Survey: Payments fraud increasing

first_imgA survey revealed that more than 80 percent of organizations – including financial institutions and other businesses – suffered from payments fraud in 2018. Fraud was also more common among larger institutions: 87 percent of those with revenue more than $1 billion experienced fraud compared to 69 percent of those with less revenue.In addition, business email compromise (BEC) scams increased last year, with more than half reporting financial losses as a result. BEC scams are used to gain access to a business email account and imitate the owner’s identity in an effort to defraud a company.While checks are most likely to be impacted by fraud, organizations reporting check fraud continues to decline. Fraud activity related to ACH debit and credit is on the rise.The report, released by the Association for Financial Professionals and sponsored by J.P. Morgan, included responses from more than 600 treasury and finance professionals. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

James Street renovator set to fire up inner city investors

first_imgThe classic Aussie backyard of yesteryear.It was listed as being “perfect to live in now and offers the new owners the opportunity to add further value later”.Less than 2km from the CBD, and a short stroll from New Farm Park, Gasworks, the River Walk, Brisbane Power House, and James Street’s restaurant and entertainment precinct, it’s surprising no one snatched the property up before auction. 178 James Street, New Farm Qld 4005AN inner-city deceased estate in smoking hot James St is set to fire up investors when it goes under the hammer this weekend.The three bedroom, one bathroom house, which sits on a level 405sq m block, was being marketed as one with “loads of potential” by agent Simone Weigall of Place New Farm.From the rotary clothesline in the backyard, to a groovy old bathroom inside, 178 James Street seems to have been stuck in a time warp – perfect for those looking for an aged property to fix up in one of Brisbane’s most popular million-dollar median suburbs. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoThe eat-in kitchen. Room enough for an extension and a pool. 178 James Street, New Farm Qld 4005 Retro bathroom fixtures. A chair lift?According to realestate.com.au, New Farm was “home to Italian migrants after the Second World War, and a rougher, grungier crowd in the 1980s”. In the last 20 years, a major gentrification had taken place though, with the median house price now sitting at $1.345m and median rent at $755 a week.The home goes to auction at 10am (Saturday November 25) on site. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK FREE: GET THE COURIER-MAIL’S REALESTATE NEWS IN YOUR INBOXlast_img read more

Mourinho praises goalscorer Sanchez but ticks off quiet fans

first_imgAfter first ticking off supporters following a home win against Leicester back in August, and then in programme notes before a clash with Everton a month later, Mourinho again felt the need to point out that the Old Trafford crowd is big, but shy.“It’s not Portsmouth,” he said. “I remember Portsmouth in the Premier League. It was such a small stadium that the atmosphere there was incredible. Here the atmosphere is a bit quieter, ours is not very enthusiastic but the players love playing here.“Paul is a fantastic player and no doubt for me one of the most talented players in the world but to sit on the bench for one day is not the end of the world.”Mourinho also used his post-match press conference to confirm that Marouane Fellaini is likely to be out until March after knee surgery.Ahead of kick-off, there was an impeccably observed minute’s silence to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Munich air disaster, which falls on Tuesday, before the first half ended goalless after a physical Huddersfield team did all they could to keep United out.Most of their tackles were borderline legal as Sanchez, Juan Mata and Antonio Valencia were all roughed up while one challenge on Scott McTominay was particularly harsh.Sanchez got into the game more as it progressed and tested Jonas Lossl from 20 yards but David Wagner’s side were determined to play for a point and often had all 11 men behind the ball to frustrate the home team.However, after the break, Huddersfield’s resistance ended, when Mata delivered an inch-perfect cross for Romelu Lukaku, who volleyed home from close range.Midway through the second half, Sanchez was clumsily fouled by Michael Hefele on the edge of the box and although his initial spot kick was saved, he calmly followed up the rebound to finish off Huddersfield as they fell into the bottom three for the first time this term.“We wanted to be stable and compact and frustrate Man United for as long as we could,” Wagner said. “Unfortunately, that was not long enough. Defensively I saw everything I wanted to see and work ethic, desire and togetherness.“Unfortunately we were not able to create defensive moments. In the end it was a fair result.”Share on: WhatsApp “He’s a humble guy who doesn’t forget where he started and I’m pretty sure when he was playing in Chile he had difficult places to play with difficult performers and he’s quite used to it.”Apart from Sanchez’s brilliance, the other talking point at Old Trafford was Mourinho’s decision to drop Paul Pogba following United’s damaging defeat to Tottenham Hotspur in midweek.Mourinho said there had been no falling out with Pogba but he has risked annoying United’s fans after again criticising the volume levels inside Old Trafford. Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho praised Alexis Sanchez after the former Arsenal man scored his first goal for his new club in a 2-0 win against Huddersfield Town at a “quiet” Old Trafford on Saturday.Entertainment was in short supply at Old Trafford despite the victory but Mourinho chided the home fans for not supporting his players loudly enough.However, one genuine positive for United was the performance of Chile international Sanchez, who shone brightest on an afternoon on which Huddersfield were not shy in targeting the slightly built Chilean.Yet despite watching his new signing get repeatedly clattered all afternoon, Mourinho said the goalscorer could handle it as United reduced the gap to Manchester City at the top of the Premier League to 13 points“Alexis is a fantastic player but not a prima donna,” Mourinho said.last_img read more

