LONDON (AP) — When the U.K.’s coronavirus death toll surpassed 100,000 this week, it was much more than just a number to Justin Fleming. Lying in a hospital bed, he knew how easily he could have become one of them. Fleming was rushed to London’s King’s College Hospital in mid-January as he struggled for breath. The 47-year-old says he was saved from becoming another death statistic by the “incredible” staff. Fleming is one of more than 37,000 coronavirus patients in Britain’s hospitals, where overworked staff on overcrowded wards are fighting COVID-19 one patient at a time with no end in sight. One nursing manager says the pace is relentless but staff just “take every shift as it comes.”
Great brands are built by people. In working with our clients, we use a customized brand triangle approach which says “management leads the brand, employees live the brand and consumers love your brand.”Barry Sliverstein, in his book Breakaway Brands, says “More and more, management plays a crucial role in the success of a brand that breaks away from the pack.”But what specifically can an executive at a bank or credit union do to actually lead their brand? Here are four ways you can lead your financial institution’s brand.Set the tone—It all starts at the top. As a leader in your organization, people are going to follow your example. If your brand is built on service, then how are you serving your employees? They will model what they see from you. For example, if your brand culture is fun then you should ensure the workplace is fun. If your brand culture is putting consumers first then you should put your employees first. You set the tone.Identify the gaps—Every credit union and bank has brand gaps. There can be gaps between your brand and your strategy, gaps between your brand and your employees and gaps between your brand and your operations. As a leader you must know exactly where those gaps exists. If you are unsure where those gaps are a great step to take is a marketing audit. You acknowledge (and fix) the gaps. continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Credit Unions notched an important victory on Friday in their battle against ADA Website litigation. Although the decision is just binding for credit unions located in the Eastern District of Virginia, it provides important persuasive authority for credit unions to argue that their unique member only structure limits the type of people who are qualified to bring lawsuits against them.The Northwest Federal Credit Union has a field of membership made up of current or former employees of the CIA and their family members. In contrast, the plaintiff did not allege that he was eligible to join this credit union. As the court explains, he was unable to deposit money into the credit union, obtain a loan, or get other services. Against this backdrop, the court concluded that he could make no showing that he was harmed by the credit union’s website, even if it was not ADA compliant. Crucially, the court also held that plans to visit [the website] are immaterial unless the defendant can establish that he is eligible to use “the credit union services.” Why is this statement so potentially important? Because in other contexts courts have recognized standing of parties to bring civil rights lawsuits as a means of testing compliance with Federal law.
The complete lyrics:“Trump’s Nuts Roasting On An Open Fire”Trump’s nuts roasting on an open fireas he keeps nipping at his foes.you’ll cry creepy uncle every time he arrivesfor he keeps clawing at your clotheseverybody knows some money and entitlementcan help to make the season whitemothers of color with their kids out of sightwill find it hard to sleep at night.They know that truuump is on his way.he’s got black boys in hoodies locked up on his sleighand every working man is going to crywhen they learn that Letch don’t care how you live or if you dieSooo I’m offering this simple phraseto kids from 1 to 92although it’s been said many times, many waysMerry Christmas to youMerry Christmas, Merry ChristmasDonald Trump, f@$k youMain Art: Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum-selling artist Fiona Apple changed the popular “The Christmas Song” to include lyrics critical of President-Elect Donald Trump, renaming it “Trump’s Nuts Roasting On An Open Fire” and posting a video of her singing the critical song on her Tumblr page. (Photo: Fiona Apple official Facebook profile) Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter/pianist Fiona Apple set social media sites ablaze Tuesday afternoon after dropping a blatantly anti-Donald Trump tune on her Tmblr page titled “Trump’s Nuts Roasting On An Open Fire.”The song, sung a cappella in Apple’s signature low, almost mournful, smoky-jazz contralto, switches out the classic lyrics of holiday fave “The Christmas Song”—which famously includes the well-known line “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire”—for the more direct reference to the president-elect’s anatomy, along with many other critical switcheroos referencing xenophobia and racism throughout the roughly one and a half minute serenade. “Trump’s nuts roasting on an open fire,” she sings, her dog occasionally barking in the background. “As he keeps nipping at his foes. You’ll cry creepy uncle / every time he arrives / for he keeps clawing at your clothes. “Everybody knows some money and entitlement / can help to make the season white,” she continues. “Mothers of color with their kids out of sight / will find it hard to sleep at night.”Apple, 39, published the track on her Tumblr account “Fiona Apple Rocks,” and included an audio version, full lyrical sheet, and selfie video—in which she sings the dark parody while gazing down at the camera through black-rimmed glasses and her dangling, long brown hair. “The Christmas Song” was originally penned in 1945 by songwriters Bob Wells and Mel Tormé. Apple’s caustic version comes amid a spike in hate crimes nationwide since the Nov. 8 presidential election, with some perpetrators citing the former reality TV personality-turned-commander in chief in the attacks. The multi-platinum-selling artist exploded onto the music scene in 1996 with her debut Tidal, for which she earned a Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for its single “Criminal.” Her follow-up, 1999’s When the Pawn…—an abbreviation of a 444-character title/poem—was also nominated for a Grammy, as was 2005’s Extraordinary Machine and 2012’s The Idler Wheel… The award-winning musician caps the number off by tearing up a photo of Trump and punctuating her message with a “Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas / Donald Trump, f@&k you.”Check out the track HERE and the vid below:
Rangers will consolidate the victory if they are able to secure another win at their fortress at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu on January 20 with the overall winners advancing to the mini-league stage of the competition.Top scorers for the Flying Antelopes, Bright Silas and Aguda Godwin were the scorers for the coach Olugbenga Ogunbote side who let in a late goal off the boot of 26-year old South African import, Lazola Jokojokwane.Silas shot Rangers in front on 20 minutes after connecting beautifully with a Chidera Eze’ inch perfect cross while Aguda increased the lead on 87th minutes with another Chidera’ assist to send the travelling delegation into wild jubilation inside the 20,000 capacity Setsoto Stadium in Maseru.However, a little loss of concentration from the backline of the seven-time Nigerian league champions allowed the host to half the deficit as Jokojokwane scored from a tight angle on the 89th minutes.Rangers Head Coach, Olugbenga Ogunbote, said after the encounter: “It was a great performance from my players but for the last minute loss of concentration. It will always get better”. He however admitted that the Maseru team was not a bad team despite conceding defeat at home.“I believe that Bantu is not a bad side but by the special grace of God we shall finish the job we have started here when we meet again in the return leg at home,” the coach noted.Captain of the day, Godwin Aguda said after the crunch encounter, “I give God all the glory for this victory. I believe that God’s favour is upon us and we shall continue the good work in Enugu on Sunday.”Rangers will take on the Lesotho league champions in the return leg slated for Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu on Sunday, January 20, 2019 with the aggregate winner qualifying for the group stage of Total Confederation Cup 2018/2019.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram CAF CONFEDERATION CUPBy Duro IkhazuagbeNigeria’s representatives in the CAF Confederation Cup, Enugu Rangers, made a bold statement of qualifying for the money-spinning group stage yesterday when the Flying Antelopes defeated hosts Bantu FC of Lesotho 2-1 away in Maseru.