The Wood Brothers Announce Extensive Winter Tour Dates

first_imgThe Wood Brothers have announced their early-2017 Winter Tour. The tour will feature two legs, with the folk heroes playing a run of shows in the Northeast over the last two weeks of February before heading out west for two weeks in March. The trio, made up of brothers Chris Wood (of Medeski, Martin, & Wood) and Oliver Wood, as well as multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix. Check out the list of dates in the image below, released on the band’s Facebook page.Tickets for most of the performances go on sale this Friday, October 7th. For more information, visit the band’s website.last_img

Joint Interagency Task Force-South Gets New Commander

first_img Rear Adm. Mehling is the thirteenth Director of the Joint Task Force, originally established as Joint Task Force Four on February 22, 1989. Rear Adm. Steve Mehling comes to JIATF-South from Norfolk, Virginia where he served as Commander, Force Readiness Command, United States Coast Guard. Adm. Mehling’s previous Flag assignments include Commander of the Fourteenth District. He is a career aviator with 17 years of operational flying experience at air stations on the East Coast, West Coast, and Gulf Coast. A native of Brandon, Florida, he graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in marine engineering (with high honors) in 1985. In 1992, he graduated summa cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law as the salutatorian, receiving membership in the Order of the Coif. Rear Adm. Michel will report next to Portsmouth, Virginia as Deputy Commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area. His previous flag officer tours included Military Advisor to the Secretary of Homeland Security and Director for Governmental and Public Affairs, U.S. Coast Guard. Under the leadership of Rear Adm. Michel, JIATF-S commenced Operation Martillo, the United States whole-of-government approach to countering the use of the Central American littorals as transshipment routes for illicit, drugs, weapons, and cash. Since January 2012, in conjunction with partner nations in Central and South American countries, and several other international allies, Operation Martillo has resulted in the seizure of more than 197 metric tons of cocaine, 35,000 lbs. of marijuana, $7.4 million in cash, 140 vessels and aircraft, and 440 arrests. U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Charles D. Michel, relinquished Command to U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Steve Mehling, in a Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF-S) change of command ceremony at The Tennessee Williams Theatre, Key West, Florida, on June 14. U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Joseph D. Kernan, Deputy Commander of United States Southern Command, presided at the ceremony. Rear Adm. Mehling holds a Bachelor of Science degree with high honors in Mathematics from the Coast Guard Academy and a Master of Science degree in Management from the University of Maryland. JIATF-S is just one of three primary U.S. Centers responsible for detection, monitoring, tracking, and hand-off of suspect drug trafficking and illicit air and maritime trafficking events to law enforcement agencies and regional partner nations. Rear Adm. Michel was awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal and recognized for his superb leadership and operational acumen that improved partner nation relationships and increased support to the interdiction of illicit drug trafficking. Rear Adm. Michel recognized the JIATF-S staff for their commitment, “Through their exceptional performance and dedication, the entire JIATF-S team has positively affected cooperation with our international partners, improved conditions throughout the region, and made it increasingly difficult for illicit drugs to reach American soil.” Rear Adm. Michel’s awards include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Coast Guard Commendation Medal, the Coast Guard Achievement Medal, the Coast Guard Letter of Commendation Ribbon, and the Colombian “Distinguished Service to the Colombian Navy” Medal. Rear Adm. Michel was the American Bar Association Young Lawyer of the Year for the Coast Guard in 1995, the Judge Advocate’s Association Career Armed Services Attorney of the Year for the Coast Guard in 2000, and is currently a member of the Florida Bar. By Dialogo June 17, 2013last_img read more

Wading River Crash Leaves Driver Dead

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 62-year-old man was killed when her truck crashed into an illegally parked tractor trailer in Wading River early Friday morning.Riverhead Town Police said Daniel Kiernan was driving a Chevrolet pickup truck eastbound on Route 25A when his truck veered from the lane and hit the back of the tractor trailer that was stopped with its hazard lights flashing on the side of the road at 6:20 a.m.The Selden man was pronounced dead at the scene.The other driver, 26-year-old DuWayne Tirado of Connecticut, was not injured. He was summonsed for a parking violation.The truck was making a delivery to a landscaping company at the time. It is registered to Toria Truck Rental, Inc. based in Windsor Locks, Conn.last_img read more

Inside Marketing: Personalized application abandonment process streamlines growth

first_img continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Marketing automation has proved to be a revolutionary technology for the financial services industry. The ability to understand, score and engage with members based on their behavior on the organization’s website and online banking, as well as their interactions with the brand via email and social media, sets those credit unions using marketing automation apart from the 69 percent of the competition who are not leveraging this technology.There are various types of sequence and segmented nurturing programs for multi-layered marketing campaigns that can help members and prospects navigate through the sales funnel toward lead conversion. For instance, $3.1 billion Tower Federal Credit Union, Laurel, Maryland, saw a two- to three-times increase in open and conversion rates for emails aimed at leads for loan products after implementing the Act-On marketing automation solution, prompting a sharp rise in loan applications.These loan applications stand out for financial institutions as a form of measurable growth—the more loan applications, the more members and accounts (and potentially more loyalty from existing customers).last_img read more