Coast Guard helicopter hoists surfer

first_imgASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — A surfer in distress was rescued Sunday by the Coast Guard off Indian Beach in Ecola State Park near Cannon Beach.The surfer’s husband contacted authorities at 2:47 p.m. after witnessing his wife struggling in the current and pushed up against rocks on Tillamook Head.Cannon Beach Fire Rescue crews were unable to reach the surfer.The Coast Guard says a helicopter from Air Station Astoria lowered a rescue swimmer into the surf and hoisted the surfer.The surfer was transferred to emergency medical services at Air Station Astoria.last_img read more

Steel girders added at Highway 500St Johns interchange project

first_imgJames Jacks, an ironworker with Oregon-based West Side Iron, attaches a cable to a 150-ton steel girder, preparing it for installation Thursday at the state Highway 500 and St. Johns Boulevard interchange project in Vancouver. As construction work continues to pick up steam, crews this week tackled some of their heaviest lifting yet at the intersection of St. Johns Boulevard and state Highway 500 in Vancouver.Using two cranes, workers hoisted huge steel girders next to the highway, laying them parallel to the thoroughfare. The Vancouver-made beams — each weighing some 150 tons and stretching more than 200 feet when assembled — will support new ramps connecting the highway and St. Johns. The work is part of a $48 million project converting the signalized intersection into a freeway-style interchange. When it’s done, St. Johns will travel up and over the highway on a new bridge.Crews placed the first large girder section Wednesday, installing it on the south side of the highway east of St. Johns. Another followed Thursday, though the second installation proved a more difficult task. Part of the challenge is having less room to maneuver with the first large section already in place, said Lori Figone, a Washington State Department of Transportation engineer and project manager.The job could get even more complicated next week, when crews place two more steel girders on the north side of the highway. In addition to Burnt Bridge Creek and traffic they’re already working around, cranes will have to keep a close eye on large power lines overhead, Figone said.“It’s tight,” she said.The project has squeezed traffic at the busy intersection for months. Speed limits have been reduced. St. Johns has been diverted from its original alignment. All turns from the highway to St. Johns have been prohibited.last_img read more

Weather Eye Rainy cooler weather to return to area Cascades to see

first_imgNot a whole lot of weather to discuss here today but we will return with a brief shot of rain later today and most likely some light rain or showers through the weekend. Nothing major but it will be indeed cooler with highs back down into the 50s. And snow will return in light amounts to the Cascades to freshen things up a little.We managed to escape the heavy Pineapple Express-type moisture as forecast with that event remaining well to our north. Rainfall amounts were pretty much as models predicted, between 5-10 inches in the Olympics and northern Cascades over the period.Hey, how did you like the high temperature on Wednesday? It almost felt a bit on the muggy side with afternoon temperatures running in the low to mid-60s from Clark County south to Eugene, Ore. So what was the high in Vancouver on Wednesday? Drum roll please, 64 degrees! The warmest since Nov. 4, 2012.In contrast, from Kelso north to the border it was only in the 50s and barely that throughout Puget Sound.I always say what a difference a year can make. I was looking at what I wrote a year ago and we were into some heavy weather with drenching rain and highs in the 40s with record-setting snow along the coast. A tidbit: “We could get some low-elevation snowfall again in our surrounding foothills. The heavy snow that fell along the Oregon Coast Monday set many records; imagine Tillamook with 8 inches and Newport 6 inches? Crazy weather! Rainfall totals for Vancouver were over 2.30 inches, well above average.”Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at Weather Systems.last_img read more

