Good governance: Finding fantastic non-member directors

first_imgDisruptive change has come to the credit union movement. Competition, regulation, mergers, technology, and generational shifts are creating previously unseen vectors of concern.I’ve been a CU member since I was 16, and I can tell you that I see and feel the movement from both my current credit union and the 50 or so with whom I’ve had the pleasure to work. I’m no stranger to the cooperative movement and a big fan of the contemporary value of the credit union model for communities. However, we are not simply a cooperative anymore. We are big business getting more complex every day, and having to behave more entrepreneurial each year.Disruption has also enveloped credit union governance. Talks of term limits, younger board members, mandatory retirement ages, assuring diversity and ensuring that the board is a strategic asset has changed the governance conversation. I speak to over 300 credit union executives and board members every year and I hear the grumbling, the chatter and the excitement.Put simply, boards are looking for fewer volunteers and more trustees. They are seeking more seasoned members. And, to hear board members talk about it, finding the right competency and experience mix is becoming harder. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Stay away from sex and give me good football!-Becali

first_img Promoted Content6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do10 Completely Unexpected Facts About The US President’s DaughterWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Of The Best Top Models From India8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True Becali, who made a fortune in real estate, praised CFR Cluj coach and former Chelsea right back Dan Petrescu for restoring discipline at the club. Gigi Becali is convinced the boys will perform better if they shun action under the sheets ‘Look at Dan Petrescu,’ said Becali. ‘CFR players have sex only once a week. They meet with women only once a week.’ FCSB have only managed to win one in their last five matches and are expected to take on Botosani on Saturday. Read Also Usain Bolt: I avoid sex to be the world fastest man Interestingly the hosts of Saturday’s encounter Botosani have won all their five last matches and there are permutations that they stand a chance of compounding the woes of embattled FCSB. Owner of Bucharest club FCSB, Gigi Becali has cited his player’s extreme love for sex as reason for the poor performance of the club. The 61 year old businessman and politician insisted the players easily get under the sheets with their girlfriends, a routine which leaves them with limited energy to do the needful on the pitch. “The players are having sex too much” The 1986 European Cup winners, formerly known as Steaua Bucharest who are Romania’s most successful club with 26 league titles, have failed to win their last three games, and Becali told local media the players were spending too much time with their girlfriends. ‘My players are making love with their girlfriends too often, that’s why they aren’t playing football so well lately,’ he said after FCSB’s 1-1 home draw against lowly Chindia Targov That result left them fourth in the standings, eight points behind leaders CFR Cluj as the season enters the play-offs.Advertisement Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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10 months agoLiverpool defender Van Dijk: My Alisson wind-up after Man Utd win

first_imgLiverpool defender Van Dijk: My Alisson wind-up after Man Utd winby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Virgil van Dijk admits he enjoyed a dig at Alisson after victory over Manchester United.Such is the strength of spirit in the dressing room, Van Dijk felt comfortable jokingly admonishing the Brazil international afterwards.”I said to him “We have no clean sheet because of you!” No, I made a joke out of it. He’s been fantastic for us,” he said.”It happens, everyone makes mistakes. Maybe I didn’t react as well as maybe I could have. It happens sometimes.”It’s how we react and he did brilliantly in the second half. He didn’t get nervous. We had to all bounce back and we did. I said to him, ‘Just keep going, keep your head up and we’ll be fine.'” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Man charged in subway homicide case appears in Toronto court

first_imgTORONTO – A man accused of pushing a senior citizen in front of a train at a busy Toronto subway station did not have any interaction with the victim before allegedly shoving him to his death, police said Tuesday after the 57-year-old appeared briefly in court.John Reszetnik has been charged with one count of first-degree murder in connection with Monday morning’s incident at Bloor-Yonge station, where two of the city’s primary transit lines connect.Police identified the victim as 73-year-old Yosuke Hayahara of Toronto.There is no apparent motive for the incident, Det. Rob North said outside a Toronto court after a hearing where Reszetnik’s case was put over to next month.“The incident took place in a very quick fashion and ended very quickly,” he told reporters.Officers have spoken to four or five witnesses but believe there were about 25 more on the station platform at the time, seven or eight of whom would have directly witnessed Hayahara’s fall, North added.“I understand it’s a very traumatic incident they may have witnessed, however we would like them to come forward so we can interview them and sort of get a narrative from them about what transpired,” he said.Reszetnik appeared in court wearing a hooded, white, police-issue jumpsuit. His case was put over to July 17.He did not speak except to tell his lawyer he was comfortable with the date of his next appearance and to mumble something under his breath as he was led away at the end of proceedings.Reszetnik has had multiple minor interactions with police in the past, according to North, who would not comment on whether the man had ever been charged with a crime before.Police have not confirmed, or ruled out the possibility, that mental health issues may have contributed to the incident but will continue to delve into Reszetnik’s personal history, North said.The Toronto Transit Commission has said intentional deaths on the subway system are extremely rare, and that the last such incident took place in 1997.The accused in that incident, Herbert Cheong, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for pushing 23-year-old Charlene Minkowski in front of an oncoming train.Psychiatrists called by the defence and the Crown testified that Cheong had schizophrenia and had an “abiding dislike” of women. Cheong was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 15 years.last_img read more

