Discovery Conference brought credit unions together for 2019 strategic planning training

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Our ninth-annual Discovery Conference brought credit union leaders and employees together to learn about and discuss strategic planning trends for 2019. Over the course of the day, speakers and panels discussed future economic trends and predictions, the auto lending boom, rising interest rates, technological advances, multicultural initiatives, analytics and much more.Keynote speaker Scott Bales kicked off the day by setting the technological landscape. With technology and data changing so quickly, he says businesses will need to make sure they collect only the data that is relevant to their industry. Bales suggests credit unions look to their employees to move forward with innovation. He says many employees already know what problems need to be solved. They just need to know their organization has confidence in them to pursue their ideas.In addition to changing technology, Anne Legg from AdvantEdge Analytics says credit unions must meet customers where they are. Because member expectations have changed, this integration will be even more important in the future. continue reading »last_img read more

Janmaat sorry for “stupid” red card

first_img Newcastle slipped to a timid 2-0 Barclays Premier League defeat with Janmaat sent off before half-time for two bookable offences. The Dutch defender was booked after twice fouling Jefferson Montero and banished four minutes before the break for pulling back the Ecuadorian winger deep inside the Swansea half. Newcastle manager Steve McClaren called it a “harsh” decision and felt referee Mike Jones should have shown leniency, but Janmaat was remorseful and apologised to his team-mates and the club’s supporters for his red card. “It was stupid of me and I have to apologise to my team-mates, the supporters and everybody, because trying to win a game with 10 men is very difficult,” Janmaat told nufc.co.uk. “The first yellow card was clear. The second one, I lost the ball, he (Montero) ran past me and in a split-second I touched him. “I pulled him back and that was stupid. “With 11 men at Swansea it is already hard but with 10 men it makes it almost impossible. We didn’t give up though, and the rest of the team gave it everything, but it was a disappointing game.” Janmaat’s actions provoked a spat between McClaren and his Swansea counterpart Garry Monk, who accused Newcastle of trying to stop the in-form Montero with a tactic to “basically try and kick him”. McClaren rejected that accusation by saying his team are “not capable of doing that” but it was a damage limitation exercise for Newcastle after Andre Ayew had added to Bafetimbi Gomis’ early opener within seven minutes of the restart. Ayew now has two goals in two games since his summer move from Marseille and the Ghana forward appears to have made a seamless transition into English football. Daryl Janmaat has admitted his “stupid” actions cost Newcastle any chance of success at Swansea. “He (Ayew) has contributed fantastic and I thought he played exceptionally well,” Monk said. “I brought him off because I thought at that point the ref was giving out some yellow cards quite cheaply and I didn’t want any risk of it being evened up. “But the whole team contributed and I was very pleased with the performance. “I don’t think the sending-off mattered as we dominated from start to finish, we were clinical and defended well again with a clean sheet.” Swansea started their season with a 2-2 draw away to champions Chelsea and have had a player sent off against them in each game. “The Premier League is physical and ferocious at times and you have to be able to stand up to it,” Monk said. “My players have shown we can handle that side of it and we can give it ourselves as well, which is important, but we try to play football.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Second Gold for Mesud Pezer at Junior ‘Balkanijada’

first_imgThe best young BiH athlete Mesud Pezer won a second gold at the Balkan Junior Championships in Denizli, Turkey.The 19 year old member of the Athletic Club Zenica, after he came in first in the shot put, setting the second junior score of the results this season in the world (20,40 m), celebrated yesterday in the discus throw with a result of 59,72 m.Pezer broke new state junior records in both disciplines.There was also a successful performance of young BiH athletes by disc thrower Emina Konjić, a 17 year old member of the Athletic Club ‘Doboj Istok’ from Klokotnica, who won the gold medal with a result of 46,01 m.(Source: Fena)last_img

