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  • Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien Attended Last Night’s Phish Show In Las Vegas

    first_imgLast night, the worlds of many collided with the purpose of musical celebration. With respect to their semi-annual Halloween tradition, Phish played the music of David Bowie. John Mayer attended, dressed like a rainbow unicorn and rode the front rail. And Ed O’Brien, too, attended the three-set performance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The Radiohead guitarist sported glow sticks in his wristband and even brought home a show poster, as evidenced in the photo below posted by bassist Mike Gordon.Of course, there were plenty of exciting attendees in the ~17,000 people there. But the circle keeps getting smaller, while the Phish keeps getting bigger. Photos like these make us smile.last_img read more

  • Colombian Armed Forces Stand Up Field Hospitals to Battle Coronavirus

    first_imgBy Dialogo March 31, 2020 As the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Colombia continues to rise, the military is doing its part to help assist in combatting the virus.These efforts range from securing the nation’s borders, patrolling the streets with police to enforce stay at home orders and social distancing, and handing out much needed food and supplies to various communities.The Armed Forces are also establishing field hospitals throughout parts of the country to receive coronavirus patients. On March 24, Minister of Defense Carlos Holmes Trujillo announced that the Military Forces and the National Police were standing up to 1,800 beds to expand patient care in different regions of the country.Colombian soldiers stand up a tent at a field hospital on the outskirts of Bogotá to receive people infected with COVID-19. (Photo: Colombian Army)In Bogotá, the country’s Central Military Hospital, which for decades was flooded with victims from landmines and other casualties from the country’s internal conflict against leftist rebels, right-wing paramilitary groups, and drug cartels, is now being outfitted to battle the coronavirus.The hospital’s staff parking lot is now home to generator-supplied tents with more than 200 beds. This makeshift emergency room is meant to house coronavirus patients without respiratory complications in an effort to avoid crowding the existing intensive care units in other hospitals.Without the tents, the hospital has 450 beds and an intensive care unit with a 50-patient capacity. The country’s main police hospital, also in Bogotá, has installed similar tents with 174 beds.“We’ve been preparing for several months, since we started to see what was happening in other countries in relation to COVID-19,” Army General Clara Esperanza Galvis, director of the Central Military Hospital, told the news agency Reuters.President Iván Duque ordered a nationwide 19-day quarantine beginning on March 24 to prevent the further spread of the virus and to preserve lives. The Health Ministry predicts that up to 4 million people, about 8 percent of the population, could contract coronavirus in Colombia.Minister Holmes Trujillo also stated that nearly 9,000 national police officers would be assigned to the protection of supermarkets and large food distribution areas, as well as establishments such as transport terminals, airports, and financial centers.“No abuse of any kind will be tolerated against food distribution centers, and we will act accordingly against those who intend to use force in these cases,” he said.Holmes Trujillo also defended the use of the military and police to enforce the national quarantine, saying that this unprecedented event calls for them to go above and beyond. “The circumstances of this emergency have forced the Army and the Police to take these steps and to do it better,” he said. “Colombian lives depend on it.”last_img read more

  • Compliance: CFPB releases guidance on public HMDA data

    first_imgThe Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has released final policy guidance describing the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data it plans to make available to the public starting this year. The final policy guidance applies to HMDA data compiled by financial institutions in or after 2018 and made available to the public by the CFPB beginning in 2019.The guidance includes modifications to protect consumer privacy. These include the exclusion of certain data from the public HMDA data, including the property address and applicant’s credit score.The CFPB said it also intends to disclose certain information with reduced precision, such as by disclosing ranges rather than specific values for an applicant’s age, the amount of the loan and the number of units in the dwelling. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

