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St. Louis Police DepartmentBy MARC NATHANSON, ABC News(ST. LOUIS. Mo.) — A St. Louis police officer who was shot while responding to a call Saturday has died, marking the latest round of summer violence in the Gateway City.Officer Tamarris Bohannon suffered a head wound when he was shot while responding to a late-afternoon call involving a gunman, St. Louis Police Commissioner John Hayden told reporters Saturday.After Bohannon was shot, one of the officers who was working to assist him was shot in the leg by the same suspect, Hayden said.The suspect then ordered a couple out of their home and barricaded himself in the house before police were eventually able to take him into custody, officials said.Bohannon, who was taken to an area hospital in critical condition, died Sunday.“It is with the heaviest of hearts that we report that our critically injured officer has died,” the St. Louis Police Department said in a statement on social media. “We cannot express how much we appreciate the hospital staff who continuously treated both officers for their injuries.”The other officer was released from the hospital earlier in the day.Bohannon was the eighth St. Louis officer shot since June, Hayden said. He had been a member of the department for more than three-and-a-half years, according to officials.His death comes three days after the widow of a former St. Louis police captain who was killed during a June protest in the city spoke out against recent violence in taped remarks at the Republican National Convention.In a post on social media Saturday after the shooting, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said, “Teresa & I are praying for the officers and their families. This violence must end!”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,David Underdale As Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, David leads the Marketing, Sales, and Field Support divisions. Dave has served as Executive Vice President since 2018 and Chief Marketing Officer … Web: https://www.alliedsolutions.net Details In a recent episode of The CUInsight Experience Podcast (see above), CUInsight’s co-founder Randy Smith interviewed Allied Solutions’ CEO & President Pete Hilger to hear about his 30+ years working with credit unions and learn how Allied has evolved from a small sales company to a large, successful distribution + technology company. The conversation kept coming back to this one point: Credit unions face a lot more challenges today than they did 40 years ago, and it has become a lot more challenging to remain competitive. Here are four ways Pete said credit unions can continue to grow and compete today:#1: Make data more meaningfulCredit unions that learn to harness their member data will be better equipped to remain competitive in a sustainable way. When asked what fundamental changes credit unions will need to make to stay relevant, Pete said “How do we make data meaningful?” He went on to say that credit unions have a ton of member data at their disposal; the difference-maker is knowing what to do with the data. The best leveraged member data can answer three questions for your credit union:1. How can I better serve my members?2. How can I better understand my members’ needs?3. How can I proactively deliver solutions to my members – even before they know they need it?Pete shared that digital transformation has become a primary strategic focus for Allied Solutions over the past couple of years, with technology being the fastest growing area of the business. As such, Pete understands the investment and work needed to evolve into a tech-savvy organization; but he also has experienced the lush fruits of these labors. Credit unions who are struggling to achieve their digital transformation goals can partner with one of the many Fintech partners out to help support your specific needs.#2: Consider ‘the human factor’ in all leadership decisionsWhether it be direct or indirect, all decisions have an impact on your members and employees, and that should be a leading attribute for any decision. The financial, logistical, or emotional results of a decision on members or employees should all be part of the conversation before a decision is made. Pete said that learning to consider ‘the human factor’ in all of his decisions – whether they be seen as positive or negative – has been a huge asset to him in becoming a strong and trusted leader within his role as CEO at Allied. A huge element of this is reaching out for input from other leaders whose teams would be impacted. Involving others you trust within your organization to offer advice and support will lead to smarter decisions, while also strengthening your organization’s culture.When asked about success, Pete responded with this anecdote: “If you are afraid to make hard decisions, you are not being honest and upfront to the people that count on you.”