State Road 62 closure announced

first_imgDearborn County, In. — The Indiana Department of Transportation will close State Road 62 south of Dillsboro on or after Monday, March 5, at a slide site 3½ miles east of the Ripley-Dearborn County line.  Motorists will be detoured around construction activities via S.R. 129 and U.S. 50.Beaty Construction will be completing a $5 million slide correction project that includes sites in both Dearborn and Ripley Counties.The Boggstown, Indiana-based contractor will build mechanically stabilized aggregate retaining walls to retain twin embankments—measuring 315 feet and 495 feet in width—at the S.R. 62 site near Dillsboro.  Wire mesh held in place by geogrid straps will be back-filled with stone to secure the slopes.These slopes were graded and erosion control measures were put in place in November before this section of S.R. 62 could be opened to winter traffic.last_img read more

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QPR legend labels unhappy fans ‘a bunch of snivelling whingers’

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesRodney Marsh made his feelings towards some QPR fans on Twitter clear following their response to a call from the Rangers legend to get behind the club’s management team.Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s job as manager hangs by a thread ahead of today’s game at Nottingham Forest, where Rangers have never won.Marsh’s call for unity provoked an angry response from some fans, prompting the former England forward to label them “a bunch of snivelling whingers”.>Now is the time for QPR fans to get behind Les Ferdinand, JFH & Chris Ramsey …— Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) November 5, 2016>Some QPR fans have become a bunch of snivelling whingers…#getagrip— Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) November 5, 2016Click here for the latest QPR transfer gossipClick here for today’s QPR quiz   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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SAA continues flights to West Africa

first_img14 August 2014South African Airways will continue to operate in West Africa despite the Ebola outbreak, in line with World Health Organisation recommendations, while stepping up measures to protect its passengers, crew and ground staff, the airline said on Wednesday.The airline noted that the WHO’s emergency committee on the Ebola outbreak, after meeting in Geneva last week, concluded that there should be no general ban on international travel or trade to West Africa.“Having noted the announcement by WHO, SAA has stepped up measures aimed at protecting its passengers, crew and ground staff,” South African Airways spokesperson Tlali Tlali said on Wednesday.SAA flies to five destinations in West Africa, namely Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Accra (Ghana), Cotonou (Benin), Dakar (Senegal) and Lagos (Nigeria).“There is no travel ban to any of these destinations as a result of the outbreak of the virus in that region. The airline remains committed to ensuring the enforcement of international health protocols associated with air transport.”Tlali said that vigilant staff would be on the lookout for passengers showing symptoms associated with the Ebola virus – including sweating, nose bleeding and vomiting – adding that SAA staff are adequately trained to manage incidents of this nature, should the need arise.Should a passenger show symptoms at check-in, he or she will be isolated at once before undergoing interviews and tests conducted by the health authorities. “In the event that there is any doubt regarding the medical condition of any passenger, SAA may elect to deny such passenger/s to board its aircraft,” Tlali said.“In cases where passengers develop symptoms after the aircraft has commenced its flight, the crew on board will initiate specific procedures that include isolating such passengers from others on board.”The virus is not airborne and so no transmission can occur via air circulation in the cabin. Rather, it is transmitted through infected bodily fluids.Each of SAA’s aircraft has been equipped with special protective gear to enable the crew to respond appropriately, as well as a special biohazard waste disposal kit.SAA will remain in communication with local health authorities and monitor the situation on a continuous basis, enabling it to review its decisions in the light of any future developments.“SAA would like to urge everyone travelling to the West African region to take the necessary precaution and be vigilant,” Tlali said.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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MasterCard’s MasterPass Aims To Sidestep The Mobile Payments Mess

