Regatta raises funds, fosters Fisher community

first_imgThe smell of burgers, lyrics of “Call Me Maybe” and cries of “You Gotta Regatta” filled the air around St. Mary’s Lake on Saturday during the 26th annual Fisher Regatta. A team of 15 Fisher Hall residents, led by juniors Patrick Bowlds, Matt Hart and Jeff Wang, organized this year’s Regatta, which promotes camaraderie among Fisher residents and raises money for charity. Bowlds said the event raised more than $1,500 from entrance fees and sale of regatta tanks, all of which will be given to the André House of Hospitality in Phoenix, Arizona. The competition featured 45 boats, including six from Fisher, Hart said. Two Fisher boats finished among the final four boats in the men’s bracket. For the second year in a row, Knott Hall’s “Knacht Yott” took first place in the men’s bracket. Juniors Rob Ray, James Kaull and Jeff Ulrich and seniors Hans Helland and Andrew Bell comprised the five-man crew during the final round. Another team member, freshman Alex Miram, filled in for Ray in the first round. Ray designed the boat, which consisted of a fiberglass canoe with an attached outrigger that was added after the canoe capsized in its first year of use. He said this year’s victory validated the team’s success last year. “The victory feels pretty good. Last year was an iffy win, so it’s good to win two years in a row,” Ray said. “The Green Pearl” from Pangborn Hall won the women’s bracket, crewed by freshmen Kate Christian and Ingrid Adams and juniors Katie Buczek and Linda Scheiber. Adams said the team owed their victory to their hydrodynamically-designed boat. Buczek said speed was a major part of their design plan. “We knew we wanted a canoe, because we wanted to go fast, and canoes tend to be faster than rafts,” Buczek said. Several boats proved less than lakeworthy during the course of the Regatta. Dillon Hall’s aptly-named “Big Red Box” began to rock side-to-side early in its journey across the lake. When it became clear the boat was going to capsize, safety personnel brought their boat alongside the “Big Red Box” and junior Trevor Dorn handed over his younger sister, Autumn Cavalieri, who was on board. Cavalieri said her brother suggested she join the crew of the “Big Red Box,” so her mother signed a waiver allowing her to participate. She said she was not scared by the rocking of the boat and enjoyed participating in the Regatta. “I liked the idea and I had a lot of fun doing it,” she said. The boat continued to sway after Cavalieri disembarked, and spectators cheered when it eventually capsized and the rowers were forced to swim ashore. Junior Kyle Buckley said the group overestimated the number of people their boat could support. “I want to say it was solidly built. It was the best dumpster we’ve ever built, but it just wasn’t built for 15 people,” Buckley said. “Next year when we’re seniors, we’ll build a box that will get across in style.” Another notable wreck was the largest boat in the competition: Fisher Hall’s “El Flota Part Deux,” a 16-by-8-foot raft, featuring two miniature basketball hoops that broke almost immediately after entering the water. Hart said three crewmembers salvaged a section of the boat from the debris and beat their competing boat, which had also broken down, in what became a swimming race to shore. Sophomore Stephen Elser said the experience was a memorable one. “As soon as we got in the water there were cracks in the boat. Ten feet from the shore it broke into pieces, and I found myself on a piece with a hoop. Then [junior] Pete [Bratton] and [senior] Stevie [Biddle] helped me swim it to shore and finish the race,” Elser said. “We beat the other boat, and it was the most fun I’ve had since the original ‘El Flota’ broke last year.” In addition to the boat races, spectators also enjoyed free food and music, which Hart said created a party-like atmosphere. “The area by the food and speakers was described by one ‘Fisherman’ as an outdoor dorm party,” Hart said. “It was a good way to celebrate the end of the year.” Hart said he was happy to see students from other dorms enjoying the boat races as well. “The Regatta is a celebration of Fisher, but it was also fun to see everyone else having a blast out there on the lake,” he said. Despite the chilly weather, Wang said it did not prevent participants and spectators from enjoying the event. “I thought it was great that despite the weather not being warm and sunny people still showed up. The Regatta was still awesome,” he said.last_img read more

