Watch for the word ‘half’ in Hispanic consumer studies

first_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr As the child of Mexican immigrants, I grew up in a household that was unique in many ways from those of my friends and peers. One of the differences was that my parents paid bills, saved money and accessed credit outside the traditional financial system. Hindsight being what it is, I can now see how much of an influence those financial choices had on my eventual career path.Although it came with challenges, my non-traditional American childhood absolutely empowered me. Today, I feel so fortunate to be living out my passion – introducing more Hispanic consumers to the life-changing benefits of becoming a credit union member.What’s equally exciting to me is introducing more organizations to benefits of serving Hispanic consumers. As I travel the country, talking with credit unions, colleges and other consumer-centric organizations, I’m learning so much about how perceptions continue to shape reality.One of the perceptions that Coopera colleagues and I are working hard to reshape is this idea the Hispanic market is homogenous. In fact, there are many nuances to the culture. Let’s take a look at a few… continue reading »last_img read more

Southampton ‘not in for Sneijder’

first_img However, sources close to the situation have told Press Association Sport there is no chance Sneijder will be leaving Galatasaray for Southampton. There has been no expression of interest from Saints but a move to the Premier League is not out of the question for the 30-year-old. It is understood several English clubs are amongst those to have recently shown interest in Sneijder, who is under contract at Galatasaray for a further 18 months. Manchester United have long been linked with the midfielder, who is also reportedly attracting interest from rivals Manchester City. Speaking ahead of Saturday’s match with Everton, Saints boss Koeman confirmed he would love to bring a player like Sneijder to St Mary’s – but knows there is no chance of such a move. “I am interested but we can’t pay him,” he said with a smile. “I know that because his agent is my agent. There is nothing in that. Seriously.” Reports have emerged that St Mary’s could be his next stop after a career which has taken the Dutch playmaker to Ajax, Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Galatasaray. It has been suggested that Saints manager Ronald Koeman is readying an audacious bid to sign the Holland international from the troubled Turkish giants. Southampton are not in the running to sign Wesley Sneijder, but Press Association Sport understands there is interest from a number of other Premier League clubs.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Spelinspektionen rejects Ninja Casino domain transfer

first_img Submit StumbleUpon Global Gaming adds sportsbook extension to Ninja property August 25, 2020 Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Share Related Articles Share Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch August 26, 2020 Stockholm-listed Global Gaming AB has had its latest attempt to revive its flagship Ninja Casino property within Sweden rejected by gambling inspectorate Spelinspektionen.Spelinspektionen governance is reported to have blocked the transfer of Ninja Casino’s SE domain to Global Gaming marketing partner Viral Interactive.A marketing services provider, Viral Interactive had applied to secure the domain under the management of its Spelinspektionen online gambling B2C licence.A Spelinspektionen judgement enforced outright that no Ninjacasino related domain could be launched within Sweden, as part of its sanctioned market suspension of Global Gaming AB and its subsidiary partners.Despite its rejection, Viral Interactive will be allowed to appeal Spelinspektionen judgement.Global Gaming Chief Executive Tobias Fagerlund would issue a corporate statement, detailing Spelinspektionen actions as illegitimate as its subsidiary Safe Ent the operating company of Ninja Casino awaits a further review of its licence revocation by Sweden’s Administrative Court of Appeal.“The Swedish Gambling Authority ‘s decision to revoke SafeEnt’s licence has not yet gained legal force and can therefore not be used as an argument” Fagerlund stated in his communication.Global Gaming AB continues to seek injunctive relief of its indefinite Swedish market suspension, sanctioned Spelinspektionen in 2019 on the grounds of ‘serious customer care failures’ related to KYC, care-of-duty and AML compliance.Posting a November trading statement, Global Gaming governance reported that 2019 net losses had totalled SEK 40 million (€4 million), due to the firm’s home market withdrawal.last_img read more

Kevin Durant: Lakers are “couple years away from where I wanted to be”

first_imgMeanwhile, the Lakers have a promising young roster headlined by D’Angelo Russell, Julius Randle, Brandon Ingram, Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. Yet, skepticism remains on how quickly the Lakers can rebuild considering both the team’s youth and finishing the last two seasons with its worst records in franchise history. Nonetheless, Durant’s apathy toward the Lakers arguably validates his contention that Kobe Bryant received unfair criticism about his presence deterring free agents. Concerns arose about the size of Bryant’s contract (two years, $48 million), his durability (three season-ending injuries in recent years) and personality. Yet, Bryant played a factor in the Lakers landing a meeting with Carmelo Anthony and nearly convincing Pau Gasol to stay. LaMarcus Aldridge reportedly found Bryant’s talk one of the few positives out of a meeting he believed centered too much on business opportunities instead of basketball. Although Dwight Howard clashed with Bryant during their lone season together in 2012-13, Howard also left because of the team’s rebuilding direction and philosophical differences with former coach Mike D’Antoni.“I just like having the back of our players in this league,” Durant said, referring toward defending Bryant. “It’s a brotherhood and I respect every guy in this league. So you can’t get me to talk to you about anybody else in a negative manner.” Plenty have talked about Durant in a negative manner ever since leaving the Thunder for the Warriors. LAS VEGAS >> The Lakers chased another star. Once again, that star ran away. This time, the reasons had nothing to do with personality conflicts with teammates, salary or a poor sales pitch in its meeting. Kevin Durant did not grant the Lakers a meeting at all namely because he figured it would be a waste of time. “Nothing against the Lakers, but I already had my mind set on who I wanted to talk to,” Durant said following practice with the U.S. Olympic team on Monday at UNLV. “I really respect their team. I just thought they were a couple years away from where I wanted to be.”Durant left the Oklahoma City Thunder for Golden State, a move that on paper could make the Warriors seemingly unstoppable. They have two sharp shooters (Steph Curry, Klay Thompson), versatile forwards (Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala) and an innovative coach (Steve Kerr). TNT analysts Charles Barkley and Reggie Miller became the most vocal, arguing Durant took the easy way toward pursuing an NBA title after failing to win one in Oklahoma City through 10 seasons. Although the Warriors lost the NBA Finals in seven games to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State set an NBA record for most regular-season wins (73). “I chose my own path,” Durant said. “They had their careers and they did what they wanted to do. I respect the hell out of Reggie Miller and Charles Barkley.”Durant also stressed he respects Thunder guard Russell Westbrook. Although Durant admits he has not spoken to him leaving Oklahoma City, he dismissed reports that Westbrook’s presence as a dominant scorer partly factored into leaving. “I just made a decision based on where I wanted to go,” Durant said. “It’s just simple. This is where I wanted to play basketball.”Durant also considered playing basketball for the Clippers and Boston Celtics, which featured Patriots quarterback Tom Brady as part of their pitch. Durant admitted “it was great to be in the presence of greatness.” Durant then added, “I couldn’t let that distract me.”Neither did the ensuing criticism as Durant enters the 2016-17 season as the league’s villain. So much that he has not sought out advice from LeBron James, who experienced a backlash after leaving Cleveland for Miami in 2010 before eventually winning two NBA titles and returning in 2014 to the Cavaliers. “When you make decisions based on everyone else, I think that’s the wrong decision. I can’t make a decision on my life because everybody else is going to be upset about it,” Durant said. “I just told myself to put me first and think about what I wanted. This is what I wanted.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more