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Build a big data team: Five steps

first_imgBreak down your big data talent needs.Big data initiatives are quickly becoming strategic priorities for many credit unions.But finding a leader for your big data project could be challenging.Businesses face a data analytics talent gap with significant shortages at all levels, according to Deloitte Development LLC’s Analytics Trends 2014 report.Professionals who can deliver data-backed insights that create business value are especially hard to find, the report states.A CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council white paper offers five steps to build a big data team:1. Break down big data talent needs. Typically, you’ll need talent in four key areas: business analysis, analytic expertise, data technology expertise, and visualization expertise.2. Scan your internal landscape. You likely already have people who know the business, possess data-crunching capabilities, and make data-driven decisions.3. Fill talent gaps. This will be easier once you know exactly what you need and what you already have. Augment teams by recruiting selected capabilities on a limited basis. continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Van Etten Woman Arrested for drug bust, released on new bail reform law

first_imgYoung has been released due to the new bail reform law, the sheriff’s office says. 43-year-old Robin Young was arrested after Chemung County sheriff deputies found her with two ounces of methamphetamine, authorities say. VAN ETTEN, N.Y. (WBNG)- The Chemung County Sheriff’s Office says a Van Etten woman was arrested for a drug bust on January 4 at a traffic stop. Young was transported to the Van Etten Town Court for arraignment. The sheriff’s office says Young was arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the second degree, a class A-II felony. last_img

Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan making most of Olympic opportunity

first_imgHe’s not the shot maker Kevin Durant is. He’s not the post-scoring brute that DeMarcus Cousins is. He’s not the stunningly agile player Kyrie Irving is. And, he’s not the do-it-all, Swiss Army knife that Draymond Green is.But, he’s still great.“An amazing teammate,” Krzyzewski said. “He does dirty work willingly, but he does it at the highest level. I think he’s a special player. I talked to a few people on his team, his coach, and J.J. (Redick), and J.J. said he’s as good as teammate as you’ll ever have and one of the best guys.“He wasn’t wrong.”Jordan finished with 12 points, five rebounds, three blocked shots and two steals and led a strong defensive effort in Team USA’s 106-57 rout of China on Sunday. But, the most important things, like usual, aren’t measured in the traditional postgame box score.He set crushing on-ball screens to free Irving for a bucket. He forced the Chinese to alter several shots after he swatted the first one away. He got laughs from Cousins and Jimmy Butler on the bench and caused them when he air-balled a free throw late in the fourth quarter.“I told D.J. he’s got to start wiping his hands before his free throws,” Butler joked after the game.Between strangers, jokes about airballs wouldn’t be met with laughs. But, that’s not the culture on Team USA.“I want to win it with these guys,” Jordan said. “We’ve only been together for a week, but it seems like we’ve been teammates for years. It’s great to be around.”The bonds formed during international play partly led to one of the biggest NBA moments in the past 20 years – LeBron James and Chris Bosh joining Dwyane Wade.And Jordan’s seen the power of wearing “USA” across his chest.He’s gotten to spend more time with his friends, like Durant. But, he’s also gotten to make new allies.“There are guys you never thought you’d be high-fiving with, making jokes with,” he said.And come next summer and the summer after that, the Clippers could find themselves in line for a big-time free agent, with Jordan using his Team USA relationships to try and get his team some help.“I tried to recruit … and I failed this year,” Jordan said, referencing the Clippers’ pursuit of Durant. “… But everyone knows I’ve been here the longest, and I get along with a lot of people.”With that, Jordan boarded the bus, within minutes of the 8 p.m. scheduled departure. Guys had dinner reservations to keep, friends to see, places to go.And a good teammate wouldn’t have made them wait much longer. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Jordan, the Clippers’ lone representative on Team USA, is totally at home, even as he gets ready to leave.Jordan has spent eight years at Staples Center playing for the Clippers, setting screens, grabbing rebounds and blocking shots as he’s transformed from a second-round project to a first-team All-NBA center.In Los Angeles’ chance to see Team USA before it leaves for Rio de Janeiro, Jordan did what he normally does. Only now, a bunch of new people are getting to see it.“As much as I’ve seen him on TV, I’d never seen him in person,” Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “This week, just to learn about him. … As good as I thought he was on TV and on tape, he’s better. He’s really one of the great players in the league right now.”Jordan’s great isn’t the same as so many of his new Team USA teammates.center_img LOS ANGELES >> DeAndre Jordan’s trying to hurry because the 8 p.m. bus was waiting and good teammates don’t make the 8 p.m. bus wait.But since Jordan’s at Staples Center, getting out of the building is going to be tougher than usual.First, there was a stop with the local TV station. Then, there were photos with two young fans and the quick talk about a Los Angeles eatery. And, then there’s a compliment about his hair from a female fan waiting for the elevator.“Thanks, girl,” he said, confidently striding towards the bus.last_img read more

