4 easy ways to impress your IT examiner

first_imgYou never get a second chance to make a first impression. On your next IT exam, take a minute to put your best foot forward with some simple items you can prepare and present to get the process off to an impressive start.  Here are 4 places to start:1. Document IT policies and proceduresMake the examination process easy on the examiner by having everything documented, and they will be easier on you. According to the FFIEC Handbook, “It is the responsibility of an institution’s board and senior management to ensure that the institution identifies, assesses, prioritizes, manages, and controls IT risks as part of the business continuity planning process. The board and senior management should establish policies that define how the institution will manage and control the risks that were identified. ”Aside from exam prep, what would happen if your IT person is sick, goes on leave, or quits?  Not having a well documented IT plan in place can leave your credit union in real trouble, and not just with your examiner. One documentation we recommend is a self IT risk assessment: Letting your examiner know that you are aware of the risks and have evaluated your risk tolerance will impress him/her from the start. continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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The Latest: 2017 champion Stephens advances to 3rd round

first_imgStephens wore a “No Justice/No Peace” mask for her post-match interview.The 26th-seeded Stephens won at Flushing Meadows in 2017. She won two straight matches after entering the tournament with a 1-7 record in 2020 and she had lost in the first round in last year’s U.S. Open.She could face Serena Williams in the third round. Williams plays later in the night against Russian Margarita Gasparyan.___5:30 p.m. Amanda Anisimova has won a matchup of American teenagers, rallying past wild card Katrina Scott 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the second round of the U.S. Open. The 19-year-old Anisimova, a surprise semifinalist at the French Open last year, steadied her game in the second set and pulled away. The 16-year-old Scott is ranked 637th and was coming off her first tour-level victory in the opening round Tuesday when she made her debut in the main draw of a Grand Slam.Anisimova, who is seeded 22nd, won the girls’ singles at the Open in 2017.___12:55 p.m. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times EDT):6:15 p.m.Sloane Stephens continued her path toward a second U.S. Open championship with a dominant 6-2, 6-2 win over Olga Govortsova. The Latest: 2017 champion Stephens advances to 3rd round Matteo Berrettini produced a memorable shot at the U.S. Open — and a reminder that the rules of tennis don’t say the ball must go over the net. Around the net is just fine, too.At 5-all in the third set of his third-round victory, the 2019 semifinalist sprinted to his right, far wide of the doubles alley, to get to a ball that seemed completely out of reach and somehow laced a forehand that went between the net post and the chair umpire, curling in for a winner.In a wonderful display of “act like you’ve been there” vibes, Berrettini simply turned around and strutted away. No wild celebration. There was still a match to win, and soon enough it was over, with the sixth-seeded Italian beating Ugo Humbert 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (6).___ ____1:10 p.m.Reigning Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin has won her second-round match at the U.S. Open against unseeded Leylah Fernandez 6-4, 6-3.Seeded No. 2, Kenin had more winners than unforced errors and never faced a break point. The American has lost in the third round at the Open each of the past three years, and will try to snap that streak Saturday.___center_img Tsvetana Pironkova has pulled off an upset to reach the third round at the U.S. Open, her first tournament after a three-year break to focus on motherhood.Pironkova, who has no ranking because of her layoff, beat No. 10-seeded Garbiñe Muguruza 7-5, 6-3.A 32-year-old Bulgarian, Pironkova left the women’s tour to give birth to her son Alexander in April 2018. She is playing in her 12th Open but her first since 2016, and it’s her first tournament since Wimbledon in 2017.She finished with an ace for her 22nd victory against a top-20 player.___ Pospisil next plays No. 8 Roberto Bautista Agut. Pospisil and No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic would be the co-presidents of a new group they are trying to set up to represent men’s professional tennis players.___1:55 p.m.Second-seeded Dominic Thiem earned a spot in the third round of the U.S. Open with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 win over over Sumit Nagal. Thiem, who turned 27 on Thursday, faces 2014 U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic in the next round. On the women’s side, ninth-seeded Johanna Konta had an early exit at Flushing Meadows. Romania’s Sorana Cîrstea knocked off Konta 2-6, 7-6, 6-4 to earn her spot in the third round. September 3, 2020 4:55 p.m.Vasek Pospisil beat fellow Canadian Milos Raonic 6-7 (1), 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3 to advance to the third round of the U.S. Open.Pospisil has been strong since returning from surgery last year on a herniated disk and helped Canada reach the 2019 Davis Cup final. He was strong over the last three sets to hold off the 25th-seeded Raonic.It’s been a strong start at Flushing Meadows for the Canadians. Montreal’s Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov of Toronto also won their men’s opening matches to send four men into the second round for the first time since 1959.Pospisil is into the third round of the U.S. Open for the first time in his career. Raonic has never advanced past the third round of this tournament. He seemed poised for better things after reaching the final of the Western & Southern Open. 11:25 a.m.The fourth day of play is underway at the U.S. Open, with Serena Williams, reigning Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin, Andy Murray and Dominic Thiem among those scheduled to take the court. Williams faces Margarita Gasparyan, who is ranked No. 117. The forecast calls for partly cloudy skies with a high of 76 degrees.___More AP tennis: https://apnews.com/apf-Tennis and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