first_imgHurdling Traditional ObstaclesTwo basic problems have hindered mobile payments adoption: standards and infrastructure. With all the players jostling for position, there are too many standards for merchants and consumers to consider. That, in turn, hinders the development of payment infrastructure, since retailers don’t know what equipment to install or what software to deploy.MasterCard says its discussions with merchants led it to realize that top-down solutions from technology or financial companies won’t work. The way forward has to originate within the retailer, after which a company like MasterCard can enable it.“Our job is to provide services and APIs that even if they make different design choices, they could go forward in a consistent way for that customer,” Olebe said. “We’re not telling merchants you have to do it one way. What we’re saying is, ‘We recognize that two very rational merchants even in the same category can come up with different perspectives on the right kind of tech they want to invest in and the right kind of experience.’”Which all sounds great. Now to see whether merchants are ready to dance with MasterPass, even if it lets them lead. Offering A MasterPassMasterPass will have three primary elements:Checkout Services: For in-store or online purchases, MasterPass will support NFC, QR Codes or mobile devices at the point-of-sale (the register).Connected Wallets: The digital wallet is no longer just a MasterCard PayPass option. MasterPass instead creates a platform where individual banks, retailers and partners can create mobile wallets. In addition to MasterCard, consumers will be able to pair other branded credit and debit cards to the wallet.Value Added Services: The kicker in any mobile payments. Users and merchants can get data about the transaction, balances, loyalty programs and real-time alerts. “Really what we’re doing is we’re offering merchants a whole suite of services that allow them to execute checkouts in all manner of different ways to enable them to have what they would call a sort of omni-channel consumer experience,” Olebe said.  MasterCard envisions MasterPass as a hub-and-spoke type of environment. At the center is MasterPass and its ability to digitize payments and offer application programming interfaces (APIs) and standard structures (such as cryptography and security) for transacting payments. The spokes are MasterCard’s technology partners that build apps and transactional elements such as digital wallets and point-of-sale software for retailers.For instance, MasterCard is partnering with mFoundry to create digital wallet apps for banks and Verifone that makes point-of-sale hardware and software. These partners can then integrate straight to retailers and services. For instance, if you take a cab in London, the credit card reader is likely made by Verifone. Through these partnerships, MasterCard can extend the platform from the relatively closed solution that was the PayPass wallet project into a platform that connects a variety of retailers, payment methods and technologies.“We’re saying, you choose who you want to work with, you decide what experience you want and we’ll plug in to it,” Olebe said.  What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The hype around mobile payments sometimes obscures the fact that not only aren’t there yet any clear winners – there’s not even a clear market for services that have a lot of potential, but which most ordinary consumers seem reluctant to embrace.On the corporate side, everybody wants a slice of the potential multi-billion dollar pie. That’s cluttered the mobile payments landscape with so many products and solutions – and no real infrastructure and platforms – that it has actually slowed down the potential acceptance of paying for goods with your smartphone.Too Many OptionsThink about it. Google has its contender in its NFC-based Google Wallet. The mobile carriers their own NFC option called Isis. Square and a variety of competitors have the dongle-based solutions covered. (PayPal has its own copycat dongle – yes, the one that’s triangular instead of square.) Visa, MasterCard and American Express all have their own technologies and digital wallets.Major retailers basically got fed up, said, “screw you” to the rest of the mobile payments industry and started building their own, though so far incredibly vague, mobile wallet. A variety of startups are also trying to sidestep the established players. If you’re a retailer, how are you ever going to figure out what to use for the supposed mobile payments revolution?It’s a real mess. Mobile payments has become such a muddied place that it’s nearly impossible to see the entire ecosystem or to discern which way to move.MasterCard Takes The PlatformMasterCard wants to separate itself from all that. Today, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, it has announced a new “platform” in the mobile payments race it calls MasterPass.The effort is an evolution of the PayPass system MasterCard released in the spring of 2012. The goal of MasterPass is to bring together all the different forms of payments that people use to pay for things – cards, digital wallets and the like – and to give retailers one multi-tool option for how to integrate mobile payments.“We tried to think about the lessons learned at an industry level of what’s worked and not worked in the past. We tried to take a hard look at what has been working, where have we seen mobile payment apps really take off,” said Ed Olebe, MasterCard’s group head of MasterPass Services in an interview with ReadWrite. “The way we can envision this working at the greatest scale, and for us this is really about moving into digital. So our ultimate vision with all of this stuff, this is going beyond plastic cards into fully digital payments.” Related Posts dan rowinskicenter_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#Mobile Payments last_img read more

