Mediums of exchange have been in existence for thousands of years. Today’s payments game features an interesting blend of time-tested products and delivery systems coexisting with technological innovations. It may seem impossible to keep up, but staying on the sidelines is not a viable option.The challenge for whoever is in charge of payments at your credit union is this: You have to manage your business line, first and foremost, but you also have to keep tabs on evolving technology and changes in the marketplace. Consider: What are the performance measures and levers in your business and how can you marry them with technology advancements?On the marketplace front, small payment providers and payment threats are lurking at every turn. Since the market is still relatively fractured and immature, each credit union needs to research, study and discuss where it fits into the landscape. At this point, it’s hard to know which options will take root. Some good questions to ask include: continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
(Getty Images) Doc Rivers, Austin Rivers https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/61/74/doc-austin-rivers-getty-ftr_19vnlegfo755q13re0xpdoyb3g.jpg?t=-684572118&w=500&quality=80One of the genuinely rare circumstances in professional sports is a father coaching his son, but Doc got that chance with Austin in four seasons as head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers. Austin’s two double-figure scoring seasons as a pro, in 2016-17 and 2017-18, came with his father as head coach. In 2014-15, the Clippers lost a seven-game series to the Rockets in the Western Conference semifinals, with Austin shooting 37.1 percent on 3-pointers.Doc won an NBA championship as Celtics coach in 2007-08 and also had a 13-year playing career that included one All-Star Game.The Thompson familyFather Mychal and sons Klay and Mychel (Getty Images) To celebrate Father’s Day, we took a look at a dozen of the most prominent active father-son duos (or trios, as the case may be):The Curry familyFather Dell and sons Stephen and SethThe curious thing about the Currys is every one of them has been underrated. Dell was drafted with the 15th pick in the first round of the 1986 NBA Draft, and he outperformed — in terms of minutes played and points scored — 11 of the 13 players chosen ahead of him who got the chance to play in the league. Steph Curry was overlooked by high-major colleges, became a first-team All-American and NCAA Tournament legend, and still he lasted until the seventh pick of the 2009 NBA Draft. He has outperformed, in those categories, five of the six players chosen before him.By the time everyone got to Seth, they should have learned to expect more. But he was not highly recruited and began his career at low-major Liberty, averaged 20.2 points per game, then Duke was smart enough to pick him up as a transfer and got two All-ACC seasons out of him. After his senior season in 2013, he went undrafted in 2013 and— stop me if you’ve heard a similar story — has gone on to outperform 28 of 30 second-round picks in terms of minutes played and 29 of 30 in points scored. He even has done better than nine first-rounders, including the No. 1 overall pick, Anthony Bennett.You think basketball people will catch on by the time Steph’s and Seth’s kids are ready to hoop?MORE: Famous NFL fathers and sonsThe Rivers familyFather Doc and son Austin The Garland familyFather Winston and son DariusWinston Garland became March-famous playing for Charlie Spoonhour at what was then Southwest Missouri State, scoring 24 points in an upset of Clemson and then 24 more as the Bears nearly did it again, losing by four points to Kansas. He became a second-round pick and averaged double-figure scoring his first two seasons, ultimately completing seven NBA seasons.His son Darius was one of the top players in the 2018 recruiting class and signed at Vanderbilt. Darius looked like a star in his first four games but blew out his knee and missed the rest of the season, then entered the draft and was chosen fifth overall by the Cavs. He has started every game of his rookie season, averaging 12.3 points and 3.9 assists. There have been more than 80 men who’ve played in the NBA and been followed into the