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Child Care.

first_imgFor people who work with young children, the Early Childhood Institute will provide a lot of answers. The one-day event will be in three Georgia cities during September. It’s sponsored by the University of Georgia Extension Service and many state child care groups and agencies. The program offers a range of timely topics for child care center employees, preschool and kindergarten teachers and aides, parents of young children and others. It will provide five hours of child care training credit with the Child Care Licensing Section of the Georgia Department of Human Resources. The ECI will be Sept. 11 in Tifton (Rural Development Center), Sept. 18 in Atlanta (Georgia State University) and Sept. 25 in Macon (Macon College). The $45 registration fee includes refreshments and lunch. You must preregister to attend. To learn more about the program, or to sign up, call (912) 386-3416.last_img read more

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WATCH: Pro Cycler Endures Hard Crash Then Stumbles Through Oncoming Traffic

first_imgAfter making it through a gauntlet of fellow bikers traveling at dangerously high speeds, a neutral support official helped Skujins re-mount his bike, and the 25-year old cyclist proceeded to carry on with the tour.Shortly thereafter, however, a team car pulled alongside Skujins and persuaded him to exit the race. According to Cycling News, Skujins was then taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated for a broken collar bone and a concussion. Skujins’ sponsors, Cannondale and Drapac, are said to be implementing a more thorough concussion protocol in response to the incident. Professional cycler Tom Skujins took a hard fall during the AMGEN Tour of California. As shown in the video below, in the immediate aftermath of the severe crash, the clearly dazed and disoriented Latvian attempted to re-mount his bike before falling a second time, then dangerously staggering his way through a slew of oncoming bikes, motorcycles and even a speeding support car.last_img read more

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Kaká Completes Transfer To Real Madrid

first_imgBy Dialogo June 09, 2009 Brazil’s 2007 world footballer of the year Kaka completed his transfer from Serie A side AC Milan to Real Madrid both clubs announced. The 27-year-old signed a six year contract with the Spanish giants for a reported fee of 65million euros which both clubs refused to confirm. If it is 65million euros it would be the second biggest ever transfer – after that of French great Zinedine Zidane, who cost Real Madrid 75million euros in 2001. Kaka had earlier undergone in Brazil a problem-free medical attended by Real Madrid’s Dr Juan Carlos Hernandez as well as the Brazilian squad’s doctor, Jose Luiz Ronco. Kaka – who is in Brazil for their 2010 World Cup qualifier with Paraguay – is expected to appear at a press conference. Real chairman Florentino Perez has established a 200 million euro war chest for players, vowing to create a “spectacular team” capable of overtaking arch-rivals Barcelona – who won the title, Champions League and Spanish Cup in coach Pep Guardiola’s first season in charge – next season. Perez oversaw the era of the “Galacticos” when he was in charge at Real between 2000 and 2006, when world stars such as Zidane, England’s David Beckham and Brazil’s Ronaldo were attracted to the club. Kaka has been at AC Milan since arriving from Sao Paolo in 2003, scoring 70 goals in Serie A and 23 in the Champions League. He has won the 2007 Champions League with them, the 2004 league title, two European Super Cups and the world club championship in 2007. He had been the subject of a massive transfer offer from English Premier League side Manchester City in January but the deal eventually came to nothing.last_img read more

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The personalization of data builds brand loyalty and profit

first_imgBeing all things to all people is stifling many financial institutions ability for achieving market distinction, tailored brand experiences, digital evolution or personalization. Today, successful marketing results require identifying, nurturing and targeting your fastest growing, most profitable and loyal segments; and then delivering a rich, highly personalized set of content and integrated experiences. But do you know who your best members or customers even are yet? What are their savings and investment goals? Debt burden and borrowing needs? What about payment and channel preferences? And where will you find these vital targeted prospects out in the marketplace that are regularly drawn to your value proposition? Driving profitability and enhancing user experiences today requires vital data analytics, big data and behavioral insights: not generic marketing campaigns or low-price product selling. But it starts with a well-integrated database of behavioral information and the building of a robust Lifestyle Segmentation Strategy with clear targets and ways to solve consumer pain points and financial hurdles.Armed with clear target segments and rich data insights from an array of sources like your MCIF, payments data and channel usage, Persona Mapping takes your marketing a huge step forward. You can help refocus employee knowledge and behaviors; fine tune personal content and focus marketing resources using behavioral information and user preferences (spending habits, debt profiles, saving and investment challenges, payments), to identify behavioral triggers and buying priorities.Armed with this base of highly focused target audiences and Persona Maps, everything from new customer onboarding, marketing automation, digital and social media buying and content can be personalized and tailored to the unique needs of individuals with a well defined Digital Content Strategy. These are the keys to driving higher engagement, NPS scores, wallet share, loyalty and profitability in 2018.   To learn more about our targeting strategies and see our client results increasing profitability, loyalty and brand engagement, contact a Weber Marketing consultant to discuss your situation at info@webermarketing.com 25SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Mark Weber Mark Weber is the CEO and Chairman of Strum, a 30-year nationwide leader in financial services, branding, business intelligence analytics and data-driven strategy. With offices in Seattle and Boston, Strum … Web: www.strumagency.com Detailslast_img read more

