Good Governance: DIY board assessment

first_img continue reading » Board governance itself is a hot topic and board best practice surveys are a great way to identify key focus areas and what your board might be able to do in each area in the new year.Some examples of these studies include:Public Company Governance Survey (National Association of Corporate Directors, 2016)Leading with Intent: National Index of Nonprofit Practices(BoardSource, 2017)Entrenched or Energetic? Improving Credit Union Board Renewal (Filene & Rotman School of Management, 2015)2017 BDO Cyber Governance Survey (BDO International, 2017)2017 Board Composition and Director Recruiting (Equilar, 2017)Here is a quick view of the main themes coming from these surveys. These themes are well-aligned they are with the current conversations at CUES events and in CUES publications regarding governance practices. 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Cream Is a Favorite for Fighting Cellulite

first_img– Advertisement – Us Weekly has affiliate partnerships so we may receive compensation for some links to products and services.Our skin is, well, unreliable to say the least. It’s fickle, and it’s almost always trying to drag us down. Like, literally — it sags over time. Our face is enough of an issue, and many of us have 10-step skincare routines to get a handle on that, but what about the rest of our body? Our legs, stomach, arms, booty and more still have to deal with dryness and signs of aging, and they’re also burdened with the addition of cellulite, stretch marks, razor burn and more!- Advertisement – Get the Brazilian Bum Bum Cream in three different sizes starting at just $10 at Sol de Janeiro! Subscribe to save!This bestselling cream is cruelty-free, vegan, gluten-free, paraben-free, sustainably sourced and made in the USA. Curious about its powerhouse ingredients? A top performer for smoothing and tightening skin is the guaraná extract. Rich in caffeine and antioxidants, it may stimulate microcirculation for fast results. It’s joined by deeply hydrating cupuaçu butter, nourishing coconut oil and protective açaí oil and Brazil nut oil to help protect the skin from future troubles.To use this luscious Bum Bum cream, simply take a dollop and massage it in a circular motion on skin, creating warmth to invite better absorption. You can use it on your own bum bum, of course, but feel free to use it anywhere else you want. The scent and feeling are pretty addictive, so just try not to use the whole tub in one go. A little goes a long way! See it!Get the Brazilian Bum Bum Cream in three different sizes starting at just $10 at Sol de Janeiro! Subscribe to save!Looking for something else? Shop more body care here and check out everything else at Sol de Janeiro here!Check out more of our picks and deals here!This post is brought to you by Us Weekly’s Shop With Us team. The Shop With Us team aims to highlight products and services our readers might find interesting and useful, such as face masks, self tanners, Lululemon-style leggings and all the best gifts for everyone in your life. Product and service selection, however, is in no way intended to constitute an endorsement by either Us Weekly or of any celebrity mentioned in the post.The Shop With Us team may receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test. In addition, Us Weekly receives compensation from the manufacturer of the products we write about when you click on a link and then purchase the product featured in an article. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product or service is featured or recommended. Shop With Us operates independently from advertising sales team. We welcome your feedback at Happy shopping! According to the brand, one tub of this Bum Bum (pronounced “boom boom”) cream is sold every 28 seconds. Shoppers love it so much, they’ve given it a collective 4.9/5 rating. They say it’s “worth every penny” and that it’s “by far the most effective product [they’ve] found for [their] cellulite.” Numerous reviews even said they saw “less cellulite after one use.” Reviewers say it “works wonders for stretch marks too.” On top of all of that, “the scent of this cream is more than delicious”!If you mention this award-winning cream to a fellow skincare lover, one of the first things they’ll probably say is, “OMG, doesn’t it smell amazing?” Shoppers are so obsessed with the tropical scent that Sol de Janeiro even made it into a perfume! The scent is called Cheirosa ’62, and it’s filled with notes of pistachio, almond, salted caramel, sandalwood, vanilla and more! See it!- Advertisement – Luckily, we don’t necessarily need to splurge and layer up on 10 different products in order to properly take care of the majority of our body’s skin. Just one really fantastic one might do the trick, and according to over 14,000 reviewers on Sol de Janeiro’s site alone, the famous Brazilian Bum Bum Cream is The One!brazilian-bum-bum-creamSol de JaneiroSee it!Get the Brazilian Bum Bum Cream in three different sizes starting at just $10 at Sol de Janeiro! Subscribe to save!- Advertisement –last_img read more

