Phish Will Webcast All Four Of Their New Year’s Run Shows At Madison Square Garden

first_imgCouch tour is back, and just in time for the holiday season! Iconic jam band Phish will once again broadcast their multi-night run at Madison Square Garden, via their platform. The band will broadcast all four nights of the run, starting on Wednesday, December 28th, and culminating with their traditional three-set New Year’s Eve blow-out on December 31st.As per usual, there are Standard and High Definition options available, as well as bundles if you plan on watching all four shows, to help make things more affordable. You’ll also be able to stream each night’s show after it ends for 24 hours. Learn all the details at this link, where you can also pre-order the streams.Be sure to also follow along with our Phishmas series, highlighting Phish’s top performances at the famed MSG venue leading up to the four night run. You can see the most recent edition here, which captures the band’s 12/29/98 show.Don’t miss out on any of our fantastic pre-shows and after-parties around NYC during Phish’s upcoming MSG New Year’s Run!12/28: Aqueous + Mungion @ DROM (Phish After-Party) – tickets12/30: Phan Art w/ Formula 5 @ American Beauty (Phish Pre-Party) – FREE SHOW12/30-31: Spafford & Magic Beans @ American Beauty (Phish After-Party) – ticketslast_img read more

Morocco Alarmed Over Rise in Cocaine Smuggling

first_imgBy Dialogo November 04, 2010 This is very bad Morocco is alarmed by the rise in the amount of cocaine being smuggled from South America to Europe though its territory, Moroccan Foreign Minister Taieb Fassi Fihri said Wednesday in Spain. “Today it is not soft drugs that are being trafficked between Africa and Europe. Today we are extremely worried by this flow of hard drugs like cocaine which come essentially from South America,” he told a news conference. International drug trafficking gangs ship the cocaine from South America by air or sea first to West Africa from where it is then transported to Morocco, the minister said. It is then flown from Morocco to Spain. “There are planes which regularly come to take cocaine from Morocco and take it to southern Europe, especially Spain,” Fihri told a joint news conference in Madrid with his Spanish counterpart Trinidad Jimenez. The minister urged Spain and Morocco to boost their cooperation to combat this drug smuggling just as the two nations have stepped up their joint effort against illegal immigration. “I draw your attention to the danger posed by cocaine not just for the market and consumers but because of the destabilizing factor which it can have in various nations,” he said. Last month Moroccan authorities announced they had dismantled a drug ring which they said had ties to Al-Qaeda’s North African affiliate as well as Latin American drug cartels and which brought cocaine and marijuana from Colombia and Venezuela to Mali and on to Morocco and Europe. Moroccan Interior Minister Taieb Cherqaoui said 34 people were arrested as part of the operation, including a Spaniard who led the group from Morocco. Last week Spanish and French police announced they had smashed a group that smuggled cocaine and hashish from Morocco to southern Spain by helicopter with the arrest of six French citizens. Morocco has long been a major source of the cannabis which is consumed in the European Union. Most of the cannabis plants, from which hashish is produced, are grown in the country’s rugged and isolated Rif mountains by farmers to stave off grinding poverty.last_img read more

Cops: 2 Dead from Apparent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Holbrook

first_imgThe owner of a Holbrook auto detailing shop and his employee were both found dead Thursday night from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning, Suffolk County police said. Police responded to Super Auto Detail on Lincoln Avenue after 54-year-old Porfiro Alvarez’s concerned relatives were unable to enter the business because it was locked. The family hadn’t been in contact with Alvarez since Tuesday evening, police said. Alvarez, of Freeport, was found lying next to his 1989 GMC van, which had apparently been left running. The ignition was on and heat set on high, police said. The van’s gas tank was empty when police arrived. Alvarez’s employee, 25-year-old Jose Rufino Gonzalez, of Bellport, was found lying on a mattress in the back of the van, police said. “It appears that Alvarez and Gonzalez, who occasionally slept at the business, were apparently overcome by the carbon monoxide fumes that emanated from the van,” police said in a news release. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene by the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office, police said. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York last_img read more

