Top 10 most read stories this week

first_imgThe top 10 most read stories on www.employeebenefits.co.uk between 2 and 8 February 2017 were:Employer-arranged pension advice can be combined with pensions advice allowanceEXCLUSIVE: Average gender pay gap for benefits professionals is £24,100Government sets out strategy to support older employees to stay in workFinal draft regulations bring further clarity to gender pay gap reportingPrince Harry takes part in London Ambulance Service’s Time to Talk wellbeing event82% of employers are aware of the Fit for Work serviceHeinz to give US staff the day off after the Super BowlThe Taxback Group launches global health and wellbeing programmeAuto-enrolment review to consider how to widen workplace pension scopeEXCLUSIVE: Gain insight into valuing mental health as a future workplace asset at Employee Benefits Connect 2017last_img read more

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Salesforce conducts 3m salary adjustment following equal pay assessment

first_imgGlobal cloud-based technology organisation Salesforce has spent approximately $3 million (£2.4 million) on salary adjustments to address unexplained differences in pay.The organisation adjusted the salaries of 11% of its employees, effective from 1 April 2017.The pay amendments follow the organisation’s second equal pay audit, which assessed staff salaries and bonuses globally. The audit also considered differences in pay across race and ethnicity, as well as gender, for US-based staff.As part of the equal pay assessment, employees were grouped into comparable roles to analyse any unexplained differences in compensation.In 2016, Salesforce spent almost $3 million to address statistically significant differences in pay following its first equal pay audit.The equal pay assessment initiative forms part of the organisation’s ongoing strategy to advance equality within the business. This includes a focus on equal pay, equal opportunities, equal education, and equal rights.The organisation has pledged to evaluate its workforce on a continuing basis to ensure that pay is consistent for comparable roles.Cindy Robbins, executive vice president, global employee success at Salesforce, said: “The need for another adjustment underscores the nature of pay equity; it is a moving target, especially for growing [organisations] in competitive industries. It must be consistently monitored and addressed. Salesforce will continue to focus on equality, diversity and inclusion at all levels, and we plan to review employee compensation on an ongoing basis. “I’m proud of the strong stance we’re taking as [an organisation] and of the hard work that has gone into building our approach to equal pay. We are on a journey to improving equality at Salesforce.”last_img read more

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25 believe employee benefits and perks would positively impact productivity

first_imgA quarter (25%) of respondents believe that helpful employee benefits and perks would have the biggest positive impact on their productivity at work, according to research by Canada Life Group Insurance.Its survey of 1,000 employees also found that 39% of respondents feel a higher salary would positively impact their productivity at work, while 34% cite recognition and appreciation for good work as the factors most likely to impact productivity positively.The research also found:71% of respondents do not know and understand the values that form their organisation’s culture70% of respondents do not feel as if they are part of a team at work or that their role in this team is valued.16% of respondents state training would positively impact their productivity at work, compared to a further 16% who cite targets to work towards for promotion.22% of respondents feel they are involved in decision making and have a voice in the workplace, compared to 19% who think their line manager motivates, empowers and supports them.45% of respondents believe their employer does not know how to improve productivity and 76% feel their productivity is being negatively impacted at work.22% of respondents blame workplace culture, such as poor management and a lack of recognition, for negatively impacting their productivity at work, compared to 29% who feel that a negative working environment has an adverse effect on their productivity.Paul Avis (pictured), marketing director at Canada Life Group, said: “[While] it is encouraging to see that employees feel they are being productive at work, the clear disconnect between business leaders and [employees] is alarming. It is evident that many UK businesses need to do more to support and appreciate their staff, whether through simple remedies such as better communication of their organisation’s values, or [organisation-wide] initiatives like redefining employee management and engagement practices.“There are many ways employers can show they value their staff, including offering products through corporate benefits packages. Our survey shows one in four [employees] believe helpful employee benefits have the most positive impact on productivity, and protection products such as group income protection serve a dual purpose of giving employees financial peace of mind but also helping those who do develop a long-term illness or injury back into the workplace once they have recovered. Whatever changes businesses make to increase productivity in the workplace, it is important that staff wellbeing is at the heart of it.”last_img read more

