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first_imgUntil April 8, you can help kick start a collaborative program aimed at boosting CUs’ market Kathryn ClancyRemember the last time you tried to explain to a friend from out of town exactly what credit unions are, and why working in the movement is so important to you? You probably said something like, “They’re member-owned, not-for-profit financial institutions dedicated to improving their owners’ financial lives.” And then when your friend said that sounded great and he wanted to join one, you said, “Um… .” After all, what do you know about the membership criteria of credit unions far away?Helping your friend find a credit union isn’t the whole story here, however. Take a look at NCUA and U.S. Census Bureau data, and you’ll see that only about 100 million U.S. consumers are members of credit unions. With 300 million people in the country all told, that’s a lot of untapped potential that credit unions could get together and dig into. But helping anyone on the street find just the right credit union to join has been difficult in the past. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Pen Air Credit Union respects their past by honoring their future

first_imgWhen a credit union needs to step outside the boundaries of its historically rooted name to reach new markets where it is not known, how can it still maintain its brand personality, history and sense of local community?For Northwest Florida’s oldest credit union, Pen Air Federal Credit Union, founded in 1936, this was the struggle they faced in 2014. Despite a 2011 rebranding and new corporate identity (with a four jet logo), the $1.2 billion financial institution was losing members and loan growth was stagnant. But the biggest challenge of all was overcoming the confusing community perceptions of who or what Pen Air was all about.Stu Ramsey, Pen Air Federal Credit Union CEO, said, “Pen Air was financially successful when I got here and was known in the community, but we weren’t very consistent in our brand, or what our volunteerism looked like. When I talked to sta about who we were, I’d get 350 di erent answers. There was no clear message for who we were, or where we were going. And when the people in your communities aren’t even aware they can join your credit union, you’ve got a problem.”Pam Hatt, Pen Air Federal Credit Union Director of Marketing, said “I talked with Stu about recent ideas I had learned of doing a complete organization-wide ‘transformational rebrand.’ When we looked at our advertising and messaging, we realized there was no personality and no true identity. We were trying to be all things to all people.” continue reading » 20SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Player safety the reason Nelson Leafs forfeited final game of KIJHL season

first_imgCiting “player safety” as the reason, the Nelson Leafs forfeited their final game of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season Sunday against the Border Bruins in Grand Forks.The decision costs the Leafs franchise the $1,500 forfeiture fee the league imposes on teams that fail to fulfil their franchise obligations.”We’re down to 11 players after losing another player to injury in Friday’s game so we don’t have enough players to play the game,” Leaf coach Mario DiBella told The Nelson Daily Sunday.”All of our AP’s (affiliate players) are gone with the (Kootenay Ice) major midget team playing in Vancouver and we’ve got a bunch of players that are on the verge of coming back off injury, but are not quite ready to be put in the lineup.” DiBella, in Vancouver for a family wedding, said he was in discussion with co-Manager Sean Dooley and team president John Dooley Saturday regarding Sunday’s game and agreed with the decision to forfeit.DiBella said his biggest concern over the past month of the season has been the over use of players time due to injuries.Nelson had 13 skaters on the game sheet Friday during the 2-1 loss to Spokane Braves, and lost the services of defenceman Max Daerendinger.Daerendinger will not be available for the playoffs.The team dressed 14 skaters for Wednesday 4-0 setback to Creston, including two Major Midget players. Last Sunday against Spokane, 14 skaters made the game sheet.”We have injuries like concussions where there is a protocol . . . a very strict protocol that has to be followed and we’re following that regardless if it’s in the first game of the playoffs or the fourth game . . . we follow that protocol.Grand Forks is awarded the points and the game will go down as a 1-0 win for the Bruins.DiBella is hopeful to have some of the injured players back when the team travels to Fruitvale Tuesday to begin the KIJHL Murdoch Division Semi Final series against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.Game two is Wednesday in Fruitvale before the series shifts back to the Heritage City for games three and four, Friday and Saturday, at the NDCC Arena.last_img read more

