‘School Crashers’ program shows passion for community service

first_img Georgia United Credit Union doesn’t believe being an active and responsible member of the community is the right way to go.“It’s the only way,” says Debbie Smith, president/ CEO of the $1.3 billion asset credit union in Duluth. “As a business partner in education, we want students to have the best environment possible to learn and play.”Through its “School Crashers” program, Georgia United provides makeovers to elementary, middle, and high-school facilities throughout the state. continue reading » Georgia United CU staff take part in landscaping at Rock Chapel Elementary School.center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

At the end of this week, the CNTB’s campaign towards key markets will start

first_img“We have prepared a direct call communication for them – The Vacation You Deserve Is Closer Than You Think. An intensive communication campaign in these markets starts at the end of this week, ie at the beginning of June”Conclude the CNTB. Namely, it is a concept Enjoy The Viewfrom Croatia which was launched last week. Campaign for key markets: The Vacation You Deserve Is Closer Than You Think Measures are being relaxed, borders are open, some tourists are already on the Adriatic, and the tourism sector has awakened and the tourist market has been activated. As they point out from the CNTB, they are currently, after the concept #CroatiaLongDistanceLove and a series of communication activities on social networks prepared two new communication directions.  CNTB: At the end of this week, the CNTB’s campaign towards key markets will start As the CNTB and MINT communicated that they have campaigns ready and that they are waiting for the moment when the borders will open, in order to launch campaigns, we asked the CNTB at what stage the preparation of campaigns in emitting markets is. The finalization of media plans for the campaign related to markets whose citizens are likely to be able to visit Croatia when the borders open in those countries is underway, according to the CNTB, and these are our loyal tourists from neighboring countries who want to come to Croatia (such as Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia, Germany, Italy, Poland). To summarize. CNTB will have three active campaigns: #CroatiaLongDistanceLove, #EnjoyTheViewfromCroatia and #The Vacation You Deserve Is Closer Than You Think, which starts at the end of this and the beginning of the second week. / / / CNTB INVITES HOSTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ENJOY THE VIEW FROM CROATIA CAMPAIGN There are currently 133 hotels and 65 campsites open, and most hotels are expected to open in June. Just 15.06. is the date for which most borders are expected to open as well as the easing of measures in the EU. A date that marks the real awakening of tourism in Europe. “One campaign refers to our important markets which, due to the general situation caused by the pandemic, will unfortunately not be able to reach us so quickly, such as the UK, Scandinavia, France, Italy, etc., but also distant markets such as China, USA -a, South Korea. There is a special online communication platform that will serve not only the Croatian Tourist Board as a kind of communication “window”, but also all other stakeholders in the tourism sector in Croatia who will be able to easily use it for their own promotion.”Point out the CNTB. Note: All information for foreign tourists related to covid19 is available in several foreign languages HERElast_img read more

