Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes speak out before facing off in Super Bowl LV

first_imgFebruary 1, 2021 /Sports News – National Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes speak out before facing off in Super Bowl LV Beau Lund Written bycenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail33ft/iStockBy JEANETTE TORRES-PEREZ, ABC News(NEW YORK) — With Super Bowl LV just six days away, both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs are getting ready for the big game.The quarterbacks of both teams spoke to ESPN recently about their upcoming matchup this Sunday.Patrick Mahomes, 25, is hoping to lead the Chiefs to their second championship in a row, while Brady, 43, appears in his 10th Super Bowl game in the hopes of bringing the title home to Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers were last crowned NFL champions in 2002.Hear from both quarterbacks below:Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Guaranteed rent investment platform Residently wins extra £2.5 million

first_imgHome » News » Guaranteed rent investment platform Residently wins extra £2.5 million previous nextProptechGuaranteed rent investment platform Residently wins extra £2.5 millionThe company launched earlier this year and now manages £60 million worth of property within London’s Zones 1 and 2 transport areas.Nigel Lewis4th December 201801,349 Views A tech-heavy property investment start-up with a familiar business model hoping to take business off prime rental firms such as Savills and Knight Frank has received an extra £2.5 million from investorsCalled Residently, it takes over apartments from landlords, renting them direct on leases of up to five years and letting them out to tenants via a smartphone app-based management system.This looks after viewings and tenant on-boarding and also enables tenants to order services such as cleaning services, furniture and even Christmas trees.Residently does not charge tenants any fees and enables them to move in up to three months after committing to a tenancy as well as move around the company’s network in London and, later, other key global cities. If the go away for prolonged periods, their homes can also be sub-let should they wish so.Launched earlier this year, Residently has been funded until now by founder Tom Allason with cash he made from selling two online courier companies, the most recent of which he sold to eBay in 2013.£60 millionBut the company has now received a further £2.5 million from undisclosed private investors after securing properties under management worth £60 million or approximately 60 apartments, with a further 15 waiting to be rented out.The properties are largely upmarket apartments in central and prime but fringe areas of London ranging from £1,658 for a one-bedroom apartment in North London to £18,754 for a four-bedroom house off Old Street.The company offers landlords flexible multi-year leases, guaranteed income, doesn’t charge management fees and claims to offer them ‘better yields over the long-term’.“I was surprised by how the rental market had failed to move with the times,” says Tom (left).“I realised that generation rent would, for the rest of their lives, be spending the greatest proportion of their income on something that had a horrible customer experience and enjoyed no brand loyalty.“The idea for Residently was formed from this insight, with the mission of building a rental brand designed around the renter but which also benefited landlords.”Residently tom allason December 4, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Live-Fire Exercise on Board USS Rentz

first_img View post tag: today Training & Education September 11, 2013 View post tag: News by topic The San Diego-based frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) conducted live-fire training Sept 10, the second day of the UNITAS 2013 multinational maritime exercise, while assigned to U.S. 4th Fleet.The crew of Rentz fired its 76mm MK 75 main cannon battery and .50-caliber machine guns against a remote-controlled unmanned surface target simulating a small, fast boat approaching the ship in a hostile manner.“This is the best training we have seen during our entire training cycle,” said Cmdr. Lance Lantier, the commanding officer of the Rentz. “We have nothing like this, and to have an actual, ‘living’ target that is moving independently of the ship, forcing us to maneuver to get batteries released, that is priceless training.”The drone target, called a Hammerhead, is a small, unmanned fast boat owned and controlled by operators aboard the Canadian ship HMCS Preserver, also participating in the exercise. Surface combatant ships from Peru, Brazil, Colombia, United Kingdom and Canada participated in the exercise to detect, track and engage the fast-moving target.The target was eventually sunk by surface gunfire from the Canadian destroyer HMCS Iroquois (F 280).UNITAS is intended to train participating forces in a variety of maritime scenarios to test command and control of forces at sea, while operating as a multinational force to provide the maximum opportunity to improve interoperability.“While the overarching goal of the exercise is to develop and test command and control of partner forces at sea, training in this exercise including live fire exercises, will help address the entire spectrum of maritime operations,” said Rear Adm. Sinclair M. Harris, the U.S. 4th Fleet commander.UNITAS develops and sustains relationships that improve the capacity of both U.S. forces and partner nation maritime forces through intricate and inclusive multinational training at sea.This year’s exercise is hosted by the Colombian navy and includes 19 warships that will conduct operations through Sept. 15 in the western Caribbean Sea.The next UNITAS exercise is scheduled for spring 2014 and is to be hosted by the Mexican navy.U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet (COMUSNAVSO/C4F) employ maritime forces in cooperative maritime security operations in order to maintain access, enhance interoperability, and build enduring partnerships that foster regional security in the U.S. Southern Command Zrea of Responsibility.[mappress]Press Release, September 11, 2013; Image: US Navy View post tag: Exercise Back to overview,Home naval-today Live-Fire Exercise on Board USS Rentz View post tag: USScenter_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy Live-Fire Exercise on Board USS Rentz View post tag: Live-fire View post tag: Rentz Share this articlelast_img read more

