Credit union women find the “Power of I Am” at summit

first_imgThis is placeholder text continue reading » This post is currently collecting data… More than 130 credit union women from five continents engaged with industry experts, thought leaders and one another to learn more about leadership skills, and personal and financial wellness at the Global Women’s Leadership Network’s (GWLN) 2020 Executive Readiness Summit, held Oct. 28-30.Sponsored by  CO-OP Financial Services, PSCU, CUNA Mutual Group and eLeadership Academy™, the Summit attracted a truly international audience for the first time, because it was held through a virtual platform due to the COVID-19 pandemic.“In the past, the Summit was held to address the challenge in identifying women to join the pipeline for open C-suite positions. It was an in-person event focused only on a U.S. audience. This year’s virtual platform provided the opportunity for GWLN members and Sister Society leaders from across the globe to participate as well. Despite the very late hours in their time zones, our international participants stayed on, engaged throughout the Summit and showed their commitment to advancing women in society,” said Lena Giakoumopoulos, GWLN Program Director.center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Goliath remains King!

first_imgIN front of a capacity crowd, the Team Mohamed’s enterprise Nissan GTR ‘Goliath’ remained unbeaten on the drag strip, setting a new quarter-mile record yesterday.With a new benchmark time of 8.5 seconds in a quarter-mile, Goliath stood tall.The mechanical issue that plagued the Ekanoo/Magnus Nissan GTR continued into Sunday, and while it did do an exhibition run, it was unable to produce the performance it was known for.Still, Goliath represented the team name well, most notably against the S&D performance Mazda Rx7 which was the most anticipated battle of the afternoon.Goliath was beaten off the line by the S&D Mazda RX-7, but the sheer power of the Team Mohamed’s Machine allowed it to pull alongside three-quarters way down the track.From there on there was no turning back, Goliath crossing the line by just over four-tenths quicker.There were wins for Mark Menez in the 1000cc and 600cc superbikes.Full Results16 second – Vickey Persaud15 second – Ramesh Persaud14 second – Eric watchmen (Suriname)13 second – Raymond John (Suriname)12 second – Avi samaroo11 second – Shawn Persaud10 second – Peter Davy1000cc Bikes – Mark Menez600cc Bikes – Mark Menezlast_img read more

Chamber Launches Math Scavenger Hunt for Students

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0To celebrate math month in April, Chamber members are offering fun and prizes at various locations as students apply math to real work applications.The Thurston County Chamber’s Education Committee is pleased to announce “Math for Life.” This is an education program designed to actively engage students in real-world math applications during April’s “Math Awareness Month.”The Chamber is hosting a Scavenger Hunt where student’s will be asked grade-level math questions and learn how math is used at various member businesses.Students get their map stamped at each location qualifying for a chance to win great prizes (which are still needed!).Contact Tami Palmer for more information, for your organization to participate or to donate a prize – [email protected]last_img read more


first_imgNOTES: The winning owner is Peter Cantrell of Dallas, TX. -30- KENT DESORMEAUX, MISS SOUTHERN MISS, WINNER: “We have always been very, very fond of her. She works lights out but unfortunately, when she gets behind horses on the dirt, the spray sets her off. It wasn’t good for her mentally but on the grass, she just canters around there. She settled down the backside and never did take a deep breath today. She’s very talented and I guess she just needed a little grass under her feet.“I hope she’s going to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf because I’d love to rider her there.“Exaggerator certainly created a whole family of love for us, I know that. Two country boys from the small town of Maurice, Louisiana…I’m just happy for WinStar Farm to acquire him because he’s one of the quickest horses I’ve ever ridden. From zero to 100 in just two jumps. He’s very, very fast.”             KEITH DESORMEAUX, MISS SOUTHERN MISS, WINNER: “According to her pedigree, she’s supposed to run like this. I tell you what, since the two year old crop came in there’s never been a doubt as to who is number one in the barn. So yeah, we expected it.“The key was Kent today. If you watch her other races it was a struggle for him to get her to relax. And, even though he had a strong hold of her today, she seemed to be relaxed. I had a lot of confidence that she’d continue her run home. And, it’s the pedigree! It’s nice to see that kind of stuff come to fruition. She had them beat at the eighth pole. That’s cool.“She’s been so exciting to have in the barn and she has all the things you want in a racehorse. I actually thought we’d see that on the dirt but she leveled off, didn’t she? But she’s going to be a really good horse on this turf.”center_img TRAINER QUOTES JOCKEY QUOTESlast_img read more

