Formula 5, Upstate New York’s funk jam band, has announced a riveting tour across the Northeast for the Spring. The four-piece from Albany will be stopping in Vermont, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, and Connecticut throughout the run, performing alongside some talented musicians throughout.Between a five-night residency at Nectar’s to shows with Teddy Midnight, Gubbilidis, The Jauntee, Strange Machines and more, this is one tour you won’t want to miss. This band can seriously play! Check them out covering Phish’s “Sand” with Goose’s Rick Mitaronida on guitar from last week, February 20th, at B.R.Y.A.C in Bridgeport, CT.The full tour schedule can be found below, with tickets and more information available here.Formula 5 Spring Tour DatesMarch 2 – Nectar’s, Burlington, VT ^March 9 – Nectar’s, Burlington, VT !March 16 – Nectar’s, Burlington, VTMarch 19 – Madfest, SUNY PotsdamMarch 23 – Nectar’s, Burlington, VT &March 25 – Rock n Roll Resort, Kerhonksen, NYMarch 26 – Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs, NY #$March 30 – Nectar’s, Burlington, VTApril 1 – Funk n Waffles, Syracuse, NY #April 6 – Mexicali Blues, Teaneck, NJ #April 16 – Stella Blues, New Haven, CT %April 20 – The Hollow, Albany, NY @April 23 – The Monopole, Plattsburgh, NYApril 29 – King Neptune’s, Lake George, NY %May 5 –B.R.Y.A.C., Bridgeport, CTMay 6 – Stone Church, New Market, NH +^ with The Jauntee* with Zach Rhoads Trio! with The Original Q& with Gubbilidis# with Teddy Midnight$ with Loveport% with [email protected] with Dr. Jah and the Love Prophets+ with Strange Machines
Specializing in aquatic and helicopter missions in jungle and mountainous environments and with the use of explosives, the BOPE undertakes almost daily combat missions, where they are greeted with heavy fire by drug traffickers. The most dangerous maneuver in an operation in a built-up area is between positions, when the Soldiers are exposed to snipers and automatic fire, being clearly framed among the streets and buildings. To protect the squad during an incursion into a shantytown, the police officers are supported by urban snipers, a solution also used by Brazilian Marine rifle squads to support the progress of their Amphibious Commandos in operations in Haiti. When the Soldiers go into a shantytown and are met by hostile fire, it is the job of the sniper to locate the source of the fire and eliminate it so that the force can proceed with greater security. The BOPE intends to acquire a range of equipment for detecting explosives and for special tactical missions in advance of the 2014 soccer World Cup. The battalion also hopes to acquire machine guns and replace some of its aging rifles. By Dialogo April 01, 2011 Combat in the urban environment is a scenario of complex and demanding tactics. The buildings not only prevent Soldiers from having open firing and surveillance fields, they also provide the defensive enemy with several safe firing positions. The large number of civilians in the area of action can create a need for humanitarian aid and limit troop positions and options. In this sense, the operational theater in the city of Rio de Janeiro is one of the most complex in the world. In just one place there are elements of combat in built-up areas, jungle and mountains. This operational environment is well-known by the Special Police Operations Battalion of the Military Police of Rio de Janeiro, or BOPE. It is considered one of the most experienced police units operating in urban warfare in the world. Since its creation three decades ago, it has had to develop its own doctrine for deployment. Even today, there are no military or public security manuals to guide deployment of troops in operations, such as those undertaken in Rio’s shantytowns. Dressed in black uniforms with a skull printed on the sleeves of their tunics, the BOPE officers are the elite of the Rio State Military Police. Their actions became famous on the movie screen, and how they operate has reached the limit that separates the security forces from defense forces. The battalion has a staff of 400 and is linked directly to the chief of staff of the Military Police, from whom it receives its missions. It keeps a company constantly on guard, and for events involving hostages, the BOPE has a Tactical Intervention Unit, with negotiators, sharpshooters (snipers) and a rescue and recovery group.
