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  • On Being Centered and Creating a Global Women’s Network for our Partners

    first_imgThe mission of the Dell EMC Network of Extraordinary Women is to support and empower women of the channel through networking, tools, resources and community. This initiative works in collaboration with Dell EMC employee resource groups to develop enrichment programs that bring awareness and inclusion to our Women of the channel—both within Dell EMC and among our partner community. And, at the heart of it all, we strive to have fun and celebrate each other.Deanna Thomson on Being CenteredIn October, I had the honor of attending the Dell EMC Partners “Extraordinary Women Welcome Luncheon” during The Canadian Partner Summit 2017.  Hosted by Deanna Thomson, National Director Channel Sales, Dell EMC Canada, this event brought together a group of more than 50 extraordinary attendees— including Partners, Dell EMC executives and employees.Deanna Thomson delivered a compelling keynote around the topic of Being Centered. Deanna defined being centered as, “… A place within you, where it’s calm and you know exactly who you are. It’s where all the worries and doubts that we have, fade away. It’s where we are truly honest with ourselves and its where our ability to create, accomplish, and even endure comes from.”Deanna then challenged the attendees to find their center and to be the best possible version of themselves.  This message resonated deeply with them, evident in the wonderful discussions that followed her speech.Together we shared stories, laughed and applauded one another’s experiences. The feeling in the room was that of a strong community and connection.  This event was a true embodiment of the Dell EMC Partners Network of Extraordinary Women mission.Creating a Global Community TogetherWe first introduced Dell EMC Partners Network of Extraordinary Women during Global Partner Summit at Dell EMC World 2017.Through this program, Dell EMC seeks to help enable the women of our channel by creating a community where women can network with industry peers and like-minded women, share best practice and access tools and resources to help grow their business and thrive with Dell EMC.And that’s not just talk … Like all of our channel women executives, it is my personal mission to connect with as many women in technology as possible, have an open conversations and find ways to support them.I am passionate about being part of a community of women in technology and recognize the diversity and change that women leaders can contribute to all areas of the channel and to the industry and I am so very proud to see this initiative come to life.Get Involved with Dell EMC Partners Women NetworkDid you attend the Dell EMC Partners Network of Extraordinary Women Luncheon? We’d love for you to be a program ambassador when it formally launches. If you forgot to leave your business card with us during the luncheon, please reach out to Holly Delgado for more information.We look forward to seeing you at the official program launch which will take place during Global Partner Summit at Dell EMC World 2018! Register now Dell EMC World 2018—you won’t want to miss it!last_img read more

  • Measuring the effectiveness of your credit union’s public relations efforts

    first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr 4 steps credit unions must take to assess successes (and failures) to maximize growthby: Stephen SprayberryOne of the keys to any successful project is knowing when the initiative is successful. Only by successfully measuring the impact and results of a project can credit union executives make informed decisions on whether to make changes, continue the project or end the initiative.Public relations is no different. According to the Public Relations Society of America, organizations that understand and subscribe to the benefits of public relations evaluation can effectively:validate the results of their efforts;link the results to business outcomes that further the realization of organizational goals;credibly merchandise the impact of the results to those who fund PR programs;set smarter objectives, develop better strategies, and employ more compelling and engaging tactics;make midcourse adjustments and corrections; andregularly adapt their measurement approaches based on changing objectives, new competitors and emerging best practices.Although having a firm grasp on the importance of measurement and evaluation will positively impact credit unions’ public relations processes in the long run, institutions need a clear road map for how they will measure their successes (and failures) in order to maximize the benefits. continue reading »last_img read more

  • What about blockchain and credit unions?

    first_imgAbout a year and a half ago, Credit Union Resources launched what we call our Impact Group.  The Impact Group is a representative group of Resources members that meets periodically to learn more about our services, explore trends and offer feedback on potential new products. In some cases, we collaborate with one or more of our partners to discuss relevant topics such as branch transformation, data analytics, etc.  These meetings also serve as a way to validate that our product direction is in sync with our members’ business plans.The Impact Group met April 11, during the Cornerstone Annual Meeting for a discussion on blockchain technology.  Dean Borland facilitated the discussion with subject matter experts Terrence Griffin of CO-OP Financial Services and Bill Hampel of CUNA.Bill and Terrence gave the group a global overview of the technology, the latest research and how blockchain might be used in the credit union space.Highlights from Impact Group discussion of Blockchain:Blockchain is the backbone upon which Bitcoin runs, but Blockchain is NOT Bitcoin.Blockchain, or “distributed ledger” / “shared ledger” as it is sometimes called, is a digital information management network that facilitates a consensus of replicated, shared and synchronized data. 25SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

