Optimizing your mobile efforts

first_img continue reading » Being able to text clients is an essential tool that helps maximize efficiency for your business and streamlines your communications. In a recent Hearsay Systems study, results show that 98% of texts from advisors are opened and 90% are read within the first three minutes. As successful as texting has become, it’s also essential to make sure all texting is done securely and compliantly. Here are a few key factors to building a compliant texting program:Ensure message capture and retention. Per FINRA SEA Rule 17a-4, all texts with clients and prospects should be captured, time-stamped, logged, and archived for e-discovery. Any activity by assistants, admins, and supervision teams, such as message deletion, should also be logged.Keep communications “fair and balanced.” Any information sent should follow this rule to prevent unsuitable or questionable messages from being sent. Having an up-to-date lexicon of restricted keywords can help flag possible issues and reduce the amount of time spent manually reviewing messages. Smart blocking is another preventative measure that can help stop the transmission of critical or sensitive information. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Chinese firm says coronavirus vaccine candidate shows promise in human test

first_imgCNBG, affiliated to the state-owned China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm), said earlier this month that another vaccine candidate produced by its Wuhan-based unit also triggered high-level antibodies safely in clinical trial participants based on preliminary results.A vaccine has to prove its effectiveness in “Phase 3” human test where thousands of participants are recruited in order to be cleared for sale.CNBG said on Tuesday it will run a Phase 3 for its vaccine candidate in the United Arab Emirates, without specifying which shot will be tested. Topics : China National Biotec Group (CNBG) said on Sunday that early human test results for a coronavirus vaccine candidate suggested it could be safe and effective, the second vaccine candidate from the firm to show encouraging results in a clinical trial.The experimental shot, developed by a Beijing-based unit of CNBG, has induced high-level antibodies in all the inoculated participants in a Phase 1/2 clinical trial involving 1,120 healthy people, according to preliminary data of the trial, CNBG said in a posting on the social media platform WeChat, without disclosing specific readings.Chinese companies and researchers have been allowed to test eight vaccine candidates in humans at home and abroad, making China a major front-runner in the race to develop a shot against the virus that has killed nearly 500,000 people globally.last_img read more

Full house greets Deery Series at CJ Speedway as Holladay motors to IMCA Late Model tour win

first_imgChad Holladay led all 40 laps in winning Wednesday’s Deery Brothers Summer Series feature at CJ Speedway. The victory came in front of a packed grandstand as the IMCA Late Model tour returned to Columbus Junction for the first time since 1996. (Photo by John Vass) COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa (July 18) – A very full house was on hand to welcome the Deery Brothers Summer Series back to CJ Speedway Wednesday night.Chad Holladay led all 40 laps of the main event for touring IMCA Late Models, outrunning Denny Eckrich and Darrel DeFrance for his career second Deery win and $2,000.Ryan Dolan and Nick Marolf rounded out the top five in the first series event held at Columbus Junction since 1996.“There were a couple cautions that worked in my favor and took out lapped traffic at halfway and again with five to go,” said Holladay. “You always want clean air ahead of you and we had a very good car tonight.”Holladay’s night began inauspiciously, as he drew the last starting spot in his heat.He won that race, however, and started outside DeFrance on the front row in the main event. Holladay used lower lines all the way around the oval and didn’t have any problems in traffic.“(Promoter) Larry Richardson is like a driver. Every week he wants to do better,” said Holladay, a modified winner at CJ just two weeks ago. “The track took a little rubber but it was smooth and nice.”Todd Cooney started last in the field of 25 and finished ninth; point leader Justin Kay advanced a dozen places from his original starting spot and finished 10th.Marolf was the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels feature qualifier drawing winnerKurt Kile earned $1,000 and a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth for his IMCA Modified win and Damon Murty took home the top IMCA Sunoco Stock Car check of $500.Next up for the Deery Series is another $2,000 to win, minimum $300 to start event on Wednesday, July 25 at Fayette County Speedway in West Union.Feature results – 1. Chad Holladay, Muscatine; 2. Denny Eckrich, Tiffin; 3. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown; 4. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon; 5. Nick Marolf, Moscow; 6. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque; 7. Curt Martin, Independence; 8. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill.; 9. Todd Cooney; 10. Justin Kay, Wheatland; 11. Jay Johnson, West Burlington; 12. Richie Gustin, Gilman; 13. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove; 14. Curt Schroeder, Newton; 15. Chad Coyne, Orion, Ill.; 16. Dave Wada, Wilton; 17. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo; 18. Rob Toland, Colona, Ill.; 19. Kyle Hinrichs, Swisher; 20. Gary Webb, Blue Grass; 21. Tim Simpson, Iowa City; 22. Andy Eckrich, Oxford; 23. Sam Halstead, New London; 24. Jeff Guengerich, Washington; 25. Terry Neal, Ely.last_img read more

BHA adds further ‘preparatory steps’ for June reopening

first_img StumbleUpon Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020 UK Racing pushes for drastic levy reforms as deep recession looms August 25, 2020 Related Articles Share BGC – Scotland and Wales must come clear on casino reopenings July 28, 2020 Submit Share The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has confirmed that from 1 June, it will be compulsory for all trainers to declare runners 72 hours prior to the race.The announcement comes as the racing body ramps up its plans for a 1 June resumption that is in line with the UK Government’s provisional timetable for the return of sport behind closed doors.By 22 May, the BHA plans to publish its fixture list and race programme for the period 9-30 June, with the exact timetable due to be based on the ‘best-case scenario planning for resumption on 1 June’.The date for resumption will be subject to an assessment by public health officials and will also be conditional on the UK meeting the government’s five tests for easing lockdown measures. Until these tests are met, current restrictions will remain in place.The BHA has earmarked 26 May as the date it will publish British Racing’s protocols for racing behind closed doors. The guidance will focus upon safeguarding the health of employees and participants as the sport returns without spectators. Similar to the guidance issued by Westminster last week, the Welsh Government has recently published its roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions, with a ‘traffic light’ guide that includes team, individual and non-contact sports and behind closed doors events in the ‘amber’ phase. The Scottish Government is due to unveil its plans on Thursday. Neither government has yet outlined a specific timeline for the return of sport behind closed doors; therefore, it is possible that circumstances and timescales may differ across the UK.Racing industry leaders and the BHA Public Affairs Team have reiterated that they remain in direct contact with the Sport Ministers in Scotland and Wales around planning for a ‘risk-managed resumption of racing’ as soon as possible.last_img read more