We spend a third of our adult life at work. If our work environment isn’t a happy place, it may start having a negative effect on our personal lives. If you want to improve the work environment in your credit union, here are three things you should consider.Get rid of Mr. NegativityWe’ve all worked in an office with Negative Nancy. When someone has a consistently poor attitude, it can affect everyone. Whether you’ve gotten feedback or not, your office will be relieved to see that person let go. You hate to see anyone lose their job, but when they’re poisoning the mojo in the office, it’s probably time to part ways.Import some comforts from homeNobody would expect the inside of your credit union to look anything like Google, but you can still have some cool perks to add comfortability to the office atmosphere. Obviously the “Front of house” areas of your credit union are all business, but you can definitely relax the employee areas of the branch. Something as simple as an open break room with comfortable chairs and some good music can provide your employees the chance to relax and recharge throughout the day.Spread the happinessThey say smiles are contagious, and they’re right. As a leader, you should make it a daily goal to spread happiness and positive energy. When you’re happy and relaxed, your team will be happy and relaxed, and that’s good for business. A happy team is a team that is engaged and eager to help customers. Happiness is good for productivity, and there’s nothing wrong with that. 49SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details
“We want to give back to the community, especially this organization. We wanted to help raise funds for them for future rooms. They do great work for these kids,” says Courtney Donnelly. For several years, the non-profit has transformed bedrooms for dozens of children across the Southern Tier who are dealing with life-altering health issues. Brian and Megan Deno is one of the many parents who received a free room makeover. Their son, Brayden, is battling a rare bone condition and a Room to Heal turned a former dining room area into a Buzz Lightyear room last year. Courtney and Benjamin Donnelly’s daughter, Gabrielle, received a room makeover in 2016 and they say it has helped with her recovery dealing with cerebral palsy. “It’s been helpful in the terms of he doesn’t have to go upstairs every night. We can just give him his medicine and get him ready for bed and just do everything right downstairs and it just makes his life a whole lot easier,” said Brian Deno. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) – Hundreds of people came together to raise money for the non-profit “A Room to Heal” at the Doubletree in downtown Binghamton Friday night. Through food vendors, wine tasting and more than 80 raffle baskets, all of the proceeds from the event will go towards creating more rooms, smiles and hope to local children and their families. “There’s nothing like being at a room reveal for these children,” said board president of A Room to Heal, Kelly Smith. “The smiles that are brought to the faces of these children and not only the children but the families.. we are not only helping the children, we are helping their families as well by creating this healing space for children.” The Donnelly’s say they showed up to the fundraiser to help give other children the same joy their child was lucky enough to receive. The event also recognized Rich Fancher as their Volunteer of the Year for his work with the non-profit. “Doing a room for a child costs anywhere from $3,000 to $5,000 so we try to do about 12 rooms a year,” said Smith. The Deno family was joined by other families who also expressed their gratitude towards the organizations efforts. If you would like to volunteer or donate to “A Room to Heal,” click here.
– Advertisement – 2:03 “I’ve got a spare driver head but it wasn’t as good, so we just thought we took the decision out and didn’t even put it in the bag for the second round.“It’s nice to see everyone 340 out there and we’re hitting three‑wood! But I play quite a lot of three‑wood around here anyway, always have. This place for me has always been a second‑shot golf course, and especially with how receptive some of these smaller tiers are, it kind of made it a little bit easier.“You’re coming in with six‑iron instead of eight‑iron, but your ball is still going to stop on the green, whereas in years gone past, that would have been a real big disadvantage. So yeah, we’re doing it nicely, and I should be in a reasonable position.” 2:21 Tommy Fleetwood claims he is staying patient after shooting a second-round 66 to put himself in contention for a first major title at The Master Danny Willett says it was nice to see his name on the leaderboard after a four-year absence with the 2016 champion is seven-under for the tournament and two off the lead Danny Willett defied a broken driver to surge into contention for a second Masters title along with Tommy Fleetwood on the second day at Augusta National.Willett recovered from a double-bogey at his first hole of the second round to fire a superb 66 and get to seven under, with Fleetwood matching that score to join his compatriot inside the top five.After closing out an opening 71 early on Friday morning, Willett made a poor start back at the 10th when he pulled his drive, pitched out, came up short with his third and needed three more to get down. Tommy Fleetwood claims he is staying patient after shooting a second-round 66 to put himself in contention for a first major title at The Master “We had a quick turnaround, hit 10, 15 balls, just working on something. Then I actually had a good score going, but I wasn’t playing great. Granted, I was putting really well, surviving a little bit.“And then it was funny really, as soon as I made the turn, I just kept on playing and stuff, but then it seemed like I had a chance and actually played really, really well for that back nine.“Again, to finish the round with a birdie, it just puts a nice little different, positive spin on it.” – Advertisement – The Masters – Live November 14, 2020, 12:30pmLive on Get Sky Sports Golf for just £10 a month All four days of The Masters exclusively live. Get our £10 golf offer. Find out more here. But the 2016 champion got both shots back in one hole when he drilled his second to the 13th to six feet and converted the chance for eagle, and he then birdied three of the next four holes before adding further birdies at the second and third.Willett finished in style with another birdie from seven feet at the ninth, and he revealed afterwards he played the entire second round without a driver having cracked the clubface late in his first round.“We cracked the face on the driver this morning, on 17, so we played the second round with a thee‑wood,” he said. “It seemed to work quite well. I played good, dug in after that first hole down 10, and then really kind of got into our stride. – Advertisement –
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Three Kazakh citizens have tested positive for the coronavirus after returning from Germany or Italy, Healthcare Minister Yelzhan Birtanov said on Friday, the first cases of the disease in the Central Asian country.He told a briefing two patients were staying in a specialized hospital in Almaty, Kazakhstan’s biggest city, where they arrived separately on March 9 and March 12. The third person arrived in Nur-Sultan, the Kazakh capital, from Italy.The ministry is working to quarantine people who arrived on the same regular flights as two of the infected people, he said, while all passengers and crew from the third flight – which was not a regular one – have already been quarantined.Kazakhstan has already pre-emptively moved to shut down schools, colleges and universities from next week and cancel all public events.Topics :
‘Original sin’Eichengreen and fellow economist Ricardo Hausmann are famed for labeling the underlying cause of the late-1990s Asian financial crisis as the “original sin” of excessive reliance on borrowing in foreign currencies.Read also: BI sees signs of slowing capital outflow as stimulus packages calm marketsWhile many emerging markets have worked hard to address that risk – building local debt markets and accumulating foreign-exchange reserves as a buffer for times of trouble – the same old problems keep resurfacing. Just as during the global financial crisis, the 2013 “taper tantrum” over the US phasing out quantitative easing and the 2015 China-devaluation shock, developing nations are seeing capital flight. By one measure at least, it’s even worse than in the past.Some US$92.5 billion of portfolio investments held by nonresidents flew out of emerging markets over the 70 days starting Jan. 21 – when the coronavirus outbreak began gathering pace in China – Institute of International Finance data show. Outflows in each of the previous three disruptions totaled less than $25 billion over the equivalent period.“Compared with episodes like the GFC, where we saw a long, painful, yet more ‘manageable’ outflow episode, this time around the outflow has been fast, a literal ‘sudden stop,”’ said IIF economist Jonathan Fortun.There is one big exception: China, which continues to benefit from diversification inflows as it opens up the world’s second-largest bond market to overseas investors. China’s aggressive efforts to contain the coronavirus also helped its stock market outperform global counterparts.For others, it’s been a bruising start to 2020. An MSCI Inc. gauge of stocks excluding China handed investors a 31 percent loss last quarter, worse than the 21 percent drop for advanced-economy shares. Brazil, South Africa, Russia and Mexico have all seen their currencies tumble more than 20 percent against the dollar the past three months.Monetary easing risks worsening such exchange-rate depreciation, by diminishing the so-called carry returns that helped propel foreign funds into developing nations.Read also: Rupiah may slide to Rp 20,000 per US dollar in worst-case scenario“The tension between lower rates to boost the economy, but not so low as to jeopardize macro and foreign exchange stability, is the perennial policy dilemma for these central bankers,” said Vishnu Varathan, head of economics and strategy at Mizuho Bank Ltd. in Singapore.Debt costsCurrency depreciation is particularly painful to businesses in developing nations that raised debt offshore. Around 13 percent of all emerging-market corporate debt is dollar-denominated, down only slightly from 15 percent in 2009, IIF data show.While the Federal Reserve has expanded the supply of dollars abroad, helping avert a wholesale freeze in exchange markets, it still doesn’t address the increasing cost of debt servicing as the greenback climbs. Sharply decelerating, or shrinking, economies will also sap revenue, exacerbating borrowing needs that are expanding thanks to fiscal initiatives to prevent even deeper downturns.Mexico and South Africa have already seen debt-rating downgrades, while frontier markets that have relied on overseas funding face sharply higher financing costs the longer the current turmoil lasts. Fitch Ratings downgraded Colombia’s credit rating and left it just one notch above junk.“There’s probably quite a few countries at risk of downgrades,” James McCormack, global head of sovereign ratings at Fitch Ratings Ltd., told Bloomberg Television last week. “We’re going to have to really review almost the entire sovereign-rating portfolio. I don’t think there is any that we can skip over and say everything is going to be fine there.”Read also: Indonesia’s COVID-19 stimulus playbook explainedPolicy makers will need to consider options such as directly financing companies where lending channels are blocked, or have central banks buy government debt to finance fiscal spending, according to economists at JPMorgan Chase & Co.JPMorgan analysts also have called for the International Monetary Fund to ramp up its provision of credit to endangered members on accommodative terms. South Africa has already signaled it may need the fund’s assistance, for the first time, while Ecuador and Zambia are seeking to reorganize their debt, raising fears of a default.“It is unlikely that, even with very benign assumptions (such as global interest rates remaining close to zero for an extended period), debt can be assessed to be sustainable for many countries where financing needs will be large,” JPMorgan analysts including Nora Szentivanyi wrote in a note last week.Topics : A massive exodus of capital from emerging economies has left many in a Catch-22 position: the kinds of monetary and fiscal stimulus measures that the rich world is deploying could perversely make things worse.Interest-rate cuts can help households and companies, but in an increasing number of countries they’re driving rates so low that they don’t even compensate for inflation – adding an incentive for foreign funds to pull out. And fiscal expansion can raise the kind of funding concerns that still afflict emerging nations, raising the prospect of credit rating downgrades and calls for international rescues.“We should be worried about emerging markets,” said Barry Eichengreen, a University of California Berkeley economist. In addition to suffering disproportionately from the collapse of commodity prices, supply chains, trade and spending, they’re facing “clearly, the mother of all sudden stops” in capital flows, he said.
