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Collins faces 16 years on more charges

first_imgA Clark County man sentenced to more than 24 years in prison in the near-fatal beating last year of a cross-country skier at Dougan Falls is expected to stand trial next month on charges relating to the case.This time, the charges relate to allegations that Michael D. Collins, 35, took his son, Teven, in violation of a custody order, before the father-son duo brutally beat Kevin Tracey on Feb. 9, 2009, on a snowy path in western Skamania County. Michael Collins is also accused of making threatening phone calls to Teven Collins’ mother after she reported her son missing to police in 2009. Michael Collins also is accused of failure to register as a sex offender. Trial in Clark County Superior Court is scheduled for July 12. Together with the custodial interference, intimidating a witness and telephone harassment charges, convictions could mean up to 16 more years in prison for Michael Collins, said Clark County Deputy Prosecutor Alan Harvey. That’s because his extensive criminal history could potentially boost the sentencing range.On the other hand, a judge could decide to run potential prison time concurrent to his current sentence, Harvey added.Michael Collins was convicted Feb. 24 of first-degree attempted murder and robbery by a Skamania County Superior Court jury. Testimony in the three-day trial indicated he and his son — after running out of food while camping — plotted to confront and rob a skier. They then planned to kill the skier, so as to not leave a witness. After Tracey was clubbed, choked and left for dead, three hikers found him and called for help. Michael and Teven Collins, then 16, were later arrested in Ensenada, Mexico, after being featured on the TV show “America’s Most Wanted.” A few weeks after the attack, Teven Collins’ mother, Anna Logan of Washougal, had reported her son as a missing runaway, according to court documents.last_img read more

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Multicar east Vancouver crash sends four to hospital

first_imgA four-vehicle accident early this afternoon injured four people and snarled traffic on East Mill Plain Boulevard in east Vancouver, according to the Vancouver Fire Department.The crash occurred shortly after 1 p.m. near the intersection of East Mill Plain Boulevard and Southeast 136th Avenue, said Vancouver fire spokesman Jim Flaherty. He said the crash happened in the eastbound lanes of Mill Plain and left one vehicle on its side.Flaherty said a man and a woman suffered traumatic injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening and were transported to a local hospital. A woman and a girl suffered minor injuries.Fire Capt. Chris Moen said the crash started west of Southeast 136th Avenue, carried through the intersection and ended east of 136th, according to Flaherty. No extrication was necessary.Flaherty said the crash caused a significant back-up on Mill Plain. The scene was cleared by about 2 p.m.The names of those hurt and further details about the crash were not available. The Vancouver Police Department is investigating.last_img read more

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Il 69 has died

first_imgPYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Kim Jong Il, North Korea’s mercurial and enigmatic leader whose iron rule and nuclear ambitions dominated world security fears for more than a decade, has died. He was 69.Kim’s death 17 years after he inherited power from his father was announced Monday by the state television from the North Korean capital, Pyongyang. The country’s “Dear Leader” — reputed to have had a taste for cigars, cognac and gourmet cuisine — was believed to have had diabetes and heart disease.North Korea has been grooming Kim’s third son to take over power from his father in the impoverished nation that celebrates the ruling family with an intense cult of personality.South Korea put its military on “high alert” and President Lee Myung-bak convened a national security council meeting after the news of Kim’s death. The two Koreas remain technically in a state of war more than 50 years after the peninsula’s Cold War-era armed conflict ended in a cease-fire.In a “special broadcast” Monday, North Korea’s state media said Kim died of a heart ailment on a train due to a “great mental and physical strain” on Saturday during a “high intensity field inspection.”last_img read more

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Nautilus reports firstquarter profit

first_imgNautilus Inc., the Vancouver-based maker of fitness equipment, flexed more financial muscle Monday, posting a profit of $2.5 million for the three-month period ended March 31, or 8 cents per share.That compares to a profit of $1.6 million, or 5 cents per share, for the first quarter of 2011.The positive results were driven by strong demand for the company’s cardio products, increased advertising effectiveness and higher consumer credit approval rates, company executives said.During an earnings conference call Monday, Bruce Cazenave, CEO of Nautilus, said the company has launched a major research project to better understand the fitness market.Cazenave said the research project cost “several hundred thousands of dollars,” most of which was spent in the first quarter of this year. The company’s chief operating officer, Bill McMahon, said research results will probably become available in June and that those results will help drive the company’s future strategy and growth.The company’s first-quarter financial results underscored the fresh bounce in Nautilus’ step. Last month, for example, the company launched its first strength machine in more than five years — the Bowflex BodyTower — in a continuing bid to offer lower-priced fitness products to consumers.last_img read more

