Bass Pro donates luxury boat to atrisk kids organization

first_imgSWEETWATER, Fla. (WSVN) – A group of kids are excited to set sail after getting their own boat.Bass Pro Shops at Dolphin Mall donated a luxury pontoon boat to the Mahogany Youth Corporation, a non-profit organization that aids at-risk kids by introducing them to fishing.The $50,000 vessel will allow the organization to expand opportunities to get children out on the water.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Man accused of using fake credit cards at gas station faces judge

first_imgCORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida man accused of using 27 fraudulent credit cards to pump gas appeared in court, Friday morning.Police took 30-year-old Ariel Gamboa Yin into custody at the Shell station located 1492 South Dixie Highway in Coral Gables, Thursday morning.Investigators said Gamboa Yin was able to use two of the fraudulent credit cards to fill a large gas tank hidden in the bed of his 2006 Ford F-350 truck.He was charged with 27 counts of possession of fraudulent credit cards, one count in trafficking in counterfeit credit cards, one count of unlawful conveyance of fuel and one count of petit theft.Gamboa Yin is being held at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on $25,500 bond.His truck was impounded.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Police Teens mistakenly stole oregano from Colorado pot shop

first_imgCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (WSVN) — Police in Colorado are on the hunt for four teenagers who smashed a stolen van into a pot shop and stole what they thought was marijuana, authorities said.Officers responding to the Native Roots marijuana dispensary in Colorado Springs early Wednesday morning found a stolen minivan smashed into the front of the store.Security video from inside the dispensary showed the teens stealing T-shirts and pre-rolled joints that – it turns out – did not actually contain marijuana.“We have pre-rolled joints on display in our packaging in our display cases,” Native Roots Communications Manager Kim Casey explained. “We do not put actual medicated product in them, so we use oregano to simulate the cannabis.”Colorado Springs Police said the suspects fled the scene in another vehicle, hitting an officer’s patrol car as they made their getaway. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Suspects drove a stolen mini-van through the glass front doorway of Native Roots dispensary 3600 block Austin Bluffs Parkway. They took containers and one suspect clipped an approaching #CSPD K-9 vehicle as they were driving away. Police Blotter #26139 https://t.co/CjbvRozC9M pic.twitter.com/gCgLHBqr8v— Springs Police (@CSPDPIO) September 26, 2018 last_img read more

MiamiDade animal shelter seeking publics help to save more animals

first_imgDORAL, FLA. (WSVN) – The Miami-Dade Animal Shelter is seeking the community’s help to save more animals.The population is starting to spike at the Miami-Dade Animal Services Pet Adoption & Protection Center, at 3599 NW 79th Ave., in Doral.During summertime, said Erik Hofmeyer, the shelter’s spokesperson, an average of 86 animals enter the shelter each day.Hofmeyer said, “This wave of animals coming in week after week, we’re doing our best to find adoptions and also work with the community to help overcome the over-population problem by offering affordable spay and neuter services.”The total adoption cost covers sterilization, vaccines, a license and a microchip.The shelter’s staff said a huge way to help is through their foster program, which provides a temporary home for a pet while creating a space for another pet coming into the shelter.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Cyclist killed in Miami Beach hitandrun

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Miami Beach Police are searching for the driver responsible for a hit-and-run collision that resulted in a cyclist’s death.Investigators said a driver speeding on the shoulder and bicycle lane of the MacArthur Causeway struck and killed the victim, at around 1:20 a.m., Saturday.The driver had been traveling along the westbound lanes, according to police.Investigators said they have since found the car believed to be involved and identified a person of interest.The MacArthur Causeway was temporarily closed but has since reopened.Officials have not released the names of the victim or the person of interest.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

