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  • What about blockchain and credit unions?

    first_imgAbout a year and a half ago, Credit Union Resources launched what we call our Impact Group.  The Impact Group is a representative group of Resources members that meets periodically to learn more about our services, explore trends and offer feedback on potential new products. In some cases, we collaborate with one or more of our partners to discuss relevant topics such as branch transformation, data analytics, etc.  These meetings also serve as a way to validate that our product direction is in sync with our members’ business plans.The Impact Group met April 11, during the Cornerstone Annual Meeting for a discussion on blockchain technology.  Dean Borland facilitated the discussion with subject matter experts Terrence Griffin of CO-OP Financial Services and Bill Hampel of CUNA.Bill and Terrence gave the group a global overview of the technology, the latest research and how blockchain might be used in the credit union space.Highlights from Impact Group discussion of Blockchain:Blockchain is the backbone upon which Bitcoin runs, but Blockchain is NOT Bitcoin.Blockchain, or “distributed ledger” / “shared ledger” as it is sometimes called, is a digital information management network that facilitates a consensus of replicated, shared and synchronized data. 25SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

  • Homer Brink Elementary School to learn remotely temporarily

    first_imgAccording to the Maine-Endwell Central School District’s website, the district was notified on Sunday that four staff members, and an off campus BOCES student, tested positive for the coronavirus. The district announced contact tracing for Maine-Memorial is complete, and will return for in-person learning on Monday. The cases were at both Maine-Memorial and Homer Brink Elmentary Schools. ENDWELL (WBNG) — Homer Brink Elementary School students will learn from home this week due to multiple COVID-19 cases.center_img MECSD is working with the Broome County Health Department to contact trace individuals. The district added contact tracing and its disruption to school operations were also reasons to move the Homer Brink students remote this week. As a result, the school will shift to a remote learning model which will run from Monday, October 19 through Friday, October 23.last_img read more

  • ZTE Blade A7s 2020 With Octa-Core Processor, Triple Rear Cameras Launched: Price, Specifications

    first_img– Advertisement – The dual-SIM (Nano) ZTE Blade A7s 2020 runs MiFavor UI on top of Android 10. The phone features a 6.5-inch HD+ (720×1,560 pixels) TFT display. It is powered by an octa-core processor with four cores clocked at 1.6GHz and the remaining four clocked at 1.2GHz. You get 3GB of RAM with ZTE Blade A7s 2020.For photography, the phone features a triple rear camera setup that includes a 16-megapixel primary snapper, an 8-megapixel secondary senor, and a 2-megapixel tertiary sensor. At the front, there is an 8-megapixel selfie camera housed inside the waterdrop-style notch.ZTE Blade A7s 2020 comes with 64GB of onboard storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 512GB). Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, 4G, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB Type-C port. The phone is backed by a 4,000mAh battery that can offer talk time of up to 27 hours while on 4G. Sensors onboard include accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, and a fingerprint scanner on the back. ZTE Blade A7s 2020 measures 164.7×77.4×8.2mm and weighs 179 grams.- Advertisement – ZTE Blade A7s 2020 has been launched in Germany. It is a budget-friendly smartphone with an octa-core processor, a notch for the selfie shooter, and a triple rear camera setup. The phone is offered in two colour options and a single RAM and storage configuration. ZTE Blade A7s 2020 has relatively thick bezels all around with an even thicker chin. There is also a fingerprint scanner on the back of the phone. ZTE Blade A7s 2020 comes with a 4,000mAh battery and offers storage expandability as well.ZTE Blade A7s 2020 priceZTE Blade A7s 2020 is priced at EUR 149 (roughly Rs. 13,100) for the lone 3GB + 64GB storage option. The phone is offered in two colour options – Ocean Blue and Star Black. The phone is available on Amazon Germany and as of now, there is no information on its availability in international markets.ZTE Blade A7s 2020 specifications- Advertisement –center_img Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.last_img read more

