Shimmers appearing at CU ATMs, sources say

first_imgATM skimmers have become an unfortunate part of life for many credit unions, but another threat is now hitting CUs as well: illicit EMV card readers called “shimmers.”A shimmer, when inserted into the mouth of an ATM card-acceptance slot, sits between a card’s EMV chip and the ATM’s chip reader, allowing criminals to read the chip and steal card information. They are a generation ahead of skimmers, which steal information from mag stripes rather than EMV chips.Though shimmers are relatively young members of the crime world — reports of them began circulating widely in late 2015 — credit unions haven’t been able to avoid their wrath, according to Ashley McAlpine, who is a fraud prevention manager at CO-OP Financial Services. McAlpine said she’s aware of around 10 to 20 credit unions that have been hit with shimmers, and the incidents often result in, among other things, card reissuances — something many credit unions were hoping to get away from with the advent of EMV chips. continue reading » 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Tuohy builds basketball career as Loyola guard after role in story behind The Blind Side

first_imgFranz Rassman slammed on the breaks and extended his arm across Sean Tuohy Jr. in the passenger seat to protect him from a potential airbag.The two roommates and teammates on the Loyola (Maryland) men’s basketball team were on the way to Chipotle when the car came to a sudden stop at a red light.But it was all a joke.Rassman was only replicating the scene from the movie The Blind Side, when actor Quinton Aaron extends his arm to guard child actor Jae Head from an airbag when the two get into a car accident. Head portrays Tuohy Jr. in the film, which follows the story of how the Tuohy family helped current Tennessee Titans offensive lineman Michael Oher on his path to the NFL.Despite sometimes being known for his part in Oher’s story, Tuohy is also a Division I basketball player for the Greyhounds and is looking to shift his on-screen reputation to the court.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“You kind of get the best of both worlds,” said Tuohy, a sophomore guard. “I’m not ashamed of the movie because I’m definitely proud of how far I’ve come as far as a basketball career.”When the movie first came out in 2009, Tuohy was in the middle of high school and didn’t think the character was very similar to him.He laughed when thinking about the resemblance, or lack thereof, of his actual self to Head, and said he gets teased by his friends that the now fully bearded, 6-foot, 186-pound Tuohy was a 4-foot-4 blonde child on screen.“I hope that no one can ever look at my face and say that I resemble that blonde kid,” Tuohy joked. “Hopefully I was a little more filled out and a little taller.”Since he wasn’t actually in the movie, Tuohy said he is able to fly under the radar in the social season. Walking on the streets of Baltimore, he said no one recognizes him and he’s able to go to bars without being spotted. He also said he doesn’t use The Blind Side to start conversations with girls.But the one annoying part has been the rise to prominence of a mobile phone app.“I think the most annoying invention for me ever was Snapchat,” Tuohy said. “…just because every time any person that I’m acquainted with is at the movie, I get 20 Snapchats about some particular scene or something like that.”Other than that, Tuohy has been able to focus on his dream of being a Division I athlete. He’ll still get occasional recognition, but it’s died down from when the movie was in its prime.“‘That’s the kid from The Blind Side,’” Rassman, a junior forward, said people will say sometimes. “Some people might say it gets to his head but not at all. He’s just humble, a great guy and nice to everybody, a hard worker on and off the court.”Although he doesn’t get many minutes — four through four games this season — Tuohy embraces his role as mainly a practice player who also helps from the bench during games.Loyola head coach G.G. Smith said he’ll look to Tuohy on the end of the bench and ask him, “S.J., did you see anything out there?” He’ll respond, “I think this guy’s getting tired, let’s try to attack him.” And Smith will listen.“He knows the game and he sees the game,” Smith said. “He knows he’s not the most skilled guy on the team. He’s not here to be a celebrity. I’ve been real impressed with the way he’s approached everything since he’s been here.”And now that he’s settled into his role as a scholarship player for Loyola, Tuohy has been able to reflect on how the movie has inspired hope in others, something he said is the best part for him.He laughs at the encounters he’s had over the years with fans of the movie and has enjoyed that, but also doesn’t mind the person he’s becoming.“It’s a good mix,” Tuohy said. “… but I’m definitely not upset at being a little bit more known as an athlete now than the character.” Comments Published on November 24, 2014 at 9:23 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Joe Maddon cautions against expecting Jo Adell to join the Angels too quickly

