Del Norte Credit Union Celebrates 65th Anniversary!

first_imgBy CAROL A. CLARKLos Alamos Daily Postcaclark@ladailypost.com Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU) is celebrating its 65th Anniversary in Los Alamos. DNCU is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial institution with six locations in Northern New Mexico including Los Alamos, White Rock, Española, Cerrillos Road, DeVargas North and Santa Fe.“Since DNCU is a not for profit financial cooperative with the mission of improving lives it is a great privilege to lead an organization that works toward this higher purpose,” DNCU President/CEO Chuck Valenti said. “Our employees always do the right thing for our member/owners by giving them unbiased financial advice they can trust. We work hard to uplift the communities we serve and the satisfaction from knowing we are making a difference is what I value most.”Valenti spoke about the biggest challenge he faces in his role at the helm of the organization.“One of the biggest challenges is to tell our story so the communities know that we are not just another financial institution. I wish I could share all the stories of when we help people get out of predatory lending situations, buy that first home, or plan for their futures,” he said.Valenti descibed what he believes is DNCU’s greatest asset.“DNCU’s greatest asset is and always will be our employees. Each one of them contribute to our success in various ways,” he said. “The culture we have cultivated at DNCU is rooted deep in our values that we call Del Norteño pride, and that culture lives within each one of our employees. They take great pride in knowing they improve lives every day by what they do.” Valenti addressed the community during this major milestone for DNCU.“The Los Alamos community is celebrating our 65th anniversary with us. Our history began right here back in 1954. We were created by Lab employees as a local financial cooperative that would look out for Los Alamos and Northern New Mexico,” he said. “Our Valero star that you see on our logo was designed to remind us that Del Norte Credit Union was formed for the people of this community and is owned by the people of this community. In return, we value our responsibility as the guiding star that hopes to bring a better future for generations to come.”Valenti also expressed his desire to thank DNCU’s community partners, members, and the DNCU staff on the incredible work that is being done daily to promote the community as a world class destination to live, work, play and stay. “It is an honor to continue to work hard for the people that depend on financial products that make it easy to achieve your dreams. We would like to welcome all of the Los Alamos community to discover our local approach to banking. Buying your first home or car, opening up a savings account for your kids, retirement planning, and everyday banking is what we do, but Improving Lives is what sets us apart. Thank you for trusting us for 65 years—here’s to 65 more!” Valenti said.Back in 1954, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory Employees Credit Union began with a mission to bring local financial solutions to Los Alamos, New Mexico.Over the years, the name changed, but the mission remained. Today, DNCU serves more than 51,000 members across New Mexico with the same philosophy of providing financial services with a hometown approach. The idea that sparked a differentiation factor for DNCU, quickly grew to be the culture instilled in every employee to this day.The idea that members of the community own their financial institution and play a crucial role in the development of products, ties in with DNCU’s hometown approach, he said. These factors contribute to DNCU’s position as a leader in customer service, in continued growth, and in recognitions by local and national organizations.Earlier this month, the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce named Del Norte Credit Union, Financial Institution of the Year for the third year in a row. On a national level, Forbes named DNCU as a Best-In-State credit union in 2018. Other recognitions highlight DNCU’s stellar financial condition. In 2019, DepositAccounts.com, the largest and most comprehensive online publication in the U.S. dedicated to banking and deposits product information for consumers, ranked DNCU among the Top 200 Healthiest Credit Unions in America. DNCU made the cut out of more than 5,000 credit unions nationwide.In another mark of DNCU’s sterling financial condition and practices, independent rating firm Bauer Financial Inc. has now graded the credit union 5 stars or Superior for 57 quarters running – 15 years of consistent excellence (as of March 2019).For DNCU, it is not about the recognition, but about the attention to their member’s lives. The DNCU team, comprised of 169 local individuals, continually attend training and learn better ways to serve the community with the help of DNCU’s leaders. With ambitions to continue its community involvement with the introduction of DNCU LOV Foundation, DNCU remains true to its promise of Improving Lives for years to come.To date, non-profit organizations like the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos, Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe, Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region, The Food Depot, Kitchen Angels, Esperanza Shelter, The Family Y, and countless other hardworking organizations have benefitted from DNCU’s commitment to the youth of Northern New Mexico. DNCU President/CEO Chuck Valenti at the 65th anniversary community-wide celebration Thursday at the Los Alamos Branch at 1000 Trinity Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.comlast_img read more