  • Facebook, Google, Pinterest to lead growth in online ads in 2021

    first_img“Big picture, we continue to view advertising as being cyclical and see faster GDP growth leading to more ad spend across more industries … as companies spend to reach the recovering/re-opening consumer,” analysts said in the note.  Morgan Stanley said the consumer behavior changes due to stay-at-home orders have sped up the desire to experiment and shift advertising spend toward digital. Morgan Stanley raised its 2020 and 2021 ad forecasts by 8% and 15%, respectively, expecting 11% year-over-year growth in 2020 and 20% year-over-year growth in 2021. A number of factors are at play in the online ad market as the sector recovers: Morgan Stanley analysts said online travel related spend in 2019 represented 8% of the digital ad market, or 2% of total ecommerce, falling by 50% in 2020. The analysts expect that to recover in the next two years. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Analysts forecast a 29% year-over-year ad growth for Facebook during the fourth quarter and 27% growth in 2021, ahead of street estimates. But they said those forecasts don’t incorporate any contribution from Instagram Shops or Reels, two products that could “add hundreds of millions of dollars of ad revenue” next year. Analysts expect Google to see a recovery in travel-related paid search, while YouTube in 2021 could see the benefit of a stronger direct response offering and a more stable brand advertising market.Meanwhile, Morgan Stanley said Pinterest’s automated bidding will be a tailwind through the “shelter-in holiday” and into next year, amid other product innovations. They said at least a third of Pinterest’s ad revenue earlier this year was pure brand ad spend. That means the company is likely to reap the benefits as the broader brand market improves, and should also see more spend on the direct response side as it builds out its performance marketing tools.CNBC’s Michael Bloom contributed reporting. center_img Morgan Stanley analysts outlined Thursday why they believe online advertising can grow 20% in 2021, with Facebook, Google and Pinterest leading the pack.Third-quarter earnings by tech giants like Facebook, Google, Snap, Twitter, Pinterest and Amazon showed that digital ad revenue came roaring back in recent months, and suggested some of the digital ad trends tied to the explosion of e-commerce could be here to stay. Morgan Stanley analysts wrote in the note that ad beats in the third quarter speak to the initial impact of a “V-shaped recovery” into next year. In the third-quarter, online ad companies saw the results of surging e-commerce ad spend and a return of brand advertising, which had been a harder-hit part of the market during the pandemic. – Advertisement – A banner for the online image board Pinterest Inc. hangs from the New York Stock Exchange on the morning that Pinterest makes its initial public offering on April 18, 2019.Spencer Platt | Getty Imageslast_img read more

  • Value judgement

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  • How Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin can help Unai Emery follow Jurgen Klopp’s tactical blueprint at Arsenal

