We’ve come a long way from the days of having interns spend summers locked away in file rooms with boxes of papers to sort through, or needing to replace typewriter ribbon to finish up that company memo to hand out. Those working in IT at any company feel the unique pressures from their industry to stay current, or even ahead, of technology. Those in credit union IT aren’t any different.A recent piece on CUTimes.com discusses some options for automation that can accommodate the mix of physical, virtual and cloud resources that define most enterprise tasks to help credit union IT departments “become more agile.” As the author states, “Financial IT people aren’t imagining things: Their jobs are definitely getting tougher. While computing resources are becoming less expensive and more plentiful, staffing levels, for the most part, are remaining constant. This resource gap is putting stress on IT organizations because the professionals in those departments must deal with increasingly complex systems that don’t interact well with each other.”So with that being said, the four suggestions for workload automation are as follows:1. Reporting. Intelligent workload automation can streamline and consolidate reporting, using parameters in pre-built job steps instead of through hard coding. Stock notifications, for example, can be reported according to virtually any pricing parameter, along with custom alerts as needed. By setting calls for data, triggers for specific reports, scheduling according to business rules, distributions based on dependencies and so on, report management can be minimized dramatically. continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Callahan & Associates is known in the credit union industry for their in-depth research and analytics. With 30 years of experience in credit unions, they have provided sound advice for credit union leadership. Every year they survey the industry to gain a deeper understanding of credit union core processing trends and best practices. In 2017 they asked CU executives what top features they were looking for in new credit union core providers. Here were the top 3 responses:1. Seamless Core Integration. Looking back just 5 years ago in 2012, credit unions identified IT Systems to be a limiting factor to their success. Now, the integration of multiple systems and products is identified as the key to their growth. The ability to seamlessly integrate with third-party vendors was identified in the survey as the most desired feature in a new core provider. Not only was it named the most important feature they are looking for, it was identified as the number one deciding factor for credit unions who did, in fact, make a conversion in the past year to a new provider. From mobile loans to in-house credit cards, integration is key. For example, credit card solutions should integrate card ordering and card loan servicing seamlessly into the core, providing both members and staff with real-time transactional access to card account information through mobile banking, eStatements, eAlerts and various other service channels. This is the type of seamless integration CEO’s are looking for to provide real and substantial cost savings and efficiency in serving their members. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey scored a hat-trick as Ghana kept faint hopes of a fourth straight World Cup appearance alive with a 5-1 thrashing of Congo in Brazzaville.Egypt have nine points after four rounds, Uganda seven, Ghana five and Congo just one.Although Egypt have been the dominant African football force, winning the Cup of Nations a record seven times, they consistently struggle in the World Cup, qualifying only twice.Leaders Ivory Coast suffered a shock 2-1 home defeat by Gabon in Group C, but the damage was lessened by second-place Morocco only drawing 0-0 with Mali in Bamako.Axel Meye and recent Southampton recruit Mario Lemina scored within 10 minutes during the first half for the Gabonese, who crumbled 3-0 at home to the Ivorians three days ago.Maxwel Cornet halved the deficit on 56 minutes, but the Elephants could not find an equaliser in Bouake.Ivory Coast have seven points, Morocco six, Gabon five and Mali two, with the final-round clash of the top two nations set to decide who goes to Russia.#EGYUGA TweetsShare on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 Egypt however created most of the chances only to be regularly thwarted by 2016 Africa-based Footballer of the Year Onyango.The Pharaohs host bottom team Congo Brazzaville in October and visit third-place Ghana in November and two victories will ensure they qualify. Okwi goes for an aerial ball in Alexandria on Tuesday night. PHOTO FUFA MEDIAEgypt ?? 1 Uganda 0 ??Onyango heroics, but Salah takes Egypt closer to World Cup returnKey dates Uganda vs Ghana Oct 7 Egypt vs Congo Oct 7 Congo vs Uganda Nov 6 Ghana vs Egypt Nov 6Standings Group E??EGY – 9pts??UGA – 7pts?? GHA – 5pts??CGO – 1Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | African giants Egypt moved closer to a first World Cup appearance since 1990 when they defeated Uganda 1-0 Tuesday thanks to an early goal from Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah.A near-capacity crowd in the 85,000-seat Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria saw the June signing from AS Roma strike just six minutes into the Group E clash.Salah sneaked behind the defence and after goalkeeper Denis Onyango parried his first attempt, he poked the rebound into the net to decide the top-of-the-table showdown.It was the first goal conceded by Uganda in 456 minutes of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia after five consecutive clean sheets. A defender lost the ball on the right flank, and the Egyptians took full advantage.The goal did not halt the confident start Moses Basena’s team had shown, as they took control of the game and made some daring attempts at the Egyptian goal.
