How peer reviews can bring peace of mind to the credit union movement

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Paul L. Mercer Paul Mercer is President of the Ohio Credit Union League and its affiliated organizations: its business subsidiary OCUL Services Corporation, its state and federal political action committees OCULAC and OCULPAC, … Web: www.ohiocreditunions.org Details Seeking peer reviews has become a standard way of life, a part of the routine decision-making process, influencing the way you make everyday choices. Before hiring a contractor to work on your house, you consult Angie’s List; when making a purchase on Amazon, you look at how many stars the product has; and you don’t eat at a new restaurant without first reading reviews on Yelp. Wouldn’t it be great if you could do the same before inking a deal with a new business partner?You’ve heard the sales pitch; the product sounds promising; next is doing your due diligence and finding other credit unions currently using the product. Rather than asking the sales representative for contact information of other credit unions, which inevitably will be clients they know are having a good experience, you can save time and gain peace of mind with honest reviews on Diligence (www.DoYourDiligence.com). Diligence is a dedicated review site where customers of organizations that support financial services providers have a voice. Through Diligence, you can discover how a possible business partner measures up to their sales-pitch promises, supports its clients in the long run, provides support and innovation, translates cost into value for customers, and more.Diligence was created by the Ohio Credit Union League’s services corporation to bring credit unions greater transparency when making complicated and high-stakes purchasing decisions (evaluating core processors, indirect lending partners, card processors, etc.), as well as the smaller ones (who to purchase office supplies from, what printer to use for your next marketing piece, etc.). It’s one more point of information to help make the best decision for your organization.We can all benefit from genuine reviews, just as we do in our personal, everyday lives. The system of sharing and utilizing these business partner peer reviews is just another example of how our industry practices a key cooperative principle; “cooperation among cooperatives.”At www.DoYourDiligence.com, you can find hundreds of reviews for your potential business partners. Reviewing these insights is completely free. Simply leave a review of a business partner that you have experience working with and all other reviews will be unlocked for you to see.last_img read more

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Joe Gomez: Liverpool able to claim money from FIFA for injured defender’s wages | Football News

first_imgJoe Gomez training with England Manager Gareth Southgate says that it is too early to speculate on the extent of Gomez’s injury suffered in training – Advertisement – 1:16 – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Clubs are able to claim up to a maximum of around £130,000-a-week until the player returns to full training. However, they cannot claim anything for the first four weeks. Liverpool say Gomez has had successful surgery on the knee problem he picked up in training with England on Wednesday, and that his rehabilitation is underway.While he is likely to miss a significant part of the remainder of the season, they have put no timescale on his return.Liverpool are already without Virgil van Dijk, who has also undergone “successful” knee surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament damage he sustained in the Merseyside derby, leaving them short of options at centre-back.Joel Matip is the only senior centre-back fit and available for manager Jurgen Klopp.Redknapp: No Gomez, VVD puts huge stress on LiverpoolListen to the Sky Sports Pitch to Post Podcast on: Spotify | Apple | CastboxSky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp told the Pitch to Post podcast:“I’m choked for Joe Gomez if it is a bad injury. He’s a young man who has already had knee injuries and come back brilliantly. I’m a big fan of his, he seems like a really good, down to earth player. 2:13 Liverpool can claim money from FIFA to cover Joe Gomez’s basic pay while he is out injured.All players are insured when on international duty through FIFA’s club protection scheme, which applies to injuries sustained in matches and in training.- Advertisement – “I remember seeing him many years ago playing for Charlton in the FA Youth Cup and thinking ‘this is a star of the future’ and he’s certainly proved that at Liverpool. I just hope it’s not going to be anything too serious.“From an England point of view, it’s a disappointment for Gareth Southgate, but for Jurgen Klopp, if this is a long-term one and you’ve got no Virgil, no Joe Gomez, that puts an enormous amount of stress on this squad from a team that were red-hot favourites at the start of the year.“It’s certainly going to change things and for everybody else involved, that back two have been so impressive at times. It’s not been easy with no Virgil at the moment, but no Virgil and no Gomez is going to make it even more difficult.“I suffered with injuries playing for England and it’s really hard to deal with because you’re so proud that you’re there but you also know it’s costing you an enormous amount of time in your career.“I broke my ankle twice playing for England, tore my hamstring playing for England, it cost me an enormous amount of time. Of course, you wouldn’t swap it for the world but there is something so frustrating because it should be the highlight to play for your country but when you come back injured, it’s frustrating for everybody.” MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 08: Joe Gomez and Jordan Henderson of Liverpool complain to the referee Craig Pawson fafter he awards a penalty for handball during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium on November 8, 2020 in Manchester, United Kingdom. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Visionhaus) *** Local Caption *** Joe Gomez; Jordan Henderson; Craig Pawson Matt Upson says Gomez’s injury came at a horrible time for the defender, who was just getting more responsibility at Liverpoollast_img read more

