7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randall Smith Randall Smith is the co-founder of CUInsight.com, the host of The CUInsight Experience podcast, and a bit of a wanderlust.As one of the co-founders of CUInsight.com he … Web: www.CUInsight.com Details Thank you for tuning in to episode 80 of The CUInsight Experience podcast with your host, Randy Smith, co-founder of CUInsight.com. This episode is brought to you by our friends at PSCU. As the nation’s premier payments CUSO, PSCU proudly supports the success of more than 1,500 credit unions.Over the last few months, there have been many important conversations in the credit union industry about the diverse needs of credit union members and employees. At the center of many of those conversations is Monica Davy, Director of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion at the NCUA. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Monica on this week’s episode to learn more about the work she and her team have been doing over the last four years at the NCUA, and how that work has uniquely positioned them to lead the diversity, equity, and inclusion conversation through not only a global pandemic, but also the death of George Floyd and the resulting social protests.Monica and I discuss organizational issues facing DEI, and some tactics that credit union leaders can use to ensure accountability from the top-down. We also chat about best practices for creating inclusive opportunities and safe spaces; the responsibility credit unions have to address issues of racial inequality in their communities; and the need to infuse diverse, innovative thinking into credit union board rooms. In the leadership and life hacks portion of our conversation, we learn about Monica’s time at the Internal Revenue Service, her transition to the NCUA, and what she finds most fulfilling about her current role. Monica and I also talk about the difference between mentors and sponsors, overcoming self-doubt, and the neighborhood dance parties she’s put on during quarantine. We discuss how spending time with her family has become more important, and having a clean house has become less. Monica also tells us about her son’s resilience and perseverance through various medical issues and why he is the first person she thinks of when she hears the word success. Monica outlines so many ideas and actionable steps for credit union throughout the episode that you won’t want to miss. Give it a listen! Find the full show notes on cuinsight.comSubscribe on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher Books mentioned on The CUInsight Experience podcast: Book List How to find Monica:[email protected] www.ncua.govLinkedIn | Facebook | TwitterShow notes from this episode:A big shout-out to our friends at PSCU, an amazing sponsor of The CUInsight Experience podcast. Thank you! Check out all the outstanding work that Monica and her team at NCUA are doing here. Shout-out: Jill NowackiShout-out: CUNA’s Governmental Affairs ConferenceShout-out: Chairman Rodney HoodShout-out: HumanideiShout-out: African-American Credit Union Coalition Shout-out: Renee SattiewhiteShout-out: Beth Tucker, Deputy Commission of the Internal Revenue ServiceAlbum mentioned: Greatest Hits by Luther VandrossBook mentioned: White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngeloBook mentioned: Between The World And Me by Ta-Nehisi CoatesBook mentioned: The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi CoatesBook mentioned: Becoming by Michelle ObamaShout-out: Monica’s sonFind NCUA’s Credit Union Diversity Self-Assessment here Previous guests mentioned in this episode: Jill Nowacki (episodes 4, 18, 37 & 64), Chairman Rodney Hood, Renee SattiewhiteIn This Episode:[02:25] – Monica, welcome to the show![04:10] – Monica shares best practices that leaders credit unions can do to make sure that the commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is happening for the long term.[06:46] – Monica speaks about how many of her black employees were not surprised by everything that has happened.[08:14] – She discusses the frozen middle and what it means.[09:57] – Monica shares ways that credit unions can create a safe space at work and how to make it ingrained in how you do business.[12:05] – Monica believes that credit unions have a unique opportunity to affect change with systemic racism.[13:66] – What challenges have you seen since COVID-19 hit?[15:48] – Monica discusses how the pandemic and racism will affect how members interact with credit unions.[18:24] – Do you have unconscious bias?[19:00] – Monica speaks about what credit unions need to do to stay relevant in the technology space.[20:40] – Monica shares what she will be proud to have accomplished a year from now.[24:29] – What was the inspiration to take the position with the NCUA?[26:20] – Monica speaks about how the inspiration has changed.[27:16] – You have to have all the answers is something that Monica believes is a leadership myth.[29:01] – Monica believes that the ability to make hard decisions is something that she has cultivated over the years.[31:02] – How have mentors impacted your career? What is the difference between a mentor and a sponsor?[32:44] – Monica shares a time when she felt self-doubt.[33:42] – Monica is an extrovert, and if money weren’t an issue, she would run a bed-and-breakfast because she loves to cook for people.[35:13] – What were you like in high school?[35:34] – Monica wanted to be a lawyer when she was a child.[37:04] – What is the best album of all time?[37:29] – What book do you think everyone should read?[38:26] – What has become more important, and what has become less important?[39:46] – Monica shares that her son is the person she thinks about when she hears the word success.[41:05] – Monica shares some final thoughts for the listeners.[42:40] – Thank you so much for being on the show today!
