Are your coworkers OK? How to build team trust and cohesion while working from home

first_imgThis is placeholder text continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr It’s safe to say that almost nothing this year has gone according to plan. That’s not to mention that the days are getting shorter, and we’re all confronting the reality of winter in the thick of a pandemic.So, how are you doing? How are your coworkers doing? Is everyone ok?Chances are, everyone is not ok. While we can’t solve our coworkers’ problems (or some of our own problems, for that matter), we can be a positive force in their lives.Our country may be fundamentally fractured, but at the end of the day, it’s the communities around us that matter the most: our families, our neighborhoods, our schools, and our coworkers. Credit unions are well-versed in the vital importance of our local communities. And the good news is, within those communities, we have the power to make things better.center_img This post is currently collecting data…last_img read more

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10-year sponsor Wilwood continues awards for national champions in five IMCA divisions

first_img“Wilwood is proud to have partnered with IMCA for the past 10 years,” said Jim “Spike” Logue from Wilwood Disc Brakes. “Working directly with the different IMCA divisions allows us to educate the drivers on the importance of choosing the right braking components not only for their specific vehicle but driving style as well.” Final points positions 2-5 in all five divisions receive $100 product certificates. National champions for the IMCA Modified, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod divisions will each receive a pair of front brake rotors, while the IMCA Sunoco Late Model national champion gets a set of front and rear Wide 5 hubs from the Camarillo, Calif., manufacturer.  Wilwood Engineering awards will be presented during the national IMCA banquet in November or mailed the following week from the IMCA home office.   Information about all Wilwood high-performance products is available at wilwood.com. Racing technical questions can be directed to Jim “Spike” Logue at (812) 626-1100.  “For the past decade, Wilwood has been a key contributor to multiple IMCA divisions. Their annual trips to the IMCA office as well as to the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s are ones we look forward to as we continue to strengthen the relationship between our two companies,” said Kevin Yoder, director of marketing for IMCA. CAMARILLO, Calif. ­­– Awards for national champions in five divisions highlight Wilwood Engineering’s 10th season of IMCA sponsorship.last_img read more

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We’re all behind De Gea – Rooney

first_imgWayne Rooney has leapt to the defence of under-fire Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea. The former Atletico Madrid man has come in for heavy criticism in the past couple of weeks. De Gea was blamed by Gary Neville, among others, for a stoppage-time Tottenham equaliser a fortnight ago, prompting manager Sir Alex Ferguson to hit out at the opinions of “idiots”. But De Gea produced a series of excellent saves at Fulham on Saturday as United eked out a crucial 1-0 win, and Rooney said: “David has made some great saves over the last few weeks. I know he got a little bit of criticism after the Tottenham game but it wasn’t the biggest mistake I’ve ever seen. We’re all behind him. He’s a great player for the future as well.” There are still issues to be addressed about De Gea’s future. Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho is believed to be a fan and there have been suggestions the Primera Division champions will attempt to take Spain’s Olympic keeper home in the summer, even if there is a change of manager at the Bernabeu. And the certainty Jack Butland will join Stoke in the summer gives credence to speculation that Asmir Begovic will make the short journey north from the Britannia Stadium to Old Trafford at the same time. Even Ferguson’s post-match admission on Saturday that goalkeeping coach Eric Steele has been urging De Gea to enjoy his time at Old Trafford is an indicator all is not well with a player who cost £18million just 18 months ago. But, for now at least, United are circling the wagons around someone, for good or bad, they will have to rely on for the remainder of the campaign. “People underestimate the reflexes he’s got,” defender Jonny Evans said. “We are used to seeing him do that. His shot-stopping ability is very good and his save from (John Arne) Riise was excellent.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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USC travels to Oregon for final road games of season

first_imgThe regular season is quickly coming to an end, and with just three matches left, the No. 6 Women of Troy are hoping to come away with three wins away from home.USC has its final big road trip this weekend, as it heads north to face Oregon State tonight followed by No. 23 Oregon on Saturday.“We’re ready to go on this trip. We’d really like to go up there and try to get two wins if we can,” said USC coach Mick Haley.The Women of Troy already beat both of these teams at the Galen Center this season. The team swept Oregon State in three sets on Oct. 23. USC also defeated the Ducks, but it was a more difficult task. USC went up 2-0 but lost the next two games, eventually coming away with the win in five sets.Despite past success against these teams, Haley is not overconfident about his team’s upcoming matches.“I can’t tell you that I think anything’s going to be easy this weekend,” he said.Though Oregon State has an overall record of 8-20 and is just 1-13 in the Pac-10, when asked about the Beavers, Haley only had good things to say.“They’re maybe the best blocking team in the conference right now, and they’ll use that at home to get the fans going,” Haley said. “They’ll be very, very loud, so we expect a much better match from them than we had last time.”Saturday’s task will not be any easier for USC. The Ducks are 6-8 in conference play and look to improve this record as their season winds down.“They know that they have to have at least some big wins here in the end to get a better seed in the NCAA tournament, so we really have to win the serving and passing game if we can,” Haley said. “We expect a really tough match in Eugene.”With the season getting down to the wire, and USC playing in a stacked Pac-10 conference with seven ranked teams, it’s reasonable to think the players, especially the six freshmen, might be feeling the pressure. But Haley doesn’t seem to think his youngsters are intimidated.“We’ve got them pretty well focused,” Haley said. “They don’t have much time to think about pressure.”The Women of Troy are coming off two wins last weekend against Arizona State and Arizona, who was ranked No. 20. It seems USC might be peaking at the right time.“The team’s done very well this week,” Haley said. “We’re looking for two really big matches.”With only two weekends left, Haley hopes the team’s recent performance will carry over into the next few games.“[We’ll] try to win the last three,” he said. “See if we can maintain this momentum into the tournament and get the best seed we can possibly get.”Both of USC’s matches this weekend start at 7 p.m.last_img read more

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