‘Community First’ earns Jimese Harkley 2015 Next Top Credit Union Exec Award

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr ​Another banner year for CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec competition, as we have a 2015 winner. And that would be America’s First Federal Credit Union Philanthropy and Community Relations Manager Jimese Harkley. Watch our interview with Jimese as she shares her experience along with her award-winning “Community First Campaign.” continue reading »last_img

Nobody hurt in Metrolink crash

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA FE SPRINGS — Lost in low-lying morning fog, a woman drove her compact car onto railroad tracks early Friday morning, then called her firefighter son for help when her vehicle got stuck, police said. The son told her to get out of the car and call the police. As she was calling, Metrolink train No. 701 heading from Riverside to Los Angeles collided with the car at about 6:40 a.m. near Perkins Avenue and Norwalk Boulevard, said Santa Fe Springs Fire Department Capt. Chris Crispo. No one was injured. Passengers on the Metrolink were transferred to another train, he said.last_img read more

JD Equipment site featured in nationwide TV segment

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest U.S. Farm Report will televise a roundtable discussion hosted at JD Equipment in London, Ohio, for its special nationwide TV segment focused on used ag equipment. The program, entitled “On the Road with Machinery Pete,” features local John Deere equipment dealers from around the country discussing trends in the market with U.S. Farm Report hosts and Farm Journal’s used equipment expert, Greg Peterson.Portions of the first “On the Road with Machinery Pete” program were filmed at JD Equipment’s Annual Ag Auction, which took place on Saturday, December 5. The auction, that approximately 500 people attended, featured more than 125 pieces of equipment valued at more than $5 million.The segment also includes a roundtable discussion with Ted Miller, used equipment director, and John Griffith, general manager, both with JD Equipment, Farm Journal’s Peterson and U.S. Farm Report host Clinton Griffiths. The group discusses a variety of farm machinery topics, including used equipment trends in the area.The “On the Road with Machinery Pete” episode featuring JD Equipment airs Saturday, January 16, at various times and on several stations in the Central Ohio area:Mansfield and North Central Ohio: WMFD, Saturday 6:00 a.m. ESTLima: WLIO, Saturday 5:00 a.m. ESTToledo: WTVG, Saturday 5:00 a.m. ESTYoungstown: WKBN, Sunday 4:30 a.m. ESTZanesville: WHIZ, Saturday 6:00 a.m. ESTAdditionally, U.S. Farm Report will air on RFD-TV and Sirius XM (audio only on channel 147) at the following times:RFD-TV: Saturday, January 16, 9 a.m. EST; Sunday, January 17, 1:00 p.m. ESTSiriusXM: Saturday, January 16, 7 p.m. EST; Sunday, January 17, 8:00 a.m. ESTFor more information on the On the Road with Machinery Pete program on U.S. Farm Report, visit www.AgWeb.com/USFR.last_img read more

