Trauma Tuesday: Rope Swing Quad Backflip Edition

first_imgYou may think that because Trauma Tuesday comes in late on a Wednesday, and features a video that is a couple of years old, that we are slacking here at BRO. Well, we had some server trouble late yesterday afternoon (it’s true because I read it on Facebook), so really, it’s not our fault…entirely…so save it.Mike Wilson 99 Foot Rope Swing Quadruple Backflip from Shreddy Times on Vimeo.Even though it was downright chilly when I stepped out for the jog this morning, August usually means high temps and even worse, high humidity. They call it the Dog Days for a reason, because it’s so hot and humid you sit around like an old hound drooling on yourself, panting heavily, and staring at everyone who walks by with a pathetic look or misery. Or maybe that’s just me. Time to hit the swimming hole/cliff jump/river pool or your choice.When I was growing up, my crazy cousin built a huge rope swing into our family’s farm pond. This particular cousin fancied himself an amateur engineer in high school – he went on to become an actual engineer and works with lasers now (or something – it’s hard to follow the explanation of what he does in the lab) – so he built a platform way up the bank, then built another platform on that platform. The swing itself was fairly terrifying, dropping about 30 feet from release point, but the climb up to the launch pad was the scariest part. We thought we were daredevils and really cool because it was the biggest rope swing we had ever seen, and occasionally someone would do a spin or jackknife or something. I continued to think that until yesterday when I came across the above video of Matt Wilson launching 100-foot rope swing quad backflips into Lake Tahoe. Nothing makes you feel like a kid again like having a great summer day spent doing something crazy like making a rope swing and using it – also, thinking you were cool until someone comes along and does the exact same thing except bigger, better, and awesomer definitely makes me feel like a kid again. So this video is both physically scary, and psychologically scaring: it’s a Trauma Tuesday Double Dip!Speaking of double dipping, here’s a bonus video of Wilson hucking doubles and triples into the Truckee River, which has a significantly smaller landing zone than Lake Tahoe:Triple Backflip – Truckee River Rope Swing from Shreddy Times on Vimeo.last_img read more

The Brazilian Navy’s Role in the Confederations Cup

first_img “During the exercise, our team was ordered to simulate an approach to the ship, which was not responding to our attempts at making contact. Because it was at sea and there is no landing area, the best way for the group to enter was to use this method, or speedboats. The team must take over control of the ship as soon as possible to begin the inspection,” explained Lieutenant Felipe Fonseca Mesquita Spranger, combat diver. By Dialogo June 04, 2013 According to Commander Costa, if needed, they may employ the GRUMEC for recovery and rescue activities focused on counter-terrorist, deactivation of explosive devices, and maritime interdiction operations activities. During the Confederations Cup they will act in Rio de Janeiro and in Salvador, Bahia. Each team has specialists in areas like diving, aerial operations, communications, intelligence, weaponry, vessels and motors, and combat first aid. “The Navy has made significant investments in this unit, striving for better preparedness of the troops for these events, during which the divers will be assigned tasks related to threats such as terrorism, bombs, celebrity abduction, and the entry of illicit material through the ports and airports, and for which they have been training daily,” stated Major Cláudio Pereira da Costa, chief of Diver Operations. The Boston Marathon attack, on April 15, was a wakeup call for the Brazilian government and population. Besides the Confederations Cup, scheduled to take place between June 15 and June 30, the country will host international events that will gather a large crowd in many cities, and attract global attention, including the World Youth Day in July 2013, the 2014 World Cup, and the 2016 Olympic Games. Therefore, the Brazilian Navy has been preparing to combat possible attacks during the events. The Combat Divers are the only qualified, trained, and equipped individuals to perform such approaches on ships, vessels and oil platforms. Among the investments, the unit has acquired new equipment, including the Combat Diver Propulsion Device, a self-propelled vehicle which allows the divers to have underwater mobility for long distances with no physical effort. The equipment can carry up to two people and a large quantity of explosives. They also have the FROGS and CODE diving equipment for closed circuit, allowing for greater autonomy and discretion, as well as the CRABS, for semi-closed circuit, and used for underwater deactivation of explosive devices. The task was to take over the command of a ship suspected of carrying illegal material. The Brazilian Navy Combat Divers Group (GRUMEC) created a scenario comprised of hoods, weaponry, and flybys accompanied by agility and elements of surprise as part of their training for the Confederations Cup, on May 23, in Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro. Seven soldiers from the Approach Team on board the Super Puma airplane infiltrated the ship using a fast rope cable from which they slid down. It demanded caution and boldness from the group to continue on their path to the walkway, where the command is located. With rifles, grenades, pistols, and bullet-proof vests, some soldiers carry almost 66 pounds of equipment. Rapid Action Boats also led another group to the location to support the action. Surprise effect with a Super Puma!!!!! Hahahahahahahlast_img read more

