Time Inc. has named Karin Tracy publisher of People StyleWatch. Most recently, Tracy served as associate publisher at InStyle.Deborah Jones Barrow, who previously held positions at Meredith Corp. and Primedia, was named executive vice president and publishing director at Montvale, New Jersey-based Wainscot Media. Recently, Barrow served as chief content and traffic officer at wowOwow.com.Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Barton Gellman was named contributing editor at large at Time magazine. Previously, Gellman spent more than two decades writing for the Washington Post. Former Nielsen Business Media managing editor Kenneth Hein has been named director of communications at J. Walter Thompson. At Nielsen, Hein managed the company’s media/entertainment brands, which were sold to e5 Global Media in December.United Business Media Think Tank Services CEO Philip Chapnick was appointed to the newly-created position of group chief representative for UBM in China. At the same time, UBM said Think Services will be merged with TechWeb and the new group will be led by TechWeb CEO Tony Uphoff.SmartMoney named Alice Hagge copy chief. Most recently, Hagge served as a freelancer at Time. Prior to that she served as copy chief at Condé Nast Portfolio.
WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Saturday, October 20, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: A chance of showers, mainly before 7am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 63. West wind 7 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.Town Yardwaste Recycling Center: The Recycling Center, located off Old Main Street at the Wilmington/Woburn line, will be open for leaf and brush drop-off from 9am to 4pm. Only Wilmington residents will be allowed to use the facility for leaves and brush drop-off. Residents must show an ID at the entrance to the facility. No grass clippings will be accepted. No contractors or commercial vehicles will be allowed. Residents using the Recycling Center must purchase a punch card for $15 which will be good for 5 visits to the center. Punch cards may be purchased Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Treasurer’s Office at Town Hall. Cards purchased previously that have unpunched visits are still valid.In The Community: The Northside PAC, serving the Woburn Street and the North Intermediate Schools of Wilmington, will be holding their 41st Annual Pumpkin Fair from 9am-3pm at the Woburn Street School (227 Woburn Street, Wilmington). All residents are invited!There will be a petting zoo, photo booth, games, crafts, pumpkin and cookie decorating and much more. Also be sure to check out the raffle table and the Wildcat apparel that will be for sale. There will be some terrific raffles!All proceeds go to the Northside PAC to supplement funding for enrichment activities and supplies for both the Woburn Street and North Intermediate Schools. In prior years the Northside PAC has raised funds for iPads and netbooks for the schools, school beautification programs, end of the year activities and exciting enrichment programs for the students.In The Community: The Wilmington Health Department is hosting a Town Wide Flu Clinic for residents ages 5 & up from 9am to noon at Wilmington Town Hall.Here is what you need to know about the town’s flu clinics:Free of Charge.Remember to bring your insurance cards.Vaccine will be available even if you do not have insurance.Please do not arrive earlier than the specified time.Anyone allergic to eggs or egg products must not take this vaccine.Anyone with a fever should delay vaccination.All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.Injectable vaccine and flu mist will be available. High dose will NOT be available.In The Community: Haunted Woods is back for its fifth year. Haunted Woods features nine scary attractions on the grounds of the Harnden Tavern (430 Salem Street, Wilmington). Attractions include a 3D Glow/Clown Room; Abandoned Classroom; “Black Out” Room with maze in the dark; Bloody Butcher Shop; Cemetery/Junkyard; Crazy Scientists’ Lab; a Farmer’s Worst Nightmare; Funeral Home; and Insane Asylum.The event runs from 6:30pm to 9:30pm on Friday, October 19; Saturday, October 20; Friday, October 26; and Saturday, October 27.Tickets cost $7 for students and $10 for adults. Parking is free and located behind the Harnden Tavern, off of Woburn Street. Proceeds from the haunt will benefit the Wilmington Town Museum at the Harnden Tavern for the upkeep of the historical property. Learn more about Haunted