Troopers tough on cell phone law skirters

first_imgOn the first day he could give a driver a ticket for doing nothing other than talking on a cell phone while behind the wheel, Trooper Steve Robley did just that, including one seven minutes after he clocked in.And guess what? There were no warnings given Thursday, only $124 tickets.Robley, an 11-year veteran of the Washington State Patrol, said he saw fewer drivers with phones held to their ears than usual, a trend repeated throughout Washington, according to WSP spokesman Bob Calkins.“Everybody has their hands (on the steering wheel) at 10 and 2 today,” Robley said.Well, not everybody.Robley gave out two tickets shortly after his shift began at 8 a.m., and two more when he guided two Columbian staffers during a midafternoon patrol. Drivers received no grace period to adjust to a law that was two years in the making. Until Thursday, the talking-texting violation had been a secondary offense, meaning drivers could only be cited when they were stopped for something else. On Thursday evening, the patrol was not sure how many tickets troopers issued in Clark County for talking and texting.Robley hypothesized rainy roadways and the strengthened law had drivers on their best behavior, but said he suspects bad habits will pick up after some time passes. “We’re giving tickets on day one,” Robley said.last_img read more

County grants AMR 2year extension to provide ambulance service

first_imgWith its contract set to expire Sept. 30, American Medical Response received a two-year extension Tuesday to provide ambulance service in Clark County.The extension was approved 2-1 by the Clark County commissioners, who were acting in their role as the Emergency Services Medical District 2 board.The vote had been twice delayed as commissioners encouraged AMR to whittle down the recommended increases to the average patient charge.Initially, AMR, which provides ambulance service to the county with the exception of Camas-Washougal and north county, estimated it would have to increase patient charges by 20 percent to account for revenue losses due to a growing population of uninsured and underinsured patients.AMR doesn’t get any public money for its service, instead earning its profits from billings.Under the contract approved Tuesday, patients will pay a 5 percent increase. The average patient charge will increase from $753 to $795, according to information supplied by Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency. Insured patients will pay an additional $8 co-pay and uninsured patients will pay an additional $34.AMR transports approximately 4,000 people a year in Clark County to local hospitals. In 2009, 3,050 patients were insured and 712 patients were uninsured.Terms changedThe fee increase was knocked down from 20 to 5 percent by changing a few terms of AMR’s contract. For example, response times will be rolled back to 2004 standards (an extra minute in suburban areas, two extra minutes in rural areas) and the county reduced the administrative fee that AMR pays for the contract.Commissioners Marc Boldt and Steve Stuart approved the contract extension, while Commissioner Tom Mielke voted no.Mielke said he didn’t want to support any fee increase.“It’s just a tough time right now,” Mielke said.But Boldt and Stuart acknowledged that it’s through no fault of AMR that a growing number of people are uninsured or underinsured or that the reimbursement rate from Medicaid has decreased. Between 2000 and 2009, the number of uninsured patients grew from 14 percent to 20 percent, according to CRESA. Patients on Medicare now account for 35 percent of patients, up from 17 percent of patients in 2000. “If we don’t move forward with this, the taxpayers will pay more,” Stuart said. “This small fee increase that affects one percent of the population will save money for 99 percent of the population.”Had the commissioners allowed the contract to expire, there would have been an open market for ambulance service in the county, which likely would have been more expensive.last_img read more

Where the Columbia spring chinook bit best

first_imgClick to enlarge When it comes to fishing in the lower Columbia River, not all areas are equal.Salmon tend to bite better in certain locations than they do in others. We’re not talking here about total catch, but rather catch-per-effort.Total catch is going to be the greatest where there are the most anglers. Catch-per-effort is like a batting average — statistically what your chances are of getting a fish each time you hit the water.The numbers are in for April’s spring chinook fishery in the lower Columbia. The river was open for 13 days in April and the Washington and Oregon departments of Fish and Wildlife generate catch estimates based on their angler sampling programs.Here’s what the numbers tell us. All of this combines hatchery fish kept plus wild fish released to produce a “success rate” percentage:o The best fishing occurred off the Oregon bank in the St. Helens area. It’s not a big secret that guys who fish off Sand Island at St. Helens do well in the spring. The location is just downstream of the mouth of Multnomah Channel, a main travel route the Willamette-origin spring chinook.last_img read more

