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first_img CUNA wrote in support of NCUA’s proposal to raise the residential appraisal threshold earlier this month, as CUNA originally requested the rule to give credit unions parity with banks. Several credit union leagues around the country also wrote to NCUA in support of the proposal.Specifically, NCUA proposed to raise the amount for which residential appraisal threshold would be increased to $400,000 (from the current $250,000).CUNA, in its comment letter, noted the change would “reduce regulatory burden for credit unions, resulting in both transaction cost and time savings for credit unions and their members.”League comments on the proposal include: continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrcenter_img CUNAlast_img read more

first_imgThe project is part of the European project REMEDIO, which the City of Split is implementing with the city company Split Parking. The total value is HRK 1.411.250,00, the share of the City of Split is HRK 807.235,00, ie 57,2% of the funds provided from the Project, and the rest is the share of Split Parking. Through the “REMEDIO” project, EU funds were provided for the first year of operation of the System. Marko Bartulić, director of Split parking, also announced a new contingent worth HRK 700 that will arrive in the next month and a half, consisting of four new stations and 25 bicycles, while a dozen more new terminals are planned to be installed next year. “The goal is to have at least one stand in each district that will provide citizens with the cheapest form of transportation within the city. ” concluded Bartulić.  As of today, all citizens and tourists can use the Nextbike system of public bicycles with a mixed contingent of 20 electric and 30 classic bicycles at four locations.  Ante Gustin, director of the company Sustav javnih bicikala doo, which is a licensed partner of the global Nextbike system of public bicycles, said that Split is the 20th city in Croatia to implement their system and thanked the City and Split Parking for their cooperation. “They have more than 800 public bicycles in Croatia, and so far they have not recorded any thefts or major damage, precisely because of the registration of users and chips on each bicycle.Gustin emphasized. The mayor of the city of Split, Andro Krstulović Opara, said that Split is definitely starting a new cycling story, which is becoming an integral part of the multimodal functioning of traffic in Split. “I believe that our citizens will adopt bicycles as a way of healthier life, and we will implement new bike paths in cooperation with cycling clubs through similar European projects. New buses coming soon, city metro, future railway between Split airport and ferry port, construction of new garages, all this is part of the new multimodal principle of traffic functioning in Split ” Krstulović Opara pointed out. Split started a new cycling story by mapping cities that have a system of public bicycles. center_img Photo: Nextbike Croatia Currently, four terminals are active, on the waterfront near Sv. Frane, near TC Joker, at Sukoišanska Station and on Stari plac, while the other four terminals will be in operation until July 19 – on the Žnjan plateau, in the parking lot on Split 3 (intersection of B. Bušić and Poljička cesta), near the Student Dormitory on Spinut and on Campus.  The operator of the public bicycle system is Nextbike, which is present in 20 cities in Croatia and 250 cities around the world, which means that all registered users of the Nextbike system, anywhere in the world, can use the same system in Croatia. And now in Split. Photo: City of Splitlast_img read more

first_imgBarbara Gilbert, 70, of Milan/Moores Hill passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Christ hospital in Cincinnati. She was born in Lawrenceburg on June 28, 1946 the daughter of Elton and Phyllis Wellman Schilson. She was married to Donald Gilbert on December 9, 1967 in Dearborn County and he survives. Survivors include one son Robert Copeland of Milan; one daughter Dawnelle (RJ) O’Neal of Osgood; 4 grandchildren; Paul, Holly, Villete and Mary-Kate; 2 great grandchildren; one brother; Richard Schilson of Milan; one sister Kathy Myers (Bob) Kreese of Versailles. She was preceded in death by her parents. Mrs. Gilbert worked as a manager at the Liquor Cabinet in Milan and Moores Hill. Her hobbies included making and attending craft shows, grandchildren and watching birds. Barb loved to cook and help people, she would help even a stranger that needed it and never ask for anything in return. Memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, January 14th, 2017 from 10:00am to 12noon at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the donors choice.last_img read more

