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Johnson Repositions Ebony and Jet

first_imgIn the face of a difficult magazine market last year, Chicago-based Johnson Publishing has revamped the editorial brand strategies at Ebony and Jet magazines in an effort to attract new, younger audiences as well as to position the company as the go-to source for news and entertainment with a “unique black point-of view.”Late last year, Johnson said it was making “fundamental changes” to Ebony as part of a brand relaunch campaign. Those changes, including a new focus on multiplatform content creation, were effective with Ebony’s December/January issue.Now, this week, Johnson announced a new editorial brand strategy at Jet, the 900,000-circ. weekly. Among the changes are a new logo, design and layout, new sections and features, and enhanced coverage of money, sports and style. “The changes you are now seeing have long been in the making,” editor-in-chief Mira Lowe told FOLIO:. “While weathering a choppy economy, we decided to institute strategies that would maintain and strengthen our position in the industry. We want to keep our iconic brands viable and relevant in an evolving media market.”In 2009, Jet magazine saw ad pages fall 35.5 percent compared to 2008. Ebony’s year was even worse, with pages plummeting 38.9 percent from the prior year.Lowe said Johnson’s goals in making the changes at Ebony and Jet are to “continue to engage core readers” and advertisers while attracting a new, potentially younger audience and stable of advertisers.Johnson said it isn’t changing Ebony or Jet’s frequencies of circulations as part of the rebranding efforts. “Like many other publications, Ebony and Jet were not alone last year in seeing a drop in ad revenues due to the tight economy,” Lowe said. “We are implementing these strategies to help grow the business across multiple platforms.”last_img read more

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24 WHS Student Athletes Named Middlesex League AllStars This Spring

24 WHS Student Athletes Named Middlesex League AllStars This Spring

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington High Athletic Director Tim Alberts recently announced that 24 Wilmington High student athletes were named Middlesex League All-Star this spring:BaseballCarl BeatriceDan GraciaChris GreccoMatt RideoutGirls LacrosseOlivia CarpenitoBoys LacrosseTyler RobertsSoftballAdele BurtonDana GouletAntonia KieranAlly Moran (League MVP)Girls TennisKrista BrownJessica D’ArcoEmily HillLia KourkoutasGirls Track & FieldJade BrennanEmma GarrityHannah LavitaAlexcia LunaEvelyn Miller-NuzzoAmie RussellBoys Track & FieldSean BrazNolan KaneJohn KenneySam VinceLike 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… Related35 WHS Student Athletes Named Middlesex League All-Stars This SpringIn “Sports”Athletic Director Tim Alberts Departs Wilmington For TritonIn “Education”22 WHS Student Athletes Named Middlesex League All-Stars This SpringIn “Sports”last_img read more

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ARREST LOG Wilmington Police Make 2 Arrests Issue 2 Summonses

ARREST LOG Wilmington Police Make 2 Arrests Issue 2 Summonses

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — According to Wilmington Police Logs, Wilmington Police issued the following arrests and summonses between September 27, 2018 and October 3, 2018:Thursday, September 27Arthur S. Boulas (28, Woburn) was issued a summons for Operating A Motor Vehicle with a Suspended or Revoked Registration, Uninsured Motor Vehicle, and No/Expired Inspection Sticker.Friday, September 28Eric Creekmore (36, Wilmington) was arrested on 2 warrants and for Possession of a Class A Drug. (8:53am)Saturday, September 29NoneSunday, September 30NoneMonday, October 1James L. Colozzi (50, Wilmington) was arrested on a warrant.Yusef H. Bhatti (27, Wilmington) was issued a summons for Uninsured Motor Vehicle and Operating A Motor Vehicle With A Revoked Or Suspended Registration. (8:03pm)Tuesday, October 2NoneWednesday, October 3None(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)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… RelatedARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 3 Arrests & Issue 4 SummonsesIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 5 Arrests & Issue 4 SummonsesIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 1 Arrest & Issue 2 SummonsesIn “Police Log”last_img read more

