Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and your credit union

first_imgIf you just heard somebody from Sesame Street say, “Which one of these is not like the other?” we understand. On the surface, credit union marketing doesn’t have much to do with these guitar legends but, day-to-day, it does.The link is a great story about Eric Clapton. It’s been said (Snopes does not have an opinion) that the first time Eric Clapton heard Jimi Hendrix play guitar, he sighed, “I should just burn my guitar.”The story sounds just like something I hear often when talking with credit union executives. As many credit unions wrap up their year-end reports and start comparing notes, many wonder “Is it worth it?” Isn’t that the financial equivalent to Clapton’s thoughts about blowing up his career for fear of being inferior to a fellow musician?More concretely, this past week, we spent a day in a staff training session with a credit union that ended 2014 with some negative numbers. Combine a less than positive year, mounting pressure from the NCUA, and a few operational issues, it’s tempting to strike a match.Henry Ford knew business. He said, “Whether you think you can, or you can’t… you’re right.” I share his wisdom with my staff whenever a seemingly insurmountable obstacle is placed in front of us. When we looked at the monthly loan goal for the credit union, the huge number seemed undoable. When we broke it down into how many loans needed to be written on a daily basis, suddenly it sounded like a target that could be hit with no excuses! continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Beverly Huntzinger, pageant director: Dec. 15, 1934 – Jan. 5, 2013

first_imgBeverly HuntzingerBeverly A. Huntzinger, of Wellington passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington at the age of 78.Beverly was born the daughter of Jack and Elaine (Ward) Johnson on Saturday, December 15, 1934 in Belpre, Kansas.On August 23, 1953, Beverly and William V. Huntzinger were united in marriage in Belpre, Kansas. Together they celebrated 60 years of marriage.Beverly was a retired beautician. She owned and worked at Beverly’s Hair Fashion. She enjoyed 29 years involved in the pageant system. She was Pageant Director for the Miss Wheat Queen pageant for several years. She soon became the Traveling Companion for Miss Kansas to the Miss America pageant.She later became the Business Manager for Miss Kansas scheduling appearances for her all over the state of Kansas. Beverly was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandsons and attending their sporting events.Survivors include husband, William Huntzinger of Wellington, daughter, Nedra Ybarra and her husband Jamie of Wellington, brother, Corwin “Bub” Johnson and his wife Donna of Tulsa, Oklahoma, grandchildren Taylor, Tanner and Chilson Ybarra all of Wellington.She was preceded in death by her parents, son Michael Huntzinger, daughter Vicki Huntzinger and a sister Jackie Vratil.Memorial services for Beverly will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, January 10, 2013 in Day Funeral Home and Crematory chapel, Wellington, Kansas.A private family inurnment will take place at the Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Wellington.Memorials have been established in her loving memory with the WHS.CC Scholarship fund (Wellington Crusader website), c/o Steve Sturgis, 1101 North Washington, Wellington, Kansas 67152. Contributions can be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more

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UG defends hike in fees

first_img…admits Council only approved fees after implementationAmid the recent widespread protest of students, the University of Guyana has defended its move to increase the administrative fees. The reason for this decision by the administration was also explained.The University released a statement on Sunday which revealed that the increase in various service fees was approved by a Special Meeting of the Finance andUniversity of Guyana studentsGeneral Purpose Committee (F&GPC) since Thursday, June 1, 2017. The Committee is a statutory chapter of the University Council. This Council is said to include members of the University of Guyana Students Society (UGSS); the Private Sector; the Trade’s Union Council; the Ministries of Education and Finance; the administration; civic bodies, and the campus unions.According to the statement, the new fees were sanctioned after a comparative analysis revealed that the administrative fees of the University were lower when compared to other tertiary institutions. It was also stated that it has been almost a decade since these fees were last adjusted.In addition, the University emphasised that various improvements have been materialised within the past two years to accentuate and directly enhance the ‘learning environment and educational experience’ of the students. As such, the administration was compelled to raise the service fees.These enhancements included classroom improvements with the introduction of fans and the insertion of new PA systems in lecture halls. New bathrooms and air-conditioning were added to the George Walcott Lecture Theatre (GWLT). Air-conditioning was also introduced to the Small Lecture Theatre (SLT).There was also the construction of a modern Student Social Complex, which is yet to be commissioned in the 2018-2019 academic year.Furthermore, it was also disclosed that the service hours of the Bursary and Registry have been extended, with Saturday openings, and improved Wi-Fi access for areas such as the Dennis Irvine Hall and the Tain Campus.An Undergraduate Research Programme was created that funded travel conferences for students to Trinidad, Georgia, Florida and other places. Fifty-six student leaders were also the first beneficiaries of an Etiquette Training Programme for Student Leaders which was financed from the Vice-Chancellor’s Fund.With these environmental and educational improvements of the University, the administration believed that it was necessary to release a statement to show why the service fees were increased.Students of the institution were against the hike in fees and the UGSS had expressed its disagreement with this decision, as it would financially affect some students. It demanded clarification and believed that there was a need for consultation among the student body. All of this was in light of the fact that students were not informed of the hike in service fees and complained to the UGSS of paying extra monies for supplemental examinations. A petition was created by the students with the title ‘increase the services, not the fees’ which over 200 persons have signed so far.Nevertheless, the new increased administrative fees will be implemented by March, 1, 2018 for current and prospective students of the University of Guyana.last_img read more

