Show off your talent to support Wilmington police

first_img To participate you must live in New Hanover, Pender, or Brunswick counties.The event will be November 4 at Thalian Hall and money raised will go towards purchasing a new horse trailer for WPD’s mounted patrol.The 2017 Wilmington’s Got Talent event raised $16,000 to purchase a drug dog for theNew Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.“Wilmington Central Rotary is excited to bring back Wilmington’s Got Talent this year aswe feature the many wonderfully talented people and undiscovered entertainers in thiscity. It’s going to be a lot of fun for all involved.” said Louise McColl, Wilmington CentralRotary event chair.To apply, request sponsorship information, or purchase tickets please email LouiseMcColl at mccoll18@bellsouth.net, call (910) 350-1211 or visit our websitewww.wilmingtoncentralrotary.com. Wilmington’s Got Talent (Photo: Wilmington Central Rotary) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Do you have a talent you want to share with the world? The Wilmington Central Rotary has the perfect opportunity for you.The organization is hosting it’s annual variety show, Wilmington’s Got Talent. Now, they’re looking for performers.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Former longtime federal judge in Wilmington dies at 90

first_imgHon. James C. Fox (Photo courtesy of Andrews Mortuary and Crematory Market Street Chapel – Wilmington) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A longtime federal judge who served in Wilmington has died.According to his obituary, Judge James C. Fox died at his Wilmington home Saturday. Judge Fox was 90.- Advertisement – President Ronald Reagan appointed Judge Fox to the US District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina in 1982. He served until his retirement in 2017.“Over the years of his service on the bench, federal prosecutors in this district knew Judge Fox to be a keen student of the law, and dedicated to its firm and fair enforcement,” US Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina Robert Higdon said in a statement. “He expected the highest standards of ethics and professionalism in his court and any attorney who appeared before him was the better for the experience. He deeply loved the people and places in the Eastern District and worked hard to ensure their business was well-handled in federal court. He will be greatly missed.”Judge Fox is survived by his wife of 68 years, Kate, three children, nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.Related Article: Peter Tork, Monkees’ lovable bass-guitar player, dead at 77Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church in Wilmington followed by burial at Oakdale Cemetery.Memorials may be made to St. James Episcopal Church Foundation or to Lower Cape Fear Hospice.last_img read more

Five people remain at Grand Strand Medical Center after stairs collapse

first_img The remaining were treated and released from the Emergency Department.Grand Strand Medical Center is the only Level I Adult Trauma Center and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center in the area with specially-trained staff to care for the critically injured.“Our emergency and trauma teams work together with our first responders to ensure our community has the absolute best care possible when any unexpected events happen,” said Dr. Antonio Pepe, Trauma Medical Director for Grand Strand Health. “All of our team members are dedicated to providing a supportive healthcare environment in challenging moments like these.”Related Article: Fishing team tags tiger shark in Brunswick CountyThe extended family of the homeowner was taking a group photo when the steps gave way on Monday afternoon.The house is near the far west end of the island. According to a real estate listing, the house has six bedrooms, seven baths, sleeps 22 and rents for $6,000 this week. Several people were hurt when the steps collapsed at a home in Ocean Isle Beach on May 27, 2019. (Photo: Monique Robinson/WWAY) HORRY COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Twelve people were injured when steps leading up to  a deck collapsed on Memorial Day at a home on Ocean Isle Beach.According to a news release, of the 12 patients treated at Grand Strand Medical Center, five patients were treated in the Trauma Center and are all in good-to-fair condition.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Striferidden Italian coalition faces showdown over graft case

