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Boyd launches new mobile sportsbook in Nevada Topics: Sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 9th September 2020 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: US Nevada Casino operator Boyd Gaming has announced the launch of a new mobile sports wagering app in the state of Nevada.The B Connected Sports app will operate under the same name of Boyd’s existing mobile offering in Nevada, but will now run on International Game Technology’s (IGT’s) PlaySports solution.The upgraded B Connected Sports app shares a brand with the operator’s loyalty program, which offers a range of benefits to customers, such as VIP experiences and room rate discounts at Boyd’s properties across the US.Consumers using the app can place pre-match and in-play wagers on sports such as football, basketball, baseball, hockey, tennis, golf, motor racing, darts and rugby.Read the full story on iGB North America. Tags: Mobile Sports betting Casino operator Boyd Gaming has announced the launch of a new mobile sports wagering app in the state of Nevada. Email Address read more
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Pinterest OC gets early college high school updates TAGSBoard of TrusteesJames RamageKarl MillerOCTECHSOdessa College Twitter Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest The Odessa College Board of Trustees heard updates from the two early college high schools on campus — OCTECHS and Odessa Collegiate Academy during their meeting Tuesday night.OCTECHS Principal Karl Miller and OCA Principal James Ramage reviewed their goals and presented student data.Miller said he has 67 seniors, 73 juniors, 81 sophomores and 104 freshmen. All are enrolled in one of eight pathways such as criminal justice, auto and diesel tech and others.The goal for both schools is to attain 125 freshmen each year. Miller said he is currently at 400 students and plans to reach 500.Other objectives are to recruit and retain highly effective teachers and staff; ensure that all students take and pass the TSI by the end of the year; to work with Odessa College to grow the program to 500 students; and to work with ECISD and local businesses to ensure meaningful senior internships each year.The TSI Assessment (TSIA) is part of the Texas Success Initiative program designed to help your college or university determine if you are ready for college-level course work in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics, according to the College For All Texans website.Ramage said he has 49 seniors, 82 juniors, 98 sophomores and 101 freshmen. He said the seniors represent the last of the Falcon Early College High School students.Falcon was at University of Texas Permian Basin and OC took it in. Ramage said students are enrolled in one of six pathways for associate degrees in areas such as general studies, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and other subject areas.The goal for seniors is to have them apply to four year universities. OCA has similar goals to OCTECHS, the last is to work with Ector County ISD and regional universities for students to transfer in pursuit of a four-year bachelor’s degree.Both schools expect to have more than 400 students each next school year. This means more than 800 high school students on the OC campus.The principals said there is pick-up and drop off at Travis Hall and high school parking along Andrews Highway and University Boulevard.OC President Gregory Williams complimented the high schools on being two of the highest performing high schools in Odessa.Williams said major changes will have to be made to the parking lots in the near future for ingress and egress.On a separate item, Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness Janice Hicks said the college hosted five community colleges virtually for the Odessa College Leadership Institute and they plan to form a network for colleges implementing OC strategies such as eight-week classes and the drop rate improvement program.Hicks pointed out some statistics. In 2010, the average class drop rate was 10 percent. In 2019, it was 3 percent.The success rate was 67 percent in 2010 and 81 percent in 2019.From 2010 to 2011, OC awarded 730 degrees and credentials and in 2019-2020, it was 1,800.The percentage of 25 to 34 year olds with a certificate or higher postsecondary credential in West Texas, Hicks said, is 33 percent as of 2018.In his report, Williams said spring enrollment reached 6,387, a 2.9 percent increase from spring 2020.He announced a title change for Jonathan Fuentes from executive director for academic partnerships to vice president of academic partnerships.The Drive to Success announcement is set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sewell Auto Tech building where one student will win a Ford Mustang.The virtual Aspen Prize ceremony will be at noon May 18.And OC’s graduation is May 7 and 8 at the OC Sports Center. Masks are required and social distancing is recommended. Williams said it will be live-streamed on YouTube as well.After an executive session, the board approved extending Williams’ contract for one year. Director of Media Relations said salary was not discussed. An information request has been made.Odessa College By Odessa American – April 28, 2021 WhatsApp Twitter Previous articlePrivate water well screening set for May 5, 6Next articlePop-Up Vaccine Clinic Odessa American Local NewsOdessa College read more
