BRO-TV: Getting to Know Zoë Romano

first_imgStrong, passionate, and downright humble, Richmond-based Zoë Romano is the first person to ever run the entire Tour de France route. I met up with Zoë after interviewing her for our March issue (read the full story here) and was utterly blown away not only by her positive energy and incredible endurance, but also by her inspirational selflessness. During both of her long-distance runs (the Tour de France route in 2013 and a cross-country run in 2010), Zoë raised thousands of dollars for non-profits such as the Boys and Girls Club and the World Pediatric Project.To keep up to date with Zoë’s adventures, check out her website.last_img read more

CEOs on measuring marketing success

first_imgCredit union marketing professionals produce lots of measures—return on campaign, response rate, click-through, new loans generated and the list goes on. Which measures merit the most attention and deliver comprehensive value, according to credit union CEOs? While diverse, responses from dozens of CEOs (as part of ongoing focus groups for CEOs’ perspectives) fell into two distinct categories: tactical measures (“We can prove it”) and practical measures (“We just know it”). Let’s explore the most common tactical and practical measures of marketing success.The TacticalMarketing response rate led the way among tactical metrics cited as worthy by CEOs. It’s the most quantifiable answer that indicates if members are listening, responding, and acting upon marketing messages. One CEO said that persuading members (existing and potential) to try the credit union was a key goal in marketing initiatives. Campaigns create leads; leads create sales opportunities; and, sales drive revenue and loyalty. Getting members to take a first step with the credit union is marketing’s Job No. 1. 22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Absolute beginners

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Helping others: Manado LGBT community raises funds for COVID-19 food aid

first_imgThe members of an LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community in Manado, North Sulawesi, have joined hands to raise funds and distribute relief aid to those affected by the local COVID-19 outbreak.”A friend told us about the condition of residents who had been hit hard by the epidemic. Some residents even asked us to buy some food for them,” LGBT activist Rajawali Coco told The Jakarta Post on Sunday in Manado.So the community decided to start a fund-raiser on Facebook to buy basic goods for distributing to people in need. The initiative has received positive responses, especially from friends, families and colleagues.Coco said that the community raised Rp 7 million (US$451) in cash transfers as soon as they started the fund-raiser.On the first day of distribution shortly after receiving the donated funds, it delivered 10 packages of staple foods containing rice, cooking oil, canned fish, instant noodles and fresh eggs to 10 affected families.”We are not [rich], in fact, we are also in need. However, we would like to share with those who have been affected by this difficult situation,” said Coco.He recalled how the story of an elderly woman who lived alone in a shack in Pineleng, Minahasa, went viral after members of the LGBT community visited to deliver some food to her. The viral post eventually caught the eye of the North Sulawesi Social Agency, which then visited the women to deliver aid.As the community continued to receive donations from people of all walks of life, they drew up a list of people in need, especially the elderly and people who had not received any aid, said Coco.”We have distributed the [donated funds] in the form of 50 packages of basic goods so far,” he said. “The last 58 packages will be distributed on April 25,” Coco said, adding that the fund-raiser was inclusive and nondiscriminatory, regardless of the donor’s social or economical background. (trn)Topics :last_img read more

Jawdropping whole-floor city apartment was QLD’s biggest sale during boom week

first_imgDouble doors separate the private foyer in front of the owner’s lift.South Brisbane has seen its median price go up 33.3 per cent in the past five years, with the median rent sitting on $470 a week and the median time it takes properties to sell sitting on 70 days.The are eight one-per-floor residences in Villagio, with features including high ceilings, free flowing rooms and breathtaking views across the river and cityscape.Apartment 6 has a separate media room with built-in surround sound, separate study, built-in BBQ, Cbus lighting system throughout, and direct lift access into its own foyer, as well as a triple garage and dedicated visitor parking. Communal features in the building include a lap pool and steam room. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Entertainer’s kitchen includes practical aspects like direct access to a separate laundry room and drying veranda. What an amazing backdrop for a party. The Villagio has held its value well amid a sea of new buildings in the area. Looking out the kitchen to the main veranda. The view from 6/212 Vulture Street, South Brisbane.A THREE-bedroom whole floor apartment with jawdropping views of the city skyline has emerged as the most expensive property sold in Queensland this past week.The triple bedroom, triple bathroom, four car unit at 6/212 Vulture Street, South Brisbane, has topped Queensland’s list of sales this past week, having sold under the hammer for $3.16m on Thursday.Agent Judy Goodger of Place Estate Agents New Farm, who took the property to market with colleague Matthew Foote, told The Courier-Mail that the home as “exceptional”.“The floorplan was exceptional, the amount of views was phenomenal, it’s just very rare to find a property like this.” The terrace stretches almost the entire length of the apartment.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoBubbles, bubbly and a lazy Friday night are calling.She said the whole floor apartment saw five registered bidders on Thursday night, with bidding kicking off at $2.5m.“Two bidders competed very strongly from $3m, and both parties were families from the suburbs, coming from very large homes wanting to be closer to the hub of Brisbane — theatres, entertaining, the city and also the appeal that it was on the whole floor.”“The building was 12 years old so it did extremely well. There is one apartment per floor, and it really is in the hub of it all.”The apartment covers 394sq m, according to CoreLogic data — bigger than some house blocks in the city. The fully installed media room — essential for families. The main master bedroom.last_img read more

