts their mental health.39% of female respondents feel they are underpaid, compared to 33% of male respondents.53% of respondents who earn less than the full national living wage of £7.50 an hour feel they are not paid appropriately, compared to 12% of respondents who are paid three times the real living wage of £30.60 an hour for London-based employees and £26.25 an hour for employees working across the UK.72% of respondents are saving for a pension through their employer.50% of respondents who work in the public sector receive an employer pension contribution of 7% or more, compared to 24% of respondents who work in the private sector and 35% who work in the voluntary sector.48% of respondents have access to social employee benefits, such as Christmas and summer parties, 45% are able to take enhanced leave such as paid bereavement leave or emergency eldercare support.38% of respondents are provided with free or subsided food or drink as an employee benefit and 35% are offered healthcare and insurance benefits, flu jabs, dental or health insurance.30% of respondents can access transport benefits as part of their employee benefits package, such as free or subsidised on-site car parking, travel season ticket loans or a company car.24% of respondents receive wellbeing benefits, such as subsidised gym membership, massages or exercise classes and 22% can use technology benefits, for example a mobile phone for personal use or a home computer.28% of respondents have used enhanced leave benefits in the last 12 months, compared to 2% who have used financial assistance benefits.29% of respondents have experienced work-related musculoskeletal conditions in the last year and 22% have experienced anxiety or depression where work was a contributing factor.42% of respondents have access to flexi-time arrangements, 40% can work from home using normal working hours, 34% can reduce their working hours and 25% have the option to work compressed hours.56% of respondents are able to communicate to their employer via one-to-one meetings with their line manager, 47% attend team meetings and 37% give feedback through an employee survey.Peter Cheese (pictured), chief executive officer at the CIPD, said: “The government has been clear that it wants to improve job quality in the UK, but in order to create quality jobs you have to be able to know one when you see one. We have a record number of people in work, but we have to make sure that we have quality as well as quantity, and that means making sure every job is a good job. That is why we have undertaken the first comprehensive measure to help understand and clearly map job quality in the UK.“Headline job satisfaction is reasonably strong, and that is to be welcomed. However, it is clearly lacking for many people, and that headline masks some serious structural issues in the UK labour market.“Those in management positions are often overworked, which can not only lead to stress and poor mental health, but also means they are not able to manage their teams to the best of their ability. Stress in the workplace passes down, and combined with the concerning lack of training and development opportunities for those in low-skilled work, is a heady mix which needs to be better understood and addressed to enable better productivity and wellbeing across all organisations.“With employment levels high, challenges remain around productivity, and so organisations have to prioritise working smarter, not just harder. We need to ensure that we’re designing our jobs flexibly and in ways that best utilise the skills of the workforce, implementing positive health and wellbeing strategies, and tackling workplace cultures of stress and giving voice and support to our people. Alongside that, we need to give those looking to develop their skills the ability to do so, through workplace learning and wider investment in skills development to make sure we’re making the most of all the talent that people have.”last_img read more

Couple posing as Adeles manager released from jail

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A couple posing as singer Adele’s manager has been released from jail, Monday, after attempting a scam at the Rolling Loud Festival.Justin Jackson, also known as Jayce Lii, and his wife, known as Angel Lii, were arrested, Saturday night, after reportedly sending a ticket request for hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar, but it was suspected to be a scam.Police were called, and a sting was set-up.After the couple arrived with another woman to the Rolling Loud Festival at Bayfront Park, officials made their move and apprehended all three involved.The third woman was eventually let go, but the couple was arrested on the spot and charged with third-degree grand theft, identity fraud, tampering with physical evidence and unlawful communications usage.The couple has since been released from jail.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Miami Fire Rescue to help Puerto Rico brace for Hurricane Maria

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Members of Miami Fire Rescue are going off to help those in Puerto Rico as they prepare for a potential hit from Hurricane Maria.Members of the specially trained Task Force One will be going to San Juan, Puerto Rico in order to be ready to assist with search and rescue efforts.Puerto Rico again is in the path of a Hurricane, just weeks after Hurricane Irma brushed against the island, knocking out most of the island’s power.“That’s one of the reasons why we are being activated is because the infrastructure in Puerto Rico has suffered so much that they need assistance,” said Miami Fire Rescue Assistant Fire Chief Pete Gomez. “There’s currently two FEMA urban search and rescue teams on the island, and they need to augment the resources because the island cannot just support this type of mission.”Miami-Dade Fire Rescue also has members on the team. They departed Monday as well.Both departments were also involved in rescue efforts in Texas and the Keys.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Sprint provides 2500 Broward students with devices WiFi access

