Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City Councils achieve 10 login for car salary sacrifice

first_imgAberdeenshire and Aberdeen City Councils have achieved a 10% log-in rate to their dedicated driver site after revamping their car salary sacrifice scheme.The car salary sacrifice arrangement was revamped in June 2015 as part of wider changes to the local authorities’ employee benefits programme, which is provided by P&MM.Thus far, 100 orders have been placed through the new scheme, provided by Tusker. This represents a 40% increase in orders compared to the salary sacrifice scheme that ran prior to June 2015.To communicate the scheme to the 20,000 eligible employees across Aberdeenshire Council and Aberdeen City Council, a series of roadshows were held in partnership with Tusker.Martin Kitts-Hayes, Aberdeenshire councillor and chair of the organisation’s policy and resources committee, said: “Our employees work in a wide variety of roles, from home carers to road workers. We fully appreciate how expensive it is to live and work in Aberdeenshire, so this is a great way for our employees to limit and budget for the cost of travel.”last_img read more

64 of Canadian staff feel their employer supports their physical health

first_imgLess than two-thirds (64%) of respondents in Canada feel their employer supports their physical health, according to research by Sun Life Financial.Its 2016 Sun Life Canadian health index, which surveyed 2,402 Canadians aged between 18 and 80, also found that 58% of respondents feel that their employer supports their mental and emotional health.The research also found:46% of respondents would participate in employer-provided education programmes for mental health and stress reduction.77% of respondents feel that all Canadian employees are entitled to receive a health benefits plan sponsored by their employer.26% of respondents believe their employer provides programmes or initiatives that promote health and wellbeing in the workplace.49% of respondents would participate if their employer provided an on-site gym or fitness equipment, 48% would take part in on-site fitness activities, and 45% would utilise a subsidised gym membership.38% of respondents would make use of mental health manager training if it was provided by their employer, and 37% would use an employee assistance programme (EAP) or confidential counselling services.12% of respondents strongly agree that they would feel comfortable discussing a physical health problem with their employer, and 23% strongly disagree.8% of respondents strongly agree that they would feel comfortable talking to their employer about their mental or emotional health, and 32% of respondents strongly disagree.58% of respondents would participate if their employer provided incentives for fitness or healthy behaviour, and 52% would participate in employer-provided education programmes.Brigitte Parent, senior vice president, group benefits at Sun Life Financial Canada, said: “Workplace health benefits play an essential part in our healthcare system because they help Canadians pay for medical expenses that aren’t typically covered by their provincial plan, covering nearly $30 billion per year in healthcare expenditures. Canadians and their families have come to depend on these health benefits [because] they provide tremendous support towards their physical, mental and financial wellbeing.“Although employees are at different stages of their life, what they want, need and value from a group benefits plan is, in many cases, quite similar. With growing diversity in the workplace and increasing expectations of personalisation, flexibility and customisation are key to ensuring employees are getting what they want and need from their benefits package.”last_img read more

53 of employers cannot afford nonperformancerelated benefits

first_imgMore than half (53%) of employer respondents cannot afford to provide non-performance-related benefits because their organisation does not have sufficient budget, according to research by One4all Rewards.Its survey of 1,024 UK employees and 476 UK employers also found that 10% of employer respondents are currently making use of the tax exemption on trivial benefits. Trivial benefits are defined as those where: the cost of providing the benefit does not exceed £50 (or the average cost per employee if a benefit is provided to a group of employees and it is impracticable to work out the exact cost per person); the benefit is not cash or a cash voucher; the employee is not entitled to the benefit as part of any contractual obligation, including under salary sacrifice arrangements; and the benefit is not provided in recognition of particular services performed by the employee as part of their employment duties.The research also found:83% of employer respondents want to give regular bonuses and rewards to their employees in order to boost morale, motivation and loyalty.22% of employer respondents are aware of the tax relief available on trivial benefits, and 11% are planning to make use of them before the end of the current tax year.48% of employee respondents believe that receiving trivial benefits would improve their morale, 35% say it would make them feel more loyal to the organisation, and 31% think receiving these benefits would motivate them to work harder.62% of employee respondents feel that a gift voucher or card which allows them to choose their own reward would have the biggest impact on their attitude towards work.47% of employee respondents say that they would appreciate a bonus or reward which is not linked to their performance at Christmas, 32% would like to receive a bonus after a particularly busy period at work, and 26% would like to be given a bonus or reward on their birthday.Alan Smith (pictured), UK managing director at One4All Rewards, said: “There is lots of potential for British businesses to offer non-performance related benefits to their staff under the latest [HM Revenue and Customs] changes to the workplace benefits rule.“The changes to the workplace benefits rule have been introduced to help businesses similar to those we surveyed, which have limited budgets to reward their employees. We can see from the research that only a small proportion of businesses are currently making use of the tax exemption on trivial benefits, however, 11% of UK bosses are intending to make use of the tax exemption before the end of their tax year.“As Christmas was highlighted as the top season [employees] would like to receive a benefit, now is the perfect time for business leaders to consider making the most of the tax exemptions on non-performance-related trivial benefits.”last_img read more

