$MM wasted on IT integrations!

first_imgIts no secret, credit unions are spending millions of dollars every year integrating technologies. These integrations happen vendor to core and vendor to vendor. It seems an unavoidable cost of doing business. But is it?The CUNA Technology Council launched a cooperative initiative with council members and credit union vendors to solve this expensive problem. This initiative is called Credit Union Financial Exchange Standards (CUFX Standards). As a cooperative effort for credit unions and vendors, CUFX is creating integration standards. These standards have a pre-set mapping of data field so every time a credit union needs to map this data field it is a plug and play standard versus a professional services development project. CUFX’s experience is indicating the savings to credit unions will be time to market of a new product or service can be launched in half the time.This cost saving initiative is provided at no cost to credit unions or vendors. There may be some incremental development costs in the creation of a standard but a lot of the work is jointly done with the credit union, the vendor and a team of volunteer developers from the Tech Council.The beauty of CUFX Standards is that once the standard has been developed it is now available to any credit union working with this vendor for integration. It is truly a cooperative effort in the true spirit of the movement. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Eagles Battle Indians In Track

first_imgJCD traveled to Milan for a 2-way track meet.Women’s Team Score:  JCD 58  Milan 46Men’s Team Score : Milan 92  JCD 11JCD Women’s Results.100H – 1st Comes M – 20.15/2nd-Stenger J – 20.39 / 3rd- Soutween M-20.90100D- 1st Craig M 14.19 / 2nd Bowling J – 14.34 / 3rd – Purdy J – 15.481600- 1st Hunger J – 6:11.04/ 2nd Laname M – 6:11.94 / 3rd Bellingham J-6:22.50400 – 1st Brinken M- 1:01.19/ 2nd Wilhoit J – 1:16.9 / 3rd Craig M – 1:19.8800 – 1st Bellingham J -2:49 / 2nd Hunger J – 2:59 / 3rd Goble M – 3:24300H – 1st Bowling J – 55.72 / 2nd Comes M – 56.43 / 3rd Southerland M –1:24.5200D – 1st Craig M – 30.59 / 2nd Stenger J – 31.55 / 3rd Purdy J – 32.543200 – 1st Hunger J – 14:01 / 2nd Tush M – 14:31Shot – 1st R Newhart J – 32’9/ 2nd Haining M – 30’4/ 3rd E Newhart J – 27’3Discus – 1st R Newhart J 87’11/ 2nd Carroll J – 82’3 / 3rd Engel J – 79’104×800 – Milan 12:07 / JCD – 12:464×100 – Milan 58.5 / JCD – 58.74×400 – JCD 4:50 / Milan 5:04JCD Men’s Results.110H- 1st Volz M-19.93/ 2nd Bradley M-21.71100D- 1st Thompson M-12.35/ 2nd Comer J- 12.36/3rd -Meyer M 12.441600- 1st Rankin M – 5:25/ 2nd Summers M- 5:55/ 3rd Tielman M- 7:16400 – 1st Lewis M – 56.9 / 2nd Meyers M – 58.2 / 3rd Comer J – 59.3800 – 1st Burdett M – 2:16/ 2nd Bradley M – 2:39/ 3rd Simon J – 2:54300H – 1st Pindell M – 52.07/ 2nd Bradley M – 1:02.5200 – 1st Thompson M- 24.9/ 2nd Peetz J – 25.18/ 3rd Davies M- 26.33200 – 1st Rankin M – 11:48/ 2nd Wilkenson M – 13:57/ 3rd Tillman M – 15:46Shot – 1st Sykes M – 35’5/ 2nd Schmitt J – 33’11/ 3rd Byklor M – 33’5Discus- 1st Sykes M – 98’6/ 2nd Miles M – 89’/ 3rd Ison – 83′4×800 1st Milan 10:204×100 1st Milan 46.134×400 1st Milan / 2nd JCDCourtesy of Eagles Coach Larry Hammond.last_img read more

