Experts warn bus driver over slim chances in court

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Experts warn bus driver over slim chances in courtOn 13 Jul 2004 in Personnel Today A bus driver sacked for being a member of the far-right British NationalParty (BNP) is unlikely to have a case for unfair dismissal, according to legalexperts. Arthur Redfearn is taking legal advice after being dismissed by WestYorkshire Transport Service less than three weeks after his election toBradford Council. The private company, which runs services for the council and the NHS, saidit was “incompatible” for a BNP member to be transporting largenumbers of Asians every day. But lawyers believe the fact Redfearn had been employed for less than a yearsignificantly reduces his chances of bringing an unfair dismissal claim. David Gibson, solicitor at law firm Dickinson Dees, said: “Unless hecould show other forms of discrimination then it will be difficult to bring aclaim.” However, Michael Ball, employment law partner at Halliwells, said thatRedfearn could have a case under racial discrimination legislation, in whichlength of service is irrelevant. He said the fact the employer referred to the “vast proportion” ofpeople using the service as being Asian could be significant, and a tribunalcould ask whether they would have treated him the same way if the bus servicehad predominantly white passengers. last_img read more

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Sr. Biostatistician

first_img Sr. Biostatistician Save Sr. Biostatistician GeneralSummary/PurposeThe Department of Epidemiology, Johns HopkinsBloomberg School of Public Health seeks a Senior biostatistician towork as part of a data coordinating center study team andcollaborate with epidemiologists, statisticians, projectcoordinators and investigators in a variety of fields to analyzeand manage data with the aim of scientific publication. Thesuccessful applicant will contribute to the development andapplication of statistical methods to address research needs in along-term, nationwide cohort study of HIV-infection andaging.Specific Duties &ResponsibilitiesThe Senior Biostatistician will be responsible foranalyzing large, complex data sets from a complex multi-sitelongitudinal study of HIV. Will collaborate with investigators withprimary responsibility for analysis and presentation of projectdata. Analysis includes both cross sectional and longitudinalanalyses (Kaplan Meier, Cox, Survival Analysis etc.), nesteddesigns, sample selection, and lagged measures. Opportunities topresent work and coauthor publications in statistical andsubstantive journals necessitate excellent oral and writtencommunication skills. Experience with manuscript and presentationpreparation is desirable. The individual will be responsible formultiple initiatives and must be self-directed and able to workefficiently.The primary activities of this positioninclude:Providing statistical design expertise, datamanagement, and data analyses to answer research questions usinglongitudinal dataParticipate as a co-author in preparation ofmanuscripts and presentations reporting studyresults.Applicant must be willing to workcollaboratively with a diverse team ofinvestigatorsWork with investigators to determine thestatistical framework for answering the studyobjectiveDrafting statistical analysisplansGenerate analytic data sets includinglongitudinal data setsAnalyze data to answer scientificquestionsIdentify potential problems with study data andcollaborate with other staff to resolveissuesDocumenting data management and analyticpolicies and principles including the archiving of code for thepurposes of reproducibility of researchfindingsPreparing data tables and figures forpublications and presentations at scientificmeetingsContribute to technical/scientific writing andreviewing drafts of reports, posters, and manuscripts, includingwriting up interpretation of analysis results and description ofstatistical methods used Maryland, United States Salary Not Specified Faculty Positions Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Twitter The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm School of Medicine -East Baltimore Campus Biotechnology & Bioengineering Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Johns Hopkins University Maryland, United States Navigating shared files and contributing toshared files to create a transparent researchworkspaceAttend staff meetings and provide updates onstatus of projectsMinimumQualificationsMaster’s degree in biostatistics, epidemiology,or related quantitative field.Three (3) yearsrelated experience in a similar work or academicsetting.Demonstratedability on significant graduate project or additional doctoraleducation may substitute for experience to the extent permitted bythe JHU equivalency formula. Facebook Save Sr. Biostatistician Demonstrated ability on significant graduateproject or additional doctoral educationmaysubstitute for experience to the extent permittedby the JHU equivalency formula.* JHU Equivalency Formula:30undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degreecredits may substitute for one year of experience. Additionalrelated experience may substitute for the required education on thesame basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to twoyears of non-related college course work may be applied towards thetotal minimum education/experience required for the respective job.*PreferredQualificationsPhD preferred.Special Knowledge, Skills, andAbilitiesMastery of SAS, Stata, or Rrequired.SAS programming proficiency (masterypreferred)R and STATA programming proficiencydesirableMicrosoft Office programs (Word, Excel,PowerPoint, Outlook) proficiencyExperience performing longitudinal dataanalysis and survival analysisGood problem-solving skills, includingorganizing and investigating possible solutions and presenting themto the team for discussionGood organizational, written and verbalcommunication skills in the preparation and presentation ofresultsGood interpersonal skills in dealing withinvestigators and a “team-oriented” approach with other staffmembers and investigatorsClassified Title:Sr.BiostatisticianWorking Title: Sr.Biostatistician ​​​​​Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME Starting Salary Range:$60,945 – $83,865 / Commensuratewith experienceEmployee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, 37.5 hours/weekExempt Status: ExemptLocation: 31-MD:JH at 111 Market Place Department name: 10001101-Epidemiology Personnel area: School of Public HealthThe successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject toa pre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply dependingon which campus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf Johns Hopkins University A strong background in statistical principlesand data analysis are required with knowledge of Stata, SAS, S-plusor R (proficiency with multiple statistical programspreferred). You need to sign in or create an account to save You need to sign in or create an account to savecenter_img Sr. Biostatistician Maryland, United States Similar jobs Share Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) More searches like this Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore LinkedIn Science, Technology & Mathematics Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Sr. Biostatistician Johns Hopkins University You need to sign in or create an account to save Save Sr. Biostatistician Salary Not Specified Salary Not Specified Experience with manuscript and presentationpreparation is desirable Opportunities to present work and coauthorpublications in statistical and substantive journals necessitateexcellent oral and written communicationskills. Academic Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimorelast_img read more

