20SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr ATM giant Diebold Nixdorf and IT services company Samsung SDS America have revealed technology that could soon allow credit union members and other financial services customers to get money out of an ATM using only their faces.The technology, debuted this month, lets members set up ATM withdrawals from anywhere via their mobile banking apps. Users then go to an ATM, tap their phones to a near field communications (NFC) reader on the ATM and authenticate with facial recognition software on their mobile devices. The terminal then dispenses their cash.The process is supposed to take less than half the time of a standard ATM transaction, according to Samsung SDA America.Though many financial institutions are already rolling out cardless ATM-transaction technology, the Diebold/Samsung concept provides a way to use an ATM without needing a card or a PIN. continue reading »
Floridian employees who make minimum wage will receive a small increase in their paychecks as of January 1, 2018. The minimum wage for 2018 will increase by 15 cents to $8.25 per hour, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced on Friday, October 13. That’s up from $8.10 per hour this year.Tipped employees tooMinimum wage for tipped employees like restaurant waiters and waitresses is also increasing from $5.08 to $5.23 per hour.$15 minimum wage soughtThe increase will not be satisfactory as it will be only a very small step to workers across the state who are seeking a $15 per hour minimum rate being sought by Florida’s trade unions and other workers’ rights groups. However, according to a recent survey conducted among state employers the introduction of a $15 per hour rate may not be feasible.Survey indicates businesses cannot cope The survey conducted last September by Carnegie Mellon University among 306 Florida business owners and managers found that many don’t think they can cope with an increase up to $15 an hour, even if the increase is implemented in phases.About 30 percent of business owners are concerned they would have to close their business with a $15 minimum wage, while 18 percent said it was “very likely” that they would close. Consumers, the survey found, should expect an increase in prices to help businesses afford the new rate. Roughly 60 percent of businesses said they would likely increase the price of their goods and services.Could spark high unemploymentThe survey also indicated that a $15 minimum wage could spark higher unemployment in Florida. Almost 60 percent of business owners in the survey said they would likely have to reduce employees’ hours in order to meet the higher rate.Most Florida economist seem to agree that a $10 per hour minimum wage would be more feasible for state businesses.Compared to Florida’s 2018 minimum rate of $8.25 per hour the federal minimum rate is $7.25 per hour.
ANNAGRY NOTES BY JIMMY DUFFY:DRESSMAKINGDressmaking classes will begin on October 7th at 7pm. The fee for this 6 week course is €50 payable on night one. The price includes materials and participants are advised to bring their own sewing machine. ARTArt Classes will be held on Saturday afternoons between 2.30pm and 4.30pm in Annagry Community Hall from October 25th. Although this class will be taught through the medium of oils, others mediums will be accommodated. The fee for this eight week long course is €60 payable at class one.GUITARGuitar lessons for various age groups will begin on Wednesday October 15th. Junior classes (6-9 years old) at 4.30pm, Older (10-16 years old) at 5pm. Names are also being taken for interested adults, but this class will be held on a different weekday. FLY TYINGTution in the craft of Fly Tying will begin on Tuesday evening October 14th. This 8 week long course includes line casting and is suitable for all age groups. The cost is €60 or €40 for under18s payable on night one. The classes start at 7pm.SOCIAL MEDIASocial media classes will be held on Wednesday afternoons starting on October 22nd at 2pm. This class will cover all aspects of Social Media such as email, search engines, online searching, booking and buying, twitter, facebook, scype etc. The fee for this 8 week course is €40 payable on at class one.SET DANCING A new season of Set Dancing classes will begin again on Monday October 13th at 8pm. As well as set dancing lessons, céilí dancing will also be taught. Refreshments served.CHURCH GATE COLLECTIONThe Church Gate collection in Annagry on behalf of Disabled Drivers Association amounted to €208. The DDA wish to thank all who subscribed.LOTTO There was no winner of the €2060 jackpot in the Naomh Muire Club Lotto for September 24th. The numbers drawn were 2-11-15-16. Ciaran Gallagher Mullachdubh matched 3 numbers. The jackpot on October 1st is €2120 If you’re not in, you can’t win! The next 100+Draw is on the September 30th. All sellers are asked to ensure their subs are all up to date and with the co-ordinator by Sunday evening September 28th.SYMPATHYSympathy of the community is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Winnie Bonner Cloughglass, Patrick Friel Carrick, Peggy Curran Gortahork, Teresa Ward Keadue, Teresa McGonagle late of Tessie’s Bar Meenaleck and Dungloe. May they rest in peace.NOEL MCBRIDECongratulations to local boxer Noel McBride who won the Connaught Championships last weekend.ART BOXThe breakfast ARTBOX will return to the CDP on Monday October 6th 2014. This is a group open to parents/carers with young children where they can come along to meet and make friends whilst getting involved in some creative art activities. The cost per session is €2 and refreshments are included in this price.HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULARThe Old Railway Walk committee are getting organised for their now annual “Halloween Spooktacular” which will be held on Friday 24th at 7.30. This year the event will see the introduction of The Rosses Pumpkin Master where individuals will be awarded prizes based on their pumpkin carving skills. Mary Rodgers to do a free pumpkin carving demonstration at St Columba’s Community Centre, Acres on Thursday evening October 23rd at 7pm and children/adults who wish to enter the competition will then have the opportunity to carve their pumpkins. All children need an adult supervisor/parent on the evening due to the use of sharp tools and knives which will be used. Details to follow.DD LOCAL: JIMMY DUFFY’S ANNAGRY COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: October 2nd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Annagry newsDonegal Daily