DAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) – The Davie Police Department has hired a therapy dog named Rocky for children who become victims of crime.Two-year-old Rocky, a chocolate Labrador retriever, joined the Davie Police, Thursday, and will be used to help children who are the victims of crime.According to the department, when Rocky is around, children will feel more comfortable giving important details that can help track down criminals. “Instead of the fear of talking to an adult, they see the dog, which gives them comfort,” said Davie Police Detective Lisa Choquette. “It reduces their anxiety, and they feel more comfortable talking to us as investigators.”Rocky comes as part of a program that began in Central Florida: rescuing shelter dogs, then training them for the force.Rocky is registered with the Alliance of Therapy Dogs. He and Choquette attended an extensive, 40-hour training course in August.Choquette said Rocky is an integral part of the department. “I previously did investigations without Rocky, and it was very difficult to sit with a 5-year-old, a 6-year-old, a 7-year-old, because they’re looking at us as we are: adults,” she said. “They don’t know us, they don’t know who we are, and for them to tell their horrific story to us has got to be very stressful.”The canine has reportedly already seen some success with a 15-year-old victim who refused to talk to investigators. “Without him there, we would have never received from her, we would have not known who she was, where she was from and what had happened to her,” Choquette said. Rocky sits with the victims through each interview and as they meet with attorneys. “You need the dog to be there for you when you’re not having a good day, when you need somebody sitting there with you to comfort you and let you feel loved,” Choquette said. “That’s what Rocky does. Rocky brings that to these victims that need that during this crisis in their lives.”Part of Rocky’s training includes going to the library where he sits with children as they read books aloud. After he first meets the victims with police, officers are introduced as “Rocky’s friends.”Rocky is currently the only law enforcement therapy dog in Broward County.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. (WSVN) — A woman was taken to the hospital after, officials said, she fell on the top deck of a cargo ship at Port Everglades, Friday morning.Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue responded to the scene of the accident and used a ladder to retrieve the victim.Paramedics transported her to Broward Health Medical Center in unknown condition.It remains unclear how the woman fell. #update @BrowardSheriff #FireRescue #TRT adult female removed from top deck of superstructure #trauma➡ @BrowardHealth Med Ctr @FirehouseNews pic.twitter.com/09PEtGO1il— PIO Mike Jachles (@BSO_Mike) November 25, 2016Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Sources said DuPont spent at least 14 years in a Florida prison for two separate incidences, each involving armed robbery.Police said the suspect is the one who sold carfentanil to undercover officers on three separate occasions.Carfentanil overdoses are on the rise in South Florida. Broward County officials announced in November that the drug has been linked to more than 50 deaths.Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle told 7News that crackdowns like this one will continue.She also had a message for anyone who is dealing that drug. “It’s just a matter of time before we find you, and if someone dies because of your dealing with that type of narcotic, an opiate, we are coming after you,” she said.Other neighbors 7News spoke to on Friday said they are relieved to have the subject off the streets, and now hopefully their community is safer.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. According to investigators, DuPont sold undercover officers the drug, leading to a warrant for his arrest. Officials also arrested 29-year-old Tyree Shawon Tyson after finding a substantial amount of the drug inside the house.Both suspects dodged 7News’ cameras after they were put in the back of a squad car.Neighbors in the area are shocked about what is happening in their own backyard. “I just seen the officers and I heard the boom when they preceded to enter the home,” said neighbor Davita Jackson, “and I hope they hurry up at get these drugs off the street.”At one point, officials took seven dogs off the property.Michael Fleneury said he knows the family that lives in the house. “Good people … quiet. I’m surprised; the FBI and all of this is beyond me,” he said.However, another neighbor had a different take on the suspects. “Bad neighbors. We have problem with people,” he said. “They have a lot of people coming in and out.”The house is just feet away from a park and a school, and neighbors said the scene unfolding is terrifying. “Kids play out here all the time,” Ubau said. “And then this is a school, you know, the kids coming out of school and anything, there could be a shooting. It’s dangerous out here.” WEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – FBI investigators arrested two men in Southwest Miami-Dade for their alleged involvement in selling a drug more potent than heroin, Friday.Officials have been watching one of the subjects, identified as 45-year-old Omega Demetrius DuPont, for quite some time and on Friday, made their move in the case at a house near Southwest 171st Street and 104th Avenue.Authorities said DuPont, was selling carfentanil, which only takes a small dose to affect the user and can even lead to death. The synthetic drug is potent enough to tranquilize elephants and serves as a powerful painkiller. It is also used on cancer patients, but the difference between a therapeutic dose and fatal dose is very small.The scene, along Southwest 171st Street was still roped off as things began to wind down, Friday evening. Investigators wore hazmat suits due to the severity of the drug.“Carfentanil is 10,000 times more potent than morphine,” said Miami-Dade Police Detective Dan Ferrin. “Carfentanil is used as a tranquilizer for animals.”Investigators focused on a greenhouse on the block.7’s Skyforce HD hovered over the scene as Miami-Dade Police officers and FBI investigators carried evidence out of the house all day Friday. “They say it was an old drug house,” said neighbor Maritza Ubau.
