Waiting in line at the bank

first_imgDear Editor,It is not often that I choose to go public with things that affect me personally, but I think I should bring this issue to the fore, as it seems to be the only way the powers that be would pay attention to persons affected. So please permit me some space in your paper, in the interest of all concerned.I had a MasterCard account closed with Scotia Bank 2 months ago, and I find myself still receiving statements showing interest charges. I visited the bank after receiving the first statement, and the officer assured me that the company that manages the MasterCard account in Barbados will be notified to revert the charges. The following month, I received another statement for the said account, this time the charges were increased.I am in the bank as I pen this letter, as, for 2 days in two months, I have had to leave work to attend to this matter, and the waiting time in the bank is one hour minimum.I requested assistance from one of the “express” staff, who just casually told me one has to join the line and wait, as “there must have been a justifiable reason for the charges to be made” to my account. I was not happy with this answer, and I let him know it.When, one hour after, I spoke to one of the officers, I was again assured that I received the statement in error.I am beginning to wonder if the bank is benefiting in some way by having people wait in line, or if it is a power play by some members of staff.I have seen the management of the bank making efforts to reduce the time customers spend at the bank, but I don’t think the staff has gotten the memo.While I have been banking at that institution for decades, I am of late being made to rethink my relationship, because of the attitude of some of its staff.Further, while in the line, I am advised that other persons had similar issues, wherein errors by the bank/staff have resulted in them having to be wasting hours and cash travelling back and forth.Someone needs to remind the staff that the reason for them being there is to serve the customers, without whom there would be no bank. Customers should not be made to feel insulted when enquiries are made about their accounts.I am therefore appealing to the powers that be to assist customers.Rev’d FrRaymon Cummingslast_img read more

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Mike Murray to run for Mayor of Fort St. John

first_imgLong time resident Mike Murray officially entered the race for Mayor Tuesday afternoon.  Murray has been a resident of Fort St. John since 1969 and has owned and operated several businesses in the community since that time.Murray believes there is little public participation in Fort St. John because residents don’t believe their vote counts.  One of his biggest concerns with City Hall is the negative vote system.  According to Murray, the City believes anyone who doesn’t attend community forums is voting yes in support of the project.Murray applauds how the city is currently being run, but believes a number of policies need to change.- Advertisement -To date two other people are also running for Mayor, current City Councillors Lori Ackerman and Don Irwin.  Mayor Bruce Lantz hasn’t announced if he will seek another term.  Nominations close on Friday at 4 p.m.last_img read more

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‘Phenomenon’ Mbappe keeps Monaco ahead of PSG

first_imgEarly season pace-setters Nice have 64 points after a 1-1 draw at Nantes on Saturday which put them four behind PSG while Lyon’s loss left them 14 points outside the Champions League places. Four days after edging Manchester City into the Champions League quarter-finals, Mbappe, who scored in both legs of the City win, ran Caen ragged.Caen coach Patrice Garande said after the game Monaco had been better in every department, but singled out Mbappe for special praise.“They have an absolute phenomenon up front — he killed us on his own,” Garande admitted.“We knew beforehand it was going to be a tough afternoon. We were deservedly beaten by a really, really great side.”The 18-year-old Mbappe got off the mark on 13 minutes when, after a swift exchange of passes, he ran through the defence into the box and sent the ‘keeper the wrong way with a low hard shot.Two days after being called up into the France squad for the first time, Mbappe proceeded to torment the Caen back-line into giving away a penalty converted by Fabinho on 49 minutes to make it 2-0.He then headed the third off the underside of the bar late in the game for Monaco’s 87th goal of the league season. Next up for rampant Monaco is a date with Paris Saint Germain at the Stade de France in the League Cup final on April 1.Paris Saint-Germain’s midfielder Julian Draxler celebrates scoring against Olympique Lyonnais on March 19, 2017 © AFP / FRANCK FIFEPSG, inspired by the return of Argentine star Javier Pastore who had been sidelined since February, played their first home game since their Champions League nightmare in Barcelona.They were quickly behind at the Parc des Princes when Alexandre Lacazette scored following a corner after just six minutes.But Adrien Rabiot, after 34 minutes, and German star Julian Draxler, six minutes later handed PSG an advantage they would not surrender.“When we were knocked out of the Champions League, there was anger and disappointment, but we still have the League Cup and Ligue 1, so it was vital to quickly recover,” said Rabiot.“We will need the fans behind us every time we play here.”“The Champions League this year was an important objective. Now the main objective is the league title race.”On Saturday, Mario Balotelli endured a frustrating afternoon as Nice dropped two vital points in their draw at mid-table Nantes.However, the south coast side still look set for at least a Champions League qualifying spot next season by finishing third.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Monaco’s forward Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring a goal against Caen on March 19, 2017 at the Michel d’Ornano stadium, in Caen, northwestern France © AFP / CHARLY TRIBALLEAUParis, France, Mar 19 – Teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe was described as a “phenomenon” after inspiring Monaco to a 3-0 win at Caen on Sunday as the French Ligue 1 leaders maintained their three-point advantage over Paris Saint-Germain.Monaco now have 71 points with eight games to play although Paris stayed in their slipstream after the four-time defending champions came back from a goal down to beat Lyon 2-1.last_img read more

