CO-OP recently sat down with Amanda Smith, CO-OP’s Manager of Emerging Products, to discuss the evolution and impact of Application Programming Interfaces (API) in the mobile banking landscape.Other industries are already realizing the benefits of expanding customer value through seamless integration. For example, Uber has an API that allows you to arrange for a ride by pressing a button within the Open Table app. And Walgreen’s has enlisted the help of an API from the fitness company Qardio to build loyalty by rewarding customers to track their health metrics.Now it’s time for credit unions to seize the opportunity to capitalize on the ease and convenience APIs offer. The following interview provides an overview of APIs and how CO-OP is developing solutions to suit a variety of needs.Q: How have mobile trends evolved over the past two to three years?A: The first place I go is to mobile banking. It was largely a transactional platform. I see that evolving and becoming a holistic engagement platform. Expanding to more product features and wallet programs. Omni-channel is cliché, but it’s meaningful. If you think about the last 15 years, online banking was the way credit unions interacted. Now they have to take that experience and cross multiple platforms and all digital channels. That will require a lot of integration and more engagement. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
The Batesville High School Wrestling team opened their season traveling to Jennings County bringing only 8 wrestlers to compete. Despite giving up 6 forfeits, the bulldog grapplers were able to claim a 39-36 victory.The night started with the bulldogs giving up a forfeit at 170 then bouncing back when Axel Garcia received a forfeit at 182 making the dual tied 6-6. Jennings then won 4 straight with 3 forfeits and a pin giving the panthers a 30-6 lead.Alex Murphy got things started at 113 recording 2 takedowns on his way to getting the first pin of the season for the bulldogs fighting up the score to 30-12. Jennings county got their final forfeit of the night giving them a commanding 36-12 lead. Tyler Schaffer would start a rally getting 2 takedowns leading to a 6-3 victory at 132 cutting down the lead to 36-15.Batesville would then capitalize on the momentum with 4 straight pins. Jonah Chase got a 1st period pin at 138 to come a step closer making the score 36-21. JT Linkel followed things up at 145 with 3 takedowns before earning a pin making the score 36-27. 152 pounder Josh Mobley kept the momentum going with 4 take downs and a pin to bring the score within 3 at 36-33. It all came down to the final match as Nick Nobbe would take the mat at 160. Nobbe got a quick takedown to start the match and in dramatic fashion got the pin with only 1 second left in the first period to finally give Batesville the lead at 39-36 giving the bulldogs their first win of the season starting out at 1-0. Also competing for the bulldogs on the night was Brandon Manning at 220 who had a hard fought match. Batesville will next host Madison in their home opener next Tuesday the 27th at 6 pm.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Curtis Miller
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 25, 2013 at 11:32 am Contact Stephen: [email protected] | @Stephen_Bailey1 Syracuse might be without cornerback Brandon Reddish when it hosts No. 3 Clemson in its Atlantic Coast Conference debut on Oct. 5, SU head coach Scott Shafer announced Wednesday.“Brandon Reddish will probably be questionable for Clemson with a lower-leg injury,” Shafer said during the ACC coaches’ teleconference.Reddish — who mixes in with Ri’Shard Anderson at cornerback opposite Keon Lyn — and starting defensive end Robert Welsh both missed the second half of SU’s 52-17 win against Tulane last week. Welsh, who had to be helped off the field and was unable to put any weight on his left leg, is returning to practice this week, Shafer said.“Robbie Welsh is doing well,” Shafer said. “We had a scare with him, but he’s back.”Also returning to practice this week is offensive lineman Kyle Knapp, who suffered a head injury during training camp and has yet to play for the Orange this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textShafer said practices this week will focus primarily on lifting and running.He was not asked about senior kicker Ross Krautman, who will have season-ending surgery on a hip-related injury and is eligible to apply for a medical hardship waiver. Comments
13 September 2007The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) this week awarded new broadcasting licences to Telkom Media, e-SAT, On Digital Media and Walking on Water, ending Multichoice Africa’s 12-year monopoly over the South African pay-TV market.Icasa said in a statement that it hoped increased competition would boost job creation, promote the involvement of previously disadvantaged people in the sector, ensure a wider range of content and increase access to affordable subscription television services.Multichoice South Africa chief executive Nolo Letele welcomed the move, saying that competition would attract investment in the broadcasting industry and the South African economy in general.