You Can Start Paying With Apple Pay On Monday

first_imgTags:#Apple#Apple Pay#Apple payments#Mobile Payments#online payments Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that Apple Pay, its mobile-payments service, would launch on Monday, October 20. Cook spoke at a product-launch event on Apple’s Cupertino, Calif. campus Thursday. Apple has signed up an additional 500 banks to support the service, which will allow Apple Pay to store payment credentials for credit and debit cards they’ve issued to their customers. Those banks join Apple’s launch partners: Citibank, Chase, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, American Express, and Capital One.See also: What Apple Announced At Its Thursday iPad EventFor now, Apple Pay will only work with Apple’s newest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices.Apple Pay doesn’t actually store the 15- or 16-digit account number embossed on users’ plastic cards. Instead, it communicates with its partner banks, who give Apple a Device Account Number to store—essentially a new 16-digit number linked with the original card. Apple Pay then issues one-time-use tokens for every transaction. Those and other security measures make Apple and its banking partners confident enough in its fraud-prevention measures that banks are paying Apple a small share of transactions.See also: You Can’t Use Apple Pay To Buy A Latte At StarbucksApple has also signed up new retailers who are accepting Apple Pay, including Foot Locker and RadioShack, alongside launch partners announced in September like Macy’s, McDonald’s, and Walgreens.Images by Apple owen thomas Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

A New Journal for Translating Biomedical Discoveries

first_imgMoving discoveries out of the lab and into clinics has become one of the top goals of biomedical research leaders. They’ve called for programs to deploy research findings more rapidly and get young investigators interested in the nitty-gritty work of developing a new drug or treatment. Today AAAS, publisher of ScienceInsider, is stepping into this area with a new journal called Science Translational Medicine. The journal’s home page explains that translational medicine “builds on basic research advances – studies of biological processes using cell cultures, for example, or animal models – and uses them to develop new therapies or medical procedures.” Science Translational Medicine will publish research and commentary every Wednesday, and selected papers will appear in a monthly print edition. The journal’s Chief Scientific Adviser is Elias Zerhouni who, as director of the National Institutes of Health from 2002–2008, pushed to make translation a bigger part of NIH’s mission. Among the journal’s first papers: a tiny device for measuring breast cancer risk, a strategy for improving bone marrow transplants, and a study on potential new drugs for osteoporosis.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

Win some, learn some

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH As the Vietnamese celebrated on the streets of Hanoi, waving flags, blowing horns and dancing to disco beats, following the home side’s 2-1 victory late Thursday night in the second leg, completing a 4-2 aggregate win, the Azkals were left to ponder what might have been in their hotel near My Dinh Stadium.The Azkals entered the tournament determined to at least reach the finals after getting to the semifinals in three of the last four editions of the Suzuki Cup.“The players left it all on the field, they can’t complain about that,” said defender Carlie de Murga. “It’s really hard to play like this after so many travels and changing hotels.”The Vietnamese also took the physicality to the Azkals, one of the perceived strengths of the Filipinos in the region. A 2-1 win at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City last Sunday left the Azkals needing to replicate the Miracle in Hanoi eight years ago.But Vietnam also showed it was incisive and clinical when it mattered. The Azkals held their ground until the last 10 minutes when they conceded twice in quick succession, allowing the Vietnamese to seal the win before James Younghusband, playing his 100th match for the country, scored a consolation goal a minute from time.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel management clarifies SEA Games footballers’ kikiam breakfast controversy LATEST STORIES In spite of Washington’s sanctions, Huawei sells more smartphones than ever Kevin Ingreso fights off the challenge of two Vietnamese players in their match last Thursday night.—CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/LAGARDERE SPORTSHANOI—There have been tougher defeats in recent years, but for the Philippines, the semifinal exit in the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup had a familiar feeling that came with the result.Vietnam was a different opponent from the Azkals’ three previous trips to the knockout stage, but the outcome remained the same for a side that will now have to wait two more years for a crack at Southeast Asian football’s biggest prize.ADVERTISEMENT Australia appoints 76ers coach Brett Brown for Tokyo Olympics ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Valdez wants to capture Open crown at home Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Obviously, we are all disappointed with the final result but every player really stepped up and played their hearts out,” said James. The period of evaluation will be quick with focus shifting immediately to the AFC Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates a little less than a month away.But as far as the players are concerned, this year’s Suzuki Cup, with its new home-and-away format, should serve as an example that nothing less than the best preparation and the best ways to lessen the stress of traveling from one country to another should also be a priority.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“The players gave everything on the pitch tonight,” Azkals skipper Phil Younghusband told the Inquirer as he slowly walked to thank the Filipinos who showed up at My Dinh Stadium to support the team.“We expect to always be playing in these type of games. But if we want to take the next step, we have to be better in all aspects. The support has to improve. The quality of the team can only get us so far.” Read Next MOST READ You can now mix and match your Bitmoji’s clothing Palace: Robredo back to ‘groping with a blind vision’ View commentslast_img read more

