6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Dave FlessnerThe number of credit unions in the United States has fallen by nearly 40 percent over the past decade, including a drop of 546 institutions last year alone.But don’t take that decline as any sign of trouble. Most of the credit unions that began decades ago with a small office, or a desk at a company work site for employees to pool their savings and get small loans, are much different today. Credit unions have combined and expanded their membership bonds and services and, in the process, have grown their membership, asset size and profits. Most now have multiple branches and online services and many are now making small business loans.As a result, credit union consultants at Callahan & Associates expects America’s credit unions could have a record year for loans and income this year. In the first three months of 2015, loan volume among all credit unions was up 10.6 percent from a year ago and capital grew by 8 percent above the same time in 2014. continue reading »
Why You Love Online Quizzes And here’s one from our own Audrey Watters: Since data scientists Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden (disclosure: Pete writes for ReadWriteWeb) presented information about how iPhones store a log of your location data in an unencrypted file, there’s been a mix of reactions. Some are outraged by the privacy implications. Some don’t see why it’s a big deal, citing either the forensic community’s prior knowledge of the logs or the fact that many people share location information on Foursquare. Others have been intrigued at the possibilities of exploring their own personal location information.Almost immediately after Alasdair and Pete released their iPhone tracker app that let people visualize their location data, people started to share their graphs.Here’s one from Alexis Madrigal, a senior editor at The Atlantic : How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid klint finley What personally bugs me the most about this era in which seemingly everything we do is tracked, recorded and analyzed is how little access I have to the data I generate. I’d like to be able to carry around that data, port into other applications, etc. This is not a new idea – Ben Russell wrote about it in the Headmap Redux, the defunct Attention Trust was founded on that idea and now Jeremie Miller’s Locker Project is working on putting some of those sort of ideas into practice.In the meantime, we’ve got these log files – and it turns out Android phones have them too. So what can we do with them?Drew Conway has released an R package for OSX called stalkR that lets you work with the iOS data. It will be interesting to see more tools emerge for working with this stuff.For more background on the iOS logging fiasco, be sure to read both Alasdair and Pete’s update to their original post on who has access to the data, and Pete’s follow-up from yesterday.For more on data mining your life, see Quantified Self. Tags:#hack#Tools 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Related Posts
When audiences eventually see Ethan Hawke and Noomi Rapace in Stockholm, a film about Sweden’s real-life bank robbery that gave us the term “Stockholm syndrome,” they’ll behold a bank re-created in a restored train station in Hamilton, Ontario. “My first thought was, ‘How do we capture 1973 Sweden in Canada? It’s not a natural fit,’ ” Stockholm co-producer Nicholas Tabarrok tells The Hollywood Reporter.During the infamous holdup in the Sveriges Kreditbank, two young women sided with their captors against the police when they were taken hostage. “The film is very interior-shot,” Tabarrok says. “We have this fantastic train station, Liuna Station, which no longer works but is a rental hall for events. It’s a wonderful stand-in for a bank. It’s the right era, has the right look — marble-floored open areas, double-height ceilings and skylights. The bones are gorgeous. It has weight, majesty and dignity. The additions are few: a bank counter and a fake staircase that leads to nowhere.”READ MORE Login/Register With: Twitter Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Whether standing in for Sweden or serving as a backdrop for an animated film set in Afghanistan, the Canadian province is becoming a magnet for homegrown productions with international partners.From Oscar winners such as Room and Spotlight to such tentpoles as Vin Diesel’s xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, Ontario, Canada, has been good to Hollywood. It’s no wonder then that everything from studio titles to indies are flocking to the province to take advantage of its iconic locations, tax credits and generous film subsidies.But it’s not just Hollywood that’s invading the Great White North — more and more producers from around the world are setting up shop in Ontario. The Hollywood Reporter looks at five international projects that have made the most of what the province has to offer.Hamilton doubles for Sweden in the Ethan Hawke thriller Stockholm
AS Roma manager Eusebio Di Francesco promised the fans they will give it their all ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Real MadridThe Giallorossi succumbed to their fourth defeat of the Serie A season to Udinese after Rodrigo De Paul’s 54th-minute strike on Saturday.The 1-0 loss leaves Roma seventh in the league table with the club supporters beginning to vent their frustrations towards Di Francesco.But Roma have fared better in Europe this term and victory over Real will put them top of Group G and secure a last-16 spot.“In my opinion, it’s not just tomorrow, it’s something that should always be: always give your all for the shirt you wear,” said Di Francesco, according to Football-Italia.“There will be 65,000 fans there because Roma have done well in the Champions League. It’s normal that they’re angry, I am too.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“They shouldn’t ask me for formations, but for commitment and seriousness.”The Italian won’t be underestimating Real, despite their shock 3-0 La Liga defeat to Eibar on Saturday.“Let’s remember that we’re playing against the European champions, we need to play a great game from every point of view if we want to win,” he said.“I’m not going to comment on Real Madrid’s situation, I have enough to sort out in my own home.”The Roma-Real Champions League game on Tuesday will begin at 21:00 (CET) at the Stadio Olimpico.