Chelsea made a lively start and dominated the early stages of their second Champions League game but failed to take a number of chances.Diego Costa, who started despite ongoing concerns about a hamstring injury, was denied an opener inside two minutes by a brilliant Rui Patricio block.And the Sporting Lisbon goalkeeper made a fine save to thwart Andre Schurrle, who also missed a glorious chance after being teed up by the excellent Eden Hazard.Filipe Luis started for the Blues, who left Willian and Cesar Azpilicueta on the bench.Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Filipe Luis; Matic, Fabregas; Schurrle, Oscar, Hazard; Diego Costa Subs: Cech, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Mikel, Salah, Willian, Remy.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Despite its continuous efforts to improve the standard of domestic cricket, the Indian cricket Board doesn’t seem to be getting the right personnel for the job. This is evident from a large number of aspirants who failed the examination for online scores.As many as 16 of the 42 candidates flunked the examination held recently. In terms of percentage, it translates into a scary 38.09 failed candidates. The online scorers were required to score at least 80 per cent marks, or 120 out of a maximum of 150, were declared successful.This news comes on the heels of a similar disappointing outcome of the curators’ certification examination held in July in Mohali. In that examination, 14 out of 31 participants – or 45.16 per cent – had flunked, causing concern, if not alarm, for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).A scorer who was declared successful, interestingly, said that the examination was not too tough. “Any exam, as such, is tough, for that matter. All the candidates who were invited by the BCCI for the examination were imparted proper coaching in Nagpur before the test. A top scorer from Mumbai took the classes,” the scorer told Mail Today.The BCCI wants at least three good online scorers in each of its 30 associations so that they could meet the requirement at all home matches of the various Board’s tournaments, seniors as well as juniors. Some associations, particularly in the east zone, don’t have many scorers who fit the bill.”The main purpose of the BCCI to conduct the examination was to fill the vacancies in the east zone, where there has been a dearth of online scorers. Several states in that zone don’t have either good online scorers or have too few,” the scorer pointed.advertisementBCCI has increased the remuneration of manual and online scorers as well as video analysts.But the BCCI would be disappointed that the end result was not to what it would have liked to see.For some reason, only 12 scorers from east zone turned up. All three candidates from Jharkhand passed the examination while Tripura had a mixed bag, as two of its candidates were successful and two failed. Assam was the worst affected as three of the four candidates failed (all names are being withheld to protect identities) and the only from Orissa flunked.A source, however, said that the failed candidates would get another opportunity to take the examination.Mumbai was the most successful association as four of its candidates – including three women – passed while three failed.The BCCI might not have got the desired results, but it is doing its bit to encourage both manual and online scorers, besides the video analysts, by increasing their remuneration from this season. This hike is for both domestic as well as international matches.The manual and online scorers till last year used to receive Rs 3,000 per day for a domestic match and now they are getting Rs 5,000. Their dearness allowance too has been increased from Rs 500 to Rs 750. Video analysts are now receiving Rs 7,500 instead of Rs 5,000.For outstation matches, manual and online scorers as well as the video analyst will get Rs 1,000 extra. And for internationals matches that will be played at home, a scorer will now get Rs 10,000 per day instead of Rs 7,500. There is no dearness allowance for international matches.