league by their sons. Five have sent multiple offspring into the world’s foremost professional basketball league.There are 25 current players whose fathers preceded them in the NBA. Mychal Thompson, Klay Thompson https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/a4/87/mychal-klay-thompson-getty-ftr_14d9jtcqyq8qd1ldd4sn4l2rz9.jpg?t=-684428118&w=500&quality=80Although Mychal was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1978 NBA Draft and enjoyed a fine career, winning NBA titles in 1987 and 1988 with the Lakers, his son Klay has managed to surpass his father’s achievements as a pro in every way. Klay has won three championships, appeared in five All-Star Games, won gold medals in the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup and already ranks among the league’s top 20 in career 3-poitners, though he has played just eight seasons.Mychel, who played in college at Pepperdine, played five games in the 2011-12 season with the Cleveland Cavaliers.MORE: Christian McCaffrey teams with dad to give Father’s Day surprise to military membersThe Sabonis familyFather Arvydas and son DomantasArvydas is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest big men in the sport’s history, although his NBA career lasted only seven seasons. He did not enter the league until he was 31 because he’d grown up in the Soviet Union and was not permitted to join an American league. After starring in the 1988 Olympics against the likes of David Robinson and Danny Manning, Sabonis had to wait seven years to get his shot with the Trail Blazers. He was inducted to the Naismith Hall of Fame in 2011.Domantas had an impressive two seasons at Gonzaga, but left the year before the Bulldogs would appear in the NCAA championship game. He became the 11th overall pick in 2016 by Orlando, which shipped him on draft night to Oklahoma City. After being traded again, this time to the Pacers with Victor Oladipo for Paul George, Sabonis has blossomed. He made his first All-Star Game this year and is averaging 19.1 points and 12.9 rebounds.The Brunson familyFather Rick and son JalenOf all the fathers and sons who’ve played in the NBA, few bore a greater resemblance as players than the Brunsons — even down to the fact they both shoot lefthanded. The one difference is in height, and maybe if Jalen had been as tall as his father (6-1 compared to 6-4) he’d be an even more significant player.But Jalen is an all-time college great who swept the 2018 player of the year awards and won two NCAA championships at Villanova. He now plays primarily as a backup point guard with the Mavericks. Rick fought his way into the league after a standout career at Temple, playing in Australia and the CBA to prepare for his NBA break. He entered the league at age 25 and lasted nine seasons.The Hardaway familyFather Tim and son Tim Jr.Of all the fathers and sons who’ve played in the NBA, few bore less of a resemblance as players than the Hardaways. They share the same first and last name, and their love of basketball, but they succeeded in entirely different ways.Tim Sr. was a dynamo on the floor, a powerful point guard with unrelenting quickness who blew past those defenders and bullied those who remained in his way. He played in five All-Star Games and is 18th in career assists.Tim Jr. is a lean wing who at 6-6 stands five inches taller than his father and excels as a shooter. He has averaged 13.4 points for his career and ranks in the top 10 in 3-point field goals in the current season.MORE: When the Griffeys made history with back-to-back homersThe Nance familyFather Larry and son Larry Jr.Over 13 seasons with the Suns and Cavaliers, Larry Nance consistently delivered as a scorer, rebounder and defender. He played in three All-Star Games, was on the All-Defensive team three times and is in the league’s top 20 for career blocks.After beginning his career in LA, Larry Jr. also wound up in Cleveland, just a short drive from Richfield, Ohio, where he played in high school and his father competed in so many great games for the Cavs. Larry Jr. is averaging 10.1 points and 7.3 rebounds as a reserve center in this, his fifth year in the league.The Jackson familyFather Jaren and son Jaren Jr.A product of Georgetown’s post-powerhouse teams under John