first_imgBy Dialogo March 01, 2010 FIFA has set the conference date to study security issues related to the South African World Cup for 4 and 5 March at its headquarters in Zurich (Switzerland), where representatives of police bodies from the thirty-two participating countries are expected to attend. FIFA’s president, Joseph Blatter, who is Swiss, will also take part in the discussions, along with members of the organizing committee, representatives of the South African government, and representatives from Interpol, with the aim of discussing the local government’s plans for security and for protecting teams, referees, and spectators. “This is important because it’s the first time that an International Federation is organizing a meeting of this kind, but it doesn’t mean that we’re worried,” said FIFA’s general secretary, Frenchman Jerome Valcke, when he announced the meeting at the beginning of the week.last_img read more

first_img 47SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details As summertime gets into full swing it can be incredibly hard to keep your workforce optimistic and motivated. Most of your employees have dreams of the beach and sunny skies on their minds, as opposed to the workload in front of them. As a leader, it’s your responsibility to maintain a productive work environment. Here are three tips for keeping your employees engaged and optimistic not only during summer, but the whole year through.Maintain focusWhen children are in summer camps and vacations are on the horizon, it’s natural for employees to have distractions. It’s important you check in with them periodically to ensure that they are keeping track with the work that needs to be done. Help them to prioritize items that are time sensitive. Also, if your organization’s workload lessens during the summer months, be sure to give your employees purpose.Be flexibleIf you provide your staff with adequate time-off, they will be incredibly appreciative and also stronger employees. When professionals are given incentives, they feel valued and understood. So, if an employee requests a reasonable amount of time off, needs to leave early for a personal reason, or simply wants to take a walk when the weather’s nice, be flexible and agreeable.Concentrate on connectingSummer can be a great time for reconnecting with your staff on a personal level. If things are slow in the office, take time to engage with them and encourage open communication. You don’t have to always take them out to lunch, but even just the action of reaching out and checking in can make a huge difference in their morale.last_img read more

first_img CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle and Deputy Chief Advocacy Officer for Policy Analysis Mike Schenk addressed the state of credit unions and opportunities for the future Thursday at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Nussle and Scheck discussed the need for regulatory relief, credit union history, the Community Reinvestment Act and other topics.Nussle, speaking about regulatory relief, said credit unions aren’t fighting against the concept of regulation, he noted that “regulation is part of our value proposition.” He added that common-sense regulatory solutions will benefit credit unions, members, and American consumers as a whole.“Our challenge is not that we’re regulated. Our challenge is that sometimes regulation comes in a one-size-fits-all package,” he said. “We’ve got credit unions with $1 million in assets being run out of church basements. How can you possibly have a regulation that fits Bank of America and that credit union? That doesn’t make sense. So we want regulation that’s common-sense, fits the situation and empowers individuals. continue reading » From left, CUNA Deputy Chief Advocacy Officer for Policy Analysis Mike Schenk and President/CEO Jim Nussle talk credit unions on Thursday October 4, 2018 at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion It appears that Republicans have joined ranks to support Trump’s attacks on the FBI. Do you know what you call the FBI that’s controlled by the president? KGB. Gestapo. No patriot will defend that course of action or attitude. So-called conservatives need to understand that there never has been a liberal dictator. Liberal dictator is an oxymoron. People who don’t accept, don’t need the oxy.Frank ElflandCharltonMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsPolice: Schenectady woman tried to take car in Clifton Park hours after arrest, release in prior the…Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

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first_imgDenmark’s MP Pension said it is no longer expecting 2020 to end in negative returns for its members, after investment performance bounced back in the second quarter and erased most of the steep losses suffered as the COVID-19 crisis hit markets.The DKK128bn (€17.2bn) pension fund for academics reported an investment return of -1% for the first six months of this year, following the -10.1% return it reported for the first quarter. In March alone, the fund said its investment portfolio had made a 13% loss.Anders Schelde, MP Pension CIO, said: “Minus 13% was steep, so in that light, minus 1% is satisfactory.”Schelde warned there were a number of other uncertainties on the horizon, apart from the coronavirus crisis, that could affect returns, citing the crisis in the Middle East, the situation in North Korea and the upcoming US presidential elections as factors that could have a negative or positive impact on the markets. He cautioned that this made it hard to predict what the final 2020 result would be, but said: “We are cautiously optimistic and hope to end up at around zero or maybe even slightly positive.”Back in early April, the CIO made a tentative prediction that the pension fund would end this year with a single-digit investment loss.Returns on pension savings should be viewed in the long-term however, Schelde said, adding that one bad year did not mean much, and that the fund had generated a positive return of 15% last year.Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here.last_img read more