Assistant Professor – General Medicine

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News story: Christmas contact hours

first_imgThe Insolvency Enquiry Line and Redundancy Payments Helpline will be offering a reduced service from 24 to 31 December inclusive. During this period our opening times will be 9am to – 2.30pm.Our Redundancy Payments Helpline operates from Edinburgh and will be closed on 2 January 2019, as this is a Scottish Bank Holiday.last_img

100+ Pink Floyd Fans Sing ‘Wish You Were Here’ At Dublin Train Station [Watch]

first_imgAnyone who’s ever played the waiting game when using public mass transit knows very well the kind of adventurous spirit needed to pass the time, especially in lonely train stations. That was just the case for about 100 or so classic rock fans in Ireland recently, as a large group of awaiting passengers helped belt out the lyrics to Pink Floyd‘s 1975 psych-rock ballad, “Wish You Were Here” at a Dublin train station. The impromptu performance was captured by a bystander and shared across the Internet.The four-minute performance video was uploaded to Facebook by an international Pink Floyd fan account and starts in showing a pair of elderly busking guitar players playing the opening riffs to the popular song. The audio coming from their small guitar amplifier sounds impressively clear considering a majority of Ireland’s train stations weren’t originally designed with acoustic-friendly aesthetics.Curious passengers awaiting their train are seen hanging around and subtly dancing alongside the two guitarists as the men riff away at the classic rock anthem. The fun really begins once the lyrics come in around the video’s 1:15-minute mark, which is sung by nearly everyone in attendance at the pop-up performance.The entire moment captured via mobile device can be watched in the video below.Some folks can be seen holding their camera up like the foolish millennials they are, while the older, real rock fans simply enjoy the moment for what it is while the song echoes throughout the dreary station.It’s almost hilariously ironic how they all sing out the lyrics to “We’re just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl” while hanging in a place where folks mindlessly keep themselves entertained while waiting for a train to arrive. Anyone who has ever experienced city-based mass transit knows the feeling all too well.Related: A Newly Discovered Shrimp Species Just Got Named After Pink FloydThis new viral video sure is fun, and it hopefully brings a smile to the faces of Pink Floyd fans over in Europe. Let us always remember, however, that for every bright moment in Pink Floyd lore also comes a darker memory, specifically the time when the band’s inflatable pig escaped and terrorized England back in 1977.last_img read more