FILE – In this June 6, 2015, file photo, Serena Williams holds the trophy after winning the final of the French Open tennis tournament against Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. Welcome back to Paris, Serena Williams. The tennis world can’t wait to find out exactly how that bothersome left knee is holding up. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)Serena Williams heads into this year’s French Open as an outsider for a Grand Slam title for possibly the first time in 20 years, with questions surrounding her fitness after a poor start to the season, while Naomi Osaka needs to rediscover her best form to solidify her position at the top of the women’s game with a third straight major crown.The 37-year-old Williams is still waiting for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam triumph, with her last victory coming at the 2017 Australian Open shortly before taking a break from the sport due to pregnancy.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport “But I did everything I could to stay fit. I knew that I love the clay season and I wanted to be a part of it.“It’s not about today or tomorrow. For me obviously it’s about playing well at all the big moments… Obviously the Slams, etc, just getting ready for those events.”Osaka remaining confidentWorld number one Osaka has not been overly struggling since surprisingly splitting with coach Sascha Bajin in the wake of her Australian Open title.But the Japanese star has not won a title since, and like Williams, withdrew from the Italian Open through injury before her quarter-final against Kiki Bertens.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess It has still been the 21-year-old’s best-ever clay-court campaign, having also reached the last eight in Madrid and the semi-finals in Stuttgart, and she feels her big-hitting game is now ready for the red dirt.“I’m kind of comfortable with it now. It’s just like I randomly slip. I feel like if I can get that under control, I’ll be good,” Osaka, who has never reached the second week in Paris, said.She also does not feel that her lack of a title since Melbourne will have a large bearing on her Roland Garros prospects.“I can’t necessarily say it’s been ups and downs because if I think about it, it’s definitely been going up,” she said.“Every match that I’ve played, I’ve learned a lot. I’ve tried to take what I’ve learned into the next match. I think I’ve done that well.”Halep the favoriteReigning champion Simona Halep will enter the tournament somewhat under the radar with much of the focus on Williams and Osaka, but the Romanian remains the world’s most consistent player on clay.The three-time French Open finalist is the bookmakers’ favorite for the title, despite having lost both her finals so far this year and being knocked out in her first match in Rome by Czech youngster Marketa Vondrousova.But she will be the third seed in Paris and a name everyone will want to avoid in the draw.“I can’t expect anything because to be a defending champion in Grand Slam is for (the) first time for me, so it’s something new,” said Halep, who won her maiden major title 12 months ago in her fourth final. “I will be more relaxed. I will try to enjoy (it) more.” She impressed initially after returning, but last year twice fell just short of drawing level with Margaret Court’s mark, losing in the Wimbledon final to Angelique Kerber before her infamous meltdown en route to another final defeat by Osaka at Flushing Meadows.Williams’ 2019 campaign has not gone to plan so far, with a series of injuries seeing her manage just four matches since her Australian Open quarter-final exit to Karolina Pliskova.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsBut she is confident her work off the court can help her find her best game in the biggest tournaments.“I actually haven’t been able to train or practice a lot. I was out much longer than I expected,” admitted the three-time French Open champion last week in Rome, before pulling out of the tournament ahead of a second-round tie with sister Venus. LATEST STORIES ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP MOST READ Filoil: JRU snaps 3-game skid, tops EAC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess The women’s game remains far more open than the men’s, with a host of other players holding serious hopes of lifting the trophy, like Italian Open champion and second seed Pliskova and the in-form Petra Kvitova.Anything can happen in the French capital, as shown by unheralded Latvian Jelena Ostapenko’s shock victory only two years ago.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting
News of Satnam Singh, a 7’2 footer from a small village in Punjab picked in NBA draft as the first ever Indian made sporting headlines in 2015.But things didn’t go the way he would have liked in the next two years.”I had a big problem with no playing time at NBA. I would lose my mind. I would consider going back home. Then I would convince myself, I can’t do that. I will have to play and complete my contract, try and do something. As a last resort I would go to the gym. Sometimes at 1am in the night; lifting weights or something else,” Satnam, speaking to India Today, recalls his mental struggle as an Indian debutant at the world’ richest basketball league.Registering merely 7.1 minutes per game of playing time in two seasons of Dallas Mavericks’ development league later, Satnam’s NBA contract has now expired and his stint’s utility went nothing beyond the symbolism of breaking barriers for an Indian at NBA.”The problem with me there was I went from high school. I came in as an international player, they haven’t seen me playing. In America the rule is you go to college and than move to NBA. 90 percent people are picked from college. They don’t watch high school much, just college. I didn’t get much of a chance,” he explains.You were given this life, because you’re strong enough to live it. #PERSISTENCE pic.twitter.com/6vyngzlvUt- Satnam Singh Bhamara (@hellosatnam) September 28, 2017But many experts reckon unless Satnam, an unknown quantity, had managed to take rapid strides, he was never going to get serious game time in the mainstream league. Just like introduction of Canadian of Indian origin, Sim Bhullar earlier, NBA’s primary objective was to make NBA attractive for the populous Indian market.advertisementBhullar who got a little more play time at the NBA’s development league, now plays league basketball in Taiwan.Satnam is so disillusioned with his NBA experience that the idea of playing overseas itself does not appeal to him currently. “Now I have come back to India. I will play for the Indian team. I will work on my game as much as I can. I will play for Punjab, any small tournament. I want playing time. The more I play my game will improve,” he speaks in earnest.However Satnam’s time with the national side on return, including at the FIBA Asia Cup hasn’t been very fruitful. But the reluctance to play for India when drafted in the NBA has now turned into a pledge to make up for lost time. “The good thing is I am back in India. I want to play for India and show America and the world what we can do,” he says.”People used to tell me you are the first Indian at NBA. We will project your face. I would say face and stuff is ok but I want to become a face that can show the world how much progress India can make in basketball. Even it takes 1, 2 or 20 years. I am not going to quit basketball,” he gesticulates.You gotta work hard! #determination pic.twitter.com/nQqoyUGAyF- Satnam Singh Bhamara (@hellosatnam) September 27, 2017His comments of ‘no future for youngsters in basketball in India’, Satnam says was a case of being ‘misquoted’. “All I am saying is wherever you are, do well. But take care of yourself. I am going to give all I have to improve my game. Where ever you are you have to try and do well. And I have to do well in India,” he says.From being consigned to a farming life at an Indian village to being noticed by a billion plus Indians at the biggest of sporting leagues, identifying silver lining can’t be difficult for Satnam.And if nothing else works, the advantages of choosing the sport he has will always remain. “Very long heighted people have a problem. But in this game and with me working hard on my body, it’s a good thing. The harder I work, better it is for me,” he philosophies.
