Red Cross Seeks $1 Million For Victims Of Agatha In Guatemala

first_imgBy Dialogo June 04, 2010 The International Federation of the Red Cross launched an appeal seeking to collect a million dollars in aid for 7,500 people in Guatemala affected by Tropical Storm Agatha. The aid will contribute to providing “food and non-food relief items, emergency health care and shelter and water and sanitation” for 7,500 people over the next six months, the organization announced. In addition, the International Federation will send 300,000 dollars to its local branches in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador for the purpose of assessing the damage and offering food support and relief items to the victims. So far, aid for 5,000 people in the affected countries has been mobilized from Panama, according to a statement by Paco Maldonado, the coordinator of the International Federation’s Pan-American Disaster Response Unit, headquartered in Panama. The aid consists of hygiene kits, kitchen utensils, containers of water, mosquito nets, blankets, and water filters, according to Maldonado. Agatha, the first tropical storm of the 2010 hurricane season, dissipated Sunday after striking a heavy blow to the Pacific coast of Central America. The storm brought torrential rains that led to floods, landslides, structural collapse, and the blockage of access routes to a number of communities, leaving at least 184 dead and more than 100 missing, 50,000 people directly affected, and 140,000 people indirectly affected across the region, according to the Red Cross.last_img read more

NBC’s obsolete Olympics: Is your credit union cable-passé?

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Heather Anderson Heather Anderson is co-founder of OmniChannel Communications, a marketing company that serves fintech and asset/liability management firms. Previously, she was executive editor of Credit Union Times. She has more … Web: Details Thank god the Olympics are over. I’d rather watch another video of Armenian weightlifter Andranik Karapetyan dislocating his elbow than suffer through another painful night of NBC’s Olympic coverage. The network’s outdated programming has only reinforced television’s growing relevancy problem with tech and social-savvy viewers.Is your credit union making the same mistakes?Take, for example, the network’s sexist commentary. I had seen some social media posts criticizing the network but didn’t think much of it. Everybody criticizes the media.But not even five minutes after tuning in, my jaw dropped when I saw it for myself. As gold medalist swimmer Abbey Weitzeil entered Aquatics Stadium, commentator Rowdy Gaines quipped, “Let’s get a smile, Abbey.”No commentator would dream of encouraging Michael Phelps to smile for the good folks watching on TV right before he competed for Olympic gold.Why does it matter? Because it communicates that men compete, while women merely perform. That’s sexist, outdated and flat-out repulsive.If you don’t realize how much women bristle at being told to smile, you’re probably loathed in your credit union. Millennial women often respond to such a patronizing request with indignation. Baby boomer and Gen X women aren’t as obvious. They’ve grown accustomed to forcing a pleasant facial expression the clueless man perceives to be a smile intended to brighten his big, important day.The outward response doesn’t matter – all three generations of women note to avoid this man in the future. If he’s in the business of growing market share, he’s striking out with half of his prospects.NBC’s scheduling and delivery channels are also frustrating. Because the network only shows events during prime time, by the time it airs here on the West Coast, I’ve known the results for three hours or more. NBC is live streaming events this year for the first time ever on its website, but a cable provider login is required.In an omnichannel world, NBC will die a slow, painful death if it limits online viewers to only cable subscribers. By the next Olympics, it’s estimated at least ¼ of U.S. households won’t have cable service. The network paid $4 billion for exclusive domestic broadcast rights in the U.S.; that’s a lot of money to limit access to a rapidly decreasing market.Does your credit union provide an omnichannel experience? If you don’t communicate with members via text message, interact with them on social media or provide a mobile app that offers complete account access, the answer is no. And if that’s the case, you’re also dying a slow, painful death.Consumers today want what they want, when they want it and how they want it. There may be significant operational hurdles that prevent you from offering a true omnichannel experience, but consumers don’t care about your problems. The cooperative structure is important within the credit union community, but consumers aren’t willing to sacrifice convenience and innovation to support the credit union philosophy.Just like Netflix, Hulu and livestreaming apps provide an alternative to cable television, there are plenty of innovative financial service providers ready to steal your market share. Like the Olympics, the purchase of goods and services will survive the ages. How you deliver that service determines whether you survive, too.last_img read more

