The Court of Appeal has upheld a ruling against a retired employee in his bid to see his civil partner, now husband, receive the same pension pay-out in the event of his death as a spouse of the opposite sex.In the case of Walker vs Innospec and others, in which the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions was an interested party, John Walker is a member of Innospec’s pension scheme having worked at the organisation from 1980 until his retirement in 2003. He receives a pension of £85,000 a year.The Civil Partnership Act 2004 came into effect in December 2005, and Walker entered into a civil partnership in 2006. He has since married.Walker argued that if he were to die before his husband, his pension scheme would pay out a far lesser sum than it would do if he were married to a woman, and that this contravened EU law and the European Convention on Human Rights.Walker’s appeal failed on the basis that the claim related to a period before civil partnerships were recognised and the law could not be applied retroactively.
EXCLUSIVE: More than a quarter (26%) of respondents believe that employers should provide for the cost of retirement in societies where life expectancies are increasing, according to research by Chase De Vere.Its survey of 500 UK residents aged between 35 and 64 also found that 30% of respondents think that having adequate economic resources is important in giving them an acceptable level of control over the lifestyle they desire.The research also found:39% of respondents want to retire as early in life as possible, and 19% wish to keep working for as long as possible.28% of respondents want to retire at state pension age, and 11% would like to continue in their job but work fewer hours after they reach state pension age.19% of respondents are looking forward to having financial independence in retirement.33% of respondents are investing savings to help them live a longer life of their own choosing, 51% are maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and 26% have taken no action.59% of respondents feel the government should provide for the cost of retirement in societies with increasing longevity, and 57% believe it is the responsibility of the individual.Sean McSweeney (pictured), corporate advice manager at Chase De Vere, said: “Most employees don’t want to work into later life, but don’t seem to understand the importance of planning for the future if they want to retire on their own terms and live the life they want as they get older. Our research indicates that employers are getting off lightly, as employees don’t believe they are responsible for helping to meet the costs of retirement provision. However, employers are already paying some of these costs through provision of workplace pensions and the implementation of auto-enrolment.“It therefore seems that the efforts employers are making aren’t valued or appreciated by many of their employees. This should be concerning for employers especially as they’ll soon have to increase the contributions they make into employees’ pensions.“By providing financial education in the workplace services [employers] can benefit from a more engaged, productive and less stressed workforce, while also helping with their own succession planning, otherwise, in the post-default retirement age, employers could be left with an ageing, less productive workforce and a hugely frustrated group of younger talent stagnating behind them.”
The Autumn Statement 2016 announced the outcome of the government’s consultation on restricting the fiscal advantages of salary sacrifice arrangements to benefits so that they are more equitable and reflect provision that the government specifically wants to encourage. As largely anticipated, the tax and employer national insurance (NI) advantages of salary sacrifice schemes will be removed from April 2017.Group Risk Development’s (Grid’s) response to the consultation highlighted why excepted group life and group income protection provided as part of salary sacrifice arrangements should also be excluded from the proposed changes. The tax-relieved amounts are small and any change will simply add complexity for providers and scheme members.Grid put forward the case for the provision of these benefits to be encouraged because they reduce the burden on the state, both through reduced expenditure on state benefits and increased revenue through tax and NI, they provide value to employers and employees alike and they are aligned to the Department of Work and Pension’s (DWP’s) goals of supporting people back to work.Draft legislation has now been published. Remembering that this is still in draft so could be amended, this appears to exempt death-in-service schemes written through a registered pension scheme but excepted group life policies and group income protection do appear to fall within scope of the changes.It is difficult to see why protecting income would not be a priority for government. If people are unable to work through ill-health or disability, many would not be able to survive financially. Research by The Money Charity, The money statistics, published in June 2016, highlights that around 9.61m (36%) households have no savings while a further 3.47m (13%) have under £1,500. Added to this, the research found that the average total debt per household in the UK was £54,636 in April 2016, so it is clear to see that for many UK households, if there are no earnings throughout a period of illness or disability this could spell financial disaster for them.On top of this, many people overestimate how much the state would support them and their family in the event of ill-health or disability but there has been a significant tightening in the provision of state sickness benefits over recent years and the benefits have been reduced, in terms of amount and duration, as well as made harder to obtain. The government has announced that from 6 April 2017, new