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Poll 61 believe the minimum wage should be equal across all age

first_imgEmployee Benefits poll: Three-fifths (61%) of respondents believe that equal pay should be available across all age groups, with a universal minimum wage.A straw poll of www.employeebenefits.co.uk readers, which received 59 responses, also found that 14% of HR and benefits professionals do not agree with the Labour party’s proposal that the lower minimum wage tier for younger staff be abolished. These respondents instead agreed that younger employees do not have as much experience, and therefore should not be paid the same as more seasoned peers.Around 8% of respondents think that abolishing the lower minimum wage tier for younger staff will simply increase employers’ wage bills too much, and 12% disagree with the proposal for other reasons.In comparison, 5% believe that the lower minimum wage tier needs to be abolished because living costs are higher now and pay should reflect this across all age groups.At a Young Labour event on 11 May 2019, the Labour Party announced that if it comes into power it will abolish the lower ‘youth rate’ of the minimum wage, which applies to employees aged below 18.As of April 2019, the national minimum wage for employees aged under 18 was set at £4.35 per hour, while those aged 25 and over earn a minimum of £8.21 per hour. In November 2019, the Living Wage Foundation calculated that the real living wage for UK employees is £9 per hour, and £10.55 for those based in London.The party has stated that it will provide targeted support for small to medium enterprises (SMEs) to enable them to pay these higher wages, using savings following a reduction in the amount the Treasury pays out for in-work benefits.Do you think annual leave should be used to recognise length of service? Vote in our latest poll today…last_img read more

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Fort Lauderdale airline sends planes filled with supplies to Hurricane Matthew victims

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A Fort Lauderdale-based airline is doing its part to help the victims of Hurricane Matthew in the islands of the Bahamas.Tropic Ocean Airways has sent multiple planes out of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport stocked with relief supplies for people living in the island of Andros and for people living in Freeport, on Grand Bahama island.Over the last few days, more than 14,000 pounds of food and water has been delivered.Related: How to help those in Haiti affected by Hurricane Matthew“We were the first ones on the ground in the west to survey some of the damage,” said a company official. “We’ve been working closely with the Bahamian government to make sure these smaller communities that are far away from Nassau are getting the aid they need in the next few days.”Hurricane Matthew pounded the Bahamas for an entire day with relentless rain and wind. The destruction and flooding caused widespread damage. Thankfully, there have been no reports of any deaths in the Bahamas.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Thousands take part in AIDS Walk Miami

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Thousands gathered on South Beach for AIDS Walk Miami, Sunday morning.The fundraiser invited families out for a 5K walk that raised money for South Florida HIV/AIDS foundations.There were booths set up to provide information and resources for those affected by the virus.Organizers said the event is South Florida’s largest annual HIV/AIDS awareness fundraiser.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Hundreds of Monroe County inmates evacuate ahead of Hurricane Irma

first_imgKEY WEST, FLA. (WSVN) – Hundreds of Monroe County inmates were evacuated, Saturday, ahead of Irma’s impact in Key West.According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, deputies evacuated 460 inmates, Saturday morning, from the main jail facility on Stock Island. Sheriff Rick Ramsay made the decision to take the inmates to a safer location on the mainland of Florida.The main detention facility is a Category 5-rated building, however Ramsay said the changing path of Irma expedited the process. “Moving this many inmates this quickly is a tough job,” said Ramsay in a news release. “Our staff was up to the challenge. They quickly formulated plans to make the move safely, were able to procure buses for the transport, and got on the road without incident.”Staff members assisted at the hosting facility in Palm Beach County, according to the news release.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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1 killed 2 hurt in NW MiamiDade car crash