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Aston Martin DBX teaser affirms the SUVs ties to the DB lineage

first_img Aston Martin Aston Martin’s DBX SUV throws snow all over the place More From Roadshow 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Now playing: Watch this: Preview • 2019 Aston Martin DB11 Volante: A good reason for sunburn 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Share your voice 10 Photos This December, Aston Martin will welcome its first SUV into the world known as the DBX. The British luxury brand delivered the news in a teaser video (embedded above) for the DBX SUV on Monday without providing a more specific date. Previously, we knew the luxury SUV was coming in the final quarter of this year, but Aston Martin is going to wait until the very last month to unveil its SUV. Not only that, but the brand wants us to know that just because this is an SUV, it doesn’t mean it’s not a true part of the DB family. The designation dates back decades and sits as a prefix to some of the most iconic Aston Martin models.This teaser focuses specifically on the grille, which takes a familiar shape from the DB line of cars. Today, that encompasses the DBS Superleggera and DB11. As is all too familiar a story, people dig utility vehicles these days, which has led to an insurgence of ultraluxurious SUVs. The Rolls-Royce Cullinan, Bentley Bentayga, Lamborghini Urus and more have recently cropped up. The DBX will do its best to capture the same market, though more than likely, owners will park it next to another Aston Martin in the garage.Aside from the small shot of the grille, we do get a rough look at the headlights and daytime-running lights as the teaser closes. However, prototype photos already give us a good idea as to what the SUV will look like when we see it later this year. The biggest mystery remains the rear end, which we don’t see at all in the teaser. Even in the previously released prototype photos (see the gallery below), the DBX’s back end was pretty well camouflaged. Do expect a Vantage-esque look with the taillights.While the original idea was to make the DBX an electric vehicle, Aston Martin scrapped that plan as the Lagonda came back into the picture. As for powertrains, it’ll likely stick to V8 and V12 engines, but we’ll know for sure in a few months. The Rapide AMR has the last-ever naturally aspirated… 2020 Hyundai Sonata first drive: An attractive and compelling midsize sedan Post a comment More about 2019 Aston Martin DB11 Volante 4:39 Tags 0 SUVs Luxury cars Aston Martinlast_img read more

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Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2019 Hockey live stream India fixtures preview and

