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R.I.P. The Dayton Daily News


The “newspaper” that shows up on a very few doorsteps tomorrow morning will have come to you from Indianapolis. The deadline for this cost saving measure is now 5pm. They started testing this 2 weeks ago, so when I saw the Dragon’s lose their last game of the playoffs on a Sunday night- I got to read about it in Tuesdays paper.

 

The old saying, “never argue with anyone who buys ink by the barrel” no longer holds in Dayton, since the Cox sisters are too cheap to even buy ink anymore. It’s the cheapness that’s helped kill it off, bit by bit. First with putting the printing plant in Warren County- no doubt to avoid the high Montgomery County taxes- which they happily endorsed (they in effect, voted with their feet after only 30 years of paying for Sinclair Community College), their whittling of actual talent from the ranks- where they laid off their photographers (and lost a 2x Pulitzer winning photo editor, Larry C. Price- the story broke here on this site btw). They cut the news staff, they built a “national copy editing desk” pooling “talent” on the fourth floor, thinking all copy editors do is check grammar, and edit for length (I’m the son of a newspaper copy editor, who taught me that good editors check facts, do their research, and know their city better than the reporters to help make sure the story isn’t only factual and concise- but, fair and balanced.)

 

Then, came more cuts, and the peter principle. Literally, the semi-competent city hall reporter becomes the editor, a cub reporter cum layout artist becomes the vp of content, a fresh faced sales guy becomes market vp, etc. While the people who actually can dig a story, or write well, get early buyouts or become contractors.

 

The sad fact is, Cox has invested in one horrible digital strategy after another. Their epaper is a total joke, they’ve built multiple websites for the paper, for the city, for the TV station, for the “news radio” station and tried to integrate “talent” but never understood their audience, or that no one but them thinks or cares what screen they get their news on- be it an iPad, Kindle, cell phone, desktop or even TV- it’s the news- and they want it on demand and time is valuable.

 

Not that the rest of the industry has it right. The New York Times has seen its subscriber base grow, but revenues drop. Their new iPad app, actually stripped features and fails at the basics of user interface design compared to their old app- but, at least it doesn’t suffer from sudden page scrolls with a random touch- so all can be forgiven.

 

Here’s the saddest part- rumors have it that reporters are now graded by how many clicks they can get online. They’re on Facebook trolling and clickbaiting for links and comments, they are writing headlines that any respectable journalist would scoff at. And sadly, none of them know how to monetize it properly.

 

While Google and Facebook are becoming the richest content companies on the planet- without any professionals making content, the “professionals” are failing. Hell, even the fake news has more eyeballs these days- with or without the Russians.

 

Why? Because they broke one of David Ogilvy’s rules. Was Ogilvy a journalist? Nope- he was a hotel kitchen worker who became a legend in the advertising business building one of the largest and most successful ad agencies in the world. His rule: “The consumer isn’t a moron; she is your wife” applies. We’re not interested in car crashes on 35, or local monkey sightings, we’re interested in actual news that affects us- how our leaders are performing, tax dollars invested, successful strategies paying off in business, opportunities to become more intelligent, better informed, well versed. Tips on making it in our city- and what will make our city better. Successful news outlets create a relationship between reader and story teller. This blog has about 2600 posts, and 26,000 comments. The refinement of the story, the enhancements of my readers, the community we’ve created, is what builds a stronger community resource- one that is actually of value.

 

I’ve built this site for the community- allowing others to have a platform. I’ve engaged, I’ve learned, I’ve listened, and over the years- I’ve built trust. So that when things are going wrong, people no longer call the Dayton Daily- they call me. It’s how I get tips that lead to stories like another pepper spraying of a restrained inmate or a school board members shaky residency (which lead to other revelations).

 

If Governor Cox could see what his skinflint offspring had done to the paper he worked so hard to build by his own hand (banks turned him down so many times, that when he built his offices at 4th and Ludlow he built it to look like a bank- it now sits at the middle of a mess caused by the city and his family) he’d rise from the grave and chisel his name off his tombstone.

 

The only reason to pay for the paper these days? Josh Sweigart , a reporter who seems to be the only one capable of single handily digging in and revealing the sad truths about our city that’s been left without the checks and balances a strong fourth estate is supposed to provide. Oh, and the obituaries, to find out who died (also often incomplete) and the bid notices. Other than that, it’s cliff notes of things you can find elsewhere- often with better writing and even a comments section that’s managed right- like, oh, that’s right- you’re reading it right now.

 

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A Dayton Candidates Night And A Voters Fright


Last Wednesday night, instead of working, or doing something fun, I went in for a two hour reminder of why Democracy no longer works in America.

 

(full disclosure- my firm has done some work and printing for the following candidates or their businesses, Jocelyn Rhynard, Shenise Turner-Sloss, Darryl Fairchild, Karen Wick-Gagnet)

 

When this country started, it was easy to pick people for elected office. You’d have a town hall of all the white male property owners, they all knew each other, and they chose the people based on personal knowledge and it was done.

 

Now, we just let anyone on the ballot, at least anyone that can make it through the political parties barricades and hurdles enforced by the board of (S)elections, and then to raise as much money as possible to run for an office that very few of the candidates and even fewer of the voters really understand.

 

Both the Dayton City Commission and the Dayton Board of Education positions are limited in their actual scope and power. This is by design. They are only allowed to hire a few people, and are there as a corporate board, to guide and review the performance of the leader they hire, be that person called a City Manager or a Superintendent. Instead, we’ve got ego-maniacal demi-gods running who think they not only steer the ship, but also are the guys running the engines, standing guard duty, manning the radar, cooking the food and even scrubbing the decks- all for a mere pittance on the school board and on a salary way richer than it should be for the city commissioners, who only have to show up for one meeting a week.

 

That said. Sorry about the audio in this video. The PA provided by the City of Dayton at the Northwest Recreation Center badly needed a new XLR cable, but, we’re too busy giving away millions to downtown investors to spring for $15 for a new cable (or less if you go to CCT). I’m even sorrier for what was recorded.