No consensus on Columbia spring chinook sharing

first_imgTHE DALLES, Ore. — The hopes of Eastern Washington anglers to shift a larger share of the spring chinook allocation to the Columbia Gorge and lower Snake River appear to be going nowhere.A seven-member working group of lower Columbia, Gorge and Snake River angling interests waned to conclusion here Friday without a consensus for change.Status quo allocation of Columbia River spring chinook impacts in the sport fishery is 75 percent downstream of Bonneville Dam and 25 percent upstream.Columbia Gorge and Snake River representatives contend that 60 percent for the lower Columbia and 40 percent for upstream of Bonneville Dam would be a more equitable distribution based on a variety of criteria including river miles, hatchery production and sales of Washington’s Columbia River salmon-steelhead endorsement license fee.Not surprisingly, lower Columbia representatives countered with different criteria, not the least of which was that east side interests did not factor in Oregon anglers — with the large Portland population — when calculating what’s equitable.Oregon has just initiated its own Columbia River salmon-steelhead endorsement fee, which will give an indication of angler distribution south of the Columbia River by next year.The spring chinook working group was initiated when Eastern Washington interests complained to Phil Anderson, director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, about the status quo spring chinook sport allocations.last_img read more

Clark County democrats gather to hold up the torch

first_imgVal Ogden, a stalwart in the Democratic party, died last week, but her presence was still felt Saturday at the Clark County Democratic Convention. “Val Ogden used to say, ‘Go, Democrats,’ ” said Brian Baird, a former U.S. Congressman representing Southwest Washington. “Can’t you almost channel Val saying, ‘Go, Democrats,’ with her hair and her smile? What she really meant wasn’t ‘Go, Democrats’ in (the sense of) ‘our team versus their team,’ but because we stand for something.”The causes Democrats stand for, from women’s rights to health care coverage for everyone, Baird said, were vigorously championed by the party’s golden couple, Val and Dan Ogden. Nearly everyone who spoke at the convention on Saturday mentioned Val Ogden and her husband, Dan, who sat in the front row at Fort Vancouver High School where the convention was held. “We all suffered a gut punch this week,” said Bob Dingethal, who is running for U.S. Congress for the seat currently held by Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, adding that another pillar in the Democratic community, local labor leader Philip A. Parker, also died recently. Dingethal noted that Democrats weren’t the only party hosting a gathering Saturday. “This evening, my opponent (Beutler) and her compatriots will be gathering to plot the demise of our party,” Dingethal said. “The Lincoln Dinner, as they call it, would be an anathema to President Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln described American democracy as ‘of the people, for the people and by the people,’ and would be appalled to see his party is making it ‘of the rich, for the rich and by the rich.’ … In this day and age, honest Abe wouldn’t be able to get the nomination for dog catcher in the Republican party.”last_img read more

37 increase in employees seeking workrelated stress support

first_imgThe number of calls concerning work-related stress that employees made to Canada Life Group Insurance’s employee assistance programme (EAP) service increased by more than a third (37%) year on year, according to research by Canada Life Group Insurance.The research, which was based on calls between January and May 2016 made to EmployeeCare, the employee assistance programme provided by Canada Life Group Insurance alongside its income protection products, also found that 45% of all mental health-related calls were regarding anxiety.The research also found:28% of calls made between January and May 2016 were regarding mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression and work-related stress; this is an increase of five percentage points from 2015.The number of calls about anxiety increased by 15% year on year.26% of mental health-related calls between January and May 2016 were regarding depression, compared to 31% in 2015.The proportion of employees experiencing feelings of anxiety fell by 45 percentage points after individuals received counselling.23% reported feelings of depression after receiving counselling support, compared to two-thirds (66%) before undergoing counselling.Paul Avis (pictured), marketing director at Canada Life Group Insurance, said: “EAPs are a valuable additional service, as staff can benefit from them on a daily basis without having to be at the stage of making an insurance claim. Often used as a work-life support service, EAPs are also essential when it comes to supporting staff with mental health problems. The negative impact of stress at work has been very well documented, yet employers often don’t know how to respond. It is clearly not an issue that is going away, with significant annual uplift in the number of stress-related calls.“Anxiety perhaps receives less attention than stress, but it is clearly a prevalent issue, representing nearly half of mental health related calls. In its most severe form, anxiety can be incredibly debilitating and detrimental to an employees’ physical and mental health.”last_img read more

