Escort Performs ‘Cocaine Blues’ On Debut National Television Appearance [Watch]


first_imgDisco-influenced group Escort recently made their national television debut, hitting Last Call with Carson Daly during the 1:30 AM hour on NBC. At that late, uncensored hour, the band was able to perform one of their biggest hits, a tune affectionately called “Cocaine Blues.” With its infectious refrain of “Cocaine… running around my brain,” backed by a sultry rhythmic section, it’s no wonder this band continues to turn heads.Based out of Brooklyn, expect big things for Escort. If you missed the late night performance, be sure to stream it below:last_img

LAAD 2012 Seeks New Proposals for Security


first_imgBy Dialogo April 13, 2012 The event aims to provide a favorable atmosphere for discussion about a new vision for the security sector, according to which the participation of society and integration between the public and corporate sectors are increasingly becoming strategic factors in defining the guidelines to be followed. As a result, the program anticipates, besides the exhibition, that the 2nd LAAD Security Seminar will be held simultaneously. I find interesting the LAAD 2012 event and I would like to have access,through your magazine, if possible, to the discussions and resolutions of the plenary, especially those regarding the corporate security policies. Is there a website or electronic mail where I can cotact the organizers or directors of the LAAD event? Thanks and congratulations on the magazine The trade show, restricted to professionals in the sector and invited guests, will present the technical and scientific production and technological training offered by companies from all over the world, representing the main developers of cutting-edge solutions in a variety of segments, such as weaponry, communications systems, command-and-control systems, specialized vehicles, engineering, and services, among others. Over 150 companies, from 13 countries – China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Holland, Israel, Italy, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, and the United States – in addition to Brazil, have already confirmed their attendance. The issue of security, one of the pillars of the current federal administration and a topic increasingly present in Brazilian daily life, is winning a new space for debate and the presentation of solutions. Over 10,000 visitors are expected, including official delegations from Latin America, public-safety authorities from Brazil, security managers for large corporations, and providers of services and critical infrastructure. During the event, plenary meetings of the national councils that gather the authorities in the sector will be held. Between April 10 and 12, public agencies, businesses, and security specialists will gather in Riocentro, Rio de Janeiro, for LAAD (Latin America Aerospace and Defense) 2012 – Defense and Security International Exhibition. last_img read more

Board OKs hold-the-line budget


first_imgBoard OKs hold-the-line budget Gary Blankenship Associate Editor The Florida Bar’s 11th straight budget without an increase in annual membership fees has been approved by the Board of Governors, but only after a warning it might be time to consider when the next fee raise could be needed. The board approved the budget at its April 7 meeting in Tampa, with only a couple of minor changes. The complete budget is presented to members in this News, beginning on page 6. Incoming Budget Committee Chair Jesse Diner said the budget has a projected deficit of $1.36 million, but that is based on conservative projections. Even if the deficit is approximately that amount, the Bar will end the 2000-01 fiscal year with a operating fund balance of $10 million, he said. “In recent years the Bar has run a deficit that has been offset by investment returns and other programs that didn’t spend the budgeted money,” Diner told the board. “At some time, I believe the Board of Governors is going to have to deal with a fee increase. It has been 11 years.” During that time, annual fees have remained the same: $190 for active members and $140 for inactive members. The Budget Committee met in February at the Bar headquarters in Tallahassee, he said, and members went over every line in the budget. Diner added, “These are our members’ dollars, and we try to spend them as carefully as possible.” One last minute change was an extra $30,000 from initial budget figures for Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc. “They tried to hold the line on their budget, but an additional $30,000 needs to be spent to allow them to function this year,” Diner said. “FLA, Inc., is one of the best programs of the Bar. It rescues many lawyers from substance abuse and other problems.” The board also voted to appropriate $50,000 for evaluating the impact of the Bar’s campaign, begun last fall, to improve the image of the profession. Communications Committee Chair Alan Bookman requested that change. He noted that $50,000 had been budgeted in the 1999-2000 budget but wasn’t going to be spent, so the board approved using that money in its voter education campaign on merit selection and retention. (See story elsewhere in this News.) Bookman said the money needed to be earmarked in the new budget to ensure the evaluation of the television and radio ads that have been running around the state. The board approved that change. The 2000-01 fiscal plan projects the Bar will begin the year with a fund balance of $11.4 million and have total revenues of $25.1 million. Of those revenues, about $13 million will come from members’ annual fees. That compares with projected revenues of $25.9 million for the 1999-2000 budget year, with member fees making up $12.6 million of that. Expenses for the new budget are projected at $26.5 million, compared to $27.5 million for the 1999-2000 budget. The biggest expense continues to be the regulation of the practice of law, which includes the Bar’s Lawyer Regulation, Ethics, Lawyer Advertising, Membership Records and Center for Professionalism activities. Those are budgeted at $10.7 million, compared to $10 million for 1999-2000. The Unlicensed Practice of Law Department is budgeted for $1.2 million for 2000-01, about $50,000 more than the previous year. The board will consider comments on the budget from Bar members at its June 2 meeting, and will then forward the final budget to the Supreme Court for review. The new budget year begins July 1. Board OKs hold-the-line budget April 30, 2000 Regular Newslast_img read more

