Charity organisation Macmillian Cancer Support has reported a 74% increase in the number of calls to its support line that specifically centre around work-related issues, such as discrimination and dismissal, after employees receive a cancer diagnosis. This is based on 1,711 calls made between June 2017 and May 2018, compared to 982 calls made between June 2016 and May 2017.Liz Egan (pictured), Working Through Cancer programme lead at Macmillian Cancer Support, said: “The rise in calls we have experienced to our helpline is staggering, and shows just how vital it is that people with cancer have support and advice with their choices around work.”Furthermore, research by the charity, which polled 1,507 employees diagnosed with cancer and 1,012 line managers, found that 20% of those who returned to work after an absence caused by cancer faced discriminatory treatment, such as demotion, while 9% found that their employer had a lack of understanding around their needs. A minority (4%) of respondents even reported they lost their jobs as a result of their diagnosis.Although 87% of employee respondents stated that it was important to continue working after their diagnosis, 34% of line managers worried that the employee would not stay long in the job and 8% feared that someone could use their illness as an excuse not to pull their weight at work.More than one in 10 (13%) line managers were concerned that an employee’s cancer diagnosis could cause awkwardness, and 12% were worried that it could cause resentment among colleagues. A small number (8%) of respondents who were diagnosed with cancer while employed felt that their colleagues did not understand their needs.“We know how important it is to many people to work during cancer treatment, or return to employment afterwards, and this is entirely possible with the right support,” said Egan. “However, some managers may have misconceptions about employees with a cancer diagnosis.“Employers must be aware of their legal obligations under the Equality Act and ensure that there are appropriate policies and processes in place to best support their staff.”
PLANTATION, FLA. (WSVN) – Twenty-three schools took part in the inaugural South Florida drone competition.Organized by Plantation High School, the competition showcases middle and high school student’s drone flying skills.The competition is broken down into three divisions, based on the students’ skill levels.The competition is dedicated to inspiring students to pursue S.T.E.M-related careers. “We’re trying to teach them about S.T.E.M. — which is science, technology, engineering and math — and doing it through competition,” said Gustavo Junco, a South Plantation High School teacher. so we’re getting them really excited about these concepts, that will help them out through their careers, through drone racing.”Through the program, students learn about technology and flight safety — as well as uses for drones in science, agriculture and various other career paths.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida Police officer was caught in a dangerous drive in Southwest Miami-Dade, Tuesday.7Skyforce HD flew over the scene near Southwest 72nd Street and 72nd Avenue in Southwest Miami-Dade.A Miami-Dade Schools Police cruiser collided with a mini-van collided, just before 10 a.m.Both vehicles received heavy damage, but neither driver was seriously hurt.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
DEERFIELD BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida car dealership kicked off a multimillion-dollar renovation at its Deerfield Beach headquarters.JM Family Enterprises held a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday. President and CEO Brent Burns said the company’s $150 million renovation and expansion project is designed to make their headquarters a place their employees will love.“We’re preparing for the future by investing in this community and enabling our associates to be able to maximize their potential by having a campus that they truly want to come and work,” he said. “[They will want to] deliver and collaborate and be as innovative and agile as we’ll need to be, so that we’re as successful in the next 50 years as we were in the first 50.”The company is aiming to finish the project in about three years. Once complete, it will feature a sports facility, health facility and many other amenities.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – PETA honored the Miami Beach Police Department after two of its members rescued a kitten.The nonprofit organization honored Officer Anthony Yarusso and Sergeant Melissa Negron with Miami Beach PD with a Compassionate Police Department award.Yarusso and Negron rescued a kitten that was stuck in a storm drain on Nov. 5.Yarusso later adopted the kitten and gave it the nickname Storm.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
