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Odds & Ends: Set Your DVRs (and Netflix Queues) for Kendrick, Monk and Shepard

first_imgHere’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed. Mary-Louise Parker and Debra Monk Reunite in Feed Me There’s a Little Shop joke here somewhere. Tony and Emmy winner Debra Monk will star opposite Tony winner Mary-Louise Parker in the NBC comedy pilot Feed Me. Deadline reports that the series is about a dysfunctional family bound by love and the restaurant they run together. These two can’t seem to get away from each other—the duo appeared on stage in the Broadway productions of Reckless and Prelude to a Kiss. What’s next? Mame? Side Show? Sam Shepard joins Norbert Leo Butz in Netflix Drama Playwright and actor Sam Shepard will soon join the list of Broadway faces making it big on Netflix. Vulture.com writes that Shepard will join the previously announced Norbert Leo Butz in a new psychological thriller drama. The untitled series revolves around four adult siblings whose scars are revealed when their estranged brother returns home. Shepard is of course no stranger to family drama after playing Beverly Weston in the film adaptation of August: Osage County. Live From New York, It’s Anna Kendrick Tony nominee Anna Kendrick will make her Saturday Night Live hosting debut next month. According to The Hollywood Reporter the Pitch Perfect star will appear on the show April 5 alongside musical guest Pharrell. We just know that Kendrick will show us once again that she can not only make us laugh, but also sing her face off. View Commentslast_img read more

US Releases $214 Million To Aid Mexico Drug Fight

first_imgBy Dialogo September 02, 2009 The U.S. has released $214 million of an aid package to help Mexico fight drug trafficking, including funds for five helicopters for the military to be delivered by year’s end, a top State Department official said. The helicopters will be the first to be sent to Mexico under the Merida Initiative, a three-year, $1.4 billion program to train and equip law enforcement to deal with the ruthless cartels, said David Johnson, U.S. assistant secretary for international narcotics and law enforcement. He said $214 million of the package has been spent or committed. The funds have gone to training Mexican federal investigators and providing technology such as X-ray machines to check for contraband at border crossings. “We greatly admire the strong efforts made by the government of Mexico … to confront the extreme rise in violence fueled by drugs,” Johnson told reporters during a visit to Mexico to discuss the Merida Initiative with officials. Earlier this month, President Barack Obama’s administration sent to Congress a favorable report on Mexico’s human rights record that could allow the release of an additional $100 million in aid. Washington has conditioned 15 percent of the Merida Initiative on assurances that Mexico makes progress in combatting corruption and rights abuses. In early August, U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, a Democrat from Vermont, delayed the release of the State Department report over concerns of torture and other abuse allegations against the Mexican military. International rights group have also urged the Obama administration to withhold Merida Initiative funds, saying Mexico has done little to investigate alleged abuse. But the U.S. report defended Mexico, saying the government of President Felipe Calderon “has embarked on a major effort to reform and overhaul its justice system.” Johnson said the United States is helping Mexico improve its internal systems for preventing and rooting out corruption in law enforcement, including lie-detector tests and continuous checks on officials. He also made clear the Obama administration has no intention on passing judgment on a new Mexican law that eliminates jail time for possessing small amounts of marijuana, cocaine and even heroine, LSD and methamphetamine. “We’ve studiously avoided commenting on that,” Johnson said. “There is a clear commitment by Mexico to confronting” drug gangs “and that is what we are focused on,” he said. Calderon has made fighting Mexican drug cartels, which are responsible for the vast majority of cocaine smuggled to the United States from South America, a cornerstone of his administration. He has sent tens of thousands of soldiers to drug hotspots across Mexico, and federal authorities have arrested hundreds of police officers and other officials — including top members of Calderon’s own administration — for alleged ties to cartels. However, drug gang violence surged, claiming more than 13,500 lives since Calderon took office in December 2006. Drug cartels have lashed back at the crackdown, killing more than 1,000 police and soldiers. Calderon defended his efforts in a report submitted to Mexico’s Congress on Tuesday, insisting no other Mexican government has taken on the cartels frontally. The report said his government has seized 90 tons of cocaine, 5,000 tons of marijuana and some 50,000 illegal weapons. It also said authorities have detained more than 80,000 people linked to organized crime, although it did not specify how many were part of the drug trade. Mexico also has a major problem with kidnapping and other criminal gangs. It has been “an effort never before seen in Mexico,” the report said of the crackdown on cartels.last_img read more