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Barbados Schools to Reopen in June; Protocols in Place

first_img Oct 16, 2020 Oct 15, 2020 For these sessions, secondary school principals are expected to organize schedules for half-day sessions to minimize the number of persons on the school plant at any one time and also to allow for adequate sanitizing of classrooms. The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training (METVT) has advised parents and guardians that permission has been granted for secondary schools to reopen from Monday, June 8. CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak This is to allow students of CXC classes who have not completed their School Based Assessments (SBA) and Internal Assessments for Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (CVQs) to do so. Officers from the Ministry of Health and Wellness and the METVT will be visiting secondary schools with other stakeholders between June 2 and June 5, to ensure that all agreed protocols are in place. Secondary school students will be contacted by their teachers for the days and times that they are to attend school. More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… Oct 15, 2020center_img You may be interested in… St. Lucia records more cases of COVID Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC Similar visits will be made to primary schools before the scheduled return of Class Four students on Monday, June 15. Protocols for the Safe Reopening of Schools have been devised and shared with all schools. These Protocols have been developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Wellness, teachers’ unions and principals’ associations. During this week, information will continue to be shared through public service announcements with students, parents and guardians on the expectations for a safe return to school. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… St. Kitts And Nevis Confirms Two COVID-19 CasesNATIONAL STATEMENT ON COVID-19 By the Hon Wendy Colleen Phipps Minister of State with Responsibility for Health March 25, 2020 In my capacity as Minister of State with Responsibility for Health, it is my duty to inform you that as of 11:03 pm on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the Federation…March 25, 2020In “CARICOM”Guyana, Haiti, Belize record deaths from COVID-19Three CARICOM countries, including Guyana, have recorded deaths associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to health authorities. Guyana’s death toll reached 76 after the country recorded two more deaths late Saturday. The Ministry of Health in a statement noted that the latest fatalities included a 36 -year-old male from…September 28, 2020In “General”Barbados 11-Plus Exam Date Set; Phased Reopening Of SchoolsA date has been set for the 2020 Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination – Tuesday, July 14. After being postponed from its original date, Tuesday, May 5, because of uncertainties stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, Barbadians were told this evening by Minister of Education, Santia Bradshaw, that over 3,300 primary…May 16, 2020In “General”Share this on WhatsApp Oct 16, 2020last_img read more

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City solicitor appointed commissioner

first_imgCity solicitor Stephen Lewis of multinational firm Clyde & Co has been appointed a law commissioner for commercial and common law.Lewis,  said his aim is to leave commercial law in England and Wales ’in a better state than I find it now’.The commission is currently charged with looking at and proposing reforms in the areas of insurance contract law, bills of sale and consumer pre-payments.’During my five years as a Law Commissioner, there will, without doubt, be further areas of commercial law that we will be asked to look at,’ Lewis said. ’I look forward to tackling these projects with great enthusiasm.’last_img read more

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Regional PMs Hail Holder’s Leadership, New W.I .Commitment