WEST BROWARD, FLA. (WSVN) – The southbound lanes of U.S. 27 in West Broward have reopened after firefighters extinguished a tractor trailer that caught fire on the highway.Broward Sheriff’s Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene near Griffin Road, Monday afternoon.The truck was carrying a load of recyclable materials when smoke was seen coming from the cargo area.Officials said storms were rolling through the area, just after 3 p.m., when the blaze erupted.The driver of the truck was unaware of the fire as he cruised down Griffin Road, near Alligator Alley.Firefighters had to use foam to extinguish the flames.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – An adorable pygmy hippopotamus calf is making its debut at Zoo Miami.The baby pygmy hippo, born on Aug. 4, made its first public appearance in the zoo’s enclosure this week.The animal is only the second pygmy hippo born at Zoo Miami. Both baby hippos came from the same mother.Zoo Miami said they’re handling the calf with an abundance of caution and making sure he’s comfortable in his exhibit.Pygmy hippos are much smaller than the more well-known common river hippopotamus, and usually weigh between 400 and 600 pounds compared to 6,000 pounds for river hippos.They are classified as endangered, with only about 3,000 believed to be left in the wild.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) – The American Red Cross are deploying several workers from across South Florida to Louisiana.Volunteers will help residents before and after Tropical Storm Barry makes landfall.“We’re gonna be working inside the shelters, so right now, we have shelters where people are evacuating their homes and going into the shelters,” volunteer James Loria said, “and inside the shelters, we will be providing meals and services and just overall comfort to help the residents out in the community.”The City of New Orleans is bracing for Barry. The storm is expected to make landfall early Saturday.Louisiana has been dealing with heavy rainfall and major flooding all week.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
In announcing the financial restructuring plan, AMI also said it terminated a previous offer to exchange its outstanding 14 percent senior subordinated notes due 2013 for a combination of cash and shares of common stock. The process had been extended several times over the last several weeks past its initial deadline.Last July, AMI underwent a financial restructuring that it said cut its debt by $200 million by exchanging AMI’s bonds for equity in the form of AMI common stock. Following that transaction, AMI said its leverage will be reduced from 7.2X to 5.1X and that the company will have an extra $50 million in free cash flow on a pro forma basis.That deal followed a similar one in February 2009 that had the publisher transfer ownership of 95 percent of its common stock to bondholders, effectively slashing its debt by $227.2 million.Pecker and Evercore Partners bought American Media in 1999 for $850 million. Evercore, together with Thomas H. Lee Partners, were the principal shareholders.AMI publishes several magazines including Men’s Fitness, Shape, Star Magazine and the National Enquirer. Despite its many efforts over the years, American Media Inc. ultimately has been unable to manage significant debt load. The company this morning said it is moving toward filing a prepackaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan in order to “significantly de-lever” its balance sheet. The company did not immediately indicate how much debt the financial restructuring would eliminate. An AMI spokesperson tells FOLIO: the company is not releasing any further details about the restructuring.So far, roughly 80 percent of AMI’s bondholders have agreed to the terms of the financial restructuring, which revolves around a debt-for-equity swap. Once AMI secures the requisite percentage of bondholder approval it says it will file its Chapter 11 plan and expect to emerge within 60 days after filing. The reorganization should not affect American Media’s operations,” AMI chairman, president and CEO David Pecker says in a statement announcing the Chapter 11 plans. “Publications will function seamlessly, staff will be unaffected by the reorganization and customers should not notice any difference during the 60 day process.”