first_imgMarch 24Japan vs Malaysia6:05 PM March 26Canada vs Japan1:35 PM March 27Canada vs India3:35 PM The 28th edition of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup commences on March 23 and the 2019 edition of the annual hockey tournament will be played at the Azlan Shah Stadium in Ipoh, Malaysia. When do the matches start and where to watch itNone of the matches will start before 4:05 pm local time, 1:35 pm IST and 8:05 am GMT. The specific time of every match is listed below under the ‘Full Schedule’ section.There is no live television coverage of the tournament in India and neither will the tournament be officially streamed. Astro-Go will provide live streaming of the tournament in Malaysia. Sultan Azlan Shah Cup preview  India men’s hockey team at Asian Games.Ryan Pierse/Getty ImagesThe defending champion of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup is Australia but the team from Down Under will not be participating in this edition of the tournament and neither has runner-up England travelled to Ipoh. This opens up the field significantly for India. The Indian team finished fifth last time but courtesy their ranking compared to the other participating teams, they are the firm favourites to lift the trophy. India will take on Japan in the opening encounter of the tournament and they have the wood over the Japanese team. Although the Samurais did not travel to Ipoh last year, the two sides last met in 2017 when India won the thrilling encounter 4-1. Since then, the two sides have met on four occasions and India has got the better of the Japanese hockey team on every one of them. The six teams that will participate in this edition of the tournament are India, Japan, Canada, Malaysia, Poland and South Korea. The format of the tournament is such that each team will play every other team once to determine their respective positions on the points table. The team that will finish as the top two will go on to play the final and decide the champion. The two teams following the top two will battle it out in a third-place match while the remaining two teams will clash to avoid the wooden spoon.  The Indian Hockey Team singing their national anthem before the first match of the 2018 Hockey World CupMcQuillan/Getty Images for FIHThe final of the tournament will be held on March 30 at the Sultan Azlan Shah Stadium.Full Schedule DateDateMatchMatchTime (IST)Time (IST)DateMarch 23MatchIndia vs JapanTime (IST)1:35 PMDateMarch 23MatchCanada vs South KoreaTime (IST)3:35 PMDateMarch 23MatchMalaysia vs South AfricaTime (IST)6:05 PMDateMarch 24MatchIndia vs South KoreaTime (IST)1:35 PMDateMarch 24MatchCanada vs South AfricaTime (IST)3:35 PMDateMarch 24MatchJapan vs MalaysiaTime (IST)6:05 PMDateMarch 26MatchCanada vs JapanTime (IST)1:35 PMDateMarch 26MatchSouth Africa vs South KoreaTime (IST)3:35 PMDateMarch 26MatchMalaysia vs IndiaTime (IST)6:05 PMDateMarch 27MatchSouth Africa vs JapanTime (IST)1:35 PMDateMarch 27MatchCanada vs IndiaTime (IST)3:35 PMDateMarch 27MatchSouth Korea vs MalaysiaTime (IST)6:05 PMDateMarch 29MatchIndia vs South AfricaTime (IST)1:35 PMDateMarch 29MatchSouth Korea vs JapanTime (IST)3:35 PMDateMarch 29MatchMalaysia vs CanadaTime (IST)6:05 PMDateMarch 30Matchteam 5 vs Team 6Time (IST)1:10 PMDateMarch 30MatchTeam 3 vs Team 4Time (IST)3:35 PMDateMarch 30MatchTeam 1 vs Team 2Time (IST)6:05 PM March 27South Korea vs Malaysia6:05 PM March 23India vs Japan1:35 PM March 30Team 3 vs Team 43:35 PM DateMatchTime (IST) March 29Malaysia vs Canada6:05 PM March 24Canada vs South Africa3:35 PM Close Unified hockey team can change peoples impressions says coach March 29South Korea vs Japan3:35 PMcenter_img March 26South Africa vs South Korea3:35 PM March 27South Africa vs Japan1:35 PM March 29India vs South Africa1:35 PM IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:09/0:54Loaded: 0%0:10Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:45?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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German woman missing in Kerala wanted to visit Amritapuri Ashram

first_img[Representational Image]TwitterThe Kerala Police are investigating a missing woman case after receiving a complaint about the disappearance of a German citizen from the state capital, Thiruvananthapuram.Lisa Weise came to Kerala three months ago in March and went missing soon after her arrival. The Thiruvananthapuram police registered a case after the complaint was forwarded to Kerala Police chief Loknath Behra by the German consulate.The complaint filed by Lisa’s family stated that she left for Kerala on March 5 and arrived on March 7. It is reported that she was travelling with a UK citizen named Muhammed Ali. Both of them were headed to the Amritapuri Ashramam in Kollam district but no one has heard from Lisa while Muhammed Ali went back on March 15.The police are collecting information from Muhammed. Her travel documents state Amritapuri as her destination, but the Ashram officials said that she did not report there. They said that the details of all the people entering the Ashram are recorded by them.While Lisa’s visa was supposed to expire on May 5, the police are yet to ascertain if she left the country from any other transit points. Her grandmother claimed that she has not heard from Lisa since her departure from Germany, reports The Hindu.The Valiyuthura police have formed a special team and are investigating over the matter. The team headed by Assistant Commissioner R Ilango is checking travel documents all around the country to get a lead on the missing woman.last_img read more

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HC summons top DNCC DSCC officials over dengue

