Martial arts instructor Jim Bouchard kicked off NJCUL‘s CURealityCheck with a brief but interactive introduction to the world of martial arts. The speaker and author of “Think Like a Black Belt” and “The Sensei Leader,” then asked the audience, “What is the biggest barrier to growth and success at your credit union?”Answers included challenges with lending, compliance, or leadership gaps. While these are all valid obstacles that many financial institutions face, Bouchard, instead focused on making sure that these credit union leaders were encouraging and developing leaders who don’t let tradition limit their decisions but rather guide them. “We’ve always done it that way” is not the attitude to have if your credit union wants to survive.There is always someone to learn from. There are always new ideas to share. As Robert Stevenson pointed out, “Complacency kills.”It only takes one great idea to make a change so it is important to encourage a collaborative and creative work environment. When is the last time you asked your team, “What’s the stupidest thing we are doing around here?”Maybe it’s time to do that then listen, evaluate, and take action.43% of employees quit their jobs willingly because they do not feel appreciated. How many of those employees could be working for you? What can you do to change that for the better?“Transformation is not always about location but member service as well.”Your employees are the ones interacting regularly with members, providing service in person or through digital channels. They are the people that members associate with your credit union’s brand and you are the one responsible for making your credit union better through your employees.Remember: “Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.” 22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jordan Rumsey Jordan is a Senior Content Manager for CUInsight.com. Jordan manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details
BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Binghamton Fire Department and Binghamton Police responded to a situation at 251 Front Street on Sunday evening. There is no word yet from officials on the cause of the fire or if there are any injuries at this time. The 12 News crew on the scene saw smoke coming out of the building, and firefighters entering the structure on ladders. Stick with 12 News as we continue to follow this developing story.
Two-time defending champions Sevilla survived on penalties, seeing off Spanish rivals Athletic Bilboa 5-4 in a shootout after Athletic won the second leg 2-1 and the tie ended 3-3 on aggregate.Kevin Gameiro scored the final penalty despite pulling up injured in the final minute of extra time as Sevilla made it through.There were no goals in the first half, though Aritz Aduriz hit the outside of the post from a tight angle and Adil Rami somehow put the ball over the bar from close range.Aduriz did find the net in the 57th minute when he cut into the centre before beating David Soria at his near post.But the lead only lasted two minutes as Gameiro tapped in Grzegorz Krychowiak’s cross for Sevilla.Aduriz was forced off with an injury in the 70th minute as Athletic pushed forward to try to force extra time, but Raul Garcia was able to find the all-important goal with a looping header 10 minutes later. Neither team could find the edge in the extra 30 minutes, though Gameiro pulled up limping and stayed down for treatment in the 120th minute.But he recovered enough to take the fifth penalty after Athletic’s Benat saw his shot saved in the fourth round of spot-kicks.Coke, Krychowiak, Yevhen Konoplyanka, and Steven N’Zonzi also successfully converted for Sevilla, while Raul Garcia, Borja Viguera, Mikel San Jose and Markel Susaeta were on target for the visitors.Cedric Bakambu scored twice as Villarreal glided to a 4-2 win at Sparta Prague to advance 6-3 on aggregate. Bakambu dashed the hosts’ hopes in only the fifth minute as he raced onto Manu Trigueros’ fine through ball and shook off the attentions of a defender before slotting home.Samu Castillejo added a second two minutes before the break when he controlled a Denis Suarez cross and had time to pick his spot before shooting into the corner.And in first-half stoppage time Bruno put the game to bed with a header following Castillejo’s corner.Bakambu added his second and Villarreal’s fourth in the 49th minute after bringing down Suarez’s cross in the centre of the box.Sparta found consolation goals through Borek Dockal and Ladislav Krejcl, but the damage had already been done. Ricardo Ferreira was responsible for two own goals as Shakhtar Donetsk cruised to a 4-0 victory at home over Braga to wrap up a 6-1 aggregate win.Braga keeper Matheus brought down Viktor Kovalenko in the box and Darijo Srna converted the resulting penalty for the opener in the 25th minute.It was 2-0 in the 42nd minute when Matheus misplayed a cross which fell to the far post where it bounced in off Ferreira.Kovalenko added a third goal five minutes after the break by turning in a pass from Srna, and Ferreira was again unlucky on 74 minutes . –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySports
Oil and gas sectorThe Maritime Administration Department has said that a new set of guidelines for seafarers will be introduced soon in light of the nascent oil and gas sector.An official with the Department told this publication that shipowners will be lectured on the current regulations as well as new ones with regard to the Shipping Act.These discussions will be fostered at a seminar on Thursday at Regency Suites. All shipowners and seafarers have been invited to attend the one-day event from 10:00h.“The purpose of this seminar is to explain several new guidelines regarding the manning of vessels, the introduction of a new seaman’s card of competency and to clarify other pertinent regulations,” the Department stated.According to the source, the Maritime Department recently held a stakeholder conference on the emerging oil sector but the Director of the agency, who is responsible for safety, decided to host yet another event which will address regulations along that line.The discovery of oil offshore Guyana has already triggered changes in almost every sector of Guyana, as various activities are even being introduced to cater for the production of the massive natural resource sector.Back in February, ExxonMobil made its 11th and 12th discoveries offshore Guyana at the Tilapia-1 and Haimara-1 wells in the southwest section of the Stabroek Block.The Tilapia-1 is the fourth discovery in the Turbot area that includes Turbot, Longtail and Pluma discoveries. Tilapia-1 encountered approximately 305 feet (93 metres) of high-quality oil-bearing sandstone reservoir and was drilled to a depth of 18,786 feet (5726 metres) in 5850 feet (1783 metres) of water. The well is located approximately 3.4 miles (5.5 kilometres) west of the Longtail-1 well.US oil giant ExxonMobil has revised the estimated gross recoverable resource from the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana to approximately 5.5 billion oil-equivalent barrels.In the meantime, exploration activity in the Stabroek Block is continuing. The Noble Tom Madden drillship will next drill the Yellowtail-1 well, approximately six miles (10 kilometres) west of Tilapia-1 in the Turbot area while the Stena Carron drillship will return to the Longtail discovery to complete a well test.Additionally, baseline 4-D seismic data acquisition is also underway.The Liza Phase 1 development is progressing on schedule and is expected to begin producing up to 120,000 barrels of oil per day in early 2020, utilising the Liza Destiny floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit.Furthermore, the Liza Phase 2 is awaiting Government and regulatory approval to use a second FPSO vessel designed to produce up to 220,000 barrels per day. Start-up is expected by mid-2022.Meanwhile, a third development, Payara, is being planned, with start-up expected as early as 2023.
Emma and Hannah will be singing for Jimmy in Cayman Islands (swap you for two Croker tickets? Must be for a fortnight)WE asked for them – and we got them!Pictures from China and the beautiful Cayman Islands featuring Donegal fans getting ready for the Countdown to Croke Park this Sunday.So we start off with Emma O’Carroll, originally from Letterkenny, now resident on the sunshine-struck Cayman Islands (lucky girl). She’s pictured with her daughter Hannah.Said Emma: “There’s only a small number of Donegal people here to support us, but will be watching it at 9.30am on Sunday morning in the Triple Crown Pub!”You can send your pictures to [email protected] Mark your email “Croker Pictures”.Janet Boyle, Dungloe, unfurls the Donegal flag at the Great Wall of China. Endoscopy staff in Letterkenny General Today Supporting the Donegal team. (Who got the Sunday shfit guys?)Dr Charlie Mc Manus and some of the staff from the Endoscopy Unit Letterkenny – hope that TV is working folks! Paul Doherty supporting Donegal from ‘Machu Picchu’, Peru in South America (Normally you’ll find him in Chicago – and he didn’t tell us who SHE is?Snow Joke! Packie Boner in Fintown has the tree up early this year! Best of luck Jim and all the lads from the Public Services Centre in Dungloe! (So that’s why I couldn’t get through! ) DONEGAL’S YOUNGEST FAN! CHARLIE CANNON- ANNAGRY- 2 WEEKS OLD – AND ALL SET FOR SUNDAY LONDON BOYS! L-R Joe McGrath, Joe Higgins & David Boyle supporting the Donegal Team from London. Have a ball on Sunday lads! FROM CHINA TO THE CAYMAN ISLANDS AND PERU – YOUR CROKER COUNTDOWN PICTURES OF THE DAY was last modified: September 21st, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:FROM CHINA TO THE CAYMAN ISLANDS AND PERU – YOUR CROKER COUNTDOWN PICTURES OF THE DAY