Corporate fitness provider Gympass has signed the Time to Change employer pledge to tackle the potential stigma surrounding workplace mental health and raise awareness of mental wellbeing among its 31 UK-based employees.The Time to Change employer pledge, a social movement operated by mental health charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, is a public commitment made by an organisation to change how it thinks about mental health in the workplace, also ensuring that staff experiencing mental health problems feel supported. Approximately 1,000 businesses have signed the employer pledge to date.Gympass formally signed the Time to Change pledge at its UK head office on Thursday 2 May 2019.Pietro Carmignani, chief executive office for UK and Ireland at Gympass, said: “This pledge is extremely important to our organisation. We are committed to help end mental health discrimination and the first step is to start close to home with our [employees].”As part of the Time to Change pledge, employers have to create an action plan that addresses workplace mental health. Gympass’ action plan includes designing and implementing a specific mental health policy, building an organisational culture where staff feel comfortable and supported, and hosting wellness breakfasts and events.The organisation is also working to empower mental health champions across the business to organise events for peers; for example, during this month’s Mental Health Awareness Week, staff organised lunch and learn sessions about stress in the workplace and destigmatising mental health, held a wellbeing walk through London Fields and hosted a wellness breakfast for the entire team.Carmignani added: “With the help of the Time to Change team, we created an internal mental health policy comprising hosting events, training our employees and providing a clear framework to support those with mental health problems. I firmly believe by doing this we can make a difference in ending mental health discrimination and I’m proud to be engaging in this very important initiative.”The Time to Change commitment forms part of Gympass’ wider wellbeing strategy, which also includes anti-smoking campaigns, a cycle-to-work scheme and flexible working hours.Other organisations that have signed the Time to Change pledge are British Gas, Transport for London, Royal Mail, Barclays, Marks and Spencer and Shell.Jo Loughran, director at Time to Change, said: “We’re delighted to see Gympass take the Time to Change employers pledge. By signing the pledge and introducing a specific mental health policy, mental health ambassadors and the curation of internal employee stories, Gympass is demonstrating a real commitment to changing the way we all think and act about mental health in the workplace.“Many leading employers have found that making a strategic commitment to the mental wellbeing of their workforce not only benefits their staff but also their bottom line, improving productivity and staff retention.”
MARGATE, FLA. (WSVN) – A man who, police said, went missing in Margate, Saturday has reportedly been found.According to Margate Police, 32-year-old Kerry Forde exited his girlfriend’s car and took off running in the area of Northwest 15th Street and Banks Road, at around 8 p.m.He did not have his cellphone on him and police reported him to be endangered.He has since been found. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
HIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida man was airlifted to the hospital after police said, he drove into a canal in Hialeah, Friday evening.Witnesses told police that a car stopped began rolling from a stop sign on West 56th Street and eventually went into a nearby canal.An off-duty Miami Police officer and two Hialeah Police officers dove into the canal and pulled the male victim to safety. He was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital in “extremely critical condition,” Hialeah Police Officer Carl Zogby said.“Almost at the same time a City of Miami officer, I heard he didn’t hesitate,” said Zogby. “He jumped right in the water, found the driver. Two Hialeah officers jumped in after him; they were able to cut the seat belt and pull him out of the water, onto the bank of the canal and start CPR.”It is unknown why or how the man didn’t stop the vehicle from going into the canal.Four Hialeah Fire divers also went into the water but didn’t find anything.“He’s the only person in there,” Zogby said. “Right now we’re gonna fish the car out and see if we can find any evidence of what may have happened here.” Miami-Dade Police have been called out to assist in pulling the car out of the canal.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
PEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) – The driver in a fatal 2015 crash in Pembroke Pines is facing some serious charges.Thirty-six-year-old Dougera Illarion appeared in court, Friday morning. He was charged with vehicular manslaughter and DUI.Officials said Illarion crashed a convertible into a tree, near South Hiatus Road and Southwest 15th Street, back in May of 2015. His passenger, 28-year-old Edner Junior Rouzard, was ejected from the car and died at the scene.Illarion was airlifted to the hospital, where he tested positive for cocaine and alcohol.He was denied bond.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
FORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) – A group of young musicians from South Florida flew to the nation’s capital, Thursday, for the presidential inauguration.Twenty-four members of the South Florida Youth Symphony will attend the inauguration and participate in the Heritage Music Festival.Symphony director Marjorie Hahn said it will be an exciting experience for the children.“This is one of the greatest events I can think of to have these kids go and witness and be a part of,” Hahn said. “It’s just gonna be an awesome experience for them, and then they play at the festival on Sunday, so we’re hoping to come back with a nice trophy.”The symphony, composed of many underprivileged children, raised more than $15,000 in donations to make the trip possible.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
MIAMI (WSVN) – Police are looking for someone who opened fire on a car in Miami, Monday night.According to Miami Police, the incident took place in the area of Northwest 11th Avenue and 57th Street.Investigators said a bullet struck the vehicle. There were five occupants inside, but no one was hurt.If you have any information about this incident, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
MIAMI (WSVN) – The Little Haiti Cultural Complex hosted its second annual Community Health Fair on Saturday.Dozens of people came together to bring health and longevity awareness to residents. Participants also had an opportunity to work closely with fitness trainers.The event was organized thanks to several sponsors, including Miami Children’s Hospital and Florida International University.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – A man has been hospitalized after a shooting in Miami Gardens.Officers responded to the scene near Northwest 207th Terrace 38th Avenue just after 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.According to Miami Gardens Police, the shooter approached the victim in a vehicle and opened fire. The victim was rushed to Aventura Hospital in unknown condition.Police are trying to find the exact scene of the shooting.Not details on the subject have been given.Please check back on WSVN.com and 7News for more details on this developing story.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Grosser was transported to Wildwood Pretrial Facility and remanded on $25,000 bail. The male was reported to be Daniel Grosser, age 38 of Kodiak, who was known to have an outstanding felony warrant for Robbery, Kidnapping, and Assault charges. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska State Troopers received a report of a wanted male hitchhiking on the Sterling Highway between Soldotna and Kasilof following an anonymous tip. Alaska State Troopers responded from Soldotna towards Kasilof and located Grosser walking along the Sterling Highway near approximately mile 104, on Thursday, December 14, at 9:41 p.m. Grosser matched the description provided by the complainant and was arrested without incident.
Pick.Click.Give program manager Jessie Lavoie: “With an uncertain future for the state budget, Alaskan’s are stepping up and supporting their communities. Nonprofit organizations across the state have taken full advantage of the marketing value the program offers. They did a wonderful job letting their donors and communities know that participating in Pick.Click.Give. significantly impacts their charitable goals.” After several years of steady but flat giving through Alaska’s premiere charitable giving campaign, Pick.Click.Give. is experiencing an increase in overall pledged totals as well as the amount pledged per donor, according to numbers released on Thursday. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享This year Pick.Click.Give. supported 628 participating nonprofits focusing on the following causes: Youth & Education, Emergency Services, Humanitarian Efforts, Animals, Arts & Culture, Health, and Community. The current average pledge per donor has increased nearly $9 over last year and is a record for the program. By the end of March, the total amount pledged by Alaskans was $2,906,875.00, the average pledge per donor is $113.88, and the average pledge per gift (each gift represents the amount a donor gifts per nonprofit organization) is approximately $62.53. Alaskans had until March 31 to file online for the Permanent Fund Dividend. However, filers can still go in and add or change a pledge through Pick.Click.Give.
