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 Sharing is caring! Share Share LifestyleRelationships Are you stuck in a semi-happy marriage?. by: – June 8, 2011 48 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet by Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Manage Your LifePhoto: ThinkstockThanks to Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Edwards, and now Anthony Weiner, infidelity has been making headlines—and people are reexamining their own relationships.The Pew Research Center recently found that 40 percent of Americans think marriage is becoming obsolete. Another recent Pew study found that Millennials (people age 18 to 29) say they think being a good parent is way more than having a good marriage.Once considered an imperative of sorts, traditional marriage is getting a second look—and research suggests that it may be coming up short. Instead of considering themselves to be happily married, some people are discovering that they’re only “semi-happy,” and their quest for fulfillment can lead them to extramarital affairs and divorce.A semi-happy marriage is one of low conflict, low passion, and low satisfaction. “One minute, you love the stability and contentment. The next minute, you think it’s not the right marriage, and there are flaws in the marriage that are serious, even though there are also great things about the marriage,” says historian Pamela Haag, author of “Marriage Confidential: The Post-Romantic Age of Workhorse Wives, Royal Children, Undersexed Spouses, and Rebel Couples Who Are Rewriting the Rules.” In other words, “one minute you can’t imagine staying, the next you can’t imagine leaving,” Haag says. “It’s these kinds of marriages that are ‘low-conflict’ but not all that satisfying that contribute the lion’s share to divorce court each year.”Her own 13-year-long marriage almost fit the bill. “Often, in my own case, I really can’t tell if my marriage is woeful or sublime,” she writes in her book. “Maybe I’m just so profoundly content that it feels like unhappiness, because nirvana is dull in this way, it lacks frisson.” (She adds that she thinks her husband is “an amazing sport, and brave, to let me write about this topic of mixed feelings at all, even though a good number of husbands and wives have mixed feelings.”)Boredom can also cause major marital problems. A national survey of 3,341 people by advice website Good in Bed and Kristen Mark of The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction found that 25 percent of people are are bored in their current monogamous relationship, and another 25 percent admit to being “on the brink” of boredom.“Boredom is basically like an attack on a relationship’s immunity system,” says Ian Kerner, PhD, founder of Good in Bed and author of “Love in the time of Colic: A New Parents’ Guide to Getting It On Again.” “It’s not a coincidence that a fifth of respondents admitted to being unfaithful to their partner as a result of being bored.”While most of the women Haag interviewed said they felt lonely in their semi-happy marriages, men told her that they felt “trapped” or “penned in.” It didn’t seem to matter if they married “too young” or waited until they were older; what mattered was what people expected from their marriages. And for many, the traditional blueprint that their parents followed is simply no longer a good fit.“It’s sometimes said that marriage is on the decline because our expectations are too high,” says Haag. “I think it’s that our expectations for marriage may be too low—such that single people feel, perhaps rightly, that there isn’t much that marriage would add to their lives.”“My generation—people in their 30s, and 40s, and early 50s—are perhaps caught betwixt and between the old romantic ideals and the new post-romantic expectations,” she adds.Haag emphasizes the fact that she’s a historian and not a marriage therapist, and says that she does not “endorse a particular marital style.” In her book, she explores several suggestions for “forging a third way between melancholy persistence and divorce,” ranging from slightly outside-the-box (rewriting your vows to more accurately reflect your life as it is now, for instance, or sleeping in separate bedrooms) to the extreme (redefining marriage as a temporary parenting agreement or giving the green-light to discreet extramarital affairs, among other things.)Even so, people can still end up feeling only semi-happy. “There’s a part of your soul that isn’t nourished in marriage, and it’s too big a part to live without,” Haag writes. “You’ve tried, but you fear that you’re in the wrong marriage, however wonderful your spouse may be.” Sharelast_img read more


