3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr As Credit Unions grow, staffing tends to expand along with the assets, and this can sometimes lead to a counter-intuitive segregation of duties. We’ve seen CUs where digital responsibilities were grouped with mobile banking staff, outside of marketing or communication departments. We’ve also seen CUs with too many staff in the mix, leading to a lack of a clear chain-of-command and thus failing to adequately follow-up on what is or is NOT being accomplished.Unfortunately, there’s no template for how a Credit Union SHOULD be organized, but with greater number and specialization of staff comes the potential for inefficiency and decentralization of responsibilities. Both of these can lead to larger marketing and sales campaigns that are disjointed and lack clear implementation.Further, CUs often grow based on the skill sets of existing employees. They don’t always hire from outside the Credit Union unless someone leaves the organization. This can leave a Credit Union with a lack of technical expertise in areas of innovation or change. continue reading »
Right to Dream Academy’s U-18s have returned home after a very successful and eventful tour of Europe.Gareth Henderby’s team placed an impressive third position in their maiden appearance at the world famous Gothia Cup in Sweden, in July.The U-18s also played series of high profile friendly matches on the UK leg of their tour, where they were predominantly based in Manchester.The team not only played the best U-18s in the UK, but even took on opposition much stronger and older than them including sides made up of first team premier league players.They wrapped up their tour with a 7:1 victory over Red Bull Salzburg in Austria in the first week of September, having chalked some impressive victories over the likes of Scottish giants Celtic and England premier league side Sunderland.“Overall, it was a very successful tour. The boys gained a lot of exposure and have developed very well,” the U-18s coach Gareth Henderby said. “The result is not always the most important thing but the results during the tour were very good. Many of the boys have excelled during the tour.”The team featured some of the best U-18 players in Ghana including the ex national under 17 trio of striker Yaw Yeboah, Thomas Agyepong, the ex captain of the national team, and stalwart defender Kingsley Fobi.There were some outstanding performances from the likes of attacking midfielder Divine Naah who emerged top scorer at the Gothia Cup with a total of six goals.“All the players contributed massively to the team. Divine Naah and Thomas Agyepong stood out with their performances,” Gareth added.One of the major developments during the tour was the transfer of goalkeeper Ali Abass and midfielder Prince Agyemang to Irish side Limerick FC following their impressive performances during the tour.Gareth is delighted for the boys saying they have to make the most out of the transfer. “It is a good opportunity to go and play premier league football in Europe. It’s a step in the right direction because they are likely to get good playing time at their new club. The two players have to go there and market themselves very well and make it to the next level.”The tour forms part of Right to Dream’s philosophy of delivering world class coaching and a specialised programme of personal development and leadership skills to some of the brightest but underprivileged young football prospects in Ghana and Africa as a whole.RtD graduates are expected to contribute to the development of their families, communities and country by providing opportunities for others.Meanwhile, the U-18s have settled down to academic work in school at their Old Akrade base in the Eastern Region with some of the students due to write the IGCSE exams in the coming weeks.
Argentina and Chile will relish the chance to end long waits for major international trophies on Sunday in the final of the Copa America.Tournament hosts Chile came through a close-fought semi-final with Peru to move within one win of their first Copa success while Argentina thrashed Paraguay 6-1 and inched closer to their first major title since 1993.Gerardo Martino saw Lionel Messi shine in their dismantling of Paraguay last week with this weekend’s clash offering the four-time world player of the year the chance to seal his first international honours.Despite winning a host of titles with Barcelona, Messi’s international career has not yet reached the same heights, although victory in Santiago would go a long way to silencing any remaining detractors.Sergio Aguero – another component of Martino’s impressive forward line – was on target against Paraguay and talked up the quality Argentina possess with the likes of Carlos Tevez and Gonzalo Higuain lurking on the bench.”I just try to do my job. Behind me I have Carlitos and I have Pipita [Higuain], they are very good players and that motivates you,” Aguero told La Nacion. “It is good if your place is in demand. We [Aguero and Messi] know that sometimes we will generate, but above all we have to aim not to fail.”They are one of the best teams in the tournament and it will be a good final.”It is the second major challenge facing us after Uruguay and they will look to impose on us.”Long, long wait For Chile and their Argentine coach Jorge Sampaoli, Sunday