Galaxy Entertainment Group continues strong momentum in 1Q18

first_img 300-seat cap revealed for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Gala Dinner at Galaxy Macau Galaxy offers first glimpse of new Galaxy Macau convention center ahead of 2021 launch Galaxy Entertainment Group saw its revenue surge by 32% year-on-year to HK$18.5 billion in the three months to 31 December 2018, despite playing unlucky at its flagship property Galaxy Macau.Group-wide Adjusted EBITDA grew 36% year-on-year and 4% quarter-on-quarter to HK$4.6 billion, with EBITDA for the past 12 months showing a 38% increase to HK$15.3 billion. JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner RelatedPosts Gaming revenue for the quarter was HK$17.2 billion, up 31% year-on-year, with VIP gaming revenue growing 44% to HK$9.9 billion and mass revenue 17% to HK$6.7 billion. Total electronic gaming revenue was HK$601 million, up 14% year-on-year.Galaxy Macau performed strongly again, with revenue growing 27% year-on-year and 2% sequentially to HK$13.0 billion. Adjusted EBITDA grew 26% year-on-year to HK$3.3 billion although bad luck in gaming operations wiped around HK$177 million from that figure.VIP rolling chip volume for 1Q18 at Galaxy Macau was HK$204.9 billion, up 56% year-on-year and up 7% quarter-on-quarter, which translated into revenue of HK$7.2 billion – an increase of 40% year-on-year but down 2% sequentially. Mass table drop grew 18% to HK10.4 billion with revenue of HK$4.5 billion, up 14% year-on-year.StarWorld Macau saw its revenue jump 44% year-on-year and 22% sequentially to HK$4.5 billion with Adjusted EBITDA rising 55% to HK$1.0 billion.VIP rolling chip volume was HK$82.3 billion, an increase of 30% year-on-year, with revenue of HK$2.7 billion, up 57% year-on-year and 26% quarter-on-quarter. Mass gaming revenue at StarWorld was HK$1.7 billion for the quarter, an increase of 32% over the same period last year.Broadway Macau, which is located directly alongside Galaxy Macau but does not offer VIP gaming, produced revenue of HK$142 million, up 5% year-on-year but down 3% quarter-on-quarter. Adjusted EBITDA was HK$13 million versus HK$6 million in the prior year and HK$7 million in 4Q17.Commenting on the results, brokerage Sanford C Bernstein said they reflect the company’s recent focus on premium play.“Premium mass was strong at both Galaxy Macau and StarWorld, while grind mass was softer as the company continues to orient its portfolio towards the premium segment and reallocated marketing spend away from grind mass to premium,” said analysts Vitaly Umansky, Zhen Gong and Cathy Huang.GEG said it is also pushing ahead with plans to build a US$500 million integrated resort in Boracay in the Philippines, despite recent claims to the contrary by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte who has shut down tourism to the island for six months to address pollution.“In March 2018, we announced our initial plans to develop a US$300 to US$500 million premium quality, eco-friendly, low density, low rise resort that would include a small casino with up to only 60 tables,” the company said.“We support the Philippine Government’s decision to temporarily close Boracay and their restoration initiative for the island. We continue to work with our local partner to seek further clarification.” Load Morelast_img read more

Morganstone gains living wage accreditation

first_imgWelsh construction organisation Morganstone has been accredited as a living wage employer by the Living Wage Foundation.Morganstone, which has more than 90 employees, has committed to paying all staff at least the voluntary living wage rate of £8.45 an hour.The living wage is a voluntary, independently set rate, which is calculated according to the basic cost of living. The living wage currently stands at £8.45 an hour across the UK, and £9.75 an hour in London.The voluntary living wage is distinct from the government’s national living wage of £7.20 an hour, which is a statutory rate for employees over 25 years old.Ian Morgan, managing director and founder at Morganstone, said: “It is very important to us that all of our employees are made to feel valued and respected. Committing to the living wage initiative is one way we can show this respect and ensure all our staff have a fair deal.“Offering a living wage helps us to foster a real sense of pride and ownership in the Morganstone business. I feel very strongly that this feeling of staff buy-in is one of the secrets to our success, so apart from being the right thing to do, it makes sound business sense for us to support important initiatives like the living wage.”last_img read more