“We have no evidence or information to believe that he’s been hands on or been inappropriate with children at all, but of course, having access to kids or being around kids is a concern for us,” said McInerney.Officials said Mendez lives with his mother at his Pembroke Pines home. She attended his bond hearing on Thursday.Mendez’s mother declined to comment on her son’s charges as she left the courtroom.A spokesperson for Calvary Chapel issued a statement that read, “We have a strong commitment to child safety and security here at Calvary Chapel, and at this time, we have no evidence to suggest that any of this took place here or on the church’s secure network. Our hearts are broken by this news, and we are grieved by this revelation.”Mendez is being held at the Broward County Jail on a bond of just over $52,000. As of 5:30 p.m., Thursday, he has posted bond but still has not been released.If you have any information that could help investigators, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Mendez was then taken into custody. On Thursday, he appeared in bond court.“The court’s main concern at this point is any future criminal activity if he’s released,” said Broward Circuit Judge John Hurley.Officials said Mendez had worked as an IT technician at the school and megachurch for about two years. Before that, he was a volunteer coordinator in Calvary’s Family and Children’s Ministry.Parishioners were alarmed to hear about Mendez’s arrest.“I’m sad ’cause I live in the community, so it affects our community. It affects all of us,” said Lenny Trujillo, “but it’s really sad for this to happen.”Investigators said Mendez has had access to children in the past. He denied having inappropriate physical contact with them.However, detectives want to ensure none of the children were Mendez’s victims, so they are urging the community to come forward with information about the suspect. FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A Fort Lauderdale church employee has been fired after he was arrested for allegedly possessing child pornography.Authorities have identified the man as 35-year-old Jesus Mendez Jr. He faces six counts of possession of child pornography.Mendez worked as an information technology administrator at Calvary Chapel and Christian Academy, a megachurch and private school in Fort Lauderdale.Thursday evening, his employer confirmed he is no longer a Calvary employee.In an email, a spokesperson for Calvary Chapel stated, “Based on information provided to us in the [Broward Sheriff’s Office] press release and available court filings related to the arrest, Jesus Mendez has been terminated.”After searching Mendez’s Pembroke Pines home on Wednesday, BSO detectives found numerous downloaded photos and videos of very young children on his computer.“After an interview, he gave a confession that he had downloaded child pornography, and we did find numerous pictures on his computer,” said BSO Sgt. Tom McInerney.
Landowners can look for the following signs of a spruce beetle attack on their spruce trees:Reddish-brown boring dust at the base of a tree and in bark cracksReddish-brown pitch masses on the tree trunk indicating an attack siteLarvae tunneling beneath the bark creating a network that inhibits the trees ability to feed itself Inspect spruce firewood for spruce beetle. Burn actively infested material before May, if possible, or process the material to prevent adult beetle emergence and potential damage to neighboring trees. In order to treat or prevent further infestations, landowners should examine their spruce trees now for signs of beetle attacks and seek information on treatment options. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Southcentral Alaska continues to be heavily impacted by a spruce beetle outbreak that has occurred over the last few years. According to the Division of Forestry, warmer spring temperatures mean adult spruce beetles will soon be active again. Spruce beetles typically emerge from their host trees when spring temperatures are around 60°F, which usually occurs in early to mid-May. For information on mitigating spruce beetle, signs and symptoms of spruce beetle attacks, and upcoming public workshops, visitwww.alaskasprucebeetle.org.
■ One new approach to serving a market, is the Sharing Model. It starts, McCarthy said, with the notion that “Anything I’m interested in, people who are interested in me will also be interested in.” Based on that, then share what you have, as you get it. “Go into the market,” McCarthy said. “We have people who are knowledgeable. Let them go find things out and share them with greater frequency. It’s a level of confidence. Instead of having everything you learn go into a funnel to be produced in a magazine or as a Web site, share as it happens frequently, in an unproduced manner.”■ There is a meaningful increase in brand vibrancy just by building a digital network. It doesn’t take costly Web design, or expensive SEO. Use Facebook, Twitter, and use the entire workforce, whether sales, editorial, production, circulation or more. Instead, use high-frequency content updates by all staff. At the recent Niche Digital event in Minneapolis, keynoter and Network Communications Inc. CEO Dan McCarthy offered a wealth of takeaway quotes. Among them: ■ There are two indisputable realities in the media world these days, and we need to adjust accordingly. First, readers and users of our products are increasingly distracted and have abundant alternative sources of information. And second, advertisers want to spend less money.■ The world is post-digital. If the IT person or the CIO is driving your Web strategies, you’re going for a ride. The truth is that technology just works. We don’t care how an iPhone or BlackBerry does what it does, we are not engaged with the technology behind devices, we just assume they will work. Instead, consumer behavior is the real driver and that’s what company leaders should focus on.■ A true premise, from which business strategy should evolve: “If you increase the channels of engagement with a market, you enhance yourselves and offer more marketing solutions.”