How To Staff A Startup With (Almost) No Money

first_imgHow OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … Related Posts Guest author Gary Whitehill is Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Startup Weekend.Struggling entrepreneurs around the world are in deep envy of Nick D’Aloisio’s business acumen. Last month, the 17-year-old sold Summly, his news-aggregation app, to Yahoo for a reported $30 million! If and when D’Aloisio starts another company, it will certainly be, to put it mildly, well-funded.Of course, most entrepreneurs do not have access to that kind of cash. The average business takes years to break even, let alone post a profit. Two-time entrepreneur Jordan Eisenberg, founder of UrgentRX warns that, “Few things in a start up are more important than carefully managing cash. At the beginning, before you have investors, it is not unusual for you (and possibly employees) to forego salary for extended periods of time. Do whatever it takes to build your product and get it to market.”While the founders of a company might be willing to forgo a paycheck for months on end to get their business up-and-running, their employees may not be so eager to make that sacrifice. To get workers to go along, cash-strapped entrepreneurs have to get creative.Non-Monetary IncentivesMany startups simply do not have the money for any kind of traditional compensation plan. That’s why so many entrepreneurs try to leverage equity. Taking on co-founders or compensating employees with a stake in the company can be a viable initial fix, but it isn’t always sustainable.Fortunately, there are other low or no-cost alternatives to get people to do work on your startup.StartupDigest, for instance, champions the Curator Model. The company finds talented individuals to manage or “curate” the digest for their home cities. Curators receive no financial compensation, yet management insists volunteers line up to lend a hand. Why? Because the platform lets curators distribute digests in their own names. It’s a win-win transaction in which no money changes hands.As long as a curator is not a potential competitor, it allows collaborators to self-promote/and leverage the company’s rolodex in exchange for some form of labor. When an employee or partner wants to spend his or her time performing tasks you need done, the need for monetary compensation can drop out of the equation.Colleges and universities can also provide free labor in the form of interns. Offering mentorship in exchange for help at the office can pay divdends, especially since many college students bring a deep grasp of social media and other technological chops that make them capable of much more than just making coffee.Life HacksSometimes startups need to hire real paid employees. To land high-caliber talent at a rate you can afford, make your startup worthy of others’ personal investment.‘Life hacks’ don’t cost a lot of money, but can make working at a startup more desirable than a better-paying position at a staid old-guard firm. Silicon Valley companies like Google and Facebook are well known for providing employees with everything from in-house chefs to daycare. Those are expensive, but ther are other tactics available:• Flexible scheduling: Startups aren’t a 9-5 job so let employees come in when they want.• Remote working: Forget Marissa Mayer. If employees are productive at home, let them work from there when they need to. At least they won’t leave to go work at Yahoo.• Public recognition: Praise in front of others for our efforts is an innate human need – leverage it to build loyalty!Focus on offseting lower wages with fun, engaging and accommodating perks that don’t cost the company a lot of money. It’s the best way to compete for the talent you need.Not evey candidate will sign on to a vow of poverty to work at your company, but there are people out there ready to take a bit less in order to become part of something special.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. What Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star…center_img Tags:#developers#Entrepreneurs#startups gary whitehill How to Get Started in China and Have Successlast_img read more

Ind vs Eng: England’s job to stop Sachin from scoring 100th ton, says Strauss

first_imgEngland captain Andrew Strauss on Thursday admitted that his team would be doing everything to stop Sachin Tendulkar from scoring his 100th international century in the Lord’s Test, starting on Thursday.”I’m sure Sachin would like to get it here and it’s our job not to let him do so. If it’s a distraction for him, it’s great for us,” said Strauss.The skipper also said that he considered Tendulkar a key to India’s plans.”He’s been an outstanding ambassador for the game. The statistics speak for itself. You don’t have to rush out with platitudes and superlatives. It’s all there — the longevity, the consistency. He is one of the greatest ever and as ambassador of the game there is no one better,” said Strauss.Insisting that his team would adopt a cautious approach against Team India, Strauss said, “They are world’s No. 1 team. You don’t become number one unless you do well away from home. That’s the greatest improvement they have shown over the last 2-3 years. They are now far more consistent away from home.Sachin Tendulkar”We understand it would not be easy. They are going to be a very strong opposition. But we are prepared for the challenge and ready to overcome it.”The 34-year-old left-handed batsman termed his side as a far better unit than the one which lost to India in 2007. “We’ve improved since 2007. A few players have done very well. (Jonathan) Trott is there, (James) Anderson has become better and (Graeme) Swann has had a dramatic impact,” said Strauss.advertisement”We’ve done better than possibly any other side in the world as we have won seven of the last eight series we played. But we are not finished yet. We could become number one. But for us the ultimate goal is to be acknowledged by everyone as number one. And that’s our long-term goal,” he added.India’s bowling attack will be spearheaded by Zaheer Khan and Strauss said his side wouldn’t make a determined effort to dismantle him.”With Zaheer or anyone else, it’s pretty simple — watch the bad ball and hit it. He’s very good but there is no reason to complicate things,” said the captain. Meanwhile, England have Stuart Broad in their ranks, who could be termed as “enforcer” and whose steepling bounce is expected to pose a threat to the Indians.”Broad has a very good bouncer, which can make life very difficult for the batsmen. But he is not the enforcer all the time. There would be spells when he would go short but majority-wise, he is no different to others,” Strauss said.Disappointed that a watered-down version of Decision Review System (DRS) would be used in the series, Strauss explained, “All I can say is that DRS worked very well for us in the last 12-18 months. We’ve got more decisions right and we are now used to it.”We can’t use it in this series, it’s a half-way kind of a situation and not an ideal one. But that’s the situation we’re now faced with. We can’t be overtly concerned with it for it would be unhelpful.” With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