New faces join County Golf Partnerships

first_img There are two new faces behind the drive to get more people playing and staying in golf.Elaine Barrow has just become the Dorset Golf Partnership’s County Development Officer, while Tom Freeland has taken on the same role for the newly-formed Yorkshire Golf Partnership.They will both be working with golf clubs and facilities across their counties to help more people take up the sport and move on into golf club membership.Among the initiatives they will promote is the Get into golf campaign, which is run through the national network of County Golf Partnerships. It aims to inspire more people to play the sport by offering great value coaching with PGA professionals.Both Tom and Elaine share a passion for the sport. “I just love golf,” said Elaine (image © Leaderboard Photography). “I think it’s a great way of socialising, exercising and enjoying fantastic scenery – you’ve got everything in one package.”Elaine plays her golf in Hampshire, where she is a five-handicap member at Brokenhurst Manor. She has been ladies’ captain and a member of both the ladies’ committee and the board of directors at her club. She’s also been the junior organiser for the Hampshire ladies and been much involved with the development of girl golfers in the county.Her daughters, Laura, 19, and Charlotte, 17, are both single-figure players – and Charlotte has just helped Hampshire to win the English women’s county championship.Elaine takes over from Dee Wood, who is retiring after three years to spend more time with her six grandchildren. However, Dee will continue to run the Dorset Tour which encourages novice golfers to get out and play.Tom brings an extensive background in sports coaching and business development to his new role, having coached six national swimmers and worked to encourage more people to take up swimming.He says: “I am delighted to be in a position where I can inspire people to play the game of golf.“It is a great way of meeting new people and getting regular exercise in beautiful surroundings, as well as giving families the opportunity to spend time with each other in a fun and enjoyable way.“I learnt to play golf when I was seven when my dad let me have a go of a golf club at the driving range and I become hooked and pleaded for lessons! I believe golf is a sport that helps develop excellent life skills. It can also be played and enjoyed for life.”Click here to find out more about the Get into golf campaign 23 Oct 2014 New faces join County Golf Partnerships last_img read more

Bomber grad Dylan Zaitsoff begins post-season push at PacWest Men’s Soccer Playoffs beginning Friday in Kelowna

first_imgFormer L.V. Rogers Bomber soccer star Dylan Zaitsoff and his UBC Okanagan Heat teammates face a tough test in the first round of the Pacific Western Athletic Association Men’s Soccer Playoffs Friday in Kelowna.Zaitsoff and Company meet Kwantlen College Eagles of Surrey in quarter final action.The Heat earned a berth in the playoffs by rallying from a 3-0 second half deficit to finish the game in a 3-3 draw versus the Capilano University Blues on Sunday.The Heat finished with a record of 4-2-5 for the 2011 season, while the Capilano Blues finished just one point ahead of the Heat in the standings with a (5-3-3) record. The tie against the Blues the Heat, combined with Vancouver Island Mariners defeating the Thompson Rivers WolfPack 2-0, lifted the UBC Okanagan into third spot in Group B standings.Zaitsoff, in his second season at UBC O, joined the Heat after a solid high school career with the LVR Bombers. Zaitsoff helped the Bombers qualify for the B.C. High School Championships.Joining Zaitsoff on the Heat is Manny Straith of Victoria. Straith is the son of former Mount Sentinel High School athlete Delphine (Zarikoff) Straith.Zarikoff, the daughter of Helen and John Zarikoff, was one of the best athletes to ever come out of the South Slocan school.Manny Straith’s brother, Adam, is a member of the Canadian National Men’s Soccer Team.This three-day PacWest Tournament brings together the best six men and women’s collegiate soccer teams — UNBC Timberwolves of Prince George, Vancouver’s Langara Falcons, Quest Kermodes, Thompson Rivers Wolfpack, Capilano Blues and Vancouver Island Mariners — from across the province.The tournament begins play Friday at 10:30 a.m. with the women’s gold medal game slated for 3:30 p.m. Sunday.The men’s final is Sunday at 6:00 p.m. All action will take place at the Nonis Sports Field on UBC’s Okanagan campus.The winner represents the PacWest at the 2011 CCAA Soccer championships will be hosted by Collège François-Xavier-Garneau in Québec, Québec. Separate men and women’s tournaments will take place November [email protected]last_img read more