  • 2019 will be a tipping point for credit union culture change

    first_img 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Tim Peterson Tim Peterson is the president of AdvantEdge Analytics – CUNA Mutual Group’s data analytics technology and services business, which helps credit unions deliver a better member experience through actionable insights. … Web: https://www.advantedgeanalytics.com Details Credit unions faced a set of market realities in 2018 that sparked some strategic conversations. With pressures from shrinking margins to new competitors, high loan-to-share ratios to the rising cost of capital, CEOs and managers challenged their teams to think expansively. Credit union leaders asked: How can we transform for the future while remaining true to our roots? In 2019, we will begin to see the fruits of the strategic responses to this important question. Much of that fruit will center on the pursuit of data maturity. Many CU leaders now rightly view the development of an analytics culture as the best way to rediscover the value credit unions can deliver to modern-day members.  CUs Look Through the Eyes of Modern MembersDelivering exceptional experiences is the core objective of data analytics. The many options for banking, payments and lending has put member loyalty at greater risk today than ever before. Yet, credit unions have an incredible advantage, especially when you consider younger consumers. While they want to be seen, heard and recognized as individuals, they also want to feel part of something bigger. Fulfilling the credit union promise in the future will require a hyper-personalized, predictive approach to the member’s overall financial wellness — at scale and in real time. Data are the key to achieving that level of intimate, actionable knowledge on a per-member basis. More CUs Will Turn to the CloudMembers are increasingly piecemealing their financial solutions. It’s not unusual for a consumer with a primary financial institution they love to also hold money in a PayPal account; or for a business owner to rely on Square for payment processing. The use of multiple providers for multiple needs makes it more critical for credit unions to pay attention to their own transaction data, but also pull in third party transaction data. The pace with which data is being generated is increasing exponentially, placing significant pressure on credit unions to evolve their processing power. It simply isn’t feasible to pursue large, on-premise solutions considering the volume, variety and velocity of data coming our way. That’s why I expect we’ll see more credit unions move on migration to the cloud in 2019. Barriers Continue to FallIn 2018, fewer CU executives scoffed at the idea of competing with tech companies and retailers for the member relationship. It became real in July when the U.S. Department of Treasury recommended tech firms apply for special-purposes charters. Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon — GAFA — have already made tremendous in-roads to the consumer wallet. The seamless, convenient and often social ways they allow people to make and manage transactions is driven by their mastery of data and deployment of modeling and learning technologies they see ahead for the user. This year will be the year more credit unions get serious about offering GAFA+ experiences for members — data-rich, intuitive and predictive tools layered with real, human appreciation for the member’s business. Smart, iterative, cloud-based data analytics will get them there.   last_img read more

  • Remittances continue to be relevant to Hispanic families

    first_imgFew things are more important to Hispanics than family. In fact, both the nuclear and extended families – la familias – are highly valued by the vast majority of Hispanics both in the U.S. and throughout Latin America.It comes as no surprise that remittances, those funds sent to support family and sometimes friends, are an important part of many Hispanic household budgets. Credit unions that provide remittance transfer services are discovering how important and vital those services can be, especially given the growing U.S. Hispanic population and rising number of immigrants.Some 58 million Hispanics live and work in the U.S. according to the Pew Research Center, comprising roughly 18 percent of the U.S. population. Add to that the growing number of immigrants and you have a very large number of people seeking to send remittances home to family members.After a slight downturn in recent years, remittance activity among Hispanics has spiked with even greater growth anticipated. This provides credit unions a chance to serve more Hispanics and realize greater economic opportunities. In many Latin American households, remittances constitute a primary source of income, making the transferred money vital to those families’ financial wellbeing. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

  • NAFCU touts CU priorities to Congress

    first_img continue reading » Following up on a letter sent to House and Senate leaders at the start of the 116th Congress, NAFCU Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler on Tuesday further expanded on the details of the association’s 2019 priorities, including action items to achieve them.Thaler sent letters to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.; and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., that were copied to their respective chambers.Ensuring an environment that allows credit unions to grow and thrive is a leading priority of NAFCU, and Thaler outlined these action items in that area:Preserving the credit union tax exemption. NAFCU has long defended the industry’s tax status and the association’s advocacy was featured in this Wall Street Journal article. An independent study commissioned by NAFCU found the credit union tax exemption provides a $16 billion per year benefit to the U.S. economy and allows credit unions to offer better loan and deposit rates to consumers. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