applicants for contributory Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) who are assessed as unfit for work, but capable of work-related activity, will receive a lower level of benefit equivalent to Job Seeker’s Allowance. In current terms, this means that new ESA claimants who are placed in the work-related activity group will receive £3,801 instead of £5,312 a year.Income protection is designed to provide the financial safety net that is clearly needed by so many, so why would the government not want to encourage more employers to offer group income protection benefits?There is a glimmer of hope on the horizon though. The DWP/Department of Health joint policy unit’s Improving lives work: the health and disability green paper, published in October 2016, recognises the role that group income protection can play in supporting employers’ health, wellness and attendance programmes and looks to explore how more employers could be encouraged to use it.It would be great to see some joined-up departmental thinking emerging from this. In the meantime, employers will be seeking greater value from their benefit spend since it may now have to go further.More than ever before, employers must work closely with their group risk providers and advisers to ensure they get value for money within their [benefits] programmes. This is not just about how the timeline will impact actual benefits but also about the extra supportive services that come with group risk policies, for example, employee assistance programmes, HR and legal advice, absence management, and so on. Making efficient use of such services is a key differentiator between those employers that optimise their budget, and those that do not.Katharine Moxham is spokesperson for industry body Group Risk Development (Grid)
The deficit for defined benefit (DB) pension schemes in the UK has increased by £100 billion between July and August 2019, reaching £340 billion as at the end of August 2019, according to research by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC).The Skyval index, which is based on aggregated data from 5,450 corporate DB pension funds, and is collected through the Skyval pensions platform used by trustees, sponsors and advisers, also found that pension assets stood at £1,730 billion as at the end of August 2019, while the liability target was £2,070 billion.The deficit for DB pension schemes in the UK has doubled between August 2018 and August 2019, rising from £170 billion to £340 billion.Furthermore, the deficit for these pension schemes increased by £20 billion in July 2019, due to a drop in bond yields and corresponding increase in liabilities.Steven Dicker, chief actuary at PWC, said: “August saw a further reduction of 30 basis points in real yields, to the point where returns are now negative by 2.5% compared to RPI inflation.“The aggregate asset value has only increased slightly and is far short of matching the increase in liabilities, resulting in another increase in this month’s deficit.“The deficit is now twice the amount it was 12 months ago, taking us back to levels last seen in early 2018. Schemes that have significantly hedged their exposures in the meantime may be insulated from the worst of this but others will face difficult decisions around how they balance the demands of the pension schemes and their businesses.”
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – It was a dangerous day on the job for one Broward crew after, officials said, a county truck caught fire in Fort Lauderdale.According to Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue, units responded to the scene of the truck fire near Southwest Fourth Avenue and 10th Street, Wednesday, just after noon. Firefighters at the scene told 7News that the truck’s engine caught fire while the crew was performing some work in the area.A 7News viewer sent in video of the burning vehicle.No one was hurt.Remember, if you see news happening and can do so safely, take a picture or shoot video and send it to: email@example.com.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
TULSA, OK. (WSVN) – A man proposed to his girlfriend near Tulsa, Okla. and did so while in handcuffs.The man and his girlfriend were outside when police arrive to their home. The man was reportedly wanted by police on six felony charges.Once police had the man in custody, he got down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend.She said “yes.”Police moved the handcuffs to the front, so he would be able to place the ring on her finger.The man was then hauled off to jail, with no wedding date set in stone.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
SUNRISE, FLA. (WSVN) – Six women are at large after, police said, they stole thousands of dollars worth of purses from a South Florida mall.According to police, the women shoplifted purses from TJ Maxx in the Sawgrass Mills Mall, totaling $9,500. This happened at the beginning of July.Police added that the women drove away in a silver 2002 Mitsubishi Galant.If you have any information on these women, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
#BreakingNews @USCG Cutter Thetis returned to homeport in Key West today after a 68-day Eastern Pacific counter drug patrol. On patrol the cutter Thetis seized nearly 7 tons of cocaine and rescued ocean wildlife. Read more at https://t.co/43zV3uDqm1 pic.twitter.com/EsYgU8Dr8S— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) December 17, 2017The crew also caught 24 suspected drug smugglers.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. KEY WEST, FLA. (WSVN) – A U.S. Coast Guard crew returned to South Florida with quite the illicit drug haul after a successful mission at sea.The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Thetis arrived in their homeport of Key West on Sunday after a 68-day Eastern Pacific counter drug patrol.They seized more than 6,000 kilos of cocaine and 154 pounds of marijuana.