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – One person was killed and two others were rushed to the hospital after, police said, they were involved in a car accident in Northwest Miami-Dade, Monday evening.Miami-Dade Police and Fire Rescue responded to the scene of the crash near Northwest 173rd Street and 74th Avenue, just after 5:30 p.m.Cameras captured crews putting one of the victims into a rescue truck, as well as placing a yellow tarp to cover the deceased victim.Paramedics airlifted at least one of the victims to an area hospital.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Ceiling collapse leaves 9 injured displaced

first_imgWEST PARK, FLA. (WSVN) – Nine people were injured after a ceiling collapsed on them while they were sleeping.It happened at a two-story apartment building, near 52nd Street and Pembroke Road in West Park, late Wednesday night.The building sustained damage during hurricane Irma, that had not yet been repaired, according to the residents.Overnight rain created a gaping hole in the roof, leaving the walls soaked and damaging the paint and floor tile.“It’s wet. There’s water coming down from the bottom, from up,” said Irina Estrati, a resident of the building. “It destroyed our bed — we have mold.”The City of West Park deemed the building unsafe.The Red Cross is helping the residents. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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KNWR Three Skilak Area Campgrounds Closed Following Bear Incident

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge has temporarily closed three area campgrounds to tent camping for public safety. For additional information, contact the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge office during regular business hours at (907) 262-7021. The three campgrounds are; Lower Ohmer, Upper Skilak, and Engineer Lake. Camping in hard- sided recreational vehicles is still permitted and campgrounds remain open to day-use. The closest alternative campgrounds for tent camping are Hidden Lake and Lower Skilak. The refuge on Saturday, July 21, received reports of a black bear damaging a camper’s tent in the Refuge’s Lower Ohmer Campground and scratching the single occupant.last_img

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Overnight Fire Destroys Former Anchor Point Seafoods Building

first_imgMutual aid was requested from Homer Volunteer Fire Department and Ninilchik Emergency Services. HVFD responded with a Tanker and Utility vehicle and 4 firefighters and NES with a Tanker and 2 firefighters. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Anchor Point Fire & EMS and Alaska State Troopers were dispatched to a fully engulfed structure fire at 34621 North Fork Road on Saturday January 26, at 11:42 pm. Marsh: “Although the fire was brought under control within 30 minutes, complete suppression efforts were delayed by nearly 2 hours until crews from HEA arrived to shut down the power to the structure in order to ensure the safety of firefighters working on scene.” Jon Marsh Deputy Chief Anchor Point Fire & Emergency Services: “Eleven firefighters from Anchor Point responded with an Engine, Tanker, Ambulance and multiple utility vehicles. Crews arrived to find an approximately 3000 square foot structure fully involved.”The building, the former location of Anchor Point Seafoods, was reported by neighbors present on scene to be vacant for several years. Crews remained on scene until shortly after 5am on Sunday in order to fully extinguish the fire. The structure is considered to be a total loss. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.last_img read more

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Mediaweek Brandweek Folding into Adweek

first_imgThis story appeared first at FOLIO: sister site minonline. Mediaweek and Brandweek will be folding into Adweek in coming days. Notes atop the respective Prometheus Global media sites yesterday (April 11) told readers, “In the upcoming weeks, Mediaweek.com [and Brandweek.com] will become part of the new completely redesigned Adweek.com. You’ll still get the brand marketing news you seek out here, but in an enhanced site with an unmatched user experience. Look forward to exclusive content, more video and new interactivity – coming soon!” Similar notes accompanied the print issues of all three publications this week.Read the rest of the story here.last_img

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UBM TechWeb Buys Online Marketing Summit

