first_img MOST GIF-ABLE MOMENT LOOK OUT FOR… 1:38. Yaaas! Bite the Apple™ and SAS IT UP™ WHY WE LOVE IT On August 24, we bid farewell to Broadway’s Newsies. Those hunky pape-peddlers had a mighty fine life on the Great White Way, full of countless celeb visits, performances around the country and, as seen here, some seriously short shorts. This rich installment of Summer Camp comes from the mind of Newsies alum Andrew Keenan-Bolger, a genuine trailblazer of all things camp. Reigning Broadway Prom “Queens” Ryan Steele and Garett Hawe teach Tommy Bracco that if he wants that crown, he better werk. Watch as our favorite oscillating fan gets whipped into shape in our fiercest, most face-kicking clip yet. And watch out, because he’s not afraid to go all Death Becomes Her. OVERALL CAMP FACTOR 10 out of 10 Maple Bacon cookies from Schmackary’s. Bow down to the kween, bitches.center_img We’re gonna be honest: Things around the offices have gotten really boring the last few weeks. It’s sweltering, it’s humid, and worst of all, no new Broadway shows open until after Labor Day. But never fear, dear readers, we’ve got a great way to spice up the month of August: Summer Camp! Each day for 31 days, we’re highlighting the campiest, craziest, wildest—and did we mention campiest?—videos we can find. Put on your gaudy bathing suit and dive in! View Commentslast_img read more

first_img Hello, I am a doctor by profession and it would be great to know how to handle trains of healthcare in this type of maneuvers-exercises. If it were possible to obtain more information I would appreciate it. Thanks in advance and I expect a response from you. By Dialogo August 06, 2012 The United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) headquarters are in a flurry. Once again, their personnel enthusiastically prepares to start the PANAMAX 2012 military exercise, and this time with a record 17 countries participating. PANAMAX 2012 is an annual event organized by SOUTHCOM, and composed of a series of military exercises that focus on guaranteeing the defense of the Panama Canal, one of the most strategic and economically paramount infrastructures of the world. The region’s economy and political stability depend in large scale on the safe transportation of hundreds of millions of tons of cargo through the canal. PANAMAX 2012 will take place from Aug. 6-17, and will start with an opening ceremony at the Mayport Naval Station, in Florida. For 11 days, participants from Belize, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, United States, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and the Dominican Republic will respond as one force to an ample variety of air, land, sea, space and cyberspace missions. The combined multinational operations are key to the unification of technology and the implementation of common operative procedures. According to General Douglas Fraser, SOUTHCOM Commander, “PANAMAX 2012 gives us a great opportunity, because we are going to be sharing and building a partnership in training with individuals from our partner nations, (…) so we can really learn from one another how to work better into the future.” This year, Colombia will once again command the ground forces, like in 2011, while Brazil will direct sea operations for the first time. The PANAMAX 2012 exercises are based on a fictitious threat and they are designed to respond to solicitations from the Panamanian and Colombian governments to protect and ensure safe passage through the canal, guaranteeing their neutrality and national sovereignty. Although the main intention of the exercise is to defend the canal physically, the 2012 event will take place in several places within the United States, like Fort Sam Houston and San Antonio, Texas. In Florida, it will take place in Miami and the Mayport Naval Station in Jacksonville, among others. This year, the military exercise will focus on tactical execution and potential problem control that could arise in a real emergency scenario caused by natural disasters or terrorist attacks, to cite examples. This gives the participants the opportunity to exercise operations that do not require vessels, aircrafts or ground personnel. According to SOUTHCOM, the decision to host these activities outside of Panama is based on today’s economical realities and the need to rethink tactical operations. The Western Hemisphere partner nation participant will acquire valuable experience in terms of defending the canal, as well as aiding in humanitarian operations and responding to natural disasters, such as the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Furthermore, the participants will have the opportunity to develop lasting relationships that will be beneficial to the region’s security. PANAMAX started in 2003 with Panama, Chile and the United States being the first nations to simulate the canal’s defense. Crossing from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific through the Panama Canal avoids ships from having to navigate through the long and treacherous Cape Horn route around the southernmost point of South America, and ride the dangerous waters of the Strait of Magellan. Inaugurated on Aug. 15, 1914, the canal continues to be a strategic point for world-wide commerce. last_img read more