(WSVN) – Applebee’s has brought back the $1 margarita, famously known as the “Dollarita,” to its restaurants for the entire month of April.The discounted margarita will be available all day, every day while dining at participating locations, the chain announced.“Margaritas are extremely popular with our guests, and our DOLLARITA is the most refreshing drink money can buy,” said Patrick Kirk, vice president of beverage innovation at Applebee’s.For more information on the Dollarita and other limited time offers from Applebee’s, click here.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – A star-studded show commanded the stage before thousands of fans, as Taylor Swift’s worldwide tour came to South Florida.7News cameras captured “Swifties” lining up at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens for the Grammy-winning star’s only local stop.“Well, I love Taylor Swift, and I love her music, and I’m so excited,” said a fan.Devoted fans said that when Tay Tay’s in town, they just can’t miss the show.“Oh, yeah, she’s down here in Miami, It’s going down tonight, you know what I’m saying?” said another fan. “If you ain’t in the place, then I don’t know where you at, but you need to be here. But it’s going down. Taylor Swift in the house. The place is packed, it’s jumping. We ’bout it, ’bout it, you know, we going to do ours.” WHAT A NIGHT!! @taylorswift13 @Camila_Cabello @charli_xcx #RepTourMiami pic.twitter.com/FttFWF3naz— Hard Rock Stadium (@HardRockStadium) August 19, 2018 The crowds were so massive that road closures went into effect around Hard Rock Stadium. The intersection of Northwest 27th Avenue and 191st Street was shut down from 10 p.m. until at least midnight.Officials urged drivers not going to the concert to avoid the area and seek alternate routes.Meanwhile, fans inside the venue knew exactly what they wanted to hear from Swift.“This show is a lot different from her past ones,” said fan Taylor Scott. “She put in some old songs to make some fun, but her stage presence and everything has just grown over the past years. I’m excited to see it.”Saturday’s concert was part of Swift’s Reputation Stadium Tour, which is comprised of 53 performances. It began in Glendale, California on May 8 and is scheduled to finish in Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 21.The tour’s opening acts are South Florida’s own Camila Cabello and British singer-songwriter Charli XCX.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Representative Gary Knopp will be speaking to a joint Kenai/Soldotna Chamber of Commerce on Friday, February 15. Knopp will be talking to residents on the Kenai Peninsula about the current status of the House organization. The breakfast will take place from 8-9:30am, at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. Doors open at 8am. It is open to the public, but you must RSVP by Thursday February 14th. To RSVP for the event call 907-283-1991. Knopp left the GOP caucus in December, worried it was too small to function well. He has pushed for the parties to work together and form a majority coalition. The House has been without an organized majority since the start of the session last month, the House has been limited in what it can do. It has yet, for example, to set up formal committees or hold bill hearings. In 1981, it took 22 days for a permanent speaker to be elected. However, that organization was tenuous and the speaker was later replaced. Friday is the 25th day of this session.
