Phish‘s annual end-of-summer trip to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in one of the highlights of the Colorado summer. Each year, thousands of fans flock to Colorado’s front range for Memorial Day Weekend, taking over the Broomfield, Colorado soccer stadium for the three shows—this year, Phish’s tour-closing summer run spans from August 31st to September 2nd. With Dick’s Sporting Good Park located in Broomfield, fans in Denver often opt to take party buses to the show. One fan-favorite bus service is J2G Live, which offers prompt buses to and from the Phish shows (tickets available here) in addition to a number of special benefits for riders.J2G Live will run their Destination Dick’s Phish party buses for the seventh year in a row, treating fans to an all-inclusive experience. Particularly great for out-of-towners, J2G Live’s round-trip coach buses pick up and drop off at the beloved venue, Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom, a staple of the Denver music scene that regularly hosts Red Rocks and Phish Dick’s afterparties. Music fans can head over to Cervantes’ at 3 p.m., where they’ll enjoy free food before the ride. Each ticket also includes special discounts for bus riders at the nearby dispensary, Denver Kush Club, such as buy-one-get-one deals, penny joints with purchase, and more.J2G Live’s buses leave exactly at 5 pm, giving fans plenty of time on the lot before the show to enjoy free beer and water from Boulder Beer Company. Beer and water will also be available for riders following Phish’s performance until 30 minutes after the show is over when the buses return to Cervantes. In addition, if Cervantes’ is hosting any late-night shows, riders receive discounted or even free entry to the late-night party, depending on the show. One confirmed show that riders will have discounted access to is Cycles, an up-and-coming jam band out Colorado who will perform an after-show on Friday, August 31st. J2G Live also offers a VIP package for riders, which includes an upgraded ride on a limo bus with an open bar.As J2G Live co-founder, Gary Mellini, shared about the upcoming Phish Dick’s run,Dick’s is the best weekend of the year. I’ve been a Phish fan for over 20 years now, and I know how big a pain it can be getting to and from the shows, especially if you are traveling out of town or have a big crew of people. Our philosophy has always been to offer the kind of service we’d expect if we were going to a show, so we make it as easy as possible for our riders. Basically, buy your ticket, show up on time, and we will handle the rest. To be able to help make so many fans’ experiences a little easier means a lot and to do it while seeing our favorite band together always makes for an amazing weekend. We are lucky we get to do it in our backyard every year.This year, J2G Live is also offering fans a chance to win a three-day pass to Phish’s Dick’s run. Winners will also receive two three-day general admission bus passes to get to and from the show. To enter, head to J2G Live’s Facebook contest here. In order to enter, guess the opener to the next show in the comments and tag two of your friends. Every night that Phish plays a show between now and the last night of the band’s highly anticipated Curveball festival is a chance to enter, with participants permitted to enter once per show. The company will select and notify its winner of the free three-day Phish Dick’s pass and bus rides the week after Curveball.Both single-day and three-day passes for general admission and VIP bus rides are currently available. To purchase yours, head here. For more information about J2G Live’s party bus packages or for their contest to win a 3-day pass to Phish Dick’s, head to J2G Live’s website or email [email protected]
Children ages 3 to 7 who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to have problems with attention, emotional control, and peer relationships in mid-childhood, according to a new study led by a Harvard pediatrician.Reported online in the journal Academic Pediatrics, the study found significant differences in the responses of parents and teachers to surveys regarding executive function — which includes attention, working memory, reasoning, and problem-solving — and behavioral problems in 7-year-old children depending on how much sleep they regularly received at younger ages.“We found that children who get an insufficient amount of sleep in their preschool and early school-age years have a higher risk of poor neurobehavioral function at around age 7,” says Elsie Taveras, a pediatrics professor at Harvard Medical School and chief of general pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, who led the study. “The associations between insufficient sleep and poorer functioning persisted even after adjusting for several factors that could influence the relationship.”The study analyzed data from Project Viva, a long-term investigation of the health impacts of several factors during pregnancy and after birth. Information used in this study was gathered from mothers in interviews when their children were around 6 months, 3 years, and 7 years old, and from questionnaires completed when the children were ages 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6. In addition, mothers and teachers were sent survey instruments evaluating executive function and behavioral issues when children were around 7.Among 1,046 children