Data is powerful, but not a ‘silver bullet’

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » If you’re a typical bank or credit union, you’re facing more competition than you’ve ever seen before. However, because the industry is enjoying some of the most profitable years in the history of banking, most institutions aren’t feeling the pressure — yet.A rising tide does indeed raise all boats. But, regardless of whether you see it or not, intense competition is coming from both old and new participants. The top 100 banks have grown dramatically. Their share of all assets under management steadily increased from 41% in 1992 to 75.5% in 2018.Powerful New CompetitorsTech giants with trillions of dollars of market cap, billions of customers, and powerful and influential brands are positioning themselves to provide financial services as an adjacency to their core businesses. On top of that, in virtually every sector of finance — deposits, lending, investments, and payments — well-funded, fast growing start-ups are entering the financial industry and leveraging data to win the most lucrative parts of the banking industry’s business.last_img read more

Fast reaction: 3 quick takeaways from Syracuse’s season-opening victory over Kennesaw State

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ No. 23 Syracuse opened up its season with an 89-42 rout of Kennesaw State on Friday night in the Carrier Dome. Here are a few quick thoughts from the blowout.B.J. Johnson can playAnd score. With the Syracuse bench shortened by Michael Gbinije’s absence, Johnson played 14 minutes of the first half and was the team’s co-leading scorer with 11 points at the break.He added six rebounds and a pair of assists, committing his lone turnover on an outlet pass intended for Trevor Cooney off of a rebound.The sophomore forward’s career-high scoring night of 19 points and eight rebounds started with 14:30 left in the first half when he came in for Tyler Roberson and gave the Orange a boost with four points in a 39-second span in the middle of the first half.When Cooney and backup center Chinonso Obokoh left the floor with about a minute and a half left to make way for SU’s walk-ons, Johnson left with the regulars.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textChristmas is playing like he shouldWhen he’s on the court, Christmas is proving himself to be a threat offensively. He’s demanding the ball now and taking his man to the hoop almost every time he gets it in the paint.Early in the second half he directed the offense from the top of key. His first half was reduced to just 10 minutes on the floor after he picked up his second foul with 12:07 left in the first half.After Kennesaw State’s 6-foot-10 center Willy Kouassi was whistled for his third foul just three minutes and 18 seconds into the second half, Christmas continued to do what he pleased to KSU’s defense.Christmas finished with 21 points and nine rebounds in 24 minutes of play.Patterson is PG3Kaleb Joseph played limited minutes after appearing to roll his ankle early in the game. With Gbinije out, that left Ron Patterson to run the point when Joseph left the game.It didn’t matter too much as Syracuse’s stifling zone defense turned the second half into a series of Orange fast breaks only interrupted by SU dominating in the paint.He did throw a transition pass over Cooney and Jim Boeheim’s head with 1:41 to play, but the Orange already led by more than 40 at that point.In conclusion, we now know who Boeheim’s third-choice point guard is. Comments Published on November 14, 2014 at 9:36 pmlast_img read more

South Africa’s next Springbok captain revealed

first_img1 October 2015 Fourie du Preez has been named as the Springboks’ 56th Test captain. He will lead the national rugby team in their must-win encounter in Pool B of the Rugby World Cup against Scotland at St James’ Park in Newcastle on Saturday, 3 October.Schalk Burger has been announced as the vice-captain.Wise and savvy“Fourie has been one of the best scrum-halves in world rugby for a long time, but he also understands the game better than most players and is a tactical genius,” said Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer.“He will know exactly what is needed on Saturday when we continue our fight to keep our World Cup dream alive.He described Du Preez and Burger as great leaders “who go about their work in contrasting ways and I think they will work extremely well in tandem. They are hugely experienced and they know what it will take to win this very important match against a great Scottish side.”Du Preez fact fileFull name: Petrus Fourie du PreezHeight: 182 cmWeight: 91 kgBirth date: 24 March 1982Birth place: PretoriaHonours: SA Rugby Player of the Year nominee (2007); SA Rugby Player of the Year (2006, 2009); SA Rugby Young Player of the Year nominee (2003, 2004); Vodacom Super 14 Player of the Tournament (2007).Source: Sarulast_img read more

