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Busy consumers ripe for new ways to pay

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Time is one of our most valuable assets. This sentiment remains true for most Americans, whether we’re working, playing or shopping.To learn more about consumer sentiment among early adopters of EMV chip cards, Harbortouch, a merchant services provider, recently surveyed nearly 5,000 U.S. consumers.Nearly half (44 percent) of those polled said they’d be open to purchasing goods while standing in line instead of waiting to reach the checkout, so long as it sped up the purchasing process. Speed is so important, in fact, survey respondents value it over security. Nearly four times as many consumers are more concerned about quicker processing times than EMV security or availability of EMV terminals.The checkout-in-line options given to survey participants included mobile payments and “line-busting,” in which employees meet shoppers in line and process their transaction with handheld card readers (think Apple Store). Notably, 66 percent of those consumers surveyed believe traditional swipe cards are the fastest way to pay. Of course, 33 percent were completely unaware of the concept of paying in line. continue reading »last_img read more

Lonzo Ball injury, aging LeBron James set off Lakers’ free fall, says World Peace

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption “Lonzo Ball made the Lakers better and when he got hurt that also hurt the Lakers,” said World Peace Thursday at Mall of Asia Arena.Ball sprained his left ankle on Jan. 19 in the third quarter against the Houston Rockets a bone spur in that same joint aggravated the injury that put him on the sidelines for an indefinite period.World Peace added that age finally caught up to James who at 34 is playing his 16th season in the NBA, which includes nine finals runs.“LeBron’s a really good player and why he couldn’t do it, I’m very shocked on how it turned out,” said World Peace who won the 2010 title with the Lakers. “He had them at fourth place and he’s not perfect, nobody is.”“He’s [James] not playing defense right now but he’s 35-years-old and he’s not 25-years-old anymore. But you know what, with that being said, he’ll be back.”ADVERTISEMENT Sisi Rondina takes tough UST loss in stride ‘as long as we learned something’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying MOST READ View comments MANILA, Philippines—The Los Angeles Lakers have a litany of problems with just 11 games left in their season.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college From the impending reality of missing the playoffs for the sixth straight year to superstar LeBron James not going into the postseason for the first time since 2006, the Lakers are a virtual train wreck.And former Laker Metta World Peace knows what triggered Los Angeles’ collapse from the fourth seed in the NBA’s Western Conference to a disgruntled 10th seed with a 31-40 record.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsWorld Peace, who’s in the Philippines to support his son Jeron Artest in the 2019 NBTC Nationals, said the injuries to Lonzo Ball and James ultimately led to the Lakers’ [email protected], an @NBA champion with the @Lakers, talks about @KingJames, @ZO2_ and the Purple and Gold. He’s in town to grace @SM_Nbtc’s Coaches Convention, mentor an All-Star selection during the #MadnessInMOA, and watch his Filipino sonJeRon see action.— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) March 21, 2019ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Decathlon And Heptathlon Open First Day Of The 2017 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee

first_img“Being an Iowan, I take a lot of pride in the Relays,” Brondyke said. “I still remember the first Relays I qualified for my sophomore year of high school (in 2005). It was a really big deal. I have a lot of respect for what this meet represents for the kids in the state of Iowa. Wednesday Results (TXT) “Having been a part of it really since my sophomore year in high school, it’s hard to say no to something like this. I wish weather would cooperate more often, but it’s so cool to compete on the Blue Oval.” Gochenour, who placed 13th at the Olympic Trials last summer after a fourth-place finish at the NCAA meet, started her 2017 outdoor season with a third-place finish at the Texas Relays, scoring 5,922 points. “There’s a few execution issues, but I’m still early in my season. This is my planned first dec,” said Brondyke, who is an assistant to Central Missouri track coach Kip Janvrin, a 15-time Drake Relays decathlon champion. “I didn’t expect to be very crisp or in end-of-season form by any means. But overall, stringing the day together, I was pretty happy.” Seventeen athletes started the day and 16 completed all five events. Northern Iowa sophomore Austin Heitland is third with 3,563 points and Tyler Grob, who was a Division II All-American at Saginaw Valley State, sits in fourth place with 3,545 points. Wednesday Results (HTML) Kurtis Brondyke, a former Clinton High School and Central College athlete, leads the decathlon with 3,928 points through the first five events. Gochenour has strung together a long list of accomplishments on the Drake track, winning 13 state championships and four Drake Relays titles during her high school years. She’ll be inducted into the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s Track Hall of Fame in Drake Stadium at the state meet next month. Wednesday Results (PDF) Brondyke, the 2014 Relays champion, finished first in the long jump, shot put and high jump and took third in 100. He faltered during the second half of the final event, the 400, but still had a fast enough time (51.37 seconds) for a healthy lead at the end of the brisk, chilly day.center_img Former Iowa State athlete Taylor Sanderson, an All-American and a Big 12 champion, was second with 3,793. Sanderson, a former Bondurant-Farrar standout, was consistent throughout the day, winning the 100 and finishing second in the four other events. Thursday Start List “It wasn’t exactly the day one I wanted, but considering the weather conditions it was a really good start,” Gochenour said. “I had a pretty solid hurdle, right around what I needed in the high jump, was close to a PR in the shot put, had an OK 200. Kind of tightened up, probably a little bit of not taking care of myself in this cold weather.” Gochenour, who lives and trains in Fayetteville, Arkansas, started the day by winning the 100 hurdles in 13.61 seconds and held the lead throughout. She also won the high jump and shot put and finished third in the 200. Two veterans of competition on the Drake Stadium Blue Oval sit atop the standings after the first day of action in the multi-events, which marked the start of the 108th running of the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee. “I love it,” she said. “I’m just out here having fun at this point. I love the stadium, I love the town, the fans are great.” Story Links For both, Drake Stadium has become a special place to compete. Alex Gochenour, who starred at Logan-Magnolia before a collegiate career at LSU and Arkansas, is the heptathlon leader with 3,526 points after Wednesday’s four events. Sami Spenner, a former UNO University standout, tied Gochenour in the high jump and is second overall with 3,317 points. Iowa State sophomore Emma Whigham, who won the 200, is third with 3,068 and Northern Iowa junior Lauren Frederick is fourth among the eight competitors with 2,949 points. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more