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Make an investment in the future at your credit union

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Michael Fryzel Michael Fryzel is the former Chairman of the National Credit Union Administration and is now a financial services consultant and government affairs attorney in Chicago. He can be reached at … Details Each year, the months of May and June are special. Tens of thousands of students graduate during those months and close a chapter of their lives while opening a new one.Students graduate from junior high school and take that large step into young adulthood. High school graduates take an equally large step as they head off to college and universities to continue their education and journey on the path to their chosen profession. And college graduates, our leaders of tomorrow, enter the work force and a world full of challenges, opportunities and responsibilities.Proud parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters will watch as the graduates walk across the stage to receive their diplomas or degrees. They will applaud their accomplishments and encourage them to go on and achieve even greater success. The graduates will smile, pose for pictures and enjoy the accolades on a day they will always remember.Education of our children has been and should always be the top priority of our federal and state governments. By law they are charged with providing the educational systems within our country that are to teach and train our young people who one day will be entrusted to maintain the health and wealth of our country. In order for that to happen, education at every level must be the best we can provide and must be made available to every student.The cost of education is staggering. But the consequences of a failed system are unacceptable. All units of government including our school systems must be frugal and avoid waste. Every dollar wasted is at a great cost when it comes to the education of children. The system must do its part, as must our government, in providing the funds needed for quality schools.Parents often struggle to pay the high cost of education. The tax dollars they are assessed are never enough and they are required to supplement the funds needed. Often times students must work to help pay their way,Credit unions across this country play a major role in education. In addition to making student loans available, many credit unions award scholarships to students enabling them to continue learning. This type of support has enabled thousands achieve their educational goals. If not for a credit union scholarship some may never have been able to continue their education.Commitment to improve the lives of their members has always been part of the credit union philosophy. A commitment to its future members is equally important.Every credit union, regardless of size, should have a scholarship program. Every credit union should award at least one scholarship per year. Those that can afford it should award even more.Scholarships are an investment. They are investments in our young people, in the future of our country and the future of the credit union industry.If your credit union does not have a scholarship program, start one today. Make the investment that will pay dividends for decades.last_img read more

Unilever closes Cikarang factory after workers test positive for COVID-19

first_imgAuthorities in Bekasi, West Java, have discovered a cluster of COVID-19 cases in a factory run by publicly listed consumer goods giant PT Unilever Indonesia in the Cikarang industrial zone, prompting the temporary closure of the plant.The transmission is believed to have begun among staff in the engineering division in Unilever’s tea-based beverages (TBB) plant. Twenty-one workers have been confirmed as being infected with COVID-19 in the facility following tracing and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing, Bekasi COVID-19 task force spokesman Alamsyah said on Thursday as reported by kontan.co.id.The management decided to close the TBB plant on June 26 until further notice, Unilever’s corporate affairs director and company secretary Sancoyo Antarikso said. Read also: Sampoerna factory closes after two COVID-19 deaths, authorities race to trace contacts“We will continue to make sure that all safety and occupational health standards in our factory meet the requirements before we resume normal operation,” he told kontan.co.id.Sancoyo added that a total of 265 employees worked in the TBB plant and all had undergone PCR tests.The employees have been asked to stay at home until the factory reopens, he said. (vny)Topics :last_img read more

