AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 13 DEC 2016 FacebookMessenger PaymentsMobile payment Related Tags Facebook acquired a licence through the Central Bank of Ireland that could enable it to launch its messenger payments service in Europe, according to reports surfacing late last week.The social networking giant’s peer-to-peer payments service launched in the US in July 2015, enabling customers to transfer money from their bank accounts to friends who have also registered their payment details using its messenger app.Last week, technology news portal TechCrunch posted an image of a granted e-money licence for Facebook issued by the Central Bank of Ireland. The company subsequently confirmed details of the licence, which gives it the legal status to process payments to charities and individuals based in the European Economic Area (EEA).EU regulations state the granting of this document in Ireland enables Facebook to launch money services throughout the EEA.Facebook is yet to announce any figures on the uptake of its in-messenger payments application in the US. However, commentators suggest the industry is set to boom worldwide in the coming years.In July, research company MarketsandMarkets predicted the mobile payment ecosystem would be worth $112.29 billion by 2021, up from $21.15 billion in 2016 – which includes P2P, P2B and B2B transactions.Facebook remains tight lipped on the timeline and details of what a European version of its payments services may look like. Previous ArticleHMD unveils its first Nokia phoneNext ArticleBlog: EE’s emergency services conundrum Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more WhatsApp payments resurfaces in Brazil Chris Donkin Facebook brings payment plays under one roof HomeMoneyNews Facebook granted European payments licence Author Money China mobile payment gains fuelled by pandemic
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Print This Post Add to Google+ Saturday Wrap: Pembroke’s Dulski collects three hits in Medina tournament; Senior duo leads Avoca to first win By johnmitchelllikanje on March 30, 2019No Comment Share on Facebook Connect on Linked in Subscribe by Email HOLLEY (0-1) 0MEDINA (VI) 15 (5 INNINGS)Medina struck for 10 runs in the first inning and never looked back en route to a first round tournament victory at Veterans Park at Medina High School. Sophomore Brian Fry led the offense, going 3-for-3 with a walk, double, home run, four RBI and three runs scored. Junior Nate Sherman added four RBI of his own and went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. Trevor Luthart and AJ Seefeldt both had a hit and a pair of RBI. Luthart hit a double and scored three runs while Seefeldt crossed home plate once as well. Joe Cecchini and Austin Mosher both added a hit and an RBI of their own. Mosher scored three runs and Mosher one. Seven of the nine starters for the Medina Mustangs had a hit. Pitchers Zach Fike and Aidan Paul combined for a no-hitter. Fike hurled three innings, allowed one walk and struck out nine batters. Paul pitched the last two innings with a walk and a pair of strikeouts.OAKFIELD-ALABAMA (1-0) 11PEMBROKE (0-1) 0 (5 INNINGS)Oakfield-Alabama scored four runs in the first inning and put up seven more in the fourth for a first round tournament win at Veterans Park at Medina High School. For Pembroke, sophomore Adam Dulski and senior Jarrod Ludwig both had the only hits of the game. Sophomore pitcher Garrett Totten went four innings, allowed two earned runs, two walks and struck out a pair of batters.HOLLEY (0-2) 4PEMBROKE (1-1) 16 (5 INNINGS)Clinging to a 6-4 third-inning lead, Pembroke scored three runs in the fourth inning and six in the fifth to put the game away in the consolation round of the tournament hosted at Veterans Park at Medina High School. Sophomore Adam Dulski and senior Trent Smith both went 2-for-4 at the plate. Smith had a walk, double, five RBI and a run scored. Sophomore Adam Dulski added three RBI and scored a run as well. Junior Jared Kisznesny hit a double and had a pair of RBI. Sophomore Garrett Totten and eighth-grader Bradley Waggoner both had two hits, an RBI and scored a pair of runs. Four of the nine starters had two hits. Waggoner pitched 3 2/3 innings and struck out eight batters.OAKFIELD-ALABAMA (1-1) 1MEDINA (VI) 23 (5 INNINGS)Medina defeats Oakfield-Alabama in the tournament championship at Veterans Park at Medina High School. Sophomore AJ Seefeldt and junior Nate Sherman both drove in five runs to lead the offensive surge. Sherman went 3-for-4 with a triple. Seefeldt was 2-for-4 and hit a pair of doubles. Junior Chris Goyette went 1-for-2 with three RBI. Freshman Joe Cecchini and sophomore Xander Payne both had two hits and a pair of RBI. Payne hit two doubles. Trevor Luthart threw four innings of one-run ball, allowed three hits and struck out eight batters. At the plate, the