Why Apple Pay can’t be your only mobile wallet strategy

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Paul FioreDeveloping the right mobile payment strategy is a priority for any credit union that wants to stay competitive amid rapid changes in technology and consumer behavior.Apple Pay offers a smooth, consumer-centric solution backed by a powerful marketing machine, but there are several reasons why it can’t be your ONLY mobile wallet strategy.Economic Impact. New fees, and more importantly, the lack of influence you have over which payment cards are loaded by consumers in Apple Pay and other 3rd party applications will be detrimental for your interchange.Brand. Only your credit union can protect your brand and keep members engaged to ensure they don’t consider alternative financial services providers.Data. We all know the dangers of giving up your rights to customer data. Who do you want to be in control of where the information goes and how it’s used? continue reading »last_img read more

Local kindergarten teachers add coronavirus health practices to curriculum

first_imgStudents will read materials and work on projects that teach them ways to stay safe during the pandemic. “We’ll talk about how it’s important to stay healthy and one of the ways we’re doing that they have been doing already; wearing a mask not getting too close to people staying their distance and washing our hands properly,” said Maine Memorial Kindergarten teacher Alissa Vanluvender. The teachers said they put students at their own tables in the classroom and when students do have to share tables there are plexiglass dividers. At Maine Memorial Elementary, kindergarten teachers are inlcuding social distancing, masks, and safe hygiene practices as part of the curriculum. The school said with young children, it’s important to establish keeping their hands to themselves and all of the new rules that come with going to school. The school said it informed parents ahead of time of the changes to help prepare students for the new normal. TOWN OF MAINE (WBNG) — As kids head back to school, kindergarten teachers are making sure their students understand the new normal while in the classroom. last_img read more

Representatives of the tourism sector of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County stayed in Slavonia

first_imgAs they point out from Vukovar-Srijem County, a positive example of cooperation between the two friendly counties is the exchange of mandarins, which has been going on for years, and since last year Vukovar-Srijem County has been donating apples to Dubrovnik-Neretva County. Director of the Tourist Board of Vukovar-Srijem County, Rujana Bušić, pointed out that guests do not have a large number of days to tour the whole of Slavonia, so a combination of programs was chosen that includes presentation and content, but also specific things that are important for travel agencies, and noted that this will be a very good invitation to start and inspiration for further research and intensification of collaboration. Director of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County Tourist Board, and Vladimir Bakic  He pointed out that there is a nice cooperation between “blue” and “green” Croatia, but there is always room for improvement and that representatives of the economy of all Slavonian counties should be more actively involved in attracting tourists to Slavonia. The Dubrovnik-Neretva and Vukovar-Srijem County Tourist Boards, in cooperation with the Dubrovnik-Neretva and Vukovar-Srijem Counties, organized a study trip to Slavonia for travel agencies from the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, with the aim of presenting the tourist facilities and capacities of Vukovar-Srijem County. Also, a working meeting was held on the topic: “Tourist facilities and offers of Vukovar-Srijem County”. “The initiative was for travel agencies of Dubrovnik-Neretva County to come to the easternmost Croatian county and see what it has to offer, and Slavonia should join their tourist programs so that tourists can come to Slavonia as well. pointed out the prefect of Vukovar-Srijem County, Božo Galić. Although it is a symbolic collaboration, it is certainly stimulating and useful that strives for commercialization and confirmation of entrepreneurial activities. “In a recent presentation of Vukovar-Srijem County during their visit to Dubrovnik-Neretva County, this initiative also emerged. We had the opportunity to see how the entrepreneurs of Vukovar-Srijem County are organized and what products they can offer to the hotel and catering industry of our county. By organizing tourist visits of both domestic and foreign tourists, and with the experience of our travel agencies, we can contribute to the development of tourism in this continental part of Croatia.”Bakic pointed out. The guests visited the sights in our county, from the Ilok City Museum, walls, Ilok cellars, Principovac, and in the Municipality of Nijemci through a boat ride and a visit to Sopot, as well as the memorial part of Vukovar and Vučedol to the sights of Vinkovci.last_img read more