Libonati: Despite clear struggles, Syracuse football made progress this season

first_imgBefore the season, Dino Babers justified his calm on the field by saying he gives players his energy during the week. Saturday, that all changed.After a questionable late hit call on SU’s Evan Foster, Babers’ headset swung to the ground and his hat swept back on his head. Eventually his hat came off, suffering the same fate as the headset. His gloves and vest followed. He called a timeout and motioned for the referee to come over to him.The outburst, uncharacteristic for Babers, proved the game’s importance. In SU’s most do-or-die game of the year, the Orange recorded its best offensive output, with a backup quarterback no less. In past seasons, the Orange has struggled in the back half of seasons. It lost eight of its last nine games in 2015 and its last five in 2014. While it struggled again, losing its last four games in 2016, the team showed more fight than former head coach Scott Shafer’s teams ever did.It’s emblematic of a shift in culture. Coaches talk about changing culture, including SU men’s soccer coach Ian McIntyre and field hockey coach Ange Bradley. Both have turned around their respective programs. Often, measuring a change like that is intangible. But Saturday showed SU is headed in the right direction.“I just feel like a lot of the mindset around here has changed a lot. Just a lot of guys holding people more accountable and it’s a more of a winning culture,” Syracuse junior linebacker Parris Bennett said. “It’s a lot more guys believing we can win every game and people going in with the mindset we should really win this game. Not just try to keep it close and make it an upset.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThat’s not to say Syracuse football has been turned around, because it clearly hasn’t been yet. SU won’t be going to a bowl game for the third straight year. Eric Dungey’s health remains in doubt. Coming into the season, it was arguably the second-biggest topic for Syracuse and will be the most-talked about subject for the rest of the offseason.SU’s precision has struggled all year. The inability to execute consistently cost SU losses at Wake Forest and in the Carrier Dome against North Carolina State. Even beyond that, wins and losses, the most basic measure of a season, haven’t improved.But in the absence of some of its best players, SU has had others step up. Colin Byrne played well enough when he stepped in for Jason Emerich. SU took well to Babers’ offense, penciling new records offensively.Daivon Ellison proved to be starter-worthy material at safety in place of the Orange’s best defensive player, Antwan Cordy. Bennett and Zaire Franklin accounted for 211 tackles this year on 870 plays by opponents. Last year (Bennett played only eight games), those two accounted for just 125 on 847 snaps. Together, the three players formed a core that each had 90 tackles or more. Last year, no defensive player had more than 90 tackles.SU beat Virginia Tech and fought in the second half against Pittsburgh, both current Top 25 teams.“Normally, it looks bad one year,” Babers said of young players having to play more this season, “But the negatives from one year can be the blessings the next year.”Saturday, SU couldn’t close the talent gap with the Panthers. It struggled to get itself going to the extent it needed to in the first half. But it was also just the storm before the calm.For the next nine months, SU will go relatively silent. It won’t have games to worry about. Babers can give his team and recruiting all of his energy. Next year, Babers will be held to his promise of a relentless defense and a breakneck-paced offense. But for now, SU’s pushed the program forward, however marginally.“It’s going to get better,” Babers said after Saturday’s loss. “It’s going to get better with recruiting … We’ll bring in a fresh group of young people and we’ll put them with the underbelly of our team that we are developing and we are going to get better.”Chris Libonati is an Asst. Sports Editor at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at [email protected] or @ChrisLibonati. Comments Published on November 27, 2016 at 10:55 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @ChrisLibonati Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Thank you, good bye!

first_img787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments Yet, instead of moping, she stepped down from the national team and said she would take a “specialized training course” abroad to help her earn credentials as a future fitness guru.“It was a very difficult decision for me because I have always aspired to represent our country,” Daquis said in a statement. “I am very grateful that you (national coaches) have considered me to be included in the team lineup. But I feel that there are other more capable candidates who can contribute more effectively to the team given the other priorities in my life that I must consider.”That’s Daquis gracefully telling them: If you’re not giving me my rightful place in the grand ball, I’m skipping the party altogether.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Rachel Ann Daquis. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith her lean 5-foot-10 frame, flawless skin and winsome smile, Rachel Anne Daquis easily catches everyone’s attention. The highly popular open spiker for Cignal in the Philippine Superliga also happens to be a force on the hard court.A champion many times over with Far Eastern University in the UAAP, as well as with Philippine Army and Petron in volleyball’s commercial leagues, Daquis won the Most Valuable Player award in the 2015 PSL All Filipino Cup, which the Blaze Spikers won via 13-0 sweep.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Keeping up with Kobe End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Over breakfast at Shiny River Hotel in Ust-Kamenogorsk, head coach Francis Vicente, worried sick by the bashing the national team was receiving in social media, tried to lighten the mood of the girls. After five matches in five days the team still could not buy a win against stronger clubs.“Hey, girls, have you said hello to your bashers this morning?” Vicente asked his players.Daquis offered a reply for the team in Filipino: “No coach. We have stopped checking [our social media accounts]. All we know is that we’re all very pretty!”Her remark brought the house down and conveyed the correct attitude the team, including Vicente himself, took to ward off online critics.So after Daquis was unceremoniously cut from the national team’s final roster by the coaching staff, supposedly in favor of younger and stronger open hitters, the news stunned her legions of fans, probably more than Daquis herself.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade That may explain the uproar in social media when she was relegated to the reserve list of the Philippine team that will see action in the Southeast Asian Games and the Asian Seniors tournament next month. After all, to paraphrase a classic line from the movie “Dirty Dancing,” “nobody puts Rachel in a corner.”For years, the 29-year-old Daquis painstakingly earned the tag “Face of Philippine volleyball.” During the Singapore SEA Games two years ago, giant posters bearing her image—she was an endorser for a top sports manufacturing company— adorned big malls around the Lion City’s OCBC Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Daquis has represented the country in international tournaments since 2011 and was part of the pioneering PSL-Manila squad that played in the FIVB World Clubs Championships in 2016.Fast-forward to last May’s AVC Asian Club Championship in Kazakhstan, where Daquis served as team captain of Philippine representative Rebisco-PSL and played the part well. She was on top of everything, from the team’s airport check-ins, to the daily bus rides, to the team bull sessions. MOST READlast_img read more