Advertised salaries for legal jobs increased by 131

first_imgThe average advertised salary for jobs within the legal sector has increased by 13.1% between June 2017 and June 2018, according to research by recruitment website CV Library.Its research, which compared job market data from June 2018 to the same data from June 2017, also found that advertised salaries for catering roles have risen by 9.9% between 2017 and 2018, while marketing jobs have seen a pay increase of 8.3% between June 2017 and June 2018.Sales roles have a reported increase in advertised salary of 4.9%, compared to automotive jobs, which have a pay increase of 3.9% on advertised salaries between June 2017 and June 2018. The advertised salary for recruitment positions has risen by 3% in the last year, which is more than jobs in the IT sector (2.5%) and accounting roles (2.3%).Advertised salaries for engineering jobs has increased by 1.6% between June 2017 and June 2018, while pay for manufacturing roles has risen by 1.2% over the same time period.Advertised salaries for new job roles increased by 1.2% in June 2018.Lee Biggins (pictured), founder and managing director at CV Library, said: “We typically see recruitment slowing down over summer months, but these hikes in pay suggest that businesses are continuing to push hard to attract talented candidates into their roles.“What’s more, some of the UK’s key industries are thriving right now, which is great news for both [organisations] and job hunters across the nation.”last_img read more

Cameras capture crooks robbing man on Miami Beach

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Surveillance cameras captured four men walking toward the beach before, police said, they approached a man lying in the sand and robbed him.The robbery happened near 14th Street and the beach, early Tuesday morning.One of the robbers said they had a gun, police said. The other men then frisked the victim and took off with his watch and more than $100 in cash.If you have any information on this robbery, 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

Writer who predicted end of the world backtracks claim

first_imgNASA has repeatedly said Planet X does not exist.Meade’s prediction has been dismissed by people of faith, including Roman Catholic and Protestant churches.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. (WSVN) – The Christian numerologist who predicted a planet would collide with Earth on Saturday has walked back his alarming claim.David Meade said the world won’t end on Sept. 23 after all. Instead, he said, Saturday will mark the beginning of a series of catastrophic events to occur over several weeks.“The world is not ending, but the world as we know it is ending,” Meade said in an interview with The Washington Post. “A major part of the world will not be the same the beginning of October.”Meade had earlier said New Testament verses in Luke 21:25 to 26 indicate that recent events like the solar eclipse and Hurricane Harvey are signs of the apocalypse. He also based his prediction on numerical codes found in the Bible, specifically in the Book of Revelation.The significant number is 33, according to Meade. “Jesus lived for 33 years. The name Elohim, which is the name of God for the Jews, was mentioned 33 times [in the Bible],” he said. “I’m talking astronomy. I’m talking the Bible … and merging the two.”Sept. 23 is also 33 days since the Aug. 21 solar eclipse.Meade has also built his theory on “Planet X,” which is also known as Nibiru. He believes the celestial body will pass Earth on Sept. 23, causing volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and earthquakes. last_img read more

Man hospitalized after South Beach stabbing

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are investigating a stabbing in South Beach that sent one man to the hospital, Sunday morning.According to Miami Beach Police, officers found the victim with a stab wound to his midsection, near Euclid Avenue and Seventh Street.Paramedics rushed the victim to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he remains in stable condition.Officials said it remains unclear what led to the attack.If you have any information on this stabbing, 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

2 hospitalized after rollover wreck in NW MiamiDade

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A rollover wreck in Northwest Miami-Dade sent a car crashing into a building and two people to the hospital, Sunday morning.According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, two cars collided near Northwest 22nd Avenue and 95th Street. Crews responded to the scene of the crash at around 9:40 a.m.Officials said one of the vehicles flipped over and landed upside down, with its back bumper resting on the side of a business.Occupants in both cars were trapped; one of them was pinned underneath the dashboard. After bracing and securing the overturned vehicle, rescuers were able to pull them out.Paramedics transported both victims to an area hospital as trauma alerts.The cause of the accident remains under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Cauliflower red and green leaf lettuce added to recalled produce linked to