Chilean and U.S. Air Forces Cooperate to Strengthen Aeromedical Evacuations

first_imgFor instance, two weeks after the seminar on aeromedical evacuations, a team of FACH physicians participated in joint disaster management exercises with the U.S. Air Force and Texas Air National Guard from April 20-28 in Texas. There, they performed mass aeromedical evacuations as well as airlifts for individual patients from cities in the context of a fictitious scenario in which a hurricane had struck a U.S. state. The training was conducted with critical care air transport teams (CCATT). By Dialogo May 19, 2015 The seminar was attended by 46 members of Chile’s Army, Navy, Air Force, Carabineros, Investigatory Police, representatives of Chile’s Metropolitan Emergency Mobile Medical Treatment System (SAMU), and a delegation consisting of 14 service members from the USAF and members of the Texas Air National Guard, said Colonel Alger Rodó, chief of the medical operations department at the FACH Health Division. Representatives from Chile’s critical care unit and Intensive Care Unit at the Military hospital also attended. The Chilean Air Force will send all of its physicians involved in medical evacuations of critical care patients for training in the CCATT course. The USAF “shared its experiences on precautions, reconnaissance and response to the Ebola virus,” Col. Rodó said. “We also had an Officer from the Uruguayan Army who was in Congo and spoke about managing the fatal virus (Ebola). The meeting helped us understand the challenges each organization had faced with its aeromedical evacuations and how they solved them. We also analyzed the elements on which we agreed, and the challenges in the future.” The seminar was attended by 46 members of Chile’s Army, Navy, Air Force, Carabineros, Investigatory Police, representatives of Chile’s Metropolitan Emergency Mobile Medical Treatment System (SAMU), and a delegation consisting of 14 service members from the USAF and members of the Texas Air National Guard, said Colonel Alger Rodó, chief of the medical operations department at the FACH Health Division. Representatives from Chile’s critical care unit and Intensive Care Unit at the Military hospital also attended. Meanwhile, the director of Metropolitan SAMU, Ximena Grove, discussed the work emergency medical personnel perform with the Armed Forces, focusing on recent medical evacuations conducted in the region of Atacama. On April 8, for instance, the FACH transported a 20-month-old child from the Copiapó Regiment to Pudahuel Air Base in Santiago; from there he was transferred to Dr. Luis Calvo Mackenna Hospital, also in the capital. The toddler was flown in a 9th Aviation Group UH-1H helicopter and subsequently by a 5th Aviation Group Cessna Citation CJ1 airplane. “It is always necessary to keep progressing,” Col. Rodó said. “This work is part of our DNA as an institution.” May this come trueWe all want peace, except for the bitter. Something has happened to make these groups so evil. Let us speak with them, a prison that offers rehabilitation. My comment is there are young people who want to serve in the military and you reject them. Iit should not be so, my son wanted to join the regiment and he was rejected. Now my son is really sad. We think it must be because he’s middle class or does he need to have money? “It is always necessary to keep progressing,” Col. Rodó said. “This work is part of our DNA as an institution.” “In the event of multiple accidents, the FACH has always been called upon to provide medical air transportation,” Col. Rodó said. “No other institution or private company has the ability to provide immediate transport for 20 or 30 patients.” For instance, two weeks after the seminar on aeromedical evacuations, a team of FACH physicians participated in joint disaster management exercises with the U.S. Air Force and Texas Air National Guard from April 20-28 in Texas. There, they performed mass aeromedical evacuations as well as airlifts for individual patients from cities in the context of a fictitious scenario in which a hurricane had struck a U.S. state. The training was conducted with critical care air transport teams (CCATT). “Twenty years ago, each institution used different equipment,” said Col. Rodó. “Now, there is interoperability in many activities; our equipment meets NATO standards, and this allows us to combine elements and obtain good results. It is in Chile’s interests to provide continual training to the Armed Forces as well as increase and improve its aeromedical evacuation capabilities.” “Twenty years ago, each institution used different equipment,” said Col. Rodó. “Now, there is interoperability in many activities; our equipment meets NATO standards, and this allows us to combine elements and obtain good results. It is in Chile’s interests to provide continual training to the Armed Forces as well as increase and improve its aeromedical evacuation capabilities.” The USAF “shared its experiences on precautions, reconnaissance and response to the Ebola virus,” Col. Rodó said. “We also had an Officer from the Uruguayan Army who was in Congo and spoke about managing the fatal virus (Ebola). The meeting helped us understand the challenges each organization had faced with its aeromedical evacuations and how they solved them. We also analyzed the elements on which we agreed, and the challenges in the