ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » “One of the challenges with talent development is that it can be really hard to measure on an organizational impact scale,” said Jennifer Stangl at the most recent CUES Symposium in Hawaii.Stangl, director of professional development at CUES, asked participants in her breakout session, “The Impact of Talent Development on Your Organizational Climate,” to stand up if they thought of talent development as an expense at their organizations. Nobody stood. She then asked participants to stand if they thought of talent development as an investment—nearly the whole room rose.This is the correct mindset if you want to foster a healthy organizational climate—i.e., the employee experience, or how it feels to work at your credit union. “When you think of talent development as an investment, you recognize that it really has an impact on the organization, including the bottom line,” Stangl noted. Unfortunately, most organizations and industries “haven’t identified a financial statement line item that helps quantify the importance of talent development.”In contrast, the impact of employee engagement is well documented. “Engaged employees are always looking for ways to become more productive and more efficient,” said Stangl. Engaged employees also have a positive impact on organizational goals, recruitment and commitment, individual development, the organization’s future leadership pipeline and member experience.
New Delhi: The India vs Pakistan Men’s Asian Champions Trophy hockey final was set-up as a mouth-watering clash between two arch-rivals. However, nature decided to play spoilsport as heavy rain resulted in both teams being declared joint winners.Read More |OnePlus 6T launch: Watch live stream in India; expected features, price and moreThe final was being played after Malaysia and Japan played out a thrilling match for the third place shoot-out. With both teams tied 2-2 at regulation time, the match went into penalty shoot-outs and Malaysia edged out the Asian Games gold medal winners 3-2.The match was scheduled to begin at 10:40 PM IST but then, heavy rain lashed Muscat. The heavy rain flooded the pitch. There were pools of water on the hockey track and this prompted the tournament director to abandon the final after discussions with both teams. This is the first time that teams shared the trophy in the Men’s Asia Cup Hockey tournament.Read More | Look before you leap into higher learning destinationsIndia and Pakistan had played the final on four occasions in this tournament, with India winning in 2011 and 2016 while Pakistan won the tournament in 2013 and 2015. Although the tournament ended with a damp squib, India will be mighty proud of their achievements, having gone through the tournament undefeated. For all the Latest Sports News News, Hockey News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
Ganapati Malta is an online games developer for the gambling industry, established in September 2016 with a mission to supply the European market with games that combine Japanese design and technology with unique entertainment elements.After making its ICE debut back in February, Ganapati has gone on to enjoy a breakthrough first full year of operations, by presenting at several key conferences, producing a series of high performing games and receiving nominations for a pair of industry awards.We caught up with the company’s two sales managers, Mark Mckeown and Zoe Bell, to discuss how Ganapati has been able stand out in such a mature industry, what it has gained from networking opportunities at global events, and some of the innovative ideas to expect from them in the new year.SBC: How do you reflect on the last year for Ganapati? In what areas have Ganapati products been able to stand out from the crowd?Mark Mckeown: It only takes you to be at an event like SiGMA in Malta to get feedback from operators and platform providers alike about how much they like the Authentic Japanese content we are developing. They believe we have found a unique niche that has yet to be exploited and so do we. We are very excited for 2018.Zoe Bell: We’ve definitely had an interesting 2017. We have presented in several key conferences, such as ICE, iGaming Super Show, Betting on Football, Betting on Sports and SiGMA. We’ve also sponsored quite a few industry events like the Global Gaming Awards during G2E in Las-Vegas and the C-level dinner during Betting on Sports in London.On top of that, Ganapati was also nominated for the ‘Software Rising Star’ category at the EGR B2B Awards and for the ‘Digital Gaming Innovation’ category at the Global Gaming Awards.We’ve also spent a lot of time on each and every game in order to bring them to the highest level of quality; we’ve also been working on improving internal processes efficiency, as well as expanding each and every branch we have globally by hiring experienced and enthusiastic staff to join our company.As per our content, it truly does stand out from the crowd and the key to that is being authentic Japanese and so unique. You can play themed content everywhere, but our content actually captures and resonates with the culture we represent. We’ve utilised a number of brands (like the famous Japanese games CryptTract, Dragon Hunter and Pikotaro’s Pineapple Pen) so far with more planned in the future. We don’t want to become a games’ factory, like many other suppliers.As said, we do appreciate quality over quantity and we invest a tremendous amount of time and resources on each and every game, from the math and logic to the sounds and graphics, through extremely thrilling bonus rounds. We are proud to offer a very exciting gaming