Investigations continue after man stabbed at premises

first_imgGARDAÍ are investigating an alleged stabbing incident in St Johnston.Gardaí were called to the scene of an incident in the early hours of Friday morning.A man was hospitalised following the attack at a premises on the village’s Main Street. The injured party was subsequently released from hospital last night.Members of the Garda forensic team were at the scene on Friday morning.It is not known at this stage of any arrests have been made or if anybody is to be charged with the assault.Investigations continue after man stabbed at premises was last modified: September 30th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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) Tags:GardaiSt Johnstonstabbinglast_img read more

Latest: Sporting 0 Chelsea 1 – Blues closing in on victory in Lisbon

first_imgChelsea are on course for victory in their second Champions League game of the season thanks to Nemanja Matic’s superb looping header.But the Blues face a tough test to keep out a Sporting Lisbon side who are posing a far greater threat after being outclassed in the first half.Former Benfica midfielder Matic met a long, floated Cesc Fabregas cross at the back post and guided the ball into the far corner of the Sporting net soon after the half-hour mark.The lead was thoroughly deserved after a dominant opening by the Blues, who could easily have been three goals ahead by that point.Diego Costa, who started despite ongoing concerns about a hamstring injury, was denied an opener inside two minutes by a brilliant Rui Patricio block.And the Sporting goalkeeper made a fine save to thwart Andre Schurrle, who also missed a glorious chance after being teed up by the excellent Eden Hazard.Islam Slimani wasted the home side’s beat first-half chance, a downward header that was easily dealt with by Thibaut Courtois.But the Portuguese played with far greater purpose after the interval, with former Manchester United winger Nani at the heart of nearly all their best work.He curled one effort just wide and also hit the side netting after a fine move.But Chelsea were still creating – and missing – the best chances.Oscar poked an effort straight at the on-rushing Patricio when through on goal while Costa had a shot blocked.And Chelsea failed to make the most of several promising positions to seal victory as the game reached its final quarter.Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Filipe Luis; Matic, Fabregas; Schurrle, Oscar, Hazard; Diego Costa Subs: Cech, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Mikel, Salah, Willian, Remy.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

SA win ‘the greatest ODI ever’

