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The Numbers For Dead & Company’s Participation Row Efforts Are Staggering

first_imgThis past summer, non-profit groups HeadCount and REVERB teamed up to engage fans in social activism and help keep Dead & Company‘s summer tour as green as possible. The two groups organized a Participation Row section at every show, allowing various charities to work with thoughtful citizens towards greener solutions.At every Dead & Company show, Participation Row encouraged people to stop by the tent and engage in activities such as registering to vote, use the free water refill stations, charge phones at the CEA Solar Charging Station, engage with community non-profits, and more. It was the strongest campaign to date for both organizations in what many would see as a crucial and challenging time in the country as we strive for solutions to our current issues from a political, social, and environmental standpoint.Along with the band, fans, and sponsors such as Nalgene, D’Angelico Guitars, and CEA (Clean Energy Advisors), the effort brought about some impressive changes for the community. Take a look at the official statistics that REVERB and HeadCount shared from Dead & Company’s summer tour below, which spanned 24 concerts in 20 cities.– 1500+ Gallons Backstage Waste Diverted From Landfills – 1200+ Volunteer Hours – 2,229 Voters Registered – 2,376 Reusable Water Bottles Distributed – 25,000+ Total Fan Actions In Participation Row – 50,000+ Single-use Bottles Diverted From Landfills – $165,832 Raised From Charity AuctionsThis is a true testament to what getting out on the street and engaging people through social discourse can actually amount to, in real numbers!last_img read more

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Top 5 personal finance posts from 2019

first_imgHelping members become more financially secure is one of the most rewarding things that credit unions do. As we continue our look at the best from 2019, today we’ll take a look at 5 of the best personal finance posts from 2019…5 ways you should never use your credit cardBy. John Pettit, CUInsight.com3 credit score myths debunkedBy. Myriam DiGiovanni, FinancialFeedAre credit unions wasting money on financial education?By. Bolun Zi, Zogo FinanceUnderstanding APRBy. Derek San Filippo, FinancialFeedThree tips to avoid being “Rocket Mortgaged”By. Tom Kennedy, La Macchia Group 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

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EU moves to protect pension rights of ‘posted’ workers

first_imgThe new upgrades follow a Commission finding that the rules laid down in the 1996 Directive “were not always correctly applied in practice by member states”.At the time of the Commission’s new proposal, commission president José Manuel Barroso said: “The European Commission is taking concrete action to stamp out the unacceptable abuses.”The DG itself writes that the proposed new safeguards would include raising the awareness of workers and companies about their rights and obligations; clamping down on ‘letter-box’ companies; and dealing with any administrative penalties and fines.The DG says the biggest ‘sending’ country is Poland, followed by Germany and France.Receiving counties include Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.The next step for the draft will be further refinement of the text by the Parliament. EU member state governments have agreed in Brussels to clear legislation that upgrades workers’ rights, including pension rights, when their employer moves them from one jurisdiction to another.The revisions are to the Posting of Workers Directive, adopted in 1996, and in force since December 1999.   The member state governments’ move, which still faces further steps, follows a proposal by the European Commission’s employment and social affairs DG in March 2012. The rules cover around 1.2m workers, mainly in the construction sector, who are ‘posted’ from their home country to work on contracts across national borders on a temporary basis.last_img read more

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Five more managers adopt cost code as LGPS pooling kicks off

first_imgAccording to LGPS documents for the year ending 31 March 2017, Pictet ran money for three LGPS funds (West Midlands, Leicestershire and Lancashire).Loomis Sayles ran money for Cumbria and Wiltshire, while Amundi had a mandate with the Merseyside Pension Fund.However, the LGPS funds have begun pooling their assets into larger mandates as part of the UK government’s pooling project. Seven of the eight pools were operational at the start of this month, with the eighth due to open its doors in the summer.As the pools have begun to launch mandates and hunt for managers, the LGPS cost code has become a set requirement for those seeking to be providers to the pools, according to industry insiders.The code – which consists of a template designed for asset managers to disclose dozens of types of fees and costs – is currently only available for listed equity and bond strategies.However, some managers outside these asset classes have signed up ahead of the expected introduction of a version suitable for private equity, real estate and other alternative investments. In addition, an industry group set up by the UK regulator – known as the Institutional Disclosure Working Group – is expected to soon announce a set of cost disclosure templates building on the LGPS model.See also: LGPS asset pools (almost) ready for action – from IPE’s April issue Amundi, Europe’s biggest asset manager, has signed up to the cost transparency code used by UK’s Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).The €1.4trn manager is one of five to have added their names to those pledging to be fully transparent about all their investment management costs and charges.Swiss group Pictet Asset Management, US firm Loomis Sayles, UK-based Artemis and quantitative specialist MAN Numeric have also signed up.There are now 58 managers backing the code, accounting for the vast majority of the LGPS’ £261bn (€300bn) of assets.last_img read more

