ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » As health officials analyze reports of coronavirus cases as the flu season continues, NAFCU is encouraging credit unions to revisit or update their business continuity plans to ensure continuous operation of critical systems in case of a disaster or emergency. Last week, U.S. officials declared the coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency.In a new Compliance Blog post, NAFCU Regulatory Compliance Counsel Loran Jackson broke down NCUA guidance on pandemic preparedness and a Pandemic Planning guide developed by the agency in collaboration with other Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) member agencies.“A credit union’s contingency or business continuity plan should account for the operation of critical systems and anticipate where the greatest need would be if the credit union lost access to employees, resources, or systems,” wrote Jackson.Jackson also pointed to the FFIEC’s recently updated Business Continuity Management booklet, which focuses on business-wide approaches to ensure operations are not disrupted or can easily recover after a disaster.
Younger and newer is not always betterYour recent editorial on LIFO states: “The practice, […] not only deprives students of the best teachers, but also prevents districts from maximizing savings by forcing them to keep underperforming higher-paid teachers at the expense of newer teachers who generally earn less pay and benefits.”This editorial drips with the assumption that younger and newer is better than older and experienced. I have crossed paths with a few teachers in my life, pretty much daily, and I know you are wrong.Imagine I placed you in a classroom with 25 rambunctious 5-year-old kindergartners and then left you on your own. No problem, right? Because you are the newer, younger model. If you have any problems, perhaps the teacher next door with 30 years of experience might give you a tip or two.James FogartyNiskayunaLook closer at flaws of socialist policiesFor historical context Mr. Ruddiman, regarding his Dec. 13 letter (“Socialist ideals are helping Americans“), needs to understand that Stalin’s form of governance was an absolute failure.Citizens starved and froze under the inability to find the funds to provide for, as Stalin termed, “all citizens.”The politically connected never suffered for the 40-plus years of Socialist ruling.After the Berlin Wall was removed, the majority of socialists citizens couldn’t wait to head west.This may be the future Mr. Ruddiman has in mind for the United States, but I am sure he is in the minority.Maybe he should read about the state of the Russian economy today as compared to ours.Like his hero Stalin, Bernie Sanders became a millionaire while employed by the government, not in the private sector.Michael SheedySchenectadyHonor the rule of law, not one political partyWe learned as children to recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag and to the Republic for which it stands.The flag also stands for the Constitution, the governing document for the country. The Constitution establishes checks and balances among the three branches of government. No branch is infallible or free of being observed and examined by the other branches or by the people of the nation as a whole.In our complicated system, allegations can be presented, examined, investigated and, when necessary, presented for trial, appeals and review under the law. One branch, the executive, is claiming powers and privileges beyond anything seen before. The chief executive is asserting freedom from due oversight by the other branches, not only for himself but also for departments and agencies, under his authority as he chooses.The political party controlling part of one branch, the Senate, has the power to confirm judges.That branch has made its highest priority to fill the third branch, the judiciary, with persons handpicked committed to rule in favor of the policies of one party. Thus, the entire system of checks and balances is being systematically degraded by a plutocratic oligarchy.Our representatives pledge an oath to support and defend the Constitution. The pledge is to the country and Constitution, not a political party or a man.We the people should expect our representatives to honor their pledge to the country and Constitution and the rule of law.Paul ZawistowskiBroadalbin More from The Daily Gazette:Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionDemocrats must stop wasting Trump’s timeI see that the Democrat/liberals are determined to create more wasted time for our president. They are concerned that his amazing success in recovering from the mess that they made must be stopped.This man who is fighting to bring us back to honesty, decency and fairness must be reversed, and he must be punished.Nevermind that he has helped more folks get back to work (lowest unemployed many have ever seen). “CNBC’s Cramer On Jobs Report: “These are the best numbers of our lives.” He is too dangerous to be allowed to continue.All the