A Look at Magazine Publishings CEO Exodus

first_imgFrom magazine shutterings, to fire sales to Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings, the effects of the tumultuous U.S  economy continue to spill over into magazine publishing. So much so, in fact, we’ve recently seen top executives leave some of the biggest publishing companies in the country.While there were others this year, the resignations have added up in recent weeks. First it was Jim Spanfeller, who said in July that he will be leaving Forbes.com as president and CEO sometime this month. Less than two weeks later—on the same day—Rodale president and CEO Steven Pleshette Murphy and Reed Business Information U.S. CEO Tad Smith resigned from their chief executive posts.Do these departures represent a natural changing of the guard among top management, or were these longtime chief executives pushed out amid declining ad pages and dwindling revenues?   Quick TurnaroundIn the case of Tad Smith, a pair of fellow b-to-b CEOs speculate he was bound to leave RBI as London-based parent Reed Elsevier put most of its U.S. properties back on the block. “He couldn’t have relished the thought of going through another sales process on the heels of the earlier failed attempt,” one CEO said. “I don’t think his leaving will have much effect on the sales process, its outcome or what happens next. Management knows what it wants, which is out of the b-to-b publishing business.”Two weeks after resigning from RBI, Smith landed at Cablevision Systems Corp. as president of its newly-created local media group. “Tad was never a b-to-b guy,” another CEO said. “The fact that Tad landed this as soon as he did likely means he has been looking for a while.  I would expect that this is an interim position until Tad gets his own deal running a media company.”At RBI, executive vice president and CFO John Poulin was appointed acting CEO, replacing Smith and reporting to RBI Global CEO Keith Jones—who conducted the company’s portfolio review. According to one b-to-b CEO, the person who replaces Smith full-time will depend on the buyer. “I would venture it will be somebody from outside b-to-b media,” the CEO said.‘That’s Just Crappy Reporting’When Forbes announced that Jim Spanfeller was stepping down as president and CEO of Forbes.com, news reports immediately speculated that the longtime online chief was pressured to leave by Forbes investor Elevation Partners. “That’s just crappy reporting,” Spanfeller told FOLIO: at the time. “Unless Elevation Partners has the ability to stick thoughts in my head, they had nothing to do with my decision to leave.”Spanfeller— said he plans to launch a media management firm this fall to manage and build up publishers’ online businesses—also dodged reports that he was pushed out due to declining traffic at Forbes.com. “Anyone with any tenure in the online space knows that different sources you go to for traffic numbers are problematic at best,” he said. “Even if one says we’re down slightly over a couple of months, the truth is that Forbes.com is up from half a million unique in 2001 to 18 million to 20 million today.”Getting While the Getting Is Good?In announcing his resignation as Rodale CEO, Steven Pleshette Murphy said he decided not to renew his contract “to take time off to pursue my own creative interests.” Chairman Maria Rodale, granddaughter of founder J.I. Rodale was tapped to succeed Murphy as CEO.Murphy joined Rodale in 2000 and was named CEO two years later. During his tenure as chief executive, the company said it experienced its most profitable period in its history. But today, with advertising spending drying up, ad pages across Rodale’s six magazines tracked by the Publishers Information Bureau were down a collective 17.92 percent through the first half.“That so many CEOs are leaving or are being asked to leave isn’t surprising—it’s a time of turmoil and very limited success,” said one publishing CEO who wished to remain anonymous. “Almost every company is on a losing streak and, just as in sports, owners fire managers and coaches, not the players.”last_img read more

What TrueSlants Acquisition Really Means for Forbes

first_imgTuesdsay’s announcement that Forbes is buying entrepreneurial journalism site True/Slant may be a small deal, but the event will have a pretty significant impact on both brands going forward.PaidContent estimates the deal in the “low single digit millions.” The site launched just a year ago, after all, and True/Slant founder and soon-to-be chief product officer Lewis Dvorkin [pictured] told me Tuesday that monetization efforts only kicked in once the site reached one million uniques. “We used the first round of money to build a product, scale the contributor base and scale the audience. We only started monetization when we hit a million uniques, which was in December and January.”Yet the deal is not a bolt-on for Forbes. True/Slant’s content production and ad models will be assimilated into Forbes and will kick off a significant rebuild of both the magazine and Forbes.com. The Web site is up first, says Dvorkin. “There’s going to be a total re-architecture of Forbes.com—meaning a re-architecture of how it’s produced, its structure, its UI and its design.” Sounds pretty much like a complete overhaul.Dvorkin intends more than cosmetic changes for the magazine, as well. “I used to say that redesigns are more than a fresh coat of paint, you have to look at the foundation. How is content produced for the magazine? How is it produced for the Web site and how might those two play together?”In the meantime, Dvorkin says the deal will close today, with a “good part” of the five-person team making the move over to Forbes (he wouldn’t say who’s going and who’s not). Of the three-hundred or so contributors who get paid on a flat-fee basis with monthly bonuses when traffic hits certain trigger points,  it’s “business as usual” through June, he says. However, Forbes and Dvorkin will be scaling down the contributor network as the site transitions into Forbes. Daily Finance’s Jeff Bercovici, who is also a True/Slant contributor and sat through a contributor conference call with Dvorkin, has more on this. And, according to WWD, it appears Dvorkin might be doing some scaling down at Forbes as well. He’s reportedly scrutinizing the masthead for some high-level cost cutting.last_img read more

