Last weekend marked the return of Project Pabst to Portland, OR, as the two-day MusicfestNW event took over the Pacific Northwest city with some incredible performances. From August 27-28, Portland was treated to some great music from artists like Duran Duran, Ween, Tame Impala, Ice Cube, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and so many more!Fortunately,Greg Homolka Photography was on the scene to capture the festivities. Check out his images from the festival, posted below!A$AP FergDuran DuranLiv WarfieldNathaniel Rateliff & The Night SweatsIce CubeSTRFKRDiarrhea PlanetDrive Like JehuHop AlongTame ImpalaWeen Load remaining images
Between long-runners Phantom and Les Miz, the return of Saigon and Cats, and now this news, it’s Back to the Future for the West End. Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita is coming back to London for a limited engagement. The production, which is based on the current U.K. touring version directed by Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright, will star Marti Pellow as Che and Madalena Alberto in the title role. The show will play 55 West End performances at the refurbished Dominion Theatre from September 16, with opening night set for September 22. Evita charts the rise and fall of Eva Peron, the one-time charismatic and glamorous young First Lady of Argentina, and includes songs such as “Buenos Aires,” “Another Suitcase in Another Hall” and “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina.” The musical opened on Broadway in 1979 with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin in the roles of Eva and Che. A 1996 film adaptation starred Madonna and Antonio Banderas as the lead characters. The musical was revived on Broadway in 2012, starring Elena Roger and Ricky Martin. Pellow is the lead singer of popular U.K.band Wet Wet Wet. His theater credits include The Witches of Eastwick, Chess, Jekyll & Hyde, Chicago and Blood Brothers. Alberto’s credits include the role of Piaf at the Curve Theatre and Fantine in the 25th Anniversary production of Les Misérables. View Comments
By Marcos Ommati/Diálogo October 19, 2020 In late January 2020, upon bidding farewell to faculty and students of the Brazilian Air Force Academy, where he acted as commandant, Major General David Almeida Alcoforado knew that it also meant saying goodbye to his country, as he was about to assume the role of deputy director of Strategy, Policy, and Plans (J5) at U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM).Maj. Gen. David also knew that he would actively participate in developing initiatives in the air, space, land, sea, and cyber domains, as well as other activities associated with his new role.What the Brazilian Air Force general officer didn’t know was that he would have to not only face SOUTHCOM’s traditional challenges, such as combating transnational narcotrafficking networks, but also the COVID-19 pandemic.Diálogo spoke with Maj. Gen. David, who is now fully back working at SOUTHCOM.Diálogo: As soon as you assumed your new role, the coronavirus pandemic broke out. How did this affect your mission at SOUTHCOM?Brazilian Air Force Major General David Almeida Alcoforado, J5 deputy director: Although it has affected my initial integration into the command’s routine and, consequently, caused the cancellation of various scheduled activities, it also presented an opportunity for me to learn important lessons on leadership, crisis management, rapid transition into the virtual world, operational planning for the force, and support for partner nations, and, above all, to observe the fulfillment of missions in adverse environments, such as the one generated by this pandemic.Diálogo: The fact that SOUTHCOM appointed a general officer from a partner nation’s air force as deputy director of one of its directorates says a lot about the joint work between partner nations and the United States. How is this relevant?Maj. Gen. David: I see this as a natural evolution of a solid strategic partnership dating back to World War II, when we fought side-by-side in the European theater of operations. It demonstrates mutual trust, the desire to expand military cooperation to promote stability, prosperity, and social peace in the Western Hemisphere, a scenario dominated by nations that share the same democratic ideals and values, but with significant common challenges, which can only be overcome with strong regional integration.Diálogo: What is the Brazilian Ministry of Defense’s position on this appointment?Maj. Gen. David: In order to fulfill its duties, the Ministry of Defense, through the Armed Forces Joint Chiefs of Staff, seeks to gradually increase mutual trust and interaction among partner nations’ armed forces, by establishing a series of measures to achieve this goal, such as international agreements; participation in high-level meetings; coordination or participation in combined exercises, courses, and exchanges, among other measures. In this sense, the agreement between the governments of the United States and Brazil to appoint a Brazilian general officer to assume a role within SOUTHCOM is aligned with the aspiration for stronger partnerships with partner nations, seeking greater efficiency to combat common threats in our geostrategic environment.Diálogo: What does this mean for the relationship between the Brazilian Armed Forces and the U.S. military?Maj. Gen. David: The recent designation of Brazil as a Major Non-NATO Ally created an opportunity to expand military cooperation between these two allied nations. This trust was achieved after years of joint work alongside other relevant partners. In addition to strengthening the partnership, it makes it possible to expand cooperation in numerous fields, such as operations to combat transnational threats, and humanitarian support for disasters or major catastrophes that affect our hemisphere each year. I would like to point out that during the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, which