visitstmarysmd.com/features/maryland-day Tuck Fest is a multi-day festival celebrating the outdoor lifestyle through competitions, yoga, clinics, demos, and live music. Competitions include trail running, kayaking, biking, climbing, stand-up paddleboarding, obstacle, and adventure racing. Race registration is a one-time, flat fee to access all competitions throughout the festival. This rare opportunity to taste & purchase Craft Spirits from across Southern Maryland will take place amidst a grand collection of historic naval aircraft. The event features full access to the museum, live music, and light fare. Lockn’ Festival MARCH 2020 FEBRUARY 2020 obxse.com USA Cycling, Southern Classic Mountain Bike Series, and Virginia Off-Road Series all come together for the State Championship for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Scorching fast descents, rock gardens, creek crossings, and beautiful single-track trails of the I.C. DeHart Memorial Park will provide each and every competitor a rewarding challenge. APRIL 2020 usnwc.org/play/whitewater-race-series/upcoming/the-new-south-trail-marathon JANUARY 2020 Running of the leprechauns The 9th Annual St. Michaels Running Festival includes a half marathon, 10K, 5K, and kids run! Set a new PR on the flattest and fastest courses in the mid-Atlantic. Celebrate at our rocking after-party with live music, DJ, local vendors, and a beer garden. All happening in charming, historic, and waterfront St. Michaels Md. Merrell Hike Series frederickrunfest.com Virginia State Mountain Bike Championship Race – the Bootleggers Blitz Join Merrell and Bryson City Outdoors on a winter hike in the Great Smoky Mountains. You will have the opportunity to try out new hiking styles from Merrell on the Deep Creek Trail, which is a 4.6-mile loop. Visit the Facebook event for details! Join Merrell and Mast General Store on a winter hike in Elk Knob State Park. You will have the opportunity to try out new hiking styles from Merrell on the Summit Trail, which is 3.8 miles round trip. Visit the Facebook event for details! June 6Baltimore, Md. Baltimore 10-Miler VCU Health Richmond Marathon, Richmond half marathon, & Allianz Partners 8k marylandspirits.org/spirits-of-southern-maryland Alleghany Highlands Outdoor Event Series February 22Deep Creek Trail, N.C. November 14Richmond, Va. This summer, it’s GAME ON. The series is home to four of the most action-packed outdoor events in the Mid-Atlantic. Whether you run, bike, swim, all of the above, or simply enjoy great competition, don’t miss out on the fun. It’s uniquely Alleghany. February 15Luray, Va. canecreekcup.com/bootlegger March 14Nags Head Woods Preserve, Nags Head, N.C. St. Michaels Running Festival February 22Patuxent River Naval Air Museum, Md. Yuengling shamrock marathon weekend Charm City’s 20th Annual Running Festival offers races that never disappoint! From the furry cheerleaders at Maryland’s Zoo to the beautiful finish at the Baltimore Inner Harbor, runners are sure to have quite the unique and memorable experience. They’ll tour every corner of the city while tackling some challenging (yet respectable!) hills that only make the post-race festivities all the more amazing and certainly well-earned! The New South Trail Marathon treasurecoastmarathon.com April 18Roanoke, Va. March 28U.S. National Whitewater Center, Charlotte, N.C. JUNE 2020 facebook.com/brysoncityoutdoors idaph.net Maryland Day tuckfest.usnwc.org locknfestival.com Merrell Hike Series Join Merrell and DD Bullwinkel’s Outdoors on a winter hike in DuPont State Forest. You will have the opportunity to try out new hiking styles from Merrell while exploring 3 waterfalls on a three-mile round-trip hike. Visit the Facebook event for details! Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon Take on 26.2 miles of singletrack with views of rivers, creeks, and hardwood forests during The New South Trail Marathon at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. The New South Trail Half Marathon is available for those looking for a shorter option. BALTIMORE RUNNING FESTIVAL PACA’S Polar bear plunge facebook.com/ddbullwinkels March 20–22Virginia Beach, Va. May 7–10 & October 8–11Pittsboro, N.C. Tucked away in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., the Frederick Running Festival is one of the hidden gems of the running community. Part of the running landscape for nearly 20 years, the festival features four races, which all finish at the Frederick Fairgrounds. Runners can experience a big-time race with small town charm with the added value of off-site packet pick-up in the suburbs of Maryland. Not to mention a top of the line premium, free race photos, free parking, and more! SEPTEMBER 2020 MAY 2020 “America’s Toughest Road Marathon” has more elevation change than any road race in the U.S., offering breathtaking overlooks along the Blue Ridge Parkway and a festival-like finish. Join this three-day