Social media landscape demands new expertise, different strategies

first_imgby: Aaron PassmanBy the time the average credit union CEO is comfortable with one form of social media, it’s likely the young people the CU is seeking to attract has moved on to a new one.As the social media landscape continues to evolve, Credit Union Journal talked with experts about where the new opportunities lie, which sites may already be withering on the vine and strategies for leveraging these sites.Now, a big headache for consumers could be a huge opportunity for CUs.As consumers continue to see cards reissued due to data breaches and the upcoming EMV liability shift, one analyst suggested CUs use social media to help members understand why they keep getting new plastic in the mail. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Mr. Bruce Eugene Taylor

first_imgMr. Bruce Eugene Taylor, age 69, of near Pleasant, Indiana, entered this life on October 2, 1950 in Kokomo, Indiana. He was the loving son of Glenn Eugene and the late, Martha L. (Spall) Taylor. Bruce was raised in Kokomo and Sharpsville, Indiana and was a 1968 graduate of Sharpsville-Prairie High School. Bruce was inducted into the United States Army on June 9, 1970 in Indianapolis, Indiana, serving during the Vietnam War. He earned the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 device, Civil Action Honor Medal and three Purple Hearts. Bruce was honorably discharged with the rank of Specialist 4th Class on June 1, 1976. Bruce was united in marriage on September 27, 1975 at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Kokomo, Indiana to Judith Ann “Jude” Mackey. This happy union was blessed with a daughter, Ashley and a son, Nick. Bruce and Jude shared nearly 45 years of marriage together until his death. He was employed for the Continental Steel Mill in Kokomo, Indiana for 18 years. Bruce was employed in the transportation security administration for the Northern Kentucky International Airport retiring after 15 years of service. He resided in Frankfort, Indiana for several years until moving to the Switzerland County community in 2002 where he resided until his passing. He was member of the Vevay American Legion Post #185. Bruce enjoyed hunting and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Bruce passed away at 1:49 a.m., Friday, September 11, 2020, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana.Bruce will be deeply missed by his wife, Judith Ann “Jude” (Mackey) Taylor of near Pleasant, IN; his daughter, Ashley (Taylor) Dieter and her husband, Jeff of Columbus, IN; his son, Nick Taylor and his wife, Tarah of Colorado Springs, CO; his grandchildren, Kylee, McKenzie, Carmen, Maddy, Malaina, Owen and Chase; his father, Glenn Eugene Taylor of Vevay, IN; his sisters, Beverly Rounds and her husband, Steve of Sharpsville, IN and Barbara Jones and her husband, Ron of Kokomo, IN and his several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his mother, Martha L. (Spall) Taylor and his step-mother, Barbara Jean “BJ” (Davis) Taylor.Graveside Services will be conducted on Thursday, September 17, 2020, at 1:00 p.m., at the Sharpsville Cemetery, East Elm Street, Sharpsville, Indiana.Full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Kokomo VFW Post #1152.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

Enzo “Timado” Gianoli – Infamous – “It’s way more cool than playing pub games”

