Charlottesville: Second Annual Michie Tavern Downtown Mile July 24

first_imgThe Michie Tavern Downtown Mile was the first “mile race” through the Charlottesville Downtown Mall.In 2014, this Thursday, July 24, the race — for both runners and walkers — starts on East Jefferson and ends at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion.The Michie Tavern Downtown Mile is “a part of Notus Sports’s American Heritage Race Series created to promote healthy living, community involvement, and engagement with historic sites.”From 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Pavilion, go by and investigate the Runners Love Yoga Healthy Living Expo during the event. According to organizers, the expo features great local businesses centered around healthy living in Charlottesville.Free samples, product demonstrations, food and beverages, and other giveaways and activities will be available and visitors can also enjoy a free post-run yoga class led by local yoga instructor and competitive runner Ann Mazur of Runners Love Yoga!The 2014 Downtown Mile event benefits the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society to preserve the Hatton Ferry — the only operating pole ferry left in the United States.Organizers say American Heritage Series races “are opportunities for views of significant pieces of history,” and race proceeds benefit the preservation and mission of each historic location.There are cash prizes for top finishers.Runners and walkers at this year’s event will get to choose from five race options:Team Relay at 6:30 p.m.Family Race at 6:50 p.m.Non-competitve Run/Walk at 6:50 p.m.Middle School Mile at 7:10 p.m. (Youth in grades 6-8 only!)Elite Downtown Mile at 7:30 p.m. for elite women and 7:40 p.m. for elite menREGISTER NOW!last_img read more

Why is credit union patching so difficult? Does it need to be?

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Banking and business software must continuously stay up-to-date to protect the safety of credit unions and their members. Many major breaches seem to start with a simple problem – lousy patching.  So, does credit union patching need to be so difficult? Is there anything your credit union can do to make patching your systems easier?  Ongoing Operations has several insights on helping credit unions with their patching requirements.We’ve all been there: you get into work in the morning, you’ve had your coffee, (hopefully) your breakfast and, miraculously, found your favorite parking spot. Other people are smiling, the sun is out, and it’s a pleasant 70 degrees. Things are looking up. You settle into your desk, and it’s time to be productive. You turn on the computer and… there’s an update.Finally, after the update and subsequent restart, it’s time to get going. You open the browser and… there’s an update. And there’s a patch to download on the primary office software as well. For some reason, there’s a new version of everything and, even worse, half require restarts. By the time you’ve updated and patched everything you need to update and patch, your spirit is broken, the coffee’s wearing off, and lunchtime is fast approaching.last_img read more

5 ways to market to eligible audiences only

first_imgMarketing based on credit union field of membership can be challenging. Understanding the right platforms to use and their limitations on financial institutions can hinder marketing to your eligible audiences. There are a few different techniques you can explore when targeting eligible audiences. Credit unions’ unique field of membership regulations do not jibe with traditional marketing methods, even with geographic targeting.Advertising on social media platforms such as Facebook and Linkedin have their own set of advertising rules for financial institutions. They can be confusing and hard to follow which makes it difficult to specifically target only your eligible audiences without spending marketing dollars on nonqualified leads. Google Adwords is the same way and a lot of it has to do with discriminatory practices.Here are 5 strategies I recommend for the highest ROI on your ad spend.1) Direct mail campaigns- With the right data you can create a whole marketing campaign based on specific triggers around people looking for a home or car – responsive and predictive. Many companies buy user data that allow you to learn where people live, work, worship and even who may qualify as a family member. By selecting the right triggers and focusing on higher converting groups – people who work in your defined community – you can serve direct mail campaigns only to those who are eligible to join without wasting a dime. You can even narrow it down to individual census tracts. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Too hard to hurt

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Dollar falls after Fed bolster lending and coronavirus fears ease

