This post is currently collecting data… Credit unions tend to be smaller than most financial services providers, but that doesn’t mean they can’t or shouldn’t run with the big guys. Leveraging business partners can help credit unions provide greater convenience for their members as well as streamlining operations without needing the internal expertise. And consumers have come to demand immediacy in their banking options, like online and mobile. They want control and access when they want it and how they want it. Most credit unions, and even larger institutions, don’t have the resources to build these platforms on their own. Fintech partnerships can help credit unions expand into new markets, reach new members, serve your existing member base, increase efficiency, access data, and continuously innovate.Fintech partnerships have proven to be faster and less expensive than building or buying new technology. However, partnering comes with its own risks and vendor management requirements. Fintech companies can perform a variety of services for credit unions, each requiring unique vendor management policies, processes, and procedures. Myriad laws and regulations – possibly more than there are vendors in existence – guide the structures your credit union puts in place to manage them all and ensure compliance. Keep these guidelines in mind when partnering with a third-party service provider:Conduct periodic audits and reviews and ask whether your partner can provide support in these areas as necessary.You are legally responsible for your partner’s actions. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr This is placeholder text continue reading »
Jessica Sheldon | Photo EditorCOACHING STAFFTomer Langer — BChris Libonati — BJon Mettus — B Ally Moreo | Asst. Photo EditorLINEBACKERSTomer Langer — B-Chris Libonati — BJon Mettus — B Published on October 10, 2016 at 11:25 pm OFFENSIVE LINETomer Langer — CChris Libonati — CJon Mettus — C DEFENSIVE BACKSTomer Langer — CChris Libonati — CJon Mettus — C Syracuse is 2-4 and has lost four of its last five games. First-year head coach Dino Babers has repeatedly said that this season will be a process as his players acclimate to the new schemes SU is running.Syracuse football beat writers Tomer Langer, Chris Libonati and Jon Mettus grade the Orange and award superlatives midway through the season.QUARTERBACKTomer Langer — B+Chris Libonati — BAdvertisementThis is placeholder textJon Mettus — B SPECIAL TEAMSTomer Langer — CChris Libonati — CJon Mettus — C Jessica Sheldon | Photo EditorRUNNING BACKTomer Langer — CChris Libonati — DJon Mettus — C DEFENSIVE LINETomer Langer — CChris Libonati — CJon Mettus — C Offensive MVP: Amba Etta-Tawo, grad transfer wide receiverWe didn’t know much about the SU grad transfer before the season. We figured he’d maybe be a solid deep threat across from Steve Ishmael. What I don’t think anybody expected was for him to be leading the nation in receiving yards at the halfway point. He’s put the offense on his back at points this season. — Tomer LangerDefensive MVP: Zaire Franklin, junior middle linebackerThe middle linebacker is at the center of a struggling defense. But he’s also come up with several of the unit’s best stops. Franklin tackled UConn’s quarterback a yard short of a game-tying touchdown with six minutes left in the fourth quarter and also tipped a ball leading to an interception returned for a touchdown in that game. He leads the team in tackles for a loss and is second in tackles and sacks, even when he asked to drop back a lot and cover the middle of the field in the Tampa 2. — Jon MettusBiggest surprise: Etta-TawoHow is this anyone but Etta-Tawo? It’s not just that Etta-Tawo has been extremely surprising, it’s how good he’s been he’s been while being a surprise. Before this season, the perception outside of the team was that SU needed a receiver to compliment Steve Ishmael. Now, people question the same thing in regards to Etta-Tawo. — Chris LibonatiTony D. Curtis | Staff PhotographerBiggest X-Factor for rest of season: Offensive LineEvery aspect of the offense depends on the offensive line. And coming off the Wake Forest game, there’s not a ton of confidence in that group. Three starters are hurt — two of which are probably done for the year, according to Dino Babers. The current group has been thrown into the water. Whether it sinks or swims will determine SU’s success the rest of the season. — Jon MettusEvaluating the offenseThis is the unit that has gotten so much attention (deservedly so) because of Babers’ background with the Baylor-style spread, and I think it’d be difficult to live up to whatever expectations were set preseason. That said, Etta-Tawo has shown what a wide receiver with a skill set that fits this system and solid quarterback can do for SU in Babers’ offense. — Chris LibonatiTony D. Curtis | Staff PhotographerEvaluating the defenseThe defense has been the most heavily criticized unit on the team, and