May 10, 2021

Fishing in the Heart of Appalachia

first_imgAmong the pristine waters of the Appalachian Mountains, you’ll find an impressive variety of bountiful fish and stunning scenic backdrops for your angling adventure. Enhance your visit with great kayaking, hiking, ATVing, scenic byways, traditional music and crafts. Come visit our wineries and breweries while enjoying our comfortable lodging and camping.Go Outside And PlayThe Heart of Appalachia region is teeming with great fishing spots which the locals have managed to keep a secret… until now. The pristine waters boast: five State Record catches, an unmatched variety of fish, numerous special regulation streams, and lastly, the World-Famous Clinch River.For more information, check out the Heart Of Appalachia online. last_img read more

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Filene executive jumps to CUNA

first_imgFilene Research Institute Chief Engagement Officer Mollie Bell is headed to the leadership team at CUNA, CUNA COO and Chief of Staff Rich Meade said Wednesday.Meade said Bell will advise CUNA as it continues to refresh its value proposition and will work closely with the leadership team on a variety of projects. She officially joins CUNA in its Madison, Wisc., office on Sept. 14.“Mollie is well known for her credit union passion and dynamic personality, as well as her extensive experience in strategic planning and implementation,” Meade said in the announcement. “[She] is a world-class talent who will add tremendous value to the CUNA/league system.” continue reading » 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Balance sheet basics in a changing economy

first_imgInterest rates and fixed costs are rising, liquidity is shrinking, and the U.S. economy is showing signs that it could soon slow down. These factors and others underscore uncertainty in today’s economic climate, which can prove challenging to credit unions. However, organizations that manage their balance sheets to absorb potential shocks are well positioned to report positive performance in any environment.In practice, balance sheet management involves forecasting a credit union’s cash flow and other behaviors for each asset and liability in a variety of scenarios. MJ Coon, chief financial officer of Ent Credit Union($5.6B, Colorado Springs, CO), describes balance sheet management as “planning to ensure the credit union remains safe and sound in any interest rate or economic environment.”For Ent, it looks at how economic changes will affect its net economic value (NEV) ratio and its net interest income. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Porterfield, Farley will be independent voices

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion First, let’s acknowledge there’s a controlling, special interest group made up of Schenectady City Council members Ed Kosiur, John Polimeni, John Mootooveren and Karen Zalewski-Wildzunas. This four-pack has been able to shut down council debate on issues important to Schenectady city residents.Secondly, it’s important the city electorate know that Councilwomen Marion Porterfield has been snubbed by fellow council members Mr. Kosiur and Mr. Polimeni because of her courage and willingness to have a position and vote her conscience, despite what the Democratic leaders attempted to pressure her to do.Thirdly, council members Mr. Mootooveren and Mrs. Zalewski-Wildzunas lack the courage necessary to speak and act as independent council members. Rather, too often they have stood in the shadow of council members Mr. Kosiur and Mr. Polimeni ignoring the voices of their constituents.Finally, on Election Day, I urge you to re-elect Marion Porterfield and elect Damonni Farley to the Schenectady City Council so they can join the independent voices of Council President Leesa Perazzo and council member Vince Riggi. Then and only then will the residents of Schenectady benefit from a City Council that is willing to listen and include the voices of its constituents.Chad PutmanSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%Troopers: Schenectady pair possessed heroin, crack cocaine in Orange County Thruway stopSchenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcyFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Anderson starts, but Dodgers finish off NLCS winlast_img read more

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IPL performance will decide Dhoni’s WT20 chances: Anil Kumble

