When we talk about integration in financial services, we mean things like having consistent data and interfaces across channels, or systems that work together and not in parallel or at cross-purposes. We say that integration should be seamless.But what if we think about integration as a function of speed?The fact is, many of the functions we hope to “integrate” actually integrate now, after a fashion. A member who deposits a check at a branch will see that deposit reflected on mobile banking – just maybe not right away. A suspicious charge on a member’s card account will trigger an alert, but the member might not be able to take action on it until they can check their account online – or call in to confirm the problem. The issue is resolved eventually, though not in a way that seems easy or efficient.That perception is everything. Your members don’t want integration because they have opinions about the inner workings of your organization. They want integration because they expect everything to work fast. They want to deposit a check using their phone, see the deposit instantly on mobile banking, and know immediately when it’s safe to begin spending.When these kinds of instantaneous connections aren’t made, it’s easy for your systems to appear broken. The payment I made to my card account isn’t showing up yet. The transfer I did on online banking doesn’t appear on mobile banking. These systems may integrate over time, but in the meantime members are frustrated. continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
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Strele loaded the chimney at the Enerstena Group’s facility, 3 km away from its installation location. It was loaded onto a semi-trailer using two 15-tonne capacity overhead cranes that were already installed in the building and a 90-tonne capacity Faun ATF90G-4 mobile crane.The chimney was then transported the jobsite by Klaipedos Transekspedicija.Once on site, a 500-tonne capacity Liebherr LTM1500-8.1 fitted with a Modulift MOD 70 beam, and a 200-tonne capacity Terex AC200, were used to install the chimney. www.modulift.com www.strelelogistics.com www.transekspedicija.com
SOUTH AFRICA: A contract for a further 43 GE Transportation C30ACi diesel-electric general freight locomotives was signed at Transnet Rail Engineering’s facility in Koedoespoort on January 10, taking Transnet’s total order to 143.’The acquisition of these locomotives is part of our fleet renewal programme, a key element of our R110bn, five-year capital investment programme,’ said Transnet Group CEO Brian Molefe. ‘Improving the average age of our assets is crucial in our efforts to improve our reliability, efficiency and our ultimate goal of running a scheduled railway.’ In December 2009 Transnet and GE announced an initial order for 100 of the Class 43 locomotives. The first 10 were delivered complete from the USA, and the rest in kit form for assembly at Koedoespoort by GE South Africa Technologies Ltd, a subsidiary created in partnership with black economic empowerment company Mineworkers Investment Co. So far 27 locomotives have entered service. The 43 kits to be supplied under the latest order will be delivered from the second quarter of 2012 to enter service by June 2013. ‘The positive impact of this success will be felt way beyond the GESAT venture,’ said Paul Nkuna, CEO of Mineworkers Investment Co. ‘Benefits include job creation here in South Africa, skills and technology transfer and the renewal and modernisation of South Africa’s transport infrastructure at a time when greater balance in road and rail transport capacity has become a national priority.’
TUSCALOOSA – Marlon Humphrey didn’t make it onto the field as a true freshman on Alabama’s football team. But the talented sprinter is already making a major contribution on the Crimson Tide’s track and field team.Humphrey, a former track star at Hoover High School, is a member of the Tide’s 1,600 meter relay team.Humphrey is the third leg on a squad that recently broke the school’s nine-year record with a time of 3:06.05. The previous record was 3:07.29 which was set back in 2006.Tide assistant coach Matt Kane said Humphrey runs the third leg because of how strong he is.“For Marlon to just walk in and do what he’s doing is pretty remarkable to be quite honest with you,” Kane said. “You can see a guy come out and run 60 meters and be pretty fast. But for a guy to be that fit and that strong to be able to run the 4x4s, that’s rare. That doesn’t happen very often.”Humphrey is one of four football players on the track team along with Tony Brown, Anthony Averett and Bradley Sylve.Brown runs in the 60-meter sprint and 60-meter hurdles. Brown is 21st nationally (6.82 seconds) in the 60-meter sprint and 11th nationally (7.89 seconds) in the 60-meter hurdles.Sylve is a sprinter while Averett is a long jumper. Sylve took three years off, but has worked his way back into the fold.He’s currently 27th nationally in the 60-meter sprint with a time of 6.86. Sylve will likely make his biggest impact in the 400 relay during outdoor season. Averett’s best long jump is 7.13 meters which is good for 21st nationally.“Usually when you get football players who run track, you hear, ‘I’m just out here to do it to work out,” said Tide sprinter Cameron Hudson. “Those guys actually want to be good in track. They don’t want to just work out for football, they want to be competitive. They want to really be good for the team.”The Tide’s track team will compete in the SEC Championships this weekend with hopes of qualifying for nationals for indoor track and field.To qualify for the nationals, an athlete must record a top-16 mark nationally from any meet this season. They can improve on those marks in the SEC Championships.A total of 48 athletes (24 women, 24 men) will make the trip to Lexington, Kentucky, this weekend. They are slated to compete in a total of 26 events.“Our program is progressing into one of the better ones in the SEC, but we want to be thought of among the top teams nationally,” Tide head coach Dan Waters said. “One of the great things about our sport is that we get the chance to earn everything in competition. Rankings are nice, and we are appreciative of the respect, but what matters is our ability to perform in competition.”