Credit union industry stats and performance trends: Q2 2017

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The average ROA for all credit unions remained stable at 0.77%. The average ROA for the $500M+ asset category size was slightly higher at 0.88%. Analyzing data is a critical component for planning for the future. has recently released their Credit Union Industry Statistics and Performance Trends Report for Q2 2017. I’d like to share some highlights of the report with you and your financial institution. There’s a lot of positives in the data below. Although the number of credit unions fell slightly, credit unions with $500M+ in assets grew slightly. Direct and indirect auto lending continues to be a bright spot and looks to be the greatest opportunity for growth for credit unions. We are also happy to see credit union membership continues to be on an upward trend.The overall number of credit unions (5,815) continues to shrink, although, the asset category size of $500M+ showed some slight growth in Q2. Overall net income trend showed improvement over last year (YTD) at $5.14B thru Q2. Keep in mind, 2016 was a record year for net income in the credit union industry, so, hopefully, that trend will continue the rest of the year. continue reading »last_img read more

2020: An employee engagement roller coaster

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Molly Lehrsch As Co-Owner & Partner at Cultivate, Molly is dedicated to helping credit union leaders drive measurable results through innovate people strategies. Leveraging her diverse background in corporate communications, public relations … Web: Details It probably comes as no surprise that today’s employee engagement trends are volatile – a reflection of the unprecedented times we’re living in. In early May, following employers quick response to COVID-19, Gallup reported a record rise of engaged employees – those who are highly involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work and workplace. Just a month later, following the killing of George Floyd and subsequent protests and riots, reports showed the most significant drop in engagement since 2000 (when they started measuring) – a 7% decrease. Most recently, Gallup shared June’s employee engagement declines were short-lived, reporting a new all-time high.   Do you have whiplash from the employee engagement roller coaster yet? With all of the ups and downs, you may be wondering what you can do to support employee connection, engagement, and wellbeing at your credit union. Consider these areas of focus: Communicate, communicate, communicate!In June when Gallup saw a dramatic drop in engagement, communication was cited as a key factor. Employees said they felt less informed by their leaders and uncertain about the future of their company and role. As with any organizational change, communicate an update on your strategic plan, equip leaders with information, and give employees a space to ask questions. Tip: If your teams are disbursed or practicing social distancing, consider recording a video to make it more personal. Recognize employees With competing and shifting priorities, it’s easy to focus on what’s next and miss opportunities to recognize and celebrate employees. Ask employees and leaders to nominate peers who make a meaningful impact for members or co-workers. Don’t miss opportunities to celebrate a milestone work anniversary or the birth of a new baby, either. These stories and moments illuminate your values and culture, giving a dose of the humanity we all crave. Tip: Create a new award that recognizes an employee or team for change adaptation or innovation. Highlight the award(s) and recognition story on your intranet or at your next all employee meeting. (re)Set clear expectations & check-in frequently The financial landscape has changed so much since January, and chances are so has your credit union’s business plan and goals. Encourage weekly check-ins for employees and managers to connect personally, discuss work priorities and professional development. These conversations should focus on current challenges and opportunities, but it’s also important to revisit job duties and performance goals to ensure alignment. Tip: Ask about work arrangements and processes, and be prepared to take action (especially if there are roadblocks prohibiting an employee from doing their job.) Invest in your managersLeaders are people, too. Gallup reports that leader and manager engagement is especially susceptible, likely due to juggling business and people priorities. Research shows that if a manager feels disconnected, their teams are also likely to exhibit lower levels of engagement. Equip your leaders with resources and tools to more effectively connect with employees and manage their teams. Tip: Manager oversight of process improvement, policy updates and procedure management may have taken a back seat recently. Re-assign these duties or set aside time to focus in these areas. Advocate for employee wellbeing & assistanceEmployees are working more, taking less time off, and feelings of fear, divide and loneliness are at all-time highs. Now more than ever, credit unions can live the people helping people philosophy by advocating for employee wellbeing. A Portland-area credit union encouraged employees to take a personal wellness day if they need it. Another credit union hosted virtual appointments with a counselor through their employee assistance program (EAP). Tip: Consider what you can do to help the wellbeing of your employees, and be sure to remind them of any resources available through your benefits program. Hang on tight! This roller coaster is just getting started. With many school districts moving to blended or virtual learning this fall, COVID-19 cases on the rise, societal unrest around race relations, and a presidential election looming, it’s likely this isn’t the last up or down we’ll see in employee engagement data. Credit unions are uniquely positioned to respond to these unprecedented events, and can take action to enhance employee connection, wellbeing, and engagement. How are you engaging your employees? Comment below!last_img read more