first_imgWhile the 2011 OMS event generated about $1.1 million in revenues, the value of its gross assets at time of acquisition were about $200,000. UBM says it expects to exceed the cost of capital of the deal in its first full year of ownership.On the surface, the summit is a good fit with TechWeb, given the group’s push into marketing-as-a-service. TechWeb’s audience consists mostly of CIOs and IT executives and managers. InformationWeek and Interop are two core brands, but the group also produces the Black Hat event, among many others, and information and event brands in the telecommunication and gaming markets.But TechWeb’s marketing services group could leverage OMS as a brand for its digital marketing clients who use TechWeb as a provider of integrated marketing services to reach its audience. According to TechWeb CEO Tony Uphoff, OMS could provide some integration opportunities with the group’s other events, especially overseas. “Our mission at UBM TechWeb is about all things technology,” says Uphoff. “We see marketing as the next big tech frontier. The acquisition of Online Marketing Summit is the perfect addition to other successful UBM properties, and we’re hoping to integrate with these brands like Technology for Marketing and Advertising (TFM&A) in India, China and the UK, Internet World in the UK, and E-Commerce Expo in the UK. Finally, Online Marketing Summit perfectly complements our Marketing-as-a-Service business. Online Marketing Summit’s deep education, world class library of online tutorial, and a first time show floor delivers on all principles of Marketing-as-a-Service, fusing quality content, engaged audiences, user experience, and business analytics with the latest digital technologies to cost-effectively deliver sustainable marketing programs.” UBM TechWeb has acquired the Online Marketing Summit. The event, with its next edition taking place early February in San Diego, attracts approximately 1,500 attendees and generates about $1.1 million in revenues.The Online Marketing Summit grew out of the Online Marketing Institute, an organization providing training and certification programs for the various permutations of online marketing-email, social media, SEO, demand generation, and so on. The summit, the OMI’s main event, launched in 2007.OMS co-founder Aaron Kahlow will continue on as conference director and the Online Marketing Institute will remain an independent organization.”With UBM TechWeb, the Online Marketing Summit will grow to serve our audiences with an even more world class content, deep educatioal workshops and a first ever Expo showcasing the hottest new tools and solutions,” Kahlow says in a prepared statement. last_img read more

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Pivotshare Raises 1 Million Series A Round

first_imgCustomers can set up a channel, complete with social tools, and also get other publishers to contribute content to the channel. Channels can also be networked to provide greater scale within a particular vertical. The company is targeting entertainers as a customer category, but it’s also going after conference speakers and event producers themselves to upload and sell video or audio-based content back to attendees. The platform also has b-to-b applications in that industry experts can also set up a channel to hawk their expertise or consultancy content. The company does not charge a set-up fee or ongoing licensing fees, but rather takes a cut of revenues. Pivotshare, an Irvine, California-based startup that provides a turnkey platform for selling digital content direct to consumers, has raised $1 million in a series A round, led by Townsgate Media.If the Web has been the great democratizer in allowing anyone to be a publisher and disrupting, to a degree, traditional media’s dominance in audience and content, it’s services like Pivotshare that are now chipping away at the revenue side of the equation—at least for publishers of multimedia content. The service allows independent content producers to upload and stream or otherwise make their content available directly to consumers on a platform that also handles subscription or pay-per-view sales, user accounts, payment processing and analytics. last_img read more

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MSLOs Q1 Results Are First Full Report Since Shifting Pub Biz to

first_img First-quarter revenues for the publishing division dropped from $19.5 million in 2014 to $5.7 million in 2015, again reflecting the shift in publishing business and management from MSLO to Meredith. Operating expenses dropped 65 percent, with the group recording an operating loss of $2.1 million.   Total company revenues for the quarter were about $17 million, down from $33.3 million same period last year. The 10-year licensing agreement between Meredith and MSLO was announced last October and took effect in November. Looking longer-term, Dienst said in the earnings call that the Meredith deal is expected to drive publishing group profitability and that it was not solely a way to take costs out of the operation. In a statement about the report, CEO Dan Dienst described the company as more efficient and “asset-light.” The majority of revenues are out of the merchandising group.center_img First-quarter results provide some visibility into the group’s run rate, he says, adding, “This was not just an exercise in cost avoidance, as noble an endeavor as that may have been for a business that bled for years. We’re hoping and expecting that as we build this traffic pipeline and creating this content, that we’ll start to see that profit share come through on the print side or the revenue share come through on the digital side.” Those upsides will become most evident during the company’s busy holiday season in the fourth quarter, he said. Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia’s Q1 results are out and it’s the first report to reflect a full quarter since the company transferred the print and digital sales and circulation business of Martha Stewart Living to Meredith.last_img read more