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Alberta government contract to result in three new solar power plants

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – The Alberta government is granting a 20-year contract to supply about half of its electric power needs to a partnership that plans to build three new solar power plants for more than $100 million.Environment and Parks Minister Shannon Phillips says the contract to supply about 55 percent of the government’s annual power consumption will shave $3.9 million per year from the current expiring contracts.She says the winning bid of 4.8 cents per kilowatt-hour by 50-50 partners Canadian Solar Solutions Inc. of Guelph, Ont., and Conklin Metis Local 193 of southern Alberta was selected from 19 companies through a competitive procurement process. John Gorman, CEO of the Canadian Solar Industries Association, said during the announcement the power price is so low it’s “almost unbelievable,” adding it is less than the average cost of building natural gas-powered power generation.Ryan Tourigny, director of development for Canadian Solar, says construction on the three plants at Hays, Jenner and Tilley in southern Alberta will begin in early 2020 and are expected to come on stream in 2021.The plants are to produce about 94 megawatts at peak times, enough to power about 20,000 homes, and about 270 jobs will be created during construction.last_img read more

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Ethiopian Airlines plane crashes shortly after takeoff, all 157 on board killed

first_imgADDIS ABABA: An Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed shortly after takeoff from the capital Sunday morning killing all 157 thought to be on board, according to statements from the airline and the state broadcaster. There were no immediate details on what caused the crash of the Boeing 737-8 MAX plane, which was new and had been delivered to the airline in November. The state-owned Ethiopian Airlines, widely considered the best-managed airline in Africa, calls itself Africa’s largest carrier and has ambitions of becoming the gateway to the continent. The airline’s statement said 149 passengers and eight crew members were thought to be on the plane that crashed six minutes after departing Addis Ababa on its way to Kenya’s capital. The crash occurred around Bishoftu, or Debre Zeit, some 50 kilometres (31 miles) south of Addis Ababa, at 8:44 am. It was carrying passengers from more than 30 countries, the airline’s CEO told journalists. He said they included 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, nine Ethiopians, eight Italians, eight Chinese citizens, eight Americans, seven British citizens, seven French citizens, six Egyptians, five Dutch citizens, four Indians, four people from Slovakia, three Austrians, three Swedes, three Russians, two Moroccans, two Spaniards, two Poles and two Israelis. Belgium, Indonesia, Somalia, Norway, Serbia, Togo, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sudan, Uganda and Yemen each had one citizen onboard. Four of those on board were listed as using United Nations passports and their nationalities were not immediately clear. Records show that the plane was new. The last deadly crash of an Ethiopian Airlines passenger plane was in 2010 when the plane crashed minutes after takeoff from Beirut killing all 90 people on board. Sunday’s crash comes as the country’s reformist prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, has vowed to open up the airline and other sectors to foreign investment in a major transformation of the state-centred economy.last_img read more

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Pattinson doesn’t like to do similar roles

first_imgLos Angeles: Actor Robert Pattinson doesn’t like to play the same characters over and over again as he judges his performance and it makes him feel “really self-conscious”. “I feel like as soon as I repeat myself even a little bit, I suddenly get really self-conscious. If you are pushing something out into the unknown a little bit, you can’t judge yourself, because you don’t really know what you’re doing. “Even with a voice I can’t really do it more than once, because then I think, ‘Oh, this is my acting voice.’ That’s why I can’t even do anything in my normal accent, because it doesn’t feel like I’m working,” he told Little White Lies magazine. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaThe 32-year-old actor felt pigeonholed at the start of his career, reports femalefirst.co.uk. He said: “When I first started … if you’re tall and have floppy hair and a posh accent, they’re like ‘Period dramas!’ And then you’re exclusively in the period dramas box. “I was like, ‘No! I don’t want to do period dramas!’ I’ve done a couple, and as soon as I put on the high Edwardian collar, I’m like, ‘Ughhh’. Your costume is out-acting you at all times.”last_img read more

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Ohio State womens volleyball looking to end Wisconsins winning streak

