Eliminate the non essentials

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr “The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.” – Lin YutangThe above quote starts chapter one in Greg McKeowan’s book Essentialism. While the book deals more with how you handle your multiple responsibilities, there are plenty of business applications as well. Especially for banks and credit unions.The way of the essentialist is “less but better.” McKeowan asks a searing question: “are you investing in the right things?” Think about that for a minute: is your financial institution investing in the right things? My guess is there are several non-essential initiatives you need to eliminate.There are multiple areas to consider applying the essentialism principle to your credit union or bank:Marketing—Your bank or credit union is probably marketing A TON of products. But are they the RIGHT services? It’s the same with community involvement. There are probably multiple events with which you are associated. But are they the right ones? Your marketing will be far more effective if you cut the clutter and focus your message. continue reading »last_img read more

There’s more to come – Benteke

first_img Press Association Christian Benteke has warned Liverpool there is more to come after admitting he is finally fighting fit. The revitalised Aston Villa striker has scored nine goals in his last eight games for club and country ahead of Sunday’s FA Cup semi final with the Reds. Benteke ruptured his Achilles 12 months ago and returned for Villa in October but admitted he came back too soon. The hitman appreciated the chance the Scot gave him by bringing him to Villa in 2012 but admitted his frustration as he struggled to rediscover his best form. He said: “I am not that guy who is going to complain. I understood the situation. “It was frustrating because I knew that I could do better. Every time after the game I said to myself ‘I can do better.’ It was frustrating to play a game with no chances, so I go back home with two feelings, because I’m happy because I can play without being injured, but frustration because I have no chances. “I know that I’m a good player. It’s just I have to show it.” Villa return to Wembley for the first time in five years and Benteke insisted they must make the final. He added: “I think when you play a semi-final you want to get to the end. You can’t say you’re just happy to be there even if you lose, you want to go until the end.” But after rediscovering his form, including a hat-trick in last week’s 3-3 draw with QPR, the Belgium international believes he can get even better. He said: “I still think I can do more, in everything. I can’t say I’m happy to be there now, I want to do more and more and more. “I’m scoring at the moment and now I play the way I want to play. Now I have more chances and I’m fully fit, that’s why I’m happy. “First, I came back early from my injury, so I worked hard to be back on the pitch. “I think I was a little bit tired in my body but now I am feeling very good. So that’s why I am performing now. “Before I didn’t get enough service and I wasn’t fit enough. I knew I would need time to be fit again. The confidence of the team was a little low so it was hard for everyone, so I can understand.” The 24-year-old scored the winner in Saturday’s 1-0 victory at Tottenham which lifted Villa six points above the bottom three. His form is a turnaround under Tim Sherwood after scoring just three times before the Villa boss’ arrival and he was also dropped towards the end of ex-manager Paul Lambert’s reign. last_img read more

Peller Unity Cup Berths in Oyo State

first_imgThe competition which is aim at discovering talents among the youth in the region is scheduled for July 18 to August 3 at the Iseyin District Grammar School, Iseyin, Oyo state.Speaking at a press conference, held at the House of Chiefs, Secretariat, Ibadan, the sponsor of the tournament, Shina Peller of Aquila Group said about 300 will compete for the trophy where the winner will represent the region at the proposed Oyo State league. As part of activities marking the 20 years remembrance of the late Moshood Abiola Peller, a football competition, tagged-Peller Unity Cup will berth among clubs in Oke-Ogun area of Oyo State. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramcenter_img The competition will played across 10 local government axis of Oke-Ogun and will involve 300 players.He said, “this is the maiden edition of the Peller football Unity Cup among our youths in Oke-Ogun area, my passion is for football and that is why we choose football ahead of other sports.The winner will go home with N500,000, the second and third position will share N450,000 while both MVP  and top scorers will share N100,000.Meanwhile, Oyo state commissioner for Youth and Sports, Mr. Yomi Oke applauded the conviction of the sponsor to give back to his community.He said, “Sports is no longer business of government alone but we need individuals to promote the game of sports. What Peller is doing today would go a long way in the mind of our youth.”last_img read more