first_img Despite ongoing difficulties around the redevelopment of Casement Park – a proposed venue for the event – Stormont ministers have reaffirmed their desire to see Ireland host the sporting spectacle. Arlene Foster said: “The Northern Ireland Executive is fully committed to providing all the necessary support required by the bid team to ensure the delivery of a compelling, world class bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.” Press Association The Northern Ireland Executive is committed to delivering a “compelling” bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup, the First Minister has said. center_img The comments were made as members of the bid’s oversight board, including former Tanaiste Dick Spring and Irish rugby international Brian O’Driscoll – one of the world’s most capped international players – visited Belfast’s Kingspan Stadium, another proposed venue for some fixtures. Also at the meeting was Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, who said everyone must “go the extra mile” to secure success. “A Rugby World Cup in Ireland would prove to be a hugely attractive destination for rugby supporters from throughout the world and we would relish the opportunity to welcome them to one of the world’s major sports gatherings, the Rugby World Cup, in 2023,” he said. “I am confident, with the co-operation already in evidence between both governments, sporting bodies and the general public, Ireland would deliver a hugely successful tournament for World Rugby.” Last week the Northern Ireland Assembly was told that delays around work at Casement Park were creating a bad impression for bid organisers. Plans have been effectively stalled since the High Court overturned a decision to approve a 38,000-capacity stadium in 2014. The judge found that Environment Minister Mark H Durkan acted unlawfully in granting permission a year earlier following a legal challenge by residents living close to the stadium. However, Sports Minister Caral Ni Chuilin has repeatedly insisted that a new stadium will be built. She said: “A redeveloped Casement Park is a Programme for Government commitment and integral to the bid for 2023. “I remain committed to ensuring that we deliver on that commitment and I am confident we will do so.” last_img read more


first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: During the Melbourne Twenty20 International, conditions were bitterly cold and windy. At the toss, Virat Kohli was given a suggestion by Shane Warne to stay warm. One Indian player took it so seriously that he decided to go the extra mile to stay warm. When Marcus Stoinis sliced a full ball to deep backward point, Dinesh Karthik ran to his left to take the catch. However, the 60000-crowd at the G noticed something unique. Karthik took the catch while wearing a monkey cap over his head. Karthik, who hails from Chennai in Tamil Nadu, does not experience cold conditions and the weather in Melbourne was something different.Read More |Virat Kohli trolled in warm-up game against Cricket Australia XI Karthik’s monkey cap was not the only style statement that cricketers have made on the international stage. Here are instances of players sporting rainbow hair-styles, different jerseys and other unique styles to make them get noticed.Read More |Ravichandran Ashwin hopes for an interesting duel with Nathan Lyon1.)    Colin Miller – The first rainbow hairstylistBe it Blue, Pink, rainbow style or orange colour, Australian offspinner Colin Miller was known for his outlandish hair colours and style. In one instance, during the 2000 Sydney Test against West Indies, Miller’s blue hair was so distracting that Courtney Walsh, who was on strike, could not stop himself from laughing. Miller’s colourful persona came at a time when Australian cricket was dominant on the world stage.2.)    Hamish Marshall Beige suit and hairstyleIn 2005, the first Twenty20 International was played between Australia and New Zealand. At that time, Twenty20 Internationals was not so big and it was not considered serious. New Zealand went one step further and donned the retro look of the 80s. Replica beige and brown 1980s uniforms, facial hair and terry towelling hats all added to the extravaganza. Hamish Marshall, the New Zealand player, sported the gravity-defying afro hairstyle, which proved to be a major sensation.3.)    The ‘Fauxhawk’ – not a Faux PasYou have heard of the Mohawk? But, what is the FauxHawk?  This new hairstyle came into existence when Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan unveiled the look before the 2015 World Cup. The Fauxhawk hairstyle was a full head of hair combed into the middle to fabricate the look of a Mohawk.4.)    Sunil Narine – Mohawk style XWhen Sunil Narine entered the international arena, he was less known for his bowling variations. Rather, he was known as the West Indies cricketer who had the perfectly shaped Mohawk. Such was his style that cricketers like Andre Russell decided to copy his style. Russell, in fact, added a new dimension to his Mohawk by colouring it Orange.5.)    Mitchell Johnson – Tormentor turns PinkThe Sydney Test in Australia is dubbed as the ‘Pink Test’. The match is played to create awareness about breast cancer and it gets massive support in Australia, with fans, former players and cricketing kits coloured in pink. With 31 wickets in four Tests, Johnson was in top form and had decimated England in the 2013/14 Ashes. Before the match, he had sported a pink moustache to create awareness. The pink handlebar moustache was a rage but Johnson coloured his Mo black during the game. last_img read more


