UIW’s Arnold, Southeastern Louisiana’s Gaconi Garner Weekly Baseball Honors

first_imgIn the series opener against New Orleans, Arnold drove in four runs on three hits, including a pair of RBI singles and a run-scoring triple to help erase an early 6-3 lead for the Privateers. The Bryan, Texas, native doubled in the winning run in both Saturday’s and Sunday’s comeback wins over New Orleans. Honorable Mention: Hunter Hearn, Sam Houston State; Enrique Sanchez Jr., Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Tyler Smith, Central Arkansas; Nathan Soriano, Houston Baptist; Luis Trevino, Abilene Christian. Honorable Mention: Zach Carter, Houston Baptist; Bernie Martinez, UIW; Hayden Wesneski, Sam Houston State. The Lions (14-13, 6-3 SLC), who have overcome a slow start and won eight of their last nine contests, look to continue that momentum with a pair of midweek faceoffs with Louisiana at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 6 p.m. Wednesday prior to visiting New Orleans for a three-game slate beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Arnold led the Cardinals to four wins last week, including a 3-2 upset of No. 7 Texas, extending his streak of reaching base safely to 25 games in the process. The junior utility man recorded three multi-hit performances, helping UIW sweep New Orleans. Arnold finished the week with eight RBI and went 8-for-22 (.364) from the plate. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. FRISCO, Texas – Incarnate Word’s Sean Arnold is the Southland Conference Hitter of the Week and Southeastern Louisiana hurler Corey Gaconi earns Pitcher of the Week honors, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank. Hitter of the Week – Sean Arnold, Incarnate Word – Junior – Utility – Bryan, TexasArnold knocked in a run and scored one on his own as UIW took down the No. 7 Longhorns for the first time in program history, and he accounted for a pair of runs the following night in an 11-7 loss to Missouri. Gaconi posted his second-longest outing of the season, going eight innings deep into a 5-1 series-opening win over then-conference leader Stephen F. Austin. The Lions went on to win Saturday’s matchup as well to take the series but finished the week 3-1 after a 4-2 defeat in the finale. SLU edged South Alabama 1-0 earlier in the week. Winners of eight of their last nine, the Cardinals (19-10, 8-4 SLC) face Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at 6 p.m. CT on Tuesday before heading to Abilene Christian for a weekend series against the Wildcats, beginning at 5 p.m. Friday. Pitcher of the Week – Corey Gaconi, Southeastern Louisiana – Senior – Pitcher – Metairie, La.Gaconi struck out seven and didn’t issue a walk over eight frames pitched, holding the Lumberjacks to just one run in the series-opening win. After giving up back-to-back base hits to open the second inning, the senior from Metairie, La., retired the next 16 batters before surrendering a seventh-inning double.last_img read more

Ecobank Launches OMNI for Corporate Customers

first_imgEcobank Liberia, the Pan-African Bank, has introduced ‘Ecobank Omni Electronic Banking Platform,’ a new internet based cash management product to the Liberian market, which will ease money transactions from different parts of the world. Ecobank Omni is a portal for the bank’s customers to manage corporate banking transactions and information online. It is a multi-geography, multi-language and multi-currency platform that offers comprehensive set of electronic banking services to enhance service delivery.At the Ecobank 2016 customer’s forum event last Friday in Monrovia, the Head of Corporate and Investment Banking, Steve Saah Howard, said the new product would offer customers an integrated cash management system that is flexible enough to accommodate varying business practices locally and across the globe. “This is an exciting new solution from the Ecobank Group that will enhance their services to customers and was developed as a result of feedback on the poor performance the bank received from its clients,” he added.He said Ecobank Omni is essentially a resource for multinationals, public corporations, international organizations and financial institutions that do business in or with Africa that will help them maximize their local and regional opportunities.According to him, Ecobank differentiates itself by offering unique, customer-focused products and services, adding that the Ecobank Omni is one such well-thought-out product based on an in-depth understanding and anticipation of the needs of their customers.“This is a manifestation of Ecobank’s vision to continually automate, develop and improve on our products and services, while taking full advantage of every opportunity that exists in our markets to grow,” Howard said.He stated that Ecobank Omni is a secure electronic banking channel providing corporate clients with single access for transaction and reporting needs.“This product offers a comprehensive suite of flexible online cash management solutions – all designed to help their corporate clients increase productivity,” he added.“With real-time global account access and customizable setup features, you gain control over your critical financials at every level of your organization,” he said, “stressing that irrespective of where you are in the world you are able to securely keep track of your payments, receivables and liquidity.”He added that the product would also allow every possible payment scenario such as bank transfers, interbank and offshore payments, and cheque insurance in local and foreign currencies; and the platform also allows for bulk file upload of salary and supplier payments.Mr. Howard indicated that they built the required security features to ensure that transactions are fully covered and protected.“User access can be restricted to accounts and functions. We are able to replicate your approval limits on this platform based on your internal signing matrix. The platform also allows multiple payment authorizations based on account, amount and payment type,” he noted.Going through the securities, he said, the Omni security has multiple tiers of firewall to prevent unauthorized access to your servers including role-based security implementation with each user configured to access particular accounts or perform specific tasks as per their designation within the company; and secure deployment of Trust Gate device provided by Identity Trust.In several recommendations and other feedback, he said, customers called on the bank to improve on its manager’s checks, transferring of large sums of money to another bank and refusing students’ school fees, among others.Giving the vote of thanks, acting Managing Director of Ecobank Liberia, Mr. David Thompson, promised customers that the bank will improve its customer service to meet their demands. He said the ‘Ecobank Omni Electronic Banking Platform’ is meant to make life easier for corporate clients, since it would enable them to handle multiple financial transactions electronically.The forum was graced by different stakeholders, government officials, NGOs, and other individual business operators.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more