first_imgIt’s all about supply and demand and with the CDC and State Department recommending older people to not fly or take a cruise due to the threat of COVID-19, fuel prices are falling.And despite the lower demand for fuel, no one is cutting production.Florida gas prices could go even lower in coming weeks, according to a report by American Automobile Association. Experts believe prices could even dip below $2 in some areas. Late Sunday night, fuel markets were dealt another heavy blow. Crude oil plummeted an additional 20 percent on the expectation that Saudi Arabia plans to boost production and begin a price war with Russia. Crude oil prices have been reeling during the past two weeks, as coronavirus concerns have led to lower global demand for jet fuel and gasoline.OPEC and its allies met on Friday in hopes of cutting oil production to offset the dipping demand. Not only did they not make a deal, it now appears that all parties will not extend their existing production cut agreement.This means even more oil is hitting the market at a time that demand is falling. By the end of Friday, crude had lost more than 20 percent in value.last_img read more

first_img15 Feb 2017 It’s ‘customers first’ as England Golf and Mytime Active renew partnership England Golf and Mytime Active – one of the UK’s largest pay and play golf course operators – have renewed their partnership to grow the game.The project puts the customer first and underlines the importance of giving golfers the experience they want from their club and encouraging new players.The results will help England Golf to support clubs across the country to attract more golfers and to retain members.Mytime Active is using England Golf resources to tailor its service to customers at its 16 pay and play golf courses in London, Kent, Hampshire, Sussex and the Midlands.“It’s very important to have satisfied customers who want to keep coming back for more,” said Jason Stanton, Mytime Active’s Operations Director. “That means we need to understand our customers and the surrounding community at each of our sites, to know where we can find new customers and what they want from us.”The company is using a range of resources to recruit and retain golfers. Insight on the types of people most likely to play golf, combined with mapping tools, shows them where to find customers and supports successful marketing campaigns.A new customer service tracker is being tested which provides feedback from members and visitors and allows the company to rank its sites. Over 1500 people have already provided information about their on-course and off-course experiences. “Because we are gathering feedback on a daily basis we’ve found this system has really helped to maintain our focus on customer service principles,” said Jason Stanton.The partnership between England Golf and Mytime Active is also promoting initiatives to attract more players from diverse backgrounds and to promote shorter formats of golf which fit into busy lifestyles.It also aims to highlight the health benefits of the game, with players at all 16 golf courses involved in a long-term health study, in partnership with ukactive.In addition, all 16 Mytime Active sites will work towards GolfMark accreditation which includes Sport England’s Club Mark standard. This demonstrates their commitment to high standards of welfare, equity, coaching and their close connection to their communities.Jason Stanton commented: “We’re really proud to be working with England Golf on a number of exciting projects as part of our renewed partnership.”Abbie Lench, England Golf’s Head of Club Support, added: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with Mytime Active. This is a valuable and practical project which will have real benefits for clubs.”last_img read more

first_img“Obviously we’d like to win by five goals every game but that’s not going to happen playing a team like BV,” St. Pierre explained.“This series has the potential of going the distance and there’s going to be a lot of one goal games.”Despite getting the split, and home-ice advantage, Hawks coach Terry Jones was not pleased with the performance of his team.Jones was frustrated with lack of effort shown by the Hawks.“The way we played tonight I’m not surprised of the score because we didn’t make any effort . . . we were so passive, so uncommitted . . . it was very disappointing,” Jones said.Jones didn’t sense any overconfidence in the Hawks dressing room before the game after Beaver Valley scored a 4-3 win in Game one Friday, thanks to a late tally by captain Archie McKinnon.“I didn’t think it was overconfidence. I just think guys were on their own agendas,” Jones fumed. “We had guys taking three-minute shifts and glide around . . .. We’re not going to win many games playing like that.”Beaver Valley out shot the Leafs 21-14, including a third period where the visitors played most of the game in the Nelson zone.The series now shifts back to the Hawks Nest, where Beaver Valley finished the season 3-1 against Nelson.However, the lone home-ice loss in the series against the Leafs came in the final game of the season — a win St. Pierre is hoping can inspire his team to victory again.“That last game of the (regular) season was one of the biggest wins in my junior hockey league career,” St. Pierre said. “I think all the boys in that (Leaf) dressing room now believe we’re capable of winning in Beaver Valley and there’s no reason we can’t win again.”MURDOCH NOTES: Again more than 700 fans showed up to see two of the top teams in the KIJHL square off . . . . At the end of the game, Leaf winger Alec Wilkinson skated the length of the ice to retrieve the game puck after the victory. . . . Hawks leading scorers Dallas Calvin and Riley Brant had their respective scoring streaks snapped at four and five games. . . .In the other Kootenay Conference series, Kimberley Dynamiters tied the Eddie Mountain Final at 1-1 with a 4-2 win in Creston. Meanwhile, the Osoyoos Coyotes keep on winning, capturing its sixth straight game to take a 2-0 lead against North Okanagan. In Kamloops, the Storm opened its series against 100 Mile House with an 8-3 win. It’s ironic how sometimes in the sport of hockey your biggest rival can become your greatest ally.Patrick Zubick, of Castlegar Rebels fame, stopped all 21 shots to backstop the Nelson Leafs to a 1-0 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff victory over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.The victory evens the best-of-seven Murdoch Division series at 1-1.Games three and four are Monday and Tuesday in Fruitvale.“It’s unfortunate that both of our goalies are hurt but Patrick (Zubick) has come in here and played just excellent for us,” Leaf captain Darnel St. Pierre said after the narrow win.Nelson got all the goals Zubick would need when leading scorer Jamie Vlanich scored on a Leaf power play 15 minutes into the game.Vlanich, playing his second game of the playoffs after sitting out the entire Murdoch Division semi final against Spokane, jumped on a loose puck in the Hawks goal crease after teammate Travis Wellman rattle a shot off the post.The home side then rode the solid netminding of Zubick, who is playing for Nelson on an emergency basis after both regular goalies, Adam Maida and Brad Rebagliati, were lost to the Leafs due to injury, to even the series in a must-win game.last_img read more