Emirates Group slumps to US$3.8bn six-month loss | News

first_img“This has helped us recover our revenues from zero to 26 per cent of our position same time last year.”Overall capacity during the first six months of the year declined by 67 per cent to 9.8 billion available tonne kilometres (ATKM) due to a substantially reduced flight programme over the past months. Capacity measured in available seat kilometres (ASKM), shrunk by 91 per cent, while passenger traffic carried measured in revenue passenger kilometres (RPKM) was down by 96 per cent. Average passenger seat factors fell to 39 per cent, compared with last year’s pre-pandemic figure of 81 per cent.Emirates carried 1.5 million passengers between April 1st and September 30th, down 95 per cent from the same period last year. Al Maktoum added: “We have been able to tap on our own strong cash reserves, and through our shareholder and the broader financial community, we continue to ensure we have access to sufficient funding to sustain the business and see us through this challenging period. “In the first half of 2020-21, our shareholder injected US$2 billion into Emirates by way of an equity investment and they will support us on our recovery path.” The group – which includes Emirates Airline and dnata – reported revenue of AED13.7 billion (US$ 3.7 billion) for the first six months of 2020-21, down 74 per cent from AED53.3 billion (US$ 14.5 billion) during the same period of 2019.This reversal in fortunes was due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which brought global air passenger travel to a halt for many weeks as countries closed their borders and imposed travel restrictions. As part of pandemic containment measures, Emirates hub in Dubai also suspended scheduled passenger flights for eight weeks during April and May.- Advertisement – OlderSO/ Moscow set for 2023 opening in Russia Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chief executive of Emirates Airline and Group, said: “We began our current financial year amid a global lockdown when air passenger traffic was at a literal standstill. “In this unprecedented situation for the aviation and travel industry, the Emirates Group recorded a half-year loss for the first time in over 30 years.“As passenger traffic disappeared, Emirates and dnata have been able to rapidly pivot to serve cargo demand and other pockets of opportunity. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Emirates Group has announced a net loss of AED14.1 billion (US$ 3.8 billion) for the first six months of financial year.The figure is down from a profit of AED862 million (US$ 235 million) for the same period last year.- Advertisement – NewerHotel investors eye Cambridge deals moving into 2021last_img read more

Work smart, travel alone, eat out fast: South Korea’s prescription for coronavirus recover

first_imgTopics : The guidelines detail a code of conduct in areas including workplaces, transport, restaurants, shopping and sporting fixtures, starting with general rules such as washing hands, maintaining distance and regular temperature checks and disinfection.Anyone who travelled overseas within the past two weeks should not go to work for some time, and workplaces are strongly recommended to use video conferences, online training, remote work and flexible hours.Passengers on public transport need to wear a mask and try booking a seat in empty rows, while mobile payments should be used for taxis.The guidelines urged people to spend minimal time at restaurants and cafes and use individual plates to share food. The owners of the businesses should place seating apart, divided by partitions if possible, and actively promote takeout and delivery services alongside online payment.Private academies and religious facilities are strongly advised to provide hand sanitizers but no food.In shopping malls, customers should not test samples and should wait at least 1 meter behind others at checkouts, while shop owners should refrain from soliciting for business and holding first-come-first-served events.South Korea’s stock market has bounced back and bond inflows lead Asia, as investors bet on Seoul’s handling of the crisis.Officials say the strategy will only work if people remain wary.”The biggest sign of danger in our society is becoming careless that the risks of infections are gone,” KCDC director Jeong Eun-kyeong said at a separate briefing.  South Korea outlined guidelines on Friday for a two-year return to a post-coronavirus normality including flexible working, bookings on public transport and quick restaurant meals in a country that has been a role model in containing COVID-19.The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) reported just six new cases, the lowest number since the Feb. 28 peak of 909 in South Korea, which suffered the first major coronavirus epidemic outside China.With no new deaths, the toll remained at 240 and authorities hope daily new cases will drop to zero in the coming days after dipping below 10 on Sunday following several days above that level. Total recorded infections are at 10,708 in the country of almost 52 million people.center_img Widespread testing, intensive contact tracing and tracking apps have enabled South Korea to limit the spread of the virus with social distancing rather than lengthy lockdowns.Seoul has extended its social distancing policy until May 5, while offering some relief for churches and sport facilities, but urged vigilance as imported cases and smaller clusters continued to emerge.”Some experts predict COVID-19 will stay for as long as two years, and we have to accept the reality that we can’t go back to pre-COVID-19 life during that time,” Vice Health Minister Kim Gang-lip told a briefing.”The government is preparing a transition to a sustainable routine distancing scheme with the goal of carrying out regular social and economic activity and preventing COVID-19 infections at the same time,” he said.last_img read more