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Naomh Conaill leave themselves with too much to do against Kilcoo

first_imgSo, after 85 days, 11 championship matches including those two famous replays and every bit of blood, sweat and tear imaginable, Naomh Conaill’s unforgettable year ended with a narrow defeat in the Ulster Club SFC final today to Kilcoo, writes Alan Foley.Kilcoo 2-11 Naomh Conaill 2-9Those youngsters who’ve been bringing lots of noise – shuttling behind the goals – to the fixtures of Naomh Conaill over the last few weeks had the sign that was simple in its execution. All it said was ‘Believe’. Lacking that particular characteristic is not something they could be accused off around Davy Brennan Park and today in the final of the Ulster Club SFC against a well-drilled defensive unit and imaginative in attack Down champion, Naomh Conaill were pipped. In the end the clock beat them perhaps.A disappointed Leo McLoone at the full time whistle.Photo Evan LoganThey had edged their way back into the match from the dead not once but twice but were defeated by the marginally better team on the day. Kilcoo did have chances to land the killer blow, but Naomh Conaill hung in there as Naomh Conaill tend to do.About three minutes before half-time, Martin Regan’s team, with their heads bobbling lower and lower, on the water-level to almost below, were looking for a lifebuoy at 1-8 to 0-4 down. However, a manic finish to the first half and two Naomh Conaill goals meant the deficit was only one at the break, 1-8 to 2-4. Then, in the second half when Kilcoo reaffirmed their dominance, the margin was stretched out to six at 2-10 to 2-4 by the 40thminute.Naomh Conaill, driven on by Ciaran Thompson in particular, came back to within one again and whispers about extra-time did whisk through the chilly air in Omagh. However, Darryl Branagan, excellent throughout, scored Kilcoo’s first point in some 21 minutes in what proved to be the clincher.Regan and his management team will rue two spells – the bulk of the second quarter and then the beginning of the third. Those periods are where Kilcoo totted up something to hold onto; something Naomh Conaill had to always chase.There was nothing out of the ordinary to begin with. Fifteen minutes gone and three points apiece. The closest either side came to a goal was when a Eunan Doherty effort flew over the Kilcoo crossbar when Charles McGuinness slapped down Brendan McDyer’s ball.Kilcoo seemed content to play from the back, with a couple of thin-icers, while Naomh Conaill were going long when they could. Conor Laverty was here, there and everywhere. The Christmas lights had been untangled and for the next 12 minutes or so after that first quarter-hour, Kilcoo were rampant as swiftly as it took to flip the switch and light up the tree. Ryan Johnston’s influence was beginning to grow and some of the forward moves had the look of choreography – a Mickey Moran stamp if ever there was one.Johnston scored two points, the second of which could’ve been a goal as he struck with aplomb, only for Stephen McGrath in the Naomh Conaill goal to turn it over. Jerome Johnston soon made it 0-8 to 0-4 and it would get worse before it would get better for those in blue.Naomh Conaill’s Eunan Doherty breaks out of defenceDarryl Branagan’s run from deep on 28 minutes broke the Naomh Conaill line and, following a neat lay-off by Jerome Johnston, full-back Aidan Branagan was steaming forward to score the opening goal of the match. Kilcoo 1-8 Naomh Conaill 0-4.Naomh Conaill needed something and what they produced, well their famed local poet and writer of yesteryear Patrick MacGill himself might’ve even written it. Still in the 28thminute, a goal was pulled back from McGuinness, who tucked home after Kieran Gallagher kept an Ethan O’Donnell ball in that many felt was going wide. Then, in the third minute of first half injury time, Jeaic Mac Ceallabhuí smashed home a second Naomh Conaill goal soccer-style, when he was fed by McGuinness after Eoghan McGettigan had made his way in down the side.Somehow, at half-time, Naomh Conaill were just one down – 1-8 to 2-4 as a buzz went throughout the ground. The crowd drew their breath and players headed for the changing-rooms.After