San Diego or bust! I woke up smiling to my alarm – even though it was Monday morning – jumped out of bed and drove to the airport. I was smiling because I was heading to two significant conferences taking the city by storm: D+H Connections and the Symitar Educational Conference & Technology Conference.Who can complain about visiting San Diego? No one! It is well known for its year-round mild climate, and gorgeous coastline.It’s also the infamous setting for the silly, yet popular, Anchorman movies starring Will Ferrell.Since direct flights from Cleveland to San Diego no longer exist – and countless flight delays resulting in a missed connection – I had plenty of time to watch Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy again on my iPad. About 30,000 feet above Oklahoma, I started thinking that behind the ridiculousness of this movie, we can all learn something from Ron and his posse – never count the competition out.Friendly competitionSet in the ‘70s, Will Ferrell plays Ron Burgundy, an award-winning journalist and the main anchorman for the fictional KVWN Channel 4 News Team in San Diego. Ron welcomes newcomer reporter Veronica Corningstone, played by Christina Applegate, into the male-dominated world of 1970s broadcast news.That is, until she begins to upstage Ron.The ugly side of oppositionRon and his news team find themselves in state of flux and even doubt themselves as their once male-dominated news world starts changing. Recognizing their vulnerability, a rival news team physically attacks Ron and his colleagues.A full-on melee ensues.Competition at its worstLater, the largest news story of the year is upon the city, as the San Diego Zoo’s beloved panda is about to give birth. All the rival local networks head to the zoo to cover the story. In an attempt to sabotage her, a competing news anchor pushes Veronica into a Kodiak bear enclosure. Ron jumps in the bear pen to save Veronica.The news team, aided by Ron’s dog, then jumps in to save them both just as a bear is about to attack, as the public watches helplessly.Using technology to vault over the competitionNow, as bizarre as this storyline is, it sends a valid message – never count the competition out. And with today’s growing non-traditional banking options, the stakes are high. Technology is often the answer to achieving a competitive edge and providing that superior member service your members expect.Today’s leading credit unions are finding the agility and flexibility they need to stay profitable, competitive and efficient with enterprise content management (ECM) technology. The right ECM solution easily integrates with all your crucial technology solutions to improve processes across the institution and surpass the competition.By giving the systems you rely on every day the ability to communicate, you:Improve response timesSpeed wire transfersInnovate, like offering members the ability to digitally sign loans from their homesSo, until my next credit union business trip out west, and as only Ron Burgundy can truly pull off, “Stay classy, San Diego!”And keep your eye on the competition. 61SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Michelle Harbinak Shapiro Michelle Shapiro has more than a 15 years of experience in the banking industry to her role as Financial Services Industry Expert at Hyland Software. Her mission is to share … Web: www.onbase.com Details
Feeling the love? Teresa Giudice’s new relationship with boyfriend Luis “Louie” Ruelas is off to a great start, according to her sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga.“Teresa’s good. She’s got her little boyfriend,” the Envy designer, 41, said with a wink to Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’s Jen Shah via Instagram Live on Wednesday, November 11. “She’s good.”Melissa Gorga, Teresa Giudice and Luis Ruelas. Shutterstock (2); Courtesy Digital Media Solutions/Instagram- Advertisement – Us Weekly confirmed earlier this week that Giudice, 48, has moved on with Ruelas, 46, following her split from ex-husband Joe Giudice. A source revealed that the courtship is “very new, but they are happy.”The Real Housewives of New Jersey star, for her part, spoke out amid speculation surrounding her new romance. “Excited to reveal my new boyfriend,” Teresa wrote on Monday, November 9, alongside a pic of the twosome attending a football game.In December 2019, Teresa and Joe, also 48, announced their plans to separate after 20 years of marriage. The longtime pair share daughters Gia, 19, Gabriella, 16, Milania, 14, and Audriana, 11.Joe Giudice. Courtesy Joe Giudice/Instagram- Advertisement – Less than one year after announcing their split, Teresa and Joe’s divorce was finalized in September. “They are supporting each other 100 percent as they each pursue their happiness,” an insider told Us at the time. “Joe is in Italy for now, and Teresa is in New Jersey. Their primary focus is and will remain their four beautiful daughters.”Joe returned to his native Italy in October 2019 following his release from prison. When Teresa and their four daughters visited him in the European country last November, a source told Us that the now-exes “talked about their future” and “neither of them wanted to be in a long-distance relationship.”Joe recently confirmed that he is dating an attorney. “She’s helping out a lot out here,” he explained on The Wendy Williams Show in October. “It’s good because I have a lot of things going on out here and she’s putting together a lot of deals for me.”- Advertisement – The businessman continued, “We’ve been seeing each other, you know what I mean? I wouldn’t say that we’re boyfriend, girlfriend, but we’re kind of like hanging out a lot.”Listen to Getting Real with the Housewives, your one-stop destination for Housewives news and exclusive interviews – Advertisement –
Press Association Written reasons into the decision revealed the Football Association would have recommended a two to three-match suspension had it not been for the Italian’s “forceful” submission. Balotelli’s legal team also produced evidence of comparative cases and suggested any ban would not be proportionate but that was not taken into account by the panel. The commission was “not influenced by the submissions regarding comparative cases but believed that the other parts of Mr Balotelli’s submissions were sincere and entirely honest”. In his submission Balotelli said he was shocked to find the image was offensive because, out of sheer naivety, he had not understood the implication of the comments which appeared on the image. The written reasons noted: “In his letter, Mr Balotelli also said that he had suffered from racism on a great number of occasions. He added that he is of Ghanaian heritage and that his maternal grandmother was Jewish and had escaped Nazi Germany. “Mr Ives (from the FA judicial services department) informed us that, whilst we did have flexibility for leniency, under the guidance for this type of offence there would be an expectation of a sporting sanction and the minimum sporting sanction therefore for consideration was a one-match ban.” Balotelli was charged by the FA after posting a picture of Super Mario on his Instagram page which contained racist and anti-Semitic language as it contained the phrases “jump like a black man and grab coins like a Jew”. Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli’s “sincere and honest” mitigation over his posting of an anti-Semitic and racist image persuaded an independent disciplinary hearing to punish him with only a one-match ban.