2 May

School Board Honors OCHS Girls’ Swim Team

first_imgThe Ocean City High School girls’ swimming team captured its second consecutive South Jersey title in February and was honored by the Board of Education on Wednesday. The Ocean City Board of Education took time before its regular meeting on Wednesday to honor the Ocean City High School girls’ swimming team.The Red Raiders had an extremely deep squad that dominated Cape-Atlantic League competition this winter and won its second consecutive South Jersey Public B title.The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Ryann Styer, Gabby Breazeale, Aly Chain and Amanda Nunan won a state title at the Meet of Champions in March — the first relay title in school history.A trio of national-caliber individuals — sophomore Nunan, junior Amber Glenn and freshman Maggie Wallace — swept the top three spots in the 500-yard freestyle, an unprecedented feat for one school in one event at the Meet of Champions.“Who does that?” Superintendent Kathleen Taylor asked, echoing a memorable quote from Wallace after the sweep at States.“Us,” Taylor said.last_img read more

18 Dec

Onsite at CO-OP THiNK: Top 10 takeaways from Day 2

first_imgDid you know that many years ago the great Steve Wozniak borrowed $500 from a credit union to help replace a stolen TV; he needed to replace it because it wanted to turn that TV into something new which eventually lead to the creation of Apple. Pretty incredible right, you did that, you had a hand in changing the way we function in the world on a daily basis. A lot of people don’t know that story, so what else are we leaving out? Today at CO-OP THiNK we discussed how we can bring innovation into the credit unions, here the top 10 thoughts.Unite with one voice. Sure every individual credit union is going to have something that makes them unique but our overall purpose is the same. That’s the message we need to focus on.Never miss an opportunity to share. Social media can be our biggest, most powerful ally if we will only take advantage of it. Share your local story, invest a few dollars in a promoted post. People love to read positive, “feel good” stories and you have just that.Don’t stereotype millennials. If you are only thinking of a millennial as a recent college grad, living at home with no job and student loans. It’s time to widen your view. Millennials have steady jobs, homes, and kids of their own. By generalizing your message to them you are losing valuable members.Unlock your creativity. We are all innately creative, it’s just as we get older our definition of what it means to be creative becomes skewed. Take some time to notice when you feel creative and act.Innovation doesn’t mean an overhaul. Innovation can be the smallest of things that ends up significantly impacting your processes. Don’t be afraid to bring an idea to the table because you feel it isn’t “glamorous” enough.Create a culture shift. “Because we’ve always done it this way” is a phrase we should never have to hear again. A culture change won’t happen overnight, but start making small changes to work towards a more open and collaborative environment.Make data visual. Bring your ideas and data to life. Creating a visual impacts people on an emotional level and it will be easier to get others (who may have previously been reluctant) to get on board.Exercise empathy. With your employees and members. Showing empathy will create brand ambassadors for life.Stop making excuses. Regulation, limited budgets, etc. etc. Guess what every industry deals with issues. Time to move on, the bottom line is we either embrace innovation or we become irrelevant. Encourage curiosity. Allow employees to try new things, set aside a percentage of your budget specifically for something new. If it works, run with it, if not move on. Curiosity is what will keep you ahead of the game. 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Amanda Reed Web: www.CUInsight.com Detailslast_img read more

18 Nov

PLACE2GO International Tourism Fair opened

first_imgMore than 180 exhibitors from 21 countries, for the first time Zanzibar, Seychelles and Ivory Coast, sweepstakes that take you to Dublin, Istanbul, Tunisia and Gardaland, guest bloggers and travel writers – PLACE2GO has never been bigger.”With more than 20 percent of GDP and 150 employees, tourism is an important driver of the Croatian economy, and according to all indicators, this tourist year will be even better than last year’s record, when we realized more than one hundred million overnight stays and earned more than 11 billion euros. . Tourism is an extremely important branch in Europe with more than ten percent of GDP and 24 million jobs”, Said Frano Matušić, State Secretary at the Ministry of Tourism at the opening ceremony of the seventh International Tourism Fair PLACE2GO, which will be held until Sunday, March 18, in Arena Zagreb.”PLACE2GO has grown into a leading promoter of the global tourist offer in Croatia. Last year’s relocation of the fair to the premises of Arena Zagreb is a consequence of the growing interest of global tour operators in our tourist offer, ie the overall tourist product of the city of Zagreb.”, Said doc. dr. sc. Olivera Majić, Deputy Mayor of Zagreb Milan Bandić.Martina Bienenfeld, director of the Zagreb Tourist Board, congratulated the organizers on a job well done and the fact that the exhibition space of Arena Zagreb is filled to capacity, and invited all fair participants to visit the Festival of Light in the historic center of Zagreb, which – like PLACE2GO Sunday. “This year we have 180 exhibitors from 21 countries, and for the first time the Seychelles, Zanzibar and Ivory Coast are presented.”, Said Damjana Domanovac, director of the fair, adding that she is sure that PLACE2GO will bring new jobs to exhibitors, and travel enthusiasts will find new destinations.As part of the first day of the fair, traditionally intended for business audiences, interesting panels were held: Smart cities and innovative technological solutions in tourism, Back to school – the importance of higher education in tourism and Greetings from Croatia – cultural heritage as a tourist product.If you visit the fair this weekend, a rich program awaits you, you will be entertained by world famous travelers, bloggers and travel writers such as Goran Milić, Mirela Priselac Remi, Goran Jović, Bojan Muscet and Dragan Petric, Vlado Sestan, Damir Zurub, Sasa Pjanic, Damir Filipovic and Ivan Rake, Dejan Nemčić, Ivan Bengeri and Putoholičar. You can win rich prizes such as airline tickets to Istanbul and Dublin, trips to Tunisia or Gardaland, you will not miss the PLACE2GO cocktail designed by bartender Filip Lipnik in collaboration with the Obala group, and you will enjoy floral installations of Zrinjevac to meet Floraart.The general sponsor of PLACE2GO is Turkish Airlines, the B2B lounge is sponsored by Hrvatski Telekom. From the very beginning, the fair has been supported by the City of Zagreb and the Zagreb Tourist Board, and sponsored by President Kolinda Grabar Kitarović, Ministry of Tourism, Croatian National Tourist Board .Admission to PLACE2GO is free this year as well.last_img read more