A look inside: Currier House

first_img Love you Jim Cavallaro signs to his daughter Mara as she’s lifted to school and he departs on a business trip. Five staff photographers will offer close-ups of the interests, activities, and personalities inside five Harvard Houses in installments over the course of the academic year. In the second of the series, Rose Lincoln visits Currier House, home of 10-year-old Mara. When Mara Cavallaro started fifth grade last month, she titled her introductory essay, “Me as a House Master’s Daughter.” The first sentence said, ”I live in a Harvard residence in the middle of a quad which is already blooming with white and yellow flowers.”Ten-year-old Mara, who has a pile of Mad Lib magazines and a blue beta fish named “Bloofey,” lives in Currier House in the Radcliffe Quad with her parents, Nadejda Marques, a research coordinator at the Harvard School of Public Health, and James Cavallaro, a clinical professor of law. Her parents are the interim Currier House masters.Asked what she likes about living at Currier, Mara fires off a list: “I like the soft-serve machine, I like the quad, I like the Cabot House master’s daughter … I like the pool table, the ping pong table, the air hockey table, and the dining hall.”Mara has two jobs at Currier. “I am the official Currier House event-poster-flier maker. I hang them too. I am also Patricia C. Machado’s assistant in I.D. swiping for … dining services. I get paid in brownies. They owe me six.” Rose Lincoln/Staff Photographer Hangin’ at Harvard This is the life! Air hockey right in your front yard. Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack Mara (middle) jumps rope outside her Currier House home with her mother, House master Nadejda Marques (right), and pal Autumn Galindo (left). Trick, or treat? Mara models her Wednesday Adams costume, which she is planning to wear on Halloween. Currier kid Mara Cavallaro’s parents, Nadejda Marques and Jim Cavallaro, are the Currier House masters. A few extra inches Oh, to be tall! Mara (right) and Autumn put on a show with homemade stilts. Sad goodbye Harvard Law School Clinical Professor of Law Jim Cavallaro, a House master at Currier House, walks Mara to the bus stop. On this morning, she’s unhappy because her father is leaving on a work-related trip. Storytime Mara and her mother read Portuguese books to each other every night. They lived in Brazil until Mara was three. Currier kid Babysitter’s club Harvard student and Currier House resident Lindsey Brinton ’12 teaches Mara piano while babysitting her. Dance, Mara, dance! If you can dance, dance! Mara has the dance studio all to herself. Open house Mara (right) and Autumn hang fliers announcing the Currier House open house. Play date Mara (on right, in stockinged feet) and Mara’s mother (left) wait for Autumn’s mom to arrive. last_img read more

Envisioning Allston’s enterprise research campus

first_imgHarvard University has announced the hiring of Steven D. Fessler as head of enterprise real estate. Fessler brings to Harvard more than 30 years of national real estate development experience, including in the greater Boston area.In this new role, Fessler, who will report to Executive Vice President Katie Lapp, will lead the real estate development of the University’s emerging enterprise research campus in Allston. Working alongside Harvard leadership, Fessler will take the next steps in pursuing Harvard’s vision to create a center for innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship within Boston and the surrounding region.“Innovation is at the heart of the knowledge-based economy that drives the region’s economic development,” said Harvard University President Drew Faust. “Harvard’s enterprise research campus presents an unparalleled opportunity to enhance the power of collaboration among the area’s academic institutions, hospitals, and research-based industries. Steven Fessler will bring remarkable expertise to this new role, and we are delighted to welcome him to the University.”Harvard envisions this property as becoming a non-institutional center for various companies, incubators, startups, and social enterprises. It will serve to generate and implement new ideas that will improve the world in practical, tangible ways, and foster new synergies across Harvard’s campus and the region.“The enterprise research campus is a bold development: a new innovation district offering a broad mix of uses, including new spaces to live, work, play, research, adapt, innovate, and collaborate, all while enhancing links to Cambridge, the Longwood Medical Area, Boston’s Innovation District, and other regional nodes,” said Lapp. “As Harvard continues to advance its plans in Allston, I look forward to working with Steve to engage communities within and outside of Harvard in charting the pathway forward for these critical parcels.”The site is located across from the Harvard Business School (HBS), the i-lab, the Launch Lab, and the Life Lab, and would be adjacent to the state-of-the-art facility proposed as the new home for the Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Catalyzed by this and the proximity to other key institutions in the region, this development area is being envisioned to support millions of square feet of development, as a hub for commercial, nonprofit, startup, venture capital, and investment enterprises.“Harvard is an institution that is global in its outlook, but grounded in the region,” said Harvard Provost Alan Garber. “Massachusetts offers a density of academic institutions, hospitals, and business that is unmatched anywhere else in the world. Harvard wants to create a venue for research-based businesses to thrive in and to promote interaction across fields, disciplines, and institutions.”Fessler, who starts his position on April 18, said he’s eager to begin listening, learning, and planning.“I’m thrilled to be joining the team at Harvard. It’s an incredible privilege to be part of an iconic institution that is so deeply embedded in our idea-intensive economy,” he said. “The progress now unfolding in Allston is truly exciting. It’s representative of Harvard’s thoughtfully organized approach toward collaborative development. I’m enthusiastic about the opportunity to accelerate this effort and build on today’s growing momentum. The transformative potential of this new center of innovation is absolutely tremendous.”Most recently, Fessler led SDF Properties LLC, a real estate investment and advisory firm focused on deep value-added commercial properties in New England. Prior to founding that firm, Fessler held senior leadership positions at Beacon Properties Corp., Copley Real Estate Advisors, and Leggat McCall Properties, all based in Boston. Fessler is a graduate of Stanford University, where he earned a bachelor’s in political science and a master’s in construction engineering and management.His hiring accompanies Harvard’s continued progress in implementing an ambitious 10-year institutional master plan for Allston, as well as a $43 million master plan for community benefits for the North Allston/North Brighton community.The University is working to create an innovative and collaborative campus and community. Just last week, the Boston Redevelopment Authority board approved the Life Lab. Two institutional master plan projects at HBS are also underway. Leading up to this phase of development, the University played a leading role in helping to relocate residents of the old Charlesview Apartments to a new complex at Brighton Mills, and partnered with Samuels and Associates in developing 325 residential market-rate units and 40,000 square feet of commercial space in the heart of Barry’s Corner.last_img read more