Paul Merson explains why Frank Lampard should sign Manchester City defender John Stones for Chelsea

first_imgAdvertisement Stones has been heavily linked with a move away from Man City (Picture: Getty)‘Guardiola was playing a midfielder, Fernandinho, ahead of him last season, and a defender in Eric Garcia who wants to leave the club!‘I’d be amazed if he was still there by the end of this window. But lots of clubs should be looking at him.‘Stones is homegrown. He’s an England international. He has plenty of experience. But he’s still young. He ticks a lot of boxes.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘You play him in a three and he ca play it out for you and get them going. He would be one of the best defenders around in a three.‘He’s just like David Luiz, who was phenomenal for Chelsea when Antonio Conte played him in the middle of a three.’Chelsea manager Lampard has already signed Germany striker Timo Werner and Morocco international Hakim Ziyech this summer.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Chelsea in ‘advanced talks’ with PSG defender Thiago Silva over free transferMORE: Thiago Silva speaks out on his future amid Chelsea transfer speculation Paul Merson explains why Frank Lampard should sign Manchester City defender John Stones for Chelsea Paul Merson has urged Chelsea to sign Manchester City defender John Stones (Picture: Sky Sports)Paul Merson has urged Frank Lampard to sign John Stones and says the Manchester City defender can be a ‘success story’ at Chelsea.Stones is widely expected to leave the Etihad this summer having fallen down the pecking order at Man City and has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge.Lampard is keen to bolster his defensive options and is looking at the likes of Declan Rice, Ben White and Lewis Dunk as well as England international Stones.Former Arsenal and England star Merson told StarSport: ‘Chelsea should go and get John Stones because there is a success story there waiting to happen.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘When you hear they have put defenders like Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen up for sale, you can see they need a centre back.‘I’ve said all along Stones would do well there. And they should go and get him now. He has no future at City. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 21 Aug 2020 7:32 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShares Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Unity Delivers North Sea P&A Pressure Testing for Petrofac

first_imgAberdeen-based well integrity player Unity has completed a preparatory plugging and abandonment project in partnership with oilfield services provider Petrofac.Unity deployed its Temporary Abandonment Cap Test Tool (TACTT) to pressure test two suspended mudline wells in the North Sea in support of an end of life campaign undertaken by Petrofac for a multinational operator.The TACTT technology, designed to provide a fast and mobile method of pressure testing, confirmed zero pressure below the TA caps of the two wells, allowing P&A operations to continue.The TACTT was deployed on drill pipe from a rig, however it can also be cable deployed for vessel-based P&A activity and added cost efficiency, Unity explains. The TACTT was delivered within one week, returned to Unity after the first well, redressed in 3 days and then remobilised for the second well.Gary Smart, Unity CEO, said: “Re-entering offshore wells, which may have been suspended for a considerable number of years, is challenging and high risk, particularly as any pressure build up behind the back-pressure valve of the TA caps cannot usually be measured. For the first time, there is a safe and efficient method to test and vent these wells prior to re-entry.“This latest project in partnership with Petrofac, builds on our successful track record and the value the industry already recognises in the TACTT technology. We look forward to continuing to deliver further cost, efficiency and safety benefits for our clients through this and our other innovative technology.”last_img read more

Patricia “Pat” Moore

first_imgPatricia “Pat” Moore, 86, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2016 in Lawrenceburg, IN.She was born Thursday, October 31, 1929 in Cincinnati, OH, daughter of the late John Daniel Jeffers and the late Virginia Holbrock Jeffers.She worked as a Respitory Therapist for Dearborn County Hospital, retiring after over 25 years of service.She was a member of Aurora American Legion Auxiliary. Pat loved her quaker parrot, Travelor. She loved camping, boating and gathering with friends and family.Surviving are children, Jeff (Rhonda) Moore of Aurora, IN., Robin (Jeff) Lawson of Louisville, KY., Brian (Michelle) Moore of Independence, KY., Winde (Marvin) Mangold of Aurora, IN; grandchildren, Lisa Murray, Selena Keller, Brooke Hurley, Candace Shelton, Nicholas Fleming, Sydney Moore, Bobby Thomas, Latisha Thomas, Justin Thomas, Chrystal Shular, Chelsea Lipps, Courtney Jackson, Tina Pruitt and Jake Mangold; .21 great grandchildren and many friends from Holiday Hills.She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bob” Moore, her parents, grandmother, Irene Jeffers and 2 brothers.Friends will be received 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the Funeral Home, at 7:00 pm.Contributions may be made to the American Legion Auxiliary. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Meyer wins 100th on ‘big night’ of racing at Off Road Speedway