Weather Service Worst flooding over but rain to continue

first_imgFlooding conditions have passed, but rain will likely continue into the evening, according to the National Weather Service.Heavy rain has prompted the agency to issue another flood advisory for this morning, which was in effect from 6 to 7:45 a.m. But the heavy downpours that caused flooding last night are over, said Andy Bryant, a hydrologist.“We don’t believe we’re going to have any more flooding issues,” Bryant said. “The flooding was more of an immediate response to heavy rain last evening. It was very localized street flooding.”Rainy conditions should continue this morning with showers into the afternoon. Another storm will enter the area Friday, causing rainy conditions through most of the daylight hours, he said.“We’re not expecting any huge accumulations,” Bryant said.Rain gauges indicated that 2 to 3 inches had fallen this morning since 2 a.m. in the Hockinson and Larch Mountain area of Clark County. The weather service said the excessive water from earlier will work its way through creeks and drainage. Drainage areas that could still have flooding issues include Fifth Plain Creek, Shanghai Creek, Salmon Creek and Lacamas Creek.The wet weather slowed traffic during the morning commute, with backups on I-5, but no major traffic accidents were reported. Only 3 accidents were reported during rush hour this morning.Motorists are advised not to drive vehicles into areas where the water covers the roadway as water depths may be too great to allow safe crossing. Rainy conditions look to continue into Saturday, with clearing on Sunday. Next week into Independence Day looks to be clear, with temperatures in the mid to upper 70s, Bryant said.last_img read more

Walk Knock food drive Saturday in Clark County

first_imgFor the 28th year in a row, the first Saturday in December will be Walk & Knock day in Clark County. Walk & Knock is our community’s largest annual food drive, with all donations helping to feed hungry neighbors right here at home. It’s an all-volunteer operation, and it stocks up local food banks and pantries for months.Food donations are needed. A folded bag is included in today’s newspaper; you can fill the bag — or use one of your own — and set it out at your mailbox or doorway by 9 a.m. Saturday. As many as 4,000 volunteers are expected to scour the county for donations, street by street and house by house, and bring them back to central sorting sites where everything is loaded into trucks and delivered to the Clark County Food Bank.The Food Bank will redistribute everything to 32 satellite food pantries and other emergency food sites.Nonperishable donations of canned meats and fish, beans, peanut butter, rice, soup, cereal, elbow macaroni, powdered milk, baby food, diapers and toiletries are all welcome. So are donations by check. No glass containers, please.Despite the name, volunteers try to do as little actual knocking and asking as possible. Please set your donation out so they can collect it and keep moving.If you miss Saturday’s pickup, don’t despair. Numerous local businesses and nonprofit agencies — including all Les Schwab tire and Cost Less Auto Parts stores, all Riverview Community and Umpqua bank locations, all Vancouver Clinic locations, both Vancouver community centers and many Clark County fire stations — are serving as drop-off sites for the stragglers. You can keep filling donation barrels there now through Dec. 9. The whole list of drop-off sites is at read more