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19 days of defiance – action of Opatija’s caterers and hoteliers

first_img“We are extremely glad that this initiative was launched by Opatija’s caterers, who are also the main bearers of Opatija’s prestigious reputation as a top gastro destination. In these demanding times, they showed their proactivity and creativity, and in cooperation with the Tourist Board of the city of Opatija, encouraged other tourist entities to get involved in the action. Thus, our economy together decided to show defiance of the consequences of the pandemic and reward the first guests who returned to the long-delayed habits of enjoying coffee or dinner with romantic views of Opatija.”, Said the director of the Opatija Tourist Board Suzi Petričić. This week, life is slowly returning to Opatija’s cafes and restaurants, and Opatija’s caterers and hoteliers have decided to mark the two-month period of closed facilities and distance to guests with a special “19 days of defiance” action.  Other Opatija hoteliers, according to the announcements, will open their doors in early June. Photo: TZ Opatija Tijekom narednih 19 dana, odnosno do 1. lipnja, velika većina ugostiteljskih objekata i hotela u Opatiji svojim će posjetiteljima ponuditi posebne pogodnosti, prilagođene ponudi i tipu lokala – od popusta na pojedine usluge do općeg popusta u visini od simboličnih „kovidovskih“ 19 posto. Simbolikom broja 19 žele iskazati prkos prema pandemiji  te vjeru u bolje nadolazeće razdoblje. This action includes various restaurants, cafes, pastry shops, cafes and bars, as well as hoteliers, but also the Thalasso Wellness Center, which will also offer special benefits to its visitors until the beginning of June. Hotels Bevanda, Domino, Mali Raj, Navis, Pansion Učka, Paris, Villa Ariston, Villa Dubrava, Villa Kapetanović, Villa Schubert were opened in May and will also take part in the “defiance” action and will additionally prepare numerous special offers. last_img read more

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Keppel nets Coral South FLNG gig

first_imgLNG World News Staff Image courtesy of EniA unit of Singapore’s Keppel Offshore & Marine has secured a contract to work on Eni’s Coral South floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility to be located offshore Mozambique.Keppel Shipyard won a contract from mooring specialist SOFEC for the fabrication of a turret mooring system for the newbuild FLNG vessel bound for the Coral South project, Keppel Offshore & Marine said on Monday.Fabrication is scheduled to commence in the first quarter next with delivery of the turret components expected in the first quarter of 2020, according to Keppel.Besides this contract, Keppel has secured hull carry over work from Brazil’s Petrobras for the floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit P-69.The combined value of the two contracts is around S$130 million ($96.2m).Worth mentioning, Italy’s Eni announced last week it closed $4.7 billion financing for its Coral South FLNG project.Coral South FLNG was sanctioned earlier this year by the Area 4 partners for the development of the considerable gas resources discovered in the Rovuma Basin offshore Mozambique.The project targets the production and monetization of the gas contained in the southern part of the Coral gas reservoir, by means of a floating LNG plant with a capacity of 3.4 mtpa.Eni is the operator of Area 4, holding a 50 percent indirect interest through its participation in Eni East Africa (EEA).The remaining interests in Area 4 are held by CNODC (20 percent), Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos E.P. (ENH, 10 percent), Kogas (10 percent) and Galp Energia (10 percent).last_img read more

