4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Brandon KuehlAs with any new technology, there are upfront expenses and procedures that must be considered when transitioning to EMV chip cards. A recent Credit Union Times article shares five time – and cost-saving tips to help make a financial institution’s (FI’s) EMV chip card implementation process a little smoother and more cost-effective.Smart design — It’s important to ensure the location of the EMV chip works well with the design of your card during early drafting stages. Work with your card manufacturer to acquire an EMV chip card plastic design template that’s compatible with your customized card layout.Tackle credit first — Industry wide, debit cards are far behind their credit counterparts in the U.S. EMV conversion race. Plus, most FIs have fewer credit cards than debit cards, making it easier to tackle first. continue reading »
GemLife Pacific Paradise.A new multimillion-dollar over-50s lifestyle resort on the Sunshine Coast has recognised the changing lifestyle demands of older Australians. GemLife Pacific Paradise, by Australian retirement resort developer, GemLife, will include 96 premium homes, set within a secure, gated community with extensive, first-class recreational and sporting facilities. One of the homes at GemLife Pacific Paradise.To be built on 4.4ha of prime land on the Sunshine Coast, the development features larger-than-standard size homes, high ceilings, and upgraded, luxury fittings and finishes. In keeping with GemLife’s other over-50s resorts, the Pacific Paradise development is designed to support active, engaged living in a resort-style environment, providing high quality, low-maintenance homes for empty-nesters or Australians looking to downsize.GemLife CEO and director Adrian Puljich said he had set out to transform over-50s living with an innovative approach.“Wellbeing and vibrant living are a priority. Our resorts deliver an exceptional blend of first-class recreational and leisure facilities for active and social lifestyles, together with meticulously designed, modern and stylish homes,” Mr Puljich said.“We want homeowners to have maximum opportunities to connect and enjoy a quality lifestyle. Our country clubs, which form the heart of our communities, play a big part of this.”The GemLife Pacific Paradise country club will be modelled on GemLife’s award-winning clubhouses on Bribie Island and Highfields, near Toowoomba. What a place to relax and unwind at GemLife Pacific Paradise.It will accommodate an extensive range of recreational facilities including an outdoor yoga studio, pool with spa, fully equipped gym, sauna, ten-pin bowling alley, tennis, bocce and pickleball courts, a gold class-style cinema, art and craft studio, music room, wine room, and bar and coffee lounge.While the Sunshine Coast is the second most popular destination for interstate migration, driven by its mild subtropical climate, relaxed lifestyle and comparatively affordable housing, the area continues to be popular within the state too, with its coastal centres favoured by empty-nesters and retirees.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago CHARITY HOME FETCHES ALMOST $1M AT AUCTION MORE QLD NEWS: GemLife Pacific Paradise is a new Sunshine Coast development.According to GemLife, Pacific Paradise buyers are coming from in and around the Sunshine Coast region, Brisbane area and the Gold Coast.GemLife Pacific Paradise has eight home designs, each with multiple facade and colour- scheme options. All homes have three bedrooms with seamless indoor-outdoor living and feature top-of-the-range appliances, integrated surround-sound systems, security alarm systems and energy-efficient inclusions such as solar PV panels.Unlike other providers in the industry, GemLife does not charge entry or exit fees, providing financial transparency and certainty for home buyers. Homeowners also retain 100 per cent of capital gain. DESIGN AN $8M PENTHOUSE Follow Reshni Ratnam on Instagram read more
Metamora, IN — While the shops and restaurants are still open in quaint Metamora, officials have announced that the annual Canal Days event that brings 1000’s of shoppers from all over, is canceled for 2020. Vendors who rent from Historic Metamora Inc., Duck Creek, and Gateway Park should receive notice and will be contacted by the appropriate organization. Vendors who rent from private property owners need to reach out to them individually.