was such a sad incident, the United States and Brazil worked jointly with other nations to provide humanitarian aid to that country with an unprecedented contingent, not seen since World War II.Diálogo: Do you think that this experience can be repeated in other countries?Maj. Gen. David: Southern Command prioritizes strong partnerships as part of its strategic objectives. Currently, there are eight nations represented at SOUTHCOM. I believe that in the future, such cooperation could be expanded to increase the efficiency and coordination between partner nations to combat common threats in our hemisphere.Diálogo: How do you intend to leverage your experience in the Brazilian Air Force to carry out your new role at SOUTHCOM?Maj. Gen. David: In my 30 plus years of experience, I have had many opportunities to take on command and leadership roles. Additionally, I have a solid education and experience in national and multinational operations and exercises. Brazilian general officers who may be assigned to relevant roles have a lot to contribute to Southern Command’s mission, acting according to the common interests previously established by the competent authorities, through cooperation agreements signed by both countries.Diálogo: Why is it important for Brazil to have a general officer assume command functions at SOUTHCOM?Maj. Gen. David: By having the opportunity to be part of the leadership structure of such an important command in the United States, whose operations encompass a large part of Brazil’s strategic environment, we seek to increase efficiency in terms of military cooperation to manage important programs, such as International Military Education and Training, Foreign Military Sales, Professional Military Education, military exchanges, in addition to the planning and execution of combined exercises that are very relevant to Brazil, such as UNITAS, PANAMAX, and others. All this leads to building or enhancing military capabilities and interagency coordination to better fight transnational threats, promote capacity building with partner nations and combined operations in the event of disasters caused by both human action and nature itself.Diálogo: What is your greatest challenge to fulfilling that mission?Maj. Gen. David: Currently, the main obstacle is the pandemic. It affects society as a whole and stresses its main structures. On the other hand, I am impressed by the agility of the command’s response to ensure that the mission is fulfilled.Diálogo: What is the main lesson learned that you hope to take back to Brazil?Maj. Gen. David: As mentioned previously, due to the circumstances, the main lesson learned may be how to react to major crises, such as COVID-19. I will certainly acquire extraordinary knowledge that will be very useful for strengthening our partnership, increasing the efficiency of cooperation programs, and combating common threats in our hemisphere.
Halloween. It’s a rad holiday. You get to wear ridiculous costumes and there’s candy. Need I say more? While the 2020 Halloween experience may be a little different (Halloween parties will probably be at a record low) there’s a pretty good chance that you’ll still have your share of trick-or-treaters dropping by your crib for their share of the sugar. So, without further ado, here are four Amazon candy deals to stock up your inventory without breaking the bank…Hershey’s, Kit Kat, & Reese’s Bulk Halloween Chocolate Candy Variety Pack: Chocolate is always a good choice, as it seems to please the masses. If you’re looking for a good deal on some Halloween favorites, you can grab this 265 piece pack for $26 bucks.Brach’s Kiddie Mix Variety Pack Individually Wrapped Candies: For those who prefer multi-colored sugar over chocolate, this might be the variety pack for you. There’s a ton of different choices in this pack, so it’ll be easy to please any sweet-tooth that comes to your door. Plus you get 3 lbs of candy for $9.22.Chocolate Favorites Halloween Candy Bars Variety Mix Bag: Depending on the traffic you’re expecting at your door, you may need to add a few of these items to your cart. If that’s the case, I couldn’t possibly recommend this bag more. What a selection! Plus you’ll probably have some leftovers you can enjoy until Christmas. Over 7lbs of your favorites for $33.56!Halloween Bulk Assorted Fruit Candy: Gummi Bears, Sour Patch Kids, Nerds, SweeTarts, Starburst … my mouth is watering just thinking about it. No one should eat their weight in Gummi Bears, but I think I could if I had to. You’re probably thinking “Why would you ever have to?” And that’s not really important. What IS important, is that you know you can get this 2 lb pack for 14.99.Whatever your Halloween is going to look like, have fun and stay safe! 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details
That’s not all Trump lost Friday! The chief judge of Michigan’s Third Judicial Circuit rejected the campaign’s attempt to stop certification in Wayne County. Chief Judge Timothy Kenny wrote “It would be an unprecedented exercise of judicial activism for this Court to stop the certification process of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers.” The challenge came from Republican poll watchers who had a litany of complaints about the counting process and its supposed lack of transparency. Their attorney went so far as to complain to the court about the county’s “so-called COVID regulations, whatever those are.”That didn’t go over well. “No formal challenges were filed,” Kenny noted. “However, sinister, fraudulent motives were ascribed to the process and the City of Detroit. Plaintiffs’ interpretation of events is incorrect and not credible.” He wrote “The Court cannot defy a legislatively crafted process, substitute its judgment for that of the Legislature, and appoint an independent auditor because of an unwieldy process. In addition to being an unwarranted intrusion on the authority of the Legislature, such an audit would require the rest of the County and State to wait on the results.”This. Is. Over. And at some point, some judge is going to lose her shit over yet another conspiracy-theory fueled nuisance lawsuit coming from Team Trump and start putting some lawyers in jail for contempt of the rule of law. I hope, anyway. In the meantime, I’m just going to enjoy the humiliation they’re receiving in the real world.