Cracking the code of digital marketing for credit unions

first_imgDigital marketing is such an obtuse term. There are so many variables to it that it can send your mind spinning. To bring this topic to its deserved acuteness, we invited CU Consulting Group’s Ryan Rudd — who brings his outside-the-industry perspective to credit unions looking for a clear path in this virtual realm. continue reading » 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

Okpekpe Organisers Restate Commitment to Drug Free Road Race

first_imgOrganisers of the IAAF bronze label Okpekpe International 10km Road Race have said that they will ensure all anti-doping rules are followed to the letter when the fourth edition holds next month.Spokesman for the race, Dare Esan, revealed yesterday that provision has been made for a full doping control for the event which has become one of the most anticipated in the calendar of IAAF Label road races. “All tests shall be conducted in accordance with the IAAF anti-doping regulations. There will be mandatory and requested tests. The mandatory tests are those that the organisers must conduct at its expense and includes the minimum four that must be done as a bronze label event viz two men and two women as a mixed gender race and of course those that must be conducted in the event a world record or area record is broken,” Esan said.“The requested tests will be at the athlete’s expense if he or she breaks a national record,” he further said and added that the IAAF have specifically ordered that the doping control must be held in a neat environment while samples collected will be sent to IAAF accredited laboratories outside Nigeria.“The laboratory in South Africa is temporarily closed and the IAAF has advised we send the samples to any of the three in Europe and the Middle East,” said Esan who insisted that the organisers of the only IAAF labeled 10km road race in Africa in 2016 have to subscribed to the efforts to rid athletics of doping after the scandal involving Russia since last year.Meanwhile, with over 3,000 runners expected to participate, organisers say they are now dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s as far as the technical and administrative organisation of the event is concerned.“We are good to go, everything is set for another wonderful experience at the hilly town of Okpekpe in Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State,” said Esan.“The international elite field is complete with some world-class, gold and silver level runners. Our elite athlete manager, Walter Abmayr, was in Nigeria last month and visited Okpekpe to check the course and advise on a few other things which have been put in place. This edition will serve as the benchmark for future editions of the race in terms of its technical organisation,” said a very confident Esan.“We have identified the drinking/sponging and refreshment stations; we have concluded on the issue of the prize money which, in accordance with IAAF rules are equal for both men and women. The rules also permit us to offer specific incentive prizes to our people, this time the people of Ibie North to encourage local participation and development. This we have done,” Esan concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

The sports world reacts to Donald Trump as President of the United States

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error In the hours that followed the announcement of Donald Trump as the country’s 45th president, the topic has proven to be on the mind of many and Southern California athletes and coaches were no exception. Here is some of the reactions expressed on the topic.Viewing on a mobile device? View the sports reaction tweets herelast_img

