first_imgHaving an industry-leading card portfolio is fundamental to serving credit union members well. However, the member experience you provide extends well beyond the wallet. Rewarding members at every opportunity can help you deliver a more meaningful consumer experience and can play a key role in nurturing member loyalty over the long term.“Credit unions, by their very charter, are in the loyalty business,” said Jennifer Kerry, Vice President, Credit Card Services, for CO-OP Financial Services. “Members trust their credit union to be fair and equitable, and to care about them in ways that for-profit banks simply don’t.” continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

first_imgIn the run-up to DeMarcus Cousins’ highly anticipated debut with the Warriors tonight against the Clippers in Los Angeles, Showtime has released a new clip from its documentary on the four-time NBA All-Star.Titled “The Resurgence,” the work-in-progress film chronicles Cousins’ grueling rehabilitation from a torn Achilles tendon that he suffered nearly a year ago while playing for the New Orleans Pelicans. The brief clip reflects both his frustration and resolve during the long ordeal.“I know …last_img

first_imgNelson Mandela’s friends and former colleagues do not remember the man for his work as a freedom fighter and statesman, but rather as the good-natured human being that he was. (Image: Shamin Chibba) • Nelson Mandela – a timeline • Watch: Milestones in Mandela’s long walk • How to remember Nelson Mandela on 5 December • Remembering Mandela one year on • Places to visit on Madiba’s journey Shamin ChibbaNelson Mandela may have freed the nation, but his impact was global, with people taking inspiration from his forgiving and compassionate nature. “Our history books will refer to this period as the ‘The Age of Mandela,’” said Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor in her reflections on the former statesman.Pandor was among a host of high-profile dignitaries at a commemoration of his death, held at the Nelson Mandela Foundation on Thursday, 4 December. They included his wife, Graça Machel, and members of the Mandela family. Today, 5 December, marks one year since the former president died.In her moving speech, Pandor reflected on Madiba not only as a leader of the nation but as a human being. “He had a wonderful sense of humour… in the room with him, there would always be laughter. So when we remember him, let’s also have a sense of lightness, because that is what he would want.”She acknowledged that Mandela, though a servant of the South African people, did not just belong to the nation but to the rest of the world too. “To remember Nelson Mandela a year after his passing, we realised as South Africans that we [could not] solely claim him as our own.”South Africans should keep his legacy alivePandor said each South African should keep Mandela’s legacy alive through their actions. “Instead of bemoaning our inadequacies, we should be asking ourselves, ‘How much have I done to make the legacy live?’ So let us not lament. Let us seek to replicate [Mandela].”Sello Hatang, the foundation’s chief executive, echoed Pandor’s sentiments, saying it did not matter where you were when Madiba died, but where you were today. “What are you doing to preserve Madiba’s legacy?” he asked the audience.He also spoke of the importance Madiba placed on education. It is for this reason that the foundation was running a book drive.The only other country commemorating Mandela’s death was Mauritius, he said. The island has declared this week Nelson Mandela Memorial Week, with a message for each of its citizens to do their bit for mankind and leave a legacy.An effect on the worldSABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation) group executive of news and current affairs, Jimmy Matthews, handed over archive radio and video footage of Mandela to the foundation. He remembered standing outside Robben Island prison when Mandela was freed in 1990. Now, he said, he was responsible for broadcasting Madiba’s story.At the time of Mandela’s death, Matthews was in Pietermaritzburg. When he heard the news, he rushed to Johannesburg, he recalled. And when he reached the SABC’s offices in Auckland Park, he became part of the biggest broadcast event in the history of South African television. “The SABC took years to prepare for the eventual passing of Nelson Mandela. But we could not tell what impact it would have.”Just days after his death, Telkom, the SABC and the foundation partnered on a project that gave callers an opportunity to leave messages of condolence and memory in each of South Africa’s 11 official languages. “When you listen to the messages, you become aware of the impact he had on the world,” said Telkom chairperson Jabu Mabuza.Foundation building a centre of memories“Memory is not far away, in the past,” said Njabulo Ndebele, the foundation’s chairperson. “It’s a living thing.”The foundation building was the former president’s office after he left the presidency in 1999. His office remains intact. In it are several photographs of him with global leaders and legends such as Barack Obama and Muhammad Ali, signed boxing gloves from Ali’s daughter, Layla, and numerous other trinkets reflecting his life.Ndebele recalled some of his most memorable Mandela anecdotes that took place in the very same auditorium as the commemoration. In June 2004, when Mandela announced his retirement from public life, “he told the world he was going to retire from retirement”, Ndebele quipped. “And he said ‘Don’t call me, I’ll call you.’”Also in 2004, a touching ceremony took place when a former Robben Island prison guard came to return two notebooks Mandela had kept in prison. The guards had taken these away from him in 1971.One of Ndebele’s clearest and more painful memories was from 18 November 2010. “When [Mandela] left through this door, it was the last time we saw him in this building.”When Mandela established the foundation, he wanted it to promote his legacy through memory. “Our mandate is to do the difficult memory work. His legacy is the future all of us are making and we all have to do this difficult work.”last_img read more