first_imgBy Chris Rotolo |ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – The sidewalk was buzzing on Friday afternoon as people lined up to sample a treat at the borough’s newest ice cream store.Nicholas Creamery, located between a cinema and a coffee shop, offers a variety of artisanal ice cream, with small-batch offerings crafted by hand from locally sourced, all-natural ingredients.Owner Nicholas Harary has made his reputation in the restaurant industry, operating one of the most lavish eateries in Monmouth County, Restaurant Nicholas in Middletown. But on this day the revered chef was expanding his brand with gourmet take-away cups, cones and milkshakes.“This is where I live. These are my friends and neighbors and it’s very special to be able to serve them in this fashion and bring smiles to their faces,” said Harary, with emotion, about the hundreds of borough students, teachers, parents and neighbors who filled the lobby.Just as Restaurant Nicholas promises a unique and upscale dining experience, Nicholas Creamery wants to deliver big and bold flavors using basic ingredients like milk, cream, eggs and sugar.“It was important to us, if we were going to do this, that we serve a pure product that tastes great,” said Jodie Edwards, Harary’s business partner for the last decade. “We both have kids. We both have discussions with friends and family who are concerned about what’s in their kids’ food,” Edwards added.On Friday, conventional flavors like Valrhona chocolate, Tahitian vanilla, mint chip, peanut butter chocolate chunk and salted caramel were popular with customers.More daring flavors include a Scoop of Sunshine, a blend of lemon ice cream, graham crackers and white chocolate pearls; The Goat, comprised of goat cheese ice cream, roasted strawberries and balsamic reduction; as well as a limited time offering named Hudson Cafe Coffee Crunch, a collaborative effort between the creamery and the longtime Atlantic Highlands coffee shop.According to the staff, the customer favorite seemed to be Kentucky Dreaming, a recipe which includes Nicholas Reserve Four Roses Bourbon and brown sugar.Cups of ice cream range from $3.50 to $5.25. Add a dollar more for cones, and 50 cents for toppings. Sundaes and milkshakes are $7.50.“We’re excited about having this place here and think it’s great,” said Andrew Salsano of Atlantic Highlands, who ventured to the creamery with his wife and three-year-old son. “We frequent the Restaurant Nicholas from time to time and we’re a big fan of what they do over there. So if there’s a new place in town to get ice cream, we’re really happy it’s being run by Nicholas.”According to Harary, operating a fine dining establishment like Restaurant Nicholas over the last 20 years has been a labor of love but a laborious process nonetheless for all of his trusted staff and employees.Nicholas Creamery, however, is a platform for Harary, Edwards and Restaurant Nicholas pastry chef Kelly Kennedy to take a step back from the fast-paced and high-intensity realm of upscale food service.“We love what we do over at the restaurant but it’s so serious all the time,” Harary said. “It’s a place for special events and occasions where people expect to have a certain experience. But the creamery is a place where we can have some fun and experiment with new ideas and get our families involved in the creative process.”Harary’s eight-year-old daughter Juliana has already made her mark on Nicholas Creamery as a flavor designer; customers can expect to see a Spongebob Squarepants-themed creation with caramelized pineapples coming soon.“This is certainly a creative outlet for myself, Jodie and Kelly,” Harary said. “Especially for Kelly. She loves ice cream. People love to buy our ice cream at the restaurant, so we’ve always talked about selling it, but we didn’t want to sell pints out of the restaurant. So now Kelly is working double duty, making ice cream in the mornings here, before taking care of her pastry duties at night.”The First Avenue location is the first of two Nicholas Creamery sites. A second shop will be opening later this summer in Edwards’ hometown of Fair Haven at 586 River Road.“We’ve been discussing this idea for years,” Edwards said. “And it’s very special for us to have a model that includes locations in the communities we live in. We want to be active in our communities. We want Nicholas Creamery to be the place our friends and family can come after a school event or a baseball game. We want to have fun with our neighbors and this is great way to do it.”Nicholas Creamery is located at 84 First Avenue. June hours will be Monday through Friday, 3-10 p.m.; weekends noon-10 p.m.This article was first published in the May 31-June 7, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more