  • How Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin can help Unai Emery follow Jurgen Klopp’s tactical blueprint at Arsenal

    first_img Oliver Young-MylesTuesday 24 Sep 2019 1:53 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.6kShares Hector Bellerin supplied five assists in 19 Premier League appearances last season (Picture: Getty)Despite featuring only 19 times in the Premier League last season, Bellerin enjoyed his equal-best number of league assists set in 2015-16 with five. In that campaign, Bellerin averaged an assist every 648 minutes whereas last term it was one every 307 minutes, highlighting his increased productivity.Evolving to a 4-3-3With Tierney and Bellerin set to usurp Sead Kolasinac and Ainsley Maitland-Niles respectively once they are up to speed, there will be a temptation for Emery to stick with a more settled system than he has during the opening 15-months of his Arsenal tenure.Kolasinac, similarly to Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso, has all the attributes of an attack-minded wing-back while lacking the requisite defensive nous to play at full-back, while Maitland-Niles is naturally a box-to-box midfielder who has been pressed into action in defence. Sunday’s game against Aston Villa illustrated his shortcomings in the role.In contrast, Tierney and Bellerin are specialists in their particular positions and while both like to join in with attacks, their return to the team should help settle down Arsenal’s back four. Given the personnel in his squad, replicating Klopp’s favoured 4-3-3 system at Liverpool would appear to suit Emery’s key players without compromising his philosophy with and without the ball.AdvertisementIndeed, after setting Arsenal out in a 4-2-3-1 formation for their opening two matches against Newcastle and Burnley before switching to a 4-3-1-2 against Liverpool, Emery finally deployed a 4-3-3 system against Spurs which crucially saw Nicolas Pepe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette start together for the first time. Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin are back in full training at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)‘Nobody wants to grow up to be a Gary Neville.’Jamie Carragher’s disparaging comments to his Monday Night Football co-pundit a few seasons ago might have been made in jest, yet there was some truth to his words. For a long time, the full-back positions were generally regarded to be the least glamorous roles on the pitch, although left-back was generally considered more exotic than Neville’s natural right-back position.Whether Carragher would make that remark now is questionable given the role Liverpool’s adventurous full-backs have played in the club’s success over the past 18 months. There are probably plenty of Scousers or Glaswegians growing up wanting to be Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson.AdvertisementAdvertisementAlthough the Premier League has been home to notable attacking full-back pairings down the years – Seamus Coleman and Leighton Baines at Everton and Kyle Walker and Danny Rose at Spurs to name a couple – Alexander-Arnold and Robertson have revolutionised the role further.ADVERTISEMENTPremier League assists from full-backs since August 2018Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)14Andrew Robertson (Liverpool)13Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea)7Sead Kolasinac (Arsenal)6Ricardo Pereira (Leicester City)6Jose Holebas (Watford)6Lucas Digne (Everton)6 Share The creative onus placed on Liverpool’s full-backs by Jurgen Klopp is rather unique and given the success of the tactic, is likely to be replicated by other Premier League managers. Unai Emery, in particular, might be tempted to follow Klopp’s tactical blueprint following the return to fitness of Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney.Both players have been sidelined during Arsenal’s opening fixtures, with Bellerin recovering from a cruciate knee ligament injury sustained in January and Tierney, a £25m summer signing from Celtic, also working his way back after a double hernia operation in May.📸 What a sight! 😍 pic.twitter.com/IjqvRpyK0u— Arsenal (@Arsenal) September 12, 2019 The pair, who already seem pretty chummy off the pitch, are now closing in on their respective comebacks having both featured for an hour for Arsenal’s development side against Wolves on Friday and Emery has hinted that they could be involved for the senior’s against Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup.Dynamism out wideFew would have predicted that Robertson would emerge as one of Liverpool’s most influential players when he joined for £8m from relegated Hull City in 2017 but the Scotsman has developed into one of the finest left-backs in Europe with his energy and pinpoint delivery from wide areas proving a huge hit at Anfield.Like Robertson, Tierney can stretch the game through his lung-busting forays into the final third. Although there is a general feeling in Scotland that Tierney is the better defender and Robertson the better attacker, the former did provide 25 assists in 97 Scottish Premiership games for Celtic, highlighting his attacking potential.Former Scotland international Pat Nevin even rates him as a superior player, saying last month: ‘I would have Tierney over Andrew Robertson and we know how good he has been for Liverpool. It’s typical, isn’t it? Scotland wait years for world-class players and then they get two in the same position.’ Comment Advertisement How Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin can help Unai Emery follow Jurgen Klopp’s tactical blueprint at Arsenal Advertisement Dani Ceballos admitted he has never seen a team ‘press better’ than Liverpool did at Anfield (Picture: Getty)Sprinkle a bit of stardust into the mix in the form of the wonderful Dani Ceballos and Emery has an industrious creator tailor-made to play in the No.8 position, alongside more defensive-minded players such as Guendouzi or Torreira.AdvertisementSpeaking after Arsenal’s 3-1 defeat to Liverpool in August, Ceballos said: ‘I’ve never seen anything like what I saw at Anfield; I haven’t seen a team that plays better, that presses like them, the way the fans carry them along. They take the air from you.’Over time, Klopp transformed Liverpool into an organised pressing machine and Emery has set about assembling a squad with younger players that can carry out similar instructions. Tierney and Bellerin, therefore, should be key to Arsenal’s tactical progression moving forward.How Arsenal could line-up Andrew Robertson and Kieran Tierney are international teammates for Scotland (Picture: Getty)Although Robertson and Tierney possess similar skill-sets, the differences between Alexander-Arnold and Bellerin are more pronounced. In Alexander-Arnold, Liverpool essentially have a creative midfielder playing at right-back such is the quality of his delivery. Only Kevin De Bruyne has created more chances than the Liverpool defender this season.AdvertisementAdvertisementNo other team in the top-six possesses a full-back with Alexander-Arnold’s skill-set, yet that isn’t to say that Bellerin can’t be equally as influential to Arsenal as the England international is to Liverpool down the right flank.Whereas Alexander-Arnold tends to whip his crosses into the penalty area from deeper areas, Bellerin’s biggest attacking asset is his searing pace which he uses to good effect, providing an overlapping option out wide and cutbacks from the byline. Aubameyang, Lacazette and Pepe started together for the first time during the north London derby (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have attempted to redress the balance of their squad in recent transfer windows, but their best players remain at the top end of the pitch. Consequently, it is Emery’s job to devise a strategy that maximises the capabilities of the front three and playing a 4-3-3 seems the obvious way to do that.Like with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane at Liverpool, Aubameyang and Pepe were fielded as inverted wingers against Spurs, playing on the flank opposite to their favoured foot – Aubameyang played off the left and Pepe from the right.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityBy setting the team up in this fashion, there is a responsibility on the full-backs to provide width when the wingers drift infield which is what Robertson and Alexander-Arnold have managed to do over the past couple of seasons, freeing up space for Salah and Mane to inflict damage from inside the penalty area.Further back the pitch, there is a clear strategy at play in re-energising Arsenal’s midfield with talented young players who can press high and aggressively, with Mateo Guendouzi, Lucas Torreira and Joe Willock – all of whom are 23 and under – featuring prominently this season. How Arsenal could line up in Liverpool’s favoured 4-3-3 systemMore: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenallast_img read more