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first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#Government#mobile#news#NYT#Op-Ed#web sarah perez Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces On Friday, the Obama administration re-launched USA.gov, the online portal that connects citizens to government agencies, departments and resources. The newly re-launched site features cosmetic and navigational improvements, including an improved search tool and a continually updated home page graphic that highlights some of the most requested items.But one of the more interesting changes for the new USA.gov is the launch of a mobile application store where already there are 18 apps available.The mobile application store offers apps from a number of agencies and branches, including apps from the EPA, Veterans Affairs, FEMA, FBI, NASA, TSA and others, each providing quick access to needed government information. There are apps for tracking product recalls, staying on top of White House news, finding the nearest embassy and even calculating your BMI, – seemingly an odd inclusion at first, but it actually reflects an ongoing health initiative from the NIH’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.Most of the apps aren’t new, except for the recalls app and those from the TSA, FBI and U.S. Embassy. But never before had the wide smattering been collected in one unified resource. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Progress? Or Disenfranchisement?The end result of that collection may either represent a promising development that shows off how the government is embracing technology, or a disappointing example of the disorganized nature of big government when it comes to tasks such as, depending on your perspective. On the one hand, some will say it’s a measure of progress to see the government acknowledging the promise of the mobile Web. As Director of the Office of Management and Budget Peter R. Orszag explains, “In our daily lives, we use online and mobile media to do everything from banking to shopping, booking a trip, and taking a class. Yet, too often, when it comes to interacting with the federal government, it’s as if time stood still… ” He continues, saying that the new Mobile Apps Store can be used to “unlock useful government information and give it to people in a way that they can use it conveniently and quickly.”Orzag says most of the apps are compatible with iPhone, BlackBerry and Android devices.However, on closer inspection, some apps are iPhone-only, others are in Android format plus mobile Web format, and others still are mobile Web apps only. It’s a somewhat confusing lineup for a general population who needs a Mobile App FAQ such as this that explains what exactly an app even is. (“An app, short for “application,” is a tool that helps you accomplish a task or find information,” the FAQ reads.)While it’s good to see that there are native applications available for popular handset operating systems like Android and iPhone, it’s disappointing that all the apps aren’t offered in mobile Web format as well. That leaves out a large part of the mobile population whose phones have Internet access and are capable of browsing the Web but aren’t listed among “top” phones like the Droid or iPhone.Even more concerning is the statement that some of the mobile applications may cost a small fee. (The 18 currently listed are free, however).There’s an App for That! *But It’s on the iPhone and You Have to Pay for ItThe BetaNews website uncovered a spreadsheet hosted on USA.gov that lists 109 mobile applications and their cost, when applicable. A good handful appear to be in iPhone-only format with an associated fee.Does this mean that the convenience of an easy-to-access mobile government is only available to those who can not only afford to buy the priciest smartphones, but also afford to purchase mobile applications? It appears so in several cases.As a reader of a technology column such as this, you may fit that description and be pleased with this development. But as someone who’s concerned about the U.S. mobile population as a whole, seeing the government create iPhone app after iPhone app may leave you feeling a bit uneasy. At the very least, there should be an accompanying mobile Web site for every native application listed… if there are native applications developed at all, that is.The USA.gov mobile app store launch comes only days after it was revealed that the U.K. government spent thousands of pounds developing iPhone applications itself. Is the U.S. government about to make the same mistake? For more thoughts on an apps-driven government, check out “White House CIO Vivek Kundra and His Beliefs About the Cloud“last_img read more