  • The Masters: Watch Amen Corner coverage via Sky Sports’ live video stream | Golf News

    first_img Get the best prices and book a round at one of 1,700 courses across the UK & Ireland Watch the world’s top golfers tackle Augusta National’s Amen Corner at The Masters via Sky Sports’ live stream. Featured Groups available on Sky Sports The Masters, with extra coverage via the red button. By Sky Sports GolfLast Updated: 13/11/20 11:34pm – Advertisement – The Masters latest headlines Latest news and interviews from the 84th Masters at Augusta National. Tiger Woods returns as defending champion at The Masters Tiger Woods returns as defending champion at The MastersTiger Woods returns as defending champion at The Masters Tiger Woods returns as defending champion at The Masters The 12th, where Jordan Spieth saw his hopes a second consecutive green jacket vanish after a quadruple bogey in 2016, is a demanding 155-yard par three over Rae’s Creek and one of the most iconic holes in the sport. Streaming from Amen Corner is available from approximately 12.30pm UK time on Saturday via the red button on Sky Sports Golf, the new Sky Sports Golf YouTube channel or by clicking the video at the top of the page!Watch the Masters throughout the week live on Sky Sports The Masters. Click here to upgrade to Sky Sports for just £10 a month. Watch a live stream of Amen Corner here Watch a live stream of Amen Corner here Augusta National’s Amen Corner is one of the most sacred places in golf and you can see all the world’s best players tackle the famous stretch, for free, via the new Sky Sports Golf YouTube channel.The Masters is the final men’s major of a condensed 2020 schedule, with all four rounds exclusively live on Sky Sports The Masters and a host of extra feeds and coverage available via the red button.Amen Corner will provide a compelling challenge for all of the 92-man field, with the three-hole stretch instantly recognisable to golf fans and part of plenty of iconic moments in Masters history. The Masters – Live November 12, 2020, 6:00pmLive on – Advertisement – The 510-yard par five 13th is a sweeping dogleg, and an accurate tee shot offers a chance to reach the raised green in two, with Bryson DeChambeau among those looking to take advantage of his distance on that hole. Get Sky Sports Golf for just £10 a month All four days of The Masters exclusively live. Get our £10 golf offer. Find out more here. The stretch begins with a 505-yard par four at the 11th, with the green guarded by a pond to the left and a bunker positioned strategically to the right centre. – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

  • Bracknell ranking not affected, claims L&G

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  • Mexican president passes coronavirus buck to allies, rivals, business

    first_img“If I was worried, if things were out of control, I would tell you, because I always tell the truth,” he said on Friday in a video posted from his seat on a plane as he prepared to take off for a weekend tour. “But that’s not how things are.”Others are taking precautions anyway.The lower house of Congress this week passed a bill to create a 181 billion peso emergency fund. The central bank made an unscheduled interest rate cut on Friday.Streets and offices in major cities are emptying as bosses and local leaders urge people to reduce social interaction. Some fear that failure to do enough may end up hurting the very people the president says he wants to protect.Javier Alfaro, an employee of an international drinks firm, went into self-isolation with his girlfriend several days ago, cutting off all physical contact with family and friends.”It bothers me a lot when I hear the president,” said Alfaro, 35, who fears for his elderly mother. “I can understand worries about the economy and [the poor], but if you’re putting many people at risk, it’s something that’s also bad for the people.”Late on Thursday, Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum, a close ally of Lopez Obrador, delivered a video message in which she urged inhabitants of the capital to stay at home. On Friday, traffic flowed freely in a city notorious for its gridlock.The same day, governors of three opposition-run northern states unveiled a joint plan to tackle the virus, readying steps that would enable them to close public spaces, including bars.Outsourcing Lopez Obrador has lashed out against criticism of his response to the global pandemic by saying his adversaries are seeking to exploit fears to undermine him.On Monday, he justified ignoring his own health ministry’s public advice to reduce direct human contact by saying his job was to keep up the spirits of the population.At the same time, he has shifted responsibility for some actions to others, saying he would wind down the mass rallies when a deputy health minister standing next to him told him to.A government source said Sheinbaum’s “stay at home” broadcast had been coordinated in advance with the presidency, which a spokesman for the mayor confirmed. A spokesman for the presidency did not reply to a request for comment.Businesses, meanwhile, are taking cues from abroad.Ana Lopez Mestre, director general of the American Chamber of Commerce, said many international companies had begun to act because they saw what was happening in other countries.”This is something very positive that has come out of society,” said Lopez Mestre, who is now working from home.At Mr. Tofu, a vegan shop in the capital’s Condesa neighborhood, a young shop attendant wearing rubber gloves stopped customers from entering and took orders at the door.”I proposed this measure,” she said, declining to give her name. “My whole family is old, and they’re very vulnerable.”  As Mexico scrambles to contain the coronavirus outbreak, many initiatives aimed at tempering the threat have come not from the president, but lesser officials, businesses and ordinary people.Mexico’s peso has plunged to record lows against the dollar and analysts expect the economy to suffer a major hit.President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says there is no cause for alarm, and is continuing to hold regular public rallies around Mexico. He argues the country must keep going to limit damage to the economy lest it hurt the poor and the elderly.center_img Topics :last_img read more