first_img“For me, the highlight was just how long you took to make the winning runs [last Sunday]. That said to me the maturity is there to understand that unless you finish the mission, you have not achieved what is required of you and however pretty the game looks and however nice it looks, you have to finish the mission. “I’ve always said if we lost a game we must lose it with pride and commitment. What I saw with that team, if you lose we should still be all proud because I see the commitment.” “And I’ll tell you the truth, even at 25 for three [on Sunday’s final day in Southampton], I didn’t think at all that this was another West Indies collapse. We had played with such discipline, we had played with such commitment that I felt it.  FLASHBACK: Prime Minister Mia Mottley congratulates West Indies captain Jason Holder immediately following the side’s win over England in the first Test at Kensington Oval last year. “Every time I hug you I have to look up and that’s exactly where you are carrying us – to victory, to the skies and I am so so so proud of you,” Mottley told Holder via Zoom on Starcom Radio’s Mason and Guest here Tuesday night. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jul 15, CMC – Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Mottley has praised West Indies Test captain Jason Holder’s “wisdom, maturity and discipline”, one of three sitting political leaders hailing the all-rounder’s leadership of the Caribbean side and celebrating last weekend’s success in the first Test against England. CMC Mottley, the country’s first ever woman woman prime minister, joined with Grenadian counterpart Dr Keith Mitchell and St Vincent and the Grenadines leader, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, in underscoring the importance of the victory and lauding Holder for his role in the side’s recent success. “It didn’t surprise me after I watched the first innings because what I saw was the discipline in approach by your bowling unit. They never gave away anything … and they way you batted and how every person committed themselves to the task,” said Mitchell, also an ardent cricket fan. “It’s a good win in the same week we were remembering Sir Everton Weekes and while we bury him in sadness, had he been alive he would have been ecstatic at this remarkable triumph.” “I rejoice in the victory. I remember seeing Jason with his double hundred at that same game in Kensington and I saw the performance also in that same game by (Roston) Chase and (Shane) Dowrich,” Gonsalves recalled. Gonsalves, also chairman of the regional nation grouping, CARICOM, said West Indies had shown a new resolve since their conquest over England in the Caribbean last year. “And you’ve brought this sense of hope in us again that this is a team that is now going to carry us on a pathway to victory because what you showed was a maturity and a discipline to keep the mission in focus.” “There was something about the purposefulness with which the players as a team went about their job that I felt absolutely confident that we were going to make the 200 runs.  Mitchell, the former chairman of CARICOM’s prime ministerial committee on cricket, said there was a new sense of commitment in the West Indies ranks which had been fortified by Holder’s leadership. “It’s really fitting to see the love and appreciation shown throughout the Caribbean,” Holder told the show. “I know what cricket does to this region and obviously the people of the Caribbean are obviously ecstatic over the first victory so we thank you dearly for your continued support. “It made me realise this is a different team, not necessarily in talent – I’ve always believed the West Indies had talent – but I think the leadership and guidance, the commitment and unified effort of the team is what impressed me the most.  Holder, whose first innings career-best of six for 42 last weekend, undermined England and formed the basis for West Indies’ eventual four-wicket victory in the first Test, said his side were aware of the importance of the game to the region and valued the support of all stakeholders. And even though they stumbled early in their run chase in the first Test at Southampton, Gonsalves said he was never in doubt they would emerge winners in the contest. “You are just carrying us to greater heights each time and your wisdom, your maturity and your discipline [is outstanding]. “We hope we can start again on Thursday (second Test in Manchester) and go through the same processes, go through the same hard work and not get too far ahead of ourselves in terms of the outcome, but more or less focus in on the process and make sure we can keep smiles on people’s faces.” “My very first act as Prime Minister of Barbados after being sworn in was to commit to the English match here in 2019 and I will never forget how you made me feel when you all beat England at Kensington Oval, and reinforced the wisdom of that decision to be able to take the chance and ensure that Test match was in Barbados.last_img read more

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5G Radio Dot from Ericsson to Boost Indoor Network Coverage

first_imgWith mobile data traffic surging by eight times and 1 billion 5G subscriptions expected by the end of 2023, mobile operators must plan to meet consumer and enterprise demand for applications such as 4K/8K video streaming, virtual reality/augmented reality, and immersive media. This puts out a strong call for indoor coverage, which cannot be easily addressed by outdoor radio deployments as modern building materials can block outdoor radio signals.Ericsson is addressing this challenge by introducing the 5G Radio Dot, a small cell radio designed to satisfy the advanced indoor mobile broadband performance requirements of 5G.Building on the elegant design of previous generations, the 5G Radio Dot takes less than half the time to install compared to other indoor solutions, and supports the new 5G mid-bands (3-6GHz) with speeds up to 2 Gbps.As a natural evolution of the Ericsson Radio Dot System, operators will be able to deploy 5G Radio Dot next to 4G solutions using the same cabling infrastructure, same network architecture and dot locations. This innovative small cell solution provides a simple upgrade path for existing Radio Dot System deployments, adding 5G technology capabilities. It is easy to add frequency, capacity, and technologies.The Radio Dot System has been successfully deployed for many indoor applications used in large areas such as office buildings, shopping malls, hospitals, and airports. Over time, the small cell solution will also support 5G industrial applications from connected factories to more extreme cases such as connected mining. Ericsson is a pioneer on this front. Its collaboration with Boliden shows how Radio Dot technology can improve safety and efficiency through the remote control of machines that keep people out of the most dangerous areas of the mine at the most dangerous times.According to Ericsson ConsumerLab reports, 60 percent of mobile subscribers are unhappy with their indoor cellular connectivity. In January 2018 report, smartphone users rate better indoor and outdoor coverage among the top expectations from 5G.The 5G Radio Dot will undergo trials in late 2018 and will be commercially available in 2019. For more information, click here.last_img read more