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Gallion man denied bail for stealing female underwear

first_img Share 34 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! LocalNews Gallion man denied bail for stealing female underwear by: – December 29, 2011 Sharecenter_img Court gavel. Photo credit: kirtok.comSteven Jno. Baptiste of Gallion was on Thursday denied bail by Magistrate Candia Carette-George for theft of a female’s underwear at Soufriere as well as charged with contravening a protection order.According to the facts presented at Court, the Defendant on “the 26th of December, 2011 at Soufriere, did steal one yellow panty and contravene a protection order dated 23rd June, 2011” contrary to the laws of the Commonwealth of Dominica, which he pleaded not guilty to.Police Prosecutor Inspector Claude Weekes objected to bail on the grounds that the Defendant continues to interfere with the complainant despite the protection order as well as to prevent the Defendant from potentially causing harm to the complainant.Magistrate Candia Carette-George told the Defendant that bail has been denied based on the alleged threat to the complainant. He was remanded in custody and will return on the 5th of January, 2012 when his bail application will be revisited.The trial date has been scheduled for the 25th of January, 2012.Meantime four men; Alton Eusebe of La Plaine, Sharmane Peter of Goodwill, Marvin Roberts of Mahaut and Mandella Gordon of Goodwill who were jointly charged on last week Friday for six firearm and controlled drug related charges will have to spend another week at the State’s Prison.Their application for bail was denied last week despite strong arguments presented by their attorneys on the grounds so as to allow the investigating officers time to carry out their investigations into the matter.They have therefore been remanded at the Dominica State’s Prison until the 5th of January, 2012 when their application for bail will be revisited.Dominica Vibes News Share Tweetlast_img read more

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Girls Sectional

first_imgIt is hard to believe the girls basketball teams are playing their sectionals.  Southeastern Indiana has been blessed with some very fine teams this year.  The sectionals should be balanced–especially the 3A one at South Dearborn.In 4A an injury hampered East Central team will still represent the area well.  They have a winning record despite suffering 4 major injuries during the season.  In 3A Greensburg is ranked #2 in the state and is definitely the favorite in the South Dearborn sectional.  However, there are no soft touches in this sectional.In 2A South Ripley is ranked very high and should be able to repeat as a sectional winner.  In 1A Jac-Cen-Del is again rated very highly and just recently knocked off South Ripley, so they are again a favorite in the 1A sectional.No matter who you are rooting for, go to the games and support the ladies.  You will see some good basketball!last_img read more

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Inter persuade Chelsea to drop asking price for Moses

first_img Moses, 29, is currently in his fifth loan in his last six years at Stamford Bridge following his switch to the San Siro in January. read also:Serie A: Inter release training programme for Moses, others The six-month loan deal included a clause to land the Nigerian permanently which Conte is keen to explore but only at a lower price. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Inter Milan are pushing Chelsea to drop their asking price for Nigeria’s  Victor Moses. Cheslsea not ready to let moses go to inter for cheap Calciomercato.com reported that Chelsea will need to lower their £10m valuation to let Moses join Inter Milan on a permanent deal. Antonio Conte’s side are keen to sign the player outright this summer after impressing during his loan spell.Advertisement Loading… center_img Promoted Content9 Actors Who Stay Famous For That One Movie They Did 10 Years Ago7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 10 Iconic Personalities On TV Now9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Fans Don’t Know What She Looks Like Now10 Celebrity Dads Who Have A Bad Relationship With Their KidsBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Surprising Ways Drones Could Be Used In The Future10 Risky Jobs Some Women Dolast_img read more