This initiative was established in 2014 as a response to the staggering statistics on cancer. Annually, over 100,000 Nigerians are diagnosed with cancer, and about 80,000 die (approximately 10 deaths every hour) with a dismal survival rate of 1:5. Survival is even lower for other types of cancer such as blood cancers.According to Ms. Pai Gamde, Acting Head, Corporate Services Division, NSE, the NSE Corporate Challenge has continued to help raise awareness on cancer and its early prevention. â€œBy bringing everyone together, the Competition provides a more holistic approach towards raising awareness about cancer and engages the public to take proactive steps in its prevention. More importantly, we are making progress with our quest to procure Mobile Cancer Centre (MCC) Units. These MCCs will conduct community outreach for screening and treatment of prevalent cancers to save lives and significantly reduce our countryâ€™s startling statistics of cancer deaths. A significant amount of monies raised annually goes to a dedicated bank account towards the procurement of the proposed MCCs.â€According to World Health Organization (WHO), regular exercise is one of the most simple and fun ways that people worldwide can reduce their cancer risk. The messages around sport are in sync with our cancer messages about the importance of eating healthy, encouraging one another to achieve common goals and working together.Also commenting, Olumide Orojimi, Head, Corporate Communications, NSE said â€œthe NSE Corporate Challenge has grown into a signature fundraising event that many institutions are fast associating with to contribute their quota in raising awareness and funds to fight cancer. Many have also come to appreciate the athleticism value this event adds to wellness of participants as well as its team bonding potentials. We will continue to innovate the experience to make it a sought after event, year on year.â€â€œAs at today, we have received sponsorship commitments from Dangote Cement Plc, Fidelity Bank Plc, Union Bank of Nigeria Plc, Nestoil Plc, FBN Holdings Plc, Lafarge Africa Plc, Diamond Bank Plc, Unilever Plc, Nestle Plc, Bodyline Fitness and Gym Ltd, Emergency Rescue and Lotus Fitness and Gym Ltd, â€œ he addedShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Nigerian Stock Exchange thursday announced that the 4th edition of its annual NSE Corporate Challenge tagged â€œErace Cancer 2.0â€ will hold on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at Onikan Stadium, King George V Road, Onikan, Lagos.The NSE Corporate Challenge is an annual, highly competitive and fun-filled 5-kilometre walk, jog and run competition designed to raise awareness and funds for the purchase of 37 Mobile Cancer Centers (MCCs), valued at $613,000 each. read more
PAUL SPADAFORA Spadafora, from McKees Rocks, was in his sixth fight since resuming his career following a prison sentence for aggravated assault involving a former girlfriend. He was never in trouble and gradually caused swelling around Fiorletta’s left eye.Spadafora used busy combinations to the head and body and wore down Fiorletta (24-8-2) in the welterweight bout at War Memorial Auditorium.As the fight reached the middle rounds, Spadafora maintained a busy punch output while Fiorletta failed to counter or cut his angles.After an action-limited first round, Spadafora stepped up the pace in the second. He connected with a lead right jab and right-left combinations to the head. Spadafora also was effective from short range with right uppercuts and right hooks to the head.Fiorletta, who weighed in at 144 pounds, enjoyed a successful round as he stalked Spadafora and socred with rights to the head in the third. Late in the round, Fiorletta pressed Spadafora and also connected with combinations to the body.Spadafora, weighing 143 pounds, resumed a busier pace in the fourth, peppering Fiorletta with lead lefts to the head and rights to the body. In the fifth, Spadafora continued to punish Fiorletta with rights to the body. Spadafora also doubled on his right jabs.An apparently frustrated Fiorletta kneed Spadafora around the groin area early in the sixth, prompting Gentile to deduct a point. Spadafora was unfazed by the infraction and remained busy with lead right jabs to the head and combinations to the body.He won the IBF lightweight crown over Israel Cardona in 1999. After fighting Leonard Dorin to a draw in a title unification and eighth defense, Spadafora vacated the belt to move up to junior welterweight in 2003. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP)—Former IBF lightweight champion Paul “The Pittsburgh Kid” Spadafora stopped Italy’s Ivan Fiorletta in the eighth round March 12. Spadafora (44-0-1, 18 KOs) started the eighth with a series of solid combinations to the head. Although the punches didn’t floor Fiorletta, referee Frank Gentile felt he had absorbed sufficient damage and stopped the bout at 40 seconds of the round. “This is a very satisfying win,” Spadafora said. “I was able to land my combinations at will.” read more
