6 reasons you should change core systems and 3 reasons you shouldn’t

first_imgAre you a coin tosser?  Horoscope reader? Eenie-meenie-miney-moe’r? Whatever your preferred method of making a decision between equal contenders, there are certain matters that require more in-depth research during the decision making process.  When it comes to a credit union core conversion, most will agree this is one of the most crucial decisions within a CU. And while it is doubtful any would leave this decision to chance, there are many around the country who stick with their existing credit union core processor because they do not recognize the signs that they should leave. So, should you stay or should you go? Here are some reasons to consider before embarking down the path of indecision:Reasons you should change your core:Costs – If the terms keep changing and fees keep increasing unjustifiably, you may want to consider a core system review. Avoid contract entrapment and check your agreements. In recent years, many core providers have not only employed but embraced a staggered contract strategy in a deliberate effort to entrap clients.Unsatisfactory technical support – If you’ve experienced a breach, constant outages or configuration mishaps after an update and rather than solving the issue you spend hours on hold, you should research alternatives.Distrust – Do you find yourself wondering if your account manager is feeding you mistruths to cover up mistakes, or perhaps you aren’t convinced they fully understand your issues? Find your peace of mind and begin the steps to conversion.Development Halt – If your core is stuck in the stone ages and does not have development plans to keep you on pace with the market and competition, consider a change.Non-Compliant – Your core is to blame for compliance on exams and audits?  Seek a core conversion. This is too important to risk losing a charter and paying fees.Inefficient – If your core’s outdated system keeps your staff from being productive, you should change your core. continue reading » 26SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Cricket News Patience could be key in fickle English weather, says Ajinkya Rahane

first_imgBirminghan: India’s attack will have to show patience to take 20 wickets and in the fickle English weather, it could be a virtue for the batsmen as well, Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane said on Monday.The five-Test series starts with the first match in Birmingham on Wednesday.“There is always help for bowlers in England, but that doesn’t mean it is easier for the bowlers. They need to be patient and bowl in the good areas. They have to back their own skills instead of trying to take wickets from both ends” Rahane said.During a media interaction two days prior to the series opener, the batsman added, “If one bowler can play the support role well then it will lead to wickets. To bowl patiently and on spot is crucial to success.“It is a great opportunity for the bowlers to prove that we can take 20 wickets in a Test match consistently, like we had done in South Africa. Nobody expected us to take 20 wickets in all three Test matches.“At the same time they should not put extra pressure on themselves and they should just look to enjoy the moment. They need to back themselves and believe that our bowling unit is the best in the world.”As far as his team’s bowling attack was concerned, Rahane was brimming with optimism, despite the absence of strike bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar.“Our pace bowlers are very experienced. Mohammed Shami and Umesh were here in 2014 as well. They’ve been doing so well for us, not only in India but outside as well. In South Africa, we got all 60 wickets (during the Tests) and our fast bowlers bowled really well.“It is a challenge to bowl in England but I am really confident about them – not only Umesh and Shami but also Ishant, who came here and played some county games.“We have Jasprit Bumrah as well. We have an attack that can disrupt opponents. But yes, it will be a challenge for them to bowl patiently and bowl in the right areas for a long period of time,” he added.India had an intense practice session at Edgbaston after their extra practice session on Sunday was washed out owing to heavy rains. Rahane said that they have had ample practice and the rest will come down to mindset.“In England, patience is the key. It depends on the weather—if it’s sunny it’s good to bat, but if it gets cloudy then definitely it’s good for the bowlers. As a batting unit, I feel that challenging yourself and backing your own game rather than copying someone else is important.“If you’re set, try to play a big innings. If the weather changes, it’s important for the batsman to hold back, respect the bowler and respect the conditions. If you’re set here, you should really make it count,” he said.With his team aiming to win their first series in England since 2007, Rahane stressed on the need to have better communication.“You have to communicate well. In this weather, in these conditions, communication will be very crucial. If someone is really set, batting on 70 or 80, they will have to hold back if the weather changes.“They will have to respect the conditions and bowlers. From both teams, bowlers are going to bowl well. As a batsman you should respect that. Acceptance will be the key.”The Indian vice-captain had enjoyed the tour of England in 2014, when he had scored a match-winning hundred on a green top at Lord’s and finished with 299 runs in five Tests with two other half-centuries.“We were here in 2014 and we know what it takes to play good cricket here. For us, we want to play good cricket rather than think about the result. If you think about the result you put pressure on yourself.“This time we just want to express ourselves. Guys are in good shape. Personally I enjoy those challenges of playing abroad. You know here in England the ball does a bit, in Australia there’s bounce, and again in New Zealand the ball does a bit.“My mind is in the present, one match at a time. I’m really looking forward to this series,” he said.India have a few selection calls to make with Kuldeep Yadav making a strong case during the limited-overs’ leg for inclusion in this Test.“We are not worried at all as both are really quality batsmen. It just takes one good innings to get into your rhythm. We all back them. Ultimately the coach and the captain will take the decision.“As far as I’m concerned they both are really quality batsmen and are batting really well in the nets. It just takes one innings,” Rahane said.“I’m not sure about the combination,? he said, talking about Kuldeep.“He is definitely an x-factor in our team. He bowled really well in the ODIs and T20Is. We will have to see how the wickets will be like tomorrow and day after.“We don’t have to forget R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. They’ve been doing really well for us. Ashwin especially with his batting and bowling, he’s been doing really well,” he added.Last but not the least, there has been a lot of debate about leg spinner Adil Rashid’s call-up to the England squad for this first Test. Rahane said that they fully expected his inclusion.“No not at all (surprised). He bowled well against us in the ODIs. He’s a very good bowler. Wrist spinners, we all know, they are wicket takers. When we played our practice game, it was like playing in Mumbai or Chennai.“He’s a quality spinner. We don’t want to take anyone lightly, be it Adil or Moeen Ali or any of their fast bowlers. We want to focus on our game,” Rahane signed off. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