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State parks celebrate Visit Indiana week with events, prizes

first_imgBatesville, In. — Every day is a great day to go to Indiana state park properties, but there will be a special incentive to travel to them during Visit Indiana week, which is May 5-11. The event is put on by the Indiana Office of Tourism Development and encourages people to get out to see what the Hoosier state has to offer.State parks will participate in Visit Indiana week by offering promotions and posting stories about different properties on social media. From tasty treats to reminders of Indiana’s past to beautiful scenery, there will be a reason to take part in this week-long event every day.— State Parks Sunday, May 5 – Enjoy free admission to state parks, state forest recreation areas, and Interlake off-road riding area. Check out the “What’s New” list for each state park online here.— Get Moving Monday, May 6 – Visit one of seven properties offering a two-for-one two-hour kayak or canoe rental all week (Chain O’Lakes, Potato Creek, Ouabache, Summit Lake, Whitewater Memorial, Shakamak, Lincoln, Versailles state parks). Get your coupon here.— Tasty Tuesday, May 7 – Visit one of the seven state park inn restaurants for 10 percent off your Tuesday meal. Get a coupon for the inn you want to visit here. Also, watch for a fun video on the state parks Facebook page that features the popular weekend omelet bar at Potawatomi Inn at Pokagon State Park.— Wayback Wednesday, May 8 – Visit a state park, find a historic building or structure, and post a photo of it on the State Parks Facebook page to be entered in a drawing for a 2019 annual pass to use this recreation season. The Facebook page will also offer a video about the historic features of McCormick’s Creek, Indiana’s first state park.— Thirsty Thursday, May 9 – Visit an Indiana State Park waterfall, take a photo or selfie, and post it on the State Parks Facebook page to be entered in a drawing for a 2019 annual pass to use this recreation season. Be sure to stay on the trails or behind railings for your photos.— Family Fun Friday, May 10 – Learn how to check out an Adventure Backpack at Mounds State Park by watching the State Parks Facebook page. Get started on the 11 activities listed in the Indiana Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights that every Hoosier child should experience. See the list here.— Sweet Saturday, May 11 – Get a free slice of sugar cream pie with any meal purchase at any Indiana State Park Inn. Get your coupon, which is valid for Saturday, May 11 only here.Remember the inn and camping discounts that continue through much of May. Stay two consecutive nights and get 25 percent off through May 24 when you make reservations by using the Spring Savings rate, and get 25 percent off camping Sunday- Wednesday through May 22 when you make reservations here. (Use promo code SPRING19)last_img read more

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Japan gives date to host Olympics in 2021

first_imgRelatedPosts Japanese firm develops robot able to kill COVID-19 with ultra-violet rays Tokyo 2020 organisers want ‘Super Mario’ Abe to remain involved Britain marks 75 years since Japan’s defeat in World War II The Tokyo Olympics will take place between July 23 and August 8 next year. The International Olympic Committee confirmed the news on Monday, which followed a meeting of the Tokyo 2020 organising committee. A decision to postpone the Olympic and Paralympic Games was taken last week by the IOC and the Japanese Government because of the accelerating threat posed by the Coronavirus Disease pandemic. A statement from the IOC also confirmed the new dates for the Paralympic Games, which will now take place from August 24 to September 5. “These new dates give the health authorities and all involved in the organisation of the Games the maximum time to deal with the constantly changing landscape and the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” the statement read. “The new dates, exactly one year after those originally planned for 2020 also have the added benefit that any disruption that the postponement will cause to the international sports calendar can be kept to a minimum, in the interests of the athletes and the international federations. “Additionally, they will provide sufficient time to finish the qualification process. The same heat mitigation measures as planned for 2020 will be implemented.” The confirmation of the new dates comes less than a week after the forced postponement of the Games. IOC president Thomas Bach said: “I want to thank the international federations for their unanimous support and the Continental Associations of National Olympic Committees for the great partnership and their support in the consultation process over the last few days. “I would also like to thank the IOC Athletes’ Commission, with whom we have been in constant contact. “With this announcement, I am confident that, working together with the Tokyo 2020 organising committee, the Tokyo metropolitan government, the Japanese government and all our stakeholders, we can master this unprecedented challenge. Humankind currently finds itself in a dark tunnel. These Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 can be a light at the end of this tunnel.” Tokyo 2020 organising committee president Yoshiro Mori said he had proposed the July 23 to August 8 time frame to the IOC, and that Bach had agreed following consultations with the international sports federations. “A certain amount of time is required for the selection and qualification of athletes and for their training and preparation, and the consensus was that staging the rescheduled Games during the summer vacation in Japan would be preferable,” Mori said. “In terms of transport, arranging volunteers and the provision of tickets for those in Japan and overseas, as well as allowing for the COVID-19 situation, we think that it would be better to reschedule the Games to one year later than planned, in the summer of 2021.” International Paralympic Committee president Andrew Parsons added: “When the Paralympic Games do take place in Tokyo next year, they will be an extra-special display of humanity uniting as one, a global celebration of human resilience and a sensational showcase of sport. “With the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games 512 days away, the priority for all those involved in the Paralympic Movement must be to focus on staying safe with their friends and family during this unprecedented and difficult time.”Tags: International Olympics CommitteeJapanOlympics 2021last_img read more

