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first_imgDecember 15, 2020 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 12/15 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys BasketballNon-RegionENTERPRISE, Utah-Treyson Roberts stepped up with 20 points as the Bryce Valley Mustangs waxed Enterprise 59-50 in non-region boys basketball action Tuesday. Matthew Bowler and Tyler Hiatt had 12 points apiece for the Wolves in defeat.Girls BasketballRegion 14NEPHI, Utah-Valerie Clark netted 12 points and the Juab Wasps bested Maeser Prep 35-27 Tuesday in Region 14 girls basketball action. Emma Nelson had 9 points for the Lions in the loss.MANTI, Utah-Breana Barson and Kassidy Alder had 14 points apiece as the Manti Templars decimated North Sanpete 72-19 in Region 14 girls basketball action Tuesday.Non-RegionRICHFIELD, Utah-Rebecca Poulsen amassed 15 points and the Richfield Wildcats bested Beaver 45-38 in non-region girls basketball action Tuesday. Avery Brown and Halle Hutchings had 14 points apiece in defeat for the Beavers.FILLMORE, Utah-Julia Jacobsen stepped up with 20 points and the Desert Hills Thunder stymied Millard 68-53 Tuesday in non-region girls basketball action. Eliza Swallow had 17 points for the Eagles in the loss.DELTA, Utah-Jadee Dutson led the way with 23 points and the Delta Rabbits pounded Grantsville 59-41 at the Palladium in non-region girls basketball action Tuesday. Chloe Butler had 12 points in the loss for Grantsville.ST. GEORGE, Utah-Tyler Mooring posted 17 points and the Snow Canyon Warriors got past Kanab 47-41 Tuesday in non-region girls basketball action. Rylee Anderson had 21 points for Kanab in defeat.MONROE, Utah-Presley Chapell netted 20 points and the South Sevier Rams humbled Morgan 47-34 in non-region girls basketball action Tuesday. Alex Trussell had 20 points in the loss for the Trojans. Written by Brad James Tags: Rounduplast_img read more

first_img“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” – Helen KellerThe credit union industry (or credit union movement as it’s often referred to) is probably one of the most collaborative industries in the United States, if not the entire world. Unlike other organizations, credit unions share everything from ideas to secrets. They truly care about the welfare of the industry and its millions of members. It’s great! Collaboration benefits credit unions in several ways – however, in my opinion, one way in particular presents the biggest opportunity.The ChallengeAccording to Credit Union Financial Exchange (CUFX), Credit Unions spend millions of dollars independently integrating similar technologies. From what we’ve seen, this is especially true in what I define as Credit Union Big Data and Analytics. Credit Union Big Data and Analytics is comprised of data integration (data warehousing), report writing, and the creation of predictive analytic models and applications. Today, credit unions spend a significant amount of time and money building their own isolated solutions to satisfy pressing reporting needs.While this may solve the short term problem, the unique design hinders the ability to share reports and pool data with other credit unions. Different credit unions often spend resources building similar reports and dashboards. This begs the question that was recently raised by John Best of CU Wallet and Best Innovation Group. Can credit unions be considered as technology companies that deliver financial services, or are they financial service companies that use technology?The OpportunityBig Data and Analytics presents a tremendous opportunity for credit unions but it becomes a REAL opportunity with collaboration. You’re probably thinking, “How can we collaborate our big data and analytics efforts with other credit unions? Every credit union’s data sources are different…” In order for credit unions to collaborate their big data and analytics efforts, they need to have an industry standard data model – a data model that does not discriminate against core system, loan origination system, etc – a truly holistic solution.With an industry standard data model, credit unions have the opportunity to greatly reduce the resources needed to execute a Big Data and Analytics initiative. A common data model will enable credit unions to “connect” to each other, allowing them to share reports and analytics applications amongst each other. When a report, application, or predictive model is built by or for a specific credit union, that credit union will have the opportunity to exchange it with all other credit unions that are connected to the data model. As a result, all credit unions – big and small – can immediately and effortlessly benefit by using others’ reports and applications shared in a place similar to the Apple App Store.Essentially, standardizing a data model gets credit unions out of the report-writing game and into the analytics game. This means less time and money spent collecting data, and more time doing actual analysis. When you look at the amount of money big corporations spend on Big Data and Analytics, you have to think, “Is this something our credit union can do ourselves, or should we instead leverage the power of collaboration that already exists in the credit union industry?” 108SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Austin Wentzlaff Austin J. Wentzlaff joined OnApproach in 2013 as a Business Development Analyst and is now currently Director of Business Development. He is responsible for developing marketing strategies, driving prospects to … Web: www.onapproach.net Detailslast_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Mike Tyson comeback fight postponed WBA Champion Charr to hold Ruiz Jr talks Mike Tyson beats up seven prostitutes Evander Holyfield has opened up on his state of mind when Mike Tyson infamously bit him during their heavyweight showdown in 1997, revealing a higher spirit urged him not to retaliate.Holyfield and Tyson met in a highly-anticipated heavyweight championship rematch at the MGM Grand, one year after Holyfield had defeated Iron Mike with an 11th round stoppage at the same venue. “The Real Deal” would emerge victorious for a second time but for all the wrong reasons, with the fight going down in history as one of the most controversial endings to a contest with Tyson biting part of Holyfield’s ear off.And Holyfield has revealed that he was prepared for Tyson to fight dirty, although he had not expected the fight to unfold as it had done.