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Ocean City Weathers the Wind but the Chill Is Here to Stay

first_imgThe wind howled through the night in Ocean City but appears to have left no significant damage, despite a National Weather Service warning that called for gusts up to 60 mph.Ocean City woke up Sunday morning to single-digit temperatures and 30 mph winds, combining for a wind-chill value of -12 degrees. By 9 a.m., the actual temperature had reached 10 degrees. Ice forms on the bay at Second Street in Ocean City, NJ, on Sunday, Feb. 15.A coastal storm headed for New England grazed the New Jersey coast and left an inch or two of snow, though the wind had blown it clear in many spots.Top wind gusts reached 51 mph at Atlantic City International Airport at 5 a.m. Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. Readings from an anemometer at 59th Street in Ocean City were not immediately available.The winds knocked down newspaper boxes and scattered trash cans, but did not cause any significant damage. There are no reported power outages in Ocean City.The coldest weather is yet to come.Wind chill values are expected to reach a low Sunday night into Monday morning. The temperature Sunday night may fall to 6 degrees with a wind chill value of -15 degrees.Another storm could leave another 1 to 3 inches of snow between 1 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.The temperature is not expected to rise above the freezing mark until next weekend.A wind chill advisory remains in effect until 11 a.m. Monday.last_img read more

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WOLF!’s New Album “1-800-WOLF!” Will Have You Howling For More [Review/Stream]