Syracuse looks to improve digging, grab 1st ACC win of season

first_img Published on October 9, 2014 at 12:10 am Contact Chris: [email protected] | @ChrisLibonati Facebook Twitter Google+ Two Atlantic Coast Conference weekends have led to no wins and four losses for the Syracuse volleyball team, and its digging struggles have contributed to the slow start.This weekend, Syracuse (7-9, 0-4 ACC) will duel Miami (Florida) and Pittsburgh, two teams that generally hit well. Against teams that do, the Orange is surrendering a hitting percentage just under 20 percent, which is good for 153rd in the nation. Pittsburgh (13-2, 1-1) is ranked fifth in the nation in kills per set and Miami (9-6, 2-2) is 51st in the nation in hitting percentage. For SU, being consistent from game to game has been a noticeable problem, and improving its digging could start mitigating the problem. SU has had three freshmen defensive specialists play during conference play and they’re looking to conquer a learning curve.“When you’re not playing well one game,” senior middle blocker Lindsey McCabe said, “that doesn’t mean that the rest of the season is going to be a disaster. Each game is its own event.”It’s been the defense that’s had a hard time at the front of the Orange’s conference slate. SU ranks 12th in the nation in blocks per set, but ranks 237th in the nation in digs per set. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHead coach Leonid Yelin said he believes the team is struggling more with its discipline on hits than anything else. He said the team needs to focus on digging more “position balls” than “crazy balls,” as he terms them. “Position balls” are hit to a spot where someone is supposed to be and can dig the ball. “Crazy balls” are those that find a gap in the defense and are much harder to defend, but those are the ones the team is chasing. To improve, SU is using various drills to get players to stay in good position to execute digs. “We are hitting balls to positions where they have to stay (so) they get a habit to stay,” Yelin said. “If you have an old habit, you’re not going to build anything until you bury it, kill the old one.”The team has also been working on “digging from the pins” said Dana Crispi, a freshman defensive specialist. A hitter will knock the ball from different angles to get players used to seeing the ball from various angles.While Yelin emphasized positioning drills to improve, players stressed the importance of reading the other teams’ hitters. Crispi and Belle Sand, another freshman defensive specialist, both emphasized the importance of reading a player’s arm to know where the ball is going. To prepare for Miami and Pittsburgh, the team took reps to practice reading the hitters.Improving on digs is important for the team in getting back on track. And while strong digging is important to create scoring opportunities, they can also stop opponents from gaining momentum — and create some for the digging team. “Nothing is more helpful to get the team jacked than if you get an amazing dig,” Sand said. “When an opposing hitter creams the ball and you somehow get it up, the team goes wild.” Commentslast_img read more

Dino Babers explains passing issues, previews matchup with Maryland at weekly press conference

first_imgAfter throwing for 176 yards and two interceptions in its season opening win at Liberty, Syracuse’s passing game has even more questions surrounding it than it did entering the season. On Monday during his weekly press conference, SU head coach Dino Babers attributed the struggles to injuries suffered during training camp and timing issues that stemmed from them. “The throwing game is so delicate, it’s so sensitive,” Babers said. “You start taking pieces out and moving them around, it changes everything. And I think that’s what you saw.”Babers is likely talking about the injuries to various wide receivers throughout camp, which caused them to sit out various drills and scrimmages. While redshirt sophomore wide receiver Ed Hendrix was out for the duration of camp with a lower-body injury, fellow wideouts Sean Riley, Nykeim Johnson and Trishton Jackson all missed days of practice due to undisclosed injuries. Sam Heckel, who started Saturday’s game at center, missed a few days of preseason practice with an undisclosed injury before returning to the field for the end of camp. But the redshirt junior suffered another injury during the second quarter of SU’s win and didn’t return, prompting Airon Servais to move from left tackle to center. Babers declined to speculate whether or not Heckel will return versus Maryland, although he is listed on this week’s depth chart at center along with Servais. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Sam’s got an upper-body injury,” Babers said, “and right now, we’re continuously checking on his progress to see if he’s gonna be available or not for the game.”Meanwhile, Babers confirmed that defensive tackle McKinley Williams, who suffered a lower-body injury early on in training camp, will not play against the Terrapins on Saturday. The senior sported a boot on his left foot throughout August and while Babers said Williams is “right on pace” with his rehab, this week is still too soon for a return. Babers called Maryland a “very interesting opponent,” citing its new group of coaches and transfers as reasons why SU has its hands full this week. The Terrapins took down FCS school Howard 79-0 in their first game, which was also the debut for head coach Michael Locksley, who spent the past three seasons as the offensive coordinator at Alabama. Among Maryland’s new players are a handful of transfers, including former Virginia Tech quarterback Josh Jackson, who threw for 245 yards and four touchdowns against the Bison. Joining Jackson as transfers are former Buffalo tight end Tyler Mabry, who caught a touchdown on Saturday, and linebackers Shaq Smith (Clemson) and Keandre Jones (Ohio State), who combined to make seven tackles. Aside from scoring a near-school record 79 points, the Terrapins only allowed 68 yards of offense, the fewest yards surrendered by any team in week one. “We wish we had an offensive outing the way their offense played along with the way their defense played,” Babers said. “Our eyes are wide open, and based off of how we played and how they played, I could see how people could have them favorite.” Comments Published on September 2, 2019 at 1:45 pm Contact Eric: [email protected] | @esblack34 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more