5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Brandon KuehlWhile the majority of card issuers appear to have their acts together on EMV chip cards, retailers are in another place altogether. ACI Worldwide surveyed merchants regarding EMV preparedness during a National Retail Federation (NRF) conference earlier this year. Of the retailers surveyed, 14 percent said they still have work to do, 19 percent said they’re not prepared and 22 percent stated they’re still evaluating their options.More than half (59 percent) of respondents said 2014 data breaches have impacted investments in payment security initiatives. Thirty-nine percent have already increased their investments, while 20 percent indicated they plan to increase such investments over the next 12 to 24 months.Despite retailers’ intent to increase investments in payment security, the survey found a notable lack of urgency regarding the migration to EMV and meeting the October 2015 liability shift deadline. Just 12 percent of retailers responding to the survey are already compliant, while a mere 19 percent are confident they will meet the October deadline.Instead, many are focusing their energies on sharpening their omnichannel presence by streamlining the shopping experience across multiple channels. Respondents plan to invest in their omnichannel sales and customer experiences above all else (37 percent), followed by mobile payments acceptance technology (20 percent) and online and ecommerce initiatives (20 percent). continue reading »
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Image courtesy of JumboHeavy lift specialist Jumbo Offshore and biofuel supplier GoodFuels have entered into a joint initiative to test marine biofuel oil on an offshore decommissioning project.Jumbo said that the partnership would pave the way for a fossil fuel to renewables energy transition in the offshore support sector.Following GoodFuels’ completion of two deliveries of sustainable bio-fuel oil in the shipping sector in tandem with Danish bulk carrier Norden and French container line CMA-CGM, this offshore project represents a new market opportunity for sustainable marine fuel.Under this project, GoodFuel will deliver ‘drop-in’ biofuel oil to Jumbo’s offshore vessel Fairplayer, ahead of its departure to the North Sea.Wout Janssens, director of operations and engineering at Jumbo, said: “Jumbo has been developing pioneering solutions for ocean transportation for more than 50 years with sustainable innovation being one of our top priorities. We are, therefore, keen to work together with GoodFuels on this project. By testing the bio-fuel oil, we are taking a major step towards a sustainably powered fleet.”Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO and founder at GoodFuels, added: “Together with our new partner, we continue to fulfill our mission as accelerators of the energy transition: by now making strides in the offshore market, as we have already achieved in the shipping industry.”It is worth noting that the second-generation bio-fuel oil is completely derived from forest residues and waste oil products. It is expected to deliver 80-90% well-to-propeller CO2 reduction versus fossil equivalents and contains no sulfur oxide (SOx) emissions – all without any requirement for engine modifications.It is worth reminding that Dutch dredging company Boskalis also opted to use biofuel instead of LNG to power its fleet of vessels as the company was looking to reduce emissions.
MAQUOKETA, Iowa – IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks are new this season at Jackson County Speedway, joining three other sanctioned divisions on regular Saturday night race programs. The division replaces a local hobby class that ran with different motor, tire and wheel options. “We had been looking at the IMCA Hobby Stocks because of cost and car counts,” explained Ryan Duhme, co-promoter at Maquoketa with Tim Current. “After Farley sanctioned in 2011 and Dubuque sanctioned in 2012, we told our drivers we would phase them in and go with IMCA this season.” “Hobby Stocks are supposed to be an economical, entry-level class and we want to help out people who want to get started racing,” he added. “Any Hobby Stock driver who pays a one-time $40 registration fee will get a free pit pass for their use every night they race with us during the point season.” Opening night at Jackson County is April 25. The IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly point season continues through Aug. 29. IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified, IMCA Late Model and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod divisions all return to Jackson County. Modified points figure toward Belleville Motorsports North Central Region standings. Duhme and Current are partners in Darkside Promotions, which has overseen racing at Maquoketa since 2012. Also new this season at the ¼-mile dirt venue will be a two-seat Late Model for fan experience rides. One such ride will be raffled off for the Donna Heister Make A Wish memorial event, tentatively scheduled for July 11.
By Mike McGuireDAVENPORT, Iowa (July 6) – Chuck Hanna picked up his third Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model feature win of the season Friday at Davenport Speedway.Hanna blasted from his second row starting spot to the lead on lap one. Hanna led all 25 laps and at one point had a half lap lead over the rest of the field. Matt Ryan finished second with Andy Nezworski third.Nathan Hall picked up his first ever Eriksen Chevrolet IMCA Modified feature. Hall started on the pole and led every lap en route to the win. A caution with three laps to go reset the field but Hall again pulled away to take the checkers. Bryce Garnhart finished second, ahead of Chris Zogg.Brandon Jewell avoided numerous cautions, survived the ensuing restarts and looked to be the winner of the Hawkeye Auto IMCA Northern SportMod feature. However, when he failed post-race inspection, the win went to Doug Burkhead. Dave Engelkens, in his first race at Davenport this year, was scored in second, followed by Jacob Copley.