first_imgThe three professional sidemen who stepped out of the shadows to form WOLF!, are back on the line with their new album, 1 (800) WOLF!. When destiny called guitarist Scott Metzger, bassist Jon Shaw and drummer Taylor Floreth to act as a backing band for an artist, they had no way of knowing they would end up forming a new band to fill the void by their prospective employer’s last minute no-show. With no plan, the trio was forced to discover themselves as a band in the heat of the moment. Between the crowd reaction to their efforts and the friendship already shared, the trio decided that maybe they were onto something.Listen to the new album below, and continue reading for the full review!The success of WOLF!’s first album, a self titled 2015 release, helped build the band a dedicated following and their follow up is certain to bring new fans into their pack. “Pork ‘n Slaw” kicks things off with a fitting encapsulation of the fun to come, showcasing jazz and rockabilly elements that will crop up in a variety of ways over the thirteen tracks total. The clean guitar tone on the tune gives a clear look at the work Metzger is doing, and it is a delight to see such skilled fret work on display so naturally.“Tomahawk Chop” runs the opposite direction, as Metzger’s guitar lines are so drenched in reverb you’ll expect your speakers to drip musical sludge. Echo effects give “You Are No Longer My Friend, My Friend” a sound that seems perfectly suited to ring out over a long and lonesome desert on some star filled night. Covering clean jazz, 50’s era garage rock and western music is a serous musical challenge that the rhythm section of Shaw and Floreth show themselves more than capable of handling.On tunes like the surf rock reminiscent “Furry Freedom” and “Whiskey Mister,” Floreth effortlessly cracks the whip and shows a deft precision that surpasses genre requirements. Such crisp percussion  allows bassist Shaw to let loose his tone and the wide open mixes provide space for prominent near leads and heavy resonance. “Bohemian Grove” sees Shaw step into a shared lead with Metzger that he nails perfectly, snaking back and forth, evoking tinges of jazz and the sounds of the islands.Often trios find themselves limited in the amount of variety they can produce. Other acts have used sequencers and digital triggers, but not WOLF!. Showing a level of talent and execution that surely hearkens back to their studio work Wolf! manages to vary style and tempo in such a deft manor that each song is complete and unto itself. Another sign of the maturity and musical IQ is the brevity of the pieces themselves. A majority of the compositions presented here are less than two and a half minutes long, and to a one they leave listeners satisfied and ready for more.The brevity of the majority of songs on this disc makes the few longer tunes stand out. Album closer “All Dressed Up (Nowhere To Go)” constructs a rock solid blues foundation,  with a riff built upon it as wide as the skies themselves. 1 (800) WOLF! is an impressive album from a trio of deeply talented and versatile musicians clearly enjoying the freedom they have to follow whatever musical whim strikes their fancy. Daring, varied and flawlessly executed, WOLF! raises the stakes with their latest release, and easily shatters expectations and sets the stage for what should be a long and wonderful road ahead.Be sure to catch Metzger at Brooklyn Comes Alive on October 22nd, across three venues in the heart of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. Metzger will be performing with Joe Russo, Robert Walter and Andy Hess, comprising one of the many wonderful super jam sessions at this unique event. With over 50 musicians on the lineup from bands like The String Cheese Incident, Dead & Company, The Disco Biscuits, Snarky Puppy and more, don’t miss your chance to see your favorite artists let loose! More information can be found here.last_img read more

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Moe. Opens Up “Tarantinoe. Halloweenoe.” Run With New Covers & Rewritten Classics [Audio & Videos]

first_imgmoe. kicked off an exciting two-night Halloween run at the Fillmore Philadelphia yesterday,  as part of their “Tarantinoe. Halloweenoe.” shows. moe. has taken to turning movies into themed concerts, including The Big Lebowski and Star Wars in recent years. By putting the emphasis on director Quentin Tarantino, the group had a bounty of material from which to draw. The only question was, how would they pull it off?The night started with a debut cover of Dick Dale’s “Misirlou,” a la Pulp Fiction, before the band brought out their song “Crab Eyes” with rewritten lyrics. Re-named “Crazy 88,” the song was a reference to the Yakuza gang from Kill Bill Vol. 1. Watch that below, courtesy of 1Blackcard1 on YouTube.They kept the set going with The Meters’ “Cissy Strut,” played in Jackie Brown, before debuting the Al Schnier penned song “Django.” Schnier had written the song for a Django Unchained casting call, and though it wasn’t chosen, he finally unveiled the track in a premiere on Live For Live Music last week.The band then brought out the song “Stuck In The Middle With You” from Reservoir Dogs, and ended their set with “gimp.,” a parody of “meat.” that referenced a classic Pulp Fiction scene. Check out a snippet of “gimp.” below, courtesy of moe.The second set started off with a cover of Steppenwolf’s “Magic Carpet Ride” a la Reservoir Dogs, which featured another moe. original parody called “Wolf Song” (aka “Bearsong”) in the middle. The Wolf is another classic Tarantino character from Pulp Fiction, and the band blended their original with the Tarantino movie well. After the conclusion of “Magic Carpet Ride,” the band treated their fans to a few classic moe. tunes, including “Buster” > “Jazz Wank” > “Four.” Finally, they closed the set with “Pussy Wagon,” a play off of their original “Paper Dragon” that referenced the opening scene of Kill Bill Vol. 1.Watch guitarist Chuck Garvey shredding in “Four,” per the band’s Facebook.With just an encore to go, the band returned and brought out another debut cover: “Woo Hoo” by 5.6.7.8.’s. The song is featured in Kill Bill Vol. 1 as well, and was an exciting way to get the encore started. Finally, moe. finished out the night with a classic cover in their arsenal, Blue Oyster Cult’s “Godzilla.”Full audio of the show can be streamed below, courtesy of taper marcus.moe. will wrap up their Tarantinoe. run tonight, 10/29, with a return to The Fillmore Philadelphia. The band is also set to tour extensively this winter, with dates from January 19th through February 19th. Check out the schedule here. You can see last night’s full setlist in all of its glory, below.Setlist: moe. at The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA – 10/28/16I: Misirlou*, Crazy 88^, Cissy Strut, Django#, Stuck In The Middle**, gimp.^^II: Magic Carpet Ride*** > Wolf Song^^^ > Magic Carpet Ride***, Buster > Jazz Wank > Four > Pussy Wagon^^^^Enc: Woo Hoo****, Godzilla* FTP (cover – Dick Dale) > Pulp Fiction^ alternate lyrics Crab Eyes# FTP – (original al. song)** FTP – (cover – Stealers Wheel) > Reservoir Dogs^^- alternate version of meat.*** FTP (cover – Steppenwolf) > Reservoir Dogs^^^ alternate lyrics for Bearsong^^^^ alternate lyrics for Paper Dragon**** FTP (cover – 5.6.7.8.’s) > Kill Bill[Photo by Paul Citone]last_img read more