first_imgFILE PHOTO: Interior Minister Matteo Salvini looks on next to Italy’s Minister of Labor and Industry Luigi Di Maio at the Quirinal palace in Rome, Italy, June 1, 2018. REUTERS/Tony Gentile/File PhotoFILE PHOTO: Interior Minister Matteo Salvini looks on next to Italy’s Minister of Labor and Industry Luigi Di Maio at the Quirinal palace in Rome, Italy, June 1, 2018. REUTERS/Tony Gentile/File Photo Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement said on Sunday the government would fall unless its coalition partner the League agreed to the sacking of a junior minister caught up in a corruption case.Relations between 5-Star and the far-right League have grown increasingly fraught in the run-up to EU parliamentary elections on May 26, with the two parties acting more like political enemies than cabinet allies.Their growing rivalry triggered an unprecedented spat between the interior and defence ministries as tensions grow over the fate of junior transport minister Armando Siri, who is very close to League leader Matteo Salvini.Siri last month was put under investigation for allegedly accepting a bribe from a wind farm entrepreneur who has been linked to the Sicilian Mafia. Siri has denied wrongdoing, but 5-Star has said he must resign for the good of the government.Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, who belongs to no party and presents himself as the mediator between the two cabinet allies, agreed last week that Siri must go.However, the League, which has surged in the polls over the past year and has easily overtaken 5-Star as Italy’s leading party, has so far refused to back down, saying he has not been charged and not yet had a chance to speak to investigators.The 5-Star’s Barbara Lezzi, who serves as minister for the south, told Il Messaggero newspaper on Sunday that the accusations against Siri were undermining the government, which took office last June promising radical political change.Asked if the coalition would fall if the League refused to let him go, she said: “Yes. I cannot accept that a government undersecretary investigated for corruption should stay on.”There was no sign of a League retreat. Instead Salvini, who serves as interior minister, looked to shift focus with his ministry saying the defence ministry had wrongly tweeted that the navy had thwarted an attack on an Italian fishing boat.The interior ministry accused Defence Minister Elisabetta Trenta, who comes from 5-Star, of putting out fake news. “The defence minister should act like a defence minister. The Armed Forces deserve much better,” a statement said.The 5-Star said Salvini had “crossed a red line” by using his ministry to attack another for electoral purposes, and said it would not back down over Siri.“Show you have balls in the Siri case and make him quit,” it said in a blunt statement on Sunday.Pointing to recent high-profile crimes, including the shooting of a toddler in Naples, it also suggested Salvini was spending too much time on the campaign trail for the EU ballot and not enough time behind his desk.Several Italian newspapers quoted sources within the League at the weekend as saying they were fed up of working with 5-Star and predicting the government could fall after the May 26 vote.Salvini denied the reports and accused journalists of generating “pointless” controversies. “The government will last for four years,” he told an election rally on Saturday.WhatsApp SharePrint <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