House lawmakers approved two amendments of interest to defense communities — one that would provide funding for an East Coast missile defense site and one that would prohibit a new BRAC round — as part of the fiscal 2016 Military Construction-Veterans Affairs spending bill the chamber approved Thursday. Language allocating $30 million for the planning, design and construction of an East Coast missile defense site was offered by freshman Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y), whose district includes Fort Drum.Last year, the Defense Department said it would prepare environmental impact statements at four locations, including Fort Drum, N.Y., to determine a potential site to host ground-based interceptors to protect the East Coast. The department’s effort to identify an East Coast missile defense site follows Congress’ direction to study at least three potential sites, including at least two on the East Coast. DOD, however, has made no decision to proceed with construction of a new missile defense site, and officials do not believe it is necessary.The other three sites the department is studying are: Naval Air Station Portsmouth SERE Training Area, Maine; Camp Ravenna Joint Training Center, Ohio; and Fort Custer Training Center, Mich.Lawmakers also approved by voice vote an amendment that would prohibit the use of funds from the milcon spending bill to implement a new BRAC round. The provision was introduced by another Republican freshman, Rep. John Ratcliffe (Texas). Dan Cohen AUTHOR
As new homeowners move into the first 88 units of new housing at the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard this spring and summer, officials from the Navy, the city of San Francisco and master developer Lennar Urban could be excused if they breathe a sigh of relief while looking back at the hurdles that were overcome to reach this point.“It really is the culmination of many, many years of thinking about what to do and many fights over what to do, so it’s huge that we have new residents in those units,” Olson Lee, director of the mayor’s office of Housing and Community Development, told the San Francisco Chronicle. “Yes, it’s a former Superfund site. Yes, there were toxics on the site, but the city has followed all federal and state protocols that are part of the base conversion process to make sure all the new housing is safe.”The site’s reuse plan calls for 10,500 residential units to be built over the next two decades at the former shipyard and adjacent Candlestick Point. Almost one-third of the housing will be designated for low- or middle-income buyers and renters.To be sure, cleanup efforts to remove contaminated piping, groundwater, bay sediment and soil is expected to continue until 2021, but the new homes going up at Hunters Point mark the end of decades of bickering over the extent of pollutants left over from the decontamination of ships used as targets in atom bomb tests, research on the effects of radiation and industrial activities.“We are righting several wrongs — we are building affordable housing, cleaning up a Superfund site, bringing in retail, hiring local contractors and subcontractors, and building all this inclusionary and affordable housing,” said city Supervisor Malia Cohen.To date, three parcels have been cleaned up completely and two more are expected to be clean by 2016. The Navy hopes to hand over the last parcels to the city in 2021.“It’s going to take a lot of work and a lot of money to continue to move down the right path, but what we are seeing now is a renaissance,” Cohen told the Chronicle. “We are turning it around, like a phoenix rising up from the toxins.” Dan Cohen AUTHOR
News Twitter Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert Lead 2017 CMA Nominations CMA Awards 2017: Who’s Nominated? keith-urban-miranda-lambert-lead-2017-cma-nominations Facebook GRAMMY winners Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert lead the pack with five nominations each, including for Music Video of the Year, Single of the Year and Song of the Year. GRAMMY winners lead the CMA nominations; Taylor Swift reappears on the nom list for the first time in three yearsRenée FabianGRAMMYs Sep 5, 2017 – 10:15 am Hold on to your hats, because the Country Music Association Awards are heating up with the announcement of nominees. Lauren Alaina, Dustin Lynch and Brothers Osborne did the honors on “Good Morning America” on Sept. 4. The results? NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 15, 2017 – 1:50 am How music changed Keith Urban’s life Celebrating the @cma nominations over coffee with 7 of my furry friends. Thank you fans,friends, family & Nashville for supporting me.pic.twitter.com/sJjDNjLehL— Miranda Lambert (@mirandalambert) September 4, 2017GRAMMY winners Little Big Town came in next with four nominations, including a Song of the Year nod for “Better Man.” Thanks to LBT, Taylor Swift has also returned