A Miami teen is recovering in the hospital after he was struck by a police cruiser while he riding his bike.The incident occurred Monday after 3:15 p.m. in the area of Northwest 12th Avenue and 36th Street.The 16-year-old male was transported to North Shore Medical Center where he was listed in stable condition.Not much is known about the incident at this time, however, authorities did report that the sergeant was not responding to a call at the time but was on duty.Officials are continuing to investigate the incident.
In Richmond, the U 17 girls lost 2-1 to Aldergrove in a game dominated by the Kootenay reps.Tahini Senchel scored the lone goal for Nelson.Brownwyn Sutherland took the loss in goal for the Selects.Earlier in the day, the U14 girls played one of the team’s best games of the season losing a 2-0 decision to pre-tournament favourite Vernon United.Vernon scored late in the first half and early in the second half to pull out the narrow victory.Hanna Quinn was in goal for the U14 Selects.In other action involving Nelson teams, the U13 girls lost 4-0 to North Shore Pegasus while the U18 Boys got past Richmond Athletics 2-1.Both tournaments continue through the weekend with the playoff round set for Sunday. Nelson Select teams had a tough time Thursday on Day one of the BC Soccer Provincial B Cup tournament in Richmond and Chilliwack.The U15 Selects scored a 1-1 draw against Terrace to open the Les Sinnott Memorial Tournament in Richmond.Marco Falcone, with an assist to Riley Osachoff, scored for the U15 Selects against Terrace in the opener for both teams.Raven Johnson was outstanding for Nelson in goal to preserve the points.
Chelsea were frustrated in a goalless first half at Villa Park after Nemanja Matic saw what looked like the opener ruled out.The Serbian bundled in at the far post late in the half but Chelsea’s celebrations were cut short as referee Chris Foy chalked it off for handball.The Blues looked the more likely to score, with recalled Brazilians Oscar and Willian both firing narrowly wide.The fit-again Fernando Torres has impressed with his workrate but fired wastefully wide of the near post in his only clear sight of goal.The home side’s best moments have come on the break, with Christian Benteke the focal point.The big Belgian headed wide from Fabian Delph’s teasing cross and also fashioned a firmly struck volley just wide of Petr Cech’s far post.After Manchester City’s 2-0 win at Hull earlier in the day, Chelsea will not be wanting to drop crucial points in the title race.However Jose Mourinho also has one eye on Tuesday’s Champions League second leg at home to Galatasaray and has shuffled his pack, with Samuel Eto’o, Frank Lampard and Andre Schurrle dropping out.Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Ramires; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Torres. Subs: Schwarzer, Kalas, Mikel, Lampard, Schurrle, Salah, Ba.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
The Haryana government on Wednesday transferred 14 IAS officers, including bureaucrat Ashok Khemka, who has been posted as Principal Secretary of the Archaeological department. Mr. Khemka has been transferred nearly 50 times in his career.He tweeted: “Again transferred. Again the same thing. Constitution Day was celebrated yesterday. Today, order and rules of Supreme Court were broken yet again. Few would be happy. As reached the last destination. Reward for honesty is humiliation.”Mr. Khemka, who was posted for nearly eight months in the Science and Technology Department, has been now been posted as Principal Secretary, Archives, Archaeology and Museums Department.Mr. Khemka came to limelight after he cancelled the mutation of a land deal between Congress leader Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra’s company and real estate developer DLF.The other officials who have been transferred include Sanjeev Kaushal, Additional Chief Secretary, Excise and Taxation and Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Department, who has been posted as Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Department and Cooperation Department.Pranab Kishore Das, Additional Chief Secretary, Mines and Geology Department, has been posted as Additional Chief Secretary, Food, Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department.Alok Nigam, Additional Chief Secretary, Public Works Department (Building and Roads) has been posted as Additional Chief Secretary, Forest and Wildlife Department and Medical Education.Devender Singh, Additional Chief Secretary, Civil Aviation, Industries and Commerce, Skill Development, has been posted as Additional Chief Secretary, Irrigation and Water Resources.Trilok Chand Gupta, Additional Chief Secretary, New and Renewable Energy, Transport, has been posted as Additional Chief Secretary, New and Renewable Energy, Transport, Power, Employment, Works related to Implementation of Chief Minister announcements, Skill Development and Industrial Training and Member Secretary, Haryana Governance Reforms Authority.Amit Jha, Additional Chief Secretary, Medical Education and Research Department has been posted as Additional Chief Secretary, Science and Technology Department and Advisor, Haryana Saraswati Heritage Board.Siddhi Nath Roy, Additional Chief Secretary, Food, Supply and Consumer Affairs and Cooperation Department, has been posted as Additional Chief Secretary, Urban Local Bodies Department.Rajeev Arora, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Family Welfare and Public Health Engineering Department, has been posted as Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, Public Works (Building and Roads).T.V.S.N. Prasad, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance and Planning Department, has been posted as Additional Chief Secretary, Finance and Planning Department, Industries and Commerce and Civil Aviation Department.Anurag Rastogi, Principal Secretary, Irrigation and Water Resources Department, has been posted as Principal Secretary, Excise and Taxation Department.Anand Mohan Sharan, Principal Secretary, Urban Local Bodies, Sports and Youth Affairs Departments, has been posted as Principal Secretary, Mines and Geology, Sports and Youth Affairs Department.D. Suresh, Chief Administrator, Haryana Shaheri Vikas Pradhikaran, has been posted as the Commissioner, Rohtak Division, Rohtak.Pankaj Yadav, Commissioner, Rohtak Division, Rohtak, has been posted as Chief Administrator, Haryana Shaheri Vikas Pradhikaran.
