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first_imgAfter two years in a row with more than 200 nominations for the Next Top Credit Union Exec competition, we thought for sure our numbers would be down this year. Once again, the credit union industry proved us wrong. We’re excited to say that 210 unique and talented young professionals have been nominated to become the CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec for 2017.210 young credit union leaders now know that someone in their organization or professional network thinks enough of them and their potential to nominate them for the pre-eminent credit union young professionals competition. That itself has to be a great feeling. But wait, there’s more! Each of those nominees are eligible to apply for the contest by simply completing an application form and submitting a short video and a brief explanation about a project they are working on, or an idea they have to improve the credit union industry.Just by applying, they will receive a free one-year CUES NextGen Membership or a $125 credit towards other CUES products and services. When they apply, they also earn the attention of the credit union world, and bring focus to their creative ideas and thoughts. And as an applicant, they will also earn special pricing if they wish to attend the CEO/Executive Team Network conference on their own. continue reading » 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgIn quarterfinals of Challenge Cup Women handball club ”Zrinjski” will play against Croatian club ”Fantasyland” from Samobor.”Zrinjski” defeated Macedonian club ”Kumanovo” which enabled it to qualify to quarterfinals.One of the best players Ana Prusina said that the she is glad that ”Zrinjski” will play against ”Fantasyland” because they know well their opponent, which is a very good team.Prusina added that she and her teammates will give its best to defeat ”Fantasyland” and qualify to semi-finals.last_img read more

first_imgFlorida lawmakers decided to cut the amount of money Dontrell Stephens should get from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office from $22 million to $4.5 million. Stephens was 19 years old when a PBSO deputy shot him multiple times severing his spine.Stephens is now 26 homeless and confined to a wheelchair for life. His attorney, Jack Scarola, argues Stephens has more than $1.4 million in unpaid medical expenses and will need at least $5 million over the course of his lifetime to cover ongoing medical costs.“They’re saying they don’t know if I’m really going to live to see this whole year,” Stephens said when asked how long his doctors are giving him under his current medical care. “I really feel like [PBSO] thinks I’m going to die soon,” he added.“This is a life or death situation,” said Scarola. “The tragic part of all of this is the fact that the Sheriff’s Office recognizes that and they are playing a waiting game. They don’t have to pay money to a dead man.”Even though a jury awarded Stephens millions of dollars in 2016, Florida law states that government agencies like PBSO only have to pay out $200,000. The amendment states that PBSO is willing to give Stephens $4.5 million total: $3 million to go to his medical expenses, and $1.5 million for attorney and lobbying fees.The amendment also states that all state liens resulting from unpaid medical expenses would be waived. Stephens would still have to pay federal liens.last_img read more

first_imgThe end of the curfew comes as the Big Apple prepares to start reopening some businesses on Monday, including manufacturing and construction companies, wholesalers and retailers.Retailers will still not be allowed to have customers inside for a few more weeks, although curbside pickup and delivery will be offered.Between 200,000 and 400,000 people are expected to return to their workplaces in the city Monday, many of them by taking a subway system that most have avoided due to difficulty maintain social distance.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is also reiterating his call for people who have attended protest marches to get tested for the coronavirus.”Get a test. Get a test,” the governor said Sunday, adding that the state plans to open 15 testing sites dedicated just to protesters so they can get results quickly. “I would act as if you were exposed, and I would tell people you are interacting with, assume I am positive for the virus.” New York City lifted the curfew that had been in place due to protests against police brutality ahead of schedule on Sunday, after a peaceful night of demonstrations.