running celebration with a welcome party, live music all weekend, and a coffee & donuts recovery “Slow-K”. blueridgemarathon.com Delaware Running Festival will wind through hardwood forest, meadows, crackling gardens, and breath-taking views of the Biltmore Estate. NOVEMBER 2020 January 25Elk Knob State Park, N.C. May 16St. Michaels, Md. frenchbroadriverfestival.com May through August 2020Alleghany Highlands, Va. The anchor race of the Virginia State Parks Adventure series, www.dcr.virginia.gov/AdvSeries, the Challenge is one of the largest and toughest Adventure Triathlons in Virginia. Started in 2000, the race features a 40-mile bike ride, 12.1-mile kayak, and half marathon along the scenic New River. All ages and skill levels can compete solo or in teams. Competitors range from world class athletes to costumed teams and “bucket-listers.” visitalleghanyhighlands.com/featured-events French broad river festival Come join Outer Banks Sporting Events for the Running of the Leprechauns (5K & 10K) on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Each finisher receives a Finishers Medal and an event shirt. The 10K race winds through the beautiful Nags Head Woods Preserve which is owned, maintained, and protected by The Nature Conservancy of North Carolina. Merrell Hike Series March 1Martin County, Fla. Frederick Running Festival The Marathon of the Treasure Coast is a high-profile signature event in Martin County, Fla., winding through the beautiful ocean communities of Stuart, Jensen Beach, Hutchinson Island, and Sewall’s Point. The race is more than just a Boston-Qualifying marathon and certified half; it is a fun-filled weekend of races for kids and adults. April 24–26, 2020U.S. National Whitewater Center, Charlotte, N.C. This 26.2-mile racing event unlike any other takes place in Asheville, N.C. at America’s largest backyard on the Biltmore Estate. Asheville Marathoners The 48th annual Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend hosts a race distance for everyone: Marathon, Half Marathon, 8K, and youth events. Cross the boardwalk finish line and enjoy a St. Paddy’s Day party on the beach with Yuengling beer, Irish stew, music, and more. Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music & Dance thebaltimoremarathon.com shakorihillsgrassroots.org September 19New River Trail State Park, Max Meadows, Va. New River Trail Challenge shamrockmarathon.com Asheville marathon March 22Biltmore Estate, Asheville, N.C. Haven’t #RunRichmond yet? What are you waiting for?! Each of the scenic courses showcase some of RVA’s favorite attributes. With thousands of volunteers and spectators encouraging you, and more race perks than you can count, you’ll see why it’s earned the rep as “America’s Friendliest Marathon”! April 26Wilmington, Del. The 23rd annual French Broad River Festival has grown from a whitewater raft race with a few bands for charity afterwards to a full weekend of music, outdoor adventure, kid’s village, river cleanup, and much more to celebrate this beautiful, historic river in Hot Springs, N.C. Spirits of Southern Maryland May 24I.C. Dehart Memorial Park, Woolwine, Va. delawaremarathon.org With its early June race date, The Baltimore 10-Miler is a perfect bridge from late Spring to Summer. A challenging yet fair course, the 10-Miler takes participants through parts of Baltimore that are often not appreciated when driving through them. The premiums for this race never disappoint and the post-race party– with live Jimmy Buffet music in 2020– is a great reward for completing the race. Not to mention the cold towels, fresh watermelon, and icy craft beer that are icing on the cake. June 19–21Infinity Downs Farm, Arrington, Va. pacapolarbearplunge.com baltimoretenmiler.com LOCKN’ Festival 2020 returns to Infinity Downs Farm in Arrington, Va. for an all-star celebration of Phil Lesh’s 80th birthday June 18-21, 2020. A “Steal Your Thursday” add-on is new this year, allowing attendees to kick off their festival with Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead. May 1–3Hot Springs, N.C. 4 Days of music, dance, sustainability, and yoga workshops at a music lovers’ paradise conveniently located 2 hours from Charlotte and less than an hour Raleigh, Durham, and Greensboro! Entering it’s 18th year, this family-friendly event is known for offering a wide variety of musical genres and developing local, regional, and national talent on it’s 4 stages. Camping options include primitive tents, vehicle camping, and RVs. Kids 12 and under are free and 13-15-year-olds enjoy a special youth rate. Tuck Fest March 25St. Clement’s Island Museum, Md. Celebrate the founding of Maryland at the state’s birthplace at St. Clement’s Island Museum with FREE admission to the museum ALL day, free water taxi rides, activities, a ceremony featuring guest speakers and programs, and more. dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/nrt-challenge