  • Bible in Schools battlers denying our heritage

    first_imgNZ Herald 13 February 2014What a divine irony. At the same time that remnants of the country’s first mission school were being excavated in Kerikeri, St Heliers School decided to remove religious education classes from its school day – part of a slow but seemingly inexorable trend to purge Christianity from the remaining crevices where it is found in our state institutions.It seems that the aggressive moral outrage from the serious-sounding Secular Education Network was sufficient for the St Heliers School’s Board of Trustees to capitulate on the long tradition of Bible in Schools. This is how far we have come, as a nation, in two centuries: from all the schools in the country being organised by various Christian denominations (first Anglican and Methodists, and later Catholics) to the insistence that no Christian instruction at all be permitted in our state schools, and that to do otherwise becomes an urgent matter of human rights.On the surface, the arguments for removing Bible in Schools seem sensible, even noble. The separation of church and state is a worthy principle, the role of schools is not to indoctrinate pupils, and as we live in a much more diverse society than in previous generations, those professing different faiths (and indeed, those with no faith) deserve equal respect.Of course, looking over the curriculum for Bible in Schools, what is most striking is how entirely innocuous it is – so much so that it makes its critics appear self-righteous and doctrinaire. However, the emphasis of those opposed to Bible in Schools seems to be on the absolutism of individual rights as an abstract dogma, ignoring in the process the strong historical and cultural legacy of Christianity in our state schools.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11200876last_img read more