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Drew Beck’s Five Goal Night Leads EC to Victory Over Brush 9-1 in the GCHSHL

first_img NEO HS Staff By Jacob BlackELYRIA, OHIO – The Brush Arcs traveled to the North Park Ice Rink to face off with the Elyria Catholic Panthers; both teams are winless on the season at (0-2-0). In the Arcs last game they got defeated by Lakewood 7 – 0, and the Panthers were also defeated by Lakewood in their last game 7 – 5. This is an early season blue division league game in the GCHSHL.Elyria Catholic dominated the first period, scoring three goals two by Drew Beck; both unassisted, and one by Sarah Fenik, assisted by Riley Cunningham and Kyle Horvath. Brush was unable to apply any pressure on EC’s goalie until the 7:28 mark in the first period; however, Cory Bluffestone scored their first goal, unassisted. The Panthers outshot the Arcs 15 – 2 in the period. The Panthers led 3 – 1 after the first period.The second period was a continuation of the first; Elyria Catholic scored four goals. The first goal came in the opening minute and was scored by Kyle Horvatich, assisted by Riley Cunningham and Ryan Sustersic. Drew Beck scored two more goals, both unassisted, giving him four goals on the night, and giving the Panthers a 7 – 1 lead.In the second period Brush’s Dabid Bryson committed a penalty for tripping, but EC was unable to score with a man advantage and it took Brush until the 7:33 mark of the second period for Brush to get a shot on goal. EC outshot Brush 17 – 5 in the period.EC scored two more goals in the third period; one by Drew Beck, assisted by Ryan Sustersic and Sam Best. Drew Beck scored five goals and added two assist to give him a seven-point night. The Panthers final goal of the night was scored by Ryan Sustersic, assisted by Drew Beck and Kyle Horvatich.Elyria Catholics goalie, Kevin Hahn made 8 saves and Brush’s goalie, Mike Kornet made 33 saves. EC proved to be too much for Brush, the final score was 9-1, giving the Panthers their first win of the season. Related TopicsBrushEkyria Catholiclast_img read more

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E.K. Atwood improvements move forward

first_imgBy DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre Presseditor@portisabelsouthpadre.comThe Cameron County Commissioners Court voted unanimously in their Nov. 1 meeting to move forward with plans to renovate E.K. Atwood Park, also known as Beach Access 5, on the north side of South Padre Island. The decision wasn’t without some public opposition, however, as some worried the plans are contrary to the County’s proposed Erosion Response Plan (ERP).The County has been working on its ERP since the latter half of 2015 after a state mandate required all Texas coastal counties to have approved plans in place in order to remain eligible for federal funds in the event of a natural disaster. The County hired PAR Consulting, fronted by Peter Ravella, to research and design the plan, which will is up for approval by the Texas General Land Office (GLO). The County also appointed Ravella as its consultant for the E.K. Atwood redesign.Under the contents of the ERP is guidance for dune protection, shoreline management, and guidelines for future development on South Padre Island, including building setback lines. As proposed in the plan earlier this year, the dune setback line is 300 feet from mean high water (MHW), meaning any construction along the beach would have to lie behind that line.The E.K. Atwood Park plans call for a large public pavilion to be built closer to the surf than the proposed plan would seem to allow, a fact brought to the attention by South Padre Island resident and developer Doyle Wells.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Share RelatedCounty ERP plans continueSetbacks, dune barriers discussed at second of three meetings By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Coastal counties in the State of Texas have been mandated to create erosion response plans (ERP) by the spring of 2016. As such, Cameron County, which currently does not have an ERP, has enlisted…December 18, 2015In “News”County to hold 2nd ERP public forumSpecial to the PRESS On Dec. 15, Cameron County stakeholders are invited to come to the Cameron County Courthouse to learn more about the state-required Erosion Response Plan (ERP). By participating in the development of the ERP, landowners, developers and beach lovers will all have a chance to influence the…December 11, 2015In “News”E.K. Atwood overhaul set to begin FridayBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com In accordance with the Cameron County Parks Master Plan, a $3.75 million overhaul of E.K. Atwood Park is slated to begin with a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, Feb. 3. The park, also known as Beach Access 5, is one of the most popular…February 3, 2017In “News”last_img read more