Thompson, Jaren Jackson joined the Hoyas just after they’d made the NCAA championship game in three of four seasons and became a four-year regular on teams that twice fell one game short of the Final Four. He then fought to achieve a 12-year career that saw him play for nine different teams and win an NBA championship in 1999 with the Spurs, the one franchise where he was able to find a consistent home.At 6-11, Jaren Jr. is seven inches taller and entered the NBA as a one-and-done, top-five draft pick. With the Grizzlies, he became an instant smash because of his ability to shoot from long range (38.6 percent) and defend (1.6 blocks per game). He was first-team All-Rookie in 2018-19.The Davis familyFather Terry and son EdNice work if you can get it, being a journeyman NBA big. The two Davis generations have played 1,145 games over 20 combined seasons. They’ve played for 10 teams and earned more than $50 million.Terry went undrafted after completing his career at Division II power Virginia Union but made the Heat as a free agent and played in 63 games his rookie year. His best season came with Dallas in 1992-93, when he averaged 12.7 points and 9.3 rebounds. Ed became a coveted recruit in high school and a member of North Carolina’s 2009 NCAA championship team. He was the No. 13 overall pick in the 2010 draft and always has been a terrific rebounder as a reserve power forward, averaging between 9.8 and 17.3 rebounds per 36 minutes in every one of his 10 seasons.The Grant familyFather Harvey and sons Jerami and JerianAlthough his twin brother Horace was fortunate enough to be drafted by the Bulls and win championships alongside Michael Jordan, Harvey has had the joy of watching his sons follow in the family business.Harvey began his career with the Wizards (then Bullets) and played five seasons there before moving around the league. He averaged 18 or more points in three consecutive seasons and wound up completing 11 seasons in the NBA.Jerami played two years at Syracuse before entering the draft and becoming a second-round pick. He has been in the league since 2014 and currently averages 11.6 points as a reserve forward for the Nuggets. Jerian was a first-round pick in 2015 after an All-American career at Notre Dame and has played four NBA seasons, so far, the most recent with the Magic. He spent the 2019-20 season in the G League.The Parker familyFather Sonny and son JabariJabari Parker was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2014 draft after an All-American freshman season at Duke. His offensive skill has enabled him to average 15 points per game over his six years in the league, although he frequently has been injured.Jabari’s father, Sonny, played six years with the Golden State Warriors and averaged 9.9 points, including a season-best of 15.2 with the 1978-79 squad.
GALILEAN TO FOLLOW IN CHROME’S FOOTSTEPS? 14 57% John Sadler56 44% SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Philip D’Amato64 $786,679 Win% 21% 18% 45% 6 11 5 33 15% 7 Assael Espinoza84 2 $2,140,292 $178,578 $403,159 17 $370,317 ITM% 9% 11 $853,959 18% 20 21 9 39% PICK 6 JACKPOT CARRYOVER TODAY OF $148,819.50 Tiago Pereira102 $959,842 11 10 20% 12 9 Mike Smith53 $175,434 10 8% 8 12 15% Rafael Bejarano108 16 $406,088 31 24% 13 15% 8 1 16 18 12% 12 Money Won Tyler Baze150 Heriberto Figueroa137 $313,894 7 13 9 $1,019,565 3 45% Joseph Talamo99 42% 15% 43% Ruben Fuentes68 Richard Baltas79 15 Richard Mandella31 Doug O’Neill118 13% 33% Peter Miller79 $876,435 5 Aaron Gryder39 19% 9 8 $813,008 Simon Callaghan25 $773,216 ONE-HORSE TRAINER WINS WITH A MARE HE BRED 13 1st 18% 4 7 45% 24% 1st 14% $152,880 2nd 13% $261,058 28 9 12 Flavien Prat139 $447,393 54% 15% 7 $1,132,294 39% $746,711 $176,909 9 18 16 8 47% 15 47% 17% 7 11 6 17 31% 24% 3 43% 5 GALILEAN ON PATH THAT LED TO GLORY FOR ‘CHROME’California Chrome won the California Cup Derby in 2014 prior to capturing theKentucky Derby and Preakness before coming up short in his bid to sweep the Triple Crown.Galilean takes a similar first step Monday when the California-bred son of Uncle Mo runs in the $200,000 California Cup Derby at a mile and one-sixteenth.The bay colt trained by Jerry Hollendorfer is coming off a nine-length victory in the King Glorious Stakes at one mile against state-breds on Dec. 16, a race California Chrome also won in 2014 by 6 ¼ lengths. Chrome’s win in the Cal Cup Derby was by 5 ½ lengths.