Customers are switching – is your credit union safe?

first_imgLines. A generation ago, standing in line was routine for almost any sales or service-related activity: Checking out at the grocery store. Buying a ticket at the movie theater. Getting a cab from the airport taxi rank. Checking into a hotel. Paying tolls on the highway. Depositing your checks at the bank. Even asking a question or solving a customer service issue usually meant waiting on hold or navigating a complicated phone tree.Fast forward to today. To most customers, waiting now signals an outdated or broken experience. That’s because technology innovators have revolutionized every single example in the previous paragraph:The new Amazon Go store leverages sensors to track customer purchases; just bag your items and head out.Apps make it simple to buy your movie ticket at home, download a digital hotel key or hail a rideshare to your exact location.Vehicles with telematics transmit real-time data to pay tolls automatically, erasing interruptions from your drive. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Zadar County Tourist Board awarded grants for events

first_imgIt is interesting how the so-called grants to the events that the Tourist Board has so far awarded together with the Zadar County divided into two public calls. The agreement between the two institutions, TZZŽ and the County, enabled larger amounts for the organizers depending on the purpose and activities they carry out. Thus, the practice of support with the purpose of covering organizational costs was continued by the Zadar County, which enabled the Tourist Board to direct the support to marketing activities, which corresponds to the legal tasks and purpose of the tourist boards themselves.  A total of 2019 applications were received for the “Public call for support of events and experiences through marketing activities in 32” published on the website of the Tourist Board. The total amount of requested support funds amounted to more than 1,2 million kuna, and the planned funds of the Tourist Board increased by the amount of 390.000,00 HRK provided by the Croatian National Tourist Board to support regional public calls. In addition to Event Support, in 2019 the Tourist Board introduced a novelty through the support of the development of promotional tools of the Tourist Board system. The condition here too was the emphasized application of a regional brand identity.  “We want to facilitate, and I believe that this will enable some, promotion that will motivate arrivals, especially in periods of lower tourist demand, and also awaken markets and target groups where we are not yet sufficiently recognizable. We essentially see this support as a partnership – a special form of joint advertising, because with their advertising the organizers essentially promote various experiences in the Zadar County, and by applying Say YES! concepts strengthen the regional brand”Said Mihaela Kadija, director of the Zadar County Tourist Board.  8 applications were received, and the total amount of requested funds amounted to HRK 138.750,00, while the budget of the Tourist Board provided for in the Work Program of HRK 100.000,00 is available. By the decision of the Tourist Council, these events were supported by the Tourist Board for marketing activities (advertising and distribution) in 2019:center_img At its 2nd session, the Tourist Board of the Zadar County Tourist Board considered the candidacies received at the two invitations of the Zadar County Tourist Board (TZZŽ) and adopted decisions on their co-financing.  Raising the visibility of the regional brand through the promotional tools of the Tourist Board system in 2019 The aim of the call was to identify and support projects and activities of local tourist boards and their partners in destinations that raise the visibility of the regional tourist brand “Zadar region – Say YES! everything. ”   Thus, the Tourist Boards, independently or in cooperation with key tourist entities at the destination, could apply projects and activities that relate to the design, production, or printing: promotional materials (brochures, leaflets, maps, etc.), digital tools, and especially websites, and other reasoned activities.last_img read more

Why successive administrations have failed to HIT it off with investors

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Amazon workers to strike at New York site over virus concerns

