2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr If your credit union member is unable to work due to a disabling injury or illness what would happen to their ability to make their loan payment?May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month. And, it’s the perfect opportunity to talk to your members about the importance of protecting against the unexpected risk of a disabling illness or injury.An Underestimated Issue“According to recent industry studies many employees think their odds of becoming disabled for at least three months are only 1%1. It’s an underestimated issue. More than 25% of today’s 20 year olds will become disabled before they retire2,” says Ryan Frantzen, National Sales Director, Securian Financial Institution Group.“There is a major disconnect between what people think their risk of disability is and reality. That’s why we feel it is important for us to help credit unions make members aware of the risk.” continue reading »
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The now No. 2 ranked University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team (26-3-1, 16-3-1 WCHA) is coming off of a disappointing series split against Minnesota State in Mankato. The loss the team suffered in the second game of the series led to the Badgers’ drop in national rankings from the No.1 spot to No. 2. This week will be only the sixth week of the season in which the team has not occupied the top spot. Their drop in the rankings should provide ample motivation for the team in this weekend’s series against The Ohio State University (17-8-5, 10-6-4).Women’s Hockey: How Abby Roque became one of top offensive weapons for BadgersAbby Roque’s journey to the University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team was anything but typical. For starters, she hails from Read…The Badgers and the Buckeyes faced off earlier in the season in a series that saw Wisconsin handle Ohio State with ease, outscoring the Buckeyes 10–3 in two games. Though the Badgers escaped Columbus with two dominating victories, Ohio State is a formidable opponent that has played well in WCHA play, sitting third in the standings behind Wisconsin and Minnesota. With a sweep of Ohio State, Wisconsin can clinch a regular season conference championship and the number one seed in the postseason tournament.Coming into this matchup, Ohio State ranks in the middle of the pack in just about every conference statistical category. A large percentage of their offensive production comes from junior forward Emma Maltais who has scored 50 points so far this season — good for fourth in the conference. Women’s Hockey: Badgers seek to extend 27 game winning streak vs Minnesota StateThe No. 1 ranked Wisconsin women’s hockey team (25-2-1, 15-2-1 WCHA) will bring a four-game win streak into this weekend’s Read…The only three players in the WCHA who have scored more points this season than Maltais reside in Madison. Junior Daryl Watts leads the Badgers and the whole conference with 66 points in 30 games. Behind Watts are fellow Badger forwards Sophie Shirley and Abby Roque with 54 and 51 points, respectively.This series is especially important for Watts as she can strengthen her case for the Patty Kazmaier Award. This highly coveted award is given annually to the best NCAA women’s hockey player in the nation. If she is to take the award home, she would be Wisconsin’s sixth winner — tying Harvard for the most all time.This series is the final home series of the regular season for the Badgers. They will have the opportunity to close their regular season home schedule off right with Sunday’s game being an endeavor to “Fill the Bowl.”An axe to grindThe University of Wisconsin and the University of Minnesota have perhaps the most storied rivalry in college sports, as the Read…This is a unique experience for the Badgers as the Kohl Center holds almost eight times as many spectators than LaBahn Arena and will be packed to the brim. In 2017 against St. Cloud State, Badger hockey fans helped set the NCAA attendance record for a women’s hockey game at 15,359 in the Kohl Center. They will undoubtedly look to match this number Sunday in a pivotal conclusion to the regular season against the Buckeyes.
When the day began, Pederson had a .296 batting average and a .458 on-base percentage that ranked third in the National League. His 16 walks were tied for second in the NL.Some of that is a function of Pederson’s knowledge of the strike zone. Some of it is because he hit in front of the pitcher most nights and therefore opposing pitchers were less afraid to walk him.Regardless, the Dodgers’ coaching staff believes Pederson’s patience will translate to the top of the lineup.“He’s walked throughout his career,” Dodgers hitting coach Mark McGwire said. “He’s struck out throughout his career. The strikeouts and walks were pretty even, which is totally fine with anybody in baseball. he has a pretty good eye at the plate.”Even if the walks don’t translate, McGwire believes there’s an upside to moving Pederson out of the number-eight hole. “There is a bona fide hitter behind you, so you can play off of that,” McGwire said prior to Wednesday’s game. “Tonight’s Jimmy. Jimmy’s been hitting the ball, hasn’t been getting hits but he’s a bona fide 16-plus-year veteran. They know what he can do. So one would think (Pederson) should get more pitches to hit.”Two pitches into the game, the prophecy came true.Frias to start FridayCarlos Frias will start Friday against the Arizona Diamondbacks and Scott Baker will start Saturday.Baker allowed three runs in seven innings Sunday in the Dodgers’ 3-1 loss to the San Diego Padres. Frias hasn’t started a major league game since a disastrous outing last September in Colorado. He has thrown two scoreless innings out of the Dodgers’ bullpen this season.“We’ve tried a number of guys” starting in place of Hyun-Jin Ryu, Mattingly said, “and Carlos is a guy we like his arm from an innings standpoint. We just feel this opportunity is his to show us what he’s got, from a standpoint of, is he going to be able to be that guy we can count on every fifth day? That’s always something that we think he’s capable of.”AlsoDodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy will have Tommy John surgery on his right elbow Thursday morning. The season-ending procedure will be performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic. … Chris Reed, a graduate of Cleveland High School in Reseda and the Dodgers’ first-round draft pick in 2011, was promoted to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Reed had allowed only one earned run in 11 2/3 innings at Double-A Tulsa, all as a reliever. … The Dodgers are represented on the All-Star ballot by catcher Yasmani Grandal, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez (four-time All-Star), second baseman Howie Kendrick (2011 All-Star), third baseman Juan Uribe, shortstop Jimmy Rollins (three-time All-Star) and outfielders Carl Crawford (four-time All-Star), Pederson and Yasiel Puig (2014 All-Star). For the first time, the All-Star Balloting Program will be conducted exclusively online. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Two pitches into Wednesday’s game, Joc Pederson announced that he is not a prototypical leadoff hitter. San Francisco Giants pitcher Ryan Vogelsong hung a curveball over the plate and Pederson crushed it over the left-center field fence. It was the first leadoff home run by a Dodgers hitter this season.Pederson strikes out a lot, more than Jimmy Rollins. He won’t steal as many bases as Dee Gordon. But he’s shown a knack for walking and getting on base, and is the Dodgers’ leadoff hitter now and for the foreseeable future.Dodgers manager Don Mattingly felt that Pederson, a 23-year-old rookie, was ready for the added pressure of batting first after hitting seventh or eighth to this point in 2015. With Carl Crawford on the 15-day disabled list as he recovers from a strained oblique, Pederson has a chance to stick.“Carl’s (injury) was the biggest” factor for changing the lineup, Mattingly said. “I think as we’ve watched Joc kind of, you know, keep growing, you want to get him in the mix, as far as getting more at-bats.”