Facebook256Tweet0Pin2Submitted by Wesport WineryWestport Winery will celebrate its tenth anniversary on Saturday, March 31, with several significant events happening at their headquarters located halfway between Aberdeen and Westport on the Washington Coast.Westport Winery’s 10th anniversary celebration will take place on March 31 at their headquarters. Photo courtesy: Westport WineryAll the members of their wine club are invited to an aerial fireworks’ show high above the winery’s 20-acre destination garden resort. Blain Roberts, co-founder of the venture said, “We are working with some close friends who put on the fireworks show for the Statue of Liberty’s 100-year celebration. They guarantee this show will blow your socks off!” (In fact, they asked if the Roberts wanted the show to be seen from Aberdeen, Ocean Shores and Westport for those who are not in the wine club.) The celebration for wine club members will begin at 8:30 p.m. Members are encouraged to share transportation and arrive early as parking is limited.Carrie Roberts, now a co-owner of the winery with her parents and brother, said, “Our most popular wine in recent years is an incredible Bordeaux blend called Smoky Nor’wester and it has been sold out for months. We thought our anniversary would be the perfect time to release the latest vintage to our wine club members. We even designed a beautiful commemorative bottle that we’re super excited to reveal that evening.” The frosted and decorated bottle is designed to be recycled for use with the winery’s extensive selection of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.Her brother and head winemaker Dana Roberts also has a special new feature to share with his fans. “I’ve been working for years building my own ‘barrel program’ for aging our red wines. I’ve finally acquired enough oak barrels that we created a room just to house them that will reflect the true romance of wine-making.” This new space will be revealed that evening to ten-year club members and will become the final stop on his Backstage Winemaker’s Tour offered every Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. The tour is free for wine club members and their guests and is $5 for those who do not belong to the club.Kim Roberts, the family matriarch said, “We are also hosting a private party for those wine club members who have been with us the entire decade. They deserve our unflinching gratitude for investing in this unlikely venture from the very beginning. At this point many are dear friends and feel like a part of our family.” Ten-year club members need to bring their invitations with them for entrance to this private celebration.Since its inception in 2008, the winery has garnered numerous accolades including over 500 medals in national and international wine competitions. Winemaker Dana Roberts began his career producing wine for his family’s business with his first harvest at age twenty-two marking him as one of the youngest winemakers in the state at that time. He said, “I’m not sure what my parents were thinking when they invested their entire life’s savings–and a lot of borrowed money–in the notion that I could learn to make world class wine, but I’m so appreciative that they did.”His sister Carrie, now the company’s general manager said, “I don’t know what Dana and I would have done if the folks hadn’t decided to build this winery. Although we had our degrees, neither one of us had a particular passion that would have lead us to anything close to this opportunity.”The family credits former county extension agent Don Tapio with suggesting they, “Plant a vineyard and build a winery. It will be historic.” The original 12-acres of grapes, which were never able to produce ripe fruit, has evolved into 20-acres of display gardens including 55 outdoor sculptures commissioned by the family and crafted by local artists. The gardens and art have been Kim’s creative outlet. “I always tell people this land is my canvas and I want to paint on it for the rest of my life.” They hope someday that this destination will be the Butchart Gardens of Washington State.The entire family, including Dana’s wife Rikki (and a plethora of critters between the various family homes) all live on the property. Blain said, “For us, the greatest blessing is working every day with our kids, being their neighbors, and having the chance to really get to know them as adults. I feel like the luckiest guy in the world to share this property and the business with the people I love most.”On top of all this, during the winery’s first decade, the Roberts’ family has contributed a portion of the proceeds from each of their wines to forty local charities with contributions totaling over $400,000. The family agrees that this has been their greatest achievement.In 2017, Westport Winery was named Greater Grays Harbor Business of the Year. The Sea Glass Grill at Westport Winery Garden Resort was voted #2 winery restaurant in the nation by USA Today. The business has been voted Best Winery by King 5 Evening Magazine seven times.In 2016 Westport Winery was honored as one of the top twenty most-admired wineries in North America by Winery & Vineyard Management Magazine. The business earned Best Winery, Best Wine Shop, and Best Boutique Winery for 2016 by South Sound Magazine. They received the Grays Harbor Environmental Stewardship Award in 2015. They were named the Best Washington Family Business Silver Medal winners in 2012 by Seattle Business Magazine. And in 2011 they garnered Washington Winery to Watch by Wine Press Northwest.Westport Winery’s new location at 810 Broadway in Seaside is open daily from 11am to 6pm and until 8pm on Friday and Saturday. Family-friendly Westport Winery Garden Resort, is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road, halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. The Sea Glass Grill at the resort is open daily or breakfast, lunch, and dinner from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and until 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information or reservations call 360-648-2224. read more