Calibration of shell δ18O from the common whelk Buccinum undatum highlights potential for environmental reconstruction

first_imgThe common whelk, Buccinum undatum, is a commercially important gastropod found throughout the North Atlantic. One method of age and life history analysis for gastropod species is the use of oxygen isotope ratio (δ18O) measurements from their shells, which is a well-established technique for the reconstruction of historical seawater temperatures at the time of shell biomineralization. Palaeotemperature calibrations have been developed for different types of calcium carbonate as well as species-specific equations to produce the most accurate seawater temperature reconstructions. Here we investigate the four-layer internal structure of B. undatum shells and confirm an aragonite composition using Micro-Raman Spectroscopy (MRS). We then calibrate a species-specific palaeotemperature equation for this gastropod species. This was achieved through the isotopic analysis of shells from laboratory reared specimens of known provenance reared at specific seawater temperatures to produce the following: t(°C) = 14.96 (± 0.15) – 4.94 (± 0.22) x (δ18Oshell – δ18Owater) The calibrated equation differs significantly from previously published data derived from both aragonite and calcite. An offset of 1.04‰ (± 0.41‰) was discovered between observed δ18OShell values and those expected under equilibrium, suggesting a species-specific vital effect. The calibrated equation was used to reconstruct accurate, high resolution historical seawater temperatures from three sites across the U.K. (Shetland, the Menai Strait and Jersey). With this new accurate calibration, both modern and fossil B. undatum shells now have the potential to be employed as high-resolution archives of recent and historical seawater temperature.last_img read more

CNOOC begins production from Bozhong 19-6 project, offshore China

first_imgThe project’s wellhead platform will fully use the existing processing facilities of the Bozhong 13-1 oilfield CNOOC commences production from Bozhong 19-6 condensate gas field pilot area development project.(Credit: Kasey Houston from FreeImages) CNOOC said that it has started production from the Bozhong 19-6 condensate gas field pilot area development project in the central Bohai Sea in China.The offshore condensate gas field is contained in an average water depth of nearly 23m, said the Chinese national oil company.According to the company, a new wellhead platform has been constructed for the Bozhong 19-6 project, which will fully use the existing processing facilities of the Bozhong 13-1 oilfield.Plans for the Bozhong 19-6 projectCNOOC is planning to drill a total of eight development wells for production at the project. These will include seven production wells and a water source well.The Bozhong 19-6 project is anticipated to achieve its peak production of around 35.32 million cubic feet of natural gas and 5,720 barrels of condensate oil per day by the end of this year, said the Chinese oil and gas producer.CNOOC owns 100% of the offshore condensate gas project.CNOOC chairman Wang Dongjin said: “Commencement of production in Bozhong 19-6 condensate gas field pilot area development project has laid a solid foundation for the overall development later on and will provide low-carbon and safe energy for Bohai Rim Region.“Focusing on large and medium-sized oil and gas fields, the Company will continue to innovate exploration and development ideas, enhance efforts in oil and gas exploration and development, obtain more new oil and gas discoveries, and ensure high-quality and sustainable development.”CNOOC reveals Q3 2020 production figuresThe Chinese energy company reported an increase of 5.1% year-over-year (YoY) in its total net production for the third quarter of 2020 at 131.2 million barrels of oil equivalent (BOE).In China, its production in Q3 2020 grew by 10.4% YoY to 88.6 million BOE. The increase in production was mainly driven by the Luda 21-2/ Luda 16-3 regional development project, Dongfang 13-2 gas fields development project, and other new projects that came on stream.However, outside China, CNOOC’s production was down by 4.6% YoY at 42.6 million BOE. This was largely because of lower production of the Egina project in Nigeria and the Long Lake oil sands project in Canada amid low oil prices.last_img read more

Russia: CF Task Unit Returns from Deployment

first_img Russia: CF Task Unit Returns from Deployment Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: CF Task Unit Returns from Deployment View post tag: Navy View post tag: Task Training & Education View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval Share this articlecenter_img View post tag: CF View post tag: Deployment View post tag: Unit October 18, 2012 Caspian Flotilla (CF) task unit consisting of frigate Tatarstan and seagoing tug MB-58 returned to home bases after deployment to…[mappress]Source: Russian Navy,October 18, 2012 View post tag: Returnslast_img read more