Representative Matt Claman (D-Anchorage), who chairs the House Judiciary Committee: “A key tenet of criminal justice reform is continually looking for improvements to our laws and ways to make Alaska’s communities safer. This legislation takes many positive steps in the right direction. In addition to this bill, we continue to work on other proposed policy changes, and the House Majority budget invests in public safety and continues our commitment to making wise use of public safety funds.” Below are some of the most significant changes H.B. 49 would make to state law, if the bill passes the Senate as-is and receives final approval from the governor:The presumptive sentencing ranges for Class A and Class B felony offenses would increase, as would the maximum sentence for all Class A and Class B misdemeanors.The mandatory probation sentence for first- and second-time drug convictions is abolished. For the most dangerous illegal drugs like heroin, other opioids, and methamphetamine, judges would be able to sentence first- and second-time drug possession offenders up to one year in jail. A third drug possession conviction would result in a felony conviction punishable by up to 2 years in prison. Any drug offender who is trafficking or distributing these types of drugs is subject to much higher felony penalties and longer prison sentences.At the request of law enforcement officials, a new crime is established to help combat motor vehicle thefts: Possession of Motor Vehicle Theft Tools. In order to be convicted, the defendant would have to both possess tools commonly used to steal a vehicle and demonstrate an intent to steal a vehicle.Police and prosecutors would be allowed to aggregate the amounts stolen by a defendant within a 6-month period in order to hold serial thieves accountable.Under current law, not all sex offenders who are registered in another jurisdiction are required to enter the Alaska sex offender registry when they move here. H.B. 49 closes that loophole. The bill also increases the maximum period of probation for sex offenders and bars sex offenders from receiving good time credit while in prison or on parole.The crime of second- and third-degree Escape is expanded to make it a felony to cut off an ankle monitor while on house arrest.Penalties for Failure to Appear are increased: defendants who fail to appear in court while facing a felony charge will receive an additional felony charge, and those facing a misdemeanor charge who fail to appear in court will receive an additional misdemeanor charge.Defendants would no longer be eligible to receive credit for time served for pre-trial electronic monitoring.A new felony crime is established so individuals who solicit or produce indecent pictures of minors are held accountable.Timely testing of sexual assault examination kits is required.Release-from-prison plans are required for all defendants who serve 90 days or more. The plans will be required to address substance abuse treatment plans and re-entry services.The presumption that courts will follow the pre-trial risk assessment analysis is repealed and replaced with a requirement that courts toconsider the pre-trial risk assessment analysis in making bail release decisions.The incentive for earned compliance credit is changed to 30 days (served) for 10 days (earned) for good conduct on probation and parole. At the same time, the legislation helps victims receive justice and maintains a commitment to enacting policy changes based on objective information, data, and input from police officers, prosecutors, and public defenders. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to repeal and replace Senate Bill 91. House Bill 49, which passed 24-to-14, would enact changes that are tough on criminals and give police and prosecutors the tools they need to make Alaska safe.
Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The size of permanent fund dividend, crime legislation, and the budget will be at the center of talks between the House, the Senate and Governor Mike Dunleavy as the Legislature aims to end its session on Wednesday. Senator Peter Micciche (R-K-Pen): “It’s interesting, because the House took a month to organize, and they are set to not accept a full dividend which will push further out. If they do not accept here by Wednesday or Thursday we will have an extended regular session, we can extend by 10 days, I hope we don’t. If it’s not settled by then than the governor will call us back for a full dividend and a passed budget.” Governor Dunleavy also wants lawmakers to pass his package of bills related to crime and act on proposed constitutional amendments pitched as part of his fiscal plan. Legislative leaders early on cast doubt on whether their work could be completed in 90 days, with Dunleavy releasing his budget a month into session and the House failing to organize until around that time. The constitution permits 121-day regular sessions, with an option to extend for another 10. The 121-day mark will be hit May 15. Representative Ben Carpenter (R-K-Pen): “Budget, crime, PFD, constitutional amendments, those are all things that are in play right now. If I use what has happened so far in the legislative session I would say we are going into some additional innings to deal with these. I really don’t want to see a special session, but we really need to solve the crime problem, and that includes the governor’s crime bills.” The House-passed budget did not include a permanent fund dividend amount, with House leadership saying that issue would be debated separately, later. KSRM News spoke with each of the representatives on the Kenai Peninsula about the major priorities left to accomplish this session. Governor Dunleavy could call lawmakers into a special session which would limit the bills on which the Legislature can take action. Lawmakers could also vote to extend the current session by 10 days. Under the constitution, that requires a two-thirds vote from each chamber. Representative Sarah Vance (R-K-Pen): “I don’t believe that we will be done on Wednesday. We still need to have concurrence on crime, the budget, and talk about the PFD. These are all highly contentious things among the legislature and will take some more time.” Representative Gary Knopp (R-K-Pen): “I’ve been optimistic that we would get done by Wednesday, and I’m still hopeful we will. But, I also think there is a good chance the PFD will not be in the operating budget, and a lot of debate still needs to happen with that. I would expect that we cannot reach a PFD amount in the next couple days. I think you’ll see it come out of the operating budget, come back as a separate appropriations bill, in a special session.”
