continue reading » 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Credit union professionals from across the country are gathering today to kick off the NAFCU’s 50th Annual Conference and Solutions Expo in Honolulu. The conference is NAFCU’s largest annual event and it runs through Friday, June 16.“We are excited to be celebrating NAFCU’s 50th anniversary and the association’s accomplishments in Honolulu,” said NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger. “NAFCU’s Annual Conference and Solutions Expo brings credit union leaders together to learn the latest on important industry issues and trends. This year’s program is designed to help credit unions strengthen their operations and grow their bottom line.”Today, Berger will lead a member-only “Private Conversation” with other NAFCU senior staff. Also slated are the Defense Credit Union Summit, sponsored by Allied Solutions, where attendees will learn about the impact of the Military Lending Act and network with other credit union leaders invested in defense issues; and the popular pre-conference workshop, where credit union board and supervisory committee members learn the ins and outs of the credit union industry and earn the NAFCU Certified Volunteer Expert certification.
Find out more about the public call in the attachment. “We announced a public call for support for TOP events in 2020 already in December this year, with the aim of leaving all interested parties enough time for quality project preparation and application. I am sure that this time we will receive a large number of applications, which will be an additional confirmation of the continuous development and improvement of the overall Croatian tourist offer with an emphasis on events as one of the main motives for coming to the destination.” stated the director of the CNTB Kristjan Staničić, adding that investments in facilities and infrastructure are a basic precondition for positioning Croatia as an attractive year-round destination. Legal and natural persons, ie companies, crafts, cooperatives, public institutions, cultural institutions, artistic organizations, local and regional self-government units and tourist boards may apply for the public invitation. The approved funds are intended for the costs of organizing events, such as rental of equipment, space and means of transport, procurement of materials, accommodation costs, contractor fees, promotional and other organizational activities. Grants are approved for the organization and realization of cultural, entertainment, eno-gastronomic, historical and traditional events that have been held at least twice in the last five years and have a strong promotional effect in the country and abroad. Also, the Tourist Board of the CNTB may exceptionally decide to support the event that is being held for the first time, and it is expected that it will greatly enrich the tourist offer of the destination. According to the CNTB, all nominated events will be evaluated through criteria such as importance for creating the motive for the arrival of guests, importance for the development of destination tourist offer and promotion of Croatia abroad, the nature of the event, content and quality, period and media advertising plan. . The Croatian National Tourist Board has announced a public call for support for TOP events, through which grants will be awarded in 2020 to TOP events in Croatia, which are the main motive for tourists to come to the destination. The call was issued with the aim of promoting Croatia as a tourist destination, strengthening the strength of the brand and creating a recognizable image of Croatian tourism, as well as product improvement and content development that extend the tourist season and increase traffic, especially in the pre- and postseason. Attachment: PUBLIC INVITATION to support TOP events in 2020
Available now.But until he retires the home is available for rent, furnished or unfurnished, for anyone looking for a place to live that is a bit different. It is available now through Sotheby’s International Realty for $1250 a week. New from old.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours ago”All the deckings are old floor joists from old Queenslanders,” he said. The entire construction of the home took about a year, and although he tried to source as much as he could second-hand, not all of it is.“For tin on top of the roof you have to do that new,” he said. The home is the polar opposite of the houses he usually works on as part of his day job, which he described as ultra-modern million dollar homes. A different type of style.“Every house I do is generic, it is what most people would like, this is something that I would like to live in,” he said.Because the property is not large enough to hold all the vehicles and tools he needs for work, he cannot live in it just yet. Modern furnishings straight from the scrap heap.Almost everything in the home has been repurposed from something that was thrown away, from the coffee table that is made from an old metal trunk, the bar stools from old tractor seats and the beds made from old railway sleepers. Rick Keel’s dream house is the opposite of the glitz of modern mansions. (AAP/Image Sarah Marshall)THIS eye-catching home overlooking the water at Manly might look like a million bucks, but most of it was built from everyday items that could have been found on the scrapheap.The two bedroom home at 563 Royal Esplanade was a passion project for tradie Rick Keel to showcase how a beautiful home can be made sustainably.“I grew up quite poor and we used to see a lot of waste from people that had a lot, and that stuck with me,” Mr Keel said.