Dodgers trying to find days off for regulars after challenging trip

first_imgRoberts said Muncy’s break on Friday was unrelated to his right wrist, which he appeared to injure on a check swing on Wednesday, though he stayed in that contest.“Actually, his wrist feels good,” Roberts said. “I think it’s more we pushed him through each game and the lack of off-days and travel.”The travel also took its toll on relief pitcher Dylan Floro. The righty complained of stiffness in his neck on Sunday as the team flew home from Philadelphia and was sent to the 10-day injured list on Monday with neck inflammation.The Dodgers recalled Casey Sadler to replace Floro on the active roster.“Hopefully he’ll be a short-term thing,” Roberts said of Floro. “Obviously, a pitcher having a tough time with his neck is going to compromise him.” How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Cooper could hardly contain his glee pregame before his Dodger Stadium debut, which he anticipated would be attended by 50-100 family members and friends.“It’s a dream come true. Once I step in that box,” Cooper began, hesitating with a brief laugh, “it’ll be a feeling I probably haven’t felt since my big-league debut. Playing in your home city is something you always dream of.”Cooper batted third for the Marlins on Friday.ALSOThe Dodgers will hold a ceremony on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium to unveil the official logo for the 2020 All-Star Game. Vin Scully, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred and Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti will be in attendance at the ceremony, which will also include the revealing of plans for stadium renovations in the coming year. Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season LOS ANGELES — Smothering humidity, a series of rain delays and a frustrating delay on the flight home due to a mechanical error made the Dodgers grateful to be back home in California ahead of the weekend’s three-game series with the Miami Marlins, even after taking four of seven from the Phillies and Red Sox.“We’ll take that,” pitcher Ross Stripling said, “but obviously it’s nice to be back here in 70 degrees and sunny L.A.”But the rigors of the trip did have an impact on the Dodgers’ plans for the weekend series.Manager Dave Roberts found himself budgeting for off-days for several of his regular players. First baseman Max Muncy got Friday’s series opener off, while Roberts said he was eyeing getting right fielder Cody Bellinger off his feet on Sunday.center_img Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start HOMECOMINGThree years into his major-league career and Marlins outfielder Garrett Cooper had never had the opportunity to play in his hometown. Until Friday night.The Manhattan Beach native had a winding road back to L.A. County. After a standout career at Loyola High, he spent two years at El Camino College before transferring to Auburn. He was selected by the Brewers in the sixth round of the 2013 draft and spent four years in their farm system before being traded to the Yankees in 2017.There he made his MLB debut before he was traded to Miami that November. After an injury-plagued 2018, Cooper has made an impact for the Marlins this season. Entering Friday, Cooper was hitting .313 with 11 home runs and 37 RBIs while playing in the outfield and infield.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Bound body found on Abary foreshore

first_imgThe body of an unidentified man was on Friday afternoon discovered at the Abary foreshore, Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).The discovery was made by persons from the community.The Abary foreshore where the body was foundGuyana Times understands that the man’s hands were bound behind his back and his feet were tied together.There were also marks of violence on the body.Regional Commander, Superintendent Yonette Stephens told this publication that it appears as though the body washed-up from elsewhere. “We wouldn’t know where it came from,” she said.Police have launched an investigation. The body is currently at the Fort Wellington Hospital awaiting identification.last_img

Sikhs honor rebirth, renewal in Los Angeles on their holiday

first_imgHe said Baisakhi is officially April 13, but it is sometimes celebrated on Easter Sunday in Los Angeles, when Sikhs from throughout Southern California and other parts of the country gather at the Convention Center. Baisakhi and Easter are both holidays of rebirth and renewal of the spirit, he said. Sikh leaders say there have been hundreds of documented hate crimes against their followers since the 9-11 attacks, including the murder of an Arizona Sikh who was gunned down within days of the 2001 attacks. Police say assailants have mistaken Sikhs, who wear turbans, for Muslims. Congressman Brad Sherman, D-Sherman Oaks, who joined the festivities, decried the violence against Sikhs. “It’s bigotry wrapped in ignorance,” said Sherman, who is advocating new federal legislation to increase penalties for hate crimes. PHOTO GALLERY: Baisakhi Celebration More than 10,000 people celebrated the Sikh religious holiday of Baisakhi Sunday and denounced a series of hate crimes against the sect following the 9-11 terrorist attacks. Sikhs shared food, music and art in the Los Angeles Convention Center and later paraded through the streets of downtown, singing prayers as they marched behind a dozen colorful floats. “We are trying to draw all the religious communities together to communicate better,” said Nirinjan Singh Khalsa, executive director of the California Sikh Council and a member of the Los Angeles City Human Relations Commission. Further highlighting the need for more understanding, two non-Sikh men attending another event near the Convention Center on Sunday quipped that the Sikh gathering looked like “an al-Qaida convention.” Sikhism, whose followers practice the pursuit of salvation through disciplined meditation, started in India hundreds of years ago. Kirtan Singh Kahlsa, the program director of the Baisakhi celebration, said the religion stresses love, equality and tolerance. He added that support from Sherman and other officials was invaluable. “It’s important for people to understand that if they see a turban (in the United States), it’s a 99 percent chance it’s a Sikh,” he said. “The origin of the Sikh religion is in India, both philosophically and geographically a long way from everything that is going on in the Middle East.” A recent hate crime occurred on March 13 in Redding, Calif., where a man rammed a piece of heavy equipment repeatedly into a new Sikh temple, allegedly telling police he thought the Sikhs were Arabs. The Rev. Leonard B. Jackson, an adviser to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, praised L.A.’s diversity. “Los Angeles is the only city in the nation where you can celebrate Easter at a sunrise service, then celebrate Baisakhi in the afternoon and go to a Greek festival in the evening. “I love L.A,” Jackson said. “Diversity is what makes L.A. great.” [email protected] (805) 583-7602160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more