Area Closures:All National Forest Lands (NFS) west of Resurrection Pass Trail from the Resurrection Creek Gold Panning Area to Devils Pass Trail and all NFS lands south of Devils Pass Trail west of Seward Highway and north of the Sterling Highway.Exception includes Gull Rock Trail, Resurrection Creek Gold Panning Area, and Porcupine Campground.Special Order 36 CFR 261.53 (3) remains in effect from July 6 until further information. Additional Details will be posted as they are made available. The Forest order can be found here:https://www.fs.usda.gov/news/chugach/news-events and here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/chugach/alerts-notices Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The fire danger level remains very high on the Chugach National Forest Glacier and Seward Ranger Districts. Due to concern for public health and safety related to the Swan Lake wildfire, the Chugach National Forest is ordering special closures on the Seward Ranger District of the following areas:
Zinio’s new online global newsstand offers about 870 digital consumer titles in more than 200 countries from 350 publishers. It also gives consumers the option of using Zinio’s proprietary reader service or downloading the digital edition directly once they’ve registered with the store. “Consumers can read it, archive it, download it, etc.,” says Zinio president Rich Maggiotto. “That decision was made primarily from user feedback. It started off mostly from our textbook initiative, where students wanted to read textbooks on multiple screens. We’ve always focused putting the choice with the publishers, and we realized we should put choice in consumers’ hands too.”Pricing for the digital newsstand (which can be audited by ABC and BPA) is set by the publishers and Zinio will enable them to conduct multiple testing offers at one time. Digital single copies are priced the same as the physical newsstand while digital subscriptions tend to cost slightly less than the print subscriptions, according to Maggiotto. While he wouldn’t reveal specifics, Maggiotto says there are two pricing components for publishers, including a commission on what’s sold over the digital newsstand and payment for fulfilling orders. “We’re acting kind of like a digital U.S. Postal Service,” says Maggiotto. “There’s nothing up front they have to worry about it, it’s about getting paid for the actual delivery of that content.” Zinio sees about 55 percent of its existing customers from overseas and has also teamed with Accesso Group, a division of Havas Media, in order to expand the number of titles on the newsstand to more than 2,000 this year.
As of June 30, 2008, according to the filing, the Nielsen Company carries a total debt of $8.7 billion and has $403 million in cash balances. In April, Nielsen Business Media laid off several staffers as part of a previously announced restructuring effort. In June, the company sold four arts-related magazines to Aspire Media’s Interweave Press. The Nielsen Company, parent of Nielsen Business Media, reported first half revenue of $2.5 billion, up about 12 percent from $2.2 billion during the first half last year, according to its 10-Q report filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company posted a net loss of $67 million, down from $135 million during the same period last year.Second quarter revenues this year were $1.3 billion, up about 12 percent from the same period in 2007. Nielsen’s Business Media segment, which publishes Billboard and the Hollywood Reporter, among others, reported $253 million in revenue over the first half of 2008, down about 3 percent from $261 million during the same period last year. The Business Media segment accounts for roughly 10 percent of the company’s overall revenues. Nielsen’s other segments-Consumer Services and Media-accounted for 57 percent and 33 percent of overall revenue, respectively.
CHICAGO—In a somewhat evangelical speech that was not entirely unlike Tom Cruise’s in Magnolia here, Jim Louderback—the former editor-in-chief of PC Magazine and current CEO of Revision3, an online video company backed by the dudes from Digg—lamented the slashing of editorial budgets in the magazine industry. Specifically, the disappearance of a position that is sounding more and more antiquated: the “fact checker.” “In the 90s, it seemed like we had hundreds,” he said. “Now, guess how many fact checkers we had when I left? That’s right, zero.”Louderback did allow that “magazines are not going away, but they’ve been changed forever.”Check out more coverage of the 2008 FOLIO: Show on FOLIOmag.com
Incisive Media announced plans this week to merge two of its legalpublications—the National Law Journal and Legal Times—into one title.The combined publication, which will operate under the National LawJournal brand and debut in May, will offer print and online nationallegal news and analysis. David Brown, editor and publisher of LegalTimes, will serve as editor-in-chief.According to Stephen Lincoln, national group publisher of IncisiveMedia’s legal division, there were two reasons for the merge. “With anew administration and topics like the economic stimulus package,there’s a tremendous amount of things going on D.C. that affect attorneysall over the country,” he said. “So we felt the change was verytimely. On the other hand, part of what made Legal Times so successfulwas its classified advertising section. But because of the economy andbecause classifieds have mostly gone online, things are not as great asthey were before.”Legal Times currently has a total circulation of 5,000, while theNational Law Journal has a total circ of 15,000. Lincoln saysthat the new publication will have a combined paid circulation ofapproximately 17,000. (Part of the Journal’s currentcirculation is non-paid controlled distribution and will be decreased.) In conjunction with the merger, the NLJ Web site will be redesigned and include the popular BLT Blog of LegalTimes Lincoln said that both brands will continue to have a separatepresence online, at least for now. “We’re going to maintain separateentities online for both Legal Times and the National Law Journal andsee how it works out,” he said. “We’re hoping to eventually take thebest aspects of each and incorporate them together.”According to Lincoln, NLJ.com averages of 429,000 page views per month, while LegalTimes.com gets about 463,000 page views.