#3: Invest in culture to build a company of the futurePeople are the most valuable resources for any company. Investing in a culture that supports and uplifts employees will have a huge impact on a credit union’s ability to evolve and adapt. To do this successfully you’ll need to:Establish a strong, engaging work environmentCreate a culture of hearing, listening, and responding to your employeesUnderstand all employees’ values and interests – across all departments and locationsThings like compensation, monetary and non-monetary benefits like 401(k) and PTO, community service opportunities, and learning and development resources are all elements that should be considered.Pete recognizes first-hand the work, time, and costs that go into a cultural transformation. But, he said, he also knows from experience the value and ROI a strong employee culture can offer. Trusting in your people and giving them the opportunity to be successful, will lead to stronger succession plans, thereby allowing them to put their best foot forward in planning for the future success of the organization. “Success or failure is dripped down from [every] person within the organization,” Pete shared. “And, it takes us all to perform at the highest level, so we can feel good that we did it for the entire organization, not just ourselves.”#4: Diversify to sustain growthDo you offer solutions that would provide a huge value to any untapped demographics or markets? Could you be missing out on opportunities to expand beyond your current membership? Pete talked about how Allied’s decision to expand their business was a hard and uncomfortable one for Allied’s leadership, but they knew it was the right decision to stay competitive. Allied continues to look for new business and market opportunities, in a way that strengthens the business, whilst not altering who they are and what they do. The result has been continued growth and enhanced relationships for Allied and their clients. Credit unions have a lot of challenges and opportunities on the horizon. According to Pete, continuing to “protect your brand, invest in the tools and the partners that you have, keep your head up high, and make sure you are looking around the corner” will enable credit unions to overcome challenges and embrace opportunities head-on. In other words, take advantage of the resources you have – like your employees, technology, partners, and solutions – to continue competing and growing, no matter what comes next. Listen to the full podcast to hear lessons learned & advice offered by Allied Solutions CEO Pete Hilger
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich.— For many dog owners, the health of their animal is just as important as their own. According to the World Organisation of Animal Health, there is not enough evidence to support the transmission of COVID–19 from animal to human.Dr. Knight’s concern is human to human contact, which is why staff at the clinic is taking necessary precautions to keep owners and their animals safe. Pet owners are encouraged to contact your local veterinary clinic to find out what they are recommending for entry into their building.Also, pet owners should stock up on two week’s worth of pet supplies including water, medications and extra food.For more information, you can visit www.switzerveterinaryclinic.comAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Alcona Schools still looking after students during pandemicNext Governor Whitmer Signs “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order
MASON CITY — Health officials confirmed the first two cases of COVID-19 in Cerro Gordo County over the weekend. Both of those cases are adults who are 18-to-40 years old. Another case was reported in Kossuth County, with an adult that was 18-to-40 years old. That brings the total number of positive cases reported in Iowa to 90 as of Sunday. Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health director Brian Hanft says in a written statement that while these are the first cases in Cerro Gordo County, they may not be the last, and that’s why they are encouraging all residents to continue to make prevention a priority. He recommends that people wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds each time; cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or elbow; and stay home when you are ill. If you think you may need healthcare because you have a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, call the MercyOne Health Line at 641-428-7777. A nurse can assess whether you need to be seen or if you can recover at home. If you think you may need healthcare because you have a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, call the MercyOne Health Line at 641-428-7777. A nurse can assess whether you need to be seen or if you can recover at home. If you have mild symptoms, or may have come in contact with someone confirmed with COVID-19, please read our isolation instructions at https://cghealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/COVID-19-Isolation-Instructions.pdf.