Ten best tech innovations in fashion

first_imgWearable technology is the future of fashion. Image Credit: Hc online Advertisement As we continue to move toward a life of constant connectivity, there is no denying that wearable technology is the future of fashion. It only makes sense that we would want our clothes—like everything else— to interact with our devices.We have seen huge advancements in the market for tech-saavy style, especially over the last couple years, and we aren’t just talking about trends for the dudes in Silicon Valley. Designers have joined the movement toward wearables to create stylish pieces that keep us fresh and make our Internet-obsessed lives that much easier.From smart watches to pants that can charge your cell phone, function has become the key to fashion. Thanks to some game changing innovations the ability to control and connect to your clothing is more accessible then ever. Check out our list of the 10 best technological innovations in fashion, so far. – Advertisement – Biometric Smart ShirtsBiometric Smart Shirts. Image Credit: Hexo SkinRalph Lauren is credited with changing the game of wearable tech when it released its smart shirt. The nylon compression tee, developed through a collaboration with OM, is made with thin silver fibers that can track the wearer’s biometrics. The practically invisible sensors detect and record the heart rate, steps, calories burned, breathing, and stress level of the user, and display the information on an app. The customized app will then draw on 10,000 combinations to produce personalized workouts.Phone Charging PantsCharging-jeans-hero. Image Credit: Joes JeansLast year, designer Adrien Sauvage and Microsoft teamed up to design the world’s first pair of phone-charging pants. The wearable chinos, took six months to create, and featured a wireless Nokia charging plate in the front pocket that uses an electromagnetic field to recharge your battery.Since then, other brands like Joe’s Jeans have released denim styles that can also charge your mobile phone simply by slipping the device in your pocket.Google Conductive Fibers Google announced earlier this year that it would be working with Levi’s to develop a new wearable collection titled Project Jacquard. The tech company will turn the brand’s classic styles into tech platforms that act like smart watches.The clothing will have capabilities like sending text messages and silencing your cell phone just by tapping or swiping them. The thin fibers that were originally developed in Japan will eventually be able to be woven into any kind of textile or garment. Levi’s vice president said that he hopes this new technology will allow users to be more physically present. They will officially hit the market next year.Smart WatchesStyles like the Apple watch offer added functionality, such as receiving phone calls and messages. Image Credit: GoogleSmart watches have created a lot of hype around the wearable-tech movement. The release of the interactive watches has already begun to phase out previous innovations in wearable tech like fitness trackers.Styles like the Apple watch offer added functionality, such as receiving phone calls and messages, accessing apps and using Apple Pay, as well as recording the users biometrics.As far as style goes tech companies like LG have released more classic takes on the timepieces so you don’t look like such a techie. Temperature Regulating MaterialsBrands like Under Amour and Nike have introduced these special materials that can respond and control temperature to keep people comfortable, especially while being active.. Image Credit: rackedWhether you’re working out, or just a victim of hot or cold climates, there is nothing better than something that can regulate your body temperature. Brands like Under Amour and Nike have introduced these special materials that can respond and control temperature to keep people comfortable, especially while being active.Japanese retailer Uniqlo has developed a whole line of fashionable basics called Heattech that can retain heat and fight odor during those cold weather months.Bluetooth Enabled Clothing From gloves to hoodies, a series of styles have been developed that incorporate Bluetooth technology. Designer Asher Levine designed a whole collection of pieces that featured microchips, allowing the pieces to be tracked in case they were lost or stolen. When the chip was paired with a phone, it could display the location using Google Maps.Recently, BearTek developed a pair of Bluetooth-enabled gloves that sync to your mobile device or GoPro camera. You can perform commands like answer calls, play music, and lock functionality, just with the touch of a finger.3D Printing 3D printing is one of the biggest and coolest innovations for fashion. Many designers like Iris van Herpen and brands like Nike have showed us the amazing capabilities of the new technology, from designing intricate dresses to football cleats. 3D printing is set to become the future of the fashion industry.Concepts for at home clothing printers have already been developed, which would allow customers to buy digital designs and print them in the comfort of their own home, taking customization to a new heights.Clothes That Make Payments This concept developed by MasterCard and designer Adam Selman hasn’t hit the market just yet, but the idea is game-changing. The dress, gloves, earrings, and sunglasses would be equipped with minichips that contain your credit card information. Users would wave the object in front of a reader to pay for their purchase.The chip would be hooked up to your phone much like Apple Pay or Android Pay. The clothing is set to be available in the second half of 2016.Smart glasses that are enabled with Bluetooth technology.Image Credit: MashableSmart GlassesSmart glasses are one innovation that hasn’t really caught on, but the concept is pretty next level. If they could just nail the style aspect of the frames, there wouldn’t be much not to like about the accessory.With Google Glass, which has already been discontinued, you could take photos, look at a map, and record a video without ever touching another device. But, eyewear company Oakley has recently announced that they are investing in smart glasses that are enabled with Bluetooth technology, and hopefully they can make it more aesthetically pleasing.Solar Panel JacketsTommy Hilfiger Solar Charging Jackets. Image Credit: TommyWearing a bunch of bulky solar panels on your clothing, doesn’t seem like the most appealing thing, But, the technology creates solar power that can do awesome things like charge your phone.Tommy Hilfiger brought solar panels to the mainstream last winter when he released a jacket embedded with them across the back and many other designers have experimented with the panels, creating parkas and dresses that incorporate the solar cells.Luckily, the design for the panels is becoming more thin and flexible, so that we can move more toward creating and sustaining our own energy with our clothes.[COMPLEX]last_img read more