first_imgThe National Credit Union Administration will provide an analysis of its revised risk-based capital proposal (RBC2) shortly after the final rule is considered by the board on Oct. 15. NCUA Chair Debbie Matz, in a letter, sent Thursday, was in response to a letter sent this week from Reps. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.), Denny Heck (D-Wash.) and Bill Posey (R-Fla.).However, the legislators asked Matz to provide the analysis to Congress prior to the board finalizing the rule.Fincher, Heck and Posey sponsored the Risk-Based Capital Study Act (H.R. 2769), which would delay RBC2 until the agency studied the effects of the proposal on credit unions and reported to Congress. The bill passed the House Financial Services Committee last week 50-9.The bill would require the NCUA to report to Congress on four issues: an analysis of the legal authority to require a two-tiered risk-based capital system; a comparison of bank and credit union risk weights; a discussion of the rationale for each of the risk weights; and an overview of how to proposed rule would apply to credit union capital buffers. continue reading » 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgSeveral regulatory relief bills addressing CFPB funding and the Dodd-Frank Act are slated for mark-up Wednesday by the House Financial Services Committee.The bills under consideration include: H.R. 1486, the “Taking Account of Bureaucrats’ Spending Act,” from Rep. Andy Barr, R-Ky., which would make CFPB a part of the regular appropriations process with regard to its funding, and an unnamed bill, introduced by Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, R-Ga., that would repeal Title II of the Dodd-Frank Act, which allows large, complex financial institutions to be liquidated by the government if they are close to failing.Also ahead this week:NAFCU’s CEOs and Senior Executives Conference kicks off Tuesday in San Francisco and runs through Thursday. The conference,  will focus on emerging business development opportunities and strategies for overcoming the latest industry challenges. NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger will also provide a Washington update. continue reading » 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgCredit unions in the business of serving business members are pretty common today, led by sophisticated operations “that have been at it for a while and have the scale to go toe to toe with commercial banks for $35 million loans,” says Brian Mielke of Servion Commercial Loan Resources.At the other end of the spectrum, some financial cooperatives are just beginning to take advantage of business lending as “a fantastic way to diversify beyond consumer loans,” says Mielke, VP/national sales director with the New Brighton, Minnesota, CUSO. “Commercial loans tend to be longer term and higher yield than consumer loans. If the rate on a business loan is 5% and car loans are going at 3%, and the credit union’s cost of funds is 2.5%, the spread is much better.”Another difference in the risk profiles of consumer auto loans and business loans is that a solid business lending portfolio with a core of commercial real estate is secured with property that typically appreciates in value, in contrast to the steady depreciation of car loan collateral, he notes.As credit unions look to grow their business lending capabilities to take advantage of those opportunities, industry experts offer these recommendations: ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

first_imgThis is placeholder text continue reading » This post is currently collecting data… ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrcenter_img The nomination period for the CUNA Board of Directors expired Nov. 6. Three incumbents have been elected to the CUNA Board by acclamation, and there are four contested elections.Directors elected will take office upon the adjournment of CUNA’s Annual General Meeting on March 2, 2021, during CUNA’s virtual Governmental Affairs Conference.The three elected incumbents are:Maria J. Martinez, President/CEO, Border FCU, Texas  (District 5, Class A:  Credit unions with less than 38,000 members in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wyoming)Tom Kane, CEO, Illinois CU System, Ill. (Class D:  Leagues, elected at-large nationwide)last_img read more

