In a world where every music festival is starting to look the same, Lockn’ has found its niche. Now in its 6th year, the Lockn’ festival focuses their energy on world-class music, a safe and friendly atmosphere, local vendors and community engagement. The 4-day festival takes place right in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is everything an old-fashion east coast festival should be. The thing that makes Lockn’ so unique is that despite having an extensive lineup – there is essentially only one stage. When one band finishes their final song, the stage literally rotates around and the next band begins to play. Lockn’ even got its name because of these interlocking sets. Aside from eliminating downtime between sets this also offers a great opportunity for two bands to blend their first and last song together with another band. It’s really fun to watch. There is a secondary stage where each night a band plays a late night set after the headliner. There is also a much smaller stage in Garcias Forest. This wooded area near the campground offers early morning and late night sets for those who wish to keep the party going. While Lockn’ does have some diversity in its lineup, it is primarily a Grateful Dead influenced jam festival. This year Dead & Co chose Lockn’ to host the conclusion of their summer tour. While we were busy manning our both we watched as people lined up to get a good spot as early as twelve hours before the show. The weekend was full of collaborations between bands and offered a unique opportunity to see some incredible music that you wouldn’t have been able to see anywhere else. The weather was as expected – fairly hot and humid. However, after the sun went down we were treated to some of that crisp and cool Blue Ridge air that reminded us that Fall is just around the corner.The festival community is small and the vendor community is ever smaller. With this being our first festival back in the Blue Ridge Territory, it was great to catch up with some old friends and make some plans for the future. While life on the road isn’t perfect – it does offer a sense of community where ever you travel. Next up we’re headed to the Gauley! Gauley Festis American Whitewater’s largest event. It takes places in Summersville, West Virginia and coincides with the dam releases that the whitewater community waits for every year. See you there!There is one way for this tour to be a reality, our sponsors! Sending a thank you shout out to our title sponsor Nite Ize, and all of our other awesome sponsors that make this happen: Crazy Creek, National Geographic, Sea to Summit, Mountain House, Lowe Alpine, Old Town, Leki, HydraPak, UCO Gear and Wenzel. If you like the gear that keeps us groovin’ click here to enter for a chance to win
By Geraldine Cook/Diálogo April 27, 2018 Gostaria saber custo total do curso de helicóptero The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Air Wing flies over the Jamaican sky for different missions. It undertakes counter narcotics operations and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions among its many duties. To better accomplish its mission, JDF inaugurated the Caribbean Military Aviation School (CMAS) in 2007, to train local and international pilots and serve as a regional hub for military pilot training. “Our mission is to deliver quality aviation training Jamaicans and our regional counterparts,” said JDF Major Brandon Chambers, commandant of CMAS, who assumed command after having been an instructor and an alumnus of the school. “No one else in the region offers the kind of training we offer.” CMAS, originally named Jamaican Military Aviation School, was founded in December 2006 at the JDF Air Wing installations of the Norman Manley International Airport, in Kingston. In August 2012 the school adopted its current name to appeal to a wider audience. The department of Aircraft Technician Training was added to complement the curriculum. “We have been incorporating our regional partners, so our school is growing as we are increasing the number of courses we conduct per year,” added Maj. Chambers. CMAS has accepted students from Belize, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, and Trinidad and Tobago, among other nations. Regional capability “The school builds regional capabilities. It fosters not only diplomatic relations between governments but also militaries,” said JDF Captain Caniggia Harrison, a flight instructor at CMAS. “It’s very good to build relationships here [at the school], but we also have one common goal as we move forward in building regional security.” Capt. Harrison knows first-hand the demands of training at the school. He, too, became a pilot there. “I got the perspective as a student. Now, I am seeing things from the other side of the fence as an instructor.” CMAS offers flight, rotary wing, multi-engine, and helicopter training. The courses, Pilot Selection, Primary Flight Training, Primary Flight Training-Extended, and Flight Instructor are conducted on the DA-40FP single engine aircraft. The Rotary Wing, Basic Helicopter, and Flight Instructor courses are conducted on the Bell 206B3 single engine aircraft, while the Multi-Engine Training and Multi-Engine Instructor courses are conducted on the DA-42 L360. The Primary Flight Training and Extended DA-40 Flight Instructor courses, and all multi-engine courses include simulator training on a Diamond DA-42 flight-training aircraft. Courses