future.” “In the event of multiple accidents, the FACH has always been called upon to provide medical air transportation,” Col. Rodó said. “No other institution or private company has the ability to provide immediate transport for 20 or 30 patients.” “Our relationship has seen an increase in the complexity of the training; now we are sending Chilean service members to participate in critical courses,” Col. Rodó said. Sharing medical protocols and information Retired Chilean Army Colonel Carlos Ojeda noted the value of the joint exercises. “These exercises allow us to perfect our teamwork skills, the interoperability of the Chilean Armed Forces, and to reinforce bilateral relationships with our partners to confront challenges to our security,” he said. The FACH evacuates about 20 or so critical patients each year, Col. Rodó said. Service Members who participated in the medical evacuations have been trained in aviation medicine and aircrew health. “Our team of physicians achieved all of the exercises’ objectives, and this demonstrates that our personnel are very well-trained,” Col. Rodó said. About 60 members of the Chilean Air Force (FACH) and the United States Air Force (USAF) recently met to strengthen aeromedical evacuation capabilities in aid of disaster victim, holding a seminar called “Challenges for Joint Aeromedical Evacuations” April 8-10 at the FACH Clinical Hospital in Santiago. About 60 members of the Chilean Air Force (FACH) and the United States Air Force (USAF) recently met to strengthen aeromedical evacuation capabilities in aid of disaster victim, holding a seminar called “Challenges for Joint Aeromedical Evacuations” April 8-10 at the FACH Clinical Hospital in Santiago. The FACH evacuates about 20 or so critical patients each year, Col. Rodó said. Service Members who participated in the medical evacuations have been trained in aviation medicine and aircrew health. “Our relationship has seen an increase in the complexity of the training; now we are sending Chilean service members to participate in critical courses,” Col. Rodó said. During the seminar, organizations demonstrated how they performed aeromedical evacuations — describing their procedures, techniques, equipment, training, and personnel for carrying out medical air transport — in an effort to learn from each other. FACH conducts exercises with Texas Air National Guard Recent medical evacuations discussed Recent medical evacuations discussed Meanwhile, the director of Metropolitan SAMU, Ximena Grove, discussed the work emergency medical personnel perform with the Armed Forces, focusing on recent medical evacuations conducted in the region of Atacama. On April 8, for instance, the FACH transported a 20-month-old child from the Copiapó Regiment to Pudahuel Air Base in Santiago; from there he was transferred to Dr. Luis Calvo Mackenna Hospital, also in the capital. The toddler was flown in a 9th Aviation Group UH-1H helicopter and subsequently by a 5th Aviation Group Cessna Citation CJ1 airplane. In one such instance, a C-130 Hercules airplane from the FACH 10th Aviation Group departed Pudahuel Air Base for Formosa, Argentina – approximately 1,500 kilometers from Santiago – to airlift 41 Chilean children, adolescents, and adults who were injured when a bus overturned while they were traveling back to Iquique from a championship soccer game in the city of Caraguatatuba, Brazil. Retired Chilean Army Colonel Carlos Ojeda noted the value of the joint exercises. “These exercises allow us to perfect our teamwork skills, the interoperability of the Chilean Armed Forces, and to reinforce bilateral relationships with our partners to confront challenges to our security,” he said. The Chilean Air Force will send all of its physicians involved in medical evacuations of critical care patients for training in the CCATT course. In one such instance, a C-130 Hercules airplane from the FACH 10th Aviation Group departed Pudahuel Air Base for Formosa, Argentina – approximately 1,500 kilometers from Santiago – to airlift 41 Chilean children, adolescents, and adults who were injured when a bus overturned while they were traveling back to Iquique from a championship soccer game in the city of Caraguatatuba, Brazil. The seminar continued a longstanding cooperative relationship between Chilean and U.S. security forces. Since 1995, the FACH has maintained regular joint relations with the Texas Air National Guard, sharing basic concepts such as how to place a patient properly on a stretcher to reduce transport times, to highly complex training. Sharing medical protocols and information “Our team of physicians achieved all of the exercises’ objectives, and this demonstrates that our personnel are very well-trained,” Col. Rodó said. FACH conducts exercises with Texas Air National Guard The seminar continued a longstanding cooperative relationship between Chilean and U.S. security forces. Since 1995, the FACH has maintained regular joint relations with the Texas Air National Guard, sharing basic concepts such as how to place a patient properly on a stretcher to reduce transport times, to highly complex training. During the seminar, organizations demonstrated how they performed aeromedical evacuations — describing their procedures, techniques, equipment, training, and personnel for carrying out medical air transport — in an effort to learn from each other. last_img read more

