Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority and two local organizations last month unveiled a plaque at the former Naval Air Station Brunswick (NASB) commemorating the base’s history and its impact on the Midcoast region of Maine.The plaque, which was donated by the Brunswick Rotary Club and Village Heritage Society, was installed at Brunswick Landing’s P-3 Park, where a P-3 Orion is displayed. P-3 aircraft based at Brunswick conducted anti-submarine and maritime surveillance missions over the North Atlantic during World War II. The air station initially was established in 1943 to train U.S. Navy and Royal Canadian pilots of the British Naval Command, reported the Portland Press Herald.After the war, the air station became the major shore command center supplying logistics and personnel support to on- and off-base Navy commands, including the Navy’s supervisor of shipbuilding center at Bath Iron Works.“NASB held a strong and personal relationship with local communities and substantially contributed to the regional economy over its 68 years,” the plaque reads. The installation closed in 2011 following the last BRAC round.“I think it’s significant to remember the sacrifices that our young men and women have made for our country and Naval Air Station Brunswick was a cornerstone to that sacrifice,” said Steve Levesque, the LRA’s executive director.
https://twitter.com/RecordingAcad/status/1024282785085906947 From dressing to impress to getting—and staying—connected with the right network, here are some go-to techniques for kick-starting a career in the music industryLakeia BrownGRAMMYs Mar 19, 2019 – 6:03 pm As college graduation season quickly approaches, most seniors have begun the search for their “dream job” in musc. While it’s an exciting time, the quest can be daunting, especially when applying to roles in an industry as competitive as the music biz. So how do you stand out? GRAMMY U provided answers and so much more at last week’s GRAMMY U Industry Insights: How to Get the Job workshop in downtown Manhattan. A packed room of recent- and soon-to-be- college graduates received pointers from a panelists of pros: Madison Rozynek (The Madison Square Garden Company), Ian Rifkin (Universal Music Group), Christine Schworn (Sirius XM) and Lisa Hauptman (Downtown Music Publishing). Here are a few valuable tips for landing the dream job. (L-R): Lisa Hauptman, Christine Schworn, Ian Rifkin, Madison Rozynek, Jessica McDevitt1. Dress the PartThe entertainment industry is known for pushing boundaries, but that behavior doesn’t apply to interview etiquette. While the dress code is casual to business casual for most of the music industry, always show up to an interview in professional attire. A general rule: It’s better to be overdressed than underdressed. Keep it business professional and leave the boundary pushing until your first day on the job.2. “Thank You…” NextThank you is never a bad idea, especially after an interview. Be sure to ask for a business card or an email address, and follow up with a quick note expressing your continued interest in the job and try to include something personal that was discussed during the interview. If you want to go the extra mile, “hand written notes will always make you stand out,” says Christine Schworn, Recruiter & Talent Acquisition, Sirius XM. And remember, it typically takes about six weeks from interview to hire, so be patient.3. Play Your Position Dream big but make sure your experience matches the job. How do you know if you qualify? Read the job description thoroughly, and be honest with yourself. Recent graduates typically land Department and Executive Assistant roles at entertainment companies to get into the door. Don’t shy away from these roles, even the temporary jobs, because they often lead to bigger opportunities says, Ian Rifkin, Manager of Internship Programs & Campus Recruiting, Universal Music Group. Network, work hard and you’ll be ready for the next level soon. Twitter 5 Ways To Land Your Music Dream Job put-your-dreams-work-5-ways-land-your-ideal-music-job Facebook News Email Put Your Dreams To Work: 5 Ways To Land Your Ideal Music Job 4. Circle of LifeRemember opportunities exists everywhere, even among friends. Getting an informational with a senior level executive at a dream job is great, but you can also create opportunities within your circle of peers. “Network within your circle,” says Lisa Hauptman, Global Head of People, Downtown Music Publishing. Remember to not only look up, but across. Your peers are the next round of executives.5. Stay Linked and AwareLinkedIn, LinkedIn, LinkedIn. Recruiters utilize the career site as a tool to identify candidates so keep your LinkedIn profile up to date, and if you don’t have an account, sign up, says Madison Rozynek, Recruiting Coordinator, The Madison Square Garden Company. Be sure to use an appropriate picture and follow companies that reflect your interests. And remember, LinkedIn isn’t the only space recruiters use for online research. Your social accounts are a reflection of you. Be mindful of what you post.Want More?: Check Out These 5 Surefire Ways To Make It In The Music IndustryRead more
