Military veterinarians embarked on board USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), in conjunction with other civilian veterinarians, began facilitating diagnostic parasitology classes for Jamaican veterinary practitioners during a port visit to Kingston, Jamaica, as part of Continuing Promise 2011 (CP11), on 10 April. U.S. Army Capt. Rachel Lee and veterinary health care technicians, Army Sgts. Heather Robinson and Bethzabe Delgado, will perform the first study of food animals the island country has had in the last two decades. “In Jamaica, we are going to be teaching at the national diagnostic lab, so we will probably have a very big influence there since they haven’t had a parasitology study in food animals since 1980,” said Lee. “These studies are very important for condemnation reasons, because there are a lot of things that animals can get that would prevent people from eating their meat safely.” Lee said that she and her team will teach at least three classes and work one-on-one with the host country animal health practitioners. “I’m excited to be on this mission, because I’ve only had one other similar mission to the Philippines, which was very small scale, as far as larger animals goes, so working as part of CP11 will be very exciting for me,” said Robinson. “I’m very interested in helping the locals learn more about how to better their livelihood and their food because their animals are their lifeline.” The CP11 mission consists of veterinarian care in addition to medical, dental, engineering and subject matter expert exchanges. The mission is focused on helping people and building lasting partnerships with nations throughout the Caribbean, Central and South American regions. Comfort will also visit Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Nicaragua and Peru. By Dialogo April 14, 2011
By Voice of America November 08, 2019 U.S. President Donald Trump said on September 24 that Venezuela’s disputed president is “a Cuban puppet,” adding that the Caribbean government only takes advantage of Venezuelan oil wealth to stay in power.Before world leaders, who heard his speech at the 74th United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly in New York, Trump said that socialism was “the wrecker of nations and destroyer of societies.”“We are watching the Venezuela situation very closely,” Trump said. “The dictator Maduro is a Cuban puppet, protected by Cuban bodyguards, hiding from his own people, while Cuba plunders Venezuela’s oil wealth to sustain its own corrupt, communist rule,” he said.“We await the day when democracy will be restored, when Venezuela will be free, and when liberty will prevail throughout this hemisphere,” Trump said.Trump added that his government was committed to supporting the people that live under “brutal oppression,” referring to the people of Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.He mentioned the report issued by U.N. High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet, which refers to the Venezuelan food crisis and political prisoners. “Modern-day death squads are carrying out thousands of extrajudicial killings,” said Trump.The U.S. head of State alluded to the coalition of more than 50 countries that he leads in support of Interim President Juan Guaidó.“To the Venezuelans trapped in this nightmare, please know that all of America is united behind you,” he said.The United States, he said, has humanitarian assistance ready to be delivered to Venezuelans.Trump told world leaders that “one of the most serious challenges our countries face is the specter of socialism.”He added that “events in Venezuela remind us all that socialism and communism are not about justice, they are not about equality […], and they are certainly not about the good of the nation.”
A fraudster’s easiest path through a financial institution’s defenses often starts in the gray area between security and a seamless experience for consumers.Balancing those two priorities has been a traditional quandary in the financial services market, said John Horn, director in Digital Banking at Fiserv.“Banks and credit unions want experiences to be as seamless as possible,” he said. “But there have been so many data breaches in the market, and brand risk is high.”Historically, the market has presented two options to CIOs and digital banking executives: Emphasize security at the expense of experience or weaken defenses for the sake of speed and convenience.But what if there was a third option? Device recognition, also known as device analytics, holds the potential to do away with that either-or scenario, Horn said, by going straight to a device to answer two crucial questions: Is the person logging in really a customer? Or is it someone who bought the credentials off the dark web? continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