GPL Review: Michael Osei’s delight, Keni’s plea, Herbert’s lesson and reactions from matchday 7

first_imgAll Stars lead the table after a 1-0 win over Dwarfs, Kotoko won. Hearts drew.. What are the managers and players saying after this?MICHAEL OSEI HAILS COMMITTED PLAYERSIt was all about determination. The players have the potential and they went into the game with confidence. It all depends on us and we were committed. They have done well and I commend them.EMMANUEL HAYFORD HAILS AKONNOR’S TACTICS I will thank God for the these three points. It is three things in football; win,lose or draw. Ashantigold are not a bad side but our coach’s gameplan worked and that gave us the victory.AND DANIEL ADDO APOLOGETIC AFTER RED CARDIt was not my intention to get the red card. I was expecting a call from the back to tell me to calm down because I did not know what was behind me. I am pleading with the fans to stick with us through thick and thin. Every defeat is painful especially after we lost to Liberty but we are pleading with them. We are hopeful of turning the corner. There is no pressure on me but some of the players. You could see it with the penalty, everyone was reluctant to go take it. YUSUF ABUBAKAR BELIEVES THEY PLAYED AGAINST A WALL I won’t say their tactics worked because ours also worked. Their tactical play was to foul and soak the pressure and hold on. That was their gameplan to get a point and it worked. They did not open. From the blast of the whistle, they did not open at all.  They had packed their defence and midfield. If they had opened just like we did, it would have been a different story. So by and large, they contained us. Stephen Manu was quiet a bit but he managed to take two people away from the game.KENI ASKS FOR PATIENCE FOR HIS STRIKERSToday we did not score does not mean we won’t score in the next one. We had chances we have to be patient with our strikers and I believe that we will score in our next game. HERBERT ADDO FEELS THEY HAVE LEARNED FROM MISTAKESAfter 1 week hard training, both tactical and physical, the boys knew they will win with determination. We watched Bechem two days before the match and had the chance to watch our mistakes against Hearts and Dwarfs so it was hard we were going to make a mistake. They were conscious of the mistake and they have heard, seen and produced. If all went well, they could have scored more but four matches in a game is enough.AND OSEI WIRE BELIEVES THEY WERE SECOND BEST It did not go well. Things like this happened in football and Inter Allies were better than us on the day. But we will continue to work hard to get points away from home. Our target is always a mid-table place. We don’t aim to win the league but to groom players and sell them. The valuation of players in the Premier Division is higher than that of the lower leagues so we always aim to remain here.J.E SARPONG HAILS WONDER STRIKEWhen you are coming to Wa, the sun is very hot. You either pick a draw or lose a match. It has been so all over the years so any team should prepare for a loss or draw. The second half was dicey. We would have come out with a draw if not for the free kick. It was a lack of concentration because I shouted on the defender to close him but he delayed. That was a fantastic shot which can beat any team. BUT AMOS ADEPA IS REMAINING GROUNDEDEasy lies the head that wears the crown. We are leading the league table but is not an easy task to lead the league table. We started on a good note and we are doing well so I am not surprised we are leading the league log. I am surprised that we beat Dwarfs by one goal to nothing. Dwarfs have always been a thorn in our flesh so I am happy we snatch to pick the three points. You have to be able to manage the pressure at home because when you go away, you are free and a liberty. –Follow Kweku on Twitter: @nana_odum. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtaglast_img read more

