8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NCR technology researchers asserted they found an upgrade flaw in chip-based cards in the United States that allows hackers to rewrite the magstripe code in order to steal card information.However, the U.S. Payments Forum maintained it is not a flaw in EMV technology; it is an attack on the magnetic stripe.Chip cards still have magnetic strips so consumers can use them to make purchases from merchants that have yet to upgrade to EMV-enabled terminals. continue reading »
In 2010, Donald Trump spoke of global warming as “a con,” later tweeting that “the concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.” More Nazi-style propaganda? I think this is “fake news” about the Chinese who, on many days either must stay indoors or wear masks to protect them from their smog. I think they know a bit about pollution and global warming.Later, Trump told a right-wing talk show host, “I’m not a believer in man-made global warming. It could be warming, and it’s going to start to cool at some point. And you know, in the early 1920s, people talked about global cooling. But the problem we have, and if you look at our energy costs, and all of the things we’re doing to solve a problem that I don’t think in any major fashion exists.” Eh? What? Does this even make sense? What did he just tell us? He may profess not to believe in global warming, but he’s building higher sea walls at some of his coastal properties to prevent the flooding that comes with rising sea levels. So I think he’s lying to us (again) when he says global warming is a con and a hoax.Meanwhile, please conserve fossil fuels and eat less beef. It will even save you money.And in the Democratic primaries, consider a vote for Tedra Cobb for representative to the House. She is very environmentally concerned and has a lot of experience behind her.Jahnn Swanker-GibsonJohnstownMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccine Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion
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ION Mobility cofounder and CEO James Chan said the company would focus on Indonesia with the launch of its first product in the country, as it had one of the biggest motorcycle markets in the world. Last year, 6.38 million motorcycles were sold in the country.The company also planned to expand its team and operations across Singapore, Jakarta and Shenzhen, develop its in-house research and development capabilities and build up its supply chain and manufacturing partnerships.Southeast Asia represents 8 percent of the world population but 25 percent of global motorcycle demand. The market for the motorbike industry in Southeast Asia is expected to hit $8.53 billion by 2023.“There is no proven electric vehicle (EV) motorbike brand in Southeast Asia with products that can compel motorbike riders to join the inevitable electric revolution,” Chan said. “We are committed to offering riders across Southeast Asia superior alternatives to their petrol-based motorbikes with our next-generation, smart and connected electric motorbikes that are clean, aspirational and affordable.”Monk’s Hill Ventures cofounder and managing partner Kuo-Yi Lim said that Southeast Asia had one of the largest and fastest-growing number of motorbike users in the world with a growing appetite for affordable and cleaner motorbikes.“We are excited to be working with the company in creating the next iconic start-up to emerge from Southeast Asia,” he said. (eyc)Topics : Singapore-based electric motorbike start-up ION Mobility has raised US$3.3 million in seed funding to launch its product in Indonesia by 2021 and expand its operations in Southeast Asia.The funding was provided by Monk’s Hill Ventures, TNB Aura, Village Global and 500 Startups’ Southeast Asia-focused fund, 500 Durians, among others.“We are excited to be supporting ION Mobility in bringing a home-grown mainstream electric motorbike offering to the market, starting with Indonesia,” TNB cofounder and managing partner Aura Charles Wong wrote in a statement released on Friday.
