Top four tech trends – What credit unions can do to adapt for 2020 and beyond

first_imgConscious regard for the facts tells us that fintechs and big banks are innovating at a rate that far exceeds credit unions, primarily in the areas of channel integration and data delivery. But with a commitment to strategic transitions and renewed focus on the member journey, credit unions can overcome any gaps in top technology trends, and even use it to their advantage.What Are the Top Four Tech Trends Credit Unions Face in 2020?Digital Experience When you think of the sum total of digital interactions between a member and your credit union, what is the resulting impression that member walks away with? In other words, how does your credit union’s messaging, personal banking functionality and branding appear on a PC, tablet or mobile phone? Aside from discovering your own honest answers to those questions, it is important to remember that digital experience is no longer just part of a strategy: it is an assumed part of delivery! continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Arsenal to give Mikel Arteta limited funds in January transfer window

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 18 Dec 2019 4:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Arteta watched Man City beat Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday (BPI/REX)However, the report claims that Arteta will be given a bigger budget to work with next summer as he will be looking to address several weaknesses in the Gunners’ squad.Arsenal already face the prospect of losing their captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the end of the season when his contract will have just one year left to run.And Arteta is also likely to address Arsenal’s leaky defence which has already conceded 27 goals in 17 Premier League matches this season.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 CityArteta has reportedly been offered a three-and-a-half-year contract by Arsenal, while City are demanding a £1 million compensation fee for the Spaniard.Pep Guardiola has also given his approval to Arteta after appointing him as his assistant at City in 2016.Meanwhile, Arsenal are also reportedly close to completing a deal for City’s talent-spotter Sam Fagbemi.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Mikel Arteta is set to become Arsenal’s new manager (AMA/Getty Images)Arsenal’s hierarchy have warned Mikel Arteta that he will be given limited funds to work with in the January transfer window, according to reports.Metro.co.uk understands that Arsenal expect to reach an agreement with Arteta this week after holding talks with the 37-year-old following Manchester City’s 3-0 win over the Gunners at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.And the Spaniard immediately faces a difficult task as Arsenal have registered just one win in their last 12 games and are seven points behind fourth-placed Chelsea in the Premier League.During the meeting with Arsenal’s managing director Vinai Venkatesham and contract negotiator Huss Fahmy at his home which concluded in the early hours of Monday morning, Arteta reportedly discussed potential transfer targets along with the direction he wants the team to move in.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBut according to The Sun, Arteta has already been told by Arsenal chiefs that he will have ‘limited funds’ to work with next month. Arsenal to give Mikel Arteta limited funds in January transfer window Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Football: Say hello to new generation of Wisconsin running backs in 2021

first_imgAfter being spoiled year after year with NFL-caliber running back talent in the Badger backfield, Wisconsin fans should expect a change in pace this season. Instead of featuring a primary “Bell-Cow” backfield where teams rely on one running back to carry the load, like Jonathan Taylor over the past three seasons, Wisconsin could shift toward running by committee next season.This year’s backfield features a deep running back class with no true standout. Though familiar faces in Nakia Watson and Garrett Groshek are no Jonathan Taylor, those two backs, along with others, bring something unique to the table and can complement each other on the field, which will help fill the mammoth void of replacing the two-time Doak Walker Award winner.Football: Looking ahead to Wisconsin’s 2020 seasonWith almost no sports left to speak of during the COVID-19 pandemic, many are hopeful for the return of the Read…Projected Starter — Nakia Watson (Redshirt Sophomore)With 74 touches in the 2019 season, Watson showed glimpses of his potential. But, Watson could improve his vision and his ability to read blocks. Though he received the second-highest amount of touches last season, 34 of those were in non-conference play.Watson saw the most action during the Sept. 7 showdown against Michigan and struggled, only tallying 13 carries for 31 yards — 2.4 yards per carry. The 5-foot-11-inch, 225-pound back proved his patience and second-level speed in his game against Central Michigan. With about 8:40 left in the second quarter, Watson took a handoff from quarterback Jack Coan and ran an off-tackle zone run that was quickly snuffed out by the Central Michigan linebackers. Instead of fighting for one or two extra yards, Watson waited inside, found a hole to run, and exploded to the outside for a 23-yard gain.As the leading returning rusher, expect Watson to get the majority of carries this season.Football: How Baun, Taylor fit into new homes following 2020 NFL DraftWhile some of the Wisconsin hopeful maintained that Jonathan Taylor or Zack Baun had the potential to break Wisconsin’s streak Read…Projected No. 2 Back — Garrett Groshek (Redshirt Senior)Through three full seasons with the Badgers, Groshek has proved he can do it all. Whether it be rushing, receiving, blocking or even throwing the ball, Groshek is a guy on the Badgers that will get it done.With 42 carries for 194 rushing yards last season, Groshek was primarily used as the third-down back and pass-catcher. Groshek is a great pass blocker and was used often for passing plays, where he caught 29 passes for 289 receiving yards. Wisconsin also used Groshek in the screen game, fooling defenses into thinking he was picking up pressure and then slipping out of the backfield into daylight.Groshek’s receiving abilities were displayed in the Nov. 30 game against Minnesota. With a ticket to the Big Ten Championship game on the line, Groshek fooled the defense and followed his blockers downfield for a 70-yard screen pass early in the fourth quarter. As the veteran of the Wisconsin backfield, Groshek’s role will likely be similar next season, with increased touches in-between the tackles on earlier downs.Football: Reloading, not rebuilding: Hallman’s commitment adds to Badgers’ talented 2021 classThe University of Wisconsin football team added another asset to their 2021 recruiting class, grabbing three-star cornerback Ricardo Hallman with Read…No. 3 — Isaac Guerendo (Redshirt Sophomore)Though Guerendo is not familiar to the common fan, he may turn some heads next season. After originally coming to Madison as a wide receiver, Guerendo has battled through position changes and multiple injuries that rattled the earlier parts of his career.During the final few games of the season, Guerendo was given more chances on the field. Guerendo displayed his speed and size — his two best features — against Minnesota. On a reverse kick return, Guerendo got loose for a 49-yard return in a crucial game. Next season, expect his role in the backfield and on special teams to get expanded even further, as the Badgers will want to maximize his potential.UW student-athletes ask athletic department to confront racial inqualities, support students of colorCurrent and former student-athletes at the University of Wisconsin wrote letters to UW Athletics asking to make the institution a Read…No. 4 — Julius Davis (Redshirt Freshman) Davis should see playing time in some form next season, but what that will look like is up in the air at this point.While touches are basically up for grabs, Davis could work his way up during the summer and fall camps, but it is hard to see how Davis will get an extended role given how cluttered the backfield already is.A powerful runner known for his ability to shake tackles, an injury suffered in high school derailed his freshman year in which he saw no playing time. His HUDL highlight tape shows his limitless potential as Davis consistently runs through multiple defenders, brushes off a few others then bursts downfield for a score, game in and game out.While next year won’t be a breakout year for Davis, that does not mean his time will never come in Madison. His future is far too bright.UW Athletics: Big Ten announces fall athletics will be conference-only amidst COVID-19 pandemicThe Big Ten released a statement July 9 stating that the conference will adjust their fall sports schedule to “conference Read…No. 5 — Jalen Berger (Freshman)The 6-foot-0-inch, 190-pound four-star recruit who committed to Madison this year is still undeclared on whether or not he will be receiving a redshirt to gain another year of eligibility.The pro to Berger receiving the redshirt is that this season, he can still fully practice with the team and get minimal playing time, while still gaining a year of eligibility.Berger’s commitment to Wisconsin adds another strong running back to Wisconsin’s New Jersey pipeline, following Taylor’s lead. Expect to see Berger during the final drives of games, getting touches and learning the college speed.last_img read more

