Create a connection in Congress: Seven steps

first_imgConducting business with a personal touch is an ethos that has served credit unions well.Taking the same approach on GAC Hill visits can make a big impact on legislators.These seven steps can help credit unions get their message across:Be prepared. Focus on no more than two issues. Do your homework on all sides of the argument, as well as the legislator’s record. Bring concise, engaging handouts.Strategize as a group. Decide a plan of attack and the desired outcomes. Appoint a manager to keep your meeting on topic, and a secretary to take notes.Arrive cool, calm and in control. Show up early to acclimate to the surroundings. Introduce yourself to representative and aides with enthusiasm, intent on forming a personal connection.Put on your game face. Be professional and objective. Do not rant and rave. Let the facts speak for themselves. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Office From feast to famine

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Kelsey Richardson, SU defense keep Orange alive with late stops against Tar Heels

first_img Published on April 26, 2015 at 7:30 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Cheers of “de-fense” boomed through Klockner Stadium as Syracuse fans simultaneously pounded on the bleachers.Following three straight North Carolina goals, the Orange needed a stop.“We had been playing great all game so I just told them to focus on that,” SU goalie Kelsey Richardson said. “What we focus on expands so I think we really stepped up at the end of the game and we came up with a stop.”Not one, but two in the last 14 seconds of the second half.Marie McCool’s stick was checked from behind on a free position with 14 seconds left and the ball flew out of bounds. But the Tar Heels got the ball back with two seconds remaining.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textKelly Devlin caught a pass from behind the net, cut to her left and unloaded a potential game-winning shot on Richardson, who reached her stick to her left and saved the ball from heading into the top corner.Without Richardson and the rest of her defense, sixth-seeded Syracuse (14-6, 3-4 Atlantic Coast) wouldn’t have beaten No. 1 seed North Carolina (15-3, 6-1), 9-8, in double overtime of the ACC tournament championship on Sunday afternoon. Kayla Treanor scored the game-winner, but it didn’t happen until after the defense forced UNC to miss 22-of-30 shot attempts.“They don’t get much respect, certainly no accolades,” Syracuse head coach Gary Gait said. “Coming in, they just stepped up and played great team defense. The middies, the defenders, the goalie, everybody stepped up and played together today.”Outside of UNC’s 3-0 run at the end of the second half, SU’s defense excelled from the start. On North Carolina’s first possession, Sam McGee stood behind the net waiting for her teammates to set up. But she never had a chance to pass to them, as Mallory Vehar checked the ball out of her stick and behind the endline.After allowing the Tar Heels to tie the game at three with 11:05 left in the first half, the Orange forced four turnovers and Richardson made three saves the rest of the half.Syracuse’s bench first turned to greet the defense, which played one of its best halves of the season against one of its most formidable opponents.“We kept turning over the ball on just passing plays,” UNC head coach Jenny Levy said. “So really (Syracuse’s defense) gave us a hard time early to get any momentum.”On UNC’s first possession of the second half, Richardson intercepted a pass from McGee for the second time of the game. Halle Majorana scored on SU’s next trip down the field, giving the Orange the lead it would hold onto for most of the half.On April 11, the Tar Heels drubbed SU to the score of 15-8, the Orange’s biggest loss of the year and two weeks later, Syracuse nearly cut the goals it allowed in half, its second-fewest of the season.“We continue to stop converting on opportunities we created for ourselves,” Levy said. “At some point it’s going to bite you in the ass — in the butt, sorry — and it did.”In overtime, the defense got a chance to display its improvement. In the first half of the first overtime, Erica Bodt swatted Maggie Bill’s stick near the restraining line and gave Syracuse the ball back. Minutes later, Bill’s shot was blocked.After Treanor scored on SU’s first possession of the second overtime, defender Brenna Rainone danced in the center of an SU huddle.While waiting to receive the championship trophy, the Orange’s starting defense —Vehar, Rainone, Kaeli O’Connor and Haley McDonnell — posed for a photo.During the postgame press conference, Gait reflected on beating the No. 4-, No. 3- and No. 2-ranked teams in four days and a smile crept over Richardson’s face.“I think we just started to talk just a little bit more,” Vehar said of what changed in the past two weeks. “We play really strong team defense, it takes everyone. And I think we’re just starting to click.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Perez rescues Zark’s-Lyceum to force do-or-die in D-League quarters