Apple reports a 5 mean gender pay gap

first_imgTechnology organisation Apple has reported a 5% mean gender pay gap for fixed hourly pay as at 5 April 2017.The organisation has reported its gender pay gap data across three UK legal entities in line with the government’s gender pay gap reporting regulations and in time for the private sector submission deadline of 4 April 2018 (today). The legal entities Apple has reported on include Apple UK, Apple Europe and Apple Retail.The gender pay gap reporting regulations require organisations with 250 or more employees to publish the difference between both the mean and median hourly rate of pay for male and female full-time employees; the difference between both the mean bonus pay and median bonus pay for male and female employees; the proportions of male and female employees who were awarded bonus pay; and the proportions of male and female full-time employees in the lower, lower middle, upper middle and upper quartile pay bands.Apple’s median gender pay gap for fixed hourly pay as at 5 April 2017 is 2% in favour of women.Its mean gender pay gap for bonuses paid in the year to 5 April 2017 is 22%, and the median gender pay gap for bonus payments is 12%. Over this period, 88% of female employees received a bonus payment compared to 92% of male employees. All Apple employees are eligible to receive bonuses, however because the gender pay gap reporting requirements only considers vested stock in the year to 5 April 2017, new employees hired in this period were not represented in the final data.Less than a third (29%) of employees in the highest pay quartile at Apple are female, compared to 29% in the second quartile, 25% in the third quartile and 32% in the lowest pay quartile. Apple’s workforce comprises of 30% female staff and 70% male staff.Apple attributes its gender pay gap to the smaller proportion of female staff employed at the organisation overall, and the fact that more men are employed in higher-paid leadership positions. These roles also attract higher bonuses and stock options, which consequentially affects the organisation’s bonus gender pay gap too.Over the past three years, Apple has increased its female representation from 28% in 2014 to 30% in 2017, with 36% of the organisation’s new employees in 2017 being female. In addition, 33% of its employees under the age of 30 are women and 40% of Apple’s leaders who are under 30-years-old are female; this reflects a 12-percentage point increase over two years.To address its gender pay gap, Apple is working to attract more diverse talent for jobs at all levels, delivering inclusive leadership training to all UK managers and the organisation’s new Women’s Leadership programme is being expanded to help more female managers develop their careers.The organisation is also increasing its mentoring programmes, providing maternity leave training for managers and is driving succession planning to develop a pipeline of female talent through all levels of the business. Apple is also promoting its employee forums, which work to expand career growth opportunities and provide support to employees to help them manage their work-life balance.Deirdre O’Brien, vice president, people at Apple, said in the report: “We know the strength of our innovation depends on a vibrant and diverse workforce. From our earliest days, we’ve believed that Apple should be a reflection of the world around us. That’s why we’re deeply committed to increasing the number of women, of all races and ethnicities, who work, grow and thrive at Apple in dozens of professional fields and at all levels.“Apple believes strongly that equal work deserves equal pay. Every year, we examine the compensation employees receive and make adjustments where necessary to ensure we maintain pay equity. And we have achieved this in every country; women at our [organisation] earn the same as men when you factor in similar roles, markets and performance. As part of our commitment to eliminating pay disparities from the first day at Apple, later this year we’ll also stop asking candidates about their salary history.“We believe people come to Apple to do their life’s best work. It’s the diversity of our employees and their ideas that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do. We’re determined to continue our progress towards a workforce that’s more representative of the world around us. It’s part of our commitment to leaving the world better than we found it.”last_img read more

Southwest Airlines to begin sevice to Cuba from FLL

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) – Southwest Airlines is gearing up to offer flights to Cuba following the United States’ historic change in relations with the island nation.The airline is set to announce details about it’s upcoming service to Cuba.Flights between Fort-Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Varadero, Cuba are set to start running soon.Flights to Havana are then expected to begin soon after.Southwest is the latest airline to offer commercial flights to the island after Jet Blue and American Airlines did the same over the summer.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

1 injured after rollover crash on I595 in Davie

first_imgIt is recommended that motorists seek alternative routes.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. DAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) – One person has been rushed to the hospital after a rollover crash on Interstate 595 in Davie.Davie Fire Rescue responded to the scene in the westbound lanes of the highway, just west of Pine Island Road, Monday afternoon.The crash was called in by a Miami-Dade officer in the area.As of 5 p.m., the crash scene was blocking two westbound lanes, causing heavy delays.The overturned vehicle is now on top of a a flatbed truck.Crews are working to patch up gouges in the roadway as a result of this incident.The driver was transported to the hospital as a trauma alert. last_img

Fire rescue responds to pepper spray incident at G Holmes Braddock High

first_imgTwenty-five people in total received treatment after the incident.“She started saying sorry to everyone,” said Salas.A hazmat unit made sure the spray was removed before students returned to class.School officials said pepper spray is not permitted on school grounds, and the student who brought it on campus will be dealt with according to the code of conduct.Police are still investigating.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews responded to a pepper spray incident at G. Holmes Braddock High School.Several Fire Rescue trucks and ambulances could be seen outside the school, located at 3601 SW 147th Ave., in Southwest Miami-Dade, late Thursday morning.According to school officials, the container was somehow accidentally sprayed during a biology class after a student reached inside her backpack.“When our first unit arrived, they found there to be multiple patients complaining of symptoms of their eyes being irritated and other similar symptoms,” said MDFR Lt. Kristen Miller.The teacher and students inside the classroom were all evaluated and nobody needed to be transported to the hospital.Kaylee Salas, a 10th grader at the school, was among the students that experienced symptoms from the spray.“I’m good now, but I had shortness of breath,” said Salas. last_img read more

ALM Acquires Survey Publisher

first_imgFast-growing legal publisher ALM has acquired Altman Weil Publications, a 34-year-old Pennsylvania-based publisher of legal surveys “focusing on the economics and management of law firms,” including the Survey of Law Firm Economics.Terms of the deal were not disclosed.ALM plans to integrate the surveys to its existing research data, according to Jack Berkowitz, senior vice president of ALM’s legal division.last_img

Source Bonnier Hachette Nearing Deal

first_imgSOURCE: PIB A Bonnier spokesperson declined to comment other than to say the publisher is “constantly evaluating possible acquisitions in our strategy to further expand the company.” Hachette’s enthusiast titles have all suffered ad page losses through the first quarter but are said to still be profitable.If the deal is finalized, it would mark Bonnier’s third acquisition in recent months. In September, Bonnier bought Working Mother magazine publisher Working Mother Media Inc. from MCG Capital and founding CEO Carol Evans. In December, it purchased Scuba Diving magazine from F+W Media. AD PAGESQ109%CHNG BOATING253.00-47.4 Winter Park, Florida-based Bonnier Corp. is said to be finalizing a deal to acquire Hachette’s American Photo, Boating, Flying, Popular Photography and Sound & Vision, according to knowledgeable sources. The titles have been on the block since March.The news was first reported by Nielsen’s Photo District News. Reed Phillips, a managing partner at DeSilva + Phillips—the media investment firm that’s representing Hachette—said no deal has been finalized.When contacted by FOLIO:, a Hachette spokesperson said the company has “received interest for the purchase of our enthusiast titles” but declined to comment on negotiations with Bonnier. “When we have something to announce, we will issue a statement,” the spokesperson wrote in a statement. “We have been open to exploring opportunities because these established niche brands are leaders in their categories and may receive the right support and find synergies in a group that owns complementary assets in these enthusiast areas.” SOUND & VISION117.2-31.7 FLYING137.96-9.5 AMERICAN PHOTO126.48-22.1 POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY267.74-17.4last_img read more

