continue reading » According to a Wells Fargo research report, robots will eliminate 200,000 jobs in the banking industry within the next 10 years.These numbers seem astounding and mind-boggling. However, the robot overhaul has been in motion for some time. While others use the term “robots,” it’s fair to say that this also refers to artificial intelligence, advanced technology and sophisticated software.Like many business sectors, banks are under siege from a confluence of factors working against them. The current trend of low and negative interest rates is an anathema to their business model. When rates are too low, the banks’ margins are squeezed so tight that it’s hard for them to turn a profit. Lending is the cash-cow division for most banks. When this area is under pressure, it doesn’t bode well for the bottom line.Banks are worried about a myriad of other factors, including how the decade-long stock market surge will end—in a mild recession or something far worse. Fears of a possible recession may curtail future business. Trade and tariff wars, nasty politics, Brexit, climate control, FinTech disruptors, low trading volumes, a recent poor slate of controversial IPOs and geopolitical uncertainty and tensions all take their toll. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
The Philippine National Police dispels the rumor circulating in social media that the PNP chief, Police General Oscar Albayalde has resigned from his post,” says Brigadier General Bernard Banac. PNP FACEBOOK “Lacadin has a lot of explaining to do and he will have his day in court,” he added. “All those police officials ganging up on him have ill motives against him and obviously all worked with the previous administration.” Banac also said that Albayalde belied the allegations of former Central Luzon regional police chief Rudy Lacadin, who said on Wednesday that Albayalde told him that he received a small portion from the recycled drugs in a raid in Pampanga in 2013. Albayalde asked to stop the implementation of the dismissal order against 13 so called “ninja cops” who conducted an anti-drug operation in Pampanga that was allegedly riddled with irregularities./PN PNP spokesperson Brigadier General Bernard Banac said in a press statement on Thursday that the supposed resignation of Albayalde, who is set to retire this Nov. 8, was a “false report.” Albayalde was chief of Pampanga police when a team of police officers allegedly made money from 160 kilograms of shabu worth around P648 million following an anti-drug operation on an alleged Chinese drug lord. Albayalde was accused by former Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) head Benjamin Magalong of intervening in the case of the his former men at the Pampanga police office – who allegedly made off with millions worth of shabu seized in a November 2013 raid in Mexico town, Pampanga. MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) denied reports that its chief, General Oscar Albayalde is planning to resign after his name was dragged into the alleged recycling of seized illegal drugs. “The PNP chief vehemently denies calling Colonel Lacadin, who was then the deputy of General Magalong in CIDG, about the investigation into the Pampanga drug raid,” Banac said. “The PNP dispels the rumor circulating in social media that the PNP chief, Police General Oscar Albayalde has resigned from his post,” Banac said. “The PNP chief’s fate is up to the President (Rodrigo Duterte).”
Team Allegiance shut down operations back in 2017, but now it has been announced that the organisation has been acquired, and revived, by Infinite Esports & Entertainment. Allegiance is now one of a few esports companies under Infinite, including OpTic Gaming, GG Esports Academy, NGAGE Esports, No Scope Media, and others.Allegiance came back in the same month it announced to fans it would leave the scene, though things had been kept under wraps until now. Players and staff remained active, though it was never revealed as to where the organisation would go next.Neil Leibman, Co-Owner of Texas Rangers owns Infinite, and subsequently will run Allegiance alongside Chris Chaney, Founder and President, and Ryan “OpTicJ” Musselman, SVP of Strategy. This acquisition allows Allegiance to continue to compete and build up its fan base without having to worry too much about growing too quickly – which was its problem before.Chaney explained that “We’ve been impressed with the Allegiance brand and are excited to welcome the organization to the Infinite family. As the world of esports continues to expand, Allegiance will now have the resources, infrastructure and support to become a leading esports organization and reach its full potential.”The rejuvenated organisation competes in other esports than sister company OpTic Gaming, with titles such as Rocket League, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Injustice 2, and Arena of Valor. Allegiance’s players will have access to training facilities located in North Dallas – in fact, some of the Rocket League team have already moved closer to the area.Connor Hall, President of Allegiance, discussed the organisation’s new venture. “At the root of Allegiance is loyalty, and through the soaring victories and challenging defeats, the team has maintained that core character that kept us going. We’re excited to take on this new adventure together with Infinite Esports, and to bring our fighting spirit and loyal fans to new stages of competition, with more fun games to come.”You can see Allegiance back in action at Winter Brawl 12 and Get On My Level 2018.Esports Insider says: While it’s hard to say exactly how OpTic Gaming has benefited from joining Infinite Esports & Entertainment so far, it’s great to see Allegiance rise from the ashes. Hopefully it can find some success with the help of training facilities and professional organisational support.
(Source: Nezavisne) Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina national team, Edin Dzeko and Miralem Pjanic were listed among the top 100 players that have marked the last season. The list was made by the choice of European Football Associations (UEFA).In the yearbook titled “European football” by UEFA, Dzeko and Pjanic qualified among the highest European elite. The reasons why they qualified for top 100 players is because they performed extraordinary at Mundial in Brazil and because of their good play in Manchester City and Roma.“Dzeko was marginalized in Manchester City when it was led by Roberto Mancini, but now he enjoys under the leadership of a new chief Manuel Pelegrini,” was written in the UEFA yearbook.About Pjanic is was also written in the superlative:“With the arrival of French coach Rudi Garcia in Roma, Pjanić’s game was brought to a new level. Former central midfielder for Lion is for now for third season in the Italian capital, where he became one of the most complete and most inventive players in Serie A, which guaranteed him a new four-year contract. This 24-year-old had a lot of magical moments last season, including a double winning the match against Napoli and a remarkable goal against Milan. In addition, he scored a goal for Bosnia and Herzegovina against Iran at the World Cup in Brazil, his first and biggest tournament of his country.”