first_imgFIFA Women’s World Cup: Nigeria Hoping To Clinch Title Despite Past Failures Nigeria to Host FIFA World Cup trophy in March In under three weeks this year’s women’s football world cup will begin in Canada. African champions Nigeria’s Super Falcons have wrapped up their training in Abuja as they head off to North America.  And as CCTV’s Celestine Karoney reports, their coach promises to deliver one of football’s most coveted prize at senior levelhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfWP1qXTrA8Relatedcenter_img 2018 FIFA World Cup: Croatia beat Nigeria 2-0last_img read more

first_img Loading… It also said that they “have agreed to work together to arrive at shared solutions”. The current UK lockdown period is due to end on April 13 which will allow clubs and players to begin training again. It is understood that a conference call involving the various governing bodies helped them to reach a solution, although it could still be altered should the situation change in the UK. Liverpool have looked like champions elect for much of the season Read Also: Ighalo wins Man Utd’s goal of the month award Liverpool currently lead the Premier League by 25 points and are destined to be named champions, although they have been forced to wait. A host of teams are trying to ensure they retain top flight status at the opposite end of the table. In the Championship Leeds and West Brom are favourites to be promoted to the Premier League, but the second tier still has nine games to play. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Games will be played behind closed doors as a precaution with the coronavirus pandemic claiming thousands of lives worldwide. Authorities are determined to finish the season according to football.london amid fears over the financial ramifications. A lack of matchday revenue is likely to hit teams in the third and fourth tiers of English football more than any other. Fixtures are currently postponed until April 30 at the earliest with the majority of Premier League sides still having nine games to play. Governing bodies have said that “difficult decisions will have to be taken” as they bid to conclude the current season. The Premier League are set to restart the season behind closed doors and finish it over a period of four to six weeks. The football league are set to follow the same time frame as they bid to conclude the campaign once it resumes after also discussing measures with the FA. Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universelast_img read more

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Republican state senator from Oldenburg Jean Leising met with Hillenbrand and Batesville Tool and Die leaders, as well as school superintendents from Southeast Indiana at the Statehouse last week. The group discussed issues facing Senate District 42 and legislation moving through the General Assembly.last_img

first_imgRelatedPosts ‘Army Officer’ in EFCC net for alleged multiple fraud Businessman drags EFCC to court, demands N20m damages for rights violation Fraudster bags jail term for romance scam in Kwara Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, is conducting a new investigation into the country’s Football Federation, it has been revealed. The latest investigation comes on the back of a separate case brought by the EFCC and another by the Special Presidential Investigation Panel. The latest wide-ranging investigation is looking into fraud allegations over how sponsorship money meant for the development of football in the country has been stolen. “What I can confirm is that officials of the Nigeria Football Federation are being investigated by the agency,” EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, told BBC Sport. BBC Sport understands that the investigation into the NFF will look at allegations of wrongdoing before the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The inquiry is focusing on money generated from the NFF’s official sponsors, domestic league’s television sponsorship and payments from a former kit supplier for all the national teams. It also focus on funds provided by federal and state government for friendly matches involving the Super Eagles and the misappropriation of about $2.7 million from the Financial Assistance Programme of football’s world governing body, Fifa. In May, the NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, told the BBC that he and four other top officials were being “victimised” and denied any wrongdoing over the alleged misappropriation of funds case brought by the SPIP for the recovery of public property. Meanwhile, the NFF and EFCC are also awaiting a legal judgement on the second case at the Federal High Court in the capital Abuja. That corruption trial involved three NFF accounts staff – Director of Finance, Christopher Andekin; Head of Finance and Accounts, Jafaru Mamza; and Rajan Zaka, a Cashier. The trio are standing trial for allegedly embezzling $9.5 million being grants from Fifa and Caf for the development of football in Nigeria. The accused trio have been arraigned and pleaded not guilty. The EFCC has since filed an amendment for Pinnick and General Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi, to be charged along with the trio already in court in Abuja. The matter has since been adjourned and no date has been fixed for ruling.Tags: Amaju PinnickEconomic and Financial Crimes CommissionMohammed SanusiNigeria Football FederationWilson Uwujarenlast_img read more