US Defence Secretary visits Oxford

first_imgAsh Carter, US Defence Secretary, visited Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government last Wednesday. Carter, who studied at Oxford as a Rhodes scholar and obtained a PhD in theoretical physics, spoke about the future of the UK-US ‘special relationship’ and the post-Brexit international order.He stressed in his speech that “the United States has no stronger ally, no closer ally, than the United Kingdom”, particularly with respect to the issues of “Russia’s aggression and ISIL’s barbarism”.The Brexit vote, he argued, “doesn’t change the fact that the United Kingdom will continue to have a rich relationship with countries across Europe, economically, politically and militarily. And it does not change at all that the United Kingdom and in particular its military, (…) all it is doing at home and around the world. It doesn’t change that.”Carter also joked that he was “disappointed” not to be able to visit the Lamb & Flag, having got to know the pub during his studies at St. John’s in the 1970s.Ngaire Woods, Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government, said that the Brexit vote had raised key issues in Secretary Carter’s speech, and that she was delighted he had visited.Carter is the second high-profile member of the Obama administration to visit Oxford this year, after Secretary of State John Kerry’s address to the Oxford Union in May.last_img read more

NORTH BERGEN BRIEFS

first_imgOver 200 kids get free costumes at Halloween giveawayThe group NB C.A.R.E.S. held their annual Halloween costume giveaway for families in need on Tuesday, Oct. 4. More than 200 kids happily dug through the piles of costumes inside the Recreation Center to find the perfect outfit for this year’s holiday. One young local, Laila, was looking for a white dress so she could celebrate Halloween as a zombie bridesmaid. “It’s going to be ripped up and bloody,” she said.Nearby, another local student named Angie was searching for bows for her zombie cheerleader costume.She said she was going to combine it with the “Bob’s Burgers” character Louise’s hat.More than 400 costumes were donated to the township by Walmart with additional donations from Walgreen’s.In addition there were wigs, hats, accessories, trick-or-treat bags, Halloween decorations, candy, baking supplies, and more, all available to residents for free. Commissioner Julio Marenco visited the event to meet with families as they tried on costumes and geared up for the Halloween season. 1 / 2  More than 200 kids received free Halloween costumes at a town giveaway on Oct. 4. (See brief)  2 / 2  The third annual Hudson County Fair will continue in Braddock Park through the upcoming Columbus Day weekend. It kicked off with a ribbon cutting by local officials on Friday, Sept. 29, including North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco, Freeholder Anthony Vainieri, and North Bergen commissioners. (See brief) ❮ ❯ ×  1 / 2  More than 200 kids received free Halloween costumes at a town giveaway on Oct. 4. (See brief)  2 / 2  The third annual Hudson County Fair will continue in Braddock Park through the upcoming Columbus Day weekend. It kicked off with a ribbon cutting by local officials on Friday, Sept. 29, including North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco, Freeholder Anthony Vainieri, and North Bergen commissioners. (See brief) ❮ ❯center_img Suspect in North Bergen hit-and-run turns himself inThe suspect in last week’s fatal hit and run outside North Bergen’s Palisades Medical Center turned himself in to authorities Monday, according to a press release from the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office.Olvy R. Torres, 36, appeared at the Sheriff’s Office Division in Jersey City at 10:30 a.m that day, the release said. He turned himself in with his attorney.He was set to be arraigned at Central Judicial Processing Court Tuesday. Torres is charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death. Additional charges may soon follow, according to the release.Bayonne resident Luisa Valdes, 59, who worked at the hospital, died in the incident.“This suspect’s identification and arrest was an excellent display of inter-agency cooperation by our three law enforcement agencies,” Sheriff Frank Schillari said. “There were about two dozen officers working around the clock last week to identify and locate the driver of that vehicle.”Extensive news and social media coverage played a role in Torres coming forward, according to North Bergen Police Chief Robert Dowd.“We had over 150,000 hits on just our NBPD social media outlets after his photograph was posted last week,” Dowd said in the release.