a fruitless 43 years following on from the 1975 triumph of the Ballyshannon-Bundoran amalgamation of St Joseph’s, Gaoth Dobhair ended the Donegal famine 12 months ago in Ulster with an extra-time victory over Scotstown.Naomh Conaill came as close as anyone to bridging that gap, losing out to Crossmaglen Rangers in the 2010 showpiece at Cavan’s Breffni Park, 2-9 to 0-10.Down champions – winning eight from nine – Kilcoo were defeated Ulster finalists in both 2012 and 2016, when they were defeated by Crossmaglen and Slaughtneil respectively.Kilcoo would’ve wanted the peculiarity to be ironed out, as they had been value for more than a lead of a solitary point at half-time. Their forwards were slick in that first half, with two-thirds of them having chalked their name on the scorers’ blackboard.Within five minutes of the second half getting underway, the other two – Ryan McEvoy and Conor Laverty – registered to complete the half-dozen. Naomh Conaill were stuck in the blocks, again, and Darryl Branagan added a second goal on 39 minutes when he skipped in from the byline to open and angle and score.The face of the cliff was steeping for Naomh Conaill, now 2-10 to 2-4 behind and the chance of an Ulster crown looked to have slipped through their fingers. Kilcoo were stung before in provincial finals and made the decision to try and hold.That invited Naomh Conaill back into things and three Ciaran Thompson points from distance, as well as one from Ethan O’Donnell, brought the margin into two. It wasn’t all one-way traffic, though, as Anthony Thompson had to make a last-gasp claw away to avert a Ryan Johnston ball into the danger area.Then, Anthony Thompson scored a peach from long-range and suddenly, in the dying embers, Naomh Conaill were just one behind, 2-10 to 2-9. They had two chances to draw level, only for Eoin Waide and McGuinness to miss the target with forced efforts as Kilcoo were piling back.At the other end, McGrath was pushed up and had to frantically backpedal when substitute Justin Clarke led a break and inexplicably tried to lob the Naomh Conaill goalkeeper instead of taking the point and moving it out to three.One daring raid later, though, and Darryl Branagan finally sealed it for Kilcoo. It’s the first ever title at this level for Kilcoo, while for Naomh Conaill the search must go on.Naomh Conaill:Stephen McGrath; Ultan Doherty, AJ Gallagher, Kevin McGettigan; Ethan O’Donnell (0-2), Anthony Thompson (0-1), Eoin Waide; Ciaran Thompson (0-4, 3f), Leo McLoone; Brendan McDyer, Eoghan McGettigan, Eunan Doherty (0-1); Jeaic Mac Ceallabhuí (1-0), Charles McGuinness (1-1), Kieran Gallagher. Subs: Marty Boyle for AJ Gallagher (half-time), Dermot Molloy for K Gallagher (51), Nathan Byrne for McGuinness (57), K Gallagher for U Doherty (60+1), Anthony Thompson (black carded 60+4)Kilcoo:Martin McCourt; Niall Branagan, Aidan Branagan (1-0), Niall McEvoy; Shealan Johnston, Aaron Branagan, Darryl Branagan (1-2); Aaron Morgan, Dylan Ward; Eugene Branagan (0-2), Paul Devlin (0-2, 1f), Ryan Johnston (0-2); Ryan McEvoy (0-1, 1f), Jerome Johnston (0-1), Conor Laverty (0-1). Sub: Justin Clarke for E Branagan (57), Felim McGreevy for McEvoy (60+4 black card)Referee:Sean Hurson (Tyrone)Naomh Conaill leave themselves with too much to do against Kilcoo was last modified: December 2nd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:2019 Ulster club JFCKilcooNaomh Conailllast_img read more

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Motherwell sign Griffiths on loan as Brill leaves Fir Park

first_imgHis replacement, 20-year old Everton keeper Griffiths, has been with the English Premier League side since the age of 14 but has not made any first team appearances.Griffiths has three caps for England’s under-20 team. Motherwell have confirmed the signing of Everton goalkeeper Russell Griffiths as Dean Brill agreed to leave the club.The moves complete a busy couple of days for manager Mark McGhee after winger Elliott Frear signed from Forest Green Rovers.Brill has left the club in search of first team football having failed to dislodge current number one Craig Samson. The former Inverness goalkeeper did not make an appearance in the league after joining in the summer.last_img read more

