Now is a good time to prepare for a recession

first_imgThe news is full of predictions that a recession is coming. The truth is that a recession is always coming–eventually. Whether you believe it’s imminent or more distant, it’s important to think through how your institution might weather the storm, and whether adjustments should be made to prepare for a tougher economic reality.VisualizePlanning for uncertainty is best done as a team so a variety of views are tapped. Rather than going straight to the numbers, paint a picture of the recession to get everyone engaged. Create a story to help people visualize what could happen, so they can contribute in a meaningful way. Your story could start with describing what will trigger the next recession and include the effects on local employers and the local economy. Describe how different groups of members would be affected and how their behaviors would change as a result. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Syracuse men’s basketball opponent preview: What to know about South Carolina

first_imgNo. 18 Syracuse (4-0) will face its first true test Saturday afternoon when the Orange takes on South Carolina (5-0) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York at 2:30 p.m. The first four games have been cakewalks for SU, which boasts an average margin of victory of 33.8 points over that span.The Gamecocks are also off to an undefeated start after beginning last season 15-0, and Frank Martin’s team took care of No. 25 Michigan, 61-46, in its most recent game.Here is everything you need to know about South Carolina.All-time series: Syracuse holds a 3-1 advantageLast time they played: It’s been more than 14 years since the two teams last met, dating back to the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) semifinal on March 26, 2002. The Gamecocks beat the Orange for the first and only time, 66-59, despite 28 points from Syracuse’s Preston Shumpert. Kueth Duany, who factored on the next year’s national championship team, chipped in 15 points and seven boards. Aaron Lucas led the way for South Carolina with 20 points and four assists.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe South Carolina report: Martin’s team boasts three players scoring in double digits over the first five games, led by Sindarius Thornwell’s 20.8 points per contest. South Carolina had scored 70 or more points in each of its first four games before the Wolverines held the Gamecocks to 61 in their win on Wednesday. USC is shooting 38.5 percent from deep, compared to Syracuse’s mark of 44.6 percent, and just under 73 percent from the foul line.After missing out on last year’s NCAA Tournament despite a 15-0 start, the Gamecocks are off to another impressive start despite not receiving any votes in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll. The two teams have three common opponents thus far, Monmouth, Holy Cross and South Carolina State. The Gamecocks similarly manhandled S.C. State and the Crusaders but needed overtime to squeak out a one-point win over Monmouth, whereas the Orange cruised to a 21-point victory.RELATED COVERAGE:Beat writers predict SU-South Carolina outcomeJohn Gillon can turn defense into offenseTaurean Thompson returns from foot injury How South Carolina beats Syracuse: Against Michigan, South Carolina held the Wolverines to a paltry 2-for-26 clip from 3-point range. On the season, the Gamecocks are only allowing opponents to shoot 23.1 percent from deep. Meanwhile, Syracuse is shooting the lights out from behind the arc, almost at a 45-percent rate, and made over half of its 24 shots from deep against South Carolina State on Tuesday. Something has to give in the Barclays Center, and if Jim Boeheim is to leave with a 5-0 record, it’ll have to be the Gamecocks’ stingy perimeter defense.Stat to know:94 – South Carolina’s adjusted defensive efficiency rating (points allowed per 100 possessions) of 94 ranks 29th in the country, according to Kenpom.com. Syracuse ranks sixth in the nation with a rating of 90.Player to watch: Sindarius Thornwell, guard, No. 0The 6-foot-5 senior is shooting 48.6 percent from the field and 48 percent from behind the arc, on top of 85.7 percent from the charity stripe. In addition to his team-leading 20.8 points per game, Thornwell leads the team with 7.2 rebounds per contest. According to Kenpom, Thornwell takes a team-high 31.6 percent of South Carolina’s shots and is the only player used on over 28 percent of possessions. Comments Published on November 26, 2016 at 7:31 am Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidmancenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Summer Reading Program celebrates a Teddy Bear Picnic

first_imgby Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — On the last day of the Summer Reading Program, a Teddy Bear Picnic was held, where children were asked to bring a bear, or  favorite stuffed animal. They marched in a parade, led by Children’s Librarian Lisa Vargas, enjoyed snacks, hit a pinata, made crafts, and had their pictures taken in a teddy bear photo booth.Library Director Jo Plumb is a bear at the Teddy Bear photo booth.Children brought in their favorite stuffed toy to march in the stuffed toy parade. Stuffed teddy bears and other toys get thrown in the air to the delight of children.Even Aaron John Wingfield was in on the festivities.last_img read more