CB&I names replacement for retiring president, CEO

first_imgChicago Bridge & Iron (CB&I) named Patrick Mullen as president and CEO following the retirement of Philip Asherman from his 12 years in the role of president, CEO and a member of the company’s board. The retirement and the new appointment is effective July 1, 2017, CB&I said in its statement, adding that Mullen will stand for election to the company’s board in May 2018.Asherman, 66, is credited for transforming CB&I from a specialty tank subcontractor to a global technology and energy infrastructure corporation, the statement reads.Mullen, 52, was named COO of CB&I in 2016 after serving as executive vice president and president of CB&I’s engineering & construction operating group, where he was responsible for all engineering and construction for CB&I’s worldwide operations.He joined CB&I in 2007 through the company’s acquisition of Lummus Global and has worked in operational and commercial leadership roles throughout the company with global responsibility for corporate strategy, as well as serving as a key interface with CB&I’s shareholders.Mullen currently serves on Vectren Corporation’s board of directors.last_img read more

Shanghai announces ‘one-dog policy’

first_img Share 108 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Tweet News Shanghai announces ‘one-dog policy’ by: – February 24, 2011 By Chris Hogg BBC News, Shanghai Once banned by for being a ‘bourgeois decadence’, keeping a pet dog is now seen as trendyThe Chinese city of Shanghai has announced a new rule modelled on the country’s one-child policy.From May a one-dog policy will be introduced, and more than 600,000 unlicensed dogs will be declared illegal.The new regulation has been the subject of long and heated debate among the city’s lawmakers.Last year more than 140,000 people told police they had been bitten by an unlicensed dog.There are four times as many dogs without the proper paperwork in Shanghai as there are animals with a permit.Pooch permitsThe new rule means owners whose dogs are not registered with the authorities will have to give them away.Those who already have two licensed dogs will be able to keep them, but only new applications from households without hounds will be accepted.Of course, this being China, people will no doubt find a way to get around the rules.When restrictions on the numbers of homes families could own here were introduced to try to slow the rise in house prices, there were reports of couples getting divorced but still living together just so they could buy more properties.The police say they are expecting they will have to adopt many of the dogs once they are declared outlaws.They are also banning the keeping of what they call “attack dogs”.British bulldogs are among those that will not be welcome here under the new rules. Sharelast_img read more

Harold Black

first_imgHarold Black, 77, of Pensacola, Florida, formerly of Cincinnati passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at the West Florida Hospital in Pensacola. He was born near Pleasant in Switzerland County on January 8, 1937 the son of Ernst and Margaret Harper Black. He was married to Judith Lester on August 23, 1958 and his wife of 57 years survives. Other survivors include one son Jeffery (Lori) Black of Cadiz, Kentucky; two daughters Debra (John) Weale of Columbus, Ohio, and Teresa (Mike) Varner of Pensacola; five grandchildren; four brothers Dilver Thayer of Lake City, Florida, David (Rita) Black of Cincinnati, Richard (Mary) Black of Cross Plains, and Roger (Terry) Black of Ft. Wayne; two sisters Phyllis (Harold) Taylor of Cincinnati, and Marilyn (Jerry) Wisher of Covington, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Black was a 1957 graduate of Cross Plains High School and a 1962 graduate of Ball State University where received his BS degree in education. He was a 10 year veteran of the US Air Force during the Vietnam Era where he rose to the rank of Captain. During his stay in the Air Force he was stationed in Enid, Oklahoma, Amarillo, Texas, the United Kingdom, Salt Lake City, and San Francisco. For his service Harold received the National Defense Service Medal, USAF Outstanding Unit Award, and the USAF Longevity Service Award. In civilian life Harold worked for 25 years as a supervisor for Avon Manufacturing in Springdale, Ohio. He also worked as a purchasing manager for Cincinnati Machine Tool Services from 1996 to 2001 and from 2008 to 2009 worked for the Kentucky State Park Service as a camp ground director. He retired from Merchant Security in 2013. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 15 at 1pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Jerry Brooks of the Benham United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Benham Cemetery with military graveside services by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 11am until time of services.Memorials may be given to the Versailles American Legion in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

