Here’s the Latest on Credit Union Video Content: Is your Credit Union using native video on Facebook?Definition: ‘native Facebook video’ – a video file that is uploaded directly to Facebook rather than shared on Facebook with a linking url from another site like Vimeo or YouTube.According to one recent study of Facebook pages using videos, 96.4% of these videos were posted directly to Facebook as native videos rather than shared through another platform. AND the Facebook native videos have engagement rates MUCH higher than those shared from other platforms.With the Facebook video uploader you can set custom starting thumbnails, include keywords and titles and even narrow the audience for your videos. The funtionality is fantastic! continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
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The ongoing coronavirus crisis has begun to take its toll on industrial activities in Batam, Riau Islands, as supplies of raw materials from China – the epicenter of the outbreak – have dried up.Batamindo Industrial Park general manager Mook Sooi Wah said about half of the 68 factories operating within the park relied on shipments from China.“They only have enough supplies to last them until the end of the month. If the supplies are still not replenished by then, they only have two options: connect with alternative suppliers from countries other than China, or cease operations completely,” Mook told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday. The Batamindo Industrial Park is the first and oldest industrial park in Batam, established through a cooperation agreement between Indonesia and Singapore. The 320-hectare park is home to 68 factories owned by foreign investors and has a total workforce of about 50,000 people.Mook said the crisis would put a significant dent on industrial activities in Batam as raw materials from China were needed for about 70 percent of what was produced in the region.He added that a number of electronics factories ceased operation a few weeks ago because of the current situation.“We hope [the crisis] will end soon,” Mook said, adding that the supply shortage would also affect the livelihoods of factory workers, as they would no longer be required to work overtime to maintain the rate of production, causing them to earn less. Meanwhile, Panbil Industrial Estate general affairs manager Suyono Saputra said that several companies operating within the estate reported that shipments from China had likewise stopped a few weeks ago because of the coronavirus outbreak that started in Wuhan, Hubei province.The 170-hectare Panbil Industrial Estate has 25 tenants, including brands such as Philips, Shimano, and TDK. “So the tenants have been using materials that were shipped [prior to the outbreak]. If we don’t receive any new supplies, we will have to look for alternative [suppliers],” Suyono said. “There are indeed business opportunities with countries other than China, but it’s not exactly easy.”In January, imports of raw materials and capital goods dropped by 7.35 percent and 5.26 percent year-on-year, respectively, Statistics Indonesia (BPS) announced on Monday.China’s official death toll neared 1,900 on Tuesday, as reported by AFP, with more than 73,000 confirmed cases worldwide.The government halted imports of live animals from China through a 2020 Trade Ministry Regulation on Feb. 7, among a slew of other policies intended to prevent the coronavirus from reaching the country. (rfa)Topics :
Shareholders of Denmark-based shipping company Hafnia Tankers are to decide on the proposed merger with BW Tankers, part of BW Group, in January, the company informed.On January 10, 2019, an extraordinary general meeting will be held in Malmö, Sweden, during which Hafnia shareholders will consider, and if thought fit, approve, a plan of merger.Hafnia Tankers signed a merger agreement with BW Tankers on December 21, 2018.Under the plan, BW Tankers intends to acquire Hafnia’s assets and liabilities, contracts, rights and obligations. The shareholders of Hafnia will in the merger receive consideration for their Hafnia shares in the form of common shares of BW Tankers Limited.The merger agreement follows the BW Group’s acquisition of an additional 36.3 pct stake in Hafnia Tankers back in July 2018, bringing the company’s total ownership stake in Hafnia to 43.5 pct.Related: Hafnia Tankers, BW Tankers Looking into MergerExplaining reasons for the potential merger, Hafnia Tankers said: “The management team and board believe in a future rise in freight rates across the markets in which Hafnia operates, which will in turn lead to an uplift in both valuation and institutional investor interest in the business… the combination of Hafnia and BW Tankers is the best way to meet the future developments in the market.”“The management team expects that there will be a number of important synergies to be achieved with the combined platform, including improved terms for financing, global commercial platform with chartering teams in Singapore, Houston and Copenhagen and increased efficiency with both in-house technical (from BW Tankers) and use of third party providers,” the company added.The combined company will have a fleet active across all relevant segments and will be one of the largest pure-play product tanker businesses in the world with a fleet of 86 vessels (including newbuilds and excluding sale and leaseback vessels).