Naga3 likely in the works as NagaCorp hits Macaulike growth Govertsen

first_img RelatedPosts In particular, Govertsen likened NagaWorld’s performance to the level of growth usually restricted to Macau’s biggest IRs.“Ultimately, the addition of high quality supply has spurred demand and NagaCorp is generating Macau flagship-like gaming volumes and levels of EBITDA typically only seen at 1st-tier operators,” he said.He also pointed to a series of converging positive factors including the ongoing ramp of Naga2, increased visitation to Cambodia – specifically from China – and penetration into new markets as indications NagaWorld will enjoy double-digit EBITDA growth over the next few years, prompting the likelihood of further expansion of the property.“On a longer-term basis and with 18 years of exclusivity remaining on the company’s license, we look for even more supply to be developed,” Govertsen said.“We look for Naga2 to continue to ramp over the coming months and expect the company to move forward with Naga3 in some fashion over the next few years.” Las Vegas Sands reaches new SG$4 billion loan agreements for Marina Bay Sands expansion Load More JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August The enormous growth in gaming volumes enjoyed by Cambodian integrated resort operator NagaCorp since the launch of Naga2 in November will likely see the company move ahead with plans for a Naga3 expansion sooner rather than later, according to Union Gaming analyst Grant Govertsen.His comments follow a record-breaking six months at NagaWorld, where revenue grew 85% year-on-year to US$713.9 million and net profit jumped 20% to US$180.1 million in 1H18. The results included 117% growth in VIP rolling chip to US$16.8 billion which translated to a 75% jump in VIP revenue to US$552.8 million, thanks largely to the addition of leading Macau junket operator Suncity Group on 1 March 2018.last_img read more

EGM sales see RGB Internationals 3Q18 figures soar

first_img RGB expecting strong 2019 despite second quarter revenue, profit decline The 3Q18 numbers also pushed RGB’s nine month revenue total in 2018 to MYR209.7 million, up 131% compared with the same period in 2017.Conversely, the company’s Technical Support and Management division saw profit fall by 13% for the quarter to MYR6.7 million “due to lower hold factors in certain outlets, higher depreciation on new machines for upgrading and expansion and increase of headcount in certain regions.”Discussing the results, RGB said, “The Group continues to capitalize on the strong performance of new and existing products under its portfolio in the SSM division, to increase the number of concession machines through the existing and new concessions, to carry out further improvement in the performance of concession machines in the TSM division, to promote the provision of engineering expertise to all licensed operators across the region and exploring into new markets outside Asia.“Barring unforeseen circumstances, the group expects to achieve a better performance this year.” Electronic gaming machine supplier RGB International Bhd has announced a 41% year-on-year increase in revenue to MYR86.5 million and 27% growth in profit to MYR15.3 million in the three months to 30 September 2018.The positive results were due primarily to RGB’s Sales and Marketing (SSM) division, which saw revenue rise 46% to MYR56.2 million and profit by 47% to MYR7.3 million “due to increase in the number of products sold in this quarter.” RGB added that a bulk sale to an unspecified IR in Indochina boosted its quarterly performance. Load More South Korea’s foreigner-only casinos see revenues grow in August RelatedPosts Aristocrat wins battle over intellectual property rights with US$3 million settlementlast_img read more

Liverpool John Moores University receives living wage accreditation

first_imgLiverpool John Moores University (LJMU) has been accredited as a living wage employer by the Living Wage Foundation.The university, which employs around 2,500 members of staff, has committed to paying permanent employees and third-party contractors at least the living wage rate of £8.25 an hour.The voluntary rate is calculated according to the basic cost of living and is updated annually. It is distinct from the government’s national living wage rate of £7.20 an hour, which is mandatory for employees aged 25 and over.Professor Philip Vickerman, executive director to the vice chancellor for strategic initiatives and enhancements at LJMU, said: “This is a significant step for LJMU because becoming accredited as a living wage employer means that our staff have the opportunity to earn enough to provide for themselves and their families.“It is important for us as a large employer in the city to welcome the new hourly rate and encourage other organisations to do the same, especially in highlighting the benefits, which include boosting staff morale, increasing productivity and job fulfilment, and satisfying stakeholders that employees are always paid a fair wage.”last_img read more

