5 ways your financial institution can use digital tools to connect with customers during COVID-19

first_img continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr In response to the continuing challenges related to COVID-19, many financial institutions are relying on digital tools, including document management systems, to keep some semblance of normality.Document management systems are among the digital solutions that help your institution streamline operations and external communication. As financial institutions navigate this unprecedented situation while providing essential services to customers, maintaining productivity remains a priority. Follow these best practices to ensure your institution is operating efficiently while continuing to serve your customers during this time.1. Electronic Document DeliveryTo connect with customers, many financial institutions are using digital statements. With digital eStatements and eNotices, your customers can securely view a dynamic, interactive statement or bank notice online. Using these digital tools, your institution can reduce your paper and postage costs while offering convenience and physical safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.last_img read more

Together, SU men’s cross country has clear goal despite young season

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ It’s 3:30 p.m. on the first day of classes. The metal bleachers of the Vielbig Outdoor Track Stadium are filled with the members of the 2010 Syracuse men’s cross country team. Though the thermostat reads 86 degrees at the end of August, the team is focused on head coach Chris Fox’s words before they start practice. With their shoes tied and shirts off, instead of focusing on the heat, the runners are concentrating on the task at hand: repeating as champions. ‘Last year was satisfying.’ Fox said, ‘But we left it a little short at Nationals, I think, so that keeps us motivated for this year.’ A year ago, Syracuse put its name in the history books when it won the Big East and the NCAA Northeast Regional titles for the first time in school history. Fox’s team is looking to build on last year’s success and continue their winning ways as they were just recently ranked preseason No.1 for the Northeast region. Though Fox doesn’t focus on the new No.1 ranking too much, his goals for the season are to repeat as Big East champs and to be ranked in the Top 10 nationally.  To do that, he has an idea of where his team’s focus needs to be this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text ‘For us this whole year is about two meets.’ Fox said. ‘The Big East championship and the national championship.’   Two of the men who will be leading Fox’s pack this fall are Steve Murdock and Tito Medrano. Murdock placed first overall in the Harry Lang Invitational last season, and Medrano became Syracuse’s 15th All-American in school history. He was the first to do so in the past 27 years. Freshman Reed Kamyszek is looking to get his feet wet this fall and is hoping to contribute to the squad whenever he is called upon. Hailing from Grand Rapids, Mich., Kamyszek has been running cross country and track since the 7th grade and will continue to do both this year. With the majority of the focus placed on the upperclassmen, Kamyszek still has some personal goals that he would love to accomplish this year. ‘To be a freshman on the traveling team would be phenomenal,’ Kamyszek said. ‘I know we have a lot of good upperclassmen and incoming freshmen as well. To make that traveling team is definitely my goal.’ The weather always plays a big factor in cross country. This blistering 86-degree day is no different. But Kamyszek believes his experience of running in a contrasting climate ? a cold climate ? will give him a training advantage over his competition. Just as Kamyszek and the other freshmen are looking to make a name for themselves in the cross country program, upperclassmen, such as junior Steve Weeks, want to use last year’s success as a springboard for the future. ‘It was a big stepping stone for the program and for us as individuals,’ Weeks said. ‘Everybody kind of came into their own and grouped together to make sure the season was successful.’ Weeks said winning the Big East is a must. After enjoying the sweet taste of victory from last year’s achievements, Weeks said his teammates are focused and ready to go. With the season set to get underway in Hamilton, N.Y., at the Harry Lang Invitational this Saturday, Fox’s team seems ready to capitalize on the foundation it built last year. The men’s team is primed and ready to go. Even if it is sweating it out as one in those metal bleachers. Said Weeks: ‘Being No.1 doesn’t bother us at all. We’re just going to keep doing what we’ve always been doing. ‘We’re here to stay.’ [email protected]center_img Published on August 29, 2010 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

Region 6 RDC not satisfied with work done on EBB Road

first_imgThe Region Six Regional Democratic Council (RDC) has expressed concern over the rehabilitation work currently undertaken on the East Bank Berbice access road.The issue attracted a heated debate on Thursday when the RDC met. The $1.2 billion project is being undertaken by the Public Infrastructure Ministry, and should see a new road being constructed from Marks Bridge to Everton, covering 5.5 kilometres. Back in 2017, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson had acknowledged that residents had been on the protest line since 2009, demanding the new road. He had said the project would no longer be funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) as had initially been announced, but by the Public Infrastructure Ministry (MPI) under the Special Projects Unit of that Ministry.Sixteen months after its launch, Region Six Councillors have expressed dissatisfaction with the project, and Regional Vice Chairman Dennis DeRoop is claiming that it is not the same project that had been stated by Minister Patterson back in 2017.“I can’t understand the logic of what is happening with this project. I am foreseeing that by the time we complete this project, we would spend twice as much as the IDB was going to spend on the road,” DeRoop related.Minister Patterson had said the MPI would save taxpayers $1 billion since the IDB was loaning the country $2.2 billion.DeRoop told the RDC he had believed that Government was trying to save money. Referring to the design which the IDB had approved and was funding under the PPP administration, DeRoop said it was an immaculate one.“It is a design that had heavy steel frames and concrete for the drains, and the light poles (were) made of steel. We are not seeing that. They have also reduced the width of the road from what the IDB design had. By the time they are finished, they would (have spent) twice as much as the IDB would have spent,” DeRoop posited.The East Bank Berbice Road currently supports two lanes of traffic from New Amsterdam to Mara. The road provides access to both the adjacent housing communities and the agriculture-based communities, and has several bridges and drainage structures which outfall into the Berbice River.Addressing the RDC meeting, Councillor Zamal Hussain opined that Government was not getting value for money expended, since a lot of man hours are being wasted.“Many of these workers are just (sheltering) sitting from the sun in people’s yards, and not much is going on. I want to believe that they are being paid in full, and for the entire day. We should ask for a commission of inquiry (CoI) into this project, so that we can put the Ministry of Public Infrastructure to the test, to ensure that the people of this Region are not short-changed in this particular project,” Hussain noted.Figures from the Public Infrastructure Ministry (MPI) indicate that the volume of traffic in New Amsterdam along Main Street is approximately 9,200 vehicles per day heading southward. This volume is reduced to 2,000 vehicles per day heading southward near Edinburgh; 850 vehicles per day in Brothers, and 200 vehicles per day in Light Town, further south.Regional Chairman David Armogan, weighing in on the debate, said the Government was forced to undertake the project after the IDB pulled out because the current administration did not want to deal with the contractor which the IDB had chosen.“When the IDB is giving you money, they supervise it almost every day. They supervise their money, so you can’t really misspend the money or spend it as you like. The IDB wanted to decide who the contractor is. That was based on a submission from a list of contractors; the IDB picked the best contractor for the job based on the submissions of those contractors, (but) the Government did not want that contractor, and then the IDB pulled out,” he explained.Back in 2015, this publication was told that the IDB had selected H Nauth and Sons Construction.Resident engineer Joel Tucker had said in September that some 1.9 kilometres of the base layer and the final layer of asphalt were slated for completion in Glasgow. Preparations are underway to begin the final layer of asphalt in the Edinburgh, Everton and Islington areas shortly.Construction of the culvert at Baptiste Turn, Edinburgh is finished, and another at Glasgow is approximately 90 per cent complete. The remaining structures to be done are the bridges at Gay Park, Providence and one recently added at Everton.This project has been slated for completion in three phases, but it is still unclear when it would finally be completed.last_img read more