S Club 8: Sundown Out now Formerly known as S Club Juniors; like S Club 7, but with a higher ratio of girls to boys, and without a fat one who secretly wants to be in a nu-metal band, S Club are back. Their record company seem to have decided it’s alright for them to record a song about going out on a Friday night, complete with a bit where two of them sing a duet which hints that they might be having their first tentative fumbles in a burnt-out Ford Focus. The song’s fine, but it has great potential for the disruption of society; it’s also very attractive material for lazy Entz reps. Don’t bother buying this, you’ll be hearing it every weekend until your JCR stumps up for a new set of CDs, some time in 2009.ARCHIVE: 0th Week MT2003
We spend a third of our adult life at work. If our work environment isn’t a happy place, it may start having a negative effect on our personal lives. If you want to improve the work environment in your credit union, here are three things you should consider.Get rid of Mr. NegativityWe’ve all worked in an office with Negative Nancy. When someone has a consistently poor attitude, it can affect everyone. Whether you’ve gotten feedback or not, your office will be relieved to see that person let go. You hate to see anyone lose their job, but when they’re poisoning the mojo in the office, it’s probably time to part ways.Import some comforts from homeNobody would expect the inside of your credit union to look anything like Google, but you can still have some cool perks to add comfortability to the office atmosphere. Obviously the “Front of house” areas of your credit union are all business, but you can definitely relax the employee areas of the branch. Something as simple as an open break room with comfortable chairs and some good music can provide your employees the chance to relax and recharge throughout the day.Spread the happinessThey say smiles are contagious, and they’re right. As a leader, you should make it a daily goal to spread happiness and positive energy. When you’re happy and relaxed, your team will be happy and relaxed, and that’s good for business. A happy team is a team that is engaged and eager to help customers. Happiness is good for productivity, and there’s nothing wrong with that. 49SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details
Sars were fairly comfortable winners over Eire Óg Annacarty yesterday but have been under pressure in a number of their games this year.Captain Paudie Maher says they’ll have to step things up in the final which is set for Sunday October 8th. Photo © Tipp FM There’s a sharp contrast between the Thurles Sarsfields and Borrisoleigh as they prepare for the County Senior Hurling Final.Sars are chasing their 4th title in a row while Borris haven’t reached this stage since 1988.Borrisoleigh saw a 6 point lead eroded in the second half of their win over Drom & Inch – captain Paddy Stapleton says it’s something they need to look at.
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The first-place Dodgers (85-62) retained their lead of 8 1/2 games over the Giants and also reduced their magic number to clinch the NL West to seven with the Giants’ loss to Arizona.The Pirates (88-60), holding down the first wild-card spot in the National League, snapped their four-game losing streak.Mark Melancon picked up his 47th save.Kershaw was asked about his stuff. He spoke in hushed tones.“It was all right,” he said. “Not bad. It was OK. Just … I don’t know, it was all right. I don’t have much to say, I guess. But it was fine.” There were two keys to this loss that bugged Kershaw. He had Andrew McCuthen in a 1-2 hole in the top of the third inning, yet McCutchen worked the count full before whacking a two-run double down the right-field line for a 2-1 Pirates lead.The Dodgers, who got an RBI single by returning Howie Kendrick in the first, tied the game with an RBI double by A.J. Ellis in the bottom of the seventh. Not long after, Kershaw gave up the double to Polanco to begin the eighth.It was the hit by McCutchen that Kershaw most disliked.“I don’t know if frustrating is the right word,” Kershaw said, “but you don’t want to give up two runs on a hit when you’ve got two strikes on a guy.”Dodgers manager Don Mattingly intimated Kershaw pitched well enough to win. He reminded reporters how good the Pirates are this year.“Those guys aren’t where they’re at for no reason,” he said. “You’ve gotta run through that set of righties, you’ve gotta fight for every out. And that’s what they make you do and that’s what Clayton had to do. It speaks to how good they are and how good he is, obviously.”The good news is, Kershaw now has 272 strikeouts and figures to have a good shot to reach 300 for the first time.“Not really,” he said, when asked if he cares about that. “Not too much. Just trying to get outs.”Hatcher wasn’t thrilled, either, about the double he allowed to Ramirez that plated Polanco.“It was pretty frustrating,” Hatcher said. “Threw a slider, didn’t have any lateral movement on it and he put a good swing on it.”Liriano was very good. Corey Seager, who has been hitting lefties so well, went 0-for-2 with a strikeout against Liriano.“He’s good,” Seager said. “He was on his game. He commanded well, threw it where he needed to. He was impressive.”Liriano was pleased with his outing.“Everything felt good today, and I was able to throw any pitch in any location,” he said. “I had my good fastball today, and that helped me with my breaking stuff. So I just tried to go as deep as I can. Getting ahead early in the count is the whole key for me.”There was some worrisome news. Third baseman Justin Turner left the game in the seventh inning with left knee soreness. Turner said post-game that he would likely be out of the lineup for Sunday’s series finale.“Earlier in the year I fouled a ball off my knee, same spot, so I don’t know if it’s something that’s lingering from that, scare tissue or whatnot,” Turner said. “It just kind of got almost unbearable.“It doesn’t really prevent me from doing anything, it’s just a bit uncomfortable.” Turner said he was hopeful this isn’t something he’ll have to deal with the rest of the season.“Hopefully, take some medicine, some anti-inflammatories or something and let it calm down for a day or two and get right back on the horse.” Clayton Kershaw was rather subdued about 9:15 Saturday night. He had just pitched seven-plus solid innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates, but they weren’t solid enough as the Pirates scored a run in the top of the eighth to break a 2-2 tie on their way to a 3-2 victory over the Dodgers before 49,441 at Dodger Stadium.It was the first loss for Kershaw (14-7) since June 27 as he had won nine consecutive decisions. He allowed three earned runs on seven hits. He struck out eight and walked two on 100 pitches, coming out after giving up a leadoff double to Gregory Polanco to open the eighth. His ERA rose from 2.12 to 2.18.Polanco scored on a double by Aramis Ramirez off reliever Chris Hatcher for what proved to be the winning run. Fellow southpaw Francisco Liriano (11-7) picked up the victory. He allowed two earned runs on five hits, striking out nine and walking two over seven innings.