first_img– Advertisement – But when they do hold genuinely competitive votes and the result goes against them, they often ignore the result, denouncing it as the work of traitors, criminals and foreign saboteurs, and therefore invalid. By refusing to accept the results of last week’s election and working to delegitimize the vote, Mr. Trump is following a similar strategy.The United States has never before had to force an incumbent to concede a fair defeat at the polls. And merely by raising the possibility that he would have to be forced out of office, Mr. Trump has shattered the bedrock democratic tradition of a seamless transition. The parallel is not exact. Mr. Trump participated in a free and fair democratic election. Most autocrats defy voters before they even vote, excluding real rivals from the ballot and swamping the airwaves with one-sided coverage.- Advertisement – Just a month later, Mr. Pompeo’s boss, President Trump, is now borrowing from Mr. Lukashenko’s playbook, joining a club of truculent leaders who, regardless of what voters decide, declare themselves the winners of elections.That club counts as its members far more dictators, tyrants and potentates than leaders of what used to be known as the “free world” — countries that, led by Washington, have for decades lectured others on the need to hold elections and respect the result. MOSCOW — When the strongman ruler of Belarus declared an implausible landslide victory in an election in August and had himself sworn in for a sixth term as president, the United States and other Western nations denounced what they said was brazen defiance of the voters’ will.President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko’s victory, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said last month, was “fraud.” Mr. Pompeo added: “We’ve opposed the fact that he’s now inaugurated himself. We know what the people of Belarus want. They want something different.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter November 12, 2019 PAsmart,  Press Release,  Schools That Teach,  Workforce Development Harrisburg, PA – Celebrating the success of the PAsmart workforce development program to create educational opportunities at schools across the commonwealth, Governor Tom Wolf welcomed more than 50 students from the Pennsylvania Rural Robotics Initiative to the Capitol today. The students from nine western Pennsylvania school districts showcased their skills in coding, robotics and drone technology. The Wolf administration awarded the initiative a $299,000 PAsmart Advancing Grant earlier this year.“I launched PAsmart as a new way to invest in science and technology education, so students have the knowledge and skills to compete for in-demand, good-paying jobs,” said Governor Wolf. “The Pennsylvania Rural Robotics Initiative shows that whether a student lives in a tech hub like Pittsburgh or a rural town, they can learn about coding and robotics. Programs like this are investing in their future and signaling to businesses that Pennsylvania is ready with the talented workers they need.”Joining the governor at the Capitol from the Pennsylvania Rural Robotics Initiative were students from Cranberry Area School District, Clarion Area School District, Brookville Area School District, Valley Grove Area School District, Forest Area School District, Redbank Valley School District, DuBois Area School District, Franklin Area School District, Riverview Intermediate Unit 6 and the Venango Technology Center.“The opportunities presented through our PAsmart award have allowed our member schools to obtain resources that otherwise would not be possible,” said Tim Heffernan, a science teacher from Franklin Area School District in Venango County and leader of the initiative. “As we’ve leveraged those resources and worked with our amazing partners in K12 and higher education, government, industry, workforce and economic development, and the non-profit community, we’ve created opportunities for our students that truly are world-class.”At the invitation of the governor, student members of the VEX Robotics team showcased their robots and the coding used for autonomous movement. Three student groups also demonstrated the use of coding and drones in career-oriented projects, including agriculture.The Pennsylvania Rural Robotics Initiative was created in 2018 to develop sustainable world-class educational robotics programming for the children in Clarion, Clearfield, Forest, Jefferson and Venango counties. Last year, more than 1,000 students created 180 robots with industry leaders and professionals from regional academic institutions serving as mentors. The initiative culminates with a final tournament at Clarion University of Pennsylvania.The Pennsylvania Rural Robotics Initiative shared the $299,000 PAsmart grant directly with member schools to support advanced teacher trainings, summer STEM camps for students, and to triple the number of regional high schools in the initiative.In the inaugural year of PAsmart, the Wolf administration awarded nearly $10 million in advancing grants, up to $500,000 each, to 24 schools and community partnerships, including the Pennsylvania Rural Robotics Initiative. An additional $10 million in PAsmart grants, of up to $35,000 each, was awarded to 765 schools to expand computer science classes and teacher training. The remaining $10 million supported apprenticeships and job training. The governor secured $40 million for PAsmart in the current year budget.With PAsmart, Pennsylvania is a national