9 Differences Between a School System and a Publishing Company: Lessons for Cathie BlackOne is full of spoiled brats. The other has lots of children.That’s one of the differences between publishing companies and school systems that Cathie Black of Hearst Magazine will need to keep in mind as she makes the transition, announced today, from a career running newspaper and magazine companies to becoming chancellor of New York City Schools.Here are eight more subtle distinctions between a publisher and a public school systems she’ll need to keep in mind:1. School systems are not-for-profit agencies by design. Newspapers are no-profit organizations despite all their efforts to be otherwise.2. For schools, the largest inflow of funds is from state and local governments that always seem to be screwing them out of some money. For magazine publishers, the largest outflow of money is for postage, which also involves an indifferent bureaucracy that always seems to be screwing them out of money.3. For a school system, a new student means more state and federal aid. For a publisher, a new subscriber means less net revenue (because the marketing charges more than the subscriber pays).4. Schools have math classes that make kids feel like idiots as soon as they open a textbook and try to understand algebra. Magazine publishers have blow-in cards that make newsstand customers feel like idiots as soon as they open a copy and see they could have saved 90% by buying a subscription.5. Public schools offer free education to all. Publishers charge some customers for their content, then give it away to others on their Web sites.6. School systems issue diplomas of dubious significance. Publishers issue statements of “paid” circulation.7. Schools are often judged by meaningless metrics, such as how their sports teams do and what proportion of the students take SATs. Publications have their own meaningless metrics, like awards and newsstand sales.8. Schools are run by principals. Publications are run by advertising salesmen, who have no principles. New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg’s announcement yesterday that he had named Hearst Magazines chairman and former longtime president Cathie Black as chancellor of New York City Schools had a number of people in the media industry, as well as a few NYC-based parents, scratching their heads. Granted, Black had a lot of success overseeing Hearst, one of the largest consumer magazine publishing companies in the country. But how does that qualify her to lead NYC’s public school system?Just look at this morning’s NYC newspaper covers [pictured]. As the New York Daily News pointed out, Black—a Manhattan resident—sent her two children to private school, in Connecticut. And, not to mention, the New York City Department of Education consists of more than 1,600 schools that serve about 1.1 million students each year. Correct me if I’m wrong, but there may be a few more moving parts there than at Hearst. No doubt about it: Black has a BIG challenge ahead of her. One can hope that she will swiftly squash all the nay-sayers with positive results among NYC’s schools. (As am New York says: ‘Don’t screw it up.’)In the meantime, anonymous media blogger Dead Tree Edition has some important (er, more tongue-in-cheek) advice for Black as she readies for her big transition. Here’s his piece, reposted by permission here:
Entertainment titles were the top two print audience performers in October 2017, as measured by the latest GfK MRI’s Issue Specific (IS) Readership Study. People magazine’s Oct. 23 issue (IS audience: 54,763,000) featured the likeness of Chip and Joanna Gaines while delivering an “exclusive” on why the duo ended their television show, Fixer Uppers. It scored an IS index of 135. News that both Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner are expecting graced the cover of the Oct. 9 In Touch (7,891,000) placing it close behind, with an IS score of 134.Meanwhile, the cover of the October issue of Southwest: The Magazine depicted a playful pooch and the headline Wild Lives while garnering an IS ranking of 134 and an audience of 7,398,000. Politics—in the form of why John Kasich is “still running for president” along with a close-up of Jimmy Kimmel as the new Walter Cronkite—were cover hooks