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. DEERFIELD BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Sprint is making an effort to help some Broward County students with their homework.Sprint will provide 2,500 students throughout the county with free devices and Wi-Fi service.Several students at Deerfield Beach High School received and were able to activate their devices on Thursday. With a few words for our guest and a few pictures, superintendent @RobertwRuncie wrapped up @Sprint 1 Million Project with a #selfie— Deerfield Beach High (@DBHSpathfinder) October 26, 2017This is all part of the company’s One Million Project initiative, which is designed to help close what has become known as the “homework gap.”More than five million families with school-aged children in the U.S. do not currently have internet access at home. last_img read more

Large great white shark spotted in waters near Daytona Beach

first_imgNEAR DAYTONA BEACH (WSVN) — A large great white shark was recorded swimming in the waters near Daytona Beach.A fisherman said he and a friend were casting their lines about 26 miles off the coast, Saturday, when they noticed the shark in the water.As the shark circled their boat, the pair grabbed their phones and began recording.The fisherman believe the shark was between 12 to 15 feet long.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Child mother hospitalized after being struck by car at Miami crosswalk

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Rescue crews took a woman and her child to the hospital after, police said, they were hit by a car while crossing an intersection in Miami.City of Miami Police and Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the crash Near Northwest 27th Avenue and 20th Street, Saturday afternoon.According to investigators, the driver of the vehicle involved was traveling eastbound on 20th Street when they attempted to make a right turn on 27th Avenue.At the same time, officials said, the victims had entered the crosswalk, and it was at that moment that they they were struck.Paramedics transported the child and her mother to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where they are listed in stable condition.The driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with authorities.Police have not identified the victims or disclosed the child’s gender, as they continue to investigate. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

House Finance Committee Seek Change To PFD Formula Amid Special Session

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The House Finance Committee brought forward a bill seeking changes to the dividend formula going forward. The bill comes a week into the special session. The major items on the call are; the size of permanent fund dividend, crime legislation, and the budget. Knopp: “The PFD is on the call, but this comes with a catch. Representative Wilson is suggesting we pay out a $3,000 dividend, but as you know it comes with the caveat that we have to write another bill to restructure the formula. That would mean that the governor would have to add that to the call, so I think it’s a long shot.” The current dividend calculation hasn’t been followed the last three years amid an ongoing budget deficit, and dividend payouts have been reduced. Governor Mike Dunleavy has called for a full dividend and said that voters should have a say on any changes to the dividend program. HB 1005 was introduced by Representative Tammie Wilson. Representative Gary Knopp, member of the House Finance Committee: “It is simply an idea that Representative Wilson rolled out to try and find a compromise with the Senate so we can get wrapped up and get out of here.” last_img read more

Plowing During The Winter In Turnagain Pass Will Be Prioritized Due To

first_imgThe cuts were triggered by lower than expected revenue from the Motor Fuel Tax, which is used to support the department’s maintenance workers and stations. Five operator positions were cut from DOT&PF’s Central Region in addition to the camp closure. Motorists may notice reduced service in these evening and early morning hours, however, the department will approve extended working hours to respond to winter storms, according to the release. The closure of the camp and reduced number of heavy equipment operators will have an impact on the hours of snow and ice removal through Turnagain Pass, as well. Instead of two 10-hour shifts, Crown Point and Girdwood will cover the Silver Tip region from 4 a.m. to 8 p.m. Facebook2,018TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is announcing the closure of the Silver Tip Maintenance Station, located at the junction of the Seward and Hope highways, according to a release from DOT issued on Wednesday. Operators from Silver Tip maintenance camp covered the Seward Highway through Turnagain Pass. The duties will now be split between Girdwood Maintenance station and Crown Point (just south of Moose Pass).last_img read more