first_imgArcata >> Before each game, a small number of Humboldt Crabs pitchers look at the lineup card and conduct a quick fantasy baseball draft, with the goal of winning the day’s competition against their fellow hurlers.In Sunday’s series finale against the Walnut Creek Crawdads, there weren’t many fantasy points being scored no matter where you looked on the lineup.The Crabs’ season-high 10-game winning streak came to an end against the Crawdads in a 5-1 loss, as Humboldt’s red-hot offense had a …last_img read more

first_imgOpening Remarks (.pdf – 54KB)– Dr Essop Pahad, Minister in the PresidencyThe Communication Opportunity, the Communication Responsibility (.pdf 660KB)– Themba Maseko, CEO Government Communication and Information SystemAfrica 2010: Continental opportunities (.pdf 1MB)– Thaninga Shope-Linney, Nepad General Manager, Communications and OutreachA World Class African Cup (.pdf 14MB)– Danny Jordaan, CEO Local Organising CommitteeCountry Positioning (.pdf 26MB)– Raul Peralba, Partner Director Trout & PartnersGermany: Land of Ideas (.pdf 23MB)– Mike de Vries, MD FC Deutschland GmbHBrand South Africa: Working together for a better future (.pdf 555KB)– Yvonne Johnston CEO International Marketing CouncilSpeaker profiles (.pdf)2010 National Communiction Partnership Strategy (.doc)2010 National Communication Partnership Task Team meeting 05/05/06 (.doc)Enquiries: [email protected] conference was hosted in collaboration with the 2010 National Communications Task Team.last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest I went into this winter with the most firewood ever. I was ready to take on winter’s worst after battling multiple severe winters with a less than adequate firewood arsenal in the past.But, due to what has been a fairly mild season, it looks that I will have a head start on next year. I can give my chainsaw a bit of a rest in part thanks to the El Niño this winter that been shaping the weather patterns throughout the Midwest.According to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an El Niño develops when sea surface temperatures are warmer than average in the equatorial Pacific for an extended period of time. In El Niño winters, the polar jet stream is typically farther north than usual, while the Pacific jet stream remains to the south.With the Midwest positioned between the storm tracks, warmer and drier conditions can develop during El Niño winters and typical extreme cold weather may be milder and less frequent. Warmer conditions may reduce total snowfall and the frequency of heavy snowfall events in the Midwest.This winter’s weather does share some similarities with the typical El Niño winter pattern. Temperatures have been clearly above normal with the warmest December on record for Ohio and Michigan and areas have seen below normal snowfall. On the other hand, overall precipitation has differed from the typical El Niño winter pattern with some very wet regions in the Midwest this winter.The February-April outlook for the Midwest from NOAA calls for enhanced chances of above-normal temperatures for Ohio and greater chances of below-normal precipitation, mainly across the Upper Mississippi and Ohio River basins. But, at this point, there is a high degree of uncertainty about predictions.A key to anticipating the weather trends moving forward according to climatologist Elwynn Taylor from the Iowa State University is watching what the El Niño does next.“If the El Niño manages to stay with us at least until the first of July, we have a 70% chance of an above average crop yield for the whole Corn Belt. If it switches out of El Niño to a La Niña, it is a 70% chance of a below normal average yield with extremely volatile weather. We hope the El Niño stays with us because it is the friend of the Midwest farmer. Should it disappear, keep track of it. It takes about a month before its effects go away,” Taylor said. “It is No. 3 of the top five recorded El Niño events and it is still going strong. A strong El Niño is often followed by a drought. Around April 15 will be a good time to assess the weather situation with the El Niño.”Another trick Taylor suggests for getting a good estimate on yield by watching the weather is to track the nighttime temperatures during the growing season.“If we want a large yield, we like to see the nights being a little cooler than usual with normal daytime temperatures. Clear nights will make things cooler. If the nights are warmer than usual, it shortens the time for our crop to put on weight and we do not want to shorten that,” he said. “From the first of July to the first of September, if the nights are cooler than usual, it is helping our yields. If they are warmer than usual it hurts them.”Looking out longer term, Taylor points out that sometime around 2025 could be a tough year for U.S. agriculture.“The Gleissberg cycle has to do with the condition of the sun. We pay attention to this roughly 89-year cycle. The harshest year of the 1800s was 1847. The harshest year of the 1900s was 1936. These were the coldest wettest winter followed by the warmest driest summer and they are 89 years apart,” he said. “If we are going to have Dust Bowl like weather in this century, that would put the harshest year for this century around 2025.”There is also a long-standing weather pattern that leads to periods of increased yield variability in the United States.“There is a pattern of 25 years of highly variable yields followed by 18 years of more consistent yields. Bet on that pattern,” Taylor said. “This year was the first year in the period of variability for 25 years.”Ultimately, understanding that variability can lead to more profitable farms.“Weather is the No. 1 risk we have. We can’t manage the weather, but we can manage the risk,” Taylor said. “Risk always has numbers. Uncertainty never has numbers. Uncertainty can be avoided and risk can be managed. You can make money on your farm from the volatility. Sometimes that is by accident, but you can make it on purpose. By knowing the weather, you can come out ahead.”last_img read more