The rise of Denis Masinde Onyango

first_imgThe Independent reflects on his journey to being Africa’s best footballerDenis Masinde Onyango was on Jan.5 crowned the Confederation of African Football (CAF) African Player of the Year – Based in Africa.Uganda’s talismanic shot-stopper made history as the first goalkeeper ever to win CAF’s topmost honour; a prestigious individual award nobody else in Uganda has ever got.The continental recognition smoothly rounded off an outstanding season in all of his 14 years in topflight football.In a post to his Facebook page on Jan.10, the 31-year-old Onyango dubbed 2016 as a year to remember in his football career. He likened himself to his age mate Cristiano Ronaldo, the world’s best footballer, who, like him, had won just about everything there was to win in 2016.The two featured at the FIFA Club World Cup – the first time any Ugandan and East African was appearing at the competition – even if they did not play against each other. Ronaldo’s Real Madrid won the tournament, picking up one more accolade alongside the European Champions League, the European Championship, and the UEFA Super Cup he had already bagged. Ronaldo went on to win the Ballon d’Or and the FIFA Player of the Year Award ahead of his fierce rival Lionel Messi of Barcelona.With his irrepressible Mamelodi Sundowns, Onyango won the CAF African Champions League, the South African Premier Soccer League (PSL), the knockout Domestic Cup, and was crowned the PSL Goalkeeper of the Year.What is more, the International Federation of Football History and Statistics named him among the best 10 goalkeepers in the world, ahead of the likes of Petr Cech of Arsenal, East Africa’s most beloved team in the world’s most lucrative English Premier League. On Jan.10, Parliament honoured Onyango for his outstanding accomplishment, recognising it as testimony to relentless hard work, discipline, determination, humility and focus. His achievement, the House noted, will be a great motivation to young men and women who dream of careers in football, or other fields for that matter.“Denis is number one in Uganda, East Africa and Africa. Think about it. Every player in East Africa must be proud of him because he shines a spotlight on the entire region. His inspiration is not limited to Uganda anymore,” noted Phillip Ssozi, a legend of Ugandan football and an icon at Sports Club Villa; Onyango’s boyhood club.Onyango’s rise to continental stardom has not been without hiccups. Twice in his career – at the beginning and at the ascent to its current peak – the 1.85 metre tall keeper started out on the periphery in spite of his skill and height; a test that has often crushed many talents with immense potential.He, however, managed to pull through on account of his character and unwavering reassurance from his coaches; particularly Milutin Sredojević aka Micho, Uganda’s national coach. Onyango duly acknowledged Micho’s contribution when he bagged the continental gong, saying he has always been a father to him since he started his professional career.Sredojević, or Micho as he is commonly known, recruited Onyango to SC Villa, which he was coaching, in 2002. Two years later he backed him against a career crushing gaffe when, during an Under-23 Olympic qualifier game, a light back pass to him rolled beneath his foot into goal.“Everyone in Nakivubo cursed and hurled insults at him. We even told him not to return to our goal again but Micho and Giringi (Lukwago, the goalkeeping coach) just told him he should not bog himself down with it, such things happen in football,” said Meddie Sembajja, the secretary of SC Villa Fans Club.A year later, Micho, who had since moved to Ethiopia’s St George SA, lured his protégé to Addis Ababa, kick-starting his professional career.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more