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Double gold for PH boxing as Marcial, Marvin deliver

first_imgUPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension John Marvin of the Philippines competes against Adli Hafidz Bin Mohd Pauzi of Malaysia in the finals of the light heavyweight division of the 29th Southeast Asian Games boxing competition. Tupas won to pocket the gold medal. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/POOLLight heavyweight John Marvin also triumphed for the Philippines earning a stoppage victory to win the gold against Malaysian Adli Hapidz Bin Mohd Fauzi.The ring official stopped the action just 21 seconds into the fight with Marvin dominating the hometown bet on all angles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMario Fernandez, meanwhile, settled for the silver in the bantamweight division after Chatchai Butdee of Indonesia bagged the gold.  UFC: Rival Cormier responds to Jones’ failed drug test LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Read Next MOST READ PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH PLAY LIST 05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Eumir Felix Marcial of the Philippines (Blue) competes against Pathomsak Kuttiya of Thailand (Red) in the finals of the men’s middleweight class of the 29th Southeast Asian Games boxing competition. Marcial prevailed to claim the gold medal. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/POOLEumir Marcial pounded Thai Pathomsak Kuttiya for his second straight gold medal in the Southeast Asian Games, this time in the middleweight division in the Kuala Lumpur Games Thursday.Now fighting as a middleweight, Marcial was also the top boxer in the welterweight division in the 2015 Singapore Games.ADVERTISEMENT LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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FEU prepared to play PVL Finals game 2 sans Pons

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Armed with more experience, Amer expected to lead Meralco in Finals Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBernadeth Pons has missed five of her team’s last six games but somehow, Far Eastern University still went on to make it to the championship round of the PVL Collegiate Conference.Minus Pons, FEU fell short in the finals opener but not after going toe-to-toe against an undefeated National University side, bannered by the towering Jaja Santiago.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fightcenter_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Santiago imposed her will and finished with a game-high 23 points, including four blocks and four service aces.The Lady Bulldogs took Game 1, 25-22, 21-25, 25-18, 26-24.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Lady Tamaraws are likely to be without their team captain in Pons and another key player in Kyla Atienza in Game 2.The last time Pons showed up, she led FEU over Adamson in the semis decider on Saturday with 15 points. Still, FEU coach George Pascua said his team will be ready to play on Saturday regardless.“We’re prepared to play again without them,” said Pascua. “We’ve been able to perform during games that she (Pons) wasn’t there.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentlast_img read more

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German media shows interest in Delhi CWG

first_imgDespite Germany being a non-participating nation in the Commonwealth Games, its media is showing interest in the sporting extravaganza marred by allegations of corruption, prompting Indian Embassy to be pro-active in promoting the next month’s event in Delhi.”Usually media here in Germany does not carry news related to the Commonwealth Games as our country is not a member of it. But, as there were some reports of allegations of corruption in the projects related to mega games event, some kind of curiosity among people has been developed about the big event,” German Journalists Association spokesperson Eva Wesnej said.Officials at the Indian Embassy also said the German media is showing some interest in the Games and they have initiated some steps to generate awareness about the event, which will be held in Delhi between October 3-14.”Though Germany is not participating being a non Commonwealth nation, the Embassy has taken steps to generate awareness about the Games in through a lot of organisational activities,” Ashutosh Agrawal, First Secretary at the Embassy of India told PTI.Building on that interest, press releases and selective mailers on developments related to the games will be issued by the embassy officials during the Commonwealth Games.”There have been short news items/news agency snippets in the local print media… We will issue regular press releases on important events during the Games period,” Agarwal said.”We have put up posters and brochures on CWG at the offices of main travel agents and sports association etc in various cities in Germany,” he said, adding these preparations are going on in spite of the low local response to the event.advertisementThe officials are also in talks with television channels in India for important feeds during the Games.”We plan to show important sporting events and opening/closing ceremonies live to select invitees in Embassy’s auditorium subject to availability of TV-feed from India. We are working out possibilities for the same,” he added.The CWG has been rocked by controversies, including alleged corruption charges against top Organising Committee officials and shoddy construction work of the venues.last_img read more

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9 months agoImpossible for Chelsea to sell Barcelona target Willian says Sarri

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Impossible for Chelsea to sell Barcelona target Willian says Sarriby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Maurizio Sarri says it is impossible to lose Willian during the current transfer window.The winger has been linked with Barcelona in recent weeks.Asked about the Blaugrana’s reported interest in Willian, Sarri said: “I didn’t receive anything yesterday. I have no idea.”You have to contact the club and ask about the market, because if you ask me about the market, you put me in trouble because I don’t know how to answer. As you know, Willian for us is very important.”I think he can do better, he can do better because of his potential but he is really very important to us, so I think it is impossible to lose him in January.” last_img read more

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