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More travelers to hit the road this Memorial Day

first_imgNEW YORK — More Americans will hit the road this holiday weekend than a year ago. And they’ll have a bit more money to spend thanks to lower gas prices.Memorial Day kicks off the summer travel season, and since pump prices never reached $5 a gallon, as feared, economists say travelers are likely to dine out or shop more once they pull off the road.About 30.7 million people will drive more than 50 miles for Memorial Day trips, according to auto club AAA. That’s 400,000 more than last year, a jump AAA attributes to improvement in the economy and consumer attitudes. The number of holiday travelers grows to 34.8 million when you include planes, trains and other means of transportation.A drop in gas prices encouraged Americans to spend more at restaurants and bars in April. And that trend could continue over the holiday. Pump prices are down 27 cents since their peak in early April, to $3.67 a gallon, where they’re likely to stay this weekend, predicts Tom Kloza, the chief oil analyst at the Oil Price Information Service. That’s 12 cents cheaper than last year. Over the weekend, U.S. drivers will burn about 1.2 billion gallons of gasoline — and spend $144 million less on gas than last year.Restaurants, movie theaters and retailers hope some of that savings goes to them. Just last month, AAA and IHS Global Insight, the firm that analyzed the AAA study, were expecting travelers to spend less on entertainment, dining and shopping on vacation and devote more time to family and friends.last_img read more

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Murder defendant representing self asks for attorney

first_imgIn the fifth day of Troy Fisher’s trial Friday, the pro se murder defendant’s resolve to present a defense broke down.After Clark County Superior Court Judge Barbara Johnson sustained repeated prosecution objections to Fisher’s questions to his sister, Terrie Hasan, the defendant returned to his seat, let out a big sigh and said, “I need a lawyer.”Seconds later, Senior Deputy Prosecutor Camara Banfield announced that the state rested its case, signaling the beginning of Fisher’s defense against charges that he murdered his father, Edward “Bud” Fisher, in August 2011. His remains have never been found.Friday morning, defense witnesses, including Fisher’s three children, three sisters and mother, were waiting outside to be called to testify.Fisher requested a recess to consult with his advising attorney, Bob Yoseph, whose only role in the trial is limited to answering Fisher’s technical questions.Following the break, Fisher asked Johnson to allow Yoseph to take over the defense.“I don’t think I can do this anymore,” Fisher said.He said he couldn’t figure out how to present the case or do the proper courtroom procedures.“As you know, I advised you that it’s not a good idea to represent yourself in court … and you decided to represent yourself in this case,” Johnson replied. Given that Yoseph had not prepared to present a defense, she said, it would be unethical to ask him to do so on the spot.last_img read more

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County state test scores gently up

first_imgScores on standardized tests required of public school students showed a slight improvement in 2013 over 2012 statewide, according to the spring 2013 test results released Monday. Those trends are reflected in Clark County schools.“There aren’t any dramatic changes from last year,” said Randy Dorn, state superintendent of public instruction. “But our scores are up on more tests than down.”His comments came as part of the official release of scores for the 2013 administration of the Measurements of Student Progress for grades three through eight, and High School Proficiency Exams and End-of-Course exams for students in high school-level courses.Statewide, passage rates increased in reading in every grade in 2013, except for seventh and eighth. The number of third-grade students who met standard in reading increased by 4.3 percentage points over 2012.In math, the statewide percentage of students who met standard increased in grades 4 and 7, but decreased in grades 3, 5, 6, and 8.End-of-course math, scienceThe most notable trend was a dramatic improvement in high school math and science end-of-course exams.“In particular, I congratulate the Class of 2013 for their success in meeting a high bar on their exit exams,” Dorn said.The percentage of students meeting standard in the biology exam increased by 10.6 percentage points in 2013, with 81.7 percent of students meeting the standard. It was only the second year the EOC exam was required by the state.last_img read more

