Tech Task Force seeks comment

first_imgTech Task Force seeks comment May 15, 2002 Regular News Tech Task Force seeks commentThe E-Commerce Subcommittee of The Florida Bar Technology Task Force is seeking comment from law firms that have developed digital signatures and/or online transactions in their practice.The Task Force, chaired by Board of Governors member David Welch, is gathering information about e-commerce issues related to the legal profession for later dissemination to members of the Bar.Any comments should be faxed to David Welch at (954)943-2020, or mailed to him at Welch, Finkel & Schuyler 2401 East Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 400 Pompano Beach, Florida 33062.last_img

3 myths about credit unions

first_imgThe TV show MythBusters explores, tests, and ultimately confirms or debunks myths and urban legends. Thanks to the successful comedic duo on the show, myths such as “all men prefer blondes” and “it’s easy to take candy from a baby” have been debunked. While having confirmation that a person’s tongue will stick to a frozen metal pole is important, we thought we would explore a topic more useful to our readers – 3 credit union myths, and determine if they are “confirmed,” “plausible,” or “busted.”MYTH 1: “Membership” is a restrictive term that implies becoming a member is difficult or exclusive.The term “membership” is crucial to credit unions as it sets them apart from other financial institutions that have customers, not members. Having members portrays the idea that a credit union is not a privately held, for-profit business. Rather, a credit union is a cooperative organization in place for the greater good of all its stakeholders.Historically CUs were closed institutions, where certain criteria was required for membership. SEG-based (or Select Employee Group) charters set employment, church affiliation, and career status as factors that determined if you could join a credit union. Some credit unions still operate in this manner, while others have a community charter and are not closed. Field of membership (FOM) rules and regulations are also constantly being updated and changed. This causes confusion with attracting new members, especially if the name of your community-based credit union dates back to when you were a SEG-based CU. However, the pros of using the term membership, along with education on what benefits it has, outweigh the cons. Therefore, we deem this myth BUSTED. continue reading » 55SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Trojans lose to Beavers, drop eighth straight

first_imgThe men’s basketball team could not put an end to its longest losing streak since the 1995-1996 season on Saturday, falling to Oregon State (13-7, 3-5) at Gill Coliseum, 78-59. The Trojans (5-15, 0-7) have lost eight straight games and are the only team in the Pac-12 without a conference victory.Not quite enough · The Trojans had three players in double figures Saturday night, including sophomore guard Maurice Jones. USC was down by 14 at halftime and did not hold a lead past the 14-minute mark in the first half. The Trojans are now 5-15 overall. – Chris Pham | Daily TrojanAfter jumping to an early 8-5 advantage, USC relinquished its lead to the Beavers with 14:15 remaining in the first half and never got it back. Oregon State led 36-22 going into the break and cruised to an easy win after outscoring the Trojans by five in the final 20 minutes of action. USC played a sloppy game, committing 18 turnovers and struggling to break out of Oregon State’s trapping defense.“When you turn the ball over as much as we did, you’re not going to have a chance to win on the road,” USC coach Kevin O’Neill said. “They did a good job with their 1-3-1 trap; we didn’t do a good job of handling and attacking it and getting into the paint.”Freshman guard Byron Wesley led the Trojans with 15 points on an efficient 7-10 shooting night. Sophomore guard Maurice Jones added 13, sophomore forward Garrett Jackson had 12 and sophomore forward Dewayne Dedmon, coming off an impressive 18-point performance against Oregon, finished with eight points and eight rebounds.The Beavers, meanwhile, were led by guard Jared Cunningham, who put up 18 points, five assists, three rebounds and two steals in 28 minutes of action.“That guy is going to play for money someday,” O’Neill said. “He’s definitely an NBA prospect, a guy who is going to play at the next level as a point guard. He’s got an NBA body, he’s a legit first team all Pac-12 player, so I’m not surprised he played like that.”Three of Oregon State’s players hit double digits, with forward Devon Collier scoring 12 points, center Joe Burton with 11 and guard Ahmad Starks with 10. Forward Eric Moreland chipped in defensively, contributing 11 rebounds, three steals and two blocks.“We played well up at Oregon, didn’t play well [on Saturday],” O’Neill said. “Oregon State played well, and they deserved to win.”The Trojans had just seven scholarship players on the roster because of an assortment of injuries, prompting O’Neill to insert junior walk-on Daniel Munoz into the starting lineup. Munoz finished with three points, two assists, and four turnovers in twelve minutes on the court.“The bottom line is when you’ve got two walk-ons in your rotation and you’re starting one of them, it’s not going to be a good situation,” O’Neill said.O’Neill will need to decide whether to keep Munoz as the starting point guard when the Trojans return home for a matchup against Colorado (13-6, 5-2) on Thursday. The Trojans will follow that up with a game against Utah (5-14, 2-5) on Jan. 28.“We’ll see how it goes,’ O’Neill said. “Daniel played really well the other night, he didn’t play so well tonight, but all of these guys are in roles they really can’t handle right now because of all of our injury problems.”With so many players out of the rotation, a return to the Galen Center might be the one thing the Trojans have going for them as they attempt to squash an eight-game losing streak.last_img read more