Gorillaz Continue To Build Anticipation With Ten-Page Story, “The Book Of Murdoc” [Watch]

first_imgIt seems that new music from the Gorillaz could arrive any day now. The band has been posting with intermittent bursts of social media activity, which started about a month ago when the band shared a timeline of their entire career. Then, the group started detailing the stories of its cartoon members in “The Book Of” updates, filling in the gaps of each character over the last few years.We first heard from “The Book Of Noodle” and “The Book Of Russel,” with each ten-page post detailing the characters and their stories. Today we get “The Book Of Murdoc,” chronicling the so-called King of the Gorillaz during the down years between Phase Three and Phase Four of the Gorillaz.Check out the new story below.last_img read more

Examine your fears to help you focus

first_imgWith Halloween coming up, it’s a great time to ask yourself, “What am I most afraid of when it comes to my credit union and the industry as a whole?” Your short list of answers can be a guide to what your top priorities really are.Because CUES staffers talk every day with our members and others in credit union land, CUES has deep insights into the things that keep CU leaders up at night—things like payments, risk management, and keeping and developing top talent.And as a talent development organization, CUES responds to these fears by offering learning experiences to help credit union leaders effectively address their top concerns. For example we are currently working with CUES Supplier member CO-OP Financial Services, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., to offer the new Payments University next April. We have partnered with the highly knowledgeable CUES Supplier member Cornerstone Advisors, Scottsdale, Ariz., to bring credit unions enterprise risk management services. And our CUES Executive Compensation Survey and CUES Employee Salary Survey help subscribers know if they’re paying enough to keep and motivate the best people.While addressing specific fears with learning is important, CUES also excels at helping credit union leaders manage complexity. This means we offer programs that teach strategic tools to help leaders like you systematically sort through the sometimes overwhelming volume of news about payments, ERM, human resources and everything else. We know our attendees who attend and learn how to use these tools are well equipped to position their credit unions for success in the marketplace.Key CUES programs, including CUES’ flagship CEO Institute, the already-mentioned Payments University, Mergers & Acquisitions Institute (now in its second year) and Strategic Innovation Institute, teach top-level and time-tested tools for analysis, critical thinking and decision-making. The tools attendees of these programs take home can help them feel less afraid because they know they’ll be making solid decisions about how to handle the challenges they face.So, as the kids in your life dress up and go out to be scared this Halloween, be sure to ask yourself the question that led off this article: “What am I most afraid of when it comes to my credit union and the industry as a whole?” Take your short list of answers and seek reliable tools to help you best manage them. 36SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pembroke Since joining CUES in March 2013, John Pembroke has played a leadership role in developing and launching a new direction in CUES’ strategy, branding and culture. Under his guidance, CUES … Web: www.cues.org Detailslast_img read more

Italian PM tells EU to ‘show more ambition, unity, courage’

first_imgConte sounded unimpressed in his letter.”Dear Ursula,” he wrote. “I hear ideas [from you] not worthy of Europe.”He told her it was time for the EU “to show more ambition, more unity and more courage”.At issue is billions of euros that Italy wants from the European Union to help fight the novel coronavirus pandemic that has killed nearly 14,000 people in Italy and shattered the country’s economy. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Friday extended his feud about coronavirus money with EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen in the pages of a Roman newspaper.Conte wrote a letter to Italy’s La Repubblica in response to an apology that von der Leyen had published in the same paper on Thursday.”I am sorry,” von der Leyen had told Italians. “The EU is with you now.” Topics :center_img Conte wants the EU to start issuing lots of joint debt — dubbed “coronabonds” — that could let countries such as Italy address the crisis more cheaply.Von der Leyen has sided with Germany and some other northern European countries’ suspicion of pooled risk because it could raise their own borrowing costs at the expense of more indebted countries.Von der Leyen is backing an EU-wide guarantee that could raise 100 billion euros ($108 billion) to aid strained national unemployment schemes.She told Italians said these EU-backed loans were “demonstrating European solidarity”.Conte said he “welcomed” the EU’s unemployment initiative.But the Italian leader also made it clear that he still wanted the coronabonds.”When fighting a war, you must do everything possible to win and equip yourself with all the tools needed for the (subsequent) reconstruction,” he wrote.Conte said this required “innovative tools such as the European Recovery Bonds.”He said these bonds are “useful to finance the extraordinary efforts that Europe will have to put in place” and “are in no way aimed at sharing the debt that each of our countries has inherited from the past”.EU leaders failed to find a common response last week and gave finance ministers until next Thursday to draft a new strategy.Italy’s world-leading toll from the new disease reached 13,915 on Thursday.Its three-week lockdown to stop the spread has been extended through at least mid-April and its economy is expected to suffer its biggest peacetime shock since World War II.last_img read more