Anatomy of a turnaround

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Even at the lowest point of the Great Recession, most credit unions didn’t lose their focus on lending.That’s what stands out for Mike Schenk as he looks back on that time. “Credit unions were helping members, and kept lending all the way through,” says Schenk, CUNA’s vice president of economics and statistics.Despite those efforts, the recovery took longer than economists predicted, and overall consumer borrowing slowed significantly. Credit union loan growth fell to -1.2% by 2010, Schenk notes.A new CUNA CFO Council white paper—“The Art of the Turnaround: How Credit Unions Fought Their Way Back”—profiles the challenges several credit unions faced at this time. It examines how they revised policies, created new business models, and revamped strategic plans to strengthen their bottom lines and rededicate themselves to meeting members’ needs. Here’s a look at two credit unions featured in the white paper.Source of the problemAntioch (Calif.) Community Federal Credit Union saw firsthand the impact declining property values had on its earnings and overall financial health. continue reading »last_img read more

Bills’ LeSean McCoy predicts comeback campaign in 2019

first_imgLeSean McCoy will be on a comeback campaign in 2019.The Bills running back is coming off a career-worst statistical season after rushing for just 514 yards and three touchdowns on 161 carries last season, but is confident he’ll bounce back this year. Rams coach Sean McVay engaged to girlfriend Veronika Khomyn McCoy played last season under a cloud, as he faced allegations of domestic abuse and steroid use, which he has repeatedly denied.“That’s behind me. There’s nothing really there,” McCoy said. “My team stuck behind me. They know what type of character guy I am and what type of person I am. There was a lot going on last year but I can’t do anything about that. I can only control what I can control and that’s play football, be a great father, be a great teammate and be a great person. That’s all I can do.”The Bills have an abundance of running backs, including the three oldest in the league as the 36-year-old Gore joins McCoy and 31-year-old Chris Ivory. The team also signed former Jaguars rusher T.J. Yeldon and drafted tailback Devin Singletary in the third round of April’s draft. “Every day I see [Gore] playing hard,” McCoy said. “I see his growth, his smarts, his ability. That shows me that anything is possible.”Added McCoy: “I use age and that type of thing to motivate me. My whole life I’ve kind of been the underdog. Is he big enough? Is he tough enough? Can he play in the pros? I feel like guys like myself come around every once in a while and I want to stick to that. I’m up for it.” Patriots’ Sony Michel running at ‘full tilt’ after knee surgery, report says “It’s hard to replace a guy like me,” McCoy told reporters Saturday, via PennLive. “I’m a good player and I feel like now, this year, they put a lot of guys around me. The front office got me some big hogs up front. And we’ll see what happens this year. I feel good and hopefully this year will speak for itself.”McCoy, who turns 31 in July, will be joined by Frank Gore after the Bills signed him in March but isn’t threatened by the fellow veteran taking up his playing time. In fact, the former 49ers and Dolphins rusher — and the 14,748 career rushing yards he brings with him to Buffalo — have inspired McCoy to play better. Related News Baker Mayfield pays off bet to Saquon Barkleylast_img read more

Monday April 6th Local Sports

first_imgDES MOINES — Roster management becomes even more crucial for spring coaches whose athletes all received an extra year of eligibility last week. The Drake softball team had only three seniors on this year’s squad and coach Rich Calvert does not believe any of them will take advantage of the extra year.Calvert says it becomes more complicated when looking at the younger classes.Calvert says it is an issue all coaches need to work through.Drake was 8-16 overall before their season was cut short. AMES — College athletic departments took a major financial hit with the cancellation of the NCAA basketball tournament. The loss of the football season would be catastrophic. Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard slashed coaches salaries and bonuses after his department lost five million dollars of tournament revenue.As the economic driving force Pollard says they can ill afford the loss of football.Pollard says options are already being discussed for football.Iowa State is scheduled to start the 2020 season on September 5th hosting South Dakota. IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Cordell Pemsl is leaving Iowa to play his final season at another school as a graduate transfer. The 6-foot-8, 248-pound forward from Dubuque averaged six points and just over four rebounds per game in 96 games. Pemsl had three major surgeries over the last six years and was a reserve exclusively after starting 14 games as a freshman. He thanked his teammates, coaches, school and fans for a memorable four years. TONIGHT:AM-1300 KGLO — 2009 American League Central playoff — Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers — 7:00 MASON CITY — The North Iowa Bulls have been named the “Organization of the Year” by the North American Tier 3 Hockey League. It’s the fourth time the Bulls have won the award, winning it in 2014 and 2018, and sharing it with the Metro Jets in 2016. The four total awards are the most of any team in the NA3HL. The Bulls new home at the Mason City downtown arena led them to shatter attendance records during the season. The Bulls averaged 1242 fans per game for the season, with that number being 1585 fans per game once they moved into their new home. 11 Bulls players and alumni have made college commitments for next season. The Bulls finished 38-7-2-0 on the season, winning the West Division title and the team’s seventh division championship in nine years before the Fraser Cup post-season tournament was canceled due to the COVID-19 crisis.last_img read more

