5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr CU increased deposits 68% with kiosks that scan checks.With a far-flung network of branches across the expanse of Alaska, Credit Union 1 in Anchorage, was capturing deposits remotely before remote deposit capture was cool.Two-and-a-half years ago, the $924 million asset credit union upped the technological ante by launching a comprehensive ATM replacement project featuring Diebold image-enabled terminals paired with Bluepoint Solutions’ check capture capabilities.The system integrates remote deposit capture points from Ketchikan to Nome—a span of more than 1,300 miles—supported by a single back-office cash letter system.Credit Union 1’s more than 80,000 members have capitalized on their increased access to key financial services, increasing deposits by 68% between July 2013 and December 2014. In the past 12 months, the credit union has received more than 3,800 deposits totaling $1.4 million through its ATMs.Branch traffic has declined slightly, but interactions through the call center, mobile and online banking, and ATMs have increased. As a sign of its commitment to all channels, Credit Union 1 unveiled a new mobile app and an enhanced, customizable online portal that includes budgeting tools, financial resources, and an attractive user interface. continue reading »
Press Association Managers’ boss Richard Bevan admitted he was caught cold by Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea exit. Guus Hiddink is in the frame to replace Mourinho as an interim boss until the summer, when Chelsea could move for Italy manager Antonio Conte. “If they change the manager nothing’s going to really change, they’re going to finish mid-table perhaps, so why change the manager?” Curbishley told talkSPORT. “It’s extraordinary given he signed a new four-year deal in August. “There’s lots of people talking about why it’s happened: it’s results. “Some people are saying they weren’t shocked by this decision – I was. “Jose Mourinho with what he’s done at Chelsea, he had earned the right to have a bad season.” Bevan called on Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich to usher in an era of managerial stability at Stamford Bridge, despite the Russian boss’ preference for interim appointments while chasing long-term targets. “I was actually too (shocked) on this occasion,” Bevan also told talkSPORT. “He’s an absolute iconic manager, he put Chelsea firmly on the map, the most important manager in their history. “He was last season’s manager of the year. He’s a passionate man with a magnificent work ethic and immense knowledge. “I spent some time watching him in training during his time at Real Madrid and I was really impressed with his work and his man-management. “I’m really disappointed he won’t be there to take on Sunderland, Watford and Manchester United in the coming weeks. “Chelsea have had nine managers since 2008, so I think the fans should hope that the next manager can be there for a good three-plus years, in order to try to build on the legacy that Jose’s left them.” Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas offered a warm tribute to Mourinho on Instagram, while cricketer Kevin Pietersen lambasted the Portuguese’s exit. “Thank you for all you have done for me. I owe you a lot and we will all miss you. Good luck in the future,” said Fabregas. Pietersen was far less politic, posting: “Guus Hiddink better than Jose?!?! Filthy sacking? Just absolute filth! #CFC. Former Holland midfielder Bolo Zenden, who has worked under Hiddink in the past, backed the veteran Dutchman to raise spirits quickly if called into action at Stamford Bridge. Hiddink held a similar caretaker role in 2009 after the exit of Luiz Felipe Scolari, and could yet be primed to repeat that feat. “We all know he’s a great manager with people skills, I’m sure he’s capable of getting their heads right,” Zenden told TalkSPORT. “If he comes in we’ll have to wait and see, he’s available, there’s not too many managers available that have certain qualities to get into the hot seat.” Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp said that all has not been well in the Chelsea camp this term. “There’s something not right at Chelsea, let’s be honest,” Redknapp told BBC Five Live. “I’ve seen them get beat in games and felt it’s not about getting a decision, a penalty…. It’s got tedious. “Players listen, it’s been about Jose, when they won the league it was about him; there’s something wrong there and there’s a feel of all not being well but at the end of it you’re only as good as your players.” Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino believes the Stamford Bridge hierarchy had little option but to replace Mourinho. “It was a question of when. Was I surprised? Yes, on how quickly it developed into a sacking,” Cascarino told Sky Sports News. “It has been a strange time and I really felt there was no alternative after Monday night in the way they lost the game. “I don’t believe he should have had more time. Chelsea Football Club is an empire, they have won so many things, and Jose has been a big part of this success and Jose earned the right to stay at the football club longer than most and he did. “Roman had backed him and backed him and it was defeat after defeat. “There was no alternative. As great a manager as I think Jose is, even the greatest have to fall some time. “The final weeks have been such a fall, I don’t think anyone could have imagined at the start of the season that Chelsea could fall from grace as much as they have done.” Former Liverpool and England midfielder Jamie Redknapp said on Sky Sports News: “I wasn’t that surprised. “After Monday’s result when words like ‘betrayal’ were used, unfortunately you felt like there was going to be an ending where the manager has to leave. You can’t get rid of players obviously because they have long contracts. “It’s always light and shade with Jose but it just feels this year there’s been a lot more shade. “It’s unprecedented what’s happened to Chelsea after winning the title seven months ago. “A lot of players who have fallen out with him will be pleased to see the back of him. “This is a wonderful opportunity for someone coming in because make no mistake whoever comes in, that club is going to fly now. They’re going to win a lot of games and in a way prove it’s not just about Jose Mourinho. “I think he needs a break from the game. He’s looked very stressed this season and has pretty much had fights with everyone. That can’t be healthy for him. “A lot is going to be said about Jose Mourinho but he’s been fantastic for our league. He’s a brilliant manager and is obviously very talented but every now and again he has these moments when he really finds it hard that players aren’t performing to the level he wants and it always seems to be the same outcome – him leaving the club. “Someone will be thinking that Mourinho is the manager to win them trophies.” League Managers Association chief Bevan and former Charlton boss Alan Curbishley both expressed huge surprise at Mourinho’s departure from Chelsea, that was confirmed on Thursday. Mourinho paid the price for Chelsea’s limp title defence, with the Blues suffering nine defeats in their 16 Barclays Premier League matches so far this term.
And most importantly, congratulations to the MVRHS Class of 2020. We have enjoyed our time with you these past 4 years, we will miss you and we look forward to seeing the impact you make in our world.Sara Dingledy, PrincipalNoelle Warburton – Administrative AssistantAmy Lilavois – Class of 2020 AdvisorMatt Malowski – Class of 2020 Advisor To the Editor: The MVRHS Class of 2020 has graduated. On Sunday, July 26, 155 students walked across a stage and received their diplomas. Over 200 cars seated with family members watched on a giant LED screen while their graduates, wearing caps and gowns, sat in chairs placed 6 feet apart and family members near and far live-streamed the event. In the spring, an overwhelming majority of students had expressed their want for an in-person graduation. We weren’t sure it could happen but we were determined to try. After four months of monitoring the state’s shifting health and safety guidelines, an immense amount of anxiety and patience on the part of everyone involved, and an incredible community effort, we pulled it off. The graduating class and their families participated in a one of a kind, in-person, socially-distanced, memorable event that will not soon be forgotten.None of this would have been possible without the support and generosity of so many Island individuals and organizations. To the West Tisbury Select Board — thank you for approving this event without a blink of an eye; to Omar Johnson and the West Tisbury Board of Health and to the West Tisbury Police Department — we thank you for your guidance and patience with our planning; to Kristina West and Chris Lyons of the MV Agricultural Society — thank you for your flexibility and your guidance working with a group of educators who have never before parked cars or organized an event of this size; to the abutting neighbors of the Ag Hall — thank you for the permission to hold this event; MVTV — thank you for editing the video tribute, filming the event to be live streamed for those who couldn’t attend and for volunteering all of your time; to Charlie Esposito for his calming presence and his expertise in all areas technical; Maria Thibodeau, Chris Baer, and Kate Hennigan for capturing the moment on film and video; to MV United Soccer, Point B Realty, Amy Upton and Corona Stompers, MV Social Justice Leadership Foundation, MVCS, MV Youth Task Force, Johnny Cupcakes, Patti Leighton and MV Bank, the parents of the Class of 2020 and countless other generous individuals, thank you for donating time and money to support our students.
