Fresh training approach taps staff expertise

first_imgMany credit unions feature training departments staffed by generalists who train others on internal processes and other facets of business.Northwest Community Credit Union (NWCU) in Eugene, Ore., however, takes a different approach to technical training.Under the leadership of President/CEO John D. Iglesias, the $1 billion asset credit union develops internal content experts for the role of technical training. The approach deepens the accuracy and credibility of training as these “trainers” actually perform the job every day.“We’ve always maintained that our success as a credit union is due to the people who work here,” Iglesias says. “Now we can proudly state that our success is a reflection of the people who grow here.”NWCU staff have embraced the new approach.“It only makes sense to have people who understand the job train employees. There’s no better teacher than experience,” says Kara Spence, NWCU’s support services specialist. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active3 smart tablet serves your rugged professional needs » Gadget Flow

first_imgWith the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active3 smart tablet at your side, it won’t matter how rugged your work gets. Wherever you work and whatever your job site looks like today—or tomorrow—this smart tablet can handle it. Both sleek and compact, this portable Samsung tablet ups your productivity. If you wear gloves in the hospital or on a construction site, the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active3 offers advanced touch sensitivity that senses your fingers through your gloves. What’s more, it has MIL-STD-810H certification, boasting shock absorption that can handle 1.5-meter drops. Furthermore, its dustproof and water-resistance rating of IP68 means you can take on any outdoor environment. Inside, it has an Exynos 9810 processor, four gigabytes of RAM, up to 128 gigabytes of storage, and Wi-Fi 6 with MIMO connectivity. You’ll love the replaceable 5,050 mAh battery, 13-megapixel rear camera, and IP68-certified S Pen for use on the go. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Caterers are looking for credit lines for liquidity and lowering the VAT rate from 25 to 13 percent