“You know, the thing is this prophet told me [before the fight] ‘Mike is going to do something bad to you in this fight,’” Holyfield told BBC Radio 5 Live. “He said ‘he going to do it, but you got to keep your mind on the Lord, that’s the only way he can get you, if he gets you distracted.’“Mike threw elbows, he hit you with his shoulders, he did a lot of this sneaky stuff. But you know, I just thought that was a part of boxing.“But when he bit me on the ear, I knew that wasn’t [part of boxing], and I was really, really upset. He almost got me because I was going to bite him back right in the face.” However, Holyfield says that a reminder of the message he received before the fight put him on the right path to overcome the adversity and not retaliate to the highly controversial antics of Tyson.“Since the prophet told me these things were going to happen, I told my corner guy [before the fight] that ‘if he does this stuff, remind me of what the prophet told me’.“And so all I was thinking about was I was going to bite him back, but my corner guy kept saying ‘keep your mind on the lord! Remember what he said!’“I didn’t want to remember, because I wanted to bite him back and let him know that I was mad too and all of a sudden it came to my mind what my Grandma said ‘you know revenge is the lord’.“I thought about it, and I told myself not to bite him. And I told Mike, one day we were at an interview together, ‘you know what I been ready to do bite you right there on your fat cheek’. “He said ‘you were gonna do that?’ and I said ‘yeah, but it came to my mind what my Grandma always told me’ and it changed my whole life, because the bout could have been over, the two best boxers biting each other!”Tyson was disqualified from the contest and fined £2.4 million for his actions in the fight.Tags: Biting IncidentBOXINGEvander Holyfieldmike tysonlast_img read more

first_imgThe journey for the continental places for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games take-off this weekend with the first leg matches of the qualifiers for the African U-23 Championship Senegal 2015. The African voyage to the 31st edition of the quadrennial multisport event commences with places at the eight-team tournament later in December in Senegal, where the top three finishers will qualify to represent the continent at the final tournament in Rio de Janeiro next year. Six teams will be involved in the battle for three tickets to the join the 16 teams, who drew a bye at the initial round for the second round. Tall amongst them is Ghana, the first African side to win a medal at the Olympics, bronze medal at the 1992 edition in Barcelona, Spain, who face a tricky test against Liberia, who are dreaming of an appearance of a major championship in recent times. The Black Meteors have missed out on the last two edition of the Olympics, 2008 (Beijing) and 2012 (London), and much is expected from head coach Malik Jabir and his charges to rewrite the books to achieve qualification.Jabir, a former national striker, is very much aware of the prestige that comes with playing at the quadrennial tournament, having had a feel of it himself at the 1972 edition in Munich, has a huge task on his shoulders after Ghana were edged out by Sudan 2-1 on aggregate at the same stage four years ago. The Meteors were undone by a shocking 1-0 loss in the first leg in Accra, a feat Jabir is keen on avoiding in the encounter billed for the northern Ghanaian city of Tamale, which is gradually becoming a bastion for the national teams. Barely two weeks ago at the same venue, the Olympic team sealed their place for the 2015 African Games Brazzaville 2015 after a 2-0 win over Mozambique, and will be looking forward to replicate the dose against Liberians. A major source of worry for Jabir is the unavailability of his foreign legion, which has forced him to hand a surprise call-up to striker Richard Gandze of second-tier side, Ebusua Dwarfs for the match. For Liberia coach, Thomas Kojo, the presence of three foreign-based players; Herron Scarla Berrian of Greek side, Platanias, Ivorian-based Sporo Somah and Cooper Gaypia of the University of Mt. Olive in the United States of America serves a major boost to their quest to upset their hosts. Rwanda will face Somalia in a regional derby at the Amahoro Stadium in the capital, Kigali in what will be the first competitive match for new coach, Johnny McKinstry, who doubles as trainer of the senior team, Amavubis. The 29-year old Irish is happy with his charges preparations for the dicey encounter against the Somalis guided by Uganda-born Charles Mbabazi. In Italy-based Bon Fils Kabanda, Solomon Nirisarike of Belgian side, Royal Antwerp and USA-based Yves Rubasha, the Amavubis have a strengthened side to achieve the first leg cushioning at the expense of the Ocean Stars.Somalia appear ready for the test after managing a lone-goal victory against a select side of foreigners in their domestic league last Monday with Mohamed Ali Ibrahim scoring the only five minutes from time.  In south-eastern town of Lobatse, hosts Botswana will be looking to make their home advantage count against Kenya at the Lobatse Sports Complex. The second leg matches will take place in a fortnight. FixturesFriday, 24 April 2015Botswana vs Kenya  Saturday, 25 April 2015Rwanda vs Somalia Sunday, 26 April 2015Ghana vs Liberia *Guinea Bissau vs Sierra Leone *Libya vs Mauritania*Guinea Bissau and Libya have withdrawnlast_img read more