Good governance: Director on-boarding post-election

first_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr In my November Good Governance column, I talked about the importance of having a process in place to identify potential board members, introduce them to the credit union and, eventually, ask them to run for the board. Once directors are elected, you’ll need to build a robust, comprehensive onboarding program that includes such elements as:Public announcement of the election. Kick off your orientation program (and a welcome to the board) with a public announcement of your new colleague’s election. Use this opportunity to get to know your new director and for him or her to know the credit union more closely.Hold both formal and informal board orientations for the board and staff. This is the easy part. Schedule formal briefings with both the board and staff for your new director. From our experience, this is where most credit union orientation programs start … and, sadly, where they also stop. continue reading »last_img read more

Play with freedom, Williamson tellsoff-colour NZ batsmen

first_img…ahead of today’;s first World Cup semi-finalBy Amlan ChakrabortyMANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – New Zealand captain Kane Williamson encouraged his frontline batsmen to play with freedom in Today’s semi-finals against India to overcome their struggle for rhythm in the Cricket World Cup.Not surprisingly, Williamson is New Zealand’s leading scorer after the group stage with 481 runs from eight matches at a 96-plus average.The next Kiwi batsman in that list is veteran Ross Taylor, way down with 261 runs and an average of 37.28.Williamson said his fellow batsmen had struggled to adjust to diverse English conditions where a winning total can vary greatly according to the state of the pitch on the day. “We were certainly expecting that it would be tough. But what we didn’t quite expect coming into the tournament was the large variety of conditions that we faced,” Williamson told a news conference at Old Trafford.“That definitely made perhaps batting with any rhythm a real challenge for everybody, so being able to adapt with the bat and just trying to contribute … is certainly the most important thing.”“It’s just a great occasion to be a part of. I know the guys are really excited by the opportunity to go out and try and try and play with that freedom that when we do gives us the best chance.” Addressing a news conference before him, India captain Virat Kohli said the “special” Williamson controlled the team’s tempo and would naturally be a key wicket for the Indian bowlers.Williamson denied New Zealand were too reliant on him to give their bowlers a decent, defendable total.“No, I think there’s also been a number of other contributions that have been really important for us to get to where we are right now,” he said. “You never sort of put a number on it. That is why we all practice as hard as we can to try and make those contributions bigger and better.” That, however, would not be easy against India’s varied pace attack, led by Jasprit Bumrah, currently the top-ranked ODI bowler.Bumrah’s skills with both the new and old ball have been complemented by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, while Mohammed Shami has struck rich form after his delayed introduction, claiming 14 wickets from four matches, including the tournament’s first hat-trick. Besides, India have two wily wrist-spinners in Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal.“The Indian bowling attack is an outstanding bowling attack, with certainly a lot of world-class operators in there,” Williamson said. “As a side, they are very well-balanced with a lot of high-quality players.”New Zealand finished their group campaign with a hat-trick of defeats but still claimed the last semi-final berth.The 2015 finalists will hope to begin afresh on Tuesday, their captain said.“It all starts again where the day comes and anything can happen and all sides have beaten one another on a number of occasions throughout the last few years, so it is a really exciting opportunity for all teams.”last_img read more

Codere chooses Solitics’ data management & automation platform

first_img StumbleUpon Spanish multinational gambling group Codere has sealed a deal with Solitics to improve its management of data and create a more personalised experience for its players.Codere confirmed that Solitics has integrated its real-time data management and automation platform into Codere’s sport betting and casino operations in Europe and Latin America (LatAm).Moshe Edree, COO for Codere’s digital division, said: “As a company that has grown immensely over the past years we have accumulated a lot of data across different systems for our different products.“As such, utilising our data in real time for personalisation purposes became a very complex task. Furthermore, we also wanted to have one central control system for all automation and personalisation.“As part of Codere’s strive for excellence and becoming the LatAm and Spanish speakers’ leading gaming operator, we searched for a company that would not only enhance our automation and personalisation capabilities, but would also align and enhance our data management efforts.” Solitics’ founder and CEO Tomer Baumel (pictured above) added: “It is a great honor that Codere, a world renown leading company, has chosen us. Solitics prides itself in our cutting-edge data management platform and marketing automation solution.”“We are committed to enabling Codere to create the most personalised experience for their customers in real-time based on all their data.”  The data management and automation platform, explained Solitics, enables both B2B and B2C betting and gaming brands to create the most personal experience for their customers in real-time through all marketing and communication channels.Powered by its unique data management technology layer, it integrates data from multiple distributed data sources, unifies the data and makes it available to consume in real-time. Codere secures €250m credit lifeline on aggressive interest rates  July 14, 2020 Submit Share Related Articles Mozzartbet sets sail in South America taking over Meridianbet Colombia July 22, 2020 Codere merges Italian fruit machine units forming CODWIN July 3, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Former Lakers prospect Moe Wagner spreading his wings with Wizards