Compliance: New CUNA checklist for privacy notice opt-outs


first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Credit unions confused by the in-progress changes to annual privacy notice requirements have a new resource, courtesy of the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). CUNA has developed a privacy notice opt-out checklist, a comprehensive resource intended to assist credit unions until the rule is finalized.Changes to privacy notice requirements were signed into law in December 2015, following a number of years spent by CUNA asking for changes from regulators and members of Congress. CUNA was a strong supporter of the bill that was eventually included as part of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act.The list, developed by CUNA’s Senior Federal Compliance Counsel Colleen Kelly, asks credit unions about sharing of nonpublic personal information with third parties and if those third parties are “affiliates” of the credit union. The list lays out the requirements for financial institutions that disclose nonpublic personal information with nonaffiliated third parties.Those institutions are required to:Provide an initial notice to the member;last_img read more

Croatia finally has a helicopter transport service in its tourist offer


first_imgWe often talk about luxury tourism, but many make the mistake of thinking that having a 5-star hotel in a luxury tourism destination is. Of course, top quality accommodation is taken for granted, but the whole destination as well as the offer of content must be at such a level that we can talk about luxury tourism. Just a 5 star hotel is not luxury tourism. It was through this prism that I kept asking the question: Can I rent a helicopter and, say, visit Dubrovnik from Split, or should someone from the airport take me by helicopter to the hotel. The answer has always been negative, even with amazement in the context of how it comes to my mind. This is one of the luxury offers, ie an option that our tourism must have if we want to develop a story about luxury tourism, of course in addition to luxury stores, content, accommodation, services, etc.… Like any target group, luxury tourism or guests of high paying power they have their needs and desires that we have to fulfill in order to attract them and justify their expectations. Today is finally the day that we can offer  helicopter transport service from the airport to any destination, as well as that hotels can offer this luxury service to their guests. Namely, the company Helitours from Slovenia, has enriched our tourist offer for luxury tourism with helicopter transport, and whose helicopters are currently positioned on the islands of Brač and Mali Lošinj, thus covering our entire coast, and even connecting the transport of people from / to Zagreb, which is certainly excellent news for our tourism. As Tom Mastnak from Helitours points out, they are currently starting with two Airbus Dauphins helicopters with which they offer a helicopter transport service, which are positioned on Brač and Lošinj and cover our entire coast, and even offer international flights to Montenegro, Slovenia, BiH and Italy. . “We offer two Airbus Dauphin helicopters that have two engines, which allows us to fly safely and stably over the sea and settlements, and which have a capacity of eight people. Range of 350 kilometers as the crow flies or 200 nautical miles, which is, for example, the distance from Zagreb to Hvar, and from Mali Lošinj we are in one hour in Venice. We have many years of experience in helicopter flying and we are currently the only helicopter operator with a European AOC certificate in this part of Europe with complex helicopters, so we compete at the very top of the offer in Europe.Mastnak points out.As I mentioned, the helicopters are strategically positioned on Lošinj and Brač, thus ensuring coverage of the entire coast. This is possible from transporting guests from the airport to any destination, even from Zagreb to the sea and vice versa, but there are many other options, such as renting a helicopter for panoramic flights and renting a helicopter for various tourist facilities or packages . Thus, a guest from Lošinj can visit Pula or Dubrovnik by helicopter or just go to a meeting in Zagreb and return immediately to the hotel. So, we are opening a new dimension and luxury offer to our guests. Helitours is currently cooperating with the Jadranka Group from Mali Lošinj and Sunčani Hvar, but as they have just started offering this service in Croatia and were more focused on obtaining all permits, they are just starting negotiations with hoteliers offering special cooperation packages. hoteliers in the luxury segment received an additional service that they missed so much, and we are certainly raising our luxury offer to a much higher level. “We offer hotels the possibility to have an additional helicopter transport service for their guests, how to pick them up at the airport or seaport, so that they organize additional tourist packages, and of course in that case defines a different price, ie hotels can increase earnings through the realized commission. The biggest interest is that guests can land and fly as close as possible to the hotel, and that’s exactly what they can, because I have a permit for extraordinary  landing with the consent of the landowner, and as hotel owners land helicopter can theoretically land 100 meters from the hotel, this is the smallest problem. Says Mastnak.As Mastnak points out, they started slowly because they want people to meet them, see that they are a serious and quality partner, and in the long run it is in their interest to connect our entire coast as well and efficiently as possible. They even offer the option of medical flights, in case of emergency medical transport, which is extremely important for the islands because it gives an additional sense of security to guests, which directly gives added value to the whole destination,  hoteliers and accommodation providers. Of course safety comes first, and in addition to helicopters having all the certificates and permits, Helitours boasts years of experience. As Mastnak points out, the owner of the company is a passionate fan of helicopters, who is also a pilot, and the whole story started back in 2006, when the company was founded.” We first started with a maintenance service as well as a flying school, later we expanded the offer to panoramic flights, and two years ago, in 2016, we bought the above-mentioned two Dauphin helicopters, which are now available on the Adriatic coast. By purchasing a two-engine helicopter from a non-complex organization, we have become complex and we have strengthened all safety standards, obtained all certificates and become a serious company that competes throughout Europe at the highest level. Our pilots are all former military or police pilots who have over 4.000 flight hours, the instructors have the highest level of education, and the maintenance service is made up of people with 30 to 40 years of experience. ” Mastnak pointed out and concluded that they are looking at the long term and are open to cooperation with hoteliers and destinations, in order to enrich the tourist offer of Croatia together. This is great news for our tourism, and especially hoteliers with 4+ and 5 stars as well as destinations that are trying to position themselves through luxury tourism, such as Dubrovnik, Hvar, Mali Losinj, Rovinj and others. Our amazing indented coastline with a thousand islands is a paradise for boaters, who will service  Helicopter rental is certainly accepted with enthusiasm, as are all other guests in the premium segment. This is exactly one important link that our tourism lacked. Offer in the luxury segment that is common or standard in other destinations that are focused on this type of guests, and without which we can not seriously develop luxury tourism. After a great start to the ECA and connecting our coast and islands with seaplanes, which unfortunately ended ingloriously and badly,  this is a new opportunity to raise the supply scale to a higher level. The helicopter rental service is available in Croatia, and now it is mostly at hoteliers of higher categories as well as at destinations to arrange cooperation and offer their guests a new experience.last_img read more

