PODCAST: Build member engagement with cards

first_imgThe coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has accelerated both the move from cash to cards, and the use of advanced card technology including contactless cards, central issuance, and instant issuance.But it hasn’t changed the need for credit unions to be top of wallet with their cards. The best way to achieve that goal is by building member engagement, according to Nicole Machado, executive director, product strategy card services, for Harland Clarke.In this episode of the CUNA News Podcast, sponsored by Harland Clarke, Machado explains how to build a best-in-class engagement strategy through payments, how to become top of wallet, new developments in the card arena, payment trends accelerated by COVID-19, and more. This post is currently collecting data… ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrcenter_img This is placeholder text continue reading »last_img read more

Coronavirus gives Trump big stage for pet medical theories

first_imgSuper genius Trump’s strong opinions on scientific matters are wide ranging.He scorns renewable energy and says that wind turbines cause cancer. During a solar eclipse in 2017, he ignored doctors’ advice and looked directly, without sunglasses, into the sun.He has little time for the nearly unanimous world scientific position on manmade global warming and pulled America out of the Paris climate agreement.The colorful, overweight real estate entrepreneur has declared thumbs down for exercise, saying that his elderly friends who worked out all now are “going for knee replacements, hip replacements.”In some quarters, Trump draws mockery, but his supporters often nod in agreement as they listen to his theories during rallies.Trump credits “good genes” for his self-declared medical savvy, specifically from a “great super-genius” uncle, John Trump, who taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.”I like this stuff. I really get it,” the president said in March during a visit to laboratories at the Centers for Disease Control, early in the pandemic crisis.”Every one of these doctors said, ‘how do you know so much about this?'” he claimed.”Maybe I have a natural ability. Maybe I should have done that instead of running for president.” America, Dr Trump will see you now.While US President Donald Trump admits he’s not actually a doctor, he’s long been convinced of his scientific talents — and the coronavirus pandemic has given him the ultimate stage to test his theories.The Republican leader’s announcement Monday that he has been taking hydroxychloroquine for almost two weeks as a preventative measure against COVID-19 was a shock. While Trump claimed to have “heard a lot of good stories,” the anti-malaria drug has not been cleared for such use and US regulators warn it can be highly dangerous.On the other hand, the announcement was no surprise: Trump often goes his own way when it comes to science, even mid-pandemic.In April, he mused during a press conference with top health officials whether disinfectants used to kill germs on surfaces could also be injected into coronavirus patients.”Is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside, or almost a cleaning?” he asked his stunned audience. The next day, Trump said he’d been speaking sarcastically, though there was no hint of sarcasm in his voice. The president’s idiosyncratic approach is most visible on the issue of masks.Long after government doctors recommended wearing masks as a globally accepted way of slowing the viral spread, Trump and his staff went without.This month, after two White House employees with access to Trump got the coronavirus, the order finally went out for everyone to cover up. Except Trump.He even pointedly declined to be seen in a mask while touring a mask-making factory in Arizona.center_img A way with doctors Where Trump has undisputed success is in getting exactly the reports he needs after check-ups with his doctors.This dates all the way back to 1968 when Trump, then an athletic-looking young man, was diagnosed with bone spurs in his heels, leading to exemption from the military draft to fight in Vietnam.Trump has said he doesn’t remember which doctor examined him. A 2018 New York Times article quoted the family of a podiatrist who rented property from the future president’s father saying that the diagnosis was given as “a favor.”Other than golf, 73-year-old Trump does no exercise and loves fast food. He has heart disease and is clinically obese.But the official health reports since his 2016 election campaign have been glowing.”If elected, Mr Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency,” his then-personal physician, Harold Bornstein, wrote in 2015.Lab results were “astonishingly excellent.”Bornstein later recanted, saying in 2018 that Trump “dictated that whole letter.””I just made it up as I went along,” he told CNN.By then, Trump was in the White House and the sterling reports kept coming in.”It’s called genetics. I don’t know. Some people have just great genes,” his then White House physician Ronny Jackson said in 2018.”I told the president that if he had a healthier diet over the last 20 years, he might live to be 200 years old.” Topics :last_img read more

Karl Chevrolet, Karl Performance continue generous contingency programs with IMCA

first_imgANKENY, Iowa – Karl Chevrolet and Karl Performance continue prominent contingency award programs benefitting IMCA drivers in all divisions.Karl Chevrolet, the new and pre-owned automotive dealership located in Ankeny, returns as title sponsor for the Northern SportMod division and furnishes a portion of the $5,000 point fund to be paid to top 10 drivers in final national point standings. All Northern and Southern SportMod drivers are required to display two Karl decals on their race car to be eligible for point fund checks, which will be presented during the national awards banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office.Karl Chevrolet also gives $50 gift cards to IMCA drivers winning track championships while competing exclusively with crate engines.Those cards can be applied toward the purchase of any 602 crate accessories by Hobby Stock and SportMod recipients or any 604 crate accessories by Modified recipients. Sign-up forms must be mailed by Aug. 1 for crate drivers to be eligible for those prizes. Karl Performance, the Des Moines-based engine builder, Victory Chassis manufacturer and high performance parts retailer, is back as sponsor of the heat winner decal program.Decals will be given to heat winners in all IMCA divisions at sanctioned events. Drivers winning at least 10 heat races and providing a photo of their car showing the affixed decals will receive a $50 product certificate. Karl is also part of national decal programs for Hobby Stocks. More information is available at the www.karlchevrolet.biz or www.karlperformance.com websites. Details about Karl Chevrolet and Karl Performance awards to be given during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s this September is to be announced.“Karl has really been instrumental in the development of each IMCA division in one way or another and that solid support is evident in 2014 through each of these contingency programs,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “We’ll have more big news to announce through our partnership with Karl as we head through the summer.” Karl Chevrolet is in its ninth season as a marketing partner with IMCA, Karl Performance its 16th.last_img read more

Becky leads 10 players into national final

first_img Staffordshire golfer Becky Wyatt led 10 qualifiers from the Midlands North region into England Golf’s Grand Medal Final.Becky, from Penn Golf Club, played two under her handicap with a net score of 70 to win the regional qualifier at Rothley Park in Leicestershire.The other qualifiers include 12-year-old Hannah Golding, from Brocton Hall in Staffordshire, who came third – and is the youngest player in the country to reach the Grand Medal Final. She was playing off 19 handicap and returned a net score of one-under 71.The 10 qualifiers for the Grand Medal Final to find England’s top woman handicap golfer, are: Becky Wyatt (Penn, Staffordshire), Kelly Morley (Astbury, Cheshire), Hannah Golding (Brocton Hall, Staffordshire), Laura  Morrison (Garforth, Yorkshire), Holly Langford (Perton Park, Staffordshire), Barbara Suffolk (Lingdale, Leicestershire), Wendy Kerry (Ruddington Grange, Nottinghamshire), Judi Downward (Belton Woods, Lincolnshire), Tracy Lane (Staverton Park, Northamptonshire) and Emma Sirrell (Bridgnorth, ShropshireThey’ll play off with qualifiers from five other events at the Grand Medal Final at Frilford Heath in Oxfordshire on Thursday, 13 August. It will be a feature of the new Golf Week festival, staged by England Golf to create a national grand finale for a host of handicap and team championships.All the regional finalists had returned the best four scores at their club in the England Golf Medals during 2014.Becky first played golf as a child, but was never grabbed by the game. Then, three years ago she decided to have another go and “fell in love with it.” She’s made rapid progress, cutting her handicap from 26 to 18 last year, when she qualified for this competition. This season she quickly came down to 16 and, after the regional medal final, is now playing off 15.She played steadily at Rothley Park, helped by an early birdie and by holding her nerve after a triple bogey on the 13th – over the remaining five holes she managed three consecutive pars.This is her first taste of national competition and she said: “It’s been a really amazing experience, just seeing the scoreboard and the set-up. It’s really good and I can’t wait to get to Frilford Heath.” 26 May 2015 Becky leads 10 players into national final last_img read more

Olympiakos Beats Neptunas, 89-79

first_imgPIRAEUS – Greek power Olympiakos got its seventh win in eight Euroleague basketball games with an 89-79 win over the Lithuanian champion Neptunas Klaipeda.The two teams are stalwarts in their countries and put on a display of running and gunning and firing away, with the Greek side leading 47-36 at the half and keeping the Lithuanian team at bay in the second half.Brent Petway scored 20 points to lead the winners while Vassilis Spanoulis scored 13, collected five rebounds, had nine assists and drew nine fouls from frustrated defenders.The result means that Olympiakos will finish in the top two of its group and will probably avoid playing its Greek arch-enemy Panathiniakos in the next group stage of tourney play. A win over Red Star Belgrade at home next week will seal the top spot for Olympiakos.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more