Wondagurl – Samuel Engelking Login/Register With: READ MORE Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Since she broke out as a teenager, Wondagurl has been making a name for herself producing for Rihanna, Drake, Lil Yachty and Lil Uzi Vert. Meeting her at Revolution Studios, though, she’s still very much a reflection of her quiet suburban upbringing in Brampton.In a brief studio session hosted by Doritos, I sit with the producer (real name: Ebony Oshunrinde) to witness her creative process first-hand as she crafts a beat out of sounds from crunching, biting and everything you’d hear while devouring a bag of chips. That, and a sample that I’ve brought in for her to use.Somewhat timid in conversation, Oshunrinde moves with machine-like precision while working. Her training started at Chinguacousy Secondary School, where she enrolled in Grade 11 after moving from Mississauga. Known for its SciTech North program, the high school helped her foster her passion for producing by introducing her to classes that finally held her interest. By the end of the year she went from struggling to pass to making the honour roll.
OSU coach Urban Meyer during a game against Rutgers on Oct. 24 at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorIt might have lost an unprecedented amount of talent to the NFL draft, but the Ohio State football team has begun to look toward the future as it resumed spring practice this week after taking some time off for spring break.Much of the conversation with OSU coach Urban Meyer on Tuesday was a reflection on the future of the program as it looks to withstand the departure of 16 starting offensive and defensive starters to graduation or early entry into the draft.Here are three key takeaways from the coach’s press conference as the Buckeyes continue to work toward the April 16 spring game.Stability on offenseWhile the Buckeyes might be missing big names like Braxton Miller, running back Ezekiel Elliott and wide receiver Michael Thomas, there is still some returning talent, anchored by redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett and redshirt senior center Pat Elflein.Meyer emphasized the importance of their return, saying a team incorporating new players at those positions has no shot.“The fact that those two guys are back, we have a shot,” he said. “And I think we have a decent chance to be good on offense. And it’s mostly due to those two guys coming back.”Meyer also spoke highly of Barrett’s leadership, saying that he’s one of the best leaders the team has ever had.Joining Barrett and Elflein as the only other returning starter on offense is redshirt junior left guard Billy Price. Some players, such as redshirt junior tight end Marcus Baugh, got their feet wet as backups last season and are set to step in as starters. But other groups, such as wide receiver and the right side of the offensive line, have a lot of questions to be answered before the start of the 2016 season.New players, new pressureWith new faces being pushed into bigger roles, Meyer also spoke to the pressures that will be on those players expected to step up.“We try to put as much pressure on the players now because it’s not fair to put pressure on them in October,” Meyer said.However, he added that the coaching staff can prepare a player as best as it can, but sometimes the player simply cannot handle it once things step up.“There are a lot of great athletes who don’t respond to stress very well,” Meyer said.With only six returning starters, a lot of inexperienced guys will be turned to in an effort to make a name for themselves in the spring. Those names range from true-freshman early enrollees to players who have been on the team for several years, biding their time to step into the spotlight.Confidence at cornerDespite losing star cornerback Eli Apple to the NFL draft, Meyer expressed confidence in his defensive backfield in part because of cornerbacks Gareon Conley, Marshon Lattimore and Denzel Ward.Lattimore, a redshirt sophomore, struggled with a hamstring injury his first two years with the team. Meyer spoke highly of the Cleveland native.“Marshon has to stay healthy, he’s so talented,” Meyer said.Conley is one of the few returning starters for the team, starting all 13 games in 2015 as the No. 2 corner. The redshirt junior knows better than anyone about the importance of putting on a show in preseason practice sessions, as his performances this time a year ago helped cement his status as a starter for a defending national-champion team.Ward, who played in 11 games last season, made seven tackles, including two in the Fiesta Bowl against Notre Dame. The true sophomore is primed to compete with Lattimore for the starting cornerback spot opposite Conley.Meyer and the Buckeyes will continue their build-up toward OSU’s annual spring game, which is scheduled to kick off at 1:30 p.m. on April 16 at Ohio Stadium.