NewsRegional Saint Lucia to host health and wellness retreat in November by: – June 4, 2011 13 Views no discussions Tweet Share Photo credit: helhiplanet.comSOUFRIERE, Saint Lucia — In response to market demand for vacation experiences that promote healthy lifestyles, the town of Soufrière in Saint Lucia will welcome a brand new health and wellness retreat in the Fall.Senator Allen Chastanet, Saint Lucia’s Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, announced plans for the first health and wellness retreat in the charming former French capital of Soufrière from November 17 to 20, 2011.The retreat will feature workshops and wellness experiences, featuring some of the world’s foremost experts in yoga, feng shui, art and cuisine in a community which Chastanet describes as “The Eden of the Caribbean.”The retreat is being launched alongside preparations to build a landmark destination spa at Soufrière’s drive-in volcano which offers visitors therapeutic mineral baths.“Soufrière was chosen in part because of the number of world class spas in the town, and we are pleased that our hotels and resorts are on board for the retreat,” said Chastanet.The health and wellness retreat will promote a wide variety of approaches to enhance healthy minds and healthy bodies through nature trail hikes, bicycle rides and other specially-designed experiences.“Soufrière is natural, authentic and exotic and we could not think of a better destination within Saint Lucia to produce this retreat,” said Chastanet.The health and wellness retreat is being produced by the Soufrière Foundation in partnership with Soufrière’s resort community and in concert with the Saint Lucia Tourist Board.Caribbean News Now Sharing is caring! Share Share
Tweet EducationLocalNewsPrimarySecondary Parents and teachers urged to participate in special education training program by: – April 7, 2012 51 Views one comment Share Share Sharing is caring! Photo credit: rhonda4_edublogs.orgParents of children with disabilities as well as teachers are being urged to participate in a two day training program during the Easter school break organized by the Achievement Learning Centre.The Achievement Learning Centre located on Elliot Street in Pottersville is a vocational training centre which offers special educational programs for students as well as the youth.The Special Education Training Program which will run from 12th April to 13th April will seek to provide teachers and parents with practical strategies which they can use in the classroom.Beverly Leblanc of the Achievement Learning Centre told Dominica Vibes News that the training program has been organized as several teachers have expressed interest in doing training in learning disabilities in special education.“We are targeting both teachers and parents. The focus will be an overview of and the characteristics of learning disabilities, what is spectrum disorder, emotional behavior disorder and speech. Class room strategies as well as home strategies will also be concentrated on”.The training program which is opened to teachers and parents at a cost of $100.00 will be facilitated by volunteers of the Florida Association for Volunteer Action in the Caribbean and Americas (FAVACA) who will focus on “behavioral approaches”.They are said to be preparing a manual on life skill training to teach the young people about communication and decision making which will help them address some of the issues that they are faced with on a daily basis. Participants will receive a certificate of completion and the FAVACA volunteers will also be providing school supplies to each participant who represents a school.In addition to the school supplies, participants will also received handouts on practical information.Dominica Vibes News Share
“The Command is very thankful to the President for choosing a visionary leader who cares for the welfare of his subordinates and is passionate in accomplishing the PCG’s mandates,” PCG Spokesperson Captain Armando Balilo said. Garcia earned his Masters of Science degree in Maritime Safety Administration from the World Maritime University (WMU) in Malmo, Sweden and Masters in Shipping Management from the Philippine Merchant Academy (PMMA). “We are also grateful for the outgoing Commandant, Admiral Elson E Hermogino PCG, for he steered the organization in achieving great feats towards the advancement of the Command. Adm Hermogino has truly served his entire military service with selfless devotion for the benefit of the Filipino nation,” he added./PN The new PCG commandant also got a Doctors degree in Philosophy in Public Administration from Eulogio Amang Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology (EARIST) and was also a professor in Maritime Administration and Environmental Economics subjects in the PMMA Graduate School. Vice Admiral Joel Sarsiban Garcia Garcia will assume the position to be left behind by Hermogino on Thursday, Oct. 24. His appointement was cited in a letter signed by President Duterte on Monday but was made public on Tuesday. Garcia commanded capital ships from the navy and the coast guard, held key positions at the headquarters and likewise led four coast guard districts, two functional commands and two major support commands. MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has named Vice Admiral Joel Sarsiban Garcia as the new commandant of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), replacing retiring Elson Hermogino. Garcia is the current Executive Director of the National Coast Watch Center (NCWC), under the Office of the President; and the Chairperson of the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) Governing Council, based in Singapore. He is a graduate of the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy and a licensed master mariner.