Lakers suffer ugly road loss to Hawks, sink below .500 going into All-Star break

first_img Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Of course, ugly losses to bad teams are familiar to the Lakers over the past few months: They’ve also lost to sure-fire lottery teams such as the Cavaliers, the Knicks and the Timberwolves since James was hurt on Christmas Day, back when the team was 20-14.A common theme discussed among the Lakers after the game was a need to get away during the All-Star break and decompress. Bruising losses to Indiana and Philadelphia have added to the pressure the Lakers have been feeling since before the trade deadline, and Atlanta seemed to be a natural point for players to get some space. Walton said he hoped players would reflect.“It’s different for everyone,” he said. “But coming back re-energized with the idea of, ‘let’s try to do something special. Let’s sacrifice, let’s go out and give for the team.’ And that’s what we were talking about earlier (in the season), and I think we’ll get back to that.”On a night with many hung heads, Kuzma pined for something simpler.“We just gotta make the game fun,” he said. “We just gotta remember why we started playing this game. Play for fun, not as a business and not get too much stress out on the court. I think the All-Star break is gonna be really good for us, especially getting a break with everybody, and get to recharge, and get back a new sense of focus.” How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years PreviousHawks forward Taurean Prince celebrates after a Hawks basket during the second half of Tuesday’s game against the Lakers in Atlanta. The Hawks won 117-113. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (9) reaches in to knock the ball away from Hawks forward John Collins (20) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) drives against Lakers forward LeBron James (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsHawks forward DeAndre’ Bembry (95) scores against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James dunks over Atlanta Hawks Taurean Prince during the second half in a NBA basketball game on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) drives to the basket as Atlanta Hawks center Dewayne Dedmon (14) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Atlanta. The Hawks won 117-113. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young goes to the basket past Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James during the first half in a NBA basketball game on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (9) drives past Atlanta Hawks guard Kent Bazemore (24) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Atlanta. The Hawks won 117-113. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson laughs as he sits courtside during the second half of Tuesday’s loss to the Hawks in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Atlanta Hawks guard Kent Bazemore (24) gets past Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (0) races to the basket as Atlanta Hawks center Dewayne Dedmon (14) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Atlanta. The Hawks won 117-113. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins blocks a shot by Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James during the second half in a NBA basketball game on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)Atlanta Hawks guard Kent Bazemore (24) goes in for a basket as Los Angeles Lakers guard Lance Stephenson (6) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram (14) drives against Atlanta Hawks guard Kevin Huerter (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Atlanta. The Hawks won 117-113. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) shoots during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Atlanta. The Hawks won 117-113. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Lakers forward LeBron James (23) argues with an official during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James is shown during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Atlanta. The Hawks won 117-113. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) goes in for a basket as Atlanta Hawks center Dewayne Dedmon (14) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Atlanta. The Hawks won 117-113. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Atlanta Hawks guard Kent Bazemore (24) goes to the basket against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) comes down with a rebound during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Atlanta. The Hawks won 117-113. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Atlanta Hawks forward Taurean Prince (12) reacts during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Atlanta. The Hawks won 117-113. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) is defended by Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Atlanta Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce is shown against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Atlanta Hawks guard Kent Bazemore (24) goes to the basket against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) argues with an official during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Atlanta Hawks forward Vince Carter (15) is guarded by Los Angeles Lakers center Moritz Wagner (15) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Atlanta Hawks forward DeAndre’ Bembry (95) is shown in action against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Rapper Gucci Mane watches during the second half of an NBA basketball game between Los Angeles Lakers and Atlanta Hawks Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Atlanta. The Hawks won 117-113. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) shoots a free throw against the Atlanta Hawks during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Atlanta. The Hawks won 117-113. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (9) goes in for a basket as Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins (20) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Atlanta. The Hawks won 117-113. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) against the Atlanta Hawks during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Atlanta. The Hawks won 117-113. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins (20) attempts a dunk during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Atlanta. The Hawks won 117-113. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Hawks forward Taurean Prince celebrates after a Hawks basket during the second half of Tuesday’s game against the Lakers in Atlanta. The Hawks won 117-113. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (9) reaches in to knock the ball away from Hawks forward John Collins (20) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)NextShow Caption1 of 32Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (9) reaches in to knock the ball away from Hawks forward John Collins (20) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)ExpandATLANTA — The last time LeBron James missed the NBA playoffs was in 2005. It’s a streak older than the iPhone, than YouTube – one that has lasted through three White House administrations.If the Lakers (28-29) have more nights like Tuesday in Atlanta, brace for that run to end.In the final game before the All-Star break, the Lakers fell 117-113 to a Hawks team (19-38) with far more youth and far lower expectations. It was the kind of defeat that will vex and pain the franchise, which is looking to make its first playoff appearance in six years. Finishing their season-long six-game trip at 2-4, the Lakers dropped below .500 going into the league’s annual mid-February intermission – something that was previously unthinkable for a team sporting James.James himself was brooding afterward, grim and businesslike in a locker room that was blanketed by a somber hush. Asked about a 28-point, 16-assist, 11-rebound triple-double, James said he would “throw that game in the trash.” Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers center_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed “I mean, we missed – how many layups did we miss?” Coach Luke Walton said afterward, with exasperation. “I’ll have to check the film but three, four layups in the fourth? … we probably missed seven or eight layups throughout the whole game. Had some open looks from three that didn’t go in. You got to make them. If you want to win in the NBA, you got to make those plays.”The Lakers even got themselves within three points in the final 20 seconds, but they were forced to foul Kevin Heurter, who made a clinching free throw with four seconds left. The Lakers’ last possession ended on a turnover.James was more distributor (16 assists) than scorer for much of the game, not seeming particularly pleased with the officiating as the night wore on. He scored 10 of his 28 points in the final quarter, but he finished just 8 for 20 from the field, including 3 for 10 from 3-point range.He wore disgust on his face as the Lakers filed out of the arena after the 18-point fourth quarter.With 25 games left when the Lakers resume on Feb. 21, only 10 games will come against teams who currently have losing records. They find themselves 2.5 games behind the Clippers (who traded away their best player) and the Sacramento Kings (who are pushing for the playoffs) with a difficult Western Conference-heavy finish to the schedule.Related Articles AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersBut he suggested also that his faith in his postseason streak is not yet eroding: “You either make it or don’t make it. That’s when you worry about it.”As a group, the Lakers might need to worry sooner.The chief problem was again on defense, as the Hawks rained down 16 3-pointers in the game. That included triples from rookie Trae Young (22 points) and Taurean Prince (23 points), but also unlikely candidates in Alex Len (3 for 4 from the arc) and Vince Carter (11 points). It was the seventh straight game the Lakers have given up 115 points or more, and it was particularly tough in the first quarter when the Hawks made 10 of their 3-pointers on their way to 38 points.But in the critical stretch when the Lakers could have taken control as the defense finally clicked, the offense completely faltered: during a stretch from the 8:47 mark of the fourth quarter to the 2:14 mark, the Lakers did not make a field goal. That fruitless run included eight consecutive possessions in which the Lakers turned the ball over or missed their shot, including missed layups at the rim by Rajon Rondo, Kyle Kuzma and Reggie Bullock.The Hawks scored just seven points in the final 6:33, but it was enough. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Copa del Rey: Zaragoza-Madrid and Barcelona-Leganés, in eighths