MDI man reaches 41 straight years of daily runs – July 31, 2017 Bio BANGOR — The No. 2 Mount Desert Island boys’ basketball team will play for the Class B North championship after defeating No. 3 Central 48-38 in the regional semifinals Wednesday at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.MDI had earned a narrow victory in its previous game against Central when it beat the Red Devils 44-39 back in January, and the Trojans came out swinging in the first quarter. MDI put up 17 points and held Central to seven. The Trojans sank basket after basket with the help of Andrew Phelps, who made two 3-pointers and a foul shot.The Red Devils regrouped heading into the second quarter and gave the Trojans their most difficult run of the game by allowing them to put up just two points from Russell Kropff. Central had 3-pointers from Ethan Mailman and Micah Ward and a basket from Dylan Gray to cut MDI’s lead to 19-15 heading into halftime.After halftime, the Trojans bounced back offensively with 17 points in the third quarter. Riley Swanson scored eight in the frame for MDI (17-3), which also got points from Good, Kropff, Drew Rich and Mac Shea to enter the fourth with a 36-24 lead. Central (16-4) got 3-pointers from Ward, Gray and Andrew Speed.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textMDI cruised to the lead in the final eight minutes of the game by putting up 12 points and holding the Devils to nine. For the Trojans, Good owned the territory under the basket and scored three layups in a row. Swanson sank a long 3-pointer, and Phelps scored three points with a two-point basket and a free throw.Swanson led the overall scoring for the Trojans with 17 points. Elsewhere for MDI, Good had 13, Mac Shea had five, Kropff had four and Rich had two. For Central, Mailman had 10 points, Gray and Speed had eight and Ward and Caleb Shaw had six.For MDI, playing as a team made the difference.“We talked about executing the little things and getting better as a unit — making smart decisions at the half court,” Good said. “We had had a really good first quarter, struggled a little in the second quarter, but we came back in the third quarter. Everything came together.”With a Northern Maine title within sight, Norwood said the victory “meant everything.”“It means we get a chance to play in the [Northern] Maine championship game, which is what you dream about when you grow up playing basketball in Maine,” he said.MDI will face the Orono Red Riots (16-4) at 3:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Cross Insurance Center. With a win, the Trojans would face Yarmouth or Wells at 7:45 p.m. March 3 at the Augusta Civic Center. Latest posts by Taylor Bigler Mace (see all) Latest Posts Town Hill Takeout serves up inventive tacos – August 18, 2017 Taylor Bigler MaceReporter at Mount Desert IslanderTaylor covers sports and maritimes for the Islander. As a native of Texas, she is an unapologetic Dallas Cowboys fan. firstname.lastname@example.org Sea urchin subject of aging research – July 30, 2017
Kyle Walker could miss out for Manchester City with a calf problem. The England full-back limped out of Thursdayâ€™s 3-0 win at Arsenal and is now a doubt for the visit of the reigning champions.Raheem Sterling could also be absent as he overcomes a muscular problem, with Fernandinho (hamstring) and Benjamin Mendy (knee) definitely out and Fabian Delph banned.Meanwhile midfielder Ross Barkley could return to the Chelsea matchday squad. Barkley has returned to training following a hamstring injury and head coach Antonio Conte is yet to decide whether or not to select the former Everton forward on the bench.Defenders David Luiz (ankle) and Ethan Ampadu (hamstring) and midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko (undisclosed) are out.Manchester City won the reverse fixture 1-0 back in September – theyâ€™ve done the Premier League double over Chelsea twice before; in 2009-10 when Chelsea won the title, and in 2015-16 when Chelsea were reigning champions.Chelsea won this fixture 3-1 last season, but havenâ€™t won back-to-back league games at the Etihad Stadium since a run of four wins between 2005 and 2008.Indeed, Man City have won only one of their last four home league games vs the Blues (D1 L2), 3-0 back in August 2015. However, Man City have won their last 13 Premier League home games, netting at least twice each time. The Premier League record for scoring more than once in consecutive home games is 14, by Liverpool in the 2013-14 campaign.Chelsea have lost three of their last four Premier League games – as many as they had in their previous 23 in the competition. Indeed, Chelsea have lost their last two Premier League away games. Theyâ€™ve not lost three in a row on the road since March 2013 under Rafael Benitez.The Blues have won their last three Premier League away games against sides starting that day top of the table, most recently a 3-1 victory at Man City in December 2016.Last season, Antonio Conte became the first manager to record the top-flight double over a side managed by Pep Guardiola. In this game, Guardiola could become only the second manager to do so to Antonio Conte, after Delio Rossi with Sampdoria vs Conteâ€™s Juventus in 2012-13.Sergio Aguero has scored five goals in his last four Premier League games against Chelsea. Eden Hazard has had a hand in eight goals in his last seven games against Manchester City in all competitions (4 goals, 4 assists).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Manchester City can take a step closer to winning the Premier League by beating current champions Chelsea today at the Etihad Stadium. City require a maximum of 15 points from their remaining 10 games to claim their third title and first under Pep Guardiola.If they win their next three Premier League games then they could win it if they beat rivals Manchester United on April 7, assuming United keep winning and Liverpool drop any points.City are unbeaten in their last 26 Premier League home games (W21 D5) since 3-1 defeat against Chelsea in 2016, which was the catalyst result for the Blues to go on to win the title. While City are 18 points better off than at the same stage last season, Chelsea are 16 points worse off after a stuttering defence of the title.