    first_img Oliver Young-MylesTuesday 24 Sep 2019 1:53 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.6kShares Hector Bellerin supplied five assists in 19 Premier League appearances last season (Picture: Getty)Despite featuring only 19 times in the Premier League last season, Bellerin enjoyed his equal-best number of league assists set in 2015-16 with five. In that campaign, Bellerin averaged an assist every 648 minutes whereas last term it was one every 307 minutes, highlighting his increased productivity.Evolving to a 4-3-3With Tierney and Bellerin set to usurp Sead Kolasinac and Ainsley Maitland-Niles respectively once they are up to speed, there will be a temptation for Emery to stick with a more settled system than he has during the opening 15-months of his Arsenal tenure.Kolasinac, similarly to Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso, has all the attributes of an attack-minded wing-back while lacking the requisite defensive nous to play at full-back, while Maitland-Niles is naturally a box-to-box midfielder who has been pressed into action in defence. Sunday’s game against Aston Villa illustrated his shortcomings in the role.In contrast, Tierney and Bellerin are specialists in their particular positions and while both like to join in with attacks, their return to the team should help settle down Arsenal’s back four. Given the personnel in his squad, replicating Klopp’s favoured 4-3-3 system at Liverpool would appear to suit Emery’s key players without compromising his philosophy with and without the ball.AdvertisementIndeed, after setting Arsenal out in a 4-2-3-1 formation for their opening two matches against Newcastle and Burnley before switching to a 4-3-1-2 against Liverpool, Emery finally deployed a 4-3-3 system against Spurs which crucially saw Nicolas Pepe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette start together for the first time. Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin are back in full training at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)‘Nobody wants to grow up to be a Gary Neville.’Jamie Carragher’s disparaging comments to his Monday Night Football co-pundit a few seasons ago might have been made in jest, yet there was some truth to his words. For a long time, the full-back positions were generally regarded to be the least glamorous roles on the pitch, although left-back was generally considered more exotic than Neville’s natural right-back position.Whether Carragher would make that remark now is questionable given the role Liverpool’s adventurous full-backs have played in the club’s success over the past 18 months. There are probably plenty of Scousers or Glaswegians growing up wanting to be Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson.AdvertisementAdvertisementAlthough the Premier League has been home to notable attacking full-back pairings down the years – Seamus Coleman and Leighton Baines at Everton and Kyle Walker and Danny Rose at Spurs to name a couple – Alexander-Arnold and Robertson have revolutionised the role further.ADVERTISEMENTPremier League assists from full-backs since August 2018Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)14Andrew Robertson (Liverpool)13Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea)7Sead Kolasinac (Arsenal)6Ricardo Pereira (Leicester City)6Jose Holebas (Watford)6Lucas Digne (Everton)6 Share The creative onus placed on Liverpool’s full-backs by Jurgen Klopp is rather unique and given the success of the tactic, is likely to be replicated by other Premier League managers. Unai Emery, in particular, might be tempted to follow Klopp’s tactical blueprint following the return to fitness of Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney.Both players have been sidelined during Arsenal’s opening fixtures, with Bellerin recovering from a cruciate knee ligament injury sustained in January and Tierney, a £25m summer signing from Celtic, also working his way back after a double hernia operation in May.📸 What a sight! 😍— Arsenal (@Arsenal) September 12, 2019 The pair, who already seem pretty chummy off the pitch, are now closing in on their respective comebacks having both featured for an hour for Arsenal’s development side against Wolves on Friday and Emery has hinted that they could be involved for the senior’s against Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup.Dynamism out wideFew would have predicted that Robertson would emerge as one of Liverpool’s most influential players when he joined for £8m from relegated Hull City in 2017 but the Scotsman has developed into one of the finest left-backs in Europe with his energy and pinpoint delivery from wide areas proving a huge hit at Anfield.Like Robertson, Tierney can stretch the game through his lung-busting forays into the final third. Although there is a general feeling in Scotland that Tierney is the better defender and Robertson the better attacker, the former did provide 25 assists in 97 Scottish Premiership games for Celtic, highlighting his attacking potential.Former Scotland international Pat Nevin even rates him as a superior player, saying last month: ‘I would have Tierney over Andrew Robertson and we know how good he has been for Liverpool. It’s typical, isn’t it? Scotland wait years for world-class players and then they get two in the same position.’ Comment Advertisement How Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin can help Unai Emery follow Jurgen Klopp’s tactical blueprint at Arsenal Advertisement Dani Ceballos admitted he has never seen a team ‘press better’ than Liverpool did at Anfield (Picture: Getty)Sprinkle a bit of stardust into the mix in the form of the wonderful Dani Ceballos and Emery has an industrious creator tailor-made to play in the No.8 position, alongside more defensive-minded players such as Guendouzi or Torreira.AdvertisementSpeaking after Arsenal’s 3-1 defeat to Liverpool in August, Ceballos said: ‘I’ve never seen anything like what I saw at Anfield; I haven’t seen a team that plays better, that presses like them, the way the fans carry them along. They take the air from you.’Over time, Klopp transformed Liverpool into an organised pressing machine and Emery has set about assembling a squad with younger players that can carry out similar instructions. Tierney and Bellerin, therefore, should be key to Arsenal’s tactical progression moving forward.How Arsenal could line-up Andrew Robertson and Kieran Tierney are international teammates for Scotland (Picture: Getty)Although Robertson and Tierney possess similar skill-sets, the differences between Alexander-Arnold and Bellerin are more pronounced. In Alexander-Arnold, Liverpool essentially have a creative midfielder playing at right-back such is the quality of his delivery. Only Kevin De Bruyne has created more chances than the Liverpool defender this season.AdvertisementAdvertisementNo other team in the top-six possesses a full-back with Alexander-Arnold’s skill-set, yet that isn’t to say that Bellerin can’t be equally as influential to Arsenal as the England international is to Liverpool down the right flank.Whereas Alexander-Arnold tends to whip his crosses into the penalty area from deeper areas, Bellerin’s biggest attacking asset is his searing pace which he uses to good effect, providing an overlapping option out wide and cutbacks from the byline. Aubameyang, Lacazette and Pepe started together for the first time during the north London derby (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have attempted to redress the balance of their squad in recent transfer windows, but their best players remain at the top end of the pitch. Consequently, it is Emery’s job to devise a strategy that maximises the capabilities of the front three and playing a 4-3-3 seems the obvious way to do that.Like with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane at Liverpool, Aubameyang and Pepe were fielded as inverted wingers against Spurs, playing on the flank opposite to their favoured foot – Aubameyang played off the left and Pepe from the right.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityBy setting the team up in this fashion, there is a responsibility on the full-backs to provide width when the wingers drift infield which is what Robertson and Alexander-Arnold have managed to do over the past couple of seasons, freeing up space for Salah and Mane to inflict damage from inside the penalty area.Further back the pitch, there is a clear strategy at play in re-energising Arsenal’s midfield with talented young players who can press high and aggressively, with Mateo Guendouzi, Lucas Torreira and Joe Willock – all of whom are 23 and under – featuring prominently this season. How Arsenal could line up in Liverpool’s favoured 4-3-3 systemMore: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenallast_img read more