Armed with more experience, Amer expected to lead Meralco in Finals

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMeralco pushed Barangay Ginebra to its limit in last year’s Governors’ Cup Finals and it took a buzzer-beating triple by Justin Brownlee in Game 6 to finally put away the Bolts.It was a series that saw five games decided by five points or less considering it also marked the first time Meralco had been in the finals since entering the league in 2010.ADVERTISEMENT ‘No favorite, no underdog’ in Ginebra-Meralco series, says Tenorio “Baser Amer’s improvement this year has just been extraordinary. Starting the second conference on he’s probably, arguably been our best player, one of our best players,” Black said.“He had taken control of the team, he is the quarterback of the team and there are no areas where he can’t improve.”READ: Tasked to guide the Bolts, Amer drops 31 in crucial gameBlack said Amer is a totally different player today than he was as a backup to Jimmy Alapag.Amer will be tested anew against Ginebra’s slew of guards with LA Tenorio, Scottie Thompson and Sol Mercado.Game 1 is on Friday night at Quezon Convention Center in Lucena. MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games His stellar play hasn’t gone unnoticed with even the Gin Kings are fully aware of the former San Beda star’s exploits.“Baser is playing really well. Meralco has been successful because of him,” said Ginebra guard Scottie Thompson.READ: Amer’s breakout conference earns him Gilas nod “He’s playing like a veteran,” said Ginebra playmaker LA Tenorio.Meralco coach Norman Black also spoke highly of Amer.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa And with added experience, guard Baser Amer believes Meralco is armed with more tools in its finals rematch with GinebraREAD: After frustrating him in NCAA, Thompson looks to turn tables on Amer FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It was our first time in the finals last year. We had no experience then,” said Amer in Filipino. “Now we’re back in the finals and this time, we know how it feels like to play in the finals.”The 25-year-old Amer has established himself as a fast-rising star in the league in only his third season and his breakout year could also be attributed to his finals experience. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View commentslast_img read more

Unheralded guard Geronimo fulfills PBA dreams, gets drafted Kia

first_imgChristain Geronimo was picked 42nd overall by Kia in the fifth round of the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netChristian Geronimo reached for the stars, and on Sunday, he got one.The little-known guard out of PUP made his dreams come true as Kia picked him in the fifth round as the second to the last pick in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:03DOH drafting order to lower prices of expensive medicines01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games “I feel like I’m dreaming. I can’t explain what I feel. I couldn’t believe that I will go up the stage in a PBA Draft,” he said.Now, the hardwork begins for Geronimo as he tries to prove himself that he’s worthy of a roster spot.“Whatever I could contribute, I will give to this team. I’m grateful to them because they gave me a chance. I will work hard and do my best to make it to their lineup,” he said.But if Geronimo doesn’t make it, he thinks he can be with Kia playing a different role.“I can also be an agent for them, a salesman,” he joked.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion “The feeling is so great. Until now, I can’t imagine that this has happened. This hasn’t sunk in for me,” he said in Filipino.The 29-year-old knew that his chances of being plucked from the pool were slim, and was even close on accepting his fate as the annual rookie selection went deep into the rounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I’m already telling myself that if I don’t get drafted, I’m fine with it. I was motioning to my girlfriend to not cry because I’m okay and at least I tried,” he said.But tears did fall down late at Robinsons Place Manila when the former car salesman was finally called and became part of the draftees that included the likes of Christian Standhardinger and Kiefer Ravena. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Former FEU stars Jose, Belo reunite at Blackwater Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA View commentslast_img read more

Injuries galore in Seahawks’ Thursday night victory

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC At least seven players left the game with injuries, including knee injuries to Arizona’s starting left tackle D.J. Humphries and the team’s leading tackler, safety Tyvon Branch. Both could be headed for injured reserve, Arizona coach Bruce Arians said.Asked if Thursday night football is unsafe, Seattle coach Pete Carroll said “It’s a challenge.”“It’s a real challenge for our players,” he said. “Our guys did it and their guys did it. It’s a great event for everyone, but it’s very difficult and very challenging.”But should it be changed?“I don’t want to pay anything so I’m not going to comment on anything,” Carroll said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Players don’t like Thursday night football, and the injuries that hit the Seahawks and Cardinals are examples of why.It’s just too difficult, they say, to play that soon after Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s kind of hard to get back out there and recover,” Seattle defensive end Michael Bennett said. “That’s why you see so many injuries on Thursday night. You want to give the fans what they want, but also be able to protect the players as much as you can.“Sometimes I feel like Thursday night football doesn’t give them the opportunity to protect them.” Duterte mulling ban on plastic use PLAY LIST 00:33Duterte mulling ban on plastic use00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Cornerback Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks is helped off the field following the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on November 9, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. The Seahawks defeated the Cardinals 22-16. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFPGLENDALE, Ariz. — Richard Sherman limped off the field with a ruptured Achilles tendon, just one of a host of players knocked out of the Seattle Seahawks’ 22-16 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.“It’s a good division win, a good team win,” Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagner said afterward, “but it’s hard to truly appreciate it when you see a lot of guys go down with minor injuries, serious injuries.”ADVERTISEMENT The game featured loads of penalties and sluggish play with one of amazing escape by Russell Wilson in a 54-yard pass to Doug Baldwin.“He made a play that will probably go down in history,” Arizona inside linebacker Karlos Dansby said.The Cardinals sacked Wilson a season-high five times but couldn’t get him down this time.Retreating, spinning, slipping out of serious trouble, Wilson was on his heels when he threw to Baldwin.Defender Antoine Bethea went up to try to intercept, then slipped. Baldwin caught it and raced downfield to the Cardinals 2-yard line, setting up Wilson’s second touchdown pass to Jimmy Graham.The Seahawks (6-3) bounced back from Sunday’s home loss to Washington to climb within a half-game of the first place Los Angeles Rams in the NFC West. Arizona (4-5) has yet to beat a team that does not have a losing record.Here are some things to consider from Seattle’s Thursday night victory.WINNING IN ARIZONA: As usual, there were plenty of Seahawks fans in the sellout crowd at University of Phoenix Stadium and they watched their team, decked out in electric all-green uniforms, win again in the desert.The Seahawks are 4-0-1 in Arizona since Bruce Arians became the Cardinals’ coach.The only time Seattle didn’t win there was in last season’s 6-6 tie.Oddly enough, Arizona is 3-1 in its last four trips to Seattle. The teams meet again there on Dec. 24.PETERSON’S PROBLEMS: Adrian Peterson, playing four days after carrying a career-high 37 times for 159 yards in San Francisco, had a tough day. Defending champion Warriors get on roll with strong defense CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READcenter_img Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion He fumbled the ball away the first time he touched it and wound up with just 29 yards in 21 carries.“It was some missed opportunities on my part,” Peterson said. “They did a great job defensively of containing us. We just really couldn’t get into a rhythm.”KAM’S BIG PLAYS: Kam Chancellor was Peterson’s biggest nemesis. The Seattle safety stripped the ball out of Peterson’s hands and, later in the first half, tackled the running back in the end zone for a safety.Chancellor finished with nine tackles and one assist.FITZGERALD’S GAME: Ageless Larry Fitzgerald had another prolific outing with 10 catches for 113 yards. In the process, he topped 15,000 yards receiving for his career. At 34 years, 70 days, he is the second-youngest player to reach that milestone. The only younger one was Jerry Rice.PENALTIES, PENALTIES: Seattle did nothing to change its status as the most penalized team in the NFL. The Seahawks were penalized 12 times for 108 yards and have 28 penalties in their last two games. On Arizona’s 75-yard TD drive in the first half, Seattle had four penalties for 41 yards, all of them resulting in a first down. 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CWG probe: CBI arrests Suresh Kalmadi aides Darbari, Mahendroo

first_imgThe CBI on Monday arrested top Commonwealth Games Organising Committee officials and OC chief Suresh Kalmadi aides T.S. Darbari and Sanjay Mahendroo for alleged corruption related to the sporting event. Darbari is the joint DG of the Organising Committee while Mahendroo is the deputy DG. Both are under suspension. Darbari was under the scanner for alleged corruption related to the Queen’s Baton Relay held in London. Before the arrest, he was questioned by the CBI for several hours since Monday morning. Sources said another official of the Organising Committee was likely to be arrested soon. Two FIRs have been registered for corruption in the handing of baton relay contracts to AM films and AM Car. Darbari and Mahendroo are among those named in the FIRs. The CBI also carried out searches at the Organising Committee’s office and residences of Darbari and Mahendroo. – With inputs from agencieslast_img read more

Asian Games: Indian football teams stranded in China as govt can’t decide on contingent

first_imgIndia’s men’s and women’s teams are currently training in Shanghai for the Asian Games but they are not sure about participation.The Sports ministry’s dilly-dallying over the Asian Games contingent has left athletes in limbo. Among the many disciplines facing the axe from the initially proposed 942-strong contingent cleared by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), football is the prominent one. The men’s and women’s teams were supposed to depart from Shanghai, where they are training for the Asiad, for South Korea on Tuesday.But with the ministry delaying a decision, the teams are in the dark about their participation as well as when they would be able to leave China, as they are yet to receive their Asian Games accreditation cards, without which they cannot board the flight to Incheon.The accreditation cards, which are with the IOA in New Delhi, will only be provided to the athletes after the ministry clears the final contingent, according to IOA secretary general Rajeev Mehta.Under the circumstances, the football teams are almost certain to extend their stay in China, which would cost the All India Football Federation (AIFF) $5000 (Rs 3,00,000) per day. The number of footballers and support staff who may go to China add up to 50 (men’s team – 20 players and seven officials; women’s team – 18 players and five officials).Even if the decision comes by Monday, an official would have to go to China to hand over the accreditation cards before the team departs.”We have arranged for an official to go to China for giving the accreditation cards. But the problem is that nobody knows when the decision will come. Our main concern is that the players have been left stranded for no fault of theirs,” said a top AIFF official. The problem, however, does not end with the players getting the accreditation cards as they will not be able to enter the Games Village until an IOA official goes to Incheon and takes part in the Delegates Registration Meeting (DRM), without which no player of any country will be allowed inside the Village.advertisement”Even if the accreditation card reaches the footballers by Tuesday, and they take the one-and-a-half hour flight from Shanghai to Incheon, they will have no place to stay as they will not be allowed inside the Village without an IOA official attending the DRM,” the official said.”Most countries who are taking part in football at the Asiad are reaching Korea well in advance as the football competition starts on Sunday, five days before the opening ceremony. The Bangladesh contingent is reaching Korea on Monday and we are in China doing nothing.”The Indian men’s team has been drawn with Jordan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), while the women’s team has been grouped with South Korea, Thailand and Maldives. The women face Maldives on Sunday while the men’s opening match is against the UAE next Monday.The football teams’ poor performance in recent times, especially the men’s team’s loss to Pakistan in a friendly, has only added to the ministry’s reluctance in sending the teams to the Asian Games. But surprisingly, all this happened after the SAI spent `1.40 crore on the teams’ exposure trips to Czech Republic and training camps in Mumbai and Bangalore.The AIFF has spent Rs 1.60 crore for Asiad preparation.last_img