first_imgNelson Leafs and West Kootenay Wildcats each lost opening round games as the B.C. Hockey Minor Hockey Championship tournaments kicked off Sunday on various locations around the province.The Nelson Leafs dropped a 4-2 decision to Kelowna at the Peewee Tier III tournament in Quesnel. Nelson returns to action Monday against Creston.On Vancouver Island, the West Kootenay Wildcats ran into a tough North Shore squad as the local squad lost 3-0.The Cats get a chance to bounce back Monday with a game against Prince George.In Midget Tier III Championships in Osoyoos, Kaslo/Nelson opens play Monday against Whitehorse.In Nakusp, the local squad plays host to the Midget Tier IV tournament. Nakusp plays Chetwynd Sunday and Saanich Monday.last_img


first_img “We also lost wickets at bad times,” he added. “I got out at a bad time and once it gets close like that, losing wickets regularly will lose you the game. “We lost the momentum towards the end there. We always knew that we had to get it down to no more than eight runs with Malinga’s last over to come.”Positives All-rounder JP Duminy said there were some positives for the Proteas to take out of their showing against Sri Lanka. “Five runs was the difference. We could have made it up in the middle overs,” he said at the South Africa’s training session on Sunday. “We take a lot of confidence, especially from the bowlers after the way they (Sri Lanka) started. We did well to bring it back.” Conditions Taking in the overall performance, Duminy continued: “In the first game you are trying to feel your way in the tournament, trying to figure out what the conditions are going to be like. The conditions here are totally different to what we experienced in the warm-up matches, so it’s important that we adapt and adjust quickly.” New Zealand are ranked below South Africa in the T20 world rankings, but the conditions are likely to suit their game. They opened with a win over England on the Duckworth/Lewis Method.Confidence “If you look at the way they have been playing over the last few months they come into the tournament with a lot of confidence,” Duminy said. “It’s going to be an uphill battle for us, but I’m confident that we have the armoury to make sure we give ourselves the best chance.” 24 March 2013 South Africa face New Zealand in a World T20 clash in Chittagong on Monday needing a victory, after going down to Sri Lanka by five runs in their opening match on Saturday.Match summary After posting 165 for 7 in their 20 overs, Sri Lanka restricted South Africa to 160 for 8 in reply. Kusal Perera top-scored for the Sri Lankans with 63 off only 40 deliveries, while Angelo Mathews provided good support with 43 off 32 balls. Imran Tahir, meanwhile, shone with the ball, knocking over 3 for 26 in his four overs. In South Africa’s reply, the first six batsmen got into doubles figures, but failed to really drive their starts home, with JP Duminy’s 39 the highest score of the Proteas’ innings.Disappointed AB de Villiers, who stood in for the injured Faf du Plessis as captain, admitted to being disappointed by the Proteas’ performance against the number one ranked Sri Lankans. “There are two areas where I feel we lost the game,” De Villiers said after the match. “In the field they ran two to us too often and we gave away too many extras. We have been guilty of that in the past and we have to get that right if we are going to do well in this tournament.last_img read more


first_imgBALURGHAT: As per verdict of Calcutta High Court, a no-trust vote against Gangarampur civic body chairman Prasanta Mitra will take on Monday.State ruling Trinamool Congress captured the power of Gangarampur municipality by winning all 18 seats. Mitra was elected as civic chief. He, however, was ousted from Trinamool after Lok Sabha poll for anti-party practice by district Trinamool president Arpita Ghosh as per direction of party supremo Mamata Banerjee. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaMitra’s elder brother Biplab Mitra, former Trinamool district president, joined Saffron brigade and expelled from Trinamool for the same reason. While Mitra was not ready to leave the power, 11 Trinamool councillors-led by the then vice-chairman Amalendu Sarkar called for a no-trust vote against him. Opposing the decision and as per legal right, Mitra had ousted Sarkar from his post and nominated Tulshi Prasad Choudhury as a new vice-chief. Both the followers of Mitra and Sarkar had appealed to High Court for a solution. Following the appeal from both ends, the court had directed for a no-confidence vote on August 5 and at the same time issued an order to ensure security to all 18 councillors directing district administration and police. Recently, Mitra had installed CCTV cameras outside the houses of the councillors to keep an eye on them. Mitra had, however, said it was nothing but the security reasons.last_img read more