first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netZark’s Burger-Lyceum’s hopes rested on shoulders of CJ Perez and the reigning NCAA MVP led his side to a gutsy 104-95 victory over Centro Escolar University to remain fighting in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup quarterfinals Tuesday at Pasig Sports Center.The hardworking forward uncorked 11 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter ru n which turned an 88-90 deficit to a 99-92 lead for the Jawbreakers with 1:41 remaining, before Spencer Pretta and Mike Nzeusseu put on the finishing touches in the win.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast LATEST STORIES MOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Despite the win, Robinson remained wary of the three-seed CEU heading into the do-or-die tussle.“We know that they’re gonna bounce back. We know they’re champions and they have the experience. There’s no reason for us to celebrate. We’ll make adjustments for Thursday,” he said.Rod Ebondo fired 32 points and 25 rebounds in his first game since suffering a back injury to lead the fight for CEU.Judel Fuentes chimed in 14 markers, while Art Aquino had 12 in the loss.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Perez also grabbed five rebounds, dished out five assists, and swiped the ball twice to help Zark’s-Lyceum force a winner-take-all Game 2 affair on Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena.“If CJ missed those shots, we might’ve lost the game, but that’s CJ for us. He’s gonna win games, he’s gonna lose games, but today, he was on his rhythm and they really wanted to win,” said coach Topex Robinson.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownNzeusseu topped the Jawbreakers with 28 markers, 12 boards, and two blocks, Jaycee Marcelino chimed in 16 points and six rebounds, and twin Jayvee got 11 markers, four dimes, and three boards in the triumph.The Jawbreakers survived the game despite squandering an 18-point lead, 49-31 lead in the first half. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ ZARK’S BURGER-LYCEUM 104 — Nzeusseu 28, Perez 26, Jc. Marcelino 16, Jv. Marcelino 11, Ayaay 10, Ibañez 5, Caduyac 3, Tansingco 3, Pretta 2, Cinco 0, Serrano 0.CEU 95 — Ebondo 32, Fuentes 14, Aquino 12, Manlangit 9, Chan 7, Wamar 7, Cruz 6, Arim 5, Caballero 3, Guinitaran 0, Intic 0, Saber 0, Veron 0.Quarters: 32-21, 62-55, 75-79, 104-95.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew With World Cup nearing, Asian teams still hiring and firing Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Chelsea set to confirm Mourinho’s return

first_imgChelsea are set to confirm the return of Jose Mourinho.The 50-year-old, who won two Premier League titles, two League Cups and the FA Cup during his first spell as the club’s manager, will be in London today to finalise the deal.He was widely expected to return to Chelsea this summer and confirmation of his appointment will delight Blues fans.Hugely popular among the Stamford Bridge faithful, Mourinho’s three-year spell at Chelsea ended in 2007.Since then he has led Inter Milan to two Italian titles and the Champions League – a trophy he also won with Porto in 2004 – and more recently managed Real Madrid.Real secured the Spanish title under him last year and recently won this season’s Copa del Rey.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Ex-PBA veteran Cris Bolado dies in road crash in Cambodia

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Indians celebrate division title with eyes on Series win Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Photo from Cris Bolado’s Facebook accountFormer PBA veteran Cris Bolado was killed in a motorcycle crash on Sunday in Cambodia. He was 47.After having a successful PBA career, Bolado ran a Filipino restaurant in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president The 6-foot-6 big man won 11 championships, including a rare Grand Slam as a member of Alaska Milk in 1996.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHis former Alaska head coach Tim Cone remembered him as a “gentle giant” and a player always admired by his teammates.“I was so shocked and sorry to hear about the passing of Cris. He was such a joy to coach and both a gentleman and a gentle giant,” Cone told Monday. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img “He was always loved by his teammates and that’s why his teams were successful every where he played. He was a great chemistry guy. My heart goes out to the family of Chris and my condolences. He will be remembered with great fondness,” Cone, who coached Alaska from 1989-2011, added.Bolado was selected by Alaska as the 13th overall pick in the 1994 PBA Draft. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