rightfully so. It’s one of the worst in the nation in yards and points allowed per game, and has a penchant for giving up huge plays. Injuries to starters like Antwan Cordy have hit the Orange hard as it tries to transition into effectively using the Tampa-2 defense. This group has a long way to go. — Jon MettusEvaluating the special teamsSU’s special teams were expected to take some sort of drop back with the departure of fan-favorite and faux-Heisman candidate punter Riley Dixon leaving. But the unit has had very poor moments this year. Punter Sterling Hofrichter has struggled at times, shanking a couple of punts (although he had a good game recently against Wake Forest). And incumbent kicker Cole Muprhy has made just one field goal in his last four tries. Brisly Estime going back to return punts again helps the unit out. — Tomer Langer Comments WIDE RECEIVERTomer Langer — A-Chris Libonati — B+Jon Mettus — B Facebook Twitter Google+
The Southern African Large Telescope isone of South Africa’s notable space projects.(Image: SALT) Minister Naledi Pandor will launch Sansaon 9 December.(Image: Bongani Nkosi)MEDIA CONTACTS• Lunga NgqengeleleSpokespersonScience and Technology+27 12 843 6802 or +27 82 566 0446RELATED ARTICLES• MeerKAT in demand among scientists• African eyes on the universe• SA astronomer unveils the stars• South Africa takes to spaceBongani NkosiSouth Africa will soon have its own space agency to promote and coordinate space science and technology programmes in the country.The long-awaited South African National Space Agency (Sansa) will be launched in Midrand, Johannesburg, on 9 December 2010.Sansa’s National Space Strategy will be introduced at the same time to position South Africa among global leaders in space science and technology.A parliamentary Act to establish Sansa was passed in December 2008, and since then the Department of Science and Technology has been working hard to make the body a reality.“The South African National Space Agency will coordinate and integrate national space science and technology programmes and conduct long-term planning for the implementation of space-related activities in South Africa,” said the department’s spokesperson Lunga Ngqengelele in a statement.The agency is expected to fast-track South Africa’s role in international space activities. The department said one of the main objectives of Sansa will be to encourage the peaceful use of outer space.It’s also hoped that Sansa will make it easier for South African institutions to conduct their own astronomy research. The government wants the agency to boost cooperation on space-related projects between the country and the international community.Global space agreementsThe Department of Science and Technology said international agreements will be signed at the launch, including an inter-agency cooperative agreement with the Algerian Space Agency on space science and technology.A memorandum of understating will be signed between Sansa and the National Institute for Space Research of Brazil and the China Centre for Resources Satellite Data and Application.A deal will also be clinched to enable the reception and distribution of China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite (CBERS-3) data within South Africa and the Southern African region, said the department.Sansa’s CEO and a board of between 10 and 15 members are expected to be announced at the launch. The executives will be appointed by the Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor, as stipulated in the Act.South Africa’s space institutionsSouth Africa is already heading some notable space projects, including the Square Kilometre Array, the Southern African Large Telescope and SumbandilaSat. Sansa will become the umbrella body that will coordinate all these projects.The agency will also integrate the country’s existing science and technology institutions, such as the Satellite Applications Centre run by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.These institutions already “play a significant role in the scientific study, exploration and utilisation of space”, according to the Department of Science and Technology.The French South African Institute of Technology, based at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, is one of the leaders in developing space science and technology in the country.There are about 74 companies that trade in the aerospace and defence sector in South Africa, according to the International Astronautical Federation.The federation will hold its 62nd International Astronautical Congress in Cape Town in October 2011. This will be the first time such a congress is held in Africa.“South Africa has some of the best space infrastructure in Africa,” reads a statement released by the department.The country’s involvement in astronomy dates back to 1685, when a temporary observatory was established in the Western Cape. Later, a permanent observatory was set up in 1820 outside Cape Town.