for the Oct. 30 New York Magazine (134, 3,806,000). Rounding out the top seven were Entrepreneur with an IS score of 132 and an audience of 3,619,000; Wired, at 131 and 3,910,000; and the Oct. 28 installment of The Economist, at 128 and 2,840,000.IS metrics show how magazines perform with regard to their average issue audience estimates from GfK MRI’s “Survey of the American Consumer” for the two most recent waves of survey data. Issue Specific data supplement the company’s 12-month readership averages to show how many people had the opportunity to see ads within a given issue of a magazine. Rank: #5 The EconomistIssue: October 28, 2017Issue Specific Audience: 2,840,000Issue Specific Index: 128 Rank: #2 (tie) Southwest: The MagazineIssue: October, 2017Issue Specific Audience: 7,398,000Issue Specific Index: 134 Rank: #1 PeopleIssue: October 23, 2017Issue Specific Audience: 54,763,000Issue Specific Index: 135 Rank: #2 (tie) In TouchIssue: October 9, 2017Issue Specific Audience: 7,891,000Issue Specific Index: 134 Rank: #3 EntrepreneurIssue: October, 2017Issue Specific Audience: 3,619,000Issue Specific Index: 132 Rank: #2 (tie) New York MagazineIssue: October 30, 2017Issue Specific Audience: 3,806,000Issue Specific Index: 134 Rank: #4 WiredIssue: October, 2017Issue Specific Audience: 3,910,000Issue Specific Index: 131
Detroit-based Hour Media Group continued its nearly two-year-long regional magazine shopping spree this week, snatching up 38-year-old Gemini Publications, also based in Michigan, from longtime owner and publisher John Zwarensteyn.Included in the sale are the monthly Grand Rapids magazine, the weekly Grand Rapids Business Journal, and Michigan Blue, a lifestyle title which publishes six times per year.The deal—the terms of which were not disclosed—is the latest in a string of acquisitions for Hour Media Group, following last year’s purchases of Atlanta, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, Naples Illustrated, Orange Coast, Palm Beach Illustrated, and Pasadena magazines in three separate transactions. Altogether, Hour Media now publishes more than 132 magazines and custom titles and produces 65 live events around the country, including through its corporate subsidiaries in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, New York, and Ohio.“These brands have established a strong presence and earned respect in the West Michigan market, and as with all our regional products around the country, our goal is to first serve our local markets,” said Hour Media president John Balardo in a prepared statement.Although prior acquisitions by Hour Media have been met with layoffs and staff turnover—most notably last March’s purchase of Atlanta, Cincinnati, Orange Coast, and Los Angeles from Emmis Communications—the company maintains that Gemini Publications staffers will remain based at their current location in Grand Rapids.“I am proud of our history, proud of our great customers and employees,” added Zwarensteyn, who is retiring from publishing to pursue other interests. “I am especially proud that we have continued to provide solid, ethical journalism in an era where journalism is under attack.” Elsewhere in the Great Lakes region (about 600 miles to the Northwest, to be exact), another long-running regional glossy changed hands this week.Duluth, Minn.-based Lake Superior magazine has been sold to BusinessNorth publishers Beth Bily and Ron Brochu by Cindy and Paul Hayden, who had owned the 39-year-old bimonthly since 1984.New owners Bily and Brochu, who purchased the monthly BusinessNorth in 2010, say that readers of Lake Superior aren’t likely to notice many changes to the magazine, “because it already serves its readers well,” and that all of the magazine’s eight current staffers, including longtime editor Konnie LeMay (as well as BusinessNorth‘s six employees, who already work in the same building), will be retained.“The demand for niche publications remains strong,” said Bily.As for the magazine’s former owners, the Haydens say they plan to retire after a brief transition period.“We’ve thought about retirement in recent years, but we weren’t going to until we found the perfect fit,” added Cindy Hayden. “Beth and Ron share our passion and we’re excited to leave this business in their experienced hands.”