first_imgSo far, a total of 59 people in 15 states, have suffered food poisoning from the tainted romaine lettuce outbreak.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. (WSVN) – A recall has been issued for cauliflower, red leaf and green leaf lettuce due to possible E. coli contamination.According to the CDC, the recall was issued by Adam Bros. Farming in California — the same farm that was linked to the bacteria outbreak from romaine lettuce.No cauliflower, red leaf or green leaf lettuce have actually tested positive for E. coli. However, out of precaution the CDC is asking consumers to not buy, serve, sell, or eat the recalled items from the following California counties: Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Barbara.If the produce you purchase is not properly labeled and you do not know where it’s from, you are advised to not eat it.Adam Bros. Farming issued a statement that read in part, “Adam Bros. Farming, Inc. feels a strong commitment to its customers and has worked for yearsto provide a safe and healthy food supply. Out of an abundance of caution, Adam Bros. Farming, Inc. is initiating this voluntary recall in cooperation with the FDA.”The recall is regarding produce harvested between Nov. 27 and Nov. 30, 2018.The potentially contaminated cauliflower was distributed to wholesalers in Arizona, California, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Canada and Tijuana, Mexico. While the red and green leaf lettuce was sold to wholesalers in Colorado, Oregon, Texas, Pennsylvania, Washington and Canada. last_img read more

Baby giraffe makes debut at Zoo Miami

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A baby giraffe has made its debut at Zoo Miami in Southwest Miami-Dade.The female calf, born last week at the zoo, walked out into its exhibit alongside its mother and fellow giraffes for the first time, Friday.The newborn was being held inside a holding area, so it could have time to bond with its mother and slowly get introduced to the rest of the herd.The giraffe does not have a name yet, but the little one is already a huge hit.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Hallmark Data Systems Sold to EBSCO

first_imgEXCLUSIVESkokie, Illinois-based Hallmark Data Systems, a circulation fulfillment provider, has been sold to EBSCO, the world’s largest full-service subscription agency. The deal closed yesterday, says Ray Miller, Hallmark’s chairman.The Jordan, Edmiston Group represented Hallmark in the deal.Tinicum Capital Partners, a New York-based private equity firm, is the seller, and has owned Hallmark since 2003 when it purchased the company from SourceLink. Tinicum also owned Palm Coast Data before selling it to Allied Capital in 2005, which then sold it to Kable Media services in January 2007 for $92 million. “I feel grateful for what Tinicum did, which was to be a great owner and find us a really good fit,” says Miller, who describes the purchase as a change of ownership.Hallmark, which is 40 years old and services over 400 titles, is number-one in b-to-b publishing market share, says Miller.EBSCO, a print and electronic subscription manager and information services provider, has partnerships with over 79,000 publishers.According to Miller, Hallmark will remain in its Skokie headquarters.last_img read more

Kiplingers Launches Business Travel Site

first_imgKiplinger’s Personal Finance has launched the Business Travel Center on Kiplinger.com. The site serves as a guide for businesses and their employees to “make the most of their travel dollars,” the publisher says.“We have been digging more deeply into the demographic makeup of our Web audience, and discovered this niche,” Doug Herbrecht, Kiplinger.com director of new media, tells FOLIO:. “Readers of the Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine reflect an older, wealthier audience looking to make the most of their money, and they travel quite a bit, both for business and leisure travel, especially oversees.”The new Business Travel Center is an extension of the site’s Business Resource Center, and will feature online rankings of travel Web sites, slide shows, an archive of travel articles from Kiplinger’s and Kimplinger.com, videos, and other multimedia content. Soon, the Travel Center will include a user-generated content for business travel ideas, Harbrecht says.“As we build out the new Center, we think we can attract a larger audience around value and convenience, helping small- and medium-sized businesses both hold down costs of business travel while at the same time cutting down on delays and annoyances that can mess up an important deal,” he says. “We’re hoping to partner with some well-known and highly-regarded Web sites in the business travel space.”last_img read more

Conde Nast To Put All 18 Titles on NOOK Tablet

first_imgLast week Barnes & Noble announced the NOOK Tablet with storage room of 16 G, video capabililty and battery life of 11 hours. Targeting Amazon’s Kindle Fire, the NOOK Tablet is priced at $249 and hits the market this Friday.  More on this topic All 21 Time Inc. Magazines To Have Tablet Editions By Year-End Publishers Continue to Look for Tablet Relief Outside of iPad Conde Nast Strikes Subscription Deal with Apple Meredith Introduces iPad Subscriptions for Better Homes and Gardens, Parents and Fitness Digital Edition Briefs | Publishers Sidle Up to Apple Barnes and Noble Debuts 7-Inch NOOK Tablet for $249Just In This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV Networks PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry Dive Four More Execs Depart SourceMedia in Latest Restructuring Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move Bonnier Corp. Terminates Editor-in-Chief for Ethics BreachPowered by Conde Nast announced today that all 18 of its magazines will soon be available on the Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color. Seventeen of those magazines will be available on NOOK by the end of November while Vogue will join the platform in early 2012. Single copies and monthly subscriptions will be available. Current print subscribers will access digital editions for free while new monthly subscribers will get a 14-day trial to the digital editions. Conde Nast titles on the NOOK will include Allure, Architectural Digest, Bon Appetit, Brides, Conde Nast Traveler, Details, Glamour, Golf Digest, Golf World, GQ, Lucky, Self, Teen Vogue, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, W and Wired. Conde Nast has aggressively pushed into a variety of digital publishing platforms and claims more than 242,000 digital downloads of its tablet editions since signing on with Apple in May; but as WWD cites, production of a digital edition can cost $20,000 to $40,000 per issue.last_img read more