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Deferred compensation: Not just for CEOs

first_imgWhen Bruce Foulke joined American Heritage Federal Credit Union in 1979, it was a $5 million financial institution serving 4,000 members. Under the CUES member’s leadership as president/CEO, the credit union has grown to $2 billion. Over time, says Chair Cecilia Grady, “We began to hear warnings: ‘You have to be careful about compensating him well, because as he makes a name for himself, other credit unions may try to steal him from you.’ We began looking at other forms of compensation that would entice Bruce to stay with our credit union.”The board’s executive committee took on the task of gathering information about options for structuring deferred compensation plans to supplement Foulke’s salary and annual bonus. About 15 years ago, the board voted to offer him a 457(f) plan structured to enhance retention. In addition, a split-dollar life insurance program was put in place for him in 2016.American Heritage FCU now offers deferred compensation plans to its full senior management team: continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Education for private renters within the project “Holiday houses with a story”

first_imgFind out more about the whole project in the attachment. “Holiday houses with a story” is an excellent new project of the Tourist Board of Varaždin County and a big step forward in branding accommodation in continental tourism. New training for private renters within the project “Holiday houses with a story” Precisely with the aim of raising the quality of family accommodation, and as part of the project “Holiday houses with a story”, the Tourist Board of Varaždin County organizes training for private renters. Education will be held January 28, 2020, starting at 18:00, in the Assembly Hall of Varaždin County. HOLIDAY HOMES WITH A STORY – EXCELLENT RURAL ACCOMMODATION BRANDING PROJECT IN VARAŽDIN COUNTY So far, a total of people have joined the project 34 holders of the best accommodation standard in the County, and the vision of the project is to create a brand that will be directly related to Varaždin County. The aim of the project is to develop the tourist offer in the rural area and increase the number of accommodation facilities with diversification based on cultural and historical tradition while raising quality. Topics of the subject training will be: Inspection supervision of the provision of household services, Market trends in tourism and opportunities for family accommodation and Quality of service = price.last_img read more

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None more unbeatable than Djokovic at his best, says Martin

first_imgThere is no one more unbeatable in men’s tennis than Novak Djokovic, when at his best, former world number four American Todd Martin has said.Reigning world number one Djokovic has already established himself as one of the best ever to play the game and the Serb’s Grand Slam haul of 17 is just three behind the 20 that Roger Federer has amassed. The Swiss player will be 39 in August.While Federer is nearing the end of a glittering career, Spanish left-hander Rafa Nadal is just one behind with 19 majors and will be 34 next month.Djokovic, a Serbian, is the youngest of the so-called “Big Three” and will be 33 later in May.The triumvirate have shared the last 13 Grand Slam titles, re-energising the GOAT (greatest of all time) debate.“Roger is the most aesthetically pleasing I have ever seen,” Martin, who was part of Djokovic’s coaching team briefly in 2009 and 2010, told Tennis365. “He is pleasing with the serve, he is pleasing with the return, offence, defence … everything he does really looks beautiful.“For me though, if Novak is right, if Novak is confident and comfortable with his physical status and is really focused, I’ve never seen anybody more unbeatable.“This guy has played the game better than anyone else ever has, in my opinion.”Djokovic was in imperious form before the novel coronavirus pandemic brought the circuit to a halt in early March.He lifted the ATP Cup with Serbia, won an eighth Australian Open title and then completed a fifth triumph at the Dubai Tennis Championships, extending his unbeaten run to 21. “His athleticism is from another world,” said Martin, who reached two Grand Slam finals.“His return of serve is way better than any other returner of serve ever and I mean way better.“Having worked with him, when he is focused he has that ‘I’m going through a brick wall mentality’.“Now he is not always focused, but when he is and we have seen this for long stretches, he doesn’t have to play great. He is that much of a fighter and thrives on it.”RelatedPosts Djokovic clinches fifth Italian Open title Djokovic zooms to 10th Italian Open final Djokovic fined $10,000 for ‘unsportsmanlike conduct’ The virus forced the cancellation of this year’s Wimbledon for the first time since World War Two, while the French Open was pushed back from its May start to September, shortly after the scheduled end of the US Open.Federer, who is currently ranked fourth, last played at the semi-finals of the Australian Open, where he lost to Djokovic, before undergoing keyhole surgery on his knee in February.Martin said Federer was a “natural” and he still expected the Swiss to challenge for Grand Slam titles when the season is able to restart.“With the Olympics being postponed, I would imagine it will compel him to play another year,” Martin said.“Plus, this is no way to end anything. It is really important to Roger, I would imagine, to conclude his career on a bona fide high note.“Nothing I’ve seen indicates that physically he is incapable of keeping going.“Nothing I’ve seen has indicated his love for the sport has waned, so I wouldn’t be surprised if we see several more years out of him.”Reuters/NAN.Tags: ‘Unbeatable’Novak DjokovicRafael NadalRoger FedererTennisTodd Martinlast_img read more

