Prometheus Global Media was a New York City-based B2B media company. The company was formed in December 2009, when Nielsen Company sold its entertainment and media division to a private equity-backed group led by Pluribus Capital Management and Guggenheim Partners. Guggenheim acquired Pluribus's stake in the company in January 2013, giving it full ownership under the division of Guggenheim Digital Media; the company owned and operated a number of major entertainment industry trade publications and their associated digital properties, including Adweek, Billboard, Film Journal International, The Hollywood Reporter. On December 17, 2015, it was announced that Guggenheim would spin out its media properties to a group led by former executive Todd Boehly, known as Eldridge Industries. On December 10, 2009, the Nielsen Company announced that it would sell its Business Media division, which included brands such as Adweek and The Hollywood Reporter, to a new company known as e5 Global Media. Two Nielsen properties, Editor & Publisher, Kirkus Reviews, were not included in the sale, were to be shut down.
Editor & Publisher would instead be sold to the Duncan McIntosh Company, Kirkus Reviews would be sold to Herbert Simon. The company's first CEO was Richard Beckman an executive and publisher at Condé Nast and Fairchild Publications, former publisher of magazines GQ and Vogue. Beckman's career suffered a setback in 1999 following "some inappropriate behavior" resulting in injuries to Vogue's West Coast advertising director Carol Matthews, while Beckman was Matthews' publisher at Condé Nast. Beckman's first major move was a re-launch of The Hollywood Reporter; the new format was meant to compete against up-and-coming blogs focusing on industry news, such as Deadline Hollywood and TheWrap, along with its then-struggling rival Variety. The changes had a significant impact on the publication's performance: by 2013, ad sales were up more than 50%, while traffic to the magazine's website had grown by 800%. In October 2010, the company was renamed Prometheus Global Media. In late 2011, Prometheus went through a number of cost-cutting measures.
In August 2011, Backstage was sold to a group of investors led by John Amato in a transaction funded by Guggenheim, the following month, Prometheus laid off the staff responsible for the Hollywood Creative Directory and announced it had sold the publication. In January 2013, Guggenheim Partners acquired the stake in Prometheus owned by Pluribus Capital, giving it full ownership. In April 2013, Guggenheim re-acquired Backstage and made its CEO John Amato president of the Billboard Group—a new group consisting of Billboard and Sonicbids. In a January 2014 restructuring, Levinsohn was shifted to a business development role and no longer directly manages the Prometheus properties. Additionally, the company was split into two operating groups; the remaining properties, consisting of Adweek and Film Expo Group, are led by Jeff Wilbur. On May 29, 2014, Prometheus announced it would acquire the publishing assets of Mediabistro—a network of websites focusing on various aspects of the mass media industry—which includes the media job listing site Mediabistro and its network of blogs such as AgencySpy, FishbowlNY, Lost Remote and TVNewser—for $8 million.
The acquisition did not include Mediabistro's expo business, which were retained under the name Mecklermedia. On January 13, 2015, Adweek and Film Expo Group were merged into Mediabistro to form a new Prometheus subsidiary, Mediabistro Holdings. At the same time, its blogs were re-launched under the new "Adweek Blog Network" banner, all of Mediabistro's social media-oriented blogs were merged into SocialTimes. In March 2015, Guggenheim Partners reported that its president Todd Boehly was exploring the possibility of forming his own company. A representative stated that such a company would "likely be harmonious with Guggenheim since Todd's role for some time has been strategic and transaction-oriented, rather than working in or managing any of our day-to-day businesses." On December 17, 2015, in response to losses across Guggenheim Partners, the company announced that it would spin out its media properties to a group led by Boehly, including the Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group and Dick Clark Productions, all under their existing leadership.