Multinational food and nutrition company Nestle says it is investing about 67-million Swiss francs (more than R500-million) on expanding its operations in South Africa, the majority of which will go toward the construction of two new factories in Gauteng. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material The two factories will be built in the town of Babelegi, situated some 60km north of Pretoria, at a cost of over R390-million and create about 290 permanent jobs. With the acquisition of Specialised Protein Products, including the continued employment of its 120 existing staff, Nestle aims to increase production capacity of its non-dairy creamers while developing other high-quality, affordable soya-based products. Production of cereals, noodles, creamers This will create 70 permanent jobs and at least 100 indirect jobs in its construction phase. A number of permanent employees will have the opportunity to develop their skills and receive training abroad with Nestle engineers and technology specialists. “With this investment, we are proud to express our continued confidence in South Africa’s future,” Nestle South Africa MD Sullivan O’Carroll said at the sod-turning ceremony at the site of the first factory in Babelegi last week. The second factory will produce Maggi products such as bouillons, seasonings and noodles. This will generate 160 permanent jobs and at least 200 indirect jobs during the construction phase. “In line with our long-term approach to business, it will not only create value for our shareholders, but also those local enterprises and farmers who will supply us with the majority of the raw materials required for manufacturing our products.” Nestle has also spent a further R106-million on the recent acquisition of Specialised Protein Products, a soya processing company in Potchefstroom, North West Province. The first new factory, to be built in the town of Babelegi, will be a 16 000 square metre facility to enable the local production of Milo and Cheerio cereals, which are currently being imported. 7 February 2011
5 June 2013 South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Japan’s Mizuho Corporate Bank Ltd have signed a cooperation agreement to promote and develop economic and industrial co-operation between the two countries. The agreement was signed in Tokyo on Tuesday during South African President Jacob Zuma’s official visit to the Asian country. Trade and Industry Deputy Director-General Pumla Ncapayi said that, in terms of the agreement, the DTI and Mizuho would pool their information resources in order to promote investment development between South African and Japanese companies. “A framework is to be established between us and Mizuho to discuss the most effective means by which to execute the types of co-operation outlined herein,” Ncapayi said in a statment. Mizuho CEO Yasuhiro Sato said that agreement would benefit Japanese businesses doing business in South Africa. “We will support Japanese companies as they expand their businesses into South Africa, support the establishment of joint ventures with local businesses, and strengthen support in fields such as mergers and acquisitions,” Sato said. The agreement with Mizuho is the third agreement the DTI has signed with Japanese institutions this year, following agreements with the Japan External Trade Organization and the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group. Japan is South Africa’s third-largest export destination and fifth-largest source of imports. Japanese direct investment in South Africa has been steadily increasing in recent years, amounting to nearly R20-billion in 2010. Addressing the South Africa-Japanese Business Forum in Tokyo on Tuesday, President Zuma said there were 110 Japanese companies currently doing business South Africa, in the process generating more than 150 000 jobs. Zuma, who also addressed the Japan National Press Club on Tuesday, said Japanese companies were also actively participating in South Africa’s infrastructure programmes, particularly in the rail sector. “Of late, we have also witnessed keen interest from Japanese banks to support their clients on the ground in South Africa. This is a very encouraging sign.” Zuma later met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at his official residence in Tokyo. SAinfo reporter and SAnews.gov.za
Join the MFLN Military Caregiving team for our Virtual Learning Event (VLE) session #3: “Recharging! Combating Compassion Fatigue” at 11:00 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, November 18.The experience of trauma, also known as compassion fatigue or secondary traumatic stress, can extend beyond those who are directly impacted, to those who provide care to traumatized individuals, including military service professionals. As such, military caregivers are at a high risk for the negative impact of compassion fatigue that can lead to impairment in social and occupational functioning.Upon completion of the VLE Session #3, you will have gained an understanding of the concept of compassion fatigue, and will be able to describe the symptoms of compassion fatigue, and discuss strategies to minimize the negative impact of compassion fatigue.The VLE is centered on the theme of reenergizing and rejuvenating your work environment. This FREE web-based learning opportunity is open to the public and will be similar to a professional conference – no travel involved! Registration is required.If you missed any of the previous sessions, and you would like to catch up before our final session, make sure to check out: 2015 MFLN Military Caregiving VLE.CEU Credit Available!The MFLN has applied for 1.5 National Association of Social Workers (NASW) continuing education credits for credentialed participants. Certificates of Completion will also be available for training hours as well. For more information on CEU credits go to: NASW Continuing Education Instructions.Interested in Joining the VLE?Go to “Recharging! Combating Compassion Fatigue” the day of the event to join. The event is hosted by the Department of Defense Collaboration System (DCS), but is open to the public. It is strongly suggested that when using the DCS system that you open the webinar on Google Chrome for both PC and MAC connections. If this is not an option, Internet Explorer may be used if connecting via PC. Safari and Firefox are not compatible with this DCS platform.For those of you who cannot connect to the DCS site, an alternative viewing of this presentation will be running on Ustream. This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on November13, 2015.