“The arrest of this suspect was the direct result of investigative collaboration of multiple law enforcement agencies and I am proud of our efforts,” added Prosecutor Esther Suarez. “My heart goes out to the family and co-workers of Luisa Valdes, and I hope that this arrest will help in some way to ease their sorrow and help to eventually bring this matter to a just conclusion.” State indicts three men in large North Bergen fentanyl bustOn Friday, Atty. Gen. Christopher Porrino announced the indictment of three men in connection with a massive fentanyl bust in North Bergen this summer, said a press release from the state Attorney General’s office.“While it has been spotlighted for killing Prince and other celebrities, fentanyl also is responsible for a growing death toll in New Jersey,” says the release, “where there were 417 overdose deaths from fentanyl in 2015, and 394 overdose deaths from fentanyl and fentanyl analogs in just the first six months of 2016.”According to the release, Jesus Carrillo-Pineda, 31, Jesus Yanez-Martinez, 22, and Daniel Vasquez, 28 are charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl (2nd degree), possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute (2nd degree), and possession of fentanyl (3rd degree).Yanez-Martinez and Vasquez are also individually charged with distribution of fentanyl (2nd degree).Carrillo-Pineda faces a charge of possession of heroin (3rd degree).The indictment also charges Carrillo-Pineda and Omar Zeus Rodriguez, 38, in connection to a separate seizure in Willingboro of five fentanyl kilos, almost 40 kilos of heroin, and a smaller quantity of methamphetamine.On Jun. 28, New Jersey State Police, along with members of the North Bergen Police Department, arrested the three men in a North Bergen parking lot.Allegedly, the officers witnessed an alleged transfer of fentanyl from a tractor trailer occupied by Yanez-Martinez and Vasquez to a Mercedes Benz driven by Carrillo-Pineda.The arrests seized 40 kilograms of fentanyl, allegedly wrapped and held in two black duffel bags, transferred to the Mercedes Benz’s trunk.Officers searching the Benz also allegedly found a handbag with $1,050 and a small quantity of heroin.The kilos seized could have yielded over 18 million lethal doses, destroying the largest state record for a fentanyl seizure by law enforcement, the office said.The first-degree charges carry a sentence of 10 to 20 years in state prison and a fine of up to $200,000. Second-degree charges carry a sentence of five to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $150,000, while the third-degree charges carry a sentence of three to five years in prison and a fine of up to $35,000, the release said.Second weekend for Hudson County FairThe third annual Hudson County Fair launched its two-weekend stay in North Bergen with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Sept. 29, followed by three days of exciting rides, entertainment, and food galore. Mayor Sacco was joined by Freeholder Anthony Vainieri – who brought the fair to North Bergen three years ago – to cut the ribbon officially opening the event.Also helping to kick off the festivities were Commissioners Hugo Cabrera, Julio Marenco, Allen Pascual, Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez, Guttenberg Council Members Monica Fundora and John Habermann, fair owner Dan McCafferty, and numerous other local officials.The fair opened for business again on Thursday, Oct. 5 and will run through Columbus Day, Oct. 9. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. on Friday in Braddock Park across from the tennis courts, and at noon from Saturday through Monday. This weekend will see even more vendors and rides, including the 90-foot Ferris wheel with its breathtaking views.Live music is on the bill with bands playing every day on the big Palisades stage, including The Nerds, Under Pressure, and Men of Horses.For more information visit hudsoncountyfair.org/.Latin Music Night takes over Waterfront ParkMayor Nicholas Sacco welcomed residents of North Bergen and Guttenberg to Waterfront Park for a free night of fun Latin Music on Friday, Sept. 29. A live DJ provided the tunes, engaging kids in the audience to put their sneakers to the pavement and dance the night away under the stars. Freshly-popped popcorn was given out free, along with water.Also joining the mayor in opening the festivities were Commissioners Hugo Cabrera and Julio Marenco, Freeholder Angelica Jimenez, as well as Guttenberg Council Members Monica Fundora and John Habermann and Town Administrator Cosmo Cirillo.Meet the North Bergen P.D. in meetings through OctoberThe North Bergen Police Department will host community meetings throughout the township in October.These informal sessions are a forum for North Bergen residents to voice any concerns and discuss issues in person with members of the police department.The program, known as N.B. TAPS (North Bergen Township Alternative Policing