Long Island Weather: 5 Inches of Snow Fell Monday

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Five inches of snow fell in Selden when surprise winter weather hit Long Island, making a slushy mess of the Monday morning rush-hour commute, forecasters said.The heaviest bands of snow was shifting east by late morning and was expected to end by the early afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.Eastern LI saw the highest snowfall in the tri-state area, with 5 inches also falling in Coram and Lake Grove versus 3 inches in parts of Connecticut and a little more than an inch in Nassau County neighborhoods.Whatever white stuff stuck is likely to quickly melt, as temperatures are forecast to hit a high of 48 Monday and 51 Tuesday under sunny skies.Temps are expected to hold in the 50s Wednesday when there is a slight chance of rain, mostly cloudy skies are on tap for Thursday and Friday has another chance of rain into Saturday before sunny skies return Sunday.last_img read more

When your employee training misses its mark

first_imgIncreasingly, banks and credit unions recognize the importance of regular and deeper-level consumer engagement training for their employees. And rightly so – as competition in financial products and services only deepens, banks and credit unions that thrive are those which focus to a greater extent on keeping their employees highly-trained and in-tune with their brands. Brand training is critical.However, banks and credit unions sometimes miss the mark when it comes to their employee training format. All too often, they focus employee training programs on specifically how employees should do their jobs while glossing over the vitally important element whyemployees should do their jobs.Generally, training to the how of a job is relatively simple. You train to a task (such as teller drawer procedures, compliance paperwork, lending documentation, etc.) over and over to such an extent that it becomes second nature to the employee. This isn’t a bad thing. Obviously, to be successful, employees must know how to do their jobs. However, when it comes to differentiating from the competition and establishing strong brand propositions, banks and credit unions must also teach your employees why they are doing their jobs. Many people can balance a drawer or process loans. What can your bank or credit union do that they can’t? The why answers this question. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

10 fast facts about credit union mortgage lending

first_imgThe tongue of a blue whale is as long as an elephant. A house fly lives only 14 days. Our eyes remain the same size from birth. On average, people move every 7 years… and in most cases, require a mortgage to do so. Obviously, some fast facts are more relevant to the everyday life of a credit union executive than others. Here are 10 fast facts about mortgage lending in credit unions:Credit unions are known for having lower fees on their lending products: A bank’s goal is to increase revenue, often at the expense of their customers, while a CU looks to provide its members with savings through lower rates and fees.From 2005 to 2014, credit unions grew their share of the mortgage lending market to 8.3 percent from 1.9 percent of all originations, according to Bill Hampel, the chief economist for the Credit Union National Association (CUNA).In 2015, the share of the mortgage lending market grew even more, to 11 percent. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Bacary Sagna mocks Arsenal over David Luiz red card in Manchester City defeat

first_img Comment Mikel Arteta needed Bernd Leno to rescue Arsenal on several occasions (Getty Images)Asked if he could take any positives from the game, Arteta replied: ‘The very early stages because we were in the game.‘We looked a threat and the game was balanced.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘But when we gave the goal away before half-time, conceded the penalty and then 10 men against them is a mountain to club.‘But the boys didn’t throw in the towel. They kept going, they kept trying, even until the last minute.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. David Luiz was given a straight red card for a foul on Riyad Mahrez (PA) Advertisement David Luiz was sent off as Arsenal were beaten by Manchester City (PA)Bacary Sagna has offered his services to Arsenal after Mikel Arteta’s side were beaten 3-0 by Manchester City in the first game of their Premier League restart on Wednesday evening.David Luiz’s calamitous display saw him at fault for City’s opening goal as his failed clearance allowed Raheem Sterling to score from close range.But it got even worse for the Brazilian defender shortly after half-time as he gave away a penalty and was sent off for a foul on Riyad Mahrez.Kevin De Bruyne scored the penalty to double City’s lead, while Phil Foden also found the net to wrap up a 3-0 win for Pep Guardiola’s side.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTSagna, who made 284 appearances for the Gunners and helped the club win the FA Cup in 2014, was clearly not a fan of his former side’s defending as he posted on Twitter during the game: ‘Well… I believe I can still play.’The defeat has left Arsenal ninth in the Premier League, eight points behind fourth-placed Chelsea. Bacary Sagna saw the funny side as Arsenal were comfortably beaten by Man City (Twitter)Meanwhile, Mikel Arteta admits he is keen to forget Arsenal’s latest setback ‘I want to delete the game from the hard drive,’ the Arsenal manager told BBC Sport.‘It’s a lot of things that happened and there’s no point taking things from this game.‘Just delete it and start preparing tomorrow for the game against Brighton.’ Bacary Sagna mocks Arsenal over David Luiz red card in Manchester City defeat Metro Sport ReporterThursday 18 Jun 2020 2:13 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link925Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