Mourinho, who had already been lined up to replace van Gaal after the Dutchman failed to qualify United for next season’s Champions League, is keen to have his own backroom staff along with him which means Rui Faria replacing Giggs.Giggs, who Mourinho reportedly suspected of disloyalty and spinning against Moyes and then van Gaal when their fortunes slumped, was offered a different role but declined it.But there was no rancour in Giggs’ statement, released by United, towards the Portuguese manager.“I want to congratulate Jose Mourinho on his appointment as manager of the world’s biggest club,” said Giggs.“There are only a handful of proven winners at the very highest level and Jose is unquestionably one of them. I know the fans will welcome him.”Ed Woodward, executive vice chairman, paid a handsome tribute to United’s faithful servant.“Ryan’s place in the history of Manchester United is assured,” said Woodward.“He has been a constant presence at the club since 1987 and during his playing days, regularly delighted crowds; first with his dazzling wing play and later with his intelligence and ability to dictate a game.“He has all the attributes to be a terrific manager in the future.”Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 The 42-year-old Welshman — an integral part of the great side built by Alex Ferguson and who made a record 963 appearances — is keen to pursue a managerial career, having been assistant manager during the unsuccessful spells of David Moyes and then Louis van Gaal.“It has not been a decision that I have made lightly. I’ll take away so many special memories as well as a lifetime of experiences that will, I hope, serve me well in the future,” said Giggs in a statement issued by the club.“However, the time feels right and although I have no immediate plans to step into management, it is where I want to be.”Giggs, who won 13 league titles and two Champions League trophies amongst other honours, said that it was an enormous wrench for him.“After 29 seasons at Manchester United as a player and assistant manager, I know winning is in the DNA of this Club – giving youth a chance, and playing attacking and exciting football.“It’s healthy to have high expectations, it’s right to expect to win. Manchester United expects, deserves, nothing less.“This is why it is a huge decision for me to step away from the club that has been my life since the age of 14.” Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP |Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs is to leave after almost 30 years of service, the English Premier League club announced on Saturday in a widely expected move following Jose Mourinho’s appointment as manager.
The top 25 earned PGA Tour cards for 2011. The next 50 received cards on the Nationwide Tour.News of the Stanford standout qualifying spread quickly.Woods, who also went to Stanford, wrote on Twitter: “Congrats to Joe Bramlett for making it through Q School” and “Can’t wait to play with him next season.” WINTER GARDEN, Fla. (AP)—Joseph Bramlett has earned a historic PGA Tour card by passing through the final stage of qualifying school, becoming only the second golfer of Black heritage on tour. The other is Tiger Woods. Bramlett shot a 4-under 68 on the Crooked Cat Course at Orange County National on Monday to sneak inside the cutoff for a tour card next year. He finished at 11 under at the grueling, six-round final stage of qualifying school to tie for 16th. He also passed through two previous stages. ALL SMILES—Joseph Bramlett smiles after the final round of the PGA Tour qualifying golf tournament in Orlando, Fla., Dec. 6. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)
FILE – In this Nov. 5, 2011 file photo Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter, left, shakes hands with Nebraska wide receiver Kenny Bell after an NCAA college football game in Lincoln, Neb. Colter has become the face of a movement to give college athletes the right to form unions and bargain. After a decision this week by a regional director of the National Labor Relations board, he also could leave a legacy as the athlete who formed the foundation of a dramatic overhaul of college sports that could potentially give athletes a chance to fight for a piece of an industry that generates billions based on their performance. (AP Photo/Lincoln Journal Star, Laura Pales, File)Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen, glory hallelujah! Now you may think that I don’t know, but I’ve had my troubles here below. One day when I was walkin’ along. The sky opened up and love come down. (From 1867 book Slave Songs of the United States)Last week a regional office of the National Labor Relations Board backed a bid by football players at Northwestern University to unionize. “I find that all grant-in-aid scholarship players for the Employer’s football team who have not exhausted their playing eligibility are ’employees’ under” the National Labor Relations Act” wrote Peter Sung Ohr, director of the board’s Chicago regional office in his ruling.Aubrey BruceAs part of the ruling Ohr also wrote that; ”walk-on players — those without scholarships — do not qualify as employees.”The ruling pointed out that; “scholarship football players at Northwestern [basically qualify as] employees: that they perform services for the benefit of their employer and receive compensation (in the form of a scholarship) in exchange and that scholarship players are “subject to the employer’s control in the performance of their duties as football players.”Ohr also differentiated the case of Northwestern’s football players from those of graduate teaching assistants at Brown University (in which the NLRB ruled for the university in 2004) because “the players’ football-related duties are unrelated to their academic studies unlike the graduate assistants whose teaching and research duties were inextricably tied to their graduate degree requirements.”