by: Mike PlanteAny outsourced arrangement needs to offer benefits for the credit union – whether this be cost, knowledge or another factor – while not negatively impacting or relinquishing control of direct member services. This decision process is very different from many other industries in which the primary concern is almost always “how much money will outsourcing save?” As a result of this unique standpoint, credit unions need to ensure they are selecting the right outsourcing processes and partners.Filene Research Institute recently published a brief that explores outsourcing decision-making in the credit union industry. The report concludes that by asking the right questions when undertaking any outsourcing process – questions not asked of potential providers, but asked of themselves – credit unions can effectively navigate outsourcing efforts.Question #1: What functions is my credit union considering outsourcing and why?Question #2: Does it make sense to outsource this function? continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Members of the Ghana Football Association led by President Kwesi Nyantakyi have arrived in Equatorial Guinea ahead of Wednesday’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations finals draw. The contingent includes the Communications Director of the GFA, Ibrahim Saanie Daara, former Black Stars Management Committee member, Felix Ansong, Protocol officer, Alex Asante and Deputy Black Stars Coach, Maxwell Konadu.The team will also inspect facilities by the four host cities ahead of next month’s finals which will be played from 17 January to 08 February.Protocol officer Alex Asante also travelled with the team to look at hotels and other facilities which will enable the Black Stars have a comfortable stay.The contingent will also represent the nation during the draw.Ghana is in Pot 1 alongside Zambia, Cote D’Ivoire, and hosts Equatorial Guinea. Pot 2 includes Burkina Faso, Mali, Algeria and Tunisia.Cape Verde, South Africa, Gabon and DR Congo are in Pot 3.Pot 4 has Cameroon, Senegal, Guinea and Congo.
“It felt like a nightmare as I was getting chased,” he said.“It was a never ending nightmare. I could not understand why nobody was going past me.“Even when I crossed the line I could not believe it.“The others killed themselves and they were already dead in the last 100m.“I was like a witch casting a spell on them.”Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 London, United Kingdom | AFP | Pierre-Ambroise Bosse loves gambling and on Tuesday he rolled the dice and won the biggest prize of his life, the 800 metres world title, to give France their first ever gold in the event.The 25-year-old, who had finished a valiant if frustrating fourth in last year’s Olympic final, seized the initiative with 150 metres to go with a stunning burst passing Kipyegon Bett and race favourite Nijel Amos and held on to take the tape first from fast-finishing Pole Adam Kszczot.“I am a gambler, I love going to the casino,” said Bosse.“And today I just gambled, I put everything on the red, even my last Euro. So hopefully, this is also for luck in love.”Bosse, who is renowned for his offbeat character and addressed his cat ‘Rabs’ after finishing outside the medals in Rio by telling him to go the fridge and drink a beer for him, said he thought he had cast a spell over his rivals as no one threatened him down the final 100m.
Rules expert Desmond Duffy has accepted the nomination to become President Elect of England Golf for 2017 with a view to becoming President in 2018. “I am proud and thrilled,” said Desmond (image © Leaderboard Photography), who has refereed at all levels of the game, including at eight Open Championships. “I am looking forward to meeting a lot of old friends throughout the country, making new ones and visiting many clubs that, even after 24 years of refereeing, will be new to me. What joy!” Desmond was a keen footballer in his teens but was prompted to try golf by the simultaneous arrival in his parish of a golf-playing priest and a new professional at Catterick Garrison Golf Club. He took lessons, joined the club and began a notable golfing career in which he held a single figure handicap for 52 years. Even now, approaching his 80th birthday, he plays off 11. For the past 48 years Desmond has been a member at Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland, where he has been Captain and club champion and is an honorary Vice-President. He deeply treasures the club and credits it with putting him on the path towards the national golfing stage. First he became involved with the Northumberland Golf Union – where he has been President – and then went on to represent his county on the English Golf Union (now England Golf). He joined the Tournament Panel and, over the years, has refereed at eight Open Championships, at the Walker Cup, the Palmer Cup, on the European Tour, European Senior Tour and at English amateur events. Alongside his refereeing duties he has been a member of the EGU Board, represented England on the Council of National Golf Unions and been a member of the R&A Rules and Championship Committees. He has been a member of the PGA Rules Panel since 2002. “I have had a wonderful career refereeing at every level and visiting not only most of the British Isles but Europe as well. All that I owe to Bamburgh, Northumberland and England, each has been an important step along the way,” he said. In his professional life Desmond trained as a quantity surveyor and worked in building contracting, eventually retiring as joint managing director of Tower Construction in Alnwick, Northumberland. His interests outside golf including sitting as an education appeals panel member for seven local authorities in the North East and supporting his church. Desmond’s wife, Erika, is a member at Bamburgh Castle and is the handicap secretary for the ladies’ section. The couple have two children, Caroline, who lives with her husband and three children in Morpeth; and Paul, who lives with his wife and two children in New Zealand. 30 Jun 2016 Rules expert Desmond Duffy to be 2018 England Golf President