Source Interlinks Grind Media Forms Dirt Sports Group with Acquisition

first_imgSource Interlink Media’s enthusiast sports group, GrindMedia, bought Dirt Sports and Off-Road Industry magazines from Ryan Communications Group this week. The deal sets up a new Dirt Sports group within Grind for Source, which also includes existing titles Dirt Rider, ATV Rider, Endurocross and Motocross.com. Ryan Communications founder Jim Ryan will head up the new group.The deal is the second one for GrindMedia, which bought Baseball America last December. The GrindMedia group is Source’s gen-y, young male consumer group, which, says the company, reaches a monthly audience of 20,000,000 along with other brands such as Skateboarder, Bike, Powder and Slam. The latter recently extended its model into Football with the release of TD and TDdaily.com.last_img

Winning the Paywall Debate

first_imgThough it may seem anti-climactic to you, given the rigorous discussion and testing around other publications’ paywalls, this is giant for us. We’ve finally moved from discussion to doing, and I, for one, could not be happier. Movement and experimentation, not standing still and hiding, is how smart business decisions are made.Previously, half of our content was behind a paywall that pushed people to subscribe. Now, the majority of our new content will be paywalled for at least a day or two, as it’s released. Editors will gradually rotate all pieces in front of the paywall during the week, so that every single piece will get its chance to circulate for free. This allows editors to better control the timing and PR strategy surrounding the release of content, but especially helps the efforts of the marketing team. Because our issues go live each week, the impact of our paywall is to encourage people to pay for instant access to our content.One of the most unanticipated pushbacks has been not from readers, but from writers who worry about cutting off eyeballs to their page. Our editorial staff has done a good job of communicating the necessity of testing, and I hope that my points below help other publications open a constructive dialogue about paywall strategy with their writers.1. Our financial vitality is necessary in order to further our editorial mission. Being a subscription-based publication, we rely on money from our readers in ways that other places do not. I’m not giving away free copies of The Nation at the dentist’s office; our basic annual rate for a printed magazine is $79 (a pittance compared to $138 for The Economist). We are not beholden to advertisers or a ratebase, leaving us to refreshingly cover what we want how we want. News media across the board have been fighting an uphill battle against free news on the web for years; The Nation is not immune. But I sense a shifting of the tides, and the industry has been teaching readers, little by little, that good, factual journalism costs something. Sending a reporter to Egypt or Russia or a photo-essayist to Detroit costs more than travel fees—these reporters are in Syria or Russia or Detroit, and readers should expect to have to pay people for the work that surrounds these issues. Believe it or not, solid, rigorous reporting isn’t done from a desktop or pieced together from a bunch of Wikipedia facts. Real journalism, like a crane operator or a chef, requires nuanced skill, time, and expertise. Writers know this. But it’s easy for them to lose sight of this in a vacuum—especially in an era we’ve created where we make clicks and pageviews count more than actual content, which practically demands a reversal. What needs to be reiterated is how, in order to avoid becoming a slogfest of half-truths and online “facts,” we need money to fund their work. If we’re not relying on advertising, then we need to rely on circulation. And in this day and age, a paywall is just another type of circulation.2. Our readers, not our advertisers, are our future. I liken our readers to Packers fans. Green Bay is the only community-owned sports franchise in the country. Cheeseheads are rabid about their Packers because they have a psychological stake in the team (no dividends are paid out; extra monies go to a variety of non-profits throughout Wisconsin). The structure is different, but the sentiment is similar: The Nation’s writers give readers a point of view they don’t often read. We need them both on board to continue our work. As long as we push affordable business initiatives to a new audience, we can build said audience with a greater psychological investment in our content provided by the writers. The readers and writers work in tandem, walking along a tightrope of limited funds, and without those funds, both will falter.3. Leverage the exclusionary aspect to inspire a bigger audience. It’s not rocket science: the glut of crap on the internet is astounding, and we all read it, but we don’t remember it (when was the last time you quoted a Yahoo News statistic at a meeting?). Everything has been bit.ly’ed to the point where news has become trivia questions, not actual substance. But the writers can fight that, with their own followings and via their own audiences, by talking about their “exclusive” content on The Nation. It’s a way to leverage money for the paywall, but also for readers of their content. They want more eyeballs, not less; their resistance is to the general idea that a paywall will reduce eyeballs. This may be accurate on the outset. But the ownership is on everyone at the magazine—from the PR team to the writers’ own connections—to emphasize the importance of their pieces, offer teasers, and establish a firm stance that there is a reason we are asking you to cough up some money (in our case, $9.50) to read content. We’re like an exclusive club that costs next to nothing to join.4. Finally, this too shall pass. This is only temporary. This is only a test. Remember: it will either work or it won’t. If it works, then you’ve got the eyeballs, and we’ve got money to pay you. If it doesn’t, we experiment with something new and try a different angle. I promise you, it’s not in my interest to pour money into a continually failing strategy. Trust that your business staff is doing the best they can in your interest and in the publication’s, and that we won’t do something that will hurt the future of magazine. We’re doing something revolutionary at The Nation: we’re finally testing different paywall strategies. Sharing this is like dumping my purse on the table of a restaurant—it’s a mixed bag of embarrassment and pride. Why haven’t we done this sooner?It’s a little tricky, of course, being a subscription-based publication with a 150-year history of an audience allied to very strong editorial content. We have become increasingly forward-thinking with our approach to advertising, but at the core of it, our subscribers fund the magazine. At The Nation, Editorial Rules. We’ve been slower to test for all the reasons you think: less money; limited staff; an audience of truth-seekers who find paywalls a moral hindrance if nothing else; a founding prospectus that emphasizes our role to engage open, critical discussion of political and social issues; a staunch belief in the freedom of the press.last_img read more