Liverpool players show solidarity with Black Lives Matter after Floyd death

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Unity is strength. London, United Kingdom | AFP | Liverpool players showed their solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement following the death of George Floyd in the United States by taking a knee around the centre circle at Anfield on Monday.Reds stars including Virgil van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold tweeted the same photograph of the squad along with the words “Unity is strength” accompanied by the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter.Earlier, Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford said he feared society was “more divided than ever” in the violent aftermath of Floyd’s death in Minneapolis.Floyd died last Monday after a white police officer held his knee on the handcuffed black man’s neck for several minutes.The shocking incident has sparked protests and riots in cities across the world and sparked strong reaction from the sporting world.“At a time I’ve been asking people to come together, work together and be united, we appear to me more divided than ever,” said Rashford. “People are hurting and people need answers.center_img “Black lives matter. Black culture matters. Black communities matter. We matter.”Rashford, 22, has followed his England team-mate Jadon Sancho in addressing the issue after the Borussia Dortmund winger said “we shouldn’t fear speaking out for what’s right”.Sancho displayed a T-shirt with “Justice for George Floyd” written on it after scoring the first of his three goals in Dortmund’s 6-1 win over Paderborn on Sunday.Former England captain David Beckham posted on Instagram: “My heart goes out to George’s family and I stand in solidarity with the black community and millions of others across the world who are outraged by these events. It’s heartbreaking to see that in 2020 this is still happening.”last_img read more

