This Festival Combines A 5K Race With Craft Beer And Music

first_imgMusic, running, and beer: a seemingly unlikely combination. However, The Brew Hop, a brand new event coming to NYC next weekend, has managed to seamlessly fuse the three elements into one stacked day. Beginning with a 5K race and concluding with music provided by the High and Mighty Brass Band and Argonaut&Wasp, along with craft beer from more than a dozen local breweries included in the ticket price, this is sure to be a unique and exciting event. The Brew Hop will take place on Sunday, September 18th at Randall’s Island. Tickets are available here.The day kicks off strong with a 5K race, which attendees are welcome to either run or walk. Following the race, patrons will be rewarded for their hard work with unlimited beer, along with a medal, a souvenir pint glass, a beer koozie, and access to the festival for the rest of the day.Brass favorites the High and Mighty Brass Band will provide high-energy, New Orleans-style funk, while Brooklyn-based Argonaut&Wasp will kick the party into gear with a DJ set.The event’s featured breweries include Brooklyn Brewery, Sixpoint Brewery, SingleCut Beersmiths, Third Rail Beer, Bronx Brewery, Gun Hill Brewing Company, Rockaway Brewing, KelSo Beer Company, Alphabet City Brewing, Blue Point Brewing Company, Great South Bay Brewery, Captain Lawrence Brewing Company and more TBA. The festival will also feature food provided by Bareburger, Ponti Rossi, and Blossom Ice Cream, as well as live music, lawn games, a photobooth, art installations, lounge areas, and more.A portion of proceeds will go towards benefitting City Harvest, a great organization that helps feed more than one million New Yorkers facing hunger each year. There will also be a food drive on-site for attendees who wish to bring nonperishable food items to donate.Get tickets to the inaugural Brew Hop on Sunday, 9/18 here, or enter to win them below.last_img read more

What is the Best Dell Monitor for Photo Editing?

first_img1 Available for download from Dell.com/support2 The X-Rite i1Display Pro colorimeter is available in selected countries for purchase from Dell. Contact a Dell representative to find out if it is available in your country. i1Display Pro is also available from X-Rite’s North American and Pantone online stores, and also from X-Rite’s worldwide network of resellers.3 Dell’s software development kit enables you to customize Dell UltraSharp Monitors to your preferred in-house custom system, allowing you to easily manage color space and control video layout. There’s nothing worse than editing photos on one display and then seeing them on a different screen and the colors are “wonky” a photographer friend recently told me.You want a monitor that not only provides precise, accurate colors right out of the box with broad coverage of industry color standards, but also offers crisp images and consistent color viewing at any angle.To find that, I looked both inside Dell and outside to professional photographers and reviewers.Dell Pros Say Go UltraSharp with PremierColorWhen I asked some of our Dell display experts which monitor is best for photo editing, they recommended one from our Dell UltraSharp monitor with PremierColor family because it offers the ideal tools for color-critical projects.And there are several of Dell UltraSharp with PremierColor monitors to choose from to meet your specific needs and budget, including:Dell UltraSharp 32 8K Monitor – UP3218K – The world’s first 31.5 inch monitor with 8K resolution, announced at CES 2017Dell UltraSharp 32 4K Monitor – UP3216Q– 32 inch UltraHD 4k MonitorDell UltraSharp 30 Monitor – UP3017” 32 inch 16:10 aspect ratio, UltraHD 4k MonitorDell UltraSharp 27 4K HDR Monitor – UP2718Q –  27 inch 4k monitor is the world’s first UHDA Premium certified HDR10 monitorDell UltraSharp 27 Monitor – UP2716D – 27 inch QHD monitor with ultrathin bezelsDell UltraSharp 25 Monitor – UP2516D-25 inch QHD monitor with ultrathin bezelsDell UltraSharp Monitors with PremierColor offer the ability to calibrate and color match to a specific color space, for consistent color results with very little deviation between individual monitors. They have compatibility to major industry standards, such as AdobeRGB and sRGB, giving photographers the flexibility to select and use their preferred color space.You can also calibrate the monitor in-house using Dell UltraSharp Color Calibration Solution software¹ with the optional X-Rite i1Display Pro colorimeter² (sold separately), or tweak color parameters according to their proprietary color solution with the SDK3.Reviewers and Professional Photographers ConcurBut don’t just take our word for it that the UltraSharp with PremierColor monitors are great for photo editing. TechRadar recently listed the Dell UltraSharp UP3216Q and the Dell UltraSharp UP3218K among their top screens for photographers.And professional photographer Jack Fusco, whose work has focused on the landscape-astrophotography field, recently shared an in-depth review of that 8K model.“In a year where I plan on upgrading one of my main camera bodies, I believe this monitor will be an even bigger asset in improving the quality of my work,” Fusco said.This monitor was called “stunningly ahead of its time” by The Verge last year, who also noted that the world needed to do some catching up “to Dell’s impressive technological achievement.” (their words, not mine.)But, Fusco believes that it can be good to be ahead of the curve.“Very often, expensive gear needs to be replaced or is outdated in a short amount of time,” he said.  “Because people are still making the move to 4K, moving your workspace to 8K now means you’ll have plenty of time before you have to worry about upgrading again.”The World’s Favorite MonitorsYes, we can claim to be the world’s favorite because Dell monitors have been #1 worldwide for five consecutive years (2013 to 2017) according to IDC Quarterly PC Monitor Tracker, Q1 2018.By choosing a top-tier monitor with added features specific for color critical tasks, photographers can enjoy color depth of 1.07 billion colors (64 times more color depth than standard monitors) for smooth gradations in color and exceptional clarity – even in dark areas.Each monitor mentioned in this post is factory color calibrated on AdobeRGB and sRGB to a Delta-E < 2 and comes with a complete factory calibration report, giving you the confidence that colors will be accurate right from the start.All of this means photographers who chose Dell UltraSharp Monitors with PremierColor can feel confident that they’ve picked a winner.last_img read more