first_imgThe International 7 is done and dusted. 18 teams battled it out across the space of two weeks for the chance to write Dota 2 history, have their name engraved upon the coveted Aegis of Champions and take home no less than $10,000,000. After a simply epic week at Key Arena, Team Liquid emerged victorious after an unstoppable run through the lower bracket. There’s still no two-time TI winner, the cycle of East and West winning on alternate years continues but the live and online crowd were treated to some of the best gameplay in the game’s history. Enzo “Timado” Gianoli is just 16 years of age. The young Peruvian player has watched every iteration of The International and even emerged onto the main stage with his lucky Natus Vincere shirt from tournaments gone by. After getting through the group stage, Infamous were handed four time major champion OG in a best of one. They never really got going and left the tournament in 12th-16th position. The new Dota major/minor system should provide ample opportunity for the South American scene to grow and players to gain more tournament experience. ESI caught up with Timado just before the main event got underway in Seattle to find out what he thinks lies ahead for the SA scene.  Credit: ValveESI: Your play at the group stage impressed a lot of people. Many would have had you down as being knocked out. How did you feel after it?Timado: If I’m honest, we aimed at getting a top five. Not quite the winners bracket but a bit closer than we went. We ideally wanted to be able to choose our opponent rather than ending up being first choice for the other group. We had some really rough games though. One day we went zero and six and just lost everything. We lost to LGD and TNC, even though the match was really close. When we got beaten in that specific match it was super demoralising. We picked ourselves up after the iG.Vitality game and just went back to our old play style. We showed the world that when we play our style we can take games off some of the best teams.ESI: It was really fun to watch, as too was the whole of the TI group stages. Did you find it almost confusing that every team seems to have its own style and there’s nothing that stands out as completely broken? Is that what makes this tournament so compelling?Timado: I definitely think that Dota is in a really nice place right now. Every strategy out there is doable, it’s viable. If you’re a good team and you’ve practiced your own strategy well, you can beat anyone. In my opinion that’s why Chinese teams have impressed so much in Seattle.“At the end of the day, in Dota 2, players want to play with and against the best players.”They have been known for practicing the same thing over and over and over again until they perfect it. When we played against LGD you can just tell that they play their strategy so well. They beat us really really hard. By the tenth minute we were losing by about 10,000 gold and it was awful. It was actually insane, and it’s all because we let them do their stuff. I think that’s pretty much what Dota is at the moment. ESI: Looking past The International and the news of Valve’s Majors and Minor system is going to provide so much opportunity for the South American scene. Take ESL One Hamburg, the first Major for example. Eight slots and one is an SA slot. Will it improve the scene?Timado: I think it should definitely improve the scene. Most people in the SA region just look at Dota 2 as a form of entertainment. They still play for many, many hours and they are actually really good players. They have talent but they don’t really acknowledge the competitive aspect of Dota. They just see Dota as playing any other game, but I don’t speak in terms of myself.They don’t realise that if you go to tournaments, it’s a whole different experience and it’s way more cool than playing pub games. That’s the main thing that needs to change. A lot of the guys that I play with thought they couldn’t learn anything and already knew it all and were pretty good at the game. Yes, they were fine on their own but their eyes have opened here at TI. They are all like “oh my god, these players are just so so good”. It has changed their perspective a lot. ESI: What was your preparation like ahead of undoubtedly the biggest tournament of your life? Timado: We improved a lot before the Major, and we had our own boot camp in the Infamous gaming house. We live there everytime we need to compete in something important, like a tournament or a qualifier. We are all there, we have our beds and then we train the entire week. ESI: We saw the SEA region start to disperse, and players move to compete in North America and Europe. Do you think we will see that with South American players?Timado: I think it’s always possible that things like that could happen. The main issue at the moment is definitely the language though. If I look at my team, none of them speak English besides Accel and he only speaks a tiny bit. If they could learn Englsh then I am sure they could if they wanted to. They could go and play for any team. At the end of the day, in Dota 2, players want to play with and against the best players.last_img read more

Spurs’ Gregg Popovich in favor of NBA banning intentional foul tactic

first_img“I would love to get DJ off the floor if I was on the other team,” Rivers said. “If I was any of the guards, I would pray that they get DJ out of the game. Now the basket looks a little bigger when he’s off the floor.” Fighting adversityOn the morning of Game 7 of the Clippers-Golden State Warriors first-round series last year, Rivers met with Clippers marketing, finance and ticketing officials instead of game planning. After former embattled Clippers owner Donald Sterling made racist remarks on a leaked audio tape, Rivers addressed concerns from those Clippers officials about the franchise’s direction. “It didn’t throw me off,” River said, mindful the Clippers beat Golden State in Game 7. “We were going through a lot of crazy stuff. Early on, I expected craziness. Even though it was something where I was downtown here in the morning on the eve of a Game 7, it was easy in some ways.”Injury updateClippers forward Glen Davis played in Game 7, two days after nursing a sprained left ankle that kept him out for most of the fourth quarter of the Clippers’ Game 6 win over the Spurs. Davis walked around gingerly in the locker room beforehand. But he said he felt fine and would not sit out a game that decided the first-round series. “If you play in the game, you’re healthy,” Rivers said. “That’s the way the other team views it. That’s the way I always view it. If you’re on the floor, I expect you to be 100 percent.” The Spurs used the tactic in this series both when they led and trailed. It has often taken place in the second and fourth quarters, which has occasionally prompted Clippers coach Doc Rivers to remove Jordan. The current rule only disallows teams to intentionally foul away from the ball in the final two minutes of the game. Yet, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver recently said he would consider changing the rule this offseason. Until then ….“I won’t foul Jordan if Doc will promise not to contest any of our shots,” Popovich joked. “We’ll make a trade. If somebody has a weakness, you exploit it.”Rivers suggested he would do the same thing. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Amid all the unpredictable elements surrounding this Clippers-Spurs seven-game playoff series, one development has at least stayed consistent.San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich will order his players to intentionally send Clippers center DeAndre Jordan to the free-throw line, mindful that his season-long 39.2 percent mark from the foul line could determine a win or a loss. Yet, Popovich called the tactic “an ugly thing” and said he would support the NBA banning the practice he has employed in past years on Shaquille O’Neal, Dwight Howard and Jordan. “Intellectually, I don’t feel bad about it,” Popovich said. “But sight-wise, it’s God-awful.”last_img read more