15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Credit unions provide outstanding service, earn members’ trust, and offer better rates than other financial institutions.But they struggle to meet members’ digital expectations, which are often formed by nonfinancial organizations, such as Uber and Netflix.“The industry is under a constant threat,” says Kirk Drake, CEO of Ongoing Operations, who addressed Disruption 17 by CU Water Cooler Tuesday in Madison, Wis. “And we’re stuck in this service-first model.”Drake says credit unions should remember to “DREAM” when crafting a plan to meet members’ digital expectations. That means:Differentiate with data. Most credit unions use data, but Drake says they aren’t using it to drive member engagement.“The answer is in the data,” Drake says. “If you look at your members and see, for example, they’re using PayPal, you may have to figure out how to get that business.”
The trial of a man who is accused of hiring a hit-man to kill his pregnant wife is underway.Police say 33-year-old Euri Jenkings is facing a charge of first degree murder with a firearm in the killing of Makeva Jenkins at their home near Lake Worth in June 2017.Court records showed Jenkins paid a friend, Joevan Joseph, $1500 to kill his wife.Joseph pleaded guilty last year to second degree murder and agreed to testify against Jenkins.The jury selection began on Tuesday.
The West Palm Beach Police Department arrested a suspect for carjacking a Mercedes Benz in downtown West Palm Beach.Police say the suspect, 25-year-old Abraham Miller, approached the driver of the Benz near Flagler Dr., started flashing a black firearm and told him to give him the car.The driver gave Miller his car, and he drove off southbound on Flagler.An officer spotted the Mercedes after Miller ran a red light. The officer stopped the vehicle and took the suspect into custody.Miller confessed to stealing the car, and told officials that his brother gave him the lighter that looks like a metal gun which he used to steal the vehicle.Miller faces charges of robbery carjacking, fleeing/eluding an officer with disregard for safety of others and driving with a suspended license.
Researchers on Wednesday released some encouraging news about a possible treatment for coronavirus.They announced that the experimental drug remdesivir could help patients recover more quickly.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it is in discussions with Gilead Sciences, the maker of the drug, about making it available to patients.“As part of the FDA’s commitment to expediting the development and availability of potential COVID-19 treatments, the agency has been engaged in … discussions with Gilead Sciences regarding making remdesivir available to patients as quickly as possible, as appropriate,” FDA spokesman Michael Felberbaum said in statement.The government-funded study found that patients who took remdesivir recovered faster than patients who did not.Additionally, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is optimistic about those results.“The data shows that remdesivir has a clear-cut, significant, positive effect in diminishing the time to recovery,” Fauci said at the White House during a meeting with President Trump on Wednesday. He added, “What [the clinical trial] has proven is that a drug can block this virus. This drug happens to be blocking an enzyme that the virus uses.”Fauci, who has been at the head of the agency for 36 years, compared the findings to the 1986 discovery that the anti-retroviral drug azidothymidine, or AZT, could suppress the HIV virus in patients with AIDS. That drug, which later became known as Retrovir, allowed for HIV patients to turn what was often considered a terminal illness into a manageable chronic health condition.Results from the preliminary trial show remdesivir improved recovery time for coronavirus patients from 15 to 11 days, similar to the effect Tamiflu has on flu.“Although a 31% improvement doesn’t seem like a knockout 100%, it is very important proof of concept,” Fauci added.“Results also suggested a survival benefit, with a mortality rate of 8.0% for the group receiving remdesivir versus 11.6% for the placebo group,” the NIAID said.There is no word on when the FDA may approve the drug for use.
The Nelson Selects came ever so close to repeat as Provincial B U18 Boy’s Cup Champions Sunday in Penticton. However, anything the could go wrong, went wrong as the Select lost out to Chilliwack in the gold medal final. Still staff and management at Mallard’s Source For Sports want help cure the sting with Team of the Week honours. The squad includes, back row, L-R, assistant coach Chris Richards, Trace Cooke, Andrew Woodward, Michael Hii, Simon Baranyai-Sheppard, Mitch Melanson, Russell Ray, Kevin Lewis, Erik Norberg, Danny Santano, Luke Mori and head coach Keith Williams. Front, Taylor Jorge, Scott Onschak, Carsen Willans, Joren Johnson, Luis Loeschnik and Levi Smith. Missing and Crucial to the success of the team, Graeme Bekker and Garrett Bowman.
Meanwhile the U14 played well, but finished eighth overall in the tournament after losing 1-0 to Terrace.The Selects lost to Vernon (2-0) and Cowichan Valley (1-0) before drawing against host Chilliwack Attack (1-1).It appeared a goal by Abby Beauchamp 10 minutes into the contest would be enough to secure a win for the Select against the Attack. But the host team scored in the final seconds of the game to pull out the draw.In Richmond, Terrace pulled out a 3-2 win over the U18 Boys Selects to drop the Nelson squad into sixth spot in the standings.The U18 Selects finished with a 1-1-1 record, narrowly missing a medal round game after drawing against division winning Kamloops Blaze 1-1 in the final game of the round robin.Nelson defeated Richmond 2-1 to open the tournament before losing 3-0 to CCB Elite.In the U15 Boy’s Division, Nelson lost 3-2 to RYSA Lightning to finish sixth overall.The Selects tied Terrace (1-1) to open the tournament before dropping a decision to Penticton (3-0). Nelson defeated Prince George (1-0) in the in final round robin game. Nelson Youth Soccer teams returned with one medal as the U17 Selects took bronze at the BC Soccer Girls Provincial B Cup and Les Sinnott Memorial Boy’s Tournament this past weekend in Chilliwack and Richmond, respectively.The 17 Selects dumped Chilliwack Attack 6-1 to claim the bronze medal.Other results had the Nelson U13 Girls scoring a 3-0 shutout of RGSA Riot to capture fifth spot in the eight-team field. The Select finished pool play with a 1-2 record after a win over Bulkley Valley Rapids (3-1) and losses to North Shore (4-0) and Powell River (2-0).The U15 Selects finished sixth overall after dropping a heartbreaking 4-3 decision to Aldergrove Vipers.The Selects lost to Langley (4-2) and to Chilliwack (4-0) before stopping Kootenay rival Storm from Trail/Castlegar 3-0.