Share Save Print This Post Improving the HELOC Experience Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Established relationships with lenders still play a crucial role for borrowers looking at home equity line of credit (HELOC) according to the latest U.S. Home Equity Line of Credit Satisfaction Study by research and rating firm J.D. Power. The study evaluates customer perception of the HELOC process and explores the key variables that influence their choice, satisfaction, and loyalty.The study was based on responses from more than 4,008 HELOC borrowers and based its findings on six factors. They included offerings and terms; application/approval process; closing; interaction with the lender; billing and payment; and post-closing and usage. These factors were also used to rank the best banks for HELOC borrowers regarding customer satisfaction on a 1,000 point scale.With 869 points SunTrust Bank ranked the highest in overall HELOC customer satisfaction followed by BB&T with 860 points, and Huntington National Bank with 851 points. The industry’s average score was 837 points, the study found.“Lenders need to recognize that the HELOC customer experience is a journey that begins with initial consideration and evaluation and extends through to usage, with each part of the journey affecting overall perceptions,” said Craig Martin, Senior Director of Financial Services at J.D. Power. “Increasingly, many steps in that process are occurring in digital and mobile channels, which are areas that the industry has been slow to leverage and refine.”The study found that while established relationships with lenders still played a key role for many home equity borrowers, many younger borrowers were increasingly looking at digital channels to gather information. It indicated that 59 percent millennials were gathering information on HELOCs online via desktop computers and 50 percent gathering this information via smartphones or tablets.Indicating a need for banks to reach out more to borrowers, 88 percent of the respondents to the study said that they began their HELOC search without prompting from a lender. Millennials, the study said, were least likely to hear from lenders on HELOC with 94 percent of them saying they initiated the HELOC product search themselves.Nearly two-thirds of all borrowers expressed some concern about obtaining a HELOC product, with key concerns including the variable nature of the loan and borrowers worried about overextending themselves by taking such credit.“The findings in this study are not only instructive to lenders on how to better tailor their customer offerings and processes to create a better experience, but they also provide a valuable guide to consumers on what to look for when shopping and applying for a HELOC product and choosing a partner for their borrowing needs,” Martin said. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Looking for Growing Residential Markets? Try the Northwest Next: Talking About Housing With Paul Bishop About Author: Radhika Ojha Tagged with: Banks Borrowers Customer Satisfaction HELOC Home Equity Lenders Millennials Technology Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Banks Borrowers Customer Satisfaction HELOC Home Equity Lenders Millennials Technology 2018-03-29 Radhika Ojha Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago March 29, 2018 1,986 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / Improving the HELOC Experience in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, News, Servicing read more
Message preserved in the time capsule. (Kristi Gogos) Salton said he remembers that when his sixth-grade class put notes in the box, he wanted to add a bazooka bubble gum wrapper. “I don’t remember if I ever did it,” he said. Opening the time capsule brought back other memories of his childhood, though. “I remember the thought process when I was that age – I think I was 12 – thinking that I’d never live to see this thing cracked open, and yet I did. So I had to come down.” Tagged: history, old library, the history center in tompkins county, time capsule, tompkins center for history and culture, tompkins county public library ITHACA, N.Y. — Half a century ago a time capsule was tucked into the cornerstone of the Old Library building at Court and Cayuga Streets. The sealed copper box was pried out during the building’s demolition in December. On Saturday, the box was opened while community members, including some who had put letters and memorabilia in the time capsule, looked on. Annette Birdsall, director of the Tompkins County Public Library, estimated Saturday that there are about 4,000 notes that need to be opened. Birdsall said over time all the notes will be methodically opened and archived, but at opening ceremony participants unrolled and read notes at random. Salton remembers feeling like it was a solemn, important ceremony when he and his classmates submitted notes. Saturday’s opening ceremony felt nostalgic and celebratory. (Kristi Gogos) Watch a video recap below by Jacob Mroczek. Want to see the full ceremony? We streamed it live on Saturday. Watch it here. “I think the turnout was wonderful. I think we