Wasps sign 125kg Georgian beast who is sure to become a fan favourite

first_imgMonday Jul 2, 2018 Wasps sign 125kg Georgian beast who is sure to become a fan favourite Wasps have secured the services of hard-running Georgian front rower Zurabi Zhvania, who will join the club ahead of the 2018/19 season. As seen in the video below, the former Stade Francais man brings plenty of skill and speed to the table, as well as power up front.Moving from Georgian club rugby to Stade Francais at the age of just 19-years-old, the now 26-year-old played six seasons in Paris, making over 100 senior appearances for the Top 14 outfit.The 125kg loosehead prop made his Test debut in 2013 and has since won 34 caps for his country, scoring ten tries and forming a part of the formidable Georgian pack.  He will become just the fifth Georgian to appear in the Premiership.“I’m hugely excited to be joining Wasps and playing in the English Premiership over the next few seasons,” he said as the news broke. “I have big ambitions in the game and I believe I can achieve these with Wasps both at Premiership and European level. “They play a very attractive style of rugby which I believe suits my game and will bring out the best in me. It’s great to have former International prop as director of rugby and this can only be of benefit to my development.“My family and I are very much looking forward to moving to the UK and I can’t wait to get started.”Wasps Director of Rugby Dai Young said they are looking forward to the Georgian’s arrival.“We have been tracking Zura for a couple of seasons and are really pleased to finally get him on board. He is an experienced player despite still being in his mid-20’s, who I expect to bring plenty to our front row.“The timing of this is also good, since both Matt Mullan and Simon McIntyre are currently recuperating from long-term injuries. We look forward to his arrival in Coventry and to working with him in the months ahead.”ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Player Features Related Articles 28 WEEKS AGO New Zealand rugby pod admit Owen Farrell… 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Bath prop launches Amazon documentary… 30 WEEKS AGO The highs and lows of Yoann Huget after he… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Recognizing Extraordinary: Dell EMC 2016 Partner Awards

first_imgIn his Dell EMC World Global Partner Summit keynote yesterday, John Byrne praised the “powerful and amazing” partner community of Dell EMC.“You are everything to us.  You are the reason why the channel business exists. My team and I will continue to work our hardest to earn your continued trust and business.  That is job number one.”Byrne reinforced the message of one team, of Dell EMC actively seeking input from our channel partners to help build a world-class partner program. A program based on the collective voice of this one extraordinary team.Separately, both Dell and EMC have made “huge progress in the channel,” with the channel representing more than 60 percent of EMC’s business and 40 percent of Dell’s. And today, we stand on the brink of an extraordinary opportunity … An opportunity for both Dell EMC and our channel partners to attack the market, and to win.“Your strengths are our strengths, and our strengths are your strengths.”ShareIn support of the great strength of the Dell EMC channel, the Global Partner Summit keynote session concluded with a celebration of the extraordinary achievements of our global partners:  the Dell EMC 2016 Partner Awards.Congratulations to all of the extraordinary Dell EMC 2016 Partner Award winners!NA Regional Partners of the Year:Southwest Partner of the Year – Groupware TechnologyDesert Mountain Partner of the Year – Sanity SolutionsMid-Atlantic Partner of the Year – CandorisSouth Central Partner of the Year – EST GroupGreat Lakes Partner of the Year – Business IT SourceNortheast Partner of the Year – Future Tech Enterprise, Inc.Southeast Partner of the Year – Tiber Creek ConsultingCanadian Partner of the Year – Softchoice CanadaNA Business Partners of the Year:Federal Partner of the Year – Government Acquisitions, Inc.Healthcare Partner of the Year – MoreDirect Enterprise SolutionsMid-Market Partner of the Year – Mojo SystemsSIM Partner of the Year – Paragon MicroSecurity Partner of the Year – Lanair Group LLCEnterprise Solution Provider of the Year – FusionStormNA Program Partners of the Year:US Distributor Partner of the Year – Ingram MicroCanadian Distributor Partner of the Year – Tech Data CanadaNational Solution Providers Partner of the Year – CDWLarge VAR Partner of the Year – WWTPremier Plus Partner of the Year – InsightGlobal Systems Integrator Partner of the Year – HCL TechnologiesOEM Partner of the Year – Arrow OCSGlobal Partners of the Year:LatAm Partner of the Year – Centro Especializado de Computacion S.A – CECOMSALatAm Distributor of the Year – Ingram MicroLatAM Solution partner of the year – LTA-RH COMERCIO E REPRESENTAÇÕES LTDAAPJ Partner of the Year – Beijing Kang’s Communication Equipment Co., LTD.APJ Distributors of the Year – Daiwabo Information Systems; SoftBank Commerce & Service Copp.APJ Solution Partner of the Year – LogicalisPartner Nominated Awards:Philanthropic Partner of the Year – InsightSocial Media Partner of the Year – Winslow Technology GroupAgain, congratulations to the winners of the Dell EMC 2016 Partner Awards.As John Byrne said, we are on the verge of something truly spectacular; and together, Dell EMC and our channel partners, “will become the benchmark in the industry … The channel to watch … The channel to beat.”last_img read more