‘Mums for Education’ for sale in Versailles

first_imgVersailles, In. — The Ripley County Sheriff’s Office “Mums for Education Program” is in full bloom.The mums were grown by the female Ripley County Jail inmates in order to fund the scholarship program. The scholarships are given to Ripley County students who are pursuing a career in the criminal justice field.The mums come in a variety of colors and can be purchased at the Sheriff’s Office for $5.00 each. Sheriff’s Office hours are Monday through Friday 8 am to 4 pm.last_img

Update on the latest sports

first_imgA federal court judge in California has dismissed the team’s claim of unequal pay in a lawsuit against the US Soccer Federation. However, U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner has ruled that claims of unequal travel and medical staff can go to trial.Players claim they have not been paid equally under their collective bargaining agreement to what the men’s national team receives under its labor deal. The women’s team filed suit in March 2019, asking for more than $66 million in damages under the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.Klausner left intact claims the USSF discriminated in its use of charter flights, hotel accommodations, medical support services and training support services.Players intend to ask the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn Klausner’s decision, a move that could delay the trial into 2021 or later.A trial is scheduled for June 16 in federal court in Los Angeles. VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSAP sources: MLB, umpires reach pay dealUNDATED (AP) — Major League Baseball and its umpires have worked out a salary restructure in a deal that could put instant replay on hold this season.Two people familiar with the agreement tell the Associated Press that the agreement includes a 50% cut in May and nothing more this year if no games are played. The deal covers a pay structure during a coronavirus pandemic that has delayed the start of the season.Umps generally make between $150,000 and $450,000. They already have been paid from January through April. If even one regular-season game is played this season, the umps are guaranteed about one-third of their salaries. Update on the latest sports DOPING-STEVENSAmerican sprinter Deajah Stevens suspended in doping caseMONACO (AP) — American sprinter Deajah Stevens has been provisionally suspended for repeatedly being unavailable for doping tests.The Athletics Integrity Unit said Stevens amassed three whereabouts violations in a year.The AIU said similar suspensions were imposed on American sprinter Gabrielle Thomas and Kenyan distance runner Alex Korio Oliotiptip. It didn’t specify when or where the violations occurred. Associated Press — Indianapolis Motor Speedway could host the first major sporting venue to have fans back in the stands this summer. Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has announced a five-stage plan to reopen the state with the final phase tentatively scheduled to include a return to sporting venues on July 4. That’s the very day an IndyCar-NASCAR Xfinity Series doubleheader is scheduled to be run on the sprawling track.— Major League Soccer is allowing players to return to outdoor team training fields for voluntary individual workouts starting next Wednesday. MLS suspended the season because of the coronavirus pandemic on March 12, closing all team facilities but asking players to remain in market with their teams. The league-wide moratorium on group and team training remains in effect through May 15. MLS says individual workouts must follow certain detailed health and safety protocols.— Three people at German soccer club Cologne have tested positive for the coronavirus in the latest blow to the league’s hopes of resuming games this month. Cologne didn’t name the people who tested positive and didn’t say whether they were players. Tests have been carried out this week on players, coaches and other staff at various clubs ahead of a planned return to full team training, then to competition.— Former NHL enforcer Georges Laraque (zhorj luh-RAHK’) has tested positive for COVID-19. Laraque played 12 NHL seasons, including eight with the Edmonton Oilers and two with the Montreal Canadiens. He also suited up for the Phoenix Coyotes and Pittsburgh Penguins.— The European Masters golf tournament scheduled for late August in Switzerland has been canceled. Organizers say the decision came after the Swiss government extended a ban on gatherings of more than 1,000 people through August. However, organizers say the course at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club will open to the public on May 11 as part of the easing of social restrictions. Athletes are required to provide regular updates on their whereabouts to make it possible for anti-doping authorities to carry out surprise testing outside of competition.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 In other NFL news:— The Jaguars have declined to pick up the fifth-year option in running back Leonard Fournette’s rookie contract. The decision was not surprising after the team tried to deal Fournette over the last month. The former LSU star is coming off a career year. He topped 1,600 yards from scrimmage in 15 games last season, carrying 265 times for 1,152 yards and catching 76 passes for 522 yards.— The Bears have signed veteran safety Tashaun Gipson to a one-year contract, three days after he was released by Houston. Gipson has intercepted 23 passes and returned three for touchdowns over eight seasons with Cleveland, Jacksonville and Houston. The 29-year-old Gipson had 55 tackles and three interceptions in his lone season with the Texans, starting 14 games before landing on injured reserve because of a back injury.— Backup quarterback Nick Mullens has signed his exclusive rights tender with the 49ers. He was tendered a one-year deal in March. Mullens showed promise in place of injured QB Jimmy Garoppolo in 2018 and is eligible to become a restricted free agent next offseason.