CUInsight Minute with Lauren Culp – February 28, 2020

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lauren Culp Lauren Culp is the Publisher & CEO at CUInsight.com.She leads the growing team at CUInsight, works with organizations serving credit unions to maximize their brand and exposure, connects … Web: https://www.cuinsight.com Details Welcome to the CUInsight Minute, sixty seconds from our Publisher & CEO Lauren Culp with the top three of our favorite things from the week.Mentioned this week:#CUNAGAC 2020 kicks off in DC!by JOHN PETTIT, CUINSIGHT.COMIt was an exciting Monday at #CUNAGAC!by JOHN PETTIT, CUINSIGHT.COMAnother fantastic Tuesday at #CUNAGAC!by JOHN PETTIT, CUINSIGHT.COMAre you prepared for diversity legislation?by JILL NOWACKI, HUMANIDEIThere is a new narrative emerging from Congress about the lack of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in financial institutions. Just a few short weeks before credit union advocates made their biggest descent on Washington D.C., the House Financial Services Committee released a study on Diversity in Banking. (read more)The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Changeby STEVEN R. COVEYOne of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for 25 years. It has transformed the lives of presidents and CEOs, educators and parents—in short, millions of people of all ages and occupations across the world. (read more)last_img read more

Dodgers ride 5 straight two-out walks to another walk-off win over Diamondbacks

first_imgBy walking the lonely path to victory, the Dodgers became the first team in 15 years to win four consecutive home games in their final plate appearance.It wasn’t what the announced sellout crowd of 52,969 had in mind. Chris Taylor was down to an 0-and-2 count against Holland when the rally began. Taylor worked the count full, then walked on Holland’s sixth pitch. Russell Martin pinch hit for pitcher Yimi Garcia (1-2) and walked on seven pitches. Alex Verdugo walked on five pitches, loading the bases for Matt Beaty. He walked on four pitches, forcing in Taylor to tie the score 4-4.McFarland, a lefty, took over for Holland. Bellinger needed six pitches to win the game. He swung at one and fouled it off.“It’s hard to stay patient when there’s like that build-up and you can feel that tension,” Martin said. “Everybody wants to get the game-winning hit. But you have to hunt what you can do damage on. It’s that simple. You want to swing at good pitches. That’s kind of the name of the game.“But when the crowd gets going and you feel the energy build up, I think everything gets magnified,” Martin continued. “The crowd, you can feel them. They want you to swing. They want you to make something happen, but you’ve got to just know what you can do, stay within yourself, and I think everybody did that tonight.” How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start It was an unconventional ending to an unconventional win. The Dodgers (58-29) were out-hit by the Diamondbacks (43-44) by an 8-7 margin. They failed to cash in two chances with a runner on third base in the seventh inning, and two more chances with a runner on second base in the eighth inningUltimately, the Dodgers’ padded their 13-game lead over the second-place Rockies in the National League West. Other teams have hit more home runs, and hit for a higher batting average. But no National League club has drawn more walks in 2019 than the Dodgers (340).“We put on a clinic there in the ninth inning,” Manager Dave Roberts said. “(Taylor) was really sick today, and he came out and gave us two really great at-bats. That hustle triple (in the seventh inning) and then two outs in the ninth inning, just to grind out that at-bat, see pitches, earn a walk. … That was as good a display of keeping the line moving as we’ve seen.”The game began auspiciously. Arizona led 3-0 before the Dodgers scored their first run.With two outs in the first inning, starter Ross Stripling served up a single to David Peralta and an RBI double by Eduardo Escobar.In the second inning, Stripling walked Jake Lamb on five pitches, then hung a first-pitch slider to the next batter, Nick Ahmed. The resulting fly ball glanced off the top of the fence in dead center field, then carried over for a home run and a 3-0 lead.In the third inning, Stripling got one run back with his bat, driving in Edwin Rios with a line drive back up the middle – his second hit and his first RBI of the season. Rios jogged in from third base, bringing the Dodgers within 3-1.A more traditional method allowed the Dodgers to tie the score at 3-3. Diamondbacks pitcher Taylor Clarke walked Max Muncy to begin the fourth inning. His next pitch, a fastball down the middle to Kiké Hernandez, was ambushed. The ball sailed 388 feet to left field for a home run, Hernandez’s 14th this season.The score was still 3-3 in the fifth inning when Muncy made a diving stop on a ground ball to second base to record the inning’s first out.Then, with runners on first and third base, Stripling got the ground ball he needed from Adam Jones. Rios’ throw from third base to Muncy at second base was true. After stepping on the bag, however, Muncy threw the ball wide of first base, forcing Joc Pederson to dive and pull his foot off the bag. Jones was safe, Ketel Marte scored, and the Diamondbacks pulled ahead 4-3.Related Articles PreviousCody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after being walked with the bases loaded as teammate Russell Martin #55 scores the winning run to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 in the ninth inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, July 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)A moment of silence for the Los Angeles Angels pitcher 27 year-old Tyler Skaggs who passed away on Monday prior to a MLB baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, July 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. 