More than one in ten (11%) respondents over the age of 60 who have not yet retired do not plan to ever do so, according to research by annuity provider Retirement Advantage.Its survey of 1,009 adults, conducted for Retirement Advantage by YouGov, also found that 6% of over 50s that have yet to retire do not plan to ever do so.The research also revealed that:41% of the over 50s that do not plan to retire cite concerns about having enough money to do the things they would like to do in retirement.One in five (20%) of respondents over 50 worry about losing the social aspect of work in retirement, while 20% named boredom as a concern.Almost half (47%) of respondents over 50 plan to switch to part-time work, while 22% intend to take on an unpaid, voluntary role.Andrew Tully (pictured), pensions technical director at Retirement Advantage, said: ‘The research demonstrates the traditional idea of a cliff-edge retirement at state pension age is well and truly in the past. What we’re seeing instead is a phased approach, where retirees expect to continue to work in some capacity beyond traditional retirement age.“What people want and expect from retirement has changed. Now it’s time for the pension industry to evolve as well. Products and services need to allow retirees the flexibility to vary their income across their retirement as they need it.“With many retirees considering easing into retirement by continuing to work in some capacity, the pension income they require on the first day of retirement will quite often be completely different to what they need 10 years later.”
MIRAMAR, FLA. (WSVN) – A boat came off its trailer on Interstate 75, Monday morning, causing traffic backups.7SkyForce HD hovered above the vessel resting on the shoulder of the highway’s southbound lanes, between Pines Boulevard and Miramar Parkway, at around 11 a.m.Officials said a driver lost control of his SUV, causing the boat to come loose from its trailer.At least one right lane of traffic was blocked while crews cleared the roadway.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Inside Edition anchor Deborah Norville has announced that she will be undergoing surgery for a cancerous thyroid nodule in her neck.Norville released a taped announcement that is set to air during Monday’s show.“We live in a world of ‘see something, say something,’ and I’m really glad we do,” she said in the video. “A long time ago, an Inside Edition viewer reached out to say she’d seen something on my neck. It was a lump.”Norville said at the time she went to a doctor and had the lump checked out.“For years, it was nothing. Until recently,” she said. “It was something.”“The doctor says it’s a very localized form of cancer, which tomorrow I’ll have surgery to have removed. There will be no chemo, I’m told no radiation but I will have surgery, and I’ll be away for a bit.”Norville went on to ask for viewers’ support. “If you believe in prayer, please say one for me and for my surgeon, and I thank you very much,” she said.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
MIAMI (WSVN) – An endangered canine has died after a door collapsed on it at Zoo Miami.The door collapsed on a baby African painted dog, killing the endangered animal instantly.The canine was about five months old and was being transferred to an exhibit habitat with its family when the incident happened.Zoo officials blame equipment failure for the canine’s death.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Blood Sweat and Tears playing to a huge crowd at Great American Beach Party! @deantrantalis @heathermoraitis @glassman4ftl @rmckinzie8779 @BenSorensen @clagerbloom @playlauderdale @FLPD411 @FLFR411 @visitlauderdale @MyFTLB @CFLCA2018 @GoRiverwalk @BrowardArts pic.twitter.com/BB1pPByDsW— City of Fort Lauderdale (@FTLCityNews) May 25, 2019Sharon Russell said she brought her own vintage model to the event.“I brought my 1931 Model A Roadster to the Beach Party, which we try to come every year,” she said. “We have a great time here. Great people, great music, great food, and I let everybody sit in my car, let them take pictures so they have something to remember it by.” The SOCOM Para-Commandos drop in to the Great American Beach Party! @USSOCOM @deantrantalis @heathermoraitis @glassman4ftl @rmckinzie8779 @BenSorensen @clagerbloom @FLPD411 @FLFR411 @playlauderdale @CFLCA2018 @BrowardCounty @BrowardArts @GoRiverwalk @MyFTLB @visitlauderdale pic.twitter.com/YKJUc3Ni7a— City of Fort Lauderdale (@FTLCityNews) May 25, 2019Children were able to pet some aquatic animals before jumping in the water, while adults enjoyed refreshing drinks at local bars.“We’re actually just vacationing for Memorial Day, so we’re having a nice little weekend away,” said out-of-town visitor Hayley as she sat at a restaurant’s outdoor area. “Good weather, beach, good food and drinks. We’re just going to be wandering around and going up and down and checking out the different bars and the scene. We’re excited to see what this whole set up is gonna be like with live music.”“I absolutely love it. Lot of cool people, lot of good energy. It’s a lot of fun,” said another restaurant diner. FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Thousands of revelers in Fort Lauderdale got an early start to the summer season with some fun in the sun.The city hosted the Great American Beach Party at A1A and Las Olas Boulevard, Saturday. The event kicked off with live music, vintage cars and other entertainment.7News cameras captured people dining outdoors and enjoying the clear skies and warm weather. Now in its ninth year, the free event featured a sand castle contest and a military tribute to honor the men and women who serve our country in the U.S. Armed Forces.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. People from around the country attended this year’s festivities, which had something for every age group.“I get to bring my Model A, and everybody gets to see it, because a lot of people don’t get to see a 1931 Model A, because they’ve never seen it before. Especially some of the younger people,” said Russell.
HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) – Firefighters were able to quickly put out flames inside of a Hollywood home.Hollywood Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene, located along the 100 block of Calle Largo Drive just before 12:45 p.m., Tuesday.7SkyForce HD flew over the scene where several firefighters could be seen making their way in and out of the home.It is unclear if there were any occupants inside of the house when the flames broke out.Please check back on WSVN.com and 7News for more details on this developing story.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Fairbanks native Kendall Kramer won the girls junior division title at 34:05 minutes. Kenai’s Riana Boonstra finished eighth at 38:11. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The 2018 Mount Marathon Race in Seward delivered a repeat, and first time winner on Independence Day. Jessica Yeaton won her first race in the women’s division, and David Norris, the 2016 race winner won his second race on Wednesday. The boys junior division was won by Michael Connelly of Chugiak, at a time of 26.56 minutes. the 16-year-old edged Ali Papillon, the second place finisher. Norris also captured the men’s title while topping the runner-up by thirty seconds, outpacing Max King who finished second. Yeaton finished with a time of 51:30, thirty seconds ahead of Seward’s Denali-Foldager Strabel, who finished second. *Photo courstey fo Mount Marathon Facebook Page
The PFD provisions were stripped out and replaced with language intended to reverse the governor’s vetoes. Rep. Lance Pruitt (R-Anchorage), House Minority Leader “This bill really was not a good-faith compromise, as was claimed by some of our colleagues today. Our caucus came to the table to negotiate an outcome that would survive the remainder of the budgeting process, but it has become increasingly evident that our Majority colleagues are more interested in prolonging this impasse than actually finding solutions and going home.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享On a 21-to-10 caucus-line vote, the Alaska House Majority passed a bill aimed to restore significant portions of Governor Mike Dunleavy’s $444 million vetoes. The bill next goes to the Senate, which is scheduled to meet on Saturday. The legislation began as a Permanent Fund dividend bill, but that part was removed and used to create HB 2003. The new dividend bill received a quick hearing Wednesday night and will get further review Thursday morning in the House Finance Committee. After failing to secure the necessary 45 votes for a veto override, the House used House Bill 2001 as a budget bill to address dozens of Dunleavy’s vetoes. Some of funding that would be restored by HB 2001 includes:• University of Alaska ($110 million)• Senior Benefits Program ($20 million, plus $800,000 to cover May and June)• Public Broadcasting ($2.7 million)• Alaska State Council on the Arts ($3.8 million)• VPSO ($3 million)• Council on Domestic Violence ($250,000)• Legal and Advocacy Services ($671,700)• Ocean Rangers Program ($3.4 million)• Medicaid Services ($77 million, including $27 million for adult preventative care)
Having successfully extended its brand for do-it-yourself geeks into a huge live event, Make magazine is set to try its hand at public television.The weekly show—dubbed “Make:”—is slated to debut in January on American Public Television stations and on the Web at Makezine.tv. “Major funding” for the program is provided by Geek Squad, the round-the-clock computer and technology repair company.Make, published by O’Reilly Media, launched in 2004. Its paid circulation is over 100,000; its Web site averages about 2 million unique visitors a month, the company says. The magazine’s annual two-day festival, Maker Faire, launched in 2006; it drew 65,000 attendees earlier this year.