India head coach Ravi Shastri has said captain Virat Kohli was feeling much better after struggling with back pain in the second Test at Lord’s. Kohli suffered a stiff back and looked in tremendous pain while batting during India’s innings defeat in the second Test.”He is feeling much better, moving much better and improving by the day,” Shastri told reporters two days ahead of the third Test against England at Trent Bridge.Shastri has faced harsh criticism after India went down at Edgbaston and Lord’s to lose the first two Tests of the five-match series.India’s batsmen barring Virat Kohli have struggled for the second successive overseas tour this year. Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane have been in woeful form in England and the team has not even spent much time practicing ahead of the third Test.Ravi Shastri’s message for Indian batsmen: Be prepared to look ugly and show gritIn fact, the Indian team took a five-day vacation after the ODI series and played just one warm-up match ahead of the first Test. The practice match, which was initially a four-day affair, was cut short by a day upon the request of the Indian team management.”It’s not fair to single out any one player. Batsmen from both teams have struggled, you know, when the occasion demands…It’s a case of mental resolve – how you put mind over matter and mental discipline will be the key as far as batsmen are concerned going forward even in this Test match,” Shastri said.advertisementIndia finally practice ahead of crucial Trent Bridge Test vs EnglandShastri said the Indian team did not have any negative bones and stressed the players needed to now show some mental discipline if it wanted to bounce back at Trent Bridge. He conceded conditions have been tough in England – in fact, after destroying the Indian batting line-up at Lord’s, James Anderson had said even England’s batsmen would have struggled in those conditions.India walk into another England fortress in a bid to stay alive in Test series”Conditions have been tough as you have seen right through the series but that’s where character comes into place and mental discipline comes into place.. the resolve to know where your off-stump is.. you have to leave a lot of balls.. to be prepared to look ugly and dirty and show some grit,” Shastri said.Time for Rishabh Pant to make Test debut after Dinesh Karthik’s failures?Shastri also urged his team to believe in itself. This Indian team has of course come from behind three times before – the most recent occasion was the 2015 series against Sri Lanka but England is a different challenge altogether.”Just believe in yourself.. you have been in this position a couple of times before and you have responded.”One thing for sure, there is no negative bone in this unit. Conditions favoured England at Lord’s but that is no excuse.. it can happen to any team.. This is a team without a negative bone wanting to win,” Shastri said.
New Delhi: Several senior party workers, Cabinet and Union Ministers, Chief Ministers of other states, and people closely related to the party and Arun Jaitley, bid the former Finance Minister an emotional goodbye throughout the day on Sunday. In addition to Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani and Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar; Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das, and LJD leader Sharad Yadav were at the party headquarters to pay their last respects to Jaitley. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderBJP leaders Madhav Rao and Shivraj Singh Chauhan had earlier arrived at Jaitley’s Kailash Colony residence along with Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and an envoy from the UK, who said that many in Britain treasured Jaitley. Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal also paid their last respects at the residence. The former Andhra Pradesh CM and TDP leader Chandrababu Naidu was also at the residence along with Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla, who called Jaitley a great speaker and parliamentarian. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsUnion Ministers Amit Shah, Harsh Vardhan, Rajnath Singh and Piyush Goyal, Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das and Bharatiya Janata Party National Working President J P Nadda were among those who paid homage to the departed leader at the party headquarters. LJD leader Sharad Yadav, who had often locked horns with Jaitley in Parliament, was also at the party headquarters. Former Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and a Bhutanese envoy from the embassy in Delhi also visited the party headquarters. The cremation was attended by Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman, Rajnath Singh, Prakash Javadekar, Smriti Irani, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. Also present were BJP veteran LK Advani as well as other party leaders including B S Yediyurappa, Gautam Gambhir, along with opposition leaders Sharad Pawar and Praful Patel, who said, “He (Jaitley) was one of the last few great parliamentarians in the country.”