The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) will be developing a national statistical migration database this year as it continues work on the formulation of a National Policy and Plan of Action on International Migration and Development.The project aims to build the capacity of ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) to implement the national plan of action. It also seeks public ownership and participation in the implementation of the action plan.An allotment of $31.1 million has been set aside in the 2018/19 Estimates of Expenditure to facilitate the development of the database along with other project activities.These include conducting peer-to-peer learning sessions with participating countries as well as facilitating the integration and coordination with local governance structures and planning mechanisms at parish, community and municipal levels.Up to December last year under the project, a policy on international migration and development (Green Paper) was developed, a multi-agency stakeholder governance structure (National Working Group on International Migration and Development) was developed to oversee policy formulation and implementation, and the country’s migration profile was developed and published.In addition, a National Diaspora Policy was drafted, capacity development training workshops were held for migration stakeholders, technical support was provided for the Diaspora Mapping Project, training was conducted in International Migration Law, a Policy Implementation Plan for 2017-2022 was developed, and a Plan of Action was developed for admission for forced returnees.The project, which was originally slated for January 2011 to June 2012, is now scheduled to end in March 2022 after several extensions.It is being funded by the Government of Jamaica with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and International Organization for Migration (IOM). The project aims to build the capacity of ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) to implement the national plan of action. It also seeks public ownership and participation in the implementation of the action plan. The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) will be developing a national statistical migration database this fiscal year as it continues work on the formulation of a National Policy and Plan of Action on International Migration and Development. Story Highlights These include conducting peer-to-peer learning sessions with participating countries as well as facilitating the integration and coordination with local governance structures and planning mechanisms at parish, community and municipal levels.
He said they have been encouraged to consider making arrangements to operate in other markets controlled by the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC). Story Highlights “We have been exploring various options… we have said to them that there are spaces at Stony Hill Market… there are spaces in the other markets that we own (such as) Papine, Coronation (and) Cross Roads,” he said, noting that some vendors are making their own arrangements. Mayor of Kingston and St. Andrew, Senator Councillor Delroy Williams, says every effort is being made to assist vendors at the Constant Spring Market to relocate. Mayor of Kingston and St. Andrew, Senator Councillor Delroy Williams, says every effort is being made to assist vendors at the Constant Spring Market to relocate.He said they have been encouraged to consider making arrangements to operate in other markets controlled by the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC).“We have been exploring various options… we have said to them that there are spaces at Stony Hill Market… there are spaces in the other markets that we own (such as) Papine, Coronation (and) Cross Roads,” he said, noting that some vendors are making their own arrangements.Mr. Williams was the main speaker at the Shortwood Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church’s community guest day event recently.He informed that the KSAMC has had several meetings with the vendors to discuss the Constant Spring Road expansion plan.“We have been outlining the fact that the Government has asked that we sell the market to them for the purpose of the road widening. We have been taking steps in terms of the process to sell, while at the same time, trying to maximise the time that the vendors stay at the market, so we haven’t even issued the vendors a notice yet to leave the market,” he pointed out.Mr. Williams noted further that no authorisation has been given to demolish the market and remove the vendors.“We have not issued any notice for demolition. We have been very clear that the market must not be demolished unless clear authorisation is given by the Council. We have not given that authorisation. We understand the concerns of the vendors. We feel their concerns and we understand that it’s their livelihood, so we have been taking our time… to deal with the issue,” he pointed out.The National Works Agency (NWA) has commenced a major road upgrading project along Constant Spring Road to accommodate four lanes of traffic, new traffic management solutions and improved pedestrian facilities.The project will include improvements where Constant Spring Road intersects with Red Hills Road, West King’s House Road, Dunrobin Avenue, Shortwood Road, West Avenue and Oaklands, Immaculate Conception and Constant Spring Tax Office, and Olivier Road.There will be new signalised intersections where Constant Spring Road intersects with Mannings Hill Road, Constant Spring Terrace and Hillman Road, Clifton Boulevard, Manor Centre, Manor Park circulation, Stilwell Road and Long Lane.Central Avenue will become a one-way corridor, and a temporary bridge will be created within the Manor Park circulation.
APTN National NewsCanada’s largest Mi’kmaw community just hosted its largest powwow to date.It was a chance to shine a positive light on the Eskasoni First Nation and kick start their economy.Oh, and the highlight of the weekend?A free concert by A Tribe Called Red.APTN’s Trina Roache has the story.