by: Aimee PicchiIf you live in America and use plastic to make purchases, chances are you’ve been alerted to fraudulent activity on your account.America is now the favorite haunt of credit-card fraudsters, with a report from Barclays finding that 47 percent of all global card fraud affects cards issued to U.S. residents, even though the U.S. only represents 24 percent of card volume, according to Quartz. Barclays didn’t immediately return a request for comment.While some might suspect Americans have a target painted on the back of their credit cards because they live in a rich country, there’s actually a technical issue that’s attracting criminals. The U.S. lags other countries in its rollout of cards that are designed to stymie fraud. Most American credit cards still rely on magnetic strips, which are easy to copy, while Europe and other regions have moved forward with chip-and-pin cards, also known as EMV cards, which stands for Europay, MasterCard and Visa.EMV cards include embedded microchips that store customer data, which is considered more secure because retailers and card processors don’t store the card data in their systems. With magnetic strip cards, the card number is released to the retailer, which is why so many American retailers — from Target (TGT) to Staples (SPLS) — have been hit by hackers in the last few years. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
It was interesting to see the statements from the “victors” in the Niskayuna election. Yasmine Sayed said, “I might have been on the Republican line, but I plan to work with them (the Democrats) on a bipartisan basis.” Murphy McGraw said “ I’m prepared to lead the governing majority ( Democrats) on the Town Board. Everything we do requires a motion and resolution.”Questions. Who is willing to cross party lines and look out for the town’s best interests?And will the “invisible” hand of Joe Landry still be controlling the Town Board?Jim Vincent NiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:Puccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion
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Associated Press Quinnipiac, Monmouth meet in MAAC quarters TEAM LEADERS: The Bobcats have been led by Rich Kelly and Kevin Marfo. Kelly is averaging 16.7 points and 4.5 assists while Marfo is putting up 10.2 points and 13.3 rebounds per game. The Hawks have been anchored by Ray Salnave and Deion Hammond, who are averaging 14.5 and 16.3 per game, respectively.KEY CONTRIBUTIONS: Kelly has either made or assisted on 45 percent of all Quinnipiac field goals over the last five games. The junior guard has accounted for 35 field goals and 20 assists in those games.SIGNIFICANCE OF 75: Quinnipiac is 0-9 when opposing teams score 75 or more points. Monmouth is a perfect 9-0 when its offense scores at least 75 points. The Hawks have averaged 75.4 points per game over their last five.UNBEATEN WHEN: The Hawks are 9-0 when they score at least 75 points and 9-13 when they fall shy of that total. The Bobcats are 9-0 when they hold opponents to 64 points or fewer and 6-15 when opponents exceed 64 points.DID YOU KNOW: The Monmouth defense has forced opponents into turnovers on an impressive 22.7 percent of all possessions, which is the 29th-highest rate in the country. Quinnipiac has turned the ball over on 20.2 percent of its possessions (ranked 260th among Division I teams). ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com March 11, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 5 seed Quinnipiac (15-15, 10-10) vs. No. 4 seed Monmouth (18-13, 12-8)Metro Atlantic Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey; Thursday, 8:30 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: A spot in the MAAC semifinals is on the line as Quinnipiac and Monmouth prepare to meet. The teams split the regular season series at one win apiece. The teams last met on Feb. 23, when the Hawks outshot Quinnipiac 49.2 percent to 42.9 percent and had nine fewer turnovers on the way to an 89-78 victory.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 5, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Ryne: [email protected] After sitting out the 2009-10 season, Iasia Hemingway stepped right into Syracuse’s starting lineup.Head coach Quentin Hillsman placed Hemingway in the high post, making her the focal point of the offense and putting more pressure on the forward than she had ever felt in her basketball career.But she was determined to thrive under that pressure.‘Once he put me there, he told me what he needed me to do,’ Hemingway said. ‘I already had my mind set on making sure I did whatever I had to do for my team.‘If he put me in the post, if he put me in the high-low, shooting 3s, regardless, I had to make sure I was going to be good at whatever he wanted me to do to make sure I could help my team be successful.