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How to move at the speed of technology

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first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr IT is a fast-paced field, but Michigan State University Federal Credit Union($4.2B, East Lansing, MI) keeps up with the constant change.Rather than partner with turnkey providers, the MSU-affiliated credit union custom develops services for its digital channels — including its website, online banking, and mobile banking — in-house. It also develops projects, such as a prepaid debit card and an internal intranet, for outside its digital channels.“Having that level of control is exciting,” says Samantha Amburgey, MSUFCU’s chief information officer. “You can create something from start to finish. You can design it how you want. It’s a full software development lifecycle.”That ability to develop certain technological products and services internally brings with it the need for a different approach to project management. How does the credit union prioritize project requests? How does it incorporate feedback? With all that is tasked to IT, how does it make sure it gets things done? continue reading »last_img read more

Peterson again shows scoring, distributing ability in blowout win over Canisius

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first_img Published on December 17, 2014 at 12:42 am Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+ Alexis Peterson hit Syracuse’s first 3-pointer of the game and it set the tone for the rest of the half.Her 13 first-half points came on 5-of-6 shooting, and all five makes came on deep jump shots. But in the second half, Peterson played the distributor, totaling four assists and attacking in transition before kicking out.“Alexis was phenomenal tonight,” Orange head coach Quentin Hillsman said.Peterson finished with a game-high 18 points and six assists in No. 19 Syracuse’s (8-1) 70-37 demolition of Canisius (4-5, 2-0 Metro Atlantic Athletic) on Tuesday night in front of 393 in the Carrier Dome.The sophomore point guard spread Canisius out by knocking down jumpers early on. When defenders pressed out to stop her as the game progressed, Peterson drove to the hoop and distributed after forcing the Golden Griffins’ defense to collapse on her.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I wanted to get everybody else involved, get everybody else going and just be like a positive force on the court,” Peterson said.Five minutes into the second half, Peterson dribbled through the lane in transition. Even though she was fouled before she got the shot off, her momentum carried her in front of the seats behind the basket. When she turned around, teammate Bria Day gave her a high-five and said, “way to get down the court.”Just a minute later, Peterson drove to the basket again, got fouled again and hit two free throws.“She did a good job of reading all situations,” Hillsman said. “She just took shots when she was open.”With about nine minutes left in the game, Peterson penetrated the lane again, except this time she spun past two defenders. Though her underhand scoop shot hit off the underside of the rim, the nifty move elicited “oohs” and “ahhs” from the crowd.With yet another performance solidifying her role as SU’s top guard thus far, Hillsman acknowledged his team’s potential when its sparkplug is on full throttle.“She really puts a lot of pressure on a defense,” Hillsman said. “When she gets out in transition and she really pushes tempo, we’re a very good basketball team.” Commentslast_img read more

BGC urges Welsh government to cover betting in relief programme

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first_imgShare ASA monitoring sweep marks gambling as the worst underage advertising offender August 26, 2020 StumbleUpon The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has written to the Welsh government, urging for a rethink on the terms attached to its business relief programme, which have excluded bookmakers and gambling enterprises from retail reprieves.BGC CEO Michael Dugher has written to Welsh First Minister Rebecca Evans warning the government that more than 2,000 jobs will be placed at risk unless it expands its business relief programme. The Welsh government has chosen not to follow UK precedent, excluding bookmakers and gambling establishments from securing retail rate discounts – with betting shops expected to pay full rent during the lockdown period. “Without assistance with business rates relief, similar to that offered to other sectors in Wales, including other parts of the hospitality, leisure and entertainment industries, there is a real danger that betting shops and casinos will permanently close leading to the direct loss of over 2000 jobs in Wales,” Dugher wrote.“We represent the regulated betting and gaming industry and as a body are committed to driving up standards across the sector.”The BGC reminded the government of the 300 betting shops and four casinos operating across Wales, ‘all of which face financial ruin unless the government steps in’.Furthermore, the council reminded Senedd Cymru of the devastating knock-on effect that gambling closures would have on the Welsh hospitality, tourism and leisure sectors.Dugher continued: “Betting shops, bingo halls and casinos in England were thrown a lifeline when the UK Government announced it was extending its business rates relief scheme to cover their premises as well, recognising the contribution they make to the economy, to sport and the vital part they are playing in the national effort and in communities to cope with the virus.“I don’t for a single second think that the Welsh Government is saying that 2,000 workers in Wales who are employed in the regulated betting industry are less worthy of the support they get in England, but we urgently need a re-think on rates. These 2,000 jobs are hardworking men and women with bills to pay and families to care for. Their jobs are worth every bit as much as someone doing the same job in England.” Related Articles Share UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 BGC lauds success of whistle to whistle ban August 21, 2020 Submitlast_img read more