Man drowned on camping trip but questions remain, inquest hears

first_imgThe coroner for Co Donegal has returned an open verdict on the death of a Derry man who drowned on a camping trip to the Isle of Doagh.The inquest into the death of Anthony Griffiths (59), from Culmore, heard how he and his wife Leonie and a number of other family members visited the Isle of Doagh in Inishowen on August 29, 2016. Yesterday Mrs Griffiths told a court sitting in Buncrana that when the family arrived they pitched their tents and had a barbecue.The Belfast Telegraph reports how he urged her husband to have something to eat because he had drunk a bottle of wine.After playing cards, the couple went for a walk along the shore, with Mr Griffiths admiring the stars in the sky.When they returned, he told his wife that he wanted to sleep outside and would later move to his car.Mrs Griffiths emerged from her tent at approximately 9.30am the following day and went to find her husband.While she was unable to locate him, she assumed he had gone to the beach and was not initially concerned for his safety.After further attempts to find him proved unsuccessful, Mrs Griffiths began to feel that something was wrong.At 3pm she reported her husband missing to gardai in Carndonagh.The authorities subsequently launched a two-day search for the missing man, involving the police, coastguard and members of the public.The operation came to an end on September 1, when Mr Griffiths’ body was discovered on rocks by the crew of the coastguard helicopter.For full report see https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/coroner-cant-explain-drowning-death-of-camper-anthony-griffiths-in-donegal-38625764.htmlMan drowned on camping trip but questions remain, inquest hears was last modified: October 24th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegaldrowningIsle of Doaghlast_img read more

Geocaching on the River – Geocaching.com Presents

first_img SharePrint RelatedGeocaching.com Spoiler Alert – The Air of Your WaysJuly 12, 2012In “Geocaching.com Videos”Geocaching.com Presents: CITO – Hamburg to PragueJanuary 19, 2012In “Environmental Initiatives””Night Caching” A Geocaching.com Lost & Found VideoNovember 23, 2010In “Community” [Click CC for English, French, Italian, Bulgarian and Czech subtitles][vsw id=”k8pgfbPO2aM” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]Watch this video to float along with a group of Czech geocachers as they navigate through fast-moving water on the river, and navigate to geocaches on shore. River geocaching Event Caches take adventures on a unique journey – often involving camping, cooking over a bonfire, and of course caching. This annual river caching event in the Czech Republic grows each year. Watch the video to see why, and gather ideas for your own river caching Event Cache in your part of the world.Click the image to watch the Geocaching on the River videoSubscribe to the official Geocaching.com YouTube channel to be one of the first to see new videos about the evolving world of geocaching. Watch the more than 50 videos produced by Geocaching.com on our video page.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Babe Ruth’s last surviving daughter Julia Stevens dies in Nevada at 102