With all the talk about magazine industry conferences being cancelled (or, in some cases, severely downsized, let’s say) it must give magazine publishers at least some perverted sense of justice that they are not alone.On Friday, the American Society of Newspaper Editors cancelled its annual convention. Here’s the memo [via Reuters]:ASNE’s leadership has decided to cancel our 2009 convention because of the challenging times we face. The text of the press release that is going out this morning follows this note. The Convention Program Committee had put in place an innovative and relevant program, and I am very grateful to them.But it became increasingly clear in recent weeks that our attendance would be low because editors need to be in their own newsrooms during this difficult time. The board of directors will meet soon to deal with the financial implications of canceling the convention and map strategy for the coming year.In the meantime, we will increase reliance on the Web to help editors share what they are learning as they reshape their news organizations for multiple platforms and operate with fewer resources. We plan to have our new Web site up this spring and we will produce more webinars and ramp up our recently developed newsletter, Editors’ Exchange.As you know, we had planned votes at the Chicago convention on bylaws changes to drop “paper” from our name and expand our membership to include editors of online-only news Web sites and leading journalism educators. That, and the annual election of new board members, will now occur electronically. We will be touch with you soon on the details.We will also move ahead with plans for our scheduled 2010 convention in Washington.I want to thank you for your support and guidance. If you have any questions about the convention or other matters, please let me know.Sincerely,Charlotte HallPresident
Not to be left out, People’s June 15 cover goes full Gosselin, and shares the same yellow cover lines, blue background, 1/3 cover strip and Kate Gosselin beach shot.So in the spirit of Us Weekly’s “Who Wore it Best,” which of these extremely similar covers do you think will actually stand out at the newsstand? With the same three or four stories hogging the spotlight for a week or two (typically Brad & Jen, Angelina & Jen, or reality star of the moment), similarities between celebrity magazine covers are an occupational hazard. Not to mention the fact that so many mass consumer titles follow the same basic plug-in formula for their design (something legendary Esquire art director George Lois slammed back in 2005 at MPA’s American Magazine Conference). But the June 15 covers of Wenner Media’s Us Weekly and American Media’s Star seem to take it to a new level.Both feature beach shots of reality star/villain/victim Kate Gosselin (in photos that look like they were taken within seconds of each other, from the same dune angle) with yellow cover lines and three yellow bullet points with white type hammering the cover subject. Both also feature a white third cover strip with two other cover subjects—and both feature secondary cover lines for Twilight stars “Rob & Kristen” (who are making out on and off the set, apparently).
Earlier today, the UCLA Anderson School of Management announced the finalists for the 2016 Gerald Loeb Awards, honoring journalistic excellence in business and finance since 1957. Among this year’s field, five magazine brands are represented across the twelve categories for consideration. Established in 1957 by namesake Gerald Loeb, founding partner of E.F. Hutton, the Gerald Loeb Awards have been administered by UCLA since 1973. Winners will be revealed at an awards banquet on June 28 at Capitale in New York. Joining Coy, Kessenides, and Ford as finalists is Bloomberg Markets’ Jason Clenfield, in the Feature category, for his article, “The Passport King.” Fortune’s Peter Elkind is a finalist in the Investigative category for his story, “Inside the Hack of the Century.” In Personal Finance, Money Magazine’s Donna Rosato, Kate Santichen, Alexandra Mondalek, and Shayla Hunter were named finalists for the article, “Aging’s Costliest Challenge.” The Hollywood Reporter rounds out the list of magazine media finalists with “Studio Chiefs Unleashed: 6 Top Execs Spar Over Gender Pay, Sony Hack and ‘Star Wars’ Box Office,” a by Pamela McClintock and Kim Masters, in the Video category. Bloomberg Businessweek’s Peter Coy and Dimitra Kessenides are finalists in the Commentary category for their “Opening Remarks” columns. In the Explanatory category, Paul Ford’s “Code: An Essay,” also earned a nod.
Politico Pro has hired Anthony Adragna, Benjamin Wermund, and Lorraine Woellert as reporters. They will cover energy, higher education, and financial services, respectively. Roper will leave her position as articles editor at Wired, where she’s worked since 2011. Formerly, she was the managing editor of The Paris Review. Real Simple has hired Dawn Perry as its new food director. Perry returns to the brand after a stint from 2010 to 2013, which was followed by roles as senior/digital food editor at Bon Appetit, and a position as culinary content editor at the food startup Marley Spoon. “Our portfolio has grown a lot over the past two years,” editor-in-chief Jake Silverstein said in a statement. “The magazine isn’t just a magazine anymore. We’re now involved in virtual reality, live events, podcasts, and special newspaper sections, just to name a few things. Caitlin is going to be instrumental in helping us manage this growth and execute on these exciting initiatives.” Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move… Bloomberg has named Jodi Schneider editor in Hong Kong. Schneider has been with Bloomberg since 2010, including time in Washington D.C., and Tokyo. Caitlin Roper will join The New York Times Magazine in the newly created role of special projects editor. The role was created to address the various projects under the magazine’s name which aren’t part of its weekly publication. Barbara Friedmann is leaving her post as VP and publisher of Elle Decor. Kate Kelly Smith, SVP and group publisher, will assume business oversight at the magazine. Amy Cosper is leaving her roles as editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur magazine and VP of Entrepreneur Media Inc.