to the CMA scene as a co-writer on “Better Man,” marking her first nomination in three years.GRAMMY winner Chris Stapleton earned three nods, including for Album of the Year for his latest release, From A Room: Volume 1. GRAMMY nominees Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett also pulled in three nominations, including joint recognition for Musical Event of the Year for “Craving You.” GRAMMY winners Lady Antebellum earned two nominations. Email Now this is the kinda news to wake up to! #CMAawards ALBUM of the year nomination for #HeartBreak. As well as VOCAL group. So freaking happy https://t.co/h83rSgnwfJ— Lady Antebellum (@ladyantebellum) September 4, 2017The 51st CMAs will be hosted for the 10th year by GRAMMY winners Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. See the full list of nominees and catch the show live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., on Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.CMT Awards 2017: Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood Win BigRead more
Email Marilyn Manson Founding Guitarist Daisy Berkowitz Dies Twitter Facebook Marilyn Manson Founding Guitarist Dead At 49 marilyn-manson-founding-guitarist-daisy-berkowitz-dies News Scott Putesky, aka Daisy Berkowitz, succumbs to colon cancerBrian HaackGRAMMYs Oct 23, 2017 – 2:39 pm Guitarist Scott Putesky has died at the age of 49, after a protracted battle with colon cancer, Rolling Stone reports.Under the pseudonym Daisy Berkowitz, Putesky helped co-found Marilyn Manson’s band, originally named Marilyn Manson And The Spooky Kids, in 1989, whereupon he acted as the band’s chief composer and guitarist on their debut album, 1994’s The Portrait Of An American Family. Putseky also played lead guitar on the band’s 1995 cover of the Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This),” the group’s first hit.Putesky parted ways with the group during the recording of 1996’s Antichrist Superstar, which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. The album became a breakthrough hit for the group, despite an irreconcilable personality conflict with album co-producer Trent Reznor, who had helped sign the band to Interscope.Manson took to Instagram to comment on his former bandmate’s passing, saying, “We had our differences over the years, but I will always remember the good times more.”Marilyn Manson Hospitalized In Stage Accident
News https://twitter.com/_MAXWELL_/status/1021404733267988481 Maxwell Announces 50 Intimate Nights Live North American Tour Maxwell Announces 50 Intimate Nights Live Tour maxwell-announces-50-intimate-nights-live-north-american-tour Email The GRAMMY winner will debut new material and perform his biggest hits during his 50-date trek this fallNate HertweckGRAMMYs Jul 23, 2018 – 8:22 am With a new single out and a sprawling North American tour on the horizon, 2018 is shaping up to be a big year from Maxwell. The GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter has announced the 50 Intimate Night Live Tour will bring his powerful and sultry brand of neo-soul to audiences across the country through the end of the year. Twitter Facebook The 50-date trek will kick off in Richmond, Va., on Sept. 27 and roll its way around the U.S. and Canada before wrapping in New York City at the Beacon Theatre on Dec. 9. The tour will make stops along the way in major cities including Atlanta, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Nashville, Chicago, and Boston.The tour announcement follows last month’s debut of “We Never Saw It Coming,” Maxwell’s first piece of new music since 2016. The song arrived complete with an ambitious short film as its music video titled “The Glass House” starring Maxwell alongside activist/actress/model Yomi Abiola.Tickets for the 50 Intimate Nights Live tour go on-sale starting Friday, July 27, with a limited number of VIP packages becoming available July 25 via Maxwell’s website.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more
Facebook Email New James Blake Album To Feature Rosalía & More new-james-blake-album-feature-rosalia-travis-scott-more Twitter https://twitter.com/danfoat/status/1083171685619154945 Assume Form is Blake’s follow up to 2016’s The Colour In Anything, and will feature previously released single “Don’t Miss It,” plus 11 new songs. Hip-hop producer wunderkind Metro Boomin is listed on two tracks, with rap phenomenon Scott joining on “Mile High” and soulful L.A.