first_imgP2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash In keeping with her wishes, her remains will be cremated with burial sometime this spring in Conway, New Hampshire, where she used to live, Tom Stevens said.“She lived such a full, interesting life,” he said. “She was an ambassador for Babe Ruth.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesTom Stevens said his mother moved from Florida to Arizona in 1992 after Hurricane Andrew and then to Nevada, where he lives.Diane Murphy, a fellow resident at Prestige Senior Living at Mira Loma in Henderson, told The Associated Press that Julia Stevens had lost her sight but remained bright and vibrant. Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Stevens was adopted by baseball’s biggest star soon after Ruth married her mother, Claire Hodgson, in 1929 when Julia was 12 years old. Hodgson died in 1976.Julia was the older of two daughters adopted by Ruth. Dorothy Ruth Pirone, who was Ruth’s daughter from a previous relationship, died in 1989 at age 67.Tom Stevens told the Las Vegas Review-Journal in an interview earlier this year that it rankled his mother to be referred to as Ruth’s stepdaughter.He said Ruth was a match to provide Julia a needed blood transfusion when she was hospitalized as a young adult.“She said as far as she was concerned, between being adopted and the transfusion, ‘I’m his daughter, period,’” Tom Stevens said.Babe Ruth retired in 1935, days after playing his last game. He was with the Boston Braves that year after starring for the New York Yankees from 1920-34 and the Boston Red Sox from 1914-19.Ruth died from cancer at age 53 in 1948.“I sometimes wonder if the designated hitter rule would have been in effect when Daddy played, his career would’ve lasted much longer and he would’ve hit a lot more home runs,” Stevens once said. “It was his legs that gave out. He had trouble with his knees.”Stevens said Ruth taught her how to dance and how to bowl and “I couldn’t have had a better father than him.”She made her final trip to Yankee Stadium at age 91 in 2008 to say goodbye to one of her dad’s favorite places where he hit many of his 714 career home runs. Joel Embiid lifts 76ers past Pacers in return from knee injury Accompanied by her son and two grandchildren, Stevens got a warm reception from the crowd before New York’s 6-0 loss to Cincinnati.A New York sports writer dubbed the Bronx stadium “The House That Ruth Built,” and the Yankees retired Ruth’s No. 3 during their 25th anniversary celebration of Yankee Stadium on June 13, 1948, the great slugger’s final visit to the ballpark.As Ruth’s daughter, Stevens’ family said, “she had many amazing experiences, which she was pleased to share with eager reporters and fans alike. Until the very end, she was very proud to call him ‘Daddy’ and she particularly loved recalling events from 1934 when she went on a ‘round the world’ tour with her parents” to Japan with a major-league all-star team.She is survived by her son, two grandchildren and four great grandchildren, according to the family’s Facebook post. Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears endcenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES FILE – In this Monday, Oct. 18, 1999 photo, Julia Ruth Stevens, the daughter of baseball legend Babe Ruth, prepares to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the start of Game 5 of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park in Boston. Julia Ruth Stevens, the last surviving daughter of Hall of Fame baseball slugger Babe Ruth and a champion of his legacy, has died. She was 102. Stevens’ family says she died Saturday, March 9, 2019 at an assisted living facility in Henderson, Nevada, after a short illness. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)HENDERSON, Nev. — Julia Ruth Stevens, the last surviving daughter of Hall of Fame baseball slugger Babe Ruth and a decades-long champion of his legacy, has died at age 102, her family has announced.Tom Stevens said Sunday that his mother died Saturday morning at an assisted living facility in Henderson, Nevada, after a short illness.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Stevens was part of a circle of residents who read books aloud, according to Murphy.“She was so sharp and laughed at the right moments,” Murphy said. “She was a lovely lady.”Even well into her 90s, Stevens threw out first pitches at baseball games across the nation, attended Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Cooperstown, New York, and appeared at the annual Babe Ruth Little League World Series.She authored three books about her famous father.“As long as there is baseball, Daddy’s name is always going to be mentioned. He was one of a kind,” Stevens once said. “My goal in life is to keep his name alive. He was a wonderful father and I remember him as that and just not as a baseball player.”ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more

10 Thoughts On Arizona

first_imgNCAA Football: Oklahoma State at ArizonaPhoto Attribution: US PresswireWell that did not go as planned.Box Score1. Certainly when your rush yards and penalty yards are similar (and you rushed for 196 yards) that’s not a good thing[1. While you were reading that sentence Calvin Barnett picked up a personal foul and got fined for littering twice.].One person on Twitter said this was as undisciplined as he’s ever seen a Gundy team play and I agree. It’s weird too, you’d expect that in 2006 or 2008 but it feels like we’ve progressed enough as a program that discipline issues wouldn’t be your main focus going into week three. Yet here we are.2. The wide receiver drops reminded me of the Missouri game last year. I don’t know if we have a receiver that DIDN’T drop a ball tonight. And the thing that mad it worse is that Lunt was on point over and over again. “Dropping dimes” as one Twitter follower put it.Even the triple coverage flea flicker that the Pac-12 announcers nearly broke down over hit Tracy Moore in the hands.3. Kevin Calabro[2. I bet Ryan Lochte wishes this was his last name: “yeah good to meet you, my name’s Ryan Cala-BROOOO”] said “157 penalty yards ought to take your breath away if you’re a coaching staff.” That’s a direct quote, no elaboration. I would think it would make you want to take your players’ breath away, but maybe that’s just me. 4. Wes Lunt (and his stat line[3. 37-60 for 436 yards 4 TD and 3 INT]) were tremendous tonight. I know the three picks looks bad but one was on Tracy Moore for falling down and one was Josh Stewart basically handing one of Arizona’s DBs the ball. The other one, the pick six, was bad[4. It was like the most freshman pick ever (on the road, under duress, falling away, pick six…there’s not a QB alive who didn’t throw that pick his freshman year)].But he was everything you needed him to be and more, if anything I felt like the hyped talk of his composure was maybe even underrated. The most flustered I saw him all night was maybe a clap of the hands that lasted .8 seconds. Color me impressed.5. My dad texted me in the middle of the fourth quarter: “the worst part about all of this…is Herbstreit calling it.” Blind squirrels, nuts, etc. When you put a team on upset alert literally every week, at some point you have to be correct, no? Did he have us on upset alert against Savannah State or did Fowler talk him out of it?6. The dirtiest little secret about tonight? Justin Gilbert and Brodrick Brown got housed all night. Matt Scott threw for 320 and 2 and it was extremely easy.7. The unintentional comedy on the Pac-12 production of this game was off the charts tonight. CalaBRO thought Tracy Moore’s third TD was an incompletion for a good 10 seconds. Quinn Sharp was lining up for the extra point before he realized it was caught. Then the studio guys kept saying “we” during halftime highlights like they were either 1.) coaches of the Pac-12 teams playing or 2.) Brian Davis and Grant Long.THEN Rick Neuheisel called us Oregon State, the Big 10 champs, and compared Tracy Moore to Dez Bryant and Justin Blackmon in his post game. Unprecedented stuff all the way around.8. The lack of leadership tonight was pretty stunning. I talked about this a little bit here but my biggest question about this year’s team wasn’t talent or how Lunt would perform but whether or not this team would compete together as well as they did last year. Who would put the offense on his back like Weeden did last year? Who would pick the D up like Markelle Martin and Jamie Blatnick? Still a ton of time but tonight was not promising.9. Cox has to be feeling pretty good right now, eh?10. I think the toughest part of the loss tonight for me was the realization that if we really are a top 15 program then we go on the road and take care of business against a team like that. I’m not saying we should be going 10-2 or anything crazy like that but top 15 squads (Oregon, Va Tech, etc.) don’t go out and slop around like OSU did tonight.It’s just not a part of their DNA. I understand this year’s team is not last year’s team but that doesn’t mean we should revert to what we did tonight.Much more coming later today.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