Senior wide receiver Devin Smith (9) and redshirt-junior wide receiver Corey Smith (84) celebrate during OSU’s 52-24 win against Maryland on Oct. 4 in College Park, Md. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorIn college football, anything is possible.The phrase “any given Saturday,” while cliché, rang true last week as a handful of ranked teams fell to lower-ranked or unranked opponents.With that being said, the No. 15 Ohio State football team is sitting in an interesting position.If the bricks fall in the right way, the Buckeyes could have a long-shot chance at making it in to the first ever College Football Playoff, something OSU coach Urban Meyer said he addressed with his team.“We do that every year this time of year and I just show the rankings and I show the teams … they are going to hear it and I don’t want them to hear much about it at all after our conversation,” Meyer said Wednesday. “When you look at it, everything is wide open. College football, this is a pretty open year.”OSU junior offensive lineman Jacoby Boren said no matter where the Buckeyes rank nationally, the mindset remains the same.“I think guys know (where we stand). Stuff got pretty crazy last weekend, but I think our attitude — we just try to go out and get better every week and we can only control what we can control,” Boren said. “We are going to go out, try and win every game, win a Big Ten championship and then after that we will see how things stack up and hopefully it will work out for us.”Meyer added that even though he held a team meeting regarding the issue, he does not want it blown out of proportion.“I don’t want to make it bigger than it is. We talk about it briefly, and we move on. I don’t think these kids care,” Meyer said. “I am hoping that they just want to get better and the thing we are most concerned about is we had momentum and it’s been taken away so we have to keep that momentum somehow.”That momentum the Buckeyes carried was because of back-to-back games in which the offense produced more than 1,200 yards combined — including 710 against Cincinnati, eight yards short of a school record.Boren said Wednesday that the offensive surge is because of the experience that the Buckeyes gain with each week.“I think we have grown a lot the past few weeks. We started off a little bit slow, but we started to get a little bit of momentum and we have definitely grown the past few weeks and we are still nowhere near where we need to be,” he said. “We just have to keep growing.”Meyer said he is concerned about continuing to grow throughout the course of the team’s second bye week in a month.“The first one I think came at the right time. You could see we played pretty well afterwards. This one, I don’t know,” Meyer said. “All I know is it remains to be seen. It is uncomfortable to be honest with you. I am not used to the two (bye weeks) in the first six, seven weeks in the season. I always do research and this has never happened to us before. I don’t want to be paranoid, but I am.”OSU senior defensive lineman Steve Miller didn’t seem as worried as Meyer, as he said Wednesday that while the timing of the bye week has been awkward for him, it provides opportunities for other players.“I say it’s been strange, because it’s real early. And we really aren’t that really banged up yet, so it really isn’t that bad to be taking a break,” Miller said. “It’s been more laid-back for this break. Just trying to get some of the young guys ready.”The Buckeyes are scheduled to return from their bye week Oct. 18 to host Rutgers at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.
While his season is over, Ohio State freshman guard D’Angelo Russell is still raking in awards.The Big Ten Freshman of the Year was named a 2014-15 Associated Press first team All-American on Monday, becoming the 12th OSU men’s basketball player to garner that honor.Russell is also the fifth OSU player to be named an AP All-American under current coach Thad Matta, and the first since Jared Sullinger in 2012.Russell joins Wisconsin senior forward Frank Kaminsky, Duke freshman center Jahlil Okafor, Notre Dame senior guard Jerian Grant and Kentucky junior forward Willie Cauley-Stein on the prestigious list.The Louisville, Ky., native led the Buckeyes in scoring with 19.3 points per game this season, but scored just nine in OSU’s season-ending loss to the Arizona Wildcats in the third round of the NCAA Tournament.His 675 total points this season were an OSU freshman record.Russell is projected in many NBA mock drafts to be a top-five pick, but has not yet announced whether he will return to Columbus for a sophomore season or declare for the draft.The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the draft is April 26.