Southland Announces Week 12 TV Selections

first_imgFor games in October and November, the Southland reveals a majority of its television selections 12 days prior to kickoff. This allows for the best matchups to be selected each week for various broadcast partners. Choices for Nov 11 were announced last Monday. Thursday, Nov. 16Nicholls at Southeastern Louisiana, 6 p.m. CT, Cox Sports TV/ESPN3Prairie View A&M at UIW, 6 p.m. CT, Eleven Sports/Southland Digital NetworkSaturday, Nov. 18Houston Baptist at Sam Houston State, 1 p.m. CT, ESPN3Stephen F. Austin at Northwestern State, 3 p.m. CT, NSUDemons.comAbilene Christian at Central Arkansas, 3 p.m. CT, ESPN3McNeese at Lamar, 7 p.m. CT, Eleven Sports/Southland Digital Network FRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference and its television partners have revealed game selections and broadcast times for football games to be played on the final week of the regular season, Nov. 16 and 18.The slate begins with two games on Thursday, Nov. 16. Nicholls visits Southeastern Louisiana in the River Bell Classic, with kickoff set shortly after 6 o’clock on Cox Sports Television throughout the Gulf South and beyond. The Colonels-Lions matchup will be available on ESPN3 outside CST’s territory.Also that Thursday, UIW hosts Prairie View A&M in a non-conference affair on Eleven Sports. The network is available nationally on DirecTV 623, AT&T U-verse 1665 and various cable systems. The game will be simulcast on the Southland Digital Network, available via Southland.org/live and Southland Conference apps.Action on Saturday, Nov. 18, includes the Southland-ESPN3 Game of the Week with Central Arkansas hosting Abilene Christian. If the Bears can beat UIW one week prior, they’ll enter this one looking to complete an undefeated conference season.ESPN3 will also feature Houston Baptist at Sam Houston State.Eleven Sports shifts its focus to the Battle of the Border that weekend, as McNeese meets rival Lamar in Beaumont, Texas. Kickoff will be shifted to just past 7 o’clock to accommodate the national TV broadcast. Like all other Southland games on Eleven, this one will stream via the Southland Digital Network.The Battle for Chief Caddo between Stephen F. Austin and Northwestern State will be streamed on NSU’s website. Live video will be available on a subscription basis for a nominal fee.last_img read more

Jahmale Medical Solutions Diagnostic Center Dedicated

first_imgThe Jahmale Medical Solutions Diagnostic Center in Paynesville.It is a common practice in Liberia that top government officials and those who can afford to seek medical attention outside of the country because the government has not done enough to improve the country’s health delivery system.To assuage this state of affairs, the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation (NASSCORP) has fulfilled its vision conceived a little over a year ago when last Friday it dedicated the multi-million dollar Jahmale Medical Solutions Diagnostic Center, located behind NASSCORP House which hosts the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) at ELWA Junction.The state-of-art facility will provide much needed high-level laboratory and imaging diagnosis to thousands of citizens. The facility comprises a three-story imaging/laboratory building and adjacent four-story clinic/residence building.NASSCORP’s Director General, Dewitt von Ballmoos, at the official dedication said the facility will save the country huge amount of money spent on foreign travels for medical purposes.The facility will further enable technology and specialized skills transfer to local Liberian medical technicians thereby contributing to capacity building as well as attracting Liberian medical professionals to return home from the Diaspora.“This center will contribute to the achievement of one of the key development goals the administration of former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf ardently worked towards,” Von Ballmoos added.Since he assumed the leadership of NASSCORP, the Executive Director said several important initiatives have claimed the corporation’s attention, captivated their imagination and challenged their determination to make NASSCORP one of the most progressive, efficient, viable and responsive in the nation.“I dream of a day when all working Liberians would be part of the social security system, including those who have served in the public sector and are entitled to a reasonable standard of living at retirement,” he said.The imaging equipment for the Jahmale facility includes Toshiba Lighting Aquiline Detector; Row Ultra Helical CT scan; Hitachi Aperto Lucent Prime Open MRI; Canon/DelftDI Triathlon Dr. X-Ray machine and planned clarity 2D Digital Mammography (Mammogram).Others include; Hitachi Arrieta V60ultra Sound Machine; Mortara ELA 280 Electrocardiography Machine and ROGAA Delft online XS PACS Data Storage facility.The facility also has a wide range of laboratory equipment that includes Clinical Chemistry, Hematology and Immunoassay analyzers, Microbiology and hematology binocular microscopes and Heratherm advance incubator.The facility will also have its own ‘Waste Disposer’ known as ‘Medical Waste Incinerator’ as well as other molecular biology and pharmaceutical equipment and supplies.Other equipment available include laboratory freezers and chillers; pure urine microbiology chemistry analyzer; water purification system; Heraeus megafund 8 centrifuges; clinical routers, among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Concern after dolphin strandings around Donegal coastline

first_imgA number of dolphin carcasses have been washed up at different locations on Donegal’s coastline in recent days.Local wildlife ranger Emmett Johnston and local woman Tara Hegarty reported a dolphin carcass washed up on Lagg Beach on Wednesday.This has now been identified as a Striped Dolphin. According to the Inishowen Whales and Dolphin Group, this animal is not commonly recorded here as they are mostly sighted offshore.They say it is unclear how the animal died while a dead seal was also found on the same beach yesterday (Thurs).A spokesperson for the IWDG said “If you do come across a carcass like this please report it as the information is a valuable scientific record. You can post to us here, contact your local ranger or contact the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG.ie).”In another incident, another dolphin was found washed up on a beach in Culdaff and spotted by locals out walking on St Stephen’s Day. There has also been another unconfirmed report of a dolphin being washed up at Portnoo.Concern after dolphin strandings around Donegal coastline was last modified: December 30th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:dolphindonegalInishowenLagg Beachlast_img read more