Dan Sharman Taking employee share plans to a global workforce needs careful

first_imgAs part of a global benefits strategy, international organisations often want to expand their share plans to cover employees who are based overseas. Often, this is crucial to attract and retain key talent internationally and to achieve parity in remuneration packages across the global workforce.However, granting employees equity is a complex area, giving rise to a number of local legal issues. Each must be carefully considered as early as possible in order to avoid problems leading to costly errors for the employer and disappointment for the employee.Tax can make or break an employee share plan and its ability to provide a meaningful incentive for employees. In each jurisdiction, an organisation should take professional advice as to the tax implications of making equity awards, including whether there are any tax-planning opportunities available in that country.Other important considerations are whether the organisation or local employer has tax and/or social security withholding obligations, and whether there are any particular filing or reporting obligations.Employment and securities laws will vary from country to country, and should be investigated prior to expansion. The former includes issues such as whether works council or union consent is required, or whether the terms of the plan are likely to breach any discrimination laws; a common issue being how the treatment of retirees interacts with age discrimination laws.Securities laws can make operation of the plan difficult if not dealt with properly, and breach can lead to fines and even criminal sanctions. Key considerations include whether any consents are required to launch the plan, what communications can be made to employees, and whether any filings with the local securities authorities are necessary.The issues above are by no means an exhaustive list, so it is vital employers liaise with their professional advisors as early as possible in the proposed expansion process. Establishing a budget at the outset of the project, with a suitable buffer to deal with unexpected expenditure, can help control costs. Expanding into one country at a time may help keep things manageable, although it might increase costs overall if the project has multiple stops and starts.Dan Sharman is an associate at international law firm Bird and Birdlast_img read more

38 believe workplace pensions are the safest way to save for retirement

first_imgMore than a third (38%) of respondents aged under 40 years old or aged 40 and over who have not yet retired believe that a workplace pension scheme is the safest way to save for retirement in the period July 2016-December 2016, according to research by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).Its Early indicator estimates from the wealth and assets survey also found that 68% of respondents who have not yet retired cite an occupational or personal pension as an expected source of retirement income between July 2016 and December 2016. This compares to 62% in July 2014 to June 2016.The research also found:20% of respondents feel that workplace pension schemes are the retirement saving method that will make the most of their money in July 2016-December 2016, compared to 49% who cite property as the saving vehicle that will make the most of their money.15% of respondents aged under 60 years old who are not in receipt of a pension and are not currently contributing to a pension say they do not contribute to a pension because they do not know enough about pensions between July 2016 and December 2016. Other reasons for not saving into a pension include low income, they are not working or they are still in education (55%), and not being able to afford to contribute into a pension (29%).84% of employee respondents aged over 22 but under the state pension age are aware of automatic enrolment in July 2016-December 2016.18% of respondents aged 16 and over report that their decisions on pensions, savings and investments had been influenced by something in the wider world, for example the EU referendum, in July 2016-December 2016. This compares to 15% in July 2014 to June 2016.32% of respondents aged under 40 or aged over 40 but not yet retired have thought about how many years of retirement they might need to fund in July 2016-December 2016, compared to 16% of respondents aged 16 to 24 years old. Of the respondents who have thought about how many years of retirement they might need to fund, 37% expect to be retired for between 20 and 24 years in July 2016-December 2016.54% of male respondents under 65 years old and female respondents under 60 years old are fairly or very confident that their income in retirement will provide the standard of living that they hope for in July 2016 to December 2016.59% of respondents currently in work or those who are not retired but intend to work in the future expect to retire between 65 and 69 years old in July 2016 to December 2016.Nathan Long, senior pension analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, said: “Confusion with pension planning is worryingly on the rise. Investing in property is seen as the best way of making the most of your money despite it being one of the least tax-efficient ways to invest. More people are now citing a lack of understanding as the reason why they are not in their workplace pension, even though auto-enrolment means most will not make any decisions whatsoever to join.“The tail end of the retirement journey also is starting to show signs of people expecting to work longer, but with more than a quarter of older people not properly planning their retirement the reality could be even more severe. As people live longer and the cost of social care rises, the likelihood of inheritances acting as an additional income in retirement falls.”last_img read more

Sheds engulfed by flames in NW MiamiDade

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Two small sheds caught fire in Northwest Miami-Dade, Sunday morning.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded around 6:15 a.m. to the scene near North River Drive and Northwest 27th Avenue.The two sheds were found engulfed by flames at the back of the property.Crews were able to quickly extinguish the flames and prevented nearby homes from being affected.No injuries were reported.The cause of the fire 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

