by. Georgann SmithA recent Javelin Research study provides some interesting data on digital wallets and the role financial institutions (FIs) could play regarding this emerging payments solution.Javelin found consumer awareness and interest in digital wallets is on the rise. Interestingly, the study also concluded consumers are looking to their FIs to provide digital wallet capabilities.According to the study, 43 percent of consumers interested in having a digital wallet would choose their primary FI as their preferred provider. Compare that to 34 percent who say they would pick PayPal and 24 percent who would choose Google.Specifically, Javelin analyst Mary Monahan calls the digital wallet arena “…a fight for credit unions to win — or lose. [Consumers] trust their financial institutions (FIs). Whatever wallet their [FI] comes up with is the one they will adopt.”The report points out FIs have been slow to begin offering digital wallets, while non-traditional players, such as PayPal and Google, have seen continual growth in digital-wallet usage. As Javelin Research Associate Daniel Van Dyke puts it, “The financial industry narrative is that nobody wants a mobile wallet, but that is not true. There is a strong incentive to get into this now. The mobile wallet space is not static.” continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
As part of the activities aimed at reducing the pressure on the Plitvice Lakes National Park initiated by the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Energy, representatives of UNESCO and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which conducts expert evaluations for UNESCO, arrived in Croatia for a reactive monitoring mission. will give his opinion on the situation in the park as well as the optimal solutions.The representative of the UNESCO Secretariat Sussana Kari and Pierre Galland from IUCN met today in Zagreb with representatives of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Energy, the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning, the Croatian Environment and Nature Agency, the Croatian Institute for Spatial Planning, the Ministry of Tourism and Hrvatske vode and JU NP Plitvice Lakes. The meeting reviewed the situation in the Plitvice Lakes National Park, and discussed, among other things, the problems of a large number of visitors, problems with the spatial plan and related issuance of building permits, inspection, water supply and drainage system.Representatives of the reactive monitoring mission during their stay in Croatia will visit the Plitvice Lakes National Park and hold meetings with representatives of the Park, local self-government and all other stakeholders involved in the issue of over-attendance.Photo: Plitvice Lakes National ParkThe reactive monitoring mission was called by the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Energy, aware of the problems in the Plitvice Lakes National Park regarding the pressure from visitors as well as the intensified construction of facilities. “Our main goal is the effective protection and preservation of the Plitvice Lakes National Park through better management of visitors and increased control over the construction of facilities and other infrastructure, so that the pressure of tourism would not endanger the natural values for which the park is included in the UNESCO list. stand out from the Ministry of Protection, Environment and Energy.The Ministry, in cooperation with other bodies, will develop a joint action plan to address the identified problems for each of the sectors (spatial planning and construction, nature protection, water management) and in accordance with UNESCO instructions, after the mission, take further necessary steps to address the issue. .
IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 MIYOSHI, Aichi Pref., – Toshimitsu Izawa chipped in for birdie on the 18th hole to cap a solid round of 4-under-par 68 Friday as he grabbed a two-shot lead midway through the Georgia Tokai Classic tournament.Izawa made four birdies without a blemish at the Miyoshi Country Club’s West Course in Aichi Prefecture on his way to an 11-under 133 total, followed by little-known Yoshikazu Haku, Nozomi Kawahara and first-round leader Nobuhito Sato at 135. Monday qualifier Haku followed his first-round 68 with a 67 in his debut in an top-tier tour event, while Kawahara held steady with a 68 with five birdies and one bogey. Fudo grabs leadNIISATO, Gunma Pref., (Kyodo) Yuri Fudo, on course to win back-to-back money titles on the Japan LPGA tour, fired a 7-under-par 65 Friday for a two-shot lead after the first round of the Sankyo Ladies Open. Fudo made four straight birdies from No. 2 and three straight from No. 9 at Akagi Country Club as she matched the best round of her professional career in pursuit of a fourth victory of the year.South Korean veteran Ku Ok Hee and tour rookie Hiroko Yamaguchi share second place behind the defending champion after 67s, followed by Orie Fujino, who had a 68 on a cloudy, near-windless day. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES
9 September 2015, 11:23 Team Ireland Equestrian’s senior eventers will compete in the European Championships at Blair Castle (GBR) this weekend. Elsewhere on the eventing circuit, action takes place at Gatcombe Park (GBR). In showjumping, Ireland will be represented at Rome (ITA), North Salem New York (USA), Paderborn (GER), Chazy Sur Ain (FRA), Neeroeteren (BEL), Ising Am Chiemsee (GER) and Giubiasco (SUI). All Irish international entries for this week’s shows are now available to view by clicking on the individual shows under ‘FEI Entries & Results’. Eventers line out at European Championships Tags: Home » Disciplines News » Eventing News » Eventers line out at European Championships
SPENCER, Iowa (Aug. 7) – Hunter Marriott has to have Clay County Fair Speedway on his list of favorite tracks.So does Kelly Shryock.Marriott led the last half of Monday’s Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour main event, earning $2,000 along with the IMCA Modified checkers. He’d also won the tour event at Spencer last year and now owns four career series victories.Shryock raced all the way back to finish second after exiting for the pits following an early caution and restarting at the back of the field. He’ll take a 12-point advantage over Joel Rust into the tour finale Wednesday at Buena Vista Raceway.Ryan Ruter, Mike Jergens and Tom Berry Jr. completed the top five. Ten states and Canada were represented by the Modified entries.Ruter drew the pole and led the first of 30 laps. Nick Meyer, making the quick transition from a Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod, was alongside and just ahead of Ruter when the second circuit was scored.A long green flag run finally ended with a caution on lap 14. Marriott drove from third to the lead on the higher line while Ruter shuffled Meyer to third.Three more cautions came out over the last half of the race but Marriott, already on the ballot for next year’s Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational, couldn’t be caught.Rust was late getting to the track Monday, missed his heat race and started last in his 10-car “B” feature. He ended in fourth, started 20th in the feature and ended a credible 10th.Other winners Monday at Spencer were Derek Green in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Doug Smith in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, Chad Lonneman in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Cory Peters in the Mach-1 Sport Compacts.The 26th annual Harris Clash is Tuesday at Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City. The Aug. 9 Hawkeye Dirt Tour finale at Alta pays $1,000 to win, plus a bonus of $100 from IMCA for every HDT event that driver competed in this season.Both the gates and the grandstand at BVR open at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:45 p.m. with racing to follow.Both the Harris Clash and the Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour event at BVR will be broadcast by IMCATV.Feature results – 1. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; 2. Kelly Shryock, Fertile; 3. Ryan Ruter, Clear Lake; 4. Mike Jergens, Plover; 5. Tom Berry Jr., Medford, Ore.; 6. Chris Mills, Sioux City; 7. Tim Ward, Harcourt; 8. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan.; 9. Nick Meyer, Whittemore; 10. Joel Rust, Grundy Center; 11. Jacob Murray, Hartford; 12. Chris Abelson, Sioux City; 13. Clayton Christensen, Spencer; 14. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; 15. Tyler Limoges, Redwood Falls, Minn.; 16. Corey Bosma, Ocheyedan; 17. Chris Palsrok, Sibley; 18. Stacey Mills, Webb; 19. Cody Knecht, Whittemore; 20. Jim Mathieson, Sioux City; 21. Jay Noteboom, Hinton; 22. Kyle Brown, Madrid; 23. Kody Scholpp, Estevan, Sask.; 24. Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, N.C.; 25. Kevin Eder, Ashland, Wis.1st heat – 1. Abelson; 2. Ruter; 3. Berry; 4. Strickler; 5. Shryock; 6. Jason Fisher, Lakefield, Minn.; 7. Rick Stephan, South Sioux City, Neb.; 8. James Slawson, Spirit Lake.2nd heat – 1. Meyer; 2. Eder; 3. Chris Mills; 4. Brown; 5. Palsrok; 6. Scholpp; 7. Bosma; 8. Murray.3rd heat – 1. Money; 2. Stacey Mills; 3. Ward; 4. Derrick Barglof, Sioux Rapids; 5. Dotson; 6. Jergens; 7. Christensen; 8. Jason Briese, Cleghorn.4th heat – 1. Marriott; 2. Limoges; 3. Knecht; 4. Noteboom; 5. D.J. Shannon, Merced, Calif.; 6. Mathieson; 7. Josh Bonnstetter, Slayton, Minn.1st “B” feature – 1. Strickler; 2. Shryock; 3. Dotson; 4. Jergens; 5. Christensen; 6. Briese; 7. Fisher; 8. Slawson; 9. Stephan; 10. Barglof.2nd “B” feature – 1. Noteboom; 2. Brown; 3. Scholpp; 4. Rust; 5. Bosma; 6. Palsrok; 7. Bonnstetter; 8. Shannon; 9. Mathieson; 10. Murray.