DEI Briefs 42914

first_imgEngineering News-Record has released its first digital edition using the Mag+ platform. Additionally, ArchRecord is also now available as a digital edition. The content in both instances will be replica copies of their print versions. Compounding that is the app size, which is 957MB, meaning not only will the issues be larger than many native digital editions, but so, too, are the apps that house them. Look Magazine Upgrades Digital Edition with NewsfeedLook magazine has upgraded its digital edition with a newsfeed that updates readers on the latest news from the fashion world. The app also enables users the luxury of in-app shopping,. The app is available for iOS, Android and NOOK products. Grocery Retailer Enters the Digital Magazine SpacePublix has launched a digital magazine titled Publix Gather & Share. The title borrows its name from the company’s sales brochure, however the magazine experience is aimed to inspire its shoppers to innovate in the kitchen. The branded magazine will be free to readers and will publish monthly. Yahoo! Reimagines Its Travel VerticalYahoo! Travel has been relaunched as an “immersive digital magazine.” The vertical has been part of Yahoo!’s stable since 1997, however the new iteration mirrors a digital magazine with interactive features and more visually engaging content. Also, the new vertical is leveraging sponsored content. McGraw-Hill Rolls Out a Pair of Digital Editionslast_img read more

Court Decision Allows PhiladelphiaArea Families to Pursue Claim against Navy over PFAS

first_imgTwo families who live near two closed bases outside of Philadelphia can resume a lawsuit seeking to force the Navy to cover the cost of a medical monitoring program needed to assess the health impact of their years-long reliance on groundwater contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), following a federal appeals court ruling Tuesday. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit in Philadelphia reversed a portion of a July 2017 U.S. District Court decision, allowing the families to pursue their claim that the Navy fund a trust to cover a private party medical monitoring program, reported the Philly Voice. The appeals court, however, upheld the remainder of the district court’s decision, which dismissed the families’ request for a health assessment as it represented a “challenge” to the Navy’s ongoing cleanup effort under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA).The two families used private wells for their drinking water. Testing showed that each had elevated levels of PFAS believed to stem from past use of firefighting foam at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove and Naval Air Warfare Center Warminster. Following the discovery that the wells were contaminated, the Navy provided the families with bottled water before connecting them to public water supplies. In both cases, though, the municipal sources also were contaminated with PFAS.Don’t miss the 2018 Base Redevelopment Forum next week in Portland, Maine! The event will include a special focus on how the military services and communities are tackling PFAS issues and collaborating to move forward. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Dashboard Confessional Return With Anthemic New Single We Fight

first_img Dashboard Confessional Return: First LP In 8 years dashboard-confessional-return-anthemic-new-single-we-fight News Facebook The heartfelt emo stylings that helped Chris Carrabba & Co. build the indie scene of the early aughts mature toward more anthemic songwriting on new singleBrian HaackGRAMMYs Nov 15, 2017 – 1:16 pm Open your heart up and pull your feelings back down off that dark corner shelf, Dashboard Confessional are back in business. Today, the soul-baring emo rockers dropped a brand-new single and announced their first studio LP since 2009.”We Fight,” the lead single from Dashboard’s forthcoming Crooked Shadows, sees a turn toward a more anthemic, universal brand of songwriting than we’ve previously seen from frontman/chief songwriter Chris Carrabba.”Every album is personal, but as this album was coming together I realized, especially as the world’s political climate was rapidly changing, that ‘personal’ did not necessarily mean ‘mine,'” said Carrabba via a press release.  “Suddenly, ‘Me’ became ‘We’ and that realization was empowering, comforting and terrifying all at once.” Email center_img Twitter Dashboard Confessional Return With Anthemic New Single, “We Fight” On the topic of the band’s new single, Carrabba revealed that the song’s meaning has evolved in his own mind since first penning the track.”I thought it was just about the music scene that I came up in — a place where people who’d never quite fit in anywhere felt they actually belonged,” he revealed.  “When we began playing the song live on our summer tour, I realized … it’s a song for people who, in spite of their differences, can find common ground in their convictions and foster those into something bigger than themselves. That, to me, is something worth fighting for.”Dashboard Confessional’s Crooked Shadows is due out on Feb. 9, 2018. The band will embark on a radio tour of the U.S. starting Nov. 16. The tour will kick off with a free “No Dough” show in Chicago, and will run through early 2018, wrapping in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on Jan. 28. Tickets are available now.See Björk’s New Ethereal Music Video For “Blissing Me”Read morelast_img read more

