Pay it forward by giving back!

first_imgIn today’s society, more and more people are socially-conscious about what is happening around the world, as well as, in their community. With the advancements in social media, people have instantaneous knowledge of what is happening, where it is happening, and to some extent why it is happening. As a result, organizations that give back to the community may see their reputation boosted significantly. However, it can also boost the morale and belief that employees have in their employers.Businesses that are dedicated to community involvement and outreach efforts, provide a benefit to their employees that costs the organization little or nothing, but the return on that investment is priceless. Those benefits include fostering a sense of teamwork among employees that extends beyond the workplace and building a positive “brand” in your industry. Giving back allows employees to see, touch, and hear from others who may be less fortunate. It can promote a feeling of appreciation for what they have, and less complaining about what they may not have. It can be a very humbling and fulfilling experience for some, and also present an opportunity for employees to bond. It encourages a company culture based on the vision and values that you have set for your organization.How can your credit union and employees give back? Below are some suggestions… continue reading » 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Fredericks’ temporary ban upheld by IAAF tribunal

first_imgBERLIN, Germany (Reuters) – An athletics disciplinary tribunal upheld yesterday a ban on former Namibian sprinter and IAAF Council member Frankie Fredericks pending an investigation into potential ethics violations.Fredericks, a multiple Olympic sprint silver medallist and a rising star among international sports administrators until this year, was temporarily banned in July.He is being investigated by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) over payments he received from Papa Massata Diack, the son of former IAAF president Lamine Diack, on the day Rio de Janeiro won the vote to host the 2016 Olympics.Fredericks has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing. He admitted having received money from Massata Diack, but said it was payment for legitimate work he had done.“Mr Fredericks appealed against the order for provisional suspension and his appeal was heard by an enlarged panel of the Disciplinary Tribunal,” the AIU said in a statement.“Having heard from both parties, the enlarged panel agreed with the AIU’s submissions and it declined to lift the order for provisional suspension.”Earlier this year Fredericks, an International Olympic Committee member, stepped down as head of the team evaluating bids to host the 2024 Olympics.He also removed himself from the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) task force investigating doping allegations in Russia, after the corruption allegations involving himself surfaced.last_img read more

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One of NHL’s best is underperforming

first_imgAs March winds down to a conclusion, one of the NHL’s most talented teams is being forced to cope with some reasonably disappointing news.The Montreal Canadiens have been eliminated from playoff contention.The Habs’ demise started when goaltender Carey Price got hurt exactly a month before Christmas. Arguably the best netminder in the game had gone down with a lower-body injury — and he would not return. The 2015 Vezina Trophy winner played just 12 games this season, collecting 10 wins and posting a save percentage of .934.Twelves games is obviously a minuscule sample size, but Price was clearly in great form when he was able to play this season. However, this team is currently a cellar dweller in the Eastern Conference’s Atlantic Division. For a team with this kind of quality to be mathematically out of the playoff picture before April is simply staggering.The Canadiens entered the 2015-2016 season as one of the real contenders. The hype felt legit. Alex Galchenyuk’s move to center was looking like a smart tactical move as the team leapt out to a 9-0 start to the season.Galchenyuk was combining with Lars Eller and Alexander Semin, and the team was playing well.But the season wore on, and everything started crumbling.Once a star in the league, Semin turned in limited production and was waived in early December. After a tumultuous conclusion to the calendar year, Habs fans could still feel optimistic.The most precious resource of all was on their side: time.But 2016 wasn’t kind to Michel Therrien’s team. The front office opted to trade Devante Smith-Pelly to New Jersey just prior to the trade deadline. The team’s releasing of such a talented-yet-underachieving player encapsulated the futility of the Habs’ season. Smith-Pelly has been lighting it up for the Devils since the trade, likely forcing fans in Montreal to wonder why he struggled to do the same for their team.The Canadiens have been floundering for much of the season — and not just because of Price’s absence or even a surprisingly lackluster top line.Tomas Plekanec just logged his first goal in 20 outings on Thursday night. P.K. Subban exited a game against Buffalo on a stretcher earlier this month. He is currently dealing with a neck injury.There have been so many speed bumps for the Habs, but it still feels strange that they aren’t even in the playoff conversation.The Habs were ousted by a pretty incredible Tampa Bay team in last year’s conference semifinals. This season has of course been a step in the wrong direction, but with Max Pacioretty, Price and Subban, this certainly does not feel like a franchise in long-term trouble.After all, a Bruins team with a loaded roster didn’t make the postseason last year.Josh Cohen is a sophomore majoring in broadcast and digital journalism. His column, “Cohen’s Corner,” runs Tuesdays.last_img read more

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Betclic shows home support for Top-14 Bordeaux Begles

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Submit Betway expands Euro profile securing Portuguese licence February 18, 2020 Betclic launches first interactive show keeping Portugal busy April 23, 2020 Share Betclic aims for highest French profile with Ligue 1 betting partnership July 1, 2020 European online betting group Betclic has confirmed that it has become the official betting partner of French Top-14 rugby union side Union Bordeaux Begles (UBB).Confirming its latest sponsorship, Betclic marketing details that it will show its home support for ‘Girondins rugby’ backing l’UBB.In 2018, Betclic governance chose the city of Bordeaux as its new headquarters, relocating staff from Paris and London to France’s Gironde region.Updating the media, Betclic marketing details that it will host a number of hospitality and live events at UBB’s Chaban Delmas and Matmut Atlantic stadiums.   Furthermore, the UBB betting partnership saw Betclic confirm that it would expand the number of bet types and market available for Top-14 Rugby season 2018/19.Betclic Chief Executive Nicolas Béraud personally approved the deal stating that Betclic would support its new hometown club’s social and grassroots rugby initiatives.Furthermore, Béraud highlighted that Betclic was continuing its ongoing French recruitment drive, seeking to add a further 100 employees to its Bordeaux headquarters.Laurent Marti President Union Bordeaux was pleased to have partnered with Betclic a ‘dynamic enterprise backing Bordeaux as a place to live and work’. Related Articleslast_img read more

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