Lawyers, hired guns and money


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Value of assets seized in Jiwasraya case exceed the Rp 16.81 trillion state losses


first_imgThe assets seized from the defendants range from cash, mutual funds, land to apartment units – all collected by investigators since the beginning of their probe on Dec. 17, assistant attorney general for general crimes Ali Mukartono said.Ali said the total value of the seized assets had exceeded the Rp 16.81 trillion in state losses incurred by Jiwasraya’s investment mismanagement as audited by the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) from 2008 to 2018.“We are trying our best to restore state losses caused by the [investment] mismanagement,” Ali said during a hearing with the House of Representatives Commission III overseeing legal affairs on Thursday.Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) lawmaker Trimedya Panjaitan applauded what he called progress in the AGO’s investigation. Topics : The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has seized Rp 18.5 trillion (US$ 1.32 million) in assets from six defendants standing trial in the PT Asuransi Jiwasraya corruption and money laundering case. The defendants include former Jiwasraya president director Hendrisman Rahim and two other former Jiwasraya executives – who are all accused of mismanaging premium revenue from the JS Saving Plan, one of Jiwasraya’s insurance products, by investing it in multiple assets. Three other defendants are executives of three different companies, including a publicly listed property firm, who are accused of manipulating Jiwasraya’s investment for personal gain.The alleged investment mismanagement resulted in the company’s failure to pay out Rp 16 trillion in matured policies due in February to its policyholders.center_img The AGO named last week 13 new suspects in the case — all investment management companies — for allegedly helping the six defendants launder the premium revenue collected by Jiwasraya from 2014 to 2018.It has also named a Financial Services Authority (OJK) official, identified as FH, a suspect in the case. He is suspected of abuse of power, which is believed to have paved the way for Jiwasraya’s investment mismanagement during FH’s tenure as OJK department head of capital market monitoring from 2014 to 2017.Trimedya, however, suggested that the AGO also examine the liquidity of the assets so that it could easily convert them into cash to restore state losses.“Imagine if some of the land has been used by the defendants as collateral to get loans from banks. It would be really hard to convert them into cash,” he said.NasDem Party lawmaker Taufik Basari said the AGO should not only try to restore the state losses but also find a way to return all premiums that had been paid by JS Saving Plan policyholders.last_img read more