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Herrera Beutler draws Republican challenger in 2014

first_imgA Republican has emerged to challenge U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler in the 2014 election. Washougal airline pilot Michael Delavar, a board member of the Clark County Republican Party and a former Washougal City Council member, announced over the weekend that he intends to run against the Camas Republican. He said he’s unhappy with Herrera Beutler’s voting record on budget issues and her support of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, which affirmed President Obama’s authority to detain U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism involvement.“I am tired of congressional representatives, like Herrera Beutler, playing political theater with the budget,” Delavar said in his announcement. “There are solutions to the budget dilemmas, but kicking the can down the road only increases the size of the correction.” Delavar was one of 14 Clark County GOP board members to send a letter to Herrera Beutler earlier this month that criticized her vote to end the partial government shutdown and extend the nation’s borrowing limit. In the letter, the board said her vote was a disappointing surrender in the fight to reduce the nation’s debt.On Oct. 15, Herrera Beutler said she no longer supported House Republicans’ budget negotiation demands that the 2010 Affordable Care Act, which critics call Obamacare, be dismantled or defunded. She said it was time for her colleagues to “face reality” and seek more practical ways to change it. Delavar also ran for Congress in 2008, when he unsuccessfully challenged former 3rd District Rep. Brian Baird, a Democrat. Delavar served about two years on the Washougal City Council and lost his bid for re-election in 2011.last_img read more

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Interblock announces new Vietnam Philippines installations

first_img A New Challenger Approaches RelatedPosts Interblock installs BigSix Super Spin with unique bonus at Resorts World Manila Load More Vegas Plaza is located within the 5-star Grand Plaza Hanoi Hotel approximately 25 minutes from Hanoi city center with the casino boasting 70% of the ETG and EGM market share in Hanoi.Interblock’s product mix consists of one automated Diamond Roulette with eight seats and two Queen Roulette units. The stadium offers one mechanical card generator – the first of its kind in the region – that delivers Baccarat and two automated roulette generators that give players the opportunity to play up to three games at a time from one of 20 seats.Interblock also revealed the placement of two 25-seat Diamond Stadiums within Thunderbird Resorts & Casinos properties in Rizal and Poro Point in La Union, the Philippines.The Thunderbird Resorts & Casino in Binangonan, Rizal sits atop a highland valley south of the Sierra Madre mountain range 45 minutes outside of Metro Manila, while the Thunderbird Resorts & Casinos Poro Point in La Union is a Mediterranean inspired resort destination overlooking the West Philippine Sea.Each Diamond Stadium is composed of 25 play stations, one live baccarat table and three video generators that deliver baccarat games. All baccarat games are accessible from a single play station. Four high-definition wall-mounted LCD displays provide players with each game’s progress, statistics and trends.“We are thrilled to provide the luxury and style of electronic table gaming to Thunderbird Resorts & Casinos properties. The Diamond Stadium creates a fantastic focal point within the properties which adds to the unique luxuries, exclusiveness the casino has to offer,” said Michael Hu, Interblock VP of Asia. “This is another significant installation for Interblock in the Philippines. We wish our partners the utmost success in this new style of gaming.” ETG manufacturer Interblock has announced the installation of new units in both Vietnam and the Philippines.In two separate Tuesday announcements, Interblock said it had signed a deal with Vegas Plaza Grand Plaza Hanoi that has brought the company’s footprint to more than 60 seats on the casino floor. Comtrade Gaming to integrate with Incredible Technologies’ slot machine infrastructurelast_img read more

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PepsiCo and Starbucks boost productivity via wellbeing

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: Almost all (95%) of staff at Chiswick Park, which includes organisations such as Discovery, PepsiCo, Pernod Richard and Starbucks, feel that their productivity has been boosted by taking part in summer wellbeing events.The events, which are part of the business park’s Enjoy Work programme, are aimed at the 8,000 employees based at organisations on the site, and are designed to help boost staff wellbeing, motivation and productivity.Highlights include extreme stunt displays, tennis, beach activities such as volleyball and sand sculpting, a music festival and an outdoor cinema.The wellbeing programme began on 5 June and will come to an end on 17 September.Gemma McNeilis, head of brand at Chiswick Park-Enjoy Work, said: “As pioneers of a happiness-led approach to workplace design and management, we pull out all the stops to ensure that our summer events programme sets the benchmark for the industry.”last_img read more