first_img13 March 2006The Wanderers Stadium, jam-packed with 32 000 fans, on Sunday witnessed what has been dubbed the greatest one-day international ever as South Africa edged Australia by one wicket, with one ball to spare, in the highest scoring and most explosive ODI in history.Tied at two wins apiece, the Aussies and Proteas headed into the clash in Johannesburg knowing that to the winner of the contest would go the series spoils. No one could have had an inkling of the drama and spectacular hitting that was about to unfold.Australian captain Ricky Ponting won the toss and elected to bat on the same ground at which he scored 140 not out in the World Cup in 2003. The openers, Adam Gilchrist and Simon Katich, immediately made Ponting’s decision appear a sound one as they raced to 97 before Gilchrist fell in the sixteenth over for a hard-hitting 55 off only 44 balls.No reprieveHis dismissal brought Ponting to the crease. Together with Katich, Ponting put on 119 for the second wicket, before Katich fell for 79 off 90 deliveries in the thirty-first over.Unfortunately for the South African attack, the departure of the left-hander failed to bring about any sort of reprieve as Mike Hussey joined his skipper in the middle.They belted 158 runs in a stand lasting just 15.4 overs before Hussey was out for 81, struck off only 51 balls, and including nine fours and three sixes.Ponting followed nine balls later, out in the forty-eighth over for an astonishing knock of 164 off just 105 balls. He clubbed 13 fours and nine sixes in an innings that superceded even his brilliant World Cup final effort.By then, the Australians, on 407 for 4, had passed the previous highest score in a one-day international – the 398 for 5 scored by Sri Lanka against Kenya in the 1996 World Cup.World recordThe agony wasn’t yet over for South Africa as Australia added a further 27 runs in the remaining 14 balls to finish on a world record 434 for 4 in their 50 overs. Andrew Symonds ended on 27 not out off 13 deliveries, while Brett Lee contributed nine off seven balls.The bowlers’ figures were a mess: Makhaya Ntini finished with 1 for 80 in nine overs, Andrew Hall managed 1 for 80 in 10, Johan van der Wath conceded 76 in his 10 without success, Roger Telemachus claimed 2 for 87 in 10, and Jacques Kallis was smashed for 70 runs in just six overs.The match appeared done and dusted: South Africa would need to bat at 8.7 runs per over to win, a task that appeared to be impossible. However, the Proteas weren’t about to concede the game and the series to the Australians.Early setbackSouth Africa suffered an early setback as fourth ODI centurion Boeta Dippenaar was sent packing for one in the second over, bowled by Nathan Bracken.However, that brought Herschelle Gibbs to the wicket to join captain Graeme Smith, and with his arrival the fireworks evident in the Australian batting effort were once again unleashed.In just less than 22 overs, the pair blasted 187 runs before Smith was dismissed for 90, scored off only 55 deliveries, caught by Hussey off the bowling of Michael Clarke.Enter AB de Villiers who, seeing Gibbs in full flow, worked at turning the strike over to his senior partner. In only 8.4 overs they put on 94 runs before De Villiers was caught off the bowling of Bracken for 14 in 20 balls.Career-bestGibbs was next to go, out on 299 in the thirty-second over, for a career-best knock of 175 from just 111 balls. His assault on the Aussie attack included 21 fours and seven sixes. However, his departure was a severe blow to South Africa’s stirring run chase.Mark Boucher joined Jacques Kallis at the crease and they added 27 runs before Kallis was caught and bowled by Symonds for 20 at just over a run a ball.Next in line for the Proteas was the big-hitting Justin Kemp, but he failed to fire, making 13 off 17 deliveries before becoming another Bracken victim.With Kemp out on 355 for 6, it appeared South Africa’s challenge might stall, but the new man in, Johan van der Wath, had other ideas, bashing 35 off only 18 balls, including three timely sixes, before he fell to Bracken in the forty-seventh over with SA one run shy of 400.Roger Telemachus headed for the middle to join Boucher and weighed in with a quick-fire 12 off six balls before being dismissed by Bracken.The crux of the matterThat brought Andrew Hall to the crease with South Africa needing 12 to win off 10 balls.In the final over, Boucher played Brett Lee down to third man for a single off the first ball. Hall then smashed the fast bowler over mid-on for four, which appeared to have lined SA up for a famous and unbelievable victory.However, the very next ball, Hall was caught at mid-on attempting the same shot. That left the Proteas needing two runs to win from three deliveries, with last man Makhaya Ntini at the crease.Lee roared in to the Border paceman, who played a deft guide down to third man to level the scores, igniting the crowd and the South African change room. Also, of vital importance, Ntini’s single brought Boucher on strike.Winning runsAgain, Lee charged in and this time Boucher lifted him over mid-on for the winning runs and an astounding victory for South Africa. The wicketkeeper’s four took his score to an unbeaten 50 off only 43 balls. The boundary also sealed a three-two series victory for the Proteas.The crowd erupted as people who had previously been strangers hugged one another and cheered for a description-defying victory that had courage written all over it.South Africa’s players charged on to the ground, congratulating one another and thanking the crowd for their unwavering support. So passionate were the scenes that the win could easily have been mistaken for one that won the World Cup.Shell-shockedThe Australians, too, milled about on the field, shell-shocked and disbelieving that they could have lost the game, but the scoreboard confirmed the South Africans’ triumph.Like the Proteas’ attack, the Australians also suffered: Brett Lee picked up 1 for 68 in 7.5 overs, Bracken emerged with credit after bagging 5 for 67 in his 10 overs, Andrew Symonds claimed 2 for 75 in nine, and Mick Lewis set a world record worst by conceding 113 runs in his 10 overs.Ponting and Gibbs were named joint players of the match, but the Australian captain, in a magnanimous gesture, declared that Gibbs should be the sole winner of the award.Shaun Pollock, who missed the final contest through injury, was named man of the series. He topped the home team’s batting averages, scoring 160 runs at an average of 80, and at a devastating strike rate of 119.4 per 100 balls faced. He also led the bowling attack, claiming five wickets for 99 runs, while conceding fractionally over three runs per over.On Thursday, the teams face off again in the first of three tests, at Newlands in Cape Town. Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