US could violate laws for lifting travel ban on Prabowo: Amnesty International


first_img“We urge you to clarify that the visa issued to Prabowo does not extend any form of immunity to him and to ensure that if he does travel to the US, he is properly and promptly investigated,” Lin said.Prabowo would meet his US counterpart Mark Esper during a five-day visit to the US starting on Thursday, the minister said in a video released by the Gerindra Party on Tuesday.”America is an important country and I was invited, so I must fulfill the invitation,” Prabowo said. “Even though we will have a long journey, [especially with] the COVID-19 pandemic, we still have to respect [the invitation].”Prabowo went on to say he had reported the invitation to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, who asked him to leave for the US.Topics : “The State Department’s recent decision to lift the ban on Prabowo is an abrupt, complete reversal of longstanding US foreign policy that has been in place for 20 years,” Lin said in the letter dated Tuesday.Read also: Prabowo to visit US for first time in decadesPrabowo was barred from entering the US for decades due to allegations of human rights abuses. He was included in a blanket ban on the Army’s Special Forces (Kopassus) for alleged human rights violations in East Timor when the territory was under Indonesian rule.Lin said the diplomatic invitation for Prabowo must be revoked if it entailed immunity for the crimes he had allegedly committed. Amnesty International has raised concerns over the United States’ decision to lift a 20-year travel ban on Indonesian Defense Minister and former Army general Prabowo Subianto, claiming the sudden policy change could contradict prevailing laws.Joanne Lin, Amnesty International’s national director for advocacy and government affairs, said in a letter addressed to US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo that the decision to allow Prabowo to enter the country could be construed as a violation of the Leahy Laws.The Leahy Laws prohibit the US government from using its resources to assist units of foreign security forces that are proven to have been involved in committing gross human rights violations.last_img read more

Basic progressed two positions on the latest ATP


first_imgThe best Bosnian tennis player Damir Dzumhur lost five positions on the latest ATP list.Dzumhur is now at 86th place with 637 points, while Mirza Basic progressed for two positions and occupies the 229th  place with 231 points.Aldin Šetkić fell 11 positions and now is at 252nd place with 209 points.The best tennis player of the world still is Andy Murray who has 11,540 points. Roger Federer is now ninth with 3,260 points, while the current tenth Gael Monfils lost one position and has 3,145 points.(Source: klix)last_img

Cape Town Test: South Africa beat India by 72 runs in low-scoring match


first_imgIndia suffered a massive defeat against South Africa in a low-scoring first Test at Newlands, Cape Town on Monday.Chasing 208 for a victory, India’s famed batting line-up had no answers to South African fast bowlers and were bundled out for 135 in their second innings.Seamer Vernon Philander took career-best figures as rampant South Africa claimed a 72-run victory over India in a gripping match to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.On a lively wicket, Philander was the chief destroyer recording figures of 6-42 for his first five-wicket haul in Tests since 2013.India had looked to seize control of the Test when they bowled South Africa out for 130 in the morning session, but found the home attack on the seamer-friendly wicket too much of a challenge.After day three had been a washout, 18 wickets fell in 64 overs on Monday, all going to seamers.South Africa resumed on 65 for two, but were only able to double their score before they lost their last eight wickets.Mohammed Shami (3-28) and debutant Jasprit Bumrah (3-39) were the pick of the Indian bowlers and there were two wickets for Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2-33).Only an attacking 35 from De Villiers stemmed the tide to a degree before he was the last man out.South Africa, without injured seamer Dale Steyn who will miss the rest of the series with a heel problem, weathered a first-wicket stand of 30 for India in reply, before the wickets began to fall at regular intervals.Shikhar Dhawan (16) sparred a rising deliver from Morne Morkel (2-39) to gully.advertisementPhilander picked up his first wicket as Murali Vijay (13) edged to third slip.Cheteshwar Pujara (four) became Morkel’s second victim with the score on 39, before Indian captain Virat Kohli (28) took the attack to the South Africans.He was undone playing across a straight delivery from Philander.Rohit Sharma (10) was bowled off the inside edge by Philander before the tourists’ first-innings hero Hardik Pandya edged Kagiso Rabada to De Villiers in the slips.Rabada claimed the wicket of Wriddhiman Saha (eight) with the last ball before tea.Philander then took three wickets in four balls to seal victory after a seventh-wicket stand of 49 between top-scorer Ravichandran Ashwin (37) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (13 not out) had briefly sent jitters through the Newlands crowd.South Africa are hosting India in a three-Test series this month, with matches to come in Pretoria, starting on Saturday, and Johannesburg.(Courtesy: Reuters)last_img read more