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(Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is doused with gatorade after walking with the bases loaded to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 in the ninth inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, July 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 02: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after a Gatorade shower in celebration of his bases loaded walk, scoring Russell Martin #55 to win the game 5-4 over the Arizona Diamondbacks, during the ninth inning at Dodger Stadium on July 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after being walked with the bases loaded as teammate Russell Martin #55 scores the winning run to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 in the ninth inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, July 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 40Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after being walked with the bases loaded as teammate Russell Martin #55 scores the winning run to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 in the ninth inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, July 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)ExpandLOS ANGELES — Cody Bellinger hit four baseballs into the field of play Tuesday night, all 90 mph or harder off the bat. One resulted in a double play. Two resulted in fly-ball outs. The last resulted in a double despite four fielders stationed in the outfield, but he was stranded on second base.Finally, with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning of a tie game, Bellinger did what four men before him did to perfection: he waited. On a 1-and-2 count, Bellinger watched T.J. McFarland throw a changeup in the dirt, then a fastball headed straight for his hands, then another for ball four.Whoever coined the term “walk-off victory” probably didn’t have this scenario in mind, but they should have. The Dodgers drew five consecutive bases on balls – four against closer Greg Holland, then one against McFarland – to beat Arizona 5-4.“I had the opportunity to get hit the pitch before,” Bellinger said. “I don’t know why I didn’t lean into it. I could’ve leaned into it – not even, if I didn’t get out of the way I would’ve gotten hit. I was just trying to get on base any way I could.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Until the very end, Stripling was on the hook for the loss.“Today was probably the best I’ve thrown the ball all year, honestly, in my opinion,” he said. “Everything just felt strong and had a lot of finish to it.”Given a rough target of four innings and 60 pitches by Roberts before the game, Stripling pitched into the fifth inning and had 80 pitches on his ledger before Jones’ fateful ground ball. He settled for his second no-decision in as many starts, allowing four runs and seven hits in 4⅔ innings. He walked two batters and struck out seven.Stripling’s reaction to the game-ending sequence was a luxury few can afford: empathy.“As a pitcher, you feel for him,” Stripling said of Holland. “You don’t want anyone to really go through that. You want us to go out there and take it from him, not him basically hand it to us on a silver platter. You feel for him. He’s been one of the better closers in the game this year, and for a long time. I’m sure he’ll be able to get over it and get back at it. … That’s a tough feeling. The Diamondbacks played a really good game, then to lose it that way is probably a tough one to come back from.” Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, May 24, 2016

first_imgWellington Police notes: Tuesday, May 24, 2016•1:11 a.m. Officers took a report of Suspicious Activity in the 2000 block N. H, Wellington.•8:13 a.m. Brian L. Marshall, 46, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•8:15 a.m. Officers took a report of found bicycle in the 200 block W. Harvey, Wellington.•9 a.m. Officers took a report of found property in the 200 block N. Ash, Wellington.•9:25 a.m. Andrew N. Oldridge, 45, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•9:30 a.m. Lincoln D. Crampton, 44, Caldwell, was issued a notice to appear for defective trailer lights.•10:30 a.m. Officers investigated making false information in the 200 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•10:50 a.m. Officers investigated a failure to report an accident by known subject in the 1200 block N. B, Wellington.•1:40 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of GPS in the 800 block E. 8th, Wellington. It was recovered.•1:45 p.m. Officers took a report of a verbal disturbance by known subject(s) in the 900 block W. 7th, Wellington.•4:36 p.m. Officers took a report of found wallets in the 400 block W. 16th, Wellington.•5:05 p.m. Kirk B. Howell, 46, South Haven, was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt volation.•5:20 p.m. Cari C. Martin, 31, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation and no proof of insurance.•5:40 p.m. Cy C. Olivas, 25, South Haven, was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•6:10 p.m. Christopher R. Jesina, 45, Caldwell, was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•6:40 p.m. Officers investigated possession of depressants and possession of drug paraphernalia in the 100 block N. Washington, Wellington.•6:46 p.m. Sydney L. Palmer, 18, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for disobeyed stop sign.•6:54 p.m. Donald E. Schwab, 21, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with possession of depressant and possession of drug paraphernalia.•6:58 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of license plate in the 500 block E. 16th, Wellington.•9:30 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 100 block W. Lincoln, Wellington.•10:05 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 100 block E. Sumner, Wellington.last_img read more