-based singer/songwriter Sumney featured on “Tell Them.”Spanish singer Rosalía, who blends electro-pop sounds and hip-hop beats with traditional flamenco, sings with Blake on “Barefoot In The Park.” Yesterday evening, shortly after teasing his new album in a post with a link to assumeform.com, he retweeted a clip of the two of them working in the studio together, with a snippet of what is likely their song together.”Where’s The Catch?” will feature André 3000, formerly of GRAMMY-winning rap duo Outkast. According to Pitchfork, the two have paired up before, on André’s 17-minute song “Look Ma No Hands,” released last May.Blake will embark on a previously announced North American tour, beginning in Miami on Feb. 15. Tickets are on sale now. He has also just added three U.K. show dates in April and will be performing in Barcelona at the Primavera Sound music festival on June 1, along with Rosalía. Despite only releasing two solo singles last year, he kept busy in 2018 with several headlining festival performances and quite a few big collabs: He worked with Scott in 2018 on “Stop Trying to Be God” on Scott’s Astroworld, which is currently nominated for Best Rap Album. Another big 2018 collab for Blake was with GRAMMY winner Kendrick Lamar and GRAMMY nominee Future on “King’s Dead” for the Black Panther Soundtrack. The song is up for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance and Album of the Year.To see who wins at the 61st GRAMMY Awards, tune in on Sun. Feb. 10 on CBS.Primavera Sound 2019 Features A “New Normal” Equal-Gender LineupRead more News New James Blake Album To Feature Rosalia, Travis Scott & More Content Not Available The British electro-soul singer/songwriter’s fourth LP, ‘Assume Form,’ is due out Jan. 18 and also features collabs with Metro Boomin, Moses Sumney and André 3000Ana YglesiasGRAMMYs Jan 10, 2019 – 1:33 pm Today GRAMMY nominee James Blake revealed details for his fourth studio album: Assume Form will drop next Friday, Jan. 18. His website now details its track list and pre-order details, revealing some exciting features and perhaps a deeper dive into hip-hop influenced beats in his own releases: GRAMMY nominee Travis Scott, Metro Boomin, Moses Sumney, Latin GRAMMY winner Rosalía and GRAMMY winner André 3000 all make appearances.
WILMINGTON, MA — According to the Wilmington Town Clerk’s calendar, below are the town and school board, committee and commission meeting scheduled for the week of Sunday, April 29, 2018.Sunday, April 29No MeetingsMonday, April 30NoneTuesday, May 1The Wilmington Board of Health meets at 5:30pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.The Wilmington Planning Board meet at 7:30pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.Wednesday, May 2The Wilmington Conservation Commission meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.Thursday, May 3The Wilmington Recreation Commission meets at 5pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.The Wilmington Water & Sewer Commission will take a site visit to the Nassau Avenue Water Storage Tank at 5:30pm.Friday, May 4No MeetingsSaturday, May 5The Annual Town Meeting takes place at 10:30am in the High School Auditorium.All meetings are open to the public unless noted.(NOTE: While unlikely, it is possible additional meetings could be added to this week’s calendar on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday. It’s best to check the Town Clerk’s calendar mid-week.)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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWhat Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of September 1, 2019)In “Government”What Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of August 4, 2019)In “Government”What Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of July 14, 2019)In “Government”
WILMINGTON, MA — At 9:56 this morning, Wilmington Public Safety Dispatch received a 911 call from a man who’s wife was in active labor and was about to give birth. He had pulled over on the side of I-93 at exit 39.Dispatcher Jill Regan provided instructions for the father as the baby was being born.As units were responding, Dispatcher Regan initially radioed that the baby’s head was showing. By the time Officer Matt Stavro arrived on scene, less than two minutes later, the baby had been fully delivered inside the vehicle.Officer Stavro provided first aid care for mother and baby until Wilmington Fire Department EMT’s and Action Ambulance paramedics arrived on scene.Mother and baby were transported to Winchester Hospital.(NOTE: The above press release is from the Wilmington Police Department.)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 email@example.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: Watch Highlights Of Wilmington Police Department’s National Night OutIn “Videos”VIDEO: Highlights From Wilmington Police Beach DayIn “Videos”Wilmington Police Make Drug Trafficking Arrest In Target Parking LotIn “Police Log”
