EMV deployment only a 1st step, says Fed’s Powell

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr EMV payment card technology represents an “important step forward,” said Federal Reserve Board Governor Jerome H. Powell, but security should not stop there.Speaking at the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank last week, Powell outlined his thoughts on safer payments systems.“For many years, traditional authentication methods like signatures and static passwords have been used to verify that an individual is authorized to initiate a payment. New approaches to authentication increasingly offer greater assurance and protection,” he said. “Given the current technologies that we have at our disposal, we should assess the continued use of signatures as a means of authenticating card transactions.”EMV (Europay/MasterCard/Visa) involves the use of chip-enabled payment cards and terminals. Powell said that stakeholders in the payments system should keep searching for new approaches to authentication. continue reading »last_img read more

Jimmy Nelson’s long road back could lead to Dodgers bullpen

first_imgThe Brewers did not see enough to warrant a contract offer to the arbitration-eligible Nelson. The Dodgers – looking for “upside plays,” as Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman put it – bought the lottery ticket for a modest $1.25 million salary in 2020 plus bonuses and an option for 2021 that could make the contract worth as much as $13 million over two years.“In 2017, in our opinion, he was one of the better starters in the National League. Then obviously the injuries set in,” Friedman said. “He came back at the tail end of ’19 and his stuff looked a little bit different which you would expect after that amount of layoff.“Right now, it’s just about getting him out there, making sure he’s healthy, building him up. We’ll kind of see where we are at the end and whether it’s a top-starter-in-the-National-League potential or a Brandon Morrow-type bullpen ace. I don’t know. A lot will be determined over the next month.”The Morrow comparison is a good one. He was also a formerly exceptional starter waylaid by injuries when he signed a minor-league deal with the Dodgers in 2017. After opening the season in Triple-A, Morrow joined the Dodgers in late May and became a key piece of their bullpen the rest of the way.Nelson says his priority is on getting and staying healthy – a sore groin muscle limited him early in camp. But he insists his pitch mix is “all the way back.”“I’ve shown last year, with all the data we have nowadays and with the spin rates and perceived velos and your movement profiles and all that, from cleaning up some of my arm action from the shoulder, I actually think and there’s proof that I actually increased some of my spin and some of my movement profiles on certain things,” Nelson said. “So my stuff is a little bit different now but I think it can be different for the better. I think that this organization saw that as well – even though it was a smaller sample size last year.”Nelson said he specifically signed with the Dodgers because of their support system both to maintain his health but also to make the most of his current abilities. If that means a bullpen role – so be it.Related Articles “I had full tears of the labrum, the (rotator) cuff, the capsule. There was some bone and nerve stuff going on. … It was very, very extensive.”Nelson actually went back out to the mound for the bottom of the fifth. With his shoulder essentially shredded, he hit a batter, walked a batter and threw a wild pitch. But he put up another zero. He wouldn’t throw another pitch in a major-league game for 21 months.“It was tough,” Nelson said of the road back, delayed by elbow problems. “It was kind of one of those things where there wasn’t much literature on it. There wasn’t really a path that was paved for the rehab process of what I did.“A lot of dark days. But (I had) a lot of resources, a lot of good people surrounding me as far as from the organization, from your fellow teammates and obviously my family, my wife and just close friends and family. I could lean on them.”When Nelson finally returned to the Brewers’ rotation last June, he was not very good. In three starts he gave up 14 runs in 12 innings then went back on the Injured List with a sore elbow. A rehab assignment and September spent in the bullpen wrapped up his comeback season. Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start center_img “The last two years I was watching the playoffs from the bench. That was tough. That was really tough for me,” he said.“I don’t care what my role is. I’ve said before I’ve been watching from the bench too much for the last two years. A lot of it was out of my control and dealing with injuries and rehab and all that stuff. But it is very tough. So at this point in my career, I know where I’m at and I want to just be a part of it, you know, I just want to be on the mound competing in whatever capacity.”ALSOOutfielder Joc Pederson is still limited in workouts by a sore right hip. He has not been cleared to swing a bat for four days now. “He’s on a slow program because you just can’t turn seven to 10 days into four weeks,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “We can always kind of make up the at-bats as we go forward.” … Pitcher Clayton Kershaw will make his spring debut Friday in Maryvale against the Milwaukee Brewers and pitcher Walker Buehler will go on Saturday. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error GLENDALE, Ariz. — In early September 2017, Jimmy Nelson was one of the better young starting pitchers in the National League, a sturdy 28-year-old about to be 12-6 with a 3.49 ERA in 29 starts for the Milwaukee Brewers.And then, he wasn’t.Nelson was spinning a shutout four innings into a Sept. 8 start at Wrigley Field. With one out in the top of the fifth, Nelson lined a base hit into left field, rounded first base hard then thought better of it and scrambled back to first base, diving with his right arm reaching for the bag.“When I went into the bag, I knew I had dislocated my shoulder,” Nelson said. “I dislocated it out and it popped back in. But it was essentially like three or four separate full injuries.last_img read more