Is your business strategy driving your rewards strategy?

first_imgCredit unions create rewards programs for a variety of reasons, from attracting and retaining customers to driving debit and credit card use to simply checking a box.  While most have very specific goals in mind with such a program, the overall program design tends to be both tactical and narrow in focus. These programs very often fail to achieve their full potential.Reasons for failure can vary.  Some customers report lack of effective marketing.  Others believe the programs can be too hard to use or that they do not deliver enough value to participants.  We believe the real root causes are much more fundamental than that and start much earlier than choosing a vendor or approach.  1. Many credit unions lack a rigorous customer and product engagement strategy; and2. Too often there is only a cursory understanding of Incentives and Behavior Change Theory.Further, the industry’s foray into merchant funded rewards programs was largely a failure.  Why? These institutions were unwilling or unable to invest in a program or system. With a real understanding of the strategy and profitability, institutions can justify spending money to make money.  Without that? Well … you get what you pay for.Community financial institutions that can articulate their customers and segmentation have a clear advantage, but all too often they lack a good analytical or market-based conception of who their retail customer and what behavior they want to drive.The reality is nearly ALL business is about incentives. Credit unions that understand this look at the world in a very different way from those that don’t.  Want to drive low cost deposits? Want to engage millennials? Want to drive improve retention of your most profitable accounts? Want to increase the number of products purchased in your target segments?The difference we see between tactical and strategic thinking in this process are stark:Tactical Thinking: We are sometimes told by institutions that their primary goal for a rewards program is to drive interchange fee lift and to do it at the lowest possible cost.  We know these programs too often will fail – not because programs cannot drive those economic goals, but because the basic goal articulation betrays the lack of rigor behind the project.  You cannot simply check a box and nothing (including driving interchange) is ever free.Strategic Thinking: Consider a different institution that has assessed its market and competitive placement; determined which customers, products, and activities are profitable; and thoughtfully developed approaches to each that utilize incentives to drive behavior.   These programs are better integrated, create better results, and often establish a platform for long term growth and capabilities for the instituting. We see these institutions drive substantially better results in the short and long run.Credit unions that start with business strategy and that build a discipline and understanding of incentives can see a step change in performance.  Too many today choose programs tactically, deploy them tactically, and never see the programs achieve their full potential. The key to achieving more strategic and game-changing results from these programs is to be more fundamentally strategic and to better understand how incentives drive behavior. 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Dwayne Spradlin Dwayne currently serves as CEO of Buzz Points, which drives revenue and retention through localized rewards programs and data-driven marketing solutions for community banks and credit unions. Dwayne is a … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Governor Wolf Statement on Grand Jury Recommendations for Victims

first_img August 31, 2018 Public Safety,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today released the following statement reaffirming his support for the Grand Jury’s recommendations and calling on the General Assembly to take action:“The horrifying abuse endured by an unimaginable number of victims demands swift and substantial action. Let’s be clear: Many victims were coerced and suppressed from coming forward by an institution they felt obligated to respect.“The reforms laid out in the Grand Jury report would deliver what victims deserve. In my view, a limited victims fund outside the judicial system would not.“The Church, as a moral authority with a long and important record of social justice, should agree. We cannot shortchange these victims and we must set an example for the country – and the world – that Pennsylvania stands with victims.“I implore the House and Senate to send the reforms laid out in the Grand Jury report to my desk without any hesitation.” Governor Wolf Statement on Grand Jury Recommendations for Victimscenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Gold Coast marina berth set to snag boaties hook, line and sinker