Investigators reveal identity of victim in 1982 case

first_imgInvestigators continue to dig for clues in a decades old missing person’s case, Thursday.Investigators are back at the house in the Lakes of Acadia Community along Northwest 194th Street and 54th Place in Northwest Miami-Dade.Behdokht Pyke disappeared back in 1982, when she was 29 years old.Officials are now interviewing members of her family.Police began digging and using X-ray equipment in the backyard of the home earlier this week after receiving a tip about the cold case.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Pilot makes emergency landing on I75

first_imgCOLLIER COUNTY, Fla. (WSVN) – A plane made an emergency landing, Monday morning, on Interstate 75, in Collier County.According to officials, the single-engine plane made the landing near Mile Marker 53. The pilot safely landed on the median of the highway.7News viewer Marcelo Sanchez’s photo of the plane7News viewer Marcelo Sanchez sent a photo of the plane on the ground and a Florida Highway Patrol official tending to the pilot.FHP officials remain on the scene.No traffic lanes have been blocked.Remember, if you see news happening and can do so safely, take a picture or shoot video and send it to: senditto7@wsvn.com.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.last_img read more

2 toddlers pulled unresponsive from Lauderdale Lakes pool hospitalized

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. LAUDERDALE LAKES, FLA. (WSVN) – Rescue crews took two toddlers to the hospital after, officials said, they were pulled unresponsive from a swimming pool in Lauderdale Lakes, Saturday afternoon.Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue responded to a call about a near drowning at a home located along the 3900 block of Northwest 45th Avenue, just after 3 p.m.First responders found the children, ages 1 and 2, unresponsive in the bottom of the pool. Paramedics pulled the toddlers out and were able to restore a pulse.Crews rushed the victims to Plantation General Hospital, where they remain in critical condition, Sunday morning.According to officials, the victims are cousins, and they were staying at their grandparents’ house, where their uncle was taking care of them.“We encourage pool alarms, locks on doors and things like that,” said Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue spokesperson Mike Jachles. “However, there is no substitute for direct adult supervision.”Police said there were five adults in the house when the children fell in the pool. last_img read more

Children learn water safety techniques CPR at Miami Gardens events

first_imgMIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – International Water Safety Day made a splash in Miami Gardens, as children of all ages learned some life-saving techniques on the water at two separate events, Saturday.Young participants gathered at Bunche Park Pool near Northwest 157th Street and 22nd Avenue for a safety demonstration.Some of the measures they learned include how to behave in or around water, how to perform CPR and how to stay safe while on boats.“Because drownings are 100 percent preventable, we are hosting this day to give awareness — not to just the kids, but to the parents, as well,” said Bridget McKinney, president of Professionals Sharing with a Purpose, “so they’re gonna get every opportunity that we can have.”Guests also got a chance to have a bit of fun while learning all the days important tips — with some swimming and scuba diving.Meanwhile, volunteers at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex showed people how to save lives in the event of an emergency. Participants learned hands-only CPR, which provides chest compressions without mouth-to-mouth breaths.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Video shows SUV in deadly wrongway wreck on I95

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Newly released surveillance video shows a driver heading against traffic along Interstate 95 in Northwest Miami-Dade, moments before he was involved in a fatal crash that claimed a man’s life.The footage shows an SUV speeding north along the southbound express lanes of the highway, seconds before it collided with the victim’s car, Thursday.Investigators said a German exchange student, later identified as Mathias Akwa, was killed in the crash.The driver of the SUV, 27-year-old William Ferguson survived. He was treated for his injuries and now faces charges.A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Akwa’s family with expenses. If you’d like to make a donation, click here.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Residence catches fire in Lauderdale Lakes

