CFP’s spring advertising campaign focuses on retirement planning

first_img 1 House committee poised to advance SECURE 2.0 retirement savings bill 5 InvestCloud to acquire Advicent and NaviPlan planning software For reprint and licensing requests for this article, click here,MOST READ The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. launched another round of advertising on Monday in a multi-million-dollar public awareness campaign that has been ongoing for a decade.The organization, which grants the CFP credential, will run TV ads on ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, the Golf Channel, ESPN and the Food Network, among other outlets, through May 30.“For 2021, as in most years, our primary advertising and communications efforts focus on the spring tax season, when finances are top of mind among most consumers,” the CFP Board said in a statement.The CFP Board has spent $10 million each year on the campaign since its launch in 2011. The campaign is funded by an additional $12 per month that is added to the annual CFP certification fee.  In this spring’s campaign, the ads will revolve around the characters “Cal & Val,” who are meeting with a financial planner. They are one of five characters who have appeared in the ads since 2018, including “Jen & Maya,” a lesbian couple. The Gates divorce: Lessons for financial advisers House panel unanimously passes SECURE 2.0 Subscribe for original insights, commentary and analysis of the issues facing the financial advice community, from the InvestmentNews team. Why Tony Robbins, tax shelters and financial advisers don’t mix The ads are designed to encourage viewers to visit the CFP Board’s consumer website, LetsMakeAPlan.org, where they can search for a CFP professional. The site was redesigned last December to focus on how clients pay for a financial planner. A year ago, the organization removed compensation descriptions from the site.The CFP Board sets and enforces the competency and ethical standards associated with the mark, which is held by approximately 88,000 financial professionals in the United States.Editor’s note: This story was clarified regarding the funding mechanism for the CFP Board’s awareness campaign. Newsletters 2 4 If you watch TV between now and Memorial Day, you may see an advertisement featuring a senior couple turning to a certified financial planner for help with managing their retirement finances. 3 The CFP Board said retirement planning is featured in this spring’s ads because the theme resonates with its target audience of people between the ages of 35 to 64 with investable assets between $100,000 and $1 million and a household income of at least $100,000 who are the primary financial decision-makers in their families.In addition to the television ads, the campaign includes streaming video on Hulu, Roku and Apple TV, among other platforms, and radio ads that will air on National Public Radio between April 19 and May 28. Online and social media ads will continue throughout the year.last_img read more

South Dakota governor ‘not welcome’ at reservation over opposition to Keystone protesters, says Oglala Sioux Tribe