Marion Hollins elected to 2021 class of Golf HOFUNDATED (AP) — Marion Hollins has been elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame.She was elected through through the contributor’s category, joining a 2021 class that so far includes Tiger Woods.Hollins was a visionary in golf course architecture. She financed and developed a club only for women in New York in the early 1920s. And she was the brains behind Cypress Point Club and Pasatiempo in California.Hollins died in 1944 when she was 51. — The Blue Jackets have signed All-Star goaltender Joonas Korpisalo (YOH’-nuhs kohr-pih-SAH’-loh) to a two-year contract worth a reported $5.6 million. The Finnish-born netminder has a 19-12-5 record, 2.60 goals-against average, .911 save percentage and two shutouts in 37 appearances this season. Korpisalo has established career highs in games played, wins and goals-against average since taking over as the starter when Sergei Bobrovsky (boh-BRAHF’-skee) left via free agency last summer.WNBA-DRAFTIonescu goes to Liberty with top pickNEW YORK (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu was the No. 1 pick in Friday’s WNBA draft, going to the New York Liberty in an Oregon sweep of the top two picks.Ionescu set the NCAA record for triple-doubles and was the first college player to have over 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists in her career. UNDATED (AP) — Two of college basketball’s young stars have announced they are entering the NBA draft before completing their eligibility.The list of draftable players now includes consensus All-American and Mountain West Conference Player of the year Malachi Flynn, who will forego his senior season at San Diego State. Flynn became the most decorated player in Aztecs history in his one season at SDSU after transferring from Washington State and sitting out a year. Flynn averaged 17.6 points, 5.1 assists and 4.5 rebounds this season as the sixth-ranked Aztecs went 30-2.Cole Anthony is entering the NBA draft after just one season at North Carolina. He had been considered a likely one-and-done player and a high first-round draft prospect before his arrival in Chapel Hill. The son of former NBA player Greg Anthony set an ACC freshman record by scoring 34 points in his conference debut and finished the season averaging a team-high 18.5 points for the Tar Heels.NHL-JETS-BYFUGLIENJets, Byfuglien split Ducks teammate Satou Sabally went second to Dallas after becoming one of three juniors to forego their last year of college eligibility and enter the draft.It’s the third time in the history of the draft that the top two picks were from the same program.Lauren Cox went third to Indiana and Chennedy Carter was the fourth selection by Atlanta. Dallas took Bella Alarie with the fifth pick.Due to the pandemic, Commissioner Cathy Engelbert announced selections from her home in New Jersey, holding up the jersey of the player being chosen.GOLF HALL OF FAME-HOLLINS NBA players will see 25% of their paychecks taken out starting May 15 in an agreement with the league. The decision was finalized today in a board of governors meeting and was done in concert with the National Basketball Players Association.The cutback in salary has been expected for some time in response to the NBA’s shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.The NBA playoffs would have started Saturday. If none of the 259 outstanding regular season games are played, the players would lose about $800 million in gross salary.Commissioner Adam Silver said it remains impossible for the NBA to make any decisions about whether to resume this season and that it is unclear when that will change.In Friday’s other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic: Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNBA player payroll slashed due to pandemicUNDATED (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a bite out of NBA salaries. Associated Press April 17, 2020 — Von Miller says he is in good spirits and “not feeling sick or hurting” after testing positive for the coronavirus. The Broncos linebacker told KUSA-TV in Denver that he developed a cough a couple of days ago. When his nebulizer for his asthma didn’t clear things up, he decided to get tested.— The NFL will hold a practice remote draft on Monday, three days before the real thing is done in the same way. Commissioner Roger Goodell ordered all team facilities closed in March, and later required club personnel to conduct the draft from their homes. Because of the reliance on free-flowing communication, the league decided to stage a mock draft to ensure that the proceedings next week would go smoothly.— NASCAR has postponed the May 9 race at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia with the state under a stay-at-home order until June 10. It gave no indication when the season will resume. NASCAR suspended its season four events into the year when sports shut down because of the pandemic. It had listed Martinsville as its first race to resume.— English Premier League clubs discussed the coronavirus testing required and scenarios that could salvage the season. The league hopes to restart on June 8, presenting an optimistically tight timeframe for players to return to game shape if social distancing is relaxed. Clubs in the three professional leagues below the Premier League have been told by the English Football League that May 16 is the earliest training sessions are recommended to start.