OSU sophomore outside hitter Luisa Schirmer (5) during a game against Purdue on Oct. 16 at St. John Arena. Credit: Christopher Slack, Lantern PhotographerThe first time the Ohio State women’s volleyball team took on Wisconsin this season, it was looking to get even after falling to the Badgers in the NCAA tournament last year.This go-around, the No. 16 Buckeyes (22-7, 11-6) are looking to end No. 10 Wisconsin’s (21-6, 13-4) nine-game winning streak — which began nearly a month ago on Oct. 23 — in Madison on Sunday at 2 p.m.The Badgers have been particularly tough on their home floor, boasting an 11-2 record in the Wisconsin Field House this season.“We’ve got to remind ourselves that we’re pretty good,” OSU coach Geoff Carlston said. “But on the road in the Big Ten, you have to find another level and really circle the wagons together.”A number of players have helped fuel Wisconsin’s hot streak, but at the center of it all is junior setter Lauren Carlini, a 2014 first-team All-American and a preseason all-Big Ten selection.Carlini currently ranks first in the conference and seventh in the country in assists per set (11.78). The last two weeks, she’s been named the Big Ten’s setter of the week, an award she’s won six times in her college career.Sophomore outside hitter Luisa Schirmer said simply hitting the ball at Carlini can be effective in getting the Badgers out of rhythm.“A lot of times, you think of playing it at her, taking them out of system, taking her out of being able to set the ball and run the offense,” she said.The Buckeyes also want to “serve tough and get them out of system so we can read her easier,” sophomore defensive specialist Kalisha Goree said.Getting better at the service line has been a point of emphasis for Carlston’s team in recent weeks, and he’s starting to see some improvement.“We’re having moments, we’ve just got to do more of them and be a little bit more consistent,” he said.Carlston’s squad will not only have its hands full in dealing with one of the nation’s top setters but will also have to defend against one of the better blocking teams in the country, led by freshman middle blocker Tionna Williams (1.32 blocks per set) and junior middle blocker Haleigh Nelson (1.27).Against the third-best blocking team in the conference, Carlston is looking for some better play from his offense, which has gone through cold spells at times during the last month.“We’re getting a little predictable in terms of where we’re hitting the ball,” he said. “We’ve got to change up our shots and mix up what we’re giving teams.”Building postseason momentumIn the latest RPI rankings, OSU came in at No. 10, which leaves it in good standing to be one of the 16 teams to host the opening rounds of the NCAA tournament.With only three games left in the regular season, OSU is trying to close the season out strong, not only to get home-court advantage in the first two rounds of the tournament but also to build some momentum going into the postseason.“Every single team in the country is trying to do that right now and just figure themselves out before going into the tournament,” Goree said.The Buckeyes have won just four of their last nine matches, but they’re hoping Wednesday’s road win over Iowa is what they needed to get back on track.“We’ve had a little lull, but I think we’re building it up and we’re getting our team confidence back,” Schirmer said.What’s next?OSU is set to play its final regular season game away from St. John Arena when it travels to meet Big Ten-leading Minnesota, which defeated the Buckeyes in five sets in each team’s conference opener on Sept. 23. The Wednesday match is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. read more

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Meyer addresses new talent and expectations in morning session of Big Ten