first_img “The main goals for the coming period are to ensure the reduction of the VAT rate on coffee, beer, wine and soft drinks in catering, as well as the opening of credit lines for liquidity and investments. It is important to note that we are looking for what has been successfully implemented in the surrounding countries and we also want to give back to the community by investing in long-term job creation and raising the quality of service. All this will contribute to the new tourist rise of the City of Zagreb as soon as possible. ” Letica pointed out and called on his fellow caterers and citizens to respect the measures so that together we can get through these winter months as successfully as possible. The panel “Croatia and the World in New Circumstances – Challenges and New Opportunities” brought together numerous panelists who have been actively advocating for the rights of caterers in recent months. The Forum was attended by relevant participants from the public and private sectors, as well as significant representatives of all employers’ associations in the hospitality industry. for the first time in the same place at the same time – Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts, Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Zagreb Chamber of Crafts, Croatian Employers’ Association, Voice of Entrepreneurs Association, National Association of Caterers, Association of Kvarner and Istrian Caterers, all to reach key conclusions and requirements and ensure stability of Zagreb catering. Host of the Forum Franz Letica, President of the Zagreb Association of Caterers told a news conference that he was proud to have brought together representatives of the public and private sectors; among which are representatives of all associations of employers in the hospitality industry and added: “We cooperated intensively with everyone in one of the most difficult periods for caterers. Today I can say that we have shown togetherness, the desire to preserve jobs, business continuity, excellence, with unquestioning adherence to all measures that ensure the health of all our fellow citizens. We will show our excellence already at the upcoming Advent, which should ensure the preservation of 8000 jobs in the most complex winter period.” “We are aware that other branches have also been affected, but every fourth person fired in this crisis has been fired from tourism and catering. This is about 110 thousand catering workers and more than 320 thousand souls leaning on this branch”, Concluded Letica. The first panel of the repertoire included discussions on the topic “Zagreb – gastronomic and tourist metropolis of the future”, and he shared his experiences with those present. Branko Ognjenović – Culinary academician, World Master Chef, founder of the Master Chef of the Academy, who emphasizes that we need to get the best out of the crisis. “We need to return to the excellence and originality of domestic flavors, turn to domestic family farms and create new values”Ognjenovic scored very well. Photo: Association of Caterers Zagreb Although scattered around the world, with different volumes of support from their governing structures, they all have the same desire – to work. Although everyone is recording big declines, general optimism exists and they are hoping for a more concrete recovery in the spring. center_img Zagreb caterers otherwise represent 20% to 25% of Croatian catering in terms of income, number of companies and crafts, but also in terms of the number of employees. Everyone agreed that an uncertain and demanding period awaits us, but that the pandemic should come out as strong as possible. “The Croatian caterer is no longer only Croatian, but European, and he seeks concrete measures, but not only seeks but also returns, and all this leads to better results in tourism, a very important activity for Zagreb and for Croatia.”, Said Letica. In addition to new credit lines that would provide them with liquidity, caterers are also asking for a reduction in the VAT rate for wine, beer, coffee and juices from 25 to 13 percent, which all other countries have done. Among them is Vuk Vukovic – Founder and CEO of Oraclum Intelligence Systems, one of the founders of the Voice of Entrepreneurs Association, who provided interesting information: “It is much better when taxes are cut than when subsidies are given. As much credit as possible should be provided. In my opinion, the state should go in that direction towards HABOR, the money should be released into the economy”. In this way, Zagreb’s caterers once again show their adaptation to the new pandemic conditions, their desire to follow trends and be, or as the Forum’s motto says: Caterers with a heart. Forever. Yesterday, the Zagreb Association of Caterers held a press conference at the Hotel Dubrovnik on the occasion of its central annual gathering – the first virtual Forum of Zagreb caterers which brought together over 20 speakers, domestic and international experts in the field of tourism, hospitality, human resources, media. The value of fiscalized accounts in the first 9 months of this year compared to the same period in 2019 fell by almost 50%. President of the National Association of Caterers Marin Medak pointed out that the decline in turnover in the hospitality industry in Croatia since the beginning of this year is 40 to 50 percent, and in some counties such as Sibenik-Knin and Dubrovnik-Neretva and higher, up to 80 percent. last_img read more

Trump is nation’s biggest disgrace

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion I have just turned on the news about our president — who has proved to be, probably, the biggest disgrace our country has ever known. He’s beyond arrogant. I have no words to describe the shame and horror this despicable man has brought to this country.  To trash anyone and everyone who doesn’t agree with him is beyond description. I only hope that some of his admirers are intelligent enough to admit they just possibly made a big mistake — or that someone with more intelligence than Trump (that shouldn’t be hard) can get this man impeached quickly (ASAP) before he nominates Putin to be his BFF (best friend forever).I have never been so ashamed of this great country. Are we no longer the land of the free and the brave? Remember the big deal because the football players didn’t “honor” the flag because they didn’t stand for the national anthem? What has this president done to honor the United States of America? There’s more disrespect in Trump’s behavior than anything I have ever seen in more than 80 years of living here. He’s despicable.Pat BruschettiCanajoharie  More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccinelast_img read more