first_imgIn response to increased interest and a large number of requests from persons concerned at the targeting of Glenties for industrial windfarm development, the Glenties Windfarm Information Group have launched a website www.gwig.net.The site initially contains information and details regarding the proposed windfarm at Straboy which proposes siting 25 turbines, each in excess of 325 feet tall, just 1.5km from the town.A spokesperson for the group advised that the website was established arising from “the urgent and increasing concern of local people who would have views of the turbines and who would be immediately affected by them in the Glenties, Fintown, Doochary, Maas and Lettermacaward areas.” The group say they were asked, on numerous occasions, where can we get details and how can we prevent this area from becoming an industrial zone littered with turbines.”Contrary to local and national guidelines, the Dublin and Louth, owned and directed, Straboy Wind Energy Ltd have not engaged in any public consultation with the affected people of Glenties and surrounding areas.The new website provides access to photomontages which demonstrate how Glenties and the surrounding areas would be drastically transformed if the development goes ahead.The planning decision now rests with An Bord Pleanála who will deliberate on the appeals against the planning permission granted by Donegal County Council. This process will include an Oral Hearing which is expected to be held in the Glenties region in the coming weeks; no date has yet been announced.The montages on the new website are those which form part of the planning application to Donegal Co Council (planning ref 11/30127) and are also available to view at the area Planning Office.A total of 20 viewpoints have been submitted showing how the environment of Glenties – Maas – Leitir – Doochary and Fintown would be changed in a way that is unprecedented and unimaginable.A number of these montages can be viewed currently on www.gwig.net and others will be uploaded shortly. Some of these montages are also on display in various business premises in Glenties.The positive response from the Glenties business community to our information campaign reflects the growing awareness of the threat that this proposal poses to tourism and other interests of the town. Further concerns relate to the negative impact the development will have on the attractiveness of the area for local families to live and rear their children and the knock on effect this may have on property and business values in the town. The proximity of the proposed development site to local amenities, including the Comprehensive School, is also a growing concern among local parents.The Glenties group continue to appeal for funding to assist with the cost of legal advice and expertise for the forthcoming oral hearing. The date of the hearing is not as yet publicised by An Bord Pleanála but is expected to be within the next few weeks. Donations can be made directly to group members or to:Account Name: Glenties Windfarm Information GroupBank Address Bank of Ireland, Main Street, Glenties Account No: 97730412 Sort Code 90-48-94GLENTIES WINDFARM GROUP LAUNCH WEBSITE TO TELL THEIR STORY was last modified: August 14th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GLENTIES WINDFARM INFORMATION GROUPWEBSITElast_img read more