OCTOBER 2020 All participants receive a blanket, t-shirt and hot chocolate! Plunge for a chance to win awesome prizes and support a great cause! Costume contest. Food vendors will be onsite! Teams are encouraged! Register online! October 17Baltimore, Md. February 8DuPont State Forest, N.C. facebook.com/mastgeneralstore The Delaware Marathon Running Festival is an excellent assembly of races for all ages and skillsets. Runners enjoy the best of Wilmington, from the majestic views along the riverfront and through downtown (which could be considered the financial center of the United States). The marathon is challenging, yet BQ-enabling and now includes the Jack Markell Trail. The half covers the first 13 miles of the full marathon. The 5K and kids fun run on the same day amplifies the race day buzz. All include access to brilliant post-race festivities in a beautiful park setting. runstm.com May 2–3Frederick, Md. Marathon of the Treasure Coast richmondmarathon.org
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police are looking for a hit-and-run trucker who was involved in a crash that ended with a victim having their finger amputated on the Long Island Expressway in Holtsville two weeks ago, authorities said Monday.A woman was driving a Ford Freestyle westbound in the left lane of the LIE when her SUV collided with a tractor trailer between exits 63 and 62 shortly after 10 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2, police said.One of the passengers in the SUV had a finger amputated as a result of the crash, police said.Sixth Squad detectives are asking for the public’s help in finding the truck driver. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest.Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
This is the time of year when credit union marketers are crunching numbers and formulating 2016 marketing campaigns and budgets. According to CUES Supplier member Callahan & Associates, U.S. credit unions spent $1.17 billion on marketing and promotional expenses in 2014. And on average, they were spending $436 in marketing expenses per net new member.Does this ring a bell? There’s some serious money at stake and if the return on marketing investments don’t compute to steady member growth, that’s simply money out the window.Enter Advanced AnalyticsCredit unions have always excelled at fostering strong, lasting relationships with their members. This has helped them tailor the right messaging and product offering to the right member. However, times are changing. Member bases are becoming more diverse and bigger banks are using customer analytics to market themselves to what could be your next new member. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
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President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has urged Padjajaran University’s Medical School research team in Bandung, West Java to make the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine available for widespread use within three months amid mounting concerns over the ongoing health crisis.Padjajaran University professor Kusnandi Rusmil said Jokowi had called on the research team to fast-track the potential vaccine during a private meeting held at the State Palace in Jakarta on Tuesday.“There was a special instruction from the President to expedite [the production] of the coronavirus vaccine within three months, if possible,” Kusnandi told the press after the meeting. However, he said the team could not possibly fulfill Jokowi’s request, as the clinical trials for the possible vaccine entailed a string of stringent protocols that would otherwise take years to complete under normal circumstances.“We told [the President] that three months is impossible. We need to conduct proper testing,” Kusnandi added.He went on to say that he expected the vaccine – developed by Chinese biopharmaceutical firm Sinovac Biotech in collaboration with state-owned pharmaceutical holding company PT Bio Farma – to pass phase III clinical trials as early as next January with a total of 1,620 samples tested.Bio Farma president director Honesti Basyir said the company had planned to distribute 40 million doses of the vaccine per year as soon as the government authorized its widespread usage.According to the official government count, Indonesia has 89,869 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 4,320 deaths as of Tuesday. (rfa)Topics :