CUNA calls for measureable, reportable regulatory relief from NCUA

first_imgGoing forward, the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) should strive to achieve measurable and reportable forms of regulatory relief for credit unions, the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) said in a letter to the agency this week. CUNA submitted a comment letter on the agency’s draft strategic plan for 2017 to 2021, which directs agency operations and priorities.CUNA stressed the need for continued regulatory relief for credit unions, noting that recent NCUA efforts have helped, but credit unions continue to feel pressure from other regulators, such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.“NCUA has the most control over how the agency constructs and conducts the supervision process for the vast majority of credit unions, which is where the strategic plan should focus on reducing supervisory burdens,” CUNA wrote. “NCUA should develop a stated goal of reducing credit unions’ time dedicated to the supervision process, develop a way to measure success and then strive to meet this goal and hold staff accountable to this goal.”CUNA urged the NCUA to pursue a larger goal of a percentage reduction in time and resources that credit unions must commit to the NCUA’s supervision process. The letter goes on to suggest that CUNA’s comprehensive regulatory burden study could be used as a baseline to measure any improvement that NCUA strives to make. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

The two big issues bank CEOs have with FinTech

first_imgFor all the talk about how well FinTech start-ups are doing, I hear two regular laments from bank CEOs. First, why aren’t we valued like FinTechs? and second, why aren’t FinTechs regulated like us.On the first point, it’s quite clear that FinTech start-ups are being valued on potential and not reality. When a Stripe is worth more than three Commerzbanks or an Ant Financial is seen to be worth more than ten Deutsche Banks, then sure, bank CEOs are a bit pissed off. As Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon put it, the bank is “getting absolutely no credit from anybody else in the investing community” on the firm’s digital banking efforts. Monzo gets two million customers in the UK and gains a $1.3 billion valuation; Goldman Sachs launch Marcus, get four million customers, $1 billion in deposits a month, launch a credit card with Apple, and its share price falls almost 20%. As Solomon states it: “If we were out in Silicon Valley and made 20% of the progress that we’ve made, we would get a lot of credit and people would be throwing money at us to own a piece of this business. But nestled inside little old Goldman Sachs, we’re just going to have to prove it over time.”Yea, yea, yea, yada, yada, yada.This first point is indicative of the fact that the banking sector is measured by real returns whilst the start-ups are measured by hope. Banks have shareholder return, return on equity, return on investment and so on and so forth. Real measures against real results. A start-up has a million customers, some of whom are active. It’s all about how you dress it up. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

What will you be known for when we find normalcy?