“Don Mario,” The Most Feared And Wanted Drug Trafficker In Colombia, Is Captured

first_imgBy Dialogo April 16, 2009 The most wanted drug trafficker in Colombia, Daniel Rendón Herrera, alias “Don Mario,” was captured today in a rural area of Urabá, a northern region of the country in which he established a major drug smuggling route, imposed his law, and terrorized the local population for several years. “Don Mario,” a feared paramilitary who earned over two million dollars a month from the sale of drugs – the same amount of reward offered by the government of President Álvaro Uribe for his capture – was responsible for 3,000 killings in the past 18 months, said National Police Director Óscar Naranjo. He was arrested after a police pursuit lasting eight days, and in his final five hours of freedom he was under siege by 300 police commandos mobilized for the raid. “He was surrounded, literally like a dog, eating rice with his hands, which was all that he had left,” said the head of the Judicial Police Directorate (Dijin), Colonel César Augusto Pinzón, one of the coordinators of this operation. The mafia chief, aged 45, was captured in the countryside area of Manuel Cuello, belonging to the town of Necoclí, located in the Caribbean region of Uraba, where in 2006 he created an armed group with more than 1,000 paramilitary troops to control drug trafficking. From Rio de Janeiro President Uribe, who made an official visit to Brazil today, called the event “good news” and was pleased that “after long months of patient persecution, one of those recidivist ex-paramilitaries, one of those drug trafficking criminals most feared in the world (…)” had been captured. In this way, the Colombian police terminated an operation started nine months ago, during which about fifty paramilitaries associated with him were captured, and operating assets valued in more than $100 million were seized. “He was virtually like a dog; he had been cowering under a palm tree for two days,” said Colombian Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos, to whom the prisoner was “a very valuable target.” Santos made these statements to the press after “Don Mario” was moved from Urabá to Bogotá, where he was immediately taken to the judiciary police after being seen for the first time since he had escaped from prison three years ago. “This individual had become a coordinator of criminal gangs from the Chocó to Guajira (across the northern part of the country from west to east), and in the process he encouraged a war and a number of murders that the country is aware of,” Santos said. According to the minister, there were “more than 3,000 homicides committed during the process of controlling territory for drug trafficking and committing illegal acts.” “Don Mario was Urabá’s controller, but also in his struggle to control territory” he was the “cause of homicides in cities such as Medellín; that is why this capture is of special importance to the safety of Colombians,” added the Minister of Defense. Santos took the opportunity to ask other drug kingpins to surrender, especially Oliveiro Pedro Guerrero, alias “Cuchillo,” leader of the group operating in the eastern plains and jungles of Colombia, now considered the next target of the authorities. “This means that there is no place in Colombia or in the world where these drug lords can hide, no matter how powerful they may be,” Santos said, before congratulating the police for the operation. “I want to say that my problem is inherited,” were the only words that “Don Mario” said to the journalists who had awaited his arrival in Bogotá.last_img read more