Twitter Looks to Make Money From Ads Aimed at LoggedOut Users

first_imgTwitter Inc said it was testing a feature to show advertisements to people who read tweets without logging in. Advertisement Twitter Inc said it was testing a feature to show advertisements to people who read tweets without logging in, as it tries to make good on its long-time ambition to monetize non-active users.The company said the feature will help it cash in on an additional half a billion people each month, pushing its shares up as much as 7.8 percent to $26.21 on Thursday – their biggest percentage gain in two months.The promoted tweets and videos will be available on Twitter’s desktop website, particularly on people’s profile pages and “tweet detail” pages that highlight specific tweets. – Advertisement – The move will be welcomed by advertisers who have shied away from Twitter saying it doesn’t have enough users, unlike rival Facebook Inc , which boasts more than 1.55 billion monthly active users (MAUs). Twitter has 320 million MAUs.Facebook, which had once struggled to monetize its social networking platform, has been consistently launching tools to capture ad dollars.Twitter had first broached this idea last year when Chief Financial Officer Anthony Noto said it would be possible to monetize logged-out users once the company “nailed the consumer experience”.The company has said that ads targeted at logged-out users – or people who view tweets without a Twitter account – would bring in $2.50 in average revenue per user (ARPU). Its logged-in user base brings in more than $4 in ARPU.Twitter has been experimenting under Jack Dorsey – the company’s co-founder who returned as chief executive in October – to make the website more engaging.“The best thing to happen under Jack Dorsey would be the fact that they are going to rethink all aspects of their business,” Monness, Crespi, Hardt, & Co Inc analyst James Cakmak said.“Before it was a case of doing the same thing and hoping things change.”In the few months under Dorsey, Twitter introduced the ‘Moments’ feature, added polls to tweets, laid off about 8 percent of its workforce and rolled out a “buy” button.[related-posts]The company also said earlier this week it was testing a feature where tweets would be sorted by relevance instead of reverse chronological order.The new ads feature was being tested with some advertisers in the United States, UK, Japan and Australia, Twitter said on Thursday. The company plans to roll it out to more markets around the world.[Gadgets 360]last_img read more

Facebook has introduced Messenger Lite for Android

first_imgAdvertisement Social media giant Facebook doesn’t want anyone to miss out because of old technology.The company has announced Messenger “Lite” for Android, which is a Messenger app designed for older phones with less memory and less powerful processors.The App was initially launch in Kenya, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, and Venezuela, but will hit other regions at a later, unspecified date. – Advertisement – The app is similar to Facebook Lite app, and  is aimed at users in emerging markets. It uses less data to mitigate unpredictable network speeds.Messenger Lite can send and receive photos, stickers and links, but there is no communication whether a similar version will be launched for iOS.last_img

JULIE COLLIER Sun Starters Orders

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USC Marshall Supply Chain Student Engagement and More – Los Angeles News

