Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Dona LohanDina Lohan, mother of actress Lindsay Lohan, has reportedly pleaded not guilty to drunken driving on Long Island just days before her 51st birthday earlier this month.Judge Joy Watson suspended Dina’s license and released her without bail during her arraignment at First District Court in Hempstead, according to media reports.New York State Troopers had arrested her for driving while intoxicated after she was pulled over for speeding 77 mph on the Northern State Parkway on Sept. 12.As the Press has reported, Dina’s arrest comes as her mortgage lender filed to foreclose on her Merrick home.The Associated Press reported that Lindsay, who recently completed her latest stint in court-ordered rehab, was spotted outside her mother’s house the day of the court appearance.The New York Daily News reports that Dina told Troopers that she’d drank up to three glasses of white wine before driving and that she was whisked away from court in a silver Rolls Royce.
YouTube has recently received backlash from advertisers who have learned their product advertisements were being shown alongside derogatory content they did not agree with. To add insult to injury, many video creators receive profit from the advertisements that are served on their videos, meaning companies have unknowingly been paying to “support” extremely controversial content creation. As a result, several large companies pulled branding from the platform’s videos and forced YouTube to take action and make changes to its targeted advertising structure, as well as how content creators are paid.These advertisers want to target their content to specific audiences, and they want YouTube to provide a means to do so. Although YouTube has made recent changes to remedy their recent crisis, they still market to the masses, allowing ads to be served up anywhere and to anyone watching videos on its platform. This means its brand advertisers are still paying to be in front of irrelevant audiences.As an organization sending mass volumes of business-critical documents, you have the power to individually impact every customer through your communications. Here’s how: continue reading » 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Every credit union wants a strong brand. And branding is often an initiative on many strategic plans. However, wanting a strong band and actually having a strong brand are two completely different things.So how do you know if you have a strong brand? You can give it a “Three E” test. On a scale of one (low) to five (high), grade your financial institution in the following areas:Emotion—According to a recent survey from Customer Thermometer, 64% of women and 68% of men have felt an emotional connection with a brand or business. The survey noted, “…it pays to develop an emotional bond.” So how do you do that with a checking account or a loan? You don’t. You need to make sure your brand is not about your products or services, but rather about how the consumer feels when doing business with you. The more emotion you inspire in consumers, the stronger brand you have.Engagement—The financial services industry is a relationship-based business. As a recent CU Times article noted, “Is your staff developing personal relationships with members? Do your members know you care?” Your employees need to stop selling and start connecting. If they engage with consumers, the sales will come (in fact, we have found that engagement training is much more effective than traditional sales and service training for our clients). The more you engage with consumers, the stronger brand you have. continue reading »
38SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Digital banking’s overarching trend in the coming year is to get as close as possible to perfecting the consumer experience. Making that experience seamless, secure and hassle-free will build digital trust that’s worth its weight in gold in terms of driving deeper consumer engagement and loyalty.That’s a theme our CEO, Jeff Yabuki, highlighted in his recent blog on the undeniable trends in banking. In some ways, digital banking has been driving those broader trends, and the anywhere, anytime world we live in means the driving principles of change in one space often intersect with those in another.There are a variety of innovations – voice banking, facial recognition and other biometric capabilities, for example – that can make the digital experience as seamless as possible. Those developments stem from the bedrock fact that people just want to move and manage their money whenever and however it’s most convenient for them. They expect the branch experience to be an extension of their online and mobile interactions, and vice versa. They expect their financial institution to earn their trust at every touch point. continue reading »
In 2000, Blockbuster Video was approached by a much smaller company offering to sell their business for $50 million. The CEO dismissed the offer, saying the company was too tiny, too niche and losing too much money at the time — and so the company passed up the chance to purchase Netflix.Kodak dominated the market for films and photographs for most of the twentieth century. An engineer working for the company designed the first digital camera in 1975 — but Kodak executives brushed it off, prioritizing its then-successful film business instead.In 2005, MySpace CEO Chris DeWolfe met with Mark Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg reportedly offered to sell DeWolfe his year-old company. DeWolfe declined.The world of business can be a ruthless one, and the tides of change are not forgiving. Brands and systems that once dominated the market can collapse in the blink of an eye as the world changes and new ideas take over. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