experience and confidant enough to guarantee it’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before.SBC: What have you gained from the networking opportunities at global industry events in 2017?MM: It is incredible in this technological age, where everyone is online 24/7 the ongoing importance of a face-to-face meeting to gain insight and understanding which just can’t be gleaned via a telephone call or via an email. Personal relationships are still critical to forging business in 2017. The important task is to plan your diary carefully as there are so many global industry events in the calendar in 2018!ZB: We’ve gained so much from all the global industry events in 2017, I don’t even know where to begin! In addition to the conferences mentioned above, where we’ve had our own stand, we’ve also attended many other events, like G2E Las Vegas, EiG Berlin and the GamCrowd Tech Week in London.The added value is priceless. It’s a great chance to have so many key industry people gathered in one venue, not to mention the possibility to meet face to face with everyone we’ve been in touch with, all in one occasion. It also gives us a sneak peek on what our competitors have in their pipeline and what new technologies and new ideas are out there. But, of course, the most important benefit of attending and participating these events would be the extent exposure and the opportunity to demonstrate our product in the best way possible.SBC: Since obtaining a Class 4 Licence from the MGA in June, what are the key things you have learned from working with Maltese licensed operators?MM: The increasing role of regulation in delivering online gaming should not be underestimated. The important role that our Compliance department plays in ensuring we are up-to-date with regulation and compliance has made the process of working with our Malta licenced partners smooth and efficient.ZB: Maltese licensed operators are definitely straightforward, and I like it. The gaming industry community in Malta is very big, yet everybody knows each other which makes it easy to establish good connections. It’s been the second year we presented at SiGMA and again, it was very successful and productive.SBC: What technology and innovation do you expect to shake up online game design in 2018?MM: We are expanding our portfolio to include some very exciting new types of gaming. Make sure to stop by our stand at ICE next year to see what we are up to.ZB: I can guarantee that we definitely have some great and innovative ideas planned for the new year to come. We are exploring every new concept and technology that can be utilised in our new games as we’ve done so far. We aim to assure the players will be constantly surprised and excited and that Ganapati will continue being a supplier of a top quality authentic Japanese content. Submit Share Watch: Joe Lee on the importance of collaboration December 13, 2019 Share Ben Keith, Star Sports: racing must be diverse, fun, and welcoming January 22, 2020 Khalid Ali, IBIA: Tackling sports betting corruption December 18, 2019 Related Articles StumbleUpon
by Arnie StapletonAP Pro Football Writer DENVER (AP)—“Pull the trigger,” John Elway told his Denver Broncos star, Tim Tebow, trying to shake the quarterback from a three-game funk.Tebow went one better—he pulled off an upset.A rejuvenated Tebow connected with Demaryius Thomas on an electrifying 80-yard touchdown pass on the first play of overtime and the Broncos defeated the stunned Pittsburgh Steelers 29-23 in the AFC wild-card game on Sunday.It will be talked about for much longer, destined to earn a spot in Denver’s colorful playoff history, somewhere up there with The Drive, The Fumble and the franchise’s two Super Bowl titles.Wild doesn’t begin to describe it. The play took 11 seconds and was the quickest ending to an overtime in NFL history. It was also the longest overtime touchdown in playoff history.Thomas hauled in a high play-action pass at the Denver 38, stiff-armed Ike Taylor and then outraced backup safety Ryan Mundy to the end zone.“I was just saying, ‘Man trust your speed. Trust your speed. Don’t cut back. Don’t cut back.’ And he kept it straight. He outran the guy,” said Willis McGahee, whose fourth-quarter fumble helped Pittsburgh tie it.“I was like, ‘Oh my God, is he still running?’ Please just go. Please. Please.”Tebow, who had done next to nothing in the second half after a 20-point explosion in the second quarter, looked as startled as everyone else. He chased down Thomas and knelt on one knee—Tebowing as it’s known—in the end zone while the crowd was going crazy. Then he pounded a fist in triumph and took a victory lap.“When I saw him scoring, first of all, I just thought, ‘Thank you, Lord,’” Tebow said. “Then, I was running pretty fast, chasing him—like I can catch up to D.T! Then I just jumped into the stands, first time I’ve done that. That was fun. Then, got on a knee and thanked the Lord again and tried to celebrate with my teammates and the fans.”“We’re just a fighting team. A lot of resilience,” cornerback Champ Bailey said. “In any adverse situation, we’ll find a way to get out of it. Everybody says we backed into the playoffs, we’re in. We did something right along the way. We’re in it. We won a game. Now, we’ve got to go try to win another one.”Tebow’s passer rating of 125.6 was the highest in Broncos postseason history.“He showed he’s a quarterback in the NFL, case closed,” McGahee said. “They say he couldn’t throw. They said we wouldn’t be able to run the ball on them. We did that. I wonder what they’re going to say next week.”Hines Ward called this defeat “just as disappointing” as last year’s loss to Green Bay in the Super Bowl.
FAIR HAVENRiver Road Books, Fair Haven, will be hosting New York Times bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, at Nauvoo Grill.Andrews will be signing copies of her latest book, Spring Fever, a new escapist novel about small towns, old flames, and deep secrets. Andrews’ previous novels include Summer Rental, The Fixer Upper, Savannah Breeze and Blue Christmas.A former newspaper journalist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Andrew’s critically acclaimed Callahan Garrity mystery series has been nominated for numerous awards including the coveted Edgar award. Andrews, a self proclaimed “junker” (thrift store enthusiast), wife, mother, grandmother, teacher and cook, brings a touch of real life joy and sorrow to all her characters.The cost of the event is $30, including a copy of her book and the chance to get it signed, and light hors d’oeuvres. Reservations are available by calling 732-747-9455 or emailing [email protected] Nauvoo Grill is located at 121 Fair Haven Road.KEYPORTSoap star and Red Bank Regional High School graduate Brian Gaskill is coming to work with the Garden State Players as education director and instructor at the group’s new summer theater camp.Gaskill will host a Monday, June 4 fundraiser for the Garden State Players at the Trinity restaurant, 84 Broad St., Keyport. He will read poetry from his new original spoken-word poetry album, Make It Real.Gaskill is best known for his roles on Guiding Light, As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Port Charles, All My Children and Models, Inc.He is currently starring in the Webisoap The Bay: Dark Side of the Bay, airing worldwide this summer.Singer, songwriter and acoustic guitarist George Wirth also will perform. Attendees are welcome to bring original poetry for a chance to take the stage with Gaskill.Tickets are $25 for the show only and $55 for a three-course dinner and the show. A free meet and greet after the show is included. Dinner seatings are at 6 and 6:30 p.m. and the show will start promptly at 7:30 p.m.For reservations call 732-497-2998. Seating is limited. Additional information about Garden State Players is available by emailing [email protected] or visiting www.gardenstateplayers.org.LONG BRANCHState Senator Jennifer Beck, Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini and Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande will discuss several topics including the 2013 budget and education reform during a town hall meeting from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at the Long Branch Senior Center.There will be an opportunity for questions from the public during the session at the center, located at 85 Second Ave.MIDDLETOWNMonmouth County Historical Association will be celebrating the birthday of King George III from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Marlpit Hall (circa 1756), 137 Kings Highway.Within the British Empire, including the American Colonies, celebration of the King’s birthday was one of the social events of the year. Visitors will be able to see how this day might have been celebrated in the home of Loyalists Edward and John Taylor. Historical re-enactors dressed as the Taylors will welcome the guests.Musical entertainment of the period, played on the harpsichord and recorder, will be presented by The Practitioners of Musick with John Burkhalter of Princeton.The earliest section of Marlpit Hall was built as a one-and-a-half story house in 1686 by James Grover Jr. John Taylor made substantial additions and alterations between 1740 – 1752. Members of the Grover and Taylor families were among the area’s leading politicians, farmers, and merchants.Light refreshments will be served and admission is free.RED BANKThe Red Bank Elks Lodge No. 233 will host its inaugural Elks Casino Night and Poker Tournament from 6 – 11 p.m. Saturday, June 23 at 40 West Front St.Casino tickets are $50 per person and includes casino games, live music by DJ Joe McGrath and dinner. Attendees also will receive $100 in play money if purchased afterward, or $50 in play money if purchased after June 1. During the evening there will be an optional Texas Hold’em Tournament and tickets for this will be $50 per person. Both casino and tournament tickets can be purchased at the lodge or online at www.redbankelksorg.Proceeds support the many benevolent activities of the lodge. Corporate sponsorship opportunities are also available.RUMSONThe third annual Kids Triathlon for Bob Kelleher will be held at 7:45 a.m. Sunday, June 10, at Victory Park.Kids, ages 9 to 14, will do a 150-yard swim, a 4-mile bike ride and a 1-mile run. Youngsters, ages 9 and younger, will be doing a 75-yard swim, a 2.25-mile bike ride and a half-mile run.Pre-registration is available until June 1 and is $35. Registration after June 1 and on race day is $45.There are no additional fees to register online at www. RaceForum.com/KidsTri. Space is limited.The Kids Tri for Bob Kelleher race is being held in the memory of Kelleher, a Rumson resident who died unexpectedly in July 2009. He had been very active in sports, including participating in triathlons and coaching his son and borough children on recreation department teams, and was the captain in the Rumson First Aid Squad when he died.Proceeds from the June 10 event will benefit the Rumson First Aid Squad and the borough’s recreation program.