BLOG: Massive Labor Force Increase Drives Jobs Numbers in PA Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf April 16, 2016 Economy, Jobs That Pay, The Blog Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry released the monthly jobs report for March 2016.The department (and every labor department in every state) releases these every month in order to get a good understanding of how the state’s job market is doing, in comparison to past months and to the rest of the nation.This month, the state’s unemployment rate was up — but we also saw increases in the labor force and total number of jobs. To many, this can be confusing — where does our state stand economically if the jobs report has good and bad numbers?You might be surprised to learn that an increase in Pennsylvania’s monthly unemployment rate is not necessarily a bad sign for the state’s economic picture. In fact, March’s three-tenths of a percentage point increase to 4.9 percent is a good example of an increase being a positive sign for Pennsylvania’s economy.First, it’s important to understand our terminology: The unemployment rate is the number of unemployed people in the labor force, reported as a percentage.The labor force is the sum of employed and unemployed persons, or, in other words, the number of people who are either working or actively looking for work.The number of employed and unemployed is determined, in part, by a monthly statewide survey. This survey asks how many people ages 16 and older in a particular household are working and not working. The results reflect, respectively, the number of employed and unemployed. Together, they reflect the labor force.So when people enter the labor force, they generally enter – and respond to the monthly survey – as being unemployed because they are just getting back into the job market and are actively looking for work.And this March, Pennsylvania saw a 30,000-person increase in the labor force in Pennsylvania. In fact, at 6,501,000 the labor force reached a record-high in March. Plus, the labor force grew by 83,000 over the past year – the largest over-the-year increase since 2008. The March increase in the labor force was due to an increase in employment and unemployment, with an indication that those looking for work are already finding it.There are several scenarios when an increased unemployment rate is a not-so-good sign for the economy. If the unemployment rate increases in conjunction with a decrease in the labor force, that’s a potentially bad sign. Or, if the labor force stays the same, but employment declines and the number of unemployed increases, it’s the same issue: an unemployment rate increasing for the wrong reasons.Fortunately, neither of these scenarios happened last month.In Pennsylvania, our labor force has experienced consistent growth over the past 11 months. Combine that growth with a record-high jobs report in March, and you have a strong, growing economy where job seekers are confident they will find a job that pays in Pennsylvania.More information on the jobs report can be found at workstats.dli.pa.gov. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter By: Kathy Manderino, Secretary of Labor & Industry
15 Raceview Ave, Hendra.WITH views across the Doomben Racecourse, buyers are tipped to take a punt on this renovated Queenslander.The four-bedroom home at 15 Raceview Ave, Hendra is on a 856sq m level block on two lots has been renovated to include contemporary luxuries alongside its traditional elements such as VJ walls, breezeways, timber floors, high ceilings and french doors.A classic facade with window awnings and multiple carports and open parking spaces is surrounded by established lawns. Timber stairs lead up to the first-floor entry foyer, which doubles as an office.15 Raceview Ave, Hendra.Inside, a central living room is airconditioned and has a built-in shelf. It sits between two bedrooms with built-in wardrobes to one side and another bedroom with carpet and a wall of windows to the other.A new kitchen at the rear of the level features ample benchtops and cabinetry, quality appliances and a breakfast bar. It borders a dining room and a bathroom with a combined shower and bath and a timber-finished vanity.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019Double screened timber doors open from the dining room to a covered deck with views over Doomben racecourse and out to the Sir Leo Hielscher Bridges.Stairs from the deck descend to a grassy backyard with a water tank, established gardens and a large storage shed.Back inside, the ground floor of the house is centred on a rumpus room and includes a bedroom, laundry and bathroom with a contemporary vanity.15 Raceview Ave, Hendra.Outside, a covered patio overlooks the back yard, while there are also two carports.Other features of the residence include fresh paint throughout and about a 20.8m frontage.Agent Marion Sheerman said the property offered development potential in a prime position.“Hendra is a sought-after suburb for families, young professionals and those looking for a village lifestyle close to the city, with a new shopping precinct consisting of a Woolworths supermarket and speciality stores soon to enhance the suburb even further,” Ms Sheerman said.“As the property is already on two lots, there is development potential to split the block and build a fabulous additional home, subject to Brisbane City Council approval.”
