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Fraudsters exploit 7Pay security hole

first_img 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 08 JUL 2019 Related Previous ArticleKazakhtelecom builds the digital Silk RoadNext ArticleInterview: Formula 1 Author Criminals raided JPY55 million ($506,201) from the bank accounts of consumers using 7Pay, the Japanese mobile payments service provided by multinational retailer 7-Eleven.Thieves used a loophole in its security systems to impersonate account holders and make payments to fraudulently acquire goods. In a statement, the company said around 900 customers had been impacted by the attacks.Chiefs at 7Pay promised to compensate users and suspended some functionality of the service, pending an investigation into its security systems. The company promised “a drastic solution” would be put in place.Enterprise Times reported two people had been arrested in connection with the case. One of the suspects is accused of buying 146 cartons of cigarettes from one store using several different identities.Although the company has promised to refund users, the incidents will do little to promote the security of mobile payments in the eyes of Japan’s consumers at a time when large companies in the country are actively trying to promote them.Japan was one of the first countries to launch the technology, but it has failed to achieve mainstream usage.Earlier this year, Worldpay VP for Japan global enterprise e-commerce Hideya Komori claimed Japan’s m-commerce industry was being held back by high-profile security breaches. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back ByteDance steps into mobile payments China mobile payment gains fuelled by pandemiccenter_img Home Fraudsters exploit 7Pay security hole Consortium swoops for TerraPay, pledges cash injection Tags Chris Donkin Money 7-ElevenMobile paymentlast_img read more

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Daytona Beach NASCAR fan Charlene Greer wins 10th annual Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award

first_imgDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 5, 2020) – Today, The NASCAR Foundation announced that Charlene Greer, a lifelong NASCAR fan and nine-year volunteer with Boys & Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler Counties, is the winner of The NASCAR Foundation’s 10th annual Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award. Greer received the award — along with a $100,000 donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler Counties — during a celebration live-streamed on NASCAR.com from the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America at Daytona International Speedway.Greer, from Daytona Beach, Florida, is one of four finalists who are all longtime NASCAR fans. Greer grew up spending weekends at the track with her father, a motorsports mechanic. Some of her fondest memories are witnessing Bill Elliott go from being known as “Awesome Bill from Dawsonville” to “Million Dollar Bill” with his win at Darlington in 1985 over Labor Day weekend and her first time attending the DAYTONA 500, now her home track.RELATED: Learn more about The NASCAR FoundationThis year, The NASCAR Foundation chose to celebrate each finalist with a small celebration in their race markets. Finalists include Daryl Farler representing Amputee Blade Runners celebrating at the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation with Nashville Superspeedway; Larry Jordan representing Angel Flight Soars, Inc. at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta; and, Rich Langley with the Roc Solid Foundation celebrating with the team at Richard Childress Racing Museum. Each of the three finalists receives a $25,000 donation to their charity and with it being the 10th year of the Award, an additional $5,000 gift to honor the occasion.“This year’s finalists are all stand outs. Their NASCAR spirit is behind the incredible work they do to improve the lives of children in our communities each and every day,” said Mike Helton, chairman of The NASCAR Foundation. “What a year this has been and our fans rallied around this award like never before. We are very proud of all the finalists and particularly proud to present the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award to Charlene Greer, a very deserving recipient, to honor the work she’s doing in NASCAR’s hometown of Daytona Beach.”The award honors the philanthropic ideals and vision of The NASCAR Foundation’s late founder and chairperson, Betty Jane France, and is annually presented to a NASCAR fan who is an accomplished volunteer championing children’s causes. This year marks the 10th annual presentation of the award impacting 354,647 children to date while recognizing 40 finalists with a total of $1,770,000 in contributions to the causes they represent.Greer’s win will help change the lives of children living with disadvantaged circumstances. The resulting $100,000 donation will cover the costs to transport all of the organization’s more than 1,400 children safely to the eight Boys & Girls clubs after school utilizing bus transportation. With 87 percent of its members on free or reduced lunch and the club’s motto to never turn any child away for their inability to pay, this would help the children to realize their full potential.“Being a finalist for the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award has been overwhelmingly humbling,” stated Greer. “I cannot thank The NASCAR Foundation enough for giving us the platform to talk about the life-changing works that our staff and volunteers at The Boys and Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler Counties facilitates every day. Being able to represent the incredible team of people that stand beside me serving the mission and the passion for our kids has been an honor. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!”Greer lends nearly 120 hours each month in her support of the Boys & Girls Clubs including operational funding, and her vision and execution of special activities that directly benefit the students. She mentors children which is her favorite role, participates in board meetings and advocates for the cause while meeting with local elected officials and community leaders. Her fundraising efforts are likely the most widely recognized as her support wholly funds the Clubs’ annual Honor Roll Banquet and Christmas party.To learn more about The NASCAR Foundation’s programs, including the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award and Speediatrics Children’s Fund, please visit NASCARfoundation.org.last_img read more