“I want to thank everybody who has expressed their views peacefully,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday morning. “I made the decision to end the curfew. And honestly, I hope it’s the last time we will ever need a curfew in New York City.”Although he dropped the curfew, the mayor said he has not made a decision on whether to lift a ban on vehicles in Manhattan south of 96th Street after 8 p.m.The 8 p.m. citywide curfew, which was New York’s first in decades, was to remain in effect through at least Sunday, with officials planning to lift it when the city enters the first phase of reopening from the coronavirus.The mayor’s move followed New York City police also deciding to retreat on enforcing the curfew Saturday, as thousands of residents marched and rallied, following the May 25 death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.New York City: We are lifting the curfew, effective immediately. Yesterday and last night we saw the very best of our city.Tomorrow we take the first big step to restart. Keep staying safe. Keep looking out for each other.— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) June 7, 2020last_img read more

first_img                The iconic Vanity, a fixture for fillies and mares since its inception at Hollywood Park in 1940, has been shortened from a mile and one eighth and will be run for the 75th time on Saturday. The Vanity has been carded as the seventh race on an 11-race program. With first post time at 2 p.m., approximate post time for the Vanity Mile is at 5 p.m. PDT. Q. Beholder has been in your care for more than four years now. She was 21-1 first time out and was a well beaten fourth in a maiden special weight going 5 ½ furlongs at Hollywood Park on June 28, 2012. Thinking back, what were your initial impressions of her? A. “We thought she was special right from the start. I thought I had her a little more ready than she was the first time out. But it turned out she needed one. I hadn’t pressed on her real hard, but we always had big hopes for her.”Q. She doesn’t seem to have lost even a half a step over the years. Is she as good now or better than she’s ever been? A. “You’d like to think she is as good. You’d like to think she’s better, but I don’t know what that would take (to demonstrate).” Q. Dating back to the 1970s, our game has been driven in large part by the commercial breeding market. That said, Mr. Hughes made the call to run Beholder at age six and following her win in the Adoration he said that if all goes well for the remainder of the year, she’ll be back in training next year, at age seven. Do you think this could encourage others to keep their horses in training longer and let the breeding shed wait? A. “The market is very important. It’s a lot more important to people like me and you than it is to Wayne Hughes. I think he added up everything it would take to have another one as good as her, but Mr. Hughes, at this point in his life (82) looked at all the percentages and said ‘Why not just keep her running?’ The chances of her producing something as good as she is are pretty tough. Think of all the yearlings, stallion fees and expenses. People tend to follow what works, so if it does, they might be inclined to keep them running. If it doesn’t, they’ll probably tell us how stupid we were for doing it.” Q. When you look at her career numbers coming into the Vanity, they’re staggering. A three-time Eclipse Award winner. Sixteen wins from 21 starts. Thirteen overall stakes wins, 11 of them graded and nine of them Grade I’s. She’s won seven in a row. She’s an amazing 12 for 13 at Santa Anita and she’s got earnings of more than $4.4 million. When you reflect on all of that, what do you think? A. “That’s what I mean when I say how hard it would be to replace her.” Q. Gary Stevens has won 10 out 11 races with her. The Vanity comes up a lot tougher than her last race, the (Grade III) Adoration did here on May 8. Do you discuss strategy with Gary? A. “I saw Gary this morning, but we just said ‘Hi’ and didn’t talk about anything. We pretty much let him figure it out, how to do it. In her last race there was only one way to go. This is a real race and there’s some good horses in there. Callaghan’s mare (Taris) comes off that big win sprinting and sometimes when horses win like that, they get pretty brave and keep winning. It should be a horse race. Sadler’s filly (Stellar Wind, Eclipse Champion 3-year-old filly last year), who knows how much she’s developed this year? We know she was a pretty good filly last year, we know that. We’ll pretty much let Gary figure out what to do.” Q. Beholder spiked a fever October when she shipped to Keeneland for the Breeders’ Cup Classic, which forced her to miss the race. It’s gotta be a great feeling knowing that with the Breeders’ Cup being here at Santa Anita in November, you don’t have to put her on an airplane? A. “Absolutely, yeah. We’ve not had success shipping, although I’ve got three strikes out of the way with her, so I’m ready to go on now. Seriously, it really helps, it makes us feel better, knowing we’re going to be running right here.”                                                        Q. With horses like Beholder, Stellar Wind, Nyquist, Exaggerator, Songbird, California Chrome and American Pharoah, Santa Anita-based horses seem to be dominating on many levels, nationally and internationally. That said, there are those who contend we have far too many horses that are trained by far too few people and that the game would be stronger if that issue was addressed. Do you agree? A. “I agree with that. Mr. Kilroe (Frank E., Santa Anita’s longtime Director of Racing spanning three decades, from the early 1950s to the mid-80s) would be rolling over in his grave. My overall business is fine. I haven’t had any concerns, but I honestly don’t have all the answers. If I had the answer, I’d love to put it out there and try to fix things.” ARCADIA, Calif. (June 2, 2016)–When the mighty Beholder finally calls it a day as a racehorse, she will soon join her Hall of Fame trainer, Richard Mandella in racing’s most exclusive club. With the ultimate objective for the 6-year-old Henny Hughes mare the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita in November, Mandella, who already has eight Breeders’ Cup wins to his credit, reflected on what has been and what could be for his stable superstar as she seeks her eighth consecutive win in Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Vanity Mile at Santa Anita.last_img read more

first_imgThe living world is an endless source of wonder and inspiration.  There’s an octopus that does a convincing imitation of a flatfish (Science Daily, Live Science), and a red crab species that emerges from its lethargic life around Christmas and migrates miles to the sea by the millions (PhysOrg).  There’s a tiny frog that can fit on the tip of a pencil (PhysOrg) and a whale with perfect pitch (Science Daily).  National Geographic released a gallery of sea creatures newly discovered deep in Indonesian waters that is as colorful as it is bizarre.  Some scientists get so excited about what animals they study, they want to imitate them.Embryo trick:  Scientists inspired by the cilia that embryos use to direct cells to their places copied the trick with “biomimetic cilia” they hope to use with lab-on-a-chip applications (see abstract at PNAS).Stickybot:  Inspired by gecko feet, scientists at Stanford designed a look-alike robot, reported Science Daily, that uses the same principle of dry adhesion by multiplication of surface contacts.  “The material is strong and reusable, and leaves behind no residue or damage,” just like a gecko foot, the article said.  They even imitated the gecko’s rotating ankles so that it can change direction. Perfect little engine:  Ever heard of a salp?  This small jelly-like creature lives in the sea and is important for carbon cycle.  Science Daily told about its “near-perfect little engine” that propels it and filters its food with a microscopic mesh.  Because “the scientists are captivated by the unique, almost magical performance of this natural undersea engine,” they think inventors could learn something.  Science Daily asked, “What if trains, planes, and automobiles all were powered simply by the air through which they move?  Moreover, what if their exhaust and byproducts helped the environment?  Well, such an energy-efficient, self-propelling mechanism already exists in nature.”Beetle bifocals:  Scientists at the University of Cincinnati were stunned to find a diving beetle with bifocal compound eyes.  Live Science reported that the eyes have two retinas, one for distance and one for close-up inspection.  Analysis of how this unique beetle sees could help bifocal manufacture.  “Bifocal glasses and contacts create two images that interfere with each other, creating an area of blur,” the article said.  “The beetle larvae solve this interference problem by having focal planes [that] are slightly shifted so they aren’t completely on top of each other.  In fact, the researchers found the shift of the focal planes improved contrast of the resulting image three-fold.”Oyster glue:  The Navy is employing “interdisciplinary, cutting-edge research” to copy oysters.  The amazing underwater adhesives that oysters use are attractive to the Navy not only because of their importance to the marine ecology, but also because of the insights they provide.  Naval researchers have been “studying marine animals’ various adhesives, uncovering fundamental properties that could yield new innovations from replacements for medical sutures to surface coatings that keep waterborne craft from picking up marine hitchhikers,” the article said.  They found that oysters have a unique adhesive for sticking to one another as they build oyster reefs.Put on your bacteria:  New Scientist posted an unusual article and video about researchers using bacteria to grow fibers for clothing.  