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Fast bowling legend Sir Andy Roberts has questioned the appointment of Miles Bascombe to the West Indies men’s selection panel.He believes the former Windward Islands batsman should have withdrawn himself from consideration after having been a member of the recent Cricket West Indies (CWI) Task Force which led an overhaul of regional selection policy.Further, the outspoken former Windies coach contended Bascombe did not possess enough first-class experience to sufficiently qualify him for the role he now occupies beside former Test off-spinner Roger Harper and newly-appointed head coach, Phil Simmons.“I have a problem first that he was a member of the task force that sat down to look into who they could pick as selectors and develop a policy; so he’s been part and parcel of it,” Sir Andy told the Mason and Guest cricket radio show here.“He (also) does not have enough first-class cricket experience in the region. He may have played, yes, but as far as experience goes to be one of the two selectors? No, I have a problem with that.He added: “My biggest problem is that he, as a member of the Task Force – even though he wasn’t involved in putting his name (forward) – should have withdrawn being a member of the Task Force,” Sir Andy stressed.Bascombe’s appointment came as a surprise, especially considering his tepid playing career which yielded 24 first-class matches at an average of 21, and a single Twenty20 International for West Indies against England eight years ago.Recently appointed selector Miles BascombeHe was also earlier this year named to the Selection System Task Force, chaired by CWI vice-president and fellow Vincentian, Dr Kishore Shallow, as one of three independent members alongside former Test players Ramnaresh Sarwan and Philo Wallace.Bascombe also serves as vice-president of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Cricket Association, headed by Shallow.Sir Andy, however, supported Harper’s appointment as chief selector, pointing out that the former West Indies head coach ticked all the boxes.“I’m pleased. You’re looking for somebody with vast cricket knowledge, somebody who knows the game, has played the game at the highest level, who has been captain (and) coach, so I don’t have a problem with that,” the Antiguan outlined.Shallow, who chaired the interview panel during the recruitment process for selectors, defended Bascombe’s appointment, however, arguing that the process had been a “robust” one that had seen the former player pass every test put before him.“The recruitment process was as robust as you could actually imagine,” Shallow said.“One of the first things we did was to identify a group of players based on interviews and feedback from persons across the region. Miles’s name surfaced through that process. Some 20 persons were put forward and approved by the board. We then wrote to them (to ascertain) their interest and availability.”Shallow said that of the 17 candidates who responded positively, Harper, Bascombe, Lockhart Sebastien and Hendy Wallace came through as the final shortlist based on their performance in a test exercise.According to Shallow, Harper and Bascombe then scored highly in the interviews which followed.“I can tell you that both Roger Harper and Miles Bascombe were outstanding, with no disrespect to the other two gentlemen,” Shallow revealed.“They stood out in terms of understanding the modern way of selecting where we are now in a data-driven environment. It’s not about an eye for cricket anymore. We’ve gone past having an eye.”
By Ian RansomMELBOURNE, Australia (Reuters) – Australian cricket is ripe for a woman to run the board for the first time and has excellent candidates within easy reach, according to star all-rounder Ellyse Perry.Cricket Australia (CA) have appointed Nick Hockley as interim CEO to replace Kevin Roberts, who resigned this week after months of criticism over his leadership, but the board will conduct a global search for a permanent boss. Perry suggested recruiters need only look as far as Western Australia Cricket Association boss Christina Matthews, or at senior women in head office, for a long-term solution. “I think Cricket Australia has been ready for a female CEO for a long time,” Perry told reporters in a video call on Friday.“I know Chris (Matthews) was in discussions for the last round of hiring for the role.“I don’t think it’s something that’s new. “We’ve got a number of women working in high executive roles in Cricket Australia, Belinda Clark and Steph Beltrame to name a couple.”Both Clark and Beltrame are long-time staffers at CA, with former Australia captain Clark running community cricket and Beltrame the broadcasting and commercial portfolio in the executive team.“They are absolutely pivotal in the way that we operate. So, yeah, I think there’s some really strong representation,” said Perry.Australia’s peerless women’s team won the Twenty20 World Cup on home soil in March only days before the coronavirus suspended all domestic cricket. Fears that the women’s game might be diminished as part of a cost-cutting restructure to deal with the impact of COVID-19 were allayed this week, with the board confirming the full summer schedule would be retained.The Australian men’s team lost batting coach Graeme Hick among 40 redundancies announced this week, but Perry confirmed the women’s programme had kept all of its staff. “We’ve been incredibly fortunate in that sense,” said the 29-year-old. “I know from a player and staffing perspective, we feel very grateful given everything that’s been going on.”