first_imgBanknorth 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.last_img read more

first_imgPopoola who was Secretary of the NOC for eight years thanked the Gumel led board members for their support during his time in office.While talking about his time in office, Popoola said he was leaving as a fulfilled man going by what he was able to achieve.“It was an interesting eight years in office and a very great moment of my life where I can boldly say I left my mark on the sand of time.“During my time, we went far in marketing and branding of NOC as an entity which I believe can be improved upon.”Speaking further, Popoola described the incoming Secretary General as an elder brother who stood by him during his tenure as he promised to always be around to contribute his quota to the development of sports and the Olympic family.The new Scribe, Oladapo stressed on the need to continue with the legacy of the Olympic movement while promising an all inclusive and innovative Secretariat.“2019 is a busy year for us on the international stage which will dovetail into the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. All hands must be on deck to ensure that we ably represent Nigeria.“This is a selfless service to humanity as we continue to grow sports and reposition the NOC to a viable brand”, Oladapo remarked.He stressed that Popoola remained a relevant member of the family and will continue to contribute his quota where necessary.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Femi SolajaYesterday marked the beginning of another era at the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) following the formal hand-over ceremony between outing Secretary General, Babatunde Popoola and the return of Mr Olabanji Oladapo back to the saddle.The short but significant ceremony took place at the conference room of the secretariat and was witnessed by the NOC President, Habu Gumel and top management staff.last_img read more

first_imgWith 61,202 fans packed into MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Saturday, the majority rooting for Penn State, it caused some communication breakdowns in Scott Shafer’s first game as Syracuse’s head coach.The start to his tenure ended with a 23-17 loss in New York’s College Classic, a contest that was considered a home game for the Orange, but had a road feel with a sea of blue and white in the bleachers. “It’s one of those deals where we have to continue to work crowd noise,” Shafer said on his Tuesday teleconference. “I’m sure Northwestern’s fans will be excited and loud, so we’re preparing for that.”SU travels to Evanston, Ill., on Saturday to face the Wildcats at 6 p.m.Shafer said he wasn’t nervous at all before his first game as a head coach, but there were still the usual hiccups to be expected from a first-year head coach. There was a boneheaded penalty or two and chaos on the field — Shafer worked exclusively up in the box as a coordinator in past seasons — was a bit of a shock for the new head coach.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThese, though, are the kinks that can be fixed in the coming weeks. Syracuse is inexperienced all over the field, so these are the things that can be solved simply with repetitions.“We just have to keep continuing to work on our operation mode,” Shafer said. “At times we got into a good flow, but other times it wasn’t as clean as we need it to be, so that will be an emphasis as we move forward.” Comments Published on September 3, 2013 at 1:11 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000United go into the clash with the Spanish side following a morale boosting win over the Reds that put them in pole position to secure second position in the English Premier League behind Manchester City.LONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 13 – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has said that beating Sevilla in Tuesday’s Champions League last-16 second leg will be more important than their 2-1 league victory over rivals Liverpool.United go into the clash with the Spanish side following a morale boosting win over the Reds that put them in pole position to secure second position in the English Premier League behind Manchester City. Mourinho emphasised the need for his team to retain their dominance internationally after winning the Europa League last season.The first leg tie between the two teams finished in a goalless stalemate in Spain, and United will be confident that home advantage on Tuesday night will work in their favour.“Tomorrow is more important than the win over Liverpool because Saturday was a match for points that we still have 24 more points to discuss, 24 more points to try to finish in the top four, to try to finish third, to try to finish second if possible,” Mourinho told reporters on Monday.“But tomorrow and Saturday against Brighton are the matches where, in the end, you go to the next draw or you don’t go to the next draw. So, of course, knockout becomes more important than league matches.”The Portuguese manager also downplayed his side’s chances to contest the European title, telling the media that United is not among the best teams in the competition.He added: “I don’t think we are one of the best teams in the competition. But I think when a team arrives in the last eight, anything can happen.“I think when you are in the last 16; it looks really, really far. But when a team gets in the last eight, you start smelling semi-finals and I think when a team gets into the last eight, the feeling is, of course, you are among the best.“But anything can happen, so let’s see what happens tomorrow. I think tomorrow is a very difficult match.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more