5 reasons not to miss the 2018 Wegner Awards dinner

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr On December 4th, we opened up ticket sales for the 2018 National Credit Union Foundation Dinner Presenting the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards taking place on February 26, 2018 in conjunction with the CUNA GAC. Often referred to as the “Academy Awards” of the credit union movement, this annual dinner presents the highest national awards in the credit union movement. Here are the top 5 reasons why you should attend next year:This year is the 30th anniversary of the dinner. 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of celebrating influential and inspiring leaders from around the globe. For 30 years, leaders in the credit union movement have been coming together to celebrate each other and the power of the movement, and you can be a part of the milestone 30th year!We will be honoring 4 people with Outstanding Individual Achievement Awards. This year is special in that we will be honoring four individuals who have dedicated their lives to the credit union movement. You can join us as we honor Chuck Purvis, President/CEO at Coastal Credit Union; Susan Mitchell, CEO at Mitchell, Stankovic & Associates; Angel V. Castro, President of Castro y Asociados; and Bill Hampel, retired Chief Policy Officer and Economist at the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). You can learn more about each of these winners by clicking here. continue reading »last_img read more

APG CEO: Returns could suffer from mandatory positive buffers

first_imgHe said this would depend on pension funds’ future choices, such as their pensions target and the desired level of risk.“Smaller financial buffers would create more potential for better investment results, but would also increase risks,” the CEO said. Van Olphen indicated that APG’s preparations for the introduction of a new pensions system included a focus on simplification of pension arrangements.“During the past 40 years, collective labour agreements and transitional measures have created an accumulation of well-meant schemes and exceptions, which have caused complexity, costs and risks,” he said.“Together with our pension fund clients, we are now trying to push back the multitude of arrangements.”APG carries out the pensions administration for nine pension funds in total, including the €403bn civil service scheme ABP.In October, ABP agreed with workers and employers at the Ministry of Defence that it would replace the final salary scheme for defence workers with pension benefits linked to employees’ average salary, from 2019. Pension funds’ returns could suffer if, in a new Dutch pensions system, their financial buffers were not allowed to temporarily turn negative during times of economic stress, Gerard van Olphen, chief executive of the €453bn asset manager APG, has warned.The Dutch government has said that pension funds’ financial buffers must remain positive at all times as part of a new system currently being negotiated. APG’s CEO said this meant schemes would have to implement rights discounts earlier.“The risk would be that pension funds would want to increase their focus on certainty, which would limit their investment options,” he said.In an interview in IPE’s Dutch sister publication Pensioen Pro, Van Olphen said that a new pensions system with less concrete promises and less fixation on schemes’ funding ratios would in principle offer more freedom for investment, as well as potential for improved returns.last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Top Lady Cardinals In Middle School Hoops

first_imgThe 7th Grade BMS Lady Dogs notched a convincing win over crosstown rival St. Louis. The score was 29-12.The team had balanced scoring and played unselfishly throughout the game. Carlie Werner led the team with 8 points, while Liz Heidlage and Macy Prickel scored 6 points each. Abby Westerfeld and Ellie Cassidy chipped in with 4 and 3 points respectively. Anna Bauer hit a bucket to round out the scoring.The win improves the team’s record to 6-1.The next game is vs. Benjamin Rush at home on Thursday. Come cheer them on in a big conference match-up!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Shelly Prickel.The BMS 8th Grade Girls’ Basketball team pulled out a victory in a very hard fought game against St. Louis by a score of 23 to 17.After trailing at half, the dogs held the Cardinals scoreless in the third quarter but only scored 4 points to pull even (12 to 12) heading into the final quarter. The Dogs defense held and their offense came alive scoring 11 points to finish out the win. Kendall Dickman and Ellie Waechter each hit big 3 point baskets in the quarter.Great defense was played by a trio of Bulldog players (Stephanie Nobbe, Tori Kurtz, and Kelsey Shupe) to lead the defensive effort. Dickman led the team in scoring with 9 points. Caitlyn Broering scored 6 points (4 of which were in the final quarter.) Ellie Waechter scored 5 points. Hattie Westerfeld had 7 blocks and pulled down 5 rebounds.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Thomas Barnett.last_img read more