3 Dec 2012 Over 70,000 get into golf during summer of sport England’s network of County Golf Partnerships (CGPs) enjoyed a hugely successful summer of sport and introduced over 70,000 people to golf in the six months to the end of September.That’s almost double the number who tried the sport in the same period last year.The number of adults (aged 16-plus) involved in once-a-week golf activity also increased. In addition, 23 Partnerships reported a total of 1381 new golf club memberships during the six months.The increases were achieved despite the challenge of the wettest summer in 100 years and the competing attractions of events such as the Queen’s diamond jubilee celebrations and the Olympics.The successes, detailed in the latest CGP Impact Report, were underpinned by:• Increased attendance by CGPs at public events to promote golf and drive people towards structured taster and coaching opportunities.• The Get into golf marketing campaign, launched in April 2012, helped the CGPs to promote a consistent message across the country.Richard Flint, England Golf’s Development Manager, commented: “These are fantastic results for the CGPs and for golf clubs. It is clear that CGPs are benefitting from working more closely together and sharing examples of best practice.“These successes are also good news for golf clubs and the PGA professionals who work with the Partnerships. They benefit from spending on coaching sessions, refreshments, green fees and memberships.”The CGP network supports grass roots golf at county level and is an integral part of the England Golf Partnership’s (EGP) Whole Sport Plan for golf. All CGPs offer activities, such as taster sessions and coaching programmes with PGA professionals, to attract beginners and returners to the game, particularly those aged 16 and over. Highlights of CGP activities over the six months included:Cheshire – a women’s project attracted 244 people with over 100 going on to further coaching and membership, while almost 2000 people took part in tasters at events including the Ricoh Women’s British Open, Cycletta and at Olympic and NHS activities.Dorset – over 16,000 people enjoyed tasters at the Olympic and Paralympic Live site at Weymouth beach.Surrey – over 3800 adults were involved in events and coaching sessions; almost 300 people were involved in university projects.Golf Weeks in the Midlands and the South West both attracted more than 2000 people to taster sessions and follow-on coaching.Overall, activities by the CGP network from April to September 2012 resulted in:A total of 70,442 people had a go at golf; an increase of 95% on the same period last year. Of those, 36,642 were aged 16 and over; an increase of 84%.A total of 10,258 people (aged 16-plus) were involved in regular, once a week, participation; an increase of 8%.
The Nelson Leafs are making believers out of the few fans that picked them to win against Beaver Valley in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff pool.J.J. Beitel’s goal 6:20 into overtime sparked the Leafs 2-1 Murdoch Division Semi Final victory before 550-plus fans Monday night at the NDCC Arena.The Leafs, losers of seven straight to conclude the regular season, now lead the best-of-seven KIJHL playoff series 2-1 with game four set for Tuesday right back in Nelson.“Linden (Horswill) came down curled back, made a nice pass I just shot it on net hoping maybe (Connor Gross) Grosser could deflect it,” Beitel said after being mobbed following the OT winner by his Leaf teammates at center ice.“I definitely wasn’t expecting anything to come of it or the puck to go in.”Beitel’s shot from the point somehow squeaked through the pads of Hawks netminder Jarrod Schamerhorn, who up until that point in the game had been almost unbeatable between the pipes.“(Schamerhorn) is a big guy,” Beitel added. “He’s good down low and kicks out those rebounds out front so we’ve got to just keep shooting and maybe something will go in.”After a scoreless first period Beaver Valley took a 1-0 when Dallas Calvin drilled a cross-ice saucer pass past Nelson goalie Brett Soles.The goal by the Hawks leading scorer appeared to be all the visitors would need with Schamerhorn in net.But a smart play by Leaf defenceman Kyler Wilkinson found Colton Schell beside the Beaver Valley net and the Leaf captain buried a high shot past Schamerhorn to tie the game midway through the third period.