CCEA okays formula to pay production subsidy to sugar mills

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 3 (PTI) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today approved a new formula to calculate production subsidy to sugar mills for the ongoing 2015-16 season after taking into account lower sugar production and exports.To address liquidity stress in the sugar industry and facilitate timely payment of cane arrears, the Centre last year had announced a subsidy of Rs 4.50 per quintal of cane crushed during October 2015-September 2016 season with a condition that mills meet the export quota of four million tonnes and ethanol blending target.The subsidy scheme has now been discontinued and the government is yet to make payments to mills. “The CCEA today approved the revised formula to determine the production subsidy to sugar mills for 2015-16 season taking into account lower cane crushing, sugar production and exports in view of drought in parts of Maharasthra and Karnataka,” a senior Food Ministry official said. As per official statement, the CCEA has approved the revision in the export quota and ethanol supply target for calculating the production subsidy. “This has been done to offset cost of cane and facilitate timely payment of cane price dues of farmers,” it said. With the revised formula, the production subsidy outgo to sugar mills would come down to Rs 600 crore as against previously estimated Rs 1,147.5 crore, sources said. As the production subsidy scheme was withdrawn before time, sugar mills which have exported at least 50 per cent their export target and in case of mills having distillation capacity have supplied ethanol as per revised schedule would be eligible for production subsidy, an official statement said. “However, production subsidy on actual cane crushing would be provided to sugar mills proportionate to their achievement on export and ethanol supply targets with equal weightage,” it clarified. The production subsidy was initially calculated based on the estimated cane crushing of 255 million tonnes in the 2015-16. But the cane crushing has come down due to drought. Consequently, sugar output is also estimated to be lower at 25.2 million tonnes this season. (MORE) PTI LUX MRadvertisementlast_img read more

Arsene Wenger reiterates commitment to Arsenal despite Barcelona link

first_imgArsene Wenger has played down speculation linking him with a move to Spanish champions Barcelona at the end of the season, saying his first preference would be to extend his stay at Arsenal.Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has confirmed he will leave the club at the end of the current campaign and Wenger is among the bookmakers’ favourites to replace him.Sevilla’s Jorge Sampaoli, Athletic Bilbao’s Ernesto Valverde, Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino and Everton’s Ronald Koeman are the other leading contenders.”No, my preference is always the same, it will remain the same,” Wenger told reporters on Thursday when asked if he was interested in the Barcelona job.”I’ve been here 20 years and many times had the opportunity to leave. I don’t have to convince you my preference has always been Arsenal.”I am not looking for jobs of other clubs or jobs of other people. I am just focusing on getting to the next level and try to improve. Competent managers always try to get better, to reinvent themselves.”The annual outcry for Wenger’s head has grown louder than ever this season following Arsenal’s 5-1 defeat by Bayern Munich in the first leg of their last-16 clash in the Champions League last month.Wenger, who is out of contract at the end of the season, gave his strongest hint in years that he could leave Arsenal in the wake of that defeat, saying he would definitely manage next season, but did not know if it would be “somewhere else”.advertisementArsenal, who are fourth in the Premier League, visit fifth-placed Liverpool on Saturday after a break of almost two weeks, and Wenger said his players needed to find their rhythm fast to avoid losing at Anfield.”For us, after a little break, it’s important to switch on quickly,” he added. “After a break, it’s important you are ready from the start. For us, it’s vital to start strongly at Liverpool.”Midfielder Aaron Ramsey will be in the squad after recovering from a calf strain, along with defender Laurent Koscielny, who missed Arsenal’s 2-0 FA Cup win over Sutton United last month with a hamstring problem.Midfielder Mohamed Elneny is out for three weeks with an ankle injury.last_img read more

