Virtual event: State of the Industry

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr “Credit union executives and board members are facing unprecedented challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic. That’s why we are launching a new State of the Industry event to help them overcome the challenges of today and plan for the future,” said NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger.“This virtual event will bring credit union leaders together to explore innovative solutions and key industry insights to help them keep their cooperative running strong in a post-coronavirus world. At NAFCU, we believe in credit unions and we are committed to helping them navigate today’s challenges while they continue to grow stronger.”The complimentary, virtual event, happening June 25, provides credit union leaders with an easy, convenient way to gain insider insights on the current and future state of the credit union industry, without having to travel. During the event, participants will:explore new and upcoming trends with a full economic overview that examines lending, consumer spending, and other critical indicators;analyze how trends will impact their credit union, and how to adjust strategic planning to position their institutions to power through the pandemic;gain clear, concise insights on the current and future state of the industry with updates from NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger and the association’s regulatory compliance and government affairs teams;engage in real-time polling to drive discussion and address what’s top-of-mind for credit union decision makers nationwide; andconnect with peers to share ideas during a virtual networking opportunity.Attendees will also examine top priorities for credit unions in a post coronavirus pandemic world from keynote speaker Jim Marous, co-publisher of The Financial Brand and owner and publisher of the Digital Banking Report.Marous, consistently rated as one of the top five most influential people in banking, will answer questions such as:How should you serve the newly digital consumer?What has remote work taught about your teams?How do you serve communities better during a crisis?The virtual event is complimentary, but registration is required to attend. Details on how to access the event via smart device, including your desktop, tablet, or smartphone, will be available to registered attendees closer to the event. View the full agenda here.last_img read more

ATOS Int’l Clinics Germany, Kasi Healthcare Nigeria Partner on Sports Medicine

first_img“We are very excited about all the opportunities this partnership presents us, ATOS and most importantly, our patients. In effect, our facility will serve as an extension to ATOS Clinics in Germany and will be a local point of contact for their world-class tertiary care,” observed Osholowu who also served as Sports Medicine Specialist at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa nine years ago.The Kasi Healthcare CEO said he envisages about 3,000 sportsmen and other Nigerians benefiting from the partnership annually.“I see over 3000 patients every year and around 300 of them requiring advanced surgery. This partnership will further improve our processes. We can consult on cases with ATOS and access tele-radiology directly with the international office in Germany, ” he affirmed.“The Lagos clinic will serve patients from Nigeria and the rest of the sub region providing a one-stop-shop from their initial inquiry, right through their entire stay at the hospital, and to their follow-up care at home – all in a language they can understand.”Kasi Healthcare recently announcement a $4million investment in a state of the art Sports Medicine Orthopedic and Day Surgery Clinic located in the heart of the commercial capital Lagos. It is accessible to the 20 million urban population and the rest of Nigeria’s 150 million people.Osholowu said it will serve as an outreach facility for care services such as Minimally Invasive Orthopedic and Sports Surgery; Neurosurgery and Interventional Spine Surgery which are largely unavailable in Nigeria.Head of International Patient Management of the ATOS Clinic Group,Sabine Heckmann-Matejec, said of the partnership with Kasi Healthcare: “Germany hosted the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup and has a rich history of football just like Nigeria.“In the area of Sports Medicine, ATOS Clinics have more than 30 top class surgeons and is the winner of the popular Focus Medicine Award.“We are proud to work with Dr Osholowu who has a deep experience in Nigeria and Africa to bring our expertise to the market and offer access to our world-class facilities for treatments and testing for athletes in Nigeria and other African countries.The ATOS Group is the leading orthopaedic clinic group in Germany with core competence in hips, knees, shoulders, spine treatments. ATOS offers diagnostic and treatment options within further disciplines. ATOS has more than 30 top class surgeons with the popular Focus medicine Award.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Lagos-based Kasi Healthcare and The ATOS Clinic Group of Germany have announced a partnership that will offer tele-consultation and tele-radiology service will significantly increase the positive outcomes of patients various orthopaedic and sports injury issues.With seven clinics in Hamburg, Cologne, Braunfels and Heidelberg, the ATOS Group which is the leading orthopaedic clinic group in Germany, is to handle patients cases via connection with its International Office and many others for services.Speaking on the joint effort, CEO and Founder of Kasi Healthcare, Dr Adedayo Osholowu a pioneer in Sports Medicine who is also a member of the FIFA Football Medicine Network, said the partnership is another demonstration of the relentless focus of the Kasi Healthcare Group on ensuring their patients access the best care possible without any barriers.last_img read more