silliness that Nancy Pelosi and her liberal majority are accusing him of have been done before on a regular basis by his predecessors including her favorite, Obama.Of course, that was OK; he was a Democrat.Pelosi should be stopped. She should be told to get back to work and let the Congress be more productive. She is wasting our money on her personal vendetta.Wake up friends. Tell the world that we won’t allow this any longer.Don KnuthBallston SpaTalk is cheap. Take action to get changeOn Dec. 17, Schenectady expected to get up to six inches of snow.The following day, people were no doubt complaining all over the city about the lack of proper snow removal.However, except for approximately six of those people, not one has the right to complain. Why, you might ask? Because on Dec. 9, that is how many people exercised their right to speak at the City Council meeting. Full disclosure, as I was battling the flu, I was unable to attend myself. But thanks to Councilman Vincent Riggi for making sure my comments were put on the record. I host a YouTube show and my sign-off is always the same “Don’t just comment, act.”The people of Schenectady sadly do not.We have horrendous participation both at meetings and the ballot box. If you want change, then you must demand it of your leaders.Time to put up or shut up. Don’t just comment. Act.Edward SmithSchenectady
Photo courtesy of Ryan VeneziaWeathering the storm · The Hurricane Heist tells the story of a heist being pulled off in the middle of a hurricane. Director Rob Cohen has worked on movies such as The Fast and the Furious and xXx.With over 25 credits to his name, including The Fast and the Furious and xXx: State of the Union, director Rob Cohen returns to the silver screen with The Hurricane Heist, a thrilling action movie about a multimillion-dollar heist that occurs in the midst of a category-5 hurricane. The film is an addition to Cohen’s long list of action movies, a genre he came to love during his brief stint with Miami Vice.“When I got to direct that show, with its guns, cool clothes, tough guys, beautiful women and fast cars, I fell in love with the genre and from that point on my heroes became guys like Walter Hill,” Cohen said.Despite the glamorous allure of the genre, however, Cohen made clear that at the core of The Hurricane Heist was a potent message about the dangerous implications of climate change. Though the film began production in 2016, prior to last year’s tragic string of hurricanes, Cohen knew from the start that he wanted the film’s political undertones to be evident.“In creating the character of the meteorologist, I really wanted to him to say, in no uncertain terms, that climate change is why these hurricanes are so bad and they’re going to get worse if we don’t do something,” Cohen said. “This is more important to say it now than in any other time in history; if you can get people to think about these issues through an action movie, then so be it.”Like its underlying message, The Hurricane Heist embodies darkness in its visuals, the inspiration for which came to Cohen through footage of real hurricanes. The chaotic natural atmosphere, though stylistically appropriate, posed challenges for the actors on set. “I said to the actors when I hired them that what they were reading was what I was going to do onscreen,” Cohen said. “I said, ‘If you accept this part, just know that you’re going to go to work every day and you’re going to be windblown, wind-burned, wet to your core, cold, miserable, but you’re going to be able to create a really memorable character.’”Cohen also said that he was most proud of the 12-minute truck sequences that constitute the climax of the film: “That was really balls to the wall to shoot,” he chuckled.The challenges of the action-packed shoot, however, were part of a larger learning experience for Cohen, who approaches each film with the curiosity of a student. “I specifically take on projects that will stretch me,” he said. “What’s evolved for me in my filmmaking process is just the feeling that I want to push myself and keep evolving and keep being a pupil of the discipline and process of creating.”Regarding the current state of the entertainment industry, Cohen remarked that he was happy to see the #MeToo movement take place. “To see these guys who are widely known as practitioners of power politics and sex be outed was good,” Cohen said. “Now, these issues are so well-documented that a lot of people who might have that proclivity [to harass] will not give into it because they know they will be finished as they should be.”Cohen offered surprising advice for aspiring filmmakers: Don’t watch movies. “Go live your life,” Cohen said. “You can tell the difference between people who make movies that are regurgitations of other movies and people who come to films with a great deal of originality. I urge filmmakers to spend their time traveling, learning, reading rather than watching and trying to remember how this guy did a tracking shot in 1943.”The Hurricane Heist is slated for release on Friday.