By now, 10 games into a revelatory NFL season, you must have committed the legend of Kyle Juszczyk to heart.Juszczyk is the 49ers’ Swiss army knife who can run, block, catch and play multiple positions — including team muse.Recently Juszczyk (pronounced “juice check”) made an appearance on 95.7 The Game. The obligatory conversation ensued, to wit: Sure the 49ers are 9-1, but they’re about to face three teams in succession, starting with the Packers, currently boasting 8-2 records, and won’t …
Daniel Vettori’s erratic New Zealanders will have their task cut out when they take on Pakistan in a Group A encounter in Pallekele, near Kandy, on Tuesday.The action now shifts from Colombo after four games at R Premadasa Stadium and three games are set to take place at the newly- built Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.Pakistan are on top of Group A, having maintained an unbeaten run. The 1992 champions have almost secured a berth in the lasteight stage of the competition.However, Shahid Afridi’s side will be looking to brush up a few areas before the knockout stage commences later this month.Pakistan batsmen would like to put up a better show against New Zealand after their poor performance against Canada, where they were shot out for a paltry 184. Facing an ordinary Canada attack, the much- vaunted Pakistan batting line- up failed to deliver as none of their batsmen were able to cross 50.So inept was Pakistan’s batting that day that they failed to utilise more than one over of the batting powerplay. ” We have struggled a bit with the batting powerplay and we need to utilize that properly in the remaining games,” vicecaptain Misbah- ul- Haq told reporters on Tuesday.Misbah- ul- Haq urged his teammates to share the burden shouldered by skipper Shahid Afridi, who has almost single- handedly guided the team to victory in all its three matches so far.” It’s really very good for a team that its captain is doing well, but other players are also required to play well, take responsibility and ease pressure off the captain,” said Misbah. ” I think in all conditions, especially here, Afridi is a difficult bowler to handle, he has got variation and doesn’t give the batsmen time. With that kind of aggression he has led from the front.” It was Afridi whose second five- wicket haul in the tournament helped Pakistan skittle out Canada for 138.advertisementAfridi, who is now the leading wicket- taker in the tournament with 14 scalps, will be keen to continue his good run. But the skipper would also like to make a significant contribution with the bat too.New Zealand, on the other hand, have had contrasting performances in their three matches.While they thrashed both Zimbabwe and Kenya by 10 wickets,they were humbled by Australia in their second match, losing with 16 overs to spare.The Kiwis’ last series before the World Cup was against Pakistan and although they lost that series 2- 3, captain Daniel Vettori was confident his side will do well against Afridi and co. as they possess a fair idea what to expect from their opponents.” Having played Pakistan in recent months is certainly an advantage,” Vettori said.The conditions in Pallekele will also be to their liking as the wicket is expected to be faster than the ones in Colombo and Hambantota.” The surface looks faster than what we have been seeing in Sri Lanka before this game and we are looking forward to the game,” Vettori said.He hoped key batsman Ross Taylor would fire against Pakistan.” I think your best players are the ones who win the World Cup and Ross is obviously one of our very good players. He has high expectations from himself and he wants to perform. I expect him at one stage in this tournament to win a game for us and hopefully it’s tomorrow.” With PTI inputs