Essential functions: How CUSOs are coming together to make a difference

first_imgIt was December of 1999 and we were assembled in the board room of First Tech Credit Union going over the final plans for dealing with the possibility of a technology Armageddon when the clock struck midnight on 12/31/99 and ushered in the year 2000. Given the automation of modern life, some feared widespread and severe disruption to critical services as the two digit year 99 was replaced by 00. The potential impact was the “melt down” of technology and widespread panic. As it turned out, there was little to no disruption and life went on. But in that meeting we were labeling our “essential functions” that must be maintained, if only manually.  When it comes right down to it we “move money” electronically. And if that electronic system were to fail – we needed to be prepared. Not surprisingly marketing (my department) was not one. We were not essential. Kind of hurt at the time but I get it.  In the last two weeks we’ve watched Hurricane Harvey dump a year’s worth of rain in the Houston metro area in a matter of days. Flooding, power outages, food and gas shortages continue to plague the area. Yesterday Hurricane Irma made landfall in South Florida and once again we watch as millions of people struggle. And sadly today is the 16th anniversary of 9/11 an event no one was prepared for and forever changed out Nation. People work best in a time of crisis and credit unions really shine. On Friday CUNA, CO-OP and PSCU collaborated to create a system-wide disaster response for the credit union movement. Special toll-free numbers dedicated to helping credit union members with access and branch information as they may be displaced or their institution unavailable due to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are now available.  We are an essential function. Members need safe access to their money to get through this ordeal. In a press release issued Friday by Jim Nussle (CUNA), Todd Clark (CO-OP) and Chuck Fagan (PSCU) said, “CO-OP and PSCU are both CUSOs, but even as competitors, the cooperatives are built and owned by credit unions and truly exist to serve credit unions. The two companies are rallying to support our industry because that’s what it means to be a CUSO.” Having a shared branch system already in place is such an opportunity to show our cooperative difference. It’s in our DNA to cooperate and recognize that together we are better. On August 3rd of this year CO-OP shared branch network surpassed Chase in number of physical locations. As the only trade association for CUSOs we couldn’t be prouder. There is no greater example of people helping people and living the 6th cooperative principle: cooperation among cooperatives is essential to our success. 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Denise Wymore Denise started her credit union career over 30 years ago as a Teller for Pacific NW Federal Credit Union in Portland, Oregon. She moved up and around the org. chart … Web: www.nacuso.org Detailslast_img read more

FC ”Olimpic” will play its matches in Tuzla

first_imgThe president of the football club ”Olimpic” Nijaz Gracić confirmed that this club will play its matches in Tuzla. Nijaz Gracić met today with his associates in Tuzla and settled the arrangement for the usage of the stadium ”Tušanj” for the next three months.”Yes, it is true that we have reached an agreement and that now officially FC ”Olimpic” will play their matches on the ” Tušanj” stadium. Just to be clear, this is just an arrangement for renting the stadium, while other element of this collaboration need to be settled further.”- said Gracić.It is also speculated that Gracić will move FC ”Olimpic” to Tuzla for the next season.last_img read more

‘Child’ caught on tape smoking at football game is actually a 36-year-old father!

first_imgImage Courtesy: Instagram(@yureginikoyortaya)Advertisement be7qylNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1xtbWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Elt3e( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 67c6Would you ever consider trying this?😱936Can your students do this? 🌚qRoller skating! Powered by Firework A ‘boy’ was seen somking cigarette in the stands during the friendly between Süper Lig sides Bursaspor and Fenerbahçe on last Sunday. All the spectators at the Timsah Arena turned their eyes on the assumed under aged man, who was later revealed to be a 36 year old grown up, sitting beside his son!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Instagram(@yureginikoyortaya)The youthful father, donning his Bursaspor jersey and scarf, took the fans by shock, as everyone thought the two kids, merely to be aged around 10, are abusing tobacco during the ongoing match.The clip of the incident took the social media by storm, and following a through investigation on the identity of this ‘minor’, it was only a sprightly man nearing almost the fourth decade of his life.Advertisement Watch this video below, posted on Twitter by user @objektifdegilim.The proper identity of the man was revealed by Yüreğini Koy Ortaya on his Instagram, who confirmed the man named Çocuk, is indeed 36 year old dad.The weekend charity match between the Turkish clubs saw the Green Crocodiles snatching a 2-1 home victory, as defender Burak Altıparmak opened up the scoreline in the 4th minute, followed by Burak Kapacak, the midfielder who netted in the second one for the winning side.The Yellow Canaries had only a single satisfactory goal from forward Mevlüt Erdinç, 3 minutes before the final whistle. Advertisementlast_img read more

Football Tight end Kierre Hawkins departing from Ohio State

After two years in Ohio State’s program, redshirt freshman tight end Kierre Hawkins is leaving.An Ohio State spokesman confirmed Hawkins’ is “departing,” but said he did not know the tight end’s destination. Ryan Donnelly, a recruiting analyst for Rivals, tweeted a screenshot of a post from Hawkins’ Instagram in which he is wearing a Youngstown State jersey with the caption, “New beginnings. Everyone’s journey is different. In God’s hands.” Hawkins’ Instagram account is protected.Per his Instagram post, it looks like Ohio State tight end and former Maple Heights (Ohio) four-star Kierre Hawkins will be transferring to Youngstown State pic.twitter.com/J5u6VLxJ8g— Ryan Donnelly (@RivalsRyan) December 12, 2017A former four-star recruit, Hawkins has not taken a snap in his two years at Ohio State. He entered the program in a class with three tight ends, including Luke Farrell and Jake Hausmann. Hawkins fell behind both Farrell and Hausman on the depth chart, as well as redshirt senior Marcus Baugh and redshirt sophomore Rashod Berry. The Buckeyes hold a commitment from Jeremy Ruckert, the top-ranked tight end in the 2018 recruiting cycle. Also, redshirt sophomore tight end A.J. Alexander, who missed the 2017 season with a knee injury, will return next season.Hawkins, a Maple Heights, Ohio, native, was the 329th-best overall prospect and the 13th-ranked tight end in the 2016 class, according to 247Sports composite rankings. read more

