Inside Marketing: Accounts ‘grow up’ with kids

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Just as children’s interests and preferences evolve with each passing year, the new Discovery Youth Accounts launched by First Service Credit Union are designed to offer progressive themes, features, and options as young members grow up.The youth accounts are offered in three tiers: Adventurer for children through age 10, Voyager for ages 11 to 14, and Navigator for ages 15 to 18. Accountholders “level up” automatically. All accounts offer free online and mobile access so children and teens, rather than their parents, can set their own savings goals and make deposits.A new feature to be added this year will give Voyager accountholders the option to set up webpages to seek contributions for savings goals from family and friends. And Navigator members have the option to open a checking account with a debit card, with special safeguards that prohibit overdrafts.The $600 million Houston credit union previously sponsored a youth savings program with online content from a vendor offering rewards in the form of prizes. First Service CU decided to design its own program to more effectively appeal to young members across the age spectrum and incentivize behaviors that could make a positive difference in their futures rather than just awarding movie tickets after a certain number of deposits, says CUES member Mike McWethy, executive vice president of the 56,000-member credit union. continue reading »last_img read more

Cricket News Record-breaking Virat Kohli says India lucky to tie Vizag ODI against West Indies

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Virat Kohli thrilled the Vizag crowd with a magnificent 157* and broke several records, including breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s record for the fastest to 10,000 runs. His record-breaking knock was matched by Shai Hope’s brilliant century (123*) and a blazing knock from Shimron Hetmyer (94) as the second ODI ended in a tie.Speaking in the post-match presentation, Kohli said batting first was decided before the game. “In big tournaments like World Cup or Champions Trophy, we might be batting first and we have to embrace everything that comes our way. We put up a challenge in front of us today and luckily we got the draw, we will take it at the end of the day,”Kohli said. Read More | Shraddha Kapoor down with dengue; opts out of Koffee with KaranThe Indian skipper’s knock of 157* broke plenty of records. It was his fourth 150+ score and second as skipper. He went past 1000 runs in a calendar year in ODIs for the second consecutive year and broke Tendulkar’s milestone in record time. Speaking on the achievement, Kohli said he was pleased with his knock.“Personally, I’m pretty proud of my innings and my milestone. We were looking at 275-280 but then I got going and we got those 30-40 runs extra,”Kohli said. Brilliant partnershipWest Indies had lost three wickets in their chase of 322 but Hope and Hetmyer put on a dazzling 143-run stand for the fourth wicket. Hetmyer, in particular, continued his great form after smashing a century in Guwahati and was unlucky to miss out on a century. Kohli said the partnership was great to watch. Read More | Four ‘suspicious’ men arrested from outside CBI chief Alok Verma’s house “Credit to the West Indies team as well, they showed great heart. Especially in the second innings, when they got stuck in despite being three down. Beautiful partnership between both those guys but the way two teams played it was a fair result. I have been watching Shai for a while now. He played that brilliant knock against England when they were chasing in the fourth innings. Hetmyer as well, credit to him. Hats-off to their strokeplay,” Kohli said.Rayudu superbFor the last couple of seasons, India were struggling for a solid No.4 batsman to stabilise the middle order. Ambati Rayudu gave his captain plenty to cheer with a magnificent knock of 73 which laid the platform for India to go past 300. Kohli praised the efforts of the right-hander.“I have mentioned in a press conference before that he is someone we are looking at as a permanent number four. He reads situations very well. He plays spin really well and plays fast bowling really as well,” Kohli said. last_img read more

Rockets ‘have the team to beat’ next season, Austin Rivers says

Austin Rivers is confident in the Rockets.Houston re-signed the 26-year-old guard to a two-year contract, reportedly worth the veterans’ minimum, earlier this week. Rivers told ESPN he had offers elsewhere for more money but returned to the Rockets because he believes they have a chance to win a championship. The Rockets were at the center of controversy last month when a report surfaced saying the relationship between star James Harden and Chris Paul was “unsalvageable.” Rivers, however, said he didn’t see any issues.”I know nothing about any of that. I don’t know where that’s coming from,” Rivers said during an interview with TMZ in June. “A lot of fantasy tales being told right now. … It’s definitely not true. I didn’t see any issues between any of them. It’s just made up news, fake news like most of the stuff you see on these Instagram pages.”The Rockets’ top target this summer was Jimmy Butler, according to multiple reports. But, they missed out on him when the wing was sent to the Heat in a sign-and-trade. “Now that the league is wide open, I just saw an opportunity,” Rivers said. “You can’t really put a price on happiness. The goal was to come back to Houston all along. I think we have the team to beat.”Austin Rivers had offers in $5.7M midlevel range but took the vet minimum from Rockets. “Now that the league is wide open, I just saw an opportunity. You can’t really put a price on happiness. The goal was to come back to Houston all along. I think we have the team to beat.”— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) July 1, 2019Rivers began the season with the Wizards and ended up signing with the Rockets after he was waived by the Suns following a trade in December. He averaged 8.7 points and 2.3 assists in 28.6 minutes per game during his time with Houston. Related News The Rockets re-signed Gerald Green and Danuel House at the start of free agency.They’ve also reportedly explored dealing center Clint Capela. NBA free agency rumors: Rockets will have ‘strong interest’ in Andre Iguodala if he receives buyout NBA trade rumors: Kings unwilling to deal first-round pick for Rockets’ Clint Capela read more

AGAC “Committed to Modernizing Farming in Liberia”

first_imgAGAC Country Director,Mathew Ndote– By helping farmers assess their farms, says AGAC Boss Ndote The Country Director of Aim Global Agribusiness Company (AGAC), Mathew Ndote, said that his company is helping Liberian farmers to assess their farms and advise them on the status of the soil so that crops can thrive to yield bountiful harvests.Ndote, who spoke to the Daily Observer in an interview yesterday, emphasized that his company also recommends necessary improvements to farms to improve soil condition and empower Liberian farmers to generate higher yields and better their lives.“Aim Global is Liberia’s leading international agribusiness company that is involved with high quality seeds, agrochemicals and fertilizers. The company provides training and extension services to farmer who buy its products and services. We are committed to modernize farming by supplying various farming technologies such as irrigation, greenhouses and mechanized farming equipment among many others,” he revealed.He indicated that Aim Global Agribusiness Company also advises farmers on which kinds of crops to grow from planning for planting materials required, land preparation, showing them how to plant and protect the crops from pests and diseases, and linking them to buyers such as market men/women, supermarkets, hotels and restaurants.Ndote made the statement on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, in an interview with this paper in the Aim Global Agribusiness Company office on 24th Street, Sinkor, following an assessment of farmland owned by Afro Green Liberia in Bensonville City.The Aim Global Agribusiness Company boss said the company also works with farmers involved in animal husbandry – farmers who raise animals for food. The company, he added, has a highly qualified staff that carries out far assessments, including soil tests at affordable rates.According to Ndote, Aim Global takes pride in its advanced expertise in farm planning, layout and training on appropriate practices that will make Liberian farmers harvest more for food security and improve their living conditions.Ndote concluded that his company offers the above services to interested farmer groups, commercial farmers and organizations.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more