While Apple’s App store and Newsstand have been a boon for some publishers, others have found it tough to stand out from the crowd. Nomad Editions, the digital-only publisher of enthusiast titles for tablets and smartphones, is shutting down its last three titles—Uncorked, Snooth Wine Buyer’s Guide and Hemmings Classic Wheels. Discoverability, it seems, is not enough to pin a business model on.The shutdowns, first reported by Adweek, come as Nomad CEO Mark Edmiston says the company was unable to scale its subscriber base. “This whole thing has to do with discoverability, when we started out we felt like if we’d build them they’d come,” he says. Edmiston has said all along that the company’s model allowed it to start and stop titles until one stuck. The apps were something of an eat-what-you-kill model for editors, who, along with contributors, made their salaries through a revenue share. The apps were independently produced by the editors, with Nomad providing the infrastructure and promotion. Among some of the titles the company had cycled through were BodySmart (healthy living), U+ME (social networking), Wide Screen (movies), Wave Lines (surfing) and Real Eats (food and recipes)—Edmiston hired former Bon Appétit editor Barbara Fairchild to run the latter title.But less than a year after its launch, Nomad was already making some significant on-the-fly changes to its model. Wave Lines had been dropped—the weekly frequency of its apps was too much for the brand to keep up with—and the company lowered its pricing structure from $6 for a three-month subscription to 99 cents per month or $9.99 per year. Nomad then began to transition to a model where it published digital editions and apps for known brands, such as the Snooth guide and Hemmings, where it could produce products for an identifiable audience. That worked much better, says Edmiston, generating 1,000 subscriptions in two months. “But from a dollars-and-cents standpoint, we were hoping to get to 10,000 subscriptions, which would get us cash-positive. But at the rate we were going it was going to take another year to get there,” he says. That kind of timeframe required more patience than Nomad’s private equity backers were prepared to give. “Instead of early 2013, it was looking more like the end of 2013,” says Edmiston. Content MarketingInstead, Nomad is pivoting into a content marketing role. The deals with Snooth and Hemmings may be resuscitated if they agree to pay Nomad for the app production. Until now, Nomad incurred the up-front costs and split revenues 50/50. Additionally, Nomad has been creating custom apps for brand-side marketers. It recently completed one for a major retailer and is currently working with a pharmaceutical company on a project that might also produce a print magazine in 2013. More on this topic App Producer Nomad Editions Adapting As It Goes Mobile Magazine Focuses on Paid Content, Revenue Share with Editors Nomad Launch Will Test Digital Editions as Core Product Nomad Editions Launches Two New Publications Nomad Editions To Develop Digital Weekly for National Geographic Traveler Ex-Inc. Editor Joins Digital Startup Nomad EditionsJust In The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQ BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & Notes TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV Networks Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the MovePowered by
Yolanda Wikiel has joined Redbook as deputy editor. Previously, she served as a senior editor for Real Simple. In this position, Kleinman will execute global digital advertising strategy across Hearst Magazines in national and international markets, translating industry solutions into ad offerings. Isaac Lee has been named to the new role of chief news, entertainment, and digital officer at Univision. In this position, Lee will oversee FMG, including brands Fusion, El Rey, The Root, The Onion, and more. Clair Urbain has been appointed to editor of Pro Contractor Rentals magazine, its associated website (www.procontractorrentals.com), and its e-newsletter, Pro Contractor Rentals Weekly. Urbain succeeds Mike Martin, who has retired. Harper’s Bazaar has hired Lauren Christensen as an associate features editor. Christensen joins the brand from Vanity Fair, where she was an assistant editor. Bloomberg Media has appointed Mark Miller editor of Bloomberg LIVE, the brand’s live events business. In this position, Miller will lead editorial and programming strategy for the brand’s six annual marquee conferences. Miller joins the company from Marketplace, where he served as managing editor. Prior to joining Hearst, Kleinman served as senior vice president of Guardian Labs and brand partnerships at Guardian News & Media. Previously, he served as director of product marketing at The New York Times, and has also held roles in digital brand strategy, business development, and production at Columbia University DKV, Siegel + Gale, and Thirteen/WNET. Money