A Camas woman who was injured in a head-on traffic accident along Highway 500 on Saturday remained in a local hospital Sunday evening.Jaime L. Saemann, 45, was at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, where her condition was not available. She was injured in a collision at 4:45 p.m. Saturday when her SUV crossed the center line of the highway and collided with another vehicle driven by Makayla M. Yost, 17, of Vancouver. Saemann had been reported in critical condition Saturday night. Yost suffered bruises and was treated in the hospital’s emergency room.
A 43-year-old Vancouver man died in a crash on Interstate 5 in Lynnwood early this morning, according to the Washington State Patrol.Vernon C. Strand was driving a 2002 Ford pickup south on the I-5 offramp for Interstate 405 when witnesses say the vehicle drifted off the roadway into the grass shoulder, hit a sign and rolled multiple times down an embankment, Trooper Mark Francis said.The driver was wearing a seat belt but was partially ejected, Francis said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.The crash was reported at 2:14 a.m., and the offramp was closed for about three hours.Francis said that there is no indication that drugs or alcohol were a factor, but that the cause of the crash is still under investigation.
PORTLAND — A senior information technology official who oversaw most of the development of Oregon’s troubled health insurance exchange resigned Thursday.Carolyn Lawson stepped down as chief information officer of the Oregon Health Authority and the Department of Human Services for “personal reasons,” the agencies’ leaders wrote in a short memo to Lawson’s staff and other senior officials.Lawson oversaw the development of the technology behind the online enrollment system for Cover Oregon, which is a separate, semi-autonomous state agency. When Lawson ran out of money unexpectedly in May, the development work was hastily handed over to staff at Cover Oregon, where an official wrote a scathing report highlighting serious problems with its functionality.The online enrollment system still doesn’t work more than two months after it was supposed to launch, a high-profile embarrassment for the state. Officials have had to use paper applications, with more than 400 people working around the clock to process them by hand.Lawson was hired in 2011 to oversee technology projects for the Oregon Health Authority and the Department of Human Services. The state had just approved creating a health insurance exchange.The exchange project was tacked onto a separate project to modernize the internal computers systems for both agencies, which administer public assistance programs like Medicaid, food stamps and welfare.
Clark County health officials reopened Vancouver Lake to swimmers Friday afternoon, just one day after closing the lake due to elevated E. coli bacteria levels.Clark County Public Health announced the closure Thursday after learning three of the six water samples taken earlier in the week showed elevated levels of the E. coli bacteria. But by Friday afternoon, bacteria levels had dropped within “acceptable limits,” according to health officials.“We strongly urge parents not to take diapered children or those who haven’t been potty trained into the water,” Dr. Alan Melnick, Clark County health officer/administrator, said in a news release. “We also advise people who catch fish at Vancouver Lake to always cook the fish completely, whether or not a health advisory has been issued. Any body of water can become contaminated.”Health officials will continue to test Vancouver Lake for bacteria every two weeks throughout the summer.To avoid catching or spreading E. coli or other illness that can spread in swimming areas, health officials offer these tips:Don’t swim or wade if you have diarrhea. You can spread germs in the water and make others sick.Don’t swallow the water and avoid getting water in your mouth.Practice good hygiene. Shower with soap before swimming and wash your hands after using the toilet or changing diapers.Take children on bathroom breaks often.Change diapers in a bathroom or diaper-changing area, not near the water. Keep children who aren’t potty trained out of the water.Wash your child thoroughly with soap and water before swimming.
Age UK Nottingham and Nottinghamshire has been accredited as a living wage employer by the Living Wage Foundation.The charity has committed to paying its 127 employees at least the voluntary living wage rate of £8.45 an hour. This will apply to both direct staff and third-party contractors.The living wage is a voluntary, hourly rate that is calculated according to the basic cost of living. The rate is independently set and updated annually. The living wage for employees working in London is £9.75 an hour to reflect the higher cost of living in the capital.The voluntary living wage is distinct from the statutory national living wage rate, which is paid to employees aged 25 and over. The national living wage is currently £7.50 an hour.Mick Tinkler, chief executive officer at Age UK Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, said: “We are pleased to be recognised by the Living Wage Foundation and be part of a network of responsible employers. We place staff support, development and retention at the heart of our charity’s strategy so it is important for our charity to provide a positive, encouraging and rewarding place to work for staff. Paying a living wage is just one way of our charity invests in our people, the communities we serve, and the UK economy.”Laura Page, human resources manager at Age UK Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, added: “We see the living wage as a major commitment to fairness and hope it will make Age UK [Nottingham and Nottinghamshire] stand out as an organisation people want to work for. We want to be the best employer we possibly can.”