“It’s disappointing to lose because we had just some terrific effort from players tonight,” Hawks head coach Terry Jones lamented.“Unfortunately you can’t take shifts off and that’s what happened (in the overtime).”Nelson out shot the Hawks in the game 35-22, including an 11-4 margin in the third to make a winner out of Soles.Special teams took the night off for both teams as Nelson went 0-for-4 on the power play while Beaver Valley was scoreless in three attempts.“I expected this to be a long series,” Jones said when asked after beating the Leafs the last four games of the regular season would the Hawks in in a walk. “Especially if we gave them a little bit of light, which we did in that first game (won 6-1 by Nelson).“I thought we played pretty well tonight but (Nelson) made a great play to tie it up and another great play to score the winner so I give them full marks for the win tonight.”Start of game delayedThe start of Monday’s game in Nelson was delayed 25 minutes after one of the Hawks players shattered the glass with a puck during warm up.NDCC rink attendants worked quickly to insert the new glass at the north end of the arena.Leafs lose Nickel to injuryNelson forward Greg Nickel was helped from the ice after colliding heavily with the boards while chasing down the puck in the Beaver Valley end.The Williams Lake native was seen leaving the rink using crutches.A few of the Hawks, including forward Dan Hollands, also let the ice after blocking shots. But all the Beaver Valley players returned to finish the game.Braves rally to knock off Rebels in overtimeAfter out scoring the Spokane Braves 18-1 in the first two games of the Murdoch Semi Final, the Castlegar Rebels offence took the night off.The result allowed the Braves to steal a 2-1 overtime victory Monday in Spokane to pull to within one game in the best-of-seven series.Dylan Tappe scored on the power play with 38 seconds remaining in the first overtime period to give the Braves life in the series.Castlegar entered the game unbeated in 10 games dating back to the regular season.Game four goes Tuesday in Spokane.Coleman Macdonald for Spokane and Jamie Vlanich for Castlegar scored in the second period.Matt Zenzola stopped 50 of 51 shots to register the win in goal.
Samuel Weber added an insurance marker for the Leafs, which evened the season series between the two teams at one game each.Colum Mcgauley and Chad Grambo scored seconds apart in the opening period as the teams sparred through the first period tied 1-1.Brendan Mckay, shorthanded, gave Nelson a brief 22-second lead as Trey Mason tied the game.David Lenzin put the home side ahead after 40 minutes before Dylan Haney tied the game for the third time during the final frame, scoring on the power play.Josh Bolding was solid between the pipes for Nelson, facing 22 shots while Anthony Galliart took the loss in goal for Grand Forks.Nelson returns to home ice Saturday against Spokane Braves while the Bruins hosts Kimberley Dynamiters in the Grand Forks Arena.BLUELIINES: Leafs added another player to the roster as 6’2″ 185-pound forward Mason Mullaney played for the first time against the Bruins. Mullaney, 18, came to Nelson from the Saskatchewan Hockey League. . . . While most teams support Breast Cancer month by wearing pink skate laces or hockey tape, Grand Forks took it to another level by sporting pink jerseys and socks for Friday’s game. For almost 59 minutes Nelson Leafs and Grand Forks Border Bruins exchanged body blows in a Murdoch Division Showdown.With 1:03 remaining in the game, Andy Fitzpatrick nailed the Bruins with a knockout punch, scoring the winning goal in a 5-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory for the Green and White Friday at the NDCC Arena.The win pulls Nelson into a second-place tie in the Murdoch Division with the Bruins.Beaver Valley continues to hold a one-point lead over both Grand Forks and Nelson.