continue reading » Credit Union Magazine is celebrating the credit union movement’s heroes—and you can be part of the nomination process.CUNA’s monthly magazine is seeking candidates for its 11th annual Credit Union Hero of the Year Award, sponsored by CSCU. These individuals exemplify the credit union philosophy of “people helping people,” go the extra mile to make a difference in their communities, and demonstrate their service, advocacy, and commitment to the credit union movement.“We seek to recognize those who are making significant contributions that advance the credit union movement,” says Ann Peterson, CUNA’s vice president of publishing. “We’re looking for people who have truly invested their hearts and souls into creating a lasting impression not only at their credit union, but on behalf of all credit unions.”“We invest annually to sponsor the Credit Union Hero of the Year Award because it gives us the opportunity to celebrate credit union leaders who live the credit union philosophy every day,” says Jennifer Bryant, vice president of marketing at CSCU. “We are pleased to partner with CUNA and look forward to celebrating all the 2018 nominees and their commitment to service.” 32SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
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France and the Netherlands have joined forces to urge the European Union to enforce environmental and labor standards more forcefully with countries the bloc signs trade deals with, according to a document seen by Reuters.The initiative comes as the EU tries to negotiate a new trade deal with Britain, which formally left the bloc on Jan. 31, amid concerns that it might seek to undercut EU labor and environmental standards to boost its competitiveness.The involvement of the traditionally strongly pro-free trade Dutch underscores a shift in European thinking on the need to protect domestic industry and jobs, a French diplomat said, as the coronavirus pandemic batters the global economy. “Wake-up call”An official at the European Commission, which handles trade policy on behalf of EU member states, told Reuters the proposals were “timely” and would be taken into account in a policy review announced by Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan and planned for later this year.The French and Dutch, who want the proposals applied both to deals under negotiation and to updates of existing trade pacts, urged the Commission to inform member states more regularly on the impact that trade deals have on European jobs and domestic industries.The document also says a commitment to the Paris Agreement on climate change must be a pre-requisite for any trade pact. Trump has decided to ditch the climate pact.France has long favored a more protectionist stance on trade. As early as his first EU summit in 2017, President Emmanuel Macron said attracting foreign investment should not mean exposing Europe to “the disorder of globalization”, and he cautioned the EU against being too “naive” in global trade.French officials say the coronavirus pandemic has further exposed the dangers of relying too much on competitors such as China for critical supplies and contributed to an increased wariness among EU nations such as the Netherlands and the Nordics that have long supported unrestricted free trade.”Countries for which this agenda was seen as very French a few months ago are now shifting,” a French diplomatic source told Reuters. “There’s a sort of wake-up call in Europe.”The Franco-Dutch document was first reported by the Financial Times. Topics : A more assertive China and US President Donald Trump’s more protectionist ‘America-First’ agenda have also helped to reshape European attitudes towards free trade.In their joint proposal sent to the other 25 EU member states, the French and Dutch trade ministers urge the European Commission to be ready to raise tariffs against trade partners that fail to meet their commitments on sustainable development.”Trade policy instruments can provide additional leverage to the implementation of international environmental and labor standards,” the document said.The EU should link tariff reductions “where relevant” to the effective implementation of trade and sustainable development provisions and be willing to take action when those provisions are breached, it added.
Passengers on a ferry service from Burtonport to Arranmore got more than they bargained for when making the trip this morning. Skipper of the Arranmore Blue Ferry Joseph Doherty sent us a video link (below) and images of a herd of cattle swimming from one island to another!The incredible video captures the moment the cows attempt the 200 metre swim from Inishcoo Island to Duck Island just off Burtonport. Doherty has already witnessed this a couple of times in the last week or so, and said the animals are clever enough to know not to attempt it when the currents are strong.He told Donegal Daily, “They’ve been doing it a few times this week, and they’re very smart animals.“They wait for slack water so there’s no strong current. “I had to avoid them, and they’re a danger to navigate around,” said Doherty jokingly.“There’s a 3 knot tide when flowing or ebbing but these cows know when it’s the right time to run the gauntlet.”To view the short video of the cows making a break for the Island – then simply click play on the video above.https://www.facebook.com/joseph.doherty.92Watch: Cows on the ‘moove’ as they swim between Donegal islands was last modified: September 27th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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)