Remember when the iPhone X debuted in late 2017? “A $1,000 phone?! It’ll be a cold day in…” Ah, so you do remember.Today only, and while supplies last, Best Buy has the unlocked Apple iPhone X (64GB) for $749.99 shipped when you choose the “activate later” option. That’s $250 off and one of the best iPhone X deals I can recall seeing.See it at Best BuyAs you’ve probably noticed on the product page, you also have the option of getting the phone for $699.99 — but that’s if you activate it with AT&T, Sprint or Verizon. My advice: Buy it outright, then take it to a carrier with cheaper rates. You’ll save in the long run, and you’ll have the option of switching carriers anytime you want.The elephant in this particular room is the iPhone XR, which also runs $750 for the unlocked 64GB model. Personally, I think they’re both great phones, but there are a few key differences. Post a comment $949 The iPhone X has a 5.8-inch OLED screen and the XR has a 6.1-inch LCD. They’re both gorgeous. I’d say size is the only factor that’s changed. The iPhone X has dual rear cameras, which allows for real 2x optical zoom and some sweet bokeh (portrait effect) photography. The XR’s single rear camera, meanwhile, is limited to digital zoom, though its software-based bokeh mode is surprisingly good.The XR also has slightly better battery life and support for dual-SIM technology. Beyond all that, the two are pretty darn similar. Read CNET’s iPhone X review (“Still a contender”) and iPhone XR review (“The best iPhone value in years”) to learn more. Amazon AT&T Best Buy Sprint Verizon Apple See It 6:16 Mentioned Above Apple iPhone X (64GB, Space Gray) Share your voice $611 iPhone X and Galaxy Note 8: Similar cameras, different results $899 Amazon Now playing: Watch this: 50 Photos Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Apple iPhone X $899 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. See All CNET may get a commission from retail offers. The iPhone X makes a comeback, catch it while you can See It Review • iPhone X review: This iPhone XS predecessor is still a contender • See it Best Buy The Cheapskate Apple 0 Preview • iPhone X: We’ve already got one. Here’s what it’s like. I’ll just leave it at this: If you’ve been wanting an iPhone X, here’s your very rare chance to save big — without having to sign up for an extended lease and/or service agreement.Your thoughts?Bonus deal: Score a sweet deal on a Sam’s Club membershipDo you have a Sam’s Club warehouse store near you? For a limited time, and while supplies last, Groupon is offering a one-year Sam’s Club membership and $10 e-gift card for $35. Regular price for the membership alone: $45.See it at GrouponPro tip: Cash-back service Ebates is currently offering 6 percent back on Groupon purchases, so that would bring your net total to just below $33.Note that although the e-gift card is delivered electronically, it can be used for both in-store and online purchases. The membership package also includes a separate $15 e-gift card for use exclusively online and $10 off your first produce purchase of at least $10. All told, then, this $35 purchase is worth $80.Bonus deal No. 2: Get Hooked on Phonics (literally and figuratively) for freeHappy Read Across America Day! Do you have little ones who are still learning their words? Today only, Hooked on Phonics is offering a free one-year Learn to Read digital subscription. Regular price: $40. Or get a lifetime subscription for just $10! (Regular price: $50.)See it at Hooked on PhonicsDesigned for ages three to seven, the Hooked on Phonics app (which is available for Android, iOS, Amazon tablets and web browsers) provides a mix of instructional videos, practice games and illustrated stories.If you choose the free year, your subscription will not automatically renew — but I’d put a reminder in your calendar just in case.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! reading • Get an unlocked iPhone X for $750 Tags Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Boost Mobile See It Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Phones Mobile Apps Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan is greeted by his supporters outside a hotel in London, Britain on 15 May 2018. Photo: ReutersTurkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed Tuesday that a planned summit this week of the world’s main pan-Islamic body would send a “strong message” after Israeli forces killed dozens of Palestinians along the Gaza border.”The extraordinary meeting on Friday will give a very strong message to the world from Istanbul,” Erdogan said at a press conference in London with British prime minister Theresa May.He added that all members of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) were invited.Erdogan regards himself as a champion of the Palestinian cause and last year hosted an OIC summit in Istanbul to denounce US president Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.The fresh violence in Gaza on Monday, when Israel’s army killed 60 Palestinians during protests, came as the US formally moved its embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.Prime minister Binali Yildirim earlier confirmed that Turkey had called the OIC summit, saying it would be followed by a giant rally in support of the Palestinians.Which leaders may attend Friday’s meeting has yet to be made clear. But earlier, Erdogan spoke by telephone to Jordan’s King Abdullah and Malaysia’s 92-year-old new leader Mahathir Mohamad.Speaking alongside May, Erdogan warned that history would not forgive Israel or the US for moving the American embassy to Jerusalem in defiance of outrage in the Islamic world.”America says ‘I am strong and so I am right’. No, you are not right,” Erdogan said.”History will not forgive you. We will see this reality. Israel won’t be forgiven, we will see this as well,” he added.
