continue reading » Inspiring trends were presented at CUNA’s CDFI Roundtable by Chief Economist, Mike Schenk.CDFI certified credit unions had the direct benefit of $874 million in the communities they serve, equalling $250 per family.The credit unions certified as CDFIs additionally created 82,391 jobs and spurred $18.1 billion in economic impact. This was determined through economic forecasting of (Jobs, Earnings, Operating Expenses + Purchase of Intermediate Goods & Services + Household Spending) following the model of (Direct Effects + Indirect Affects + Induced Effects). ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Tomorrow is Primary election day in Florida. Michael McDonald is a University of Florida political science professor specializing in the voting process and he says Democrat voters are requesting more mail-in ballots in Florida. He says 650,000 democrats have requested vote-by-mail ballots in Florida.Florida Ballot RequestsPalm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Wendy Sartore Link agrees and says more democrats have requested and returned mail-in ballots that republican voters.https://www.850wftl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Wendy-Link-mail-in-Dems.mp3According to SOE Link:Don’t forget to put your ballot in the return envelope provided and sign the envelope.If you plan to mail your ballot back to us, you should have allowed at least one week for your ballot to reach our office. You can also drop your ballot off in person at any of our offices during office hours, or Early Voting sites during Early Voting hours. Your ballot must be received by the Supervisor of Elections office by 7 p.m. on Election Day for it to be counted. On Election Day our Main Office in West Palm Beach is open until 7 p.m. and our outer offices will close at 5 p.m.When we receive your ballot, we check your signature against the signature you submitted when you registered to vote. If your signature has changed, you’ll need to use an online voter registration application to bring your Florida Driver License or Florida ID signature into your voter record, or a paper voter registration application to update your signature.If you returned your Vote-by-Mail ballot but forgot to sign the envelope, or if there is a discrepancy with your signature, you need to complete and return a signature affidavit (DS-DE 139) with a copy of your current and valid ID no later than 5 p.m. on the second day after the election. Please follow the instructions on the form carefully, as failure to follow these instructions may cause your ballot not to count.———-But can the post office handle all the mail-in ballots? White House chief of staff Mark Meadows says no machines are being decommissioned. There were reports that 10-percent of machines were being decommissioned.https://www.850wftl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/sorting-machines.mp3Meadows is opening the door to the U.S. Postal Service getting a cash infusion. On CNN’s State of the Union, Meadows says President Trump will sign a bill that includes funding for the Postal Service if Democrats return to D.C. to negotiate a stimulus bill. Meadows added, if Democrats are so angry about the issue, they need to come back to the Capitol and also support an extension of the PPP and giving Americans another stimulus check. He accused Democrats of trying to make political hay out of the crisis with the Postal Service.https://www.850wftl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Pelosi-obsessed.mp3House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling lawmakers back to Washington, D.C. to vote on a bill “to save the Postal Service.” Pelosi called on the House to return to session later this week to vote on the Deliver for America Act.The legislation requires the Postal Service to operate at the same level of service it provided on January 1st of 2020.In a letter to fellow Democrats, Pelosi blamed Trump for a “campaign to sabotage the election” through sweeping changes aimed at delaying mail-in ballots.White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows is opening the door to the U.S. Postal Service getting a cash infusion. On CNN’s State of the Union, Meadows says President Trump will sign a bill that includes funding for the Postal Service if Democrats return to D.C. to negotiate a stimulus bill. Meadows added, if Democrats are so angry about the issue, they need to come back to the Capitol and also support an extension of the PPP and giving Americans another stimulus check. He accused Democrats of trying to make political hay out of the crisis with the Postal Service.Tomorrow night at 7:00 is the deadline for your vote-by-mail ballot to reach the Supervisor of Elections office.Listen to the full interview with Wendy Sartore Link here.
