CUInsight’s Randy Smith celebrates 10 years delivering timely credit union news and content…

first_imgCUInsight Co-founder and Publisher Randy Smith stopped by the Studio Lounge for a quick chat on CUInsight celebrating its 10-year anniversary. My how time flies when you’re having fun — and Randy has done just that with his industry content curation site, along with delivering some timely and valuable information for credit unions 24/7.Randy also discussed the many changes he has seen over the last decade with credit unions, as well as CUInsight. Another wonderful conversation with one of the happiest people on planet Earth. Enjoy! continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Out on a limb

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first_imgGLORY:  Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, this 4-year-old filly by Tapit pressed the pace and was overwhelmed by Nancy From Nairobi late when second in a one mile turf allowance here on March 4.  Quick early, Glory showed the way in both the Grade III, one mile turf Megahertz Stakes Jan. 18 and the Grade III, 1 1/8 miles turf Robert B. Frankel Stakes Dec. 27, finishing a well beaten seventh and a close third, beaten a neck, respectively.  Owned by Fox Hill Farms, Inc., she has three wins from 11 starts and seeks her first graded win in the Santa Ana. NANCY FROM NAIROBI:  A dazzling one mile turf allowance winner here on March 4, this 5-year-old English-bred mare showed an impressive turn of foot, rallying wide from off the pace with the inner rail set at 30 feet.  Trained by John Sadler and ridden in all four of her stateside starts by Abel Lezcano, Nancy From Nairobi, who was off the board in a pair of Group starts as a three year old in England, will be seeking her third consecutive win in her first North American graded stakes assignment.  A 1 1/8 miles turf allowance winner two starts back on Feb. 5, “Nancy” has a win and a second from two tries at the Santa Ana distance and is 21-4-6-0 overall, with earnings of $151,456. THE GRADE II SANTA ANA STAKES IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTSRace 5 (of 11)     Approximate post time, 2:35 p.m. PDTHer Emmynency – Joe Talamo – 123Nancy From Nairobi – Abel Lezcano – 118Nashoba’s Gold – Rafael Bejarano – 118Fresh Feline – Alex Solis – 118Glory – Mike Smith – 118Tuttipaesi – Christopher DeCarlo – 123First post time for an 11-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m.  Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. CLASSY HER EMMYNENCY & UPSTART NANCY FROM NAIROBI BOTH PROMINENT IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA ANA STAKES FOR OLDER FILLIES & MARES AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURFcenter_img ARCADIA, Calif. (March 23, 2016)–Multiple stakes winning Her Emmynency and upstart Nancy From Nairobi both figure prominently among a field of six older fillies and mares in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ana Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf. HER EMMYNENCY:  A winner of the Grade I, 1 1/8 miles turf Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes at Keeneland two starts back on Oct. 10, Her Emmynency, in her first start for trainer Kristin Mulhall, was an even fourth here as the 3-1 favorite in the Grade II, one mile turf Buena Vista Stakes on Feb. 20.  A one mile turf minor stakes winner at Santa Anita in October, 2014, this 4-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of Successful Appeal was a close second in the Grade I Del Mar Oaks three starts back on Aug. 15 and has four wins from eight overall starts.  Owned by Ike and Dawn Thrash, she has career earnings of $552,250.last_img read more


“I’m Still Obeying My Lawyer’s Advice Not to Comment…”

first_imgDr. Wilhemina Jallah, confirmed as Minister of Health-Says Minister of Health-designate Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah as her confirmation now appears certainThe Minister of Health-Designate Dr.Wilhelmina Jallah has reminded members of the Senate Committee on Health, Gender, Social Welfare, Children & Women Affairs that she is still obeying the advice of her lawyer not to make public statements about the case between her medical center, Hope for Women International, and the family of the late Mrs. Desiree Fahnbulleh.The Committee recently suspended the confirmation hearing of Dr. Jallah’s nomination, when she refused to answer questions centered on the death of one of her patients (the late Desiree).  A doctor at Hope for Women International is reported to have performed an operation on Fahnbulleh, which resulted into her death, while Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah was in the United States.However, a member of the Committee, Margibi County Senator Jim Tornolah, raised the same haunting questions about the death of Desiree. But following consultations among members of the Committee, Senator Coleman informed her (Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah) she could comment on it if she so desired.Unlike the first time when she appeared before the Committee and received a barrage of questions, the Peter Coleman-chaired committee members adopted a more conciliatory posture by delving more into pressing national health issues and what strategies she intends to apply for improvement.In fact, Grand Gedeh County Senator G. Alphonso Gaye reminded his colleagues that the matter in hand was more about confirmation hearings, and not to delve into legal matters, which is the responsibility of another branch of the government.That aspect cleared, the Committee then brought up the feud between the National Health Workers and the Ministry of Health, a situation which has created bad blood between that Ministry and the Senate, leading to the eventual resignation of then Minister Dr. Walter Gwenigale.Dr. Jallah promised that if confirmed, every avenue will be broached to ensure that she does not inherit the same problem which started when leaders of the Health Workers were dismissed and their names deleted from the payroll.The Minister of Health-designate promised to work with the leadership of the John F. Kennedy Medical Center (JFKMC), to find solutions to its many problems, such as public outcries on fees for treatment and fees charged for keeping bodies in the Center’s morgue.On questions of reports that employees at the National Drug Service (NDS) were using donated drugs in their private medical facilities, Dr. Jallah promised that a center will be constructed for storage of NDS supplies, to be jointly monitored by her ministry and the Liberia National Police (LNP).Finally discharged by the Sergeant-at-arms, Dr. Jallah  breathed a visible sigh of relief, accompanied by a large crowd of nurses clad in white uniforms and women wearing white T-shirts. She was greeted on the grounds of the Capitol Building by an even larger crowd, with chants and the sound of drums in the background.Members of the Committee present at hearing in the jam-packed Senate Chamber included Senators Peter Coleman, G. Varney Sherman, Daniel Flomo Naatehn, Alphonso Gaye, Jim Tornolah, George Tengbeh, Dallas A. V. Gueh, and Sando Dazoe Johnson.Maryland County Senator Gbleh-Bo Brown, who raised the motion that suspended the first hearing two weeks ago, was conspicuously absent at yesterday’s hearings.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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