CUES member Stefanie Rupert, CIE, then a financial services executive from the Chicago area, was offered the chief operating officer post at Collins Community Credit Union in 2011 following a two-hour conference call interview and a day-and-a-half onsite visit to meet the board, executive team and direct reports at the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, CU.Rupert got a second call soon after the job offer, asking if she would consider being trained as president/CEO Richard Benhart’s successor, an opportunity she also accepted. She assumed full leadership of the $953 million credit union on April 1.Despite that early offer, “I had to earn it,” says Rupert of her five years learning the credit union way. “And that’s where Rick was amazing. The departing CEO has to be extremely open to allowing a prospective successor to have authority and to make decisions and try new things that the organization has not seen or done before.” continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Image courtesy of WoodsideAustralian LNG player Woodside Energy signed a heads of agreement (HOA) with Uniper Global Commodities (Uniper) for the supply of the chilled fuel.Woodside would supply up to 0.6 million tons of LNG per annum over a period of four years commencing in 2019, the company said in a statement.Woodside CEO Peter Coleman said the LNG would be supplied from the company’s portfolio sources to markets in Europe and Asia.“This agreement illustrates further diversification of Woodside’s buyer relationships and the increasing interaction between participants in the Asia-Pacific and Atlantic LNG markets as international trading patterns become more liquid,” he said.Uniper CEO Keith Martin added the deal would see the company growing its Asian portfolio whilst leveraging its midstream assets in Europe.The HOA is conditional on the execution of a fully termed LNG sales and purchase agreement, Woodside said.
BILL NEAL:10—Look, I am in Kentucky, so I know what I am talking about here. The Wildcats will beat the Huskies in the NCAA Championship. Take It To The Bank!:09—Here are the award winners for the Night of the Champions event held at the Rivers Casino on March 29, Here’s your Top 10:Losers Award—You and everybody like you that didn’t show up…especially those of you that had free tickets…yes, you Courier people!Best Hair—Lorraine Turner. It wasn’t even close.Best Wobble-Wobble—All the ladies on the dance floor.Best Legend—Never mind, the Super Bowl Steelers. Sly Jock wins this…He’s still the man…man!Best Looking Women—Every man that was there knows, trust me.Best Looking Man—Who cares!Best Late Comer—Jen and Tim…who else?Best sponsors—Highmark, New Pittsburgh Courier, Penn Avenue McDonald’s, NFL Alumni AssociationBest Host—The Rivers Casino…Big Time!???—Trust me, every man that was there knows!!!
The Nelson Leaf may want to avoid top spot in the Murdoch Division and stay away from playing the Grand Forks Border Bruins in the first round of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season.The Bruins roared back to score four unanswered goals in the third period en route to a 5-2 road-victory over the Leafs Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.The win was the second time in a week the Bruins have beat up on the Leafs.“It appears that maybe we do have Nelson’s number,” Bruins assistant coach Matt Zamec told The Nelson Daily Sunday prior to a key game against Spokane Braves.“We’re battling for that last playoff spot and have been playing very well since the Christmas break so it’s nice to see us be able to win last night and last week.”Despite being down 2-1 after two periods, Zamec felt the Bruins were not out of the game.And when Nate Corey jumped out of the penalty box to score a breakaway goal to tie the game at 2-2, Grand Forks felt ready to steal the road win.Michael Rand notched the winner midway through the final frame before Nelson Minor Hockey grad Coleton Dawson sealed the win. “I’ve been with the team for eight years and have never played a meaningful game this late in the season,” Zamec admitted.“This is huge for the team, it’s huge for the town which is right behind us.”Former Leaf Connor Gross and Max Newton, into an empty net, also scored for Grand Forks.Adam Hodge and Robson Cramer replied for Nelson.Nelson out shot the Bruins 32-31.Dominic Stadnyk was in goal to lead the Bruins to its second win in eight days over Nelson.Brad Rebagliati took the loss in goal for Nelson.Nelson, 32-8-1-3, remains in second spot in Murdoch standings, one point behind idle Beaver Valley Nitehawks.The Leafs host Castlegar Wednesday in a rare mid-week encounter at the NDCC Arena.Meanwhile the Bruins, trailing the Braves by four points with four games in hand, played Sunday against Spokane.ICE CHIPS: Nelson’s captain Darnel St. Pierre was on the sidelines serving another suspension after receiving a hit-to-the head penalty during Friday’s 9-0 drubbing of Castlegar. This is the third time this season the rugged rearguard has been suspended for an accumulation of hit-to-the-head penalties. . . .Nelson played the game with only three regular defencemen in Patrick Croome, Robson Cramer and Nick Trefry. Croome sat out Friday’s game due to suspension. Nelson is hopeful to see defenceman Austin Seaman back on the roster. The Calgary native has been sidelined after suffering a leg injury since December 6 in Fernie.
