Cellucci presents Dubie with Leadership Award

first_imgU.S. Ambassador to Canada Presents Annual Leadership Award to Vermont Lt.Governor(BOSTON, MA) – U.S. Ambassador to Canada Paul Cellucci introduced VermontLt. Governor Brian Dubie to a full house of 85 New England and Canadianbusiness leaders Friday morning (9/17)at the New England-Canada BusinessCouncil’s (www.necbc.org(link is external)) annual Leadership Award breakfast atthe Fairmont Copley Plaza.Dubie addressed the group about his experiences over the past 20 monthsreviving relationships between Vermont and Canada in the areas ofcommerce, the environment, energy, education, transportation and bordersecurity. He concluded his remarks to a standing ovation.Paul Raymond, senior vice president for the Canadian informationtechnology firm CGI Group, Inc., is president and CEO of the Council. Hejoined Dubie and Cellucci at the podium to present the award to Dubie,which reads, “In recognition of your exemplary achievements with regard tointernational trade between Canada and New England.””NECBC presents this award annually to an individual who has displayedexceptional leadership in promoting economic, political and culturalrelations between Canada and New England,” said Raymond.As Governor of Massachusetts, Cellucci was the first recipient of theaward in 1999. Other previous award recipients include Nova Scotia PremierJohn F. Hamm, former Canadian Consul General to New England Mary Clancy,former Maine Governor Angus King, and President & CEO of ManulifeFinancial, Dominic D’Alessandro.last_img read more

Weekly unemployment benefits tumble to under 800

first_imgThere were 737 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance last week, a decrease of 491 from the week before, as claims fell following a recent increase. Altogether 12,591 new and continuing claims were filed, a decrease of 230 from a week ago and 2,872 fewer than a year earlier. The Department also processed 2,044 First Tier claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08), 45 fewer than a week ago. In addition, there were 989 Second Tier claims for benefits processed under the EUC08 program, which is an increase of 25 from the week before. The Unemployment Weekly Report can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/(link is external). Previously released Unemployment Weekly Reports and other UI reports can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/lmipub.htm#uc(link is external)last_img read more

Are you helping your credit union employees be awesome?

first_imgby: Dan BergerYou may or may not say the word “awesome” very often out loud – but I hope you think your employees are awesome. I certainly think my team is awesome. But it turns out that saying it out loud – telling your team that you believe in them and think they are awesome – can make them do even more awesome work.Harvard Business Review recently ran an article from leadership development consultants Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman. They found that managers who consistently rated their employees more positively than others – what they called “positive-rating managers” – were rewarded by employees with higher engagement. Employees with positive-rating managers average in the 60th percentile of engagement scores, while those who worked for negative-rating managers scored around the 47th percentile. They even found that other employees viewed the employees under negative-rating managers as being less effective. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Remote device security

first_img continue reading » In today’s business world, mobility is essential. In 2012, according to research from ZDNet, the average mobile worker carried 3.5 devices, which can include a mix of business and personal devices. This number is surely higher today. With the convenience of being able to work remotely from anywhere in the world comes the risk of data loss (destruction) and data breaches. Although the destruction of company data due to a destroyed device can be detrimental to a business, this blog will cover the risk of data breaches which could have a far more devastating and lasting impact.Remote device security should begin with limiting who has access. Not every employee is going to require it, nor should they be granted access. All remote users, no matter who they are, should go through some kind of basic safety instructions on how to implement and maintain security on their devices. In addition, all devices with remote access must be configured with both a timeout and password, before being allowed to access the business’s data. End users should not be able to disable these functions. Finally, a remote wipe solution should be implemented on all remote devices, whether they be credit union issued or personal devices. Let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons of remote wipe solutions, and what happens if you’re depending too heavily upon them.Some of the ways remote wipes can be accomplished are as follows:Some carriers have the ability to remotely wipe phones on their network. They can either do this themselves or instruct the business on how to do it.Install remote wipe software on the device. The down side to this process is that if a device is taken offline, data could be breached before the wipe could be performed.Some remote solutions rely on remote apps being in a separate encrypted container, segregated from the rest of the device’s functions. This solution could also include full encryption of the device. 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Former credit union VP faces sentencing for $350,000 theft

first_imgMerrideth Christina McMillian, a former vice president of the $212 million Singing River Federal Credit in Moss Point, Miss., will be sentenced in June for taking out more than $350,000 in fraudulent loans against her grandmother’s estate, and in the names of her husband, father, a friend and members, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District of Mississippi.During a federal court hearing last week, McMillian, 46, of Vancleave, pleaded guilty to one felony count of credit union theft.After an August 2018 audit, the credit union uncovered a “web of fraudulent activity” and contacted the FBI, which launched an investigation, Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathlyn Rose Van Buskirk said.A month later, McMillian was fired. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: GLENFIN GETTING READY FOR JUNIOR STRICTLY!

first_imgGLENFIN GAA NOTESCLG Gleann Fhinne
Lotto winning numbers for the 12/04/16 are 6-4-8-7-2-1-5-3. No winners. Jackpot for 19/04/16 is €3150Don’t forget to book your tickets for the Junior Strictly Dancing competition on Saturday the 23rd of April in Jacksons Hotel. Get you tickets from Paul McGlynn 0868719166, Jackie O’Meara 0871222112, Patricia O’Connor 0866069481 or Frank Ward 0862098102.  Tickets are €15.00 for adults and €10.00 for Under 16. Minor Board: Under age training: Wednesdays U8 & U10 6.00pm-7.00pm. Thursdays: U12, U13 & U14 Boys 6.15pm to 7.15pm.Our U14 Boys lost to Convoy on Monday last the 11th of April. Next up is Robert Emmett’s at home on Monday the 18th at 6.45pm.Minor boys have no fixture this week, our minors are due to play Milford or Urris in the league semi-final, this game will now take place next week.Ladies: Training: Wednesday, U14 Girls at 7pm to 8pm. Minor Training 8pm to 9pm.Our senior ladies had another great victory on Sunday last when they beat St Eunans at home in the shield. The final score was Glenfin 3.12 St Eunans 3.05. Glenfin scores were Colene McGrath 1.02. Yvonne McMonagle 2.05, Katie Heron, Aine Ward, Kathy Ward, Laura McKenna and Mary Ward 01 each. Our seniors and reserves had two great victories at home to Cloughaneely on Sunday. The reserves win on a score-line of 1.12 to 07. This was a great team performance with the scores coming from Ross McDermott 05, Paul McGlynn 02, Shane Moy 02, Tony Carlin 02, Christy Morrow 01 and the goal coming from Dylan McGlynn.The senior team got their first points of the season with a score line of 0.13 to 07. From the throw in Glenfin raced into a 4 point lead. Cloughaneely pulled them back to finish the first half just one point behind Glenfin. Again Glenfin started the second half the stronger and when they went 4 up they never looked like loosing. Glenfin scores were Paddy O Connor 05, Frank McGlynn 03, Michael McGlynn 03 Jason Morrow and Kevin McGlynn 01 each. Both teams are home to Four Masters next Sunday at 1.30 and 3pm.Our 3rd team lost to St Eunans at home on Saturday evening last. They are away to Naomh Conaill next Saturday the 23rd at 6pm.Handball: There will be no Handball training for National schools this evening Monday. Handball training will take a break now until SeptemberAny club member or manager wanting to put information into the Club notes can do so by sending it to seamusward61@gmail.com or texting 0872052481.GAA NEWS: GLENFIN GETTING READY FOR JUNIOR STRICTLY! was last modified: April 18th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more