junior pitcher collected a hit in two at-bats. Sophomore pitcher Brian Fry closed the game by striking out the side in the fifth inning.ALFRED ALMOND (0-1) 3HONEOYE (1-0) 6Honeoye scored all six of their runs from the third to the sixth inning to rally from an early 2-0 deficit. For Alfred-Almond, freshman Ty Kenney went 2-for-2 with a walk and a run scored. Sophomore Cameron Claire had an RBI. Senior Nevin Allen and sophomore Blake McMichael both scored a run. Junior pitcher Will Tormey went 4 1/3 innings, allowed two hits, two earned runs along with 11 strikeouts.AVOCA (1-0) 3CANISTEO-GREENWOOD (0-2) 2Avoca took an early 3-0 lead and held on for the victory in its season opener. Senior Nate O’brochta picked up the win, hurling 4 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on three hits, three walks and seven strikeouts. Senior Noah Hughes closed the game with 2 2/3 innings, four walks and five strikeouts. At the plate, O’brochta went 2-for-4 with a stolen base. Hughes hit an RBI triple in the first inning. Junior Zac Hammond had a solo home run in the third. For Canisteo-Greenwood, Dawson Jackson was 2-for-4 at the dish.EAST ROCHESTER (0-1) 3PENN YAN (1-0) 4FROM FRIDAYLEROY 5PAVILION 2Tommy Saunders collected three hits for LeRoy, picking up a double and an RBI for the game. Reece Tresco added a pair of hits for the Knights. Tim McMullen started on the mound for LeRoy, fanning five and allowing one run over five innings en route to the win. Kenny Saunders earned a save, holding the opposition scoreless in the final two innings and striking out two. Keith Muckle topped Pavilion’s offense with three hits and an RBI, while Cole Tillotson contributed two hits.WAYLAND-COHOCTON 16NAPLES 3Ben Wood finished the game 4-for-5 for Wayland-Cohocton, coming a home run shy of the cycle, while Connor Englert went 2-for-2 with a double. Ryan Ebert picked up the win for Way-Co. Dylan Bozeman and Donovan Todd each rounded out the contest going 1-for-3, with Nick Green and Nick Clearman slapping a double apiece for Naples. Mason Martin held Way-Co scoreless over three innings of work, setting down three by strike out.HORNELL 5GANANDA 2Nick Oyer plated two runs for Hornell, with Connor O’Rourke and Matt Oyer contributing an RBI apiece. Zack Miles pitched three-and-a-third scoreless innings of relief for the Red Raiders, allowing one hit, walking two and striking out eight to earn the save. Tim McClare and Patrick Walsh accounted for Gananda’s two RBI, also combining for three walks. McClare also pitched four innings for Gananda, giving up two unearned runs and one hit while fanning four. Hornell scored all five runs between the fourth and fifth innings. In the fourth inning, Nick Oyer knocked a two-out, two-run double into left field to plate Matt Oyer and Demetrice Cabic. In the fifth, Justin D’Amato singled to lead off the inning, moved to second on an error and scored thanks to a single by O’Rourke. O’Rourke later reached home on a Matt Oyer single, while Miles, who had reached base on a fielder’s choice, crossed home on a sacrifice ground out.LETCHWORTH 4YORK 3Tristin Lindsey went 1-for-2 with a pair of RBI for Letchworth, while Will Bean drove in the game-winning run in the seventh inning. CJ Hallopeter struck out six and allowed two hits to earn the win on the mound for Letchworth. York’s James Kennedy worked four innings and set down eight by strikeout. Ben Lyness finished 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in the loss. Timmy LaGeorge collected a hit a run scored and an RBI.FROM THURSDAYCALEDONIA-MUMFORD 1PERRY/MOUNT MORRIS 5Justice Fanaro struck out six and walked two to pick up the win. Riley Kowasz drove in three with a double. Hunter Morley scored a pair of runs. Rowen Gross was 1-for-2 with an RBI double. 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The junior men were competing over 135.5km, or eight laps of a flat and fast circuit in the Middle Eastern city. At the mid-section of the race Xeno Young attacked the bunch, but once he was brought back he got caught up in a crash in the bunch, and Junior Team Manager Martin O’Loughlin described an unfortunate scenario for the young Irish cyclists; “Xeno had a pop off the front and just as he drifted to the back after getting caught a guy in front of him came down, Ronan [Tuomey] was back there too, and they both came down. I think the luck of the Irish deserted us today. The heat probably contributed to a lot of the crashes today, but it was the busiest day for the medical centre here.” Once Tuomey and Young were out of the race Jake Gray was the sole Irish rider on the course. The second year junior was well positioned in the main group coming into the final kilometre, but once again fell victim to a crash in the bunch. O’Loughlin was disappointed for Gray saying; “Jake was just getting in for the gallop when he crashed. ‘Twas