first_imgAiden Markram and Farhaan Behardien gave a timely reminder of their potential value at the World Cup with a List A record 272 run sixth-wicket partnership for South African franchise the Titans against the Cobras on Friday.The pair bludgeoned the bowling to all parts of the Newlands ground in the domestic 50-over fixture, beating the previous sixth-wicket best of 267 set by Grant Elliott and Luke Ronchi for New Zealand against Sri Lanka in 2015.Markram was a surprise omission from the South Africa squad to play Sri Lanka in a five-match One-Day International series that starts in Johannesburg on Sunday, but was imperious as he smashed 169 from 129 balls before being caught in the final over of the innings.The pair had come together with their side in deep trouble at 31 for five and after a slow start piled on the runs in the last 15 overs as Behardien finished not out on 111 from 100 balls.The record partnership for any wicket in List A cricket, which includes One Day International matches and various domestic limited-overs competitions, is 372 by Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels for the West Indies against Zimbabwe at the 2015 World Cup.Markram’s last ODI appearance came as South Africa claimed a 2-1 series victory in Australia in November, while Behardien previously featured against India a year ago.The series with Sri Lanka is South Africa’s last before they open their World Cup campaign against England at The Oval on May 30.Also Watch:last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement “We have heard from many of you about improvements needed to keep the Oscars and our Academy relevant in a changing world,” Hudson and Bailey wrote.In an effort to keep future ceremonies to three hours, the awards will be presented live and during commercial breaks. Specific categories will be determined at a later date, but the winning moments will be edited and aired in a later broadcast.The film academy is also shifting the date for the 92nd Academy Awards to earlier in the year. The 2019 ceremony will still air on Feb. 24, while the 2020 show will move to Feb. 9.The addition of a popular film category caused the most chatter Wednesday morning, as a clear effort to attract a larger audience by honouring bigger and more seen films. Bailey and Hudson said eligibility requirements will be determined at a later date. It wasn’t specified whether it would be added for the 91st Academy Awards this February.Oscar viewership is often tied to the box-office muscle of the big nominees. The 2018 best picture winner, The Shape of Water, had grossed $57.4 million in the United States by the time the awards aired and $63.9 million total. The biggest Academy Awards audience on record came in 1998, when the blockbuster Titanic was named best picture.By LINDSEY BAHR | The Associated Press Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment LOS ANGELES—The Oscars are adding a new category to honour popular films and promising a brisk three-hour ceremony and a much earlier air date in 2020.John Bailey, the newly re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and film Academy CEO Dawn Hudson said in an email to members Wednesday morning that the Board of Governors met Tuesday night to approve the changes.Ratings for the 90th Academy Awards fell to an all-time low of 26.5 million viewers, down 19 per cent from the previous year and the first time the glitzy awards ceremony had fewer than 30 million viewers since 2008. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the ceremony also clocked it at nearly four hours, making it the longest show in over a decade. Login/Register With: Twitter Advertisement Facebooklast_img read more

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The USNS Mercy hospital ship set sail from San Diego Friday morning for an international humanitarian mission in Asia.Some 800 military and civilian personnel from the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, France, Peru and Japan are joining the mission, which will make stops in Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Malaysia.The effort is called the Pacific Partnership. It was conceived after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami in an effort to provide disaster relief and medical assistance and strengthen ties between the aid-providing nations and those being assisted in Asia.“Our staff and team have come together to form a dynamic team of professionals and we are ready to execute this mission and engage with our partners throughout the Indo-Pacific,” said Capt. David Bretz, commodore of Destroyer Squadron 31. “We are excited about forging new friendships and deepening partnerships across the region.”Medial, dental, civil engineering and veterinary teams will partner with teams in the host nations for civic projects, community health efforts, medical symposiums and disaster-response training. Community relations engagements will also be held in an effort to enhance relationships between the people of the host nations and those who are visiting, according to the Navy. United States Navy Mercy Hospital Ship departs for humanitarian mission Ed Lenderman February 23, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Ed Lenderman, Posted: February 23, 2018last_img read more