magazine has added Karen Damato, Veronica Quezada, and Lauren Wood as assistant managing editor, social media writer, and editorial assistant/reporter, respectively. Previously, Damato served as editor of The Wall Street Journal’s wealth section and Wood was an intern at ABC News Nightline. Amanda Heckert has joined Garden & Gun as deputy editor. She joins the brand from Indianapolis Monthly, where she served as editor-in-chief and led the publication to several industry awards. Dan Ilic and Brooke Minters have joined Fusion from Al Jazeera’s AJ+ digital news arm. Ilic previously served as senior satire producer for AJ+ and joins Fusion as executive producer for comedy. Meanwhile, Minters was executive producer of AJ+’s explainer team, and will now serve as executive producer of news video for Fusion. Hearst Magazines Digital Media (HMDM) has appointed Jason Kleinman to the role of vice president of brand solutions. Kleinman will report to Troy Young, president of HMDM. Domino has announced Nathan Coyle will be the brand’s new CEO, effective July 25. He will succeed Cliff Sirlin, co-founder of Domino Media Group, and now a member of the board. Coyle joins the company from Refinery29, where he served as executive VP and general manager. Alex Rodriguez has joined HGTV Magazine as account manager. Previously, she worked at Meredith Hispanic Media where she called on accounts including Kraft, Kellogg’s, MARS, and Kimberly-Clark. Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move: “Jason will provide a critical bridge between the product, sales, audience, and edit teams to offer holistic opportunities to marketers,” Young said in a statement. “From display ad products and branded content creation to data and research, Jason will play an incredibly important role as we continue to extend our unified platform and suite of ad products to the global Hearst network.” NPR has made a few changes to its programming team, effective August 8. Steve Nelson joins the company as director of programming, replacing Israel Smith. Smith has been promoted to senior director of promotion and audience development. Nelson previously served as director of on-demand programming at American Public Media. Finally, N’Jeri Eaton will serve as senior manager for program acquisition. She joins from the Independent Television Service, where she was the content development and initiative manager. RealClearPolitics has hired A.B. Stoddard as associate editor. Previously, Stoddard worked at The Hill as a columnist and associate editor. Joe DePaolo will join Mediaite as editor of the site’s upcoming new sports vertical. Most recently, DePaolo was a contributing writer for Vox Media, Inc. and freelance writer for the Associate Press, as well as other various magazines and newspapers.
Dan Cohen AUTHOR While the Defense Department continues to push for a new BRAC round as the most effective way to deal with excess infrastructure, the Army has begun consolidating personnel into its newest facilities and shuttering unused buildings to manage its surplus capacity.The Army has ordered garrison and senior mission commanders to develop installation reduction plans, Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment, told the House Military Construction Appropriations Subcommittee last week.“The strategy for right-sizing within the installation means that we consolidate personnel into the best-quality buildings and we are able to shut down those buildings, which means you modify the temperature controls, you don’t have lights that you have to manage, and you put them pretty much in cold storage,” Hammack said.Officials believe the consolidation initiative will save the Army $140 million annually by mothballing about 40 million square feet of space. The service previously has said it spends an estimated $500 million to maintain excess or underutilized facilities.“It’s going to take us a while to consolidate into the best buildings,” Hammack said. The Army estimates that 21 percent of its infrastructure will be excess to it needs by fiscal 2018 when its active-duty end strength drops to 450,000.The Air Force, however, can’t take advantage of a similar consolidation effort since much of its excess space stems from a sharp drop in its aircraft inventory, Miranda Ballentine, assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and energy, told Rep. Sanford Bishop Jr. (D-Ga.), the panel’s ranking member.“A lot of our excess infrastructure has to do with iron, with actual aircraft, so we have extra parking spaces, excess hangar space, excess maintenance space,” Ballentine said. “And really, the only way that we can get at that excess is to consolidate by closing bases entirely. And that’s really where the big dollar savings come,” she said.Written testimony and a webcast of the hearing on the installations, environment and energy budget request for fiscal 2017 submitted by DOD and the military services are available on the committee website.