first_imgMaddon said he has heard nothing about plans the Angels may have for relocating if any changes to the health regulations in California or Orange County would prohibit their workouts or games from continuing as scheduled. “If that were to happen then you just have to make the adjustment,” Maddon said. “I have been talking about flexibility and being nimble, being uncomfortable being inconvenienced. It’s not going away. If in fact there’s something going on in our direction that we would have to make an adjustment I’m sure that we would, but as of right now I’ve not been approached.” “This guy is absolutely a huge part of our future,” Maddon said. “No question. But, again, there’s really no rush. Just make sure that all the boxes are checked, that he’s able to work in all the different areas that make a complete Major League Baseball player. I’ve been around situations where guys have been rushed. And when you do that, you could lose a really good player.”When Maddon was asked flat-out if Adell has a path to make the roster for the Angels’ July 24 opener, he said: “Jo Adell is doing great right now. I like the progress that he’s making. I’m not gonna say can or cannot. I’m just going to tell you that I like what he’s doing right now. You’ve been watching too. Just start counting players heads, names, positions and I think you’ll be able to figure it out.”The Angels have Mike Trout in center and Justin Upton in left, and will try to split starts in right field between Brian Goodwin and David Fletcher. Michael Hermosillo, who has big league experience, would seemingly be the best choice as a backup outfielder.It is unlikely the Angels would want Adell in the majors unless there is a spot for him to play every day.ROTATION UPDATEMaddon conceded that Matt Andriese appears to be in line to be the Angels’ fifth starter. The top four are Andrew Heaney, Shohei Ohtani, Dylan Bundy and Griffin Canning, although the order hasn’t been set. Beyond that, Jaime Barria and Felix Peña are the two leading candidates to fill in as the sixth starter. Maddon said the Angels would primarily use a sixth starter to accommodate Ohtani, since he would be pitching on six days rest while the other starters would pitch on four or five days rest.COMINGS AND GOINGSThe Angels have added right-hander Parker Markel to the injured list, although Maddon said he does not have a physical injury.Markel is the seventh player to be on the injured list, but the first to be added after initially participating in camp. When asked if he’s concerned that a player who was cleared to participate initially is now out, Maddon said: “No.”Teams are prohibited from disclosing which players on the COVID-related injured list unless the player gives his consent.Luis Rengifo, one of the players who had been absent from camp for undisclosed reasons, joined the team on Wednesday.Patrick Sandoval, Matt Thaiss, Jared Walsh, Brandon Marsh and Rengifo have all joined the team since the start of camp. Marsh and Rengifo, however, remain on the injured list.Julio Teheran, Jose Suarez, Jose Quijada and Dillon Peters are the only players who have been absent the entire camp. All are on the injured list.The Angels added right-hander Denny Brady to their player pool. Brady, 23, was their seventh-round pick in 2017. He pitched last season at Inland Empire, posting a 3.64 ERA in 76-2/3 innings, including 10 starts. He struck out 10.1 hitters per nine innings.ALSOThe Angels were set for their first night intrasquad game on Wednesday. They are scheduled to play at night again Friday and Saturday. They have night games next Monday through Wednesday, two against the Padres sandwiched around one against the Dodgers…So far the Angels don’t have Reid Detmers listed to work in any of their intrasquad games. The left-hander was the Angels’ first-round pick in last month’s draft. …Related Articles Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone center_img Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield ANAHEIM >> Joe Maddon has frequently gushed about Jo Adell during his first two camps — one in the spring and one in the summer — getting a look at the Angels’ top prospect.On Wednesday, though, Maddon pumped the brakes just a bit for anyone expecting Adell to be on the Angels Opening Day roster.“The guy’s high-ceiling all the way around,” the Angels manager said. “But he has things to work on, quite frankly. Don’t be deceived by a couple well-struck balls in a spring training game, whether it’s here now or in an actual spring that we just went through.”Adell, 21, has been getting plenty of opportunity in Angels intrasquad games through the first week and a half of their summer camp. He’s had a few extra base hits against big league pitchers. He’s also struck out several times and had a couple gaffes in the outfield. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter last_img read more