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Win over UCLA key even with South title

first_imgOllie Jung | Daily TrojanThis isn’t exactly what we expected.UCLA will make the trip to South Central on Saturday to take on the Trojans in a primetime matchup. This was a game all fans had circled on their calendars when schedules were first released last year: It would be a showdown between the nation’s two premier quarterbacks — redshirt sophomore Sam Darnold and junior Josh Rosen — as they duked it out to be the No. 1 overall pick in next year’s NFL Draft, and whether it was for one team or both, there would likely be significant postseason implications on the line.After three months of up-and-down college football in Los Angeles, much has changed. Darnold has taken a step back somewhat after his blistering debut campaign, struggling with turnovers and sparking rumors he may return to school next fall. Meanwhile, Rosen has spearheaded a powerful UCLA passing attack, but has also thrown nine interceptions (Darnold has 11) while steering his team to a 5-5 overall record. Forget playoffs: The Bruins are fighting for bowl eligibility, and on the other side, No. 11 USC, despite clinching the Pac-12 South in Colorado last Saturday, blew its national championship hopes weeks ago. The stakes might not be the same as they were expected to be at the beginning of the season, but they still remain high and serious for both teams.So if this weekend’s game is neither a playoff chase nor a de facto battle for the top draft pick, then what are we looking forward to? Pride aside, does it even matter whether the Trojans win or lose in the rivalry face-off at the Coliseum on Saturday? In another year, the answer to that question would actually be a clear no. With a Pac-12 Championship berth already secured, USC could take it half-speed against the Bruins and essentially give itself two weeks off before fighting for the conference crown on Dec. 1. Then, with a win in Santa Clara, it would be on to the Rose Bowl.But no roses await the Trojans this year, as Pasadena hosts a leg of the playoff. With a run at the national title out of reach (barring one of the most absurd final three weeks in college football history), USC can only hope for the best possible at-large bowl bid, meaning a loss to UCLA could prove catastrophic. In the past, the Rose Bowl provided a sense of security for the Trojans as long as they won the conference. This year, it’s all different.A random bowl berth may sound trivial — it probably is in reality — but for the Trojans this season, perception has been everything. A trip to Glendale for the Fiesta Bowl looks a whole lot better than a trip to San Diego for another Holiday Bowl, and that could make all the difference for this team.Think about it: Imagine if USC takes down UCLA on Saturday before winning the Pac-12 two weeks later. If the Trojans beat a team like, say, No. 6 Auburn in the Fiesta Bowl (or even played a competitive game), the season could be considered a success. Sure, there will always be the disappointment of falling short of a national title, but wrapping up the campaign as a two- or three-loss conference champion in a New Year’s Six bowl would be a worthy follow up to last season’s Rose Bowl victory, and it would show that this team is consistently remaining in the top tier of national competition.On the other hand, if the Trojans fall to the Bruins this week, not only would they suffer their second rivalry loss of the season, but they would also play themselves out of a marquee bowl — even with a conference championship. Despite the team’s late-season surge, question marks remain about USC’s consistency on either side of the ball, and the full-blown panic that set in after the humiliation at Notre Dame last month would return if the Trojans can’t put away a middling UCLA squad at home. This is a must-win game in the sense that the win is completely expected; if the Trojans can’t perform, their skill will be called into question, especially after they didn’t move up at all in the CFP ranking despite a win last week.In fact, a loss to the Bruins resigns USC to at least a three-loss season, and with a complete loss of momentum, you’d anticipate more to follow: The campaign would end no differently than it did under the likes of former quarterback Cody Kessler or former coaches Ed Orgeron and Steve Sarkisian. The pressure is now heavy on Darnold and head coach Clay Helton to prove that the program has advanced beyond those days.Of course, crushing the Bruins won’t mean anything without a win two weeks later, as a loss in the Pac-12 Championship would condemn the Trojans to the same fate as a loss to UCLA would. But that’s a problem for later, and the Trojans will be best to focus on the game at hand, especially since they won’t know their opponent for the conference championship until next week. The season is on the line this Saturday. Darnold has the opportunity to boost himself to 2-0 in his career against UCLA and lift USC to another double-digit-win campaign — with two more on the horizon. Meanwhile, Rosen and the Bruins are fighting to earn bowl eligibility and keep their year alive, and they have a chance to throw a wrench into the Trojans’ season en route to some sort of redemption in a bowl game.It’s all to play for this weekend, and we get to see two of the top quarterbacks in the country go head-to-head to keep their campaigns alive. It’s not the Pac-12 South title showdown we saw in 2015, but each team desperately needs a win. It’s also the first (and possibly only) edition of Darnold vs. Rosen. What more can you ask for?Oliver Jung is a senior majoring in print and digital journalism. He is also the sports editor of the Daily Trojan. His column, “Jung Money,” runs Fridays.last_img read more