take up to 11 months, depending on weather conditions, which can extend the duration of each course. According to students, being a diverse school with students and instructors from the Caribbean region is a plus for the military forces. “Being in this school means a lot to me because I have a great commitment to my country,” said Guatemalan Air Force Lieutenant Adán Josué Barrera Valenzuela, a current student at the Primary Flight Training Extended course. “In my country, we don’t have the advanced technology they have here with the Diamond DA-42 aircraft. For me it’s very important to learn, gain knowledge, and take it back to Guatemala.” CMAS students train in modern facilities to graduate as military winged pilots. Theoretical training is taught in a traditional classroom setting using electronic-based learning resources, while flight mission briefs are delivered in rooms that facilitate one-on-one instruction. The staff comprises military personnel, including Jamaican and Belizean flight instructors, while support staff comes from different JDF units. CMAS also aims to provide students with civilian licenses to meet certain countries’ requirements for their military pilots to obtain civilian qualification in order to operate military aircraft. The instructors, installations, and academic resources are equivalent to the professional standards of other international aviation schools, according to students and instructors. “The environment here is very good, the aircraft are great, and the material for the students can be easily observed,” said Belize Defence Force Captain Elder Correa, a student at CMAS’s Diamond DA-42 instructor course. “It has been a great experience to be part of this school,” said Capt. Correa. “The air space in Jamaica is different from my country, and it gives us a lot of experience and hours of training.” CMAS is Jamaica’s contribution to regional and international security. “International cooperation is working quite well,” said Maj. Chambers. “A very good testament to that is the level of professionalism between the students and instructors from the various countries.”
Often we’ve written a script in our heads that may or may not be true. But this script can be limiting us from attaining our full potential. In this linked post (Is Your “Story” Holding You Back? Six Ways to Rewrite It—and Supercharge Your Power by Nancy D. O’Reilly, PsyD) we discover ways our stories are limiting our leadership potential and how to write new stories.Think of these stories as a complete glossary of all of the lessons we have learned from those who have led us in the past. It is unfortunate that most of these stories are based upon someone’s perceptions about us that may not always be true and upon our interpretation of those lessons that my not be accurate.Most of these stories are written from situations that did not go well or where mistakes were made. As leaders we have a responsibility to make certain the lessons we teach those who follow us are based upon truth and not a perception of what we think was the reason and motivation for the lesson. Then we need to be very careful and purposeful in how we communicate those lessons so they are interpreted correctly.So how do we do this?The formula is a 5-step process: continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Consumers grow more open to managing their money from a mobile device, but financial marketers and their organizations need to advance carefully. This evolution presents an opportunity to reach customers in new settings, to build rich, omnichannel brand experiences and, ultimately, to open up a new avenue for sales. But potential hazards lurk along with the opportunities.With these mobile opportunities come potential risks for banks and credit unions that many nonfinancial ecommerce players don’t face. A combination of strict regulation and consumer privacy concerns mean that financial marketers and brands must be extra cautious. But beyond this, several myths about mobile have to be abandoned before they chew up much time and money.With that in mind, here are three of the most common myths that today’s financial marketers must leave behind if they are to succeed in their mobile approach. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »
Dissatisfied pilots, flight attendants and aircraft mechanics of Croatia Airlines announced the start of the strike on August 8, which will last until their demands are met, ie the signing of a collective agreement made according to the proposal of the Croatia Airlines ORCA workers’ union submitted to the Management in April this year.That would be a big problem because due to the strike, CA planes would be grounded at the peak of the tourist season, which, according to forecasts, should be a record, even more successful than last year.The unionists remind that the problems in the collective agreement are not unacceptable salaries and insufficient hours of rest for staff between flights, but the work of agencies in CA, which is to the detriment of employees. “The example of agency work of cabin crew in CA is also interesting when the reason for the announced strike is taken into account. Namely, until the expiration of the collective agreement from 2015, a provision that was won by the Union of Cabin Aircraft Personnel, SKOZ, which prevented the employer from employing agency workers in the cabin crew, was valid. After the old collective agreement expired, the practice of agency recruitment was immediately reintroduced, which has negative consequences for the worker, and it is not clear how it brings savings to the company. While workers feel lower incomes compared to the period spent at Croatia Airlines, labor costs for the company are no lower, given that most of the procedures related to the payment and calculation of salaries are still performed there, and not in agencies that do not have the necessary knowledge.”, They explain from SKOZ.At an extraordinary press conference held at noon today, the CA administration estimates that 50 to 100 workers will take part in the strike and says that there will be no flight suspensions because they will hire planes and staff “so that traffic does not fall and so that none of the passengers rest”. The director of Croatia Airlines, Krešimir Kučko, told passengers and employees that aircraft lease agreements would be ready tomorrow, adding that last week they asked for a court ban on the strike in the height of the tourist season and expected a decision from the Supreme Court.The management says that the “existing collective agreement ensures the growth of salaries” and that the justification of the strike is questionable, since they reached an agreement with two unions, bigger than ORCA, in December. They also told passengers to follow Croatia Airlines’ web channels and social networks in order to be informed about the strike, because there is still a possibility that the strike will not take place.
Oct. 11 is International Day of The Girl, first declared by the United Nations in 2012 to celebrate girls worldwide and their unlimited potential. Also on this date, we create awareness of challenges girls still face regarding their health, education, and well-being.This year the Girls Inc. network, which stretches across the United States and Canada, focuses on empowering girls to be informed and in charge of their sexuality and reproductive health:• 14 percent of girls in the US experience sexual dating violence.• One in Five will be sexually abused or sexually assaulted by age 18.• 78 percent are unhappy with their bodies.• One in 20 teenagers become pregnant each year.In Schenectady County, the New York State Department of Health reports that for every 1,000 girls aged 15-19, pregnancy rates were 64.7 in 2010 and 42.0 in 2015. In Albany County, that rate of 35.5 in 2010 dropped to 21.1 in 2015. Girls Inc. diligently helps girls plan for their future. While we believe our programming has had an influence on this downward trend, we realize there is much more to do.Parents, mentors, and trusted adults play a critical role in girls becoming informed.1) A crucial first step is to create a safe, non-judgmental space for conversations.2) Adults must model healthy behaviors and relationships.3) Become an advocate for comprehensive sexual education in schools to equip young people with vital health information.4) Help girls become thoughtful media consumers; explain negative media images and stereotypes.5) Encourage girls to embrace their uniqueness.Information is knowledge; knowledge is power. When girls are informed, they are unstoppable.Ashley Jeffrey BouckSchenectadyThe writer is executive director of Girls Inc. of the Greater Capital Region.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsSchenectady department heads: Budget cutbacks would further stress already-stretched departmentsSchenectady man dies following Cutler Street dirt bike crashSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion
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“Revenue from the new toll roads that started operations between 2016 to 2019 has contributed to the growth in toll revenue,” Jasa Marga corporate secretary M. Agus Setiawan said in the statement on Thursday.Read also: Jasa Marga to close Jakarta-Cikampek elevated toll road following ‘mudik’ banThe firm operated six new toll roads last year, including new sections of the Medan-Kualanamu-Tebing Tinggi road in North Sumatra, of the Pandaan-Malang in East Java,as well as of the Balikpapan-Samarinda road in East Kalimantan.The company operated an additional 161.58 kilometers of toll roads last year, bringing its total operational toll roads to 1,162 km. “Jasa Marga consistently expands to maintain continuous business growth,” Agus added.The company’s gains from divestments last year, which surged by 17.17 percent to Rp 1.03 trillion, didn’t help to increase profit but prevented what would otherwise have been a drop in profit.Read also: Jasa Marga develops IoT laboratory as part of digital transformation pushThe company failed to increase profit last year as its revenue contracted by 28.75 percent to Rp 26.35 trillion, due to plunging construction revenue, as the company had completed many of its toll road projects.The company did, however, record a rise in earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of 14.26 percent yoy to Rp 6.88 trillion.Topics : State-owned toll road operator PT Jasa Marga booked no growth in profit last year despite double-digit growth in toll revenue and gains from divestments.The country’s biggest toll road operator booked Rp 2.21 trillion (US$145.5 million) in net profit last year, up a mere 0.2 percent year-on-year (yoy), even though its toll income surged 12.11 percent yoy to Rp 10.13 trillion, its financial statement shows.Jasa Marga attributed the surge in the toll revenue to the operation of new toll roads.