Recording Academys Neil Portnow Talks GRAMMY Noms Diversity

first_img Soprano Isabel LeonardPhoto: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images) Neil Portnow On Diversity In 2018 GRAMMY Noms recording-academys-neil-portnow-talks-grammy-noms-diversity-2 Uber Partners With Best New Artist Nominees Facebook KhalidPhoto: Justin Lloyd/Newspix/Getty Images Clive Davis Reflects On Pre-GRAMMY Gala Who Is Presenting At The 60th GRAMMYs? News (L-R) Nick Sanborn (Sylvan Esso), K.Flay, Cardi B, Kevin Hart, Logic, KeshaPhotos: Wireimage.com Meet The GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Class Of 2018 (L-R) Jay Z, Rapsody, Lady Gaga, Alessia Cara, Childish Gambino, SZA, Taylor Swift, Luis Fonsi, Bruno Mars, Cardi BPhotos: WireImage.com These 15 Artists Are First-Time GRAMMY Nominees More 60th GRAMMY Awards News Tina TurnerPhoto: Bill Marino/Sygma Chris Stapleton, Sting Added To 60th GRAMMYs Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban KhalidPhoto: Justin Lloyd/Newspix/Getty Images Rihanna Among Performers Added To 60th GRAMMYs Chris Stapleton, Sting Added To 60th GRAMMYs Who Are The Latest Performers? | 60th GRAMMYs Miley CyrusPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images GRAMMY Performances Available Via Apple Music Find Out Where 60 GRAMMY Nominees Were Born Bruno Mars, Cardi B Added To 60th GRAMMYs Lineup Bruno MarsPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images (L-R) Jay Z, Rapsody, Lady Gaga, Alessia Cara, Childish Gambino, SZA, Taylor Swift, Luis Fonsi, Bruno Mars, Cardi BPhotos: WireImage.com 60th GRAMMYs: Full Performer List Twitter KhalidPhoto: Justin Lloyd/Newspix/Getty Images These 15 Artists Are First-Time GRAMMY Nominees Nile RodgersPhoto: Paul Bergen/Redferns/Getty Images Kendrick LamarPhoto: Lester Cohen/Getty Images Lady GagaPhoto: Lester Cohen/WireImage.com Uber Partners With Best New Artist Nominees Who’s Performing At The 2018 GRAMMY After-Party? Meet The GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Class Of 2018 2018 GRAMMYs: 60 Nominee Facts Dave GrohlPhoto: John Shearer/WireImage.com These 15 Artists Are First-Time GRAMMY Nominees Soprano Isabel LeonardPhoto: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images) Watch GRAMMY Rap Performances On Apple Music (L-R) Nick Sanborn (Sylvan Esso), K.Flay, Cardi B, Kevin Hart, Logic, KeshaPhotos: Wireimage.com Watch GRAMMY Country Performances On Apple Music Cardi BPhoto: Thaddaeus McAdams/WireImage.com Uber Partners With Best New Artist Nominees Who Will Play With Lang Lang At GRAMMYs Salute? Read more Performers Added To 2018 Person Of The Year Show Congratulations to the 60th #GRAMMYs nominees! View the full list here: https://t.co/FwSnpmZbC9 pic.twitter.com/3OIYfJZoXb— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) November 28, 2017 Watch GRAMMY Rock Performances On Apple Music MusiCares John Legend One clear example of the multicultural and genre-diverse nature of this year’s noms is the first-ever dual Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year nomination going towards a predominantly Spanish-language song; namely, “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, featuring Justin Bieber.”It’s a reflection of the times, something we’re very proud of,” says Portnow. “I would say that we have to be careful in the sense that [the nominations] didn’t happen solely because of its enormous popularity and acceptance. That’s undeniable, but through the lens of our folks who listen to that record as a musician or a producer and listen to all those elements that got fused together and the production elements, the instrumentation and the diversity there, from a craft standpoint, it’s an extraordinary record.”Be sure to tune in to the 60th GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 28, 2018, broadcast live on CBS from Madison Square Garden in New York. The 60th GRAMMY Awards telecast will air from 7:30–11 p.m. ET/4:30–8 p.m. PT. Find Out Where 60 GRAMMY Nominees Were Born Cardi BPhoto: Thaddaeus McAdams/WireImage.com Dr. DrePhoto: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic Cardi BPhoto: Thaddaeus McAdams/WireImage.com Watch GRAMMY Rap Performances On Apple Music NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Nov 28, 2017 – 5:30 am Record Of The Year Nominees | 60th GRAMMY Awards Bruno Mars, Cardi B Added To 60th GRAMMYs Lineup Who Is Presenting At The 60th GRAMMYs? Kendrick LamarPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Watch GRAMMY Jazz Performances On Apple Music Watch GRAMMY Pop Performances On Apple Music Who Is Presenting At The 60th GRAMMYs? Performers Added To 2018 Person Of The Year Show Nile RodgersPhoto: Paul Bergen/Redferns/Getty Images Recording Academy’s Neil Portnow Talks GRAMMY Noms, Diversity ‘2018 GRAMMY Nominees’ Album: Buy Your Copy Who Are The Latest Performers? | 60th GRAMMYs Who’s Performing At The 2018 GRAMMY After-Party? Find Out Where 60 GRAMMY Nominees Were Born RihannaPhoto: Steve Granitz/Getty Images GRAMMY Performances Available Via Apple Music Dr. DrePhoto: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic Cardi BPhoto: Thaddaeus McAdams/WireImage.com GRAMMY Performances Available Via Apple Music John Legend Watch GRAMMY R&B Performances On Apple Music Cardi BPhoto: Thaddaeus McAdams/WireImage.com Soprano Isabel LeonardPhoto: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images) Who Are The Latest Performers? | 60th GRAMMYs Who’s Performing At The 2018 GRAMMY After-Party? Class Of 2018 Special Merit Awards Recipients Kelly ClarksonPhoto: Roy Rochlin/Getty