Advantages of a single processing partner

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr As a credit union, you are competing for your members’ business every time they visit an ATM, swipe a card or sign on the dotted line. To make sure payment transactions are fast, easy and secure for members, you rely on a complex array of processing technologies.And if you have a proven track record with different vendors for debit, credit and ATM payment processing, you may be reluctant to “mess with success.” However, maintaining this multi-vendor paradigm may be holding you back.According to Lynn Kneebone, director of national sales for CO-OP Financial Services, credit unions don’t typically contract multiple payment processors by design. More often than not, it is a dynamic that occurs over time. continue reading »last_img read more

MV Mein Schiff 2 makes its inaugural call into Dominica

first_imgLocalNews MV Mein Schiff 2 makes its inaugural call into Dominica by: – November 11, 2011 Share Share Sharing is caring! 33 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet Mein Schiff. MV Mein Schiff leaving Bergen, Norway. Image via: flickr.comRoseau, Dominica – (November 11, 2011) – Dominica is once again pleased to welcome to its shores another new ship from TUI Cruise Lines, the MV Mein Schiff 2. The sister ship of the MV Mein Schiff will grace our shores on November 15th 2011, at the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth. The ship is scheduled to make a total of eleven (11) calls for the cruise season 2011/2012. The 866 feet long vessel carries a maximum capacity of 1886 passengers, with a gross tonnage of 77,713. Its port of registry is Valetta, Malta. The MV Mein Schiff 2 is scheduled to call into Grenada prior to Dominica, and will then sail on to St. John’s Antigua. A brief welcome ceremony will be held on board the ship on Tuesday November 15th 2011, at the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth, at 10:00am, with government officials, tourism stakeholders, representatives from Discover Dominica Authority and the media.Discover Dominica Authority and the Ministry of Tourism continue to urge all stakeholders to play their respective roles in ensuring that the overall guest experience is positive and enhanced during the ship’s visits.For more information on Dominica, contact Discover Dominica Authority at (767) 448-2045, or visit Dominica’s official website: ReleaseDiscover Dominica Authority Sharelast_img read more

Half-time: Sporting 0 Chelsea 1

first_imgNemanja Matic’s superb looping header gave Chelsea a deserved lead in their second Champions League game of the season. The former Benfica midfielder met a long, floated Cesc Fabregas cross at the back post and guided the ball into the far corner of the Sporting Lisbon net soon after the half-hour mark.The lead was just reward for a dominant opening by the Blues, who could easily have been three goals ahead by that point.Diego Costa, who started despite ongoing concerns about a hamstring injury, was denied an opener inside two minutes by a brilliant Rui Patricio block.And the Sporting goalkeeper made a fine save to thwart Andre Schurrle, who also missed a glorious chance after being teed up by the excellent Eden Hazard.Islam Slimani missed the home side’s beat chance, a downward header that was easily dealt with by Thibaut Courtois.Filipe Luis started for the Blues, who left Willian and Cesar Azpilicueta on the bench.Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Filipe Luis; Matic, Fabregas; Schurrle, Oscar, Hazard; Diego Costa Subs: Cech, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Mikel, Salah, Willian, Remy.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

YouTube Flushes Bot Views, Annoints VEVO Channels

first_imgT’is the end of the year and all across YouTube, videos – primarily music- are being scrubbed clean of fraudulent views. Except one set of channels. VEVO, the one with a special partnership with YouTube, has remained untouched. Obvious VEVO power-play much, YouTube?YouTube has long had issues with botting – the practice of paying for fake views, much in the same way people buy fake Facebook likes or fake Twitter followers. In a bold move before the Christmas holiday, the Google-owned site stripped billions of views from the channels belonging to Universal Music Group, Sony BMG and RCA Records. Hundreds of examples of music-related content were removed as well.  Tallying Up The Fake ViewsThe music channel with the most fraudulent views removed was Universal Music Group, with the tally coming out to just over 1 billion (1,015,813,000), according to third-party analytics site SocialBlade. Sony BMG lost a little over 850 million views, while the RCA channel dropped 159 million.As first reported by the Daily Dot, this year-end cleaning of fake views also hit hundreds of other non-musical YouTubers, which led many to wonder in related Google forums whether this was the work of a bug. In a forum post, YouTube confirmed users had violated the Terms of Service item 4 section H, which states: “You agree not to use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, “robots.”YouTube did not respond to the Daily Dot’s requests for comment on the removal of views and videos from Universal Music Group, Sony BMG, and RCA Records, nor did they respond to ReadWrite’s. Tech blog Tom’s Guide however, got a confirmation from Google that the music channels had indeed violated the ToS. Claims Of BiasNetherlands-based web celebrity and gamer Athene Wins – who is a bit of a YouTube watchdog – called the take-down of fake views from certain channels “biased”  in a vlog addressing Daily Dot’s article, given that he believes botting has also occurred on VEVO channels.  “They’re just making sure all big labels and artists are forced to go with VEVO,” says Athene Wins, who points out Chris Brown and Britney Spears VEVO channels were untouched as far as the removal of botted views.  “Don’t tell me that you are going to be botting views for Chris Brown TV” but you “stop botting” at Chris Brown’s VEVO,” he added. fruzsina eordogh 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid Tags:#YouTube The removal of botted views on only certain music channels does look suspicious, but the comment the Daily Dot received from Universal confirmed they have been focusing on pushing content into their VEVO channel, instead of their original YouTube channel. VEVO, after all, charges very high ad rates.  It is also possible that the millions of fake views on Universal Music Group, Sony BMG and RCA Records was done to make channels appear more popular than they were, since they were created in 2006, before the music video conglomerate VEVO (which includes Universal, Sony BMG and RCA Records talent) launched in 2009. Reddit, for example, relied on fake users to make the site appear more popular than it was, when it first started out.  YouTube’s funneling music into one central distributing network, VEVO, also makes sense for simplicity, as all music on the site can then be under one umbrella. This re-organizing of music content also means VEVO is staying on YouTube; back in July VEVO threatened to leave the Google-owned video sharing site unless they lowered their fees.Keeping the botted views on VEVO (if they do in fact, exist), then, makes sense from a business investment standpoint. Inflating the VEVO traffic keeps a nice justification going for those VEVO channels’ high ad rates, all the better for everyone’s bottom line. Why You Love Online Quizzes Related Posts last_img read more