  • Airbus warns staff on jobs with its ‘survival at stake’

    first_imgPeople familiar with the matter say Airbus is also in active discussions with European governments about tapping schemes to assist struggling industries, including state-guaranteed loans.It has already expanded commercial credit lines with banks, buying what Faury described as “time to adapt and resize”.Production cutsTo stem the outflow of cash, Airbus this month said it would slash benchmark narrow-body jet production by a third to 40 jets a month. It also issued targets for wide-body jets implying cuts up to 42 percent compared with previously published rates.“In other words, in just a couple of weeks we have lost roughly one-third of our business,” Faury wrote in the letter, which was earlier reported by Bloomberg News. “And, frankly, that’s not even the worst-case scenario we could face”.Reuters reported on April 3 that Airbus was looking at scenarios involving output cuts of up to a half, and analysts say Boeing is expected to unveil comparable cuts along with lay-offs this week, lowering monthly 787 output to as low as 6 jets.Faury said Airbus’s new production plan would remain for as long as it took to make a more thorough assessment of demand, adding this would probably be between two and three months.He said it was too early to judge the shape and pace of a recovery, but mentioned scenarios including a short and deep crisis with a fast rebound or a longer and more painful downturn with previous demand levels only returning after 5 or 10 years.Analysts and airlines have so far mostly spoken of a downturn lasting no more than three to four years.Rival Boeing, with even weaker finances due to the year-old grounding of its 737 MAX, scrapped a US$4.2 billion tie-up with Brazil’s Embraer on Saturday in a move widely seen as triggered by the crisis, though it cited contractual reasons.“Unfortunately, the aviation industry will emerge into this new world very much weaker and more vulnerable than we went into it,” Faury wrote.Topics : European planemaker Airbus issued a bleak assessment of the impact of the coronavirus crisis, telling the company’s 135,000 employees to brace for potentially deeper job cuts and warning its survival is at stake without immediate action.In a letter to staff, Chief Executive Guillaume Faury said Airbus was “bleeding cash at an unprecedented speed” and that a recent drop of a third or more in production rates did not reflect the worst-case scenario and would be kept under review.Airbus said it did not comment on internal communications. The letter was sent to employees late on Friday, days before the company is due to give first-quarter results overshadowed by a pandemic that has left airlines struggling to survive and virtually halted jet deliveries since mid-March.Airbus has begun implementing government-assisted furlough schemes starting with 3,000 workers in France, “but we may now need to plan for more far-reaching measures,” Faury said.“The survival of Airbus is in question if we don’t act now,” he added.Industry sources have said a new restructuring plan similar to its 2007 Power8 which saw 10,000 job cuts could be launched in the summer, but Faury indicated the company was already exploring “all options” while waiting for clarity on demand.last_img read more