December 19

The real opportunity of credit union big data and analytics

first_img continue reading » “Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” –Mattie Stepanekby: Austin WentzlaffThe credit union industry (or credit union movement as it’s often referred to) is probably one of the most collaborative industries in the United States, if not the entire world. Unlike other organizations, credit unions share ideas and even their “secrets.” They truly care about the welfare of the industry and its millions of members. It’s great! Collaboration benefits credit unions in several ways but one way, in my opinion, presents the biggest opportunity. Big Data and Analytics.The ProblemAccording to Credit Union Financial Exchange (CUFX), Credit Unions spend millions of dollars independently integrating similar technologies. From what we’ve seen, this is especially true in what I will define as Credit Union Big Data and Analytics. Credit Union Big Data and Analytics is comprised of data integration (data warehousing), report writing, and the creation of analytics applications and reports. Today, credit unions spend significant amounts of time and money building their own isolated solutions to satisfy pressing reporting needs. While this may solve the short term problem, the unique design hinders the ability to share reports and pool data with other credit unions. Different credit unions often spend resources building similar reports and dashboards. This begs the question that was recently raised by John Best of CU Wallet and Best Innovation Group. Are credit unions technology companies that deliver financial services or are they financial service companies that use technology? ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

December 18

What you need to know about Bar’s new email rule

first_imgThe Supreme Court has amended Rule 1-3.3(a), Official Bar Name and Address, to require each member of The Florida Bar provide the Bar with a business email address, if the member has one, as part of his or her offical Bar record.Below is information about why the rule was needed and how it affects Florida lawyers. Q. What is the purpose of this rule change?A. The e-filing and e-service being developed for implementation within the Florida state courts system takes advantage of the efficiency of Bar members filing court documents via email. To prepare for e-filing, the Florida Supreme Court opted to require that all members provide the Bar with a business-use email address, if the member has one, as part of his or her official Bar record. Q. Is an email address now required as part of my official Bar record?A. The rule change only requires designation of a business email address, if members have one. However, the e-filing system being implemented throughout the state courts is designed for Bar members to use email to file briefs, petitions, and other legal documents. Q. How do I submit my business email address to be in compliance with the new rule? A. Member profile and contact information can be updated by accessing the Member Services page on the Bar’s website, or by contacting the Membership Records department, (850) 561-5832. Q. Does the Bar sell my email address or my other member information?A. No. As further explained below, basic Bar membership information, including any email address, is considered public record except for those lawyers who claim a recognized legal exemption. That data — and other optional member-posted information — appear on the Bar’s website and is accessible to anyone consistent with applicable law, but cannot be simply downloaded in bulk. The Bar must otherwise allow for bulk requests of its member data from anyone in response to a valid public records request. Then, the Bar may only assess a minimal service fee for copies of its records, or for requests that involve particularly unique aggregations of this data or that seek compilations outside of Excel formats — otherwise, the Bar must essentially distribute its member information free of charge. Q. What happens if I don’t have an email address?A. There are providers that offer free email accounts, such as Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc. Bar members should research options and determine the best email provider for their law practice. Q. If I provide an email address, will I no longer receive communications from the Bar by mail? A. Communications will continue to be sent by the methods required in applicable rules: no changes in mailing fee statements, certified mail notices, and Bar publications are anticipated at this time.However, some Bar communications are delivered exclusively by email, such as: certification annual fees invoices; certification exam surveys; materials and admission cards for CLE courses provided by The Florida Bar; and periodic news updates from Florida Bar leadership. Q. Can I give my personal email address instead of my business one? The new rule amendment requires only a “business email address.” If you only have a personal email, which also serves as a business email, you can provide it to meet this requirement. Q. Will my business email address be published?A. Yes, member profile information is public record and it is accessible to the general public. Q. Why is my Bar profile a public record?A. As an official arm of the Supreme Court, The Florida Bar is subject to our state constitution’s public records provisions, the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar and the Rules of Judicial Administration: Art I, Sec. 24, Fla.Const., R.Reg.Fla.Bar 1-14.1, Fla.R.Jud.Admin 2.420, and In re Amendments, 608 So.2d 472 (Fla. 1992). The basic personal data that the Bar keeps on all its members is therefore public record unless such information is subject to a recognized exemption under Florida law.Additionally, the Bar has obligations per R.Reg.Fla.Bar 2-2.3 to periodically publish its membership listing and, by policy, such information is displayed on the Bar’s website without limitation. Unless a member claims a valid exemption under Florida law for protection of such data, the Bar publishes it. What you need to know about Bar’s new email rule What you need to know about Bar’s new email rulecenter_img July 15, 2012 Regular Newslast_img read more