La Salle bounces back, frustrates FEU

first_imgFILE PHOTO – Ricci Rivero. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDefending champion De La Salle avoided  back-to-back losses and dispatched Far Eastern University, 75-73, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Green Archers, after losing to Ateneo 76-75, bounced back and improved to 6-2 to stay at second place while the Tamaraws dropped to 4-4 and barely clung on to the fourth spot.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  MOST READ ‘Ready’ Jett Manuel joins PBA Draft Rivero split from the line to make it 75-73 for La Salle but his second attempt did not hit the rim allowing FEU to get possession without the clock ticking away precious seconds.Despite his late-game blunders, Rivero still led the Green Archers in scoring with 20 points while Ben Mbala had an 18-point, 17-rebound double-double.Substitute Jolo Go played quality minutes for La Salle finishing with 14 points, going 4-of-5 from deep, as he hit timely shots that prevented the Tamaraws from taking the lead in the fourth quarter.La Salle had a 60-49 lead early in the 4th quarter when FEU slowly chipped at it to make it a two-point game, 67-65, before Go scored five straight points to put the Green Archers up 72-65 at the 3:23 mark.Ken Tuffin led FEU with 14 points while Barkley Eboña handled his own against Mbala underneath with eight points and 13 boards.ADVERTISEMENT Andrei Caracut stole Ron Dennison’s inbound pass that preserved the game for the Green Archers after Ricci Rivero committed a free throw violation that almost proved costly for the Green Archers.Rivero said they just had to stick to their team’s system of focusing first on defense instead of forcing their offense.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“The coaches just told us to just stuck to the system, because we get our offense through our defense,” said Rivero as La Salle scored 23 points off FEU’s 29 turnovers. “Everything I did on offense started from the team’s defense.”FEU scored five straight points in the last 2:28 to cut the deficit to just one, 74-73, with Prince Orizu jamming one home at the 2.2-second mark. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Read Next View comments LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversarylast_img read more