first_imgNew Delhi: Anil Kumble feels that M.S. Dhoni’s future with the Indian team and his inclusion or exclusion from the squad that travels to Australia for the 2020 World T20 may depend upon how the veteran wicketkeeper does in the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL).”It’s all about how MS (Dhoni) goes about the IPL and if at all the Indian team believes that they need these services for the World Cup, then from there on he may be a part of the team. But we will have to wait and see,” Kumble told CricketNext.The spin legend, who was Dhoni’s predecessor as captain of the Indian Test team, said that the management should be exploring specialist wicket-takers as opposed to looking at all-rounders.”I certainly believe that you need wicket-taking bowlers and someone like a Kuldeep (Yadav) and (Yuzvendra) Chahal needs to be a part of that in my view. Yes, there are instances where you know the ball gets wet because of the dew, then is it right for two wrist-spinners to be there,” he said.”It is very important that you need to start looking out for wicket-taking options. If it means that you need to bring in just fast bowlers who you believe will pick up wickets, rather than looking at all-rounders, which I think this team is looking for; I think that’s the critical aspect.”Kumble also said that how good a player is able to play in Australian conditions should also go a long way into the selection process. IANSAlso Read: Glenn Maxwell fills ‘power-hitter gap’ at Kings XI: Anil Kumble Also Watch: Minister Pijush Hazarika rebuts claims of paid crowd at BJP peace rally in Jagi Roadlast_img read more

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South-south Football Stakeholders Roll out Red Carpet for Pinnick in Uyo

first_imgSpokesman of the zone, Hon Frank Ilaboya, said yesterday that arrangements have been concluded for the event which would be graced by Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, sports commissioners, FA chairmen and other key stakeholders from the zone.Ilaboya pointed out that the honour being bestowed on Pinnick by the South-south zone was a reward for excellence.“The honour we are bestowing on Pinnick is in recognition of his outstanding achievements. Pinnick has risen to become the second most powerful man in African football and a key figure in world football and we are very proud of this as a zone.“This remarkable strides by Pinnick can not go unnoticed and uncelebrated. This is why we are rolling out the drums in Uyo to honour him,” stressed Ilaboya who is chairman of Edo FA.Chairman of Akwa Ibom State FA, Emmanuel Ibah said the event scheduled to hold at the Monty Suites from 7 pm is one that would put stakeholders in the right mood ahead of the Nigeria, Libya AFCON qualifier on Saturday at the Uyo Nest of Champions.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Amaju Pinnick Football stakeholders from the South-south zone of the country would today roll out the drums in Uyo to honour NFF President, Amaju Melvin Pinnick, on his appointment as the first Vice President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).He is also to be honoured by the zone for his numerous achievements as well as celebrating him as the first NFF president to get re-elected at the Glass House in the last five decades.Pinnick got a fresh four-year mandate at the NFF Elective Congress which held on September 20 in Katsina.last_img read more

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J-D/CBA wrestlers win Canastota tournament