Senate appropriators on Thursday restored $322 million in funding for military grocery stores while marking up the fiscal 2016 defense spending bill, matching a similar move by their House counterparts.The Obama administration’s budget request recommended the cut — out of a total allocation of $1.4 billion for commissaries — which would have been accommodated by reducing days of operation and operating hours, laying off staff and closing some stores, reported Military Times. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (Md.), the committee’s top Democrat, criticized the proposal as a shortsighted idea from “Pentagon bean splicers” and said those savings should not come at the expense of military families.“The president is wrong,” she said. “[Defense Secretary] Ash Carter is wrong on this. These are false savings,” Mikulski said.The defense authorization bill now on the Senate floor endorsed the commissary cuts called for in the administration’s budget request, however, setting up a possible showdown before next year’s defense budget is completed.The Senate Appropriations Committee voted 27-3 to pass the $575.9 billion defense spending bill and set up a battle next week when Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) tries to bring the bill to the floor. Democrats are planning to block the legislation from advancing. Dan Cohen AUTHOR
The Pentagon disputes Congressional Budget Office estimates of the long-term costs of the Trump Administration’s proposed space organizations, a DOD spokesman told Space News.“The CBO estimates are based on different assumptions than the DOD’s legislative proposal,” spokesman Tom Crosson said in a statement.“The CBO did not consult with DOD or evaluate the DOD space force proposal,” he said. “The department proposed a lean organizational structure for the space force that avoids significant bureaucratic growth by leveraging existing Air Force capabilities.”A CBO report issued last week estimated DOD creation of a space force under the Air Force, a U.S. space command and the Space Development Agency would incur annual costs from $1.1 billion to $1.9 billion, plus another $1.8 billion to $4.7 billion in one-time costs.“The establishment of the United States space force is a small investment to ensure American leadership in space, protect our $19 trillion economy that runs on space, and ensure space capabilities for our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines,” Crosson added.Space and Missile Systems Center photo by Van Ha ADC AUTHOR
ADC AUTHOR Senior White House officials met with top congressional leaders Wednesday to resume negotiations toward reaching a comprehensive deal on spending limits but left at a stalemate on overall spending to avoid another government shutdown this fall, Politico reported.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) met with Acting White House Chief of Staff Mitch Mulvaney, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, and Acting Management and Budget Office Director Ross Voight to discuss a two-year agreement.However, the meeting ended after failing to agree on topline funding allocation, raising new doubts over their ability to avert another fiscal crisis later this year, according to Roll Call.The negotiations stalemate prompted Republicans to turn to a one-year continuing resolution to increase domestic spending and halt steep budget cuts from a potential sequester this fall.“We are taking sequester off the table,” Mnuchin said after the meeting. “We are prepared to do a one-year CR with a one-year debt ceiling. The president has every intention of keeping the government open.”After the meeting, Democrats blamed Republican leaders hesitance to set a limit without approval from President Donald Trump. Republicans countered that they didn’t receive serious offer to reach agreement, and later Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) dismissed a one-year deal.“A one-year CR is bad policy, it’s bad politics and it’s a fallback,” he said. “We should be negotiating a bill. We want to do better.”
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Australian record label Future Classic and Dropbox team up to ignite creative opportunity for up-and-coming talentNate HertweckGRAMMYs Apr 30, 2019 – 4:51 pm The creative collaboration between Australian tastemaking indie label Future Classic and data storage provider Dropbox continues with their announcement of plans to partner for a Los Angeles studio residency program for emerging artists. The two companies began their collaboration last year, opening a studio together in L.A.’s Frogtown neighborhood. For their new residency, they’ll be selecting two artists to receive two weeks of studio time and industry mentorship with flights included.”We’re so excited to be partnering with Future Classic for the second year in a row, this time with a program that leverages Dropbox Paper as a tool for artists to express themselves and communicate how they are so much more than the music they create,” said Dropbox head of brand partnerships Liz Armistead. “The Future Classic x Dropbox Studio continues to be a great place for artists to connect and collaborate, and the Studio Residency will allow up-and-comers to leverage technology and mentorship that they wouldn’t otherwise be able to access.” Future Classic’s roster includes GRAMMY winner Flume, GRAMMY nominee SOPHIE and Aussie electronic duo Flight Facilities. They also just released the new album by Nick Murphy (formerly