Woods from its website. Follow it on Facebook and Twitter. Have a question about the event? Contact Stephen at 978-933-1066 or firstname.lastname@example.org.In The Community: The Wilmington United Methodist Church (87 Church Street) is holding a Cornhole Tournament and Classic Car Rally.The Cornhole Tournament begins at 1pm. There is a $20 team registration fee. Register your team by calling 978-658-4519.The Classic Car Rally runs from noon to 4pm. No registration fee. Free admission. Snacks and beverages will be available.The church’s Pumpkin Patch will also be open during the event. There is a large selection and variety of pumpkins on the church’s front lawn.Proceeds from this event will benefit the church’s youth mission projects. Cash or check only.In The Community: The 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.In The Community: The 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.In The Library: Poetry Circle at 9:15am. No-So-Scary Mini Movie Marathon at 1pm. Italian Genealogy at 2:30pm. [Learn more and register HERE.](NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing email@example.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? 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WILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Wednesday, January 30, 2019:Wilmington Police assisted State Police with locating a vehicle involved in a hit and run on 93 North. (12:06am)Francisco Aviles (37, Boston) was issued a summons for Operating A Motor Vehicle With Suspended Or Revoked License and Failure To Stop/Yield. (6:14am)Police issued a verbal warning to a driver for failure to clear ice and snow from vehicle. (8:35am)Police and Fire responded to a multiple vehicle crash in high speed lane on 93 South, near Exit 41. One injury noted. (9:17am)A 3-vehicle crash took place in front of Route 38 Smoke Shop. Two vehicles towed. No injuries noted. (1:25pm)A walk-in party reported fraudulent charges on her bank account. (5:41pm)A car rolled over on 93 South, before Exit 41. State Police handled the scene. (10:04pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information. An arrest does not constitute a conviction. Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)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 email@example.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for July 30: Teens Misbehaving At Silver Lake; Coyote Spotted In Town Hall Parking LotIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 5: Driver Throws Beer Bottles; Syringe Found; Woburn Man Issued Summons; Texting While DrivingIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 22: You Got In Trouble With The Law; 3-Car Crash On Middlesex Ave.In “Police Log”
WILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Community Television (WCTV) is holding its annual Family Fun Day on Sunday, September 8, 2019, from 10am to 1pm, at the Yentile Farm Recreational Facility (9 Cross Street).This event is FREE for Wilmington families. Come on down to enjoy some music, popcorn, ice cream, and demonstrations from local dance and martial arts studios.The event also serves as opportunity to meet WCTV’s staff, find out what the station does for the community, and learn ways in which you can get involved.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedTHIS WEEKEND: Wilmington Family Fun Day At Yentile Farm On September 8In “Community”THIS WEEKEND: Celebrate Grandparents Day At Yentile Farm On September 8In “Community”WCTV News & Notes: Registration Now Open For Popular Weekend Youth ProgramIn “Community”
Yes, folks, it’s true: Fortnite is a fantasy realm, with fantasy rules. Please be careful out in the real world. Epic Games A round of Fortnite can have a lot going on: wild characters, loot to snatch, colorful skins to try on and supplies to gather to build protection against other players. The ultimate goal? Be the last one standing. The game’s been out three short years and it’s held on to a pretty solid fanbase.Now a power company in Israel wants Fortnite to make some changes to its game. Not to the guns or the ability to shoot other characters or steal dance moves, but to the players’ ability to climb utility poles. According to a Wednesday report by Reuters, Israel Electricity Corp. sent a letter to the game’s makers, asking that they no longer let Fortnite players scale utility poles, because it could encourage dangerous real-world behavior. In the Monday letter, obtained by Reuters, Israel Electricity said kids climbing utility poles is a real problem that it’s been trying to stop for many years. The power company said Fortnite is responsible for the safety of its players. In case you’re wondering, it’s no joke: Climbing utility poles and the like can kill you.Neither the Israel Electricity nor Epic Games, the creators of Fortnite, immediately responded to requests for comment. Fortnite’s Epic spectacular at E3 2019 Tags Comments Gaming Video Games 6:20 Now playing: Watch this: 5 16 Photos Share your voice Fortnite How Fortnite, AR and YouTube influence toys