 

Of the school board candidates, only one actually talked about what we might need to do to change the way we deliver education in the classrooms to move achievement forward- that from Mario Gallin, a former school member who works at Ruskin for East End Community Services and still attends every board meeting. The Ruskin/EECS educational delivery method is based upon the Geoffrey Canada, Harlem Children’s Zone model of comprehensive wrap around services. The only other candidate to mention anything of the like was slate member Paul Bradley who spoke of the Oyler school in Cincinnati which he knows about because his fiancee worked there.

 

The seating and speaking arrangements were telling. First came “the slate” from the left, then the soloists, who have their own alignments, and the sole incumbent, Joe Lacey who cited parenting duties for calling him away and leaving early. Then the Commission candidates, less Joey Williams. In an unprecedented concession, Priority Board Chairman David Greer allowed Jeff Mims to have Williams time allotment, which judging by Mims reactions to questioning the city’s loss of funds due to internal errors, was a mistake. Mims got defensive and blamed the mess on former planning director Aaron Sorrel, which Darryl Fairchild was quick to call him on. Somehow, despite massive failures in her past, City Manager Shelley Dickstein always gets a hall pass, no matter how much taxpayer money is wasted, and the city commission is never to blame either.

 

The “slate” is four candidates running together for the school board. Insiders believe them to be hand-picked by Mayor Nan Whaley. Mohamed Al-Hamdani, William E. Harris Jr., Paul Bradley, and Karen Wick-Gagnet have hired a campaign manager (Nan’s old campaign manager) Uriah Anderson, who works for the ever popular Burges & Burges out of Cleveland. They are the folks Sinclair and the Health and Human Services levies both hired (hence the dual billboards around town). This kind of money, power and help hasn’t been seen since the “Kids First” slate ran in 2001 with the sole goal of putting a ton of money into the hands of demolition contractors, construction companies, architects and adding a $645 Million jolt to an ailing Dayton economy.

 

If you want to read an interesting excerpt on Kids First, follow this link. They spent over $200K on a campaign where all their opponents collectively spent $13,000 between 5 candidates. Note that the four seats that are up this time- were filled by unopposed candidates (Lacey, Roundtree, Lee and Baguirov). The last cycle, we had 4 candidates for 3 seats, and newcomer John McManus spent north of $35K to unseat Nancy Nearny by a mere couple of hundred votes forcing an automatic recount, while the other incumbents Walker and Taylor waltzed on in.

 

When asked (by me, via Chairmen Greer) why the slate hired an outside consultant, and how much they paid them, the room seemed to turn on Mohamed Al-Hamdani who tried to pass off the question with “we haven’t paid them anything yet” – while defacto saying their campaign manager worked for Burges. The slate is keeping quiet about how much they’ve raised or spent, and because the first reporting deadline isn’t until Oct 28th- the voters will have very little time to learn who is buying their candidates and for how much.

 

Needless to say, if you look back to the Kids First promises, and the whys, the district is in the exact same sorry shape now as then. Still at the bottom of the barrel for educational achievement, yet with a much higher staff turnover, more turmoil, a third less students, funded by an ever shrinking property tax base (often thanks to Nan Whaley and her love of tax abatement as economic development). The only difference between that slate and this one is that the Kids First slate actually would openly embrace charter schools, while anyone running for school board now has to categorically blame them for the failing of the district.

 

I still plan to listen to the candidates again, yet, I threw up a little when I heard Reverend Harris saying that he was going to concentrate on truancy as his platform. This is the simpletons solution to educational improvement- and why I also laughed at Dr. Roberson’s entire presentation of his case for why he should be superintendent. The other single issue candidate seems to be Jo’el Jones, who thinks all of our problems can be solved by the office of family and community engagement rising from the ashes. I agree it’s needed, but, it won’t solve the problems of this sinking ship.

 

While there is no doubt more to Jocelyn Rhynard than her four kids in the district, and her involvement in her kids school, River’s Edge, I didn’t feel she had a fully formed plan and was way too nice in her response about how she’d work with current superintendent Rhonda Corr. Going back to being on the campaign trail with former Dayton City Commissioner Dick Zimmer, it’s always bothered me that procreation counted as qualification for office- he’d start out with “I was born in Dayton, grew up in Dayton, had 9 kids and 19 grandchildren” – as if he chose where to be born, grow up. Mim’s also tells the same sorry story about how he told his family to move to Dayton when he was 3 months old. Rhynard, like Gallin, actually attends school board meetings regularly. Jo’el Jones is also sometimes there. I’ve never seen any of the slate attend.

 

We need more than platitudes and feel good stories- which is also part of Mohamed’s approach. He’s got a great story to tell of how he came as an immigrant and Dayton’s been good to him, but, he moved back into the city the same day he filed to run, a part he conveniently leaves out.

 

Hopefully, in the Wednesday night Dayton Education Council candidates night at Ponitz High school (741 W. Washington Street) – starting at 6pm we’ll here speeches sounding more like cogent solutions to stop the turmoil, turnover and terrible achievement scores instead of homilies and grand standing.

 

If any candidates need an example of what a plan to improve school/student performance looks like, I offer this video I made last December to make a case for a trans-formative plan to discussion. Of course, since no one on the board cares about anything except their own agenda- it was never discussed.

 

If you are looking to research candidates online- here are the websites I can find:

 

    Mohamed Al-Hamdani, William E. Harris Jr. Paul Bradley Karen Wick-Gagnet all have a single facebook site (not accessible to all) https://www.facebook.com/theABHWGCommittee/

    Jocelyn Rhynard

    Jo’el Jones facebook only

    incumbent, Joe Lacey old blog.

    Shenise Turner-Sloss

    Darryl Fairchild

    incumbent Jeffrey J. Mims Jr. site dead

    incumbent Joey Williams

 

Of course in most of my searches, more shows up about many of these folks on esrati.com.