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Shane Lowry regains hunger after six-week break

first_img “I feel like a year later I can make the next team and that’s probably my main goal for the next five months. “I know if I put myself in position, I can win a major. I’m not saying I’m going to go out and do it next year, but if I give myself a chance I know I can.” Defending champion Oliver Wilson has struggled to build on the momentum of his emotional victory 12 months ago, when he began the week ranked 792nd in the world but held off the challenge of number one Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood and Richie Ramsay to win his first European Tour event after nine second places. Wilson has made just five halfway cuts in 23 events this season but the former Ryder Cup player believes he is close to rediscovering his form. ” I had pretty realistic expectations after last year,” the 35-year-old said. “It would be nice to think after winning the Dunhill that I just go back and keep on winning or getting in contention. I knew that wasn’t going to be the case. “I gave myself six months after that to continue working on my swing and getting it in the position that I want to and it’s taken a little bit longer. In hindsight, I should probably not have played quite as many tournaments because I got into some really bad habits on the course. “I’m very close to being able to stop working on my swing and trying to be more like I have always been, which is much more natural, contrary to what some people might think. “It’s been frustrating but the end is in sight and I’m in a fortunate position that I can hopefully start next year from a clean slate.” Press Association Lowry won the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in August but has played just once since his memorable victory at Firestone Country Club, missing the cut in the following week’s US PGA Championship. The 28-year-old has enjoyed reflecting on his success in Akron and feels the six-week break will work in his favour in the closing stages of the season, starting with this week’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Ireland’s Shane Lowry has reset his goals and regained his hunger for the game as he looks to build on the biggest win of his career. “I’ve been able to take a few weeks off and I’ve enjoyed my win, and then the last few weeks I decided to reassess and try to set some goals going forward,” Lowry said ahead of the pro-am event staged on the Old Course at St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns. “When something like that happens, it’s tough to get my head around. It would be easy for me to sit back the rest of the year, say I’ve won a massive tournament and sit back at Christmas and be happy with that. “I’m looking forward and looking to do a few more things in the next few weeks. I’m hoping to see another win, to contend in a few tournaments and finish at the top. “I’m sure there probably will be a little bit of rust but I’ve played a lot of games the last few weeks with friends. I feel like I’m playing well. Feel like I’ve never had a break at all. But I do feel like my hunger is back and that’s kind of what I wanted to get after a few weeks off. “Sometimes when you go through a long season and after a win like this, if you keep playing golf can kind of catch up with you and you can get burned out. I’m hoping those weeks off will stand me in good stead, not only this week but when it comes to the end of the year and The Race to Dubai and things like that.” Lowry has missed the first four events in Ryder Cup qualifying but feels he is now ready to challenge for a place in Darren Clarke’s European side, which will look to retain the trophy at Hazeltine next year. And a first major title is also on the agenda after he went into the final round of the US Open in June just three shots off the lead before finishing in a tie for ninth. “I felt like the last Ryder Cup probably came a year too early for me,” Lowry added. last_img read more

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