Steve Smith, Joe Root and Trent Boult: The men who challenged India in their own den

first_imgTeam India under Virat Kohli conquered everything that has been thrown at them. From starting at No.7 in Tests in Australia back in 2014 to No.1 two-and-a-half years later, is not an easy feat and India have done that with great swagger. They are now the only team other than Australia and South Africa to have won their last Test series against every other opposition.India started their home season by whitewashing New Zealand 3-0, followed by a 4-0 hammering of England in the five-match series. They continued the good work in the one-off Test against Bangladesh as they beat the young and hungry Tigers by 208 runs, which was followed by the recently concluded thrilling four-match series against Australia, which India won 2-1 to end the season on a high.However, even in this run of domination, a few visitors stood up and provided stern resistance to the home side with both bat and ball.Here are the top five overseas batsmen in the 13-match long Test season:STEVE SMITHThe Australia captain finished the four-match series with 499 runs from eight innings at an average of 71.28. He lead from the front right from the word go. He scored a fighting 109 in Pune as Australia won the Test by 333 runs to take a 1-0 lead. Although he didn’t have much of a say in Bengaluru, a match Australia lost by 75 runs, Smith came back strong to hammer another big hundred, scoring 178 not out in Ranchi under tremendous pressure which came towards him from all corners after the DRS row.advertisementThe 27-year-old came to Dharamsala being a man on a mission to lead his team to victory and that resulted in another captain’s knock as he scored 111 in the first innings, his third century of the series.The New South Wales batsman was not only the star batsman for the visitors but he also finished as the highest run-getter of the series and 94 runs more than the second placed Cheteshwar Pujara, who has 405.JOE ROOTJoe Root has been the backbone of the England batting for quite some time now. He continued from where he left off in India five years back. He scored 73 in his debut Test back in Nagpur in 2012 and only consolidated his position as one of the best players of spin in these conditions.The newly appointed England captain finished the five-match series with 491 runs from 10 innings, which included one century and four fifties.Reuters PhotoThe 26-year-old n held the key for England before the Three Lions stepped a foot in the country and he did not disappoint in an otherwise very disappointing series for the Englishmen. He started the series with a 124 in Rajkot and followed on from there. He has a fifty plus score in each of the five matches showing complete consistency and why he has always been the most dependable batsmen in the recent past.MOEEN ALIThe England all-rounder became a thorn for the Indians with the bat. Although he was seen more of a player, who can hurt with his bowling, Moeen’s batting impressed everybody in the five-match series.Moeen finished with 381 runs from nine innings with a best of 146 in the last Test in Chennai. He started off the series with a 117 in Rajkot and kept being a headache for the hosts till the last Test. He scored two tons and one half century at an average of 42.33.He provided great resistance along with Ben Stokes in the middle-order and more than made up for just taking 10 wickets in the series with the willow.ALASTAIR COOKThe former England captain finished the series with 369 runs and the fifth highest run-getter of the series.Cook scored just one century and one half-century throughout the series with an average of 43.92 but he kept providing England with good starts with different opening partners through the cource of the series.He started the series off with a 130 in the second innings in Rajkot, allowing the visitors to draw the Test before they went on a losing spree.Reuters PhotoThe 32-year-old was heavily criticised for the series defeat in India and he also quit but his performances with the bat was something that allowed England to at least provide some resistance in an otherwise very disappointing series.JONNY BAIRSTOWJonny Bairstow had a tremendous season coming onto the five-match series. He finished as the second highest run-scorer with 1470 runs in 2016 and that was also the highest run scored by a wicketkeeper in a calendar year.The wicketkeeper batsman carried on the good work and played some gritty innings in the middle-order for England.advertisementThe Yorkshire keeper scored 352 runs from nine innings at an average of 44.00, which included three fifties. His best was 89 in the third Test in Mohali, which was an innings of great character and maturity.While the batsmen had a better time overall in terms of performances, the spinners also made the most of the turning tracks at display in India.Here are the top five bowlers out of the four Test series India played in.And now, the bowlers who troubled Kohli & Co.ADIL RASHIDAdil Rashid was the pick of the bowlers among all the teams, claiming 23 wickets from five matches with a best of 4/82 in the second Test in Visakhapatnam.The leggie is the only overseas player to have picked up more than 20 wickets out of the 13-Test long home season of India.Rashid was often criticised for not being effective or being able to pick wickets at crucial points but he still came out on top of with a handy wicket tally at an average of 37.43 in the five-Test series.NATHAN LYONNathan Lyon has been a much improved bowler over the last couple of years and that showed in the two-match Test series versus India.Lyon picked up 19 wickets from four matches at an average of 25.26 and looked the most dangerous bowlers with his consistent line and length, troubling the Indian batsmen throughout the series.He picked up his carrier best 8/50 in the first innings of the Bengaluru Test, that India won by 75 runs. He again picked up an important five-wicket haul in the first innings of the Dharamsala Test, to bowl out India with a small lead of 32 runs but Australia failed to capitalise on that and lost the match by eight wickets and series 2-1.STEVE O’KEEFESteve O’Keefe picked up 19 wickets and one of Australia’s leading wicket takers in the recently concluded series.He was India’s tormentor in-chief as the Australians announced themselves in Pune with a thumping victory of 333 runs in the first Test in Pune.Reuters PhotoO’Keefe picked up 6/35 in each of the innings and destroyed India’s batting in the process, finishing the match with career-best match figures of 12/70.His stock fell after that however as he struggled to replicate his performance but he did pick up a wicket here and there to end up with the same wickets as his spin partner come the end of the series.TRENT BOULT, MITCHELL SANTNER AND MOEEN ALIEach of them finished with a tally of 10 wickets each in the respective series.Boult and Santner were the pick of the bowlers for New Zealand picking up 10 wickets from three matches at an average of 33.30 and 52.40 respectively.The lack of ability to strike showed why the Kiwis failed to win any of their matches or put any strong performances.Moeen also picked up 10 wickets from five matches with a best of 3/98. He failed to support Rashid properly but that was again because of Cook giving him very less overs to bowl. He was expected to be the leading spinner, especially after his fantastic performances against India in England back in 2014 but he failed to replicate that in favouring conditions.advertisementAlso Watch:last_img read more