Fresh training approach taps staff expertise

first_imgMany credit unions feature training departments staffed by generalists who train others on internal processes and other facets of business.Northwest Community Credit Union (NWCU) in Eugene, Ore., however, takes a different approach to technical training.Under the leadership of President/CEO John D. Iglesias, the $1 billion asset credit union develops internal content experts for the role of technical training. The approach deepens the accuracy and credibility of training as these “trainers” actually perform the job every day.“We’ve always maintained that our success as a credit union is due to the people who work here,” Iglesias says. “Now we can proudly state that our success is a reflection of the people who grow here.”NWCU staff have embraced the new approach.“It only makes sense to have people who understand the job train employees. There’s no better teacher than experience,” says Kara Spence, NWCU’s support services specialist. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Engaging the busy business customer

first_img 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Ben Prager Prior to forming Prager Creative, Ben worked with design studios, branding firms and advertising agencies to push great strategy and design for all his projects. His experience with all aspects … Web: www.pragercreative.com/creditunions Details We all know that customers today are bombarded by advertising everywhere they turn. When it comes to business banking, you’re not just competing with other financial institutions; you’re also competing with the busy needs of a business owner. To really connect with the business owner mindset, it’s important to understand where they are coming from to really plan a strategy that catches their attention.Business owners start what they’re doing because they have a passion for their product or offering. They go through roller coasters of emotions, unexpected challenges, long hours and lone decision making because they relish in seeing their hard work pay off. They need a financial institution that supports these passions, is ready for the challenges and gives smart advice for financial decisions. If your credit union is that financial institution, it’s time to reach your customers.Pinpoint their needsThere’s no point in speaking to someone who isn’t listening. A business owner may have an office, but they’re rarely found sitting behind the desk. They’re on the go, always multitasking, and they expect those around them to work just as hard. They’re looking for financial support and want a credit union that can fit specific needs. Things like cost of doing business, availability to access finances, and opportunities for new capital are top priority.Tell them how you can helpFor years, surveys of small business owners reveal one of the biggest challenges is funding. In the last year, 63% of business owners reported difficulty getting a loan, and 77% decided to start a business relying on personal savings entirely. Knowing challenges like this creates a huge opportunity to reach your customer where they are most likely to listen. Don’t tell them what you do, tell them how you can help them. Get them to listenCreate a conversation all about the customer. After sharing how your credit union’s services can help, give them a chance to respond. Gallup found that only 29% of B2B customers are currently engaged, but if engagement happens it leads to higher revenues, profitability and share of wallet.Business owners may be busy people, but they’re also very focused on what helps their business succeed. It’s all about understanding, engagement and persistence. Be what they need when they need it. Figure out their priorities, then prove you’re there to support each one. *Statistic information found through data from Business 2 Community, Wells Fargo Works and Gallup.last_img read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active3 smart tablet serves your rugged professional needs » Gadget Flow