Brazil World Cup Special: 344 km traffic jams, dengue, incomplete stadia

first_imgOfficials say that everyday, the city buses transports 5 million commuters, 4 million for the metro system and 2 million uses the commuter trains. Pic credit: 2014 World Cup in Brazil.comThe Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) isn’t impressed. Neither are the fans. And going by the reports coming in, Brazil is in no way in shape or form to host the World Cup which begins later on Thursday. FIFA’s two top officials have described preparations as the worst ever and dealing with Brazilian authorities as “hell.”Coupled with massive protests, worker deaths, incomplete projects and major transportation issues, things came to a head on Wednesday when the country came to a standstill thanks to a 214-mile – yes, 214-mile (that’s 344 kilometres) – traffic jam.The massive pile-up occurred in Sao Paulo – the city which will host several World Cup events. Earlier, a similar traffic jam had set the record at 192-miles in November 2013. Protests still going on in Brazil. World Cup 2014 (@FIFAWorldCupTM) June 11, 2014With the railway workers strike which is likely to resume later today, just ahead of the first game, things are expected to get worse. The strike is likely to result in people driving their cars to their destinations along with the added World Cup traffic that is likely to add to the chaos. The traffic jams aren’t the only thing that have left much to be desired from Brazil. Out of the 12 planned stadiums, one is without a roof, five are yet to be finished, leaving only six stadiums to host the football matches.advertisementManaus, a city located in the heart of Brazil and on Amazon river, is where England will play its first game. The city has declared a state of emergency due to flooding and is also in the middle of a fatal dengue fever outbreak.In a report that doesn’t hold back its punches, NBC Sports News wrote, “Brazil will welcome the players and fans to unfinished airports, drive them past uncompleted transport systems, through streets that have been clogged with rioters protesting the cost of the tournament and into stadiums that have cost lives to build and haven’t all been finished.” 214-mile traffic jam! @billneelynbc reports on chaotic preparations for Brazil’s World Cup News (@NBCNews) June 11, 2014NBC News further wrote, “Organizers have shelved much of the infrastructure they promised, from roads to a high-speed train between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Just five of the 35 planned urban-mobility rail schemes are complete. Fans will use buses and taxis to get to city centers and games, not the promised metro lines. “In Natal, where the U.S. team will play its first game on Monday, half the infrastructure projects planned for the cup weren’t even started.”Brazil’s president opened a new terminal at Sao Paulo airport to great fanfare this month, but it will handle only a fraction of the airlines originally scheduled to land there. The new airport terminal promised in Fortaleza has been delayed until 2017.”With allegations of scams and charges of money meant for projects being siphoned off, this has already become the most expensive soccer tournament ever.Speaking about it, Soccer legend Romario said the World Cup was “the biggest heist in the history of Brazil”.For a country that thinks of itself as “o pais do futebol”, the football country, Brazil had seven years to finish everything it promised after it was chosen in 2007 to host the world’s biggest spectacle ever. Let’s hope the games make for a better display than Brazil’s preparedness.last_img read more

LAPD arrest social media personality Ray Diaz in San Diego

first_img July 12, 2019 Posted: July 12, 2019 KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Los Angeles police this morning arrested a social media personality Raymundo Diaz in San Diego on suspicion of sexual assault.Diaz, 33, who is known online as Ray Diaz, was arrested by detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery-Homicide Division’s Special Assault Section about 5 a.m. in San Diego, according to the LAPD.San Diego police assisted in the arrest of the Hollywood resident, the LAPD reported.Details about the alleged assault were not released, but according to media reports, an investigation was launched after videos surfaced that appeared to show him assaulting an underage teen girl he was reported to have been dating.Diaz, who has claimed the video depicted an acting exercise and not an actual assault, was being held in lieu of $500,000 bail, according to the LAPD. After a thorough investigation, LAPD Detectives from the elite Robbery-Homicide Division Special Assault Section arrested 33 yr old social media personality “Ray Diaz” for sexual assault in San Diego, CA, w/ the assistance of San Diego PD. Raymundo Diaz bail is set at $500,000.00— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) July 13, 2019center_img KUSI Newsroom, LAPD arrest social media personality ‘Ray Diaz’ in San Diego Categories: California News, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more