first_imgNotes to Editors You can follow the Committee on twitter @PublicStandards. The current members of the Committee are: Lord (Paul) Bew, Chairman, Rt Hon Dame Margaret Beckett DBE MP (Labour), Sheila Drew Smith OBE, Simon Hart MP (Conservative), Dr Jane Martin CBE, Jane Ramsey, Monisha Shah and Rt Hon Lord (Andrew) Stunell OBE (Liberal Democrat). Lord Bew, Chair, Committee on Standards in Public Life said: The independent Committee on Standards in Public Life advises the Prime Minister on ethical standards across the whole of public life in the UK. It is not a Parliamentary Committee. It monitors and reports on issues relating to the standards of conduct of all public office holders. This is a strong, cross-party set of proposals from the working group, which offer a standard of protection and independent support in line with those that the best employers offer their staff. We welcome the strengthening of the roles of the independent Parliamentary Commissioners for Standards and House Committees, and, for the first time, a shared and binding behaviour code. For these proposals to fully address unacceptable behaviour, they must be rooted in the leadership, culture and practice of the House. This report is an important and welcome first step. Interview requests and media enquiries should go to Maggie O’Boyle on 07880 740627.last_img read more


first_imgView digital marketing as a holistic system.Credit unions continue to perceive digital marketing as an assortment of various technologies and platforms.There’s the website.And then there’s email.Throw in some social media as well.And let’s not forget about online video.However, the implementation of these different digital technologies results in a disjointed experience, both for the consumer as well as the internal operations of the bank or credit union.This mentality needs to change.Digital Marketing is Like The BodyThis changes begins by shifting the perspective of how digital marketing is perceived by credit unions.And to help explain the comprehensive outlook of digital marketing, we compare it to the human body. continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more


first_img The NCUA on Wednesday released its draft budget for 2019 and 2020, which estimates $304.4 million and $316.2 million in spending, respectively. The agency will hold a budget briefing Oct. 17; NAFCU has long supported public budget briefings to help ensure transparency and accountability in the budgeting process.“NAFCU and our members appreciate the NCUA’s continued commitment to an open and transparent budgeting process,” said NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger. “The passage of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act ensures that the current NCUA Board’s commitment will continue under the direction of future boards. We look forward to reviewing the draft budget and providing the agency with our thoughtful feedback to ensure a strong but cost-effective NCUA.”NAFCU is currently reviewing the proposal, but a summary indicates the agency is continuing to implement its reorganization plan and will reduce the number of staff by 10 positions in 2019.The revised 2019 operating budget is roughly $1.7 million higher than the previously approved two-year budget. The 2019 combined total for operating, capital, and share insurance fund administration budgets is 1.1 percent higher than 2018 at $334.8 million. NCUA headquarters continue reading »center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more


first_imgThe Batesville Dogs traveled to Jennings County to battle The Panthers in Golf at St. Anne’s Golf Course winning 169-176.Batesville vs. JC Golf (5-11)Individual Scoring for Batesville:Tristian Lamppert 33*Jake Flaspohler 44Ross Harmeyer 46Keegan Straub 46Ryan Harmeyer 47Billy Carroll 49JV:Christian Weberding 62Cole Mobley 59Medalist: Tristian Lamppert-Batesville with a 33.*Lamppert’s 33 (-2 par) Sets Course Record for HS Golf at St. Anne’s Front 9.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Ben Siefert.last_img