first_imgNathan Finn finished fifth at 106 pounds, with Garrett Williams fifth at 126 pounds as William BeSeth gained sixth place at 113 pounds.On ESM’s side, Andrew Crone reached the final at 195 before falling to Whitesboro’s Jeff Cubino. Nick Modlewski had the Spartans’ lone other podium finish, getting sixth at 152 pounds.Back on Dec. 27, Jamesville-DeWitt/CBA was part of the large field in the Windsor Christmas Tournament, finishing 21st in a 33-team field with 43 points as Mount Sinai (151.5 points) grabbed the top spot.Enver Bulatov secured fifth place at 160 when he beat Norwich’s Dakota Powers with a pin in 2:49, but he was the Rams’ lone top-six finisher.ESM ventured on Dec. 27 and 28 ventured to SUNY-Oswego for the Kenneth Haines Memorial Tournament and finished ninth out of 24 teams with 80.5 points.At 160, Aslan Abdulla worked his way to the semifinals and beat Camden’s Tyler Pelton 13-9, leading to a final against Fultons’ Camrin Galvin, who topped Abdulla in a 21-6 technical fall.Ali Abdulla got fourth place at 170, while Crone pinned Fulton’s Ben Demars in 53 seconds for fifth place at 195. Modlewski reached the 152-pound semifinal before Fulton’s Cuinn Burlingham beat him.Fayetteville-Manlius resumed its season last Thursday against Mexico, and could only win a handful of bouts in a 72-18 defeat to the Tigers.Alex Dauksza, at 160, pinned Skylar Raymond in the second period, with Sawyer Dereszynski (170) following up by pinning Ethan Lillie in just 38 seconds.Abdulrahman Abouelamayem climed a forfeit at 113 pounds, but Mexico won the rest of the bouts, armed with a full slate of wrestlers as it earned eight pins and five forfeits.Two days later, in the Leo J. Sammon Memorial Tournament at Central Valley Academy, the Hornets finished 10th in a 15-team field with 52.5 points, with host CVA, the state’s top-ranked Division II team, winning team honors.Individually, Dereszynski beaet Eladio Montalvo (Amsterdam) 5-3 for third place at 170, with Liam Malgieri third at 285 after topping Amsterdam’s Shakeim Ramsey 6-1.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: ESMF-MJ-D/CBAwrestling J-D/CBA won despite having just one individual champion – Tyriq Block, who went to the top at 182 pounds by edging Hannibal’s Ethan Scanlon 3-1 after a semifinal pin of Canastota’s Cole Deking.Three other Rams got to the finals, with Shoh Alibekov (152 pounds) narrowly beaten 5-4 by Batavia’s Kaden Marucci as Enver Bulatov was second at 160 pounds and Ethan Wells the runner-up at 126 pounds.Matt Dougherty’s 5-0 shutout of Baldwinsville’s Jarred McMonagle put him third at 99 pounds, while five others – Jackson Thomas (106 pounds), Jacob Carlsen (120 pounds), Hythm Abdel-Aziz (160 pounds), Jayden Hemingway (170 pounds) and Muaweyah El-Hindi (195 pounds) – had second-place finishes.center_img Now the heavy part of the season starts for the area’s trio of high school wrestling teams, with Jamesville-DeWitt/CBA finding particular success on the first Saturday of 2020.All that the Rams did was rise to the top spot of the Fallen Heroes Tournament at Canastota High School, earning 197 points to top a 13-team field as Batavia was second with 178 points.East Syracuse Minoa was ninth with 78 points, but saw Alex Leo earn the 138 pounds, pinning Gavin Schmidt (Batavia) in the semifinals before a 5-0 shutout of Adirondack’s Ray Hennessey in the title bout.last_img read more

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Michigan State able to hit free throws, put away cold-shooting UW at game’s end

first_imgEAST LANSING, Mich. — Throughout the first 10 minutes of Thursday night’s contest, it looked as if Wisconsin had Michigan State right where they wanted them. After Michigan State center Paul Davis registered two quick fouls in the game’s opening minutes, Wisconsin went on a 14-2 run in the six minutes Davis was on the bench to build a 23-13 lead.However, a key foul call on Alando Tucker forced Wisconsin’s leading scorer to sit on the bench with 10:21 remaining in the first half. With Wisconsin forward Jason Chappell also on the bench in foul trouble, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo elected to leave Davis in the game. The move paid off, as Davis’ aggressiveness led the Spartans on a quick 9-0 run over the next three minutes to bring Michigan State and the Spartans’ student section, aptly called the “IZZone,” back to life.”That was definitely a game-changing call because as soon as they called that, [Michigan State] went on a run when I had to sit down,” Tucker said. “We were working our plan [well] early, and they got some momentum going their way. It’s hard trying to stay with a team of this caliber when they have the fans and the momentum on their side.”Capping off an 18-8 run to end the first half, the Spartans continued driving right at Wisconsin to begin the second half. When Chappell picked up his fourth foul just 13 seconds into the half, Davis led the charge in the paint, scoring the next six Michigan State points to help push the Spartan lead to 12.Wisconsin wouldn’t quit, however, as the Badgers slowly chipped away at the Spartan lead over the next 10 minutes to put them within reach. After Tucker was fouled at the 5:07 mark, Wisconsin had an opportunity to cut the insurmountable lead to just three. Unfortunately for Wisconsin, that’s when the wheels came off.Tucker missed both free throws on the foul shot, with Michigan State recovering the rebound. The outlet pass found its way into the hands of senior Maurice Ager, who sank the jumper and was fouled by Michael Flowers. From that point on, Ager took over, scoring 12 of his 19 points in the five minutes to push the Spartan lead to 14, their biggest of the game, to put the game out of reach for Wisconsin.”That stretch right around the five-minute mark [hurt],” UW head coach Bo Ryan said. “We get a couple of free throws that don’t go in, and all kinds of things could have happened then. As a coach and as a team — you are playing on the road in a [two]-possession game — that is where you would like to keep it. We’ve been in those kinds of games before and we’ve been able to win them. Then we let it get to 14 points, and that was the ball game. They played better than we did.”Besides the Spartan scoring runs, the story of the game was the scoring spree led by Michigan State’s “Big Three” against the Badgers. Davis and Ager, along with junior Shannon Brown, scored a combined 64 points for the Spartans, with Davis leading the way with a game-high 27 points. With both big men, Chappell and Joe Krabbenhoft, missing significant time due to foul trouble, Wisconsin had trouble getting in a rhythm defensively.”The biggest problem was on the defensive end [tonight],” Tucker said. “It’s hard trying to guard those three guys. We contained Brown for most of the second half, Ager knocked down some big shots at the end and Davis was a force the entire game. We couldn’t get any stops, and when they are knocking down shots like that, they have momentum on both sides of the ball.”Unfortunately for Wisconsin, the Badgers didn’t have the same success scoring baskets, especially point guard Kammron Taylor. Taylor finished the night just 9 points on 4-18 shooting from the field and 0-5 from beyond the arc. Shooting 41 percent just three weeks ago, Taylor has shot just 27 percent since, scoring no more than 12 points in his last four games. With Wisconsin closing out the regular season in just two days at Iowa, it will be important for Taylor to stay upbeat and remain confident in his abilities.”He had a tough game, especially after starting out strong,” Tucker said. “These are the games that we’ve got a short turnaround, and he’s our point guard. We have a lot to look forward to, and we can’t let him get down. If we want to be a better team, he has to stay confident and know that we’re still behind him, good game or bad game, because these kind of games happen.”last_img read more