Urban Meyer (far left) joins other coaches of the Big Ten conference for photos at the 2016 Big Ten Media Days. Credit: Courtesy of Colin Hass-Hill | Lantern TV assistant sports directorCHICAGO — After offering his condolence to both the Nebraska and Michigan State football programs following the tragedy that befell both teams, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer got right down to business addressing his 2016 squad.Meyer opened his first media session of the day by discussing the magnitude of the departure of players the Buckeyes sustained after the end of the 2015 season. Many of the lost players were in starting roles. Only six total starters from last season, three on each side of the ball, will be suiting up with the Scarlet and Gray this fall.“Forty-four of our players, which is over half of our scholarships, are kids that never played in a game,” Meyer said. “So we have to get them ready. So our practices are going to be much different.”All six returning members for OSU are battle tested, with all three returning starters on offense competing in the 2014 national championship run for OSU. Junior cornerback Gareon Conley played in 13 games last year, junior linebacker Raekwon McMillan blossomed into one of the top linebackers in the nation in 2015, and fourth-year junior defensive end Tyquan Lewis led the team in sacks.Fresh on the minds of many, Meyer fielded the question that most individuals in attendance were curious about; if Bri’onte Dunn has any chance of coming back.“There is no chance,” Meyer said. With Dunn gone, Meyer said he will include both junior Curtis Samuel and senior Dontre Wilson as candidates for the backfield role. In terms of legitimate running backs on the team, the fifth-year OSU coach seems to be leaning towards redshirt freshman Mike Weber as his go-to guy this season.“I think so. His performance in spring, his issue is he has to stay healthy.” Meyer said after being asked if Weber would start in 2016. “I like where he’s at. I don’t like, I love where he’s at as far as the physical condition he’s in.”Weber will have a tall task in front of him trying to fill the void left by Ezekiel Elliott. The Cass Tech High School graduate had a solid spring game performance, and his impressed his coaches and peers alike. With fifth-year senior center Pat Elflein and fourth-year junior guard Billy Price at the lead of the offensive line, the remaining positions in the trenches are up for grabs. However, Meyer hinted towards the role of a true freshman in a vital role.“I can’t wait to watch our offensive line. Michael Jordan is probably going to be — a true freshman — will be in our starting lineup.” Meyer said. “From what I’ve seen, his development since he got here in January is outstanding.”Meyer also raved about the talent of his receiving unit coming into the year, saying they are “as good as we’ve had.” Players expected to take on starting roles, redshirt sophomore Noah Brown and sixth-year senior Corey Smith, are both coming off of injuries last year.“Talent shouldn’t be an issue. It’s consistent performance and playing when it’s showtime is going to be key.” Meyer said.Meyer unaware of Franklin’s commentsWhen asked about the criticism Penn State coach James Franklin had on the recruiting of OSU and Michigan and how it impacted the recruiting of the Nittany Lions, Meyer had little to say. Franklin spoke to the Reading (Pennsylvania) Eagle last month, and claimed OSU, Michigan and Michigan State negatively recruited against Penn State. Meyer was clearly shocked by the statements when asked about the claims and if the Buckeyes were intentionally impacting Penn State recruiting.“Absolutely not, and that’s the first time I’ve heard of that,” Meyer said. “I’ll address that with coach Franklin if that is an issue. That’s a pretty strong allegation that I’ve not heard yet.”Franklin told FOX Sports that his words were misinterpreted, and that two separate quotes were combined into one to create the allegation against OSU and other programs. read more

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Sluggish start a distant memory for Ohio State hockey team

Consistency and composure have been key for the resurgence of the men’s hockey team.Through their first 20 games, the Buckeyes fell short of lofty pre-season expectations, and the team stumbled into winter break searching for answers. But given a chance to recharge the batteries, the Buckeyes returned to practice with a renewed vigor.“I want to think we’re not the same team we were in the first half [of the season],” coach John Markell said. “So far we’re proving that. We’re being the team we can be.” Markell credits some of the Buckeyes’ first half struggles to injuries.“People think we didn’t sustain big injuries. We did,” Markell explained. “We are finally dressing the team we thought we had and that team is starting to play up to their capabilities.”Having a healthy squad has brought stability, experience and composure, which has led to instant results. Since the Buckeyes have returned from their midseason break, they have won three of their four conference games and four of five overall. This after a first half in which the team won only five of 14 conference games.“I feel like we’re setting a pace that is pretty good,” assistant captain Sergio Somma said. “We’re playing more consistent than we were before the break and we feel pretty good about that.”The Buckeyes will need to remain consistent as they host No. 10 Ferris State this weekend. It is the second straight week the Buckeyes will face a Top 10 opponent. The team just returned home from visiting then No. 10 Michigan State.Ferris swept the Buckeyes in the teams’ first series this year in Big Rapids, Mich. “In their building, they had momentum,” Markell said. “The crowd got into it and our guys got a little intimidated. Our emotions got the best of us.”The Buckeyes had built a 4-1 lead in the second game of the series but were unable to hold on. “We took a couple of bad penalties at the wrong time,” Markell said. Those penalties allowed Ferris State to get back into the game and eventually win 6-5 in overtime.The Buckeyes’ increased composure has helped them to avoid similar penalties and allowed the team to remain poised in tough situations. One such situation emerged last Saturday, when the Buckeyes were in East Lansing, Mich. The Buckeyes surrendered a game-tying goal with just 10 minutes remaining in the third period. Somma said despite losing the lead, the team was able to remain calm and continue to play its game.“We felt like we were playing well and working hard, and if we kept playing the bounces would go our way,” Somma said. The bounces did go the Buckeyes’ way as they went on to score two goals in the final 1:07 to win 4-2.Afterward, players said their ability to not lose focus after Michigan State tied them was key in earning the victory. “We did a lot better job controlling our emotions,” Markell said. The Buckeyes’ ability to keep their emotions in check is something they obviously lacked the first time they met Ferris State.“After the first half of the year, the guys are doing a better job of playing for each other,” Markell said. “The finer points of the game are where we seem to be coming together. But that will be tested this weekend, and we hope the good parts of our game will test Ferris State.”The Buckeyes face off with Ferris State Friday and Saturday at 7:05 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center. read more

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