Such biodegradable clothing will be “green” not necessarily in color, but in the sense of being biodegradable and environmentally-friendly.Code in the nose:  Inventors have been working on artificial noses for some time, with only mixed results at distinguishing the thousands of odors that natural noses are so good at detecting.  PhysOrg reported that Stanford inventors are finding that a touch of DNA helps.  The combinatorial flexibility of DNA is providing the coding repertoire for sensors to respond to many more molecules than before.  Live Science added that frog egg cells are providing a key ingredient in robotic noses as receptors.Cornea breakthrough:  Synthetic corneas are too hard to make, and cornea transplants are expensive and difficult, so why not regrow the real thing?  The BBC News reported that biosynthetic implants, using “a synthetic version of human collagen designed to mimic the cornea as closely as possible,” are providing real hope for restoring impaired vision.  Already in tests patients reported “dramatically improved” vision with the new technique.Pop goes the circuit:  Manufacturing circuits inspired by bacteria?  Why not?  Synthetic circuits is a relatively new method within the “emerging field of synthetic biology” of organizing genetically-modified bacteria to “produce a myriad of useful proteins, enzymes or chemicals in a coordinated way.”  Science Daily reported that scientists at Duke University were surprised to find bacterial cells popping, or committing suicide, when reaching a certain stage of plasmid density.  They modeled the behavior with a sample circuit they called ePop and found that it can “increase the efficiency and power of future synthetic biology circuits.”Flying with altitude:  Somehow, fruit flies know the right altitude for their flying and hovering needs.  Live Science reported that findings about how they calculate optic flow might help designers of “insect-inspired robots.”  Mike Dickinson’s team at Caltech found that flies use horizontal edges and “integrate edge information with other visual information to pick flight plans.”  This work not only helps “unveil the mysteries of insect flight and cognition, but it may have practical implications for humans, as well.”These articles are part of an increasing flood of reports about biomimetics – the imitation of nature.  Whether biologists look high or low, large or small, at plants or at animals, they find amazing feats in the living world that amaze and inspire.  And if imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the designs in life are getting rave reviews.Biomimetic designers wanted: bright, young, observant, inquisitive, logical, perceptive, entrepreneurial, honest, forward looking, optimistic, enthusiastic.  This implies that Darwinians need not 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first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments MOST READ Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ01:37Protesters 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 Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant, center, drives the ball against Philadelphia 76ers’ Robert Covington, left, and Ben Simmons (25). APOAKLAND, California — Kevin Durant returned from missing one game with a leg injury to finish with 29 points, leading the Golden State Warriors past the Philadelphia 76ers, 135-114 on Saturday (Sunday Manila time) for their sixth straight win.Draymond Green contributed 10 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, five blocks and two steals. Stephen Curry added 22 points and nine assists to surpass the 4,000-assist mark for his career and Klay Thompson scored 23 as the Warriors pulled away in the second half.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES CURRY’S WORDSCurry made clear “I care about our veterans deeply” in a piece he wrote for The Players’ Tribune that published Saturday for Veterans Day expressing his support for the troops and explaining his stance — even if he didn’t want to visit the Trump White House.The two-time MVP said: “… When someone tells me that my stances, or athlete stances in general, are ‘disrespecting the military’ — which has become a popular thing to accuse peaceful protesters of — it’s something that I’m going to take very, very seriously. One of the beliefs that I hold most dear is how proud I am to be an American — and how incredibly thankful I am for our troops. I know how fortunate I am to live in this country, and to do what I do for a living, and to raise my daughters in peace and prosperity. But I also hear from plenty of people who don’t have it nearly as good as I do. Plenty of people who are genuinely struggling in this country. Especially our veterans.“And every single veteran I’ve spoken to, they’ve all said pretty much the exact same thing: That this conversation we’ve started to have in the world of sports … whether it’s been Colin (Kaepernick) kneeling, or entire NFL teams finding their own ways to show unity, or me saying that I didn’t want to go to the White House — it’s the opposite of disrespectful to them.”Kerr applauded his superstar again.