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Man on GAA team-bonding trip got very drunk and was arrested

first_imgA Galway man who came to Letterkenny on a team-bonding exercise with his GAA team got very drunk and was arrested by Gardai.Ryan Smith, aged 20, was arrested by Gardai after being a danger to the public and himself at Lower Main Street in Letterkenny on February 24th, 2018. Smith, of Williamstown, Galway told Judge Paul Kelly at Letterkenny District Court that he did not normally drink but got very drunk during a team-bonding exercise.Garda Sgt Jim Collins told the court that Smith was cooperative when arrested.Judge Kelly asked the accused “Well, did the binding work. Is that the way you would behave in Galway?”“I wouldn’t normally drink. I’m sorry,” said Smith.Judge Kelly applied the Probation Act.Man on GAA team-bonding trip got very drunk and was arrested was last modified: April 1st, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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What did Kevin Durant and LeBron James discuss?

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile deviceLOS ANGELES – The time technically called for both the Warriors and Lakers to huddle among themselves. But as the end of a second-quarter timeout approached, the Warriors’ Kevin Durant and Lakers’ LeBron James considered that a good time to catch up.Naturally, the TNT cameramen focused their lenses on Durant and James. Naturally, Durant and James covered their mouths since they knew that millions of lip …last_img read more

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Spundge: A Collaborative Solution To Online Information Overload

first_imgadam popescu A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Related Posts Tags:#startups#web As a journalist, I spend much of my time sifting through media from the social networks, RSS feeds, and blogs I follow. I need ways to filter out the noise and focus on the good stuff, and I bet that other content creators like marketers, analysts, developers and entrepreneurs could use the same thing. I think I’ve found the right tool for the job.Spundge is a streaming service for searching, sharing and publishing Web content. It filters search results from sources you chose (social media, RSS, keyword, etc.) to save you time finding the information you need to do your job. Spundge also helps publish that information in blog posts and stories in a way similar to Storify shares social-network conversations. And it lets you do this in collaboration with other users, meaning you can share searches and add and tweak other people’s searches. While Spundge caters to journalists, it lends itself to other uses. Writers of corporate blogs, social media and e-mail newsletters all need improved searches and data filters to gather relevant material. Julie Westfall, curation editor at Digital First Media, an online and print publisher and venture fund, has been using Spundge to find better story-telling tools “that are still practical enough for everyday use.” Westfall said Spundge improves content discovery and collaboration for a variety of communication needs, calling it “a really nice back end that will allow a lot of flexibility. Because it operates more like a traditional back-end content-management system with added social integration, I see potential for small sites to use it as an everyday tool.”   Stream ThisThe service publicly debuted at last month’s ONA conference in San Francisco and already boasts more than 1,000 sign-ups without any traditional PR or outreach. It comes in a  free version and a $9-per-month version for large-scale organizations.Here’s how it works: The tool lets you cull media from multiple sources like keyword searches, social networks, blogs, and RSS feeds, filtered by time, location and language. It organizes the material into “noteboks” that can be viewed as headlines and summaries. Results can also be shared for collaboration or published by dropping notebook items into a text window and publishing via WordPress or Tumblr. Spundge is also tinkering with new ways to monetize the material you collect, looking for ways to create advertising that fits in with content. That endeavor is still in early testing, with Spundge looking at working with brands and publishers. A New Way To Curate Media“It’s an end-to-end platform to track and monitor content, and from there to publish it,” explained Craig Silverman, Spundge’s journalist-in-residence and founder of Poynter’s Regret the Error blog. Silverman said the service makes his work at Poynter easier, speeding up his workflow and helping him avoid getting bogged down reading 100 media blogs and news feeds. “I save about 45 minutes a day,” he says. “We went with newsrooms first because they have an acute problem with information overload,” Silverman said. “For us, there was a moment of realization that starting with newsroooms made sense because so many organizations had to mimic that: Turning knowledge into content.” Silverman thinks the ways we curate online content are outdated and hopes Spundge’s collaboration capabilities will help people rise above the information overload that threatens to overwhelm us all. “Collaboration is really key,” he said, describing Spundge’s collaboration features as a constant editorial meeting in real life. Twitter, RSS feeds, email newsletters, none of these things talk to each other or are collaborative, Silverman pointed out. “It allows a variety of people in organizations to stay on top of interests.” Right now, 20 newsrooms are using the service, including the Guardian, Atlantic Media’s new startup Quartz, and Digital First Media. Early adopters also include marketers, PR agencies, and communication professionals in the nonprofit and financial sectors who want to track causes and master what Silverman calls “large knowledge challenges.”last_img read more