A story circulating in the news media claims that as soon as monkeys evolved the ability to see red, they evolved red hair to look at. Isn’t that the gist of a press release from Ohio University? Science Daily thought so, and so did Live Science, which said, “A new study shows that apes first evolved color vision to help them forage food, after which nature made red the sexiest color around and spiked apes’ evolutionary tree with red hair and skin.” Monkey see red, monkey do red.If there was a 650-nanometer photon around but nobody to see it, would it still be red? Sometimes we just have to put out the latest evolutionary groaners to let you see otherwise smart people making monkeys of themselves. Monkey say, better red than deadhead. (Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
How Evil Is Your Smartphone, 8 Startups On When To Pivot, and How To Watch The Presidential Debates Online. All of this and more in the ReadWriteWeb Weekly Wrap-up.After the jump you’ll find more of this week’s top news stories on some of the key topics that are shaping the Web – Location, App Stores and Real-Time Web – plus highlights from some of our six channels. Read on for more.How Evil Is Your Smartphone? Okay, maybe there are no ethical smartphones. But some must be better than others, right? How Evil Is Your Smartphone?More Top Posts:When Is It Time To Pivot? 8 Startups On How They Knew They Had To ChangeThere comes in a time the life of many startups when it becomes clear that everything is not going according to plan. But how do entrepreneurs tell if they need to keep going all in on the original plan, or pivot to something new? When Is It Time To Pivot? 8 Startups On How They Knew They Had To Change.How To Watch The U.S. Presidential Debates Online – UpdatedAs Mitt Romney and Barack Obama prepare for their third and final debate on Monday night, your options for tuning in are greater than ever before, How To Watch The U.S. Presidential Debates Online.Don’t Make The Mistake Of Preordering A Windows Surface RT TabletThe problem is Microsoft’s “long tease” – the slow, steady drip of information leading up to the launch of Windows 8, Don’t Make The Mistake Of Preordering A Windows Surface RT Tablet.Why Brands Should Build Their Own Social CommunitiesMeet SocialEngine, white-label software that helps businesses build their own branded, interest-driven social networks, control their message and turn participants into potential customers. The service has been around for a few years with some success, but the product has now been relaunched as SocialEngine Cloud, retooled for bigger clients, Why Brands Should Build Their Own Social Communities.Color’s Epic Collapse: Why Everybody Is Loving ItReports say that the engineering talent from Color is going to be acquired by Apple and the app will be shut down. No one but its investors and employees not going to Apple will shed a single tear, Color’s Epic Collapse: Why Everybody Is Loving It.What The Hell Just Happened At Google?There’s only one thing worse than missing your numbers – and that is missing your numbers and not even being able to report that news correctly, What The Hell Just Happened At Google?The FTC Wants YOU! – To Kill RobocallsThe FTC Robocall Challenge is offering a cash prize for anybody that can come up with the best way to eliminate robocalls from reaching consumers’ cellphones and landlines. The submission window runs from October 25 to January 17, 2013. Winners, if there are any, will be announced in April 2013, The FTC Wants YOU! – To Kill Robocalls.The Democrats Prank Romney With Clever Search Engine FunThis is what national, presidential-election-year political campaigns do now: They make little prank websites to undermine their opponents. It’s the tech-savvy, 21st Century equivalent of a TV attack ad, The Democrats Prank Romney With Clever Search Engine Fun.The iPad Mini’s Killer Feature = PriceThe tablet market is different from that of other gadgets. While many people believe they need a mobile phone and a computer to meet their personal and business goals, a tablet is more of a “not necessary, but nice to have” type of device, The iPad Mini’s Killer Feature = Price.ReadWriteWeb ChannelsEnterpriseTake My Facebook Password? Over My Dead BodyIs Microsoft Challenging Google on HTTP 2.0 with WebSocket?[Infographic] Social Media Security Basics MobileFacebook Friends: How Many Is Too Many?Fuzebox, the iPad and the Reality of Simple Unified CommunicationsSquashing Bugs: The Many Layered Approach to Mobile App TestingCloudFollow ReadWriteCloud on Twitter and join the ReadWriteCloud LinkedIn Group.Red Hat Sets a Date for OpenShift Source ReleaseBox Launches Its Own Enterprise Cloud Operating EcosystemGoogle’s Go Programming Language Grows Up: Now What?HackFollow ReadWriteHack on Twitter.Google Adds New Toys to OAuth PlaygroundTrello: Online Collaboration Software at Its FinestRevenge of the DevOps: Microsoft Targets Next Visual Studio for Admins TooReadWriteWeb CommunityYou can find ReadWriteWeb in many places on the web, a few of which are below.ReadWriteWeb on FacebookReadWriteWeb on TwitterReadWriteWeb on Google+ReadWriteWeb on LinkedInReadWriteWeb on PinterestReadWriteWeb on StorifySubscribe to the ReadWriteWeb Weekly Wrap-upWant to have this wrap up delivered to you automagically? You can subscribe to the Weekly Wrap-up by RSS or by email. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting adam popescu A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#web#Weekly Wrap-ups 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
