Just one month ago, the New York City borough of Brooklyn truly came to life with over 50 musicians performing in unique super groups at three different venues – Brooklyn Bowl, The Hall At MP and Music Hall Of Williamsburg – for one great marathon day of music. The event was Brooklyn Comes Alive, bringing out musicians from Dead & Company, The String Cheese Incident, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The Disco Biscuits and more for an incredible day of music.Inspired by the super jams of New Orleans, the second annual Brooklyn Comes Alive saw musicians come together across the board for over 15 hours of live music. The whole neighborhood of Williamsburg (in Brooklyn) erupted in celebration, as fans traveling between venues turned the city into a downright party. At the center of it all was the music, as groups like the All Brothers Band, [Br]eaking [Bi]scuits, Rhythmatronix, Earth Wind & Power and more delivered great performances.In celebration of Brooklyn Comes Alive, Human Being Media has put together an official recap video that highlights the music, the atmosphere, and the fun! Check it out, streaming below.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police homicide squad detectives are investigating an early-morning shooting Saturday in North Amityville that killed one person and injured two others, police said.Police responded to 66 Coolidge Avenue at 2 a.m. after receiving 911 calls and a Shot Spotter notification alerting authorities to gunfire at that location, police said. It appeared a fight broke out and then multiple shots were fired, police said.Three men were transported to local hospitals for gunshot wounds and a fourth was hospitalized for injuries he sustained during the fight. One of the gunshot victims was pronounced dead at the hospital, police said. The other injuries are considered non-life-threatening, police said.Police identified the man who was killed as Louis Wilson, 44, of Kansas City, Missouri. There was no information about the shooter.Police said the investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
When you think about what will make your credit union successful in the future, there are numerous keys to success. To some extent it could be marketing, products, financial management, pricing, and, of course, member service. And as you prepare for strategic planning in this extraordinary time you’ll need to strategize on ways to maximize performance in each of these areas (and still others, of course).However, there’s one success key that trumps them all. Meaning optimal performance in this one area will make up for any performance deficiency in all the others. As we know all too well today, strive as you may to meet or exceed goals in every business component, you will always be at risk of something outside your control taking firm control in determining your success … can you say, pandemic?!Strangely, the majority of key success factors for your credit union are largely out of your direct control. They’re mostly dependent on the winds of economic change in your markets, current and shifting political environments, compliance and regulatory burdens, and, of course, competitor aggressiveness and performance, among others. Even meeting your stretchiest stretch goals won’t be sufficient for making a successful year if a wave of these external circumstances swamps your credit union.Ready to hear what the king of keys-to-success is? At first, you’ll probably say you already know what it is and that you’ve already been focused on it. Individually and as an industry, credit unions often talk about the important role their employees play in their overall performance. Many leadership teams and Boards have talked proudly for years about how much they value their employees and the critical role they’ve played in the credit union’s growth.Today, however, we’re not just talking about the importance of employees … we need to be talking about a new dynamic: creating cultures where employees can THRIVE. In the past we’ve focused on “satisfied” employees and in more recent years the talk has been about “engaged” employees; but, starting today, we need to be focused on thriving employees. A single thriving employee will make a noticeable impact on your credit union’s success; but a credit union full of thriving employees is a transformational force and creates a differentiation impact no external force can offset.What do we mean by “thriving” employees? It can take many forms, depending on the individual: employees who clearly feel good about themselves or are consistently performing at a high level or are a pleasure to be around or are infectious with their happiness. They regularly have a genuine vitality for their life and their job; their production is steadily at a high level with rare, if ever, hiccups; and they are your most dependable employees – rarely sick and always present.Thriving employees don’t have to worry about work/life balance because their work life and personal life are blended in an obvious state of harmony. They work vigorously to attain greatness at work and at home. They’re consistently finding new and better ways to up their game. They exude optimism and confidence in themselves today as well as their prospective accomplishments in the future … even in the midst of a pandemic!Why are thriving employees so important to your near-term success in 2020? Because those outside factors that have always influenced your performance are now directly affecting your employees, as well. If the past four months has shown anything, it’s that your employees’ lives can quickly careen out of balance, directly impacting their ability to continue to perform and produce at consistently high levels. The one thing you can control as a credit union leader is how you deal with those employee’s distractions and challenges and put them in a position to thrive (not just survive!) in their life. Focus on the whole person, not just what you’re seeing at work. Focus on making them happy in their entire life, not just their work life. In any time, but especially during these stressful times, if you don’t have the whole person, you likely won’t get their whole effort or performance.Following are four things you can do today to create a culture that will make sure you get the “whole person” and produce a thriving culture that differentiates your credit union:Maximize Empathy – Whether it’s in your coaching or just regular communications, try to acknowledge the personal challenges and hardships each employee is experiencing. This isn’t about sympathizing; it’s