Profitability Wasnt the Question Roger Friedman Explains NRN Sale

first_imgFOLIO: Alert spoke to Friedman on Wednesday. “We had just had financial pressures,” he said. “We owed money from the Dowden purchase, and with the downturn, we just wanted to straighten out our debt structure. We were always making money, so profitability wasn’t the question. We were in violation of some of our covenants with GE.”Asked if he regretted taking on debt with the Dowden acquisition, or whether he would have done anything differently, Friedman was frank: “I would have still bought Dowden. It was a good company. But I would have sold off a major piece of it earlier to make the debt go down earlier. So even if there was a downturn, we would have been okay.”And he offered some perspective as well. “Things aren’t good. There may be some green sprouts here and there, but everyone’s out of compliance right now. You know who they are. Are there gains in pages over the prior year? Yes, but you don’t know what they’re getting for the pages. There’s price cutting all over the place.”As mentioned above, speculation remains in the industry that Lebhar-Friedman will need to do more, possibly including the divestment of its Dowden Health Media custom-publishing unit. Traditionally, media companies start as entrepreneurial efforts, very often family-owned, and then, as they grow, they are acquired and absorbed by larger, more corporate businesses. Not so Lebhar-Friedman, the venerable, 85-year-old trade-publisher run by the second-generation owner, Roger Friedman, who, coincidentally, is one of the best known and wittiest people in the industry.So it must have been a difficult time for Friedman when he was forced to sell off Nation’s Restaurant News to Penton Media in order to satisfy the demands of a creditor. The brand, which was founded in 1967, was the company’s flagship in the food-service market, which, along with retail and medical media, has been its long-time focus. The NRN sale, as well as the reported shopping of Lebhar’s Dowden Health Media, is seen as part of a plan to pay back GE Capital, which financed Lebhar’s estimated $40 million acquisition of Dowden Health Media in 2005. In 2006, Dowden Health Media founder Carroll Dowden bought back the consumer magazine division of Dowden Health Media (which included four regional titles with combined revenue of under $10 million). Last year, Lebhar-Friedman sold Dowden Professional Publications to Quadrant HealthCom Inc.With the sale of NRN, Lebhar-Friedman retains four retail-focused publications: Home Channel News, Chain Store Age, Retailing Today and Drug Store News.last_img read more

The Atlantic Launches The Sexes Gender Analysis Vertical

first_imgAfter Anne-Marie Slaughter, the Princeton University professor and former State Department foreign policy expert, penned The Atlantic’s most highly trafficked article in history—“Why Women Still Can’t Have it All”—the brand realized there was an unmet need in the marketplace. This week, the brand launched a new content vertical called The Sexes that examines contemporary relationships between men and women.“The mission of the Sexes is to look at how men and women interact in society today, specifically how it is changing from the way men and women interacted 10, 20 or 30 years ago,” says channel editor Eleanor Barkhorn. “One of the most amazing things about Anne-Marie’s piece this summer was it brought in a whole new set of readers to the magazine and website. We are absolutely hoping to do something similar with this site.”In addition to this new online vertical, The Atlantic will feature its content in print and with live events. There is a dedicated social media presence on Twitter for the initiative—@TheAtlanticSEXS—which will be used to promote discussions about gender roles, identities and norms within the workplace, family, religion and schools. Though these topics have been covered by The Atlantic since its launch 155 years ago, the desire from readers for more coverage on the subject has increased. “There’s a big hunger for this content,” adds Barkhorn. “You can see already on the channel, which launched yesterday, almost all of the articles have comments in the double digits because people really want to talk about this stuff. We thought the best way to have more content along these lines was to devote an entire channel to it.”While The Atlantic has its “Women of Washington” live event series that showcases prominent female leaders discussing their areas of expertise, Barkhorn says the company is also planning to have a summit focusing on LGBTQ issues that will compliment the Sexes coverage of gender and sexual identity, among other events.The audience for the new channel, hopes Barkhorn, will be both men and women, existing readers or those that may interact with the brand for the first time due to this niche content. In addition to Slaughter, who has come on as a contributing editor, Barkhorn says the Sexes will feature other notable contributors that may not be gender experts, but wish to discuss gender issues as it relates to modern society.  Stay updated on the latest FOLIO: news, follow us on Facebook & Twitter!More on this topic Digital Pushing Third Year of Profit for The Atlantic The Atlantic’s Digital Side Continues Expansion Tear Survey: Readers Rate National Geographic No. 1 in Print and Online Video On-Demand: Beating the Learning Curve Leveraging Audiences Through Vertical Content Channels High Profile Magazine Editors Drink Whiskey, Discuss Industry’s Gender GapJust In BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & Notes Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQ Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move Four More Execs Depart SourceMedia in Latest Restructuring The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media ConsultantPowered bylast_img read more