first_imgAndrew Burton/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Leaders of the Oglala Sioux Tribe have told South Dakota’s governor that she is no longer welcome to visit their land after signing two bills into law regulating protests over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.In a May 2 letter sent to Governor Kristi Noem, tribe president Julian Bear Runner said that “pursuant to unanimous Oglala Sioux Tribal Council Action as of May 1, 2019”, the Republican governor was “not welcome” to visit their home on the Pine Ridge Reservation in Southwestern South Dakota until she rescinds support for the two laws.The reservation is located on “a swath of land the size of Delaware and Rhode Island combined,” according to a news release from the Lakota People’s Law Project.The bills, SB 189 and SB 190, were introduced by Noem and signed into law on March 27, according to a news release from the State of South Dakota. SB 189 created a fund to recover damages from third parties “to offset costs incurred by riot boosting.” According to the law, someone is responsible for riot boosting if that person participates in a riot or “directs, advises, encourages, or solicits other persons participating in the riot to acts of force or violence.”SB 190 was created to establish a Pipeline Engagement Activity Coordination Expenses (PEACE) fund to pay for administrative costs and “extraordinary expenses,” which are costs that come as a result of “opposition to a project that would not have been incurred but for pipeline construction” and can cover the performance of law enforcement officers, functions arising from pipeline construction, and prosecution of criminal offenses.In a May 2 letter sent to Governor Kristi Noem, tribe president Julian Bear Runner said that “pursuant to unanimous Oglala Sioux Tribal Council Action as of May 1, 2019”, the Republican governor was “not welcome” to visit their home on the Pine Ridge Reservation in Southwestern South Dakota until she rescinds support for the two laws.The reservation is located on “a swath of land the size of Delaware and Rhode Island combined,” according to a news release from the Lakota People’s Law Project.The bills, SB 189 and SB 190, were introduced by Noem and signed into law on March 27, according to a news release from the State of South Dakota. SB 189 created a fund to recover damages from third parties “to offset costs incurred by riot boosting.” According to the law, someone is responsible for riot boosting if that person participates in a riot or “directs, advises, encourages, or solicits other persons participating in the riot to acts of force or violence.”SB 190 was created to establish a Pipeline Engagement Activity Coordination Expenses (PEACE) fund to pay for administrative costs and “extraordinary expenses,” which are costs that come as a result of “opposition to a project that would not have been incurred but for pipeline construction” and can cover the performance of law enforcement officers, functions arising from pipeline construction, and prosecution of criminal offenses.Bear Runner’s letter also recalled how a “previous president” said the pipeline was dangerous and shut it down, referencing President Barack Obama’s decision to reject the proposed pipeline in 2015.“How can you presume to criminalize those who would agree with that previous presidential judgment and hence take vigorous action to resist dangerous infrastructure?” the letter asked.Tribal leaders said the tribal council would have to rescind its action in order for the governor to be allowed to visit the Pine Ridge Reservation, and that her failure to follow their action, which could include visiting their land without permission from the tribal government, would leave them “no choice but to banish” her.In response to the letter, Noem’s press secretary Kristin Wileman said in a statement that Noem “has spent considerable time in Pine Ridge building relationships with tribal members, visiting businesses, discussing economic development, and working with leadership,” and that the announcement was “inconsistent with the interactions she has had with members of the community.”“It’s unfortunate that the governor was welcomed by Oglala Sioux’s leadership when resources were needed during recent storms, but communication has been cut off when she has tried to directly interact with members of the Pine Ridge community,” Wileman said in the statement. “The governor will continue working to engage with tribal members, stay in contact with tribal leadership, and maintain her efforts to build relationships with the tribes.”Chase Iron Eyes, the public relations liaison for President Running Bear, told ABC News that Noem had been welcomed to the reservation when she and members of the National Guard had visited after the storms — but that she had since made two stops without contacting the leaders. He said the governor’s recent visits, the new laws, and her consulting with TransCanada pushed the tribe to make a decision.Iron Eyes said he does not recall a situation where a sitting governor or elected official had been banned from the reservation, and that the tribal council never deliberated banishment and does not expect it to reach that point.The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of South Dakota had filed a federal lawsuit in April over three South Dakota laws dealing with protests, including the law on riot boosting. The lawsuit said the laws “violate the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution by targeting and chilling protected speech, and by failing to adequately describe what speech or conduct could subject protesters and organizations to criminal and civil penalties,” according to the ACLU.In South Dakota, rioting is a Class 4 felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Encouraging or soliciting violence in a riot is a Class 2 felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison, and encouraging a riot without participating is a Class 5 felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison.The proposed Keystone XL pipeline would transport crude oil from Hardisty, Alberta, in Canada, south to Steele City, Nebraska, running through the province of Saskatchewan and the states of Montana and South Dakota.Though the Obama administration rejected the pipeline proposal in 2015, President Donald Trump reversed that decision in 2017. A federal judge in Montana then blocked the reversal in November 2018 because the Trump administration had “ignored information about the pipeline’s environmental impact,” though Trump issued a new permit for construction in March.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

THW KIEL: AUFWIEDERSEHEN LOWEN, WILLKOMEN BARCA

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmailComments Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. ShareTweetShareShareEmail THW Kiel won one of the most important battles of the season in Mannheim, where they beat Rhein Neckar Lowen 26:24, which put “Zebras” in EHF Champions League quarter-finals on FC Barcelona Lassa. That will be a replay of the last season, when Kiel outplayed Barca for the place at Final4 in Cologne.Rhein Neckar Lowen won first match 25:24.Rhein-Neckar Löwen – THW Kiel 24:26 (12:12)Rhein-Neckar Löwen: Appelgren (ab 42.), Palicka –  Schmid (1/1), Sigurdsson (5), Banea Gonzalez, Steinhauser (n.e.), Larsen (1), Reinkind, Gedeon Guardiola, Groetzki (3), Ekdahl du Rietz (6), Pekeler (3), Petersson (5), Keller (n.e.), Trost (n.e.)THW Kiel: Landin, Wolff – Duvnjak (3), Toft Hansen, Lackovic, Weinhold (3), Dissinger, Wiencek (4), Ekberg (1), Zeitz, Dahmke, Brozovic, Vujin (5), Bilyk (5), Nilsson (3), Santos (2) Related Items:center_img 1 Comment 1 Comment Pingback: Duvnjak’s knee worries: I have pain, but I want to play! | Handball Planetlast_img read more