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No. 7 West Florida women’s tennis sweeps West Alabama 9-0

first_imgPENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 7-ranked University of West Florida women’s tennis team swept West Alabama 9-0 at home on Tuesday afternoon at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex. West Florida (12-2, 5-0 GSC) improves to 7-0 against south region opponents this season. The No. 10-ranked doubles team of seniors Laure-Eline Faure (Toulouse, France) and Monika Kochanova (Bratislava, Slovakia) won their fifth straight match at number one doubles 8-1 while junior Katarina Dikosavljevic (Queensland, Australia) and sophomore Lisa May (Oviedo, Fla.) won 8-2 at number two doubles. Senior Francesca Fanchin (New York, N.Y.) and junior Heather May Walton (Winter Park, Fla.) won 8-2 at number three doubles. Faure won her 11th straight match at number one singles 6-0, ret. while junior Sarai Flores (Mexico City, Mexico) won 6-4, 6-0 at number two singles. Walton won 7-5, 7-6 at number three singles while Fanchin won at number four singles 6-3, 6-0. May won 6-4, 7-5 at number five singles while freshman Erica Lilja Eriksson (Kristinehamn, Sweden) earned her first career victory with a 6-1, 6-2 win at number six singles. West Florida will next face Alabama Huntsville on Thursday, March 26 at 1 p.m. CT before facing No. 4 BYU-Hawaii on Friday, March 27 at 12:30 p.m. CT. UWF will then face No. 45 Florida Southern on Saturday, March 28 at 9 a.m. CT before facing West Georgia later that day at Noon. West Florida will wrap up the weekend by facing Delta State on Sunday, March 29 at 9 a.m. CT before facing Christian Brothers later that day at 1 p.m. CT. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS# Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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No. 4 Men’s Tennis Drops Nail Biter To No. 3 Armstrong State, 5-4

first_imgPENSACOLA, Fla. – The fourth-ranked UWF men’s tennis team got out to an early lead before some untimely singles losses in absorbing a 5-4 loss to third-ranked Armstrong State at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex Saturday. UWF (16-4) was coming off Thursday’s emotional win over Hawai’I Pacific and once again, used a pair of doubles victories to gain the early momentum in what was a rematch of last year’s NCAA Quarterfinal match. The Argonauts grabbed doubles wins at Nos. 1 and 3 to open the early morning match. The No. 3-ranked duo of Alex Peyrot and Kenny Brasil defeated Jan Porteset and Alberto Caceres Casas, 8-6, at No. 1 doubles while Pablo Tellez and Pablo Borrero downed Luca Cerin and Otakar Lucak, 9-7, at No. 3 to give the home squad a 2-1 lead. In singles play, ASU got three straight-set wins to take a 4-2 lead. No. 5-ranked Gor downed No. 36-ranked Boada, 6-2, 6-2, at No. 1, while Porteset beat Sebastian Sanchez, 6-3, 6-2, at No. 5 and Casas bested Roese, 6-2, 6-2, at No. 3.. UWF got a point back when seventh-ranked Peyrot defeated No. 22-ranked Lucak, 6-2, 6-4, to trim the margin to 4-3. But No. 38-ranked Hernandez clinched the match for ASU with a 7-6, 6-4 win over Borrero at No. 4. West Florida’s No. 37-ranked Brasil won his sixth-consecutive singles match with a 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 win over Cerin at No. 3. UWF will close out the regular-season on Sunday against NAIA No. 1 Georgia Gwinnett at 3 p.m. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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