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New Stevie Ray Vaughan Biography By Best-Selling Allman Brothers Biographer Announced

first_imgToday, Guitar World announced the coming release of Texas Flood, a definitive biography of late guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughan. The new biography is set for an August 13th, 2019 release via St. Martin‘s Press.The biography was co-written by Alan Paul, the author of New York Times best-selling Allman Brothers Band biography One Way Out, and Andy Aledort, the longtime Guitar World editor and frequent musical collaborator with Vaughan’s rhythm section, Double Trouble, among other notable artists.As Guitar World notes,Texas Flood will provide the unadulterated facts about Stevie Ray Vaughan from those who knew him best and were with him throughout every stage of his life and career:his brother Jimmie, his Double Trouble bandmates Tommy Shannon, Chris Layton and Reese Wynans, and many other friends, lovers, family members, fellow musicians, crew members and managers. The book also includes insights from Vaughan himself; Aledort interviewed him four times. All material in the book comes from first-hand interviews by the authors. Paul and Aledort interviewed over 100 people, including Vaughan guitar heroes like Buddy Guy, B.B. King and Eric Clapton and peers like Billy Gibbons, Joe Perry, Eric Johnson and Warren Haynes. Texas Flood also includes over 170 photos, many never before seen from the private collections of the Vaughan family, Layton and Shannon. The story of Stevie Ray Vaughan is as heartbreaking as it is inspiring. Over the course of his brief life, the Texas native battled through substance addiction to become one of the most revered guitarists of all time. In 1990, after finally getting clean and starting down a road toward a long, healthy, creatively fruitful new act in his life, Vaughan died tragically in a helicopter crash leaving a show. He was 35 years old. We can’t wait to read this new in-depth account of the life of Stevie Ray Vaughan, one of the greatest talents of a generation.You can pre-order Texas Flood by Alan Paul and Andy Aledort here, and take a first look at the book’s cover below:[H/T Guitar World]last_img read more

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Five named Sloan Fellows

first_imgThe Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has announced the selection of 126 outstanding U.S. and Canadian researchers as recipients of Sloan Research Fellowships for 2012. Awarded annually since 1955, the fellowships are given to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, the next generation of scientific leaders.Five from Harvard were awarded: Christopher Harvey, assistant professor of neurobiology at Harvard Medical School (HMS); Maria Lehtinen, assistant professor of pathology at Harvard-affiliated Children’s Hospital of Boston; Edoardo Airoldi, assistant professor of statistics; Alicia M. Soderberg, assistant professor of astronomy; and Tomasz Strzalecki, assistant professor of economics.For more information.last_img read more

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Gen Ed shopping spree

first_imgStudents popped in and out of classrooms, labs, and lecture halls in the first days of the semester, hunting for just the right Gen Ed class — the one that both fit their interests and their schedules. Courses in the redesigned program move between theory and practice and across disciplines in the areas of Aesthetics and Culture; Ethics and Civics; Histories, Societies, Individuals; and Science and Technology in Society.last_img

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2 Men Accused of DWI With Kids 8 Hours Apart