John Mayer, Bob Weir Help Nashville Singer MELD Search For A Miracle On Her Ailing Father’s Birthday [Videos]

first_imgNashville singer-songwriter MELD took to the internet on Saturday in the hopes of procuring a “miracle” for her father’s 50th birthday. Her father, Christopher Dewey, is a lifelong Deadhead who is currently suffering battling stage four cancer, and since he can’t be on Shakedown Street waving his finger in the air, his daughter, born Melanie Dewey, went on social media in search of a miracle.Related: MELD Aims To Be The Heart Of It, Rather Than A Part Of It, On Self-Titled Debut [Interview]In a Facebook post, Dewey attached a video of her father, who instructed his daughter that if she wants a miracle, she needs to walk around, waving her finger all day. Melanie, in turn, posted the video with the following caption, asking for help connecting with Grateful Dead members:Hey y’all MELD here- as you know from the last few posts, my dad is super sick with stage 4 cancer, and he’s a huge deadhead. I posted this video of him in lots of Grateful Dead/Phish/jam band groups (of him asking for his miracle Lol… only the headiest friends of mine will get it  …) and have had nearly 1000+ comments likes and well wishes! I am super determined to take it to the next step if possible, and try and get the video to The Grateful Dead members themselves to give him well wishes and ask folks to pray, etc.The internet did what it does best as Melanie’s digital finger waving rippled across the Deadnet and somewhere, somehow, made it into the proper hands along the way. Bob Weir offered Chris a birthday wish and sent some inspiring words from Twitter. Dead & Company guitarist John Mayer went a step further by sending a video birthday wish to Chris. In the clip, which Melanie posted to her official MELD Instagram account, Mayer noted that while he is unable to produce miracles, he is able to help look for them. By sticking his own lone index finger in the air, John has joined the search for Christopher Dewey’s much-needed miracle.See the full posts below, and keep looking for that miracle for Chris. We’re rooting for you! [UPDATE – July 4th, 2020]: Sadly, Chris Dewey passed away on July 4th, 2020. As Melanie Dewey noted in a post announcing her father’s passing, “The last song I played for him was ‘Daughters’ by John Mayer, the song we were going to dance to at my wedding…and the last semi- coherent words he said to me and my brother were ‘Thank you for making today so special, It is greatly appreciated.’” Read MELD’s full post below:last_img read more