Facebook Aretha Franklin: Health Issues Force Rest From Tour Until June Email GRAMMY-winning icon was forced to miss giving a concert on her 76th birthday due to health reasonsPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Mar 28, 2018 – 2:11 pm Although she had announced 2017 would be her last year touring, legendary Aretha Franklin scheduled a few 2018 dates. Her 76th birthday performance on March 25 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark as well as her April 28 appearance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest had to be canceled for health reasons, essentially forced rest.”Aretha Franklin has been ordered by her doctor to stay off the road and rest completely for at least the next two months,” was the wording of her management’s official statement.The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest has announced Rod Stewart will fill in her April 28th date. While we’re waiting for the Queen of Soul to recuperate, and sending prayers that rest is all she needs, we can look back at a few of her GRAMMY highlights.In the year 1967 the success of her album I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You and the three singles “Chain Of Fools,” “A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like),” and “Respect” all planted themselves permanently in the American landscape and are recognized in the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame. At the 10th GRAMMY Awards, “Respect” won Best Rhythm & Blues Recording and Best Rhythm & Blues Solo Vocal Performance, Female — the first two of her 18 GRAMMY Awards. Her 1972 album Amazing Grace with James Cleveland & The Southern California Comm. Choir is also in the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame. News https://twitter.com/JanisJoplin/status/977909265502474240 Twitter The Recording Academy honored Franklin with its Lifetime Achievement Award in 1994. Her classic TV performance of “Nessun Dorma,” when Luciano Pavarotti was unable to perform, occurred in 1998 at the 40th GRAMMY Awards. She was also recognized as the 2008 MusiCares Person Of The Year for her philanthropy.Franklin is still expected to give June performances in Boston and Toronto, as scheduled.Getting The Latest Music News Just Got Easier. Introducing: GRAMMY Bot. Find it On KIK and Facebook MessengerRead more Aretha Franklin Takes Health Rest From Tour aretha-franklin-health-issues-force-rest-tour-until-june
Twitter Facebook Email If you’re not in Los Angeles, not to worry. Wango Tango will be bringing the magic to viewers live via a partnership with AT&T on the company’s website and Twitter account. IHeartMedia radio stations nationwide will also broadcast live, and TV network Freeform will host a 90-minute TV special the following day on June 3 at 9 p.m.”Over the last 20 years, Wango Tango has become a staple in Los Angeles,” said John Ivey, President of CHR Programming Strategies for iHeartMedia and KIIS FM, according to Billboard. “We’re excited to take this iconic summer kick-off event to a national level as we partner with today’s top artists.”For those who would like to experience the concert live, ticket presales begin April 24 via AXS.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs” This year’s lineup will include Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Meghan Trainor, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Miguel, Janelle Monaé, Marshmello, NF, and a special appearance by Logic. The annual concert, which launched in 1998, will be held at the brand new Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles on June 2. Ryan Seacrest has been tapped to host. News Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes Lead 2018 iHeartRadio Wango Tango Concert With host Ryan Seacrest and an all-star lineup, the annual Los Angeles event is sure to be a hitRenée FabianGRAMMYs Apr 23, 2018 – 10:21 am Get ready for the 2018 installment of one of the biggest pop music events of the summer: iHeartRadio’s Wango Tango concert in Los Angeles. 2018 Wango Tango Concert Lineup Announced ariana-grande-shawn-mendes-lead-2018-iheartradio-wango-tango-concert NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Apr 6, 2018 – 8:09 am Shawn Mendes On Covering Elton John With SZA
WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA), announced the introduction of The 21st Century American Service Act in a special video message with Senator Tammy Duckworth. The 21st Century American Service Act would increase the number of service positions available through civilian national service organizations, educate all young Americans about the national service opportunities available to them, and reduce financial barriers that prohibit some young Americans from serving.“If you want to serve your country you should be able to. Period. But right now, there are far more people applying to national service programs than there are spots. National service should be for everyone, not just the wealthy,” said Moulton. “Senator Duckworth and I are going to do everything in our power to pass this bill, because our country benefits when more of our young people feel like they have a stake in its future.”Companion legislation was introduced in the Senate by Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN).“Expanding national service opportunities like Americorps is vital to the strength of our nation,” said Duckworth. “Just as picking up a rifle to defend our country is ‘American Service,’ so is delivering water filters to communities afflicted by lead-contaminated water, picking up a stick of chalk to reach low-income children or a hammer to rebuild homes for those devastated by natural disasters. I’m proud to be working with Senators Gillibrand, Blumenthal, Klobuchar and Baldwin to make sure every young American has an opportunity to give back to serve their country.”The demand to serve in programs like AmeriCorps exceeds the number of available positions. The 21st Century American Service Act would make it possible for all Americans to have the chance to serve in some fashion, utilizing the energy of any and all young Americans willing to give back to their country. The legislation would reduce financial barriers that prevent people from doing a year of service by raising the living stipend for national service program participants and excluding it from being taxed as gross income, and increasing the national service education award and excluding the Americorps education benefit from being taxed as gross income.“When young Americans choose to spend a year of their life working at a service organization, there should be a path available for them to do it, no matter their background. Congress should expand opportunities for all young people to learn about these programs and reduce the financial barriers that too often get in the way when young people want to participate in them,” said Gillibrand. “I am proud to introduce the 21st Century American Service Act and I will continue to do everything I can to create pathways for young New Yorkers to serve their nation and help those in need.”“Participating in service helps reinforce the value of community and fosters important skills that benefit young volunteers for the rest of their lives,” said Blumenthal. “Since their inception, AmeriCorps and other national service organizations have helped Americans give back more than 1.4 billion hours of service to our nation. This bill will help these vital national service organizations support more service opportunities and remove the financial barriers that prevent many young people from taking advantage of them.”“National service provides people with the opportunity to make a positive difference and Wisconsinites are committed to serving their communities now more than ever,” said Baldwin. “This legislation will enhance national service opportunities for those who have answered the call to service and help organizations expand their impact and engage our citizens and communities.”(NOTE: The above press release is from Congressman Seth Moulton’s Office.)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… RelatedWASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: Congressman Moulton’s Office Recognized As National Example For Next-Generation Constituent ServiceIn “Government”WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: Moulton, Stewart Introduce Bill To Designate “9-8-8” For Suicide Hotline Dialing CodeIn “Government”WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: Moulton Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Bill To Help Student Loan Borrowers Avoid DefaultIn “Government”
WILMINGTON, MA — The Middlesex League recently named 17 Wilmington student athletes as All-Stars for the winter season:Greg Adamek (Boys Track)Stephen Anthony (Boys Basketball)Ryan Barrett (Boys Hockey)Gabriella Bond (Girls Basketball)Kylie Ducharme (Girls Basketball)Conlin Duffy (Boys Hockey)Joe Ganley (Boys Wrestling)Emma Garrity (Girls Track, All-Conference)Lia Kourkoutas (Girls Hockey)Hannah LaVita (Girls Track)Katherine McLaughlin (Girls Track)Evelyn Miller-Nuzzo (Girls Track)Shane Penney (Boys Wrestling)Amie Russell (Girls Track)Jenna Tavanese (Girls Basketball)Tyler Thomas (Boys Track)Sam Vince (Boys Track)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… Related14 WHS Student Athletes Named Middlesex League All-StarsIn “Sports”12 WHS Student Athletes Named Middlesex League All-StarsIn “Sports”35 WHS Student Athletes Named Middlesex League All-Stars This SpringIn “Sports”
STORRS, CT — The University of Connecticut recently announced the hiring of Wilmington native Matt Ferreira as a Specialist of Athletic Training.Ferreira joins UConn’s Recreation Team from West Virginia University where he was a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer, working with WVU Club Sports and Intramurals.While at WVU, Ferreira earned a Master’s degree in Athletic Training.Prior to WVU, Ferreira was an Assistant Athletic Trainer at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester.Ferreira grew up in Wilmington and completed his undergraduate course work at Springfield College with a Bachelor’s in Athletic Training.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… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Ferreira & Knibbs Named To Dean’s List At QuinnipiacIn “Education”Wilmington Native Kenn Fryer Named Assistant Coach Of RPI’s Men Soccer TeamIn “Sports”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 3 Wilmington Students Graduate From QuinnipiacIn “Education”