enrolled in Project Viva, the study team determined which children were not receiving the recommended amount of sleep at specific age categories — 12 hours or longer at ages 6 months to 2 years; 11 hours or longer at 3 to 4 years; and 10 hours or longer at 5 to 7 years. Children living in homes with lower household incomes and whose mothers had lower education levels were likelier to sleep less than nine hours at ages 5 to 7. Other factors associated with insufficient sleep were TV and a high body mass. African-Americans were more likely to not get enough sleep.The reports from both mothers and teachers regarding the neurobehavioral function of enrolled children found similar associations between poor functioning and not receiving sufficient sleep, with teachers reporting even greater problems. Although no association was observed between insufficient sleep during infancy — ages 6 months to 2 years — and reduced neurobehavioral functioning in mid-childhood, Taveras notes that sleep levels during infancy often predict levels at later ages, supporting the importance of promoting a good quantity and quality of sleep from the youngest ages.“Our previous studies have examined the role of insufficient sleep on chronic health problems — including obesity — in both mothers and children,” said Taveras. “The results of this new study indicate that one way in which poor sleep may lead to these chronic disease outcomes is by its effects on inhibition, impulsivity, and other behaviors that may lead to excess consumption of high-calorie foods. It will be important to study the longer-term effects of poor sleep on health and development as children enter adolescence, which is already underway through Project Viva.”
2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Anthony Demangone Anthony Demangone is executive vice president and chief operating officer at the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU). Demangone oversees day-to-day operations and manages the association’s education, membership, … Web: https://www.cuinsight.com/partner/nafcu Details In a crisis like COVID-19, it can be tempting to sit back and wait for the dust to settle before making any decisions on how to proceed. But now more than ever, it’s important to focus on the hard data and build a plan for how your credit union will thrive in the new normal.Virtual eventsOrganizations big and small around the globe are pivoting from the traditional in-person conference to online events. You and many credit union employees may be teleworking, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t still looking to understand the most important upcoming trends and data so you can position your credit union to successfully power through the pandemic.For many of us, this may be the first bite of the virtual conference apple. I can assure you that our complimentary virtual event, NAFCU’s State of the Industry, contains all the elements you’d recognize from a traditional conference: fantastic speakers, solutions providers, and even a networking happy hour.Branches reopeningNo matter where you’re located in the country, as you begin to reopen branches, you’re going to make some changes. It could be as simple as reducing the number of staff in a location, or as significant as shifting to more teleworking on a permanent basis.Questions that credit unions are grappling with include:How do we ensure our employees know we’re there to support them?What will job applicant screening look like in a virtual environment?Should credit unions enforce daily health checks of staff and members?Can staff and members be required to wear face masks?Are there implications for credit unions not reporting COVID-19 cases?First of all, don’t make assumptions. Don’t assume your colleagues know what changes are coming. It’s important to manage fears and do your best to meet expectations. As we’ve all discovered while teleworking full-time, there’s no harm in over-communicating. Provide employees with up-to-date facts from the executive team to ensure staff know what to expect going forward.Carefully review state- and locality-specific orders as requirements vary from state to state and continue to change as the country moves through reopening phases.Delve into these issues in depth with Carlos Molina, senior risk consultant with CUNA Mutual Group in NAFCU’s complimentary webinar Reopening the Branch: Rules for Safety, Security & Experience.Learning from each otherAs you’re looking for guidance, so are other credit unions. NAFCU members can take advantage of our free NAFCU Networks to share and discuss how you’re handling these and other issues — especially the ones none of us have had to deal with previously.
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The ‘’7th Sarajevo Half-Marathon 2013’’ will take place on Sunday, 15 September beginning at 9:00 in front of BBI Center, announced at today’s press conference.The half-marathon will be 21 kilometers long and will pass through three parts of the city.Erol Mujanović, President of the Association ‘Marathon’, thanked the City of Sarajevo for its partnership since the beginning of the organization of this half-marathon.‘’This year, we expect 1.000 participants from 25 countries. This sports project is organized on the occasion of the international day without automobiles, and in this way we are contributing to the strengthening of ecological awareness’’, said Mujanović.