Kiffin’s latest remarks a big step backward

first_img“Goal Line Stand” runs Fridays. To comment on this story, email Michael Katz at [email protected] or visit dailytrojan.com. If nothing else, USC head coach Lane Kiffin provides for some solid sound bites. He didn’t disappoint on Wednesday.Quoted in an ESPN L.A. article, Kiffin discussed quarterback Matt Barkley’s draft status. Barkley took a tumble down the draft boards this season, and it’s possible he falls out of the first round. Kiffin said Barkley is a great player and emphasized it with the following:“If Matt Barkley had the defense that Matt Leinart and Carson Palmer had, Matt Barkley would have won the Heisman Trophy just like they did,” Kiffin said. “He would have had the winning records they had.”Here we go again.Now, don’t get me wrong. The Trojans’ defense was not very good this season. It took a lot of blame for the team’s 7-6 record and deservedly so. Giving up 62 points to Oregon? Not going to get it done. Ever. Unless you’re West Virginia playing against Baylor.Players who were expected to play big roles didn’t come through on defense. And Lane’s dad ended up resigning because of it. A team that gives up 24.3 points per game is not going to win many national titles, even if the team was ranked No. 1 in nearly all the preseason polls. And as far as Heismans are concerned? They always go to teams that win around 10 games. That’s why Marqise Lee didn’t get an invite to New York this year. Lane is not wrong in his analysis.But it sure doesn’t mean it was the right thing to say.In making the aforementioned comments, Kiffin is once again shedding blame for a disastrous season. For someone who recently accepted responsibility for the entire season in another ESPN interview, this seems like a giant step backwards The defense wasn’t great, but the offense wasn’t setting the world on fire, either.Plays were predictable. There were too many bubble screens. They didn’t run the ball enough. First and second down were gimmes which led to third and long frequently. They turned the ball over. The list goes on and on.Matt Barkley’s numbers suffered because of playcalling and a lack of efficiency from the offensive coordinator. Who was that again? Ah, yes. The head coach himself.Kiffin is a good offensive coordinator in general. But the offense he led didn’t really hold up its end of the bargain. That’s fine. Teams don’t always play the way we expect them to. But to not accept that blame and to put it on the defense? That seems irresponsible.Oh, and about that defense: As head coach, Kiffin has to take some responsibility too. A coach oversees the entire operation: He can’t just pick and choose what he wants to take credit for. And in calling out his defense from this past season, he’s burning bridges. There are at least seven starters returning from the 2012 squad. How are they going to feel about supposedly being the reason Barkley is falling down draft boards? Probably not the best way to handle the situation, all things considered.I support Barkley. I always have and always will. I love what he’s done for this university, especially in the wake of crippling sanctions. I think he has the chance to be an NFL starter. But he had a tough 2012 season. It’s a fact. There’s no way around it. Kiffin needs to acknowledge it. It’s OK if Barkley struggled. Players struggle all the time.But to blame your defense for being the reason he took such a tumble? It’s in poor taste. Kiffin has a team to command in 2013 — a potentially excellent team at that. He cannot play favorites because he wants to see Barkley succeed. You win as a team and you certainly lose as a team. And he has to coach — he’s not Barkley’s public relations manager.last_img read more