Family home ready, set, go!

first_imgThere’s plenty of living spaces so family members can find “me time”There even a two-car garage and huge store room.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair This St Lucia home will adapt well to a family buyerThe rise of multi-generational living means mums and dads are looking for sleek suburban homes that cater for growing kids AND provide a place for a bit of alone time.This 436sq m home at 52 Ninth Avenue, St Lucia offers the design savvy family plenty to enjoy despite its 405sq m land size. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoThe home sits high above its road frontThe property is perched above its road front and provides four-bedroom, four-bathroom accommodation.center_img The home has a high-end feels contemporary buyers loveThat means the family can avoid sharing vanity spaces.Apart from the abundance of wet area, the home has four other living spaces, plus a study, and a large rear outdoor entertaining area that includes an elevated pool.last_img read more

Tropical Wave Expected from Tonight Followed by Second Saharan Dust Cloud

first_img Share Share LifestyleLocalNews Tropical Wave Expected from Tonight Followed by Second Saharan Dust Cloud by: – June 24, 2020 Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Just as the skies over Dominica clear from a cloud of Saharan dust, the meteorological service here has said that a tropical wave inclusive of thunderstorms will drench the island from this evening into tomorrow and will be followed by a second plume of dust.The more southern islands of the Lesser Antilles are predicted to get most of the rain with a gradual clearing by late Friday.Senior Meteorological Officer, Marshall Alexander says the return of the dust haze from the largest subtropical desert on earth will come on the heels of the tropical wave.It will be accompanied by increased wind and rough sea conditions, particularly on the east coast.Normally, hundreds of millions of tons of dust are picked up from the deserts of Africa and blown across the Atlantic Ocean each year. That dust helps build beaches in the Caribbean and fertilizes soils in the Amazon. It can also affect air quality in north and South America.The air quality and visibility will be poor when the second dust cloud enters the local atmosphere and individuals with sensitivities should stay inside as much as possible.Seafarers without GPS equipment should keep boats docked.An alert from the Health Promotion Unit on Monday advised people with respiratory illnesses to take the necessary precautions to minimize complications:The Unit encourages the use of face masks, frequent cleaning of surface areas with a wet cloth, and adequate water consumption.Meanwhile, the fourth named storm of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season, Tropical Storm Dolly, formed over the north Atlantic yesterday but this system does not pose any threat to Dominica. 3242 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

Oosthuizen warning for McIlroy

first_imgFormer Open champion Louis Oosthuizen has warned world number one Rory McIlroy of the risks of rushing back from injury. The 32-year-old South African said: “Rehab is the most important thing after any injury. I came back in 2010. I tore my ankle ligaments on the left ankle and I came back probably too soon, so that put me back a few months more. “It’s something you and your team need to take care of just to make sure that, whenever you’re back, you’re fully fit. A lot of times you’re very anxious to come back a bit earlier to get back to it. You miss being part of the action, you miss playing in tournaments, and sometimes that can be costly.” But Oostuizen, who returned to form with a tied second-place finish at last month’s US Open, has no doubt McIlroy is in good hands. “Rory will be fine,” he said. “I’m sure he’ll take care of that injury pretty good.” Former world number one Tiger Woods, who won two of his three Open titles at St Andrews, has had plenty of injury problems himself in recent years and believes McIlroy will feel his absence keenly. Woods said: “He won this championship last year and played awesome coming in. This is a championship that means a lot to him and to be back here at the home course, it’s a little tough to take sometimes. “But we all get injured out here and no-one is immune to it. We all have to go through knick-knack injuries here and there and I hope he comes back, but also hope he comes back healthy and ready to go.” McIlroy will not be defending the Claret Jug at St Andrews this week after rupturing an ankle ligament playing football with friends. Oostuizen, who won the last time the championship was played at the ‘home of golf’ in 2010, can empathise having suffered a similar problem among the numerous injuries that have hampered his career. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Trophy Stall on board Brian Ramphal BCB Awards Ceremony today