“Why isn’t my team engaged?” I hear this question quite often during discussions about engaging the front line as part of a credit union’s marketing strategy. Before starting a relationship with a new client, we assure them that we can deliver leads via email, internet, phone, in branch…you name it. But if their front line isn’t engaged, those leads won’t turn into a new loan, a new checking account, or a new member. It’s up to the front line to catch the ball (the lead) and run it across the goal line. If they’re not willing to do their part, even the best leads will come up short. Have you experienced this challenge in your credit union? If so, what’s keeping your team from becoming fully engaged in your member-focused mission? Maybe they’re afraid of trying to accomplish something great. During the month of March, YMC’s Level Up Book Club read Daring Greatly by Brené Brown. As I sat down to write this review, I struggled with which way to go. Between leadership advice, parenting tips, and practical self-help principles, this book contained so much valuable information that it would be impossible to cover all the contents in a single post. To keep things simple (and to keep this article relatively brief), I’ll stick with one idea—one question, really. As a leader, do your words and actions turn your employees into paralyzed office workers who won’t take chances, or do they create passionate team members who feel the freedom to dare greatly?If you want to develop brave individuals who work to make things better, you must create an environment where your team feels comfortable being vulnerable. To do that, it helps to understand what the word “vulnerable” really means. It’s derived from the Latin word “vulnerare,” which means “to wound.” The dictionary defines it as “capable of being wounded or open to attack or damage.” Now, let’s apply it to a familiar setting—our credit unions. When we ask the front line to cross-sell or to dive deeper into the member relationship by asking questions, we’re essentially asking them to be vulnerable. We never know how a member will respond. Hearing “no” or being rejected isn’t easy, especially for those who struggle with self-worth issues that stem from past personal hurts. During a speaking engagement, Brené Brown asked her audience “How many of you struggle to be vulnerable because you think of vulnerability as weakness?” Almost everyone raised their hands. She followed up with another question, “When you watched people on stage being vulnerable, how many of you thought it was courageous?” Again, hands shot up across the room. Everybody admired those people who risked being vulnerable. Here’s the challenge you and I and your front-line team struggle with: We want to experience others’ vulnerability, but none of us want to be vulnerable ourselves.Time and time again, Brown’s research has shown that people disengage from work, school, and relationships in an effort to protect themselves from vulnerability and shame. People also disconnect when they feel that the person leading them isn’t living up to their end of the “social contract.” In other words, they resist leaders who operate with a “Do as I say, not as I do” mentality. Brown poses the question: “We don’t intentionally create cultures in our families, schools, communities, and organizations that fuel disengagement and disconnection, so how does it happen?” Fortunately, she also offers an answer by saying, “We can’t give people what we don’t have. Who we are matters immeasurably more than what we know or who we want to be.” So, how do we as leaders help our team overcome the fear of vulnerability—not just for the sake of cross-selling, but to erase that fear that keeps them from living their best life? There is a gap we need to fill in order to engage our team, a space Brown refers to as the value gap. “The space between our practiced values (what we’re actually doing, thinking, and feeling) and our aspirational values (what we want to do, think, and feel) is the value gap. It’s where we lose our employees, our clients, our students.”So, what about you? Are you encouraging your team to dare greatly? Is a wrong answer met with ridicule? Are new ideas met with a stuffy “That’s not the way we do it around here” response? Does the shy person who finally speaks up get ignored? Your response as a leader determines how engaged your team will be. One challenge you may have to navigate is the fact that your team’s willingness to share (or lack thereof) has already been determined by prior leaders, teachers, parents, spouses, and so on. For better or worse, every one of your team members has already been programmed. They have a root system in place that cannot be changed without a lot of time and attention on your part. As the leader, it’s your job to pour into those team members and encourage them to dare greatly. And while your credit union will undoubtedly benefit from this effort, there’s more at stake than that. When you pour into your team in this way, they don’t just become better team members; they become better people. The lessons they learn can be applied to their personal lives, which means entire families can be changed as a result of your investment. And THAT is a return on investment that can benefit generations to come! 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Bo McDonald Bo McDonald is president of Your Marketing Co. A marketing firm that started serving credit unions nearly a decade ago, offering a wide range of services including web design, branding, … Web: yourmarketing.co Details
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A hit-and-run driver killed a 28-year-old Oyster Bay man who allegedly crashed a stolen truck on the Southern State Parkway in Roosevelt early Thursday morning, New York State police said.Rick Munoz was walked into the eastbound lanes of the parkway when he was hit by a vehicle that fled the scene—and several other vehicles that also fled—just east of Exit 21 for Nassau Road at 1:46 a.m., police said.Moments before being hit, the victim was erratically driving a box truck that was reported stolen in New York City, and crashed the truck into a guardrail before walking away, police said.Munoz’ passenger, 27-year-old Joel Padilla of the Bronx, was charged with criminal possession of stolen property.Troopers ask anyone with information that could assist with this investigation to call them at 631-756-3300.