“It will also stimulate growth of the pay television market and ensure that consumers are provided with choice and more diversity of content,” Letele said on their company website.Business Day reports that Telkom Media, a subsidiary of fixed-line telecoms provider Telkom, has committed over R7-billion over the next 10 years to developing its platform, while On Digital Media – whose shareholders include the African subsidiary of European satellite services company SES – have secured over R1-billion to launch their service.e-SAT, which is part of JSE-listed Hosken Consolidate Investments, did not disclose what amount they would invest in their service. HCI also owns the country’s only free-to-air channel, e.tv.According to Screen Africa, Walking on Water aims to offer a wide range of programmes based on “Christian lifestyle principles” via satellite.Eighteen companies originally applied for licences when the process began in August 2006. Three applicants, including a joint venture between the South African Broadcasting Corporation and state-owned signals provider Sentech, later withdrew their applications.The regulator gave no reasons as to why the other 10 applications were turned down, saying only that details would be released within the next three weeks.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
Compiled by Mary AlexanderPopular images of Africa tend to be of two types: beautiful landscapes and exotic wildlife, or distressing poverty, disease and suffering. But Africa is not a country, easily reduced to stereotypes. It’s a vast, diverse continent with 54 separate countries, well over a thousand languages and a range of cultures, histories and religions. People live, work, love and raise families here, just like anywhere else.In the first in a series of photo galleries refocusing the image of African countries, we look at the West African nation of Ghana, on the coast of the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. With a population of some 27-million, Ghana is rated the seventh-best governed and fifth-most stable country in Africa, with the continent’s sixth-largest economy.Maths teacher Winston Mills-Compton explains a concept to his class at the Mfantsipim Boys School in the coastal city of Cape Coast. Founded in 1876, the school is one of the oldest in the city, which is the academic centre of Ghana. Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan was a student at Mfantsipim. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst, World Bank)The mausoleum of Kwame Nkrumah, the first president of post-colonial Ghana, in the capital city of Accra. From 1951 Nkrumah served as the leader of the Gold Coast, the colonial name for the country, oversaw independence from Britain in 1957, and was president of the newly free country until 1966. Ghana was the first sub-Saharan African country to achieve independence from colonial rule. Nkrumah was an influential activist for Pan-Africanism, and a founding member of the Organisation of African Unity. (Photo: Walter Callens, Retlaw Snellac Photography)A young woman in front of the Black Star Monument in Independence Square, Accra. The second-largest city square in the world after Tiananmen Square in China, Independence Square was commissioned by Kwame Nkrumah to honour both the country’s independence in 1957 and a visit to Ghana by British Queen Elizabeth II. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst)A female shopkeeper takes delivery of goods in Accra. Wholesale and retail trade is one of the most common forms of self-employment for women in Ghana’s cities. (Photo: Arne Hoel, The World Bank)A woman works in a small shop in Accra. Women make up 43.1% of economically active population of Ghana, most working in the informal sector and in food crop farming. (Photo: Arne Hoel)A baby lies on a bed protected with a mosquito net, which helps prevent the spread of malaria. Ghana’s attempts to control the disease, a major cause of poverty and low productivity, began in the 1950s. The country’s Roll Back Malaria initiative was launched in 1999. (Photo: Arne Hoel)Young boys train in a boxing club in the Jamestown neighbourhood in eastern Accra. Jamestown and bordering Usshertown are the oldest districts in the city, today home to a fishing community made up largely of the Ga linguistic group. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst)Young boys train in a boxing club in the Jamestown neighbourhood of Accra. Boxing is Accra’s citywide obsession, and Jamestown the centre of the sport. There are more boxing schools per square mile in Jamestown than anywhere else on earth. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst)Young boys train in a boxing club in the Jamestown neighbourhood of Accra. Internationally renowned boxers such as Professor Azuma Nelson and Joshua Clottey learned to fight in one of the over 20 boxing clubs in the neighbourhood. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst)A young boxer and his trainer at a boxing school in the Jamestown neighbourhood of Accra. The trainer’s shirt bears the image of George “Red Tiger” Ashie, an Accra-born international professional fighter who won the African Boxing Union super featherweight title, Universal Boxing Council super featherweight title, and Commonwealth lightweight title. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst)A student solves a problem in maths class at the Mfantsipim Boys School, one of Ghana’s oldest and best-performing schools, in the city of Cape Coast. The educational centre of Ghana, Cape Coast is home to the University of Ghana, the country’s leading university in teaching and research, as well as Cape Coast Polytechnic, Wesley Girls’ High School, St Augustine College, Adisadel College, Aggrey Memorial Senior High School and Ghana National College. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst)A Ghanaian girl walking to school. (Photo: Arne Hoel)A billboard advertising mobile phones flanks a cellphone tower in Accra. Ghana is the second-biggest ICT destination in Africa, after South Africa. Mobile phone penetration stands at 27-million, bigger than the national population. A 780-kilometre fibre optic cable is currently being laid across the country. (Photo: Arne Hoel)The grounds of the University of Ghana in the city of Gold Coast, with the entrance to the Balme Library in the distance. The oldest and largest Ghana’s 13 universities and tertiary institutions, it was founded in 1948 as the University College of the Gold Coast. It was originally an affiliate college of the University of London, which supervised its academic programmes and awarded degrees. In 1961 it gained full university status and, today, has some 40 000 students. (Photo: Arne Hoel)The cargo terminal of the port at the city of Tema in southeastern Ghana, on the Gulf of Guinea. Tema harbour is a major export link for goods from land-locked countries to the north of Ghana, such as Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst)A truck mechanic at the cargo terminal in the port of Tema. The port handles 80% of Ghana’s national exports and imports, including the bulk of the country’s major export product, cocoa. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst)Relaxing on a four-hour Sunday pleasure cruise on the MV Dodi Princess on Lake Volta, the largest manmade water reservoir by surface area – some 8 502 square kilometres – in the world. Attractions on the Dodi Princess include a highlife band, a wading pool, lunch and an air-conditioned cabin for refuge from the sun. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst)Traditional Ghanaian fishing boats set out from the ancient settlement of Elmina, once part of a colony Portuguese sea traders built on the coast of Ghana in 1482. Before the Portuguese, the town was called Anomansah, meaning “the perpetual drink”. Elmina was the first European settlement in West Africa, the site of the Africa’s first European colonial war – between Spain and Portugal in 1478 – and for centuries the launch point of the Transatlantic slave trade from West Africa. (Photo: Walter Callens, Retlaw Snellac Photography)Hulls of ships docked at Tema Harbour on the southeastern coast of Ghana. (Photo: Curt Carnemark, World Bank)Boys play on a pirogue, a traditional fishing boat, on a beach in coastal Ghana. Pirogue boats are found all over the world, from Louisiana to Madagascar, but Ghana’s handmade dugouts are possibly the most ornate – carved with motifs, painted in bright colours, and often captioned with biblical quotes and smart sayings. Artisanal fishing in pirogues contributes a great deal to Ghana’s informal economy. (Ghana. Photo: Arne Hoel)A technician supervises the processing of cocoa beans into cocoa liquor at the Golden Tree chocolate plant in the port city of Tema. Cocoa – raw and processed – is Ghana’s main export, even though the cocoa plant is not indigenous to the country. The Golden Tree company produces high-quality cocoa products, including chocolate bars that will not melt in the West African heat. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst)The control room at the Takoradi thermal power station in Aboadze, 17 kilometres east of the city of Sekondi-Takoradi on the southwestern coast of Ghana. The country generates electricity from hydropower, fossil fuels, thermal energy and renewable energy sources. Ghana’s power generation infrastructure is so developed it is able to not only meet local needs, but export electricity to neighbouring countries. The country is also committed to carbon-free, renewable energy. A $400-million project to build the largest solar power plant in Africa is likely to go online in 2015. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst)Traders work on the floor of the Ghana Stock Exchange in Accra. The exchange, established in 1990, is one of the best-performing in Africa. Its composite index rose by 78.8% in 2013. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst)A trader working the Ghana Stock Exchange in the financial district of Accra. The exchange has 37 listed companies, who saw a 55% increase in value, in US dollar terms, in 2013. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst)A worker mixes concrete for maintenance of the N1 national road between Accra, the capital of Ghana, and Gold Coast, the country’s centre of education. Roads and highways, the country’s main transport systems, are constantly being upgraded. In 2012 some US$500-million was spent on expanding Ghana’s road network. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst)The clock tower of Balme Library reflected in the sunglasses of a student at the University of Ghana in the city of Gold Coast. (Photo: Arne Hoel)A worker feeling the heat at 330 metres underground at the Anglo Ashanti gold mine in Obuasi. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst)Workers sprayed with sawdust at a lumber factory in Accra. (Photo: Curt Carnemark)A young Ghanaian man holding a child. (Photo: Arne Hoel)A child of Ghana. (Photo: Arne Hoel)Ghanaian girls eat a school-sponsored lunch. (Photo: Arne Hoe)A woman walks through the streets of Accra, Ghana’s capital and major city. (Photo: Arne Hoel)A woman entrepreneur outside her business. (Photo: Arne Hoel)Morning assembly at a rural primary school in Ghana. (Photo: Arne Hoel)A news camera captures proceedings at Ghana’s parliament in Accra. As a former British colony, the country’s lawmaking process is based on the UK parliamentary system. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst)The newsroom at the Joy FM radio studios in Accra. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst)On air at the Joy FM studios in Accra. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst)A radio technician at work. (Photo: Arne Hoel)People’s reflections in a water tank in rural Ghana. (Photo: Arne Hoel)Pineapple seedlings being planted in the nursery at Bomart Farms in Nsawam, near Accra. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst)Traditional Kente cloth on sale at a market in Kumasi, the centre of the Ashanti region of southern Ghana. (Photo: Adam Jones)Air Ghana aircraft on runway at Kotoka International Airport in Accra. The carrier provides cargo and passenger services throughout West and Central Africa. (Photo: Arne Hoel)Buildings in Accra’s financial district. (Photo: JB Dodane, Flickr)