felt the love for the library just in the participants, and then when the letters were read and opened we really had a living example of the love that Tompkins County has for its library. I’m very moved and grateful to be part of this,” Birdsall said. “I wrote one, and I have no idea what I wrote on it. That’s another reason why I came today, to try and figure out exactly what I wrote or what I thought about back then,” said Sinclair Houtman, who drove down from Syracuse for the occasion. “Now when my mother reads to me, I can read to her,” Peter Salton read from a note signed by Christine, age seven. By the end of the day about a hundred notes had been unspooled and read by participants, leaving hundreds more encased. Birdsall said the library and The History Center are coming up with a strategy for opening the remaining notes. Eventually, they will be archived at The History Center and available for the public to view. Devon Magliozzi is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] or 607-391-0328. More by Devon Magliozzi The event held at the new Tompkins Center for History and Culture featured several of the Tompkins County students who, on April 22, 1968, enclosed snapshots of their school days to be uncovered at a later date. On small scrolls of paper kept, kids wrote messages that were then sealed in bubbles of gelatin, preserving them for 50 years. Inside, there were thousands of little letters written by children from different schools in Tompkins County in 1968, an Ithaca Journal newspaper celebrating 150 years of publication, a Finger Lakes bookmobile schedule for 1967, a letter from the architect, a book and other documents. Devon Magliozzi “I like coffee, I like tea, I like books and books like me,” Houtman read from a note signed Wendy Bell. read more
Related posts:No related photos. Going for goldOn 1 Mar 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Getting the most out of your employees is not just about paying them fatsalaries – when people really enjoy what they do, the ideas begin to flow. At least that’s the way Microsoft seesthings, DeeDee Doke quizzes UK director of people profits and loyalty SteveHarveyWhen you work for a global giant such as Microsoft, your area of ideologicalresponsibility doesn’t end at a national border. Businesses built on passiondepend on their far-flung workforces to dream up ideas to propel them into thefuture. And Steve Harvey, UK Microsoft’s director of people, profits andloyalty, is banking on those in-house innovators to both drive an intra-companyrevolution in workforce motivation and further the software innovator’s questfor excellence. Microsoft is, Harvey says, “a 50,000-person gold mine. Microsoft isjust waking up to just how important those people really are. No matter howtough the business world gets, it’s vital that those people are really lookedafter, and I don’t mean just in financial terms. It’s about allowing them to dowhat they do best, every day.” Helping employees match their strengths with the work they perform,conducting so-called leadership interviews to gauge leader skills and potentialand relying on current Microsoft employees to recruit new ones, are among thetools Harvey is using to carry out his revolution from Reading, UK. And it appears to be paying off. For Harvey, who could be easily be takenfor an especially dynamic health club manager rather than an HR executive, theannual attrition rate is his bottom line. When your peak annual employeeturnover is still 14 per cent below the national industry average, someone isdoing something right. “I’m on this mission with my people strategy, trying to get ourmentality adopted by a lot more people,” concedes the formerself-described ‘finance guy’. “The whole mentality of the company is thatyou can have the idea, and if it’s a good idea, it will fly.” Like the idea from Microsoft in Brazil, which hit upon the notion of havinga party to celebrate newcomers’ arrival to the company instead of splashing outon a major ‘do’ when someone leaves. According to Harvey, Brazil ‘branded’ theidea, complete with party balloons, and now such arrival parties are acompany-wide tradition. Microsoft’s core HR philosophy is to hire and promote employees “whonot only have a passion for technology and an ability to develop great productsbut who also have the skills necessary to elevate the level of performance fortheir fellow team members”, says Microsoft in the US. The idea is, thecompany says, to “foster an environment where we make others great”. Company-wide, pay is based on job level and expected performance. The systemincludes base salaries, a stock options plan and a retirement savings (or 401K)plan, to which the company and individual employees contribute. Unlike many companies which have resorted to lay-offs in the currenteconomic downturn, UK Microsoft has been hiring in the hundreds in recentmonths, and Harvey hopes to hire even more. At the same time, part of thecompany’s success in weathering the storm is its partner-driven model whichallows Microsoft to select and work with industrial partners that “can winoff the back of us, too. We’ll never have more [Microsoft] people than we need.We keep staffing levels at an absolute minimum because of the way we pay them,with stock, so the rest of the world can be scaleable – not