 

Thanks for reading.

 

For More Information About Dayton

Last Wednesday night, instead of working, or doing something fun, I went in for a two hour reminder of why Democracy no longer works in America.

 

(full disclosure- my firm has done some work and printing for the following candidates or their businesses, Jocelyn Rhynard, Shenise Turner-Sloss, Darryl Fairchild, Karen Wick-Gagnet)

 

When this country started, it was easy to pick people for elected office. You’d have a town hall of all the white male property owners, they all knew each other, and they chose the people based on personal knowledge and it was done.

 

Now, we just let anyone on the ballot, at least anyone that can make it through the political parties barricades and hurdles enforced by the board of (S)elections, and then to raise as much money as possible to run for an office that very few of the candidates and even fewer of the voters really understand.

 

Both the Dayton City Commission and the Dayton Board of Education positions are limited in their actual scope and power. This is by design. They are only allowed to hire a few people, and are there as a corporate board, to guide and review the performance of the leader they hire, be that person called a City Manager or a Superintendent. Instead, we’ve got ego-maniacal demi-gods running who think they not only steer the ship, but also are the guys running the engines, standing guard duty, manning the radar, cooking the food and even scrubbing the decks- all for a mere pittance on the school board and on a salary way richer than it should be for the city commissioners, who only have to show up for one meeting a week.

 

That said. Sorry about the audio in this video. The PA provided by the City of Dayton at the Northwest Recreation Center badly needed a new XLR cable, but, we’re too busy giving away millions to downtown investors to spring for $15 for a new cable (or less if you go to CCT). I’m even sorrier for what was recorded.

 

Of the school board candidates, only one actually talked about what we might need to do to change the way we deliver education in the classrooms to move achievement forward- that from Mario Gallin, a former school member who works at Ruskin for East End Community Services and still attends every board meeting. The Ruskin/EECS educational delivery method is based upon the Geoffrey Canada, Harlem Children’s Zone model of comprehensive wrap around services. The only other candidate to mention anything of the like was slate member Paul Bradley who spoke of the Oyler school in Cincinnati which he knows about because his fiancee worked there.

 

The seating and speaking arrangements were telling. First came “the slate” from the left, then the soloists, who have their own alignments, and the sole incumbent, Joe Lacey who cited parenting duties for calling him away and leaving early. Then the Commission candidates, less Joey Williams. In an unprecedented concession, Priority Board Chairman David Greer allowed Jeff Mims to have Williams time allotment, which judging by Mims reactions to questioning the city’s loss of funds due to internal errors, was a mistake. Mims got defensive and blamed the mess on former planning director Aaron Sorrel, which Darryl Fairchild was quick to call him on. Somehow, despite massive failures in her past, City Manager Shelley Dickstein always gets a hall pass, no matter how much taxpayer money is wasted, and the city commission is never to blame either.

 

The “slate” is four candidates running together for the school board. Insiders believe them to be hand-picked by Mayor Nan Whaley. Mohamed Al-Hamdani, William E. Harris Jr., Paul Bradley, and Karen Wick-Gagnet have hired a campaign manager (Nan’s old campaign manager) Uriah Anderson, who works for the ever popular Burges & Burges out of Cleveland. They are the folks Sinclair and the Health and Human Services levies both hired (hence the dual billboards around town). This kind of money, power and help hasn’t been seen since the “Kids First” slate ran in 2001 with the sole goal of putting a ton of money into the hands of demolition contractors, construction companies, architects and adding a $645 Million jolt to an ailing Dayton economy.

 

If you want to read an interesting excerpt on Kids First, follow this link. They spent over $200K on a campaign where all their opponents collectively spent $13,000 between 5 candidates. Note that the four seats that are up this time- were filled by unopposed candidates (Lacey, Roundtree, Lee and Baguirov). The last cycle, we had 4 candidates for 3 seats, and newcomer John McManus spent north of $35K to unseat Nancy Nearny by a mere couple of hundred votes forcing an automatic recount, while the other incumbents Walker and Taylor waltzed on in.

 

When asked (by me, via Chairmen Greer) why the slate hired an outside consultant, and how much they paid them, the room seemed to turn on Mohamed Al-Hamdani who tried to pass off the question with “we haven’t paid them anything yet” – while defacto saying their campaign manager worked for Burges. The slate is keeping quiet about how much they’ve raised or spent, and because the first reporting deadline isn’t until Oct 28th- the voters will have very little time to learn who is buying their candidates and for how much.

 

Needless to say, if you look back to the Kids First promises, and the whys, the district is in the exact same sorry shape now as then. Still at the bottom of the barrel for educational achievement, yet with a much higher staff turnover, more turmoil, a third less students, funded by an ever shrinking property tax base (often thanks to Nan Whaley and her love of tax abatement as economic development). The only difference between that slate and this one is that the Kids First slate actually would openly embrace charter schools, while anyone running for school board now has to categorically blame them for the failing of the district.

 

I still plan to listen to the candidates again, yet, I threw up a little when I heard Reverend Harris saying that he was going to concentrate on truancy as his platform. This is the simpletons solution to educational improvement- and why I also laughed at Dr. Roberson’s entire presentation of his case for why he should be superintendent. The other single issue candidate seems to be Jo’el Jones, who thinks all of our problems can be solved by the office of family and community engagement rising from the ashes. I agree it’s needed, but, it won’t solve the problems of this sinking ship.

 

While there is no doubt more to Jocelyn Rhynard than her four kids in the district, and her involvement in her kids school, River’s Edge, I didn’t feel she had a fully formed plan and was way too nice in her response about how she’d work with current superintendent Rhonda Corr. Going back to being on the campaign trail with former Dayton City Commissioner Dick Zimmer, it’s always bothered me that procreation counted as qualification for office- he’d start out with “I was born in Dayton, grew up in Dayton, had 9 kids and 19 grandchildren” – as if he chose where to be born, grow up. Mim’s also tells the same sorry story about how he told his family to move to Dayton when he was 3 months old. Rhynard, like Gallin, actually attends school board meetings regularly. Jo’el Jones is also sometimes there. I’ve never seen any of the slate attend.