HTML5 Now Feature Complete

first_imgNext steps include the standardization process, which should address developer concerns about how the specifications will perform across different browsers, authoring tools, content management systems and other platforms. Danny Winokur, vice president and general manager, Adobe Interactive Development, released the following statement on the W3C’s announcement: “The completion of the HTML5 and Canvas specifications is an important milestone for developers and designers as it provides a common foundation for browsers and other implementations. Web standards are central to Adobe’s Edge Tools & Services for authoring rich interactive web media and animations, helping us deliver a more predictable and reliable user experience for anyone creating content and applications for the modern web. We congratulate the working group for their efforts in advancing both specifications.” The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the standardization body for the web, has announced that the web’s latest version of its markup language, HTML5, has been completely defined. While the specifications of the language are not yet standardized, publishers and developers at least now know what it can and can’t do. “Businesses know what they can rely on for HTML5 in the coming years, and what their customers will demand,” says W3C CEO Jeff Jaffe. “Likewise, developers will know what skills to cultivate to reach smart phones, cars, televisions, ebooks, digital signs, and devices not yet known.”The specifications, the W3C says, are “feature complete,” meaning capabilities are all in place. last_img read more

Glamours New EIC Makes New Hires People on the Move

first_imgJohn KorpicsBazaar is gaining a couple new executives this week. Amy Synnott was tapped as Bazaar’s new executive editor, effective immediately, and will directly report to editor-in-chief of the publication, Glenda Bailey. For 16 years, Synnott worked for InStyle and rose in the ranks from beauty editor to executive editor, and began her career in the industry at Glamour.Jessica Matlin will join Hearst as its new beauty director within the luxury editorial beauty division, effective immediately, and will report to Leah Wyar Romito, chief beauty director of Hearst. Matlin will also work directly under Erin Flaherty, executive editorial director ofBazaar and Marie Claire.Coming most recently from her position as beauty and health director at Teen Vogue, Matlin has held prior roles at Hearst, including deputy beauty editor for Cosmopolitan. In her new role, Matlin will be responsible for brainstorming beauty and wellness stories for Bazaar.Joanna SaltzHearst Magazines Digital Media is expanding Delish’s editorial director Joanna Saltz’s role to include editorial oversight of HouseBeautiful.com. She will be tasked with reimagining and refreshing the brand’s digital presence across video, social media and the website while also continuing to lead content and brand development strategy for Delish.Saltz has helped to grow the Delish brand to reaching 25 million uniques per month and has gathered nearly 19 million social media followers as well as almost 700 million monthly video views.Lindsay Silberman has been promoted from her role as senior digital editor for Town & Country to deputy digital editor, Town & Country and ElleDecor.Three new staffers will join Sports Illustrated according to an announcement from editor-in-chief Chris Stone. Charlotte Wilder will serve as senior writer and video host for the publication, as well as step into many different roles at Sports Illustrated TV. Her responsibilities will range across the magazine, on SI.com, and as the host of a new podcast, and she will focus on tying broader cultural stories into sports. Wilder most recently worked at Vox/SB Nation.Former homepage editor at MLB.com, Shemar Woods is joining Sports Illustrated as a senior editor. He will be responsible for leading the nights-and-weekends desk and overseeing the night staff and their editorial content. The last addition to SI is Emma Baccellieri, who will be writing regularly on baseball. She is coming from Deadspin where she gained extensive experience covering the sports world since 2016. All of the new staff members will start on May 14.Brittany Chevalier McIntyreLuxe Interiors + Design has announced two promotions and an addition to the brand in a personal note from Pamela Jaccarino, LUXE EIC. Brittany Chevalier McIntyre will take on the role of executive editor from her former role of homes editor for the Miami and Florida editions. Formerly serving as the managing editor for LUXE, Heather Carney will step into the role of executive managing editor of the publication. And Nina Korman is joining LUXE as a managing editor from her previous role as editorial director for the shelter magazine HOME Miami.Digital media brand for dads, Fatherly, has appointed Saadiq Rodgers-King its first VP of product. He is coming from software company Brickwork where he held a similar title. Rodgers-King will be tasked with creating stronger outreach to Fatherly’s audience of young parents, overseeing the expansion of the team, and leading new product initiatives.WWD has made several promotions and beat shifts this week. Kali Hays was promoted to media editor from her role as financial reporter, and Alexa Tietjen will be taking on the position of beauty/digital editor from her role as eye reporter.Other moves at the company include the promotion of Misty White Sidell from accessories editor to accessories & features editor. Leigh Nordstrom is moving from her role as associate eye editor, to eye editor. And Kristen Tauer will be deputy eye editor from her role as associate eye editor.Emma Barker is leaving her role as deputy features editor at Cosmopolitan and is joining Time as features editor.In a note to his staff, editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal called Barker “a talented editor with a track record of building audiences and championing writers.” She will begin her role at Time on May 7.New York Times Magazine tapped Pulitzer Prize-winning and former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove, currently a professor of English at the University of Virginia, as its next poetry editor. She will perform this role in conjunction with her current position at the university.  A member of two Pulitzer Prize-winning teams for national reporting, and alumna of the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and ProPublica, Lisa Schwartz, is joining the Daily Beast as the next head of research.Introducing a new weekly crossword puzzle on its app, The New Yorker has made several appointments of staffers who will be tasked with editing and constructing each puzzle.Literary editor, David Haglund, and senior web manager, Liz Maynes-Aminzade, will edit the puzzles. Patrick Berry, former crossword editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education, will help to construct the puzzles. He has been creating puzzles since 1993.K. Austin Collins is another constructor and is currently the film critic for Vanity Fair. He has created puzzles for the New York Times and the American Values Club Crossword.Another constructor is Elizabeth C. Gorski. Founder of Crossword Nation, she has created crosswords for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and others. Natan Last will serve as a constructor and is currently a member of the International Rescue Committee’s innovation lab and the author of “Word: 144 Crossword Puzzles That Prove It’s Hip to Be Square.”Constructor Anna Shechtman is also a writer and the film editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books. She formerly worked for the Times’ puzzle department.Attorney and contributing editor at Current Affairs, Briahna Joy Gray, is joining The Intercept as senior politics editor.Fast Company has tapped Mike Schnaidt as its creative director. He most recently held the role of creative director at Men’s Health and menshealth.com. Google tapped Sanette Tanaka Sloan as an interaction designer and will work on G Suite. Previously, she served as senior product designer at Vox Media and a reporter for the Wall Street Journal.Former Politico editor Henry “C.J.” Jackson will be joining Nant as press secretary and will report directly to CEO Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, the incoming owner of the Los Angeles Times.Aleksander Chan was made a permanent member of the staff at Splinter. He had been serving as acting editor-in-chief, but will now take on the role permanently. Previously, he served as Splinter’s managing editor and as a senior editor. Christina ColemanCeleste KatzFollowing the layoffs of 10 staffers in February and the launch of the publication’s redesign this month, Glamour’s recently-appointed editor-in-chief, Samantha Barry, has announced three new hires to the editorial staff. Christina Coleman was tapped as news and culture director, Celeste Katz was hired as senior political reporter, and Mattie Kahn will join Glamour as senior editor.All coming from backgrounds in news and politics coverage, these hires reflect Barry’s own background in news journalism, with her own past experiences including positions at CNN and the BBC.Mattie KahnKatz has over two decades of experience covering politics and elections, and most recently worked for Newsweek as a reporter. She had been dismissed from the publication along with two editors after investigating and reporting on the Newsweek Media Group’s affairs, including a raid by the Manhattan district attorney’s office.Coleman most recently comes from Essence.com where she served as the senior news and culture editor. And Mattie Kahn most recently served as staff editor for Elle.com. Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move…Dr. Magdalena SkipperNature has appointed its first female editor-in-chief in its nearly century-and-a-half-long history. Dr. Magdalena Skipper, former editor-in-chief of Nature Communications, will succeed Sir Philip Campbell, who is taking on the newly created role of editor-in-chief of Springer Nature. Dr. Skipper has spent over 15 years with the brand and has held a range of positions within the company including chief editor of Nature Reviews Genetics and associate publisher at Nature Life Sciences.Harvard Business Review has tapped John Korpics as its next creative director. He will be replacing James de Vries, who is now with 2nd Road, a Sydney-based strategy consultancy. Korpics has served in the same role of creative director at Fortune, InStyle, Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, GQ, Premiere, and ESPN, and most recently held the role of marketing and communications director at Harlem Village Academies.last_img read more