“I thought it was beautiful,” Kerr said. “He’s very thoughtful, he’s very compassionate, very smart and he’s humble. I’ve made the comment before that he is incredibly arrogant on the floor and humble off the court. I think that’s a really powerful combination. … When he speaks it’s from the heart.”TIP-INS76ers: The Sixers forced Golden State into eight first-quarter turnovers. … Philadelphia shot 51.9 percent in the first half to stay within 65-64 at the break.Warriors: Andre Iguodala, who started in Durant’s place Wednesday, was out for rest. … Curry moved into a tie with Guy Rodgers for 10th place on the franchise list for all-time games played at 587. These two are the only Warriors to reach 4,000 assists, Rodgers with 4,855. … The Warriors blocked 11 shots, their 12th time in 13 games with at least seven blocks. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Warriors won their ninth straight against the Sixers and sixth in a row at Oracle Arena.MCADOO’S RING76ers two-way player James Michael McAdoo received his Warriors championship ring in a pregame ceremony. He was cheered when he checked in for the first time midway through the fourth.Coach Steve Kerr texted with him leading up to the game.“I’m thrilled that he was here, and I thought it was a great gesture by the Sixers to make sure he was here,” Kerr said. “I know he’ll get a huge ovation from the crowd tonight, he deserves it.”ADVERTISEMENT Cousins, Davis help Pelicans beat Clippers Durant sat out Wednesday’s win against the Timberwolves with a bruised left thigh but hardly showed any signs of an issue. Curry, sporting new cornrows in his hair, briefly went to the locker room early in the second but returned.JJ Redick scored 17 points to lead the Sixers.FEATURED 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 shutoutThe Warriors have won by 17 or more points in each game of this winning streak, averaging 122.8 points.Golden State built its first double-digit lead of the night at 86-76 on Nick Young’s 3-pointer with 4:14 left in the third, and rolled from there getting another quick 3 by Young, one from Curry and a Durant jumper. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortlast_img read more

first_imgEverton in contact with Shakhtar Donetsk sports director José Botoby Carlos Volcano14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveMarcel Brands is under pressure at Everton.With the Blues languishing at the wrong end of the table, the Dutch sports director is bearing the brunt of criticism.And TMW says Brands could yet be replaced.Everton have made contact with Shakhtar Donetsk sports director José Boto about a move to England.Talks are well underway with Boto, though it’s not been established whether he would join Everton to work with Brands or replace him. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgLNG Canada said that both firms have significant experience in Canada, combined with extensive LNG and mega-project experience. Fluor has nearly 70 years of Canadian project experience with over 7,500 construction personnel working on Canadian projects in 2017, while JGC has experience in construction of more than 48 LNG trains globally.The commitments LNG Canada has made to ensure the project hires locally and within British Columbia, prior to hiring from the rest of Canada, will be executed by the joint venture. LNG Canada’s commitment to some positions being made available for apprentices — open equally to women and men — will also be delivered by its EPC contractor.LNG Canada External Relations Director Susannah Pierce said that selecting an EPC contractor is a significant milestone for the project. She added that LNG Canada is working toward submitting a competitive decision-ready project to its Joint Venture Participants in 2018. The exact timing of the final investment decision is up to the Joint Venture Participants to make, and they will weigh their decision against a number of criteria, including project competitiveness, how the LNG Canada project fits within their existing portfolio of projects and investments, and available capital, amongst others. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – LNG Canada has confirmed that it has awarded the contract to design and build its proposed liquefied natural gas export terminal in Kitimat to the joint venture comprised of U.S.-based Fluor Corp. and Japan-based JGC Corp.In a post on its Facebook page, LNG Canada said that the contract is conditional on the project’s partners – Shell Canada, Mitsubishi, Kogas, and PetroChina – making a positive final investment decision. The company explained that the joint venture will – if the project proceeds – be responsible for directly hiring the majority of the thousands of workers required during the LNG terminal’s five-year construction period.last_img read more