first_imgAbout 100 employees at a New York fulfillment center plan to go on strike at noon on Monday, alleging management has been unresponsive to safety concerns and the spread of the coronavirus at the facility.Employees are demanding that the Staten Island site be closed for at least two weeks and sanitized. The e-commerce giant closed a warehouse in Queens for cleaning after an employee tested positive, as reported by The Atlantic. In addition, they’re asking for workers to be paid during this time, as well as retroactively compensating those who had already stayed home out of fears for their health and safety.Chris Smalls, a management assistant at the site known as JFK8 and lead organizer of the strike, has worked at Amazon for five years at three buildings in the New York tri-state area. Colleagues began falling ill after Amazon managers came back from a trip to Seattle, Washington, the initial epicenter of the virus in the US, according to Smalls. He left work in the second week of March out of concern for his health. Smalls returned last week to rally support for a work stoppage among the building’s 4,500 employees and reiterate his concerns and recommendations to management.“What are we waiting for?” he said he told the site’s general manager and head of human resources. “Someone to die?”He says the company has not been transparent about how many employees at the Staten Island location have tested positive for Covid-19 and have taken insufficient safety precautions, including allowing one of his colleagues to return to work while awaiting her test results.“Amazon’s inaction has left workers with no other choice but to walk out of an unsafe work environment to protect their own and everyone’s health,” said Dania Rajendra, director of Athena, a group that advocates for hourly workers and small businesses, and a frequent critic of Amazon. “Enough is enough.”Athena is leading a coalition expressing concerns of the workers. News of the planned strike was first reported by CNBC. Amazon did not immediately reply to an emailed request for comment.“People need to be held accountable, even Jeff Bezos himself,” Smalls said in a telephone interview. “These buildings all across the globe need to be shut down. We are the breeding ground for the coronavirus.”Employees have taken to Facebook and Instagram groups to organize the details of the work stoppage and share stories of working conditions, he said.Topics :last_img read more

Ally McCoist urges Mauricio Pochettino to snub Manchester United for Arsenal following Tottenham sacking

first_imgAdvertisement Ally McCoist urges Mauricio Pochettino to snub Manchester United for Arsenal following Tottenham sacking Ally McCoist believes Pochettino would be better suited to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)‘I have to congratulate him for the work that he did. I have to share with you what we already shared indoors which is that this club will always be his home, this training ground will always be his training ground.‘He can come when he wants, when he misses the players, when he misses the players that he worked with. The door is always open for him.‘From my experience, tomorrow is another day. He will find happiness again. He will find a great club again, and he will have a great future.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘He gave everything, every day at the club and he will leave with a sad feeling, but a feeling that he did great work.‘So I would just like to say that because it it is what everyone at the club feels about it also. He will always be welcome here.’Mourinho will take charge of his first match as Tottenham boss on Saturday when Spurs face London rivals West Ham.MORE: John Terry defends Jose Mourinho’s treatment of Mohamed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne Jose Mourinho’s first news conference as Spurs managerTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 30:08FullscreenJose Mourinho’s first news conference as Spurs manager is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘I do think Emery is vulnerable. I think he’s probably the most vulnerable [manager in the Premier League].’Mourinho, meanwhile, paid tribute to his Spurs predecessor Pochettino in his first press conference as Tottenham manager.The Portuguese boss said: ‘I’ve been smiling for two days. First of all, and I do it with a bit of sadness, I have to speak about Mauricio. 1 min. story Video Settings Comment Full Screen Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Unai Emery are under immense scrutiny at United and Arsenal respectively and Rangers hero Ally McCoist believes Pochettino could make the move across north London to the Emirates.AdvertisementAdvertisementAsked whether Pochettino would be better suited to Arsenal than Manchester United, McCoist told Sky Sports’ The Debate: ‘Yeah, I think so.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I definitely think [a young team will be better for Pochettino]. If you’re asking me, I think he’d suit Arsenal’s squad more than he’d suit Manchester United’s squad.‘There are a group of players at Arsenal he could work with immediately. Manchester United is a far bigger job, by that I mean longer term, more of a rebuild.‘I think there are, at this moment in time, probably more players to work with at Arsenal. Manchester United fans might not agree with that. About Connatix V67539 Jose Mourinho replaced Pochettino at Spurs (Picture: Getty)Pochettino has been tipped to remain in the Premier League, however, having been linked with both Manchester United and Arsenal in recent weeks.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterFriday 22 Nov 2019 9:02 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.8kShares Mauricio Pochettino has been urged to snub Man Utd for Arsenal after leaving Tottenham (Picture: Getty)Mauricio Pochettino has been urged to snub Manchester United for Arsenal after being replaced by Jose Mourinho at Tottenham.Highly-rated and popular manager Pochettino enjoyed four successful seasons at Spurs and took the north Londoners to the Champions League final last term.But he lost his job at Tottenham after a miserable start to the 2019-20 campaign and was replaced by former Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid boss Mourinho. PLAY Advertisementlast_img read more