The Cheapskate Capture 360-degree photos and videos with this Android-powered dual-lens camera. Acer Capturing images that are just in front of you? How 20th century. These days, it’s all about 360 shooting.Think you can’t afford it? Think again: For a limited time, and while supplies last, the Official Acer Recertified Store has the Acer Holo360 4K 360-degree Camera for $79.99. Shipping is free. Believe it or not, this originally had a list price of $429, though it’s mostly been selling for around $200. And despite the store’s name, this is new, not refurbished. Update, 7:04 a.m. PT: The camera was showing a price of $49.99 when I first published this deal at 6:37 a.m., but minutes later it jumped to $79.99.See it at AcerOn paper, the Holo360 is super impressive. It features two Sony image sensors and a 3-inch touchscreen display that runs full-on Android — meaning you can actually install other apps.Cooler still, it offers both Wi-Fi and optional LTE connectivity. Although it’s not indicated on the product page, reviews I’ve seen mention the inclusion of an AT&T SIM card and a $35 credit good for one month of service. Again, I’m not sure whether that’s included here or not. But the SIM card slot certainly is.Speaking of reviews, they’re generally favorable, with a few usability dings — some of them centered around the included protective case, which must be removed if you want to change modes or settings but is necessary if you want to use any kind of tripod mount.Of course, as I’ve noted before, a low price often helps problems seem less, er, problematic. Remember, the Holo360 hit the streets less than two years ago at $429. Now it can be yours for $80.Your thoughts?Read more: 10 things I wish I knew before shooting 360 videoAnd more: The best digital cameras for 2019Get two outdoor Wi-Fi smart plugs for $30Sure, you’ve got smart plugs for inside the house, but what about outside? Don’t you want an easy way to control those outdoor lights and inflatable Santas and whatnot?Get two of these for $30. Geeni Here you go: Today only, and while supplies last, Newegg has the Geeni Outdoor Smart Plug 2-pack for $29.98 shipped. Price at Amazon for just one of them: $25.See it at NeweggThere’s no hub necessary to operate this Wi-Fi-equipped plugs, which are water-resistant and compatible with all the smart things: Alexa, Cortana and, er, Google Lady. (She really needs a name, don’t you think?)Here’s the rub: Reviews are mixed, at least over at Amazon. Some users reported great success with the Geeni, others indicated “didn’t work” or “stopped working.” Indeed, fully one-quarter of the reviews there are just one star. Same deal at Newegg: two buyers loved it, one encountered a plug that just “stopped working.”My work here is done: This deal exists, and it’s a pretty good one. Now you’ll have to decide if you want to roll the dice.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! Share your voice Tags Acer Sony 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. Comments Cameras Smart Plugs and Switches 14
3:14 The Library of Congress is putting our historical treasures… Robots, VR and 3D printers are served up at this high-tech library What e-books at the library mean for your privacy Carla Hayden has an audacious plan to make Library of Congress available to you online 10 ways to download and read books online for free Without Google, people behind bars pen their questions to librarians Facebook Instagram Twitter Now playing: Watch this: “There was no reason why someone other than a person massively obsessed with libraries would ever read it,” she said in an interview. Then, in 2013, the library’s social media team began to experiment. The accounts assumed a distinctly British sense of humor. Soon, the team found that the more idiosyncratic or off-the-wall a tweet was, the better it did.”We realized our students really latched on to posts that had a sense of humor,” Chatten said. “They began thinking of the library as a character: someone who is a little bit bossy and fussy, sometimes annoyed, but who really cares about the students.”Since then the team has tweeted about missing staplers, the library’s uncomfortable temperature settings and flirting among patrons. A particularly popular tweet reminded students not to place half-eaten sandwiches on shelves, helping kick off the #shelfwich hashtag. University of Liverpool Twitter feed Chatten said the witty humor builds the library community, making it more receptive to serious messages. And because followers regularly check for the library’s wry tweets, they don’t miss announcements for early closings or the availability of resources.”We get to sneak in the sensible stuff without them noticing,” Chatten said.How they do itWhile some libraries, such as the NYPL, have dedicated teams with substantial budgets, most have limited resources for social media. That usually means volunteers among the staff are responsible for tweets, Facebook posts and Instagram shots. At the SFPL, where just two staff members have social media responsibilities in their job descriptions, a team of more than 30 volunteers manage the library’s social media accounts. Last summer, the New York Public Library wanted to make classic literature more enticing to young readers. You know, readers who are more likely to scroll through a text message than turn a page.So the NYPL created “Insta Novels,” digitized versions of classics designed to be read on a smartphone. Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland was the first classic to get the treatment. Others, including Charlotte Perkins’ The Yellow Wallpaper and Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, were hot on Alice’s heels. The books, complete with art and animation, are available on the NYPL’s Instagram page. NYPL/Mother The project, which included New York ad agency Mother, proved a huge success. Shortly after Insta Novels debuted, the NYPL racked up 100,000 new Instagram followers. Insta Novels is just one example of how libraries, now celebrating National Library Week in the US, are leaning on social media to connect with patrons in the digital era. Public Libraries Singapore uses Instagram to promote live events. The University of Liverpool Library tweets tongue-in-cheek admonishments, including a long-running gag imploring patrons not to remove “do not remove” signs. The Düsseldorf Public Libraries use Snapchat to reach young people and runs a popular blog called buchstabensuppe, or alphabet soup.The success libraries are having on social media helps them combat their biggest challenge: the perception they’re just old buildings bulging with dusty books. Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram let libraries tell the world that they have more to offer. “We’re trying to buck that stuffy image of a library,” said Richert Schnorr, director of digital media at the New York Public Library. “It’s about meeting users anywhere they are and showing them this lighter, digitally savvy side.”A night at the libraryBack in February, the San Francisco Public Library turned to Facebook to drum up enthusiasm for its Night of Ideas, a cultural event co-sponsored by the French government. The event brings together local poets, artists, scientists and chefs who mingle with guests and participate in philosophical debates, panel discussions and even yoga classes. It’s made the rounds of 120 international cities since 2015.The Next Chapter is a multipart series that examines the changing role of libraries in a connected world. James Martin/CNET The SFPL had signed up about 2,000 guests in the months leading up to the event. But it was sure it could do better. So the library turned to Facebook, sending an invitation to its more than 26,000 Facebook followers. The invitations — along with similar invites by the French Consulate and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art — worked. The SFPL cut off registration at 12,000 people.”It was unreal,” said Mindy Linetzky, the library’s communications director, adding that a line snaked around the corner and was longer than the one in front of the rock concert across the street. “People were looking at us like, ‘What are we missing?'”The power of humorThe University of Liverpool Library opened its first social media account, a Facebook page, in 2007 and followed with a Twitter account two years later. The accounts had straightforward goals, such as informing patrons when hours or services changed. The language was buttoned down and “really boring and really, really dull,” said Zelda Chatten, one of the librarians. Culture Share your voice 0 Post a comment Elizabeth Perez, a children’s librarian at SFPL, started working on the Instagram team three years ago just for fun. She liked taking pictures and wanted to merge her passion for the library with her interest in photography. Perez began sharing pictures of the library’s colorfully designed “Scholar Cards,” which were designed by local artist Christian Robinson, whose work has been published by local publisher Chronicle Books. The program, run in conjunction with the city’s schools, aims to provide every student with a public library card. The program’s cards became so popular, the library made them available to everyone. And then something happened: Patrons began sharing snaps of their library cards. “People get really excited to show off their cards,” Perez said. Some people, she says, show them off as a way to say, “Hey, I’m new to town.” San Francisco Public Library San Francisco Public Library San Francisco Public Library The SFPL also uses its Twitter account as a way to keep in touch with the community. During last fall’s wildfires, the library tweeted to let San Franciscans know its main downtown branch would be open past its normal 8 p.m. closing time so that people had a place to be while the air quality was compromised. SF Public Library Twitter feed “No one was stepping up and for a city with a large population of homeless people, it was just our way of letting people know we cared,” Perez said.Going beyondSocial media also lets libraries serve people who don’t live locally. NYPL patrons must be residents of one of New York’s five boroughs to get a library card. But with Insta Novels, Schnorr and his team can reach people anywhere in the world.”Playing in the world outside of New York City allows us to spread our mission to a global audience,” Schnorr said. “And we get to do it in a fun and creative way. That’s the money right there.” The future of libraries Tags