Murray’s talent undimmed, but fitness factor clouds Open return

first_imgMelbourne, Australia | AFP | Former world number one Andy Murray’s ranking dropped as low as 839 during 2018 as he played only six tournaments, with the Scot arriving in Melbourne looking to prove he can compete again at the top level.The three-time major winner and double Olympic champion pulled out of last year’s Australian Open to have hip surgery and only returned in June on grass at Queen’s Club in London and then played on the same surface at Eastbourne.He sat out Wimbledon in July and made just four more tournament appearances, including a Grand Slam return at the US Open, before ending his season after Shenzhen in September to concentrate on working his way back to full fitness.Despite his truncated season Murray showed glimpses of his best — most notably in his third comeback event at Washington in August.Murray won three gruelling three-set matches in his first hard-court event after surgery to reach the quarter-finals, including an impressive victory against British number one Kyle Edmund who was a semi-finalist in Melbourne a year ago.Murray’s fierce will to win was amply demonstrated as he survived a final-set tie-break in a last-16 epic against Marius Copil that ended at 3:02 am with the Scot bursting into tears.In his final event of 2018 in Shenzhen, Murray showed his talent was undimmed — recording his first comeback victory over a top 10 player against David Goffin before closing down his season to finish with a year-end ranking of 240. He enters the Australian Open at 230.He was upbeat after winning his first match of the season at Brisbane last week but was easily beaten in the next round in straight sets by Russia’s world number 15 Daniil Medvedev. “In the second set I made a few too many mistakes,” Murray said. “I think when you obviously play better players, I mean he’s 15 in the world or so, they will expose any errors that you make in your game.”But it is his body’s ability to withstand five-set matches over two weeks in energy-sapping heat that will be the unknown factor for a man searching for a first Australian Open title at the age of 31.“There are still things that I want to achieve,” said Murray.“I have been so close so many times that the Australian Open is the one I would pick to win if I could,” added the Scot who has lost in five previous Melbourne finals.“I missed playing here and I’m going to go out and compete as hard as I can. Whether I am capable of that I don’t really know.”Murray confirmed he still has some pain from his hip, but said he was “in a better place than I was a few months ago”.“I owed it to myself to give myself the best possible shot to get back to a level I was happy with.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

