NAFCU witness set to testify on EMV liability shift Wednesday

first_imgJan Roche, president and CEO of State Department Federal Credit Union in Alexandria, Va., will testify on behalf of NAFCU Wednesday before the House Small Business Committee on the EMV transition and what it means for small businesses.Roche will discuss the recent EMV liability shift and how credit unions are preparing for the upgraded chip cards and new payments structure. She will also discuss how the new technology needs to be adopted by all parties within the payments system to best prevent cyber and data attacks.NAFCU has consistently urged for the establishment of a strong national data security standard for retailers that holds them responsible if they fail to protect consumer data.The Oct. 7 hearing, “The EMV Deadline and What it Means for Small Businesses,” will also examine the implications of the EMV chip deadline for small businesses and the efforts they are making to be in compliance with financial service providers. Roche will testify alongside representatives from VISA and the Electronic Transactions Association. continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Everest to refurbish existing lawn tennis court

first_imgBy Rajiv BisnauthAFTER being dormant for some time, the existing lawn tennis court at the Everest Cricket Club (ECC) ground will be ready for competitive action by October 15. This disclosure was made yesterday by president Manzoor Nadir, after the club received two timely donations from Insurance giants, Assuria Insurance and New India Assurance companies for the rehabilitation of the Court with immediate effect.Speaking at the simple, but significant handing-over ceremony yesterday at the club’s pavilion, Nadir, a former government minister, pointed out that the demand for the sport by young potential lawn tennis players has driven the club to refurbish the court.“With the demand for younger players, we see the need to reestablish the lawn tennis programme at Everest. ECC is not only a cricket club. In our constitution lawn tennis is another significant part of the club’s activities and in the constitution is imbedded a lawn tennis committee. I emphasised lawn tennis because we have a very active table tennis programme in the club,” Nadir revealed.The club president further stated that immediate works will include the installation of solar lights, new mesh, repainting inside of fence and branding by those who will contribute towards the rehabilitation of the court, along with the repainting of the two side screens.Nadir further stated that the executives intend to make Everest a major lawn tennis venue, with the possibility of making a hard court which is a criterion listed by the International Lawn Tennis Federation.Brand Manager of New India Assurance, Selma Rahman, indicated that the Assurance Company is pleased to be on board with the development of the sport. She encouraged the club to continue the upward mobility so that sport can reach a new level locally.Anthony Niranjan, Motor Supervisor of Assuria Insurance Company, in his remarks, said the company is happy to be part of the rehabilitation exercise of the court, since such a move will not only allow the sport to develop, but also enhance the club’s reputation.last_img read more

South Africa coach scared of Algeria not Ghana

first_imgBafana Bafana coach,Shakes Mashaba has described Algeria, one of South Africa’s first opponents at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, as “very tough, tactical and quick going forward”.Mashaba was hoping to pit his rapidly improving Bafana Bafana side against the North Africans in a pre-tournament friendly, but that is unlikely to happen now that the sides are drawn against each other in Group C.Bafana’s other opponents in the group are also likely to pose a stiff challenge – South Africa have never beaten Senegal in five attempts, and while their record against Ghana is a good one, the Black Stars are one of Africa’s strongest sides, and beat South Africa home and away while qualifying for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.Full Afcon drawGROUP AEquatorial GuineaBurkina FasoGabonCongo GROUP BZambiaTunisiaCape VerdeDR Congo GROUP CGhanaAlgeriaSouth AfricaSenegalGROUP DIvory CoastMaliCameroonGuinealast_img read more

