Five ways to improve your marketing today

first_imgIn today’s fast and furious age, we are always looking for quick ways to improve. Fast diet plans that guarantee you can drop 20 pounds in two weeks. Quick exercise regimens that offer ways you can move from the couch to a 5K in a month.Do those “get rich quick” type schemes work when it comes to marketing for credit unions and banks? Actually it does. While strategic shifts in your branding, culture and training take months and even years to fully execute, there are actually several things you can do immediately to increase your marketing’s effectiveness.Here are five ways to improve your marketing starting today:Cut the copy—When it comes to communicating your message, less is best. When we do marketing audits for clients, this is typically one of the recommendations we make. In other words, after reviewing literally thousands of financial institution marketing pieces, I can guarantee you yours are probably too long. Check out this post to learn more about how you can cut the copy. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

GO-TIME: New State Employment Website Offers Improved Experience for Job Seekers

first_imgGO-TIME: New State Employment Website Offers Improved Experience for Job Seekers May 17, 2017 Efficiency,  GO-TIME,  Government That Works,  Innovation,  Press Release,  Results Harrisburg, PA. — An overhaul of the state’s job website and improvements to the application process are helping to make commonwealth employment more attractive to job seekers, according to the Governor’s Office of Transformation, Innovation, Management and Efficiency (GO-TIME).“For many years, outdated hiring processes have made it difficult for state agencies to compete with other employers in the job market,” said Secretary of Administration Sharon Minnich. “This is the first step in a much bigger effort to transform how we recruit and retain talent in state government.”The new website at lists non-civil service vacancies, as well as test announcements for civil service positions. Previously, individuals had to go to two different websites for information on commonwealth testing and employment.The website also includes a comprehensive list of high school, college, and graduate school student internship programs that were previously dispersed across multiple websites.Non-civil service postings are now vacancy-specific and include the position title, work location and description of duties. Previously, individuals had to apply to general job categories without knowing the exact position or if any openings were available.“The hiring process is more transparent for applicants and for managers,” said Minnich. “Job seekers know they are applying to a specific job that needs to be filled, and managers know that applicants are both interested in the work and available for the position.Job seekers can also subscribe to be notified by email when vacancies become available, rather than constantly revisiting the site to check for new postings. The website and online job application are both mobile device friendly.The new vacancy-based job postings are currently available only for non-civil service positions . The Office of Administration (OA) is working with the State Civil Service Commission to implement vacancy-based postings for the positions that it fills. Approximately 70 percent of all positions in state government are civil service.OA is also working with the commission to fully transition its test announcements and online application process to This will enable individuals to view and apply for state government jobs on one website, using the same online application.The Governor’s Office of Transformation, Innovation, Management and Efficiency (GO-TIME), works with state agencies to modernize government operations in order to reduce costs and improve services. State agencies already saved over $156 million and Governor Wolf challenged GO-TIME to build upon this success by achieving $500 million in savings by 2020.To learn more about GO-TIME, visit SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Gazprom and Almaz-Antey Seal Subsea Equipment Deal

first_imgGazprom and Almaz-Antey Corporation have signed a contract for batch manufacturing of subsea production equipment.The deal was signed by Alexey Miller, chairman of the Gazprom management committee, and Yan Novikov, chairman of the management board, director general of the Almaz-Antey Corporation, at the Russian Investment Forum in SochiAccording to the document, the Corporation will set up the batch manufacturing and supply of subsea hydrocarbon production systems for Gazprom, as well as provide maintenance and repair services for the aforementioned equipment.The ongoing cooperation with the Almaz-Antey Corporation is part of the continuous efforts spearheaded by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation and Gazprom with a view to developing domestic subsea production systems.last_img read more

Faithful urged to attend church without fear

first_img“There are Christians whose age does not limit them from attending a church service, but they choose to believe in what they hear out there instead of believing in the relationship they have with God,” he said.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153 The clergy has called upon Christians to attend church services without fear of contracting CoronaVirus.Speaking on Sunday during a live Holy Mass at the Holy Family Basilica aired on KBC Channel 1, Father Fredrick Chege decried the lack of faith among Christians.Chege said despite the safety measures put in place, most Christians still shy away from places of worship, adding that most churches are barely half full since reopening.Also Read  KUPPET calls on parents to prepare for early reopening While delivering his sermon, the Priest urged Christians to ensure their actions depict faith in God, saying it is the only way to overcome the fear during these trying times.Also Read  COVID-19: Kenya records 98 new cases, 62 recoveries, 2 deaths“If God can protect you from the virus at the workplace, supermarket, and all the places you visit why wouldn’t he protect you at the place of worship?” He posedAdditionally, Chege attributed societal vices such as murder and corruption to evil greedy hearts among people.Also Read  Uhuru calls for rebuilding of the UN to better address emerging challenges“The problems we face such as poverty, anger, corruption, and murder are as a result of people with evil greedy hearts living among us,” he lamentedChege appealed to Christians not to tremble in fear because of COVID-19 but instead have faith in God, for he is the healer of all diseases.last_img read more