 

We need more than platitudes and feel good stories- which is also part of Mohamed’s approach. He’s got a great story to tell of how he came as an immigrant and Dayton’s been good to him, but, he moved back into the city the same day he filed to run, a part he conveniently leaves out.

 

Hopefully, in the Wednesday night Dayton Education Council candidates night at Ponitz High school (741 W. Washington Street) – starting at 6pm we’ll here speeches sounding more like cogent solutions to stop the turmoil, turnover and terrible achievement scores instead of homilies and grand standing.

 

If any candidates need an example of what a plan to improve school/student performance looks like, I offer this video I made last December to make a case for a trans-formative plan to discussion. Of course, since no one on the board cares about anything except their own agenda- it was never discussed.

 

If you are looking to research candidates online- here are the websites I can find:

 

    Mohamed Al-Hamdani, William E. Harris Jr. Paul Bradley Karen Wick-Gagnet all have a single facebook site (not accessible to all) https://www.facebook.com/theABHWGCommittee/

    Jocelyn Rhynard

    Jo’el Jones facebook only

    incumbent, Joe Lacey old blog.

    Shenise Turner-Sloss

    Darryl Fairchild

    incumbent Jeffrey J. Mims Jr. site dead

    incumbent Joey Williams

 

Of course in most of my searches, more shows up about many of these folks on esrati.com.

 

Thanks for reading.

 

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Sneak Peaks And Sexy Eats At Dayton’s Next Downtown Grocery


Chip Kennedy is crazy. But, so were the Wright Brothers. He thinks he can create a downtown mecca of food from all parts of the world, in a space that’s even smaller than the Oakwood Dororthy Lane Market, and do it with style.

 

Getting ready for the pop-up dinner

 

Tomorrow, Oct. 1st, from 2 to 8, he’s teaming up with another crazy person, Chef Anne Kearney, formerly of Rue Dumaine, who will do a pop-up cash only dinner to rock your socks- while you wander around what will be “District Provisions” – a place where foodies will think they’ve died and gone to heaven and interior designers will say “damn, I wish I has his style.”

 

Kennedy has a vision of a place, more like Cleveland’s West Side Market than a traditional grocery, with different shops from different parts of the world- in what could only be called a curated walk through the continents. The last thing Dayton had that resembled this was the arcade, when you could still go in and buy fresh seafood, fruits, baked goods- before the City tried their hand at turning it into a mall with a fancy glass roof. The location is the old Dietz Block building, also known as the Norman Miller Furniture building at 531 Wayne Ave, behind Wheat Penney and catty-corner to Eastway. Currently, the only business operating out of there is Crafted and Cured, which has beers on tap and meats and cheeses for a charcuterie (a new hipster experience).

 

Copper pots ready for a special meal

 

Next up will be the Mediterranean section, with a wood fired copper kettle of an oven, an oyster bar, a butcher shop, deli, bakery retail outlet and then produce and candy. After that, an Asian and Hispanic areas. How the mechanics of these mini-foodlands will work is still a mystery to be solved, but, the aesthetics of the place will have you falling in love.

The copper wood fired oven of District Provisions

 

The copper wood fired oven of District Provisions

 

While the grocery co-op on the near West side is still in fundraising mode, Chip has been busting his butt and using his own money to build his dream, without help from all the “economic development geniuses” we’ve got on the payroll in Dayton. They aren’t spending half-a-million to build him a parking lot, they aren’t giving him huge tax abatement or job creation credit. And that’s too bad, because the kind of business he’s creating is the kind that makes Dayton a more interesting place to “live, work, play” and keeps one of Dayton’s beautiful old buildings- in use and alive.

 

The scale for the deli of District Provisions

 

While District Provisions won’t be for everyone, it will be a reason to come and spend money downtown, and experience something unavailable in the ‘burbs. It also has the ability to be a place where new urbanites can meet and mingle – while engaged in shopping for necessities, something that has become harder and harder to do anywhere downtown- other than the 2nd Street Market which is only open for a smidgen of time a few days a week.

 

Jack Lukey’s oyster and Caviar bar

 

For new residents of the Wheelhouse, or the Delco Lofts, Water Street or the Charlie Simms projects, this will help remind them that their investment is safe. Access to buying food without feeling like you are in a depressed area will stop them from getting depressed (yes, Wayne Avenue Kroger is nicer, but it still has the lighting of a dollar store, and the only parking lot that could host the soapbox derby).

 

While I look forward to District Provisions, and even more so to the pop-up dinner tomorrow, I want to say that I don’t fall into the total trap of “there aren’t any supermarkets in Dayton” – because there are – they’re just not the suburban style ones. In my neighborhood, we have the awesome Halal International Grocery, there is Dot’s by the Kettering border that has awesome meat, you’ve got a few Hispanic markets on Troy St and E. Third, and then there are a few independent grocery stores on Gettysburg, James H. McGee, Save-a-lot’s on Wilmington, and Linden etc.

 

For those going to the Pop-up-

 

Fresh organic tomatoes for Chef Anne Kearney

 

a few items from the cash only menu:

 

    Pernod opoached Blue Point Oysters, leeks, spinach, tarragon, AWS bacon, creme $12

    Belgian endive, Honeycrisp apple, bleu cheese, walnut salad, Banyuls vinaigrette $9

    Fire-roasted Scottish salmon, butternut squash, leek ragout, Jamestown pea shoots, parsley garlic pistou $24

    Sherry braised pork, YAYA grits, fire-roasted shiitakes $22

    Steak Frites, grilled hanger steak, pommes frites, truffle beurre, aioli $23

    Bickelcreek Farm rhubarb & raspberry crumble cake $7

 

Chef Anne is using as many locally grown ingredients as possible. Again- cash only.