Some hospitals opt to restrict certain surgeries

first_imgHCA East Florida Division hospitals in St. Lucie County has announced that they will be limiting certain inpatient and outpatient surgeries and procedures due to the rising number of coronavirus cases in Florida.The health division made the announcement on Tuesday stating that they are working with their health partners to identify which patients will have their procedures delayed.“Patients whose procedures will be delayed will be contacted by their surgeon. The hospitals remain safe and open for medical emergencies, deliveries, and procedures that are medically necessary in which delay would jeopardize the patient’s wellbeing,” the healthcare division said in a statement.Lawnwood Regional Medical Center has already began postponing elective surgeries while St. Lucie Medical Center will put restrictions in place beginning on July 16th.Several Palm Beach County hospitals have also elected to pause certain surgeries due to COVID concerns and to free up some ICU beds.last_img read more

Bradley shocks boxing world with controversial win over Pacquiao

first_imgLAS VEGAS (AP)—Timothy Bradley promised to shock, though the biggest shock in his fight with Manny Pacquiao came from the judges’ scorecards.In a fight Pacquiao seemed to have in hand, two judges decided otherwise, giving Bradley a split decision Saturday night and ending the Filipino fighter’s remarkable seven-year unbeaten run. SPLIT DECISION—Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, right, lands a punch against Timothy Bradley, from Palm Springs, Calif., in their WBO world welterweight title fight June 9, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) Promoter Bob Arum fumed, the crowd at the MGM Grand arena booed, and Pacquiao seemed stunned when the decision was announced. Arum said there would be a November rematch, though he blasted the way the decision went down.“I’ve never been as ashamed of the sport of boxing as I am tonight,” said Arum, who handles both fighters.Bradley came on strong in the later rounds, winning five of the last six rounds on two scorecards and four on the third. He won 115-113 on two scorecards, while losing on the third by the same margin. The Associated Press had Pacquiao winning 117-111.“I did my best,” Pacquiao said. “I guess my best wasn’t good enough.”Pacquiao tried to turn the fight into a brawl, using his power to hurt Bradley in the early rounds. But Bradley changed tactics in the middle rounds and used his boxing skills to win enough rounds to take the narrow decision for the welterweight title.It ended a 15-fight winning streak by Pacquiao dating to 2005 that turned him into a boxing superstar and made him a national hero in the Philippines.“I thought I won the fight,” Bradley said. “I didn’t think he was as good as everyone says he was. I didn’t feel his power.”Ringside punching statistics showed Pacquiao landing 253 punches to 159 for Bradley, who vowed before the fight to take the 147-pound title from Pacquiao. The Compubox statistics showed Pacquiao landing more punches in 10 of the 12 rounds.Bradley was so confident that he had oversized tickets printed up for a Nov. 10 rematch that will now likely happen.Bradley seemed hurt in the fourth and fifth rounds, but Pacquiao had trouble landing big punches after that. Still, he seemed in control of the fight everywhere but on the judge’s scorecards.“Can you believe that? Unbelievable,” Arum said. “I went over to Bradley before the decision and he said, ‘I tried hard but I couldn’t beat the guy.’”Pacquiao said he studied Bradley on tape before the fight and wasn’t surprised by anything he did. He said he thought he was in control of the fight and was shocked when the decision went against him.“He never hurt me with his punches, most of them landed on my arms,” Pacquiao said.Pacquiao tried to brawl with Bradley and seemed to hurt him in both the fourth and fifth rounds. But Bradley started moving and counter punching, though he never seemed to land any shots that hurt Pacquiao.Pacquiao had vowed to look impressive against Bradley after struggling in his last outing with Juan Manuel Marquez, a fight many thought he lost. And he did early, landing good long left hands while beating Bradley to the punch on most exchanges.“He hurt me a couple of times with his left,” Bradley said. “He’s a beast.”Trainer Freddie Roach told Pacquiao after the 10th round that he had control of the fight, and urged him to fight hard the final two rounds.“You have six minutes to go, son,” Roach said. “It’s your fight.”But it wasn’t Pacquiao’s fight, with Bradley getting credit for winning some of the close middle and later rounds. After the 11th round Bradley went back to his corner and trainer Joel Diaz told him he needed to win the final round.“I listened to my corner,” Bradley said. “I got to give him a rematch now.”Arum said there will be one on Nov. 10, though he thought Pacquiao won easily, as did most writers at ringside.“I’ll make a lot of money off the rematch, but this was outrageous,” Arum said.It was the biggest fight of Bradley’s career and it came with a minimum $5 million payday. The rematch will be even richer, though Pacquiao’s loss could damage any plans for a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.Mayweather did not see the fight because he is serving a sentence on a domestic abuse charge at a jail a few miles from the MGM Grand.last_img read more