Images (L-R) Jay Z, Rapsody, Lady Gaga, Alessia Cara, Childish Gambino, SZA, Taylor Swift, Luis Fonsi, Bruno Mars, Cardi BPhotos: WireImage.com 15 Records That Could Be Set | 60th GRAMMYs Kendrick LamarPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Imagescenter_img Clive Davis Reflects On Pre-GRAMMY Gala RihannaPhoto: Steve Granitz/Getty Images Miles DavisPhoto: Thierry Orban/Sygma/Getty Images Bruno MarsPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Performers Added To 2018 Person Of The Year Show 60th GRAMMYs: Full Performer List Lady GagaPhoto: Lester Cohen/WireImage.com Miles DavisPhoto: Thierry Orban/Sygma/Getty Images Luis FonsiPhoto: Victor Chavez/WireImage.com Kelly ClarksonPhoto: Roy Rochlin/Getty Images 60th GRAMMYs: Who Are The First Performers? Clive Davis and Pharrell WilliamsPhoto: Michael Tran/FilmMagic/Getty Images 60th GRAMMYs: Full Performer List Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert, Madonna, and Queen Latifah perform at the 56th GRAMMY Awards Dave GrohlPhoto: John Shearer/WireImage.com Luis FonsiPhoto: Victor Chavez/WireImage.com Whitney Houston, 29th GRAMMY Awards John Legend Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban Miley CyrusPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Kendrick LamarPhoto: Lester Cohen/Getty Images Watch GRAMMY Jazz Performances On Apple Music Kendrick LamarPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Rihanna Among Performers Added To 60th GRAMMYs Chris Stapleton, Sting Added To 60th GRAMMYs Class Of 2018 Special Merit Awards Recipients Watch GRAMMY Rock Performances On Apple Music 2018 GRAMMYs: 60 Nominee Facts Who Will Play With Lang Lang At GRAMMYs Salute? Watch GRAMMY R&B Performances On Apple Music Tina TurnerPhoto: Bill Marino/Sygma ‘2018 GRAMMY Nominees’ Album: Buy Your Copy Cardi BPhoto: Thaddaeus McAdams/WireImage.com See Full List Of 60th GRAMMYs 2018 Awards Winners Watch GRAMMY Rap Performances On Apple Music ‘2018 GRAMMY Nominees’ Album: Buy Your Copy 15 Records That Could Be Set | 60th GRAMMYs 15 Records That Could Be Set | 60th GRAMMYs Rihanna Among Performers Added To 60th GRAMMYs Indeed, the nominations for the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards represent the wide range of today’s musical landscape, partially as a result of the Recording Academy’s continued efforts to diversify its membership.”We have taken a concerted effort to making sure that the voting membership of the Academy is representative of the creative community,” Portnow says. “We’ve got 84 categories. Are we well-represented with membership from all of them? Are we engaging them? Are they participating? We look at that regularly and to the extent that we find there are areas that need more attention, we’ll do that.”  Watch GRAMMY Pop Performances On Apple Music Chris StapletonPhoto: Steve Granitz/Getty Images Chris StapletonPhoto: Steve Granitz/Getty Images See Full List Of 60th GRAMMYs 2018 Awards Winners Who Will Play With Lang Lang At GRAMMYs Salute? Watch GRAMMY R&B Performances On Apple Music Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert, Madonna, and Queen Latifah perform at the 56th GRAMMY Awards Nile RodgersPhoto: Paul Bergen/Redferns/Getty Images Clive Davis and Pharrell WilliamsPhoto: Michael Tran/FilmMagic/Getty Images Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert, Madonna, and Queen Latifah perform at the 56th GRAMMY Awards 60th GRAMMYs: Who Are The First Performers? 60th GRAMMY nominations are “a reflection of our times,” according to Recording Academy President/CEO Nate HertweckGRAMMYs Nov 28, 2017 – 3:15 pm This morning, many of the world’s best music creators woke up to some life-changing news: a GRAMMY nomination. For Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow, the results were equally exciting.”I was very pleased,” Portnow told Billboard, calling the nominations “a wonderful reflection on our organization and how relevant and in touch and savvy our voting members are.”        Clive Davis and Pharrell WilliamsPhoto: Michael Tran/FilmMagic/Getty Images Tina TurnerPhoto: Bill Marino/Sygma Lady GagaPhoto: Lester Cohen/WireImage.com https://twitter.com/RecordingAcad/status/935502805913260032 Luis FonsiPhoto: Victor Chavez/WireImage.com Watch GRAMMY Country Performances On Apple Music Whitney Houston, 29th GRAMMY Awards (L-R) Nick Sanborn (Sylvan Esso), K.Flay, Cardi B, Kevin Hart, Logic, KeshaPhotos: Wireimage.com Miley CyrusPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Kendrick LamarPhoto: Lester Cohen/Getty Images Bruno Mars, Cardi B Added To 60th GRAMMYs Lineup Prev Next MusiCares Watch GRAMMY Jazz Performances On Apple Music Watch GRAMMY Rock Performances On Apple Music Dave GrohlPhoto: John Shearer/WireImage.com Dr. DrePhoto: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic Chris StapletonPhoto: Steve Granitz/Getty Images 60th GRAMMYs: Who Are The First Performers? Class Of 2018 Special Merit Awards Recipients Watch GRAMMY Pop Performances On Apple Music Clive Davis Reflects On Pre-GRAMMY Gala Meet The GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Class Of 2018 MusiCares See Full List Of 60th GRAMMYs 2018 Awards Winners 2018 GRAMMYs: 60 Nominee Facts Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban Watch GRAMMY Country Performances On Apple Music Bruno MarsPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Kelly ClarksonPhoto: Roy Rochlin/Getty Images Whitney Houston, 29th GRAMMY Awards Email Miles DavisPhoto: Thierry Orban/Sygma/Getty Images RihannaPhoto: Steve Granitz/Getty Imageslast_img read more