first_imgWhen the 62-year-old returned, the apartment was on fire.Officials said the cause of the fire might have originated from the food left unattended on the stove top.No injuries were reported.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. #BSFR is operating on the scene of a structure fire to a quadplex at 4352 NW 29TH ST in @LLakes_WeCare . Smoke showing upon arrival… @BSO_Kane on scene. pic.twitter.com/jUerKdOj4o— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) October 10, 2018Officials said the fire was confined to the unit’s kitchen and did not spread to surrounding residences.A 62-year-old resident told firefighters that he was preparing a meal before he left home to address an issue with a receipt for the food he purchased at a local market. LAUDERDALE LAKES, FLA. (WSVN) – Fire crews have extinguished a fire that ignited at a residence in Lauderdale Lakes.Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue responded just after 1:30 p.m. to the scene of a structural fire along Northwest 29th Street and 44th Avenue, Wednesday sfternoon.Firefighters were met with heavy smoke throughout the home.last_img read more

1 airlifted after 2car Turnpike crash in Miramar

first_imgMIRAMAR, FLA. (WSVN) – Rescue crews airlifted one person who was involved in a crash along the Florida Turnpike in Miramar that led to the temporary closure of the highway.Florida Highway Patrol troopers and fire rescue units responded to the scene of the two-vehicle crash near Northwest 57th Avenue, just before 4 p.m.Paramedics airlifted the victim to an area hospital with traumatic injuries but in stable condition.No other injuries were reported.Troopers shut down the Turnpike in both directions for about an hour, backing up traffic past Northwest 27th Avenue. It was later reopened to traffic.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Woman hospitalized after rollover sewage tanker crash on I95

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. POMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Rescue crews took a woman to the hospital after she was injured in a crash involving a sewage tanker on Interstate 95 in Pompano Beach.Florida Highway Patrol and Pompano Beach Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the rollover wreck near the Atlantic Boulevard exit, Saturday morning.Traffic cameras captured the overturned truck and a white car with the roof apparently removed.Officials said crews extricated the victim and another occupant from the smaller vehicle.Paramedics transported the woman to Broward Health North as a trauma alert.Troopers shut down four southbound lanes while they investigated, causing drivers to travel on the shoulder of the highway.Those lanes have since reopened to traffic. last_img read more

North Slope Oil Reaches 70 Per Barrel This Week

first_imgThe recent trend shows that prices hit $70 in late January and early February of this year and have remained steady. Prior to that it was late November of 2014. Karrine Wiebold, with the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development: “There has been a general upward trend since prices bottomed out in early 2016, although there have been price drops and plateaus as well. “ According to Daily Alaska North Slope prices, as estimated by the state Department of Revenue, North Slope oil prices reached $70.22 on April 10 and have remained above $70 since. According to Wiebold state economist say this recent trend in rising oil prices will have a positive impact on Alaska’s economy. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Amid an ongoing state recession a bright light has shone on Alaska’s North Slope with a recent rise in oil prices, the first the state has seen in over three years.last_img read more

New Fishing App Launched On The Kenai Peninsula

first_imgThe app includes guide information, local events and the latest fish counts from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Voss is planning to launch the app statewide. Voss: “Well there is a lot of information that we all need when we want to go fishing. From the local weather to determining how we are going to go dress and act for the day, all the way down to the tides, and currents, and the fish counts. The key to a really successful day of fishing is knowing when to fish both on the day and time, and where to fish.” Jim Voss, of Kenai, launched his app Alaska FishTopia this summer. Voss owns Alaska Boat Rental in Soldotna, and is a local fishing guide. Voss:“Our target market is anybody living in Alaska and enjoying the outdoors. The app is clearly fishing centric, but it goes well beyond that. All of our outdoor activities require this type of information, and we’d like to get this app to reach anybody that lives here or visits.”center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A local area Kenai Peninsula resident has created a smartphone app designed to help anglers and guides have equal access to local fishing information. FishTopia is available on the App store and Google Play store for $1.99.last_img read more