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Tansley Stearns Tansley is a dynamic force of nature, fiercely crusading on behalf of all credit unions while tirelessly driving forward the brand image and family spirit of Canvas. She joined us … Web: https://www.canvas.org Details Music has been a big part of my life since I was little. When I was three, I begged my mom to allow me to start playing the violin. She played the violin in the local orchestra and I longed to emulate her playing with vibrato and passion. Thus, when I had my daughter MacKenzie and she turned four, we tried violin lessons. As is so often the case when we try to nudge our children towards our own dreams, she didn’t fall in love. At the third lesson, when she nearly threw the rented violin at the wall, I decided we needed to try something else. Since we all love to sing in my family and she couldn’t break her voice during a tantrum, we decided to try voice lessons. I found a local voice instructor who received rave reviews. When we arrived at the first lesson, MacKenzie’s four-year-old kinesthetic vigor exploded into Ms. Amber’s living room. I cringed and started to think about what alternatives I might start exploring once we survived this. Immediately, Ms. Amber transformed MacKenzie’s music lesson experience. Ms. Amber gleefully said, “MacKenzie, have you heard a high note before?” Amber belted out the most lyrical and lovely high note and said, “We are going to sing a high note together. When we do, I want you to stand on your tippy toes and stretch as high as you can. Then we are going to sing a low note.” Again, she sang, and the loveliest low note tickled our ears and she said, “When we do, I want you to bend down and crouch low to the floor.” I was mesmerized while I watched them sing both high and low. MacKenzie was moving, using her energy, and she was focused on learning to sing. Ms. Amber had immediately observed how our kiddo learned best and adapted her teaching approach to meet MacKenzie where she was. I left almost in tears having been reminded of the power of learning and great teachers. MacKenzie grew to love singing and continued learning and growing with Ms. Amber. She started to tune her voice, she memorized songs, she performed in front of her peers and their families, and most importantly she fell in love with music and singing. Then life changed. When I joined the Canvas family, we moved to Colorado. After several unsuccessful attempts at recruiting a local teacher that matched our experience in Madison, I reached out to Ms. Amber in desperation. It turned out that Ms. Amber had been teaching remote lessons. We signed up and it was remarkable. Even across many miles, with MacKenzie in Castle Rock, CO and Ms. Amber in Madison, WI, they did not miss a beat. As they reconnected through the magic of technology, MacKenzie’s singing skills continued to grow during weekly lessons. Ms. Amber even used Zoom to facilitate remote recitals. One recital even featured a student from Madison, a student from Mexico, and MacKenzie in Colorado.As the potential impact of the Coronavirus pandemic started to intensify for Coloradoans, there were hosts of decisions to be made. As a leadership team, we at Canvas worked on immediate daily actions to ensure ongoing, essential support for our members. At the same time, we mobilized strategies to protect our Canvas family members’ (our employees’) health by providing resources for those with dependents and by growing remote work options. In the midst of marshalling resources and activating plans, we saw an opportunity. The same opportunity that Ms. Amber provided MacKenzie, to help provide learning to our family members.The need to enhance social distancing and protect our Canvas family members as well as our members necessitated temporarily closing our Canvas lobbies, while leaving open our drive-thru services. When this occurred, nearly 200 people were temporarily displaced from their current member-facing roles. While we redeployed some of these family members to support other parts of our organization, we wanted to explore options to activate engagement with the remaining family members through this challenging time. Learning quickly became the answer. As with most credit unions, learning is crucial. At Canvas, we are a learning organization. We strive to invest in our family members regularly. We believe that learning amplifies all of our lives. We have seen learning create opportunity, open possibilities, and build connections. However, one of the ongoing strategic challenges with learning we’ve faced is with our branch family members. The real-time necessity to always put our members needs first has often prevented us from reaching the levels of engagement with learning that would be ideal with this portion of our population. That all changed as the Coronavirus challenge emerged. Presented with a moment to focus attention fully on a large portion of our branch family members, our Learning Team jumped into action. They began developing leader guides, curating curriculum, growing ideas for gamification and ongoing engagement, and then ensuring that all of it could be done remotely. Seeing the potential to come out at the end of this pandemic with Canvas family members who will be even more knowledgeable and skilled was joyful. During a dark time, as a leadership team, we felt that same awe of the power of learning that I felt years ago when I was watching Ms. Amber with MacKenzie.Even more powerful than the original idea was seeing the concept grow. Our community involvement team jumped in and was excited to share their financial literacy content and teach our family members. We started developing a new addition to our leadership development curriculum featuring our leaders and showcasing their career paths. We are currently dreaming up an interview series so that our family members can hear from some of our Canvas heroes who have seen the credit union survive and thrive through adversity across the years. By the time we find ourselves returning to normalcy, not only will our family members have even more skills and knowledge, but we’ll have grown our Learning competency even further. The curriculum will be wider and deeper. Our ability to deliver learning in new and more powerful ways will be extended. Our understanding of what it takes to marry subject matter experts with learning professionals to develop exceptional adult learning will be exponential. Our Canvas family will be experiencing learning the way MacKenzie did, and it will be life changing.None of us ever wish to experience tragic and challenging circumstances. However, now is a time to decide what we want to be known for when we come out the other side. At Canvas, we are the first responders of financial services. We are essential and we are here for our members. We are known for our people. When this is over, we will also be known as an organization that invested in our people during this time of adversity — creating even more impact for human beings across the Front Range. That will be music to the ears of the people that need credit unions most.last_img read more

Two charged with felony after check-cashing scheme

first_imgThe Broome County Sheriff’s Office says 19-year-old Sadeeq Tarry and 19-year-old Naomi Webster have both been charged with one count of grand larceny in the fourth degree, a class E felony. They say the fraudulent check-cashing scheme dates back to December of 2019. (WBNG) — The Broome County Sheriff’s Detective Division has arrested two individuals in connection to a fraudulent check-cashing scheme.center_img The sheriff’s office says Tarry and Webster were processed for arrest and issued appearance tickets.last_img