Coast Guard Rescues Man From Overturned Kayak At Port Of Valdez

first_imgThe crew arrived on scene and were able to bring them man onboard their response vessel. He was transported to a nearby pier where local emergency medical service personnel were waiting. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-valdez-rescue.mp3VmJennifer-on-valdez-rescue.mp300:00RPd Station Valdez watchstanders received the call at 2 p.m., on Sunday, from a good samaritan regarding the man sitting on top of an overturned kayak approximately 50-yards from station Valdez. The man was transported to Valdez Medical Center where he was treated for symptoms of hypothermia, according to a press release from the Coast Guard.center_img Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob Gunderson, a member of the station Valdez: “Situation such as this one remind us why boating safety is critical, especially in Alaskan water, no matter the size of the vessel involved.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A Coast Guard crew out of Valdez rescued a 50-year old man over the weekend when his kayak overturned near Valdez on Sunday.last_img read more

UPDATE Pilot In Whittier Area Plane Crash Identified

first_imgAccording to Alaska State Troopers, due to weather in the area the search was hampered, however RCC and Coast Guard Helicopters were able to locate the plane crash and confirmed the sole occupant, Andrews, was deceased. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska State Troopers have released the identity of the pilot who died in a weekend plane crash near Whittier, on Saturday. Andrews was a student pilot, and left Merrill Field, in Anchorage with Valdez as his intended destination. The Pilot has been positively identified as Brett Andrews, 31, of Anchorage. An investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board said Andrews was flying plane number N7061W, heading east around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday when the plane crashed head-on to the side of a mountain about a half a mile south of Whittier at an altitude of 2,000 feet.center_img The Coast Guard’s 17th District Command Center said the center was alerted to “an overdue aircraft in the Portage Glacier area” at 3:38 p.m., Saturday. Photos provided by Alaska State Troopers During the morning hours of May 13, DPS Helo 3 and AMRG responded to the area and successfully recovered Andrews body from the crash site.last_img read more

Swan Lake Fire Update Cooper Landing Upgraded To Set Evacuation Status

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Update 10:30pm: The Sterling Highway is now open with pilot cars between the Y at the intersection of the Sterling Highway and the Seward Highway, and milepost 71 at Watson Lake. Crews are working around the area of Slaughter Gulch were fire and smoke activity increased throughout the evening. Currently there are three helicopters working in that area. It’s too smokey for fixed wing to fly. Air attack is up trying to get eyes on the fire. This is not a notice to leave, but those Cooper Landing residents that choose to leave should head to Anchorage or Seward. Update: 10pm: Cooper Landing is in a SET status because of fire activity. The fire has crossed Resurrection Trail and is near Slaughter and Slate Creeks, about two miles from Cooper Landing. Tim Jones, Public Information Officer with the Great Basin Incident Management Team: “Updating that we have helicopters in the air, engines, and over 100 firefighters north of Cooper Landing on the north side of the highway.” Helicopters flew the fire tonight to look at it and they feel things have calmed down. There is a good plan in place to protect the community. The READY and SET lines line will be altered a bit for tomorrow. Cooper Landing is now in a SET status. Residents should be SET to evacuate. Residents are advised to gather their “go kit.” Stay informed and be ready to evacuate if the situation warrants. People who would require additional time or assistance to evacuate may want to consider leaving the area now.This is a dynamic situation and the status of the Sterling Highway can change at any time. For the latest information, visit and on Facebook at KPB Alerts. According to KPBSD, school is cancelled for Cooper Landing School on Tuesday. Firefighters and heavy equipment are working to reinforce firelines along Slaughter Creek Road. These lines tie into a previously constructed fuel break. Fire managers are working on a plan to bring in aircraft and other resources as early as possible Tuesday morning to protect Cooper Landing. Continued updates will be posted as they are made available.center_img Brenda Ahlberg with the Borough Office of Emergency Management: “Those who choose to leave have the opportunity to go to Seward or Anchorage. There will be a shelter ready at Seward High School. If you do choose to leave your home we ask that you take a pillow case and tie it to a tree or a visible marker near their driveway that they’ve left.” There is an additional shelter being setup at the Soldotna Regional Sports. Large animals can be transported to the rodeo grounds. Swiftwater and Centennial Park campgrounds are also open for displaced residents in Soldotna. Cooper Landing residents remain at Level 2 SET, meaning they should be ready to go but are NOT evacuated. They will likely remain at SET status for awhile. The shelter at Seward High School will remain open tonight if you need a place to stay. All drivers near milepost 71 (Watson Lake) should turn around and head back to Soldotna. Do not proceed toward the Seward Highway. Listen to KSRM at 920 AM or 105.3 FM for updates Original Post: 9pm: The Sterling Highway is now closed at the Y at the intersection of the Sterling Highway and the Seward Highway to allow people choosing to evacuate Cooper Landing to drive through. Cooper Landing has been moved from ‘Ready’ to ‘SET’ status.The Great Basin Incident Management Team which is managing the fire, in coordination with the Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management, has made the change in the evacuation alert to LEVEL 2 (SET) in all areas of Cooper Landing MP 46-54. Failed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more info The fire is not an immediate threat to Cooper Landing at this time but weather is expected to be the same tomorrow. There will be firefighters out on the line tonight and 12 engines staying at the community center if they are needed.last_img read more

Reminder The Burn Closure Is Still In Effect

first_imgFire Crews are responding to unauthorized burns in our service area, and have issued a reminder that the burn closure still remains in effect. Original Post: All burning, including campfires and the use of charcoal grills, is prohibited, including campfires in established fire pits or rings in designated campgrounds. Devices that can be turned on and off — such as gas and pellet grills and backpacking or camp stoves that use fuel or compressed fuel canisters — are still allowed, though users are urged to be cautious with them as well. Additionally, available Alaska Division of Forestry resources are limited due to the Swan Lake Fire. So, the DOF reminds Kenai residents to remain vigilant and report any open burning. Although there was a slight amount of rain overnight (0.20 in) and the temperatures are cooler, we still have the significant potential for extreme fire behavior.center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Updated 9/4/19: Burn Closure Lifted For Kenai Peninsula. An emergency burn closure issued two weeks ago on state, private and municipal lands in the Kenai Peninsula is being rescinded effective at 8 a.m. Wednesday September 4th. Click here to read the story. Howie Kent with the Kenai/Kodiak Division of Forestry: “This is a plea from the Alaska Division of Forestry to the public to please adhere to the burn closure. Our firefighters have their hands full working to suppress and contain devastating wildfires in both the Mat-Su Valley and Kenai Peninsula. Any new fires will make that job even tougher and could put the public and firefighters at risk.” The burn closure will remain in effect until conditions moderate in the form significant rainfall.last_img read more

Playboy Names ExMaxim Editor Digital SVP

first_imgPlayboy today named Jimmy Jellinek, the former editor of Maxim, as its senior vice president of digital content, digital media, a newly-created position. Jellinek will report to Tom Hagopian, division executive vice president and general manager, digital media, and will be based in New York.He’ll begin work on September 2.Jellinek—most recently the VP of entertainment and programming for—was replaced at Maxim by Jim Kaminsky last August, shortly after the $240 million sale of Dennis Publishing to Kent Brownridge, a former Wenner Media executive, was finalized. Prior to Maxim, Jellinek served as editor-in-chief of Maxim sibling Stuff, editor-in-chief of Complex and in various roles at FHM. He began his career in publishing at Details as an editorial assistant.Jellinek’s hiring comes at a pivotal time for the company as Playboy shifts its resources online and tries to translate its iconic brand to the digital arena.last_img read more