 

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R.I.P. The Dayton Daily News


The “newspaper” that shows up on a very few doorsteps tomorrow morning will have come to you from Indianapolis. The deadline for this cost saving measure is now 5pm. They started testing this 2 weeks ago, so when I saw the Dragon’s lose their last game of the playoffs on a Sunday night- I got to read about it in Tuesdays paper.

 

The old saying, “never argue with anyone who buys ink by the barrel” no longer holds in Dayton, since the Cox sisters are too cheap to even buy ink anymore. It’s the cheapness that’s helped kill it off, bit by bit. First with putting the printing plant in Warren County- no doubt to avoid the high Montgomery County taxes- which they happily endorsed (they in effect, voted with their feet after only 30 years of paying for Sinclair Community College), their whittling of actual talent from the ranks- where they laid off their photographers (and lost a 2x Pulitzer winning photo editor, Larry C. Price- the story broke here on this site btw). They cut the news staff, they built a “national copy editing desk” pooling “talent” on the fourth floor, thinking all copy editors do is check grammar, and edit for length (I’m the son of a newspaper copy editor, who taught me that good editors check facts, do their research, and know their city better than the reporters to help make sure the story isn’t only factual and concise- but, fair and balanced.)

 

Then, came more cuts, and the peter principle. Literally, the semi-competent city hall reporter becomes the editor, a cub reporter cum layout artist becomes the vp of content, a fresh faced sales guy becomes market vp, etc. While the people who actually can dig a story, or write well, get early buyouts or become contractors.

 

The sad fact is, Cox has invested in one horrible digital strategy after another. Their epaper is a total joke, they’ve built multiple websites for the paper, for the city, for the TV station, for the “news radio” station and tried to integrate “talent” but never understood their audience, or that no one but them thinks or cares what screen they get their news on- be it an iPad, Kindle, cell phone, desktop or even TV- it’s the news- and they want it on demand and time is valuable.

 

Not that the rest of the industry has it right. The New York Times has seen its subscriber base grow, but revenues drop. Their new iPad app, actually stripped features and fails at the basics of user interface design compared to their old app- but, at least it doesn’t suffer from sudden page scrolls with a random touch- so all can be forgiven.

 

Here’s the saddest part- rumors have it that reporters are now graded by how many clicks they can get online. They’re on Facebook trolling and clickbaiting for links and comments, they are writing headlines that any respectable journalist would scoff at. And sadly, none of them know how to monetize it properly.

 

While Google and Facebook are becoming the richest content companies on the planet- without any professionals making content, the “professionals” are failing. Hell, even the fake news has more eyeballs these days- with or without the Russians.

 

Why? Because they broke one of David Ogilvy’s rules. Was Ogilvy a journalist? Nope- he was a hotel kitchen worker who became a legend in the advertising business building one of the largest and most successful ad agencies in the world. His rule: “The consumer isn’t a moron; she is your wife” applies. We’re not interested in car crashes on 35, or local monkey sightings, we’re interested in actual news that affects us- how our leaders are performing, tax dollars invested, successful strategies paying off in business, opportunities to become more intelligent, better informed, well versed. Tips on making it in our city- and what will make our city better. Successful news outlets create a relationship between reader and story teller. This blog has about 2600 posts, and 26,000 comments. The refinement of the story, the enhancements of my readers, the community we’ve created, is what builds a stronger community resource- one that is actually of value.

 

I’ve built this site for the community- allowing others to have a platform. I’ve engaged, I’ve learned, I’ve listened, and over the years- I’ve built trust. So that when things are going wrong, people no longer call the Dayton Daily- they call me. It’s how I get tips that lead to stories like another pepper spraying of a restrained inmate or a school board members shaky residency (which lead to other revelations).

 

If Governor Cox could see what his skinflint offspring had done to the paper he worked so hard to build by his own hand (banks turned him down so many times, that when he built his offices at 4th and Ludlow he built it to look like a bank- it now sits at the middle of a mess caused by the city and his family) he’d rise from the grave and chisel his name off his tombstone.

 

The only reason to pay for the paper these days? Josh Sweigart , a reporter who seems to be the only one capable of single handily digging in and revealing the sad truths about our city that’s been left without the checks and balances a strong fourth estate is supposed to provide. Oh, and the obituaries, to find out who died (also often incomplete) and the bid notices. Other than that, it’s cliff notes of things you can find elsewhere- often with better writing and even a comments section that’s managed right- like, oh, that’s right- you’re reading it right now.

 

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The “newspaper” that shows up on a very few doorsteps tomorrow morning will have come to you from Indianapolis. The deadline for this cost saving measure is now 5pm. They started testing this 2 weeks ago, so when I saw the Dragon’s lose their last game of the playoffs on a Sunday night- I got to read about it in Tuesdays paper.

 

The old saying, “never argue with anyone who buys ink by the barrel” no longer holds in Dayton, since the Cox sisters are too cheap to even buy ink anymore. It’s the cheapness that’s helped kill it off, bit by bit. First with putting the printing plant in Warren County- no doubt to avoid the high Montgomery County taxes- which they happily endorsed (they in effect, voted with their feet after only 30 years of paying for Sinclair Community College), their whittling of actual talent from the ranks- where they laid off their photographers (and lost a 2x Pulitzer winning photo editor, Larry C. Price- the story broke here on this site btw). They cut the news staff, they built a “national copy editing desk” pooling “talent” on the fourth floor, thinking all copy editors do is check grammar, and edit for length (I’m the son of a newspaper copy editor, who taught me that good editors check facts, do their research, and know their city better than the reporters to help make sure the story isn’t only factual and concise- but, fair and balanced.)

 

Then, came more cuts, and the peter principle. Literally, the semi-competent city hall reporter becomes the editor, a cub reporter cum layout artist becomes the vp of content, a fresh faced sales guy becomes market vp, etc. While the people who actually can dig a story, or write well, get early buyouts or become contractors.

