Russia: Black Sea Fleet Air Defense Regiment Obtains Combat Colors

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Russia: Black Sea Fleet Air Defense Regiment Obtains Combat Colors View post tag: Russia View post tag: Navy View post tag: sea In accordance with defense minister’s order, Black Sea Fleet (BSF) Air Defense Regiment obtained combat colors and associated certificate signed by the President of the Russian Federation.Traditional flag-nailing ceremony was carried out the day before the official event. The cloth was attached to a flagpole with special nails. Fifteen best servicemen of the regiment headed by its commander Col. Andrei Litvinov were awarded the right to attend the ceremony.The triumphant color-handing ceremony was directed by BSF Commander Rear Admiral Alexander Fedotenkov. His assistant archpriest Alexander Bondarenko consecrated the cloth.The flag was brought along the line of servicemen, and then the regiment personnel paraded under the new colors for the first time.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 15, 2011; Image: mil Training & Education View post tag: Obtains Share this article View post tag: Naval View post tag: Black December 15, 2011 View post tag: Regiment View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Colors View post tag: fleet View post tag: Combat View post tag: air View post tag: Defense Russia: Black Sea Fleet Air Defense Regiment Obtains Combat Colorslast_img read more

Camp Euforia Announces 2019 Lineup: Eufórquestra, TAUK, Kung Fu, The Ghost Of Paul Revere, More

first_imgToday, Camp Euforia has announced the lineup for their 16th annual edition, set to take place from July 18th–20th in Lone Tree, Iowa.As the event website notes, Camp Euforia started in 2004 as Eufórquestra’s “Fan Appreciation Party.” Since then, it has grown into a full-blown music festival featuring 20+ artists over three days on two stages.The lineup for Camp Euforia 2019 is led by two sets from host band Eufórquestra, one of which will be a special “Euf Zeppelin” set featuring vocalist Kim Dawson (Pimps of Joytime, Matador! Soul Sounds). Additional headliners include TAUK, Kung Fu, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, and The Ghost of Paul Revere.Camp Euforia 2019 will also feature performances from Mungion, Old Salt Union, Aaron Kamm and the One Drops, Heatbox, Sophistafunk, Marbin, The Candymakers, Natty Nation, The Dawn, The Baberhood Bluegrass Band, Grosso Family Band, Matt G Funkma$ter, Winterland, The Breaker Brothers, The Belies, Jaden Carlson Band, Dr. Z’s Experiment, Nikki Lunden, Matt Woods, and DJ Buddha, as well as a special Camp Euforia All-Stars set.Early bird tickets go on sale this Friday, February 22nd, at 10 a.m. local time. For more information or to grab your tickets when they go on sale, head to the event website here.last_img read more