represents the chance for a first Copa title, having again impressed with a high-energy, pressing game that also gained praise at last year’s World Cup.Argentina have dominated the sides’ recent meetings but, with Chile looking for a repeat of their 1-0 victory in World Cup qualifying of 2008, captain Claudio Bravo is hopeful the underdog tag can serve his side well.”We have never been favourites in any tournament and often is good for us to feel that, because we are full of energy and enthusiasm,” he told reporters.”The word fear has not been referred to by anyone in the team, but we have the utmost respect for all the teams. The headline of fear or that we were scared was established by the press and not from us.”I think we have to do the same thing that we did in the match in the qualifiers for Brazil, which was a very seasoned Chile, a Chile that wanted to play on equal terms. “This is something we have been doing since long ago, and the truth is that we have a great chance, playing at home, with our fans, which increases our chances of playing a good game and brings us closer to the title.”–
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The 2013-14 Kansas Honors Program was held in the Wellington High School Commons Wednesday evening. There were 33 Sumner County students from the 10 percent from their class.This year’s ceremonies included remarks from Paul Buskirk, Associate Athletic Director, University of Kansas. Shelley Hansel-Williams was the emcee. Cathy Mitchell, David Carr and Collette Kocour were the Sumner County Coordinators.The following are the honorees for each school:Â The WellingtonÂ honor student are from left to right, front row: Payton Baker, Houston Sober, Holly Wright, Katie Rosenthal, Megan Singleton, Natasha Smith and Shelby Hamel; back row, Parker Daugherty, Connor Church, Gracie Defore, Madison Foster, Kenneth Easterly, and Ben DeJarnett. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +4 Vote up Vote down KState Fan · 360 weeks ago Congrats to all of these young men and women as well as their parents and families. Job well done. Report Reply 0 replies · active 360 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Jennifer · 360 weeks ago WAY TO GO Shelby & Madi!! You both look so beautiful! Congrats to everyone! Report Reply 0 replies · active 360 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Local · 359 weeks ago Great job! Report Reply 0 replies · active 359 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments The Conway Springs honor students are, from left, Jacob Koch, Heather Koester, Brooke Love, Trystan Mies, and Paige Seiwert. Katherine Pauly is not pictured. The Argonia student honor student is Cori Drouhard. The South Haven honor students are, from left, Elijah Rebold and Bayley Wilkey. The Caldwell honor students are, from left, Rachel Arnold, Grace Lebeda and Carli Ward. The Oxford honor students are, from left, Carson Crain, Tom Lawlis and Rebekah Zimmerman. The Belle Plaine honor students are, from left, Kali Ast, Nathan Schnier and James Shepherd. Laurel Schneider is not pictured.
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” Wellington has qualified five wrestlers to the Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament in Salina – tied for the highest number of USD 353 athletes since the Russ Decker era in the early 1990s.In 2005, Wellington also sent five wrestlers.Andrew Pelkey at 145, Chance Hain at 170, Taylan Lamkin at 195, Dalton Holt at 220, and Tyson Hodson at heavyweight will be representing Wellington in the big show Friday morning at the Bicentennial Center in Salina. The first round state pairings involving Wellington wrestlers are a follows:Â Andrew Pelkeyâ€¢Pelkey (26-6) vs. Braxton McClusky, KSW, 22-11.â€¢Hain (19-11) vs. Josh Miller, Desoto, 26-7.â€¢Lamkin (32-5) vs. Bradley VanHoose, Columubus, 24-11.â€¢Holt (22-10) vs. Jon Yates, Buhler, (31-6).â€¢Hodson (27-12) vs. Kainon Clark, Smoky Valley (26-3).As a team, Wellington placed third at the Winfield Regional, also its highest placing in years. Augusta won the tournament with 229 points. Andover Central had 139 and Wellington had 123. Other team scores were: El Dorado 121.5, Pratt 110.5, Andale 102, Mulvane 101.5, Clearwater 71, Independence 61, Winfield 53.5, Circle 48.5, Labette County 33, Rose Hill 31, Coffeyville Field Kinley 30, and Wichita Trinity 6.Chance HainLamkin became regional champion at 195. Pelkey finished second. Hain, Holt, and Hodson all placed third.“We had a great tournament,” said Mitch McComb, Wellington head wrestling coach. “We could have easily had three more state qualifiers. A couple of the losses were heartbreakers.”Going in, McComb thought he could get six into state. He got five. It was a topsy-turvy tournament. The play-by-play of the tournament can be found on our live feed or on our twitter account at “Cueballnewscow.”The following is a synopsis of the tournament.Brad Wiens- 126 (0-2). “I told Wiens going in that he has been doing everything for the team,” McComb said. “This time he should go in for yourself. He is only a sophomore and will get much better.”Taylan LamkinAndrew Horn – 132 (2-2). Without a doubt Horn had the biggest tearjerker moment in the tournament for Wellington. He was tied with Dylan Eck of Andale at 3-3 in the consolation semifinals with 30 seconds to wrestle, only to get a takedown and near fall at the buzzer to lose 7-3 and get eliminated from the tournament.