first_imgWith the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active3 smart tablet at your side, it won’t matter how rugged your work gets. Wherever you work and whatever your job site looks like today—or tomorrow—this smart tablet can handle it. Both sleek and compact, this portable Samsung tablet ups your productivity. If you wear gloves in the hospital or on a construction site, the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active3 offers advanced touch sensitivity that senses your fingers through your gloves. What’s more, it has MIL-STD-810H certification, boasting shock absorption that can handle 1.5-meter drops. Furthermore, its dustproof and water-resistance rating of IP68 means you can take on any outdoor environment. Inside, it has an Exynos 9810 processor, four gigabytes of RAM, up to 128 gigabytes of storage, and Wi-Fi 6 with MIMO connectivity. You’ll love the replaceable 5,050 mAh battery, 13-megapixel rear camera, and IP68-certified S Pen for use on the go. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Sustainable packaging unwrapped: UK consumer views

first_imgThe current mood is focussed sharply on how brands can reduce their impact on the environment with improved packaging solutions.With press coverage intensifying, how can we be sure that public discussion on packaging actually reflects how consumers feel, deep down?Brands focussing on a strong CLV long-term can benefit from putting the sustainable packaging debate in context alongside other key shopper metrics. This white paper from GlobalWebIndex details the reasons why consumers in the U.S. and UK will opt for responsibly packaged products.Key insights into consumers’ traits and behaviors will help brands understand how to delight and deliver to this group.Find out what values consumers expect brands to uphold, and how they balance decisions regarding eco-friendly packaging.Fill in your details below to access the paper now. The Grocer may use your contact data to keep you informed of its products and services by email or by phone. You can withdraw your marketing consent at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in such email or by sending an email to [email protected] More information on our processing can be found in our Privacy Notice. By submitting this form, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Privacy Notice.last_img read more

Gov. Wolf Announces Billion-Dollar Plan to Fix Toxic Schools, Address Lead Across Pennsylvania

