Banknorth Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:BKNG), one of the country’s 35 largest commercial banking companies, has signed a long-term agreement with Metavante Corporation for a suite of Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) and Card solutions. Metavante is the financial technology subsidiary of Marshall & Ilsley Corporation (NYSE:MI).Metavante will provide Banknorth with ATM management, transaction routing and switching along with PIN-based card transaction processing. Banknorth has over 400 ATMs and over 800,000 ATM and debit cards. Metavante currently provides Banknorth with trust processing from its Wealth Management solution. Metavante anticipates completing the Banknorth conversion to its EFT and Card solution in the fourth quarter of 2002.”Our goal was to find an EFT and card partner that gives us the capability to support and expand our product offerings on a single, high-performance platform,” said William J. Ryan, president and chief executive officer, Banknorth Group. “Not only did Metavante meet our service, feature and usability criteria, but they also exceeded them with its state-of-the-art technology that includes features like web-based ATM monitoring.””We are thrilled to be able to expand Metavante’s relationship with Banknorth,” said Frank D’Angelo, senior vice president and general manager, Metavante EFT and Card. “Given the scalability of our solution, we are confident we will be able to support the growth objectives and future business strategies of Banknorth.”Metavante is a leading provider of Electronic Funds Transfer and Card solutions, including account processing, merchant servicing, database management, data entry, card personalization, and fulfillment services for debit, credit, stored-value, prepaid, transit, and ATM cards. Metavante provides EFT and card services to approximately 1,600 financial services providers in the United States. Metavante links with all major electronic funds transfer networks, gateways, and processors to route and authorize ATM and debit card transactions for banks, credit unions, Internet banks and independent sales organizations.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich.— Each year community residents compete in the WBKB Karaoke Contest for an all expense paid trip to the Grammy’s. Alexis Young was crowned winner of the annual competition beating out 32 other competitors.Young sang the Andrew Sisters 1941 hit Boogie Woggie Bugle Boy in the first round and Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend by Marilyn Monroe in the second.Alexis young says, “Older music is her favorite and those two songs were perfect.” The karaoke competition is just one outlet residents can let their voice be heard.Congratulations to Alexis Young on being the winner and thank you to everyone who participated!AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Reward offered for tips leading to elk poachersNext Pilot program to handle bad behavior
Women’s World Cup 2019: Megan Rapinoe thinks she’s ‘extremely American’ She says she’s hoping to be ready for the WNBA playoffs, but “(t)hen it becomes this team has played an entire season without me, is that fair? And I’m already putting the carriage before the horse because who knows if I’m going to be ready by then?” Bird said. “It was definitely more extensive than we had initially thought going in. Which isn’t a bad thing, I think long term it’s a good thing. It just kind of sucks for this season.”Bird said she’s excited to watch from the stands as the U.S. women’s national team faces the Netherlands in the final at 11 a.m. ET Sunday (Fox).”What they’re doing right now, it’s amazing,” Bird said. A few days after writing a lengthy article published by The Players’ Tribune to call out President Donald Trump and defend girlfriend Megan Rapinoe, Sue Bird detailed what had prompted her to speak out. Bird said her mission wasn’t to make a political statement. Instead, she wanted to show her support for Rapinoe and the rest of the U.S. women’s national team. Women’s World Cup 2019: Sue Bird blasts President Trump for comments against girlfriend Megan Rapinoe Hi!! @S10Bird here. This is my WC Semis preview. Title was supposed to be “So the President F*cking Hates My Girlfriend (& 10 Other Things I Want You to Know Before the World Cup Semifinals)” but we ran out of space. My bad. Thanks for reading. GO @USWNT.https://t.co/A2dJrBIzRh— The Players’ Tribune (@PlayersTribune) July 2, 2019″On some levels, if you read it, there is some humor in there. It’s a light, fun way to use your voice, but also address some things,” Bird said. “More than anything I wanted to hype Megan up a little bit and also have her back. … It was challenging at times trying to get the right messaging across that I wanted to convey, but I think all in all I’m happy with it. There has been a lot more love than hate. Unfortunately, there has been some hate, but that’s just reality we live in right now.”🤫 pic.twitter.com/EzIY93gXR6— Sue Bird (@S10Bird) June 28, 2019Bird will be in attendance Sunday for the Women’s World Cup final and support Rapinoe in person. Bird, who plays for the WNBA’s Seattle Storm, won’t miss any playing time to make the trip to Lyon, France, as she’s been sidelined because she had knee surgery in late May that was more extensive than expected. “I don’t feel political. To me, this isn’t a matter of tax reform and things of that nature,” Bird said Wednesday (per The Associated Press). “This is treating people with respect, treating people like they’re a human, just like you are. That’s where I stand with it. That’s what I believe in. It’s very similar to what Megan believes in. More than anything, I wanted to have her back and talk about some soccer.”In the article under the headline “So the President F*cking Hates My Girlfriend,” Bird responded to Trump’s twitter rant in which he criticized Rapinoe for her stance on visiting the White House and her decision to not sing the national anthem before each match. Bird wrote she “freaked out a little” when she saw what the president wrote but went on to share that Rapinoe was unfazed by the whole exchange. Related News Women’s World Cup 2019: 3 takeaways from USWNT’s thrilling win over England
“I think it shows that there are a lot of people in the community supporting us,” Brunner said. “Everybody stepped up.” Brunner said the AVC field is a more appropriate venue to host the MLS teams. “It’s the proper way to introduce the PDL to this city,” Brunner said. “We believe a professional-level team should be at the college. It’s the best facility we have, and I think it’s the proper way to introduce soccer to this city.” AVC President Jackie Fisher said the college is committed to making the school’s facility available to the public whenever possible, noting that requests are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Brunner said tickets to all Rattlers games can be purchased by logging on to the team’s official Web site, lancasterrattlers.com, or by calling the team’s office at (661) 951-9093. firstname.lastname@example.org (661) 267-7802160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In a separate arrangement, the Rattlers reached an agreement with the Antelope Valley Union High School District for use of Knight High’s field for its regular season opener against the Ventura County Fusion. The Rattlers will play their remaining home games at Palmdale High, which is having its field reseeded, and is expected to be ready for use in time for the team’s May 10 game against the Real SoCal Quakes. Rattlers President and General Manager Gerald Brunner discovered that the Palmdale High field was unusable in a visit to the school three weeks ago. He cited a collaborative community effort to be pivotal in resolving what he acknowledged was a field-use “crisis.” He said his team would have faced a $6,500 fine and considerable embarrassment for not being able to host the MLS teams. Brunner credited officials from AVC, AVUHSD and representatives from the office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich for resolving the dilemma. LANCASTER – A field crisis that threatened to derail the Lancaster Rattlers’ inaugural soccer season is over. The Rattlers secured use of the Antelope Valley College field for their April 16 exhibition game against the Galaxy, which will kick off the Antelope Valley-based Premier Development League’s season. They will play exhibition games against Chivas USA on June 5 and July 11. Both Major League Soccer teams will send reserve squads to Lancaster.