How ParentingWeekly Drove Online CPMs Over 30

first_img“When someone registers on ParentingWeekly, we provide a panel of different offers and the technology collects the data and sends it to the advertiser,” says Zephrin Lasker, co-founder and CEO of Pontiflex.The publisher side requires placing a piece of Javascript. “I’m no Web engineer but I could place the code in the page and get it up and running,” says ParentingWeekly program manager Marlyss Bird. “It’s transparent, we’re not sneaking subscriber names in.”Participating Pontiflex advertisers include brands such as Kimblerly-Clark. Pontiflex operates on a cost-per-lead model. While it won’t reveal the range, Pontiflex pays the publisher for the lead, takes a markup on that, and then passes it along to the advertiser.CPMs have since rise to $31 on ParentingWeekly. “This is not displacing any existing placement, we’re treating this as ‘found money,’” says Bird. Ad networks are an easy way for publishers to generate ancillary revenue online, but the ubiquity of those same ad networks is also driving down the price of online advertising. Geo- and demographic-targeting is all the rage, but forcing ads on readers who haven’t requested them can alienate an audience quickly.ParentingWeekly, a registration-based online destination for expecting parents with an audience of more than 1.9 million, has teamed with Pontiflex, an e-mail and social acquisition platform, to leverage its sign-up advertising technology. Users are able to sign up directly within the ad, while staying on the ParentingWeekly site. The Pontiflex-enabled ads appear on the registration “thank you” pages, sweepstakes sections and on the “Steals and Deals” page. Users can receive additional information on the products.last_img read more

Air Force Lab Thrives due to Local Partners Commander Says

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The success of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base would not be possible without the contribution of the defense industry — including the small business community — and academic partners in western Ohio, AFRL Commander Maj. Gen. Tom Masiello said at the Dayton Development Coalition’s annual meeting earlier this week.“I don’t know if it’s in the water here, but there’s something special that you have here,” Masiello told attendees.AFRL outsources about 75 percent of its annual $4 billion budget to industry, universities and global allies, reported the Dayton Daily News. About half of AFRL’s 10,000 workers and five of its technology directorates are housed at the base located outside of Dayton.“Your DNA is all about innovation, which really helps our mission,” Masiello said.Of course, the link between the lab and its industry partners is not just a one-way street; the Dayton region has benefitted tremendously from the work at Wright-Patterson.AFRL and its partners generated $569 million in new capital investment last year in a 12-county region in western Ohio, according to the Dayton Development Coalition. That investment created 3,136 jobs and retained 11,131 existing jobs. New payroll reached $139 million.Coalition President and CEO Jeff Hoagland, meanwhile, warned the audience that the Dayton community shouldn’t get complacent about the oversized role Wright-Patterson plays in the region, according to the story.“Please do not forget the word BRAC,” he said. “I know people do not like that word. But it’s the truth,” said Hoagland, who predicted a new round would go ahead at some point.last_img read more

Ft Monmouth LRA Hopes to Revive Army Barracks as Cultural Center

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR A row of World War II-era barracks at the former Fort Monmouth on the northern New Jersey coast that had been slated to be torn down instead may be converted into a cultural center.The Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority, which recently put the 4.4-acre site up for sale, is looking for an entity that is interested in turning the property into a cultural center for art, music, entertainment or a museum, reported the Asbury Park Press. The property includes Soldiers Park, which a new landowner would be required to preserve. Alternatively, a buyer could convey the park to a public entity to maintain. The two-story wood frame buildings, located in the Eatontown portion of the property, were built in 1942. The Army converted them into administrative space following the war. A small portion of the site sits in Oceanport, but the LRA intends to work with the two municipalities to adjust the boundary so that it lies entirely in Eatontown.One entity has expressed interest so far, said Eatontown Mayor Dennis Connelly. “It will be a good addition to town,” Connelly said.last_img read more