Borough Mayor Believes Assembly Wont Repeal Need For Voter Approval On Sales

first_imgThe ordinance will once again go before the assembly at their meeting on June 18.,If it does pass, the assembly members of the public would have the opportunity to comment both verbally and in writing on any such proposed ordinance if the borough decided to vote on raising the cap. Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce: “I believe that the creators of the ordinance would be receptive to making sure that ordinance does go on the ballot in October. That we ask the voters once again if they would change that cap, but it will go before the voters. I don’t believe the assembly will try to circumvent the initiative process that we are currently following.”  If it does pass, the assembly members of the public would have the opportunity to comment both verbally and in writing on any such proposed ordinance if the borough decided to vote on raising the cap. The ordinance was introduced by Assembly Members Kenn Carpenter and Kelly Cooper. In a memo to the assembly, two recent attempts to obtain voter approval to increase the sales tax cap failed at the ballot box, but the borough and state’s financial condition has worsened. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly introduced an ordinance at their meeting on Tuesday that would decide whether or not to repeal the borough code which requires voter approval to increase the sales tax cap.last_img read more

Targeting the Gamma Woman

first_imgEarlier this week, Meredith launched another 360° product designed to provide marketers and advertisers with multimedia to leverage a “Gamma” female audience.This “product”—essentially a platform of assets pulled together as an integrated buy for advertisers—spawned from a report that the company produced last year revealing the rise of what they dubbed “Gamma Women”—influential and well-connected women who share info. “The reason behind creating this was that as we were out presenting the report, I repeatedly got questions from marketers and advertisers about leveraging gammas. They wanted a database of Gammas,” said Nancy Weber, Meredith Publishing Group’s chief marketing officer. What was noticeably missing, however, among the company’s assets available to marketers—which include DivineCaroline.com and MixingBowl.com, Meredith’s New Media Strategies, partnerships with experiential marketer House Party, and targeted product samplings through SheSpeaks, as well as nationally-syndicated Better TV—was a print component.This was even more glaring since the company had four of the top five magazinesshowing ad growth in July, with Fitness topping the bunch. With a Gamma-targeted base package starting at around $200,000, I’d expect print to be in the mix. When asked about this discrepancy, Weber said: “We were launching Mixing Bowl while we were putting this [product] together. Going forward, it will likely be a key component.”Mixing Bowl is the new print component of Meredith’s food-focused community Web site of the same name. The magazine launched last week and will carry an initial circulation of 260,000. And likely, Meredith won’t stop at Mixing Bowl. Said Weber: “Every day there are more components.”last_img read more

CurtCo Sells San Diego Magazine to Desert Publications

first_imgDeSilva + Phillips represented CurtCo in the sale. CurtCo Publishing has sold San Diego Magazine to the title’s former president and CEO James L. Fitzpatrick and Milt and Frank Jones, owners of Desert Publications Inc., publisher of Palm Springs Life. The deal is the second in three planned divestitures for CurtCo. Last week CurtCo announced it had sold Sarasota and Gulfshore Life magazines to Dan Denton, the former owner of Gulfshore Media. Still on the block is CurtCo’s Art & Antiques. In addition to Palm Springs Life, Desert Publications, Inc. publishes Desert Guide, Pebble Beach: The Magazine; Newport Beach Visitor’s Guide; Houston Visitor’s Guide and a variety of custom publications.last_img read more