 

The sad fact is, Cox has invested in one horrible digital strategy after another. Their epaper is a total joke, they’ve built multiple websites for the paper, for the city, for the TV station, for the “news radio” station and tried to integrate “talent” but never understood their audience, or that no one but them thinks or cares what screen they get their news on- be it an iPad, Kindle, cell phone, desktop or even TV- it’s the news- and they want it on demand and time is valuable.

 

Not that the rest of the industry has it right. The New York Times has seen its subscriber base grow, but revenues drop. Their new iPad app, actually stripped features and fails at the basics of user interface design compared to their old app- but, at least it doesn’t suffer from sudden page scrolls with a random touch- so all can be forgiven.

 

Here’s the saddest part- rumors have it that reporters are now graded by how many clicks they can get online. They’re on Facebook trolling and clickbaiting for links and comments, they are writing headlines that any respectable journalist would scoff at. And sadly, none of them know how to monetize it properly.

 

While Google and Facebook are becoming the richest content companies on the planet- without any professionals making content, the “professionals” are failing. Hell, even the fake news has more eyeballs these days- with or without the Russians.

 

Why? Because they broke one of David Ogilvy’s rules. Was Ogilvy a journalist? Nope- he was a hotel kitchen worker who became a legend in the advertising business building one of the largest and most successful ad agencies in the world. His rule: “The consumer isn’t a moron; she is your wife” applies. We’re not interested in car crashes on 35, or local monkey sightings, we’re interested in actual news that affects us- how our leaders are performing, tax dollars invested, successful strategies paying off in business, opportunities to become more intelligent, better informed, well versed. Tips on making it in our city- and what will make our city better. Successful news outlets create a relationship between reader and story teller. This blog has about 2600 posts, and 26,000 comments. The refinement of the story, the enhancements of my readers, the community we’ve created, is what builds a stronger community resource- one that is actually of value.

 

I’ve built this site for the community- allowing others to have a platform. I’ve engaged, I’ve learned, I’ve listened, and over the years- I’ve built trust. So that when things are going wrong, people no longer call the Dayton Daily- they call me. It’s how I get tips that lead to stories like another pepper spraying of a restrained inmate or a school board members shaky residency (which lead to other revelations).

 

If Governor Cox could see what his skinflint offspring had done to the paper he worked so hard to build by his own hand (banks turned him down so many times, that when he built his offices at 4th and Ludlow he built it to look like a bank- it now sits at the middle of a mess caused by the city and his family) he’d rise from the grave and chisel his name off his tombstone.

 

The only reason to pay for the paper these days? Josh Sweigart , a reporter who seems to be the only one capable of single handily digging in and revealing the sad truths about our city that’s been left without the checks and balances a strong fourth estate is supposed to provide. Oh, and the obituaries, to find out who died (also often incomplete) and the bid notices. Other than that, it’s cliff notes of things you can find elsewhere- often with better writing and even a comments section that’s managed right- like, oh, that’s right- you’re reading it right now.

 

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Hydraulik Pabianice Secrets


Pascal's legislations states that, "Pressure related to any kind of part of a confined fluid sends to each get rid of no loss. The pressure shows equivalent force on all equal locations of the confining walls and also perpendicular to the walls."

 

Blaise Pascal was a French mathematician, birthed 19th June 1693 in Clermont-Ferrand, France. His regulation supplies the basis for what we now know as hydraulics.

 

Hydraulics machinery is around us, daily we gain from their use, many times without also knowing it.

 

Ever visited Tower Bridge in London? The Bascules (the two parts that raise to allow large ships pass underneath) are hydraulic.

 

A hydraulic system can be broken down right into 5 component parts: the hydraulic liquid, storage tank, pump, shutoff or valves as well as the actuator.

 

The liquid is generally based on either mineral oil or water and also is held in the reservoir.

 

The pump relocates the liquid by displacing it against an immune pressure, hence transforming mechanical energy into hydraulic power.

 

The valves are used to control the flow of hydraulic fluid, starting, quiting and also guiding it around the system.

 

Ultimately at the end of the process is the actuator, which could either can be found in the type of a hydraulic cylinder owning an object directly or a real motor that can own wheels or other comparable objects.

 

Hydraulics wased initially utilized seriously in the late 18th century and also were spearheaded by Joseph Bramah, that invented and also patented the hydraulic press, and William George Armstrong, who built Tower Bridge's original steam-powered hydraulic mechanism (which was since transformed to an oil and electrical based hydraulic system).

 

Ever since their usage has actually blossomed, turning into almost every sector that requires equipment both hefty and also light.

 

Several fairground or amusement park rides are hydraulically powered, waste disposal vehicles make use of hydraulics to power the crusher and turn the back compartment so about dump the waste, aircraft use hydraulics to power their flight control systems and numerous modern press bikes frequently utilize hydraulic brakes.

 

One specific car, the side loader, utilizes hydraulics for in several intriguing methods as part of its core procedure.

 

But what is a side loader?

 

A side loader is a close relative of the fork lift truck. Nonetheless, unlike the fork lift, the side loader brings its loads at the side instead of at the front, as its name indicates.

 

This has several advantages, the primary one being that it could bring lengthy loads lengthways that it would certainly be unwise to expect a fork lift to handle.

 

Side loaders are generally used in warehousing, dock administration and for filling various other automobiles and also delivering long lots over brief distances in regulated environments.

 

Several parts of the side loader would generally use hydraulics, consisting of the brakes, in the pole to raise, reduced and expand the forks, most have hydraulic cyndrical tubes in between the framework as well as axles to counteract the result of the load getting on one side of the car as well as some heavy side loaders even utilize hydraulics to power the ladders that enable the drivers to access the motorists cab.