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Washington County Sheriff’s Inmate Roster – 10-31-16

first_imgTYLER BRADING, 26, SALEMPOSSESION OF METHAMPHETAMINEPOSSESION OF A SYNTHECTIC DRUG OR A SYNTHECTIC DRUG LOOK ALIKEMAINTAINING A COMMON NUISANCE GARY SHULL, 69, SALEMINTIMIDATION CHRISTY DODSON, 44, CAMPBELLSBURGTHEFT STEVEN HARRIS, 26, SALEMPOSSESSION OF A SYNTHECTIC DRUG OR A SYNTHECTIC DRUG LOOK ALIKEMAINTAINING A COMMON NUISANCE CHASITY SCHULER, 30, FREDERICKSBURGOWIOWI PERSE OWI .15 OR HIGHER EMILY MCDONALD, 32, CONNERSVILLEWRIT ATTACHMENT CHRISTOPHER HILL, 35, HARDINSBURG MAKALLI QUICK, 19, SALEMPOSSESION OF A SYNTHECTIC DRUG OR A SYNTHECTIC DRUG LOOK ALIKE MAINTAINING A COMMON NUISANCE SALEM POLICE DEPT. INVASION OF PRIVACY OPERATING AMOTOR VEHICLE NEVER LICENSED RILEY SHIELDS, 48, SALEMOPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE WHILEINTOXICATED AUNDREA HENDERSON, 35, SCOTTSBURGINVASION OF PRIVACYINDIANA CONSERVATION INDIANA STATE POLICE VICKIE KNIESLY, 55, CAMPBELLSBURGPOSSESION OF A SYNTHETIC DRUG ORA SYNTHETIC DRUG LOOK ALIKE THOMAS MOORE, 38, PAOLIWRIT ATTACHMENT WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT GLENN GADDIS, 19, SALEMMAINTAINING A COMMON NUISANCEPOSSESSION OF PARAHERNALIAPOSSESSION OF MARAIJUANA HASHOIL HASHISH OR SALVIAlast_img read more

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How Mobile Devices Influence Shopping Behavior [Infographic]

first_imgAs smartphones and tablets have become a part of everyday life, it’s no wonder mobile devices have impacted our buying decisions. According to a recent infographic by Invesp, smartphones and tablets play an important role in purchasing decisions. Shoppers rely heavily on their mobile devices for research, finding store locations, checking product availability, and more. Over half (55 percent) of shoppers have used mobile devices to search for information online while in the store. Mobile devices now account for 15.4 percent of total digital commerce spending worldwide. Did you know that half of online retail traffic in the United States comes through mobile devices? Check out the infographic to learn how mobile devices are influencing shopping decisions. Or, if you prefer to read, check out the text version of the infographic.Source: InvespHow Smartphones Can Influence Shopping BehaviorMobile devices now account for 15.4 percent share of total digital commerce spending worldwide50 percent of the overall online U.S. retail traffic is now through mobile devices55 percent of in-store shoppers have used mobile devices to search for information online while in-store71 percent of in-store shoppers who used smartphones for online research say their device has become more important to their in-store experienceFor shoppers who used mobile devices to research products in-store, 65 percent were 18-29 years old, 72 percent were 30-44 years old, 53 percent were 45-60 years old, and 32 percent were 60 years or olderSmartphones account for 33.7 percent of total online traffic, 10.7 percent of sales, with an average order value of $92.37Tablets account for 12.4 percent of total online traffic, 12.4 percent of sales, with an average order value of $98.5662 percent of mobile shoppers indicate they perceive the information they gather via their mobile devices as more beneficial than the information available in-store via product displays or sales literatureTop retail and shopping activities by smartphone users:43.3 percent used phone in retail stores23.3 percent found store location22.6 percent purchased goods or services20.2 percent compared product prices19.7 percent researched product features18 percent made shopping lists17.6 percent checked product availability16.3 percent found coupons and deals13.1 percent used deal-a-day/group shopping4.7 percent used mobile payments POSTop product types for mobile shoppers while shopping in-store:Electronics: 60 percentGroceries: 55 percentApparel: 47 percentShoes: 45 percentHealth and beauty productsShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedHow Mobile Devices Have Changed How We Work [Infographic]With the mobile market skyrocketing, it’s no wonder more employees are using smartphones and tablets in their work. As workers move from the desktop to mobile devices, are work habits changing? What productivity challenges do employees face in staying connected? In their infographic, CloudOn shares the results of surveys asking…In “Mobile”Small Business Mobile Adoption on the Rise [Infographic]Small and medium businesses (SMBs) are quickly seeing the value of mobile adoption, with more than 75 percent of small businesses using mobile technology to connect with their customers and drive lead generation. According to a recent infographic from Constant Contact, small businesses have increased mobile technology usage 11 percent…In “Business”5 Tips for Improving BYOD Security [Infographic]As the “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) technology trend increases in the workplace, companies are facing challenges for balancing security, privacy, and protection of enterprise data. Cloud applications, stolen mobile devices, and employees changing jobs are a few of the obstacles companies must deal with in developing a robust BYOD…In “Internet”last_img read more