Managing Social Media in a Crisis

first_imgSo, how should we handle these sensitive situations? Isn’t it our duty to dissipate information? Well, yes, but in order to maintain brand integrity, the info has to be factually correct. And in times of tragedy, early details are often foggy. Here are my recommendations for what you should do the next time a crisis strikes. Take note: These are intended for lifestyle, trade and small b-to-b publications.  Outlets such as the NYT, WSJ, AP and Reuters are in a class of their own for breaking news. Halt Social Media PostsUntil you can assess the severity of the situation and connect with your team (which could take time), pause content sharing so you avoid an awkwardly timed post. And that goes for retweets and shares from other sources.  Communicate With Your Team Start an email chain, gather in an office and get on the same page with your editors with everything you’re producing that day. Should the newsletter distribution be halted? Who’s calling tech to put a hold on the sweepstakes launching on the homepage? Tip: Work with ad sales to include verbiage in advertiser contracts stating that any social support for brand promotions will be on tentative dates only. In the event you need to cancel or reschedule a tweet or Facebook promotion in the face of a tragedy, you won’t be legally bound to certain dates.Be Cautious of What You RT and Share Boston was a prime example of how things can go wrong in the race to be first. Inaccuracies were everywhere. Wired’s Matt Honan even called for Twitter to offer an “edit” button. So be judicious with your decisions: Remember that a RT is an endorsement of the content, and it’s your responsibility to make sure that what you are putting in your readers’ newsfeeds isn’t bogus.  Have a Crisis Plan in PlaceIf you don’t have a basic protocol, make an outline now and ask yourself: Does at least one other person have access to the publishing tool to edit outgoing posts (or halt them altogether?) If the social media manager is unavailable at the time of a crisis, the keys to the kingdom should be accessible to a senior-level editor or publisher. Also worth keeping in mind: Do you need a POV on the subject? In most cases you’ll want to offer up very neutral information. If you’re compelled to acknowledge the event, a short and succinct post like Coca Cola or Ebay did for Boston will suffice.  In The Aftermath, Consider a Reduced Posting ScheduleIn the days that follow a tragic event, edit seemingly frivolous social copy. This is mostly applicable to lifestyle and consumer magazines. I’d suggest holding any “OMG, can you believe that actress got bangs?” tweets until the media climate has cooled. If you’re a b-to-b or trade pub, perhaps you could hold promotional posts or calls for conference sign-ups.   Here are three posts and discussions I found helpful below: PR Newser: How should brands respond to tragedySocial Media/Digital Expert Peter Shankman sparked an informed dialoguePR Daily: What not to doAgree? Disagree? Tweet me your POV @StephaniePaige In the midst of a national crisis—a senseless shooting in Newtown, CT, a natural disaster in Joplin, MO, or a terrorist attack in Boston—social media becomes a source for instant information.And the recent events surrounding the Boston Marathon underscore just how complex managing these social channels has become. Misinformation spreads on Twitter, the front pages of major newspapers identify innocent men as suspects and witch-hunts begin in forums like Reddit. As an industry, publishing is in a unique position: Even if we’re not all go-to breaking news sources, we are media outlets whose core mission is to inform.  last_img read more

Manoni Succeeds Vitale as ABM Chairman

first_img Manoni’s term starts immediately and, along with ABM’s managing director Mike Marchesano, faces a rapidly changing B2B media landscape. In the fall of 2014, he announced he was stepping down from his post as CEO of 1105 Media, but remained on the company’s board when it named Rajeev Kapur as the new CEO. SourceMedia CEO Doug Manoni has been named chairman of ABM. Manoni, who most recently was vice chair of the business media association, will succeed outgoing chairman Neal Vitale. Around that time, Manoni oversaw the sale of SourceMedia to Observer Capital, a private equity firm started by Joseph Meyer, the CEO of Observer Media, which owns New York Observer.center_img “It’s my intention to set an aggressive agenda to broaden our perspective on member business models and enhance member company intelligence and performance through expanded member services, fulfilling the passion and the vision that [Mike Marchesano] and I share,” says Manoni in a statement. Vitale took over as 2013-2014 chairman in the spring of 2013. His nomination, in fact, coincided with the official and successful vote to approve the merger between ABM and SIIA.last_img read more

Air Force Installation Support Agency One Step Closer to Reaching Operational Capability