Monday’s vote was 29-7 vote, with five minority Republicans voting in favor and four with excused absences. House Minority Leader Lance Pruitt, a “no” on that provision Sunday, voted “yes” Monday. Senate Bill 2002 passed 29-to-7 on Monday, just one vote shy of a three-quarter supermajority. That represents four additional supporters for the capital budget compared to Sunday. House Majority Leader Steve Thompson says lawmakers could later move to rescind their action and take another vote. The measure previously passed the Senate. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享For the second day in a row, legislation that would fund the capital budget ahead of a key July 31 deadline to receive $1 billion in federal funding for highway and construction projects fell short of achieving necessary supermajority support. According to Representative Gary Knopp, there will be no amendments today, but maybe tomorrow it will go before the House. He said they are not expecting another vote on the capital budget until next Monday. GOP Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, who is without a caucus, also voted in favor.
Most printers today realize that in order to remain competitive, they must offer some type of digital distribution. “Digital delivery is definitely growing,” says Andy Moore, product manager at Sheridan Magazine Services. “Interactivity is becoming a lot more interesting, and the social networking—where people can comment on the content, link to content, and share it with the publisher—is where I think digital editions really shine. So our customers are asking for it, and we want to offer a full suite of services.” Sheridan offers publishers two digital opportunities. Magazine Messenger involves the push delivery of a PDF version of the magazine directly to subscribers who download special software. “Like most digital editions, it’s a replica of the print version with active URLs, page navigation, zoom, tracking, and other features,” says Moore. “It’s a cost-effective way for publishers to distribute their digital magazines without having to worry about spam filters.”Sheridan’s other digital offering is Web-based distribution through a partnership with Nxtbook Media. The subscriber accesses the digital edition by clicking on an e-mail link or logging directly onto the publisher’s Web site.It makes sense for printers to get involved in digital delivery, adds Debbie Glasscock, director of eOpportunity at Publishers Press, because of the existing customer relationship—the rapport, the trust, and the sense of partnership—and because the printer utilizes (and may expand or customize) the same files for a digital version that it’s using to put in print. Publishers Press is a shorter-run printer that caters mostly to smaller publishers that may not have the resources to create an entire online business model. “We produce digital editions for about 171 different magazines, both b-to-b and consumer,” says Glasscock. But they’re really more than just digital editions. Publishers Press has created technology that’s flexible enough for publishers to use it to create a Web site around their digital magazines. When readers click on a magazine link, they find a home page, the current issue, the previous issue, and perhaps a subscription page that links back to the publisher’s site.At this point, Publishers Press only markets digital products to current print customers as an extension of services, though that could change. The products and their pricing have proven competitive in the marketplace—a one-time set-up fee and a monthly hosting fee—so the printer is considering offering digital-only services to new customers.“A lot of printers have partnerships with a digital provider,” says Glasscock, “but we believe we’re one of the few printers that has brought it all in house. And we’ve done that because we really want to be able to control the applications that we create. We want to help our customers build an innovative and integrated solution to complement their print magazines.”
UPDATE: Click here to see CEO John French’s memo to Penton staffers.Penton Media—which had recently instituted a salary and hiring freeze while its budgets were reforecast—has laid off 42 employees, FOLIO: has confirmed.The cuts were spread across all properties and job functions, according to a company spokesperson. Laid off staffers were notified late Thursday and early Friday, the spokesperson said. The layoffs, he said, are in response to the “same economic pressures” the industry is facing. In April, Penton CEO John French [pictured] called for a company-wide salary and hiring freeze while calling for revenue projections to be reforecast across all departments for the remainder of 2008. “Over the last several weeks, I have been meeting with our senior managers to review their revenue projections for the remainder of the year,” French wrote in an April memo. “Based on our forecasts, we project considerable revenue challenges for the balance of the year.”The salary and hiring freeze will remain in place, the spokesperson said.Rough WeekPenton’s cuts cap a rough week for the magazine industry’s workforce.On Tuesday, Reed Business Information slashed 41 jobs. The layoffs—which the publisher says are part of a company-wide restructuring effort—were across several of RBI’s publications and business units, including Broadcasting & Cable, Publishers Weekly and Variety.com. The positions that were eliminated include several editors, sales representatives and online staffers.Yesterday, Meredith Corporation cut 60 jobs and opted not to fill 60 open positions. Twenty of the cuts came from the company’s magazines.