Execution of Rodney Reed delayed indefinitely

first_imgThe execution of the Texas man convicted of brutally raping and murdering 19-year-old Stacey Stites in 1996 has been delayed indefinitely.Rodney Reed, 51, will no longer be put to death by the state on November 20.The news was confirmed by Reed’s legal team, the innocence project on Friday.Reed’s legal team argued investigators failed to disclose crucial information that could have proved their innocence.The court determined the claims need to be reviewed and remanded the case back to the trial court.Reed, who maintains his innocence has been on death row for 21 years.Reed’s semen found inside Stites, which led to his arrest and appeared to be the ‘smoking gun’ in his 1998 murder trial.Reed initially denied knowing the victim to police but later said the two were involved in a secret affair and that he had sex with her the day before she died.Reed said he did not disclose the affair initially because he was afraid of Stites’ fiancé, Jimmy Fennell, who was a police officer at the time.Reed’s former attorneys listed Stites’ fiancé as an alternative suspect during his trial in 1998.But a jury which consisted of all-white men and women did not find it credible and opted convict Reed.Fennell, who has denied any involvement in Stites murder, served ten years in prison on unrelated charges of improper sexual conduct and kidnapping.New DNA forensics and 11 witnesses have come forward with alleged evidence that not only links Fennell to the murder but prove Reed’s innocence.Despite this, Stites’ family members still believe Reed is responsible for her murder.Just days before Reed’s granted stay of execution, the victim’s sister, Crystal Hefley, sat down for an exclusive interview with CrimeOnline, where she reiterated her family’s beliefs.“With no doubt, Rodney Reed murdered my sister, Heftley said.Heftley also told CrimeOnline that her sister never mentioned Reed and that she was obsessed with her upcoming wedding to Fennell.Reed’s story has gained national attention, and he has gained support from celebrities, including Beyonce, Meek Mill, Rihanna and Kim Kardashian-West, and more.Kardashian-West met with Reed on Friday and was with him when he learned an appeals court granted him an indefinite stay of execution.It is unclear at this time what is next for Reed.last_img read more

Police ID 4 Fort Pierce men killed in I-95 crash

first_imgA crash on I-95 in central Florida killed four men from Fort Pierce.The Florida Highway Patrol said the accident occurred Tuesday evening at mile marker 221 near Mims.FHP says all of the victims were in a Dodge Ram pickup with a trailer attached to the back of the vehicle.Investigators said the rear axle separated from the trailer and rolled under a truck hauling cars.The driver of the truck swerved into the Dodge Ram, causing the pickup truck to overturn and the tractor-trailer to jackknife.Police identified the victims as 30-year-old Juan Magana, 38-year-old Jose Magana, 58-year-old Joe Magana Guil, and 50-year-old Jaime Magana.According to FHP, Juan Magna was the driver of the pickup truck and the only person wearing a seat belt.The driver in the other vehicle was not injured in the crash.last_img read more

Daycare teacher broke 3-year-old child’s leg,

first_imgA Florida daycare teacher was arrested after police say she broke a 3-year-old child’s leg because he was misbehaving in class.According to a police report by the Boca Raton police, the child’s mother dropped her son off at the Early Learning Academy on Jan. 10th. The boy’s father got a call around 11 a.m. and staff members told him the boy’s leg was injured from kicking a metal chair. The boy did not get picked up till around 3:45 p.m.The child’s mother told police her son was in severe pain so she took him to the hospital where they took x-rays and was diagnosed with a fracture to his right leg.Boca Raton police say the boy said he got hurt when his teacher, 24-year-old Estefany Acosta, sat on him because he was misbehaving.Acosta was questioned by authorities and she initially stated that the boy suffered the injury from kicking a metal chair, but later changed her story when school administrators told her the classroom was under video surveillance. “she got nervous and changed her story. Acosta claimed that [the child] could have been injured when she accidentally fell on him,” the arrest report stated.Police reviewed the surveillance video and found that Acosta did injure the child. She was later arrested for aggravated child abuse and booked into the Palm Beach County Jail.last_img read more