BPOM approves emergency use of antiviral drugs to treat COVID-19 patients

first_imgMeanwhile drugmaker Gilead Sciences said in a statement that a five-day course of the remdesivir sped up recovery in moderately ill patients with pneumonia from COVID-19. The drug has reportedly been administered to United States President Donald Trump, who was announced COVID-19 positive last Friday.BPOM head Penny K Lukito expects that they EUA issuance will help accelerate access to those drugs for hospitals treating COVID-19 patients.“Hopefully, the drugs will help improve COVID-19 recovery rates and bring down the mortality rate from the pandemic,” Penny said in a statement on Tuesday.She said she hoped doctors and health workers would cooperate in monitoring the efficacy and safety of those drugs under pharmacovigilance.The World Health Organization defines pharmacovigilance (PV) as the science and activities relating to the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of adverse effects or any other drug-related problem.All pharmacovigilance reports will be received by the BPOM and evaluated periodically.If there is an increasing trend of side effect, the BPOM will immediately communicate the risk and revoke the EUA, the statement further said.Since March, the BPOM periodically searches the internet to detect any disinformation regarding drugs claimed to cure COVID-19. It had found more than 46,000 links, including 2,645 links of people illegally selling what they claim are COVID-19 drugs.Upon such findings, the BPOM recommends that the Indonesian E-Commerce Association (IDEA) and Communications and Information Ministry take down those links. (iwa) Topics : Data from the Office of the Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister show that the government had previously given contractors the go-ahead to import COVID-19 medication such as remdesivir, favipiravir, oseltamivir and lopinavir-ritonavir, all of which will be distributed directly to hospitals treating coronavirus patients.The data show that, by the end of 2020, the government expects to secure 670,000 vials of remdesivir from foreign sources, but it also expects the drug to be manufactured in the country starting in November.In late September, Reuters reported that a late-stage study by Fujifilm Holdings Corps of its antiviral drug Avigan showed that it reduced recovery times for COVID-19 patients with nonsevere symptoms.The Phase 3 clinical study of 156 patients in Japan showed that those treated with Avigan improved after 11.9 days, versus 14.7 days for a placebo group. The Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) has issued emergency use authorization (EUA) for two antiviral drugs, favipiravir and remdesivir, to treat COVID-19 patients.The BPOM also granted permits in September to several pharmaceutical companies to produce the drugs. PT Beta Pharmacon (Dexa Group) received a permit to produce favipiravir, locally sold under the Avigan brand. State-owned drug manufacturer PT Kimia Farma received the permit to produce a generic favipiravir product, tempo.co reported on Wednesday.Meanwhile, permits to produce remdesivir have been granted to PT Amarox Pharma Global, which is a subsidiary of India’s leading generic drug maker Hetero, as well as to state-owned pharmaceutical firm PT Indofarma and local private firm PT Dexa Medica.center_img Editor’s note: This article is part of a public campaign by the COVID-19 task force (Satgas COVID-19) to raise people’s awareness about the pandemic. #covid19taskforce #mothermessage #wearmask #keepyourdistance #washyourhand #socialdistance #avoidcrowd #usesoaplast_img read more

Ball State Helps Fund OA Business Department

first_imgBusiness/Journalism Teacher Johnathon Maple is using additional funding to improve classroom experience.OLDENBURG – Business and journalism students at Oldenburg Academy are experiencing a new classroom environment this school year as a result of two grant awards.Ball State University awarded OA Business/Journalism Teacher Johnathon Maple with the 2014 Ball State Teachers College Alumni Society Innovative Grant.Also helping with the 4-year classroom renovation plan, the Will and Dot Ricke Fund through the Decatur County Community Foundation helped fund the upgrades.Through these grants, thirty office chairs could be purchased and installed for the start of the school year.Maple, the 2014 Colin Goodnight Technology Educator of the Year, was also able to use prize money to purchase an Apple TV, and 55” flat screen television for his classroom.“Truly, I am so grateful for all of the help and support of the granting organizations – students are having the opportunity to have be challenged and inspired in a 21st century business classroom – awesome preparation for college,” Maple commented.The new office chairs accompany conference room tables simulating a real-world business conference room.last_img read more