Data science for a new era

first_imgPARKES: To add some numbers to this, IBM has estimated that we’re generating more than one quintillion bytes of data a day. (A quintillion is a 10 to the 18th.) In other words, the data all of us have generated, however they measure it, over the past two years is as much as 90 percent of the data that’s ever been generated. Now, this may not be the kind of data that we normally think about in academic work. It’s the data that’s harvested all the time from our everyday activities. But it includes the very-high-volume data that Francesca was referring to in the medical space as well. The point she alluded to is really important, which is having more data is a very good and very helpful thing because you can get more statistically significant signals from your data. You can understand the true pattern there without being overwhelmed by noise.But there are challenges. You’ve got to push all that data around. You’ve got to store it. You’ve got to scalably compute on it.“Bringing together such an unusually broad range of expertise is how we will use data science to tackle some of the world’s most vexing problems.” — Francesca DominiciGAZETTE: What are some of the challenges or problems that data science can help us address? What are some real-world, tangible applications?PARKES: Here’s one possibility: What if we could make machine reading and machine understanding get to the point where we can ingest all of the scientific literature and all of the science journalism out there and actually create an algorithm that can instantly ingest new findings and update some kind of “knowledge base” that could be used to improve decision-making? At the moment, there’s too much literature for anyone to possibly keep up. There have been many advances in natural language understanding recently, using statistical machine learning. What if we could actually harness this to understand the medical literature and keep on top of it? This is something that people are trying to work on. DOMINICI: One of the reasons we are so excited that Harvard is launching the Data Science Initiative is because of all the advances our faculty have made in recent years. We can now describe the entire genome, define the exposome (the environmental analogue to the genome), characterize social interactions and mood via cellphone data, and can digitize historical data relevant for the humanities.Let me give just a couple more examples. One is in the context of climate change and environmental policy, my own work, and the second in the context of personalized medicine. We are developing statistical models, algorithms, and scalable tools to estimate the health effects of air pollution and the effectiveness of EPA [Environmental Protection Agency] air quality regulations. Data science can yield evidence to support cost-effective regulations and form the basis of sound policy.A second example is using genomics data and electronic medical records to create personalized treatment strategies, to help clinicians take patients’ individual characteristics into account for treatment, to potentially revolutionize how we approach patient care and enable precision medicine.PARKES: Returning to the social sciences, pioneering work by Harvard researchers is using new kinds of data — specifically street-view images of urban landscapes — to understand connections between urban appearance and how people live in cities, including questions about urban growth, income, and crime. Data science provides tools with which to understand the causal effect of policy interventions, such as a new greenway or light-rail system, on urban change. This research exemplifies the use of crowdsourcing in curating new data sets, with deep neural nets and methods from computer vision used to build predictive models at a scale and fidelity that would have been hard to imagine just a few years ago.GAZETTE: What do you think that Harvard brings to the field of data science, or that this initiative will bring to the field, that isn’t already there?DOMINICI: First of all, scale. We have a colossal number of faculty working with data across campus who are eager to push forward the field of data science not only for research but also for education. The breadth and scope of expertise here at Harvard is astounding. We have data science experts in our Schools of medicine, public health, business, law, arts and sciences, government, education, and engineering, all of whom are actively engaged in this field. This new initiative will provide the structure to bring them together, to amplify and augment the power of their work. Bringing together such an unusually broad range of expertise is how we will use data science to tackle some of the world’s most vexing problems. We are also seeing an enormous increase in interest from the students.PARKES: Just in terms of the thirst for learning, I’m co-teaching our machine-learning class in computer science at the moment. We have more than 200 students in the class. There’s clearly a lot of built-up interest from our undergraduates to learn about various aspects of data science. We also have a new data science curriculum that we’ve launched, together with statistics, in response to this. We are building out education at the master’s level. This is happening in the Chan School of Public Health, in the Medical School, and in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.