Faint Glimmers of Hope as Virus Deaths Appear to be Holding

first_imgBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was infected last month, was hospitalized in what his office described as a precaution because of persistent symptoms. The 55-year-old Johnson, who had a fever for days, is the first known head of government to fall ill with the disease. The virus is spread by droplets from coughs or sneezes. For most people, the virus causes mild to moderate symptoms such as fever and cough. But for some, especially older adults and the infirm, it can cause pneumonia. Over 263,000 people have recovered worldwide. Related: Complete COVID-19 Coverage from JEMS In Asia, Japan’s prime minister said he will declare a state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday. Infections are soaring in the country that has the world’s third-largest economy and its oldest population. “It’s hopeful,” he said. “But it still depends on what we do.” Worldwide, more than 1.2 million people have been confirmed infected and over 70,000 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University. The true numbers are certainly much higher, because of limited testing, different ways nations count the dead and deliberate under-reporting by some governments. Stocks rallied on Wall Street and around the world on the news out of the U.S. and Europe, where deaths and new infections appeared to be slowing not only in the three hardest-hit countries but in the Netherlands and Germany as well. The zoo’s’ director, Jim Breheny, said he hoped the finding can contribute to the global fight against the virus. Long reported from Washington. Hinnant reported from Paris. Associated Press writers around the world contributed. “This new phase does not mean we can let down our guard. We are assessing the measures that we will need to adopt,” Ábalos said. Transport, Mobility and Urban Affairs Minister José Luis Ábalos said the figures show Spain is entering “a new phase of the battle.” ___ More than 9,600 people have died of the virus in the United States, and it leads the world in confirmed infections at more than 337,000. Nursing coordinator Maria Berardelli at the hard-hit Pope John XXIII hospital in Bergamo said that while the numbers of new patients had eased up a bit, hospital staff members were still pulling long, difficult shifts. But leaders echoed New York’s warning: Any gains could easily be reversed if people do not continue to abide by the rules that they keep their distance from one another. A report from a federal watchdog agency found that three out of four U.S. hospitals surveyed are already treating patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. Louisiana health officials reported 68 more coronavirus-related deaths, the state’s biggest jump since the outbreak began. In all, the state where New Orleans hosts millions of tourists yearly has about 480 reported deaths and over 13,000 infections. Medical workers wearing equipment to protect themselves from coronavirus bring a patient to St Thomas’ Hospital in Westminster in London, Monday, April 6, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) Patients awaiting treatment in Madrid-area ERs went down Monday to 390 cases, one-tenth of the arrivals last week, the regional government said. The number of people being treated for coronavirus in intensive care stabilized at about 1,500 for five straight days. “There has been no reduction in the work,” Berardelli said. “There have been fewer admissions to the emergency room, but our intensive care units are still full, so the activity hasn’t been reduced.” In Spain, deaths and new infections dropped again Monday. The health ministry reported 637 new deaths, the lowest toll in 13 days, for a total of over 13,000 dead. New recorded infections were also the lowest in two weeks. Emergency rooms in the hard-hit Madrid region of 6.6 million were returning almost to normal a week after scenes of patients sleeping on floors and in chairs. He ordered schools and nonessential businesses to remain closed until the end of the month and lambasted New Yorkers for being out in parks over the weekend. “That is just wholly unacceptable,” he said. “People are dying. People in the health care system are exposing themselves every day to tremendous risk walking into these emergency rooms.” Austria and the Czech Republic both began openly discussing how to ease some of the crippling restrictions. Austria’s chancellor said the plan is to let small shops and garden centers reopen next week, limiting the number of customers inside, and the rest on May 1. The Czech government is proposing an end to the ban on travel abroad as of April 14 and the reopening of small stores. NEW YORK (AP) – The steep rise in coronavirus deaths in New York appears to be leveling off in a possible sign that social distancing is working in the most lethal hot spot in the U.S., the governor said Monday – a trend that seems to have taken hold more convincingly in hard-hit Italy, Spain and France. Illness has been compounded by shocking economic pain as all the world’s largest economies have ground to a halt, with 10 million jobs lost in the United States in the last two weeks alone. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the number of new people entering hospitals daily has dropped, as has the number of critically ill patients who require ventilators. But he warned that people must continue to abide by the social distancing and lockdown measures Italy still has, by far, the world’s highest coronavirus death toll – almost 16,000 – but the pressure on northern Italy’s intensive care units has eased so much that Lombardy is no longer airlifting patients to other regions. The disease emerged in China late last year, and every week seems to bring an unwelcome surprise to those trying to fight it. A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive in what is believed to be the first known infection in an animal in the U.S. or a tiger anywhere. Italy’s day-to-day increase in new COVID-19 cases dipped again, for the lowest one-day increase in early three weeks.. The country, ravaged by the virus, also saw a drop for the third straight day in the intensive care beds occupied by patients with coronavirus infections. Lacking enough for protective gear against the virus, British doctors and nurses were wearing goggles from school science classes, holding their breath when close to patients, and repeatedly reusing single-use masks, Dr. Rinesh Parmar, head of Doctors’ Association UK, told Sky News. Yet Britain’s outbreak was headed in the opposite direction, as the country reported more than 600 deaths Sunday, surpassing Italy’s daily increase for the second day in a row.last_img read more

Victoria Clark Replaces Julie White in Assassins at City Center Encores! Off-Center

first_img View Comments Victoria Clark(Photo: Caitlin McNaney) Tony winner Victoria Clark will now play Sara Jane Moore in City Center’s starry Encores! Off-Center production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Assassins. Clark takes over for the previously announced Tony winner Julie White in the revival running July 12-15 at City Center.Also set to appear in Assassins is Steven Pasquale (John Wilkes Booth), Alex Brightman (Giuseppe Zangara), Steven Boyer (John Hinckley Jr.), John Ellison Conlee (Charles Guiteau), Clifton Duncan (The Balladeer), Shuler Hensley (Leon Czolgosz), Ethan Lipton (The Proprietor), Erin Markey (Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme), Cory Michael Smith (Lee Harvey Oswald) and Danny Wolohan (Samuel Byck). Assassins will be directed by Anne Kauffman, with music direction by Chris Fenwick and choreography by Lorin Latarro.Clark is a Tony winner for The Light in the Piazza who has also appeared on Broadway in Gigi, Cinderella, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Urinetown, Titanic, Sister Act and a slew of other shows.Other musicals set for the 2017 Encores! Off-Center series include Kirsten Childs’ 2000 work The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin (July 26-27) starring Nikki M. James and Maurice Sendak and Carole King’s Really Rosie (August 2-5) starring Taylor Caldwell.last_img read more