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – A federal appeals court isn’t going to help him, either. That’s the second blow. A three-judge panel of the Third Circuit rejected a Republican appeal challenging Pennsylvania’s ballot receipt deadline and to block all ballots received November 4-6 from being counted. The state Supreme Court allowed the deadline extension in light of the coronavirus crisis, meaning that ballots postmarked on or before Election Day arriving by the Friday after would be counted. The appeals judges, led by Chief U.S. Circuit Judge Brooks Smith, noted the “unprecedented challenges” facing the nation, particularly the “vast disruption” from the pandemic. Smith wrote the court sought to uphold “a proposition indisputable in our democratic process: that the lawfully cast vote of every citizen must count.” Former U.S. Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal provides context in what he calls “a huge loss for Trump” and “a very big deal.” He notes that Chief Judge Smith is a Reagan/Bush judge, and he was joined by “legendary conservative Reagan nominee” Judge Anthony Scirica.Trump still sort of has a shot with the U.S. Supreme Court, which Republicans have asked to review the issue. That these two prominent judges slapped down the challenge so hard, and with Trump having lost beyond the margin for a recount, and there not being enough late-arriving ballots at issue—about 9,300—there is no chance that Trump can win the state on votes. It would be a massive stretch for five Supreme Court justices to erase a 60,000 vote majority for Biden and decide the state had to be handed to Trump. Even this Supreme Court. Four might do it, which is terrifying enough. But damn.- Advertisement –
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According to the Swiss daily Tages-Anzeiger, the BVK pension fund is one of the Pensionskassen contemplating legal action.But the BVK told IPE it was “not commenting on the topic at the moment” and therefore “not confirming” the newspaper article. Asip director Hanspeter Konrad said: “Pensionskassen are demanding the disclosure and payback of retrocessions, but they are frequently seeing resistance from financial institutions involved.”He said banks very often argued that commissions they received only had to be disclosed and/or paid back when the bank was mandated as an asset manager.However, according to Asip, the ruling also applies to custody and other mandates.In various memos to its members, the association frequently stressed that Pensionskassen should push financial service providers for greater disclosure on commissions and fees. Further, Asip said it was unclear which period of limitation had to be applied – either five or 10 years. A number of Swiss pension funds are planning to sue banks over the commissions they receive from fund providers and other service providers, according to Asip, the Swiss pension fund association.As part of new structural reform implemented in the country’s second-pillar pension system, schemes are obliged to be much more active with respect to transparency on fees and commissions.Pensionskassen are now claiming that some banks have failed to disclose all of the commissions, or ‘retrocessions’, they are receiving.The Swiss pension fund association said it could not name any of the banks involved but confirmed to IPE that “various Pensionskassen are looking into starting lawsuits”.
Batesville Post 271 vs. Madison Post 9 (Regional Tournament)Madiosn won 15-5.271: 000 040 1. 5-0-29: 410 131 5x. 15-18-3For Post 271.Brendan Henderson 0-4, reached by error, rbiBrandt Ricketts 0-4, rbiAaron Haley 0-3, bb, reached by errorBaker Howard 0-2, bb, runCody Roleson 0-2, hbp, runKyle Siefert 0-1, 2 bb, 2 runsAnthony Butz 0-3, runZach Pottschmidt started and took the loss for Batesville pitching 6.1 IP.Aaron Haley and Brandt Ricketts pitched in relief.Post 271 ends the season with a 2-8 record.Courtesy of Batesville American Legion
Lawrenceburg, In. — An Aurora woman charged with numerous drug charges including receiving mail shipments of marijuana from her son in California has pled guilty in Dearborn Superior Court II.Debra Ferguson, 59, of Aurora pled guilty to one count of Possession of Methamphetamine and one count of Corrupt Business Influence after law enforcement received a call from a concerned citizen about Ferguson receiving mail shipments of marijuana on a regular basis.The information the concerned citizen gave law enforcement lead them to Ferguson and her son, Eric Anderson who lives in Yuba County, California. After an investigation was opened on this case, The United States Postal Service assisted Aurora Police in their investigation by conducting a controlled delivery of a package containing 720 grams of marijuana addressed to “Grandma Stinky” at her address on Fifth Street in Aurora, Dearborn County.After the delivery was conducted, a search warrant was issued for Ferguson’s residence where “Officers obtained numerous narcotic prescription medications that we’re packaged for delivery, multiple packages of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, packaging supplies, cell phones and an undisclosed amount of cash”, according to Josh Daughtery, Aurora Police Chief.Ferguson was sentenced to 6 years with the Indiana Department of Corrections after pleading open to the Honorable Judge Sally McLaughlin in Dearborn Superior Court II.Ferguson’s son, Eric Anderson, a resident of Marysville, California pled guilty to Corrupt Business Influence, a Level 5 Felony on November 1, 2018. He received a six (6) year suspended sentence to probation.