10 months agoPuel tightlipped on Leicester job pressure after Chelsea shock

first_imgPuel tightlipped on Leicester job pressure after Chelsea shockby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City boss Claude Puel refused to discuss his position after victory at Chelsea.Puel was under scrutiny prior to the match, with reports suggesting the Foxes manager might be fighting for his job over the festive period.”I have nothing to justify,” Puel said. “I am the manager of my team and try always to do my best to get the right balance to protect some players, get the best out of other players, and put a team on the pitch with the ability to win the game.”Asked if the players’ performance at Stamford Bridge showed he had their support, Puel said: “I have no comment about this.”I made my work. It’s not all the time easy. But, all the time, it’s important to analyse the games and not just to look at the ranking in the table.”If we analyse it since the beginning of the season, we’ve had fantastic games and performances sometimes without consistency.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoArsenal defender Sokratis apologises for Watford error

first_imgArsenal defender Sokratis apologises for Watford errorby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal defender Sokratis has apologised for his mistake in Sunday’s draw with Watford.With the Gunners up 2-0, the Greek defender had his pass intercepted by Gerard Deulofeu which lead to Tom Cleverley getting Watford back in the game.”Today’s result is not good for us,” said the 31-year-old on Twitter.”I feel responsible for this result, so I would like to apologise to all of you. I don’t like to hide, and I will keep working hard in order to achieve our goals.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Gov’t to Embark on Pilot Foster Care Project

first_imgStory Highlights The pilot is part of a three-year programme between the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) and Family Life Ministries (FLM). A pilot foster care project will be undertaken over the next year as the Government moves to place more children under State care in stable family settings. Under the initiative, dubbed ‘For the Child Foster Care Programme’, the FLM will identify, recruit, assess, engage and notify the CPFSA of prospective foster families for processing.center_img A pilot foster care project will be undertaken over the next year as the Government moves to place more children under State care in stable family settings.The pilot is part of a three-year programme between the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) and Family Life Ministries (FLM).Under the initiative, dubbed ‘For the Child Foster Care Programme’, the FLM will identify, recruit, assess, engage and notify the CPFSA of prospective foster families for processing.Both entities signed a Service Agreement to solidify the partnership during a ceremony at FLM’s Cecelio Avenue offices in St. Andrew on Tuesday (March 5).State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Alando Terrelonge, welcomed the partnership noting that it is “a key step forward in the progress being implemented in Jamaica for the care and protection of our children”.State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Alando Terrelonge (left), discusses a matter of interest with Chief Executive Officer of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), Rosalee Gage Grey. Occasion was the signing ceremony for a Service Agreement between the CPFSA and Family Life Ministries (FLM) for a pilot foster care project, at the FLM’s Cecelio Avenue offices in St. Andrew on Tuesday (March 5). “This collaboration, I believe, will be the beginning of a significant move of children from State care facilities into homes with loving parents, who will not just care for them emotionally, physically but [also] ensure that their psychological needs are met; in particular to build their self-confidence and their self-esteem, their self-worth and their sense of value,” he said.Chief Executive Officer of the FLM, Dr. Barry Davidson, explained that under the arrangement, the entity will be seeking “devoted, Christian families to help us show love, care, [and] compassion for children who are in State care”.“FLM would like to bridge the gap between the challenges that we are facing in our society with so many children who are neglected, who are not cared for and who need our help. Our solution is to provide therapeutic family homes for these children,” he said.Dr. Davidson said the FLM will be recruiting parents from churches, who will then be screened to ensure that they are suitable in all aspects of parenting. The selected parents will then be trained “to become the kind of parents who would be very effective in caring for these children,” he noted.“We will be engaging in a matching programme where we will be matching these parents to children from CPFSA. Once a child has been properly matched, we will assist the parent to provide ongoing care for these children by providing them with ongoing supervision, counselling, and support for the family,” he added.For CEO of the CPFSA, Rosalee Gage-Grey, the agreement is historic, as it marks Jamaica’s first model public-private partnership in foster care.“This concept has been very effective in First-World countries such as Canada, in particular Nairn Family Homes, a premier foster care institution with over 45 years of experience,” she said.Mrs. Gage-Grey noted that there are close to 4,500 children in the care of the State. More than 900 of these children are in foster care placement with over 800 foster parents.“Our aim is to recruit more families to open their homes and hearts. This is what will be achieved through this public-private partnership to drive the recruitment, service delivery, management and treatment programmes for children,” she said.last_img read more