Installations Digital Twin Enhances DecisionMaking for Asset Energy Management

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR By integrating a number of cutting-edge technologies, Booz Allen Hamilton has developed a prototype, 3-D visualization model for a military base which allows public works staff to monitor most installation management functions, including property management, construction execution, energy usage and land use planning. The model, developed for the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, tracks current conditions using unmanned aerial vehicles and other autonomous data collection platforms outfitted with cameras and other sensors, and employs data analytics to quickly detect anomalies. By aggregating data from a multitude of sources, this “digital twin” facilitates scenario planning for a wide range of applications, such as new construction, facilities sustainment, and energy efficiency and resiliency investments.A case study about the 3-D model will be featured as one of six “Innovators” at Installation Innovation 2018 in San Diego from Feb. 12-14. For more information about the Forum and to register, visit the IIF website.last_img read more

NOW HIRING 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington Week of July 8 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are job listings previously published on Wilmington Apple during the week of July 8, 2018:Part-Time Administrative Clerk at Wilmington Fire DepartmentFull-Time Project Manager at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time Customer Successor Advisor at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time Customer Marketing Manager at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time Certified Preschool Teacher at Little SproutsFull-Time IT Business Analyst at World Travel HoldingsFull-Time Customer Service/Insurance Representatives at Serur AgenciesFull-Time Drivers at West Springfield Auto PartsFull-Time SW Test Engineer at Randstad TechnologiesFull-Time Field Service Technician at Industrial Protection ProductsFull-Time Senior Manufacturing Engineer at MKS InstrumentsFull-Time Educational Assistant at Wildwood Early Childhood CenterFull-Time Merchandiser at Pepsi Co.Full-Time Catering Manager at Compass GroupFull-Time Marketing Coordinator at AltroPart-Time CrossFit Coach at CrossFit AresFull-Time Installer at SunRunPart-Time Sandwich Artist at SubwayFull-Time Technical Trainer at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time Direct Solar Sales at JuicyBluePart-Time Afternoon Loader / Warehouse Associate at OptimaFull-Time Sales Manager (Facility Solutions) at VeritivFull-Time Technician I at Charles River LabsPart-Time Cashier at Lucci’s SupermarketFull-Time Customer Success Advisor at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time Manager (Global Facilities) at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time Courier Driver at AmerisourceBergenFull-Time Senior Manufacturing Engineer at MKS InstrumentsFull-Time Facilities Maintenance Technician at Scully Signal Co.Full-Time Customer Service/Sales Manager at The Seguar AgenciesFull-Time/Part-Time Crew Members & Shift Leaders at Dunkin DonutsFull-Time Chemical Mix Operator at Lubrizol CorporationFull-Time Laboratory Technician I at Charles River LabsFull-Time Project Coordinator (National Accounts Division) at Standard ElectricFull-Time Financial Center Manager at Bank of AmericaFull-Time Cyber Insurance Marketing Representative at HUB InternationalFull-Time Information Security Specialist 4 at L3 TechnologiesFull-Time Warehouse Specialist at Vivint SolarPart-Time Marketing Assistant at Security Innovation, Inc.Full-Time (Temporary) Summer Mover at Two Men And A TruckFull-Time Delivery Driver at FedExFull-Time S&R Shipping and Receiving (Food Manufacturing) at Stuffed FoodsFull-Time Warehouse Worker at Gypsum Management & Supply, Inc.Full-Time Delivery Helper at Gypsum Management & Supply, Inc.Full-Time Cruise Merchandising Specialist at World Travel HoldingsFull-Time IT Administrative Assistant at UniFirstFull-Time Corporate Credit Card Program Administrator at UniFirstFull-Time Accounts Payable Analyst at UniFirstFull-Time Marketing Communications Writer at Analog DevicesFull-Time Drain Service Experts at Super Service Today, Inc.Full-Time Dispatcher/CSR at Super Service Today, Inc.Full-Time/Part-Time All Positions at Rocco’s Restaurant & BarFull-Time Electronics Assembly Technician at Kelly ServicesFull-Time Fence Installer at Pro Fence Co. Inc.Full-Time Scenic Carpenter at Art of the EventFull-Time Movers & Drivers at Xpress MoversFull-Time Delivery Driver at OptimaFull-Time Disaster Restoration Crew Chiefs & Technicians at Service Master Disaster Associates, Inc.Part-Time Package Handler at FedEx WarehouseFull-Time Facilities Maintenance Technician at Scully Signal Co.Full-Time Certified Electrician at SunRunPart-Time Retail Project Merchandiser via Advanced Solutions(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of July 14, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of June 30, 2019)In “Business”last_img read more

OBITUARY Laurie J Ulrickson Levinger 58

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Laurie J. (Ulrickson) Levinger, age 58, of Seminole, FL, formerly of the Newburyport area and Wilmington, passed away on February 4, 2019.Laurie was the beloved companion of Edward McDermott of Seminole, FL, cherished daughter of Phyllis (Tabor) Ulrickson of Dracut, dear sister of Karen Estabrook & her husband Brian of Derry, NH, loving aunt of Kaytlin Carter & her husband Chris and Melissa Estabrook, great-aunt of Wyatt Carter.Laurie graduated from Wilmington High School with the Class of 1979.Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, MA on Saturday, February 9th at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.Memorial donations in Laurie’s name may be made to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844.Laurie J. (Ulrickson) Levinger(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Phyllis A. (Tabor) Ulrickson, 78In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Maureen F. (McKenna) McHugh, 80In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Marie J. (Ciampa) Cummings, 81In “Obituaries”last_img read more

Wilmington Senior Center Holding Charlie Card SignUp Session On May 14

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — State Senator Bruce Tarr and State Representative Dave Robertson has organized a Charlie Card sign-up session at the Wilmington Senior Center (15 School Street) on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, from 1pm to 2pm.Seniors can easily apply for a MBTA Charlie Card right at the Center. Seniors will need to bring a valid government-issued license or ID for proof of age, fill out an application and get your photo taken. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity — People 65 and older are eligible for reduced MBTA fares with a Senior Charlie Card. These cards are valid for 8 years. Please call (978-657-7595) or visit the Center to register for this program.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the Wilmington Senior Center.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedTarr, Robertson & Gordon Secure $30,000 In State Funding For Wilmington Senior Center ImprovementsIn “Government”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, May 14, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”State Senator Bruce Tarr’s Office To Hold Office Hours In Wilmington On September 18In “Government”last_img read more