South African investment climate ‘solid’

first_img18 December 2012South Africa’s investor and local business confidence has been solidified by President Jacob Zuma’s re-election and Cyril Ramaphosa’s appointment as his deputy at the African National Congress’ elective conference in Mangaung in the Free State, Brand South Africa chairperson Chichi Maponya said on Tuesday.“It creates a better sense of certainty and continuity,” Maponya said in a statement.“Brand South Africa is confident that the return of Jacob Zuma to the helm of the ANC’s bodes well for the country’s future”, the organisation said.“It is also pleasing to see the return of businessman Cyril Ramaphosa, who as Zuma’s deputy, will help solidify the ANC presidency and improve investor and local business confidence,” Maponya said.In his report, Zuma reiterated the government’s commitment to five priorities areas – education, health, rural development and land reform, the fight against crime and job creation.He described the launch of the National Planning Commission this year as a major achievement for the government.The plan was a “comprehensive” response for tackling “problems of poverty, inequality and unemployment, infrastructure, education and skills development, small business development, education and the national health insurance”, Zuma said.Maponya said she looked forward to the outcome of deliberations at the conference, and hoped that South Africa’s socio-development agenda would be enhanced further.She was pleased that although an estimated 30 000 people are currently in Mangaung, the elective conference was largely peaceful and orderly.“Robust debates and the contestations that characterised the conference is yet another sign that South Africa’s democracy is resilient and maturing. As Brand South Africa we look forward to an acceleration of policy implementation,” she said.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Gilas, Blatche’s China club set for collision course in Fiba Asia Champions Cup

first_imgCatriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses The Philippines and its naturalized player Andray Blatche will be on opposing sides with the former NBA veteran leading the way for the Xinjiang Flying Tigers, which will carry the name China Kashgar, his mother ball club in the Chinese Basketball League.Blatche carried China in the 2016 edition of the tournament, featuring 10 club teams from Asia, averaging closing to 20 points, 10 rebounds and four assists per game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAside from Blatche, China will also parade American guard Darius Adams, who was last year’s scoring leader norming 23.1 points a contest.National team coach Chot Reyes announced Gilas’ participation Tuesday. The team, which replaced Japan, will carry the Chooks To Go banner. Philippines’ center Andray Blatche dunks the ball against Singapore. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGilas Pilipinas and Andray Blatche are likely to reunite in the 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup slated later in the month in Chenzhou, China.But it won’t be a typical reunion.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PVL: San Sebastian recovers from opener loss, sweeps JRU Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversarycenter_img E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief The last time a club team from the Philippines ruled the tournament was in 1996. LATEST STORIES WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

X-Blades Genius boots now available!

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9 days agoEx-Liverpool defender Enrique: Man Utd clash always biggest

first_imgEx-Liverpool defender Enrique: Man Utd clash always biggestby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Liverpool defender Jose Enrique insists facing Manchester United is always the biggest game of the season.Liverpool sit top of the Premier League and United in 12th. But Enrique told Sky Sports: “It is and it still is even if United is not doing as well now.“For the players, for the fans, it is still the biggest game. Even Liverpool’s rivalry with City, even with the way they are doing… The rivalry between United and Liverpool is different.“The preparation is the same. The only thing when you play this game is in your mind you are more nervous than other games – that is obvious.“It’s another game, it’s three points more, but for the fans and the players it means more. So if you win it, you have a good night after the game!” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more