first_imgAs for the survivors of the Second Division, Zaragoza will have to face their faces with those of Zidane, Mirandés with Sevilla, Lightning will be measured at Villarreal and Tenerife will receive Athletic. As they have reached the eighth most LaLiga Santander team than lower categories, they have had to face four First teams against each other, such as the Barcelona-Leganés and Real Sociedad-Osasuna. The sixteen winners in this round will get a ticket for the fourths, which will be played on February 4, 5 and 6. But it will be a round whose raffle will be carried out in a pure way, except for the condition of playing in the field of the lower category team. That is, if two Second or Second B clubs pass they could face each other and they would no longer be forced to measure themselves with a higher level, which could ensure a modest in the semifinals. Pairs of the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey Badajoz – GranadaCultural – ValenciaTenerife – AthleticZaragoza – Real MadridMirandés – SevilleLightning – VillarrealBarcelona -LeganésReal Sociedad – Osasuna The new Copa del Rey does not stop surprises for Spanish football. The round of 16 of Copa del Rey, whose tie will be played on January 28, 29 and 30, has matched Zaragoza with Real Madrid and Leganés with Barcelona.The new format of the KO tournament with a single match has been devastating for top-level teams. Only ten First Division clubs remain alive in the competition, while four from Second and two from Second B (Cultural Leonesa and Badajoz) survive. The Cultural, which comes from giving the biggest bell of the tournament eliminating the extension of Atlético de Madrid, will face Valencia, the champion of the tournament, in the Kingdom of León. On the other hand, Badajoz, executioner of Eibar de Mendilibar, will face Granada. last_img read more