first_imgThe dollar was on course for a weekly loss on Friday as the US Federal Reserve’s massive new lending programme for small companies and signs of a slowdown in coronavirus infections reduced safe-haven demand.The pound pulled ahead against the dollar and the euro as markets breathed a sigh of relief after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson left intensive care following his hospitalisation for COVID-19 symptoms.Currencies from oil-producing countries also held onto gains against the US currency, but the outlook remains uncertain due to doubts that a deal between OPEC and its allies for a record oil supply cut would be enough to offset the collapse in global fuel demand. Risk sentiment has steadily improved this week on tentative signs that the pandemic is slowing in US and European hotspots, but some analysts remain cautious given so little is known about the virus and as many nations continue to grapple with the massive economic damage caused by the outbreak.”The Fed has taken a lot of different measures, but the end result is a large increase in the supply of dollars,” said Junichi Ishikawa, senior FX strategist at IG Securities in Tokyo.”Positive news about the virus reduces the kind of panicked repatriation into dollars that we saw earlier this year. The end result is gradual dollar weakness.”Against the euro, the dollar last stood at $1.0941, on course for 1.3 percent weekly decline. The dollar traded at 0.9657 Swiss franc, down 1.1 percent for the week.Trading was largely subdued in Asian hours as financial markets in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Britain, and the United States are closed for the Good Friday holiday.The Fed on Thursday announced a $2.3 trillion programme to offer loans to local governments and small and mid-sized businesses, the latest step to backstop the US economy as the country battles the coronavirus crisis.The Fed has also slashed interest rates to zero, restated quantitative easing, and increased dollar liquidity to combat a shortage in money markets, leaving the dollar in the grip of bears in the spot market.New York, the US state most afflicted by the coronavirus, offered fresh evidence that the arc of the disease caused by the virus was flattening.The greenback last traded at 108.41 yen, unchanged for the week as concern about an increase in coronavirus infections and the declaration of a state of emergency in Japan offset dollar selling.The coronavirus first emerged in China late last year and has since spread around the world, infecting more than 1.5 million and claiming more than 90,000 lives.On the Chinese mainland, the yuan headed for a 0.8 percent weekly gain against the dollar as China continues to report a decline in new coronavirus cases.The Australian dollar, which is highly sensitive to risk sentiment because of Australia’s dependence on China and the global commodities trade, jumped by 6 percent against the greenback this week, highlighting easing stress in global markets.The pound held steady at $1.2465 on Friday, and headed for a 1.6 percent gain this week. Against the euro, sterling was on course for its third consecutive weekly gain.The British prime minister on Sunday became the first world leader to be admitted to hospital for persistent symptoms of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.This initially raised concerns about a leadership vacuum, but Johnson’s condition has gradually improved.The Canadian dollar, the Norwegian crown, and the Russian ruble were all higher against the dollar for the week, but further gains are in doubt.Mexico has delayed an agreement reached by OPEC+ to cut oil output by 10 million barrels per day that was agreed on Thursday, according to Kuwait’s oil minister.Investors reacted negatively to early details of a supply-cut agreement between members of OPEC and its allies by selling crude futures, suggesting these cuts may not be enough to offset an expected drop in global demand.Topics :last_img read more

Ocean Infinity Buys into Guardian Geomatics

first_imgGuardian Geomatics and Ocean Infinity have agreed terms for the acquisition by Ocean Infinity of a 25% stake in Guardian Geomatics.Guardian Geomatics is a Perth-based marine survey company, servicing the offshore oil & gas and renewable markets, with a footprint across Australia, PNG, NZ and the broader Asia Pacific region.Oliver Plunkett, Ocean Infinity’s CEO, said: “An essential part of our approach to growing our business is to build deep relationships with likeminded, dynamic and entrepreneurial partners. During the time we have been working with the Guardian team they have surpassed expectations on every criteria. This new partnership will cement our relationship and, as we look forward to our fleet of three ships and 15 AUVs serving clients around the globe, was an obvious next step for us to take.”Guardian Geomatics, managing director, Paul Kennedy, said: “This is a massive vote of confidence in the future of Guardian Geomatics. Along with access to Unmanned Surface Vessel’s (USV’s) and our current survey outsourcing contract with Ocean Infinity for the Island Pride, we have surpassed many of the goals we set ourselves when we established the company a year ago. We are excited about the opportunities this new partnership with Ocean Infinity will bring.”last_img read more