first_img Last Updated Sep 21, 2018 by Maggie BoccellaFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail USC Marshall Supply Chain, Student Engagement, and More – Los Angeles News We’ve rounded up the news you need to know from this week out of the Los Angeles metro.Nick Vyas Builds a State-of-the-Art Global Supply Chain Management Program – News at USC Marshall“Forty years ago, there were 26 mega-cities worldwide. Now there are 70. The globalization cat is out of the bag. But how do we deliver to everyone?”This question of delivery maximization here is asked by Nick Vyas, an Assistant Professor at the USC Marshall School of Business, and Director of the school’s Center for Global Supply Chain Management. From his past roles with now-defunct retail giants like Toys ‘R’ Us and the soon-to-be (you know it’s coming) defunct Sears, Vyas has seen a hefty degree of turmoil in the industry. At the same time, however, he has seen modernized giants like Amazon and Alibaba rise to the top, matching the increased demands of consumers.In a 2017 CIO Review article, Vyas explains, “Big data has certainly changed the supply chain industry. Armed with such information, retailers are able to achieve better revenue positioning because product offers can be instantaneously changed to respond to customer demand shifts.” USC Marshall caught on to the trends early, organizing the Online Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management program in 2013. Fast-forward five years, and Vyas is already seeing commendable improvement. ““We are seeing success,” Vyas says in a recent interview. “One hundred percent of the MS students are in internships. We prep them.”You can read more about Vyas and the USC Marshall Online Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management program here.How Can Campuses Foster Student Success? Management Professor Examines Engagement – Mihaylo Business School NewsA CSU Fullerton Mihaylo College of Business professor of management recently offered some advice on student engagement as a cornerstone of business education at any level.Professor Gerard Beenen has sought to guide Mihaylo students, who will find themselves among 40,000 other CSU Fullerton students, in how to connect within increasingly competitive and challenging conditions.“Large universities like Cal State Fullerton,” Bennen says, “… are facing challenging goals to help students graduate faster … in an era of tighter and tighter state budgets. When students feel connected … they help us achieve these goals. [These] students … are more likely to persist until they graduate. And once they graduate, they’re more likely to give their time and resources to the campus.”Student clubs, of which Cal State Fullerton has 325, serve as a valuable beginning to form connections. But Beenen points out that a wider focus toward common goals is most beneficial. “When we say, ‘Titans reach higher,’ we appeal to a shared aspiration—a superordinate identity—that all of our student clubs can identify with, along with study groups, friendship networks and other informal campus connections.”Professor Beenen is a frequent contributor to The Orange County Register. He has also spoke about his views on student engagement in The Leadership Voice, Mihaylo College’s Center for Leadership’s video series.Bigger Reach, Higher Prices – American Economic AssociationMatt Schmitt, UCLA Anderson School of Management Economist and Professor of Strategy recently remarked upon the state of competition within U.S. hospital systems in the U.S. for the American Economic Association.In 2017, Schmitt observes, the highest number of hospital system mergers in recent history occurred, resulting in higher healthcare prices. This counters the stance of many proponents of consolidation who argue that it reduces competition, thus reducing cost.Two factors may contribute to higher prices: change in management practices after mergers; and speculation on the part of the acquiring hospital. The latter factor is a motivator of merger for many hospital entities.Schmitt analyzed 100 mergers between 2000 and 2010, and discovered that costs rose an average of 6 to 7 percent. The price increase impacted insurers, and the cost to patients is difficult to assess.“In health care … there are several different layers of decision makers, all with potentially competing objectives. [This] research seeks to better understand the economics of these situations and whether policy may have a role to play in improving outcomes,” Schmitt notes.You can read more about Schmitt’s research discoveries here. About the AuthorMaggie BoccellaMaggie Boccella, a lifelong resident of Philadelphia, is a freelance writer, artist and photographer. She has consulted on various film and multimedia projects, and she also serves as a juror for the city’s annual LGBTQIA Film Festival.View more posts by Maggie Boccella center_img regions: Los Angeles RelatedMarshall and Infosys Launch Center of Global Supply Chain ManagementThe USC Marshall School of Business has announced at partnership with Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing solutions, in launching the new Center of Global Supply Chain Management (CGSCM). The CGSCM will be an industry-academia center focused on establishing a strong industry network, offering a variety of…February 10, 2014In “Featured Region”School v. School: Arizona State v. USCCalifornia or Arizona? Los Angeles or Phoenix? Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business of USC Marshall Business School? It’s not so easy deciding where you should go to school for your MBA degree. There are many elements to consider including the location, cost of attendance, school rankings, post-graduation…April 10, 2019In “Featured Home”Los Angeles MBA Programs that Specialize in Supply Chain ManagementAs businesses grow and develop, it’s up to supply chain managers, or SCMs, to effectively ensure that all goods and services are delivered in a quick, optimized manner. SCMs are the logistical overlords of any major operation—they oversee how all the parts of their product, including raw materials, information, and…November 21, 2017In “Featured Home”last_img read more

LA Judge Orders Halt to Trumps Ban for Immigrant Visa Holders

first_img LA Judge Orders Halt to Trump’s Ban for Immigrant Visa Holders By The Associated Press February 3, 2017 Updated: February 3, 2017 US Passengers arrives during a demonstration against the new ban on immigration issued by President Donald Trump at Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts on Jan. 28, 2017. President Trump signed an executive order that halted refugees and residents from predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. (Scott Eisen/Getty Images) Share  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   center_img Show Discussion Share this article A federal judge in Los Angeles has ordered the U.S. government to allow people holding immigrant visas from seven majority-Muslim nations into the United States despite President Trump’s executive order banning them.In a temporary restraining order issued late Tuesday, Judge Andre Birotte Jr. ordered the government not to cancel any validly obtained immigrant visas or bar anyone from the seven nations holding them from entering the U.S.But it was unclear whether the order will have any effect. The State Department ordered all visas from the seven countries revoked on Friday, and the government has maintained that orders similar to Birotte’s do not apply because the visas are no longer valid.The State Department declined comment Wednesday on Birotte’s order, saying it does not comment on pending litigation.last_img read more