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Tipp’s hurlers ‘time in purgatory is nearly served.’

first_imgTipp Senior Hurling Manager Michael Ryan says they’re looking forward to getting a game on Saturday week. The Tipperary Senior hurling team’s ‘time in purgatory is nearly served.’The qualifier draw takes place on Monday morning, and Tipp could potentially play any one of Kilkenny, Offaly, Dublin or Westmeath.With a disappointing end to the league, and slow start to the Championship, the Premier will be hoping to turn their season around in the qualifiers.last_img

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US denies selling poor quality poultry to Trinidad and Tobago

first_imgThe United States Wednesday sought to assure consumers in Trinidad and Tobago they could eat poultry products from that country with “full confidence” after a senior official of the Trinidad and Tobago Poultry Association (TTPA) warned that substandard meat could enter the island as a result of a campaign by American poultry farmers to flood the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) market.Ramped up export campaign by US?TTPA president Robert Phillip earlier this week said that the local industry could be decimated if it is not protected from a ramped-up campaign by the USA Poultry and Egg Council to send millions of tons of chicken, turkey and duck, and billions of eggs into the CARICOM market.Phillip appealed to the government to implement the Poultry and Poultry Products CARICOM Standard, passed in 2012, to prevent substandard meat from entering the local market. He also called for the introduction of proper importation standards claiming there are too many discrepancies in records of exports from the United States and the Trinidad and Tobago Customs.Phillip said 200 metric tons of chicken offal comes into the island based on US export data but Customs records show no evidence of it. “Chicken offal is a waste product. This could be a health risk to our people. We cannot say what it is whether it is gizzard, livers or feathers and entrails. US records show it is exported to Trinidad and Tobago but Customs says nothing like that has entered the market, yet US data shows that it left for Trinidad and Tobago,” he told the Trinidad Guardian newspaper.US food exports are inspected by US law But in a statement, the US Embassy in Trinidad said local consumers can eat US poultry with full confidence.“The United States takes food safety very seriously. All U.S. exports of poultry must, by law, must be inspected and only poultry produced in federally-inspected plants and receiving the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) mark of inspection can be exported.”The Embassy said products exported to Trinidad and Tobago “are held to the same food safety standards as are products produced for the U.S. domestic market. “The inspection and export requirements of the United States are based on science and result in poultry that is safe for consumption and exported to nearly 160 countries around the world. Consumers in Trinidad and Tobago receive safe and wholesome food, and the growing popularity of U.S. poultry globally is a testament to that fact,” the Embassy said.last_img read more

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