HC summons top DNCC DSCC officials over dengue

first_imgFemale aedes mosquitoThe High Court on Monday summoned the chief health officers of the two city corporations of Dhaka to appear before it on 25 July to explain their failure in controlling mosquitoes in the city, reports UNB.The HC bench of justice Tariq ul Hakim and justice Shohrowardi passed the order after receiving a report on the steps taken by the two city corporations to destroy Aedes mosquitoes for preventing the spread of dengue and Chikonguniya viruses.The High Court also expressed dissatisfaction over the joint compliance report of the two city corporations submitted before it.Assistant attorney general Saira Fairoz submitted the report which said medicines are being spread across the capital for killing mosquitoes in addition to taking steps to create mass awareness.Referring to the reports, the HC in its observation said, “The court is not happy with the steps taken by the two city corporations and it clearly shows that they’ve failed to take any effective measure. Had they taken any measure then people would not have been admitted to hospitals. We don’t see anyone getting admitted to hospital with dengue virus.”On 16 July, the High Court had asked the authorities concerned to take effective measures within 24 hours to destroy Aedes mosquito for preventing the spread of dengue and Chikonguniya.It had passed a suomoto order after taking cognisance of the reports of dengue fever and Aedes mosquito published in different newspapers.It had also asked the two city corporations and other respondents to inform the court about the steps taken for controlling dengue and chikanguniya within 22 July.The HC issued a rule asking the government to explain as to why the ineffectiveness of the respondents in controlling aedes mosquito should not be declared illegal and why action should not be taken against them for failure to take effective measures.The mayors of Dhaka North and South city Corporations, chief executive officer of the two city corporations, health secretary, LGRD secretary, director general of the Directorate of Director General of Health Services (DGHS) have been made respondents to the rule.last_img read more

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Pakistan Foreign Minister US Envoy Discuss Trumps Accusation That The Country Shelters

Pakistan Foreign Minister US Envoy Discuss Trumps Accusation That The Country Shelters

first_img Share Carolyn Kaster/APPresident Donald Trump speaks at Fort Myer in Arlington Va., Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, during a Presidential Address to the Nation about a strategy he believes will best position the U.S. to eventually declare victory in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)The Latest on President Donald Trump and US policy in Afghanistan (all times local): 8:50 a.m. Pakistan says the American ambassador has met with the foreign minister to discuss President Donald Trump’s accusation that Pakistan is sheltering terrorists. Pakistan also says that Foreign Minister Khawaja Mohammed Asif will meet with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson “in the next few days” in Washington. A Pakistani government statement isn’t directly addressing Trump’s accusations or his warning that Pakistan put an “immediate” end to its practice of harboring insurgents. The statement does stress “Pakistan’s perspective and desire for peace and stability in Afghanistan.” The statement says the minister reminded the American ambassador that thousands of Pakistanis have been victims of terrorism and that Pakistan wants to work with other countries to “eliminate the menace of terrorism.” ___ 8:15 a.m. Germany’s foreign minister is calling on the United States to consult with Europe on how to make Afghanistan “more peaceful and more secure.” Sigmar Gabriel says it’s important to ensure that “people from Afghanistan don’t have to flee to us.” He says “further migration destabilizes not just Afghanistan but also Europe.” Afghans were the third-biggest group of people seeking asylum in Germany in July, behind Syrians and Iraqis. President Donald Trump has recommitted the United States to the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan. ___ 7:33 a.m. Vice President Mike Pence says President Donald Trump is sending a “message of resolve and commitment” on Afghanistan. Speaking on NBC’s “Today” show Tuesday, Pence said Trump is offering “a whole new regional strategy for South Asia.” During a nationally televised address Monday night, Trump recommitted the United States to the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan. Trump did not detail how many more U.S. troops will be sent. Pence said the exact numbers were “yet to be seen.” Pence also defended Trump, who touched off a firestorm after saying “both sides” were to blame for violence that erupted at a rally organized by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia. The vice president said Trump has denounced “bigotry and hatred,” adding that “there was no moral equivalency drawn by the president.” ___ 7:15 a.m. The German government is welcoming “the United States’ readiness to continue its long-term commitment in Afghanistan.” The government said in a statement Tuesday after President Donald Trump alluded to deploying more American troops in Afghanistan that Germany and the U.S. share the aim of ensuring that no terror attacks are spawned there. It added: “It is right, and the German government has long advocated this, for the end of the deployment to be linked to the conditions on the ground.” It pressed for the Afghan government to step up its reform and anti-corruption efforts, but also to “seek dialogue with the parts of the Taliban that are prepared for a peaceful reconciliation.” Germany is one of the major contributors to the NATO-led Resolute Support mission, with 950 troops largely in northern Afghanistan. ___ 6:55 a.m. U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley says President Donald Trump’s announcement that the U.S. stands behind its commitment to Afghanistan demonstrates his understanding of the weight of his office — a point the president made in his speech Monday night. “It’s one thing to be a candidate and talk about what you think,” Haley said on CNN’s ” New Day,” the morning after Trump broke with his campaign statements opposing continuing U.S. involvement in the war-ravaged nation. Haley also says she believes Trump turned in favor of staying the course there because “he listened to his generals.” She tells CNN that Trump words reflect his desire to pursue a “results-based” policy in South Asia, with less focus on the duration of the commitment and less speculation about troop strength. ___ 6:40 a.m. Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani says he appreciates President Donald Trump’s commitment to Afghanistan, which Trump announced in a speech outlining his strategy for the war-torn country. Ghani, who was traveling in southern Kandahar province, released a statement Tuesday thanking Trump and the American people. Ghani said there will be an increase in training, advising and assisting Afghan security forces as well as the country’s air force and special forces. He says the implementation of Trump’s strategy will help stabilize the region. ___ 6:30 a.m. The top U.S. diplomat in Kabul says President Donald Trump made it clear that the U.S. “is not going anywhere,” while at the same time warning the Afghan government that it too has much to do if stability is to come to Afghanistan. Special Charge d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy Ambassador Hugo Llorens in a statement Tuesday urged the Afghan government to deal with widespread corruption, make good on a promise to hold parliamentary polls next year and enact tough economic reforms. He also called on Afghanistan’s leadership to shed its ethnic differences and embrace each other. Llorens said the U.S. will also “maintain pressure on the Taliban to join a peace process with the Afghan government to end the war in Afghanistan.” Trump has yet to appoint an ambassador to Afghanistan, making Llorens the top U.S. diplomat in the country. ___ 6:00 a.m. China is defending its close ally Pakistan following comments by President Donald Trump that the country was not doing enough to shut down safe havens for terror groups operating out of its territory. Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying on Tuesday said Pakistan lies on the front line of the anti-terrorism struggle and has made “great sacrifices” in battling insurgents who pose a threat to the region and the world. In his speech Monday, Trump said the U.S. “can no longer be silent” about terrorist safe havens in Pakistan and that the country gives sanctuary to “agents of chaos, violence and terror.” China and Pakistan have close economic, political and security ties dating back decades, based partly on their shared distrust of India, with which both have disputed borders. ___ 3:18 a.m. Reversing his past calls for a speedy exit, President Donald Trump recommitted the United States to the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, declaring U.S. troops must “fight to win.” He pointedly declined to disclose how many more troops will be dispatched to wage America’s longest war. In a prime-time address to unveil his new Afghanistan strategy, Trump said Monday the U.S. would shift away from a “time-based” approach, instead linking its assistance to results and to cooperation from the beleaguered Afghan government, Pakistan and others. He insisted it would be a “regional” strategy that addressed the roles played by other South Asian nations — especially Pakistan’s harboring of elements of the Taliban. “America will work with the Afghan government as long as we see determination and progress,” Trump said. “However, our commitment is not unlimited, and our support is not a blank check.” Still, Trump offered few details about how progress would be measured.last_img read more