Hearst Magazines has announced the release of a new ebook aimed at the holiday chef.The 235-page digital-only publication, Let’s Talk Turkey, is a compilation of recipes and cooking tips from Hearst titles including Country Living, Good Housekeeping, Redbook and Woman’s Day. Starting Tuesday, it will be available for $3.99 on all Apple, Kindle and Nook platforms.The ebook is the first major move for Mark Gompertz, creative director of content extensions for Hearst Magazines, who was brought on in July after a lengthy tenure in the book publishing industry. Most recently, Gompertz served as a consultant and project manager for enhanced ebooks. “My job is to go throughout the company and find assets and find new revenue streams,” he says. “It seemed to me to make sense to make use of all the material in the archives. It’s a chance to use this timeless material that hasn’t had much use other than in the magazine it first appeared in.”Hearst has repurposed content similarly in the past, most notably with its “bookazine” ventures, and has put out branded ebooks under its Cosmopolitan and Seventeen titles, among others, but has yet to publish complied magazine content from across its products in digital form.”We’ve done quite a few print and ebooks, but they were always branded,” Gompertz says. “This is really the first time that we are going, as David Carey (president of Hearst Magazines) always says, to swim across lanes.”Unlike Hearst Magazines’ other titles, Let’s Talk Turkey is unsponsored and features no advertisements. And that’s how it will remain for now, at least.”In the book world, you’re not used to seeing ads in books,” he says. “Of course the whole digital world is changing constantly, so I would never rule it out-but at the moment, that is not the plan. This is really just a pure commerce play.”While Gompertz doesn’t anticipate a follow-up until March, he hopes the ebooks, developed with digital book publisher Open Road who has worked with Hearst on previous projects, will become monthly staples.To stay updated on the latest FOLIO: news, become a Facebook fan and follow us on Twitter!More on this topic Hearst Jumps Into E-Book Publishing With Cosmo Red Hot Reads People on the Move | 7.12.12 Hearst to Launch Customizable Beauty Site Hearst Signs on with Digital Newsstand Magzter William McGuirl Hearst Takes Digital Ad Sales GlobalJust In BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & Notes Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV Networks TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry DivePowered by
ADC AUTHOR Adm. William Moran, President Trump’s choice to become the next chief of naval operations, testified during a Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing Tuesday that climate change is “going to be a problem” for the Navy.Moran also told lawmakers the service is in the planning stages to ready bases for issues such as rising waters.“We are developing a plan for greater resiliency, especially in areas where we have shipyards and communities that share water space, share waterfront,” Moran testified. “We are largely a waterfront service, so… rising waters are going to be a problem for us if we don’t address them.”Earlier this year DOD submitted two climate change reports to Congress as required by the annual NDAA.Climate change was identified as a national security issue in the first report, detailing that more than two-thirds of mission critical installations will face climate threats over the next 20 years.Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Clint Davis
News Email ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Breaks Sales Records queen-movie-bohemian-rhapsody-highest-grossing-music-biopic-ever Queen Movie ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Is Highest-Grossing Music Biopic Ever Twitter Facebook The film has earned $175.7 million in North America and $433 million internationally for a total of $608.7 millionJennifer VelezGRAMMYs Dec 14, 2018 – 11:32 am The Bohemian Rhapsody biopic based on the life of GRAMMY-nominated band Queen has become the highest-grossing music biopic of all time.The film now holds the record domestically, internationally and worldwide, taking the throne from the previous record holder, 2015’s Straight Outta Compton. Deadline reports that the film has earned $175.7 million in North America and $433 million internationally for a total of $608.7 million as of Wednesday, Dec.12.READ: Rami Malek Is Finally Ready To Rock You With ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Out TodayThe film has received nominations for the SAG Awards and the Golden Globes.Actor Rami Malek, who plays Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, shared a message with Queen fans earlier this year about his excitement for telling the band’s story. “Die-hard Queen fans, I’m very excited for them to see this film, I’m become pretty much a die-hard Queen fan myself,” Malek shared. “What’s special about this film is that we get to see the coming of age of this band from all walks of life, come together and collaborate on the greatest songs we’ve ever heard. You get the see the making of those songs and you get to see the glory of them resurrected onstage.”The ‘70s rock band, led by the vivacious Mercury who died at 45 of AIDS-related illness, faced criticism during their career, with one Rolling Stone critic calling them “the first truly fascist rock band.” But that couldn’t stop the band’s popularity; Queen regularly filled concert venues while on tour, and “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “We Will Rock You” remain two of the most iconic rock songs to this day.Stevie Nicks Scores Her Second Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Read more