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Xerox HR Services becomes Conduent HR Services

first_imgXerox HR Services has become Conduent HR Services following the separation of business process services organisation Conduent and technology organisation Xerox.Conduent and Xerox will now operate as independent, publicly-traded organisations.Conduent is a Fortune 500-scale organisation with more than 93,000 employees across 43 countries. To mark its separation and its listing of its shares of common stock, Conduent representatives rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on 3 January 2017.Conduent HR Services will continue its provision of HR strategy, administration and employee benefits services.David Piltz (pictured), UK managing director at Conduent HR Services, said: “As a key part of Conduent, HR Services will draw on its 100 years of workplace expertise, providing employers with human resource strategy and administration execution, enabling employees to succeed with their health, wealth and career aspirations. Our technology and engagement focus will continue to enable employers to have administrative control of their HR and benefits activities, while providing employees with anytime, anywhere access to their benefits.“The work of Conduent HR Services in the UK will continue in all aspects of employee benefits, reward and technology, pensions and investment consulting and administration services.”last_img read more

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74 believe traditional working environments detract from a healthy lifestyle

first_imgAlmost three quarters (74%) of respondents believe traditional working environments detract from a healthy lifestyle, according to research by teleconferencing organisation Powwownow.Its survey of 2,000 employees also found that a third (33%) of respondents would like an on-site gym in their workplace.The research also found:28% of respondents would like access to an outdoor space in their workplace, and 22% would like a chill out area.15% of respondents would like a canteen or shop at work, and 13% of respondents would like access to showers and a changing area.44% of respondents think they would lead a healthier lifestyle if they worked outside of the office because they would do more exercise, and 43% feel the top benefit of working flexibly is that they could spend more time outside.91% of respondents are concerned that long periods of sitting down are bad for their health, and 57% are very concerned about this.92% of respondents do not feel they get enough exercise during the working week.Jason Downes (pictured), managing director at Powwownow, said: “[Employees] are placing ever greater value on wellness during their working week and are increasingly looking for workplaces that support a healthy lifestyle.“The easiest way that employers can provide this without having to revamp the office is simply encouraging their staff to work flexibly, both with their hours and locations. When you give employees more flexibility, most [employees] say they would pursue a more active lifestyle.”last_img read more

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EXCLUSIVE Uber to discuss the importance of culture at Employee Benefits Connect

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: Raashi Sikka, diversity lead at Uber, will discuss the importance of organisational culture as a foundation for strong performance and inclusiveness during her keynote address at Employee Benefits Connect 2019.The session, titled ‘Culture eats strategy for breakfast: Leveraging culture to build inclusive, high-performing teams’ will open the five-stream conference programme aimed at senior HR professionals on Wednesday 27 February 2019.Sikka will be sharing stories and lessons from Uber’s journey around shaping its culture and designing benefit policies that truly engage employees, rather than just keeping them satisfied.In addition, she will discuss the need for organisations to address their culture in the context of the changing nature of work, due to factors such as the increase in flexible arrangements and the growing population of millennials in the workforce.“The future of work itself is being redefined on so many different platforms; it’s just a really important topic that all of us are thinking about,” Sikka explained.“[This session] will be a nice starting point for the conference. Starting from a fairly zoomed out perspective and then zooming in through the day will be super useful for the delegates attending.”Part of Sikka’s goal is to reach out to senior HR professionals, providing them with the tools and learnings to avoid seeing staff simply as numbers.“I would love for the delegates in the room to take away a lesson about how to not just read employees as data points, but really treat them as human beings and people, who have different needs, different wants, who work differently, and who have different drivers for good performance,” she said.“That’s something, from a diversity and inclusion perspective, that we try and constantly drive with leaders, stakeholders and with our HR counterparts. How do you really understand the psyche of the people you’re designing processes, benefits and projects for?”Sikka stated that this individual approach, and the need for tailoring within benefits packages, will be a key trend for 2019. Further trends she predicted include a continued focus on mental health and holistic wellbeing, and the increasing prevalence of flexible working and teleworking.When considering the future of reward as a whole, Sikka noted the need for employers to understand and align with the care-giving culture that is increasingly part of employees’ lives. This means going beyond benefits such as parental leave, and developing an underlying culture that is in itself friendly and care-giving.Employee Benefits Connect 2019 will take place on Wednesday 27 February 2019 at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge.Click here for more information or to book your place.last_img read more