Osgood lost another great veteran on Monday, October 17. Omer Russell Flint, age 81, the son of the late Russel and Clara (Arney) Flint, passed away at the Decatur County Hospital after an extended illness. He was born in New Marion on January 1, 1935. He married Donna Jean Fuqua with whom he had his three children. She preceded him in death in 1986. Later he married Mary Shook, who also preceded him in death. As a proud Vietnam veteran, he had served his country for over twenty years in the United States Air Force.Following his service career, Omer was hired on in Greensburg in the maintenance department for Crown-Zellerbach, which later became known as James Rivers. He retired after nearly 20 years. He was a member of the Osgood Christian Church. Omer was an active member of the Osgood American Legion and the North Vernon Eagles. He had been a past member of the Am-Vets and the VFW. Many attendees of the Osgood-area Kiwanis’ winter basket and bag bingo held each year at the Osgood American Legion will remember him and sadly miss him. He was the one who made sure the bingo machine was working accurately and would peek in during the bingo to make sure everything was still running smoothly. He would smile and wave after he made sure everything was all right.Omer enjoyed camping and fishing along with his wife Mary and earlier on with his children. An animal lover, he enjoyed his cats and dogs. But he mostly just enjoyed tinkering around the house and fixing anything that had broken down. It was said, “It was good to have him around!”He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Sandra Lynn Norman, and his son Dean Russell Flint. He was also preceded in death by his brothers Cecil and Gene Flint and his sister Rovena Matthews.Survivors include his daughter Cinda Jo Richardson (Dillsboro); grandchildren Christopher Flint, Shawn Richardson, Jeremy Slone, Scott Slone, and Jennifer Slone; several great-grandchildren; his brother Miles Flint (Greensburg); and his sister Geraldine Fuqua (Osgood).Visitation and funeral services will be held on Friday, October 21 at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, followed by the funeral service at 12 noon. Burial will be in the Greendale Cemetery in Osgood.Memorials may be made to the Osgood American Legion.Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood was responsible for the arrangements. www.nealsfuneralhome.net.
DELTA, Utah (Feb. 25) – A dozen dates for traveling IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds are on the schedule for the eighth annual EQ Cylinder Heads Wild West Tour. Five tracks in four states host events. Sweetwater Speedway in Rock Springs, Wyo., will be the only track holding two Friday-Saturday doubleheaders. Opening weekend is May 2 and 3 at Millard County Raceway in Delta, Utah. The first visit to Sweetwater follows on May 30 and 31. The series returns to Utah and Diamond Mountain Speedway at Vernal for June 27 and 28 shows. Great Basin Raceway in Ely, Nev., is site of the July 25-26 doubleheader. Next up are Aug. 22 and 23 dates at Atomic Motor Raceway in Atomic City, Idaho. The series concludes Sept. 12 and 13 at Sweetwater. The Tour Allstar race will also be held that weekend.Ricky Alvarado of Delta, Colo., is the three-time and defending series champion. All main events pay a minimum of $1,000 to win and are 2014 or 2015 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifiers.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Larry Shaw Racing Western Region, Allstar Performance State and special series, as well as local track points where applicable, will be given. National and regional bonus points will also be awarded to the champion.More information about the Wild West Tour is posted on the www.wildwestmodifiedtour.com website or available by contacting Series Director Ken Hansen at 435 646-3576 or 435 722-7075.
Naomi Osaka is 2nd Asian player to win Australian Open.Osaka won the US Open in 2018.Osaka was hailed as the new ‘queen of tennis world’ by Japanese PM Shinzo Abe. Melbourne: Naomi Osaka fulfilled a long-held dream by becoming the world number one after winning the Australian Open, and some of the greats of the game forecast a dazzling future for the young Japanese star. The 21-year-old US Open champion held her nerve to battle past Petra Kvitova 7-6 (7/2), 5-7, 6-4 and claim back-to-back Grand Slams, becoming the first Asian, male or female, to hold the top ranking in the process. “I’m beyond excited to become the new world No.1,” she said after dislodging Romania’s Simona Halep. “I’ve always dreamt of being in this position and I am honoured to be part of the elite group of players who have reached the No.1 ranking.” At 21 years, 104 days old, she is the youngest player to be on top of the world since Caroline Wozniacki reached the pinnacle in 2010 at 20 years and 92 days old. After making the semi-finals at the China Open last October, Osaka became the second Japanese woman to break into the Top 5, following Kimiko Date who reached No.4 in November 1995. She has now gone a step further to write her name in the history books as the first Asian to be crowned number one since computer rankings were introduced in 1975. It has been a rapid rise. This time last year she was languishing at 72 but a 40-20 win-record last year saw her race into the top 10, claiming two titles including a breakthrough US Open final over Serena Williams. RELATED Now on a 14-match win streak at the Grand Slams, some of the greats of the game lauded her achievements. “Winning back-to-back Grand Slam tournaments is a rare and special achievement, and I’m thrilled these results have propelled Naomi to the top of the women’s game,” said Chris Evert, the first ever WTA world No.1. “Her exciting brand of tennis, coupled with the dignity she displays on and off court, is a winning combination that tennis fans really embrace. She is still so young, with so much potential to keep growing as No.1. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for her,” she added. Future bright Fellow former great Billie Jean King has also been impressed with what she’s seen of the shy Osaka, who has a Japanese mother and a Haitian father.”Congratulations to the 2x Grand Slam champion, @Naomi_Osaka!,” she tweeted. “Your future is so bright, and your talent, drive, and determination will take you far.” Martina Navratilova added to the plaudits, saying: “Well, after winning the US Open Naomi Osaka became a star. And now, after winning the Australian Open and becoming world number 1, she is a superstar!” Osaka has shown growing maturity on court and has proven she can handle the pressure cooker situations, but admits to being introverted off court and not a natural socialite. By winning a second Grand Slam and becoming world number one, she has firmly established herself as at the forefront of the next generation of women players. And with that comes all-consuming attention. Soon after her Melbourne Park win, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tweeted: “I’m so proud of the birth of the new world queen.” Kvitova, 28, knows what it’s like to be the centre of attention. She won her first Grand Slam, at Wimbledon, aged 21, and said Osaka would need to handle extra pressure. “It took me a while to kind of get used to it. I think it’s always a bit more pressure from outside, as well as from yourself,” she said. “You just want to play better. You’re thinking like you have to win every single match because you just won a Grand Slam. It’s about the time, as well,” she added. “You just need to get used to the attention. Every time you are stepping on court, you are kind of favourite of the match. The other players just want to beat you because you’re playing well.” highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.