Capel a winner in debut as Pitt tops Youngstown State 69-53

first_imgPITTSBURGH (AP) — Xavier Johnson and Trey McGowens committed to Pittsburgh within a week of each other last spring, won over by new head coach Jeff Capel’s enthusiasm and hardly bothered by the prospect of trying to earn their way into the starting lineup.They spend copious amounts of time in the gym, determined to be part of the turnaround the Panthers have tasked Capel with orchestrating following the program’s freefall under former head coach Kevin Stallings.While the polish isn’t quite there, the effort certainly is. McGowens scored 17 points, Johnson added 16 points, six assists and five rebounds as Pitt pulled away in the second half for a 69-53 victory over Youngstown State on Tuesday night.“We’re young,” McGowens said. “So the biggest thing we’re going to learn from our mistakes, that’s the biggest thing. (Capel) talks a lot about playing with energy. We’re going to make mistakes but obviously we’re going to learn from them.”During one 10-second sequence in the first half Johnson blew a dunk, raced back on defense, grabbed a rebound and rather than flip the ball ahead to Kene Chukwuka for an easy layup took it up the floor himself. His attempt to wrap the ball behind his back ended up with the ball sailing out of bounds due to a turnover, and yet he remained in the game.“I think if you’re going to allow guys to have freedom then you have to allow them to make mistakes as long as they’re mistakes going hard,” Capel said. “We certainly made some mistakes and it wasn’t just those guys, it was everyone, it was me. But those guys were playing hard. You allow them to grow. You allow them to fix it.”Taking over a program that went 0-19 in the ACC last year, Capel cautioned it will take time for the Panthers to climb their way back into relevance in arguably the nation’s toughest conference. He stressed there are no shortcuts and his starting lineup may have indicated his commitment to a long-term rebuild, though the first step ended with Pitt picking up its first victory in 319 days.The Panthers sent three freshmen — Johnson, McGowens and Au’Diese Toney onto the floor — and Capel substituted liberally trying to get a feel for what he has on his hands.Malik Ellison, a transfer from St. John’s, scored 13 for Pitt as the Panthers used a 12-0 run early in the second half to take control after the Penguins briefly tied the game at 27. Chukwuka provided a jolt off the bench, finishing with seven points and eight rebounds.“He gave us energy,” Capel said. “That’s who Kene has been since I’ve been here. I thought his energy on both ends of the court helped us break the game open.”Kendale Hampton had 15 points off the bench for Youngstown State but the Penguins shot just 27 percent (18 of 67) from the field, including 8 of 38 3-pointers.Youngstown State actually had more turnovers (20) than made baskets. Pitt wasn’t much better for long stretches but was never threatened after a Johnson-fueled burst put the Panthers up double digits.“We had been averaging close to 35 or 40 (3-point attempts in scrimmages),” Penguins coach Jerrod Calhoun said. “If you make seven or eight more or even five more, it’s a different ballgame.”WILSON-FRAME OUTThe Panthers played without senior forward Jared Wilson-Frame, suspended one game for a violation of team rules.The absence of Wilson-Frame, the leading scorer last season on a team that went winless in the Atlantic Coast Conference, gave Capel a chance to experiment extensively with his lineup. Toney had 12 points and nine rebounds while starting in place of Wilson-Frame, though Capel said Wilson-Frame will be back with the team on Friday against VMI.EARLY AND UGLYThe college season started a week earlier than usual, and the rustiness showed. It wasn’t just the turnovers. Capel counted at least a handful of layups the Panthers missed and flow was hard to come by.“It was like going to the dentist,” Calhoun said. “It was painful to watch.”BIG PICTUREYoungstown State: The Penguins are in the midst of a rebuild of their own under Calhoun. Youngstown State has just four players back from a team that was 8-24 last season. Calhoun is committed to having his team chuck it from deep, though a couple more 8 for 38 performances might force him to reconsider.Pitt: Capel’s arrival brings energy and the schedule over the opening weeks isn’t exactly daunting. The Panthers don’t play a Power 5 team until facing Iowa in three weeks as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. By then Capel may have some semblance of a rotation.UP NEXTYoungstown State: Faces Akron in Cleveland on Saturday as part of the Northeast Ohio Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.Pitt: Welcomes Virginia Military Institute on Friday.___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25 Pittsburgh guard Trey McGowens goes for a rebound against Youngstown State forward Naz Bohannon during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. (Matt Freed/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)last_img read more

Rams defense plays tough but can’t overcome only lapse

first_img1 of 7Los Angeles Rams’ Aaron Donald (99) hits New England Patriots’ Tom Brady (12) during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Los Angeles Rams’ Aaron Donald (99) hits New England Patriots’ Tom Brady (12) during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) ATLANTA (AP) — After keeping Tom Brady out of the end zone for three and a half quarters, the Los Angeles Rams’ defense finally blinked.In this Super Bowl, that one brief lapse was too much to overcome. Even holding the New England Patriots to one field goal until midway through the fourth quarter wasn’t good enough.For the sixth time in his career, Brady found a way to win the Super Bowl. The Rams defense had done enough to win most games, but the Los Angeles offense didn’t do its part.That gave Brady a chance for one touchdown drive in the fourth quarter, and he delivered.“That’s our role, to disrupt the passer and disrupt the running game,” said Rams defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh following New England’s 13-3 win on Sunday night. “For the most part we did that, but we just didn’t close it out. That’s on us.”The low scoring total in any game with the powerful Patriots was a surprise.“They hardly scored and we were in this game until the end of the fourth quarter,” said linebacker Cory Littleton. “We were doing everything just fine and we just made mistakes at the end and they capitalized.”Littleton helped set the tone for the Rams’ strong defensive game with his first-quarter interception after Brady’s first pass was deflected.“We were in a zone defense,” Littleton said. “I’m a hustle player. I’m reading the quarterback … (Nickell) Robey-Coleman makes a great deflection, ball is in the air and I pick it off.”After being contained most of the game, Brady struck quickly when he suddenly solved the Rams’ defense in the decisive fourth-quarter touchdown drive.Brady completed four straight passes, including 18- and 29-yard strikes to Rob Gronkowski. The last catch set up Sony Michel’s 2-yard scoring run. The game’s only touchdown left the Rams with a deficit they wouldn’t overcome.“It was a hell of a game,” said Rams cornerback Marcus Peters. “We just didn’t get it done.”Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald was frustrated by Brady’s crucial 29-yard pass to Gronkowski.“I had an opportunity there on a one-on-one,” Donald said. “I got off my one-on-one clean. (Brady) was sitting back there and had time to make a good pass. He made a good play.”The Rams held New England to 13 points despite giving up 407 total yards and 22 first downs.“I thought our defense did a nice job, but they were able to make some plays here and there,” said Rams coach Sean McVay, who gave credit to Brady and the Patriots. “You see why they are a great football team.”___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more