first_imgA berth in the Hope Island Marina has hit the market.SINKING into your partner’s “pier pressure” by trying to find somewhere other than your house to leave your boat?This latest real estate offering might just have you off the hook. A 12m marina berth in Hope Island has cruised onto the market with a $78,000 price tag. MORE NEWS: Millionaire selling ‘rarely utilised’ beachfront pad MORE NEWS: Low interest rate tipped to stay The boat parking spot at 116 Santa Barbara Rd, Hope Island has a $78,000 price tag.Hope Island Realty agent Anthony J Lowe, who is marketing the body of water at 116 Santa Barbara Rd said it was hard to find a freehold berth for sale. “They don’t come up that often and are tightly held,” he said. “Not many of the marinas have freehold berths where you own the rights to the berth, normally you lease it from the marina. “Normally the Gold Coast Waterways (Authority) owns the land underneath the water.”More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoThe Hope Island Marina is one of only a few Australian marinas that offer freehold berths. The 12m marina berth is a freehold opportunity, meaning the buyer would own the spot rather than lease.Owning the berth allowed prospective buyers to lease the area out or park their own boat there. The spot is currently leased for $700 a month, or $8400 a year, and it has yearly outgoings of about $4000. Mr Lowe said the berth would be perfect for a Hope Island resident but the buyer didn’t need to reside there.“In Hope Island for a start you can’t keep a boat on your property because of the body corporate rules, even the trailer you have to keep in storage,” he said. “But you don’t have to be a resident, it’s like buying a block of land.“And there’s very good security there.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:55Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:55 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenIslands for sale around Australia00:55 He added if the opportunity wasn’t enough to grab you hook, line and sinker, the location was sure to buoy buyer confidence.“It has great access to the Broadwater and there are a lot of marine services around the area,” Mr Lowe said. “Plus, you’re surrounded by multimillion-dollar homes in a great location.”last_img read more

Ripley County man guilty in child porn case

first_imgVersailles, In. — Following an October arrest for attempted possession of child pornography, Ripley County resident Rondell Gene Goe, 77, has entered a guilty plea in circuit court. A date for sentencing has not been determined.Investigators from the Indiana State Police Cyber Crimes unit were able to recover multiple images and internet searches for child pornography. Goe told police he was conducting the searches as part of “research” from a previous work assignment, a claim that was quickly found to be untrue.Ripley County prosecutor Ric Hertel praised the efforts of deputy prosecutor Ryan Marshal and the work of the Indiana State Police Cyber Crimes unit.Goe faces additional charges in a child molesting case.last_img read more

Area Girls Basketball Sectional Scores (1-30)

first_imgArea Girls Basketball Sectional ScoresTuesday  (1-30)Class 1A-Sectional 60 @ WaldronOldenburg  56     SW Shelby  51Class 4A-Sectional 14 @ East CentralColumbus East  58      Shelbyville  24East Central  50     Bloomington South  44Class 2A-Sectional 45 @ South RipleySW Hanover  29     Switz. County  24North Decatur  61     South Decatur  50Class 3A-Sectional 29 @ South DearbornRushville  46     South Dearborn  36last_img

EC AquaTrojan John Crawley Advances To Diving State Finals

first_imgCongratulations to East Central AquaTrojan John Crawley on advancing To Diving State Finals with an eighth-place finish at The Diving Regionals at Bloomington South.AquaTrojan Swimmer Nick Weber will also be participating at The Swimming State Finals in the 50 Free.Nick will also be in the 200 Medley Relay team of Nick Weber, Jackson Ketcham, Matt Baddinghaus, and Owen Matthew at The State Finals. Ketcham, in addition, will be swimming in the 200 Free and the 500 Free.The Boys Swimming State Finals at The IUPUI  Natatorium on Friday and Saturday, February 28th and 29th.last_img read more