In the first round of the Italian Serie A, Verona and Roma played 1: 1, and coach of Roma, Rudi Garcia, despite the tie result, praised the performance of B&H national team captain Edin Džeko and Egypt international Mohamed Salah, two players who arrived in the club this summer.Garcia said that he is very satisfied with reinforcements after their first match in the national championship.“Edin played very well in the first half of the match, and he had a good chance at the end as well, but we lacked rhythm, we were not fast enough, nor did we have width of the game. We corrected it by introducing Iago Falquea, who ‘stretched’ defense of Verona. We knew that it will be difficult on Bentegodi, it will be hard for all the other teams that come here as well. We could achieve more points, a collective approach was very good, and we are on the good track, but it was not enough to win against Verona, “said Garcia.He expects better performance and better efficiency of his attackers.“We could have played better in offense, we made some excess moves, however, the condition of this terrain stopped us from playing it at first,” said the coach of Roma.He particularly emphasized that Džeko needs some time to completely fit in the team.“We need to keep in mind that Edin has just recently arrived and he played only one friendly match with us, while Mohamed also had just a little time to adjust. Edin played at first in the first half of the match and that is what we were lacking on the other positions. Salah was close to score and he wanted to stay longer on the field, but the players need to know that I need all of them through the whole season,” concluded Garcia. (Source: klix.ba)
Betty BoorBetty V. Boor of Wellington (formerly of Sharon), died Saturday, December 7, 2013 at her daughter’s home in Wellington at the age of 89.Betty was born the daughter of Walter and Ruth (Brooks) Pulliam on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 1924 in Attica.On April 25, 1942, Betty and Edward Boor were united in marriage at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Sharon. Together they celebrated 22 years of marriage before his death in October of 1964.Many will remember her as a cook in the Sharon Public School system. She retired after many years of providing meals for the school children. Above all, Betty was devoted to her family and lived her life to provide for them.Survivors include her loving children: Gerald Boor of Rose Hill, Dennis Boor and his wife Mabel of Kiowa, Donald Boor and his wife Bonnie of Wellington, Bob Boor and his wife Michele of Wellington, Helen Hawkins and her husband Roy of Wellington, sister, Laveta DeLong of Anthony, 19 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren and a host of great-great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Edward Boor, a daughter, Carol Boor, a son, Jerome Boor, a grandson, Scott Boor along with 4 brothers and 2 sisters.Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, December 9, 2013 with family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and again from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m, Tuesday, December 10, 2013.A Vigil Service and Recitation of the Holy Rosary will begin at 7 p.m., Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Sharon.Funeral Mass for Betty will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Sharon.Interment will follow at the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery, Sharon.Memorials have been established in her loving memory with Alzheimerâ€™s Association. Contributions can be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, 1030 Mission Road, Wellington.
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” It was an incredible day at the Wellington High School. From the opening to the final bell, students learned the value of volunteering. Today was the third annual â€œService Dayâ€The day was a cooperative effort through the Wellington High School Leadership Group by Karla Defore and the WHS National Honor Society.Students with sponsor volunteer at Sumner Care Center.Sophomores through Seniors participated in various volunteer events. Wellington freshman took a field trip to Wichita State University for â€œCollege Dayâ€Â â€” as part of the Crusader Way â€” a program originally initiated by then assistant principal Joe Jacobs.Â Defore told Sumner Newscow this yearâ€™s program is dedicated to raising funds for the Patti Sober family helping with expenses. Sober, an employee at the Bank of Commerce in Wellington, is currently in Seattle being treated for cancer. She has two children, Houston and Dietra, who are currently students at the school district (see related story).Today was two tiered. In the morning, students scattered across the community and within the school district to volunteer their services with a supervised teachers.There were students at Arrowhead Animal Clinic, The Wellington Chamber of Commerce, the USD 353 bus barn, Eisenhower Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Washington Elementary, Memorial Auditorium, the Wellington Public Library, the Wellington Food Bank, Free Will Baptist Church, Rock Island Fields, Sterling House, Sumner Care Center, Vantage Point, Wal-Mart, Wheat Capital Manor, and the downtown streets.These high school students were volunteering at Sumner Regional Medical Center.In the afternoon the Crusaders of the Stage sponsored a talent show open to all the students.Then every student was asked to purchase a wrist band by Jaedyn and Linda Ledesma (see related story) and either go to a movie, participate in a dodge ball tournament, or do Karaoke.Students donated their time inside the high school as well.Cleaning the bus was part of Service Day.High schoolers throughout downtown was giving the area a clean look. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down crusader pride · 333 weeks ago Wellington has great kids. ..super coverage Cueball Report Reply 0 replies · active 333 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Kathy Ford · 333 weeks ago Kennedy Elementary also had student volunteers. I had 6 in my classroom and they were excellent help. This is a great program and I look forward to it each year. Report Reply 0 replies · active 333 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Patti Sober · 332 weeks ago Thank you so much to the Leadership Group and National Honor Society (NHS) and all the other people who helped put together the fundraiser in my honor Wednesday at the Wellington High School. What a great day of Service they had around town and around the school before the talent show and different fundraiser activities. I am so grateful that so many of the students were willing to participate in the fundraiser. I love the Pray for Patti bracelets. Thank you for all your love and prayers while I am on this journey. Patti Sober and family Report Reply 0 replies · active 332 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Making his first start of the season, Rose scored 19 points in the third quarter as the Timberwolves took a five-point lead into the fourth. Karl-Anthony Towns added nine of his 28 points in the period.Donovan Mitchell scored 26 points and Gobert added 22 for Utah. Jae Crowder provided 18 points off the bench.The Wolves put the Jazz on the free throw line plenty in the fourth quarter. After 11 attempts through three periods, Utah was 13 of 19 from the line in the fourth.Minnesota played without the All-Star Jimmy Butler, as well as point guards Jeff Teague and Tyus Jones. Butler sat out with what the team described as “general soreness.”Butler, who has been the main storyline in Minnesota for much of the early season, reportedly plans to play Friday at Golden State.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The Timberwolves got Andrew Wiggins back after he missed three games with a quad injury. Wiggins had missed just one total game in his first four seasons before his recent setback. He scored 19 points on 8-of-17 shooting.TIP-INSJazz: G Alec Burks (left hand sprain) did not play. Burks also did not play Sunday at Dallas. . Utah is 4-1 on the road this season and 0-2 at home. . Gobert had his third straight game with 20-plus points and 10-plus rebounds.Timberwolves: Coach Tom Thibodeau said Teague underwent an MRI but was awaiting more testing. Teague is day-to-day. . Jones was a late scratch with right foot soreness he experienced during warmups. . The Wolves debuted their “Classic Edition” jerseys, a throwback to the uniforms the team wore from 1996-2008.UP NEXTJazz: Host Memphis on Friday.Timberwolves: Visit Golden State on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Red Sox celebrate World Series triumph with parade He had 34 points in the second half and 15 in a tightly contested fourth quarter as the Wolves held off the Jazz. His basket down low with 30 seconds remaining put Minnesota up for good, and he made two free throws with 13.8 seconds left to preserve a three-point lead.Rudy Gobert missed a game-tying attempt in the final minute for Utah, and the Timberwolves grabbed the rebound to ensure Rose’s big night wasn’t wasted.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissOne of Rose’s biggest shots was a corner 3-pointer that tied the game at 119. That gave him 44 points, which matched his previous high set during the 2011 playoffs with Chicago. His regular-season best had been 42 points.Rose tied it at 110 with one of his patented layups, giving him 41 points. He weaved through traffic and made the off-balance shot, showing glimpses of the moves that once made him an elite player and the top pick in the 2008 draft. Minnesota Timberwolves’ Derrick Rose, right, takes a fall-back shot as Utah Jazz’s Dante Exum defends sueinf the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)MINNEAPOLIS— Derrick Rose scored a career-high 50 points, turning back the clock to his prime years and lifting the Minnesota Timberwolves over the Utah Jazz 128-125 on Wednesday night.Rose was in tears after the game as he walked off the court serenaded by chants of “MVP! MVP!” from the home crowd. The 30-year-old point guard has been derailed by injuries since he was the 2011 NBA MVP.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments