Safeguard your members’ confidentiality

first_imgKeep member information confidential. Don’t leave member loan files, account cards or deposit slips on your desk or at your teller stations.Keep private conversations about members private. Avoid discussing members’ business in front of other members or use the other members’ names.Maintain detailed, documented procedures for identifying members over the phone and online. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Data breaches, hacked, stolen data and identity theft are all terms we’ve become accustomed to hearing.Unfortunately, it can be difficult to repair the damage these can cause to your reputation — especially if data compromises occur with social security numbers, birthdates, addresses or account numbers.Credit unions can perform a review of daily practices to help minimize the risks and protect member information from fraudsters. Unfortunately, member information can be easily compromised, and it often happens inadvertently. It can leak during business-hour conversations in public areas, through after-hours access to information. And, sometimes, it’s even leaked right in front of members.To help keep your members’ confidentiality secure, consider these tips:last_img read more

Season-opening Australian F1 in chaos as McLaren pulls out

first_img Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better5 Reasons Why The Black Widow Solo Movie Will Be AwesomeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Insane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 8 Most Fun Sylvester Stallone Movies Loading… McLaren pulled out of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix Thursday after a team member tested positive for coronavirus, throwing the race into chaos. World champion Lewis Hamilton said he was concerned about the potential spread of coronavirus at the Australian Grand Prix The employee was among at least five Formula One personnel – four from Haas – who went into isolation this week after showing flu-like symptoms typical of the virus. “The team member was tested and self-isolated as soon as they started to show symptoms and will now be treated by local healthcare authorities,” McLaren said in a statement, adding that he would be quarantined. “The decision (to withdraw) has been taken based on a duty of care not only to McLaren F1 employees and partners, but also to the team’s competitors, Formula 1 fans and wider F1 stakeholders.” Results of the tests for the Haas staff have yet to be revealed. McLaren’s decision to pull out casts doubt over whether the race will be run without a full complement of teams, and whether others will follow suit. World champion Lewis Hamilton earlier Thursday said he was “very surprised” that it was going ahead as fears mount about the spread of the disease. “I am really very, very surprised that we’re here. I don’t think it’s great that we have races but it really is shocking that we’re all sitting in this room,” he said at an official pre-race press conference packed with media. Read Also: Coronavirus: F1 continuing is shocking – HamiltonThe Australian Grand Prix Corporation said it was working closely with health authorities to take additional precautions at Albert Park, including having hand sanitisers at public areas and corporate facilities.Cleaning and disinfection programmes have been increased and protocols implemented to respond to any suspected COVID-19 cases.Over the weekend, the FIA said it was establishing a “crisis cell” to meet every two days to monitor the global threat posed by the virus.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Renault’s French driver Esteban Ocon was taking no chances as he arrived at Melbourne Park“We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it,” he said.Australia has reported 150 cases of coronavirus so far, including among fans who attended the women’s T20 Cricket World Cup final and a Super Rugby match, both in Melbourne last week.European countries that are home to many of the F1 teams and journalists at the grand prix have had far more cases.Despite concerns, fans flocked to Albert Park on Thursday for a Supercars qualifying session.“I’m not worried, I’m washing my hands and that’s the best thing to do,” said spectator Robert Clarke as he used a hand-sanitiser station.– Masked driver –The first F1 practice sessions are due to start on Friday.In an attempt to limit interaction between drivers and fans, autograph sessions have been replaced by question and answer interviews, with selfies banned.Haas F1 team principal Guenther Steiner (left) talks with team members at Albert Park. Four members of Haas staff are in isolation over coronavirus fearsMedia events have also been hit with Renault’s Ricciardo and Esteban Ocon “excused” from a press conference Wednesday, and an exclusion zone was enforced around Max Verstappen and Alex Albon at a Red Bull function.Ocon was spotted wearing a mask in the paddock on Thursday, while teams scrapped all-in TV interviews, where media are tightly packed around the drivers, for the duration of the weekend.The coronavirus has already hurt the sport with April’s Chinese Grand Prix postponed, while the second race of the year in Bahrain will be held without spectators. “It seems that the rest of the world is already reacting a little bit late, but you have seen this morning with (President Donald) Trump shutting down the border to Europe to the States, the NBA suspended, yet Formula One continues to go on. “It’s a concern I think for the people here. It’s quite a big circus that’s come here, it’s definitely concerning for me.” The Mercedes star, who is gunning to match Michael Schumacher’s record seven world crowns this season, sat alongside Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo in the media session, but a large open space separated them from the press. Asked why he felt the race was still on, Hamilton replied: “Cash is king.” Four-time world champion Vettel said it was difficult to judge what to do as the virus continues its spread. “Obviously we have to trust the FIA (International Automobile Federation) to take precautions as much as they can, but I think the answer that nobody can give you at the moment is how much you can control what is going on,” he said. “As a matter of fact, we are here so you just try to take care as much as you can.” – T20 cricket final – Haas team principal Guenther Steiner said they had not yet discussed what to do if any of their employees tested positive.last_img read more

Luke Cain, former football player, dead at 33

first_img Published on January 11, 2016 at 2:31 pm Contact Sam: | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+ Cain stared three games in his sophomore year and 11 games in his senior year. He was featured on special teams his first season, and recorded the first solo sack of his career as a senior.Cain was from Washington, D.C. and played high school at Dunbar (Washington, D.C.) High School, where he was the D.C. Area Gatorade Player of the Year.Per a report from CNY Central in 2012, Cain was living at a homeless shelter in Syracuse. He had finished five classes short of receiving a degree from Syracuse. Commentscenter_img Former Syracuse linebacker Luke Cain has died, per a tweet from his former coach Jonathan Jackowski. Cain played at Syracuse from 2003 until 2006. Cain was 33 years old.last_img read more

GPA bemoans no consultation on chicken imports for year-end

first_imgDrifting away from convention, Government did not hold consultations with local producers on the availability of chicken for the demanding Christmas season before it distributed licences for the importation of the commodity.Guyana Poultry Association Member David FernandesTraditionally, the relevant Government agency would meet with the local producers in the third quarter of the year to enquire about their capacity to fulfil the increased demand during the holiday season before making a decision to grant licences to import chicken.But Guyana Poultry Association (GPA) Member David Fernandes explained to Guyana Times that the process embarked upon to grant licences was far from inclusive.Fernandes said the meetings would usually occur in October when the GPA and other producers would provide data and statistics on their capacity to supply the forecasted local demand and then Government would decide if there was need to import chicken if a shortage was predicted.He lamented that unlike last year and the previous years, this stage was bypassed and some 19 persons were issued licences to import some 800,000 pounds of chicken.Fernandes, who is also the Assistant Managing Director of Bounty Farm Ltd, had previously expressed having “no clue” why the Government would issue those licences when there was no shortage of chicken.The Business Ministry recently explained that consultations were held with stakeholders in the industry on January 8 prior to issuing any import licences to chicken importers for 2016.According to the statement, the participants agreed that import licences for frozen chicken would be issued in two batches for the year 2016, one for the first half and another for the second half of the year. It was also agreed during that meeting that licences would be issued for the importation of 950,000 pounds of chicken for the first half of 2016.The Ministry also assured that a list of those who participated in the consultations was available to the public, but all efforts exhausted by Guyana Times to receive a copy of those names were unsuccessful.Phone enquiries were made and this publication even visited the office only to be told by the staff that they needed authorisation to release the information that the Ministry, in its statement, announced to the public.The GPA, according to Fernandes, participated in the consultations in January, but he indicated that his understanding of the outcome differed from the Ministry’s.Fernandes expected another engagement in October to discuss the demand and supply for the Christmas season.He posited that it was impossible to forecast the production levels for December during a January meeting.The importation of chicken has always been a controversial issue in Guyana, as some importers have been very unscrupulous in the quality of chicken brought into the local market.Only recently, the Law Enforcement and Investigation Division (LEID) of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) seized millions of dollars’ worth of chicken, which was smuggled into Guyana via Suriname.Local farmers have also expressed that they would be able to meet the demand once given the opportunity.This precipitate importation of foreign chicken is considered to be not in the interest of the Guyanese consumer or the national interest.In the past, chicken imports consisted of the lowest grade of chicken, some of which was designated pet food.Other chicken imports were birds which had been kept in refrigeration 10 to 12 years or even longer, and were not meant for human consumption.Reports suggest that the local importers go after the cheapest chicken they could find, little aware that it is substandard meat the exporters are dumping on them.In addition to potential health risks to consumers, the import of chicken, which could be supplied by the local producers, only undermines national interest.The chicken industry has been a large and reliable customer of the rice industry, which has been going through a crisis.Additionally, the industry is one of the largest employers in the rural areas and if minimised, citizens in these communities would suffer greatly since the industry provides employment for thousands of workers. One well-known producer, Bounty Farms, for example, employs more than 500 workers.If given the opportunity to satisfy local needs without disturbance, this newspaper was told, the chicken industry could eventually be in surplus and ready to join the league of exporters. This publication was told that such a move by the Government will have devastating consequences on local chicken producers and the feed industry.last_img read more