Wacha, Beltran help Cards even World Series 1-all

first_imgIn this multiple exposure image, St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha throws during the fifth inning of Game 2 of baseball’s World Series against the Boston Red Sox Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) by Ronald BlumAP Sports WriterBOSTON (AP) — One is 22, brimming with vigor and riding a hot streak in the dawn of his career, the other is 36, injected with a painkiller just to make it on the field and refusing to succumb to discomfort during his first and perhaps last chance to earn that elusive ring.Michael Wacha and Carlos Beltran, both trying to make the most of their first World Series, helped lift the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night that evened the matchup at a game apiece.“It’s the World Series, big-time game,” Wacha said.Wacha bested John Lackey in a matchup of present and past rookie sensations, Beltran provided a big hit and this time it was the Red Sox who were tripped up by fielding failures.“Somebody would have to kill me in order for me to get out of the lineup,” said Beltran, undeterred by bruised ribs that landed him in the hospital a night earlier. St. Louis Cardinals’ Matt Holliday (7), Jon Jay (19) and Carlos Beltran (3) celebrate after Game 2 of baseball’s World Series against the Boston Red Sox Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Matt Holliday tripled and scored on Yadier Molina’s fourth-inning grounder, but David Ortiz put Boston ahead 2-1 in the sixth when he pounced on an 85 mph changeup for a two-run homer just over the Green Monster in left field.That ended Wacha’s scoreless streak at 18 2-3 innings — a rookie record for a single postseason — but it was all he gave up. Selected by St. Louis last year with the first-round draft pick received as compensation when Albert Pujols signed with the Los Angeles Angels, Wacha has been so good lately that a St. Louis restaurant he walked into had named a milkshake after him, the “Wacha Wacha.”Wacha, the NL championship series MVP after beating Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw twice, threw a career-high 114 pitches and allowed two runs, three hits and four walks in six innings with six strikeouts. He improved to 4-0 with a 1.00 ERA in four outings this postseason, matching the amount of regular-season wins he has in his brief career.“They don’t swing at bad pitches, really,” Wacha said. “They did a good job tonight grinding out at-bats with me and got the pitch count up.”But then Lackey, who in 2002 with the Angels became the first rookie in 93 years to win a World Series seventh game, faltered in a three-run seventh. St. Louis went ahead when Matt Carpenter hit a sacrifice fly that led to a pair of runs, with the second scoring on errors by catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia and reliever Craig Breslow — both making their Series debuts.Beltran, an eight-time All-Star, followed with an RBI single. He had been sent to a hospital for scans Wednesday night after bruising ribs while banging into the right-field fence to rob Ortiz of a grand slam. Beltran appeared to be wearing protective padding under his jersey.“When I left the ballpark yesterday, I had very little hope that I was going to be in the lineup with the way I felt,” he said. “When I woke up, I woke up feeling a little better. And I came to the ballpark, talked to the trainer. I was able to get treatment and talk to the doctors, and find a way to try anything I could try just to go out there and feel no pain.”He said he took an injection of Toradol to block the pain for five or six hours.“The good thing is tomorrow I have the day off,” he said.When the Series resumes Saturday night in St. Louis, Jake Peavy starts for the Red Sox and Joe Kelly for the Cardinals. Twenty-nine of the previous 55 teams that won Game 2 to tie the Series went on to take the title.“Excited to get home. I know everybody is,” Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said.St. Louis’ hard-throwing bullpen combined for one-hit relief. Carlos Martinez got six outs, retiring Mike Napoli on an inning-ending popup with two on in the eighth. Trevor Rosenthal struck out the side on 11 pitches in the ninth for a save, whiffing Daniel Nava with a 99 mph fastball to end it.Seeking its second championship in three seasons, St. Louis improved to 7-0 this postseason when scoring first and stopped Boston’s World Series winning streak at nine. That run began with a sweep of the Cardinals in 2004, when St. Louis never led the entire Series.This year’s opener was more of the same, when the Cardinals made three errors and the Red Sox romped 8-1.Lackey, pitching a day after his 35th birthday, returned this year after missing all of 2012 due to elbow surgery. In his first Series appearance since his Game 7 win 11 years earlier, he couldn’t hold the lead Ortiz gave him with his 17th postseason homer, his fifth this year.“We’ve got to go out there and play better than we did tonight,” Ortiz said. “Nobody can dictate that you’re going to win four straight games every time you go out there for the World Series.”NOTES: The Red Sox had not lost in the Series since Game 7 in 1986 against the New York Mets. … With no DH allowed in the NL ballpark, Boston manager John Farrell said Ortiz will likely play first base in Game 3. Napoli would sit. … Victims of the Boston Marathon bombings were honored during the seventh-inning stretch as singer James Taylor led the crowd in “America the Beautiful.”last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2015)–Bench Warrant took a steep drop in class, tried turf for the first time and cut back in distance to take Thursday’s $58,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by a nose under Tyler Baze, negotiating 6 ½ furlongs down the track’s hillside turf course in 1:13.19.Fourth to highly regarded Kentucky Derby prospect Dortmund in the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Los Alamitos Futurity on Dec. 20, the John Sadler-conditioned Bench Warrant hugged the rail throughout and was just up to nip Jazzy Josh and Victor Espinoza on the wire. The second choice in a field of eight 3-year-olds at 2-1, Bench Warrant paid $6.20, $3.80 and $2.80.A close fifth crossing the dirt at the top of the lane behind fractions of 21.50, 44.39 and 1:07.31, Bench Warrant, a Kentucky-bred colt by Street Boss, got his second win from four starts and with the winner’s share of $34,800, he increased his earnings to $116,760. Bench Warrant is owned by Doubledown Stables, Inc.“I know how good he is now,” said Baze. “I can’t wait, he’s still learning. He did get a little intimidated today. Victor was about three off the rail and then he came down and didn’t leave a whole lot of room for us. He’s a nice horse with a will to win. He handled the turf great, very push button. He’s on fire when I ask him.” (The temporary inner rail was set at 24 feet).Breaking from the rail, Jazzy Josh showed good speed and just lost in a head-bob on the wire. Off at 9-2, he paid $5.20 and $3.60.It was a length and a half back to Diamond Majesty, who rallied late for the show under Flavien Prat. Off at 7-1, Diamond Majesty paid $4.00 to show.First post time on Friday is at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m.last_img read more

Crawford Memorial Horse Racing Meet on September 23

first_imgThe Ryan Crawford Memorial Turf Club and Sports Facility at Alness Village on the Corentyne Coast in East Berbice is scheduled to host a horse race meet on September 23; and currently, more than 40 entries have already been received for the card, which consists of six categories.There is the H & Lower race, which carries the most attract top prize of $300,000; the L2 & Lower race, which fetches a first place prize of $70,000; L1 & Lower race, with a prize of $100,000 for the winner; the J & Lower race, the victor of which would cart off $160,000; the L3 race, with a first prize of 50,000; and the Two-Year Maiden, which has a first place prize of $100,000. The entrants billed to compete include Chammaley, Not This Time, Party Time Orion, Kentucky Woman, Mary-Ann, Lucky Star, Gypsie Princess, Slim Shady and Baba Rosa; but there are many other horses billed to compete, and among them might be many of the proverbial dark horses.Entries will close on September 16, 2018. For further details, interested persons are kindly asked to contact President of the Ryan Crawford Memorial Turf Club & Sports Facility on 678-5342, or the club’s organising secretary Compton Sancho on 691-1175. The sponsors on board for this event include Kanhai’s Electrical on Regent Street, Curtains and Drapery Designs, Stag Beer, Jumbo Jet Auto Sales, Candy Corner, and Attorney-at-law Poonai.last_img read more