There isn’t an immediate or obvious reason why trades have spiked so dramatically. Rule changes — especially those included in a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) — could have contributed. Before 2012, teams were eligible to receive a draft pick in return for a free agent who left the team, even if he was traded to that roster midseason. Under the new CBA, which went into effect in 2012, the value of those potential free agents dropped, since a team could no longer get draft-pick compensation for them. But the increase in trade volume appears to be a gradual rise, not the one-time bump we’d expect to see immediately after the CBA was adopted if the change in rules was responsible for the rise.Likewise, we might expect the recent dramatic increase in front-office jobs (particularly in analytics) to help boost trade volume because all those new workers could increase a team’s ability to juggle multiple potential offers. (The older, smaller front offices likely would have been forced to focus on only one deal at a time.) But there’s also very little correlation between the number of analysts in a front office and the frequency of trades, so it seems like front-office expansion isn’t to blame.Two more legitimate contributing factors, however, might be the second wild-card slot (instituted in 2012) and the newfound prevalence of tanking in MLB. The additional playoff spot encourages more teams to try to contend, which has sometimes resulted in an arms race of acquiring talent at the trade deadline. Last year’s American League East featured three teams (the Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles) buying pitching in July, presumably with the hope of vaulting into contention.Tanking works in the opposite direction: When teams are forced to decide between the playoffs and rebuilding, they have more incentive to either trade their valuable players or gain additional strength. The White Sox were frozen in mediocrity for a long time, but in the last year, they unloaded all their stars, from Adam Eaton to Jose Quintana, for prospects. Those kind of abrupt sell-offs have changed the structure of the league and moved dozens more players between teams.Quintana is an especially representative example, because more pitchers are getting moved than in previous years. Hurler trades reached a nadir in 2013, when only 41.6 percent of traded players were pitchers. Last year, however, that percentage had risen to 52.6 percent, a big swing in only a few years. And although we saw a buildup in bullpen swaps last year, with the Indians grabbing Andrew Miller and the Cubs obtaining Aroldis Chapman, the increase in pitcher trades seems to be evenly divided between starters and relievers. In the new, juiced-ball MLB frontier, it may be that teams put an extra premium on acquiring good pitching.Trades can sometimes reveal the strategies a team is employing or the type of players they value the most. But just as often, they are mysterious, the outcome of negotiations to which the public is not privy. Whether due to tanking, the wild card, or some other factor, trades are way, way up and more pitchers are switching teams than before. That makes the deadline more exciting than ever, but it’s also just another block of time in MLB’s trade-happy calendar. With the MLB trade deadline approaching, texts are pinging between front-office executives, general managers are holding hushed phone calls, and amateur internet sleuths are breaking major stories. But swapping players isn’t just a deadline pastime these days. Whether it’s the result of rule changes, smarter front offices or the natural ebbs and flows of the market, the last few years have featured more trades than ever before, both before and after the deadline, making the deadline less relevant in relation to the rest of the year.Regardless of your rooting interests, it’s always entertaining to watch the buyers and sellers jostling to make the best deadline deal. On a day-by-day basis, this part of the season has always been the busiest part of the baseball calendar for trades, and it shows few signs of slowing down.However, the percentage of all trades taking place at the deadline has actually gone down in the past eight years, with teams trading up a storm throughout the entire year. Since 2009 (the first year for which Baseball Prospectus has transaction data), the total volume of trades across MLB has increased by an average of 14 percent every season. Deadline deals used to make up about quarter to a third of all trades; in the last four years they only represented roughly one-sixth of of all trades.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 04 Feb 2015 – Medical expenses help is being sought for cultural personality, Bugaloo. Right now, the man who made conch salad prepared roadside and introduced a more authentic native experience in island dining is in hospital in Cuba. Berlie Williams aka Bugaloo, is 63 years old had reportedly use of his legs and arms about two weeks ago in Provo before he was flown out for care. Mike Stolow, owner of Bugaloo’s Conch Crawl in Five Cays told Magnetic Media last night that medical bills are mounting; already at $15,000 and Bugaloo will need your help. If you want to support the fund, donate to Berlie Williams account at RBC. More details to come. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Bugaloo’s Conch Crawl a Joaquin survivor Related Items:bernie williams, bugaloo, mediacal expenses, mike stolow Bugaloo is back home, today Bugaloo returning to Provo Saturday, still needs financial help
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Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 28, 2017 – Providenciales – Around 10:31 pm yesterday (Thursday, July 27), a 23-year-old male reported to 911 that he was robbed by two mask gunmen in the Long Bay area of Providenciales.The complainant told officers that he had just arrived in the parking Lot of his residence at Carib Club when the two masked gun men approached him, one from the bush and the other from behind; both with guns. The culprits demanded money, they then tied the victim up and drove him to the Scotia Bank ATM in his white Nissan Sentra car registration number TC7745 and forced him to withdraw an undisclosed amount of money. The culprits left the victim unharmed and drove away in the vehicle.The vehicle has not been recovered.An investigation is ongoing into this report.Press release from RTCIPF Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo