Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Image by Andrea Hanks, White House / Gabriel López Albarrán, Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.WASHINGTON – President Trump is expected to meet with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo at the White House today to discuss infrastructure.Cuomo announced the meeting on Tuesday. He wants his state to partner with the federal government to tackle several infrastructure projects.Those include a New Penn Station, a train link to Laguardia Airport, rebuilding train tunnels under the Hudson River, and expanding the Second Avenue Subway.Trump has expressed openness to infrastructure projects amid the Coronavirus pandemic. Trump and Cuomo have known each other for years and have a hot-and-cold relationship.This will be the third time the two leaders have met at the White House this year.
1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Vancity has a regular cycle of board assessment.by: Charlene Komar Storey“Our board has an assessment lifecycle,” says Karen Hoffmann, corporate secretary of Vancouver City Savings Credit Union–better known as Vancity –in Vancouver, British Columbia.The $17.5 billion, 501,000-member credit union’s annual assessment rotation is overseen by a third-party consultant.Assessments of individual board members are reviewed by the external consultant, the director involved and the board chair.A plan is put together to develop the board member‘s skills and expertise by using suggestions from the consultant and board chair as well as requests from the director. As corporate secretary, Hoffmann works with the chair to ensure the plan is followed.Vancity sets aside a small pool of educational money for directors.“We can help them with ideas and support,” Hoffmann says. “If a director wants or needs more intensive knowledge about a particular subject matter, that may call for attending a conference or a program.” Seminars that are helpful to several board members are often held in house – for instance, ones to enhance their financial fluency. continue reading »
continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Florida police alleged a former employee for the $8.6 billion VyStar Credit Union and her boyfriend stole nearly $50,000 from two member accounts.Lake City Police arrested Stevlein Stephon Bivins and Jasmine Cassandra Jones on July 12. Jones was a teller at the Jacksonville-based credit union.After reviewing surveillance footage and other evidence, the credit union’s internal affairs officers and police determined that Jones and her boyfriend allegedly began stealing from member accounts in June, and that it continued until a member alerted authorities.Police said Bivins presented himself as a VyStar CU account holder and made transactions at Jones’ teller station. Jones processed withdrawal slips submitted by Bivins and then allegedly provided him with cash.
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Both chambers of Congress are in session this week and CUNA will engage with several hearings related to the administration’s 2021 budget, monetary policy and cybersecurity, among others. Complete details can be found on CUNA’s Removing Barriers Blog.The Senate is expected to consider judicial nominations, and the House is expected to consider an environmental bill and a House resolution on the equal rights amendment.Hearings CUNA will be engaged on include:Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. (ET): Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing, “What States, Locals and the Business Community Should Know and Do: A Roadmap for Effective Cybersecurity;”
With today’s world gone so fully digital, there has never been a more relevant time to elevate the discussion on effective communication.After all, the growth, success and loyalty of members to your credit union can rise and fall with your ability to communicate. When it comes to your communication strategies, you need to ask yourself the right questions.Do members hear from you at the right times, through the best avenues of delivery?Is your communication personalized, informative and helpful? Is it often enough?Are you using a customer communication management system to streamline communications? Importantly, is that system cost effective and easy to use?At bottom, are you creating an experience that is remarkable and differentiating?The purpose of effectively communicating with your members is adding value to their ongoing experiences, to make their interactions and choices easier. Effective communication centers on presenting the right message to the right people at the right time, in a consistent cadence that meets member needs. This post is currently collecting data… This is placeholder text continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
We tend to argue about the work of the CNTB, both negatively and positively, logically because this is an important topic, and that is the promotion and branding of our tourism and the state. Thus, we should certainly praise the cooperation with Google, which proved to be very successful, and the results of the campaign are 40 percent better than expected, ie. average campaigns.Google has published an analysis of the campaign of the Croatian National Tourist Board Croatia Feeds on its website “Think with Google” , in which they assess it as very successful, or as an example of good practice in creating and implementing promotional campaigns.Thus, the analysis states the successful use of Google’s solution for precise placement of content to end users, and the results achieved are three times more clicks achieved within this campaign compared to other average campaigns, 40 percent higher average visit to the campaign site than the set goal and 40 percentage increase in general search related to Croatia. The analysis also emphasizes that the Croatian National Tourist Board has successfully used the results of analyzes on the most common searches related to Croatia, thus implementing a precise strategy of content and targeting, as well as advertising.The director of the CNTB’s Main Office, Kristjan Staničić, also comments on the campaign, emphasizing that it is a project that has emerged from the latest trends in digital marketing. ” Croatia Feeds is a campaign that is actually based on the interests of end users in the markets, which was the basis for creating the concept of the campaign. According to its characteristics, the concept itself significantly distances itself from the usual online campaigns because Croatia Feeds contains a precise combination of intriguing titles, interesting texts and attractive photos of popular Croatian destinations and tourist products. This is confirmed by this analysis of Google, according to which we were very successful in attracting the attention of users, ie our potential tourists ” he pointed out Director Staničić added that he emphasizes that this is a project that was created on the latest trends in digital marketing.The Croatian National Tourist Board launched the project and campaign “Croatia Feeds” during the month of August last year. The main goal of the campaign is to inspire potential tourists to choose Croatian destinations in an original way. For this purpose, a special website “Croatia Feeds” was created. In addition to the Croatian National Tourist Board, members of the Google creative team “The ZOO”, which cooperates with numerous global brands and agencies, also participated in the creation of the campaign and its content.Google / Croatia Parodies Clickbait to Lure Travellers: You Won’t Believe How They Did It
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BUILDING STARTS EXPECTED TO FALL >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< Data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed Australian dwellings approvals dropped by 1.9 per cent in August 2018 in trend terms. (AAP Image/Brendan Esposito)THE worst is behind us when it comes to dwelling approval falls in Queensland, according Housing Industry of Australia economist Diwa Hopkins.Ms Hopkins’ comments came on the back of data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics yesterday (October 10, 2018), which revealed Australian dwellings approvals dropped by 1.9 per cent in August 2018 in trend terms. TOP SUBURBS FORECASTED FOR PRICE INCREASES Ms Hopkins said affordability and interstate migration continued to drive dwelling approval strength in Queensland.“Particularly with Sydney and Melbourne, they experienced very strong price growth over recent years, for quite a sustained period of time and you don’t get that same degree and duration of growth in Queensland,” she said.ABS director of construction statistics Justin Lokhorst said the national fall was mainly driven by private dwellings excluding houses, which decreased by 2.7 per cent in August.Among the states and territories, dwelling approvals fell in August in Victoria (5.1 per cent), South Australia (3.6 per cent) and New South Wales (1.6 per cent) in trend terms.Dwelling approvals rose in trend terms in Western Australia (2.7 per cent), Tasmania (2.3 per cent), Northern Territory (1.5 per cent) and Australian Capital Territory (0.1 per cent). Dwelling approvals were flat in Queensland. Ms Hopkins said, despite Queensland’s “trend” dwelling approvals being flat, the state’s monthly results still showed a decline of 8.4 per cent.“That was mainly driven by a fall in multi-unit approvals.”Ms Hopkins told The Courier-Mail while the HIA expected a downturn to continue for detached houses and multi units in Queensland, the worst had occurred.“But of degree of those declines, we think the worst of those declines has occurred,” she said.“We think that that occurred in 2017 and that in the coming years, so for the rest of 2018 and in 2019 as well the declines we’re forecasting are much more modest. “New home building declined by 17 per cent in 2017, that’s in Queensland for both detached houses and also multi units.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours ago“By the time 2018 has concluded, we’re expecting the decline to be in the order of 5 per cent, and then in 2019 another similarly modest decline of 4 per cent before we expect activity to then return to growth in 2020.” PROPERY PROSPECTS GOOD, BUT NOT GREAT
JDR, a supplier of subsea power cables and umbilicals to the global offshore energy industry, has officially opened its European service centre in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.The opening ceremony held on Friday, 7 July, also coincided with a contract signing with Tideway who selected JDR to provide termination and testing support for the inter-array cables scope of work for one of their offshore wind farms currently under construction.The opening was marked by an official ceremony led by Nick Brown, MP for Newcastle upon Tyne East, followed by a tour of the 4,000m2 facility.The multi-purpose centre includes a workshop, a warehouse, a visitor centre and offices. The facility – which will house up to 50 staff – will also serve as the central base for JDR’s European service operations and the company’s sales and marketing functions.The location was selected for its proximity to projects in the North Sea and Europe, JDR’s manufacturing facility in Hartlepool and the local supply chain, JDR said.Jake Berry, Minister for the Northern Powerhouse, said: “It’s great to see this further expansion of JDR. This facility will have an initial workforce of 20, including 10 new jobs, and plans to expand to 50 in the future. As the inaugural winner of the Northern Powerhouse Exports Award last year, the company highlights the best of the Northern Powerhouse. They make effective use of key northern assets in energy, innovation, access to international markets and a skilled workforce.”JDR has been awarded a number of projects for major clients this year including the East Anglia One offshore wind project.The company has also been nominated as preferred cable supplier for US Wind’s Maryland project as well as by WindPlus for the Windfloat Atlantic project. The centre will be vital in supporting service elements associated with such projects and future contract wins, JDR said.
NewsRegional Underage Guyanese girls caught with Surinamese official. by: – July 10, 2012 94 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Suriname had been reprimanded by the United States for its poor efforts in the field of human trafficking.PARAMARIBO, Suriname, Monday July 9, 2012 – Just days after Suriname blasted the United States for stating it was doing nothing to fight human trafficking watch list, district secretary Hesdy Veira was arrested by the police of Nickerie for human trafficking and smuggling.According to press reports out of Suriname, police say that Veira, who runs the Pleasure Bar in Statenweg in the rice district, was allegedly abusing two minors And, police public relations officer Humphrey Naarden has revealed that the top official in the Ministry of Regional Development is not a first offender.According to an eye witness, the two Guyanese girls, aged 14 and 16 years old, were working in the bar at night, reportedly under the supervision of older women who work in the bar.This arrest follows public protest by Surinamese Justice Minister Edward Belfort that the recently issued United States human trafficking report that featured Suriname was not based on facts and contains half truths and lies.Belfort was responding in Parliament to remarks by legislator Chandrikapersad Santokhi who criticized the government for failing to take measures in 2011 to prosecute perpetrators of human trafficking as stated in the report.Suriname had been reprimanded by the United States for its poor efforts in the field of human trafficking. Washington states in the report that in 2011 Suriname did little or nothing to fight this evil, reason why the country was placed on the Tier 2 Watch. The recently issued Trafficking in Persons Report 2012 typifies Suriname as a transit point and final destination for victims of sex slavery and bonded labor.Belfort told the legislature that the statement regarding prosecution of perpetrators is not true, citing two cases of prosecution. He denied allegations that the government had expelled suspects. Belfort said that the government wondered where Washington got its facts from to compile the report.Caribbean 360 News Tweet Share Share Share