 

There are noticeable benefits to making use of hydraulic brakes, as mentioned by Pascal's Law, as there is no loss of stress throughout the fluid stopping becomes more also as well as extra trustworthy when applied by hydraulics.

 

Making use of hydraulic cyndrical tubes to neutralize the effect of the tons being at the side of the automobile means that the side loader after that has far better balance and is simpler and more secure to drive. A hydraulic system is the best remedy to this problem as it supplies an extra specific and also effective offset, is easier to control and also once more is extra reliable compared to various other possible options.

 

The side loader's mast as well as well section is arguably the most important part of the car though, as without it the maker might not function as a loader. Not just can the forks move vertically to move the load upwards or downwards, the traverse system relocates them horizontally in order to bring the lots in to the car or relocate away, hence making the whole system exceptionally adaptable and also once again, the use of hydraulics implies that higher precision in addition to world power can be attained fairly easily.

 

The power and precision of hydraulic systems together with their dependability as well as relatively reduced upkeep imply that they have actually ended up being an indispensable part of not just the side loader, however many devices in everyday use.

 

Indeed, it may be argued that without hydraulics, a number of the machines we take for granted might not even exist in any way.

 

One thing is for sure, hydraulics will certainly be with us for a long time to come as well as will certainly no question remain to be much more commonly made use of than lots of people most likely understand.

 

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Architekturvisualisierungen Secrets


What is Visualization?

 

Visualization is quite simply using your imagination. You create a scenario in your mind, just like a day dream and imagine yourself as part of it. It's important to know that people visualize differently. Some peoples' visual clarity is vibrant, full of color and as real as everyday life. For many others, when they close their eyes, they see darkness. This is completely normal, there isn't anything wrong with these people, and it certainly does not mean that they can't visualize. It's just that they visualize at a deeper part of the mind, a part that they can't mentally 'see' when they are awake. But pretty much everyone has woken up after having a dream and can recall pictures of what they were dreaming about. This proves that everyone certainly has the ability to visualize, just like everyone else. Again, it's just that it happens on a different level of consciousness that isn't normally seen while you are awake. Even though the pictures may not be seen, they are still there, and most people can "feel" that the picture is there and at some level are aware of it. The good news is that the more you practise, the more likely you are to start seeing those pictures with greater clarity and awareness.

 

The key thing to realize about your mind is that it doesn't think in words. You mind actually uses visual imagery to communicate or think. We can use visualization as method for directly communicating with our mind. By imagining something as vividly as possible it's sends a clear message to your mind, directing it's inner resources to make your dreams a reality.

 

Why does Visualization work?

 

Visualization works because the mind doesn't really know the difference between regular waking reality, dreams or consciously directed visualization. The mind understands all of these experiences as if it were a true waking experience. We use our conscious selves to determine the difference between normal waking reality and the dream world, but to the subconscious mind, they are one and the same. Think of visualizing as a mental practice that over time will enable you to perform the visualized acts in real everyday life. So if we use this powerful visualizing ability that we all possess, we are utilizing all of our inner resources to help us succeed. At the very least, no one can claim that visualizing hinders a performance, so there certainly isn't any harm in it. Please keep an open mind and give it a try as we go through the exercises.

 

How to make Visualization extremely effective

 

There are some things to be aware of about visualizing that will improve it's overall effectiveness. To make sure that your visualization is as effective as possible, we have to make it as sensory intensive as possible. This means that visualizing should include much more than just visual stimulation. We also want to imagine our other senses; touch, smell, hearing and taste. The more senses included in the experience, the more believable the experience will appear to your mind, improving it's effectiveness. Think of it as if we are trying to recreate reality within our minds, in a way fooling ourselves into thinking that we truly had the experience. The advantage in working with visualization reality over normal reality is that we get to write the script ourselves, allowing us to create a senario precisely the way we want it to be.

 

Include yourself in the visualization

 

So what is the one thing that is always present in all of your waking life experiences? It's you! You are always there, always present during any of your experiences. So this means that we also want to include ourselves in the visualization process. Sometimes we can get caught up in visualizing a goal, we create a visual movie complete with smells, audio etc. but we forget to include ourselves in the picture. So remember to also include yourself when you are doing your visualizations. It makes it more like a real experience that has happened to you in the past.

 

Now consider if you just visualize yourself in the movie as a passive character. Just there sensing what is going on around you. That really doesn't include everything that you normally experience is it? Normally, while you are experiencing things in life, you are thinking about what it happening, reacting and feeling emotions. Well guess what? We want to include these as well. So when you create your visualizations be sure to include yourself acting, reacting, thinking about what you are experiencing.

 

The most powerful, and probably the most important thing about visualizaing is to really feel the emotions. I mean really intensely, don't worry if it feels silly, or childish, just do it. If you are visualizing kissing a girl in the rain, don't just experience the kiss itself, also feel the rain running through your hair. Feel the intensity of the emotions of that passionate kiss, really feel everything just as if you were really in that situation. I promise that the more energy you put into these visualizations the more success you will have in achieving your goals.

 

Review

 

Visualization is for everyone, particularly successful people.

 

The human brain thinks in visual imagery

 

Visualization is effective even if you have trouble 'seeing' the mental picture - just think the thoughts and feel the emotions

 

The brain can't tell the difference between reality and imagination or visualization

 

Remember to include the following in your visualizations.

 

Senses

 

Visual Intensity, Clarity and Vibrancy

 

Hearing

 

Touch

 

Smell

 

Taste

 

Include yourself in the action.

 

Intellect (What are you thinking during the visualization?)

 

Emotions (What feelings are you having during the visualization?)

 

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Furniture Removals Cape Town - Goafer


Relocating homes or offices do not have to be a stressful procedure when you have removal companies like Goafer furniture Removals in Cape town who provide quality service to cater for all clients needs. We take away the painful process of the ‘big move ‘ Eliminating the toll it takes not only on one’s body with all the pulling , shifting and lifting  which leaves aches and pains making the move not just mentally exhausting but physically exhausting to.