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NRF: Imports at Top US ports to Continue to Grow ahead of More Tariffs

first_imgImports at the US major retail container ports are expected to continue to grow this summer as retailers stock up inventory to get ahead of higher tariffs, a new report released by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates says.“With a major tariff increase already announced and the possibility that tariffs could be imposed on nearly all goods and inputs from China, retailers are continuing to stock up while they can to protect their customers as much as possible against the price increases that will follow,” Jonathan Gold, NRF Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy, said.“Retailers will continue to do everything they possibly can to mitigate the impact of tariffs on consumers, but if we see further escalation in the trade war, it will be much more difficult to avoid higher price tags on a wide range of products,” he added.The Trump administration increased 10 percent tariffs on USD 200 billion worth of Chinese goods to 25 percent in May, with the increase applying to imports that arrive in the United States after June 15.The administration has also proposed to implement new 25 percent tariffs on USD 300 billion worth of Chinese goods and recently removed India and Turkey from the Generalized System of Preferences program, which allows certain items to be imported duty-free. In addition, the administration announced a 5 percent escalating tariff on all imports from Mexico, but those goods travel by truck or train and do no effect cargo numbers at US seaports.“One must wonder who the Trump administration is trying to punish with its growing enthusiasm for tariffs,” Ben Hackett, Hackett Associates Founder, commented.“The tariffs are offsetting much of the savings from tax cuts, and if this continues there could be tough months ahead,” Hackett continued.US ports covered by Global Port Tracker handled 1.75 million TEUs in April, the latest month for which after-the-fact numbers are available. That was up 8.4 percent from March and up 6.9 percent year-over-year.May was estimated at 1.88 million TEU, up 3 percent year-over-year. June is forecast at 1.86 million TEU, up 0.3 percent; July at 1.93 million TEU, up 1.1 percent; August at 1.95 million TEU, up 3.3 percent; September at 1.89 million, up 0.9 percent, and October at 1.95 million TEU, down 4.4 percent.The August and October numbers would be the highest monthly totals since the 2 million TEU record set last October as retailers rushed to bring merchandise into the country ahead of expected tariff increases.Imports during 2018 set a record of 21.8 million TEU, an increase of 6.2 percent over 2017’s previous record of 20.5 million TEU. The first half of 2019 is expected to total 10.6 million TEU, up 3 percent over the first half of 2018.The report covers the ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach, Oakland, Seattle and Tacoma on the West Coast and New York/New Jersey, Port of Virginia, Charleston, Savannah, Port Everglades, Miami and Jacksonville on the East Coast, and Houston on the Gulf Coast.last_img read more

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Portsmouth man charged for cultivation of marijuana in his yard.

first_imgLocalNews Portsmouth man charged for cultivation of marijuana in his yard. by: – May 10, 2011 Tweet Sharing is caring! Dominica Vibes News Share Share A Portsmouth man has been arrested for the cultivation forty fully grown marijuana plants in his backyard.Reports are that Mr. Richardson Bruno was arrested and charged this morning for the illegal cultivation of drugs.After conducting a search of his house the Police also found 5 packs of cured marijuana which was also seized.When questioned by the Police Officers about the marijuana plants he said, ‘is a former employee who sold him out.’ 24 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img

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Lady Twisters Soccer Team Win Over Lady Owls

first_imgSaturday morning at the graveyard, OA took on Seymour High School winning 5-3.OA came out and played really well in the first half and found the net 5 times. First goal came 7 minutes into the first half when Sarah Wilder placed a perfect ball to sophomore Haleigh Reed. Goals number two and three came from senior captain Kirsten Ricke. Ricke found her first goal by a shot by Wilder that was deflected by the keeper and Ricke was there to follow. Her second goal came 45 seconds later when she had a great shot from 25 yards out that went in to the upper 90. OA continued to control the game and with 4 minutes left in the first half, freshman Ava Geers was able to find the net with an assist from Ella Lamping. The final shot came with 3 minutes left in the first half when sophomore Elizabeth Schulte shot 30 yards out and placed the ball just over the keepers head. Seymour was able to score with two minutes left in the first half when the defense had a small let down.Seymour came out ready to play in the second half and was able to find the net two times. Haleigh Reed had the best game of her high school career; she has truly been able to take on the role of working in the middle of the field with Wilder. Reed now has 10 goals on the season. OA ended with 35 shots and 18 shots on goal. Regan Weberding recorded 8 saves on the day.OA improves to 8-2 on the season.  This week OA will play South Ripley High School and Providence High School. Saturday 9/20 at the graveyard will be “Senior Day”, everyone should come out to support our seniors!Courtesy of Twisters Coach Kendra Getz.last_img read more