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Shots fired inside Coral Gables restaurant gunman at large

first_imgPolice are looking for a gunman who opened fire inside a Five Guys restaurant in Coral Gables.It happened Tuesday night, at a Five Guys located along South Dixie Highway.According to officials, there were people inside the restaurant when the shooting occurred, but nobody was injured.If you have any information on shooting, 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.last_img read more

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Miami homeowners dog found dead after house fire

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A Miami resident lost his pet dog after, officials said, a fire broke out at his home, Monday night.City of Miami Fire Rescue responded to the scene of the blaze near Northwest 62nd Court and Third Street.Officials said the homeowner was visiting family across the street when he realized his house was on fire.Crews found the owner’s dog dead inside.The house sustained severe damage.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

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Fire breaks out inside Brickell City Centre restaurant

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Fire at Brickell City Centre. #BrickellCityCentre #MiamiNews pic.twitter.com/sjJ0K8P5Mk— Christian Tojil (@ChristianTojil) March 22, 2018 MIAMI (WSVN) – A fire broke out at a restaurant inside of the Brickell City Centre early Thursday afternoon.Firefighters responded to the Casa Tua restaurant at Southwest Eighth Street and Miami Avenue, just after 12 p.m.A representative of Swire Properties, which operates the Brickell City Centre, released a statement:“At approximately 12:15 p.m. today a small grease fire occurred in the kitchen of the Casa Tua restaurant located inside Saks Fifth Avenue. It was quickly contained and put out within 10 minutes by the fire department. Following advice from the fire department and building security, guests and staff have since returned to Brickell City Centre, which is fully operational. The investigation is ongoing, members of the press are urged to contact Miami Fire Rescue for more information.”No injuries were reported.last_img read more

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Police search for man who allegedly threw beer bottle at store clerk

first_imgMIRAMAR, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are searching for a man who allegedly threw a beer bottle at a store clerk in Miramar.The man was purchasing cigarettes at the Miramar Food and Produce convenience store, located in the area of Southwest 64th Avenue and Miramar Parkway, at around 9 p.m. on March 29.Surveillance video captured the moment the bottle hit store employee Osman Goni in the head. The victim is then seen throwing an object at the assailant.“He has the one bottle, throws it in my face, in the counter,” said Goni, “and then gone.”According to Goni, the customer said he had $3 when the cigarette pack was priced at $7.Goni said the man then asked him for a discount, to which the worker refused.“I said to him, ‘No, you can’t give me $3. The price is $7 or $8. You give me full money, then I give you my product,’” said Goni. Goni said the man tried to walk out with the cigarettes. When another clerk stopped him, he got angry, grabbed two beer bottles from the store’s cooler and threw them at Goni.One of the bottles hit the clerk right in the face, causing significant injuries to his forehead.The subject then fled the scene in a dark sedan.“When I call police, police come, he gone, running,” said Goni. “They did not catch him.”The victim said it’s not the customer’s first time being aggressive, and he has threatened violence on some occasions.“Sometimes he says, ‘I shoot you. I shoot you,’” he said.On top of everything, Goni said, the man owed the store for a prior purchase. “I also told him, ‘You already have $10 due, old money. You need to pay me now,’” he said. “He did not pay me yet.”After this outburst, Goni said, he is no longer welcome back.“I told him, ‘Please, you not come here.’ He’s not allowed in this store,” he said.If you have any information on this man or his whereabouts, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Community Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Nikiski Fire Department