Florida-based framing and drywall construction organisation Gomez Drywall Contractors has been ordered to pay $178,766 (£140,872.97) in back pay to 108 employees for violating overtime regulations.An investigation conducted by the Wage and Hour Division (WHD), part of the US Department of Labor, found that Gomez Drywall Contractors has misclassified its staff as independent contractors, subsequently failing to pay them overtime when they worked more than 40 hours over the working week. This violates the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which requires employers to pay overtime hours at time and a half an employee’s regular pay.Gomez Drywall Contractors also did not comply with the FLSA’s recordkeeping provision; the organisation failed to maintain the required time and payroll records.The investigation further found that staff employed primarily by Gomez Drywall Contractors were also jointly employed by Texas-based general contractor RSL Contractors, which had hired Gomez Drywall Contractors as a subcontractor. RSL Contractors assisted with the WHD’s investigation and has agreed to release any due payments directly to the Department of Labor.The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) also participated in the investigation and contributed to the resolution.Troy Mouton, district director, New Orleans at the WHD, said: “Violations like those found in this case are common in this industry and are avoidable. The Wage and Hour Division is committed to ensuring that employees receive the wages they’ve earned and that employers compete on a level playing field.”
TAMARAC, Fla. (WSVN) — A car crashed through the window of a bank in Tamarac, Thursday afternoon.The Broward Sheriff’s Office have pulled the silver BMW out of the Bank of America, located near 8200 N. University Drive, which partially drove through windows near the entrance. The collision occurred around noon.No injuries were reported to anyone inside the bank or the driver, officials said.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are searching for a man who went missing in Southwest Miami-Dade.According to police, 61-year-old Tommy Knight was last seen near Southwest 196th Street and 113th Avenue.Knight is a described as a black man who stands 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a brown vest, blue shirt, blue jeans and a blue baseball cap.If you have seen this man or know if his whereabouts, please call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
FORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) – A small seaplane plane made an emergency landing, Monday morning, at Fort-Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport.The seaplane, owned by Resorts World Bimini, landed without its landing gear.Officials said three people were on board but none were hurt.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
update and correction, the water main break is on sw 61st Ave from SW 39th Ct through and including SW 41st St please avoid the area— Davie Police Dept. (@DaviePolice) August 14, 2018Police advised commuters in the area to avoid the area.Please check back on WSVN.com and 7News for more details on this developing story.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. DAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) – A water main break has affected traffic in Davie.On Tuesday morning, Daive Police tweeted that a water main break happened on Southwest 61st Avenue from Southwest 39th Court through Southwest 41st Street.
Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. The Subject we have been looking for, Angel Parra is IN CUSTODY! Our Detectives are continuing to process and interview the subject who was arrested by Hialeah PD on unrelated charges under a fictitious name. Another armed robber is off the street thanks to the work of our Det’s https://t.co/xnDywejAHo— Coral Gables Police (@CoralGablesPD) February 16, 2019Officials said the incident happened along the 1100 block of Asturia Avenue, last Friday.Fortunately, no one was hurt during the carjacking. CORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) – Coral Gables Police have arrested a teen suspected of being one of two men who carjacked a Mercedes SUV.Seventeen-year-old Angel Parra was taken into custody, Friday.Parra is accused of stealing the SUV from a woman at gunpoint.
PEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are searching for the gunman in a fatal shooting that left one dead in Pembroke Pines.Ameer Mustafa was found shot to death along Southwest Seventh Street and 18th Avenue, around 4:50 a.m., on Jan. 15.A $25,000 reward is being offered to anybody with information surrounding the death of Mustafa.Broward County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $3,000 while an additional reward of $22,000 is being offered by anonymous donors.If you have any information on this fatal shooting, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for the reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
PLANTATION, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are seeking the public’s help in finding a woman who disappeared without a trace in Plantation.Gretchen Hollingsworth was last seen along Fourth Street and North State Road 7 around 12:30 p.m., Saturday.Plantation Police said the 67-year-old stands 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 125 pounds. She was last seen wearing a white shirt, blue jeans and white shoes.Police believe she may be endangered.If you have any information on Hollingsworth’s whereabouts, please call Plantation Police at 954-797-2193.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
CES crews were also dispatched to a medical call at the same time as the fire. An ambulance and three personal responded to the medical call. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Central Emergency Services responded to a dryer fire in mobile home in Sterling, at 5:56 p.m., last night. According to CES Chief Dan Grimes, CES responded with two engines, a water tanker, an ambulance, and 10 personal. Kenai Fire Department was initially requested for assistance, but were cancelled en route. Grimes: “The fire was contained to the dryer, with minimal smoke damage to the trailer.” The trailer is located at the Backtracker Trailer Park, around mile 90 of the Sterling Highway.