Mayweather Jr. tops Forbes list of money makers

first_imgHIGHEST PAID—This Sept. 17, 2011 photo shows Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, punching Victor Ortiz during their WBC welterweight title fight in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File) Mayweather, who made $85 million for two fights last year, is currently serving a three-month jail sentence in Las Vegas for domestic battery.Boxer Manny Pacquiao is second on the magazine’s list at $62 million from earnings and endorsements. Pacquiao lost his WBO welterweight title to Timothy Bradley earlier this month.Tiger Woods, No. 1 on the list since 2001, made $59.4 million to place third.LeBron James of the Miami Heat is fourth ($53 million). He is one of 13 basketball players on the list.Tennis star Roger Federer is fifth at $52.7 million.Thirty football players made the top 100, with Peyton Manning tops among them at No. 10. The Denver Broncos’ new quarterback made $42.4 million during his last season with the Indianapolis Colts, even though he sat out the entire season while recovering from a neck injury.David Beckham of the Los Angeles Galaxy was No. 8 overall and the highest ranked soccer player at $46 million.New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was tops among baseball players and No. 18 overall with $33 million.Two women, both tennis players, made the list. Maria Sharapova ($27.9 million) comes in at No. 26, and Li Na ($18.4 million). (AP)—The world’s highest-paid athlete is in jail. The guy in second place just lost a title fight, and the man who held the distinction for a decade is now third. Forbes has released its list of the 100 highest paid athletes, and boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., nicknamed “Money,” is No. 1.last_img read more

Local Roundup: Sarah Ingram named head coach of HSU track, cross-country programs

first_imgArcata >> Humboldt State athletic director Duncan Robins announced that longtime assistant coach Sarah Ingram has been named the head coach of the Lumberjack track and field and cross-country programs on Wednesday.“Sarah is a talented, motivated coach who is committed to HSU and her student-athletes,” said Robins. “We are excited to have Sarah, a homegrown talent, leading our track & field and cross country programs.”Ingram is entering her seventh season with the HSU programs after serving as …last_img read more