Clippers start slowly but eventually rout Detroit Pistons 113-91

first_imgFor Farmar, the 15 points were the most he has scored this season. From late in the first quarter to early in the second, he scored 10 consecutive points for the Clippers, who went from trailing 27-26 to leading 36-32. Then, with 5:08 left in the half, his 19-footer gave Los Angeles a 47-36 lead. It was Farmer’s best game for this team, and not just because of his offense.“He was great,” Rivers said. “I’ve been on him, probably riding him harder than anybody right now because I think he has that in him. And forget the offense. I just thought that Jordan Farmar got into the ball, picked the ball up fullcourt, turned the ball and I thought that turned his energy on.“That’s what I’ve been on him about. I tell him, ‘You’re going to play 20 minutes, no reason to save it.’ And if you do like that, you’ll play more. And I thought he was great. I thought his defense changed the game.”Farmar was stoked.“Just trying to be aggressive, man, and got some good opportunities; the shots went down for me,” said Farmar, who made his first five shots. “Trying to make some plays for myself, for my teammates. We needed some energy. We started off a little slow, so just trying to be a spark plug.”Farmar was asked if Rivers getting on him helped.“Nah, nah, that don’t help me,” he said, smiling slightly. “I’m going to be honest. I’m going to try to continue to play like this.”Farmar also had five assists.Detroit (5-20) got 18 points and 13 rebounds from Andre Drummond and 20 points off the bench from Jodie Meeks.Even though the Clippers snapped their mini two-game losing streak, their slow start was not lost on Jordan.“I think once they made their run, we still came out flat,” he said. “We cannot get complacent with our team. We have got to be able to play 48 minutes worth of basketball.”Redick made his first five shots and finished 7 of 9 from the field. But he did not make a 3-pointer, snapping his streak of 29 games where he made at least one. The franchise record is 30 by Barnes. Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy bemoaned his team’s lack of defense.“We quit getting stops, so we could not run,” he said. “I thought the pace was fine, but we just did not get any stops after that. (The Clippers) shot the ball very well, moved the ball very well, and we could not keep up.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Clippers on Monday night entered their game against Detroit having lost the last two games of their three-game road trip at Washington and Milwaukee. That alone should have been enough motivation to come out strong against the Pistons.Coach Doc Rivers scoffed at that prior to tipoff.“If you need that to motivate a team, your team’s not very good,” Rivers said.Detroit, which had won two games in succession — on the road at Phoenix and Sacramento — started quickly and built a nine-point first-quarter lead. Undaunted, the Clippers pulled it together and routed the Pistons 113-91 before a sellout crowd of 19,060 at Staples Center.center_img The Clippers (17-7), who had won nine consecutive games before the two losses, have won 10 of 12. They led 29-27 after one quarter, 55-44 at halftime and 86-63 heading into the fourth quarter. The Clippers led by as many as 27 points at 90-63 early in the fourth.Blake Griffin led the Clippers with 18 points. He moved past Danny Manning into fifth-place on the franchise scoring list with 7,122 points; Manning had 7,120. Griffin surpassed Manning on a 3-pointer late in the third quarter.“He was a great player for the Clippers and everything,” Griffin said, “but I’m not really here to do those kind of things. I honestly didn’t even know. Our main focus is on these games, to be honest.”DeAndre Jordan had 16 points and 15 rebounds, Jordan Farmar scored 15 off the bench, J.J. Redick had 14 points, Chris Paul scored 11 and doled out eight assists and Matt Barnes had 10 points. Four of Barnes’ points came with 4:58 to play in the third quarter when he made a 3-pointer, was fouled and made the free throw for Los Angeles’ first 20-point lead of the game at 73-53.The Clippers shot 53.8 percent from the field, 50 percent (12 of 24) from 3-point range. Detroit shot 42.4 percent.last_img read more