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release,  Public Health Governor Tom Wolf today presented a series of proposed 2020-21 budget items totaling more than $1.1 billion to support reducing the risks to Pennsylvanians of lead and asbestos, and remediating existing toxins in schools, day care centers, homes, and public water systems.“Decades ago, well-intentioned Pennsylvanians constructed our homes, schools, waterways and other structures out of asbestos and lead because they were thought to be harmless, even superior materials,” Gov. Wolf said. “Now we know the serious harm both can cause. To build a better Pennsylvania, we first need to fix our foundation, which is why the five lead and asbestos removal initiatives I’m outlining today are so important.”Gov. Wolf’s proposed budget investments to address asbestos and lead include:Expanding the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program to SchoolsGovernor Wolf is proposing that up to $1 billion in grants from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) be used for lead and asbestos remediation in schools, a problem plaguing many of the state’s aging school buildings and causing health concerns for students and their parents, teachers, and staff.RACP is a commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects.RACP projects are authorized in the Redevelopment Assistance section of a Capital Budget Itemization Act, have a regional or multi-jurisdictional impact, and generate substantial increases or maintain current levels of employment, tax revenues, or other measures of economic activity.Leveraging CHIP Health Services InitiativeThe Department of Human Services is working with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for a Health Services Initiative (HSI) to improve the health of children and families in Pennsylvania by increasing funding of lead remediation activities in places where children have been exposed to high levels of lead.Remediation projects could include paint, water, and other sources of contamination. We are currently contemplating enhancing funding opportunities for current HUD grant recipients statewide, but also building infrastructure in 1-2 new areas to increase the regions in Pennsylvania ready and able to assist in lead remediation efforts moving forward. Funding will also be made available for training and certification to increase the number of individuals who are EPA-certified to complete lead remediation in areas where there are shortages of individuals to do this work.The plan is to have the program operational next state fiscal year. With a $4 million state investment, $10 million in federal dollars could be leveraged annually for an annual total of $14 million to support efforts around lead remediation.Transferring PENNVEST Grant FundsLegislation recently passed in Congress allows a state to transfer amounts from its clean water state revolving fund to its drinking water state revolving fund in order to address a threat to public health as a result of heightened exposure to lead in drinking water. Specifically, a state may transfer no more than 5 percent of the cumulative amount of the federal grant dollars awarded for its clean water state revolving fund to its drinking water state revolving fund. It also requires that states coordinate with EPA to get their buy-in for the transfer.By taking advantage of this new flexibility, PENNVEST may be able to free up to $90 million for Pennsylvania to address lead in drinking water by providing grants for lead service line replacement statewide. The amount transferred will not have a negative impact on future projects that could have been funded with that money and will be determined based on the amount of available dollars at the time the program begins.PENNVEST has proposed to spend the next year working with communities to identify shovel-ready projects that can then be funded in 2021. Potential grant recipients will need to do testing, feasibility studies, and other consulting work next year to prep for projects.Convening Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction Program Grant RecipientsThe Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction Program helps communities address housing-related health and safety hazards, in addition to lead-based paint hazards through the Lead Hazard control and Healthy Homes grants. The state, as well as several local communities, received notice of $22.5 million in funding awards in late September 2019. All recipients will target funds towards homes for low and very-low income families with children and will work with medical and social service providers.At the most recent lead roundtable hosted by the commonwealth, the request was made for the state to convene all Pennsylvania recipients to ensure collaboration in implementation – a project the Department of Health is working to implement in the coming weeks under the direction of Gov. Wolf.Implementing Lead Testing in School and Child Care Program Drinking Water GrantAuthorized under the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead Testing in School and Child Care Program Drinking Water Grant creates a program to assist with voluntary testing for lead in drinking water at schools and child care programs. The grant opportunity was announced in 2018 and applications were due this year however, award notices have not yet been issued.Pennsylvania submitted a grant application, which included the support of PENNVEST and the departments of education, environmental protection, health, and human services. If awarded, approximately $1.7 million in funds will be used to develop and implement a lead testing program in schools and child care facilities throughout the state. This testing will include the prioritization of facilities serving younger children (ages 6 and under), underserved and low-income communities, and facilities that are older and more likely to contain lead plumbing.Funding will support the testing of 3,000 schools and child care facilities.Gov. Wolf was joined by Sen. Vincent Hughes and Rep. Jason Dawkins, who provided remarks, as well as numerus other legislators and advocates in support of these budget proposals.“Far too much of Pennsylvania is toxic and unsafe as a result of lead and asbestos,” Sen. Hughes said. “Our homes, childcare centers, and schools suffer from serious disrepair and long-term neglect. Thank you, Gov. Wolf, for making a significant financial commitment to clean up these vital, necessary and fundamental places in our community. We intend to win on your proposal and to use that victory to propel us to a long-term even more robust investment.”“I’m inspired by the plan and bold leadership that the Governor has displayed today with this announcement,” Sen. Jay Costa said. “Children across the state have been exposed to dangerous chemicals and crumbling facilities for years, and we know that it impacts their physical and mental health for their entire lives. Governor Wolf’s programs outlined today will save future generations of children from these problems.”“The unhealthy dangers of lead contamination are proven without any doubt, and lawmakers should enthusiastically support the governor’s initiative,” said Rep. Frank Dermody. “It will make a critical difference in many thousands of lives.”“Our children deserve to learn and our teachers deserve to teach in schools that don’t make them sick,” Rep. Jason Dawkins said. “This is something that we can all agree on. But for far too long, our children, teachers and anyone else who has entered school buildings in Philadelphia have literally taken their own lives in their hands. Why? Because often lead and asbestos were lurking inside. My delegation colleagues and I are overjoyed at the news that Gov. Wolf will be making investments in lead and asbestos remediation projects in our schools. Finally, we can take the steps to make our school buildings safe places to learn and to teach.”Gov. Wolf first introduced his Lead-Free PA initiative in August 2019 to call attention to the need for a law requiring universal blood level testing of children according to federal guidelines, and to convene regional task forces to address specific local needs.A Lead-Free PA task force convened in December to gather the input of communities and their partners toward compiling a complete list of needs so that funding, when allocated, goes directly to programs and initiatives that produce swift and measurable results toward protecting Pennsylvanians.“Together, these programs have the potential to assist thousands of Pennsylvanians with living healthier lives free of lead and asbestos danger,” Gov. Wolf said. “We have the opportunity to correct the past, and to build a brighter future. Pennsylvania should be a place free of lead and asbestos.” January 29, 2020center_img Gov. Wolf Announces Billion-Dollar Plan to Fix Toxic Schools, Address Lead Across Pennsylvanialast_img read more