first_imgBy Randy PospishilNORFOLK, Neb. (June 18) – Multiple drivers experienced a ‘big night’ of racing at Off Road Speedway Saturday night but none more so than Ramsey Meyer.Meyer, the IMCA Mach-1 Sport Compact national points leader, won for the second straight week at Norfolk but this win was even more special as the Pierce driver recorded his 100th career victory in the division.“I’ve been fighting for that for the last, I don’t know how many, races,” Meyer said. “To finally get that, hopefully we can get some momentum going now.”Starting on the inside of the third row, Meyer immediately squeezed through the midst of the four cars in front of him to get the lead early, then maintained it during two cautions for his fifth win in seven starts this season at Off Road.With a second-place showing, Kandie Smidt managed her first top five finish while Brooke Fluckiger’s race-long progress through the 12-car field ended with a didn’t-quite-get-there effort at the finish line as Dustin Jackson, in a borrowed car, hung on for third place.Meyer was IMCA’s national champion in the 4-cylinder class in 2013.Another driver who experienced a big night was Wes Hochstein, who opened the night of racing by notching his first “A” feature win in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod division.Hochstein parlayed his front row outside starting position into a wire-to-wire win, holding off Matt Haase for 12 laps before also having to deal with a late charge by Kyle Prauner, who took second place away from Haase with just three laps remaining.Hochstein described the battle against track and competition as being on edge “every single second on every single lap, it was just bouncing, that’s all it could do.”“It feels very good … my first win in the SportMod division,” he said, before dedicating the win to his ailing grandfather.last_img read more

Hazard praises Lampard’s early managerial success at Chelsea

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Eden Hazard believes former Chelsea team mate Frank Lampard has the platform to become the one of the best managers in the world after a bright start to his reign at Stamford Bridge.Hazard left Chelsea to join Spanish giants Real Madrid at the start of the season, just before Lampard replaced Maurizio Sarri as manager at the west London club.Lampard has steadied the ship at Chelsea after a difficult start, guiding them to six consecutive Premier League victories and level on points with second-placed Leicester City heading into the international break.When asked if he was surprised by Lampard’s instant impact at Chelsea, Hazard told reporters: “No, not at all.“I know Frank as a player, not as a manager, but he’s a great guy. He’s showed already after four months that he can be one of the best managers in the world.“The good thing is that they are playing with young players, young English players. For England it’s good, for Chelsea it’s good. They are lucky to have young players with quality.”Lampard was handed a squad with a two-window transfer ban, leading to more opportunities to English youngsters such as Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori, Reece James and Tammy Abraham – Chelsea’s top scorer in the league with 10 goals this season.“I don’t know (if the transfer ban has actually been good for Chelsea),” Hazard added. “Maybe with two or three more players, they would be first.” Tags: ChelseaEden HazardFrank Lampardlast_img read more

James Milner thinks Liverpool could have scored more at Manchester City

first_img City’s top striker Sergio Aguero marked his return after seven games out injured with a fine goal to reduce the arrears but Martin Skrtel lashed in a shot nine minutes from time. Milner, 29, produced one of his best performances for Liverpool on a day of mixed emotions back at the club where he won four trophies. He said: “It was strange coming back to place where I was for five years and had a lot of good times, but as soon as you step on the field it is business time. “It is important we keep this going now and it is a great start to a period where we have a lot of games. Hopefully we can keep keep the confidence going.” The result left City third in the table, below new leaders Leicester and Manchester United. Manager Manuel Pellegrini spoke of his anger after the game, describing the performance as a “disaster”, but must now focus on Wednesday’s Champions League trip to Juventus. He said: “We need to turn the page as soon as we can. We all must think what will happen in the future, we have an important game on Wednesday,” Jurgen Klopp’s rampant Reds knocked City off the top of the Barclays Premier League with a comprehensive 4-1 win at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. Most of the damage was done in a whirlwind opening period as Liverpool raced into a 3-0 lead after forcing an Eliaquim Mangala own goal and with further strikes from Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino. It was some statement by the Merseysiders as momentum continues to build under new boss Klopp while City were left with plenty of questions to answer. Midfielder Milner, who left City for Anfield in the summer, said: “I thought we were outstanding. We pressed them all over the field, created a few chances and I thought we could have had a few more. “In the second half we didn’t want to keep it tight – we wanted to keep doing what we were doing and get on the front foot. We wanted to be in their faces. “We didn’t do it as effectively in the first half, and they changed their formation a bit, but I still thought we put in a pretty good second half. “There are always areas we can improve. If you look at the teams we have played away from home and the results we have got, it has been pretty solid, but obviously the home form we can improve. “We know that is where we need to do better and we are more than capable of that. If we can get the home form right we won’t be too far away.” Liverpool were beaten at Anfield by Crystal Palace on their last outing but on this occasion they ravaged the title favourites with a high-energy display from the outset. The opener came after seven minutes as Coutinho robbed Bacary Sagna and Mangala turned Firmino’s cross into his own net. More poor defending allowed Liverpool’s Brazilian duo to quickly increase the lead and Firmino was close to adding two more. Press Association James Milner feels there is even more to come from Liverpool after their stunning victory at Manchester City.last_img read more