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Meningitis outbreak investigators say quick work paid off

first_img So far 424 infections and 31 deaths, most of them involving the fungus Exserohilum rostratum, have been linked to three recalled lots of contaminated steroids from NECC, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in an update today. The total reflects an increase of 5 infections and 1 death since the CDC’s last update on Nov 5. The number of affected states remained at 19, and the number of peripheral joint infections stayed at 10. When investigators explored the details of the drugs the patients received, they found that in one clinic, the age of the vials seemed to be associated with the infection rate, and they suggested that contamination could have increased over time, with fungal levels higher in the older vials. The group also found a possible link between higher infection rates and the volume of drug administered. One of the most striking features of the cases was the high incidence of strokes, which were more common early in the outbreak, the group noted. They said that stroke incidence dropped off as fungal meningitis infections were identified earlier, prompting aggressive therapy earlier in the illness course. Nov 7 N Engl J Med abstract The group’s report on the first 66 case-patients in the Tennessee also offers findings about exposure to the contaminated steroids, the clinical course of infections, and treatment. They published the details of the investigation yesterday in an early online report from the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). The outbreak’s index patient was a Tennessee man in his 50s who died from Aspergillus fumigatus meningitis after receiving an epidural injection of the steroid methylprednisolone acetate produced by New England Compounding Center (NECC). The doctors who treated that patient described his infection in an Oct 19 NEJM case report. Nov 7, 2012 (CIDRAP News) – A public health investigation into an unusual fungal meningitis death in Tennessee quickly uncovered other related cases and expedited detection and treatment that probably saved lives, while drawing national attention to the problem, according to a report yesterday from some of the state officials who worked on the probe. As of Oct 19, investigators had found 66 patients who met the fungal meningitis case definition. Their median age was 69. While A fumigatus was confirmed in clinical samples from the index patient, E rostratum was identified in 21 of the cases. The median time between injection and symptom onset was 18 days. Authorities found no obvious source of environmental contamination at the clinic, and by Sep 25, they identified a total of eight possible case-patients, all with connections to the clinic. Multiple common products were used for the patients, including preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate from NECC. In hopes of identifying other sick patients, Tennessee officials asked colleagues in Massachusetts to help identify other facilities that had received potentially contaminated steroid injections. “Stroke did not develop in any patients in this report in whom therapeutic doses of antifungal medications were instituted within 48 hours after the initial presentation,” they wrote, adding that all eight of the Tennessee deaths occurred in patients who received minimal, no, or delayed treatment.center_img “Maintaining a strong public health infrastructure is critical to ensuring that there is capacity to investigate such outbreaks quickly and effectively,” the authors concluded. The aggressive public health response to the initial case triggered the identification of the multistate outbreak and a rapid recall of the products, underscoring the importance of close collaboration between public health and the medical community and the need to adequately support public health systems. According to the new NEJM report, a clinician reported the A fumigatus infection to the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) on Sep 18, and the department launched an epidemiologic investigation that identified other puzzling meningitis cases in healthy adults who had received epidural steroid injections at the same clinic as the first patient. See also: Among 13 patients who had strokes, 8 initially presented with posterior circulation stroke, and strokes were involved in 7 of the 8 deaths in the Tennessee patients. The following day, NECC recalled three lots of methylprednisolone acetate, which had been sent to 76 facilities in 23 states. The TDH activated its emergency operations center and launched a larger investigation to find patients who had been exposed to the drug. Nov 7 CDC fungal meningitis outbreak update Oct 19 CIDRAP News story “Report describes case that launched meningitis outbreak probe”last_img read more

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Hurling the winner in West Intermediate final

first_imgWest Chairman John O’ Shea says the better team won in the end Sean Treacys were crowned champions, after it went to extra time in the West Intermediate Hurling Championship Final yesterday.Cashel King Cormacs and Sean Treacys couldn’t be separated at the end of normal time 1-16 to 0-19.Sean Treacys eventually came out on top on a scoreline of 0-27 to 1-18 at the end of extra time. Photo © Tipp FMlast_img

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Gippsland… Salt of the earth

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Wedding goodwill has no bounds

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Pearse Stadium Double Header Confirmed For Next Sunday