us.” In 2000, when UK Microsoft’s attrition rate reached its highest ever annualfigure of 5 per cent, the plummeting value of Microsoft stock – from $120 to$40 per share – in what Harvey calls “a very short period of time”was largely to blame, he says. However, money is not the primary motivator formost of Microsoft’s workforce, as company surveys show. ‘Passion’ is a word often used by Microsoft executives to describe a keycharacteristic of the company’s employees. And the presence, or lack, ofpassion is critical in whether or not to hire a particular applicant. “Forus, it’s the passion for technology, passion for helping customers achievegreat things with software. It’s not how good your CV is, necessarily,”Harvey says. He adds, smiling but not joking, “Otherwise, they’d neverhave hired me.” However, the enthusiasm for passion muddies the Microsoft waters when itcomes to considering work-life balance – one of the most resounding buzzconcepts of the early 21st century. For many technophiles and today’sGeneration Y, the line between work and life is so fine as to be virtuallyinvisible. When is work work, and when does work become life? Who determinesthe right balance? Harvey’s approach is to encourage employees to take controlof their lives, whatever their personal definition of control. “We hire very driven people. They’ve always had a work-life balanceissue,” he says. “Probably since the age of 13 or 14, they’ve hadextra jobs, extra projects going on, all sorts of things happening in theirlife, lots of qualifications. “It’s not wrong to work hard at Microsoft for five or 10 years. If themodel works, you get well rewarded. I’d rather do that than work 30 years at 35hours a week, week in and week out. I’d rather work hard for the period of timethat suits me. So we try to make it a 50:50 deal with the company – you can getas much out of Microsoft as you put in. “Where it goes wrong is if you forget to take back out and you justkeep putting in. We try to make sure that doesn’t happen.” Harvey’s concept for running his operation in Reading, a short commute fromLondon, is to create an environment where the 1,600 workers can do their bestwork. One facet of Harvey’s approach aims to remove the kinds of everyday lifeinconveniences that can take a worker away from their desk and the worksite ordistract their concentration from the job at hand. Among these amenities is an on-campus well-being centre where in addition tohaving access to ‘wellness days’, workers can even get their holidayinnoculations. A concierge service is being piloted with executives andemployees who report directly to Harvey, including his personal assistant.”In the first three months, we’ve saved more than 100 Microsofthours,” he says proudly. Instead of worrying that they could be replaced by such a service,Microsoft’s PAs are eagerly signing on to take advantage of it. Making what isbasically an errand-running service available to administrative staff, insteadof just senior executives, allows them to better use their day, therebybenefiting their bosses. “It means PAs can add even more value,”Harvey says. “My PA uses the service as much as I do and it has enabledher to better organise me every day. I was worried PAs might see it as athreat. In fact, they use it more than the managers.” As to helping all Microsoft employees deliver more value, Harvey isconvinced the real answer is to ensure that each does what they do best everyday. To that end, he is using a Gallup tool called Q12 to gauge Microsoftemployees’ belief, on a scale from 1 to 5, that they are employed to that end.Typically, such a survey finds that any given workforce will average a 20-22per cent segment which feels they get that opportunity. “If you want to bea finance person, and improve the productivity and profitability of a company,and you can move that number from 22-50 per cent, then imagine a world whereyou’ve got 50 or 60 per cent who do what they do best every day,” Harveysuggests. “One hundred per cent is probably unrealistic, but to move to that sortof level, that’s where you get huge profitability or efficiency gains in acorporation. Imagine being at work with all your friends around you, who aredoing what they do best and they love being there, and they know why they’rethere,” Harvey continues. He plans to run a Q12 survey at Reading within the first quarter of thisyear, with an eye on bringing that operation’s level to “40, 50 or 60 percent over the next few years. Big challenge”. “But put people in a job they really love, and then you’ll see thedifference. That’s what I enjoy watching,” Harvey says. “That’s why Iget up every day. My personal mission in life is to help people achieve thingsthey wouldn’t otherwise do.” Within his “people, profits and loyalty”, or HR department, Harveysays HR people can only succeed in having a positive impact if they “wakeup worrying about the things” that worry Microsoft’s otherdepartments” – business strategy, for example, and the bottom line.”So it’s very important that my people are actually out there living andbreathing the experience. The hard thing is, how do you get them to be close butremain independent? You have to have that little gap: ‘yes, I’m with you in thebusiness but I’m also here to protect the interests of all the employees at thesame time.’” read more