Nedlloyd pension fund credits active management for 2015 performance

first_imgThe pension fund’s return portfolio returned 7.9% in total, with private equity, real estate and credit returning 20.2%, 5.6% and -1.6%, respectively.Dooren attributed the performance of the private equity holdings to the portfolio’s maturation.“Companies we invested in a decade ago are now being sold and have increased in value,” he added.The scheme’s 47% matching portfolio, consisting of government bonds, swaptions and liquidities, returned 1.3%.“This was largely thanks to the divestment of our €75m swaptions portfolio in February,” said Dooren, adding that the pension fund incurred a 0.3% loss on its government bonds.The Nedlloyds Pensioenfonds finished 2015 with a policy funding of 116.7%, which enabled it to grant its pensioners and deferred participants an indexation of 0.35%.In other news, the €3bn pension fund of technical research institute TNO returned 2.6% last year, generating positive results on all of its asset classes.Equity, fixed income and mortgages returned 8.2%, 0.6% and 6.4%, respectively, while real estate and private equity returned 7.7% and 15.3%.The pension fund said its overall annual return included a 0.6% return on its interest hedge, as well as a 1.5% loss on its 50% hedge of the main currencies.Hans de Ruiter, the scheme’s CIO, said the board decided to reduce the interest hedge from 50% to 40% at year-end, as the 30-year swap rate hit the preset trigger level of 1.5% as part of its dynamic hedging policy.As at the end of December, the TNO scheme had a policy coverage rate of 111.7%.The pension fund recently announced that it would grant an indexation of 0.05%. The €1.4bn pension fund of shipping company Nedlloyd has reported a 4.7% return for 2015, attributing the performance chiefly to the active management of its equity holdings.Frans Dooren, the scheme’s director, said the pension fund’s equity allocation – comprising one-third of its 53% return portfolio – returned 10.4%, outperforming its benchmark by 3.8 percentage points.He added that, over the last five years, the pension fund had outperformed its benchmark by 1.8 percentage points on average.Dooren said the scheme’s overall return outperformed the benchmark by 1.9 percentage points. last_img read more

Darrell Hixson

first_imgDarrell Hixson, age 72 of Sunman, Indiana passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Margaret Mary Health.  He was born on November 28, 1943 in Casey County, KY to Mack & Christine (nee: Carman) Hixson.Darrell attended the Batesville Christian Church.  He was a member of the Buckeye United Fly Fishers and the Ohio Camera Club. In 2004, he retired from Cincinnati Incorporated.Darrell loved photography and was very good at it.  The keen fisherman, history buff and avid reader, was the type of person that could build almost anything, plus he was a very good handyman.  Known to go to the Brookville Flea Market every Wednesday, he was a big collector of all kinds of things.  Darrell and his wife loved to travel and went many places together.  He was a devoted husband, dad and cherished grandfather.He is survived by his loving wife, Marlene (nee: Bastian) Hixson; children Lynn M. Hixson of Interlachen, FL, Elaine M. Maple (Tim) of Batesville, Paul Williams (Julie Kobes) of Centerville, OH, Tim Williams (Sandy Burkhart) of Maineville, OH, Robert Williams of Centerville, OH and Tom A. Williams of Manassas, VA; along with grandchildren Ryan & Lauren Williams and Jonathon & Michael Maple; one great grandchild Caleb Williams plus many other relatives and friends.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Lucian Hixson and infant sister Inez Hixson.Visitation will be Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 1-4pm followed by funeral services at 4:00pm all at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville.  Steve Yeaton officiating.  Memorials may be given to the Batesville Christian Church c/o the funeral home.last_img read more