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GAME DEVELOPMENT MANAGER ANNOUNCED

first_imgA message from ATA Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Thompson, regarding the position of Game Development Manager: “I am pleased to announce the appointment of Colm Maguire to the newly created position of Game Development Manager in the ATA. The creation of the position is a response to recommendations from the Shilbury Report that the national office needed the injection of additional highly qualified staff to help provide better service to the members. Colm Maguire has a long history of involvement in the sport, most recently as the Executive Officer of South Australia Touch. He brings skills and enthusiasm to the role which will primarily be focused on servicing members through the Development Officer network. Colm will also take be responsible for the high performance program and AusTouch program. The position will be located in Brisbane, though Colm will work from the SA Touch office for the first few months. The location, outside of the national office in Canberra, is an example of the One-Touch philosophy in practice; one organization working to develop the sport across the nation. I wish Colm every success in his new role.” Kevin Thompson Chief Executive Officerlast_img read more

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10 months agoCardiff boss Warnock demands Tottenham stay at Wembley for Premier League integrity

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Cardiff boss Warnock demands Tottenham stay at Wembley for Premier League integrityby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City boss Neil Warnock says Tottenham should be forced to play the season at Wembley.Warnock, whose Cardiff side lost to Tottenham in Wales on Tuesday having also been beaten by them at Wembley, believes it could hand his relegation rivals an advantage if they face Spurs at their new stadium.He said: “They have made so many cock-ups now with the timing the Premier League should enforce it that they play at Wembley for the rest of the season. “There should not be any chance of an advantage for our opponents really. It’s not our fault – we should have been playing Tottenham at their new stadium ourselves.”So I think the Premier League should step in now and make them stay at Wembley for the rest of the season. “They shouldn’t be able to play at their new stadium for six weeks or whatever it is. “It undermines the integrity of the competition.” last_img read more

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Bombardier shareholders to vote on call for more lobbying transparency

first_imgMONTREAL – Pension plan managers and other institutions holding millions of Bombardier shares would like to see the transportation giant go the extra mile for lobbying transparency.The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), the California Teachers’ Pension Fund and the Florida State Board of Administration (SBA) said they are supporting a proposal by OceanRock Investments asking Bombardier’s board to file an annual report on direct and indirect lobbying activities.The proposal will be voted on Thursday at Bombardier’s annual meeting.SBA governance analyst Tracy Stewart says one can never be too careful given that there are currently a lot of political risks.At the end of fiscal 2017, the CPPIB, the California Teachers’ Pension Fund and the SAB — with assets under management totalling nearly $881 billion — held approximately 7.6 million Class A and B shares of the Quebec multinational.The OceanRock Investments initiative has also been endorsed by the two major shareholder advisory agencies, Glass Lewis and Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS).Bombardier has urged its shareholders to vote against the motion, arguing that is already reports monthly on its federal lobbying with the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada and the information is found on the Quebec Lobbyists’ Registry for provincial activities.Reports on lobbying in the United States are available to the general public through the House of Representatives, it added in its proxy circular released in March.The proposal is unlikely to pass because the Beaudoin-Bombardier family controls 51.5 of the voting rights thanks to the multiple voting shares.Meanwhile, with the exception of the Florida institution, the CPPIB and the California Teachers’ Pension Fund are endorsing the compensation policy for Bombardier’s key executives.In 2017, the company’s top five executives earned total compensation of US$30.8 million, up 12.3 per cent over the prior year. Including board chairman Pierre Beaudoin raises the total payroll to US$33.4 million, up seven per cent.The annual meeting will be the last as a board member after 43 years for Laurent Beaudoin, the architect of its growth as the manufacturer of planes and trains. The meeting is ten days before his 80th birthday.Companies in this report: (TSX:BBD.B)last_img read more

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RCMP look for help in identifying suspect involved two alleged crimes

first_imgThe RCMP believe this same suspect could have been involved in a robbery that happened on May 25, 2018, at a local lottery kiosk.  The suspect allegedly demanded money and obtained an undisclosed amount of cash before assaulting a lottery employee.Surveillance video from both the convenience store and the lottery kiosk has lead the RCMP to believe the same person was involved in both crimes.The suspect is described as a First Nations man in his mid-20’s to mid-30’s, standing between 5’8″ and 5’10” tall, with a heavier build. He was wearing a grey and black hoodie with a Red Dragon Apparel (RDS) logo, grey pants with distinct black striping, and grey high-top Nike runners.The RCMP have released this photo a suspect alleged to be involved with the robbery at a local lottery kiosk – RCMPThe Fort St John RCMP is asking anyone with information about the suspect(s) or these incidents to call the Fort St John RCMP at 250-787-8100 or attend the detachment during office hours at 10648 100th St, Fort St John, BC. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John are looking for the public’s help to identify a suspect that is alleged to have committed two different crimes.On April 25, 2018, the RCMP received a report of a theft from a vehicle.  Various personal items including a debit and credit card were taken.  The cards were used at a convenience store on 100 Avenue.  The suspect is described as an adult male wearing a grey and black hoodie with a Red Dragon Apparel logo, along with a backward black brimmed hat.The RCMP have released this photo of the suspect taken at a local convince store – RCMPlast_img read more

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