“Going a mile first time, he went very well,” said Hollendorfer, rarely one to head to the Winner’s Circle before the race is official.The California Cup Derby will be run as the fourth of nine races Monday with a 12:30 p.m. first post time.Monday, Presidents’ Day, is Dollar Day. Fans can imbibe on beer and soda for abuck apiece and feast on hot dogs for $2.The field for the Cal Cup Derby: Loud Mouth, Joel Rosario, 8-1; Whooping Jay, Mario Gutierrez, 8-1; Irish Heatwave, Kent Desormeaux, 3-1; Galilean, Flavien Prat, 2-5; and Feeling Strong, Tiago Pereira, 12-1.‘DAVID’ PROVES A GOLIATH WITH ONE-HORSE STABLEDavid Randall accomplished a racing rarity Friday. He ran every horse in his barn and won with all of them.Catch is, the 66-year-old trainer has only one horse, a five-year-old mare he also bred named Kaydetre, who broke her maiden in Friday’s first race, leading throughout the one mile test taken off the turf and run on the main track.A massive overlay at 6-1 on the morning line, Kaydetre won by three-parts of a length under Brice Blanc and paid $50.40 to win, earning a handsome $33,000 for Randall, who also owns the old gray mare, bred in Kentucky by David and his wife, Vida.Randall’s nom de course is Ranch Runners Ltd. Inc., named for the horse transportation company he formerly operated. The horse is named for Golden State Warriors’ superstar Kevin Durant (kay-de-tre), formerly of the Oklahoma Thunder.“We’re big fans,” said Randall, a native of Billings, Montana. “My grandson, Mino Solomon, was in charge of ticket sales for the Oklahoma Thunder and now holds a similar position with the Los Angeles Rams.”Randall, popular with his peers on the backstretch, got his trainer’s license in 1980 after running his horse transportation business for several years. Congratulations were the order of the day Saturday morning after Kaydetre’s victory.“I had one horse before Kaydetre, and that was her sister,” Randall pointed out. “I had one horse before that, and it was her mom. I like having one horse to mess with and enjoy. I don’t want all those headaches.“I had to lay up Kaydetre a couple times because she had some problems, but time is a great friend when you’ve got problems. She gets really game on the front end. That’s where she wants to be and they weren’t going to catch her yesterday.”Though he’s in his comfort zone with numbers now, Randall’s stable could double at any time. “I have a two-year-old out of Kaydetre’s sister, an Arch mare, and she’s back in foal,” Randall said, “but I’m just taking it one at a time with something I can afford.“You get horse-poor and it’s not fun then. You get too many bills. I’ve retired from the vanning business so this is enough.“It’s exciting to win, especially when you’ve bred the horse and bred their mom; it’s a family thing. That’s my joy, breed them and develop them to reach their potential.“I’ve been doing this a lot of years, just enjoying the life at the race track. We’ll give Kaydetre some time, get her feet back under her and let her keep doing what she does.”SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $148,819.50There is a 20 cent Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot carryover of $148,819.50 going into Saturday at Santa Anita.A total of 57 horses were entered on the 10-race card and are eligible to run in Saturday’s Rainbow Six sequence, making for average field size of more than nine runners per race. There were a total of 41 consolation tickets with six winners Friday, each worth $970.75.