Florida Senate Tries to Block Local Sunscreen Laws

first_imgThe Florida Senate acted this week to prevent towns and cities including Key West from banning the sale of sunscreen items that contain chemicals which can potentially harm coral reefs.In a 12-4 vote on Wednesday, the Rules Committee sent a measure (SB 172) to the Senate floor that is intended to block local regulation of over-the-counter drugs and cosmetics, with a focus on sunscreens.According to Republican Senator and bill sponsor Rob Bradley, who also chairs the Senate Appropriations Committee, local governments should not be allowed to put restrictions on sunscreen, as it is needed to protect Floridians as well as tourists from getting skin cancer.He adds, “All sunscreen should be available throughout the state of Florida for people who buy it so that they can protect themselves. We should listen to those (skin cancer) experts and listen to that science, which is clear. We should not listen to junk science. That’s another thing I think our constituents expect of us.”The issue revolves around sunscreens containing the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate.Bradley cites findings by the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA), the Legislature’s research arm, about the effects of the chemicals. The agency concluded that oxybenzone and octinoxate have negative effects on corals and marine life when they are exposed to “concentration levels generally not observed in nature.”The agency added that the chemicals could also be found in seawater from “wastewater effluent, leaching from plastics, and leaching from hull paints on ships.”Deborah Foote, director of government affairs for the Sierra Club Florida, says people can easily use sunscreens without the disputed chemicals.The use of chemical sunscreens is not worth the risk to the reefs in tourist destinations such as Key West, according to the Surfrider Foundation’s Florida policy manager director, Holly Parker Curry.She explained before the vote, “Coral reefs are immensely valuable not only to Florida’s economy generally but particularly to the Keys and Key West,” Curry said in her testimony before Monday’s vote. In addition, Curry cited estimates from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration which show that Florida’s coral reefs have an asset value of $8.5 billion and support around 70,000 jobs.Florida League of Cities legislative director Rebecca O’Hara advised the committee to postpone enacting the preemption until more research could be conducted on the impact of the chemicals on coral reefs. She cautions, “I think there is probably good science out there, but I think it’s fair to say there is probably not enough to convince everybody.”“Our visitors are not expected to understand or appreciate the various particularities of different cities or counties and know what the rules are,” says Republican Senator Kathleen Passidomo, of Naples.She continues, “As a local government passes an ordinance that is totally different than anywhere else in the state, how are we supposed to know about it? You can have visitors coming to Key West without sunscreen, without products that protect their skin and then they can’t buy them. That’s just one example of why sometimes it’s in the best interest of the state of Florida that we preempt certain activities.”An identical bill in the House (HB 113) needs to get approval from two more panels before it can go to the full House. The Key West ban is scheduled to go into effect in January of next year.last_img read more

US Attorney Recommends 6-9 Years in Prison for Broward’s Roger Stone

first_img(Washington, DC) — President Trump is reacting to the Justice Department’s sentence recommendation for Broward resident Roger Stone.President Trump said in a tweet, “It’s a horrible and very unfair situation” that federal prosecutors want his longtime confidant and former campaign adviser Roger Stone to go to prison for seven to nine years. This is a horrible and very unfair situation. The real crimes were on the other side, as nothing happens to them. Cannot allow this miscarriage of justice! https://t.co/rHPfYX6Vbv— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 11, 2020 The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, DC made that request in a sentencing memo submitted Monday. In a tweet this morning, Trump explained the real crimes “were on the other side, as nothing happens to them.” He added this miscarriage of justice cannot be allowed. The 67-year-old Stone was arrested in an early morning raid at his Broward home. He was charged in relation to investigations by the House Intelligence Committee and former special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Stone was found guilty in November of seven charges including obstruction of justice, lying to Congress and witness tampering in connection to the investigation into Russian election interference. Stone is scheduled to be sentenced next week on February 20th.last_img read more

President Trump Meets Privately with Parkland Parents in Oval Office

first_imgGuttenberg later apologized in a Tweet for his outburst during the State of the Union and said he would should have conducted himself with more dignity. Ryan Petty, who is attending the event, said in an interview that “a good portion” of the families will be in attendance.“I can’t say anything until we get there today but they are doing a school safety announcement, something we’ve been working on for the better part of a year,” Petty said. “I’m sworn to secrecy until we get there.”Petty, who has been working with a federal school safety commission for the past year, said the announcement will relate to several of its recommendations that were released last year. The recommendations include a federal clearinghouse for best practices regarding school safety, an issue that is traditionally handled by states and local school districts.Trump has not enacted new gun control measures despite political pressure from some Parkland students and families in the two years since the country’s deadliest high school shooting. Guttenberg is an active gun control advocate, while other parents like Petty and Max Schachter have focused on school safety and accountability for the FBI, which failed to follow up on tips about the Parkland shooter. President Trump will be meeting privately, without the press, with some of the parents who lost children in the Parkland mass shooting two years ago on Valentine’s Day. The meeting is set for 3:30 Monday afternoon in the Oval Office to make a school safety announcement. Fred Guttenberg, who was removed from last week’s State of the Union for yelling at the president, said he was not invited to the school safety event this afternoon.“I guess it is not all of the families as I only learned of this today through a reporter,” Guttenberg tweeted “My family and I were NOT invited.”last_img read more