Four selected to represent Franklin County at state event

first_imgAngola, In. — The American Legion Auxiliary of Indiana will hold a week-long program to educate young women about the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Practical exercises are planned to teach aspects of state and local government. The program will be in Angola, Indiana at Trine University June 23 through 29.The Brookville American Legion Auxiliary Post #77 has nominated four young women to represent Franklin County at the event. Samantha Ebrens, Kayla Ertel, Taylor McCreary and Kylie McPherson are looking forward to the event known as “Hoosier Girls State.”last_img read more

Maarek team mull Curragh option

first_img Trainer Evanna McCutcheon is keen to have the option of the Group Three as she is worried conditions may not be suitable for the seven-year-old at Royal Ascot. “We’ve not ruled it out,” she said. Press Association Maarek could turn up in Saturday’s Weatherbys Ireland Greenlands Stakes at the Curragh after putting up one of his best ever performances at York last week.center_img “There’s very little rain forecast before Ascot when you look at the long range forecasts, there could be some warm weather. “He’s come out of York fine and there’s a bit of rain forecast at the end of this week at the Curragh which would suit him down to the ground. “Whether he runs this week or not will not affect whether he goes to Ascot, there’s still plenty of time. “There’s a race in France for him in early June but that might be getting a bit close. “The way he won at York, giving a lot of weight to a Group One winner, you’d have to say it was one of his best runs last week.” Eddie Lynam’s Slade Power, a winner at Ascot on Champions Day, also has the option along with stablemate Viztoria. Aidan O’Brien has a few interesting entries with Darwin, Guerre, Due Dilligence and Fountain Of Youth among his possibles. Kevin Ryan’s Hamza may travel over from North Yorkshire while Dermot Weld’s Alkaaser, also in the Irish 2,000 Guineas, could take in the sprint instead. last_img read more

Agbonlahor sinks Reds

first_img Last season the pair scored 56 league goals between them so it was immediately apparent where the Reds were most likely to be under the greatest strain. Lambert knew this, and also the fact their opponents have still not entirely cracked the defending set-pieces thing, and that was what he targeted. Liverpool were denied space in the final third which stifled much of their forward progress, while the visitors attacked with speed when they had the chance and were aggressive at corners and free-kicks – which ultimately produced their winner. Mario Balotelli was brought in by Rodgers last month to provide additional firepower but he spent much of the first half either being kicked or trying to avoid being kicked by Philippe Senderos. The Swiss defender got away with at least one blatant hack at the former Manchester City striker off the ball which would have likely resulted in a red card had referee Lee Mason or either of his linesmen seen it. Whether it knocked Balotelli, making his home debut, off his stride or not it was the latter stages of the half before he started to show signs of life with one viciously-dipping shot with the aid of a deflection off Andreas Weimann dropping just wide of the post. He also created a good chance for Adam Lallana, making his debut after injury in pre-season delayed his first appearance since a summer move, but the former Southampton midfielder drilled a half-volley just wide from Balotelli’s lay-off on the edge of the area. By that time Liverpool were already behind after mistakes by their two centre-backs. If Liverpool needed any needed a reminder how tough life will be without last season’s two leading goalscorers, it was provided by Aston Villa. Press Association First Mamadou Sakho tried to control the ball close to his own goalline instead of playing safe and ended up conceding a corner, from which Dejan Lovren got the wrong side of Senderos whose header created a scramble from which Agbonlahor scored in the ninth minute. The goal was against the run of play as Lazar Markovic, also making his first Anfield appearance, had already volleyed over Alberto Moreno’s far-post cross and headed wide after being involved in good build-up play with Jordan Henderson and Javier Manquillo. While Lallana was deservedly booked for a late challenge on Tom Cleverley, making his debut after a deadline day loan move from Manchester United, Mason missed Senderos’ kick at Balotelli and chose to take no action after Alan Hutton appeared to rake his studs down the Italian’s knee. Senderos could have rubbed further salt into the wound but blasted wide from close range at another corner. Balotelli had the first chance of the second half, heading wide Steven Gerrard’s corner. Sterling’s introduction, having been rested after international duty, on the hour raised the temperature a notch or two with Hutton booked for scything down the youngster within seconds of his arrival. Villa’s plan to smother Liverpool continued to work, however, and even the introduction of Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini for Balotelli and Markovic failed to produce the chances needed to rescue a point. The closest they came was when Philippe Coutinho bent a shot around goalkeeper Brad Guzan only for it to rebound back off the post as Villa left Anfield having taken their tally to eight points from their last four visits. Their fans left chanting ‘We’re going to win the league’ after a third win in four matches put them second in the table. Paul Lambert’s side grabbed an early lead in the Barclays Premier League match through Gabriel Agbonlahor and then clung on for a 1-0 success as their hosts struggled to create clear-cut chances. With Daniel Sturridge sidelined for up to three weeks with a thigh injury – for which manager Brendan Rodgers has still not forgiven England – it meant Liverpool started a game without him or Luis Suarez, a summer departure to Barcelona, for the first time since December 2012. last_img read more

Cricket News Usman Khawaja ‘surgical strike’ destroys India – Pakistan website mocks IAF

first_img New Delhi: Usman Khawaja finally broke his jinx in ODIs with a magnificent century in the Ranchi ODI against the Indian cricket team. Khawaja became the second-oldest Australian player after Adam Voges to score a maiden century in this format. Khawaja’s century, along with Aaron Finch’s 93 helped Australia break their rut in ODIs as they secured a 32-run win at the JSCA stadium in Ranchi to stay alive in the five-match series. However, this was taken as an opportunity by one Pakistan news website to ‘mock’ India, the Indian Air Force and also Khawaja. The match report of took the entire story from AFP, but they used the headline ‘Pakistan-born Khawaja’s ‘surgical strike’ destroys India’. The headline ‘mocked’ the recent effort of the Indian Air Force which  had carried out an air strike in Balakot, located in Khyber-Pakhtunwa which targeted the camps of the Jaish-e-Mohammad terror outfit, the group that was responsible for the murder of 40 CRPF Jawans in Pulwama on February 14.  India lost the Ranchi ODI by 32 runs against Australia.Virat Kohli smashed his 41st century.Usman Khawaja slammed his maiden century. highlights The headline also highlighted the ethnicity of Khawaja in a poor state. The left-hander was born in Islamabad but he migrated to Australia at a young age. In 2011, Khawaja made his debut in the Ashes Test against England in Sydney and since then, he has gone on to make an impact for Australia in all formats. The Pakistan website used Usman Khawaja’s ethnicity in a poor taste.(Image credit: skipper Virat Kohli’s 41st ODI century went in vain as Australia managed to register their first win in the five-match series at Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) with a tense 32-run win. India lost Rohit, Shikhar Dhawan and Ambati Rayudu cheaply to be reduced to 27/3. Kohli and Dhoni shared a 59-run stand but after breaking the record, Dhoni was bowled by Adam Zampa for 26. Kohli shared an 88-run stand for the fifth wicket with Kedar Jadhav (26) and Kohli notched up a record century in a chase. Vijay Shankar batted aggressively but India lost wickets at regular intervals to lose the match by 32 runs and keep the series alive heading into the fourth game in Mohali. Dhoni has been rested for the last two ODIs. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more


first_imgThe following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety Daily Incident Log between Friday, Feb. 24, and Monday, Feb. 27. View Roundup 02-28 in a larger mapCrimes against a personAt 8:34 p.m. on Feb. 26, a student reported that a suspect slapped her buttocks while she was standing on Orchard Avenue.  The suspect appeared to be intoxicated and she made a vaguely threatening statement before she walked away and disappeared from sight.At 5:26 a.m. on Feb. 26, a student reported that a cab driver sprayed him with pepper spray when he refused to pay his fare.  The student did not require medical treatment, and he was unable to provide DPS officers with a description of the driver, his vehicle or the cab company name.At 1:07 a.m. on Feb. 26, a suspect smashed the front passenger side window to gain entry to a car at Felix Chevrolet and removed a vehicle owner’s manual, a pair of headphones and a cable.Crimes against propertyAt 10:50 a.m. on Feb. 25, a suspect climbed through an unsecured window to gain entry at 1163 29th St., and removed two laptop computers, three iPods, two cellular phones, a television and two watches.At 12:18 p.m. on Feb. 24, DPS officers responded to a report of two suspects prowling in the bike racks outside Leavey Library and upon their arrival, they observed one of the subjects toss a duffel bag into some nearby shrubs.  The officers detained the suspects for questioning and both of them denied ownership of the bag, which contained three bicycle seats and a cell phone.  The officers were unable to locate the owners of the property to determine if a crime had occurred and the suspects were subsequently released.Miscellaneous incidentsAt 5:28 p.m. on Feb. 26, DPS officers responded to a student who sustained a possible broken nose when he was struck in the face by a football that a juvenile threw at him on 28th and Orchard streets.  The juvenile admitted throwing the football when contacted by the officers, but the student did not desire criminal prosecution of the matter.  The officers then transported the student to Kaiser Hospital for medical treatment.At 6:13 a.m. on Feb. 26, DPS officers responded to a student who reported that she had taken an overdose of her prescription medication.  An LAFD R.A. unit was requested and Unit #15 responded.  The R.A. Unit examined the student and transported her to Good Samaritan Hospital for medical treatment.At 2:17 a.m.  on Feb. 25, DPS officers responded to an intoxicated student who was reported to be unable to care for himself at Seeley G. Mudd building. The student was conscious and coherent when contacted by the officers and he declined transportation for medical treatment.  The student was released into the care of a friend.last_img read more