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MLB Network’s film on 1995 Mariners a reminder of bygone era when attendance was king

first_imgMORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNIn a previous era, that would have been a much bigger problem for owners.Take Seattle, for example, which regularly ranked bottom-five in attendance in the late-’80s and early ’90s, just before modern revenue supplies kicked into gear. As the MLB Network film “The 1995 Mariners, Saving Baseball in Seattle” explores, the Mariners faced relocation until they attracted rabid stadium support (and subsequent funding for a new park) via a dramatic 1995 playoff run.“Baseball was gone (before that),” said former infielder Harold Reynolds, who played in Seattle from 1983 to 1992.His Mariners were the penultimate case of lackluster attendance being the main driver of monetary uncertainty. After Seattle’s near-exit, the Expos left Montreal for D.C. after cost-cutting ownership and a subpar stadium experience torpedoed fan support.The modern Rays, of course, have remained in jeopardy of relocation in part because of their dismal gate counts. But declining attendance hasn’t stopped their valuation from tripling since 2009, according to Forbes.The feeling for players competing in front of empty seats is different, too.“We weren’t on TV much,” Reynolds said. “If people didn’t come to the game, they didn’t see you. Now, even if there’s not a fan in the stands … we still all (see) the game.“It’s important that fans go to games, don’t get me wrong, but I do think it was different back then. If we didn’t have attendance, people didn’t follow the club.”The downside of attendance being deemphasized, however, is lessened incentive for front-offices to field competitive teams, and by extension, minimized personal connection between players and fans at the ballpark.Those aforementioned Rays have artificially limited ticket growth through seat capacity reduction — Tropicana Field’s reduced capacity of 25,000 would not have been able to hold eight of the 10 home crowds that arrived in September 2008 or six of the 10 in September 2010, let alone any of the playoff games the Rays have hosted. Even as MLB’s attendance numbers plummet in 2019, continuing an in-person decline not just in baseball but across many major U.S. sports, teams are not necessarily being thrust into peril.Other emergent cash sources such as hefty local TV deals, video streaming agreements and revenue sharing for small markets have helped ease strain on attendance-starved franchises. There are a lot of those organizations these days: Eight teams are currently drawing fewer than 20,000 fans per game, compared with just three teams a decade ago. They could win 25 straight games and not match the all-encompasing importance of what the Mariners pulled off to save their team in 1995. So too could a number of other attendance bottom-dwellers such as the A’s, Orioles and Marlins. It’s no longer just about who shows up in person.As a result, then, the raw emotions on display in “The 1995 Mariners, Saving Baseball in Seattle,” which debuts this Sunday, indicate something may be lost in baseball’s evolved priorities.“To see that connection with the fans was really special,” Reynolds said. “(Mariners outfielder) Jay Buhner crying at the end of the movie tells you all you need to know. It tells you all you need to know about what that meant to everybody.”last_img read more

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