Mens Hockey Ohio State beats Michigan State 62 in first game of

Ohio State junior forward Mason Jobst (26) and redshirt sophomore defenseman Wyatt Ege (7) fight for possession of the puck in the first period of the game against Wisconsin on Feb. 23 in the Schottenstein Centern. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State head coach Steve Rohlik always talks about how tough it is to win college hockey games. It would be tough to come away with that impression watching Ohio State with 21 wins in 34 regular-season games this season.The No. 6 Ohio State men’s hockey team (22-8-5, 15-8-2-1 Big Ten) added another win Friday, using a strong special teams performance to push the team to a 6-2 win against Michigan State (12-21-2, 6-17-2-1 Big Ten) at the Schottenstein Center in the first game of the Big Ten tournament matchup.Rohlik knows the win is huge for his team, but that it will feel even bigger if his team earns another victory on Saturday.“It’s very difficult to win at this level, especially against teams like [Michigan State], with our league, Rohlik said. “You know it’s a best two out of three, to get that first win, basically it just gives you the one-up, but that just means you are going to get their best effort tomorrow.” The Buckeyes had three points from junior forward Mason Jobst, as well as two points from sophomore forward Tanner Laczynski and redshirt sophomore defenseman Wyatt Ege. Redshirt junior goalie Sean Romeo added 18 saves on 20 shots in the win.Special teams were key for the Buckeyes. The nation’s best penalty kill went 2-for-2, while the Buckeye power play took advantage of a Spartan penalty kill that is fourth-worst in the NCAA at 76 percent, going 3-for-5 on the night.“I think it’s just executing and I think the guys just decided-we just don’t want to sit back, we kind of got to take it to them, and whoever you play,” Rohlik said. “I think that was the attitude right now, tonight, with our power play. I think that translated into the game.” Two of the three Buckeye power-play goals came early after the penalty was called, each coming just 10 and eight seconds into the power play chances.  “The key is just giving it to our forwards,” Ege said. “As you can tell like, [ Laczynski] and [Jobst], they’re good, just give them and they’re gonna make some stuff happen.”   Laczynski benefited from a lethal Buckeye power play and now has four points in his past three games. The Buckeyes’ top scorer is finding his game in a crucial part of the year.“This is the time you need to be playing your best hockey,” Laczynski said. “Even though I had that slump, like you said, I’m happy to be playing some of my best hockey here and come playoffs. It’s a big game and a big win”  The first period began with a lethargic stalemate, but the intensity and physicality picked up, resulting with a roughing call to Spartan senior defenseman Carson Gatt. That gave Ohio State its first power play chance on the night with 1:28 remaining in the period. On the power-play chance, Laczynski fired a shot from the top of the right circle through a maze of players and past sophomore goaltender John Lethemon for the game’s opening score.The Spartans got on the board just 3:12 into the second period when sophomore forward Patrick Khodorenko gathered a bouncing puck in the slot, firing it over the right shoulder of Romeo to even the score.The Buckeyes took another shot on the power play and converted. Laczynski threw the puck to the goal and senior forward Matthew Weis directed it past Lethemon to regain the lead with 3:28 remaining in the period.The Buckeyes added goals from Jobst and junior defenseman Sasha Larocque in the third, chasing Lethemon from the net.Spartan senior goaltender Ed Minney came in relief of Lethemon, but couldn’t stop two more Buckeye goals. The Spartans and Buckeyes traded late goals for the final of 6-2.Shots were 40-20 in favor of Ohio State. Lethemon made 25 saves on 29 shots and Minney made nine saves on 11 shots in a losing effort. The Buckeyes have a chance to advance to the Big Ten semifinal game if they beat the Spartans in the second contest of the three-game series at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Schottenstein Center. read more

I have to blame myself Sami Khedira bemoans

first_imgAs you probably know, Germany has crashed out of the 2018 World Cup tournament but Sami Khedira believes his performances during their matches is quite ‘inexplicable.’Khedira’s performance during the match was below the standard which led him to be substituted but had side defeated by Mexico and South Korea.After a “perfect” preparation for the tournament, Khedira accepted that his performance have left him confused even after having a successful season with Juventus.‘My personal performance is still inexplicable to me today,’ Khedira told Bild. Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…‘Four weeks ago, everything was perfect. I played the best season of my career in Turin, scored nine goals and had very good performances in the Champions League.‘And then these two games happen to me. I have not experienced that during my entire football career and therefore I have to question myself, why this could be so. My team-mates and I have been quite rightly criticised very hard.’‘There are things I cannot explain. For example, why I could not get my performance in the two games, even though I was in good shape before.‘I sat right on the bench against Sweden and did not perform in the other two games that would have been necessary and that I expected of myself. I have to blame myself.’last_img read more

Silva says Everton can be stronger in the future

first_imgThe Everton manager Marco Silva spoke at the club’s general meeting to reveal how the English Premier League team can become better.Marco Silva joined Everton in the summer, and as his six first months with the club passed, he talked to the club’s general meeting today.“Everyone is working with me at Finch Farm every day,” said Silva to the club’s official website.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“I’ve had a lot of help at the Club. Everyone has welcomed me and we’ve all been working together since the first day.”“We believe we can be stronger in the future and give everyone the better things they want to see,” he commented.“We are still fighting for what we want, which is to do better than last season, and give the fans what they want – building a connection with the team. We want more.”last_img read more