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City Workers Map Out Houstons Impacted Areas And Neighborhoods To Help FEMA

City Workers Map Out Houstons Impacted Areas And Neighborhoods To Help FEMA

first_img 00:00 /00:45 Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X – / 2City of Houston employees are driving all around the city documenting the flood damage caused by tropical storm Harvey and they are helping Houstonians who are applying for federal assistance.The workers, many of whom work for the City’s Department of Neighborhoods, check the condition of homes, apartment complexes and governmental and commercial buildings.They assess how the roofs fared the storm and other things, such as what kind of debris homeowners are putting on the curb.“We can know if they tore out some of the flooring, so the water had been coming inside the houses and sometimes we do see the water level on the outside of the houses,” explained Ernesto López, a code enforcement officer with the City, as he evaluated the situation in a subdivision located southwest of downtown.Lopez detailed that they catalogue structures that got more than 18 inches of water as major damage.Jerry and Sammye Larson live in the subdivision López assessed on Thursday.“Most of the furniture is ruined and, so, we are going to have basically rebuild the house from the inside out,” Sammye Larson noted.In a week, City employees have assessed 13,000 flood damaged structures and the reports are forwarded to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).City officials anticipate the inspections will go on for several weeks. Sharelast_img read more

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1 killed 3 injured after car rams into divider

1 killed 3 injured after car rams into divider

first_imgKolkata: One person was killed and three injured after an app cab toppled after ramming into the median divider of the road on Eastern Metropolitan (EM) Bypass onWednesday morning. According to locals, on Wednesday morning around 7:05 am, an app cab bearing registration number WB 04G 2440 was moving towards Chingrihata from Science City with four passengers. Near Metropolitan Housing Complex, the driver identified as Ajay Roy somehow lost control and collided with a median divider on E M Bypass. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalLocals and on-duty traffic police personnel ran to the accident spot and rushed the injured to a private hospital near Kadapara where the doctors declared one of the passengers identified as Sudip Chakraborty (35) brought dead. The driver and another passenger identified as Angshuman Dey are still undergoing treatment at the same hospital. Another passenger Dhritiman Ghosh was treated and discharged by the doctors. Sources informed that Chakraborty was a Information Technology (IT) employee. He used to travel using app cab to reach office at Sector V. It is suspected that the driver had driven throughout the night and had fallen asleep while driving and lost control over the vehicle. A case has been registered with Pragati Maidan police station against the driver on charges of causing death by negligence (304A IPC), rash driving or riding on a public way (279 IPC) and causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others (338 IPC).last_img read more

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Curbing an abuse of court process

Curbing an abuse of court process

first_img Categories: Featured news,News,Runestad News Tags: #SB, increase penalties for fraudulent service, op-ed, process server, Runestad 03Aug Curbing an abuse of court processcenter_img Op-ed by State Rep. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake The work life of a process server in Michigan is no picnic.  Your job is to deliver bad news to strangers.  At first glance, delivering some papers to folks at $26 per hour plus gas reimbursement for each successful service seems like a good deal. Rarely, however does this job ever actually go smoothly.Usually no one is home and it can take multiple attempts over the course of many weeks to reach the defendant.  Often the address is incorrect and residents do not feel compelled to respond to the notes left on their front door.  In these instances where there is no response or confirmation, the papers must be returned as undeliverable at a fee of $10, which averages just short of earning minimum wage.This is certainly an incentive to find the defendant and serve the papers, but it is also motive to falsely report the papers as served to expedite the process. You don’t need the defendant’s signature or photograph; so, it’s easy money if you are willing to fill out a form creatively.Easy, yes, but this neglectful behavior is not to be taken lightly.  The court system depends on its forthright process servers.  Such fraud undermines our confidence in the justice system.  More importantly, an individual’s welfare can be at stake.  The victims are often invisible and vulnerable. While a defendant could argue that he wasn’t served, it may be impossible for someone to go to court and prove an alibi for some unremarkable day that was months or years ago.This is what happened to Carnell Alexander, the Detroit man who was arrested and had his wages garnished for support on a child that he had not        fathered and had never known. Mr. Alexander claims he was not served, and fortunately had a solid publicly documented alibi. However, due to his failure to respond to the service that never happened, he was ordered to pay.I have supported the integration of better evidence, such as smartphone GPS and cameras, into process serving, but this can’t solve the whole problem.  It only makes it easier to prove fraud after the fact. For this reason, I am currently working on legislation to introduce this fall that will increase the penalties for fraudulent service and require a declaration by the process server given under penalty of perjury.Ideally, the bill will establish a separate crime for process serving fraud, which carries a possible two-year prison sentence.  This directly addresses the relationship created between the signer and the court. The declaration requires the process server to state that the employee has examined the proof of service and its contents are true. My bill will ultimately hold the process server accountable and force employees to be honest in their day’s work.######last_img read more