first_imgIt’s another fabulous line-up of top class entertainment this weekend at Sister Sara’s.In the live lounge on Friday is the supremely talented Ann Biddy Band, it’s a musical performance not to be missed, and a large crowd is expected to descend on the live lounge on Friday to enjoy her performance.On Saturday we’ll be showing all the live sport from the English Premier league, with some blockbuster games down for decision. You can watch them on any one of our huge HD Plasma TV’s located all over our super-pub.After the football action is over, it’s time for the partying and DJ Marty Curran will have you toe tapping all night, as he plays all the best songs from the past and from the current chart.It promises to be a fantastic weekend at Letterkenny’s No.1 SUPER-PUB SISTER SARA’S.   SUPER LINE-UP AT LETTERKENNY SUPER-PUB SISTER SARA’S THIS WEEKEND was last modified: September 25th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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) Tags:EntertainmentFeaturesnewsSister Sara’slast_img read more

Yosemite Valley loses its last no-reservation campground, climbers’ famous Camp 4

first_imgCamp 4’s iconic centerpiece is Columbia Boulder. The lightning bolt — originally drawn by legendary climber John Bachar — marks the boulder problem called Midnight Lightning.Yosemite’s freewheeling Camp 4, famous as the incubator for the valley’s rock climbing scene, is no longer first-come, first-served.Under a pilot program, a daily lottery system will assign campsites there from May 22 until early September. After that, the system will revert to the no-reservation system until the …last_img

Cheaper water test to improve lives

first_imgThe kit, which was modified by doctoral student Catherine Luyt (pictured), will make water testing possible in rural and remote areas where there are no certified laboratories.(Image: Rhodes University)MEDIA CONTACTS • Catherine Luyt Rhodes UniversityCadine PillayA home kit to test the microbial quality of tap water has been invented in a laboratory at Rhodes University, in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, costing exactly R5 (US$0.56) to make.The kit, which was modified by doctoral student Catherine Luyt, will make water testing possible in rural and remote areas where there are no certified laboratories.Affordable water testingThe home kit is made up in a small container and consists of basic school science laboratory chemicals and everyday household items such as dishwashing liquid, tinfoil and chemicals including phosphates, sulphates and amino acids.The project was originally started by Dr Roman Tandlich, a senior lecturer in Rhodes’ pharmacy faculty.“South Africa has a need for water quality testing in rural areas where no laboratories are available, thus [there is] no equipment or incubators,” Tandlich says. “The development of a low-cost, on-site test is required as South Africa does not have financial resources to waste.”Weekly laboratory tests can run into thousands of rand or more, depending on how many tests are done. Moreover, transportation of samples to laboratories from rural areas is potentially costly and often difficult.With the home kit, anyone can conduct their own basic testing at home and local municipalities do not need to employ experts to identify problem areas, as the test can be used by people with minimal education and minimal training.“The advantage of the modified kit is that for the first time, this cheap tool has the sensitivity of the government standard methods for microbial water quality,” says Tandlich.Easy to useThe method of testing the water with the kit is very straightforward. Tap water is poured into a container with the test concoction; if the water contains bacteria it will turn black within three days. The test will not, however, show which specific bacteria are in the water, but it will alert the local authorities to test the tap water in affected areas, isolate supply line breaks, and measure the spread of the contamination.Luyt added extra chemicals to the test to increase its selectivity and decrease the false positive results. “False positive results occur when something other than the intended bacteria causes the test to become positive. Thus it is positive when there is no risk,” she explains.“However, it should be noted that if the test is positive more expensive and sophisticated tests are required to confirm the results before any alarm is sounded about water being unsafe … Basically, it is an excellent warning system of potential contamination in tap water.”Improving water qualityLuyt also piloted student tests in Grahamstown. For years, the water in the academic town has been under scrutiny amid growing health concerns, and students living in residences were advised not to drink the tap water.Dr Iain L’Ange, the executive director of infrastructure, operations and finance at Rhodes, warned students last year after floods in Grahamstown that tap water should not be used for drinking without taking additional precautions.“There is work being done to produce the home kit for sale,” says Luyt. “It would still be very cheap and affordable as the ingredients are not very expensive and the whole aim is to make it affordable.”She explains that the next step will be to develop a water monitoring group and get the municipality involved. “The municipality was approached at the beginning of the project but was not keen to get involved … However, the municipal staff has subsequently change and we are hoping that they may be amenable to getting involved.”last_img read more