Mourinho eyes £22m transfer for Rangers defender Barisic as Vertonghen replacement

first_imgTOTTENHAM are preparing for life with Jan Vertonghen by eyeing up a move for £22million-rated Rangers defender Borna Barisic.Vertonghen, 32, is out of contract at the end of this season and appears to be no closer to signing an extension.1 Tottenham are considering a swoop for Rangers left-back Borna Barisic, who is valued at £22mCredit: Willie Vass – The SunThe Belgian played at left wing-back in the 1-1 draw at Burnley on Saturday with Ben Davies not involved.Danny Rose is also nearing the exit door – his deal expires in 2021 but is currently on loan at Newcastle and his future looks set to be away from White Hart Lane.Japhet Tanganga – who like Vertonghen can play at centre-back or full-back – will also be leaving if he is not offered a new deal beyond this campaign.And now, according to 90min.com, Spurs want to bring in left-back Barisic.The Rangers and Croatia ace, 27, has already featured 43 times this season for club and country, keeping 24 clean sheets.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest news on SpursHe offers plenty going forward, too, and chips in with the odd goal, too, with two this term.Barisic signed for Rangers from NK Osijek for just £2.2m in 2018 but is now worth ten times that thanks to his performances under Steven Gerrard at Ibrox.It is understood plenty of clubs will be interested in him when the transfer window does reopen in the summer.Roma considered a January offer but with Gers unwilling to sell mid-season, they look on course to test the waters again.Latest Tottenham newsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongBarisic has 12 senior international caps to his name, making his debut in January 2017 against Chile and netting his first goal in March 2019 at home to Azerbaijan.Despite being named in the preliminary 32-man squad for the 2018 World Cup, he was axed for the final 23 as Croatia reached the final in Russia.Now, though, ahead of Euro 2020, Barisic has claimed the left-back spot to become a regular in the starting XI.[pod_component pod_component_config_id=”tbXo0vxhe” pod_component_config_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-component-config-prod/tbXo0vxhe.json” pod_component_config_loader_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-loaders-prod/1.66.5/componentLoader.js?116347″ src=”https%3A%2F%2Fiframe.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-widgets-prod%2Fiframe-pod.html%3Fid%3DtbXo0vxhe%26script%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-loaders-prod%2F1.66.5%2FcomponentLoader.js%3F116347%26config%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-component-config-prod%2FtbXo0vxhe.json”]Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho says he was a lazy football player in his youthlast_img read more


first_imgIT has been lovely in Donegal in recent weeks as warm continental air has moved over Ireland.So if you’re planning a break at home or away, here’s some you might consider.HOME: Teac Jack in Glassagh, Gaoth Dobhair is set along one of Donegal’s most spectacular destinations on the Wild Atlantic Way. With wonderful views of Gola, Inis Meain and Inis Oirthir, Teac Jack offers the visitor an authentic experience of the Donegal gaeltacht. If you like music, song, dance and the language – or just want a break from it all, it has a reputation second-to-none.The bar food is excellent and the pints served with it are always cold. There are always great deals on offer. To book call 074 95 31173 or email [email protected]: ROYAL Sun Apartments, Sunny Beach, Bulgaria is just 5 minutes from Sunny Beach’s 8-kilometre stretch of golden sand and all the bars and restaurants that come with it. It’s got a great pool area, too, with two good-sized pools.For meals, there’s a buffet restaurant, plus you’ll find a bar that’s open ’til 1am. And for a spot of pampering, there’s even a spa. 7-nights self-catering departing Dublin on June 27 is €592pp. Details www.falconholidays.ie AWAY: ClubHotel Riu Ocho Rios in Ocho Rios, Jamaica is backed by thick rainforest and fronted by a pristine beach.The location is the big talking point at the ClubHotel Riu Ocho Rios. Not only is it set in tropical gardens, it’s pulled up against a sandy beach and the town centre is only a 10-minute drive away. If you stay in the Deluxe Wing, you’ll bed down in suite-style rooms. Leaves Dublin on June 19 for two weeks and costs just €1,064 – price includes all-inclusive stay, transfers etc. Details on www.falconholidays.ieStill not sure….here’s the beach >>>>And finally €459pp will get you a week at the lovely Katerina Palace Hotel in Argassi, Zante, Greece. Flight departs Dublin on Tuesday, June 21, and includes bed and breakfast. www.falconholidays.ie DD TRAVEL: LATE BREAK DEALS TO THE SUN was last modified: June 11th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal daily travellate dealslast_img read more