Joint Chiefs Chairman Confirmation Hearing Scheduled July 11

first_imgThe Senate Armed Services Committee announced Friday it will hold its confirmation hearing for Army Gen. Mark Milley to become the next Joint Chiefs chairman on July 11, after the panel’s return from the July 4 congressional recess.Gen. Milley, who has served as the Army’s chief of staff since 2015, would replace Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford who finishes his term at the end of September.The rotation in the Pentagon’s military leadership comes as DOD has been navigating recent transition in the agency’s senior civilian leadership.Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper, who previously served as Secretary of the Army, became DOD’s chief when the White House appointed him to the post after former Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan unexpectedly resigned in June.Esper’s selection to lead DOD has been received with positive reviews from both sides of the aisle, according to The Hill.The Senate’s Armed Services Chair James Inhofe (R-Okla.) has lauded Esper as having a very good relationship with the troops and House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) has been pleased with Esper’s selection to lead DOD.Though the White House has announced it intends to nominate Esper to become the Pentagon’s permanent chief, it has yet to send the formal paperwork to the Senate.Army photo by Spc. Dana Clarke ADC AUTHORlast_img read more

Wilmington Yard Sale Listings October 2021

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is information on a yard sale happening in Wilmington this weekend:When: Saturday, October 20, 10am-2pm (may start at 9am if not raining)Where: 34 Shady Lane Drive, WilmingtonDetails: Multi-Family Yard Sale. Clothes, shoes, games, toys, household items, kitchen items, outdoor folding chairs, DVDs, DVD holders, Halloween decorations, Christmas decorations and much more. [Source: Wilmington Community Board Page]Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Yard Sale Listings (July 13-14)In “Community”Wilmington Yard Sale Listings (July 27-28)In “Community”Wilmington Yard Sale Listings (August 24-25)In “Community”last_img read more

WCTV Streamlines Productions With Purchase Of BPswitch GX Integrated Production Switcher

first_imgCHELMSFORD, MA — Broadcast Pix recently announced that Wilmington Community Television, a PEG station serving Wilmington, Massachusetts, has upgraded its control room with a BPswitch GX integrated production switcher. The system was installed earlier this month in an effort to simplify productions for WCTV personnel and volunteer crews.Adam Dusenberry, operations manager for WCTV, said the new install allowed a general “decluttering” of extra gear from the control room, including playback decks and an external CG. “Having one console to do graphics and video roll-ins makes it a whole lot more streamlined and easier to do in our environment,” he said.All roll-ins and opens are stored in the BPswitch using its Watch-Folders media management system. Dusenberry said all shows have a dedicated folder; producers upload their assets from an NLE using the integrated BPNet cloud-based video workflow service. “The goal is to make it as easy and streamlined for our producers as possible,” he added.Graphics are produced with the built-in NewBlueNTX multi-layer 3D motion graphics CG, which has improved the on-air look and saves at least one producer from adding specialized closing credits in post. WCTV also uses the integrated BPview customizable multi-view, which feeds four monitors in the control room, including two main monitors on the wall and two smaller monitors in the production console dedicated to graphics and the technical director.The new BPswitch replaced a Blackmagic Design ATEM switcher. “We’d been pushing the envelope on production quality and outgrowing the capabilities of the ATEM,” Dusenberry explained. “We wanted to add more, but we also wanted it to be user friendly. The BPswitch fit what we were looking for – there’s an improvement both in usability and how our programs look to our viewers.”WCTV offers hyperlocal coverage of events, government meetings, and education programs. The station operates three cable channels that are distributed through Comcast and Verizon, well as a website with live streaming and video-on-demand. WCTV maintains an active production schedule in its three-camera HD studio, with a handful of series as well instructional workshops for its active youth program, promotional videos for local organizations, and other shows.“I will push a piece of gear to its limits,” Dusenberry said. “I always want to try and push for the production values that will make our programs look similar to the major networks. The BPswitch really makes that easy to do.”About Broadcast PixWith a tightly coupled switcher and 3D motion graphics CG, Broadcast Pix provides the most fully integrated live video production systems with patented control and automation technology. From compact units to large-scale, multi-system solutions, every Broadcast Pix features an extensive toolset that makes it easy to optimize and customize your workflows locally and over IP. Plus, its BPNet ecosystem provides secure cloud services and asset management. Founded in 2002, Broadcast Pix has customers in more than 100 countries and is the leader in fully integrated production switchers for government, broadcast, streaming, live event, and visual radio applications. Learn more at The above press release is from Broadcast Pix.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNews & Notes From WCTV: Did You Know WCTV Has A Podcast Studio That YOU Can Use?In “Community”WCTV News & Notes: Registration Now Open For Popular Weekend Youth ProgramIn “Community”VIDEO: You Can Now Livestream WCTV On Your RokuIn “Videos”last_img read more