UK fund manager Equitix will buy Statkraft’s 40% stake in the 316.8MW Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm for GBP 558 million, with the transaction expected to be completed by the end of December. Image source: Statkraft/ archiveThis comes after the company sold its stake in the 860MW Triton Knoll project to innogy in October.Statkraft started the divestment process for Sheringham Shoal and Dudgeon offshore wind farms in June 2017, a few months after it sold its 25% interest in the 4.8GW Dogger Bank offshore wind projects to partners Statoil.Two years ago, Statkraft announced it will no longer invest in offshore wind, and informed in early 2016 that it was evaluating its stakes in existing projects. Nevertheless, the company stated that the UK offshore wind sector presented a significant opportunity to develop a secure, sustainable, cost-competitive energy source and that it remained open to new power purchase agreements.For Sheringham Shoal, Statkraft holds a power purchase agreement which extends until November 2029.
VINTON, Iowa (Sept. 12) – At the rate he’s going, Justin Kay won’t have to make room in the trophy case.He’ll have to build another one. On the strength of a division record 24 feature wins, Kay repeated as IMCA’s national Late Model champion. He earns a $5,500 share of a $21,300 point fund to be paid to top 20 finishers in national standings that become official on Sept. 29. From Wheatland, Kay finished with the maximum possible 820 points, a dozen more than runner-up Todd Cooney of Des Moines.“We raced more this year and got a lot of wins early,” said Kay, who received 20 bonus points as champion at Dubuque Speedway and also paced the points at Davenport Speedway. “It seemed like we couldn’t do anything wrong at Dubuque. We thought last year was a dream for us when we won eight in a row. We won nine in a row at one point this year.” “It’s cool to get 820 points, the most you can get,” added Kay, also a four-time winner and point leader in the Deery Brothers Summer Series.Second in the standings for a fourth straight year, Cooney won 19 features, including his career 200th this season.The two-time national king raced to track championships at Hamilton County Speedway and Southern Iowa Speedway along with the Sunday Series title and his career eighth Allstar Performance Iowa State crown. He got 12 bonus points for the Hamilton County prize. Completing the top five in points were 13-time winner Mike Murphy Jr. of Colona, Ill., Ryan Griffith of Webster City and Tyler Bruening of Decorah. Murphy won the Illinois State title for the second time along with the track title at Quad City Speedway in East Moline, Ill. Rookie of the year John Emerson of Waterloo was a three-time feature winner and finished 11th in the national standings. Also winning track championships were Griffith at the Iowa State Fairgrounds Speedway in Des Moines; Bruening at Farley Speedway; Curt Martin at his hometown Independence Motor Speedway; Brian Beaudry of Wheatland at Jackson County Speedway in Maquoketa; Melvin Zeitner of Bellevue, Neb., at Shelby County Speedway in Harlan and Andy Eckrich of Oxford at West Liberty Raceway. Bonus points awarded for Late Model track championships are determined by average weekly car counts up to a maximum of 20; drivers receive the higher bonus point total in the event they win multiple track titles. Kay will be among the champions honored during IMCA’s national awards banquet on Nov. 29 in Lincoln, Neb. Unofficial top 20 point standings – 1. Justin L. Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 820; 2. Todd Cooney, Des Moines, Iowa, 808; 3. Mike Murphy Jr., Colona, Ill., 803; 4. Ryan Griffith, Webster City, Iowa, 788; 5. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, Iowa, 777; 6. Jason Hahne, Webster City, Iowa, 762; 7. Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill., 751; 8. Todd Malmstrom, Silvis, Ill., 750; 9. Nick Marolf, Moscow, Iowa, 745; 10. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, 743; 11. John Emerson, Waterloo, Iowa, 732; 12. Jerry King, Waterloo, Iowa, 728; 13. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 726; 14. Curt Schroeder, Ames, Iowa, 719 (two feature wins): 15. Nate Beuseling, Silvis, Ill., 719 (one feature win); 16. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 718 (two feature wins); 17. Mike Zemo, Davenport, Iowa, 718 (no feature wins); 18. Brunson Behning, Davenport, Iowa, 700; 19. Jeremy Grady, Story City, Iowa, 697; 20. Cory Goldbeck, Camanche, Iowa, 682.