Dodgers promote top prospect Gavin Lux

first_imgPHOENIX — Another piece of the future will be joining the Dodgers in the present.Top prospect Gavin Lux was added to the roster Monday when the team opens a homestand against the Colorado Rockies.Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he plans to have Lux in the starting lineup against the Rockies, playing second base.“This is a performance business,” Roberts said. “Gavin has earned this opportunity. I think that’s plain and simple.” Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco It has also been fast and furious since the 21-year-old Lux reached Triple-A in late June. In his first 37 games in the Pacific Coast League, Lux had 67 hits, a .429 batting average, 1.309 OPS and 31 extra-base hits (16 doubles, four triples and 11 home runs). He had a five-game home run streak at one point and a 50-game on-base streak (stretching from Double-A to Triple-A).Lux did not play for Oklahoma City on Sunday, finishing his 49-game stay in Triple-A with a .392 average, 1.197 OPS and 35 extra-base hits (18 doubles, four triples, 13 home runs).“I think we’re all excited to see him,” Roberts said. “We’re very excited to see a young player who, on both sides of the baseball, is dynamic. An organizational guy (the Dodgers’ first-round draft pick in 2016). To see his big-league debut at home — we’re all excited.”Lux has been primarily a shortstop throughout his career but he has played 79 games at second base in the minor leagues including 12 with OKC. Roberts said the reports on Lux’s ability to play both the second position have been positive.“The range is there. The ball goes in the glove and he makes an accurate throw,” Roberts said Saturday. “He can make the turn at second base. Actually, the last couple weeks we’ve given him some opportunities at second base and he’s checked those boxes.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Roberts also said if Lux is added to the roster “he’ll play.” With Max Muncy out indefinitely, Lux gives the Dodgers a left-handed option at second base. The Dodgers are scheduled to face three consecutive right-handed starting pitchers in the series against the Rockies.Lux is not currently on the 40-man roster and the Dodgers will have to make a personnel move to clear a spot for him. They can petition MLB to make him eligible for the postseason but only as a replacement for a player currently on the DL who won’t return this season.September additionsThe first wave of roster additions Sunday were all famiilar faces. Ross Stripling, David Freese and Dylan Floro were activated from the Injured List.All three played in the game with Stripling pitching three scoreless innings as the starter and Floro one in relief. Freese hit a home run in his first at-bat.The Dodgers will add more players as the Triple-A season ends Monday. Catcher Austin Barnes is expected to be part of that second wave.Related Articlescenter_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season This will be the last year that teams are able to add as many players as they want in September (up to the 40-man roster limit). Next year, the September rosters will be capped at 28.Roberts said he favors of the lower number.“I do,” he said. “I think probably the Dodgers because of the depth in our system we probably have benefited. … So now when you’re talking about more of a level playing field as far as the numbers, I think that’s fair. That’s good for the game.”Season overRoberts said he does not expect infielder Tyler White or reliever Scott Alexander to play again this season. White has been on the 10-day IL since August 13 with a strained trapezius muscle. Alexander is on the 60-day IL and has not pitched since June due to a nerve issue in his left forearm.Alexander visited a specialist in August and Roberts said surgery is a possibility to address the problem during the off-season.“It just hasn’t shown enough improvement to think he’ll be available this year,” Roberts said. “As I understand it, we’re still not at the fork whether it’s rest or getting surgery. He hasn’t made that decision.”Up nextRockies (RHP Peter Lambert 2-5, 6.63 ERA) at Dodgers (RHP Walker Buehler 11-3, 3.03 ERA), 5:10 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available), KTLA,  570 AMlast_img read more

Mourinho ready to fight Man Utd for £63m Sporting star Bruno Fernandes

first_imgMost Read In SportTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own club“He strikes the ball well, heads well, cool when he is one-on-one with the goalkeeper. He finds space in the penalty area. It’s all there.”SunSport explained yesterday that Fernandes is one of five players who could be targeted by Mourinho this winter.Other possible signings for Spurs include Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, Juventus striker Paulo Dybala, West Ham anchorman Declan Rice and Nice right-back Youcef Atal.How Jose Mourinho could line up Tottenham with Atal, Dybala and Fernandes joining Kane and Son in formidable side NEW Spurs boss Jose Mourinho is reportedly ready to take on Manchester United in a transfer war for Bruno Fernandes.The Independent claims Sporting Lisbon’s free-scoring midfield star could wind up in North London this January after being targeted by the Special One.1 New Spurs boss Jose Mourinho is lining up a move for Sporting Lisbon star Bruno FernandesCredit: EPAMourinho was confirmed as Mauricio Pochettino’s successor in a shock announcement on Tuesday morning.And he has apparently wasted no time in identifying targets to improve Spurs’ fortunes.The capital club lie 14th in the Premier League table, winning just three of their opening 12 games.Tottenham are already 11 points off the top four, and Mourinho feels a few signings in the right positions can fire them back up the table.It’s said that Fernandes is his top target ahead of the winter transfer window, with the Portugal international making headlines with 31 goals for Sporting last season.The Primeira Liga side need to sell players after racking up £57million in debt.And Fernandes is said to be available for around £63m, attracting interest from Mourinho’s former club Manchester United.Pochettino had already been looking at Fernandes as an option to replace contract rebel Christian Eriksen.But Mourinho is ready to go a step further by making a move for the attacking ace.Fernandes is sure to be given a key role at Spurs should a deal go through, with Mourinho praising him highly in June.The tactician told Eleven Sports: “I was surprised by his season. It was easy to predict quality, he is a very good player.“But he scored a very high number of goals for a midfielder. It shows you need to have instinct and quality to score, and he has it all.last_img read more

Hero MotoCorp extends CPL title sponsorship

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):Hero MotoCorp Ltd, headquartered in India, announced yesterday that it is extending its title sponsorship of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) by another three years.The tournament, to be played between June 29August 7, will continue to be called the ‘Hero Caribbean Premier League’ until the 2018 season, a statement from the organisers said.Hero MotoCorp is considered the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer in terms of unit volumes sold by a single company in a calendar year.”The extension of our title sponsorship of the Hero CPL is also in keeping with the increasing global presence of Brand Hero, which is now present in 30 countries across Asia, Africa and South and Central America,” said Pawan Munjal, chairman, managing director and CEO, Hero MotoCorp Ltd.”The Hero CPL is now set to become one of the important events in Hero’s annual global sporting calendar.”Last year’s tournament attracted a global audience in excess of 90 million, officials have said.This year the CPL T20 is set to break new ground with the first set of matches to be played in the USA.”Following the successes of the West Indies men’s, women’s and under-19 teams on the international circuit over the last few months, we are excited about this year’s competition which will once again see the best Caribbean and internationaltalent project their skills to a growing local and international audience,” said Richard Bevan, chairman of the Hero CPL.”This year the CPL will be breaking new ground with the first foray for professional cricket into the USA and we are delighted that Hero MotoCorp will be joining us on this journey.”The Hero CPL 2016 will be played at venues across seven territories – Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, St Kitts & Nevis,St Lucia and Trinidad & Tobago and Fort Lauderdale in the USA.last_img read more