Justin Turner leads 17-hit attack as Dodgers roll to victory in Seattle

first_img“This is something this offense is capable of doing fairly often and I think our run differential (a National League-best plus-113) shows that. Winning close games is something we’re going to have to do a better job at.”The Dodgers are just 17-21 in one-run games, thanks to losing nine of their past 11 close calls.But that was a problem for another day Sunday.Along with Turner, Brian Dozier was on base four times with three singles and a walk. Cody Bellinger also had a three-hit game (two singles and a double), extending his hitting streak to 12 games. Kiké Hernandez drove in three runs with a first-inning single, a bases-loaded walk in the fourth inning and a solo home run in the sixth.That allowed Kershaw to enjoy seven low-stress innings.The Mariners got to him for a run in the fourth inning on a double by Kyle Seager and an RBI single by Ryon Healy, both after there were two outs. But Kershaw didn’t allow another runner past first base, allowing four hits in all, walking one and striking out seven.Over his past six starts, Kershaw has a 1.77 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, 37 strikeouts and just three walks.“You fight and crawl back from a 4-1 deficit, tie it up and then you lose it in that situation – it’s tough,” Kershaw said of Saturday’s painful defeat. “You come back in a day game, there could be a little bit of a hangover effect. Our guys coming out like that in the first inning was a testament to them. That was awesome today.”The only sour note came in the ninth inning when Romine hit Manny Machado in the left wrist with a pitch. Machado was scheduled to have his wrist X-rayed after the game but seemed unconcerned when he was jokingly interviewed by Matt Kemp on the subject in the locker room.“I’m good, guys,” Machado told reporters. Hamstrung as they have been by their closer-less bullpen’s problems, the Dodgers’ offense has come back to life. They scored 27 runs in three games at Safeco Field, taking two of three for their first series victory this month.They made no headway in the playoff race, however. Both the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies also won Sunday, leaving the Dodgers in third place two games out. They are still looking up at four teams in the wild-card race – and waiting for a surge that will put these hard times behind them.“Well, we better,” Kershaw said. “We’ve got I don’t know how many games left (37) but it’s kind of now or never. There’s a three-team race. We’d better start playing. We’d better get good.”They got good on a Sunday,  fun day for the offense. They outhit the Mariners 17-5. Everyone in the Dodgers’ starting lineup had at least one hit led by Justin Turner who had four including a three-run home run off utilityman Andrew Romine, sent to the mound in the ninth inning by Mariners manager Scott Servais for the second time in this series.“Outstanding job by our entire offense today,” said Turner who had five RBI Sunday and is batting .462 (24 for 52) during a 13-game hitting streak. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img PreviousSeattle Mariners catcher Chris Herrmann, left, and Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger watch the path of Bellinger’s two-run single in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano leaps over right fielder Mitch Haniger, who just missed a shallow fly ball for a one-run single by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner, in the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Seattle Mariners right fielder Mitch Haniger just misses a shallow fly ball for a one-run single by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner in the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws against the Seattle Mariners in the fourth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Roenis Elias looks out from the bench in the first inning of a baseball game after giving up five runs against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig, right, slides safely into third base for a stolen base ahead of the tag by Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado (8) and Justin Turner cheer an RBI-single by Enrique Hernandez in the first inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez singles in a run against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado (8) scores as Seattle Mariners catcher Chris Herrmann waits for the ball in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Seattle Mariners catcher Chris Herrmann, left, and Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger watch the path of Bellinger’s two-run single in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano leaps over right fielder Mitch Haniger, who just missed a shallow fly ball for a one-run single by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner, in the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)NextShow Caption1 of 9Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano leaps over right fielder Mitch Haniger, who just missed a shallow fly ball for a one-run single by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner, in the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)ExpandSEATTLE – Well, they have had some practice with it lately.The Dodgers went to bed Saturday night in Seattle with ‘Balk’ still echoing in their ears and the sting of their latest painful loss still fresh. But they returned to the field 15 hours later and put it behind them, scoring five times in the first inning and going on to rout the Seattle Mariners 12-1.Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.“I hope they took it to bed with them. That’s a good thing,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “You should take it to bed because every loss should hurt. But the next day we come to the ballpark we should all come in fresh. Just going around the room, it’s a new day, you’ve got Clayton (Kershaw) on the mound and I think guys were pretty energized.“I felt good about today. It was just good to see it translated onto the field.”last_img read more

HAVE THE BOYS FROM EVOLVE LOST THE PLOT WITH LATEST SALE?

first_img When Evolve do sales, well they do sales!Probably only Donegal’s largest menswear store has the neck to knock up to a staggering 75% off selected stock in their summer sale.But this is no select bargain bin sale – the vast majority of stock has been slashed by 50%.The sale started last week and has the entire town of Letterkenny and surrounding regions talking.Selected suits are down to €99, trousers are €25, footwear is from €20 and two pairs of jeans are €45 on certain brands.The young McCloskey brothers, who opened the store, say they don’t do sales at the drop of a hat.Instead they concentrate on two main sales in the year – the January sale for winter bargains and the July sale for the sizzling summer sell-out.The store has now built up a reputation for looking after everyone from the young trend-setter wanting to wear the latest labels to the more mature gentleman and those in between!The bottom line is that Evolve have a cracking summer sale on right now, almost everything has been reduced and you’re sitting there reading this.What are you waiting for – nip around to Evolve and see it for yourself. HAVE THE BOYS FROM EVOLVE LOST THE PLOT WITH LATEST SALE? was last modified: July 11th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:EvolveSALE Advertlast_img read more