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday December 10 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Monday, December 10, 2018:#1) WCTV Fundraiser at Red Heat TavernWant some good food while supporting a great cause? Wilmington Community Television (WCTV) is hosting a fundraiser at Red Heat Tavern (300 Lowell Street) from 4pm to 10pm. All you need to do is bring the flyer below (print it out or show it on your phone) and 10% of your check will go to WCTV. This is for dine-in or take-out. It’s an easy and delicious way to support the station.#2) Family Holiday SingalongThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting a holiday sing-along on Monday, December 10 at 6:30pm! David Polansky, an award-winning singer, musician and composer, will present a repertoire of classic holiday songs and original compositions that will encompass Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa! All ages. Register HERE.#3) Wilmington Board of Selectmen MeetingThe Wilmington Board of Selectmen meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. (Executive Session precedes the meeting at 6:30pm.) The North Wilmington Train Station, Butters Row Bridge Replacement, the Woburn Street/Lowell Street Intersection, Russell Disposal, and more are on the agenda. Read the full agenda HERE. The meeting is open to the public.#4) Wilmington Housing Authority Meeting MeetingThe Wilmington Housing Authority meets at 5pm in Deming Way’s Community Hall. The Capital Improvement Plan and Vacant Land With Development Potential are on the agenda. Read the full agenda HERE.#5) Wilmington Job Seekers Network MeetingThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting a meeting of its networking group at 10am. Find out what the new tax code is all about and how it may affect you. Beth Logan is an Enrolled Agent with a tax practice and business consulting in Chelmsford. She teaches classes on taxes to laypersons and other Enrolled Agents. She is a nationally published author including articles and two books on taxes.  She has an MBA from the University of Maryland and two engineering degrees. Register HERE.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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, September 9, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, September 5, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday, September 8, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more