disappointing for him, he’s had a great junior and youth career, but it was a pity for him ending his junior career on the deck. That’s bike racing, though, it’s the biggest stage in the world and to end up on the floor isn’t part of the plan. Next year he will ride for VC Toucy, the team that Mark Downey was on this year, so he has a big career ahead.”With Young and Tuomey still first year juniors, both are already back in school, making preparations for the World Championships a little more complicated; “Two of the three boys are still school boys, but their preparation was top notch with their coaches on what was always going to be a difficult Championships without acclimatisation camps. The guys themselves are very professional with their behaviour here, and they are getting great learning from the likes of Ryan [Mullen], Sam [Bennett] and Nico [Nicolas Roche]. I think Kurt [Bogaerts – Team Manager] summed it up well the last day when he said that the juniors are coming through now like the U23s were a few years ago, they are coming in with the skills and are not overawed by the level, they adjust well and seamlessly into the team. That’s all we can hope for. It is all part of a bigger picture and hopefully these lads will learn from it this today. You have to enjoy the good days and learn from the bad days, and this is all part of the pathway. Now we have to drive for qualification for next year, and get more people to the World Championships in Bergen, that’s the big aim for next year.”The last race for the Irish National Team will be the Elite Men’s Road Race on Sunday morning, with the Irish hopes being placed on sprinter Sam Bennett. Also in action on the 257.5km course will be Ryan Mullen and Matt Brammeier. Racing in Doha at the Road World Championships runs from 10th – 16th October.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Cycling Ireland’s Jake Gray was Ireland’s top finisher in the Junior Men’s Road Race at the UCI 2016 Road World Championships in Doha, Qatar today, finishing 107th on a day where crashes put an end to the hopes of Ireland’s Ronan Tuomey and Xeno Young. Gray rode a strong race, racing in the main peloton, with the winning medals coming from a breakaway group. The gold medal went to Jakob Egholm from Denmark, with Niklas Markl of Germany winning silver and Switzerland’s Reto Muller taking bronze. This is the fifth day of action for the Irish National Team competing at the UCI 2016 Road World Championships in Doha, on a week where Irish riders have performed strongly, in particular Ryan Mullen who finished fifth in the Elite Men’s Time Trial last Wednesday. Crashes Cause Mayhem in Junior Men’s Road Race at Worlds
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard says he believes he’s better equipped for Europa League football than he was last year and has a squad that will have a “good shot” at qualifying for the knockout stages.A 1-0 aggregate win over Legia Warsaw in the play-off put Rangers in the group stage for the second season running after enjoying games against Villareal, Rapid Vienna and Spartak Moscow last year.The Ibrox side begin their Group G matches with a home game against Feyenoord but will also face Young Boys and Porto in a tough section this time around.Gerrard acknowledged the difficulty of the task ahead but said his recruitment over the last two windows had him feeling more comfortable about taking on the twin challenges of succeeding in Europe while challenging Celtic in Scottish competition. “We’re the underdogs and we’ll give it our best shot but I believe we’ve got a squad capable of competing and giving it a good shot to get out.”The manager now aims to get off to a good start against Feyenoord, who are managed by former Netherlands defender Jaap Stam.“When the group was made obviously it had a Champions League feel to it because of the level of opponents that we’re going to be facing,” he said. “But you’ve always got to look to your home games if we’ve got any ambitions or dreams of trying to get out of our group. “That’s got to be the target because we’re not here to make the numbers up. We want to do everything we can to get out of the group. If we’re to do that then we have to try to take maximum points at home.“That’ll be tough because Feyenoord are a good team. I know Jaap Stam quite well from his Reading days and he tries to be very organised and play an attacking brand of football so we’ll have to be at it tomorrow night.”The Rangers manager paid tribute to Fernando Ricksen following news of the former Ibrox captain’s death.Ricksen passed away after a long struggle against motor neurone disease and Gerrard passed on condolences to his family and said the former defender had been “a great ambassador” for the club.