— Nippon Professional Baseball’s season openers will not take place in May due to the new coronavirus pandemic, with no firm date set for the start. Representatives of the 12 teams decided Friday to also scrap interleague play. The removal of 18 interleague games from each team’s calendar would make for a 125-game regular season. Update on the latest sports — The Senior LPGA Championship has been canceled. It was scheduled to be played July 30-Aug. 1 at French Lick Resort in Indiana. The USGA previously canceled the U.S. Senior Women’s Open. The Senior LPGA will stay at French Lick in 2021. The new dates will be determined later.— Major League Soccer says it is pushing back restarting the season to at least June 8. Teams had played two matches before the season was suspended on March 12 because of the pandemic. The league had been looking at possibly resuming play in mid-May.— The governing body of track and field is leading a panel of Olympic sports to advise on safely organizing mass gathering events amid the coronavirus. World Athletics says the Outbreak Prevention Taskforce includes the International Institute for Race Medicine and officials from cycling, rowing, skiing, triathlon and the International Paralympic Committee.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NBA DRAFTSDSU’s Flynn, UNC’s Anthony turning pro UNDATED (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets and Dustin Byfuglien (BUHF’-lihn) have agreed to mutually terminate the veteran defenseman’s contract after a lengthy dispute, potentially marking the end of his hockey-playing career.No financial settlement was part of the agreement, meaning Byfuglien walked away from the $14 million remaining on his contract for this season and next. Winnipeg general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said a conversation in September led him to believe Byfuglien was healthy but “had lost his desire to play in the National Hockey League.”The Jets suspended the 35-year-old for not reporting to training camp. They received a call from his agent in October that he was considering a return. Byfuglien underwent ankle surgery in October and rehabbed into the winter.Byfuglien filed a grievance through the NHL Players’ Association believing he should be paid while recovering from ankle surgery.Also in the NHL: The induction is planned for March in Florida.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6
DEFENDING champion Naomi Osaka overcame a nervous start to scrape past Russian 20-year-old Anna Blinkova 6-4, 6-7 (5-7) 6-2 in the US Open first round.Wimbledon champion Simona Halep was also taken to a third set by American Nicole Gibbs but won 6-3, 3-6, 6-2.Osaka was 4-1 down in the opening set before she won five games in a row to take the lead.In a second set riddled with errors, she saw off three set points and held match point before losing a tie-break.The Japanese world number one, who made 50 unforced errors in the match, fought off three more break points in the decider.She will now face Polish world number 53 Magda Linette in round two.Romanian Halep took a fairly comfortable first set against Gibbs, ranked 135th, but despite holding off six set points, was broken for a fourth time late in the second.But she cruised through the decider, breaking twice to ensure she avoided three successive first-round defeats in New York.The fourth seed will face world number 116 Taylor Townsend, another American, in the second round.There was, however, a first-round exit for two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza, who lost 2-6, 6-1, 6-3 to Alison Riske.American Riske, ranked 11 places below the Spaniard at 36th, sealed her first win at Flushing Meadows since 2013 and will take on former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in the second round. MUGURUZA OUT BUT KVITOVA THROUGH“I remember not even that long ago, it was different. You had a difference between the top players and not top players,” said Muguruza, who has suffered three first-round defeats in New York.“Now, you feel like if you’re not 100% every day you play, you know all your opponents can play great. It’s much more equal.”Latvia’s Ostapenko overcame Serb Aleksandra Krunic 6-3, 7-6, (7-9), while two-time Wimbledon champion and sixth seed Petra Kvitova beat fellow Czech Denisa Allertova 6-2, 6-4.Elsewhere, Swiss 13th seed Belinda Bencic won 6-3, 6-2 against Luxembourg’s Mandy Minella, while Dutch seventh seed Kiki Bertens defeated Spaniard Paula Badosa 6-4, 6-2.And Canadian 15th seed Bianca Andreescu is through with a comfortable 6-2, 6-4 win over American 17-year-old Katie Volynets. (BBC Sport)
8 Jul 2016 Yorkshire and Lancashire clubs head to national final Four teams from Yorkshire golf clubs and two from Lancashire have claimed their places in next month’s national final of the England Golf Club Team Championship. They all won through a regional qualifier at Lancaster Golf Club, Lancashire, and will play off for the title on Monday, 8 August, during England Golf Week at Frilford Heath Golf Club, Oxfordshire. The team from Whitby led the way with 87 points. The other qualifiers include Shipley Golf Club, whose team won the championship when it was played for the first time last year. A new team of four is representing the club in this year’s competition. The successful qualifiers were: Whitby Golf Club, Yorkshire, represented by Janet McGeehin, Michael Coates, Siew Choon Tan and Robert Scott (pictured). Marriott Worsley Park Golf Club, Lancashire, represented by Allan and Sue Rudman, Stephen Murray and Jean Kelly. Waterton Park Golf Club, Yorkshire, represented by Glynn and Karen Andrews, Stuart Nice and Tracey Parker. Shipley Golf Club, Yorkshire, represented by Mick Exley and Val Exley and Peter and Ann Borsos. Lancaster Golf Club, Lancashire, represented by Josephine O’Neill, David Thompson and Stanley and Sheila Swindlehurst. Low Laithes Golf Club, Yorkshire, represented by Gordon and Jane Fawcett, Geoff Parkes and Michelle Walker. They will meet qualifiers from three other regional events at the national final. It will be a feature of Golf Week, staged by England Golf to create a national grand finale for a host of handicap and team championships. Click here for full scores