The type of legal assistance available includes:Replacement of identification documents or other important destroyed legal documentsAssistance with life, medical, and property insurance claimsHelp with home repair contracts and contractorsAssisting in consumer protection matters, remedies, and proceduresCounseling on mortgage-foreclosure problemsCounseling on landlord-tenant problems andAssistance with securing federal disaster assistance and other government benefits available to aid in disaster recovery. The hotline is a partnership between the Alaska Bar Association, Alaska Legal Service Corporation, American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Alaskans affected by the disaster and facing legal issues who are unable to afford a lawyer may call the toll-free hotline 855-743-1001 Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or go to https://www.alsc-law.org/ Callers should be aware that there are limitations on disaster legal services. For example, assistance is not available for cases that will produce a fee (those cases where attorneys are paid part of the settlement by a court). Such cases are referred to a local lawyer referral service. Callers should leave a message and the call will be returned within 24 to 48 hours. Alaskans can also get disaster assistance by visiting a disaster recovery center or to locate a disaster recovery center, applicants can visit: www.fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A free legal aid hotline is now available to eligible Alaskans affected by the Nov. 30 earthquake in the Municipality of Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula Borough, and Mat-Su Borough. The service allows callers to request the assistance of a lawyer to aid in disaster-related matters.
According to Real Simple, Time Inc. made the magazine’s Web site a top priority for 2008. The site will continue to run its existing blogs, including “Adventures in Chaos,” written by the magazine’s managing editor Kristin van Ogtrop, and a wedding blog called “Nearly Wed.” Last year, RealSimple.com saw a 50 percent increase in page views over the 2007, with total visits increasing by 68 percent. According to Singer, the refresh will “no doubt” increase the site’s current traffic. RealSimple.com has launched a new blog called “Simply Stated,” featuring the work of “top tier bloggers” across categories like food, home and organizing, beauty and style, and life and home. According to RealSimple.com executive director Tanya Singer, the bloggers—including a 20-year-old journalist and mother of five whose tech blog includes advice on balancing work and home—were “handpicked as the best names in their respective categories.” Blog content will be unique to Real Simple but will drive traffic to the bloggers’ sites as well, she said. The launch is part of what the magazine calls a “multi-phase online makeover,” leading to a full relaunch in August.
OK! magazine has named Stephen Gregory Barr as publisher, replacing Lori Burgess, who left the magazine last month to serve as publisher at The Hollywood Reporter. Previously, Barr served as associate publisher of sales and marketing at VIV Magazine.Playboy Enterprises elected global investor Kai-Shing Tao to its board of directors. The company says Tao’s experiences and investments in Asia and emerging markets will be “great assets” for Playboy.Keith Sedlak was elected chairman of the Custom Content Council. Sedlakserves as chief marketing officer of Meredith Integrated Marketing. F+W Media named Nancy Soriano publisher and community leader for its Crafts business. Previously, Soriano served as editor-in-chief of Country Living magazine. Her appointment is effective May 27.Cara Deoul Perl was appointed vice president and creative director of corporate sales and marketing at Time Inc. Most recently, Perl served as vice president of creative marketing at the Condé Nast Media Group.Tuscaloosa, Alabama-based Randall-Reilly promoted Michael Newman to the newly-created position of director of interactive marketing, construction. Previously, Newman served as electronic media manager for Equipment World magazine.
The announcement yesterday that longtime Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. president and chief executive officer Jack Kliger [right] was stepping down as president and chief executive officer, to be replaced with France-based parent company Lagardère Active “directeur général délégué” Alain Lemarchand, raises several questions. Is Lemarchand’s appointment as HFMUS CEO a way for the French parent company to have more direct control over the day-to-day operations? Did Lagardère consider replacing Kliger with an internal candidate from HFMUS? Is creating a chairman position for Kliger effectively bumping him upstairs?Both Kliger and Lemarchand were unavailable for comment.A number of industry observers, though, were willing to speculate both on and off the record.One source wondered why Phillip Guelton, Hachette’s executive vice president and chief operating officer responsible for the company’s digital operations, wasn’t offered the job. “That’s the story,” the source told FOLIO:. “Why didn’t he get it? That was my first thought.” Guelton, who has been the EVP/COO at HFMUS since 2003, is well-regarded both within and outside the company, and is considered a “power player.” Guelton appears directly under Kliger on company’s masthead. Kliger served as chairman of the MPA from 2005 to 2007, a tenure marked by fire-and-brimstone speeches at industry events, during which he called on the publishers to work to improve audience metrics. ‘Easy Target’Berkery Noyes managing director Chris Shannon agreed that yesterday’s changes “were not much of a surprise,” noting how a number of large publishing companies, including Hearst, are going through executive-level changes of the guard. “[Lemarchand] is a very sharp, capable guy who has a strong global perspective,” says Shannon. “Kliger moving to chairman is good, also. They complement each other well and they will work well together.”But others weren’t so sure the move was amicable. A source said: “In this industry, when you reach a certain age and have been in the same role at a publishing company like Jack was, as an executive in this economy, you become an easy target.”Yet despite a marked downturn in consumer magazine advertising, HFMUS’ largest title, Elle, had a decent first quarter, according to Publishers Information Bureau figures, pulling in $71.8 million in ad dollars, up nearly 11 percent over the same period in 2007. Ad pages, meanwhile, were up 5 percent during the quarter. Car and Driver and Road and Track had positive performances, with revenues up 8.8 percent and 10.9 percent, respectively. HFMUS’s enthusiast division titles, though, didn’t fare as well. Cycle World saw ad dollars drop 21 percent to $7.9 million from the same period last year. Ad dollars dropped also at Boating (-19 percent) and Flying (-10.3). Ad dollars slipped slightly at its shelter titles including Elle Décor (-0.6), Home (-1.8) and Metropolitan Home (-9.3).But Kliger—who in recent years oversaw the shuttering of ElleGirl and unsuccessful import of Shock—had also made an effort to ramp up the company’s digital presence through launches and acquisitions. In 2007, for instance, Hachette acquired Jumpstart Automotive to handle online advertising sales for its auto magazine sites in a unique deal worth $110 million ($84 million in an initial cash payment, $26 million in performance bonuses). In the end, perhaps, Lagardère felt Kliger wasn’t moving fast enough.
Brightcove, an online video platform, and 5min Media, a Web video syndication platform and division of the newly-formed AOL Advertising.com Group, have expanded their partnership. As a result, Brightcove Pro and Enterprise edition customers can now publish content from 5min Media’s library directly through their Brightcove accounts.Richard Bloom, senior vice president of business development with 5min Media, says, “Brightcove customers will be able to significantly increase video views by tapping into 5min’s expansive library of high-quality, professional videos. These video views will be monetized with pre-rolls and other types of in-stream advertising. These opportunities will be sold by 5min and, in some cases, by the publisher.”The AOL Advertising.com Group was formed in May 2011, and is made up of eight companies including: Advertising.com, ADTECH, AOL Video, goviral, Pictela, Content Solutions, 5min Media and Sponsored Listings. Brightcove has worked with Conde Nast, Time Inc., Rodale and Meredith in their website video initiatives.
When the company does invest in print, adds Reilly, it tends to be on associated units such as social media or research. “Our primary investments this year have been in our data center and our interactive division, with a smaller level in events, audience development and custom marketing solutions.”As a result of the new centers of excellence structure, the executive team has realigned its roles. Along with Brent Reilly’s promotion to president, Shane Elmore, formerly chief financial officer, will become chief process officer—a position on a similar level with Brent that will focus on further integration among the centers of excellence. Chief operating officer David Wright is now chief operations officer. Mike Reilly will retain his chairman and CEO. Randall-Reilly, the Tuscaloosa, Alabama-based b-to-b media company targeting the trucking and construction markets, has recently undergone a corporate restructuring around six “centers of excellence”: Content, interactive, events, business intelligence, custom marketing solutions and audience development. As a result, the executive team, which remains intact, has also shuffled its roles. The organizational structure mirrors what most b-to-b media companies are prioritizing these days—diversifying print with digital, data and custom marketing services. However, the challenge has often been to free these elements from their own silos so they scale across a company’s market verticals and brands. “In the prior setup, some of these centers of excellence were encompassed in certain business units,” explains Brent Reilly, now the company’s president. “Our data company, for example, operated as its own business unit. Now it drives data solutions for all of our customers in the industries we serve, as well as the audiences we reach.” The new structure has also helped the company better target its investments, which these days tend to focus on units other than print. “We don’t see print going away in the near future even though we’re seeing the same declines everyone else in b-to-b is seeing,” says Reilly, “so, obviously our investment level in print is nowhere near the investment we’re making in data and other centers of excellence.”