“Horn won two matches that we thought he probably could have lost,” McComb said concerning his victories with Romero of Labette County and Cusick of Mulvane. “It was too bad he couldn’t get that third match and get to state. I’ve been in that situation when your last wrestling match of your high school career ends that way. It hurts.”Graysen DeJarnett – 138 (0-2). McComb said G. DeJarnett had the toughest weight division in the tournament.Andrew Pelkey – 145 (2-1). The junior had two extremely close matches including a controversial win in the championship semifinals. Pelkey appeared to have gotten a takedownDalton Holtat the end of regulation but the official said no against Connor Spellman of Augusta. He would eventually win with a takedown in overtime.The second match saw Pelkey lose with a late takedown against Augustine of Andover Central, who was considered a dark horse. Top seed Jordan Mead of Independence failed to qualify for state in that division.“Andrew changed his wrestling style to a more defensive approach after Christmas,” McComb said. “He needs to be more aggressive offensively this next week at state”Ben DeJarnett – 152 (2-2). DeJarnett came into the regional tournament as a No. 7 seed and had two wins against Walker of Circle and Bailey of Winfield to move into the consolation semifinals where he was pinned.“Ben did everything we asked of him,” McComb said. “I think Andrew (Horn’s) loss a few matches before him had a bit of an affect on him. Thing is you become a senior and you see another senior lose and there is that realization that it could be all over very quickly. That might have happened to Ben.”Tyson HodsonJoey Haydon – 160 (1-2). Haydon had the lead going into the third match before getting pinned at 4:07 to Hein of Andale.“Joey’s a junior so he has a chance to come back and be a really good wrestler for us next season,” McComb said.Chance Hain – 170 (4-2). “Chance had the best tournament of anyone on our team,” McComb said. “He came out with intensity and focus. I wish I could instill that kind of enthusiasm in all my wrestlers.”Hain’s only loss came in a 3-1 loss to Evan Elston of Mulvane in the championship semifinals. That was partially due to a controversy when a takedown wasn’t called in the first period, McComb said.“It would have changed the whole dynamics of the match,” McComb said. “I think if that takedown was called he would have been wrestling for the regional championship.”Aaron Fair – 182 (2-2). Fair’s reversal of fortune came quickly. Leading 6-0 over Crump of Pratt in the consolation semifinals, Fair went for a full Nelson and ended up getting pinned instead in the final seconds of the second period.“The great thing is, Aaron is a junior,” McComb said. “He could learn from this and come back and be a better wrestler next year.”Taylan Lamkin – 195 (4-0). Lamkin pinned three of his four opponents including Newton of Coffeyville in the championship final.“Lamkin has really changed things up after that Marion loss earlier this year,” McComb said. “He was doing the same old moves up until that point. Since then he’s worked hard on his techniques to get better.”Lamkin, a state sixth place finisher in 2013, has a chance to become Wellington’s first two-time state placer in at least a decade.Dalton Holt – 220 (3-1). Holt went from No. 2 to No. 1 seed after a family tragedy with an Andover Central wrestler kept him from the tournament. That junior varsity wrestler would beat Holt on Saturday evening.“I don’t think Dalton was feeling well on Friday,” McComb said. “He definitely did not wrestle to his capability. But on Saturday he was back to himself and got two quick pins.”Tyson Hodson – hwt. (3-1). Hodson decisioned King of Circle 6-5 after being down 5-1.“He did everything we expected him to do,” McComb said. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? 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Paul Lambert believes Aston Villa’s struggles this season owe much to their decision to recruit so many foreign players in the summer.Tim Sherwood was axed by Villa on Sunday after a run of six successive defeats in the Premier League and his predecessor, Lambert, feels dressing room language issues may have played a big part in his demise.The Midlands club made a host of signings from across Europe in the close season, with French-speaking trio Jordan Amavi, Jordan Ayew and Jordan Veretout and Spaniards Adama Traore and Jose Angel Crespo among the additions.“The dressing room seems to be all mixed languages,” the former Villa boss and one-time Borussia Dortmund star told talkSPORT.“When you get into a dressing room and it’s your culture and there are a lot of foreign lads in there, I think the foreign lads have got to know the language.“When I played in Germany, I thought I am going to have to learn really quickly so I knew the football language on the pitch. Looking at Villa at the moment, I’m not so sure a lot of the lads know what’s hit them.”Remi Garde is the favourite to replace Sherwood in the Villa Park hotseat and Lambert believes the club may have targeted the Frenchman due to the current make-up of their squad.“Whether Remi Garde comes in to get a handle on the French-speaking lads, maybe there is an element of that,” he said.