BILL NEAL :10 Now listen to me Pittsburgh. I don’t ask much of you but I really need you on this one. I need everybody to put their collective prayers together for your friend and mine Eddie “E.J.” Jefferies. The best of the best good guys, former Pittsburgh Courier sports editor and the all time leader in wins in the Connie Hawkins Summer Basketball League as a coach. Get well soon E.J. we’re pulling for ya… “South of the border down Mexico way!!” :09 Speaking of the Connie Hawkins League, let’s not forget that from 1975 to 1990 the league was ranked by the Atlanta Constitution and Coach Al McGuire, (former legendary coach at Marquette) and his classic summer basketball league book “Heat in the Street” as one of the Top 10 Leagues in the nation. And no wonder when the league featured some of the world’s all time greatest players. Back in the day you would come to the Homewood YMCA or East Hills Park and see “The Hawk” himself, Kenny Durrett, Jeep Kelly, Armon Gilliam, Norm Nixon, Charles Smith, Sam Clancy, Ron Brown, John Marshall, Ron Carter and an endless list of world class stars. And don’t forget spectators included a who’s who of legendary names including Julius Dr. J. Erving, L.C. Greenwood, Blair Underwood, and Lamon Rucker just to name a few. Man those were the days!:08 Hold up…wait a minute…all this to say the 2nd Annual Connie Hawkins League Reunion will be held Sept. 8 at the Fox Chapel Yacht Club as a part of the Champions and Five Starr Corporation End of Summer “White Par-Tay.” This reunion is in memory of all our fallen legends: Armon Gilliam, Maurice Lucas, Jeep Kelly, Kenny Durrett and others. All ex-players and coaches from the league get in at 1/2 price with I.D. (And don’t try to front I know if you played or not!):07 Somebody asked…no not somebody, it was Karl Parker and the Giant Eagle crew…why I haven’’t mentioned Archie McGill, the former Schenley High great. Alright here ya go. Archie McGill is one of the greatest City League players of all time. He stands shoulder to shoulder with that Great Spartan State Championship Team…Kenny Durrett, Petey Gibson, Munter Brundridge, Jimmy Prince, HotRod and McGill. (Someone correct me if I am wrong…you know it doesn’t happen often Bill Neal at Overtime 412-628-4856).:06 City League Basketball, the history is second to none…mmaannn ya gotta love it!!!:05 Shout out’s to: The New Ozanam Basketball League for another successful summer in helping our kids be the best they can be under the direction of Curtis Cureton and Darelle Porter and the assistance of Coach Karen Hall and others. Don’t worry Karl Kohlman, the Guru of Pittsburgh Youth Summer Basketball, your legend continues in great hands.My long time main man, former college roommate and ex-great Gateway Gator running back Rob Chambers and Robbie’s Old School Southern Style Rib Joint out on Ardmore Blvd. Stop…Look…Listen (aka the Stylistics), put the newspaper down and go get them ribs right now. I am telling you and you know I tell you right. And you ain’t gonna believe the sauce.:04 Speaking of me telling ya right I told ya about Cam Newton didn’t I! “They” don’t know what “they’re” talking about and Plaxico and Pryor are coming next.:03 Can someone please tell me how Merrill Hodge, the former average Steelers running back, can tell…not suggest…but tell Tim Tebow that he will never be a NFL quarterback. Hodge you got some nerve and you need to spend more of your time learning how to wear a tie. C’mon man ain’t nobody wearing them 1932 Big Tie Knots!!:02 Here’s Your Final Word Top1. Uggla, your hitting streak for the Braves ends at 33 games. Nice run but now you know 56 games ain’t easy.2. The Uganda Little League baseball team got robbed by the U.S. State Department—Go online people, read the story.3. Cam Newton, Curt McCoy, Tim Tebow…those are champion names man. They can’t fail.4. Steelers lose the opener…it’s just pre season Peggy, just relax.5. I’ll take Dieon Sanders right now over our D-Backs and he hasn’t played in 5 years.:01 Get ready for the next Champion Enterprise/Five Starr Corporation event on Labor Day Monday, Sept. 5.—The 36th Annual Champions Mixed Doubles Celebrity Tennis Tournament at the Highland Park courts, lower level, open to all talent levels, huge trophies, $10 registration, Donna Bey, director. Call to register now at 412-628-4856.(Players Note: We wait on the rain!)“DOUBLE OVERTIME”:00 Here’s the short story, long story to come. The Champions/Five Starr Corporation White Par-Tay brought to you by the Soul Pitt and Brotha Ash Productions, All White Dress, 6-8 p.m., Happy Hour Reception, Par-Tay 8 p.m.-until. Cash bar, cash kitchen, (meet the Fabulous Diamond Models, D.J. EZ-E the Old School D.J., and if you don’t know now you know EZ-E is the baddest man in the land!! All these on the waterfront and you know the celebrities will be there. They always are…“We Are Champions.”~ Game Over ~