Earlier this week at GLSEN’s Respect Awards in New York City, Glee’s Matthew Morrison was honored with the Inspiration Award for portraying a shining example of the vital role a supportive educator can have in creating an affirming, positive and supportive school culture for LGBT students.Glee’s Matthew Morrison Honored At GLSEN Respect AwardsCredit/Copyright: Getty Images/Craig BarritOther honorees of the night included John Stryker, Desiree Raught and Johnson & Johnson.Raven-Symoné At GLSEN Respect AwardsCredit/Copyright: Getty Images/Craig BarritGuests in attendance included Raven-Symoné, Anneliese van der Pol, Maulik Pancholy, Sutton Crawford, Rain Dove, Rain Pryor, Kevin Thomas and Kimberly Reed.Glee’s Matthew Morrison At GLSEN Respect AwardsCredit/Copyright: Getty Images/Craig BarritThe GLSEN Respect Awards, introduced in 2004 and held annually in Los Angeles and New York, showcase the work of students, educators, individuals and corporations who serve as exemplary role models and have made a significant impact on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.GLSEN has led the way on LGBT issues in K-12 education since 1990. Through ground-breaking original research, innovative program development, student leadership and educator training, community organizing, and targeted state and federal advocacy, GLSEN has seen the impact of its work through the development of educational resources, direct engagement of youth and educators, and national programs like GLSEN’s Day of Silence, GLSEN’s No Name-Calling Week, GLSEN’s Ally Week.
Buried underneath the blaring headlines concerning Penn State, another tale of impropriety involving a prestigious collegiate institution—this time the University of North Carolina at Chapell Hill—has come forth, raising questions about the integrity of its student-athletes.In August 2011, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill launched an internal investigation of its African and Afro-American Studies department after apparent inaccuracies involving its courses were discovered. The results showed that dozens of the department’s classes were taught “irregularly,” meaning that the listed instructor had little to no interaction with students and/or did not grade written assignments.Approximately 600 students were registered in these classes between 2007 and 2009, a number of whom were student-athletes. The investigation also found that students were afforded temporary grades and grade changes at a startling rate, including one professor who had given 26 percent of his students temporary grades. Though the investigation determined that student-athletes had been given preferential treatment, it seems that athletic counselors assigned to help student-athletes guided them towards the questionable courses. One of the “no-show” classes, which included 18 football players and one former football player, was created just days before the summer semester began.“It seems likely that someone in the African and Afro-American Studies Department called athletics counselors (who are professionally trained and hired by the College of Arts and Sciences) to tell them that certain courses would be available,” the report read. “While we do not know exactly what transpired, clearly there is considerable uncertainty in the relationship between academic departments and athletic counselors. …”The University probe was sparked after an NCAA investigation, during which a student-athlete had submitted a paper from one of the courses in question to the NCAA as part of a complaint. The paper was fraught with plagiarism, and was widely reported and made available to the public. , Professor Julius Nyang’oro, who served as the department chair during the time in question, was also the instructor for the student’s course. The report has since identified him, as well as retired administrator Deborah Crowder, as likely sources of academic impropriety. Nyang’oro resigned from his position, and officially retired from the University at the start of the month.While the athletic program does not currently face sanctions, the internal report mentions that student-athletes should be advised by standard academic counselors rather than those working for the athletic program. In addition, it calls for an independent investigation by higher education officials to look into the relationship between the athletic program and the academic fraud case.