Soldotna Kaladis To Donate New Year’s Proceeds

first_imgReminder: the Sterling Highway location will be closed on New Years Day Kelly King, KPBSD Students in Transition Homeless Liaison in a release from the district: “Many of these projects have been taking place for multiple years, and we are so grateful for the relationships we’ve created and the effort and energy that goes into them each year. We thank these groups and all the individuals who contributed for being part of the community of care. It is beautiful.” Heuiser: “Our former CFO Dale Tran, who passed in 2017, started up the New Years Day giving. So, every Kaladi Cafe’ donates 100% of their sales to a non-profit of their choosing. Kaladi is a catalyst for community, and it’s just a way to start the year right.”  As of December 13 the Students in Transition (SIT) program is serving 119 youth, and 36 are unaccompanied. By the end of the school year, they will likely average about 250 youth who are experiencing homelessness, and staying in school with supports from the SIT program, according to the release from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A cup of Kaladi Brothers Coffee will go a long way on New Year’s Day. Kaladi Brothers employees at the Kobuk store in Soldotna will once again be spending New Year’s Day volunteering their time to support a local non profit. Kaladi Brothers will be donating 100% of their beverage sales towards the Students in Transition Program. Last year the store donated all beverage sales to the Boys and Girls Club of Soldotna. This event is a 27 year Kaladi tradition, that has been renamed to honor the memory of Dale Tran whose relentless dedication to this event and the community as a whole was felt throughout Alaska. Scott Heuiser, Soldotna Store Manager: “We chose the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Students in Transition program for homeless students and youth. What that program does is provide support and services for students experiencing homelessness in grades K-12.”last_img read more

Daily News, other papers in huge pact with Yahoo

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’The multi-year deal includes seven newspaper companies: MediaNews Group; Belo Corp. of Dallas; Cox Newspapers Inc. of Atlanta; Hearst Newspapers of New York; Journal Register Co. of Yardley, Pa.; Lee Enterprises Inc. of Davenport, Iowa; and the E.W. Scripps Co. of Cincinnati. Together, 176 newspapers in 38 states with a combined daily circulation of 12 million will be involved in the consortium with Yahoo, which has struggled of late. Its share price has fallen from $40 at the beginning of this year to $27 recently as it has sought to define its mission versus online advertising industry leader Google. Still, Yahoo is the most popular Internet site for U.S. users, attracting more than 130 million unique visitors each month. Google recently announced a separate partnership with some newspapers. That deal allows 50 U.S. newspapers to take bids from advertisers for print editions using Google’s system, which auctions off ads for millions of Web sites. The market capitalization for Google, based in Mountain View, Calif., is $153 billion. That compares with $36.6 billion for Yahoo, based in Sunnyvale. Financial terms of the newspaper consortium deal with Yahoo were not disclosed, but Singleton described the partnership as a marriage that can adapt to online changes as needed. “We are getting married to Yahoo in a sense,” Singleton said. “We don’t know what the Web is going to look like in three years. We just know we are going to do it with Yahoo.” The deal seeks to harness the respective strengths of Yahoo and the newspapers without requiring substantial, new expenses by either side: Yahoo provides the technology and national platform, while the newspapers provide local content and sales teams. The partnership encompasses four key pieces: Advertising: The use of Yahoo’s technology to sell online advertising for the newspapers’ Web sites. Search: Incorporating a Yahoo-branded Internet search function on the newspapers’ Web sites. Local: Offering Yahoo products such as local listings, maps and events on the newspapers’ Web sites. Content: Using Yahoo’s network to distribute newspapers’ content in search, news and other ways. It will create “new channels for great journalism,” said George B. Irish, president of Hearst Newspapers, who was on Sunday’s conference call. The partnership between the newspaper consortium and a major web portal such as Yahoo was described as transformational by John Morton, a newspaper consultant based in Silver Spring, Md. “Clearly newspapers recognize they are in the midst of a transformation, and this (deal) is a way for them to be in a good position for whatever happens on the Internet,” Morton said. “This represents a change in attitude for newspapers.” Other newspaper companies can join the consortium under existing terms, said Singleton. Three major players were notably absent from the consortium: Tribune Co. of Chicago; Gannett Co. of McLean, Va.; and McClatchy Co. of Sacramento Those three together own the CareerBuilder.com jobs Web site, which has a market share by revenue of 32 percent in North America, according to Morgan Stanley. Monster.com has a market share of 31 percent, while Yahoo Hot Jobs has nine percent. Yahoo HotJobs plus the consortium of newspaper partners would significantly increase the group’s share of job listings in certain markets. In Atlanta, for instance, it would control 45 percent compared to 24 percent for CareerBuilder, according to Corzen Inc. The newspaper consortium working with Yahoo said its first move will be to bolster Yahoo’s HotJobs online classified service, allowing advertisers to post job listings in newspapers, on newspaper Web sites and on the Yahoo network. That feature is already available at some MediaNews papers, including The Denver Post, and will soon be rolled out at other papers involved with the deal, including the Rocky Mountain News, owned by Scripps. Eventually, the idea is that participating newspapers will gain a share of revenues generated through paid-search advertisements sold around the newspapers’ content. Obtaining that agreement with Yahoo is seen as crucial to the long-term health of the newspaper industry, as the booming local online advertising market is expected to grow from an estimated $3.4 billion in this year to about $12.4 billion by 2010, according to an analysis by Bank of America. That growth has been an advertising boon to online companies such as Google and Yahoo. And it has come at the expense of newspapers, which have seen circulation numbers decline for more than two decades as readers and advertisers flock to the Internet and other forms of media for news and entertainment. “We complement each other,” Singleton said. “We are pooling everything where we are strong, and Yahoo is pooling the things where they are strong, for the benefit of both.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Denver-based MediaNews Group and six other major newspaper publishers Sunday announced a broad partnership with Internet search giant Yahoo Inc. that intends to deliver employment listings, advertising, Internet search capabilities and news content throughout their respective Web sites. The deal, spearheaded over the past 18 months by Media- News Group chief executive William Dean Singleton, is intended to help the newspaper industry find firmer footing in a media and advertising landscape upended by the Internet. The Los Angeles Newspaper Group, which includes the L.A. Daily News and seven other Southern California newspapers, is part of MediaNews Group. “Many people have asked this question: How will newspapers navigate in the growing, online future?” said Singleton during a conference call with reporters on Sunday. “We believe this is the biggest answer we’ve found thus far.” last_img read more