There’s nothing quite like the opportunity to see a music legend at work. So many individuals have given themselves to the art of performance, but only a choice few can maintain longevity and stand the test of time. Last night at the Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn in Indianapolis, IN, not one but two legends performed for an enthusiastic crowd. Those legends were, of course, Peter Frampton and Gregg Allman.Frampton has enjoyed a successful career, powered by hits like “Show Me The Way” and “Do You Feel Like We Do?” There’s no slowing down for the rocker, as he treated fans to a great celebration of his music. Allman, too, has shown no signs of slowing down, even though his band The Allman Brothers shut down after their 45th anniversary in 2014. His new solo act is top-notch, bringing fans a potent mix of ABB hits, blues standards, and more.Thankfully, Phierce Photo was on the ground to capture this classic rockin’ scene. Check it out below! Load remaining images
by: Larry MeadorTake a minute to think of the top five most valuable brands according to Forbes.com – Apple, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, IBM, and Google. Although you may not realize it, you associated a specific thought (whether it was negative or positive) with each of these brands. These conclusions and brand identities that become second nature to us are exactly what credit unions should strive for when marketing their brands to potential and existing members.Companies spend copious amounts of time, money, and resources to ensure that their brand has a positive status in the minds of consumers. In the digital age we’ve entered, the brand story that consumers find online holds ever-increasing importance. The question is, what gives value to a brand? Some believe it’s simply the ability to sell goods and services at a maximum price. I, however, disagree. There are numerous components that make up the value of a brand. For credit unions, it isn’t always about the service provided, but about the emotions and thoughts evoked in the member’s mind. Keeping these points in mind, here are some important aspects to remember when communicating your unique value and building a strong and lasting positive brand reputation for your organization.Establishing a Member First Brand ImageThe first step to establishing a positive brand image is determining what sets your financial institution apart from all the others. Is your credit union’s goal to assist in the development of the local community? Is it to assist members of a specific organization? Reference back to the founding of your credit union and once you have discovered its purpose, make sure to share it with existing and potential members. Sharing the ways your organization benefits its members, is a great way to begin establishing a positive brand image. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
A couple accused of abandoning their 8-year-old adoptive daughter has pleaded not guilty to the charges after they say the 8-year-old was actually an adult posing as a child and that she tried several times to kill members of the family.The incident occurred back in 2010.Michael and Kristine Barnett who already had three children of their own, decided to adopt Natalia who they believed was an 8-year-old from Ukraine who suffers from a rare form of dwarfism.When the family got Natalia home, however, they say there was signs that Natalia was not who they believed she was and that she was much older than 8-years-old.The family says that the child spoke English and did not have an accent that was consistent with her being from and living in the Ukraine.They also said that Natalia had pubic hair, menstrual cycles, and suffered from mental health disorders that usually develop when a person is in their teens and 20s.In addition to that, the family says Natalia was violent towards them and both threatened and attempted to kill or harm them on several occasions.In an interview with Good Morning America, Michael told reporters that Natalia would put clear thumbtacks on the stairs face up so they would step on them. At another point, she also poured Pine-Sol cleaner into Kristine’s coffee and attempted to push Kristine into an electric fence.Michael also says that Natalia admitted that she was trying to kill Kristine.In 2012, the couple somehow had the girl’s age legally changed to 22-years-old before moving Natalia into her own apartment in Indiana in 2013. The rest of the family moved to Canada so that the couple’s eldest son, a physics prodigy, could study at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Ontario.During the investigation, the Barnett’s told authorities that they paid rent for Natalia’s apartment for a year, set her up with Social Security disability income, and food stamps but did not provide any other care for her.Court records show that Natalia was evicted from the apartment in May of 2014 and in September of that same year, Natalia contacted police and claimed that the Barnett’s abandoned her.The Barnett’s are now facing two counts of neglect of a dependent which they have plead not guilty to. A jury trial date has been set for Jan. 28, 2020.Prosecutors say that they are positive that if “due justice” is done, the Barnett’s will not be vindicated of their charges. They also brought up that two bone scans done on the girl in 2010 and in 2012 prove that her Ukrainian records were correct and that the couple abandoned the child who was also deemed mentally ill.Other records in 2016 state that when a new family petitioned for guardianship of the girl and attempted to get her original birth record restored, Michael showed up to the hearing with a doctor and a lawyer and that particular judge sided with Michael’s case.Natalia, who is either in her teens or in her 30’s, has not been charged with any crime.While it is unclear where Natalia is currently residing, several news outlets say she remains in the care of the couple who petitioned for guardianship over her in 2016.
England, represented by Meghan MacLaren, Inci Mehmet and India Clyburn, won the team trophy at the British women’s stroke play championship at Moortown Golf Club, Leeds. They finished 12 shots ahead of runners-up Switzerland scoring an aggregate 297 over the first two 36 holes of the championship. The best two scores counted in each round. MacLaren (Wellingborough) was the defending champion and the highest-placed English player this year, finishing in a tie for fourth place on one-under par (71 76 73 75). Mehmet (Royal Mid Surrey) tied 16th on six-over (78 74 76 74) while Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) missed the cut, but her first round score of 76 contributed to the team total. The championship was won 17-year-old Aditi Ashok of India, who was 11-under par and five ahead of Ireland’s Olivia Mehaffey. Caption: Megan MacLaren (left) and Inci Mehmet with the team trophy. (Image courtesy LGU) Click here for full scores 24 Aug 2015 Team title for England trio
HAVING led by example and turned down a chance of travelling abroad for St.Patrick’s Day, the Mayor of Donegal wants people to come home to celebrate the shamrock.Mayor Cora Harvey has come up with a unique initiative aimed at bringing visitors and Donegal people home for the holiday.It is hoped that the Donegal Homecoming Initiative will eventually reverse the trend that has seen thousands of Irish leaving the country during the traditional St. Patricks holiday period. The establishment of St. Patricks Day as a national holiday back in the 1990s has been an overwhelming success throughout the world, with the day celebrated by millions people on all four corners of the globe.The St. Patricks Festival has transcended its original incarnation with hugely popular parades/events throughout the United States, Europe and Australia.Whilst these events offer Ireland the opportunity to market itself at its key markets, the message of ‘Coming to Ireland to live, do business and visit’ is often lost, she says.In response to this and by way of establishing Donegal as the place to be during this holiday period and the traditional start of Spring, Mayor Harvey hopes that by putting in place a range of actions, this initiative will help kick off the tourism season, boosting the Donegal Tourism industry. “I think that the success of Donegal Live in 2010 and the planned events in 2011 prove that there is an appetite out there for all things Donegal.“It is my opinion that we should be trying to market the St. Patricks Day holiday period as a fun-filled week celebrating our unique culture and heritage.”The Mayor added – “Donegal has been at the forefront when it comes delivering Flagship Festivals and Events. The Errigal Arts Festival’s Made in Donegal initiative in 2010 was a roaring success and projects a positive image for the County around the world.“In addition to this, we have the Donegal Bluestacks Festival and Mary from Dungloe to name a few.”The Donegal Homecoming Initiative will target a number of key actions throughout 2011 with a view to developing a keynote event of international standing during the St. Patricks Festival Celebrations in 2012. Under the Mayors proposals, the Donegal Homecoming Initiative will involve Donegal County Development Board’s Tourism Sectoral Forum involving Donegal County Council, Failte Ireland, Udaras NaGaeltachta and the private sectors tourism service providers.EndsMAYOR WANTS DONEGAL PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE GLOBE TO CELEBRATE THE SHAMROCK AT HOME was last modified: March 16th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)