Published on September 17, 2014 at 12:26 pm Contact Phil: email@example.com | @PhilDAbb For the second time in three games, Syracuse has a dual-threat quarterback to prepare for.Villanova quarterback John Robertson racked up 115 yards on the ground against the Orange’s defense in the season opener. Now SU (2-0) is readying to handle Maryland (2-1) fifth-year senior C.J. Brown — who ran for 161 yards last weekend and has four rushing touchdowns on the year — on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in the Carrier Dome.“(He’s a) quarterback that can beat you with both his feet and his arm,” SU head coach Scott Shafer said during the Atlantic Coast Conference coaches’ teleconference on Wednesday morning. “The thing C.J.’s done a great job of is bouncing back from a bad drive, and then he’ll have a really good drive and you can see his maturity as a player.”When the Orange ventured to College Park, Maryland, last November, it held the Terrapins to just three points and contained Brown to five rushing yards on 15 attempts, while picking off two of his passes.Shafer said his defense has “some things” it can take from facing Robertson to prepare for Brown this time around, but he added the game plan revolves around the fundamental defense that Syracuse exhibited in its 40-3 win over Central Michigan this past weekend.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It starts by playing team defense and swarming to the ball like we did last week,” Shafer said. “Doing a good job keeping the ball where it’s supposed to be, inside and front. If they do run the ball with the quarterback, we’ve got to be an extremely physical, attacking defense.“Taking shots and playing aggressive but also playing smart aggressive football.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
StumbleUpon Submit Insider Sport: On The Ball – Ongoing civil unrest sees Copa moved from Chile November 8, 2019 Share Related Articles Bundesliga clubs secure betting and gaming sponsorships deals June 29, 2018 Share Tipwin will be the new premium partner of Bundesliga team, Eintracht Frankfurt for at least three years until June 2021.Alongside ensuring that the Tipwin logo is extensively placed within the stadium, the agreement includes a TV-relevant appearance in further advertising media during the home games of Eintracht Frankfurt. Dr. Damir Böhm, Head of the Legal Department at Tipwin and specialist for gaming law at the law practice Böhm & Hilbert commented on the deal: “Tipwin is very pleased to enter this partnership with Eintracht Frankfurt. This goes hand-in-hand with the successful partnerships with the Bundesliga teams Hannover 96 und Bayer 04 Leverkusen. “The current holders of the German DFB Cup are now the third long-term partnership within the Bundesliga. It is our goal to establish sports betting in the market and set a new benchmark that will point the way for others participating in the market.”Axel Hellmann, Board Director at Eintracht Frankfurt Fußball AG, stated: “We have gained a strong partner in Tipwin that wishes to grow its business throughout Germany, especially the Rhine-Main region where we are based. We are pleased that our brand strength and the emotion around our club will make a positive contribution for the further growth of Tipwin”.Marc Hassenzahl, Senior Director at Lagardère Sports Teams, added: “We are very happy to begin the joint partnership with Tipwin. As the very first privately owned sports-betting company at Eintracht Frankfurt, this brings about diverse exciting opportunities that we wish to make use of to the best of our ability together with Tipwin. “We are convinced that Tipwin will enjoy a long-term benefit from the individually created rights package that fit directly to their needs. At the same time we are pleased that the Eintracht fans will be able to make use on the high-quality product portfolio of Tipwin in the future within the framework of our partnership.”