Thursday Update Swan Lake Fire Prepares As Warmer Weather Arrives

first_imgCrews are utilizing natural features and existing trails as fire lines to curb eastward fire spread. Brush removal along these trials will reduce the chance of fire spread in the future, resulting in more fire resilient landscapes and communities.The west flank of the fire has been kept in check by a system of wetlands and control lines. Mop up efforts remain a challenge as extremely dry fuels are very susceptible to ignition. Firefighters will continue working on the east flank of the fire. Air operations will continue to address hotspots near Upper Jean Lake. The creek drainages are expected to have little growth potential in the next 48 hours due to an increase in temperatures. Southwesterly winds will push in Friday, bringing a warm, dry and breezy day to the fire, ahead of a brief cooling on Saturday. Steve Bekkerus with the Incident Command Team: “Weather conditions at the Swan Lake Fire are expected to get warmer and drier over the next several days.”  Bekkerus: “Firefighters at the fire have been working hard over the last few days to shore up the containment lines ahead of warmer weather that will test the efforts of firefighters.” Continued updates will be posted as they are made available. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Swan Lake fire remains at approximately 100,812 acres with 436 on staff, and remains 5.5 miles northeast of Sterling.last_img read more

People on the Move 100908

first_imgWomen’s Health named Jill Percia associate beauty editor. Previously, Percia served as associate account executive at ShopPR. Before that, she was an associate beauty and fitness editor at CosmoGirl.E-media strategy and operations firm Go Forward Media appointed Rob Powell director of technology and development. Powell most recently served as director of interactive at Cygnus Business Media.Rolling Stone publisher Wenner Media added Craig Mura to its team as an account director. Mura previously served as a director of non-endemic business at Source Interlink Media’s Motor Trend, Automobile and Hot Rod magazines.Atlantic Media’s National Journal supplemented its fast-growing edit team once again by naming Edmund Andrews managing editor for economics, taxes and budget.  Andrews most recently served as senior Washington correspondent at the Fiscal Times. Before that, he served as an economics correspondent for the New York Times.Courtney Murphy was promoted to creative director at Hearst’s Good Housekeeping. Most recently, Murphy served as design director.Also at Hearst, Town&Country named Sarajane Hoare as a guest fashion director, overseeing the fashion editorial for the March 2011 Spring fashion issue. Hoare previously served as a fashion director of the London Observer, British Vogue, Frank magazine and Glamour (U.S.). The McGraw-Hill Companies has named Gregory Hamilton president of Aviation Week magazine, replacing Tom Henricks, who is leaving the company. Most recently, Hamilton served as publisher of strategic media at Aviation Week. The CFO Alliance, a peer group for senior level financial executives, appointed Ronald Fink as director of content. Over the last two decades, Fink served as including executive editor of Financial Week, deputy editor of CFO Magazine, CFO.com, and Financial World and senior editor of U.S. Banker. ReadyMade magazine named Liz Armstrong as online editor. Most recently, Armstrong served as editor of Vice magazine’s Vice.com.last_img read more

Tablet Market Expands With New Competitors

first_imgThe 8.9 inch version of the Wi-Fi Galaxy Tab will be available for $469 (and $569 with extra storage memory). The 10.1 Galaxy Tablet will be sold from $499 to $599. The new tablets were unveiled Tuesday morning in Orlando, and is thinner than the iPad 2 by .2 mm. 2011 is shaping up to be the year of the tablet. A study conducted by PRTM claims that there are 104 tablets currently for sale or in development. With 17 million tablets sold in 2010, PRTM forecasted 200 million tablets to be sold annually for 2014. RIM and Samsung have announced release dates for their versions of the tablet computer, with the RIM Blackberry Playbook on sale on April 19th and the new Wi-Fi version of the Samsung Galaxy tablet line launching June 8th. Both companies are looking to grab a hold of a piece of the iPad-dominated tablet market. Apple’s second version of the iPad was unveiled in San Francisco on March 2nd, and shipped March 11th. Reportedly, Apple sold 14.8 million iPads in 2010. The RIM PlayBook will feature a 7 inch screen, Flash compatible video and front and rear cameras. The 16GB version will be available for $499, a 32GB for $599 and a 64GB with a price tag of $699. The PlayBook will have Wi-Fi capabilities, but they cannot utilize 3G without being connected through a Blackberry phone. last_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Front Office Specialist at ConcentraFull-Time Sales & Client Service Representative at Cochrane VentilationFull-Time Account Executive 3 at ComcastFull-Time Wireless Retail Sales Associate at SprintFull-Time Food Service Director at Advinia CareFull-Time Manufacturing Technician (Electrical) at AMETEKFull-Time Supervisor of Quality & Documentation Control at Spectra Medical DevicesPart-Time General Laborer at Pepsi Co.Full-Time Software Engineer at Locus RoboticsFull-Time Recruiter at Verizon(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more