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The Wilmington Insider For July 5 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Thursday, July 5, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Sunny, with a high near 95. Heat index values as high as 100. Light southwest wind increasing to 6 to 11 mph in the morning.In The Community: Windsor Place (92 West Street) is holding a free Chair Yoga Class at 10am. All are welcome to attend Marianne’s bi-monthly yoga class. Yoga is a study of your body, mind and breath. It is about learning how to undo unconscious repetitive patterns of movement that do not serve us well. Yoga teaches us how to open up the joints of our body and allow more supple movement of the spine, freeing ourselves of tension and stress. This class will last for 45 minutes.In The Community: Do you like to sing? Do you enjoy performing? Come join the Merrimack Valley Chorus at one of its regular weekly rehearsals. You just might discover a passion for a cappella singing, and you’ll also make some great new friends! Open rehearsals are every Thursday at 7pm at the Wilmington Arts Center (219 Middlesex Avenue).In The Community: The Town Beach is open today.  Lifeguards are on duty from 10am to 8pm. Admission is FREE for residents. Proof of residency is required. Learn more HERE.At The Library: Baby Time at 9:30am. Time For Twos at 10:30am. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: Walking Group at 8am. Computer Class at 9am. Art Class at 10am. Aerobics at 10:30am. Knitting/Crocheting at 11am. Ceramics at 1pm. Game Day at 1pm. [Learn more HERE.]At The Town Museum: The Wilmington Town Museum is open from 10am to 2pm.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)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.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday, July 21, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, June 17, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, September 3, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

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Dunkins Halloween Costume Contest Offers A Chance To Win A Years Worth

first_img(NOTE: Wilmington has EIGHT Dunkin’ locations — 195 Main Street, 321 Main Street, 586 Main Street, 357 Middlesex Avenue, 66 Concord Street, 211 Lowell Street, 316 Lowell Street, and 206 Ballardvale Street.)CANTON, MA — As the brand that delivers delight each Halloween with special donuts and more, Dunkin’ has seen its own fans in turn celebrate the spirit of the season by sharing hundreds of homemade Halloween Dunkin-themed costumes to social media. Dunkin’ is joining the fun this year by rewarding its fans’ imagination and inspiration, launching a special costume contest for the chance to win some treats without having to ring a single doorbell. Beginning today, a Dunkin’ costume could equal free coffee and cash, as fans who post a photo of their Dunkin’-inspired Halloween costume on Instagram using the special hashtag #DunkinDressUpContest will have the chance to win a grand prize of $1,000 and a year’s worth of Dunkin’ coffee. Plus, one winner each week will receive $100 Dunkin’ gift cards to help them keep running on Dunkin’ long after the Halloween fun is over.Dunkin’s costume contest launches today, October 17, and continues through November 1. No purchase necessary; 18+ US only. For full rules and details please visit http://www.ddsweeps.com.Dunkin’ restaurants are already helping people across the country enjoy a few moments of Halloween joy any time of day with seasonal treats sure to bring a smile to kids of all ages. For a frightfully fun donut design, Dunkin’s Spider Donut is frosted with orange icing and topped with a glazed chocolate MUNCHKINS® donut hole treat decorated to look like a sweet-never-scary spider. Dunkin’ is also giving its classic donuts a Halloween look, with decorations including orange and purple icing drizzles and sprinkles.OREO cookies are dressing up as Dunkin’ for Halloween this year with the OREO Donut, filled with vanilla buttercreme and topped with chocolate icing, crumbled OREO cookie topping and an orange icing drizzle. For a sweet sip to lift spirits, OREO Hot Chocolate with the rich flavors of cookies and cream is available as part of Dunkin’s selection of hot winter beverages, which also includes Original Hot Chocolate and Dunkaccino.Guests can sink their fangs into the Spider Donut at participating Dunkin’ restaurants nationwide through Halloween. The OREO Donut and OREO Hot Chocolate are both available into November.To learn more about Dunkin’, visit http://www.DunkinDonuts.com or subscribe to the Dunkin’ blog to receive notifications at https://news.dunkindonuts.com/blog.About Dunkin’Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced regular/decaf/flavored coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ has earned a No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 12 years running. The company has more than 12,600 restaurants in 46 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit http://www.DunkinDonuts.com.(NOTE: The above press release is from Dunkin’.)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.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedDunkin’s Pumpkin Menu To Arrive In Wilmington By August 21In “Business”Dunkin Donuts Introduces New Almond Joy Hot ChocolatesIn “Business”Dunkin’ Donuts Launches New Dunkin’ Go2s (New $2, $3 & $5 Value Menu )In “Business”last_img read more