Brand South Africa calls on citizens to know and live your Constitution

first_imgJohannesburg, 4 October 2016 – Brand South Africa will this week launch the ‘Play Your Part and Know Your Constitution, Play Your Part and Live Your Constitution’ campaign.This is in line with Brand South Africa’s mandate to contribute to national efforts to inspire pride, patriotism and active citizenship amongst the citizens of our country. This is the ethos that will drive citizens to play their part to strengthen the Nation Brand and its value proposition domestically and internationally.The Play Your Part and Know Your Constitution, Play Your Part and Live Your Constitution campaign is premised on the notion that knowledge and awareness is a powerful tool that can be used to safeguard embrace South Africa’s democracy.Brand South Africa’s General Manager for Marketing Ms Sithembile Ntombela says, “The Nation Brand’s democratic dispensation rests on the fundamental principles of freedom, social justice, equality and human dignity – and this generation owes it to those who will come after us to entrench these values into the social fabric of our country.”The three-month campaign which commenced on 1 October 2016 aims to empower people with knowledge and information on their rights as enshrined in the Bill of Rights. This awareness will be integral to the promotion and advancement of South Africa’s constitutional values.“To understand the spirit of our Constitution, one has to reflect on South Africa’s democratic journey and discover those common values that shaped it. Yet the application of the values of the Constitution requires interrogation as our social fabric evolves. Our campaign aims to highlight some of these contemporary issues while continuing to empower citizens about their rights as embodied in the highest law of our land,” concluded Ntombela.Listen out for the ad on Metro, 5FM, Tru Fm, YFM, TUT, VOW, UJ FM this week and let us know your thoughts on #InspiredByMyConstitution #SANationBrandlast_img read more

Abhinav Bindra wins individual bronze, bids adieu to Asian Games

first_imgAbhinav BindraAbhinav Bindra on Tuesday bid adieu to Asian Games by clinching the individual bronze medal in men’s 10m air rifle event.Before winning the individual bronze, Bindra teamed up with Sanjeev Rajput and Ravi Kumar to finish third on the podium, helping India swell their medals tally to eight in the 17th edition of the mega-event.He finished third in 10m air rifle men’s finals behind China’s Haoran Yang and Yifei Cao to bag the bronze. Bindra aggregated 187.1 points while his Chinese opponents, 18-year-old Haoran won gold with 209.6 points and Yifei bagged silver with 208.9.Bindra had on Monday created a flutter by stating that Tuesday’s event would be his last in professional shooting.Bindra led the field till the first twelve shots before slipping to the fifth place and was saved from being ousted after a poor performance by Pourya Norouziyan of Iran and his scores of 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7.Earlier, the Beijing Olympic gold medallist fired India to the men’s team bronze in the 10m air rifle event while booking his berth in the eight-man finals with the fifth-best score in the qualifications.The Indian team that comprised of Bindra, Kumar and Rajput tallied 1863 to finish third behind gold medal winners – China 1886.4 and South Korea (silver) at 1867.6.Bindra tallied 625.4 points while Ravi Kumar contributed 618.9. Another veteran Rajput scored 618.7.Bindra was shooting brilliantly after a modest beginning but for his two poor shots of 9.1 on the 55th and 9.7 on the 60th, he could only finish 5th in the qualification as fourth-placed Korean Kim Sengdo fared only marginally better at 626.1.advertisementBindra’s sequences after each set of 10 shots were: 102.6, 105.3, 104.5, 104.1, 105.7 ? during which period he was looking at peak form but for the sudden misfiring on the 55th shot? and 103.2.This was the fifth medal fetched from the Ongnyeon range by the shooters in these Games, comprising one gold and four bronze, men’s pistol shooter Jitu Rai’s title win being the standout performance.The top three scores were notched up by Chinese shooters led by Cao Yifel (630.7), a new Games record.In the individual list, Ravi Kumar finished 20th and Rajput stood one rung below to be eliminated.Bindra, who was just outside the top eight after the first series, got into his groove later and after the fourth set of 10 shots, took a break to have a chat with rifle coach Stanislav Lapidus for a brief. He shot 10.9 on the 40th shot.He immediately came up with successive scores of 10.6, 10.7, 10.6 and 10.3 and was going great guns till a 9.1 spoilt his efforts.But he took a deep breath, got his thoughts together and shot 10.1 on the 56th before coming up with successive high scores of 10.9 and 10.8, which were followed by 10.5 and 9.7 on his last shot.last_img read more