Statue of Liberty stamp mistake to cost US postal service USD 3.5 mln

first_imgNew York, Jul 6 (PTI) A 2010 US Postal Service stamp mistakenly bearing the image of a Lady Liberty replica will cost the American post office a whopping USD 3.5 million for the copyright violation, according to a media report.In a 2010 stamp design, the United States Postal Service mistook a Las Vegas-based replica for the real Statue of Liberty.Now a federal court has ruled that the post office must pay the replica’s sculptor USD 3.5 million for violating his copyright, The New York Times reported.The statue by the artist Robert Davidson sits at the New York-New York casino in Las Vegas, thousands of kilometres away from the mint-green figure in New York Harbour.Yet an image of his sculpture made a surprise appearance on the post office’s Lady Liberty “forever” stamp in 2010.Davidson filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the post office in 2013, claiming it illegally used the image of his piece, and a federal court agreed, awarding him damages after he established that his piece was different enough from the original to be protected, the report said.Made of plaster mud, acrylic-based coating and foam, the replica is half the size of the real Statue of Liberty and sports more defined eyes and lips. Davidson argued in court that his mother-in-law’s face inspired the Las Vegas sculptures design. He said he made the statue’s appearance “a little more modern, a little more feminine” than the original’s “masculine” features. The post office had originally picked the photo by searching Getty Images, the stock-photo agency, and believed it showed the real statue. After sizing and cropping the photo to fit on a stamp, the post office released it to the public in December 2010.advertisement The post office, however, declined to comment on the case’s outcome, the report said. PTI AMS AKJ AMSAMSlast_img read more

Iowa Lands Arizona State Transfer Michael Sleep-Dalton

first_imgiowa players line up to run onto the field against nebraskaLINCOLN, NE – NOVEMBER 24: Players for the Iowa Hawkeyes line up to take the field against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on November 24, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Iowa has bolstered its special teams, with the addition of Arizona State punter Michael Sleep-Dalton as a punter.The Australian punter, who has continuously improved over the last few years, has been interested in a move to the Hawkeyes for a few weeks.He raved about Iowa special teams coach LeVar Woods in a previous interview with Hawkeye Nation:“I really like coach Woods. He’s very relatable and knows what it takes to get from college to the next level. We get along very well,” he said.On Friday, he made the announcement official.Proud to be a Hawkeye! 110% committed, and blessed to have the opportunity to be a part of such an amazing program. Thank you to @LeVarWoods @ProkickAus @JohnnyPKA, & all the Hawkeye fans for believing in me & showing their love. Can’t wait to put on the black and gold! #swarm19 pic.twitter.com/QXYAHbSwgj— Michael Sleep-Dalton (@mjsleepdalton36) February 1, 2019New Iowa punter Michael Sleep-Dalton was very productive for the Sun Devils last season.He averaged 43.9 yards per punt in his second year at ASU, with 10 punts of 50 or more yards.Sleep-Dalton began his college career at City College of San Francisco, and became the top junior college punter in the country, ahead of his move to Arizona State.He will compete for the starting job, with incumbent starter Colten Rastetter, who averaged just under 39 yards per punt last season.Redshirt sophomore Ryan Gersonde is also expected to compete for the job. He sat out 2018, after averaging 42.5 yards on 13 punts as a true freshman in 2017.Iowa football is coming off of a 9-4 campaign, which culminated in a nice Outback Bowl win over Mississippi State. The Hawkeyes finished with the 44th-ranked special teams, according to the S&P+ analytics system.last_img read more