Arsenal’s Adidas away kit for 2020/21 season leaked

first_imgArsenal’s Adidas away kit for 2020/21 season leaked Metro Sport ReporterThursday 28 May 2020 1:13 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.9kShares Arsenal’s last away shirt in white was in the 2007/08 Premier League season (Getty Images)The kit is expected to be officially launched in July.However, that could potentially be delayed if the current Premier League campaign is still in progress.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Arsenal are set to move to a white away jersey for the 2020/21 Premier League season (Footy Headlines)Arsenal look set to go from yellow to white as images of their Adidas away jersey for the 2020/21 Premier League season have been leaked.After Arsenal signed a £300 million deal with Adidas in 2018, Gunners fans were delighted with the home and away designs at the start of this season.But following their iconic ‘bruised banana’ away shirt, Arsenal are now in line to switch to a white jersey for the next season.Footy Headlines, who frequently obtain kit leaks before they are officially unveiled, have got their hands on the latest design for Arsenal’s next away strip.ADVERTISEMENTIt’s claimed that the shirt’s official colour is ‘cloud white’, which is a very light shade of grey, while the Adidas logo and three stripes on the shoulders are black. 🔎 pic.twitter.com/tasZwn2F5H— Footy Headlines (@Footy_Headlines) May 28, 2020 Arsenal fans loved the ‘bruised banana’ away shirt Adidas produced for this season (Getty Images)center_img Comment The shirt also features a red ‘raspberry ripple’ effect across the front of the shirt.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe shorts have not yet been leaked but they are expected to be a maroon colour. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Real Madrid’s Jose Mourinho ‘escapes knife attack’

first_imgA man armed with a dagger is reported to have tried to stab Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho as he signed autographs in a Spanish airport.A member of the club’s security staff was said to have received a 4cm (1.5in) stab wound in the incident at La Coruna in Galicia, northern Spain.The incident happened last Friday but has only just been reported by the Cadena Ser news channel.It is not clear if Mr Mourinho was aware of the attack at the time.Cadena Ser says the security staff member did not realise he had been stabbed until he was on the team bus.However, security cameras at the airport may have captured the incident, it says. Quoting a source at Real Madrid, Cadena Ser says the club has increased security for its game against Racing Santander this weekend.Source: BBClast_img

Deputies searching for missing 88-year-old woman in Boca Raton

first_imgPalm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputies are searching for a missing 88-year-old woman who was last seen Friday at around 1:30 p.m.According to officials, Mildred Granino was last seen leaving her residence located in the 8500 block of Bella Vista Drive. She was driving a 2018 white SubaruImpreza with Florida tag # LPZF57. Police say has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.Mildred is described as 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 130 pounds. She has gray hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing blue jeans and a white sweatshirt.Anyone with information about Mildred Granino’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch at 688-3400last_img

Three Highlands Homes Demolished After One Shifts, Falls While Being Elevated

first_imgHIGHLANDS – Emergency crews were demolishing three homes on Locust Street Friday after a home on the corner, being elevated, slipped off its cribbing and fell, striking the house next door.No injuries were reported.As of 5 p.m. Friday, workers were leveling the homes.An excavator was brought to the scene at about 1 p.m. where the two-story home at 1 Locust St., at the corner of Willow Street, was being elevated. It fell for an undetermined reason, twisting on a 45-degree angle from where it had been located. It hit the brick ranch-style home next doo at 3 Locust St, which was abandoned. Another abandoned one-story frame house next door to it at 5 Locust St. also was demolished.Borough officials said that the homes at 3 and 5 Locust St.already had beenslated for demolition, officials said.According to borough engineer Dale Leubner of T&M Associates, the home at 1 Locust St. is owned by Prince Gilpin and the firm contracted to do the house lifting was Hasenfus Construction Services of Long Branch.The construction company could not be reached for comment Friday evening.The mother of the homeowner is comforted by neighbors.According to Mayor Frank Nolan, Gilpin’s home was only about two years old, had sustained damaged from Super Storm Sandy and had been repaired. The home’s foundation was heavily damaged and officials said it was too dangerous to let anyone inside to removed the owner’s personal belongings. The owner reportedly went on vacation so the building could be elevated.According to Paul Vitale, the Highlands building inspector, more than a dozen houses in the borough had been elevated since Sandy and there have been no issues with those projects.The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating.The Highlands fire chief confers with a New Jersey Natural Gas representative at the scene.Emergency crews from the Asbury Park heavy rescue team and Middletown and Highlands fire departments were on the scene along with personnel from the Monmouth County Fire Marshal’s Office and Naval Weapons Station Earle. An engineer from T&M Associates, the Highlands building inspector and one of the contractors inspect the damage.last_img read more