  • Generous block size creates plenty of interest

    first_imgThe home at 129 Stratton Tce, Manly.SYDNEY buyers have snapped up a bayside home two weeks before the dual-living property was due to be auctioned. Marketing agent Margaret Vote, of Raine & Horne Wynnum Manly, said 129 Stratton Tce, Manly sold for $1.08 million to the keen Sydneysiders, who planned to move to the area. “Interest (in the property) was good,” Ms Vote said. “Buyers were mainly owner-occupiers and those who had a need for the separate two-bedroom accommodation. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The home at 129 Stratton Tce, Manly.“The main thing (buyers liked) was the size of the land — it was a 607sq m block with side access for the boat.“They also loved the elevation, that it was one block down to the waterfront and close to the centre of Manly, but very quiet.” Ms Vote said the Manly property market was busy but balanced at present. “People are looking to come into Manly,” she said. “There is more interest — particularly from interstate buyers and buyers who know Manly is about to go — but we’re not oversupplied with properties.”Ms Vote said interstate buyers had also identified Lota as the next place to buy.last_img read more

  • Ben Carson: ‘It is not fair’ for transgender men to use women’s restrooms

    first_imgLifeSiteNews 9 November 2015Dr. Ben Carson does not believe it would be “fair” for biological men to invade the privacy of women by using their restrooms.The neurosurgeon told journalist Jorge Ramos that he opposes redefining marriage, as well as including “gender identity” in civil rights ordinances.When asked about whether transgender men should be allowed to use the women’s restroom, Carson replied, “How about we have a transgender bathroom?”“It is not fair for them to make everybody else uncomfortable,” he said.Ordinances like the one voters repealed in Houston on Tuesday would not only allow males to use women’s restroom facilities but also locker rooms and showers. In California, an agreement brokered by the Obama administration allows a biological girl who says she is transgender to use male bathrooms and locker rooms, and spend the night in a teenage boys’ hotel room during overnight field trips. read more

  • Aussie Open: Racquet-kicking Osaka admits she was ‘a bit childish’

    first_imgThe reigning champion handled the blustery Melbourne conditions to defeat China’s 42nd-ranked Zheng Saisai 6-2, 6-4.But the 22-year-old Japanese was irritated by Zheng’s defensive play and her emotions got the better of her when the Chinese broke early in the second set.Osaka threw her racquet to the floor, then gave it a kick for good measure.The two-time Grand Slam champion also tossed away a ball and slammed the racquet down again as she slumped to her chair, covering her head with her towel.“My racquet just magically flew out of my hand,” Osaka said mischievously, smiling.“I couldn’t control it, I think that’s how I dealt with my frustration.“It was a bit childish. I just want to play one match without throwing my racquet or kicking it. That’s all I want.”The former world number one, seeded third for the defence of her Melbourne title, said that Zheng’s way of playing – “slicing and dicing and getting everything” – had riled her. Read Also: Aussie Open: Coco crunch for Osaka as Djokovic bowls over wildcard“It’s really tough because you start thinking – she’s not hitting winners.”“I definitely got very frustrated in the second set and it’s something that I knew would happen,” Osaka added.“But I didn’t know the scale, what she would do to make me frustrated.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Naomi Osaka conceded she had been “a bit childish” after her frustrations boiled over on Wednesday in setting up a third-round showdown with teenager Coco Gauff at the Australian Open.Advertisement Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew About6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single MovieCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise Youlast_img read more

  • Batesville woman sentenced in drug case

    first_imgVersailles, In. — A Batesville woman has been sentenced to eight years in prison for possession of drugs within 500-feet of a public park. Three years of the sentence were converted to probation following her guilty plea.Bernice Kersey, 41, tossed a package containing drugs during a traffic stop on Park Avenue near Western Avenue. Officers quickly recovered the package and also found more drugs in Kersey’s purse. While being questioned Kersey told police she was delivering drugs to a subject that lived on Park Avenue.last_img