Biden says he’ll be ‘President of all Americans’

first_img– Advertisement – xAmerica, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country.The work ahead of us will be hard, but I promise you this: I will be a President for all Americans — whether you voted for me or not.I will keep the faith that you have placed in me.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 7, 2020Perhaps, the din of cheers from his own campaign team make it difficult for Biden to hear the rest of us breaking out the Champagne, the weed, and the confetti, and breathing deep sighs of relief after five days of jaw-clenching and teeth-grinding as the vote count continued and four years of the same as the squatter in the White House took us down, down, down. – Advertisement – Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks as US Senator and Vice-Presidential candidate, Kamala Harris, looks on at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware on November 4, 2020. - President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are squaring off for what could be a legal battle for the White House, running neck-and-neck in the electoral vote count, and several battleground states still in play on November 4. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)center_img The truly hard work comes next. But for now, we celebrate together with all the people who worked so hard to make this happen, unifying despite differences to oust the pathetic vulgar extremist who has been misleading the nation in just about every way imaginable. last_img read more

Interdepartmental connection and communication are a prerequisite for a successful combination of culture and tourism

first_img“Interdepartmental connection and communication are a prerequisite for a successful combination of culture and tourism. Efforts around the Action Plan for the development of cultural tourism have resulted in the fact that today we have a very rich cultural offer, which is also a quality tourist offer. All world trends are in our favor, our paradigm small is beautiful it works great and is becoming more and more attractive to the sophisticated world market. All stakeholders of domestic cultural tourism are aware of the heritage and space in which they live, they live from culture and therefore want to attract guests who can consume this culture in a suitable and sustainable way.”, She pointed out Suzana Markovic, President of the Cultural Tourism Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. Suzana Marković, President of the Cultural Tourism Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce The session also presented the Lazarus project related to the revitalization of Croatian musical heritage, the work program of the Šibenik Fortress of Culture, the Nikola Tesla Network cultural route, the new Medvedgrad Visitor Center, work on preserving the underwater cultural heritage of the Adriatic by the Croatian Chamber of Diving Association. tourist positioning of Atelier Ivan Meštrović.  Head of the Sector for Special Forms of Tourism in the Ministry of Tourism, Vesna Rajković, spoke about the implementation of the Action Plan for the Development of Cultural Tourism. “More investment is needed in the recognition and promotion of cultural routes in order to attract as many visitors as possible. As far as religious tourism is concerned, it will only come into strategic focus, but in the meantime we must develop guidelines for its development, educate guides for quality guidance on sacred facilities to be opened to tourists, discuss sustainable ways of financing these facilities and support religious events. tourism “, said Rajković, adding that one of the priorities will be a stronger involvement of creative and cultural industries in the ministry’s programs. “Today we had a meeting in the ministry on the topic of film tourism, it is a very interesting branch according to which we have been institutionally restrained so far, but it is becoming more and more recognizable in the world and brings concrete benefits to the local population.”, Concluded Rajković.  Irena Kregar Šegota, Director of Partnership and Communications TD Rijeka 2020 presented in more detail the plans related to the project Rijeka – European Capital of Culture 2020. „This project is important for the whole country, not just for Rijeka. Our tourism has grown significantly and there is great interest in everything that is happening in the city. We will measure the effects of the project until 2025, although they are already visible now. We will address topics that are relevant to Europe, and there are three main ones: water, labor and migration. You know that we have problems with water, work occupies us from the aspect of modern shifts and trends, and we have been known for migrations for a long time because we are a port city. The program will have seven directions that are our narrative framework, and within them our guests will be able to enjoy art, gastronomy, city history, programs for the youngest, but also numerous concerts and parties.”, Explained Kregar Šegota.   Yesterday, a session of the Cultural Tourism Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce was held at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, at which projects and examples of good practice of cultural tourism in the public and private sector were presented.  By the way, the Cultural Tourism Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce was founded in 2004, and its goal is the development of continental areas of Croatia as a year-round quality and attractive destination, but also the development of new views and new coastal facilities. One of the main successes of the Community is the Museum Night initiative, which is still, years later, one of the most successful cultural projects.last_img read more

Unlocking the gate

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In Bucks County, Governor Wolf Discusses Efforts to Battle Opioid Epidemic

first_imgIn Bucks County, Governor Wolf Discusses Efforts to Battle Opioid Epidemic Human Services,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today visited Family Service Association of Bucks County, a center of excellence, to discuss his administration’s efforts to battle the opioid epidemic. The 2016-2017 budget included $20.4 million for Centers of Excellence which serve as central, efficient hubs around which treatment revolves. These centers will have navigators to assist people with opioid-related substance use disorders through the medical system, and ensure they receive behavioral and physical health care, as well as any evidence-based medication-assisted treatment needed.“I am thrilled that by working with Republicans and Democrats, we have achieved this level of funding for our fight against this public health crisis,” said Governor Wolf. “As we all know, the opioid epidemic does not discriminate – it affects Pennsylvanians from all walks of life. While the budget allows us to expand treatment for individuals suffering from addiction, we can and should do more to address this matter that is plaguing all of our communities. That’s why I delivered a joint address to the House and Senate earlier this week about taking legislative action to address this public health crisis.”“This epidemic exists in every corner of our state, including communities in Bucks County,” said Representative Frank Farry. “This new Center will be taking a unique approach in addressing the problem and will make it easier for those struggling with substance abuse disorders to get on the path to recovery. I applaud the governor and his administration for its efforts on this important issue.”“I am very proud to stand with the Governor today as we work together with organizations like this to fight the terrible disease of addiction,” said Representative Gene DiGirolamo.“Family Service deeply appreciates the commitment the Commonwealth is making to save the lives of those affected by substance use disorders, especially opioid addiction,” said Chief Executive Officer of Family Service Association of Bucks County Audrey J. Tucker. “We are honored to join a network of organizations that will be developing new solutions to this epidemic. And we look forward to working with our partners in Bucks County to create a strong network of supports and treatment that make a real difference in our community.”In order to stem the tide of opioid abuse and make progress for those suffering from the disease of addiction and their loved ones, we must work quickly and efficiently to pass bills to send to Governor Wolf’s desk. During his joint address, Governor Wolf said that he hopes to pass legislation that will strengthen the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, improve and increase education about opioid use disorder, limit opioid prescriptions to emergency room patients and minors, require insurance companies to cover abuse deterrent opioids, and establish a voluntary directive if they do not want to be prescribed opioids.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: September 30, 2016center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Hoffenheim sack manager

first_imgRelatedPosts Club’s server collapses over ticket demand for first Bundesliga game in 11 years Awoniyi joins Union Berlin on loan RB Leipzig get approval for some fans in stadium at season opening match Alfred Schreuder has been sacked as Hoffenheim’s manager with just 18 days of the season remaining.The news was announced on Tuesday morning with Schreuder the first manager to be sacked since the Bundesliga’s restart last month. Hoffenheim executive director Frank Briel said the decision was taken “with a view to the current sporting situation,” and the club said there were disagreements over future development plans.“I knew from the start that the task in Hoffenheim would be a major challenge. The work filled me with great joy. I thank the club for giving me the chance to work in the Bundesliga,” Schreuder said in a statement on the club’s official website.“Unfortunately, we were unable to agree on a common way of how we would like to lead Hoffenheim into the future. I regret this development.“It’s not uncommon in professional life to have different opinions. You then have to be honest with each other and draw the appropriate consequences.”Schreuder leaves Hoffenheim in seventh in the Bundesiga, two points off a Europa League spot, with four games remaining. Under the 47-year-old, the team earned eight points from five games against mostly relegation-threatened opponents since the Bundesliga restarted on May 16 in empty stadiums amid the coronavirus pandemic.Schreuder rejoined Hoffenheim as coach last year after having previously been assistant coach at the club and at Ajax.The Dutchman had a contract running until the end of the 2021-22 season.Hoffenheim said it will have a team of five coaches overseeing the first team for its remaining four Bundesliga matches of the season, starting with Leipzig at home on Friday, and hasn’t nominated an interim head coach.Tags: BundesligaHoffenheimManager Alfred SchreuderSackinglast_img read more