Q&A with Daily Utah Chronicle football reporter

first_imgNo. 20 USC heads to Salt Lake City this Saturday to take on No. 19 Utah in a game with big implications in the Pac-12 South. Daily Trojan sports editor Aubrey Kragen interviewed the Daily Utah Chronicle’s football reporter, Ryan Miller, to provide Trojan fans with a better picture of what to expect against the Utes.Daily Trojan: Utah has been utilizing two quarterbacks this season. This kind of system usually doesn’t bode well for teams, but the Utes are 5-1 anyway and ranked No. 19 in the nation. How has Utah been able to have succeed using two different quarterbacks consistently?Daily Utah Chronicle: The common phrase goes, “If you have two quarterbacks, you don’t have one.” That pretty much describes the Utes’ current quarterback situation. This isn’t a quarterback battle that has sprung up because both Travis Wilson and Kendal Thompson have played exceptionally well; on the contrary, it’s because both have been ineffective.Wilson was benched against UCLA because Utah head coach Whittingham was tired of seeing the offense fail to move the ball and Thompson was benched for the same reason against Oregon State.The reason why Utah has had success in the early part of the season is because of an outstanding front seven, an emerging star running back and a special teams unit that may be the best in the nation.Whittingham hates two quarterback systems and he has made it clear the Utes are not running one. The Utah coach is just waiting for either Wilson or Thompson to seize the job and start moving the offense consistently.DT: This weekend’s matchup features the No. 1 rusher in the Pac-12 (USC’s Buck Allen) against the No. 3 man (Utah’s Devontae Booker). Who finishes with more rushing yards this Saturday?DUC: Utah relies on Booker’s production much more than USC relies on Allen’s. Since entering conference play Booker has been the Utes offense. In three Pac-12 games the Utah running back is averaging 187 yards per contest, and he will probably need to get close to that if the Utes hope to beat USC.The strength of Utah’s defense is their front seven and the Utes would love it if the Trojans try to run a lot against them. With Cody Kessler under center and an athletic receiving corps at his disposal, I would think USC would attack Utah through the air more so than on the ground.So all things considered I expect Booker to have more yards at the end of the night.DT: USC quarterback Cody Kessler threw for seven touchdowns last week. Meanwhile, Utah’s defense managed five sacks. How will Utah’s defense match up against USC’s high-powered offense?DUC: Utah’s strength this season has been their defense and if they are fully healthy, it’s really hard to find a weakness anywhere in the unit. However, that might not be the case Saturday night. Starting free safety Tevin Carter missed the game against Oregon State and parts of the games against UCLA and Washington State.If Carter is out the Utes become very vulnerable to the pass. In fact it was blown assignments by his backup that led to two Washington State touchdowns in Utah’s only loss of the season.The Utes’ front seven though has been superb. They lead the nation in sacks and they will bring heavy pressure against the Trojans as well. The Utes have the speed both on the edge and at linebacker to not only get to the quarterback, but also contain most outside runs. The USC receivers should have the advantage out wide, though, so if Kessler gets time to throw, it could spell trouble for Utah.DT: Utah is coming off of a grueling double-overtime win at Oregon State. Any chance the Utes will be worn down from that game and not play to their full potential?DUC: As it was a Thursday night game, I don’t see the overtime game affecting the Utes at all. It was an emotional victory, yes, but it was the kind that will raise the spirits more than anything else. The game against Oregon State was exactly the type of contest Utah would have lost a season ago and yet, they found away to win. I actually expect them to come out on Saturday more confident because of the slugfest with the Beavers.The game on Saturday also marks a chance for Utah to announce itself as a Pac-12 South contender. I don’t see anyway the Utes aren’t ready to play.DT: Prediction?DUC: I have never been much for predictions, but I’ll give it a shot. The Utes have somehow managed to win back-to-back Pac-12 road games with less than inspiring quarterback play, but I think the run ends here. Unless Wilson (or Thompson) can guide Utah down the field with his arm, I don’t see how the Utes will be able to keep up with the Trojans. You can only ask the Booker to do so much.The Utah defense and special teams will do their part and it will be close throughout, but I don’t think the Utes will be able to squeak this one out like they did against UCLA and Oregon State.USC 24, Utah 17last_img read more