More from Adam Sharp, the next OFBF exec

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A conversation with…Adam Sharp, the newly announced Executive Vice President of the Ohio Farm BureauOCJ: This will be a new role after being OFBF’s vice president of public policy. Could you give us a bit of a background on yourself and your farm background?Adam: Well I’ve been here at Ohio Farm Bureau for about 12 years. Prior to that, I worked as the agriculture advisor to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s administrator in D.C., and also with the American Farm Bureau in Washington D.C. for about seven years. That’s a little bit of my professional background. On the farm side I own and operate a family farm with my brothers in Amanda in Fairfield County. OCJ: What is it about the position of executive vice president of Ohio Farm Bureau that moved you to put your name into consideration for it?Adam: First and foremost are the members. That’s who we are and what we do is serve our members. We have terrific Farm Bureau members all across the state in every county and I count so many of them on my hands as friends. They’re people who I’ve known for a long, long time. I grew up in the Farm Bureau — my family was a part of a Farm Bureau Council when I was young — and that’s instilled in me who we are and what we do. I’m dedicated to our organization. I believe in what we do. I believe in our people, I believe in our mission, I believe in our values. That’s why I wanted to put my name in the ring for this position and I’m so proud to be named to this job because I can see that we have a lot of opportunities. It’s a great organization now. I see a lot of opportunities to make it an even better one in the future and a stronger one in the future. OCJ: What does the transition period look like as you get settled into your new office?Adam: So from now until July 18, Jack Fisher will continue to be the EVP. I’ll move into that spot on the 18th. And then Jack will officially retire at the Ohio State Fair this year. Jack loves the fair and we have always such a great presence there. That’s going to be a very fun opportunity for all of us to celebrate Jack’s career. In the meantime, Jack and I are overlapping and I’m learning everything I can. He and I are talking quite a bit about things and we’re putting our plan together for the future. OCJ: Obviously Mr. Fisher has left an impression on your organization. His efforts will be at work for many years to come, but what are some examples that he set that you see yourself using as you move forward?Adam: He individually would challenge each staff person and our leaders, our Farm Bureau volunteer leaders across the state. He would challenge us to think about things. Don’t always jump to the first conclusion that might be on your mind — think about it. Slow it down a second. Think about different angles that you can work on issues and make programs better and make people better. Those are things that have certainly influenced me. He and also Keith Stimpert, who was my predecessor in the policy department, both of them were and are have been just great people to work with because as mentors, that’s what you’re looking for. You need people to challenge you to think about things in a way that you might not have thought about before, and that is very valuable. I appreciate that from both of them. OCJ: It will be interesting to see your style of leadership, which is quite different from your predecessor. What do you think you’re going to bring to the position of Ohio Farm Bureau executive vice president to make your mark?Adam: First, dedication. Another piece is team culture. We have county farm bureaus, state Farm Bureau, American Farm Bureau — we’re all on the same team. And making sure that’s as seamless as possible and interacting up and down that chain between our counties and our state and our American, that’s something that’s very important to me. Having worked at American Farm Bureau as well, I know our resources that we have as an organization at the local level and at the national level. It is important to make sure that’s connected and we’re doing everything we can to connect at those different levels. A new direction — we have a membership model that we use but there’s a lot of evolving interest with our vast food industry in Ohio. We have a number of members across the state, as you know, who are part of the food system. Some are ag ed teachers, some are over working for food processors, some are working at co-ops and agribusinesses and many of us are farming. Connecting those groups together to build a stronger organization absolutely excites me. I look forward to those opportunities. OCJ: Millennials are an important part of Ohio agriculture. I know that many younger farmers are now taking part in some Ohio Farm Bureau groups that are tailor-made for them. Do you see your enthusiasm and your long-term goals reaching that segment of your membership and making them even stronger?Adam: Absolutely. You know our young people — I try to count myself in that category Do I fit still? That is such a dedicated group of people. And you know it’s interesting when you’re outside of Ohio in some other areas, and you hear the media talk about the graying of agriculture and “well farmers are getting older and the agriculture community is getting older.” I tell you what, I look at Ohio and I see the opposite. We have such great leaders all across the chain, but I see so many young people involved in our organization right now, and growing. I look at the size of our Young Ag Professionals Conference in the wintertime up to 700 people when it was just a few hundred just a couple years ago. When you look at that number of people and the number of our Young Ag Professional programs growing around the state, that is exciting and those are the people who are going to be our future, right? These are terrific people. One of the things I’m excited about too is that inclusiveness. We need to have an organization that is very inclusive in this regard. We have so many great leaders. I look forward to getting opportunities for new leaders to grow in our organization. I really love to see new people getting involved and making a difference and then getting satisfaction out of that. That is something that is very important to watch. I really look forward to working with the new folks and new ideas, especially when you’re talking about technology and new food systems and new ways to market our products. OCJ: There are also some challenges on the horizon. What are some of the biggest challenges in the short term the Ohio Farm Bureau faces as you begin your new role?Adam: Certainly with challenges, I would look at the farm economy out there and where the farm economy headed right now. We have some good spots and we’ve got some challenging spots out there with the drop in prices of corn and beans. So the farm economy is always something that’s on my mind, especially since I’m operating in it as well with our farm business. But you know that’s something that I feel very connected to with our members. You look out the next couple of years and you look at some of the projections that are out there, where prices are going, where the economy is going, whether it’s livestock or specialty crops or others, where is our short-term ag economy headed?But also, here in Ohio, for the very short term, is the election cycle. We’re headed into a cycle right now where we’re going to be electing new, statewide leaders, local leaders and a new president. My challenge constantly is to make sure agriculture is a key part of that and that our Farm Bureau members are at those events, supporting the candidates that they choose, making sure they’re educating all of those candidates on what we do as agriculture, what we do as a food system, and what we do as food business in the state of Ohio. And that’s incredibly important making sure that those folks recognize rural Ohio and all the things that we do and all the things that we do on our businesses in Ohio. So that’s a big challenge, but it’s one that we’ve often played in very well and look forward to in the future.last_img read more

30 Days of Savings Wrap Up

first_imgBy Molly C. HerndonDid you participate in the 30 Days of Savings Challenge? If so, give yourself a pat on the back for committing to saving and stocking away $100 over the past 30 days! Return to article. Long DescriptionThis guided savings challenge has several advantages:Removes GuessworkThe amounts needed to save daily are listed on the daily savings chart, making it a foolproof way to meet your savings goals.Start SmallThe savings amounts gradually increase, allowing savers to make small changes to meet their daily goal.Repetition Leads to ChangeBy participating in a challenge for 30 days, savers have learned skills they can continue to practice after the challenge ends.Saving SupportEngaging in a challenge, like the 30 Days of Savings Challenge, brings savers in contact with others who are making their finances a priority. Connecting with other like-minded individuals gives savers the opportunity to learn new saving practices, share their own experience and support one other in reaching their goals. Did you engage in the #30DaysofSavings twitter chats?The Savings Challenge is also a wonderful learning activity for educators to use with students to walk through an entire month and have the real-life experience of making daily changes to meet their saving goal. Did you use this challenge with students? If so, we’d love to hear about your experience.What lessons did you learn during the challenge? What more could we do to support you in your saving journey? Please share in the comments. This image was purchased by the MFLN from iStock.com on 11 January 2019 under member ID 18347305.last_img read more