June 29, 2019 Posted: June 29, 2019 Updated: 6:48 AM SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A 2-year-old boy died and three other children became ill from E. Coli after visiting the San Diego County Fair, health officials say. The four cases were confirmed in children ranging from two to 13 years old, according to the County Health and Human Services Agency.Fair officials have closed public access to all animal areas, including the petting zoo, at the livestock barn on the eastern side of the Del Mar Fairgrounds as a precautionary measure while the source of the E. Coli is investigated.In the first case, a 13-year-old girl visited the fair on June 8 and became ill on June 10. The girl is recovering and was not hospitalized.In the second, an 11-year-old girl visited the fair on June 8 and 12, when she fell ill. The girl is recovering and was not hospitalized.The third case involved a 9-year-old boy who visited the fair on June 13. He became ill June 16. The boy is recovering and was not hospitalized.In the fourth case, a 2-year-old boy visited the fair on June 15. He bame ill June 19. The boy suffered from hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and was hospitalized. He died on June 24.The toddler was identified by family members as Jedediah Cabezuela. He died from Shiga-toxin-producing E. Coli. Health officials said Saturday there were no other clusters of Shiga-toxin in the county.E. Coli can cause HUS, a condition that destroys red blood cells and causes kidney failure, which can lead to death. The illnesses are being investigated by the County Department of Environmental Health and the Health and Human Services Epidemiology Program.County inspectors said the illnesses had no link to the food facilities the children accessed at the fair. All four children visited the animal areas or had contact with animals at the fair, county health officials said, which led fair officials to close access to animal areas. Fair and health officials have not, however, definitely linked the cause of the E. Coli bacteria to animals at the fair.The Junior Livestock Auction on Saturday continued as planned, officials said.Fair officials said Saturday at a news conference that the fair is “safe and secure.”Officials recommend fair attendees to use hand-washing stations around the fairgrounds, especially before eating. People who do not wash their hands after petting an animal or have food or drinks in an area with animals increase their chance of contracting the illness, according to CDC officials.All animals were scheduled to leave the fair’s barn area Sunday night and officials said animal pens are sanitized before and after the fair and cleaned daily. Fair organizers said they expect the animal exhibit to return with more safeguards and policies next season, 10News reported.The family of Cabezuela gathered Saturday for a fundraiser at Rosie O’Grady’s restaurant in Normal Heights. By Saturday night, a GoFundMe account for funeral expenses reached more than $16,000.Symptoms of E.Coli include severe abdominal cramping, watery or bloody diarrhea and vomiting. Symptoms may also occur with or without a fever. County health officials said anyone who experienced the symptoms on or after June 8 should contact their healthcare provider. KUSI Newsroom Update: 2-year-old boy dies from E. coli contracted at San Diego County Fair KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Kolkata: Bidhannagar police have arrested the three contract killers in connection with the murder of Shampa Das, a civic volunteer who was found dead inside her in-laws house at Kaikhali on Friday evening.Nazir Sahu, Hafizul Mollah and Rashid Ali Mollah were arrested from Michael Nagar area of North 24-Parganas on Tuesday. They are remanded to eight-day police custody after being produced before a Barrackpore court.The victim’s husband Suparatim Das and his mother were earlier arrested by police for their alleged involvement in the crime. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsDuring the interrogation, the husband told police that he engaged two contract killers to carry out the murder.The hired criminals went into the room, tied up the husband with a rope against a chair and hit the woman with a sharp weapon. After a preliminary investigation, police suspected that his family members might be involved in the incident.Police suspected her husband’s involvement after interrogating him as there were irregularities in his Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedstatements. During interrogation, Das told police that his wife used to torture and mount pressure on them to hand over the property. Das’s mother is the owner of the property and the house at Kaikhali, where the couple lived with their 3-year-old son.Police came to know that Das had hired the criminals by paying nearly Rs 1 lakh. Das and his mother helped the criminals to enter the house after the victim woman arrived the from her duty on Friday evening. The victim’s mother-in-law stepped out of the house with her grandson a few minutes before the incident.Police said Das hired three criminals with the help of one Roshid Ali Mollah with whom Das had come in terms a few months ago. Das had struck a deal with the two hired criminals.