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHemingway has done just that in her two seasons at Syracuse. The Georgia Tech transfer has scored more than 900 points with the Orange, surpassing 1,500 for her career. This season, the SU forward leads the team with 15.5 points per game and earned All-Big East second team honors.The senior’s career is coming to a close as Syracuse waits to learn its postseason fate. The Orange (18-14, 6-10 Big East) struggled through a disappointing season and will likely compete in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament, missing the NCAA tournament for the fourth straight year.Though Hemingway — who played in the tournament with Georgia Tech in 2008 and 2009 — will likely leave SU without returning to the Big Dance, Hillsman and her teammates say her contributions to the program are undeniable.‘When you look at what she’s done as a basketball player at Tech and here,’ Hillsman said, ‘we can’t say enough about her effort and the things she does night in and night out.’Night in and night out, Hillsman and the Orange depend on Hemingway to power the offense. SU runs a simple high-low set every time down the floor.Hemingway stations herself at the elbow and works to receive a pass from the guards. That’s when the offense begins.Time and time again, she puts her head down and drives down the lane for a layup. And if she chooses not to penetrate, she turns, holds the ball above her head and lofts a perfectly placed lob to center Kayla Alexander on the block.Meanwhile, opponents know what’s coming every time down the floor. Still, Hemingway has remained productive as SU’s go-to player all season.‘She’s a beast. We all know that,’ Alexander said. ‘She can attack the basket from anywhere around the paint. She can knock down the 15, 17-foot jump shot. She’s a rebounding machine. She’s physical and she’s a presence out there’For Hemingway, the opportunities all began when she took over at the high post for Nicole Michael, who finished her career as Syracuse’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder after last season.But Hemingway began preparing for that role during the 2009-10 season, which she had to sit out due to transfer rules.Hemingway said her teammates made her feel a part of the team even though she couldn’t suit up and play with them on game day. And Michael was her biggest influence in helping her adjust to Hillsman’s coaching and system.‘Nicole Michael always made sure, like ‘Iasia well this is what he likes, this is what he doesn’t like, this is his style of play and this is what he needs you to do for next year,” Hemingway said. ‘So it was more so like, ‘OK, I’m feeling comfortable, they’re making me feel like I’m here even though I wasn’t playing.”Before Hillsman told her what she needed to do in the high post, Hemingway already knew what to expect.Two years later, Alexander believes Hemingway lived up to the high expectations that come with playing the high post at Syracuse. The center developed and grew into a force inside with the forward feeding her down low.And now, Alexander doesn’t know what to expect without Hemingway in the lineup next year. With a sigh and a smile, the center admits she’ll miss playing with the senior.‘She always gets it done,’ Alexander said. ‘She’s like our leading scorer, too. She’s like our go-to player, too, so it’s going to be hard to replace her next year.’[email protected] Comments
“We’re very excited about [Weaver’s] future,” Enfield said. “And we were very impressed with him today.” A 17-0 second half run anchored by pesky defense and stellar team play pushed the Trojans past UCLA and secured one of the team’s most impressive wins of the season. Josh Dunst | Daily Trojan Another big key to the game was the same one that has been opening the doors to success for the Trojans all season — strong upperclassmen play. “When [Rakocevic] plays within himself and does what he does well, he’s as good as any bigman in our league,” said Enfield. A 5-0 run from UCLA to kick off the second half gave the Bruins their lone lead of the game, but back-to-back threes from senior forward Bennie Boatwright sparked a USC onslaught in the last 16 minutes of the game. Boatwright, Mathews and junior forward Nick Rakocevic combined for 38 of the Trojans’ 44 second half points and shot a combined 14-for-22 in the second half burial of UCLA. The win over UCLA has the Trojans within shouting distance of the top of the Pac-12. USC will look to continue to climb the conference ladder when they faceoff against Arizona on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Galen Center. After over-dribbling and missing the open man led to only 12 team assists in an embarrassing loss to Oregon, the