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5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday January 12 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Saturday, January 12, 2019:#1) Women’s Roller Derby At ShrinersBoston Roller Derby, a Boston-based, female-only roller derby league, returns to the Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road). This night will see rematches of the Fez Cup from 2018.5PM: Nutcrackers vs. Harbor Horrors7PM: Wicked Pissahs vs. CosmonaughtiesDoors open at 4pm.  Lice music begins at 4:30pm. The action begins at 5pm.  An After Party starts at 9pm in the Fez Room. Tickets include admission to the game, plus entry into the after party. Tickets and more info are available HERE. Learn more about the league HERE.#2) Fortnite Tournament At LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a Fortnite Tournament at 1:30pm. Got a couple Victory Royales under your belt and fancy yourself good at Fortnite? Show off your skills at this tournament run by One Up Games! Friendlies begin at 1pm. Grades 4-8. Register HERE. If registration is full, sign up for the wait list.#3) Book Store Next Door OpenThe Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 4pm. All books are $2 or less!  Every penny of every sale benefits the Wilmington Memorial Library. Learn more HERE.#4) Wilmington Food Pantry OpenThe Wilmington Food Pantry (142 Chestnut Street) is open from 10am to noon for food donation drop-offs. Learn which food items the Pantry is most in need of HERE.#5) WHS Boys & Girls Hockey, Wrestling In ActionThe WHS Boys Varsity Hockey Team travels to Stoneham at 4pm, with the WHS Girls Varsity Hockey Team following at 6pm. The WHS Boys Wrestling Team is hosting a multi-school meet at 10am at Wilmington High.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.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, August 3, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, June 15, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, May 18, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

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OBITUARY Jay Traynor 63

first_imgTEWKSBURY, MA — Jay Traynor, 63 years old of Tewksbury, MA, died peacefully at home with his beloved family by his side. Throughout his short battle with cancer, he maintained a positive outlook and never lost his sense of humor.Jay was the devoted husband of Denise for 37 years, childhood sweethearts who met when they were just 14 years old in Woburn, MA. They moved to Tewksbury to start their family, bringing two sons into the world, James E. and Ryan D.His children were the love of Jay’s life. He was the coach for Jimmy and Ryan’s soccer, baseball and football teams, as well as the Cubmaster of Pack 49. He taught them about his love for fishing, hunting and camping, and passed on his passion for music, horror movies and motorcycles.There wasn’t a person Jay met who he did not call a friend, and remained close with childhood friends for over 50 years. One of Jay’s favorite activities was fishing at Plum Island with his dear friend, Mike Winn. Tony Ciampa was his first friend when he moved to Woburn from Medford. He met Sam Petricone, Jack Lynch, John Albano, John Swain, KC Hayes, Victor Minghella, Joe Ciccarelli, Bob Miguel, Bob Mearls, Jeff Holt and Brian Doyle soon after, and became lifelong friends/brothers. Through his sons, Jay also created new friends, Charlie Webber and Tim Dooley, who he loved dearly as well. Every one of Jay’s friends were alongside him every step of the way during this terrible time, and for that we are extremely grateful.Jay worked at H.B. Fuller for 20 years and devoted his spare time to community service, working on upgrading homes of the elderly in Wilmington and with the House of Hope in Lowell. He also worked at Wonder Bread, and at the Blaire House in Tewksbury. His compassion for the elderly came from the close relationship he had with his grandparents.Jay was preceded in death by his father, James (Jimmy), his mother, Janet, and his grandparents Eddie and Ann. He is survived by his wife, Denise, his son, James, his son and daughter-in-law, Ryan and Korinne, his sister, Marybeth, his brother, Paul, and several cousins, nieces and nephews. He also had a very special bond with his nephew Jason Fogg.“At the end of your life, you will never regret not passing one more test, reaching one more verdict, closing one more deal. You will regret not spending time with your wife/husband, your children or a friend.” Barbara Bush.Calling hours are Thursday, March 21, from 4-8 p.m. at the Farmer & Dee Funeral Home, 16 Lee St., Tewksbury. His funeral procession will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 22, at the funeral home, followed by his Funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. at St. William’s Church, 1351 Main St., Rte. 38, Tewksbury. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made on line to Pug Rescue of New England, http://www.pugrescueofnewengland.org or mailed to P.O. Box 441667, West Somerville, MA 02644.Jay Traynor(NOTE: The above obituary is from Farmer & Dee Funeral Home.)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.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Donald R. Donahue, 80In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: William J. “Bill” Wolfe, 75In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Robert “Bob” Alan Coste, 59In “Obituaries”last_img read more