One encouraging symptom of the Weatherization Assistance Program’s stimulus-funded expansion is the recently upgraded Weatherization Training Center at the Pennsylvania College of Technology, in Williamsport.The $100,000 improvement project – which, a recent Associated Press story points out, took about five months to complete and will be paid for through state-administered federal funding programs – includes two dedicated, multimedia-equipped classrooms; two similarly equipped classrooms that can be used for weatherization training; a weatherization tactics lab; a weatherization diagnostics and energy conservation lab; and office space for instructors and support staff.The enhancements have almost doubled the 24-year-old center’s floor space, to 16,000 sq. ft., and will help significantly increase the number of trainees the facility can accommodate each year, from about 300 to more than 1,000, PCT’s president, Davie Jane Gilmour, told the AP.Added training center director John Manz: “It’s an outstanding facility. It’s arguably the best in the U.S.”The demand for well-trained weatherization workers is there, notes Gilmour. Largely as a result of increased federal funding – and mandates – for programs that improve energy efficiency in residential buildings, more than 29,000 housing units in Pennsylvania alone are expected to be weatherized over the next three years.
Give the action sequences in your next film or video project a flashy bang with these tips and tricks for a compelling shoot-out.Cover image via The Film Look.If John Wick has taught us anything, it’s that audiences will still flock to action movies. In today’s digital filmmaking age, working on action projects has never been easier — thanks in part to some great digital tips, tricks, and assets.Such is the case with the team at The Film Look, who recently put together an flashy shoot-out for their last short film project. So, when you’re firing up your next explosive gun fight sequence, follow their advice (and use these awesome resources) to give your project that actiony kick.Safety FirstBefore we dive in, we have to reiterate that the number one rule for any action film, scene, or sequence is safety first. This is especially true when explosions, stunts, or firearms (even prop ones) are involved. Safety should be your number one priority — not just for your actors but also for your entire crew and the environment around you.The Action Elements PackOnce you’ve covered safety, you can address the other fundamental principle of action filmmaking — the VFX elements. Yes, using practical effects can be very authentic and a lot of fun, but the majority of action sequences — specifically those featuring gun blasts — are easier, cheaper, and safer in post-production.In the short film by The Film Look, you can see that some of the elements are from the Ricochet action element pack from RocketStock. (It features over 450 elements authentically captured with real weapons and 19 types of guns and caliber variations.) As a bonus, you can also get started with this FREE ACTION PACK, which has everything from muzzle flashes to smoke, fire, and explosions — plus some helpful tutorials on how to use them.Get the Right SoundThe first part of an action shoot-out The Film Look examines is how to get the right sound effects synced correctly. If you’re just starting out, it may be helpful to work with one gun on-screen, shooting fewer times to determine the best spots to line up your sound effect with the action. Once you get the hang of it, you can try some different audio effects and work with multiple gun shootouts when you’re ready.(Also from The Film Look, here’s a quick tutorial on working with your gunshot audio bites.)Adding Light Flash in PostOnce you have your sound effects lined up, you need to create all the elements of the muzzle flash. As you can see in The Film Look’s first example, when working in a daylight setup, they were able to digitally create a flash effect on the subject’s face to correspond with the elements around the gun’s barrel. This is a pretty straightforward process in Adobe After Effects that involves some simple masking and keyframing.Light Flashes On SetWhile the above technique will work in the majority of your shoot-out setups, as The Film Look found out in their film, it gets a little tricker for in dark scenes and settings. Like the filmmakers before them who have worked through similar problems, the Film Look filmmakers had to try out several different methods, working with everything from photography flashes to flashlights to intercutting LED lights. While the final method by The Film Look worked for their project, it’s an open-ended problem, and different filmmakers will need to find their best solutions based on their own experiences.BONUS: A Look Behind the Scenes!While The Film Look is hard at work on their short shoot-out film, they’ve had to creatively work through some other production elements and setups. Stay tuned to their YouTube channel and website for more filmmaking tips and tricks as they continue to create action-packed online content.For more production and editing advice, check out these articles.ESCAPE ROOM (Short Film) — How To Composite Your Own StuntsInterview: 7 Filmmaking Tips for Creating Retro ’80s ActionHow To Create Action Titles With Glitch Effects + Free Glitch ElementsUse Film Grain Overlays to Add a Cinematic Look to Your Footage7 Explosive Action Video Tutorials
John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO — On a night where almost every San Miguel player struggled to buy a basket, Chico Lanete emerged as the lone offensive bright spot for the Beermen on Sunday.Inserted into the starting lineup for the first time this conference, the 38-year-old guard was the latest Beermen to step up to the plate, drilling four treys to help his crew hack out a hard-fought 77-76 victory over Magnolia.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Read Next AFP official booed out of forum “I just repaid the trust coach gave me so that I can bring that to our next game,” Lanete, the Zamboanga native, said in Filipino after finishing with 14 points, four rebounds, four assists, and four steals.Lanete influence in the game in a big way, capping his performance with a clutch triple from the left wing with 1:31 remaining that gave San Miguel a 73-71 lead to hold off Magnolia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDespite shooting 31 percent from the field, the Beermen were able to pull off the close win to reclaim the No. 1 spot in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup standings at 6-1.READ: Beermen regain top spot, halt Hotshots’ run LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH MOST READ Beermen regain top spot, halt Hotshots’ 5-game run Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Chico is a veteran and we had the right timing to insert him after that timeout,” said SMB coach Leo Austria, who expected nothing less from the 11-year PBA veteran given his wealth of experience.Lanete, however, said that he’s just trying his best to live up to Austria’s expectations as the Beermen try to stay afloat with their star guard Alex Cabagnot still recovering from plantar fasciitis.“Alex is really a big help for our team. I’m just making the most of the opportunity given to me,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:46US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises
While his Saurashtra teammates were sweating it out at the GS Patel Stadium in Gujarat’s Nadiad against the hosts in a Ranji Trophy 2018-19 encounter, Robin Uthappa was seen wearing a commentator’s hat and analysing Wednesday’s first T20I between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane.Uthappa and senior Delhi batsman Gautam Gambhir were the only two active cricketers to be part of the 15-member commentary panel for Sony Pictures India, the official broadcasters of the India-Australia tour in the subcontinent.Uthappa’s preference for commentary over domestic duty irked several fans. Questions were asked over why the 33-year-old had made himself unavailable for Ranji Trophy at a time when former cricketers are consistently expressing concerns over the absence of star players from the country’s premier domestic four-day tournament.Also Read – Sakshi Dhoni thanks Robin Uthappa for bringing her and MS Dhoni togetherUthappa thoug was quick to clarify his stand on joining the commentary panel amidst the Ranji Trophy season, saying he skipped domestic duty as he is yet to fully recover from an ankle injury. The World T20 winner insisted he has no plans to retire and that he would continue playing till he enjoying doing so.Also Read – Virat Kohli wins hearts at Gabba, obliges kids with autographs”Just to clear the misconceptions out-there.I’m giving commentary a go coz I’m currently recovering from an ankle surgery. It’s by no means takes away from how much I love competing and will continue to do so till I don’t enjoy it anymore or can’t physically (sic) ,” Uthappa wrote on Twitter.advertisementAlso Read – India have a lot of problems that need to be solved: Harbhajan SinghJust to clear the misconceptions out-there.I’m giving commentary a go coz I’m currently recovering from an ankle surgery. It’s by no means takes away from how much I love competing and will continue to do so till I don’t enjoy it anymore or can’t physically. #sonysix #INDvsAUSRobin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) November 21, 2018Uthappa got a nod of approval from his good friend and former India teammate Irfan Pathan as the left-arm pacer wished him luck for his commentary stint.The aggressive right-handed batsman last played competitive cricket in October when he turned up for Saurashtra in Vijay Hazare Trophy – the domestic 50-over tournament. From eight matches, Uthappa hit 197 runs, which includes a highest score of 97, at 24.62.India vs Australia, 1st T20I: MATCH REPORT | HIGHLIGHTS | SCORECARDNotably, Uthappa had ended his 15-year-old association with Karnataka in the lead-up to the 2017-18 domestic season and made the move to Saurashtra.Read – Shikhar Dhawan feels poor fielding cost India in narrow loss to AustraliaDespite being a consistent performer for his Indian Premier League franchise, Kolkata Knight Riders, Uthappa has found it difficult to return to the senior national side. His last international appearance came during India’s tour of Zimbabwe in 2015.