Josh Hart leads Lakers past 76ers in Las Vegas Summer League opener

first_img VIDEO: LeBron James and Doc Rivers respond to Donald Trump calling NBA kneeling protests “disgraceful” Jubilation, anguish as race for NBA’s Western 8th seed gets as close as ever Lakers on verge of sealing home court advantage, what does it mean in the NBA bubble? LAS VEGAS — Second-year guard Josh Hart scored 24 points and rookie guard Svi Mykhailiuk added 17 points to lead the Lakers to a 96-79 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in their Las Vegas Summer League opener on Saturday night at the Thomas and Mack Center.With Lakers Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and JaVale McGee, Coach Luke Walton and General Manager Rob Pelinka sitting courtside, the summer squad turned in its best performance so far, bouncing back from an 0-3 showing in the inaugural California Classic earlier in the week in Sacramento.Ball and Kuzma were the stars of the show last summer, helping lead the Lakers to the Las Vegas tournament title and picking up tournament MVP and championship game MVP awards, respectively, in the process. But Hart and the rookies got them (and the usual partisan summer league crowd) out of their seats more than once on Saturday.Hart, who is unlikely to play in all the Las Vegas games, was effective on both ends of the court. He scored five quick points and Mykhailiuk drained a pair of jumpers to help the Lakers open a quick 11-4 lead, and Hart held Philadelphia’s Furkan Korkmaz to just four points (1 for 9, 0 for 7 from 3-point range) a night after he made eight shots from beyond the arc in a 40-point effort against the Boston Celtics. VIDEO: Watch Kyle Kuzma’s game winner and what he said about it Morning Wrap: Full coverage from Lakers-Clippers thriller; Angels, Dodgers going in different directions; Whicker pays tribute to legendary Mike Gillespie AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe Lakers took control in the second quarter, extending their lead to 45-33 by halftime. They kept the pressure on in the second half, pushing the margin to 23 at one point. The Lakers shot 44.4 percent from the field, but made nearly half of their 3-point attempts (14 for 31).Hart finished 9 for 15 from the field, including 4 for 8 from 3-point range and helped the Lakers build a 23-point second-half lead against a 76ers team that struggled from the field all night (38.3 percent overall, including 3 for 29 from 3-point range). Mykhailiuk finished 6 for 11 overall (4 for 8 from 3-point range) and shared the team lead with nine rebounds.Rookie big man Moe Wagner added 16 points, eight rebounds, three steals and two blocked shots in 26 minutes, throwing down a crowd-pleasing one-handed dunk off a steal but adding seven more personal fouls to his growing summer collection.Issac Bonga, the 18-year-old second-round pick who just joined the team after signing his contract on Friday, struggled with three points, two steals and seven turnovers in 13 minutes.Nick King added 15 points and five rebounds, and Xavier Rathan-Mayes had 10 points and three assists for the Lakers. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Rookie Zhaire Smith led the 76ers (0-2) with 16 points.The Lakers take the court again on Sunday at 8:30 p.m. against the Chicago Bulls.Related Articleslast_img read more

Tiger Woods not ruling out playing at Presidents Cup

first_imgUnited States captain Tiger Woods has not ruled out playing at the Presidents Cup, saying the final decision would be his.Woods will lead USA against the International team in Melbourne in December as they chase an eighth straight Presidents Cup win. Woods has struggled since winning the Masters in April, missing two cuts and withdrawing from the Northern Trust as he failed to qualify for the season-ending Tour Championship.He finished 13th in the Presidents Cup standings for USA, behind the eight qualified players ⁠— Koepka, Thomas, Johnson, Patrick Cantlay, Xander Schauffele, Webb Simpson, Matt Kuchar and Bryson DeChambeau ⁠— and Tony Finau, Gary Woodland, Rickie Fowler and Patrick Reed. BMW Championship: Justin Thomas moves to No. 1 in FedEx Cup standings after win Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnson headline a star-studded USA outfit, but Woods may yet choose himself as a captain’s pick.”My job as the captain is to put together the best team possible and try and put together the best 12 guys,” the 15-time major champion told reporters Monday. Related Newscenter_img Tiger Woods on missing Tour Championship: ‘I’ll be watching the guys on TV’ “That’s what I’m trying to do. We’ll be going through the whole process of having open communication with our top eight guys and my vice-captains.For Captain @TigerWoods pic.twitter.com/l9dZiXeC7a— Presidents Cup (@PresidentsCup) August 18, 2019″That is something that we will certainly talk about, whether I should play or not play. Ultimately, it’s going to be my call whether I do play or not as the captain.”But I want to have all of their opinions before that decision is made.”last_img read more