19 Sep

Fifa World Cup Kylian Mbappe the real deal as France lift their Second World Cup

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Fifa World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Kylian Mbappe and France put on a scintillating show in winning the FIFA World Cup 2018 title as the Les Bleus defeated a hardworking Croatian side by 4 goals to 2.The 19-year-old Mbappe became only the second teenager after Pele to score in a World Cup final, helping France beat Croatia.Mbappe displayed his electrifying speed in the 52nd minute when play was held up by four protesters who ran onto the field in the second half.About 12 minutes after play resumed, Mbappe sent a right-footed shot past Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic.The only other teen to score in a World Cup final was Pele, who was 17 when Brazil beat Sweden 5-2 in 1958.Mbappe, who plays for Paris Saint-Germain in the French league, was born months after France first won its only other World Cup title in 1998.Putin was later on the field during a downpour to award medals to the players. FIFA president Gianni Infantino then handed France captain Hugo Lloris the World Cup trophy.Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann, France’s two other key players, also scored at the Luzhniki Stadium.Highlights of the Final: Les Bleus crowned World Champions!But it was Mbappe who put the match out of reach with a furious passage of play in the second half. In the 59th, a run from Mbappe started a play that ended up with Pogba on the edge of the penalty area. With his second attempt, the midfielder curled his shot beyond Subasic.The PSG forward then scored himself, his fourth of the tournament, to make it 4-1.Griezmann scored from the penalty spot in the 38th minute after a video review. About four minutes after his corner kick was knocked out of play, the referee ruled Ivan Perisic had handled the ball on the way.France took the lead in the 18th when Croatia’s tallest outfield player, 1.90-meter (6-foot-3) forward Mario Mandzukic, rose to meet Griezmann’s free kick with the top of his head. He inadvertently sent it past his own goalkeeper.Perisic and Mandzukic both scored for Croatia, first to equalize in the 28th minute and later as a consolation goal in the 69th, embarrassing Lloris with a flicked shot as the France goalkeeper tried to dribble the ball out of his goalmouth.France coach Didier Deschamps became only the third man to win the World Cup as a player and a coach. Mario Zagallo of Brazil and Franz Beckenbauer of Germany are the others. last_img read more

14 Jan

AGORA, Partners Complete 2-Day Agriculture Seminar

first_imgParticipants at the two days AGORA training at the University of Liberia.The Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA) and the International System for Agricultural Science and Technology (AGRIS) through the Information Training and Outreach Center for Africa (ITOCA) have completed a two-day research information training seminar in the country.The seminar was facilitated through a special collaboration with the administration of the University of Liberia with the aim to help professionals access to high quality and timely research information via the internet.The president of the University of Liberia, Dr. Ophelia Inez Weeks, told the participants that the seminar is designed to give the professionals a competitive advantage as the country thrives in agriculture, and other science-related fields.“This program has been in the making for a long time, but we have finally realized as a fantastic opportunity for Liberia,” said Dr. Weeks, adding, “this gathering provides us all, especially as an institution [UL] to have access to information that apparently we could not have had without this workshop.”(l-r) ITOCA’s facilitor with UL President Weeks at the (l-r) ITOCA’s facilitor with UL President WeeksThe workshop was characterized by remarks, presentations and practical sessions on how to find journal articles, books and data sets in AGORA.Additionally, the practical session helped participants understand the procedures of looking for citations, downloading of full-texts and exporting searches on AGORA’s platform.The seminar brought together professionals, including researchers, policy-makers, educators, librarians, graduate students, extension specialist from the Bong Technical College (BTC), Stella Maris Polytechnic,  Forestry Development Authority, Ministry of Agriculture, and Environmental Protection Agency.Professionals who completed the two days training will use the AGORA/AGRIS platforms to access research information from fields including agriculture, environment, and related biological and social sciences. They will use research information to contribute to the improvement of food security around the world.Also, responding to question to how the University of Liberia (UL) will host the online information for future use, UL-Library Information Technology Focal Person, Tokpah Nushann, said that online research information would be accessible through the University’s digital library.“As you may know, with our current financial situation, we do not have the strength as a library system to acquire print materials to fill our shelves,” said Nushann. “But with the transition [to digital library], we are able to have access to billions of information around the world. With this training we now have the opportunity to be able to register for the millions of information the Research of Lab Organization has to offer to institutions like ours.”AGORA program is set up by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) together with major publishers to enable developing countries access outstanding digital library collection in the fields of food, agriculture, environmental science, and related social sciences. Since it establishment, AGORA has provides a collection of more than 13,000 journals and 26,000 books in more than 115 countries, AGORA’s website highlights.Also, the International System for Agricultural Science and Technology, which was also initiated by the FAO, provides access to bibliographic information on agriculture science and technology.AGRIS through its international collaboration and partnership of a network of more than 350 data providers to approximately 145.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more