first_imgALL plans are in place for the successful hosting of the 2nd Annual Brian Ramphal Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) Awards Ceremony today at the Port Mourant Cricket Club from 13:00hrs.A total of 32 major awards would be shared out with Shimron Hetmyer and Erva Giddings carrying home the male and female Cricketer-of-the-Year Awards respectively.The Ceremony last Thursday was given a major boost when Managing Director of Trophy Stall, Ramesh Sunich, handed over two trophies for the two two prizes. BCB president Hilbert Foster expressed gratitude to Sunich for his assistance.The BCB, with the support from the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club, MS would also donate cricket balls to twelve clubs while 10 officials, sponsors and media personnel would also be honoured.last_img

Men’s basketball: Wisconsin cruises to second-straight win over Temple 76-60

first_imgGood things come in bunches, and that was very much the case for the Wisconsin men’s basketball team Saturday during its 76-60 win over Temple at the Kohl Center.The Badgers showed up on both ends of the floor on their way to a second-straight victory.Wisconsin junior forward Nigel Hayes dominated the offensive halfcourt during the second half, scoring 13 of his 18 points in the final 20 minutes. He also had a game-high 12 rebounds. All of Hayes’ points came from in the paint or at the free throw line.Against a smaller Temple team, Hayes said he was “just trying to take advantage of [his] height and size on the inside.”Hayes was also pivotal on the defensive end, holding the Owls’ leading scorer, Quenton DeCosey, who came into the game averaging 15.5 points per game.Other than Hayes’ dominance, two key runs — one in the first half and one in the second half — built large leads for Wisconsin and kept Temple at a distance for the majority of the game.Early in the second half, Temple cut into the Badgers lead and found itself down by five at 39-34. That’s when UW kicked off its second clutch run of the game, this time 13-0, to go up 52-34 before Temple called timeout with 13:18 remaining in the game.Hayes scored six points on the run, with all of those coming inside the paint. Redshirt junior guard Zak Showalter (11 points) had five during the stretch, including a big three from the far left corner.On its way to erecting a healthy lead midway through the first half, UW received key contributions from its youthful bench. Freshman Alex Illikainen provided key scoring inside. Fellow freshman big man Charlie Thomas induced a standing ovation from the crowd when he knocked down his first career three-pointer with 5:23 left in the half.Thomas’ three capped off the 24-4 run, which put UW up 30-12 and put the game out of reach early. At that point, the freshmen players accounted for 18 of those points. Illikainen, Thomas and Ethan Happ had six apiece. Junior guard Bronson Koenig (17 points) had two key threes during that span.Happ and Thomas finished with nine points each, and UW head coach Bo Ryan was pleased with their contributions.“Those guys were doing a nice job, especially with two guys sitting on the bench with two fouls,” Ryan said. “They were opportunistic.”Temple head coach Fran Dunphy employed a 1-2-2 full court press to deter the scoring barrage and his team’s offense got going.Temple eventually cut it to an eight-point deficit late in the first half. UW carried a 37-26 lead into halftime, forcing Temple to shoot just 37 percent from the floor. Jaylen Bond led the Owls in points (12) and rebounds (10).UW’s defense picked up right where it left off against Syracuse. It allowed only 58 points to the Orange on Wednesday night, and followed it with just 60 against Temple.“I thought they showed the requisite toughness that they needed and we needed to be a little tougher than we were,” Dunphy said.The Badgers also committed only seven turnovers, just three days after coughing it up 20 times at Syracuse.Wisconsin was efficient from three-point range, making six of its 11 shots from behind the arc, while Temple shot just 35 percent (7-for-20) from three.last_img read more

Andrew Bailey begins the next chapter of his baseball career in Angels’ video room

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error TEMPE, Ariz. — There are two sets of Angels uniforms. One is the polyester-and-stirruped variety that comes with a number on the back, the kind worn by players and coaches. Everyone else gets a red company polo to pair with jeans or slacks of their choosing.On the second day of his new job, Andrew Bailey went with the blue jeans.Bailey, 33, spent most of last year unsuccessfully trying to surmount an injury to his right (pitching) shoulder. He made four appearances out of the Angels’ bullpen – three in April, one in August, with a lot of rehab work in between. After the last game, a scoreless one-inning appearance in Washington D.C., Bailey could see the end coming.“I worked so hard to get back, and just different parts of the body aren’t working the way they used to,” Bailey said Sunday. “That’s part of it. I was very fortunate to play so long and have the career I did. I think at that point I was like, ‘I need to do some thinking.’ And this offseason just kind of put the icing on the cake with not being able to physically get ready.” Bailey said he neither pursued nor received any offers to pitch in 2018. Instead, he accepted an offer from Angels general manager Billy Eppler to become the team’s video replay coordinator.Bailey will spend the better part of three hours a day, 162 days of the year, inside the Angels’ video room scanning for potential challenges. In between, he’ll help with advance scouting and other information-gathering duties.It’s not a typical job for someone who last appeared on a major league mound months ago, who reported a seven-figure athlete’s salary on his most recent tax form. While lacking glamour, the challenge sounded invigorating to Bailey, who has a degree in finance from Wagner College.Bailey felt encouraged after speaking with former teammate Scott Atchison, the Cleveland Indians’ bullpen coach. Before Atchison was promoted to his current post, he spent two years as the Indians’ advance coach and staff assistant – a job similar to Bailey’s – after retiring as a pitcher in 2015.“I sought out his advice and talked to some people in the game I respect, and are well-respected,” Bailey said. “This opportunity doesn’t come often. It’s something I didn’t want to pass up for sure.”center_img LIKE GRANDFATHER, LIKE GRANDSONNolan Fontana is a relatively new name to Angels fans. The 26-year-old infielder debuted last May and got into 12 games, his first MLB experience. This is his second year in the Angels’ major-league camp. He will most likely begin the season at Triple-A Salt Lake.Including his time in the Houston Astros organization, Fontana has now taken part in four big-league camps. On Saturday, he chuckled at the idea that he’s a “grizzled veteran,” though his major-league camp experience even predates his time as an Astro.Fontana’s maternal grandfather is the former major league pitcher Lew Burdette. From 1953-63, Burdette won 179 games and helped the Milwaukee Braves win the 1957 World Series. Fontana said that when was growing up in Florida, Burdette had free rein in the Braves’ spring camp.“When we were in Orlando for spring training, he would walk me into Bobby Cox’s office, talk to him,” Fontana recalled. “Chipper Jones, Andruw Jones, Marcus Giles, Mike Hampton, (Tom) Glavine, (John) Smoltz, (Greg) Maddux – all those guys, got to meet ’em all. It was pretty cool not just to hear from him but show me when he goes into a clubhouse.”Burdette died in 2007. Fontana was 15 at the time, and his interest in baseball was catalyzed by his grandfather.“He taught me a lot about the game, but even more so about life,” Fontana said. “He was awesome. Funny man. Hysterical man.”OHTANI UPDATEShohei Ohtani’s next appearance as a pitcher will be Friday, Manager Mike Scioscia said.The Angels have an exhibition “B” game that day against the Toros de Tijuana, the defending Mexican League champions, at Tempe Diablo Stadium. They will also play a Cactus League game against the Chicago Cubs in Mesa. Scioscia said that it hasn’t been determined which game Ohtani will start.Ohtani’s next bullpen session will be Wednesday. He will be the designated hitter Monday in the Angels’ game against the Cincinnati Reds.ALSOJefry Marte will be held out of game action “for the next couple days” after his groin tightened up in the first inning of Saturday’s game against the Seattle Mariners. “It doesn’t look like it’s anything that would linger,” Scioscia said.last_img read more