Spy Who Dumped Me director wants a female Deadpool

first_img 2019 movies to geek out over Thanks to the bed-hopping likes of James Bond, the spy movie is traditionally seen as a male-dominated genre. The Spy Who Dumped Me, an irreverent espionage comedy, made a clear dent in that perception this year.For director Susanna Fogel, the film points the way for women to reinvigorate established genres. In The Spy Who Dumped Me, available on digital download now and DVD & Blu-ray on Boxing Day, Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon are two best friends thrust into the high-stakes world of international espionage and violent action. Fogel, who co-wrote the film with writing partner David Iserson, is keen to build on her experience of making an action movie.Mila Kunis (left) and Kate McKinnon get into the action in The Spy Who Dumped Me. Hopper Stone “I would love to work in that world of epic superhero/super-villain stuff,” she says when we chat on the phone. “I’m not a huge comic book person, but I do feel like there’s an iconic, unabashedly epic quality to those movies. I just don’t generally see female characters in those movies that behave like anything I would recognize.”Fogel is concerned depictions of women are still limited. “The strong woman of 2018 isn’t allowed to be flawed, isn’t allowed to be silly,” she says. It’s sort of considered anti-feminist to show them as anything but bionic super-heroines. So a lot of these spy movies, or action movies or superhero movies — they’re very self-serious in a way I don’t totally connect with.”While Marvel’s Black Widow or the women of Atomic Blonde and Red Sparrow rarely crack a smile, Fogel points out we’ve had various versions of male heroes like Batman, Superman and Spider-Man coming of age, exploring their powers and having emotional character arcs spanning drama, action and comedy. “I feel like on the women’s side of things you have Wonder Woman, but that’s kind of it,” she says, “and Wonder Woman is not a comedian. So it would be interesting to introduce a female Deadpool, a female Iron Man, with some wit infused into the female heroines, and not needing them to be so perfect all the time — letting them be a little bit more human just like the male icons.”The Spy Who Dumped Me Day 16Susanna Fogel (center) directs Kate McKinnon (left) and Mila Kunis. Hopper Stone/SMPSP She isn’t advocating swapping Ryan Reynolds or Robert Downey Jr. for female versions of their iconic characters. But Fogel would happily generate her own superhero or fantasy project. At the same time, she doesn’t want women directors to be pigeonholed as only taking on women heroes.”I feel for female directors, of whom there are not many. There haven’t been many who are able to be genre chameleons in the way that on the male side you have Danny Boyle, Christopher Nolan, Ridley Scott,” she says. Women directors can end up known for one thing or get the reins only of movies perceived as women’s stories, even though a recent study found movies headlined by women lead to big box office returns.Ultimately, Fogel wants to tackle characters on the level of Bourne and Bond, regardless of whether they’re male or female. She’s currently directing an episode of a male-led TV show that has superhero-type elements and was excited she wasn’t hired for the “girl episode.” Before gender becomes irrelevant in the director’s chair, Fogel thinks there’s a “middle step” in which women will make bigger and bigger movies. “It’s hard for Hollywood to think of women for movies that are not necessarily needing a female director,” she says, “and the way to walk that road is to keep expanding the scale and then actually put the evidence in front of their face. Say, OK, you cannot tell me I can’t do another version of this thing I’ve already done.”Culture: Your hub for everything from film and television to music, comics, toys and sports.Movie Magic: The secrets behind the scenes of your favorite films and filmmakers.  TV and Movies Share your voice 9center_img 77 Photos Comments Tagslast_img read more

Valley of the Boom mashes up fact and fantasy of 90s dotcom

first_img 2019 movies to geek out over Now playing: Watch this: 2019 TV shows you can’t miss The six-part series started on National Geographic on Sunday. It’s an intriguingly unusual show, telling this true story in a form that owes a lot to the disjointed way we consume information and entertainment online. Like Nat Geo’s other big show Mars, Valley of the Boom is half drama and half documentary — actors act out scenes, interspersed with interviews in which the actual players from the time explain what’s going on, what they were thinking and why we should care.Think of it like The Big Short, with the actual people chiming in.Lamorne Morris is our guide through the Valley of the Boom, exposing the 1990s tech boom and bust in Silicon Valley. Ed Araquel The show focuses on Netscape, the browser company that launched a Silicon Valley gold rush in 1995 with a massive IPO. A “bland strip mall” in California became the wild west as everybody raced to get rich from this new World Wide Web thing — even if they didn’t have the first clue what it was.Like Facebook movie The