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next RELATED VIDEOFormer NBA star Metta World Peace says he’s open to playing in PH2.8K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Given a chance, what excites the former Lakers forward is the opportunity to strut his stuff in front of fans who have never seen him play live.“I really want to play in front of fans that I have never played in front of. I’ve been in the NBA for just 18 seasons. I played in China for a season, and I wanted to play in China because I wanted to play in front of the Chinese fans and they were so supportive over the last couple of years. And then, I went to Italy and played in front of the Italian fans. It’s a great experience,” he said.“So if I do come here to play one day, I’ll be fortunate and I want to win.”However, World Peace said that everything is still up in the air right at this moment, with him still being undecided what to do next.“As of right now, I’m not sure where I’m going to play this year. I might go on business this year and play next year. But I really enjoy my business and I really enjoy playing basketball,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:20US Defense chief Mark Esper visits Manila American Cemetery for wreath-laying ceremony01:22Manila police chief: Cops tolerating illegal street vendors to get ax01:37Protesters 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 WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding “I’m still in pretty good shape and I’d really like to play basketball. I think I’m going to play until I’m about 45,” World Peace shared on Sunday in a media conference.READ: Metta World Peace says Fil-Am son gets PH passport, hopes to play for GilasFEATURED 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 shutoutWorld Peace did not hesitate when asked if he’d be open on taking his talents to the Philippines, noting that the idea of being an import in the PBA had been broached before.“I was planning to go to the Philippines two years ago. And I’m not gonna count it out,” he said. “I play basketball every day. It’s not hard to find an NBA team for me, it’s not hard to make a Filipino team or a European team. I can do that in my sleep,” he said. LATEST STORIES Metta World Peace. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netAt 37 years of age, Metta World Peace is already at the twilight of his career.But the 2004 NBA Defensive Player of the Year begs to differ and said that as far as he’s concerned, he’s still in tip-top shape.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Injured Madarang hopes to play for Malditas in SEA Games View commentslast_img read more