October 20

Happy 40th Independence Anniversary, SVG – CARICOM Secretary-General

first_img Oct 2, 2020 You may be interested in… Find Way for Private Sector to Assume Role as Jobs Generator… 13th Annual Caribbean Plant Health Directors Forum to be… Former CARICOM Assistant Secretary-General Dies Aug 25, 2020 CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has congratulated St. Vincent and the Grenadines on its 40th Anniversary of Independence which it celebrates on 27 October 2019, under the theme ‘With Strength, Honour.and Dignity We Stand Resolute at Forty and Beyond’. In a congratulatory message to Vincentian Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, the Secretary-General said the people can look back with pride and satisfaction at 40 years as an independent nation and of being a haven of peace, progress and stability. “This fact no doubt was instrumental in the recent election of St. Vincent and the Grenadines as a non-permanent member of the ,” the Secretary-General said.center_img Barbados Gov’t Still on Track to Meet IMF targets –… Aug 10, 2020 Aug 10, 2020 CARICOM SG congratulates re-elected Vincentian LeaderCARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has congratulated Dr. Ralph Gonsalves on his party’s victory in the recent elections in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and his re-election to office as the nation’s leader. Dr. Gonsalves’ Unity Labour Party (ULP) won eight of the 15 seats at stake in the December…December 16, 2015In “CARICOM”CARICOM congratulates St. Vincent and the GrenadinesCARICOM has congratulated the Government and People of St. Vincent and the Grenadines as they celebrate the country’s 36th Independence Anniversary today 27 October 2015. The Theme “Working Together to enhance National Pride” is quite fitting, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said in his congratulatory message to St. Vincent and…October 27, 2015In “CARICOM”Two new Ambassadors to CARICOM AccreditedDeveloping the world’s first climate resilient countries is a key focus for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) for 2018 which promises to be a year of “rebuilding and growth,” CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said Friday 12 January. He was at the time accrediting new ambassadors of Barbados and St. Vincent…January 12, 2018In “Barbados”Share this on WhatsApp “That the nation is the smallest ever to have been granted that responsibility, is another achievement of which the country and the Community can be proud,” he added. Ambassador LaRocque also applauded St. Vincent and the Grenadines as a strong and dedicated advocate of regional integration, noting that the Caribbean Community has benefitted from its steadfast contribution to furthering that process, in particular through its responsibility for Transportation in the CARICOM quasi-cabinet. “The Community looks forward to St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ continued commitment to the development of this Caribbean Civilisation, as well as to the country’s further progress in the social and economic spheres as it proudly celebrates forty years of freedom,” the Secretary-General said. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… last_img read more

October 6

VIDEO: Zamakona Boosts Capacity, Eyes Larger Vessels

first_imgAs part of Zamakona Yards’ program to improve its services, the shipbuilder has commenced work at its shipyard at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Repnaval (Zamakona Yards), aimed at increasing the slipway capacity and tonnage.Specifically, the company is preparing its slipway Nº 4 to receive vessels of 120 meters length and 20 meters breadth with lightweight tonnages of 5500 tons for flat bottomed vessels and 4500 tons for keeled vessels. The work is expected to be completed in January of 2014.“We are confident that with this investment Repnaval will continue to be the shipyard of reference in the port of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, expanding our capacity to offer quality services for the maintenance and repair of clients’ vessels and those of other ship owners and operators,” Zamakona Yards said in a press release.The details of the Project can be viewed in the video below. [mappress]Press Release, November 28, 2013last_img read more

September 27

Scrap Metal Thieves Hit Local Salvage Yard

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInPolice Scotland is investigating the theft of over 1000 Kg of scrap brass metal from the premises of Rosefield Salvage Recycling in the Lochside Industrial Estate, Irongray Road, Dumfries. The theft happened at between 2130 hours and midnight on Sunday 25 November 2016.Constable Keith Beattie at Dumfries said “this amount of metal would have taken some manpower and time to shift from the premises. We want to hear from anyone who may have been in the area of the Lochside Industrial Estate between 2130 hours and midnight on Sunday night and who might have seen anything suspicious, or any vehicles which may have been in the area, as clearly a vehicle would have been used to take the metal away. The value of the metal runs to thousands of pounds Callers can call police at Dumfries on the 101 number.”last_img read more

September 18

Redknapp denies considering Bale sale

first_imgHarry Redknapp has hit back at claims he considered letting Gareth Bale go while he was Tottenham manager.Former Spurs director of football Damien Comolli has appeared to suggest that Redknapp was open to selling the Wales star, reportedly to Birmingham City for £3m.But the QPR boss, who was in charge at White Hart Lane between 2008 and 2012, has insisted that was never the case.AdChoices广告Redknapp said: “I hear rumours that I’m supposed to have wanted to loan him out at one time, which was never true. Never ever did I think about loaning him or letting Gareth Bale leave Tottenham.“I’d followed his career and always knew he was going to be one of the absolute top players – never in any doubt.”Comolli has also suggested that Redknapp had to be persuaded to move Bale, who later left Tottenham to join Real Madrid, from left-back to a more advanced position.“Someone said Damien Comolli told me to play Gareth Bale on the left wing,” said Redknapp.“I never worked with Damien Comolli – he wasn’t at the club when I went there, he’d left. When I went in, he was gone, so I never had any contact with him.“I played Gareth on the left wing but I wasn’t the first one to do it. I saw him play on the left wing for [ex-Spurs boss] Martin Jol and he was fantastic.“Martin moved him and I moved him from left-back to left wing – no one told me to do it.“Now he plays left wing, right wing or through the middle – he’s just an amazing talent.“I couldn’t take the credit and certainly Damien Comolli couldn’t take the credit. The only person who can take the credit is the boy himself.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more