Advertisement Advertisement Comment How Mikel Arteta convinced Arsenal players to take a 12.5% coronavirus pay cut Ozil could offer even more than 12.5 per cent of his wages (Picture: Getty Images)A club statement on Monday read: ‘We are pleased to announce that we have reached a voluntary agreement with our first-team players, head coach and core coaching staff to help support the club at this critical time.‘Reductions of total annual earnings by 12.5 per cent will come into effect this month, with the contractual paperwork being completed in the coming days.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘If we meet specific targets in the seasons ahead, primarily linked to success on the pitch, the club will repay agreed amounts. We will be able to make those repayments as hitting these targets, which the players can directly influence, will mean our financial position will be stronger.‘We are proud and grateful to our players and staff for pulling together to support our club, our people and our community in these unprecedented times which are some of the most challenging we have faced in our history.’MORE: Gary Neville accuses Arsenal players of ‘outing’ Mesut Ozil and questions his future at the clubMORE: Mesut Ozil has been deliberately damaged by an Arsenal snitch, claims Ally McCoistFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 21 Apr 2020 5:39 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Arteta was at the forefront of the discussions over a pay cut (Picture: Getty Images)Mikel Arteta told Arsenal players that becoming the first Premier League side to take a coronavirus pay cut would send a powerful message about the strong values of the club. The north London side announced on Monday that the first-team squad and staff had come to a collective agreement that they would give up 12.5 per cent of their salaries over the next 12 months.While other top-flight clubs have stated they will be employing three-month wage deferrals, Arsenal are the only English team to agree to long-term reductions in pay, in order to ease the financial burden caused by the coronavirus pandemic.AdvertisementAdvertisementRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveADVERTISEMENTAccording to ESPN, Spanish coach Arteta sat down with the first team and relayed the ‘wholesome’ values the Gunners hold, in an attempt to bring all players to a unanimous decision. Visit our live blog for the latest updates Coronavirus news liveThat didn’t come to fruition, as three Arsenal players reportedly rejected the proposal, including Mesut Ozil.The German international, who earns £350,000-a-week, is said to be holding out in order to gauge how the money will be spent and the future financial implications of the agreement.Despite initial reservations, the 31-year-old is believed to have reached a verbal agreement with the club to sacrifice an even higher percentage of his pay than the 12.5 per cent offered by his teammates and coaches.
27 Isles Rd, Indooroopilly. 27 Isles Rd, Indooroopilly.Mr Jordan said details throughout the home were completely finished in every way.“You won’t be able to find another house like this,” Mr Jordan said.“The house was left in a way so that the new owners had nothing to do – just walk in.”The property, on a 658sq m block, is situated in an exclusive ridgetop enclave.Schools, shops and transport are nearby as is Indooroopilly Golf Course and St Lucia Golf Links. 27 Isles Rd, Indooroopilly after the renovation. 27 Isles Rd, Indooroopilly prior to renovations.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019McGrath Estate Agents — Paddington selling agent Alex Jordan said the drawcard was the level of finishes throughout the well presented home. “The styling was done by the owner, interior designer Megan Glore,” Mr Jordan said.“The quality of the product was a big attraction to the two-bedroom, one-bathroom home.“The couple wanted to come closer to the city and to their family.” 27 Isles Rd, Indooroopilly. 27 Isles Rd, Indooroopilly.A couple downsizing from acreage property at Brookfield were keen to snap up this stunningly renovated home close to the city.The circa 1929 property at 27 Isles Rd, Indooroopilly was sold on July 21 for $1.520 million.