Warriors pull away in 3rd, quiet Beal to win in Washington

first_imgWarriors: At Atlanta on Friday.Wizards: Host East-leading Toronto on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano “You could probably easily start off with saying they have four All-Stars. That’s a pretty good start. They should have a pretty good ‘every’ quarter,” Brooks said.Beal came in averaging a team-leading 23.7 points but he missed his first nine shots and had zero points at halftime. His first basket came with under 5½ minutes left in the third quarter.“They took a lot of my shots away. They doubled. They switched,” Beal said. “Their main objective was to take the ball out of my hands.”A lot of the credit goes to Thompson.“Klay did a really good job,” Kerr said. “We assign Klay with the most difficult job night after night.”ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Asked for the secret to such success at the outset of the second half, Kerr couldn’t help but respond with a joke.“Mainly fiery halftime speeches from the coach — Knute Rockne style, ‘win one for (assistant) Ron Adams’ type speeches,” Kerr said with a chuckle. “No, it’s not about adjustments. It’s about our guys, I think, just wanting to make a push coming out of the break. I can’t really explain it other than throwing that at you.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkIn his team’s previous game, a win Monday at the New York Knicks, the Warriors held a 39-18 edge in the third quarter, the seventh time this season they outscored an opponent by at least 20 points.This time, it was 27-14. Wizards coach Scott Brooks’ take on the Warriors’ dominance right after halftime? LATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano The Wizards were again without All-Star point guard John Wall, who sat out his 14th game in a row after surgery on his left knee, but they trailed only 58-56 after two quarters Wednesday. Washington was playing on the second half of a back-to-back after winning at Milwaukee on Tuesday night, and a bit of lethargy showed early on while falling into a 16-point deficit in the second quarter.“We came out a little lackadaisical, a little sluggish,” Beal said.The Warriors, meanwhile, were well-rested after getting Tuesday off. They dispensed with the reigning NBA champs’ traditional White House visit while in town, opting to spend the day touring the National Museum of African American History and Culture with students from Durant’s nearby hometown of Seat Pleasant, Maryland.“We left it up to the players — what they decided to do, what they wanted to do. And this is what they decided to do, and it was a wonderful day yesterday,” Kerr said. “I think everybody enjoyed it.”In September, Curry said he would not visit the White House if invited; Trump then announced on Twitter that the “invitation is withdrawn!”TIP-INSWarriors: 21-3 against Eastern Conference opponents this season, 12-1 on the road. … Entered the day tied with the Rockets for the most wins in the NBA this season with 47.Wizards: Otto Porter Jr. led Washington with 29 points and 10 rebounds. … Washington has scored at least 100 points in 15 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the East.TURN, TURN, TURNThe Wizards helped create an early deficit with five turnovers that led to 11 points for the Warriors, including a Curry-to-Durant alley-oop dunk that put Golden State up 32-21. Washington finished with 18 turnovers, which translated to 26 points. “Unfortunately for us,” Brooks said, “that’s been sneaking up on us.”UP NEXT:center_img GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) dribbles the ball as Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Washington. The Warriors won 109-101. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON — Coach Steve Kerr’s Golden State Warriors allowed a 16-point lead shrink to two at halftime against the Washington Wizards. Nothing that a typically dominant third quarter by the Warriors couldn’t solve.Using a 16-4 run out of halftime, Golden State won for the seventh time in eight games by beating the Wizards 109-101 as Kevin Durant scored 32 points, Stephen Curry added 25, and Klay Thompson helped limit Bradley Beal to eight Wednesday night, a day after the Warriors took schoolkids to a museum instead of visiting President Donald Trump at the White House.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Rockets start fast, turn back Clippers for 14th straight Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments MOST READ UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may sufferlast_img read more