If Shah Bano case verdict can be reversed, why not traffic fines, asks Maharashtra Transport Minister

first_imgIf a court decision in the Shah Bano case could be reversed then why couldn’t amendments to the Motor Vehicles Act that have raised traffic fines manifold also be rolled back, Maharashtra’s Transport Minister Diwakar Raote asked on Friday. Poll-bound Maharashtra has decided to put on hold the implementation of the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019, and termed the new fines ‘exorbitant’. Mr. Raote has also written a letter to Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari requesting reductions in the fines. “People’s sentiments need to be taken into consideration always,” said Mr. Raote, addressing a press conference. “If a Shah Bano case verdict can be reversed owing to public sentiment, then similarly people’s sentiments have to be considered here as well,” he said. The Shah Bano case verdict is considered one of the milestones in Indian judiciary, where the Supreme Court upheld her right to receive maintenance from her divorced husband. However, the verdict was overturned by the then Congress government through the enactment of a legislation in Parliament, which in turn came under sharp criticism from the Opposition of surrendering to a section of the Muslim community. In a separate press conference in Mumbai, Mr. Gadkari had said that Mr. Raote had been a part of the committee of ministers that gave its approval to the amendments in the law.“Yes, of course I was the part of the committee,” said Mr. Raote. “But I missed few meetings as well. There were ministers from different States and the decision was taken. But if it is going against the people’s will then it can be reversed,” he added. The Maharashtra government was yet to hear from Mr. Gadkari’s ministry on its letter seeking reversal of the decision. “We have not received any reply as of now… once we get the reply, I will talk to the Chief Minister about whether to implement it or not,” said Mr. Raote. Addressing the media earlier, Mr. Gadkari had supported his department’s decision to increase the fine. “If you won’t break the law, you won’t be fined. The old fines were 30-years-old. People were not afraid of it, neither they had respect for the law. This has been done to save people’s lives. Maharashtra CM has assured me that this will be implemented in the State,” he had said.last_img read more

EAC halts 3-game slide, survives Perpetual

first_imgSidney Onwubere vs AJ Coronel. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netEmilio Aguinaldo College eked out a 61-57 victory over Perpetual to end the first round of NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament on a winning note Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Sidney Onwubere willed the Generals twith 21 points, 17 rebounds, and three assists as they stopped their three-game skid to rise to 4-5.ADVERTISEMENT Francis Munsayac also went for 16 markers, three assists, and two boards, while Jerome Garcia had eight points and six rebounds in the win.“To be honest, we gave our hearts in this game. Since this is the last game in the first round, I told the players that we cannot allow them to beat us so we really have to win this game,” said coach Ariel Sison.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingGarcia drilled a three at the 4:52 mark of the payoff period to put EAC up, 50-47, but that proved to be the last field goal for the Generals, who showing  poise from the line with their 11-of-12 clip.Perpetual’s three costly turnovers in the final minute also helped EAC’s cause as Munsayac put his crew ahead, 59-52. PERPETUAL 57 – Eze 14, Dagangon 11, Coronel 9, Pido 6, Ylagan 4, Clemente 3, Hao 3, Sadiwa 3, Mangalino 2, Tamayo 2, Casas 0, Lucente 0, Yuhico 0.Quarters: 19-12, 33-27, 43-39, 61-57. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ PH slips past Singapore, returns to SEA Games basketball final Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelocenter_img Jack Hao and Rommel Mangalino still kept the Altas in the game, cutting the deficit to two, 59-57 with 9.4 ticks remaining, but Munsayac drained two more free throws to ice the game for good.“I’m relieved because I told them that we need to overcome close games like this. We can’t settle for moral victories now,” said Sison. “At least, we’ll come into the second round that we’re confident that we can win.”Prince Eze topped Perpetual (3-6) with 14 points, 20 rebounds, and four blocks, while Gab Dagangon had 11 markers and seven boards, but committed five of the Altas’ 19 turnovers.The Scores:EAC 61 – Onwubere 21, Munsayac 16, Garcia 8, Bugarin 4, Diego 3, Mendoza 3, Bautista 2, Pascua 2, Tampoc 2, Corilla 0, Guzman 0, Mendoza 0.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion View commentslast_img read more