Make sure you get plenty of legal advice before you buy with family or friends.JOINING forces with family or friends as a way to get into the property market can seem like a good idea but a survey of legal professionals has labelled it dangerous.In the survey of legal professionals by GlobalX almost half said they would not recommend investing in property with family or friends.First Class Legal Principal and property lawyer Leonie Jarrett said many legal professionals were sceptical of the idea.They had seen countless relationships damaged because of deciding to invest together. More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours ago“It’s common for relationship dynamics to change as time goes by, such as one buyer getting married and wanting to sell the property to purchase a family home,” Ms Jarrett said. Real Estate Institute of Australia president Malcolm Gunning said as an industry, it was no wonder in the current market that buyers were trying to find “inventive’’ ways to make it happen.“But, like any thorough due diligence, it’s important that all parties are clear about their expectations of the sale, including how costs will be divided if things turn sour, and put this in writing from the start,’’ he said.GlobalX CEO Peter Maloney said co-buying did allow many buyers to get into the market sooner.“But when it doesn’t go to plan, (it) can rupture friendships and ruin families,’’ he said.Mr Maloney wasn’t surprised that the legal profession would be wary about it.“Legal professionals are the ones on the front line when things turn sour – they witness the disputes first-hand when plans change, and when friendships fall out,” he said.
The Dutch regulator (DNB) has predicted that the number of pension funds in the country will drop from 300 to about 200 by the end of next year, as consolidation continues apace.Speaking at the Euroforum congress on Thursday, Bert Boertje, director of pension fund supervision at DNB, said he based his estimate on talks with a number of pension funds already expressing a desire to be wound up.Boertje told IPE he also expected the consolidation trend to continue after 2017.“If the new pensions system leads to more uniform pension arrangements,” he said, “it will become easier for pension funds to merge.” Boertje said rising costs would increase the pressure to consolidate, as he expected pension-fund participants with more freedom of choice to be generally more demanding of Dutch schemes.The DNB director said that, in recent years, 40-50 pension funds had been wound up annually.In 2010, Joanne Kellermann, supervisory director at DNB at the time, said 100 pension funds would be sufficient in the Netherlands.In 1997, the country still counted 1,060 schemes in total.
More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe land was initially listed with the mega-mansion at 12 Knightsbridge Pde West, Sovereign Islands.However, marketing agent Amir Mian, principal of Amir Mian Prestige Property Agents, said when it sold in early May that the interstate buyers only wanted the house.“It’s just such a beautiful home, they loved it,” he said when it sold.“They were looking all around the Gold Coast.“There’s a lot of interstate buyers coming here.“The prices are not stable (in Sydney and Melbourne) and they see more stability in South East Queensland, especially the Gold Coast.”The block at no. 14 was then listed separately on the market with a $1.65 million price tag before selling about a month later. MORE NEWS: ‘Showpiece’ trophy home sells in multimillion-dollar deal MORE NEWS: A pool that’s good for your health? Yes please! The block at 14 Knightsbridge Pde West, Sovereign Islands sold for $1.5 million.A VACANT block of land in an exclusive exclave of Paradise Point has changed hands weeks after its neighbouring mega-mansion fetched more than $4 million.The 733sq m site with more than 18m of water frontage on the Sovereign Islands’ Knightsbridge Pde West sold late last month for $1.5 million.It was initially listed with the jaw-dropping five-storey mansion at no. 12, which has five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a tiered media room, infinity pool, entertainment wing with rooftop area and a temperature controlled wine cellar that can hold 1300 bottles. The wine cellar is among the mansion’s standout features. It is a 733sq m site and has more than 18m of water frontage. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59