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Air Force’s newly created agency responsible for consolidating installation management functions across the service is on track to reach initial operating capability this summer, following its formal activation last week during a ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.Maj. Gen. Theresa Carter, who was appointed the first commander of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center at the May 5 event, told an audience of more than 500 people that the agency is still in the early stages of building the organization.“Over the course of the next year and a half, we’ll stand up the organization, hire the permanent staff and establish the necessary processes and procedures to deliver resources and support to commanders,” she said, reported Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) Public Affairs.“We’ll work side-by-side with the staffs at the major commands as we transition capabilities and workload over the next six months and prepare to fully accept resourcing responsibilities on Oct. 1,” Carter said. The unit, which will have about 350 personnel at its headquarters, should be fully operational by October 2016.Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, presided over the ceremony. “Today’s ceremonial actions are part of a larger strategic initiative for our Air Force to reduce operating costs and provide overall mission efficiencies,” Wolfenbarger said. “The Air Force has entrusted Air Force Materiel Command with the responsibility of centralizing the management, the resourcing and reach-back for installation and mission support activities covering all of the Air Force’s 77 major installations.”The new center’s missions include security forces, civil engineering, base communications, logistics readiness, installation ministry programs, services, operational acquisitions and financial management. The center will serve as the parent organization of several Air Force units that include AFCEC and the Air Force Security Forces Center, Installation Contracting Agency, Services Activity, Financial Services Center and Financial Management Center of Expertise.In addition, the installation support center will serve major commands with collocated detachments designed to provide installation and expeditionary combat support capabilities to commanders and mission partners. Two detachments activated recently at Pacific Air Forces and Air Combat Command. The remaining eight are scheduled to activate by May 26, according to Air Education and Training Command Public Affairs.last_img read more

Tiësto Alesso Top The Billing For Electric Zoo 2018 Phase 2 Lineup

first_img BjorkPhoto: Santiago Felipe/Getty Images Keith Urban To Perform At SXSW 2018 Firefly Festival 2018 Headliners Announced Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Mija (Amber Giles)Photo: Nicholas Rhodes/Getty Images The Weeknd Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage.com Vote: Most Anticipated 2018 Coachella Performance? Independent Venue Week Will Honor Music Hot Spots Prev Next The Weeknd Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage.com FischerspoonerPhoto: Steve Mack/Getty Images Who’s Headlining Air + Style Festival 2018? Dirtybird Campout East: 2018 Lineup Announced Keith UrbanDia Dipasupil/Getty Images Carl CoxPhoto: Future Music Magazine/Getty Images Anoushka ShankarPhoto: Raajessh Kashyap/Hindustan Times/Getty Images Electric Zoo 2018 Phase 2 Lineup Announced ti%C3%ABsto-alesso-top-billing-electric-zoo-2018-phase-2-lineup Ghost’s Papa Emeritus IIIPhoto: Sergione Infuso/Corbis via Getty Images BjorkPhoto: Santiago Felipe/Getty Images ZeddPhoto: Taylor Hill/Getty Images Dirtybird Campout East: 2018 Lineup Announced The 1975 perform at Scala in LondonPhoto: Joseph Okpako/Getty Images The NYC-based electronic music festival has finally unveiled its full roster of performersBrian HaackGRAMMYs May 2, 2018 – 6:03 pm New York City’s Electric Zoo festival is rounding the final corner on its 10th year. To commemorate the big milestone, the festival promoters have assembled a killer lineup of top-tier performers that pays tribute to all major subgenres of dance music.Previously announced headliners for Electric Zoo 2018 include Kaskade, Marshmello and Martin Garrix, as well as acclaimed DJ/producer Porter Robinson’s new alias project Virtual Self. Now joining this impressive stable of mainstage heroes are GRAMMY-winning trance/big room house DJ/producer Tiësto and GRAMMY-nominated progressive house DJ/producer Alesso.Rounding out a lineup that’s positively stacked from top to bottom are internationally established acts like progressive trance hitmakers Gabriel & Dresden, dub/future bass shapeshifters Boombox Cartel, LiveStyle North American President Gary Richards’ DJ/producer alias Destructo, and blues-EDM fusion act Gramatik, as well as rising stars of the scene Australian techno showstopper Anna Lunoe, Dutch trap/future bass don San Holo, and Skrillex-cosigned dubstep wizard Habstrakt, among others.The three-day EDM jubilee will take place over Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 31 – Sept. 2, on New York City’s historic Randall’s Island. Tickets are now on sale. 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