10 Last Minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Outdoorsy Dad

first_imgIn case you somehow missed it, Father’s Day is Sunday. If you’re like me, and you haven’t made plans or arrangements for that outdoorsy dad on your list, don’t freak out just yet. There’s still time. And with this top 10 list of top-notch gifts for the outdoor-loving Dad in your life, the task just got a little simpler.1. Costa Polarized SunglassesNew in 2016, the Rafael frames offer optimum comfort, style, and durability while the copper shaded 580 p glass lenses are perfectly calibrated to the mountain trout streams of the Blue Ridge.costa2_FIX2. Ice Mule CoolerThis is a serious cooler designed for extreme adventure. It’s perfect for the dad on the go because it allows him to keep things cold without having to lug a heavy, bulky cooler around!Screen Shot 2015-06-15 at 2.07.18 PMScreen Shot 2015-06-15 at 2.07.24 PM 6. Deuter Kid Comfort 2“Designed for that feeling of boundless freedom on longer hikes, Kid Comfort has taken thousands of kids and parents on great excursions outdoors.” Related Content: 3. Altec Lansing Sport EarBudsThese waterproof buds stay securely in your ear even when you’re dripping with sweat or covered in mud. They can even go under water for lake swims or laps in the pool. With 20 hours of battery life, these Bluetooth buds are comfy and snug, and they deliver top-notch sound to power you through your next workout.Sport Headphones Redcenter_img Screen Shot 2015-06-15 at 1.53.20 PM7. Oboz SundogLet Dad  leave winter’s weight behind with the versatility of the Sundog – traction, breathability, comfort, and only-what-you-need protection.Screen Shot 2015-06-15 at 1.57.41 PM8. Leki Instructor Lite Hiking PolesLeki is the industry standard for hiking poles, and the Instructor Lites don’t disappoint. With rubber fitness tips, adjustable trigger straps, an innovative patented Shark Grip releasable strap system, and 100% carbon shafts, the poles are lightweight yet durable.  The poles are easily adjustable, too, allowing multiple users to size the poles to their needs.unnamed9. Chaco Updraft EcotreadThese are our approach shoes. In the fall and winter, we convert them into “Sacos” for bouldering. You don’t have to tie your shoes from boulder to boulder. It’s a pain in the ass to tie your shoes. $95chaco updraft_FIX10.  Columbia OutDry Extreme Rain JacketColumbia is positioning their new OutDry Extreme tech as a paradigm shift in the world of raingear, which has been dominated by Gore-Tex for the last 30 years or so. It’s the first two-layer system, employing a wicking fabric on the inside and a super-durable waterproof membrane on the outside.Men's OutDry EX Diamond Shell 4. myCharge All-TerrainIt’s the first waterproof, temperature proof, drop proof and dust proof portable battery pack. Charge your phone or devices on big backcountry adventures without worrying about the elements.The All-Terrain is waterproof up to two meters for one hour and can withstand extreme heat and cold without losing charging capabilities.AllTerrain open5. Howler Brothers, Matagorda Tech ShirtTechnical shirts are a dime a dozen these days, but Howler Brothers has outdone themselves with the Matagorda Tech Shirt, the newest in an apparel lineup that is being heralded by industry pros and weekend warriors alike. The key to the Matagorda’s functionality is its streamlined simplicity. The design is clean and focused and the breathable nylon fabric is engineered for extreme flexibility.LS Shirt_Matagorda_Crustaceanlast_img read more

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Colombian Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 25 Years in U.S. Prison

first_img A Colombian drug trafficking leader named Christian Borda, involved with paramilitaries in smuggling cocaine into the United States, was sentenced to 25 years of imprisonment by the U.S. justice, the Department of Justice reported. By Dialogo August 07, 2013 Borda, aka ‘Tony’, was sentenced by Judge Gladys Kessler, District of Columbia (encompassing Washington) and will serve a minimum sentence of 20 years of imprisonment, according to the text. “Christian Borda will spend 25 years in prison for leading a massive international drug trafficking operation which conspired to smuggle large amounts of cocaine into the United States,” prosecutor Mythili Raman said in a statement. His drug-trafficking and money laundering activities “paved the way for terrorist activities perpetrated by the AUC (United Self Defenses, Colombian paramilitaries, disarmed) Michele Leonhart, director of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), stated. In addition, he was also condemned to 10 years of parole and to pay a fine of $6.5 million. Until his arrest in 2008, age 49, he led from Colombia an organization that smuggled “tons of cocaine” into the U.S. and other markets, through Mexico, the Department of Justice added. In 2009, he was extradited to the United States. In 2010, he was found guilty of conspiracy for the distribution of five or more kilos of cocaine, with the plan of smuggling them into the United States.last_img read more

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6 steps to improve banking CX through artificial intelligence

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Artificial intelligence and machine learning promise nothing short of a customer experience transformation in retail banking — but the best ideas for their application could fail if projects are not built on firm foundations of clean, accurate and complete data around customers and their behaviors and financial needs.The focus on customer experience among today’s retail banks and credit unions should hardly be surprising. With financial services becoming even more commoditized, institutions increasingly must battle for consumers’ attention and wallet share against disruptive new market entrants as well as their traditional competitors. More than ever, financial institutions need to find some way to differentiate themselves.In customer experience terms, AI and machine learning can help marketers in retail banking to predict client needs and deepen relationships. They can do this through more personalizing their approaches, fine-tuning campaigns for maximum effectiveness, targeting consumer segments that represent the best acquisition prospects, and identifying attrition risks and causes. continue reading »last_img read more

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