Premier’s boss finds football proposals decision ‘strange’

first_imgTipp FM will have live coverage of Tipperary’s trip to face Laois in Division 3 of the Allianz National Football League from 6.50 on Saturday evening, which will be brought to you in association with Cleary Motors Renault, Thurles. He’s particularly dissapointed that the strong opposition expressed by the Tipp managment team, the players and the Football Board didn’t seem to ‘hold much sway’ with delegates in Thurles on Tuesday night.Paraic Duffy’s suggested new format will be voted on at the GAA’s Annual Congress in Croke Park this weekend.The Premier’s boss doesn’t believe change would be for the better.last_img read more

Art in the Loft and Boys and Girls Club summer program ends as school starts

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, MICH — Summer is flying by and school is starting in under two weeks. Some local students made the best of their time off with visits to The Boys and Girls Club.Students from the club have taken turns visiting Art in the Loft every Tuesday throughout the summer. They focused heavily on cooking and making crafts focused on cultural development. Youth Volunteer Coordinator, Catherine Knoch, says the kids have taken critical skills away from their visits.“We have a lot of activities we do at the club but it gets them out exploring their community. They might not always be able to do it at home, and so it gives them and opportunity to explore with us.”Student, Dominic, says arts and crafts are already a big part of his life, so coming to Art in the Loft just expands his passion to create.“I watch a lot of crafts and I have lots and lots of Leggos at home, and so I like to be creative with cooking and Leggos.”The Boys and Girls Club school year program will start in the coming weeks if you’d like to get your kids involved.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Art in the Loft, Boys and Girls Club, SummerContinue ReadingPrevious An upcoming family 5k run to support children in need this monthNext Alpena – Montmorency – Alcona ESD removes mold from central office before school startslast_img read more

PACOIMA RESIDENT CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY BY RIDING DORTMUND’S 17-HAND COATTAILS IN SECOND ANNUAL SANTA ANITA DERBY MILLIONAIRE CONTEST

first_imgIF BAFFERT TRAINEE WINS TRIPLE CROWN, ISIDRO MORENO WILL WIN $1 MILLION –30– ARCADIA, Calif. (April 5, 2015)–At 17 hands and roughly 1,200 pounds, Bob Baffert’s undefeated Santa Anita Derby winning Dortmund is obviously big on stature and long on talent. Dedicated racing fan Isidro Moreno is hoping the striking chestnut colt by Big Brown has coattails as well, as Moreno, his wife Maria Blanca and their three children are counting on him to win racing’s Triple Crown and thus carry them to a $1 million bonus in the second annual Santa Anita Derby Millionaire Contest.A resident of Pacoima, Moreno, who is a full-time groom at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, took the day off of work and celebrated his 42nd birthday by attending the races on Saturday with his wife and youngest daughter, Mariah.Upon arriving at the track, he entered the Santa Anita Derby Millionaire Contest, whereupon he drew favored Dortmund, while five other fans had their individual hopes pinned on his competition. With $1,000 win bets provided by Santa Anita in-hand, the six contestants watched the 78th Santa Anita Derby intently from the Winner’s Circle as Dortmund dusted the competition by 4 ¼ lengths and improved his record to a perfect six for six.Off at 3-5, Dortmund paid $3.20 to win and thus provided Isidro with a tidy birthday profit of $1,600. Santa Anita will provide Moreno with a $7,500 win ticket on Dortmund in the Kentucky Derby May 2, and if he wins there, an additional $10,000 win wager in the Preakness Stakes on May 16. And, if Dortmund becomes the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978, Moreno will win the $1 million Santa Anita Derby bonus on Belmont Stakes Day, June 6.When asked what he would do with a million dollar pot of Derby gold, Moreno responded, “We wouldn’t buy a car or take a fancy trip. We have three kids and we’d like to buy a house.” Moreno’s daughter, Mariah, quickly stated that she wanted her dad to “buy a puppy.”The Santa Anita Derby Contest, which was initiated last year, was nearly hit, as Eddie Espinoza of Whittier followed California Chrome through victories in the Santa Anita Derby, Kentucky Derby and Preakness before meeting defeat with a fourth place run in the 2014 Belmont.Here’s hoping the Isidro Moreno family gets the house they’ve always wanted–and a puppy in the window as well.last_img read more