 We make sure that all goods are moved with the utmost care not to damage anything. We understand that your furniture and goods are valuable and some of which very sentimental, the last thing we would want is for these items to end up lost, stolen or damaged.

Removal companies Cape Town take pride in ourselves when it comes to service delivery .Our Dynamic team of professionals practice  proper procedures and protocol which entails knowledge and training of packing ,loading and transporting of goods. The staff are competent and trained  to ensure quality service is provided. You expect a  friendly professional team of  trustworthy  and reliable individuals who are able to provide exceptional service for any furniture removals Cape Town  at Goafer we assure your Items Are safe as trustworthy honest people are recruited to be part of the team.

To avoid the stress of moving house or office, it is always better to leave the work to the professionals who perform these types of removals. They will make your work less complicated and can ensure you peace of mind knowing your goods are in the hands of a professional and experienced team.

look out for affordable pricing and accommodating removal service in Cape Town that is, This is of great importance as Removal companies Cape town  make sure that furniture and other valuables are moved with caution and care and importantly  budget friendly services  

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Goafer Mini Movers - Removal Companies Cape Town


We all are most likely to move a few times during this lifetime. If you were a kid who has grown up in one house all your life you are lucky. It is however inevitable that you are going to move out of your parents house at some point. Well we all dream of moving into our own places, when doing so we don’t concider or take into accountwhat a job it is and how mentally and physically exhausting it can be. It is strenuous work moving home and even office- but hopefully you never have to worry about the office move.

We are not cut out to handle the process of a move without the help of others, othersbeing furniture removal companies most of the time. All the packing you would usually feel important for you to handle personally and is rather ideal if you are overprotective of your items and feel the personal need to do it yourself, this is all good and well until it comes to the furniture. Furniture removals Cape Town has some fine companies to assist you such as GoaferMiniMovers furniture removals company Cape Town. So if your based here the excellent news is that we are a phone call away for all the moving of your furniture and other goods for those who want everything handles by professionals –even a packing service that can take care of packing your items with caution and professionalism to ensure none of your belongings consisting of your precious and sentimental items are safe and sound.

 Leave the physical work such as furniture removals and transportation thereof to the experts who can guarantee to assist you in making the process for the move less complicated. Furniture  removalcompanies Cape Town are familiar with the procedures having done this job every day, equipping them with the capabilities to over see the move at a much faster pace thanks to theirskill set that continues to grow with the different moving jobs that they encounter, allowing the furniture removal company workers doing the labor to actually continuously discover better methods they can apply to be more proficient, saving time and applying these ways to coordinate and move furniture and goods for clientele and also making the work load easier for themselvestoo. Working smartly has allowed for the ultimate reliable customer service delivery to all clientele.

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Goafer - Office Relocations Cape Town


Moving is never an easy thing no matter how exciting it may seem to be in your new home or office space. Youwill very quickly loose the excitement once you start preparing for the move and that is when you soon come to the realization of the process. With all the running around and organizing of the premises being cleaned the boxes you need to find, the occasional run out while packing to get more cello tape and so forth all takes its toll on you as this can be exhausting. Packing and moving the furniture is something you don’t have to do alone.

You don’t have to face the tiring move on your own. Office relocations cape town at Goafer are here to assist you before, during and after the move, a company that offers you the service that is hard to find else wear. Honest dedicated staff that can assist you with the packing of all goods, you can trust that your items are handled with care and respect as we know that all your items hold value and would not allow for this to happen.

Moving of boxes can be just as physically exhausting as the moving of the furniture you would still need to lift, and carry the boxes if you are transporting them yourself and with even the big cars of today there’s no way you can nestle them all up to save yourself on the constant trips back and forth. We provide furniture removals Cape Town.The move can be done in one trip, as we have the transportation for this heavy duty procedures. Quick turnaround times to respond to request of quotations is not the only impressive thing,there are as also tools use on the website that you can utilize for estimations as well. Hiringfurniture removals company that is ideal is what is important for clients to b aware of therefore we do our best to personalize requirement that individuals need even though the moving process and procedure standards are basic and the scenarios are more or less the same situations we find on daily basis, after all we faced with challenges everyday and know just how to resolve any issues and with each obstacle we faced with we learn and are able gain the knowledge for the next move.

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Goafer - Household Removals Cape Town


As a human being our journeys through life are complicated enough with many milestones. During our journey our stories unfold and play out as they should and at some point in time or another we are all more than likely to go through the phase of an exciting time and period we have all so longed for from the time we can remember and that being our dream homes, we could visualize it clearly and it looked like smooth sailing until we have to embrace the work, time and effort that comes with the territory and that is the actual move.

Moving can really put a damper on things when you are faced with the stressfulness of the process, finding and buying of correct wrapping materials cartons, boxes,print and plastic, whichever the preferred choice of individual. There is no going around this part of the process, your furniture and prized possessions hold great value to you and should not be compromised. As a moving company we understand and try eliminate the frustration by providing this service. The actual move of items in and out the house, onto the transport, off the transport is strenuous work and can definitely take its toll on one body so spare yourselves the aches and pains by letting our strong staff do the hard labor.

With all that said Goafer household removals cape town will assist you with so much more than you would expect as we go beyond our means to bring everything that is requires to assist the big move. With well sized vehicles the transportation of goods to and from can be done in a shorter amount of because of the capacity the vehicles can hold. Professional, hardworking and trust worthy team are equipped with knowledge and strength and therefore now just what and how to move items conveniently and carefully. Furniture movers cape town don’t only make the resources easily available such as the rapping material,boxes,cartons etc we offer a packing service whereby our reliable workers pack items for you, transport them and unpack, moving has never been this easy. Furniture movers Cape town Goafer offer Supply of cartons, Packing of cartons, Supply of packing materials bubble wrap,printand plastic, wrapping of furniture, Storagefacilities, Good in transit insurance dismantling and reassembling of items.

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