Europeans Latin Americans to meet on Venezuela crisis

first_imgAn international meeting to negotiate a solution to the Venezuelan crisis was set to open Thursday in Montevideo as President Nicolás Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaidó sparred over allowing humanitarian aid into the crisis-wracked country.The European Union, eight other European countries and five Latin American nations were scheduled to meet in the Uruguayan capital with the goal of creating conditions for a peaceful political process, according to a European diplomatic source.The initiative, originally launched by Mexico and Uruguay as a “neutral countries” conference on Venezuela, has evolved into a meeting of a “Contact Group” launched by the EU in late January, and joined by Costa Rica, Bolivia and Ecuador.On Wednesday, Maduro — having rejected an EU ultimatum on organizing snap presidential elections — welcomed the meeting and expressed support for “all steps and initiatives to facilitate dialogue.”But Guaidó, who on Jan. 23 declared himself Venezuela’s interim president and is now recognized by 40 countries, has strongly rejected any talks with the government, dismissing it as a way for Maduro to buy time.“The opposition … will not lend itself to any kind of false dialogue,” he reiterated Wednesday.Humanitarian aid blockedThe same day, Guaidó had warned the army of its responsibilities after soldiers blocked a key border bridge, sparking angry demands from the United States to allow desperately needed humanitarian aid to enter the country.Venezuela’s army had to choose between “a dictatorship that does not have an iota of humanity, or to side with the constitution” from which he takes his legitimacy, Guaidó said in an interview on Colombian radio.U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Venezuela’s military was deliberately blocking the aid “under Maduro’s orders.” Washington has pledged $20 million in aid, while Canada has pledged $40 million and the EU $7.5 million.Maduro, who is supported by Russia, China, Turkey, Cuba and Iran, has refused all humanitarian aid shipments to Venezuela, which he says would open the way to allow a U.S. military invasion. The 56-year-old has repeatedly accused the United States of fomenting a coup.He dismissed the need for aid on Wednesday as a “political show.”“Imperialism does not help anyone in the world,” he told Russia Today.Divided viewsBut while tensions remained at a peak, participants in Thursday’s meeting intended to “find a way between” the positions of US President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan and others, an EU source told AFP.It is “not easy”, added the source, whose delegation will be led by EU diplomacy chief Federica Mogherini.Even around the negotiating table, views are divided.On Wednesday, ahead of the meeting, Uruguay and Mexico — among the few Latin American countries that did not recognize Guaidó — proposed a dialogue without pre-conditions.“If we demand elections at this time, we impose conditions that make dialogue difficult,” Uruguayan Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa said in a joint statement of the two governments.Meanwhile among the Europeans, France, Germany, Britain, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Sweden are among the 21 out of 28 EU member states that officially support Guaidó. Italy has not done so.Mexico agreed to attend the meeting but did not wish to formally join the Contact Group.Above all, the EU diplomatic source told AFP the meeting was about agreeing on “working methods.”Meanwhile, 35-year-old National Assembly chief Guaidó has continued to ramp up pressure on the regime with a series of mass protests, the next of which is scheduled for February 12.His fledgling alternative administration will hold talks in Washington on February 14 on responding to “the largest hemispheric humanitarian crisis in modern history.”This story was made possible thanks to The Tico Times 5 % Club. If only 5 percent our readers donated at least $2 a month, we’d have our operating costs covered and could focus on bringing you more original reporting from around Costa Rica. We work hard to keep our reporting independent and groundbreaking, but we can only do it with your help. Join The Tico Times 5% Club and help make stories like this one possible.Support the Tico Times Facebook Comments Related posts:Costa Rica, EU and Latam contact group on Venezuela will meet Thursday Who is Juan Guaidó Contact Group pushes for progress on Venezuela impasse Venezuela withdraws diplomatic credential from Costa Rican diplomatlast_img read more