Share Tuesday, August 6, 2019Top afternoon stories:Gail Delaughter/Houston Public MediaThis 2015 file photo shows a construction zone at the intersection of the Grand Parkway and the Hardy Toll Road.Local Leaders Support State Funding For Grand ParkwayAfter years in the planning stages, the Texas Transportation Commission is now thinking about removing part of the Grand Parkway from its 10-year funding plan, known as the Unified Transportation Program.The proposed section they’re considering defunding is the part that would run from I-69 near Sugar Land to I-45 at League City.Local leaders planned to speak at a Tuesday public hearing about their need for the Grand Parkway, especially as the region’s population grows. One of those signed up to speak is John Baumgartner, City Manager for League City. “The Grand Parkway has been part of the planning process as a toll facility for a number of years,” said Baumgartner.Friendswood State Senator Larry Taylor posted on social media that he’s been working with the commission and feels confident the roadway will be funded. The Houston-Galveston Area Council’s Transportation Policy Council has also passed a resolution asking that the project be kept in the Unified Transportation Program.Catherine Fusillo/ Houston Public MediaThe Montrose Center broke ground on a new LGBTQ-affirming senior living center.Upcoming Affordable LGBTQ-Affirming Senior Living CenterThe Montrose Center broke ground Tuesday on a new senior living center aimed at low-income LGBTQ residents in Houston’s Third Ward. The project, founded in part by former Houston Mayor Annise Parker, is open to seniors 62 years old and over. Parker says that she was inspired to get involved in the project when she visited a similar center in Los Angeles.The Montrose Center also said in a press release that they hope the center will “support seniors, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation.”The project has been funded in part by $5 million that was raised from the community, and the lot that the facility will be built on was donated by the Midtown Redevelopment Authority.Erin Tobz via TwitterOn August 3, 2019, two Galveston Police officers led Donald Neely by rope after arresting him for alleged trespassing.Backlash Against Galveston Police Over Arrestee Led By RopeGalveston’s police chief is apologizing after two of his officers, mounted on horseback, led a handcuffed suspect by a rope through downtown streets.Photos of the Saturday incident went viral on social media. The two officers linked the rope to handcuffs worn by 43-year-old Donald Neely, who was being detained for criminal trespass and led him around the block to a mounted patrol staging area.In a statement sent out on Monday, Police Chief Vernon Hale said “this is a trained technique and best practice in some scenarios,” such as with crowd control. However, he said he believes his officers “showed poor judgment in this instance and could have waited for a transport unit at the location of arrest.”He said his department has “immediately changed the policy” to prevent use of the technique.Houston Police Dept. via APDerion Vence.New Charge Against Derion Vence In Maleah Davis CaseHarris County prosecutors have filed a more serious charge against Derion Vence in the case of Maleah Davis’ death. The 4-year-old girl was reported missing in May and was later found dead in Arkansas.Vence, ex fiancee of Davis’ mother, has been charged with causing serious bodily injury to a child. The count against Vence carries a potential life sentence. He is scheduled to appear in court on the new charge on Wednesday.The Harris County District Attorney’s Office said in statement sent out on Monday that “after a review of all of the evidence, including the autopsy results,” prosecutors determined there was enough evidence to charge Vence with the more serious count.District attorney’s office spokesman Dane Schiller said the investigation in the case continues and a potential murder charge against Vence is “not off the table.”