In Other News Navy to Deactivate F35 Training Squadron at Eglin AFB

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Navy will deactivate an F-35C training squadron at Eglin AFB next year as part of a move to consolidate its Joint Strike Fighter operations on the West Coast at Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif. The squadron’s 29 officers and 239 enlisted personnel likely will move to an F-35C training squadron at Lemoore, reported Navy Times. The consolidation will co-locate the “production of pilots directly into the operational squadrons scheduled for transition to F-35C,” according to a Navy directive. The extra aircraft, pilots and maintainers at Lemoore are intended to help meet the testing and evaluation requirements for the Navy’s first operational fleet F-35C squadron. Eglin had been the home of an F-35B training squadron for the Marine Corps as well until it was relocated to MCAS Beaufort, S.C., in 2015. … North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum (R) proposed exempting military pensions from state income tax in his annual budget address earlier this month. The plan is partially designed to expand the state’s workforce and help fill thousands of open jobs, reported Military Times. North Dakota is one of only eight states that fully taxes military retirement pay. “The benefits start to accrue if we can get people to choose to stay in North Dakota versus move out of North Dakota,” Burgum said. The idea would cost the state an estimated $3 million in foregone revenue annually. Burgum also said he supports legislation introduced in the North Dakota House barring the state from collecting income tax from military personnel serving in the active and reserve components.Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Darin Russelllast_img read more

DOD Announces 2019 Commander in Chiefs Annual Awards for Installation Excellence

first_imgActing Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced Friday the five recipients of the 2019 Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence, according to a DOD press release.The highly competitive presidential distinction recognizes the exceptional efforts of those operating and maintaining military installations.Installations are evaluated in performance areas such as installation management, including mission support, energy conservation, quality of life and unit morale, environmental stewardship, real property management, safety, health and security, communications and public relations.Recipients of the 2019 Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence are:Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, Ga. (Maj. Gen. Leopoldo Quintas, Col. Jason Wolter)Naval Base San Diego, Calif. (Capt. Roy Love)Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif. (Brig. Gen. Roger Turner, Jr.)DLA Distribution Susquehanna, New Cumberland, Penn. (Col. James Callis II)Ramstein Air Base, Germany (Brig. Gen. Mark August)DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando ADC AUTHORlast_img read more

Pete Tong Unites Ibiza Classics Symphony Orchestra For Special LA Show

first_img Email ‘Pete Tong Ibiza Classics’ Headed To L.A. pete-tong-unites-ibiza-classics-symphony-orchestra-special-la-show Twitter Facebook News Pete Tong Unites Ibiza Classics, Symphony Orchestra For Special L.A. Show The British DJ will unite classic dance music with a symphony orchestra for a new 8-date tour of the U.S., Australia, and the U.K.Brian HaackGRAMMYs Sep 13, 2017 – 12:02 pm British DJ and BBC Radio 1 on-air personality Pete Tong has put together a special treat for fans of classic dance music around the world. His show, Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics, will embark on an 8-date tour of Australia, the U.S. and the U.K. this November, with a key stop at L.A.’s historic Hollywood Bowl on Nov. 9.The show will see the so-called “global ambassador of house music” spinning a playlist of some of the most iconic and formative classic dance tracks of all time, all the while accompanied by the 65-piece Heritage Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jules Buckley.Tong has been a mainstay DJ in London and Ibiza since the early 2000s, and a veteran of the scene since the early 80s. His symphonic presentation of ‘Ibiza Classics’ promises, “the union of orchestral music and iconic dance tracks,” in a format that he has already leveraged to sell out numerous stadium gigs in the U.K. and led to an official album release that took the No. 1 spot atop the U.K. albums chart.Tickets for the Nov. 9 show at the Hollywood Bowl, the show’s only stateside stop, are on sale now.’American Dream’ Grab No. 1 Chart Spot For LCD SoundsystemRead morelast_img read more