The times are a’changing… again

first_imgUntil recently, the last rising rate period in the U.S. occurred from 2004-2006. Then, the Fed increased rates 17 times, from 1.0 percent to 5.25 percent. That was more than a decade ago, and neither the iPhone nor the Kindle had been released yet.The world is a much different place now than it was in 2006. Much has changed since the last rising rate cycle. In particular, tools available online for consumers to rate shop and move money from one institution to another have multiplied and improved substantially. How have your credit union’s online offerings changed in the last decade? How have your competitor’s online offerings improved? The competition for deposits is already strong, and that competition is amplified in a rising rate environment.Member behavior is likely to differ in a world with nearly unlimited rate information available online, combined with convenient online account set up and money movement capabilities. Depositors have struggled through a prolonged period of historically low interest rates, and stronger demand is likely for rates higher than those in previous rate cycles. continue reading » 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Cricket News Kuldeep Yadav surges to second in ICC Twenty20 International rankings

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Kuldeep Yadav has surged to second spot in the latest International Cricket Council rankings for Twenty20 Internationals. Kuldeep was the only bowler who escaped punishment in the Hamilton Twenty20 International against New Zealand by taking the wickets of Colin Munro (72) and Tim Seifert (43) to finish with figures of 2/26 from four overs. India lost a high-scoring thriller by four runs to lose a three-match Twenty20 International for the first time. New Zealand prolonged their pain in the shortest format as they won their eighth encounter against India in 11 games. Kuldeep’s great show in the Twenty20 International in Hamilton continued his good form in New Zealand where he was impressive in the ODIs.In the first two games in Napier and Bay Oval, Kuldeep finished with figures of 4/39 and 4/45 as India won an ODI series in New Zealand for the first time since 2009. Kuldeep is the only Indian bowler in the top 10 of the Twenty20 International rankings and he is behind Afghanistan sensation Rashid Khan.Kuldeep’s spin bowling partner Yuzvendra Chahal after an indifferent series against New Zealand, dropped six places to be 17th while Bhuvneshwar Kumar maintained his 18th rank. In the batsmen’s list, Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma swapped three places with compatriot KL Rahul, who didn’t feature in the recently-concluded series.  The batting chart is headed by talented Pakistani batsman Babar Azam while Rohit Sharma is in seventh. Rohit, who captained the side for the last two ODIs and in the Twenty20 International series, recently became the leading run-getter in T20Is. During the Auckland clash, he smashed his 16th fifty and became only the third player after Martin Guptill and Chris Gayle to hit 100 sixes in this format. Azam, on the other hand, recently became the fastest to 1000 runs in T20Is and in the series against South Africa, he top-scored with 90 but Pakistan still managed to lose the series 1-2 to the Proteas.India will now play two Twenty20 Internationals against Australia in Vizag and Bangalore on February 24 and February 27. After the end of the two-match series, India will play five ODIs which will be their last international assignment before the 2019 World Cup which will be held in England on May 31. Rohit Sharma is currently in seventh in the list for batsmen.Kuldeep Yadav took two four-wicket hauls in New Zealand.India have not yet won a T20I series in New Zealand. highlightslast_img read more

GitHub has announced a new GitHub status page to e

first_imgGitHub has announced a new GitHub status page to enable developers, team and businesses to get up-to-date information about incidents and component statuses. “From our perspective, reliability can be defined by three questions: is the product available, how well does the product recover from failure, and how performant is the product as it evolves over time. In order for millions of developers to develop, build, and deploy their software, the underlying platform that powers GitHub must be resilient to a wide range of failure modes. We understand that our products need to satisfy the levels of trust our community expects of us when putting their code and their livelihoods on our platform,” GitHub wrote in a blog post. In addition to the new page, users will be able to subscribe to status changes to get real-time updates and follow a component throughout its entire life cycle. The company will begin to deprecate its old status site as well as its API. Postman announces support for OpenAPI 3.0API development solution provider Postman has announced support for the latest OpenAPI specification. According to the company, OpenAPI “provides a standardized format which allows API developers to perform quick and simple validation, auto-generate documentation with examples for easy integration, auto-generate client libraries and tests, and more.”Postman explained this new support will bring more flexibility across its formats and integrate more seamlessly into its workflow. Support will be available to users running Postman 6.6. Firefox 64 now availableThe latest release of the Mozilla browser Firefox is now available. The release comes with a number of new developer additions such as interface features and web platform capabilities. New interface features include multiple tab selection, and developer tools improvements. The release also includes new CSS features for standardizing proprietary styling features, new media queries, and multi-position color stop gradients. In addition, developers can expect JavaScript improvements and new web API features. Full details are available here. Grammarly opens public bug bountyGrammarly is releasing a public bug bounty program with the help of cybersecurity company HackerOne. “In today’s rapidly evolving security threat landscape, it’s essential to be armed with the right toolkit to protect user security and data privacy. After successfully running a private bug bounty program with HackerOne for over a year — currently with nearly 1,500 participants — we’re ready to launch a broader public program to enhance our security posture even further. We firmly believe that this gives us access to the best resources to help mitigate vulnerabilities, ward off attackers, and — ultimately — protect our users,” the company wrote in a blog post.last_img read more