“Most important is to create opportunities for scientists here to interact in new ways. We will succeed if we can get people who are working on data-science-related topics all across the University to get to know each other better,” said Parkes. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerWe also think that it’s imperative for Harvard to be advancing data science in a way where we can provide knowledge and methodologies to other researchers, and to the public and policymakers, as to what is the right way to answer particular kinds of questions. That seems to be an advantage that we have in our visibility. It means that we should be doing something here.GAZETTE: What are your next steps? And where do you hope to be five or 10 years?PARKES: Most important is to create opportunities for scientists here to interact in new ways. We will succeed if we can get people who are working on data-science-related topics all across the University to get to know each other better. And hopefully this will lead to new opportunities that they didn’t know existed. That sounds very mundane, but it’s hugely important. We can do this, for example, through running network events, half-day workshops, social events, and larger symposia.GAZETTE: What are some elements that are already in place?DOMINICI: We have launched the Harvard Data Science Postdoctoral Fellowship, which is among the largest programs of its kind, and we want to recruit talented individuals in a highly interdisciplinary ways. We’re looking for people who can lead their own research but will want to work collaboratively with other people around the University. In fact, we’ve asked them to identify faculty they’d be excited to work with. In addition to passion for computer science and statistics, we are are looking for talented individuals who want to advance knowledge in astronomy, psychology, business, health, and are excited to work with us to build data science at Harvard. We have a committee that will be making decisions about this very soon.We have also launched a competitive research fund that will catalyze small research projects around the University. Through our friends in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Medical School, we’ve identified some spaces in the near term where people can get together. For example, the postdocs would be able to make use of the space. We would be able to run networking events in the spaces. Other postdocs, other researchers could use the space. There’ll be space in the Science Center and space in one of the libraries over near the Medical School.GAZETTE: What do you hope to see from your colleagues across the University? How do you want them to engage with this? How can they engage with it?DOMINICI: There are 55 faculty now across all Schools of Harvard who are already really engaged as part of our governance structure. And we’re going to engage more. This is going to be a faculty initiative.PARKES: We really want this to be organic. We want to be doing things that are useful for researchers across Harvard. We will be reaching out to them and networking. We’ve already been doing some of this, and we’ll keep doing it.DOMINICI: I do think that because of where the science is, and because the incentive for faculty at Harvard to work together in the context of data science is very big right now, this is the right moment for this initiative. New collaborations will come that will have a big impact. I think some silos will be broken. Even cultivating the new generation of researchers who are seeing Harvard as an organic and integrative place for learning about how to analyze data, this could have an enormous impact. A lot can be done because the time is right and because there is the support of the University.GAZETTE: Are there long-term plans?PARKES: We are launching the initiative because we want to get to a point where we have a Harvard Data Science Institute. The aspiration is that the Data Science Institute will have some physical space associated with it, will provide resources to help with hiring new faculty around the University in the area of data science, and will, as we already said, be a kind of home in a programmatic way to support data science as well as a new cohort of professional, research data scientists.GAZETTE: Some people have concerns about the potential misuse of big data. What are your thoughts on that?PARKES: There are different kinds of concerns. One concern is making sure that we are building models that are transparent and well validated, and therefore that users can understand them. A model, as you might know, is a mathematical description of data, and we should ensure that our models are succinct, accessible, and understandable.The second thing people worry about is fairness, and quite rightfully so. We don’t want models that reflect human biases. You need definitions of fairness, and then you need to encode those concepts in methods.Then the third one I wanted to mention is privacy. One example of progress in this area is research by my colleague Cynthia Dwork, who’s a new faculty member here at Harvard. She, with her colleagues, introduced the idea of defining something called “differential privacy.” What differential privacy means is that if I change any data about one individual, it shouldn’t change the conclusions of the data analysis by very much. In other words, the outputs are not sensitive to one user’s data being there or not. Because of that, you cannot infer anything about that one individual’s data. So again, this gets to a very important societal concern. It’s been recognized as such by scientists, legal scholars, statisticians, and computer scientists. As scientists, as researchers, we should all care about this and make sure that we’re doing the right thing. It’s very important. Francesca Dominici and David Parkes named co-directors Harvard launches data science initiative Related Harvard University just announced the launch of its Data Science Initiative, a program to harness the vast expertise and innovations that are occurring in disciplines as diverse as medicine, law, policy, and computer science.Initiative co-directors Francesca Dominici, professor of biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and David C. Parkes, George F. Colony Professor and area dean for computer science at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, are enthusiastic about the work ahead. In a Q&A session, Dominici and Parkes talked with The Gazette about their vision for the initiative and how data science can address serious challenges that confront individuals and society. GAZETTE: The term “data science” gets thrown around a lot, but what is it?PARKES: You get different definitions from different people. It is the “science of data.” It is doing science through data: How can we glean impactful new knowledge from data? It is scaling up computation: How do we design efficient algorithms for very large data sets? How do we visualize data? Those types of things.DOMINICI: I think what’s most exciting about data science is that we are developing new methodologies or tailoring existing methodologies in the context of applications that matter — in other words, not having scientists work in the abstract. If they’re developing a new methodology, they’re doing it because there’s a particular challenge, an application of data science that is driving them. And that’s a wonderful opportunity if we can get that happening in the right way.GAZETTE: Why is the time right for a data science initiative at Harvard?PARKES: It’s a confluence of three things. One is that we have a lot more data than we’ve ever had. But it’s not just more data, it’s different kinds of data as well. Harvard researchers are eager to use this data to make research breakthroughs. The second thing is that we have very mature computational platforms now, including things that we wouldn’t have anticipated using for data science. For example, a lot of the computation is happening on computers that had been developed for video games. You may have heard of GPUs, graphical processing units. GPUs can process large amounts of high-dimensional data in a very parallel way. Third, new algorithms are being developed. It’s really all coming together at the same time.GAZETTE: We’re talking about data, but what exactly does that mean? What kinds of information are people using? How much of it is there? And how are scientists using it?DOMINICI: Because of the new advances in technology, almost every field right now has data, and more data than ever. Clearly, there’s the explosion of genetics and genomics data in the life sciences, in molecular data, as well as astronomy and economics. Even in the humanities, you can scan documents and turn it into data that you can analyze. If you think about it, even ourselves, with our smart mobile devices, we have more data than ever before. So, there is data everywhere. Sometimes it’s big and massive. Sometimes it’s not big, but it’s complex and it’s in different formats. We have the opportunity to glean knowledge from this data.last_img read more

Credit unions jump to help members during leap year

first_imgFor 365 days a year, credit unions aim to help their members. When there happens to be a 366th day? They leap at the chance to go above and beyond.A leap year has one additional day to keep the calendar year synchronized with the astronomical or seasonal year. Credit unions synchronize their efforts to maximize member benefits in a number of ways:A leap year certificate of deposit (CD) at Miramar FCU, San Diego, offers 2.29% annual percentage yield (APY) for an 18-month CD with a minimum deposit of $1,000;Healthcare Systems FCU, Falls Church, Va., is offering auto loan rates as low as 1.39% annual percentage rate (APR) and a $50 bonus.For the month of February, American Eagle CU, St. Louis, reduced the interest rates on auto loans by 0.29%; 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more