4 strategies that inspire ownership at every level

first_imgTwo weeks ago, I was the opening speaker for a CEO and C-Suite Professionals Conference – virtual of course. Executives from all over the country were online, and the theme of the event was employee engagement and succession planning. Specifically, what does it take in today’s business environment to develop and implement the perfect succession plan?The agenda was packed, and the event organizers had brought in consultants, coaches, and a wide variety of experts from all over the world. They talked and demonstrated the latest tools and resources to lead succession plans and design strong organizational structures. While the information was amazing, there was just one problem. Just one question that was left unanswered, and just one critical piece of the succession planning equation that needed to be answered.I discovered it when I was researching and writing my own keynote. I had interviewed several of the attendees, and a few of the board members of the association.  I wanted to know what the most significant challenges my audience was facing, what opportunities they were focusing on, and what, if anything, did they want or need from this virtual conference.As it turns out, the one thing they needed was the one thing these coaches, consultants, and experts were not addressing; How to get your employees to engage in succession planning.While having the right tools, investing in the strategies, and creating an inviting culture, all does a lot to move your succession plan forward, the CEO’s realized that while they could create a culture of succession and engagement, they had no control over whether their employees were motivated to participate in it.So, their big question was how do we get our teams engaged in succession planning? How do we inspire them to step up to the plate and take ownership?For succession planning to work or have any hope of actually being implemented, employees need to engage. Succession planning, to be effective, is a two-way street with both sides (leadership and team) as passionate as the other about the success of the succession strategy. 4 Strategies To Inspire Ownership In Your Succession PlanHave a plan – First and foremost, you have to have a plan, a strategy for why you need a succession plan, what you hope to accomplish and precisely how you are going to do it. You need to know what positions you need a succession plan for, those that are most urgent, and whom you have identified to be in the initial phase of your succession plan. In other words what is the end goal, who needs to be involved, what do they need to know, and what is everyone’s role and responsibility. When you can answer those questions effectively you have a solid and strong plan. Communicate the plan – With a clear plan of how you are going to accomplish your succession plan you are ready to communicate it. Communication is key to getting people to understand what you are doing, why you are doing it, and how they can get involved. You need a strategy for communication to ensure you are clear, consistent and effective. Always remember you can never communicate your succession plan too often or too much. So don’t be afraid to repeat it, talk about it often, and ask the team for input and feedback. Provide training and development – If you want your team to engage in your succession plan, then you need to give them the tools and skills to do that. Providing them with the things they need to be successful fuels people to action. When you invest in training and development, you send a loud message to your team that you are vested, serious and fully committed. Also, if you want your team to invest in your succession plan then it is smart to begin by investing in them. Feedback and adjust – Ask, listen, learn, and adjust. If you want your team to engage with your succession plan, then you need to allow your team the opportunity to be a part of creating, developing and improving it. Asking for feedback and listening tells the team you care and that their future is important to you. Look across your organization to the key stakeholders, those employees that you both want as part of the succession plan, but also those that hold influence with your team (they are not always the same.) Get them involved and engaged at every step – the planning, the communication, the training and development. People support what they help create. Building a strong succession plan is essential to the future of your company. However, to get it to work, you need to make sure you include the most crucial part of your plan – your employees. By the end of this conference, we solved the biggest issue – getting your team on board. With a little help from my audience, and understanding of their biggest pain points, we were able to focus on the most important part of succession planning – getting your team engaged! 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Meridith Elliott Powell Named One Of The Top 15 Business Growth Experts To Watch, Meridith Elliott Powell, is a leadership and sales expert, who helps her clients learn the strategies they need to … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Homeowners could save thousands switching to better mortgages now

first_imgBased on Brisbane’s median house price of $550,000, owner occupiers with a $440,000 loan could make big savings of $4,494 a year switching to a better loan.Homeowners could save close to $4500 a year off their mortgages by shopping for a better loan deal now, new analysis found.Comparison site Finder insights manager Graham Cooke urged more Aussies to look into how to boost savings across multiple cost centres.“At a time when many households are feeling the financial pinch of COVID-19, we urge Aussies to see how their current loan stacks up,” he said. Don Algie cracks open his land piggybank According to Finder calculations, based on a loan size of $440,000, assuming 80 per cent LVR (based on Brisbane’s median house price of $550,000), the annual saving to be had switching to the best owner occupier variable home loan was $4,494 or $134,835 over 30 years.Finder said it arrived at the figures by reviewing the winner’s interest rate in the final quarter of the Finder Awards assessment period (12 months to May 2020) versus the current standard rates quoted by the big four banks.The winning three year fixed best owner occupier home loan saw calculated savings of $506 annually or $15,188 over three decades using that Brisbane data. The best variable investor (P & I) home loan savings were estimated at $4,124pa or $123,705/30years while that of the three year fixed for the investor category was $431pa or $12,942/30years.Mr Cooke said homeowners could also use apps to identify mortgage savings opportunities.“Once you connect your accounts to the (Finder) app, it analyses your spending behaviour, hunts down savings and sends you alerts when it could make financial sense for you to refinance.” LATEST QLD REAL ESTATE NEWS Auction set for epic Gold Coast mansion once listed for $45m “If you’re paying a higher interest rate or steeper fees, it could be time to switch and save.”He said there had never been a more important time to get a savings boost than now.“For an owner-occupier loan (variable), Aussies could save $4,494 per year or $134,835 over 30 years by switching to the best product on the market.”The comments came after the comparison firm’s 2020 awards named Freedom Lend its home loan category winner. Freedom Lend took out three categories in the Finder Awards including best owner occupier home loan – variable, best refinance home loan, and best investor home loan.Finder’s award for best owner occupier home loan – three year fixed was a product by Well Home Loans, while best investor home loan principal and interest three year fixed was awarded to Tic: Toc and best low deposit home loan (owner-occupier variable) was by P & N Bank & Home Loan. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours ago MORE: New weapon for property buyers Nuns sell Brisbane laundry for $27mlast_img read more