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Foldable phone maker shows off flexible keyboard at CES 2019

first_img Now playing: Watch this: 0 Royole’s flexible keyboard. Sarah Tew/CNET Even before arriving at CES 2019, Royole made headlines in November when it launched the FlexPai — a 7.8-inch phone with a flexible AMOLED screen — during a time when Samsung was only rumored to do the same.It was hard to imagine that this largely unknown startup managed to make, let alone sell, such a product before Samsung and other giants like LG and Huawei were able to debut their own. (Samsung did eventually give a sneak peak of its foldable phone a month later.) 1:44 $1,318 Mentioned Above Royole FlexPai 14 Photos Gadgets Share your voice Tags See it Riding the hype of that launch, Royole is at CES 2019 showing off not only the FlexPai but several other devices that implement thin, foldable displays. Namely, a smart speaker, a flexible keyboard and a smart-touch selfie stick.The smart speaker has a 7.8-inch AMOLED touchscreen that bends at 100 degrees. You can swipe through the screen to play music, watch movies or just tap the interactive home screen.Though it wasn’t set up while we were taking a look at it, the speaker also has an 8-megapixel camera up top that pops up and rotates 180 degrees for taking pictures and video calls. The speaker is also integrated with Alexa and Google, so you can ask it different queries and command it to control your smart home devices. Royole’s Flexpai phone and flexible keyboard rolls into your pocket CES Products Amazon Google LG Samsung CES 2019: Royole demos all the quirky stuff its flexible… CES 2019 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Royole demoed its flexible QWERTY keyboard as well, which can be laid on any smooth surface and connected to your phone via Bluetooth. It can work wirelessly and when you’re done, push the button twice and it’ll roll up so you can carry it around in your pocket. On standby I’m told its battery lasts for months. Though it was a little hard to type on, it looks really cool and the transparent surface is thin and flexible.  04-smart-speaker-flexible-screenRoyole’s smart speaker has a curved touchscreen. Sarah Tew/CNET Lastly, the company showed off its smart-touch selfie stick. It’s already available in China at Brookstone stores, and is expected to come to the US in 2019. It features multi-touch sensors around the handle. This allows you to navigate through a dedicated camera app so you can switch between different editing features on the phone.Official pricing has not been announced yet, but Royole plans to sell the flexible keyboard globally by Q2 2019 through its site and other retailers like Amazon. As for the smart speaker, Royole is still reaching out to retail partners for distribution.Royole also brought along two other devices that are already available on its site and Amazon: the digital writing pad RoWrite and an immersive 3D movie headset called Moon. They retail for $130 (£102 and AU$183, converted) and $600 (£471 and AU$842), respectively.CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Royole FlexPai Preview • Royole FlexPai: First foldable phone beats Samsung to the punch Post a commentlast_img read more

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