Credit unions and other card issuers may be adjusting their card designs soon, because Mastercard will no longer require signatures on the backs of its cards, the company has announced.Starting in April 2019, Mastercard issuers around the world will no longer have to put a signature panel on the backs of their Mastercard products, according to the company.The news follows Mastercard’s announcement a year ago that it would abandon requiring cardholder signatures at checkout. That change took effect last April.“With modern, advanced forms of authentication now available, removing the requirement for signature capture at the point of sale and now signature panels on Mastercard cards is an important step in support of our digital evolution,” Mastercard EVP of U.S. Merchants and Acceptance Linda Kirkpatrick said. “Issuers, merchants and cardholders will benefit from this change as faster, safer options improve satisfaction and increase sales.” continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Uganda have sacked national team manager Bobby Williamson, the country’s football federation said on Monday with the Cranes bottom of their World Cup qualification pool at the halfway stage.The Scot had a contract with the side up to September 2014, but the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has decided to release him early following the 2-0 World Cup qualifier loss to Liberia last month.“FUFA hereby informs the public that a notice of termination of contract has this morning Monday 8th April 2013 has been given to the Cranes head coach Mr Robert ‘Bobby’ Williamson,” a statement from the organisation read.The 51-year-old took over as Uganda manager in July 2008 and led them to three regional CECAFA titles in 2010, 2012 and 2013.He also took the side to the brink of qualification for the 2013 African Nations Cup before losing out 9-8 in a dramatic penalty shootout in their final qualifier against then African champions Zambia.Uganda are bottom of their World Cup qualification pool but only three points behind leaders Senegal and with home matches against Liberia and Angola to come in June.
Andy Murray has told Maria Sharapova she must accept any ban that is handed out by the International Tennis Federation after the former world No 1 admitted on Monday she had failed a drugs test.“It’s not up to me to decide the punishment, but if you’re taking performance-enhancing drugs and you fail a drugs test, you have to get suspended,” Murray said yesterday in Indian Wells, where he is playing in the BNP Paribas Masters.Sharapova failed a test in January for Meldonium, a drug used to help heart conditions, which went on the proscribed list at the start of the year.Murray said it was ethically wrong to take a drug just for performance. “I think taking a prescription drug that you don’t necessarily need, but just because it’s legal, that’s wrong, clearly. That’s wrong. If you’re taking a prescription drug and you’re not using it for what that drug was meant for, then you don’t need it, so you’re just using it for the performance-enhancing benefits that drug is giving you. And I don’t think that that’s right.”Murray cast doubt on the validity of Sharapova’s statement that she took Meldonium for a series of health reasons. “I read that 55 athletes have failed tests for that substance since 1 January,” he said. “You just don’t expect high-level athletes at the top of many sports to have heart conditions.”Murray also said he was disappointed with a statement by tennis equipment firm Head that it is to stand by Sharapova and even extend her contract. “I think it’s a strange stance, given everything that’s happened the last few days,” he said. “I don’t really know what else to say on that, but that’s not something I believe. At this stage it’s important really to get hold of the facts and let things play out, like more information coming out before making a decision to extend the contract like that, in my view. I wouldn’t have responded like that.” The Scott thought it was good that it was “out in the open” but said Sharapova should have known what she was taking. “Some people put a lot of trust in the team around them so it’s hard to say what’s the right thing for everyone, but it’s almost kind of part of her job to know everything that’s going into her body and not just rely on what a doctor is saying or a physio is saying,” he said. “You check yourself to make sure, double-check to make sure, that anything that’s going into your body is safe.“I think all sports can do more,” he said. “It’s better than it was a few years ago, last year I got tested a lot but this year I’ve been tested twice so far this year, three months into the year, which is clearly not enough.”—
pic.twitter.com/x4mjK6v3UV— Mike Gundy (@CoachGundy) June 16, 2020Hubbard in a tweet Tuesday addressed the change he expects to see at Oklahoma State, and it indeed sounds bigger than a coach’s T-shirt or players’ earrings.”I was never wrong for saying what I said,” Hubbard tweeted. “I am a man, and I realized I should have went to him as a man face to face rather than on twitter. That’s my opinion. But I had to hold him accountable either way. I am glad things happened the way they did because things are being changed as we speak!”I am a young black man that wants change. I want change that will bring a better experience for my black brothers and sisters at Oklahoma State. It’s that simple. Over these next few months I have left at Oklahoma State, I will be working EVERYDAY to bring change to this organization and to the world. I will be supported by my teammates along with people within this organization. To everyone else, trust me when I say that good