My Experience with Twitter So Far

first_imgPeople who put up five, six, 10tweets in a few minutes, all with links to the event they’re at, or worse, totheir promotional stuff, are annoying. I probably couldn’t say what exactlyTwitter is supposed to do, but I can tell you, from my perspective, that’s notit. In December I signed up for Twitter. I’dbeen meaning to do it for a while, but hadn’t, because a) I’m not really anearly adopter and b) I wasn’t sure where another social network fit into myschedule, which already has Facebook,Flickr and mediaPRO. But I believe in Rex Hammock’s philosophy of experimenting innew forms of media, so it had been on my list of things I needed to do. AndI get all the potential value, from both the marketing and journalisticperspectives, among others. The catalyst was a lunch I had withMichael Biggerstaff and Marcus Grimm at NxtbookMedia. They were really into Twitter at the time, and said it was a quickerform of communication than blogging, and that you’re more likely to updatebecause the “tweets” have to be quick hits. Twitter does a spotty jobtechnically. Every few days, a bunch of people report they lost all the tweetsthey posted that day. The noise level is out ofcontrol. It’s not a conversation, it’s a cacophony. It’s like a cocktail partyfrom hell, where everyone is shouting at the same time, and someone also jackedup Led Zeppelin in the other room. If social media is aconversation, it’s barely there on Twitter. People overwhelmingly tweet at eachother. Apparently, conversation is rarely needed or desired. Twitter is,ironically, a one-way communication vehicle in a medium that is supposed to besocial. So I signed up and built a network. Some of the people I follow are reallygood. Dan McCarthy (@danielmccarthy), Jeff Klein (@jeffreysklein), Kurt Andersen(@kbandersen), who does a great job of adding personal but business-relevanttouches), Rachel Sklar (@rachelsklar), and Rex (@r) himself come to mind. So do Ted Bahr (@tedbahr), Eric Gervase(@egervase) and Red 7’s own Loree Stark (@loreestark). Harry McCracken (@harrymccracken),Scott Karp (@scottkarp) and Dylan Stableford (@stableford) are good. Gawker(@gawker) does a great job.FOLIO: ( and AudienceDevelopment ( both signed up recently. Someone asked me last week why ITwitter, and why FOLIO: and Audience Development Twitter, and I said I thoughtthe value was thought leadership, not traffic. If you build a network ofinfluential people, and put out brief and thoughtful tweets (not always linkingto something), there’s real value. I have just under 100 followers and Ifollow about the same amount of people. And here’s the way I feel about Twitterright now: Twitter does a poor jobcontrolling spamming and bogus accounts. If you’re active at all, you get hitwith “follow” requests that are spurious, completely unrelated, sketchy, andyou have to check out the profile to tell what the hell they are. All thesecomplaints aside, I check Twitter several times a day and tweet every day, andas I mentioned, some of the people in my network really get it and bringinsight, perspective and inspiration.last_img read more

DJ Khaled Donates Clothing To Benefit Education

first_img Bid On DJ Khaled’s Clothing For Charity dj-khaled-donates-clothing-benefit-education Twitter Facebook News Email NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Feb 17, 2016 – 1:41 pm DJ Khaled Shares Snapchat Tips With Tyler Oakley GRAMMY-nominated DJ/rapper puts up items from his personal wardrobe up for bid to benefit education initiativesRenée FabianGRAMMYs Aug 23, 2017 – 1:12 pm Channel your inner DJ Khaled — or baby Asahd — for a good cause. DJ Khaled Donates Clothing To Benefit Education GRAMMY-nominated DJ Khaled is selling more than 250 pieces from his personal wardrobe for charity, and you can pick up an item (or more) for your own closet through retail and resale app Poshmark.A portion of the proceeds raised from DJ Khaled’s clothing auction will benefit his Win More Music campaign with the nonprofit organization Get Schooled, which aims to increase high school graduation rates and promote college success. The initiative also provides students interested in careers in entertainment the opportunity to win music studios and production equipment for their schools.Items up for bid include everyday items such as sweatpants and sweat suits, cargo pants, leather bombers, jackets, and shirts. You can also fill up your closet with high-end one-of-a-kind pieces such as DJ Khaled’s pink sateen or light blue sateen suits designed by Terrell Jones and 5001 Flavors. And for your infant, don’t forget to take a look at the Gucci blue two-piece infant suit Asahd wore.So purchase your clothing items to dress for success, DJ Khaled-style, and help students in need do the same.Britney Spears Donates To Louisiana School Flood Relieflast_img read more

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