Social Network — which gets a call-out here, natch — Valley of the Boom gets a few laughs out of how wrong, wrong, wrong many of these people were. In the show’s second strand, focusing on early social network and Facebook precursor The Globe, we see visionary geeks stymied by clueless suits who can’t figure out how to make money from this thing.And in the third strand, we meet the guys who took advantage of this cluelessness. As Silicon Valley’s sports car dealerships found themselves flogging Ferraris faster than they could get ’em on the lot, the sharks circled. One such shark was Michael Fenne, a colorful huckster and criminal who made astronomical promises in the early days of video streaming.It’s easy to see why Valley of the Boom focuses on Fenne, as he brings a touch of madness the drier storylines can’t match. Steve Zahn does a lot of heavy lifting in bringing Valley of the Boom to life with the antics of a paunchy, bottle-blonde huckster who was somehow irresistible to investors.73787Steve Zahn as dot-com conman Michael Fenne in National Geographic’s Valley of the Boom. Bettina Strauss The other standout is John Karna, playing Netscape’s “messiah of technology” Marc Andreesen. He’s the Zuckerberg-style nerd who’s depicted as something between a bit anti-social and a total sociopath.So those are the actors playing the characters. Then in between each scene we see talking heads like Arianna Huffington, a co-producer of the show, explaining what’s going on. That’s the documentary bit. On the plus side, Valley of the Boom is slightly different from Mars, which puts documentary interviews awkwardly next to scenes of outright fantasy. On the other hand, Valley of the Boom goes further in blurring the line between fact and fantasy. So when the real Marc Andreesson refuses to appear in the show, the actor playing him simply turns to the camera and starts doing a documentary talking head as well as acting in the dramatic scenes.The fourth wall gets completely demolished by Lamorne Morris from New Girl. He’s a fictional investment banker compositing all the chequebook-wielding suits that descended on Silicon Valley, but he’s also our narrator for increasingly wild sequences like an interpretative dance, a rap battle and a Bit Gates puppet that dramatise various real events.If you buy into it, this outrageous blending of fact and fantasy is pretty fun. It’s like The Big Short’s fourth wall-breaking asides gone nuts. And it actually suits the subject matter: This is storytelling shaped by the information age. It’s like pausing a movie to Google whether what you just saw actually happened. It’s like an online article peppered with YouTube videos. It’s TV with hyperlinks. Valley of the Boom producer Arianna Huffington says tech can do better You know what’s cool? VC trading cards The greatest example of Silicon Valley stupidity Valley of the Boom clip makes a risky investment in the… Post a comment 1:10 Tags Silicon Valley stories This happens with a few of the characters, which means that for each of the many, many white guys — and it is mostly white guys —  you have to remember two faces instead of one.Still, it has to be said, this is no harder to follow than heavyweight business-focused dramas like The Social Network, Billions or Succession. There are times I’d beg for one of those show’s cast to turn to the camera and explain what the heck’s going on.You’ll probably know pretty quickly whether you like Valley of the Boom’s storytelling style. It’s certainly a novel way to add spark to a potentially dry story, using the multilayered multimedia hyperactivity of online storytelling to delve into the history of the connected world we take for granted.And if you don’t like it, you can just go back to Facebook or Netflix. The internet is basically the world now. The way we shop, the way we watch TV, even the way we talk, it’s all built on the pillars of web browsing, social networking and streaming video. Yup, we spend all our time on Netscape, TheGlobe.com and Pixelon.Except we don’t, obviously.New TV show Valley of the Boom is the real-life story of the companies that came before Google, Facebook and Netflix, the companies and the people that laid the foundations of the internet — and were buried there. 50 Photos Share your voice Culture: Your hub for everything from film and television to music, comics, toys and sports.Movie Magic: The secrets behind the scenes of your favorite films and filmmakers.  0 Goofy fun as it is, the blurring of drama and documentary does go a bit far. The fantasy sequences, like a spate of violent assassinations representing Microsoft targeting Netscape, feel like they’re trying too hard. But the bigger problem is keeping track of it all. The real Marc Andreeson isn’t there, so you only have to remember the actor guy’s face. But the real James Barksdale — Netscape’s CEO — is on the show, which means you have to remember he’s the guy who matches with Bradley Whitford, the actor playing a fictionalised version of him. Then Whitford turns to the camera and breaks the fourth wall, which means you have the real Barksdale talking to us and the fake Barksdale. 77 Photos TV and Movies Tech Industrylast_img read more