“It’s very sad news for everyone connected to the club and, more importantly, his young family,” he said. “On behalf of the club I would like to pay tribute. He was a fantastic player who had a decorated career. “I’m sure there will be a lot of emotions in the stadium tomorrow and I think Fernando deserves that. I’m sure both sets of supporters will pay their respects. “We ask the supporters to get right behind the team because I think it would be a nice tribute to him if we can put in a good performance and try to get maximum points. “I think everyone knows before a ball is kicked, if that was the case, we’d certainly dedicate it to him and his family. “It’s very sad. I’m sure the supporters are very sad at this time and we who are responsible for tomorrow night’s performance want to do everything we can to try and get a win and dedicate it to him.” He added: “He played with his heart on his sleeve – he was that type. I think that was epitomised when he was taken ill in 2013, I think he was given 18 months to live at the time. “He’s fought ever so hard up to this point. I think that sums up the character, a warrior type on the pitch and off the pitch, but we certainly send our condolences to his young family. “He was a fantastic ambassador and role model for the club in the way he played but also how he handled himself off the pitch. “I was lucky enough to meet him a couple of times, recently as well when you could see that he was in pain and suffering but you could see the fight he was still putting up with. “It’s very sad news but he certainly deserves all the accolades that are going to come his way because I think he handled himself, not just as a footballer but as a human being, more importantly.” “We gave it a fantastic effort last year but unfortunately we fell short in the last game,” he said. “There were times toward the end of the group when we had to pick teams that were perhaps under-strength.“Maybe the squad wasn’t strong enough to cope both domestically and in Europe, to get out of the group.“I’ve got more confidence and belief in this group of players because I feel we’ve added quality to it and we’ve got a bit more strength in depth. “Having said that, I feel this group of teams is a bit more difficult than last year. it’s certainly tougher but it’s one we want to take on. We don’t fear anyone in the group.
Park rangers responded to an initial report of a fire at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, to find multiple cabins damaged in the area known as Daisy Town. These cabins are closed to the public but are slated for rehabilitation. Rangers were able to keep damage to the structures at a minimum.The National Park Service Investigative Branch is investigating the incident. Anybody who may have observed activity leading to the fire should contact investigators. Email [email protected], submit a tip at www.nps.gov/isb, call or text 888.653.0009 or message on Facebook @InvestigativeServicesNPS or on Twitter @SpecialAgentNPS. Tips are needed related to a human-caused fire that resulted in damage to cabins in the Elkmont Historic District of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Gianluigi Buffon has assured that he still feels “important” for Juventus, despite his lack of game time this season. Buffon was again back-up to Wojciech Szczesny on Saturday, when Juve’s seven-game winning streak came to an end during a 1-1 draw at Lecce. The Bianconeri are still top of Serie A, however, as Inter followed up with a 2-2 draw against Parma at San Siro the same day. “You might draw from time to time, but I think it’s also fine like this,” the veteran goalkeeper told Tiki Taka. “The controversy arrives as soon as the best teams don’t win, but there’s also the other team and there are three different outcomes in football.” The 41-year-old spent last season at Paris Saint-Germain, but he stands by his decision to return to Turin. “I went to Paris because I couldn’t turn down the kind of sporting and economical offer they gave me at PSG. “When you are 40 years old and a club this big comes in for you, it’s also flattering. I wanted to gain a new experience and step out of my comfort zone. “One night when I was on my own I decided to return to Juve, asking myself: ‘At 41 years old, what am I doing here alone in Paris when my family is in Italy?’ “I forced PSG’s hand and when Juve made me their offer, that seemed the right choice so I accepted it immediately. Reports have suggested that Buffon returned to finish his coaching badges and prepare himself for life after playing, but he denied he was looking further than the ongoing trophy hunt. “Right now I’m in a psychological and physical condition where I still feel like an important player. “I haven’t yet examined my own future and I also have the serenity to psychoanalyse and evaluate my own performances. “When I realise I can’t play like I want, I will sit down with the club and tell them it’s over.” Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/