Crime rises at Palmdale schools

first_imgThe annual cost to the district is $367,000, which covers three deputies, their patrol cars, supervisory personnel, dispatch operations, equipment and other overhead costs. “They are a huge asset to us. The more kids they see and interact with, the less problems we are going to have,” Ohren said. School deputies reported crime statistics to the board at a meeting in February and stated that a deputy at each of the district’s five intermediate school would be desirable. The district has five intermediate schools and four kindergarten-through-eighth-grade schools. The district at this time can’t afford to pay for more deputies but is looking at applying for a grant to hire more officers, Ohren said. Another possibility is using a sheriff’s community service officer, who has the authority to do some types of investigations and write reports, Ohren said. The district, also in response to deputies’ requests, will provide them with upgraded phone equipment, digital cameras, and laptops that will link with the district’s computer system and give officers access to student records, Assistant Superintendent David Brown said. [email protected] (661) 267-5744 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – Crime in the Palmdale School District last year included possession of weapons – mostly knives and BB guns – although one student brought an ammunition belt loaded with rounds onto school grounds, a new report shows. Student fights ranked high, with a record 108 incidents, and there were 715 citations given out for truancy, reports show. “We had a rough time with the girls, believe it or not,” Deputy George Oriel said. “We had more girl problems. They don’t let things go. Boys fight and that’s the end of it. With girls, it’s a continuous thing. They never let anything drop.” School officials and deputies said crime was up in the district over the prior year, although figures for 2005 were not available. “It goes up and down, depending on the kids,” Oriel said. “This year it’s been very calm at Juniper Intermediate. We haven’t had the number of fights we normally have.” District officials said the upward tick in crime is a reflection of what’s going on in the surrounding community. “We are seeing the same trends that the city of Palmdale and the Antelope Valley are seeing. We are not separate from them,” said Mike Ohren, administrative liaison to student services and administrator in charge of alternative education. There were 32 incidents of weapons offenses reported for 2006. Oriel, a school deputy for 11 years, said he can recall only one occasion when a student brought a real gun to school. Palmdale has contracted with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for school deputies for about two decades. last_img read more

DELIA – “MCGUINNESS IS HUGE PART OF MY MANAGEMENT STAFF”

first_imgJim McGuinness is a ‘massive’ part of Ronnie Delia’s backroom staff.Celtic manager Ronnie Delia has admitted Jim McGuinness is a massive part of his management staff, as he strives to take Celtic to the next level.Norwegian, Delia has received widespread criticism from sections of the Celtic support following a mixed start to life as Celtic manager.One member of his back-room staff that Delia leans on for support is former Donegal manager Jim McGuinness, Delia has admitted that he is a ‘massive’ part of his management set-up. Delia said, “I want a team with different qualities, Jim’s very good with team spirit and psychology.“He knows what team work is, and knows sport, and understands the importance of a good team dynamic.“He knows the importance of a good dressing room, he has skills we can use.“Those skills are vital in ensuring my players are focused and ready for every game and every challenge. McGuinness quit as Donegal manager a fortnight after losing the All-Ireland to Kerry.He spent four incredible years in charge of Donegal, and is the county’s most successful manager ever.His successor has still not been appointed, but it’s expected that his former assistant Rory Gallagher will get the job. DELIA – “MCGUINNESS IS HUGE PART OF MY MANAGEMENT STAFF” was last modified: October 28th, 2014 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) Tags:celtic fcdonegalGAAJim McGuinnessnewsRonnie DeliasoccerSportlast_img read more