Senators want FCC to investigate whether carriers throttle YouTube Netflix

first_img Amazon Sprint Tags Read the Rylo camera preview Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. 1 Turo Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Internet Tags FCC’s Ajit Pai: Net neutrality repeal helps rural broadband $210 at Best Buy See It $6 at Tidal Read DJI Osmo Action preview Sarah Tew/CNET Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) In a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, senators called for an investigation.  Alex Edelman / Getty Images In a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, three US senators are calling for an investigation into whether US mobile carriers are throttling traffic to certain streaming apps like YouTube and Netflix without telling customers.The letter, sent Wednesday by Democratic Sens. Edward Markey of Massachusetts, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Ron Wyden of Oregon, said that throttling could be a violation of Federal Communications Commission transparency rules. They cite a study from Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst that almost every US cellular company throttles at least one streaming video service. Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Share your voice See at Turo See it Chris Monroe/CNET Read the AirPods review Comment Sarah Tew/CNET The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) $999 What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Best Buy Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Sarah Tew/CNET DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X See at Amazon $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express $999 Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go.center_img $59 at eBay DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Sarah Tew/CNET $999 JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) $60 at Best Buy Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) 6:22 $155 at Google Express Angela Lang/CNET Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Rylo Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Markey, Blumenthal and Wyden said that upon reaching out to the carriers in question, they didn’t receive sufficient explanation for what was going on.”The lack of clear and complete information that the carriers provided in response to congressional inquiries should prompt the Commission to investigate the carriers’ practices and determine if they violate the existing transparency rules,” the letter said. The senators are asking for a response from the FCC by Feb. 27.This comes after the 2017 vote to repeal net neutrality, the Obama-era rules that kept broadband providers from slowing or blocking access to the internet or from charging companies to get faster access. The FCC, YouTube and Netflix didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Boost Mobile Comments CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $999 Now playing: Watch this: See It Apple iPhone XS $520 at HP I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. $299 at Amazon Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. 7 FCC Netflix YouTube,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. 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Elon Musks Boring Company chosen to build Vegas underground loop

first_img Share your voice Tags A concept electronic vehicle from The Boring Company that would carry people through underground tunnels at a high speed in Las Vegas.  The Boring Company Elon Musk has his eye on “Sin City.”The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority on Wednesday recommended Elon Musk’s Boring Company to design, build and operate a loop of underground tunnels that would carry people in autonomous electric vehicles at the city’s convention center.”The selection of The Boring Company for the Las Vegas Convention Center’s on-property, guest transportation solution leads the way to the evolution of transportation overall in Southern Nevada,” Steve Hill, CEO and president of LVCVA, said in a blog post. This comes as the convention center goes through an expansion, which will make it span 200 acres in 2021, just in time for CES, according to the blog post. The project will potentially connect downtown Las Vegas, the convention center, the Las Vegas Boulevard Resort Corridor, McCarran International Airport and more.The Boring Company was selected by an LVCVA evaluation team following a request for proposals last year. The proposal is subject to approval of the agency’s board, which is scheduled to consider it during a March 12 meeting. Once it’s approved, the agency would negotiate a contract with The Boring Company. LVCVA estimates the fiscal impact of the project to be between $35 and $55 million.”We are excited to work with the LVCVA to provide a world-class mass transit system in Las Vegas,” Boring President Steve Davis said in a statement. “Upon approval, it can be in use by Las Vegas Convention Center guests within one year, supporting the LVCVA’s expansion timeline.” Musk’s Boring Company is all about high-speed underground tubes. Two years ago, he said he was going to build a tunneling machine to take transport subterranean. Then, in December, Musk officially opened the first Boring Company test tunnel under SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California. Musk wants to build a tunnel from the western neighborhoods to Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, and a 35-mile line of twin tunnels from Washington, DC, to Maryland. The Boring Company has also landed a contract with the Chicago Infrastructure Trust to build the express loop system to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.  Sci-Tech Tech Industry Post a comment 0 Boring Company Elon Musklast_img read more