“The players spend 50 to 60 hours per week on their football duties during a one-month training camp prior to the start of the academic year and an additional 40 to 50 hours per week on those duties during the three or four month football season,” the NLRB ruling said.“Not only is this more hours than many undisputed full-time employees work at their jobs, it is also many more hours than the players spend on their studies.”Wow 50 to 60 hours per week on their football duties and 40 to 50 hours per week on those duties during the three or four month football season, that is a lot of time to work for nada, zilch, nothing.Training camp 50-60 hours a week let’s take the middle road. 55 hours a week for 4 weeks of training camp; 220 hours for one month equals $2222.00 just for one month of training camp. Now 40-50 hours a week of practice, film studies and conditioning; let’s again take the middle road and say 45 hours a week during the 4 month football season, 45 hours a week time 4 weeks monthly come out to be 180 hours a month multiplied by 4 equals 720 hours times $10.10 is $7272.00 and that is the bare minimum.Players that perform in the pro football ranks have roughly the same training and practice schedule and ya know what ladies and gents? The minimum salary for rookies in 2012 was $390,000.00. In 2013, 2012′s rookies were scheduled to earn $480,000.00 in salary as second year players in the NFL, if they make a squad as an active player.In 2014, the 2012 rookies will earn $570,000.00 in salary, if they make a squad as an active player.Hey if college players get injured they won’t even have a chance to receive the theoretical $7272.00 base salary that they should receive yearly.Remember Terrelle Pryor, the Western Pennsylvania and Ohio State standout, (now currently being paid to play for the NFL Oakland raiders)? On December 26, 2010 espn.com news services published an article titled; “Ohio State football players sanctioned.” “Welcome to Tattoo U. What started out as a trip to a Columbus tattoo parlor by a couple of football players has created all sorts of mayhem for star quarterback Terrelle Pryor and Ohio State. Pryor and four teammates were suspended by the NCAA for the first five games of  season for selling championship rings, jerseys and awards. They also received improper benefits — from up to two years ago — from the tattoo parlor and its owner. Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said.“As a student-athlete, you’re not allowed to use your persona to get discounted services.” Oh, but Mr. Smith what are you allowed to receive?”It is time for the takers to become the borrowers and the low to become the high. It is time for the NCAA to be tied to the economic whipping post singing; “Nobody knows the trouble they are about to see. Will the NCAA pay the costs of future litigation from the blood, sweat and tears of scholarship players? Love is not coming down for the NCAA. The “freedom” chickens are on their way home to roost, later.(The sources for this article were insidehighereducation.com, Associated Press and espn.com news services)Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: [email protected] or 412.583.6741
Castlegar gave the third-place Leafs a little breathing room by knocking off the Murdoch leaders 3-1 Thursday in the Sunflower City. But Nelson still trails Beaver Valley by 14 points.Authur Andrews and Tyler Robinson scored first period goals and Jordan Gluck made 30 saves to spark the Rebel win.The win keeps the Rebels within striking distance — three points — of the Hawks. The teams meet again Friday in Fruitavale.Meanwhile the Leafs travel to Spokane before hosting the Braves in the annual New Years Eve clash at 2 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Grand Forks, the other Murdoch Division teams, is idle until January 6 when the Bruins host Castlegar. The Nelson Leafs return to the ice today as the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League club begins the unofficial second half to the Junior B season Friday in Spokane.Nelson, 19-13-0-2, enters the final stretch with little room for error as the club trails the two Murdoch Division front runners — Beaver Valley and Castlegar — each by more than 10 points.
The Spanish club are in talks with Hernandez about a new deal that would increase his release clause to €150m (£135m).The France international would also have his wage increased to a level similar to that of Atletico’s best-paid players. Atletico Madrid want to raise Lucas Hernandez’s release clause to €150m (£135m) to ward off interest from Manchester United.The 22-year-old impressed last season in Spain and he was rewarded with a place in France’s World Cup squad. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade The left-back cemented his position in the team during the tournament and helped them go on to be crowned champions.Manchester United are now interested in signing Hernandez this January and they have the funds to do so.The defender currently has an €80m (£72m) release clause in his contract after committing his future to the club until 2024 and that is within the Old Trafford club’s budget.But, according to AS, they need to act fast as Atletico are working on increasing that amount. 2 Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets LATEST LIVING THE DREAM Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ IN DEMAND moving on RANKED Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 2 targets Latest Transfer News REVEALED Hernandez also won the World Cup with France in the summer Hernandez won the Europa League with Atletico last season Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer