After CUES’ recent announcement about appointing John Pembroke (CUES SVP/COO) as the organization’s new President & CEO, we invited Mr. Pembroke on the program to get his take on his new job. Needless to say, he is a very busy man these days. But he was kind enough to carve out a few minutes with us to discuss his immediate and long-term plans as CUES new leader, as well as any challenges he sees in accomplishing his goals, how CUES is contributing to the industry to make it better and better, and a couple of surprises he has for credit unions in the coming months. Enjoy — and many thanks to John for coming on the show. CUES is in mighty good hands. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
LIONEL Messi scored a hat-trick as Barcelona punished 10-man Manchester City in the Champions League on Pep Guardiola’s return to his old club.City were competitive in the first half, but made far too many errors against a ruthless Barcelona revelling in Messi’s return from injury.A Fernandinho slip inside his own box put Messi clear for his first then Kevin de Bruyne lost possession, allowing Andres Iniesta to set up the Argentine for a left-footed strike into the bottom corner.The evening got worse for the visitors when goalkeeper Claudio Bravo was sent off for handling outside the box and minutes later Messi struck again.Barcelona were also reduced to 10 men in the last 15 minutes as substitute Jeremy Mathieu was shown a second yellow card for a foul on Raheem Sterling, but by then the damage had been done.Willy Caballero saved a Neymar penalty – but the Brazilian scored from open play minutes later to complete a comprehensive win for the La Liga side.
No notification of death, serious injury Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States in Washington, D.C., Audrey P. Marks, says that “to date, we have received no notification of death or serious injury of any Jamaican national resulting from this disaster.”She noted that with the tremendous outpouring of support and assistance from the Jamaican Diaspora, including individuals and Jamaican associations (notably the Jamaican Association of Houston), the Consul General in Miami and the Honorary Consuls in Texas have been working tirelessly to respond to the needs of affected Diaspora members, as well as the many others who have been displaced.Heartened by overwhelming support “I am truly heartened by the overwhelming offer of support received from other members of our Diaspora across the United States. This includes feedback concerning available shelters and the efforts underway to collect and distribute relief supplies to those impacted,” says Ambassador Marks.“We have also received information that where possible, cash donations would be preferred at this time, ” Ambassador Marks noted.She added that the Embassy has been coordinating with the Consul-General Franz Hall in Miami to put together an up-to-date list of shelters and contact information, which will be disseminated shortly.Hurricane Harvey is the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in 50 years. When it made landfall last Friday Harvey brought record rainfall, which caused unprecedented flooding and extensive damage to property and infrastructure. The hurricane drove thousands from their homes and as many as 30 deaths have been reported. In the wake of the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Harvey in Houston and surrounding cities in the State of Texas, United States, Jamaica’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, through its Embassy in Washington, D.C., is actively monitoring the situation.Jamaican Honorary Consul in TexasThe Embassy is closely liaising with the Jamaican Honorary Consul in Texas, Omari Fullerton, with a view to reaching out to the victims of the disaster, especially to affected Jamaican diaspora members.