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:San Antonio Stakes winner Gift Box working 6 Furlongs-SadlerGrade 1 placed Amandine working 5 Furlongs-SadlerEasy Shot working 4 Furlongs-DesormeauxNolo Contesto (Outside) & Encanta working 5 Furlongs-SadlerJonathan Wong talks Mayor Cobb in Saturday’s El Camino Real at GGFBlaine Wright talks Anothertwistafate in Saturday’s El Camino Real at GGFEoin Harty talks Royal Insider in Saturday’s El Camino Real at GGFDoug O’Neill Discusses His Runners in Saturday’s El Camino Real at GGFBob Baffert Talks Kingly in Saturday’s El Camino Real at GGFJeff Bonde Talks King of Speed in Saturday’s El Camino Real at GGFMy Gal Toots works 3 furlongs (Periban) 2/15/2019Royal Insider (Outside) & Union Station (El Camino Real Derby)-Harty-2/10/2019Kingly (Outside) & Green Fleet-Baffert-2/10/2019Roadster works 5 furlongs-Baffert-2/10/2019FINISH LINES: Flavien Prat scored a consecutive triple in races five through seven Friday to gain a 33-31 lead over Joel Rosario in the jockeys’ race before taking the redeye last night to Maryland where he rides in four stakes today at Laurel . . . Carolyn Conley, who booked Brice Blanc on Kaydrete for Friday’s first race victory, goes out a winner as an agent. She embarks on a new endeavor Monday with Kentucky Equine Research and will be traveling extensively throughout the United States and the UAE/Dubai . . . Today and Sunday, Santa Anita celebrates Lunar New Year, hosting a Santa Anita first, a Chinese cultural event featuring food and drink, on-site vendors, live lion dancers and musical acts, plus, one lucky fan will win $500 on Santa Anita’s Money Tree. General admission is just $5 . . . Horseplayer David Nance will be Tom Quigley‘s guest handicapper at 11:20 a.m. Sunday . . . Talk about a blanket finish: in last Saturday’s San Marcos Stakes, the 13 runners were separated by less than 11 lengths at the end of a mile and a quarter on turf. Win% 19% $304,563 6 Hector O. Palma33 Mark Glatt47 40% Jeff Mullins37 TrainerMts 23% 42% Money Won 17% $423,596 Joel Rosario150 48% 7 6 39% 18 20 3 57% 5 $238,996 5 66% 11 8 61% $803,261 Jerry Hollendorfer70 15% 14 10 Vladimir Cerin33 42% $824,498 J. Keith Desormeaux41 8 Edwin Maldonado47 3 9% $498,764 29 40% 9 $1,738,860 $288,405 27 50% TOMORROW IS PRESIDENTS’ DAY AND DOLLAR DAY (Current Through Friday, Feb. 15) 14 Steve Knapp36 37% 21 21% 15 18 5 $902,798 9 9 59% $258,344 9 Geovanni Franco131 41% 3rd 11 32% $670,833 $891,399 16% William E. Morey44 Kent Desormeaux65 10 13 28 5 Agapito Delgadillo43 16 4 3rd 16% 6 Bob Baffert52 21 7 $592,240 59% ITM% 23% 5 7 JockeyMts 19 17% 13% 6 Mario Gutierrez71 6 5 4 44% 3 9 20 48% $695,674 2nd 2 9 18% 58% 16 Drayden Van Dyke94 9 30% 56% Peter Eurton33
Facebook Comments No related posts. The turquoise tones of Río Celeste (Spanish for “Blue River”) – one of Costa Rica’s most prominentnatural jewels – “is mostly an optical phenomenon, not a chemical effect in the water,” a research team formed by experts from the University of Costa Rica (UCR) and the National University (UNA) reported this week.For years many have speculated as to the cause of the coloring, and until now the most accepted version was the river’s proximity to Tenorio Volcano, in the northwestern province of Guanacaste, which meant that the turquoise color of the water was due to a high concentration of minerals, particularly copper sulfate, calcium carbonate and sulfur.The new study’s results, disclosed this week, indicate the coloring is not caused by a chemical substance tinting the water, but rather it is a perception created by the scattering of sunlight and reflected by the riverbed.According to researchers, most of the rocks on the river’s bottom are covered by a substance composed of aluminosilicates – a combination of aluminum, silicon and oxygen – that are capable of absorbing all colors, except blue, present in sunlight. The rejected blue rays of sunlight create a visual sensation in the human eye of “blue water.”Río Celeste’s bed is formed by waters from two completely transparent rivers: Quebrada Agría and Buena Vista. At the junction of these two rivers, Río Celeste’s water turns turquoise along its 14 kilometers.During the investigation, UNA and UCR scientists took several samples of water from the two rivers and concluded there is no copper or any other metal dangerous to humans.Instead they found that a combination of other minerals present in both rivers create the layer of aluminosilicates that cover most of the rocks on the riverbed and are responsible for the optical effect.The conclusions of Tico scientists were accepted by the scientific journal “PLOS ONE,” which will publish them soon.Researchers from both universities also are working on a training program for tour guides in the area so they can properly explain to tourists the effect that is created in the human eye by the famous waters of Río Celeste.