leader in STEM and computer science education and accomplishments under Governor Wolf include:Ranking second in the nation for investments in computer science education;Advancing Pennsylvania to third in the nation in the number of nationally-recognized STEM ecosystems and made the commonwealth the fifth largest producer of STEM graduates;Establishing standards for computer science education in all Pennsylvania schools;Joining the Governors’ Partnership for K-12 Computer Science, a bipartisan initiative organized by, to advance policy, funding, and professional learning for computer science education.For more information about pursuing an education and career in Pennsylvania at any stage of life, visit Governor Wolf and Rural Students Celebrate PAsmart Success for Science and Technology Educationlast_img read more

first_imgPFA said the consortium it was leading represented more than 2m individual savers – more than a third of Denmark’s population.Under the deal, PFA will make the largest investment in Nykredit, paying DKK6.9bn for a 10.03% equity interest, while PensionDanmark and PKA will each take a 2.4% stake for DKK1.65bn.Meanwhile, AP Pension will buy a 1.63% interest for DKK1.1bn and MP Pension will take a 0.44% stake for DKK300m.The pension funds will buy 10.9% of shares in Nykredit, worth DKK7.5bn, from Forenet Kredit – the Nykredit customer association which owns the bulk of the company.They have also entered into agreements with minority Nykredit shareholders Industriens Fond and Østifterne to buy part of their holdings.Allan Polack, PFA’s group chief executive, said: “In the consortium, we are very pleased that we reached an agreement with Forenet Kredit to join Nykredit’s group of owners.“We have had an ongoing dialogue and are happy that we have made a solution together, which represents both an attractive investment for us as well as a good solution to Nykredit’s long-term ownership and capital structure.”PFA said the new investors had made the offer because of the company’s strong market position and the clear management strategy for continuing the development of Nykredit and its subsidiary Totalkredit.“Hence, the consortium is confident that Nykredit will continue to realise its commercial potential going forward, which will ensure a stable and competitive return for the consortium’s pension savers,” Polack added.Nykredit said that, as part of the deal, the pension funds have also undertaken to contribute capital in future, should such need arise.The agreement is subject to the approval of Forenet Kredit’s committee of representatives and relevant authorities. A group of five Danish pension funds led by PFA Pension have signed a deal with the owner of mortgage giant Nykredit to buy a 16.9% stake in the lender, parties to the deal have confirmed.The pension funds in the consortium – which will make a joint investment of DKK11.6bn (€1.56bn) – are PFA, PensionDanmark, PKA, AP Pension and MP Pension.Nykredit, Denmark’s main mortgage lender, said yesterday it was considering stepping back from preparations to list on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange.Today it confirmed that it had concluded a conditional sales agreement with the pension funds instead of pressing on with an IPO.last_img read more

first_imgDEARBORN COUNTY, Ind. – Authorities are searching for two men after a 53-year-old Brookville man was robbed when he stopped to help a stranded motorist.A bright red Chevrolet Impala was stopped along S.R. 1 on Dover Hill just north of Cook Road Tuesday morning between 6:30 and 6:45 a.m.A white male approximately six feet tall, medium build with a beard wearing jeans and a black jacket, was waving his arms as if he were in distress.The Good Samaritan, believing the person may have been involved in a crash or having car trouble stopped to render assistance.As the victim approached the stranded motorist, another man came from out of the weeds on the side of the road and struck the Brookville man over the head several times with an unidentified object until the victim fell to the ground.The culprits demanded money and the victim’s cell phone. Police say they broke the phone, gave it back to the victim, and fled with the cash.Detectives are reaching out to motorists who were traveling in the area between 6:30 and 7 a.m. Tuesday who may have seen an early 2000’s model red Impala.The victim told police he couldn’t get the license plate number, but the car had a “In God We Trust” plate.Both men are in their late 20’s to early 30’s.Police warn drivers to be cautious about getting out of their vehicle for stranded motorists, especially in remote areas.Detectives say if you see a motorist believed to be in distress contact 911 and give a description of the vehicle and what it was that made you feel they were in distress as well as a location.Allow time for police to respond.Anyone with information that could assist investigators is encouraged to contact the Indiana State Police at (812) 689-5000 or (800)-566-6704.Tips can remain anonymous.last_img read more