In order to strengthen the role of the cravat in branding and positioning Croatia in the world, an expert meeting “Tie (diplomacy)” was held in Zagreb, organized by the Academia Cravatica and the Public Diplomacy Club of the Croatian Society for the UN. As part of the expert meeting, the writer Miro Gavran was proclaimed the first Croatian Ambassador of the cravat, with a solemn inauguration in which the military-historical unit Kravat Regiment also participated. Boris Ljubičić presented to the audience the logo of the World Tie Day, which he signed and which has been used for several years as an official logo within the campaign and celebration of the World Tie Day. Along with Frko Petešić and Markotić, in the panel discussion that followed, prof. dr. sc. Goran Bandov, lawyer and political scientist, associate professor and vice dean of the College of International Relations and Diplomacy Dag Hammarskjöld, Milada Privora, mag. ing. arh, former director of the State Protocol of the Republic of Croatia and head of the Protocol of the President of the Republic of Croatia, prof. dr. sc. Božo Skoko, associate professor at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb, dealing with corporate communication and identity and image management, Darell Šarić, leading strategist in brand management full service marketing agency Hipmedia and Ivica Vidović, a well-known Croatian marketing expert.”The tie should be seen as a global, ubiquitous reminder of Croatia. What the iPhone is for the USA and Samsung for Korea, it should be our tie for Croatia. About the Croatian tie at last we need to tell a story in the world, and it is this professional gathering, which emphasizes the importance of the tie for branding Croatia, that is a step in that direction. “, he said in his presentation mr. sc. Zvonimir Frka Petešić. Academician Reiner emphasized that in 2020 and the period of Croatia’s presidency of the Council Europe sees it as an ideal opportunity to promote neckties around the world. “The tie is a world symbol of diplomacy, dignity and balance, and therefore of democracy in the world” pointed out Reiner, and prof. dr. sc. Božo Skoko and prof. dr. sc. Goran Bandov agreed that Croatia needs a branding strategy in which the tie plays a big role. The decision of all panelists, but also representatives of the present institutions, sponsors and partners of the expert meeting, that already this year a stronger stamp will be given to the celebration of World Tie Day around the world, especially in Croatian embassies and consular offices. It is important to emphasize that with this expert meeting Academia Cravatica, an institution dedicated to researching the history and modernity of the cravat, began its traditional activities in the run-up to the World Necktie Day, which is celebrated on October 18. , European and world cultural heritage. Related news:
SoftBank Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son said Saturday his technology conglomerate will supply at cost 300 million face masks per month in Japan from May to help overcome shortages caused by a coronavirus epidemic-driven demand spike.In a Twitter post, Son said his group has teamed up with a major Chinese auto and electronics group BYD, which has started making masks.”Softbank will work with the government to supply masks to the medical community, and to as many people as possible,” he said. The deliveries will include 100 million medical or surgical masks to support health care workers fighting the virus on the front lines.Last month, he tweeted that he would donate coronavirus testing kits to 1 million people, but he later said he would donate 1 million masks instead.Topics :
“Some regions have yet to disburse the funds because of difficulties in reaching households, such as in Papua and East Kalimantan, as well as because of changes in village administrations,” he said. “These are the main factors that have made the disbursement relatively slow.”The government expects 1.89 million to 4.89 million individuals to fall below the poverty line amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Meanwhile, 3 million to 5.23 million individuals may lose their jobs as the pandemic brings economic activity to a standstill, according to official estimates.In a fourth stimulus package announced on May 19, the government will roll out a Rp 641.17 trillion economic recovery stimulus to strengthen social safety net programs, help micro, small and medium businesses (MSMEs) and bail out state-owned enterprises (SOEs).“We hope it will soften the economic impacts of the crisis but it will not be sufficient to substitute for all losses in spending,” Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said recently.The government plans to increase its spending on village fund cash assistance to Rp 31.8 trillion, after previously allocating Rp 21.2 trillion. It will provide Rp 600,000 per month for three months to families that meet certain criteria, such as having a family member who has lost their job and having not received assistance via the Family Hope Program (PKH) or the staple-food card program. An additional Rp 300,000 may be provided to families for another three months.“We are still considering whether to boost the village funds,” Abdul said. “The regulation has been prepared but we are still waiting for the green light from the President.”Abdul added that the cash assistance would be received by 8 million families in total, far lower than the previous estimate of 12 million families.Topics : The government has disbursed around Rp 2.99 trillion (US$202 million) in cash assistance to almost 5 million families through the village funds program as it mulls increasing the village fund budget to protect households at greatest risk of falling into poverty amid the COVID-19 outbreak.Villages, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration Minister Abdul Halim Iskandar said on Wednesday that more than 47,000 villages had disbursed Rp 600,000 to each registered family through both cashless and cash transfers. In total, some 63,000 villages of the nearly 75,000 villages in Indonesia have received village funds from the government, he added.“We will continue to disburse cash transfers despite Idul Fitri [holiday break],” Abdul told reporters during a media briefing. Several challenges had prevented more rapid disbursement, including a lack of infrastructure and changes in village administrations, he said.
BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGABACOLOD City – The provincial government of Negros Occidental will implement a four-day work week for a gradual return to normalcy under a general community quarantine. “The Civil Service Commission (CSC) came up with several proposals and the four days (of work) a week is just right (for us),” said Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson. The provincial government has been functioning with a skeletal work force for more than a month under an enhanced community quarantine which halted public transportation here.Lacson said the new work model would start on Friday, May 22.Provincial government employees will work for four days at the capitol and on the fifth day of the week will work from home.The CSC set interim guidelines on alternative work arrangements and safety protocols for government workers under a state of national emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic.Under CSC Memorandum Circular No. 10, constitutional bodies, departments, bureaus, and agencies, government-owned or controlled corporations with original charters, local government units (LGUs), and state universities and colleges (SUCs) are covered by the guidelines. The CSC said accomplishment reports must be submitted to it during the duration that alternative work arrangements are adopted.Aside from this, government offices are also expected to ensure that workers wear facemasks, take their body temperatures, and provide sanitation stations.Support mechanisms for employees like health and psychosocial interventions, provision of personal protective equipment, and “reasonable” transportation facilities and housing quarters should also be made available to government workers, the CSC added./PN
By Jeremy FoxOSKALOOSA, Iowa (June 29) – Mike Hughes raced to his first local checkers of the season Wednesday at Southern Iowa Speedway.In the Budweiser IMCA Stock Car 18-lap feature, It was Hughes grabbing the lead early from his second row starting spot. Hughes had early battles from Todd Reitzler but held off those challenges to go on to take his first win at Osky ahead of Damon Murty, Louis Lynch, Derrick Agee and Jason See.Scott Dickey got the led early in the Musco Lighting IMCA Modifieds 16-lap feature and built a sizeable lead. Colt Mather began to chase him down just before the only caution came out on lap 11. Dickey and Mather battled for the lead until Mather finally took it away and cruised on to his third win. Dickey settled for second with Andrew Schroeder in third, Ricky Thornton Jr. in fourth and Jason Hall in fifth.The 16-lap KBOE Radio IMCA Northern SportMod feature saw Danny Brau wrestle the lead away from Steven Berry on lap one. Eric Flander worked his way up and grabbed the lead on lap two.Flander looked comfortable out front but the caution came out on lap eight. Flander continuned to lead until Curtis VanDerWal worked his way through the field from his ninth starting spot to take the lead away on lap 12.VanDerWal went on to take his fifth win of the season ahead of Flander, Austin Paul, Matthew Van Gelder and Jason McDaniel.August Bach started outside the front row of the Pepsi Cola IMCA Hobby Stocks 15-lap feature and battled with Dustin Griffiths and Danny Thrasher early. Bach held them off and look to be getting a comfortable lead only to see the caution come out with two laps to go.Bach had Griffiths and Thrasher on his back bumper for the restart. Bach and Griffiths got a great restart and had a wild finish. Griffiths made a move going in turn one and took the lead exiting turn two but Bach returned the favor in turns three and four. Bach outdueled Griffiths to the line but in post-race tech inspection was disqualified for his rev limiter box.That handed the win over to Griffiths. Travis Bunnell, Thrasher, Nick Ulin and Bobby Greene rounded out the top five.Just like last week, Brad Havel grabbed the early lead in the 10-lap Mach-1 Sport Compact main event. Havel and Cody VanDusen battled for the lead and VanDusen led laps five and six. Havel reclaimed the lead on lap seven.Havel had VanDusen on his back bumper for a lap eight restart. VanDusen took the lead away and cruised on to take his second win at Osky. Havel finished second, Shane Evans was third, Ryan Havel was fourth and James Roose was fifth.Wednesday was the final tune-up for the 21st annual Budweiser Stock Car Shootout on July 5 and 6.