FOLLOW US LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE Written By The Blue Jays will honor the late Tony Fernandez by wearing a patch with his No. 1 on the left sleeve of uniform jerseys this season.A member of Toronto’s 1993 World Series champions who had nine RBIs in the six-game win over Philadelphia, Fernandez had kidney problems and died Feb. 16 at age 57.He is the Blue Jays’ career leader in games (1.450), hits (1,583) and triples (72). He spent 12 seasons with Toronto in four stints and had a .288 batting average and 2,276 hits over 17 big league seasons. Fernandez also played for San Diego, the New York Mets and Yankees, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Milwaukee.“There are few players in the game who can impact a team and a fan base the way Tony did in Toronto,” Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro said in a statement on Monday. “Beyond his impressive career numbers, achievements, and accolades, Tony resonated with baseball fans because of how he played the game and conducted himself as a teammate.”Image credits: AP COMMENT Associated Press Television News First Published: 14th July, 2020 07:19 IST Last Updated: 14th July, 2020 07:19 IST Blue Jays To Wear No. 1 Patch Honoring Late Tony Fernandez The Blue Jays will honor the late Tony Fernandez by wearing a patch with his No. 1 on the left sleeve of uniform jerseys this season SUBSCRIBE TO US
CCH Tax Day ReportIn advance of a May 23 House Ways and Means hearing on tax reform and a proposed border adjustment tax, the Joint Committee on Taxation has prepared a report. The report presents an overview of a border adjustment tax.BackgroundHouse Republicans unveiled their “Better Way Tax Reform Blueprint” in June 2016, previewing anticipated legislation to enact comprehensive tax reform for individuals and businesses. The “Blueprint” includes a border adjustment. Under a tax system implementing border adjustment, U.S. businesses generally would no longer be effectively permitted a deduction based on the cost of imports. Additionally, those businesses would no longer be taxed on income received from exports.Border Adjustment TaxThe report describes international principles that would be applied to taxation and presents an overview of U.S. present law related to the taxation of cross-border income. “The tax base for a country with a pure origin-based tax consists of proceeds from the sale of goods and services produced in that country, regardless of where the sales occurred. In contrast, the tax base for a country with a pure destination-based tax consists of proceeds from the sale of goods and services to purchasers located in that country, regardless of where the goods and services were produced,” the report explained.”The U.S. tax system is neither a pure origin-based tax nor a pure destination-based tax. However, it may be considered more origin-based in the sense that income from the sale of goods and services produced in the United States is generally part of the U.S. tax base, regardless of where the sales occur,” the report added.The report describes the economic rationale for implementing a destination-based tax and summarizes some recent proposals that would move the United States toward a destination-based tax. The report also provides an economic analysis of the border adjustment mechanism of a destination-based tax. The report further notes that “some policymakers have considered establishing a destination-based tax as a way of promoting certain economic policy goals and addressing problems arising from the more origin-based U.S. tax system. ”JCT Report on Destination-Based Taxation and Border Adjustments, JCX-20-17
CHAPEL HILL, NC – MARCH 07: Jahlil Okafor #15 of the Duke Blue Devil drives between defenders Brice Johnson #11, Marcus Paige #5 and Marcus Paige #5 of the North Carolina Tar Heels during their game at the Dean Smith Center on March 7, 2015 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)Duke stars Jahlil Okafor and Justise Winslow seem like locks to be lottery picks on June 25, when the 2015 NBA Draft rolls around. Point guard Tyus Jones has a great shot at being a first round pick. Senior guard Quinn Cook? He was vital to Duke’s success this season, but his NBA potential is a little less clear. Well, at least to those who didn’t play with him on the 2015 national championship team.Basketball Insiders‘ Alex Kennedy wrote a great piece on Cook’s NBA prospects, and spoke to Okafor, who had nothing but praise for his former [email protected] praised @QCook323 and said he’d love to play with Quinn again. Full article: http://t.co/1lRWwrBv01 pic.twitter.com/p4ZfERqzrL— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) June 17, 2015Cook is ranked as the No. 55 prospect in the draft by Draft Express, but the site’s mock draft doesn’t have him being selected. While the other three Blue Devils all look like safe bets to be drafted, we imagine Duke fans would like nothing more than to see Cook land with a team. If that team winds up being Okafor’s? They’d probably sell a bunch of gear in North Carolina.[Basketball Insiders]