first_img Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed BRADLEY TO BE EVALUATED SATURDAYAfter missing forward Kyle Kuzma and point guard Rajon Rondo to start the season, the Lakers’ injury report has been largely a vacant patch. There’s been an exception for the last two weeks: Avery Bradley, who has been sidelined with a hairline fracture in his right leg. Frank Vogel said the Lakers will reevaluate the veteran guard on Saturday.Related Articlescenter_img LOS ANGELES — Moe Wagner looked at home on the Staples Center court, going through his warmup routine – a smart assortment of 3-pointers, dunks and floaters – before stopping and bending at the waist to greet NBA superfan Jimmy Goldstein on his way to the visitors’ locker room, where he’d get taped in preparation for his first game against his former team.Wagner, of course, is wearing red these days, one of the Lakers’ young castoffs who landed in Washington, D.C., where he’s benefiting from an opportunity to grow alongside former Lakers Thomas Bryant and Isaac Bonga.Bryant arrived last season after spending his rookie year with the Lakers, for whom he appeared in just 15 games and scored only 22 points. After the Wizards claimed Bryant off waivers following Bryant’s rookie campaign, he rewarded them by putting up averages of 10.5 points and 6.3 rebounds over the course of 72 games. This season, he’s increased those averages to 14.8 points and 8.8 rebounds.For the 22-year-old Wagner, who the Lakers drafted 25th overall out of Michigan in 2018, his time so far in the nation’s capital has translated into more minutes – and more shots going in. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe 6-foot-11 center entered Friday’s game in L.A. just 10 points shy of the 207 points he scored in his entire time as a Laker – and as the NBA leader in two-point field goal percentage (72.8), true shooting percentage (74.1) and effective field goal percentage (72.3).“Moe just plays hard and he has a great spirit,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks said of Wagner, who was averaging 12.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 19.2 minutes per game off the bench entering Friday.“He shows a lot of love for the game and I think his teammates see it and they admire the way he plays. He inspires you, he hustles, he takes charges, he moves the ball, he’s a good 3-point shooter, he has some handles that you don’t think a guy that size can do, he puts it behind his back and scores around the basket.”Brooks said he can foresee Wagner’s developing skill set leading to an extended stay in the league.“He’s gonna have a long successful career,” Brooks said. “And we’re hoping that it’s with us forever because I like coaching guys like him because he gives you everything he has … he understands his role. You can take him out after three or four minutes, he’s as excited to come out as he is excited to be going into the game, because he loves to play and he’s just a great teammate.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Lakers managed to win the first eight games that Bradley missed, but they’ve felt his absence. In his 10 starts, Bradley averaged 9.6 points, but his on-ball defense is even more missed: With him on the floor, the Lakers have enjoyed a 98.6 defensive rating; with him off, the rating has risen to 104.8, and the Lakers have fallen out of the top defensive spot in the last few weeks.The Lakers have appreciated Kentavious Caldwell-Pope’s contributions since becoming a starter, as he’s averaged 12.3 points while shooting 54.5 percent from 3-point range entering Friday night. But the Lakers will also welcome bringing him off the bench to improve the defense of the second unit when Bradley is cleared to return and resumes starting.“He’s one of our better two-way players,” Vogel said. “He really sets the tone for us on the defensive end. KCP has really picked up the slack and played extremely well in his absence, but when (Avery) moves up, we’ll have him off the bench. So it impacts your depth a little bit, and obviously Avery was giving us scoring punch as well, so we’ve missed him.”last_img read more