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FL Amber Alert and Murder Suspect in Standoff with Police; Child Safe

first_imgCourtesy: Bibb County Sheriff’s Office/Facebook A man accused of taking a 2-year-old boy who was the subject of an Amber Alert is now in a standoff with police, the Tampa Police Department said.Caesar Crockett is barricaded in a car on the eastbound lanes of I-4, just west of 301. That portion of the highway is shut down.The child, King Crockett, was safely recovered.Meanwhile, 29-year-old Caesar Crockett, who is believed to be the child’s father, is also a suspect in a homicide.Bibb County Sheriff’s Office deputies say they were called to a home Tuesday night.Deputies found three people shot in the house, and a female with injuries. There was reportedly an argument between Crockett and his child’s mother, 30-year-old Jamila Augustine French.During the incident, he pulled out a firearm and shot French’s mother, stepfather and sister, killing them, authorities say.Caesar Crockett is wanted for three counts of murder, as well as one count of kidnapping.last_img read more

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RHTY&SC, BCB invest in cricket academies

first_imgROSE Hall Town Youth & Sports Club (RHTY&SC) and Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) recently made several donations towards Upper Corentyne Cricket Association (UCCA) and D’Edward Cricket Club academies.The donation included a bicycle each for the Player-of-the-Academy, trophies, a large quantity of packed water, schoolbags and certificate frames.BCB would also produce coaches for the academies in each area along with some other items such as educational materials, medals and Youth Information Booklets.The academy in Upper Corentyne would be the first of its kind in the area at the Scottsburg Ground where 50 young cricketers between ages 8 and 18 years are expected to participate. The academy would be a follow-up to coaching sessions organised by BCB under Dr Tulsi Dyal Singh Coaching Programme.The academy at D’Edward Club also caters to needs of 50 youths from the club and others from the West Berbice area.Meanwhile, president of BCB, Hilbert Foster, has also committed to assisting clubs like Port Mourant, Whim, Rose Hall Canje, in organising coaching sessions for their young players.BCB, over the last month, assisted the RHTY&SC and Albion Cricket Club with the hosting of their cricket academy.last_img read more

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Nigeria Pitch Award Excites Egbe

first_imgCEO of Monimichelle, a sports facility construction outfit, Ebi Egbe has expressed delight over the award bestowed on him by organisers of Nigeria Pitch Award last weekend in Uyo.Egbe was honoured for his efforts at changing the face of Nigerian playing turfs and bringing state of the art technology to the country.The Bayelsa-born sports facility expert had after receiving the award said it would spur him to do more for the country. “I am happy my modest contribution to the game is being appreciated. This is an award that would propel us to do more,” Egbe said.Egbe who is also a FIFA match agent said his vision is to see the country boast of the kind of good playing surfaces that are in Europe.“I don’t see any reason why Nigeria shouldn’t gave good pitches. That is the biggest problem facing the game in the country and our vision in Monimichelle is to change all that,” Egbe said.He thanked organisers of the award for making integrity their watchword, pointing out that this informs why the nation’s soccer governing body has endorsed the award.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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