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Serie A set to get infrastructural fund

first_imgTalks between the league and CVC Capital Partners could lead to additional resources being available for stadium redevelopment projects. The transaction could be worth €2.2 billion. Over the past two decades Italian Serie A has slipped among the top European leagues, falling behind Premier League and La Liga. Broadcasting rights alone see Italian teams earn €2 billion less than their English rivals. Not finishing the current season because of the pandemic alone could cost additional €550-650 million across Serie A. In this context recent reporting from the Financial Times sounds particularly tempting. Apparently, the league is at an early stages of talks with CVC Capital Partners over acquisition of 20% of shares in the company managing the league. The transaction could possibly be worth €2.2 billion ($2.4bn). Should Serie A come to an agreement with the buyout group, part of the additional resources would be dedicated to a new infrastructural fund. It would serve as form of aid for clubs wanting to invest in their infrastructure. With Italy’s aging stadia it would come as welcome addition, even if serving primarily the purpose of increasing the league’s marketing value.Advertisement The fund could become a crucial form of support particularly to smaller clubs, where financing of a stadium project could prove particularly difficult. In recent years Italian legislation has changed in order to facilitate private stadium projects, though there are still many hurdles to go through. In terms of major stadium projects, the league is still behind European competitors, having already had poorer infrastructure at the beginning of the century. read also:Serie A clubs on strike against protocol Over the past decade only three clubs from current Serie A have managed to deliver major stadium redevelopment schemes: Juventus in 2011, Udinese in 2016 and SPAL in 2018. Currently, Atalanta Bergamesca are rebuilding their stadium, while AS Roma, Inter & AC Milan, Bologna FC, Cagliari and Fiorentina are among clubs waiting for their projects to move forward. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Best Cars Of All Time”Chronicles Of Narnia” Fans Were Bemused To See How She Looks Now5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?Look At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human BeingBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Waylast_img read more

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AFCON 2021: Eagles ready to fly over Crocodiles

first_imgRelatedPosts No directive to constitute disciplinary committee against us — Ojudu, others ‘Army Officer’ in EFCC net for alleged multiple fraud COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance Nigeria’s Super Eagles have landed in the capital of Lesotho, Maseru, for Sunday’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against that country’s senior team, the Crocodiles.The Crocodiles themselves have just returned from Freetown, where they earned an inspiring point in a 1-1 draw with the Leone Stars on Day 1 of the campaign on Wednesday.On the same day, the Super Eagles edged Benin Republic 2-1 in an intense encounter at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo to go top of the qualifying pool. France-based duo of Victor Osimhen (from the spot) and Samuel Kalu (angled low drive) secured the win for Nigeria after the Squirrels had taken a second minute lead through Stephane Sessegnon.The chartered Max Air aircraft that flew the delegation had a stop-over in Angola but safely arrived in Maseru on Saturday afternoon, and players and officials were immediately ferried to their Avani Lesotho hotel.Nigeria were scheduled to have the official training at the match venue – Maseru-Setsoto Stadium – at 7pm Lesotho time (6pm in Nigeria) on Saturday.Sunday’s encounter will kick off at 6pm Lesotho time (5pm in Nigeria), and it is exactly one year to the day that the Super Eagles secured a 1-1 draw with South Africa’s Bafana Bafana in Johannesburg to grab a ticket to this year’s Africa Cup of Nations finals in Egypt, where they finished third and with the bronze medals.Team doctor Ibrahim Gyaran confirmed that there are no injuries within the 23-man playing body. 23 EAGLES IN LESOTHOGoalkeepers: Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC); Maduka Okoye (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany)Defenders: Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Chidozie Awaziem (CD Leganes, Spain); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Ifeanyi Anaemena (Enyimba FC)Midfielders: Alexander Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Mikel Agu (Vitoria Guimaraes, Portugal); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Ramon Azeez (Granada FC, Spain)Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nassr, Saudi Arabia); Victor Osimhen (Lille OSC, France); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk, Belgium); Emmanuel Dennis (Club Brugge, Belgium); Samuel Kalu (Girondins Bordeaux, France).last_img read more