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Africa ‘key to SA’s BRICS success’

first_img18 April 2011South Africa’s success as the new member of BRICS will be determined by how Pretoria relates to the rest of Africa and how it uses its membership of the group to address critical issues facing the continent, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.“I think that will be our major area that we will be judged on,” Davies said on Sunday on his return from third meeting of the leaders of the grouping of influential developing countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – held in Sanya, China.“The issues are vast, and we need to ensure that we take the rest of Africa with us, because the way we relate to the rest of the continent will be very important to make our participation in BRICS a success,” Davies said.As the only African country in BRICS, South Africa was expected to push for Africa’s integration in trade and policies with the other BRICS members, Davies said.Building a domestic market that cut across Africa would be crucial, he said, if South Africa was to hold its own among four powerful emerging economies with a combined population of more than three billion.South Africa should also use its BRICS membership to craft a more vigorous trade and investment programme to ensure that its voice and that of the continent was heard in broader international platforms such as the G20 and the UN Security Council.The three-day BRICS meeting, which ended on Friday, called on the speedy achievement of the targets for the reform of the International Monetary Fund agreed to at the recent G20 summit, and reiterated that the governing structure of the international financing institution should reflect the changes in the world economy.In what could lead to a drastic shift in trade cooperation between the BRICS group, Davies said the five countries also discussed the possibility of using their own currencies to trade with each other.This formed part of a wide consultation meeting attended by the BRICS trade ministers that called for strong, open and rule-based multilateral trading systems among their countries.The meeting also denounced the “excessive” volatility in commodity prices, particularly those for food and energy, as posing a new risk for the ongoing recovery of the world market.“We support the international community in strengthening cooperation to ensure stability and strong development of physical markets,” Davies said. “The international community should work together to increase production capacity and strengthen producer-consumer dialogue to balance supply and demand.”The BRICS countries, which together account for about 20 percent of global GDP, are all part of the G20 grouping of the 20 major economies in the world, and are all currently members of the UN Security Council.The five countries see this as an opportunity to work closely together on issues relating to global peace and security.“We are deeply concerned with turbulence in the Middle East, the North African and West African regions, and sincerely wish that the countries affected achieve peace, stability and progress,” the group said in a declaration at the end of the meeting. We share the principle that any use of force should be avoided.”Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Google’s New Mobile Photo-Sharing App Groups Images By Theme

first_imgRelated Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Photovine, Google’s answer to the mobile photo-sharing craze, went live in the iTunes App Store today.The app, which is only available on iOS to start, puts a somewhat unique spin on social photo publishing by grouping images into common themes, or “vines.” Vine topics can be straight-forward, such as the currently popular “Cutest Dog” vine, or it can leave a little more room for creativity, like “Things I Love About Summer” or “What’s Going On Here?”Photovine foregoes the artistic, vintage-style filters of popular photo apps like Instagram and Hipstamatic and instead focuses on this thematic grouping of photos. Think of the role photo-tagging plays on a service like Instagram, but pull that feature foward and make it central to the way the app works and you have the concept of “vines.” You can start by browsing vines and finding ones you want to contribute to or by simply snapping a photo from within the app and then searching for a vine by name before you post it. Once published, your photo will be displayed publicly both within that vine and from your profile. The app’s interface is rather nicely designed, even if it does bear a striking resemblance to the UI of Piictu, another photo-sharing app. If the design doesn’t remind you of Google’s usual aesthetic, that’s because the app came from the team at Slide, a social startup they acquired last year. john paul titlow 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Google#Photo Sharing Services#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

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