Using bio-sensors to look at brain activity, the researchers saw that older participants wandered into a brief “mental time travel” when trying to recall details. This journey into their subconscious veered them into a cluttered space that was filled with both relevant and irrelevant information. This clutter led to less confidence, even when their recollections were correct, the study said.Cluttering of the brain is one reason older people are more susceptible to manipulation, the researchers said. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“This memory clutter that’s causing low confidence could be a reason why older adults are often victims of financial scams, which typically occur when someone tries to trick them about prior conversations that didn’t take place at all,” said lead researcher Audrey Duarte, associate professor of psychology at Georgia Institute of Technology in the US. The findings appeared online in the journal ‘Neuropsychologia’.For the study, the researchers showed that older adults (60 years and up) and college students a series of pictures of everyday objects while electroencephalography (EEG) sensors were connected to their heads. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixEach photo was accompanied by a colour and scene. Participants were told to focus on one and ignore the other. An hour later, they were asked if the object was new or old, and if it matched the colour and the scene.Neither age group was very good at recalling what they were told to ignore. Both did well in remembering the object. The researchers noticed differences in brain activity between the young and old. Older adults’ brains spent more time and effort trying to reconstruct their memories.
Members “loved every minute” of TPI’s annual Velocity Trip Share Thursday, June 21, 2018 Tags: Riviera Maya, TPI << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by Travelweek Group TORONTO — Top agents had the time of their lives at TPI’s annual Velocity Trip, which recently took place at Secrets SilverSands in Riviera Maya.Unique to TPI advisors, the exclusive Velocity rewards program is designed to recognize and incentivize advisors, and allows them to build their business through increased revenue. Along with the annual Velocity trip, agents are rewarded with higher commissions and dollars that can be used for their own personal travel.Year to date, the TPI Velocity Rewards program has paid out over $190,000 to its advisors.“These reward trips allow us all to have one on one time together while also allowing fellow advisors from across the country to learn and get to know each other better while reinforcing the strength of our network between TPI and our advisor,” said Morris Chia, Chairman of TPI. “I always look forward to connecting with TPI advisors and getting feedback to ensure that our organization remains focused and relevant for the continued success of our advisors.”More news: Beep, beep! Transat hits the streets with Cubamania truckKelly Klassen, a Platinum Level Advisor from Saskatchewan, said she “loved every minute” of her first Velocity Trip, and praised TPI for incentivizing its members. “TPI rewards its top earners with amazing trips that are fantastic for networking with other agents as well as some of the wonderful head office team who support us day in and day out. I can’t wait to see where the next TPI Velocity Trip will take us,” she said.Carlo Trinidad, BDM, AMResorts who also joined the trip, commented on the strong partnership between the two companies: “This year’s TPI Velocity trip solidified AMResorts’ strong partnership with TPI. It was a great opportunity to host the agents alongside the TPI team and together we continue to build initiatives to strengthen our business.”