Strategy), was initiated last year by Chief of Police Robert Dowd in order to enhance police-community relations.Residents get to meet the officers who patrol their neighborhoods, and the officers get to learn about any matters of concern directly from the residents.All meetings will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. The dates and locations are as follows: Thursday, Oct. 12: Our Lady of Fatima Church, Lower Level, 8011 Kennedy Blvd; Tuesday, Oct. 24: North Bergen Town Hall Chambers, Lower Level, 4233 Kennedy Blvd; and Thursday, Oct. 26: Uptown Public Library, 8411 Bergenline Ave.Free health fair at the library Oct. 7The North Bergen Free Public Library is hosting a free Community Health Fair on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free medical screenings and services, open to anyone who registers, will be available including blood test screening for diabetes, and pulmonary functions tests. Vision screening will also be available for those who register.This event is offered by Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center and the North Bergen Library. Free refreshments and giveaways will be provided.Call (201) 854-5702 to register for vision testing. The library is at located 8411 Bergenline Ave.North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue accepting donations for hurricane victimsNorth Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue (NHRFR) is doing its part to help the millions affected by the devastating impacts of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Hurricane Maria. NHRFR is teaming up with the mayors of Guttenberg, North Bergen, Union City, Weehawken and West New York, as well as the North Hudson Firefighters and Fire Officers unions in collecting emergency supplies for all victims.“Like most Americans, our hearts were broken when we saw the footage of the destruction caused by these hurricanes,” said Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner, who also serves as chairman of NHRFR’s Management Committee. “It’s hard to imagine a more worthy cause than this and all of the other mayors and I are honored to participate in this effort. We encourage all residents to participate along with us and contribute as much as they can. Donated items being sought include: bottled water, nonperishable foods, baby food, diapers (baby and adult), baby wipes, and shampoo. NO clothing, shoes or blankets can be accepted.Collections will be accepted every day of the week between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. NHRFR asks those dropping off donations to ring the bell to the firehouse and wait for a firefighter to greet them and accept the donations. In the event that the event that firefighters are out on a call, they will provide a box outside in which supplies may be left. The firehouses accepting donations are as follows:Safety 1: 6801 Madison St. Guttenberg, Engine 13: 7507 Hudson Ave., North Bergen, Engine 4: 541 29th St. Union City, Engine 5: 4610 Park Ave., Weehawken, and Squad 7: 11 Port Imperial Blvd, West New York.Residents seeking more information on donating can contact NHRFR Battalion Chief Alider Platts at 201-601-3542.For any additional information please contact Philip Swibinski at 201-864-0600 or [email protected] Union City teenager dies, three officers in the hospital after multiple vehicle crashesA local student has died and three local police officers are in the hospital after multiple vehicle crashes in that town on Wednesday evening.Earlier in the evening, a 16-year-old Union City High School student on a bicycle crashed with a garbage truck at Palisade Avenue and 31st Street, killing the boy, the outlet reported.Three responding officers were reportedly struck by one of two motorcycles that police said were allegedly through the intersection. The bike then reportedly slammed into the garbage truck that was involved in the initial investigation.The other motorcyclist allegedly sped away, according to NJ.com. It is unclear if that motorcyclist has been found or not, NJ.com said. The motorcyclist who struck the officers is reportedly in custody and facing numerous charges.Capt. Joseph Botti, Lt. Michael Bergbauer, and Officer Nick Alverez were injured in the crash, media reports said. They are reportedly expected to survive their injuries.“Please pray for all the officers injured in Union City incident tonight. Officers have been taken to area hospitals,” the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association said on Twitter. One of the officers was listed in critical condition, according to NBC New York.“Prayers for three Union City, NJ, police officers struck by hit & run motorcyclist Wed., 10/4/17, serious – critical #THESACRIFICECONTINUES,” the Port Authority Police Department Tweeted after the incident.last_img read more