Trojans displayed some of the best on-court chemistry of the season, racking up a season-high 26 assists. With one forward operating from the perimeter and the other dominating the paint, Boatwright and Rakocevic commanded the offensive end in the second half. Bennie “Buckets” lived up to his nickname as he pulled up for three-pointer after three-pointer, going 4-for-5 from deep after halftime. While Boatwright was busy trying to pop the net, Rakocevic was occupied cleaning the glass and making the most of his soft touch around the rim, finishing the game with eight offensive rebounds and 21 points on 9-12 shooting. “When we share the ball like that, and we’re making shots, we’re really hard to beat,” junior guard Jonah Mathews said. “I would say it’s top two [wins of the season] for sure.” “[Aaron] can help us in a variety,” head coach Andy Enfield said. “I thought he played very hard today, and he really was a big key to the game.” In recent weeks, Aaron had become a bit of a forgotten piece on offense, but it was clear from the opening tip that the senior was going to leave his mark on this pivotal rivalry game. After just four minutes of play, Aaron had already checked off a three-pointer, two steals, an assist and a block. The hot start proved to be only an appetizer to what would be Aaron’s most aggressive game since mid-December, as he finished with 8 points, seven assists and six rebounds. The week in-between games and the change in scenery paid dividends for USC, as a bunch that looked mentally drained in Eugene came out in full attack mode in front of a packed Galen Center. Led by the active play of senior guard Shaqquan Aaron, the Trojans jumped out to a 14-4 lead in the game’s first four minutes. Senior point guard Derryck Thornton was everywhere on the defensive end of the court, stealing the ball four times and even sacrificing his body to draw a charge on 7-foot-1 UCLA freshman center Moses Brown. With a sequence that featured a slashing layup, a steal and an assist, freshman point guard Elijah Weaver showcased flashes of the potential that has Trojan fans and coaches excited for what’s to come. The wing players and bigs may have the most eye-popping stats, but the Trojan point guard play was just as much of a factor in USC securing the dominating win.
Bosnian tennis player Mirza Bašić advanced to the quarterfinals of the ATP Challenger tournament in Turkish city of Batman.In the second round of the 42 500 EUR worth tournament, Bašić won against the sixth holder, Belgian Niels Desein (160th player on the ATP list) with 7: 6 (4), 6:4.In the match for the performance in the semifinals, Bašić (203 ATP) will play against second holder Dudi Sela from Israel (112 ATP) on Thursday.(Source: klix.ba)
CLG Naomh Muire:Bhí AGM CLG Naomh Muire ar siúl oíche Dhomhnaigh.Great turnout and lots discussed in what is a busy Club with club membership growing in recent years.The introduction of the One Club policy together with our Club Maith work as well as the finalising of the Club plan will see a stronger and better club moving ahead. The door is wide open for those who wish to get involved in the many aspects of the club.A full update in next week’s notes regarding election of executive and subcommittees.Fógra Bainistíochta CLG Naomh Muire 2017:Naomh Muire have appointed John Pidgeon as Club Manager for the 2017 season. John will be joined by Owenie McGarvey in a management team who will take over from the position held by 2016 manager, Eamonn O’Boyle, who stepped down recently.Comghairdeas leo beirt agus ádh mór orthu,John and Owenie have the entire support and best wishes of the club and community as they prepare for the 2017 seasonN Muire Under 6s:U6s will train indoors at 10:30am till 11:30am on Saturdays (upstairs in clubhouse) for the next 3 weeks leading up to Christmas.Lotto:This weeks Jackpot is €3560. The Draw takes place every wedensday. Thank you for the continued support. An online Smart lotto is now available for our members. For more information, please contact 0879610934 or any executive member.100 club: Thank to everyone for their continued support of the 100club. For further information, please contact Dónal Ó Searcaigh. There are a number of spaces available.Underage Presentaion:Finally, one of the biggest occasions of the year will take place this Friday with the underage presentation in the Clubhouse. U6 to U12 Presentation will take place down stairs at 6.30 to 7.30 with food served.Boys & Girls.U14 to Minors will take place Upstairs from 7.30 to 8.15pm with food served downstairs. Boys & Girls. All players, parents,coaches and members are welcome.Naomh Muire hoping to ‘soar’ as John Pidgeon appointed senior manager was last modified: November 30th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAANAOMH MUIRESport