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Two men allegedly drove drunk with two children in their vehicles, one of which crashed, eight hours apart on Long Island over the weekend, Nassau and Suffolk county police said.In the first case, 42-year-old Duhaney Duncan was driving a Dodge pickup westbound on the shoulder of Jericho Turnpike in his hometown of Huntington Station when he struck a Nissan minivan that was parked in front of Brooklyn Pizza at 7:55 p.m. Saturday, Suffolk police said.Duncan and his two children, ages 1 and 2, who were in the vehicle with him at the time of the crash, were not injured. Officers found him to be under the influence of alcohol, police said.In the second case, 40-year-old Christian Bisono of Far Rockaway, was driving his vehicle northbound on North Central Avenue in Valley Stream when a Nassau police officer pulled him over for driving erratically shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday, authorities said.Bisano had a 10-year-old boy and an 8-year-old girl in the vehicle at the time, police said. He was also found to be under the influence of alcohol, police said.Duncan and Bisono were each charged with driving while intoxicated with a child 15 years old or younger, a felony under Leandra’s Law, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.Bail for Duncan was set at $75,000 bond or $25,000 cash. Bail for Bisono was set at $2,000. Bisano is due back in court Wednesday and Duncan is due back Friday.Duncan’s children were released to their mother. The children in Bisano’s vehicle were taken to a friend’s house. The nature of the relationship between Bisono and the children was not immediately clear.last_img read more

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On the digital transformation journey with GTE Financial’s Brian Best

first_imgIt was mid 2016 when Brian Best was handed the top job at GTE Financial in Tampa FL and he’s been charging ahead since.  With over $2 billion in assets GTE Financial is among the nation’s biggest but as CEO Best is busy remaking the institution for the contemporary age.Resting on laurels is not how he sees his job.He said that a lot of his drive to remake GTE Financial grows out of the recognition that it’s in a different position.  He elaborated: “In our community, Tampa Bay – we have a lot of Millennials. 51% of our members are Millennials.  And they really like digital. They like the ease of access. We believe they also like brick and mortar.  But we know we need good digital.”Best dated the start of GTE Financial’s Digital Transformation back to 2015  – he was chief experience officer then – and, he said, the institution’s aim has been to win member loyalty with superior experiences. “We want to make sure our experiences are beneficial to our members. Experiences are what differentiate an institution. Products don’t.”Said Best: “We are 100% focused on what the member experience looks like.”Think about that.  Most financial institutions offer roughly the same products and – hype aside – there often isn’t much that distinguishes the basic products at one institution from those at another. At GTE Financial Best is driven to go beyond the basics and drill into what – really – will captivate members.  That’s at the heart of this digital transformation.Best said a continuing obstacle is that third party vendors “don’t want to give up control of their APIs,” that is, their Application Protocol Interface, which enables communication with the program.  Many tech vendors jealously guard their APIs and, although that is understandable, it also complicates the job of an institution that is seeking to give members a unified experience. Best added that many vendors also don’t get that “we want to give our members a different experience” – meaning that GTE Financial does not want to settle for the same off the shelf tool kit that is in use in dozens, maybe hundreds of financial institutions.“What should digital transformation look like,” Best went on. “We believe a member should be able to access – easily – key information in their accounts.” He pointed to an amortization table as a case in point.  Loan customers should be able to easily access it – that table is crucial to seeing ahead with a loan – but doing so just isn’t ways easy.None of these changes are simple and many aren’t quick. Best said, “Our main competition is ourself.  We have every big bank in Tampa. They are throwing money at digital transformation but their experiences aren’t that great.”He added: “Our true competition is the Amazons, the digital payments landscape.  If we don’t live in that world we’ll lose touch with the future. It will be ugly for us if Amazon gets into the banking world.”“Much like Amazon, the experience needs to be intimate even when it is digital. The artificial intelligence has to really understand what the member is looking for.”“We want to create real intimacy in the virtual environment.”Read that again. What Best is saying is that the companies that are winning succeed in combining great digital with genuine intimacy and personalization.  Getting there just may be critical.Best nonetheless said he is very optimistic, about the future for GTE Financial in particular and for credit unions in general.  “Credit unions have always put the person first – that’s why I started working for credit unions. Night and day difference between our culture and at the banks where I worked. Banks have a different mission. Credit unions will persevere because of that focus. If we lose that focus we have risk.”He also shared a valuable tip. Just about every day GTE Financial gets 100 new members. What produces that steady stream?  Best thought about that before he answered.Here is what he said: “It’s mostly word of mouth. We put a lot of effort into philanthropic givingWe provide $500,000 to $700,000 annually to a lot of non profits in Tampa. We average two financial literacy workshops a day. Word of mouth increases through the right activities. If you are doing the right things, word of mouth happens quickly.”He continued: “70% of the time new members tell us they really like how we support the community.They have a good feeling about where they are putting their money when they open an account with us.”Can you say similar? Do your members? 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Robert McGarvey A blogger and speaker, Robert McGarvey is a longtime journalist who has covered credit unions extensively, notably for Credit Union Times as well as the New York Times and TheStreet, … Web: www.mcgarvey.net Detailslast_img read more

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