first_img Published on November 2, 2018 at 8:46 pm Contact Arabdho: [email protected] | @aromajumder Comments With just over a minute left in the game, Herkimer senior quarterback James Aiello took the snap with his team down 20-12 against Onondaga. He rolled out of the pocket to his left and saw junior Tyler Steele had a step on his defender, junior Zachary Delaney, heading towards the sideline.Aiello let the ball fly, but as Steele slowed down nearing the sideline, Delaney caught up with the receiver and jumped with both arms outstretched for the pass, which was thrown a tad bit too short.“I knew it was right there,” Delaney said. “I knew we had it in our hands.”Delaney’s second interception of the night sealed Onondaga’s second sectional championship in three years and their eighth all time. The Tigers sealed the win, 20-12, with a trio of kneel-downs following the interception, and the celebration commenced.“I’m pretty much speechless; I’m blown away by this win,” Delaney said. “So excited to keep playing with the boys.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textForcing timely turnovers was the theme of the game for Onondaga, and it started in the second quarter.After Herkimer’s MVP of the night, Wyatt Renshaw, ran in a three-yard touchdown early in the second quarter to put Herkimer up 6-0 following a missed two-point conversion, Onondaga took the lead just three drives later largely due to an interception by senior Wes Corr. He brought the pick back to the Herkimer four-yard line, and it took senior Jason Holbrook just two plays to pound in a four-yard touchdown run.Delaney, who also plays at the quarterback position, ran in the two-point conversion to give Onondaga the 8-6 lead.On the very next drive, Delaney secured his first interception of the game and ran it back to the Herkimer 28-yard line. This time, Onondaga could not take advantage, and the score remained 8-6 heading into halftime.On the other side of the break, it took nearly the entire third quarter for another score. Starting at their own 43-yard line, Onondaga strung together a drive all the way down the field featuring two big plays from Delaney and Holbrook.The first, a 24-yard pass to Corr from Delaney, and immediately following that, Holbrook ran for a 21-yard gain to bring the Tigers deep into Herkimer territory. Three plays later, Delaney completed the drive with a three-yard touchdown run, but a failed two-point conversion meant Onondaga held just a one-possession, 14-6 lead.With less than five minutes to play, Herkimer had the ball with a chance to draw even. But Aiello, looking for a slant route across the middle, floated the pass short of its intended target, and Holbrook was in perfect position for the interception.“As soon as I saw that ball go up, I knew I was going to get that,” he said. “I caught it, looked at both sides, found where my hole was and immediately went where I thought I could go.”That hole led him towards the sideline, short of the end zone, but nearing the pylon, Holbrook made a decisive cut back to the middle and past a defender for the insurance marker.“I knew I had to get into the end zone, or we might not have a chance to push it in,” he said. “I knew that I could make it in, so I decided to keep going and blasted through.”Herkimer responded with a 60-plus-yard touchdown pass from Aiello to Renshaw on the ensuing drive, but again, the Magicians missed the two-point conversion. Herkimer’s final chance to force overtime was squashed by Delaney’s second interception. And Onondaga held on.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


first_imgMASON CITY — The B-17 Bomber “Sentimental Journey” and the P-51 C Mustang “Tuskegee Airmen” are both at the Mason City Municipal Airport this weekend. The bomber is owned by the Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum and is flying through the Midwest as part of their “Flying Legends of Victory Tour”. Senior pilot Chris Schaich says the B-17 was the premiere strategic bomber at the start of World War II and was very instrumental in helping the United States win the war.  “It was produced in such mass numbers, it was really one of the strong airplanes of the war. Today, out of all the 12,000 or more made, there’s only nine that are flyable, and really four that actually touring like we are. “ Schaich says what makes it really special is that it’s a flying museum that allows people to come out and tour the airplane inside and out.  “We haven’t changed it from 1940. It sounds and smells and behaves just like it did then, so you’re really getting to experience history like it was when the airplane came out.” Schaich says it’s an honor to be flying the plane around the country, especially when veterans come to see it. “It represents all the airmen who flew it before us, the generation of World War II vets. Anybody who touched the airplane, it represents their effort in the war. For me it’s an honor to be able to do that, come out here, fly the airplane, bring it to the public, show it to the vets. We get a lot of families come out and they bring their veteran family member. Sometimes you get a moment of silence from the veteran as they remember things, other times they open up and tell stories that the family says they’ve never heard. It’s kind of a magical airplane, it brings all kinds of emotions, and families come out and can interact with veterans. It’s actually very special.” Schaich talks about the experience of riding in the B-17.  “We tell people the first thing to do when they come into the airplane is to look left and look actually into the bombardier compartment, because that’s where the dome is. Usually people are in a hurry to get into the airplane and we tell them to check the bombardier compartment before they make their way into the airplane. The flight experience is very special too, because you get to smell it, hear it and see it just like the air crews did when the airplane was in service. We didn’t change it. It’s basically a very life-like experience when they are in the airplane.” Ground tours will take place with it costing $10 per person or $20 for a family of four. To take a ride in the bomber, it’s $425 to sit in a compartment seat, and $850 to sit in the bombardier compartment. For the P-51 Mustang, a ride in the jump seat costs $1995. For more information, you can go to the Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum’s website at azcaf.orglast_img read more