(NOTE: Wilmington’s Dollar Tree is located at 231 Main Street.)CHESAPEAKE, VA — North America’s leading operator of discount variety stores, plans to hire 25,000 associates in its third annual Nationwide Hiring Event hosted at Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores across the country on Wednesday, October 17, 2018.“We are excited to grow our team to better serve our customers with greater values and friendly shopping experiences throughout the holiday season,” stated Betty Click, Chief Human Resources Officer. “I am so proud of the progress we are making within our Dollar Tree and Family Dollar brands on developing and retaining engaged associates as we continue to invest in our talent.”As a growth company with more than 15,000 stores across North America, and plans to open hundreds of stores annually, now is an exciting time to join the Dollar Tree and Family Dollar team. Along with competitive compensation and benefits, the Company continues its commitment to ongoing training and talent development. There are numerous opportunities for career growth that contribute to the Company’s success. Last year nearly 40,000 associates were promoted into new positions within the organization.Interviews will be conducted at every U.S. store location from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM local time. The Company is looking to fill permanent full-time and part-time openings in the roles of store managers, assistant store managers, cashiers and stocking associates, as well as seasonal holiday help.Interested applicants are encouraged to visit a Dollar Tree or Family Dollar store during the one-day event or can apply online at http://www.DollarTree.com/careers and http://www.FamilyDollar.com/careers.About Dollar Tree, Inc.Dollar Tree, a Fortune 200 Company, now operates more than 15,000 stores across 48 states and five Canadian provinces. Stores operate under the brands of Dollar Tree, Family Dollar and Dollar Tree Canada. To learn more about the Company, visit http://www.DollarTree.com.(NOTE: The above press release is from Dollar Tree.)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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedDollar Tree Purchases & Will Convert Hundreds Of “Family Dollar” & “Deals” StoresIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”Target To Hire 100,000 Seasonal Team Members For The Holiday SeasonIn “Business”
STOW, MA — “The best way to prevent a Christmas tree fire is to water it every day, place it well away from heat sources, and dispose of it soon after the holiday,” said State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey. “Although Christmas tree fires are rare these days, they are very serious when they do occur.”According to the U.S. Fire Administration, one-quarter of home Christmas tree fires are caused by electrical problems and one-quarter start when the tree is placed too close to a heat source such as a fireplace, woodstove, radiator or space heater.“It’s important to place your tree away from heating sources like fireplaces, woodstoves, radiators or portable heaters and make sure you don’t block your second way out of a room in case of emergency,” said State Fire Marshal Ostroskey. “You may not expect to need to that second way out or to use the balcony in winter, but always have two clear ways out of each room,” he added.“Turn off the tree when leaving the house or going to sleep,” said Ostroskey. “Consider using a timer so you won’t forget.”Selecting a Tree: Give natural trees a fresh cut at the base and place them in water immediately. When purchasing a tree, buy one that is as fresh as possible. Tap the butt on the ground and grab a branch near the top and pull your hand along it slowly. Needles should not fall off. If you bend a needle and it breaks before bending in half, it’s too dry! If you use an artificial tree, select one with a flame retardant label. Disposing of the Tree: Remove your tree soon after the holidays and take advantage of the curbside pick-up day, if available, or recycling programs.The U. S. Fire Administration website has a stunning video from the National Institute of Standards and Training (NIST) illustrating how a dry Christmas tree can act like a blowtorch in your living room and the National Fire Protection Association has side-by-side video showing a dry Christmas tree on fire and a well-watered Christmas tree on fire. The fire in a well–watered tree takes much longer to progress.Outdoor DecorationsThe State Fire Marshal offers these tips for safe use of outdoor lights:Be sure to use only lights rated for outdoor use.Consider replacing older outdoor lights with newer LED lights that are ‘greener’ and cooler.Securely anchor outdoor lights and decorations against the wind and storms with insulated holders or hooks.Use electrical connection protectors to keep water out.All outdoor electrical decorations should be plugged into a ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI). You can buy portable units for outdoor use, or you can have them permanently installed by an electrician.Don’t overload circuits. 15 amp circuits support 1,800 watts and 20 amp circuits support 2,400 watts.Do not drive nails, staples or tacks through wiring insulation; this can cause a fire.Bring outdoor electrical lights inside after the holidays to prevent hazards and extend their life.Smoke and CO AlarmsOstroskey said, “No one thinks they will experience a fire, but sadly so many do over the holidays. Be sure that your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are in good working order and review your home escape plan with family and guests.”For more information on fire safety, contact your local fire department or the Office of the State Fire Marshal at 1-877-9 NO FIRE or online at Winter Holiday Safety.(NOTE: The above press release is from the State Fire Marshal.)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 email@example.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedState Fire Marshal Issues Holiday Decorating Safety TipsIn “Government”State Fire Marshal Issues Holiday Decorating Safety TipsIn “Government”State Fire Marshal Issues Holiday Decorating Safety TipsIn “Government” Placing the Tree: Place your tree in a non-tip style stand with wide feet, using extra wires if needed to keep it steady. Keep doorways and exits clear. Place your tree and decorations away from heaters, fireplaces, candles, and other sources of heat.Decorating the Tree: Purchase electric holiday lights that are listed by an approved testing agency and follow the manufacturer’s directions. Consider switching to newer LED lights that are cooler and use less electricity. Inspect older lights for frayed wires or other defects. Make sure the bulbs themselves are not touching the tree, curtains, wrapped gifts, or tree skirts. Never use lighted candles as decorations. Turn off the lights when leaving the house or going to bed for the night. Caring for the Tree: Make a fresh cut an inch or two off the bottom before placing it in the stand. This will help with absorption. Water a live tree every day. When the tree becomes dry, discard it promptly.
Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Read the Rylo camera preview JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Sarah Tew/CNET 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. $520 at HP 4 See It Ready to go back to Wakanda? Marvel’s billion-dollar blockbuster Black Panther came out in 2018, but now that it’s up for the Academy Award for best picture, it might be time to watch it again.The film will be rereleased in theaters for one week at 250 participating AMC theaters, Marvel Studios said Monday, and it’s free. Interested moviegoers had better book now. A waiting list will be started once showings fill up. Screenings start Feb. 1. TV and Movies TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Chris Monroe/CNET HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) See It Angela Lang/CNET 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. $299 at Amazon Share your voice $999 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. Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Tags 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. Comments Turo Sarah Tew/CNET DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Boost Mobile See It $6 at Tidal Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) 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. See at Turo 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. Sarah Tew/CNET Flip through 32 Marvel-ous images from this super exhibit Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) 32 Photos CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 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. $155 at Google Express Read the AirPods review Oscar Best-Picture Nominee #BlackPanther returns to the big screen beginning February 1st. Fans of all ages can see the movie for free in honor of Black History Month at participating @AMCTheatres. Visit https://t.co/x8YctqnXPt for more info. pic.twitter.com/NtxHaZoHLS— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) January 28, 2019 See at Amazon 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). Read Google Home Hub review Sprint Rylo $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express The Cheapskate $999 Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express The free showings are in honor of February’s designation as Black History Month. The Academy Awards will be handed out Feb. 24. $60 at Best Buy 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. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Tags See it $999 Best Buy Read DJI Osmo Action preview Sarah Tew/CNET 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. $59 at eBay Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) 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. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X 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. Share your voice 7 Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Apple iPhone XS $999 Black Panther Marvel,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. $210 at Best Buy Comments 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. Amazon