The Blue Devils and the Lakers are Pee Wee Champions

first_imgGirlsThe Blue Devils defeated the Hoyas, 18-11, in the Girls Championship game. Julia Hester led all scorers with 13 points for the champs. Shelia O’Neill and Gia Logan each added 2 points and Cora Hughes one point for the Blue Devils. Jenna Gaetani had 4 points, Katie Mulcahy 3 points, Francesca Geagoni and Kylie Skowronski each 2 points for the Hoyas. Boys The Lakers defeated the Pirates, 28-19, in the Boys Championship game. Christian Szyskowski led all scorers with 17 points and David Kobryn added 11 points for the Laker champions. TJ Santos had 11 points, Anthony Novello 6 points and Sean Gasiorowski 2 points for the Pirates.last_img read more

For South End, Three Sweet Words on Beach Project: ‘Starts Next Week’

first_imgA collection of federal, state and local officials sat in the same room Thursday night and uttered the words property owners on the south end of Ocean City have waited eight years to hear: Beach replenishment will start next week.Great Lakes Dock and Dredging Company equipment carries sections of pipeline from 34th Street to 43rd Street to prepare for a beach replenishment project expected to start April 14.A federal Army Corps of Engineers project to rebuild eroded beaches and dunes between 36th and 59th streets in Ocean City is expected to start Thursday, April 16.The work was first authorized in 2007 but did not receive funding until Superstorm Sandy sparked a renewed push to protect coastal property throughout the Mid-Atlantic — with $1 billion going to New Jersey projects alone.The federal government will pay for 100 percent of a $57.6 million project that includes Strathmere and Sea Isle City.The announcement was part of an update at the public City Council meeting April 9 provided by representatives of the federal Army Corps of Engineers, the state Department of Environmental Protection, the City of Ocean City and the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company.__________Sign up for free breaking news updates from Ocean City.Get Ocean City updates in your Facebook news feed. “Like” us.__________The officials largely confirmed plans and timelines that already had been reported. But the confirmation marks the very last days in a long waiting game for property owners in southern Ocean City, where the ocean met the bay during Superstorm Sandy in October 2012 and flattened protective dunes. Even before Sandy hit in 2012, beaches on that part of the island disappeared during some high tides.A pipeline will carry sand from an underwater borrow area off the coast of Strathmere to the beach south of 42nd Street in Ocean City, NJ.The work should proceed as follows:The contractor already is staging equipment on the beach near a feeder pipeline just south of 42nd Street.A hopper dredge, the Liberty Island, is on its way from Florida and should arrive next week after a stop in Norfolk, Va.Unlike the cutter dredge that the Army Corps used for a north-end project in 2013, the hopper dredge is an ocean-going ship. It will travel to a borrow area about two miles off Strathmere. The dredge will pump sand (about 4,000 cubic yards at a time … in about 40 to 45 minutes) from the ocean floor to its hold. The ship will then travel closer to shore, hook up to the feeder pipeline and pump sand onto the beach.Intake screens will filter debris (unexploded munitions were famously an issue during a Long Beach Island project more than a decade ago) during both the intake and outfall processes.Sections of pipeline are now stacked on the beach at 43rd Street, a half-block south of where the feeder pipe lands on the beach.Heavy equipment will build dunes and contour the beach.The project will start at 42nd Street and move north to 36th Street. (Army Corps of Engineers Project Manager Dwight Pakan said the area between 34th and 36th street does not need the sand.About 1,000 feet of beach will be closed at a time as the work proceeds down the beach.Dune crossovers (56 of them, including crossovers at mid-block) will be constructed as the work proceeds.Dunes will have an elevation of 12.8 feet (NAVD88) with tops 25 feet wide.When the project reaches 36th Street, the on-beach pipeline will be removed and work will proceed southward to 49th Street.When that work is finished, the feeder pipeline will be redirected to 55th Street. Work will then proceed from 55th Street northward to 49th Street. The last stretch will be from 55th Street southward to 59th Street.Officials estimate a July 15 finish for beachfill work in Ocean City. (Working from a separate cutter dredge, beachfill work will begin in Strathmere on April 20 and finish in Sea Isle City on Sept. 15.)Dune grass planting will start on Nov. 15.During the project, safety personnel will patrol beaches 24 hours a day. Access points for equipment will be at 34th Street, 57th Street and 59th Street.While the cutter dredge can work at a greater capacity when it’s running continuously, the hopper dredge can work in rougher seas. Over the course of a long job, the two types of dredges typically require the same amount of time to complete work, according to Kevin Zimmerman of Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company.After completion of the initial project, the southern end of Ocean City will be part of a three-year cycle for renourishment projects. For those projects, the federal government will pay 50 percent and the state government 50 percent. Of the state portion, Ocean City will be responsible for 25 percent (making Ocean City’s share 12.5 percent of the total cost).The borrow area for the initial project is far offshore because it requires so much sand, but future renourishment projects could potentially be taken from the shallow waters off Corson’s Inlet, according to Pakan.Detailed information on the project and proposed timeline can be found at: www.nap.usace.army.mil/GET.The city will be providing free shuttle service from the closed area to adjacent beaches that are open.  The shuttle service will tentatively begin on Memorial Day Weekend. An Army Corps of Engineers contractor is staging equipment on the beach at 34th Street. It will be transported down the beach to the start of the beach replenishment project area at 42nd Street.last_img read more