9 months agoMan City edge ahead of Chelsea for Barcelona youngster Ilaix Moriba – this week

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City edge ahead of Chelsea for Barcelona youngster Ilaix Moriba – this weekby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHighly-rated Barcelona youngster Ilaix Moriba is on the brink of signing for Manchester City.Sport says City could sign Ilaix after Saturday, when the exciting prospect turns 16.Moriba is considered one of the most promising talents to come out of the famous La Masia academy for years, and Barcelona have offered him a contract higher than what they normally offer players of his age.But the report says that deal is still not close to what City can offer, with Juventus and Chelsea also trying to secure his services.City reportedly feel they are in pole position to sign the midfielder. last_img read more

Alec Baldwin Gives Voice To Tiger In Circus

first_imgAs the Santa Fe City Council prepares to hold a public hearing tomorrow on a proposed ban on traveling animal acts — just days after a tiger once used by Ringling Bros. circus escaped from a truck and was shot dead in Georgia — actor Alec Baldwin highlights the cruelty of animal circuses in his new PETA campaign.Video: Alec Baldwin Tells the Heartrending Story of a Tiger in a CircusIn the video, the Emmy winner supplies the voice for an abused tiger who is separated from his mother, whipped, and trained to perform bizarre stunts.“Whenever I tried to play, I was whipped, jabbed, or hit with a stick,” Baldwin says in the video. “They made me perform scary tricks, like jumping through rings of fire. I knew what would happen if I didn’t obey. And this happened over and over and over, until I knew there was no escape. Until my spirit was crushed.”Councilor Signe Lindell introduced the bill to ban the use of wild animals such as tigers in circuses and traveling shows in Santa Fe earlier this year, and PETA’s supporters in the city have been vocal in their backing of the measure.PETA — whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment” — notes that while Ringling Bros. shuttered this spring, other circuses that feature cruel animal acts are still touring in Santa Fe and other parts of the country. For example, the U.S. Department of Agriculture suspended the license of Culpepper & Merriweather Circus (which frequently brings big cats to New Mexico) in 2011 after it demonstrated a “shockingly cavalier attitude” toward the health and safety of animals by failing to hire an attending veterinarian, provide tiger cubs with adequate nutrition, and provide a wounded tiger cub with care and treatment. In addition, while the circus was on tour, a tiger named Delilah gave birth to three cubs who were taken away from her to be raised by a circus worker — two died within weeks of their birth, and a third was later seized by inspectors who found him confined to a dog carrier in the hot cab of a truck.This isn’t the first time that Baldwin has helped PETA oppose cruelty under the big top. His 2012 video exposé of elephants in the circus helped lead to a similar ban on traveling wild-animal acts in his native New York in June.PETA supports animal rights, opposes all forms of animal exploitation, and informs the public on those issues. The group does not directly or indirectly participate or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office or any political party.last_img read more