4 Bacolod City jail escapees surrender

first_imgIn an interview with members of themedia, the four escapees claimed they made the escape because they missed theirfamilies, especially Elangos who claimed that his family never visited him. On Tuesday afternoon, Sazon was thefirst to surrender through the assistance of Radyo Bandera Sweet FM Bacolod. Inthe evening, Capa yielded to the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group –Negros Occidental while Peñoso turned himself in through Bombo Radyo Bacolod. The four escapees were Sunny Capa, 22;Ely Lawrence Sazon, 20; Michael Peñoso, 25; and Jeffrey Elangos, 38, whoescaped at about 12:45 a.m. on Monday. BACOLOD City – Four detainees whobolted the lockup facility of Police Station 3 in Barangay Mandalagan hereseparately turned themselves in to authorities. When asked about the child abuse casefiled against him, Elangos admitted he hurt one of his children out ofdiscipline and he had no evil intentions over the incident. However, Culanag pointed out that evenif he and the other members of the station were removed from their post, thepolice operations will still continue. Major Ruel Culanag Police Station 3chief, said the other reason for the escape may be as a revenge by Sazon andCapa over the P9.1 million drug seizure. The detainees will possibly face malicious mischief chargesfor destroying the property of the police station. They cut off one of thesteel bars of the cell using a saw to escape. On Tuesday, the station fortifiedthe cell by adding more steel bars. (Witha report from PNA/PN) “Now that they are back, it will be totheir advantage. (Their surrender) will serve as a mitigating circumstance. Ifthey did not surrender, it would mean they are guilty. They can still defendthemselves since they have not been convicted yet,” said Lieutenant ColonelAriel Pico, spokesperson of the Bacolod City Police Office. Police are now waiting for the four’scommitment order for them to be moved to the custody of the Metro BacolodDistrict Jail. Culanag said both suspects used theescape in order to ruin the station’s career effectively relieving him fromduty and also affecting the station’s anti-illegal drugs drive.last_img read more

Rita M. Callahan age, 89

first_imgRita M. Callahan, age 89, of St. Leon, Indiana died Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.Born April 6, 1927 in Franklin County, Indiana she was the daughter of the late William A. & Matilda S. (Weber) Harter. She was retired from Sperry Rubber & Plastics in Brookville where she had worked for many years.On June 12, 1992 she was united in marriage to Dennis Callahan, and he survives. She was a former member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Brookville.Besides her husband, Dennis, survivors include a son & daughter-in-law, Michael & Judy Geiling of Brookville, Indiana; two step-sons, Todd Callahan of Osgood, Indiana and Steve (Angie) Callahan of Bright, Indiana; two step-daughters, Denise (Gerald) Barorst of Edinburgh, Indiana and Brenda Williams of Sunman, Indiana; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and 8 step-grandchildren.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, David H. Geiling who died 1/10/2013, a sister, Norma C. Blaes and a brother William “Bill” Harter.Family & friends may visit from 10:30 A.M. until 12:30 P.M. on Friday, August 26, 2016 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Funeral Services will be conducted at 12:30 P.M. on Friday, August 26, 2016 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home. Burial will then follow in St. Michaels Catholic Cemetery in Brookville.Memorial contributions may be directed to the Brookville Volunteer Fire Department or Hospice of Dearborn County. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Rita Callahan, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit .last_img read more

2019 Painted Chicken winners hatched

first_imgBrookville, IN—We all know that southeastern Indiana is famous for our fried chicken and Brookville Main Street celebrated this with a painted chicken contest. The Painted Chicken votes of 2019 were tallied and here are the results!First Place-Four Seasons Florist at 517 E 6th Street Second Place-Skyline Chili at 11161 US 52 Third Place-American Legion Post 77 located at 1290 Fairfield AvenueCongrats to the winners and great job to all businesses who decorated their entrances with a unique painted chicken.  Make sure you stop by and get a picture with each one!last_img read more