Phil Scott appoints 24 to boards and commissions in December

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today announced the appointment of 24 Vermonters to State boards and commissions, made in the month of December. Boards and commissions serve an important role in state government, giving Vermonters numerous opportunities to serve their state and communities. The Governor’s office is currently soliciting applications to fill vacancies and upcoming term expirations. All those interested in serving on a board or commission should visit the Governor’s website at governor.vermont.gov/boards-commissions(link is external) to apply.Appointments made by the Governor between December 1-December 31, 2017, are listed below:State Workforce Development BoardDavid Allaire of RutlandPaul Monette of NewportGregory Maguire of MontpelierBoard of HealthMargaret Bolton of AddisonRobert Simpson of BurlingtonVermont Commission on WomenMary Daley of BarnetDistrict 1 Environmental CommissionJohn Casella Jr. of HydevilleDistrict 5 Environmental CommissionKen Goslant of NorthfieldCommunity High School of VermontBeth Hulbert of BarreSean Recicar of ColchesterVermont State Housing AuthorityJo Ann Troiano of MontpelierGovernor’s Workforce Equity and Diversity CouncilJoseph Nusbaum of WinooskiKaren Richards of WilliamstownLori Valburn of EssexVermont Economic Progress CouncilCasey Mock (as Executive Director), of BurlingtonBoard of Dental ExaminersDavid Baasch of WallingfordBoard of OptometryAlbert Pristaw of WoodstockBoard of ChiropracticBenjamin King of WillistonNew England Board of Higher EducationKaren Scolforo of CastletonVermont Human Rights CommissionNathan Besio of ColchesterGreen Mountain Secure Retirement Plan BoardPaul Dame of EssexDan Boardman of BurlingtonState Program Standing Committee for Adult Mental HealthUlrika Schygulla of North Ferrisburghlast_img read more

LSGM establishes Cypen fellows

first_img July 15, 2012 Regular News LSGM establishes Cypen fellows LSGM establishes Cypen fellows Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc., has created the Harry and Irving Cypen Fellows Program.The program was established by Stephen H. Cypen in memory of his father Judge Irving Cypen, and his uncle Harry L. Cypen, whose daughter Marcia K. Cypen has been LSGMI’s executive director for almost 30 years. The Cypen brothers were law partners for almost 40 years.The Cypen Fellows Program will fund paid law student internships at LSGMI, giving fellows the opportunity to become immersed in public interest law while assisting low-income individuals and families in Miami-Dade County. Fellows will develop practical legal skills and substantive knowledge in practice areas unique to the low-income community, and help LSGMI meet the growing demand from the community.last_img read more

ASML Leases 55,600 SF At Chandler Freeway Crossing

first_imgCushman & Wakefield of Arizona negotiated a 55,600 SF lease of office space at Chandler Freeway Crossing, 2650 W. Geronimo Place, Chandler, for ASML, US, Inc., a provider of lithography systems for the semiconductor industry.The company will utilize the space for sales and service of semiconductor related equipment and as corporate office space. Currently located at 8555 S. River Parkway in Tempe, this marks a corporate relocation for ASML. The company signed a six-year term at the new facility in a lease valued at $4.5M. ASML plans to take occupancy of the space at Chandler Freeway Crossing in March, 2013.“The leasing activity at Chandler Freeway Crossing is at levels we have not experienced since pre-recession 2007”, said Mark Detmer, Executive Director at Cushman and Wakefield. “We have proposals out on the last remaining space and look forward to working with Mark IV Capital on the planning and delivery of the next phase of the park in 2013.”Chandler Freeway Crossing is a 40-acre business park located at the Loop 101 and Freeway 202 in Chandler. The first phase of the park consists of two 42,000-square-foot buildings, each expandable to 84,000 SF. Mark IV Capital of Newport Beach, California is the owner and operator of the business park.“We are excited to have the quality tenancy ASML brings to Chandler Freeway Crossing” said Paul Cate, President of Mark IV Capital, “ASML’s corporate culture and commitment to innovation, align well with the principals of Mark IV Capital.” ASML will join Smart Modular within Chandler Freeway Crossing, complementing the high tech nature of the tenants in the park.Mark Detmer, Dave Seeger, Bo Mills, Karsten Peterson, Mark Gustin and Jackie Orcutt of Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona, Inc. serve as exclusive leasing agents for Chandler Freeway Crossing and represented the landlord in this lease negotiation. Jason Malcolm of CRESA Partners represented the tenant.last_img read more