FA Cup: Reds, Toffees light up Anfield in derby

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Fulham keen on Lookman loan deal Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea Liverpool vs. Everton Venue:Anfield Stadium Kick off: 5:01PMLiverpool will look to replicate their astonishing Premier League form in the FA Cup when they meet local rivals Everton in the third round this afternoon. Jurgen Klopp’s men are cruising at the top of the table, while the Toffees are enjoying a resurgence of form under new boss Carlo Ancelotti. Thursday’s 2-0 victory over Sheffield United handed Liverpool the incredible record of going a full calendar year without losing a game in the Premier League. The result leaves the Merseyside club 13 points ahead of closest challengers Leicester City with a game in hand, leading many to believe that the title is already destined for Anfield. However, while Liverpool’s resurgence in the league and in Europe has been remarkable, such success has not replicated itself in the FA Cup during the Klopp era. Since the 2015-16 campaign, Liverpool have not gone beyond the fourth round, exiting the competition at that stage on three occasions and losing to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the third round last term. Having not won the accolade since 2006, supporters will hope that their team places greater emphasis on going deeper in this competition – starting with a tantalising meeting with their biggest rivals under the lights today. For Everton, it was their last visit to Anfield in December – a 5-2 defeat – that put the nail in the coffin for former manager Marco Silva, who was sacked soon after. Since then, however, the Toffees have discovered a sense of rhythm that seemed to elude Silva and his players from the moment the 2019-20 campaign kicked off. Following a galvanising victory over Chelsea under caretaker boss Darren Ferguson, the club secured the services of Champions League winner Ancelotti in what must be viewed as a masterful piece of recruitment. The Italian has exerted an immediate impact, recording a pair of dominant victories over Burnley and Newcastle United ahead of performing impressively during a 2-1 defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad. Indeed, Ancelotti will point to the organisation and energy of that performance as a blueprint for how Everton must negotiate the trip to Anfield this weekend. Liverpool possible XI: Adrian, Hoever, Van Dijk, Gomez, Robertson, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Salah, Firmino, Elliot. Everton possible XI: Pickford, Sidibe, Holgate, Keane, Digne, Davies, Sigurdsson, Walcott, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin, Kean.Tags: AnfieldEvertonFA CupJurgen KloppLiverpoolToffeeslast_img read more

FC Barcelona sell Arthur to Juventus for 72m euros, buy Pjanic for 60m euros

first_imgFC Barcelona have reached an agreement to sell Brazil midfielder Arthur Melo to Juventus for a fee of 72 million euros ($80.98 million).The La Liga title-holders said in a statement on Monday they have however gone on to sign Bosnian Miralem Pjanic from the Italian champions for 60 million euros. The 23-year-old Melo, generally known simply as Arthur, will remain at the Camp Nou until the end of the 2019/2020 season before moving to Turin.This has however been extended until August because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.Pjanic, 30, will also move to the Camp Nou at the end of the campaign.He will sign a four-year contract containing a release clause of 400 million euros, Barca’s statement said, adding that the Bosnian’s transfer fee was worth an additional five million euros in variables.Bosnian international Pjanic has been at Juve since 2016, having previously played for AS Roma as well as French sides Olympique Lyonnais and Metz. The transfer helps Barca meet their target of a further 70 million euros in revenues from player sales before June 30.This is in line with the budget the club’s members approved last October which forecast income of 124 million euros from transfers.FC Barcelona have the highest revenues in world football but their finances have been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.The pandemic had affected ticket sales, television rights and merchandising, leading the club to enact a 70 per cent pay cut for players in April.But the negotiation has attracted criticism from Spanish future presidential candidate Victor Font, who said the deal came about due to the club’s financial mismanagement. “The deal once again proves the board’s absolute priority is to balance the books by letting key players go. The financial situation has been bad for many years, long before the pandemic,” he said on Twitter.Barca did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Font’s words.Arthur joined Barca from Brazilian side Gremio in July 2018 and was initially hailed as the heir to former club great Xavi Hernandez.Lionel Messi had said then that he was surprised by the player’s similarities to the side’s former puppet master.RelatedPosts Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid But in spite of a promising opening spell, Arthur made only 19 league starts in his first season with the club and 14 this campaign.Coach Quique Setien said earlier this month that he had not lived up to expectations.There were also issues off the field.In March 2019, he apologised for travelling to Paris during the season to attend the birthday party of Brazil team mate Neymar.Last December, Catalan television network said Arthur had gone snowboarding while sidelined with a groin injury.Reuters/NAN.Tags: ArthurCamp NouFC BarcelonaLa LigaMiralem Pjaniclast_img read more