known as Chet Faker), Run Fast Sleep Naked. Together in their shared creative studio with Dropbox, they’ve hosted a wide variety of artists including Moses Sumney, JPEGMAFIA, Glass Animals, Aloe Blacc and more. Future Classic founder and CEO Nathan McLay adds, “The partnership with Dropbox has been incredibly organic, we share the same ethos when it comes to creative collaboration, and we’re delighted they are as intrigued as we are to experiment with new technology and create opportunities for artists. We’ve always been inspired by discovery and creative-driven artist development so I can’t wait to start digging through the artist submissions and see where it leads.” In celebration of the new studio residency, Future Classic and Dropbox will be hosting parties in L.A., London and Sydney. For more information and to apply, visiting the project’s website.Nick Murphy Talks New Album, Touring Again & Taking Rick Rubin’s Advice Email Facebook Read more Twitter News Apply: L.A. Studio Residency For Emerging Artists new-la-recording-studio-residency-help-develop-emerging-artists New L.A. Recording Studio Residency To Help Develop Emerging Artists
WILMINGTON, MA — Congratulations to the following 12 Wilmington High School students who were named Students of the Month for May:Business: David WoltagEnglish/Language Arts: Ryann WalshVisual Arts: Allyson BuckleySocial Studies: Jacob NuzzoloMath: Marisa JacksonFamily/Consumer Science: Jared BenoitWorld Languages: Charlotte Kane and Matthew CarpenitoScience: Cassidy RossLife Skills: Domenic CaplesPhysical Education/Health: Kevin Palmerino and Jocelyn Palmer(NOTE: The above list is from Assistant Principal Christopher Phillips’ blog. The cover photo is from Jamie Boudreau of Airgoz Aerial Photography.)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… RelatedWilmington High School To Administer PSAT Exam On Saturday, October 19In “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington High School Announces March Students of the MonthIn “Education”Wilmington High School Announces May Students of the MonthIn “Education”
WILMINGTON, MA — Heilind Electronics, a leading distributor of electronic components, has added Wilcoxon Sensing Technologies, a leading innovator and manufacturer of vibration sensing products and systems, to its growing portfolio of sensor manufacturers. With over 50 years of innovation and experience, Wilcoxon Sensing Technologies offers world-class vibration monitoring products to meet the needs of industrial and test & measurement markets. These products are essential in keeping critical machines running and plants operational.As an authorized distributor of Wilcoxon Sensing Technologies products, Heilind now provides sensors that measure both underwater sound and vibration on rotating machinery. Additionally, the company’s expanded portfolio includes a variety of sensor technologies for vibration monitoring; these include accelerometers, HART vibration sensors, 4-20 mA sensors, transmitters, cable assemblies, accessories and instrumentation products.This comprehensive range of solutions covers a broad range of markets, including automotive, aerospace, industrial/machine condition monitoring & protection and marine/underwater.“Heilind continues to expand our Amphenol sensor offering with Wilcoxon Sensing Technologies. This new addition presents more options for our customers — especially when it comes to the very challenging mission-critical applications of shock and vibration,” said Glen MacGibbon, Vice President of Business Development – Sensors, Heilind Electronics. “Not only is Wilcoxon recognized as the global market leader for industrial vibration sensing and systems, but they also have a suite of products targeted for hazardous environments; this further increases our customers’ opportunities for deployment. We were thrilled that Wilcoxon selected Heilind as a new channel partner to help them better service and expand their global reach.”About Heilind ElectronicsHeilind Electronics, Inc. (www.heilind.com) is one of the world’s leading distributors of connectors, relays, sensors, switches, thermal management and circuit protection products, terminal blocks, wire and cable, wiring accessories and insulation and identification products. Founded in 1974, Heilind has locations throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, Hong Kong and China. Follow Heilind on Facebook at facebook.com/Heilind and on Twitter at twitter.com/Heilind.About Wilcoxon Sensing TechnologiesFor over 50 years, Wilcoxon Sensing Technologies, a subsidiary of Amphenol, has been an industry leader, developing and producing vibration monitoring solutions trusted by reliability and maintenance engineers around the world. Wilcoxon accelerometers, 4-20 mA sensors, transmitters and instrumentation provide accurate and reliable vibration measurements for a wide range of markets and demanding applications.(NOTE: The above press release is from Heilind Electronics.)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… RelatedBUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Heilind Electronics Expands Sensata PartnershipIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Heilind Electronics Opens New Distribution Center In OhioIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Heilind Electronics Honored With American Bright Distribution AwardIn “Business”
WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Wednesday, August 22, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 10am and 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.State Rep Debate: The Democratic candidates — Erika Johnson, Mark Kratman, Mike McCoy, Judy O’Connell, and Dave Robertson — for the 19th Middlesex State Representative seat will debate at 7pm at WCTV Headquarters. The debate will air live on WCTV’s Government Channel (Comcast 22 and Verizon 38). The debate will also stream live on WCTV.org (click HERE) and through the WCTV App (available in Google Play Store and Apple App Store). The debate will be archived for on-demand viewing on WCTV’s website later this week, and will reair frequently on WCTV’s Government Channel. Katie Lannan of State House News will moderate the debate.In The Community: The Wilmington Police Department offers safety seat installs at the Wilmington Public Safety Building (1 Adelaide Street) every Wednesday, from 10am to 2pm. No appointment is necessary, but calling ahead at 978-658-5071 is recommended. Learn more HERE.In The Community: The Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 4pm. All books are $2 or less! Every penny of every sale benefits the Wilmington Memorial Library. Learn more HERE.At The Library: Well Read Wednesday Book Group from 10am to 11am. Tech Help Drop-In from 2pm to 3pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: The Senior Center is holding its annual Fun Day from 10am to 3pm. Come try your luck at horse racing, roulette, blackjack and L-R-C (left, right center). Blue Ribbon Barbeque will provide lunch for this great event. The cost is $7.00 per person. Games will begin at 10am with the first horse race taking place at 11am. The tickets for the games will be $5 for 25 tickets. Auction will be held at 2pm and participants can “bid” on a wide variety of prizes at the auction. [Learn more HERE.](NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. I may be able to update this post.)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… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For October 25, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For April 10, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”STATE REP RACE: Republican Debate Set For August 21, Democratic Debate Set For August 22In “Government”
WILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Public Schools will be hosting meetings to discuss what is involved in the Preschool/Kindergarten registration process, program overview, screening process and programs/services provided by Special Education.Wildwood Registration Information MeetingMonday, February 4, 2019 (snowdate: Monday, February 11, 2019)Preschool 6:00 PMKindergarten 6:30 PMBoutwell Registration Information MeetingTuesday, February 5, 2019 (snowdate: Tuesday, February 12, 2019)Preschool 6:00 PMKindergarten 6:30 PMAdditional registration information will be released next week on the school department’s website and shared on Wilmington Apple.(NOTE: The above information is from Wilmington Public Schools.)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… RelatedWilmington Public Schools To Hold Parent Meeting To Discuss Registration For Kindergarten & PreschoolIn “Education”Boutwell & Wildwood To Hold Information Nights For Parents Of Incoming StudentsIn “Education”VIDEO: What Parents Need To Know About Wilmington’s Kindergarten & PreK Registration ProcessIn “Videos”
DEVENS, MA — In recognition of National Drinking Water Week, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) recently announced the 61 recipients of the annual Public Water Systems Award during a ceremony held in Devens.Each year, MassDEP honors the state’s many dedicated drinking water professionals, while acknowledging certain noteworthy accomplishments that involve excellent water service to the public.The Wilmington Water Department received the MassDEP’s Water Conservation Award.The Water Conservation Award is given to those systems that achieved the following: met the average of 65 RGPCD (residential gallons per capita daily) and 10 percent unaccounted for water usage standards; implemented minimum mandatory water-use restrictions for 2018; provided a website showing conservation-related information; and, while not required, used less water than the previous year.“The Baker-Polito Administration is proud to recognize drinking water providers across the Commonwealth who share the administration’s commitment to ensuring that residents have access to safe, clean, healthy drinking water,” said Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen Theoharides. “Through continued efforts, monitoring, and collaboration, the recipients of Public Water Systems awards have demonstrated a high-level of commitment to the safety and health of Massachusetts’ residents, and we thank them for their continued dedication and hard work.”“MassDEP recognizes exceptional performance among our state’s many public water supply systems,” said MassDEP Commissioner Martin Suuberg. “There are many public water systems that do a great job and we have determined that these systems deserve special recognition and commendation today for their exceptional service to the public.”(NOTE: The above modified press release is from MassDEP.)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… Related12 Water Fixtures In 4 Wilmington Schools Taken Off Line Due To Elevated Lead LevelsIn “Education”MWRA Receives Public Water System Award From Mass DEPIn “Government”MWRA — A Water Supplier To Wilmington — Receives 2015 Mass. Public Water System AwardIn “Government”