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The men's skeet shooting event at the 2011 Pan American Games was on October 21 and 22 at the Jalisco Hunting Club in Guadalajara. The defending Pan American Games champion is Vincent Hancock of the United States; the event consisted of two rounds: a qualifier and a final. In the qualifier, each shooter fired 5 sets of 25 shots in skeet shooting; the top 6 shooters in the qualifying round moved on to the final round. There, they fired one additional round of 25; the total score from all 150 shots was used to determine final ranking. Ties are broken using a shoot-off. All times are Central Standard Time; the existing world and Pan American Games records were. 28 athletes from 16 countries competed
HIAS is a Jewish American nonprofit organization that provides humanitarian aid and assistance to refugees. It was established in 1881 to aid Jewish refugees. In 1975, the State Department asked HIAS to aid in resettling 3,600 Vietnam refugees. Since that time, the organization continues to provide support for refugees of all nationalities and ethnic origins; the organization works with people whose lives and freedom are believed to be at risk due to war, persecution, or violence. HIAS has offices in the United States and across Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. Since its inception, HIAS has helped resettle more than 4.5 million people. According to HIAS, the acronym HIAS was first used as a telegraphic address and became the universally used name of the organization. A 1909 merger with the Hebrew Sheltering Aid Society resulted in the official name Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society, but the organization continued to be known as "H. I. A. S." or more as "HIAS", which became the official name.
HIAS was founded in 1881 in response to the late 19th- and early 20th-century exodus of Jewish emigrants from Imperial Russia. It merged with the Hebrew Sheltering House Association, founded in New York the same year. Lawrence J. Epstein writes that the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society was founded in 1904; the Baltimore Sun mentioned the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society in an article published in 1882. HIAS reported its date of formation as 1881 on its annual return with the Internal Revenue Service. In 1904, HIAS established a formal bureau on Ellis Island, the primary arrival point of European immigrants to the United States at that time. In March 1909, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society merged with the Hebrew Sheltering House Association to form the Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society, which continued to be known as HIAS. By 1914, HIAS had branches in Baltimore, Boston, an office in Washington, D. C. In 1891, Jewish residents of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kiev were expelled and many came to America.
In the half-century following the establishment of a formal Ellis Island bureau in 1904, HIAS helped more than 100,000 Jewish immigrants who might otherwise have been turned away. They provided translation services, guided immigrants through medical screening and other procedures, argued before the Boards of Special Enquiry to prevent deportations, lent needy Jews the $25 landing fee, obtained bonds for others guaranteeing their employable status; the Society was active on the island facilitating legal entry and immediate care for the newly arrived. HIAS searched for relatives of detained immigrants in order to secure the necessary affidavits of support to guarantee that the new arrivals would not become public charges. Lack of such affidavits and/or material means impacted a large number of immigrants: of the 900 immigrants detained during one month in 1917, 600 were held because they had neither money nor friends to claim them. Through advertising and other methods, the society was able to locate relatives for the vast majority of detainees, who in a short time were released from Ellis Island.
Many of the Jews traveling in steerage on the steamship lines across the Atlantic refused the non-kosher food served on their journeys and arrived at Ellis Island malnourished and vulnerable to deportation on medical grounds. In 1911, the Society installed a kosher kitchen on the Island. Between 1925 and 1952, HIAS' kosher kitchen provided more than a half million meals to immigrants; the Society provided religious services and musical concerts at Ellis Island. It ran an employment bureau and sold railroad tickets at reduced rates to immigrants headed for other cities. In the summer of 1911, HIAS set up an Oriental Department to meet the growing needs of immigrants from the Balkans and Near East, who began arriving in the U. S. in considerable numbers. Between 1908 and 1913 10,000 Jewish emigrants left the Middle East for the U. S. During this period, resettlement of Jewish immigrants included assistance in obtaining U. S. citizenship. For this a rudimentary knowledge of English and familiarity with American institutions were mandatory.
In addition to classes given at its own building, HIAS arranged educational courses for the immigrants through a network of local Jewish organizations. From 1909 to 1913, HIAS helped more than 35,000 new immigrants become naturalized citizens; the outbreak of World War I in 1914 brought the largest influx of Jews from Eastern Europe to date: 138,051 in that year alone. However, when the North Atlantic became a battle zone and German submarines impaired overseas passenger traffic, immigration numbers plunged; the war made it difficult for American-based families to maintain contact with their scattered family members behind enemy lines. To address this, HIAS sent one of its operatives to Europe to establish communications, he succeeded in securing permission from the German and Austro-Hungarian High Command for residents of the military zones to write short messages to their families to be distributed by HIAS in New York. HIAS accepted and delivered messages sent by the zone's non-Jewish population.
By war's end, HIAS had transmitted a total of 300,000 communications on behalf of separated families. The Russian Revolution of 1917 – and the following civil war and pogroms that left about 50,000 Jews dead – created another surge of emigration from the former Russian Empire. HIAS continued to help these immigrants find safe haven despite growing anti-immigration sentiments in the U. S. In 19