This story appears in the July 2012 issue of . Subscribe » The iPad is quickly replacing the cash register in many small businesses–and why not? When paired with a card reader, the affordable tablet provides storefronts with real-time tweeting and tagging capabilities and a seamless way to connect multiple registers and locations through the cloud. Outfitted with the technology below, entrepreneurs can finally say goodbye to those ancient, bulky and pricey POS systems.Uzibull Flex for iPadPhoto courtesy of Uzibull1. All strapped inUzibull Flex for iPad ($60) Best suited for heavy-duty restaurant or warehouse use, the Uzibull Flex has a thick, silicon skin that protects iPads from bumps and drops, plus shoulder and hand straps for easy carrying. Thick air pockets absorb heavy impact but also recess the dock connector and headphone jack deep into the case, so card readers won’t fit while the protective cover is on.Intuit GoPaymentPhoto courtesy of Intuit2. Swipe and saveIntuit GoPayment(Prices vary per plan)This dongle (and app) can be used on iOS or Android smartphones and tablets; it also syncs with QuickBooks accounting software. Funds are generally available within three days, with no transaction fees, and up to 50 employees can link to a single account, making it ideal for small businesses.Griffin KioskPhoto courtesy of Griffin3. Stand and deliverGriffin Kiosk ($199 to $299)Perfect for reception areas, this mount secures and protects the iPad for customer use. It comes in a desk/wall version, which elevates the tablet 12 inches off a counter, and a 4-foot-tall floor model. Steel tubing conceals a 3-meter, 30-pin-to-USB cable that powers and connects the iOS device.iPad Enclosures Gravity FlipPhoto courtesy of iPad Enclosures4. Hinge benefitsiPad Enclosures Gravity Flip($279, as pictured)The iPad’s small size makes it an easy target for theft. Gravity Flip locks in and raises the tablet 10.25 inches off the tabletop, keeping the device secure while easing eye strain. Made to order in many configurations, the Flip earns its name from a hinge that flips the tablet from cashier to customer so shoppers can sign for their credit card payments.Which mobile payment app is right for you?Best for the cash-starved: Square typically makes funds available the next business day.Best for accounting geeks: Payments on the Intuit system integrate seamlessly with QuickBooks. There is no monthly fee for the pay-per-transaction plan; high-volume users may opt for the $12.95 per month plan to get lower swipe and keyed rates.Best for social media mavens: SalesVu integrates with Facebook, which allows businesses to promote their deals online as well as process sales remotely. Enroll Now for Free This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now August 7, 2012 3 min read
Register Now » February 15, 2018 3 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. You can stop trying to imagine the future of A.I. because, believe it or not, the future is here. While robots aren’t yet walking our dogs or doing our grocery shopping, A.I. certainly is a growing presence in the business world. The growth in this industry is astounding.In fact, most of the top 100 artificial intelligence startups are based in the US. This means that the trends for intelligent automation are becoming increasingly visible. But what is intelligent automation?It is specially designed software that detects products or objects in images, pulls data from documents or manipulates information. These software robots have been trained to complete tasks that have a “human” quality. They can adapt and learn the more they work.Now that you know what it is, let’s talk about three ways intelligent automation can help your business:1. Increase productivityImagine a 25-percent increase in staff productivity. That’s what a restaurant in labor-short Singapore expected when they implemented their new “flying waiters.” These drones are designed to deliver plates to diners while the employees perform other tasks.This is just one example of the opportunities to increase your employees’ productivity using RPA, or robotic process automation. Using these software robots, your basic business computing can be done efficiently, freeing up your employees for the non-repetitive and more creative tasks.While you are imagining the many ways you can increase your business’s productivity, don’t forget about the common human errors you can avoid.Related: AI Is Taking the Art Out of Sales2. Reduce common human errorsAs more businesses turn to automation in an effort to relieve their human workers of repetitive tasks, they are also avoiding many common human errors, making these businesses much more efficient.Software robots can learn and adapt far more efficiently than most human workers. In chatbot programs, for example, this feature is especially helpful for standard customer service needs.The chatbots continuously gather information as they are used, and they use that information to help your customers.With the increasing availability of intelligent automation, what return can you expect to see on your investment?Related: Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg Are Arguing About AI — But They’re Both Missing the Point3. Improve your ROINow that you have implemented software robots for tasks that you no longer need employees to do, imagine the possibilities for the return on your investment.You hire fewer employees and pay less in salaries, wages, training, and benefits.You invest in the automated software and equipment and outsource your maintenance.With increased productivity and reduced human errors, your average costs for the same work will be much less, which can exponentially increase your return. What business owner wouldn’t want that?Related: Elon Musk Says Mark Zuckerberg’s Understanding of AI Is ‘Limited’ After the Facebook CEO Called His Warnings ‘Irresponsible’Now that you’ve learned how these trends can help grow your business, what’s next? To move forward, discover ways to adapt intelligent automation into your business. Do your research, invest in the technology and watch your business grow. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global