first_imgBlack Enterprise will present its highest honor, in recognition of the achievements of black women during the Women of Power Legacy Awards, on March 9, 2017, at the 2017 Women of Power Summit in Phoenix, Arizona.The Women of Power Summit is the nation’s No. 1 executive development and leadership conference for women, annually attracting more than 1,000 corporate executives, professionals, and businesswomen from across the country. The Women of Power Summit, hosted by ADP, will take place March 9-12, 2017, at the Arizona Grand Resort and Spa.The Women of Power Legacy Awards recognize outstanding impact, achievement, and leadership by women in business, the arts, education, government, and other areas of influence.Honorees to be recognized at the 2017 Women of Power Summit Legacy Awards Gala, hosted by PepsiCo, include the following outstanding achievers:Ursula Burns is Chairman and CEO of Xerox Corporation. During her tenure, she has helped the company transform from a global leader in document technology to the world’s most diversified business services company serving enterprises and governments of all sizes. Burns has spearheaded the largest acquisition in Xerox history; the $6.4 billion purchase of Affiliated Computer Services.Phylicia Rashad is a Tony Award-winning actress, singer, and stage director. She first became known for her stage work, with a string of Broadway credits, but is perhaps best known for her television role of Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show. In 2004, she became the first African American actress to win the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play, which she won for her role in the revival of A Raisin in the Sun.Marcia Ann Gillespie became Managing Editor of Essence magazine in 1970, shortly after the African American publication was founded. While at Essence, she transformed the magazine into one of the fastest growing women’s publications in the United States, and in 1971, she was promoted to Editor-in-Chief. She joined Ms. magazine as a contributing writer and editor in 1980, and was named Editor-in-Chief of the publication in 1993. With this appointment, Gillespie became the first African American woman to achieve this position at a mainstream publication dedicated to discussing feminist issues.Pastor Shirley Caesar is an iconic gospel music artist, who has traveled the world spreading the Gospel and breaking down barriers for gospel artists. She has received multiple Grammy Award nominations, winning this coveted honor 11 times, and she has released over 30 albums throughout her career. Truly exemplifying gospel music to the core, Caesar has sung for presidents and world leaders, yet still remains an active pastor, preaching at her thriving home church in Raleigh-Durham, NC.“We are thrilled that we will have this opportunity to honor to women who are gifts to the world,” says Women of Power television show host and Editorial Director of the Women of Power Summit, Caroline Clarke. “Their examples pay proper tribute to the Legacy Award honorees before them, and will serve as powerful motivation for those to come.”The Women of Power Summit will host more than 1,000 attendees that will engage in three immersive days of executive development sessions and activities designed to train, equip, and encourage industry leadership, career strategies, as well as effective peak-performance and work-life balance techniques. Topics will include navigating corporate politics, career development, strategies for the C-suite, and opportunities for one-on-one coaching.Confirmed speakers include former Chairman and CEO of Young & Rubicam Brands Ann Fudge; Head of Global Consumer Marketing at Apple Music and iTunes Bozoma Saint John; Chief Leadership Officer at Levo Tiffany Dufu; Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue Elaine Welteroth; Founder and President of ColorComm Lauren Wesley Wilson; Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente Bernard Tyson, and more.The host sponsor of the 2017 Women of Power Summit is ADP. Presenting sponsors include General Motors, Dell, Macy’s, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, PepsiCo, Walmart, and The Walt Disney Company. Platinum sponsors include Southwest Airlines and State Farm, and the corporate sponsors are The Island of the Bahamas, Carnival Corp. & PLC, and FedEx Express.For more information on the speakers and agenda of the 2017 Women of Power Summit, go to blackenterprise.com/wps. For updates via Twitter and other social media sites, check the hashtag #BEWPS.last_img read more