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Nikiski Fire Department is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year as a fully manned, paid professional fire department since it opened its doors in 1969. This Nikiski Fire Service Area was established on July 15, 1969 and was the first fire service area in the Borough. Deputy Chief Brian Crisp: “Originally it started with volunteers and over the years its grown. We rely heavy on volunteers within our community to help us provide those fire and EMS services within the Nikiski Fire Service Area.” Four fire stations are located within the service area. Two stations are located on the Kenai Spur Highway, at Milepost 17.9 and 26.5. The other two stations are located in Beluga and Tyonek.  Members respond on average to 900 emergency calls a year. Many of the employees and volunteer members are cross-trained to respond not only to fire and medical emergencies but also specialize in high angle, confined space, industrial firefighting, cold water surface and dive rescue.center_img Over the weekend the Department  hosted an open house for the community to come out and celebrate the 50th anniversary celebration with them.Nikiski Fire Service Area is a combination fire department with a staff of 20-fulltime, firefighter/ medics 30 Volunteers, responding from 4 Stations serving a population of 5,900 people and an area of 6,000 square miles.last_img read more

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Len Burnett

first_imgLaunched in summer 2004, Uptown has developed into a successful, fast-growing and diversified media company with online products, events and print editions.The magazine was the brainchild of former Uptown Records exec Brett Wright and Len Burnett, who helped launch Vibe and had recently departed urban magazine publisher Vanguard Media, which filed for bankruptcy in 2003. Burnett had an idea for a magazine targeted to an underserved demographic in New York. “I’d been looking at the Modern Luxury and Niche Media titles and felt the hole in the donut was that we live in New York City, arguably the most diverse city in the world, but there wasn’t a magazine that spoke to the college-educated, affluent African-American here,” says Burnett. “That’s where Uptown came in.”About a year after launching the New York edition, the team realized that they could replicate the model on a regional basis, and by 2005, expanded with Chicago, Atlanta and Washington D.C. editions. In 2006, Burnett received an offer to return as part of a team looking to acquire Vibe over 12 to 18 months. Funding Uptown’s expansion themselves, the co-CEOs were seeking additional financing. “The offer couldn’t have come at a better time. My bank account was low … we needed to find money to fund Uptown.”By November 2007, Burnett acquired sufficient funds, including private equity funding from InterMedia Partners—which reportedly injected $6 million into Uptown Media—and left Vibe with the intention of finding Uptown “solid luxury advertisers.” Revenues soared 80 percent in 2008 and there are plans to launch a Charlotte edition. In February, Uptown went from a quarterly to a bi-monthly, increasing its rate base from 125,000 to 200,000.“Right now, the magazine is the hub of all the various integrated opportunities we have,” he says. While he predicts that the magazine will continue to grow, “the digital piece will evolve into the centerpiece.”VITAL STATS: Fast-growing, diversified Uptown Media saw revenue jump 80 percent in 2008.last_img read more

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Citys Leasing Strategy to Reinforce Redevelopment Plans at Alameda Point

first_imgAlameda officials have shifted their leasing strategy for the former Naval Air Station Alameda from one geared to short-term leases to an approach focusing on tenants that dovetail with the target industries the city hopes to attract to Alameda Point.Targeted areas at the site located on San Francisco Bay include a 68-acre parcel near the Seaplane Lagoon that will feature a mix of housing, retail and commercial space, and the adjacent 82-acre Enterprise District, which is slated to host commercial development, reported the Contra Costa Times.“Our goal is to accommodate existing high profile and attractive individual tenants, such as Google, and clusters of industries, such as cleantech, food and beverage manufacturing users and artisan makers, which will lay the groundwork for commercial expansion and attraction opportunities elsewhere on the Alameda property, including in the Enterprise District,” Nanette Mocanu, assistant director of community development, said in a background report for a City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday.The new strategy is intended to take advantage of rising rents in the Bay area which are prompting firms that previously would have located in San Francisco to consider the East Bay. Several companies already have moved to Alameda Point as a result of Silicon Valley’s high rents. Earlier this year, Wrightspeed, a designer and manufacturer of low-emission, electric hybrid powertrains, moved its offices and assembly plant to historic Hangar 41.The city leases 1.8 million square feet of commercial space for about 60 businesses and 1,000 employees at Alameda Point, according to the story. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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