— The Packers have signed well-traveled defensive lineman Treyvon Hester, who is joining his fourth team in as many seasons since being taking in the 2017 draft. Green Bay’s only draft addition on the defensive line last week was the seventh-round selection of Miami end Jonathan Garvin. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSOCCER-US WOMEN’S TEAM LAWSUITJudge strikes down part of USNWT suitUNDATED (AP) — The US women’s soccer team has suffered a partial loss in court. Clase was acquired from the Texas Rangers this winter in Cleveland’s trade of two-time Cy Young winner Corey Kluber. The hard-throwing right-hander was expected to have a major role at the back end of the Indians’ bullpen this season.Clase was 2-3 with a 2.31 ERA in 21 games after making his debut with the Rangers in August.MLB-DRAFTMLB owners to discuss upcoming draft next weekNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball owners are about to hammer out details for the upcoming amateur draft. NFL-NEWSNFL owners to meet via video conferencesUNDATED (AP) — The NFL has switched its mid-May owners meeting to remote video conferencing because of the coronavirus pandemic.The league previously canceled its annual meeting in March in Florida, where owners would have voted on potential rules changes. Those votes were expected to occur at the California meeting in two weeks. Among the rules to be discussed is allowing pass interference to be part of the video review system. That rule was adopted for one year and has gotten poor reviews from coaches and players.The NFL continues to plan for a preseason and regular season as scheduled. A person familiar with the deliberations told The Associated Press owners will discuss a length for the draft next week and are likely to start the selections on the original date of June 10.Teams and the players’ association agreed March 26 to a deal that allowed MLB to cut the draft from 40 rounds to as few as five this year and 20 next year. The reduction is part of a plan to deal with the coronavirus pandemic that delayed the start of the season and slashed revenue. As part of the agreement, the sides agreed to leave the assigned slot values of draft signing bonuses at the same level in 2020 and 2021 as they were last year.That left the total of slot values for a 10-round draft this year at $265.5 million, including $29.6 million for rounds six through 10.NBA-BULLS-EVERSLEYBills unveil Eversley As part of the deal, MLB has the right not to use instant replays of umpires’ decisions during the 2020 season. Most calls have been subject to video review since 2014, but MLB is considering playing regular-season games at spring training ballparks that are not wired for replay.In other news related to the coronavirus pandemic:— The NBA has announced the postponement of its upcoming draft lottery and draft combine amid concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. Both events were scheduled to take place in Chicago this month. The NBA said it will provide more information on each event at a later date as the league continues to monitor the pandemic and consult with infectious disease specialists, public health experts and government officials.— The Oakland Athletics say former minor leaguer Miguel Marte died this week of complications from COVID-19. Marte was 30. The Dominican-born first baseman, catcher and right fielder played in the Oakland farm system from 2008-12, going as far as Class A.— Denver Broncos star linebacker Von Miller says he has tested negative for the coronavirus, two weeks after he said he had tested positive for COVID-19. The Super Bowl 50 MVP is an asthmatic and was under the care of team doctors and quarantined at his Denver area home over the last two weeks. — The Dolphins have traded former first-round draft pick Charles Harris to the Falcons for a seventh-round pick in next year’s draft. Harris was the 22nd player taken in the 2017 draft before recording just 3 ½ sacks for Miami, including a half-sack last year.— A person familiar with the matter tells The Associated Press the Broncos have declined the fifth-year contract option on left tackle Garett Bolles. A fifth-year option for Bolles would have been worth about $11 million, guaranteed against injury. He has logged 46 holding penalties in 48 NFL games to earn the wrath of Denver fans.MLB-INDIANS-CLASE-DRUG SUSPENSIONIndians reliever Clase suspended 80 games for PED violationCLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Indians reliever Emmanuel Clase (klah-say) has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball for testing positive for a banned performance-enhancing drug. UNDATED (AP) — North Carolina State signee Josh Hall is staying in the NBA draft, announcing that he has hired an agent.Hall played at Moravian Prep in North Carolina for his senior season as well as an additional year of prep school. Prep players are eligible for the draft if they’re at least 19 years old during the calendar year of the draft and at least one NBA season has passed since their graduating class from high school.Hall is a top-25 recruit for Rivals and a top-35 pick for 247sports.In other college basketball news:— Former tournament champion Notre Dame and Oregon headline the 2021 Maui Invitational field. The bracket was announced Friday and includes Butler, Houston, Saint Mary’s, Wisconsin, Texas A&M and host Chaminade. North Carolina, Indiana and Texas headline the 2020 Maui Invitational, scheduled for Nov. 23-25. May 2, 2020 CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls have introduced new general manager Marc Eversley at a news conference Friday.Eversley agreed to take the job earlier in the week. He succeeds the fired Gar Forman and will work under new top executive Arturas Karnisovas. Eversley spent four years in Philadelphia’s front office — the past two as the 76ers’ senior vice president of player personnel.The Canadian-born Eversley becomes the Bulls’ first black general manager.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NEWSNC State recruit to stay in NBA draftlast_img read more