Report: Huddersfield 1 Stoke 1

first_imgHuddersfield 1 Stoke City 1: Sobhi equaliser eases pressure on Hughes Iain Strachan Last updated 1 year ago 01:02 12/27/17 Ramadan Sobhi - cropped Getty Images Stoke have now taken four points from their last two matches after coming from behind at Huddersfield to improve Mark Hughes’ prospects. Stoke City came from behind to draw 1-1 with Huddersfield in the Premier League on Boxing Day and further ease the pressure on manager Mark Hughes.Hughes had appeared to be fighting to avoid the sack before the Potters registered a 3-1 win over fellow strugglers West Brom last time out.And a point away to David Wagner’s impressive side, earned by Ramadan Sobhi’s second-half equaliser, may earn the embattled boss more time ahead of a tough encounter away to his former side, reigning champions Chelsea, on Saturday. 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A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Huddersfield led through Tom Ince’s first goal for the club in the 10th minute, but Jonas Lossl’s stunning save from Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting amid an incredible first-half goal scramble may leave them happier to accept a second 1-1 draw in succession.The Terriers will at least be satisfied to find themselves in the comfort of mid-table, with a demanding fixture at home to high-flying Burnley coming up this weekend. Huddersfield took the lead in the 10th minute, when Collin Quaner made a surging run up the right flank, exchanged passes with overlapping fullback Tommy Smith and held off Geoff Cameron’s challenge with possession intact, before laying it off for Ince to stroke home via a touch off goalkeeper Jack Butland.1 – Tom Ince has scored his first Premier League goal for Huddersfield with what was his 45th shot of the season. Relief.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 26, 2017Stoke continued to trail despite going agonisingly close four times in quick succession as the half-hour mark approached. After Mathias Jorgensen gave the ball away, Xherdan Shaqiri sent a chip narrowly wide of the far post from a tight angle, with a slight deflection off Chris Lowe conceding a corner. From the dead-ball delivery, Ryan Shawcross had a good header saved and Kurt Zouma’s follow-up shot was spurned. With danger still not averted, a back-heel effort from Choupo-Moting was cleared off the line, and from the subsequent cross, a Zouma header fell for the Cameroon striker to attempt a bicycle kick, which goal-line technology showed was just millimetres from crossing the line in its entirety before being tipped onto the post, and then held, by Lossl. Shawcross was forced off soon after that extraordinary passage of play and Huddersfield found the route to goal eased twice in quick succession.Rajiv van La Parra was the man to go close on each occasion, drawing a save from Butland in the 41st minute with a curling shot across the face of goal, and then shooting narrowly wide of the near post.Choupo-Moting had the ball in the back of the net but was denied by the offside flag, perhaps unfairly, in first-half injury time.Having survived near misses from Ince and Steve Mounie, Stoke did equalise in 60th minute, when they caught the hosts napping with a quick free-kick. Joe Allen played a one-two with Choupo-Moting to get in down the left and crossed to the back post, where substitute Sobhi, the first-half replacement for Shawcross, slid in to finish.  Aaron Mooy had a strong penalty shout ignored by referee Anthony Taylor following a clumsy challenge from Allen in the 66th minute, while more ambitious appeals from Stoke substitute Mame Biram Diouf soon after were also waved away.Another claim for a spot-kick arrived in the 80th minute, when Kevin Wimmer went to ground to dispossess Quaner, Taylor and the assistant referee deeming it to have been a clean challenge. At the other end, Lossl was required to claw away a dangerous Crouch header back across the face of goal.As full-time approached, Joe Lolley, on in place of Van La Parra, drew two stops from Butland, who then bravely punched a corner clear and collided with Zouma in the process, amid a fittingly frantic conclusion to an entertaining contest.FT: The points are shared at the John Smith’s Stadium, @RamadanSobhi with his second goal in as many games (1-1) #SCFC— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) December 26, 2017KEY OPTA STATS- Huddersfield are unbeaten in their last six league meetings with Stoke (W3 D3), in a run stretching back to 1997.- Only Southampton (11) are on a current longer run without a Premier League clean sheet than Stoke (10, level with Newcastle).- Ramadan Sobhi has scored in consecutive Premier League games, after failing to find the net in his first 29 appearances in the competition.- Huddersfield kept a clean sheet in their first three Premier League games this season, but have managed to keep a shutout in just three of the 17 since.last_img read more

10 months agoChelsea assistant coach Cudicini: No-one doubts Hudson-Odoi commitment

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea assistant coach Cudicini: No-one doubts Hudson-Odoi commitmentby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea assistant coach Carlo Cudicini says management was pleased with Callum Hudson-Odoi’s performance for their 2-0 FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest.Maurizio Sarri played the teen despite the transfer pressure of Bayern Munich.Cudicini said, “He did very well, it was a very good performance, as we say in Monaco a 360 performance. “Two assists and he worked very hard defensively. Even when we had a few problems in midfield with Ampadu, he was running for two. “His commitment was great and you want him to have performances like that so he can put some doubts in Maurizio’s mind and be in contention for a place.” last_img read more

Feds to introduce codeveloped legislation on Indigenous child services in 2019

first_imgOTTAWA — The Liberal government says it will introduce federal legislation on Indigenous child and family services in the new year, written in co-operation with Indigenous groups.Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott says Canada has taken Indigenous kids from their families for more than a century through residential schools and child-welfare agencies.Philpott says this proposed legislation will end that. She says taking kids away because their families live in poverty or because they have unresolved health issues will not be allowed.Philpott made the announcement in the House of Commons foyer today alongside Assembly of First Nationals National Chief Perry Bellegarde, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami President Natan Obed, and Métis National Council President Clément Chartier.Indigenous children are more than 50 per cent of the children in foster care in private homes in Canada, according to government figures, and they face greater risks of having health problems and being incarcerated.Bellegarde says legislation co-developed with First Nations is an important step toward fixing the system, and Obed called it an “unprecedented initiative” that will ensure the survival, dignity and well-being of families, communities and nation for generations to come. The Canadian Presslast_img read more