Steelers’ Tomlin: On-field foray was ‘inexcusable’

first_imgPittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin watches his players warm up before game against the Baltimore Ravens, Nov. 28, 2013, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has plenty of words to describe his ill-timed foray onto the field last week against Baltimore.Intentional is not one of them.Tomlin apologized at length Tuesday for nearly interfering with Ravens kick returner Jacoby Jones in the third quarter of a 22-20 Baltimore victory on Thanksgiving night, calling it “embarrassing, inexcusable, illegal, a blunder.”One that is likely to haunt the 41-year-old for the remainder of his career and take a pretty decent bite out of his wallet and perhaps even his reputation.“There are repercussions of a blunder of that nature and I embrace it,” he said. “With my position comes the charge of preserving and protecting the game of football. … I think my biggest error on Thursday night is not realizing that play jeopardized the game from an integrity standpoint.”Tomlin was standing at the Pittsburgh 35, as is his custom, when the Steelers kicked off after a touchdown that drew them within six points of the Ravens. As the ball settled into Jones’ hands, Tomlin turned his attention to one of the videoboards at M&T Stadium to get a better perspective of the play as it unfolded. He stepped onto a strip of turf painted white that is meant to serve as a barrier between the field of play and the sideline.Jones raced through a hole and down the Steelers sideline while Pittsburgh’s Cortez Allen gave chase. Tomlin didn’t move even as Jones closed in — mostly, he said, because he was “mesmerized” by what was happening on the screen.“I saw myself come into the Jumbotron, it’s a frightening experience,” Tomlin said.Tomlin actually stepped onto the field with his right foot before jumping out of the way as Jones veered right to avoid a collision. Allen tackled Jones a split second later as a potential touchdown ended as a 73-yard return. Tomlin was not flagged on the play, and he pointed out after the game that standing in the white area was commonplace for coaches even if it was technically against the rules.He didn’t use that as an excuse while communicating with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and other league officials Monday. Tomlin said he had no plans to fight whatever disciplinary action the league decides to hand out.“I don’t know what a just punishment is,” he said. “I have no idea. I’m not acting in a way to preserve my wallet and my money. My wallet and my money is what it is because of the game of football.”The NFL fined the New York Jets $100,000 in 2010 when cameras caught strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi tripping a Miami player on the sideline. Alosi was suspended by the Jets and eventually resigned after the season.While Tomlin’s job status is certainly not in jeopardy, he is aware critics believe he was attempting to gain a competitive advantage.“The possibility that my actions could be perceived in that way never crossed my mind,” he said.Which is why he was a little surprised his sons told him the incident kept coming up during the usual Sunday NFL TV coverage. Tomlin understands his ill-timed two-step created “hours” of fodder.“I have no desire to defend my character or things of that nature,” he said. “I’ve become comfortable with the fact in these positions you get judged a certain way.”Tomlin acknowledged there was a memo sent out by the league last week asking coaches to be more mindful of where they stand on the sideline. He said he might have missed it because the Steelers were facing the Ravens on a short week.Regardless, he stressed he will do a better job “policing” himself in the future and stay out of harm’s way.NOTES: DE Brett Keisel will miss Sunday’s game against Miami (6-6) after aggravating a left foot injury against the Ravens. … LB LaMarr Woodley (left calf strain) will be limited in practice. … The remaining players injured against the Ravens, including running back Le’Veon Bell (concussion), offensive linemen Kelvin Beachum (right knee sprain) and David DeCastro (left foot sprain), could play this weekend.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.orglast_img read more