first_imgAllianz Football League Division 3Round 5Sligo v Longford, Markievicz Park, 2.00pm.Referee: TBCWestmeath v Fermanagh, TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar, 3.00pmReferee: TBC Allianz Hurling League Division 2BRound 5Armagh v Donegal, Athletic Grounds, Armagh 2.30pmReferee: TBCDown v Mayo, Portaferry, 2.30pmReferee: TBCWicklow v Derry, Joule Park, Aughrim, 2.30pmReferee: TBC Allianz Football League Division 2Round 5Cavan v Down, Kingspan Breffni, 7pmReferee: TBC Allianz Football League Division 2Round 5Tipperary v Louth, Semple Stadium, Thurles 12.30pmReferee: TBCClare v Roscommon, Cusack Park Ennis, 2.00pmReferee: TBCMeath v Cork, Pairc Tailteann, Navan, 3.00pmReferee: TBC Allianz Football League Division 4Round 6London v Laois, McGovern Park, Ruislip, 1.00pmReferee: TBC Round 5 of both the Allianz Football and Hurling Leagues will now take place this weekend, Saturday March 10 and Sunday March 11. The CCCC has announced the re-fixture details for all of the Allianz Football and Hurling League matches that were postponed last weekend because of the adverse weather conditions. Allianz Hurling League Division 1BRound 5Galway v Limerick, Pearse Stadium, Salthill, 2.30pmReferee: TBCLaois v Dublin, O’Moore Park, Portlaoise, 2.30pmReferee: TBCOffaly v Antrim, St. Brendan’s Park, Birr, 2.30pmReferee: TBC Allianz Football League Division 4Round 5Limerick v Waterford, Martinstown, Limerick, 7pmReferee: TBCCarlow v Wicklow, Netwatch Cullen Park, 7pmReferee: TBC Most of the matches will be played on Sunday afternoon, including the Division 1 Allianz Football League clash between Dublin and Kerry at Croke Park.The Double Header scheduled for yesterday in Pearse Stadium will now be played next Sunday with Galway’s Footballers taking on Monaghan at 12.30 followed by the Hurlers facing Limerick at 2.30.The Division 1 Allianz Hurling League Quarter finals have been moved to the weekend of March 17th/18th, the semi-finals to the weekend of March 24th/25th and the Allianz Hurling League final to March 31st.See below for all of this weekend’s Allianz League fixtures.Saturday February 10Allianz Football League Division 1Round 5Tyrone v Donegal, Healy Park, Omagh, 7pm.Referee: TBC Allianz Hurling League Division 1ARound 5Kilkenny v Wexford, Nowlan Park, 2.30pmReferee: TBCTipperary v Cork, Semple Stadium, 2.30pmReferee: TBCWaterford v Clare, Walsh Park, Waterford, 2.30pmReferee: TBC Allianz Football League Division 3Round 5Wexford v Offaly, Innovate Wexford Park, 3pmReferee: TBCArmagh v Derry, Athletic Grounds, Armagh, 7pmReferee: TBC Allianz Hurling League Roinn 3ARound 5Longford v Tyrone, Glennon Brothers Pearse Park, 2.00pmReferee: TBCMonaghan v Louth, St. Mary’s Park, 2.00pmReferee: TBCRoscommon v Warwickshire, Dr. Hyde Park, Roscommon, 2.00pmReferee: TBC Allianz Hurling League Division 2ARound 5London v Kildare, McGovern Park, Ruislip, 1.00pmReferee: TBC Sunday March 11Allianz Football League Division 1Round 5Galway v Monaghan, Pearse Stadium, Salthill 12.30pmReferee: TBCKildare v Mayo, St Conleth’s Park, Newbridge, 2.00pmReferee: TBCDublin v Kerry, Croke Park, 4.00pmReferee: TBC Allianz Hurling League Division 2ARound 5Meath v Carlow, Pairc Tailteann, Navan, 1.00pm.Referee: TBCWestmeath v Kerry, TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar, 1.00pm.Referee: TBC. Allianz Hurling League Roinn 3BRound 5Fermanagh v Sligo, Brewster Park, Enniskillen, 2.30pmReferee: TBCLeitrim v Cavan, Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada, Carrick On Shannon, 2.30pm.Referee: TBCprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

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Horton Plaza going from mall to tech campus

first_img August 24, 2018 Horton Plaza going from mall to tech campus Sasha Foo, KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Sasha Foo, KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A real estate investment firm Friday announced the completion of its acquisition of Horton Plaza and plans to redevelop the 900,000-square-foot downtown San Diego shopping center, which  opened to great fanfare in 1985 but has been in decline for years.Los Angeles-based Stockdale Capital Partners plans to transform the plaza into The Campus at Horton, a mixed-use retail and creative office complex.The redevelopment is expected to generate more than $1.8 billion in annual revenue and create between 3,000 and 4,000 jobs, according to the firm, which did not disclose terms of its purchase of the center from mall owner- operator Westfield.“We’re excited to create an iconic destination that will leverage the best of downtown San Diego to create something high impact and truly unique,” said Steven Yari, the firm’s managing director. “The Campus at Horton will be a thriving innovation hub, comprised of creative office space, captivating entertainment options, urban lifestyle retail choices and contemporary food and beverage experiences, catering to leading technology and biotechnology employers, locally and national.”Stockdale plans to partner with the city, the chamber of commerce, the Downtown San Diego Partnership and the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation to host a series of forums to gauge feedback to the project from residents.Stockdale is aiming for a groundbreaking in early 2019, with the project’s completion slated for the fall of 2020. Posted: August 24, 2018last_img read more