CUInsight Minute with Lauren Culp – October 9, 2020

first_imgWelcome to the CUInsight Minute, sixty seconds from our Publisher & CEO Lauren Culp with our favorite reads from the week.Mentioned:Help your team win with learning this monthby JOHN PEMBROKE, CUESEddie Robinson is recognized by many experts as one of the greatest college football coaches in history. After a 56-year career, he retired in 1997 with a record of 408-165-15. I had the privilege to meet this humble and approachable giant twice—and had a great conversation both times. Something that Robinson is known for saying about reaching your full potential came to mind as we were preparing to celebrate Learning and Development Month this month: (read more)Empathy starts with meby KALLI SHELTON, NATIONAL CREDIT UNION FOUNDATION (THE FOUNDATION)“Empathy is a hard skill to learn because mastery requires practice and practice means you’ll screw it up big time more than once. But that’s how practice works.” – Brené Brown. Empathy has become a topic for conversation now more than ever as credit unions strive to find ways to help their members get through this pandemic. And while the concept of empathy is simple, it’s not easy. Truly serving through empathy requires lots of practice and intentional effort to improve. (read more)Five Ideas for Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2020by RENÉE GOKEY, SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINEAre you a parent, grandparent, or other caregiver wondering what to do for Indigenous Peoples’ Day this year while you and your family are home? Perhaps you’re a college student, discussing social justice and hoping to do something meaningful that also respects public health guidance on in-person gatherings? (read more)Plus, check out the CUInsight Experience podcast this weekend, featuring our very own Randall Smith, sitting down with credit union industry leaders across the nation for very insightful leadership conversations. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lauren Culp Lauren Culp is the Publisher & CEO at leads the growing team at CUInsight, works with organizations serving credit unions to maximize their brand and exposure, connects … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Fitness doubts over Mendy

first_imgManchester City full-back Benjamin Mendy could miss the start of the Premier League season.The France international arrived from Monaco this week for €70 million on a five-year deal.But his new boss Pep Guardiola says he’s got fitness problems. Photo © – pixabaylast_img

Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw make it look easy in 11-4 win over Colorado Rockies

first_imgWhen was the last time Kershaw felt happy coming out of a game?“The start before this one,” he said. “Then before that, September, I guess.”Kershaw pitched pretty well, too. He allowed two runs over seven innings, both on Arenado’s home run. The left-hander walked one batter and struck out seven.The Dodgers collected 17 hits as a team. Every member of the starting lineup collected at least one and Kershaw had three — a new career high. Andre Ethier, Howie Kendrick, Adrian Gonzalez and Joc Pederson all hit home runs.Gonzalez went 4-for-4 with two doubles and Ethier, Kendrick and Jimmy Rollins had two hits apiece. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error DENVER >> Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers were due for a game like this.Their 11-4 win over the Colorado Rockies looked easy. The consensus best pitcher in baseball hadn’t had an easy game for a while, but the two runs Kershaw allowed Monday, both on a home run by Nolan Arenado, could not have meant less.The Dodgers scored six runs in the sixth inning and three more in the ninth, ensuring that Kershaw (4-3) would have a winning record for the first time all year.“I felt the last two (starts) especially I felt happy coming out of the game,” he said. “That’s a new feeling for me. I try to build on that, sure.”center_img Gonzalez also made several nifty picks on throws in the dirt to first base. It was a byproduct of the shadows that covered the left side of the infield, but not the right, in the early innings of a game that began at 6 p.m. local time.Other than the shadows, Gonzalez said, a first baseman usually looks forward to coming to Denver. The Dodgers scored in only three of the 27 innings they played at Busch Stadium over the weekend. Denver is different.“It doesn’t have anything to do with leaving St. Louis, it has to do with coming to Coors,” Gonzalez said. “Chances are, if you put up good at-bats you’re going to have good numbers or positive stats. “I hit two balls in St. Louis that would have been homers here, or doubles,” he continued. “They ended up being outs. You turn two balls that could’ve been a homer and a double that could’ve been 0-for-2 — now the series looks bad. But if those two balls are a double and a homer, now the series is not as bad. That little bit can be the biggest difference in the world.”Once the Dodgers were done dumping syrup on the maple-bacon goodness that is hitting at a mile-high stadium, one piece of mystery meat remained on the platter: Who would start the first game of a Tuesday doubleheader, a game that was scheduled to begin roughly 16 hours after the final pitch Monday?David Huff was brought up from Triple-A prior to the game. The veteran left-hander had started one game already this season. But Huff pitched the eighth inning Monday, ruling him out.Would it be Joe Wieland, who was scheduled to start for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday? Like Huff, Wieland had already been entrusted with a spot start for the Dodgers.Or would it be Zach Lee, the 2011 first-round draft pick who’s been knocking at the door all season with a 2.38 earned-run average?“We won’t start somebody that’s never started a major league game before tomorrow,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said before the game.So much for Lee.Only after the game did Mattingly reveal that the Dodgers would recall left-handed pitcher Ian Thomas from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Thomas had been used as a reliever by the Atlanta Braves, who traded him to the Dodgers as part of the six-player trade that sent Juan Uribe to Atlanta last Wednesday.Thomas would not start the game, Mattingly said. Rather, the Dodgers will have eight available relievers for a “bullpen game,” and former Rockies pitcher Juan Nicasio will start. The veteran right-hander has a 1.29 earned-run average in 16 appearances out of the bullpen this season for the Dodgers.The doubleheader was needed to make up a game that was rained out at Coors Field on May 9.last_img read more

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center_img At this week’s event, Lennartz – who likes to refer to himself as a “lifelong polar ambassador” – spoke of the exponential growth Quark Expeditions has experienced in the Australian market, with over 6,000 Aussie travellers heading to polar regions in the last five years.Last year alone, more than 60,000 visitors travelled to Antarctica, either stepping ashore or cruising past the continent. Of that number, around 17% were from Australia – the destination’s third largest source, trailing only the USA and China.“Growth from Australia is 40% year-over-year, outpacing the growth from other parts of the world,” the Quark Expeditions executive said.Lennartz also spoke about the concept of “maximum aliveness”, the idea that people become more alive by changes in their environments, particularly through adventure. Go back to the e-newsletter Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more