LocalNews DSS defends decision to implement increase retirement age by: – September 6, 2011 Dominica Social Security buliding. Photo credit: investdominica.comThe Dominica Social Security is defending a decision to advocate for the implementation of an increase in retirement age and a higher contribution rate.A report has recommended that the retirement age move from 60 to 65 and the Dominica Social Security has been conducting sensitization meetings around Dominica.Deputy Director of the Dominica Social Security Augustus Etienne said the changes are imminent but the public’s impute is essential.“Because of the age of the system and because of the age of the population, we have a lot of people retiring and we are getting to point that the reserves that we have been able to accumulate overtime will be depleted in the future. When that happens we are going to have to charge people the real cost of the benefits that we are paying to them. In other to avid that, we have to make changes on a gradual basis so the system will be in place for future generations,” he said.He said the recommendations have been there for years but sometimes it’s difficult to implement some of those changes.“People are saying that things are looking bleak but every three years we are recommended by law to undertake a review which will indicate what changes will be made to the system. The system is not meant to be static. Overtime changes must be made and where you fail to make changes when you were suppose to make changes, the time will come when you will have to make drastic changes that will be too much for the people will deal at the time,” he explained.Dominica Vibes News Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Share Share 14 Views no discussions
In other matches, there were away victories for Mozambique over Kenya and the Central African Republic over Niger while the Ivory Coast defeated the Democratic Republic of Congo in France.Benin at home and Malawi away snatched late draws against Zambia and Lesotho respectively and Togo came from behind to hold Equatorial Guinea in France. Ntseki was a controversial choice to succeed English coach Stuart Baxter after South Africa exited the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in the quarter-finals.He had never been a head coach at senior level and critics alleged his appointment had more to do with the cash-strapped national football association needing a “cheap” replacement.– Immediate goal –But Ntseki insists he is up to the task with his immediate goal being to achieve a top-two finish in a 2021 Cup of Nations qualifying group including Ghana, Sudan and Sao Tome e Principe and reaching the finals.South Africa controlled most of the match against Mali, but a 75th-minute goal from Sekou Koita for the visitors created a tense finish.Judgment on Ntseki will have to be delayed as Mali lacked many of the players who took them to the last 16 of the Cup of Nations in Egypt this year.The 1-0 win for Mozambique over Kenya in Nairobi was a surprise with the only goal coming from Amansio Canhembe midway through the second half.Justin Shonga twice gave Zambia the lead against Benin in Porto Novo, but Michel Pote salvaged a 2-2 draw for the home side with a stoppage-time goal.Malawi left it almost as late to rescue a 1-1 draw away to Lesotho in Maseru with Hassan Kajoke scoring two minutes from time after Hlompho Kalake had put the home team ahead.Record seven-time African champions Egypt host Botswana Monday and 2019 Cup of Nations winners Algeria meet Colombia in France Tuesday as a six-day friendlies schedule continues.The matches are being used to prepare teams for the first two rounds of qualifying during November for the 2021 Cup of Nations in Cameroon.Share on: WhatsApp McKinstry (middle) with his new team of coaches. PHOTO FUFA MEDIAResultsEthiopia 0 Uganda 1South Africa 2 Mali 1 Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South Africa and Uganda won international friendlies Sunday to give new coaches Molefi Ntseki and Northern Ireland-born Johnny McKinstry successful debuts.Goals from Dean Furman and Themba Zwane earned South Africa a 2-1 home victory in Port Elizabeth over Mali, who were missing many stars, including Southampton forward Moussa Djenepo.It was the first match for Bafana Bafana (The Boys) since xenophobic attacks on African immigrants in South Africa last month led Zambia and Madagascar to cancel friendlies.McKinstry guided Uganda to a 1-0 away win over Ethiopia in Bahir Dar with long-serving Emmanuel Okwi scoring the only goal midway through the first half.This is the third national coach post for the Irishman, who took charge of Sierra Leone in 2013 when only 27 years old and was later hired by Rwanda.
Considering the quality of the opposition at the single-A division, the Mount Sentinel Wildcats were pleased with their finish at the B.C. High School A Boy’s Soccer Championships in Nakusp.The Wildcats lost four very close games to elite teams from the Lower Mainland and Okanagan before defeating zone rival Nakusp to finish 15th overall. Mallard’s Source for sports would like to applaud the Cats for a job well done with Team of the Week honours.The team includes, back row, coach Dan Szabo, Patrick Falle, Aaron Abrosimoff, Aslan Mackay, Johnny Johnson, Spencer Szabo, Denver Skey, assistant coach Devon Dunkley. Front, Kaden Ellis, Andrew Knapik, Carlos Berger, Bryce Twible, Lucas Raugust, Riley Osachoff and goalkeeper Erik Stewart.