about putting yourself in their shoes and respecting what they’re feeling both at home and work. Let them know that you’re feeling with them.Make a Difference – Once you understand what they’re feeling, create solutions to help them improve the situation(s). And personalize these solutions whenever possible. Working from home may be the best way to help some employees but not others. Show each employee you’re willing to accommodate their unique challenges by developing unique solutions.Get Consistent Feedback – There has never been a greater time to be conducting employee surveys and focus groups across your organization. Especially in a time like this, keeping your finger on the employees’ pulse is critical to knowing their issues and gathering their ideas. Now is not the time to skimp on employee feedback channels!Involve Them in Changes – As employees have adjusted to their new working routines over the recent months they’ve experienced first-hand what’s worked and not worked. Rely directly on them for critical insight on what processes need to be changed going forward to best serve your members and make everyone’s life easier. Don’t make systemic changes without their involvement – now is the time to collaborate with them on changes.Richard Branson is credited with saying: Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of your clients.We’ve often been focused on taking care of our employees while they’re at the office and haven’t given too much concern to their life away from it. As long as they were productive, we were happy. But that dynamic is changing right before our eyes – worries about finances, family, and health are threatening every employee’s work performance to some degree and credit union leaders need to act quickly and decisively to ward off the potentially corrosive impact.We’re instructing our clients to begin today on creating thriving employees, focused on developing the whole person. If you need help strategizing to create this type of transformative culture at your credit union, let’s talk. Please reach out to www.fi-strategies.com/contact-us or call 636-578-3280. 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Paul Robert Paul Robert has been helping financial institutions drive their retail growth strategies for over 20 years. Paul is the Chief Executive Officer for FI Strategies, LLC, a private consulting company … Web: fi-strategies.com Details
Lindelof, Martial, Pereira and Mata hard at work (Picture: Getty) Advertisement Comment Paul Pogba misses Manchester United training ahead of Arsenal clash Paul Pogba did not feature in Manchester United’s training session (picture: Getty)Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba was absent from training as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side prepared for their Premier League clash against Arsenal.The Frenchman made his return from injury in United’s 2-0 defeat to Watford before Christmas and managed an extra 45 minutes against Newcastle on Boxing Day.However, he was left out of United’s squad for their 2-0 win against Burnley on Saturday, which Solskjaer claimed was down to the congested fixture list at this time of year.United take on Arsenal at the Emirates on New Year’s Day and Pogba was seen entering the club’s training ground on Monday morning.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBut the 26-year-old was not seen during a public 15-minute session, though there is a possibility that he joined the rest of the group once the media were forced to vacate. Metro Sport ReporterMonday 30 Dec 2019 1:32 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.5kShares Angel Gomes [right] made a return to training (Picture: Getty)Nevertheless, it’s a worry for Solskjaer that his star man is still feeling the effects of the foot injury that kept him sidelined for three months earlier this season.Elsewhere, there was positive news in the return of Eric Bailly, who was making his return to training after five months out with a knee injury.Arsenal trail United by seven points but can reduce the gap to four if they can manage a first win under new boss Mikel Arteta.Two late goals from Chelsea at the Emirates on Sunday inflicted the first defeat of the Spaniard’s reign at the club but there were clear improvements in the Gunners’ play and attitude.MORE: Frank Lampard praises players’ heated half-time inquest as Chelsea squad ripped into each other Advertisement United take on Arsenal on New Year’s Day (Picture: Getty)
“In fact we have only had four goals against us and scored 42,” Spendlove adds.Second ranked Prince Charles Comets of Creston meet the winner of Golden and Trail’s J. Lloyd Crowe.”They are a real treat to watch . . .with a good solid defence, skillfull midfield and quick offence,” said Spendlove, who assists son Jamie on the coaching staff.”We only have four Grade 12’s in a squad of 24 players so the next few years look promising.”The two semi final winners advance to the Kootenay AA Final at 4:30 p.m.The Kootenay champ represents the region at the B.C. High School AA Boy’s Championships November 19-21 in Burnaby. The L.V. Rogers Bombers are the early favourite to capture the Kootenay High School AA Boy’s title when the zone tournament opens Saturday in Creston.The Bombers enter the six-team tourney as the top ranked team and get a bye into the semi final round Saturday, playing the winner of the Invermere’s David Thompson/Stanley Humphries of Castlegar contest at 1:30 p.m. at the Rec Centre Field in Creston.”The boys have done great this year and are looking and playing with lots of class and style (come Saturday),” said coach Dave Spendlove.”We lost only one game out of nine this season and that was due to injuries mounting up over the course of the tournament in Summerland.”
Staff at Mallard’s Source for sports would like to join in with the celebrations by selecting the Bombers Team of the Week.The team includes Chase Gilbertson, Joel Bokenfor, Liam Smith, Mike Caldecott, Eli Swan, Sebastian Bodineoach, Evan Klenk, Raven Johnson, Owen Pfeffer, Nigel Ziegler, Rowan Megale, Seamus Howard, Daniel wood, Jake Anderson, Martin mendez, Dylan Dixon, Ezra Lloyd and coaches Brad Swan and Michael Joyce. One easy way of getting selected as Mallard’s Team of the Week is to overcome the odds and capture a BC High School Provincial Title.The L.V. Rogers Bombers accomplished the feat Saturday in Abbotsford, claiming the BC High School Boy’s Tier II Rugby Championship with a thrilling 13-12 victory over Robert Bateman.The game came down to the final seconds before LVR was crowned the winners.