Brentford are giving a trial to United States Under-17 goalkeeper Jeff Caldwell, who is also expected to train with Fulham and Arsenal during his time in London.Caldwell, 17, watched from the stands as Brentford were beaten 2-1 at home by Celtic in a pre-season friendly at Griffin Park on Saturday.Currently with North Carolina Fusion, he is hoping to secure a move to England and a number of clubs have expressed an interest in him.Brentford have had another goalkeeper from the USA on trial, Winstone Boldt, who was among their substitutes for the Celtic game.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Though Cousins remains sidelined with a left Achilles … NEW YORK — DeMarcus Cousins hasn’t even played a game yet wearing a Warriors uniform. But the four-time All-Star still managed to have his first ejection of the year.Cousins was tossed with 2:28 left in the first quarter after being given a technical foul. It was not immediately clear what led to the technical.Boogie got ejected… from the bench pic.twitter.com/ZxMk3JjGZR— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 27, 2018
Compiled by Lucille DavieThe Rise and Fall of Apartheid, a massive exhibition of 700 historic photos capturing the harsh realities and eventual downfall of apartheid, will open on 13 February at Museum Africa in Johannesburg. View a selection of images from the exhibit, a “rich tapestry of materials that have rarely been shown together”, on display in South Africa after a run in New York, Munich and Milan.Gille de Vlieg. The street outside a meeting held to call on the apartheid regime to stop harassing Winnie Mandela. Johannesburg Centre, February 14, 1986. (Image: © Gille de Vlieg).Graeme Williams. Right-wing groups gather in Pretoria’s Church Square to voice their anger at the FW de Klerk government’s attempts to transform the country, 1990. (Image: © Graeme Williams)Cedric Nunn. A mother mourns the death of her son, a supporter of the United Democratic Front, in the Natal War, Mphaphameni, KwaZulu-Natal, 1987. (Image: © Cedric Nunn)Greg Marinovich. Migrant worker hostel in Thokoza township. Inkatha Freedom Party hostel residents controlled the townships around Johannesburg. Thousands of people, civilians and combatants died in the so-called Hostel Wars, 1993. (Image: © Greg Marinovich)Lesley Lawson. Mam Lydia in her room, bottom road, Langlaagte Deep Village, Crown Mines, 1982. (Image: © Lesley Lawson)Peter Magubane. Sharpeville Funeral: More than 5 000 people were at the graveyard, May 1960. (Image: Baileys African History Archive)
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With spring a few months away, one issue that must continue to be addressed by the farmers of the eastern Corn Belt is the growing populations of herbicide resistant weeds.Herbicide resistant populations of weeds such as Marestail and Giant Ragweed have existed for several years and are a growing problem. A few new additions to the list of herbicide resistant weeds have arrived recently, including Palmer amaranth. Now more than ever, it is critical that growers focus on employing effective herbicide programs.Controlling these weeds will require attention to details such as, timing of herbicide applications, using multiple modes of action, use of residual herbicides, and scouting to determine what weeds are present and if any were not controlled by herbicides. There is a wealth of information available from universities which growers can, and should consult in order to stay ahead of problem weeds.For successful weed control apply herbicides when weeds are small enough to be controlled, always follow herbicide labels, and avoid using low rates of herbicides. Additionally, any Palmer amaranth escapes must be pulled by hand before they go to seed.
Mumbai: The private companies in manufacturing sector posted a 24.9 per cent growth in net profit in the October-December quarter of the current fiscal on annual basis, benefitting from lower tax provisions, the RBI said Wednesday. The analysis is based on the performance of private corporate sector during the third quarter of 2018-19 drawn from abridged financial results of 2,703 listed non-government non-financial (NGNF) companies, it said. “The manufacturing sector continued to record strong growth in net profits, benefitting from the lower tax provisions in Q3:2018-19,” the RBI said while releasing the latest data on performance of the private corporate business. The companies posted a net profit of Rs 77,500 crore in the third quarter of the fiscal compared to Rs 57,800 crore in the year-ago period. Their profit was Rs 71,900 crore in the July-September quarter of 2018-19. However on the sales front, demand conditions in the manufacturing sector weakened on year-on-year basis. “This moderation was observed mainly in textiles, iron and steel, motor vehicles and other transport equipments industries whereas sales growth improved for consumer-driven sectors such as food product and beverages, and pharmaceutical,” the central bank said. The interest expenses incurred by manufacturing sector also witnessed a dip from a year ago level, reflecting ongoing deleveraging in the corporate sector. In IT sector, RBI said, sales growth remained broadly unchanged in relation to the previous quarter, while the services (non-IT) sector maintained the pace of sales growth, riding on the improvement recorded by the transport and storage services industries. The telecommunication sector continued to experience contraction in sales. As per the RBI, pricing power in terms of operating profit and net profit margins remained flat in manufacturing sector. Net profit margin of the IT sector declined marginally.