will come from this.” But apparently the specifics of change as requested by Gundy’s players are not those that were reported by Fox Sports radio host Doug Gottlieb on Tuesday.BENDER: Mike Gundy needs to talk less, listen more Star Cowboys running back Chuba Hubbard on Sunday publicly called out his coach for wearing a One America News T-shirt, prompting both support from his teammates and an awkward apology in a video with Gundy on Monday. On Tuesday, Gottlieb tweeted what he described as a list of demands for change the players made in a meeting with their coach.Oklahoma State player demands a change in policy – 1) Earrings 2)Du-Rag/Wave-Cap 3)Ability to Sag pants 4) Hair 5) Music – Music previoisly could not contain curse words, derogatory language toward women/race – These were damands, all agreed to by Gundy #NoSarcasm— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) June 16, 2020It didn’t take long for Oklahoma State players to push back against the report.Be careful what you say and who you listen to. The entirety of this isn’t true and depicts a bad image on us. I haven’t heard anywhere within the program that someone wants to play music that is disrespectful towards women. This isn’t the sincere objective we’re trying to achieve https://t.co/C0k3T4kDzK— Amen Ogbongbemiga (@closedprayer) June 16, 2020The media loves to create negative stereotypes… https://t.co/MpzPcRTFpR— Jarrick T. Bernard (@TheJBnard) June 16, 2020If you wasn’t there don’t speak on it. https://t.co/ABJLo7bNvQ— Big Cam (@CamCam700) June 16, 2020Ya you talking out your neck on this one but good try! https://t.co/x1J4XrxogO— Devin Harper🎈 (@DevinHarper13) June 16, 2020Not true at all https://t.co/UYXW1GdVHm— Tracin⚡️✨ (@TracinWallace) June 16, 2020Not true… https://t.co/3KjFnXCEpJ— SUPERMAN (@OfficialTylan2) June 16, 2020Who ever said this??? That’s people problems now! NOBODY said this.. if you don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes then don’t make a comment. I’m so tired of seeing this stuff. https://t.co/UX8cKOJvoz— ✞. (@collinclay_) June 16, 2020Furthest from the truth https://t.co/rOymldxrf6— Braydon Johnson ⚡️ (@GLOing_817) June 16, 2020Totally Untrue & False some people are just pitiful https://t.co/pbSsoATy07— Master $ensei🤺🤺 (@Blessed_Fofana) June 16, 2020After he had appeared in the video with Hubbard, Gundy on Tuesday appeared by himself in a new video. He confirmed the meeting with his players but did not mention any of the items listed in Gottlieb’s report. This time, Gundy apologized.”I had a great meeting with our team today,” the coach said. “Our players expressed their feelings as individuals and as team members. They helped me see through their eyes how the T-shirt affected their hearts. Once I learned how that network felt about Black Lives Matter, I was disgusted and knew it was completely unacceptable to me.”I want to apologize to all members of our team, former players and their families for the pain and discomfort that has been caused over the last two days. Black Lives Matters to me. Our players matter to me. These meetings with our team have been eye-opening and will result in positive changes for Oklahoma State football. I sincerely hope the Oklahoma State family near and far will accept my humble apology as we move forward.” There is no telling what kind of change will actually take place within Oklahoma State’s football program now that head coach Mike Gundy has pledged to deliver it.Maybe he’ll simply change his T-shirt. Or maybe he’ll see that his players’ issues with the shirt were the tip of the iceberg, and the coach will change what some have described as racist behavior against black players. Maybe the change will fall somewhere in between.
A local fisherman who fell overboard from his boat this afternoon has died in hospital.Letterkenny General HospitalThe man, who is in his 50s and from Dunfanagahy, died from his injuries at Letterkenny General Hospital.The man fell overboard from the boat six miles off the coast of Horn Head. It is not known how he fell overboard but it is understood he was in the water for more than 20 minutes.He was eventually plucked from the water by a local boat and transferred to Mulroy Coastguard before being winched to the Rescue 118 helicopter and rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital.Both men were wearing lifejackets but the victim was understood to be wearing heavy oilskins.However, despite the best efforts of doctors to save his life, the man passed away just after 5pm. A full investigation has now been launched into how the victim ended up in the water in what were described as “choppy seas.”As well as the Mulroy Coast guard, Lough Swilly Shannon lifeboat and the Arranmore Lifeboat were also launched.The dead man was extremely popular and well-known in the Dunfanaghy area.A single man, he had fished for more than 30 years.Locals said he was a very gentle man who looked after his mother. “He was a big gentle man and he was very kind to his mother and made a very honest living from fishing.“Nobody knows yet what happened but both men were very careful and very experienced fishermen.“The entire community is just devastated and very sad for what has happened. He will be sadly missed and it seems very unfair that he was taken from this life in this way.”The tragedy is the second to strike the Co Donegal village in just a few days. On Friday last, local construction worker John Sweeney, 45, died following an accident on a building site in Cornwall, England.DONEGAL FISHERMAN LOSES FIGHT FOR LIFE AFTER BOATING TRAGEDY was last modified: June 16th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:deathdonegalDunfanaghyFishingtragedy