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Sonar Entertainment launching paidfor YouTube cha

Sonar Entertainment launching paidfor YouTube cha

first_imgSonar Entertainment launching paid-for YouTube channel, Minis + Movies.The TV movie and series producer and distributor will programme the US service with titles from its 500-title catalogue. It will include classic and contemporary miniseries and full-length two-hour TV movies.The channel launched this week and a monthly subscription costs US$1.99 (€1.52). A yearly sub is priced at US$19.99.Sonar said it will refresh the line-up with new titles every month with titles at launch including Lonesome Dove, Merlin (with Sam Neil, not the FremantleMedia series), Tin Man with Zooey Deschanel and Good Fences with Danny Glover and Whoopi Goldberg.“Our library is rich with beloved and acclaimed titles, perfect to be watched over and over again,” said Stewart Till, CEO, Sonar Entertainment. ”We welcome this opportunity to make them available all in one place, easily accessible to a broad audience.”last_img read more

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Lattelecom is to launch a 1Gbps internet service i

first_imgLattelecom is to launch a 1Gbps internet service in October that will be available to have of Latvia’s households.The telco is to double the speed of those that take the current 500Mbps service at no extra cost.Lattelecom said the offering was targeted at households with multiple computers and TVs. Other offerings will also be increased with the basic 50mbps service doubling to 100Mbps and the 100Mbps service increasing to 250Mbps.last_img

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Eurodatas scripted series report for 2018 shows t

Eurodatas scripted series report for 2018 shows t

first_imgEurodata’s scripted series report for 2018 shows that local drama was the most popular prime time genre for channels and viewers.The report, which analyses the schedules of over 100 channels in 12 countries, shows that across channels two-thirds of the series broadcast during prime time are locally produced, up five points up from 2017.Drama was most scheduled during prime time, making up 70% of the offering across the 12 countries. Other genres included comedies, soap operas and telenovelas.Swedish drama The RestaurantMeanwhile, local productions represented three-quarters of the series watched by consumers during prime time, a five point increase when compared to 2017.The report states that imports have declined both in scheduling and viewing.Israel, Turkey and the United States have the highest proportion of local series broadcast during prime time, while Sweden and Denmark have the lowest.Elsewhere, Italian series represent 41% of programming and account for two-thirds of viewing for scripted series in prime time.In eight out of twelve countries, the most popular series during prime time were new releases. This was the case with Lifeline in Turkey and The Restaurant in Sweden.A string of imported series also drew mass viewing across the countries, with The Good Doctor and Midsomer Murders both making it to top 15 most-viewed lists in three countries.Other popular titles include The Handmaid’s Tale, The Assassination of Gianni Versace and Young Sheldon.“The dynamism of the series market is illustrated in particular by the significant proportion of new launches in the national rankings: overall, a hefty 45% of the top 15 series are new ones, which represents a three point increase on the previous season. This year too, the archetype of a successful series is a locally produced crime drama,” said Candice Alessandra, international research manager at Eurodata TV Worldwide.last_img read more

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