UK team gears up for Sigep

first_imgThe UK will again be putting forward a team of bakers to take part in the Sigep Bread Cup at the Sigep exhibition in Rimini, Italy later this month.The UK team is: David Mizon, Pin Point Training & Consultancy and general secretary of the ABST; Matthew May, Odlums; Doug Beaney, Montana Bakeries; and Rebecca Thompson, University College Birmingham. Last year the UK team brought home the Production Award for producing the most products each day of the four-day competition, within a five-hour period.Mizon told British Baker the team would be flying out on 17 January, and would be travelling via Lesaffre in Lille and the Richemont School in Lucerne, “which is allowing us access to feed our bread sponges and sourdoughs”.“After the competition, we have been invited to visit a few bakeries in Rimini and Bologna, and then we return on the 28 January, travelling via the Gustar School in Tuscany, where we will spend a day working with master craftsman David Bedu,” added Mizon.Sigep takes place from 21-25 January.>>UK team sees production success at Sigeplast_img read more

Internal marketing is just as important as external marketing

first_img 82SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Brett Jackson Brett Jackson has been dedicated to building vibrant, competitive, breakthrough brands in the world of financial institutions for over a decade now. As the CEO of Systemax Corporation, a company … Web: www.systemaxsolutions.com Details We so often focus on our external marketing to customers. How will we position our brand? Who is our ideal client? What is the go to market strategy on the next xyz product?We spend so much time, effort and money focused outwardly that we are overlooking the most important asset we have, our team.Do you strategically build an environment to reinforce your external brand? Often I walk in to branches and people are depressed, and not excited to be there. Over the years we have allowed our branches to become boring and frankly not very fun to come into. It all starts with our people and having a filter as to who you bring into your organization. Once the right people are playing on the same team, amazing things can happen.To me it all starts with the core values of the organization, if you don’t have them call me and we will get things sorted out. Once those are in place, those are the filter that all employees need to go through. It is what you hire and fire by. Once you have great people, keep them excited and focused on your corporate mission. Engaged, excited, and interested team members will achieve results 10x more than any marketing campaign.Establish values, and live them!last_img read more

Financial fitness focus: Biz Kid$ – Improving youth financial literacy

first_imgFinancial Fitness Day is less than two weeks away, and we could not be more excited!  April 6th is dedicated to helping members get their financial health in shape, while raising funds for the National Credit Union Foundation and state credit union foundations in support of their critical financial education initiatives.Your support of Financial Fitness Day helps to improve the financial future of the younger generation through the Biz Kid$ financial education program.  Biz Kid$ is a national financial literacy initiative that teaches kids about money and business in a fun, engaging manor.  The Foundation is proud to distribute Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grants each year to help fund innovative programs that improve the financial education of youth through the use of the Biz Kid$ program.Thanks to all of our supporters, in 2015, the Foundation was able to approve 16 new Biz Kid$ grants. There are many leagues and state foundations who have done amazing things in their communities using Biz Kid$, including financial literacy summer camps, bringing Biz Kid$ into the classroom, hosting Biz Kid$ workshops and more. The grantee recipients have some pretty spectacular things planned for this year to reach the younger generation.One great example of this is the Credit Union League of Connecticut who received a grant in 2015 from the Foundation.  With it, they will be utilizing their young professional network to educate them about the amazing Biz Kid$ resources that are available for use.  They will then task these young professionals with developing a plan to bring Biz Kid$ into the schools across the state and teaching it to the students – how cool is that? continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more