The costly career mistake millennials are making

first_imgMore than 60% of millennials don’t negotiate salary when receiving their first job offers. It’s costing them big time over the course of their careers.by: Kerri Anne RenzulliWhen millennials land job offers, it seems the only question they’re debating is whether to accept. But they should also be thinking about the terms of that acceptance, since there’s a good chance they’re being offered less than they deserve.Maybe it is because we are just grateful to get any job offer, or maybe we feel we don’t have enough leverage to make a strong case, but only 38% of millennials negotiate their first salary, according to a new survey from NerdWallet and Looksharp, a company that helps connect graduates with jobs.That unwillingness to haggle and ask for more is costing us thousands of dollars a year. Three-quarters of employers said they could raise starting salary offers by 5% to 10% during negotiations, according to the survey, which collected responses from 700 employers and almost 8,000 recent grads who entered the job market between 2012 and 2015.There appears to be little risk in asking for a modest pay bump. Of the grads who did ask for a salary increase, 80% were at least partially successful. The vast majority of hiring managers—90%— said they had never retracted an offer because an entry-level candidate attempted to negotiate. Rather, 76% said candidates who negotiated appeared more confident for doing so. continue reading » 22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Compliance: Do credit unions ever need to file an amended 1099-C?

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Credit unions generally file Cancellation of Debt Form 1099-C if it hasn’t received a payment on a debt for 36 months. So what happens when the form has been filed, but the member has now made a payment on the debt?Should the credit union file an amended 1099-C with the IRS?According to CUNA’s compliance staff, the answer is no.Once a credit union has filed a 1099-C, the IRS does not require any additional, amended or corrected 1099-C forms to be filed in connection with that debt. In fact, according to the IRS, the filing of corrected 1099-Cs would neither improve tax compliance nor reduce debtors’ confusion.Credit unions are required to file a 1099-C when an “identifiable event” indicates that a debt of $600 or more during a calendar year will not be repaid. continue reading »last_img read more

History man Nadal sweeps to ‘incredible’ 12th French Open and 18th Grand Slam title

first_imgParis, France | AFP | Rafael Nadal swept to an historic 12th Roland Garros title and 18th Grand Slam crown on Sunday with a 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 victory over Austria’s Dominic Thiem.The 33-year-old Spaniard becomes the first player, man or woman, to win the same Slam 12 times after seeing off a brave challenge from a weary Thiem in a repeat of the 2018 final.Nadal is now just two behind Roger Federer’s all-time record of 20 majors and three ahead of Novak Djokovic who was knocked out by Thiem in the semi-finals.The world number two also took his Paris record to an astonishing 93 wins and just two losses having previously won the title in 2005-2008, 2010-2014, 2017 and 2018.“I want to say congratulations to Dominic. I feel sorry as he deserves to win it as well,” said Nadal.“But he has every chance in the future. He has unbelievable talent for the sport and I want to encourage him for the future.“It’s a dream to win again, an incredible moment. When I first played here in 2005 I never thought I would be still playing here in 2019.“It’s very special for me.”Sunday’s triumph confirmed the ‘Big Three’ stranglehold on the Grand Slams having shared the last 10 between them.It also gave Nadal an 82nd career title and 950th match win.“It’s very tough. I gave everything these last two weeks,” said Thiem, who had seven fewer winners and seven more unforced errors in the final.“Rafa, well done. You are an amazing champion and a legend in our sport.“I am happy that you are playing. To win 12 times, it’s unreal. I will try again, for sure.”Thiem would have felt confident going into the final having beaten Nadal on clay on his way to the title in Barcelona in April.But with the exception of defeats to Robin Soderling in 2009 and Djokovic in 2016, the outcome of this year’s tournament was brutally familiar. “I am sorry as you are one of the best examples on tour,” added Nadal.“You are a hard worker, always have a smile on your face and are a good person. That’s the most important thing.“Thanks for being a great inspiration for me and small kids around the world.– ‘You’ll win it one day’ –“If I wanted to lose to someone it would be you because you deserve it. Well done and keep going — you will win this for sure.”In a 53-minute first set of brutal hitting and raw physicality, it was Thiem who broke first for a 3-2 lead.But the 25-year-old’s joy was short-lived as Nadal retrieved the break in the sixth game before racing away with the next three games to pocket the opener.Thiem, who had beaten his opponent four times on clay in his career, failed to claim a single point off Nadal’s first five service games of the second set.However, the dogged Austrian pushed and pushed, forced Nadal into three rushed groundstrokes and, from nowhere, broke to take the second set.It was the first set he had managed to take off Nadal at Roland Garros after three previous defeats.Nadal was riled by the insult.He swept the first 10 points of the third set, carving out a double break for 3-0 before sweeping to a third break for the set.Thiem, bidding to become just Austria’s second Grand Slam champion after Thomas Muster won in Paris in 1995, had played four successive days to reach Sunday’s final and the toll was slowly telling.He wasted break points in the first and third games of the fourth set and Nadal pounced to stretch to 3-0.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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