by: Kim VeltenIt’s been almost a full year since Apple Pay rolled out, and after a slow start, it’s starting to go full steam ahead. Every day you are hearing reports about the few thousands of card issuers who are now on board, offering Apple Pay-compatible debit and credit cards. And despite our industry’s concerns that we would be left behind, that list includes number of credit unions.Yet with all of the virtual card payment systems, such as Google Wallet (soon to be called Android Pay), LoopPay and Softcard, the water is getting mucky and it’s becoming more difficult to determine which, if any, mobile payment system to sign up with. It’s easy to jump on the fastest train around (which happens to be Apple right now), but we want to slow down and take a look at what the two biggest — Android and Apple — actually have to offer. How do these two compare, shall we say, apples to apples? Is it worth the wait for Android Pay coming out in a couple months, or should you nab your piece of the Apple Pay pie now?Before we dive in, it must be said that despite hours of searching, we’ve come up with zip on how the integration process works, i.e., which one is the cheapest and easiest to integrate at your CU. We have learned a lot about the pros and cons of each, and when it comes down to it, which one (if both isn’t an option right now) credit unions should go for.Which is most secure?This day in age, when financial institutions are at the whim of retail hacks and are often the ones paying for the inevitable fraudulent charges, both systems offer something akin to the new EMV chip — but go one step further. They use a technology called “Tokenization” that generates a unique code for each transaction. Only that code is stored in retail chains, so no longer will card numbers or any other personal information be passed and stored in the purchase process. And the information can’t be “backhacked” or found by retracing the token’s steps. continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Osgood, In. — Thursday at the 2018 Ripley County 4-H Fair it is goats galore!The 4-H Dairy Goat Show is at 9 a.m. in buildings, the Meat Goat Show will be at 1 p.m. and the Pygmy Goat Show will follow. All goat shows are in buildings 6 & 5. Here is a list of other events:Open Class and 4-H exhibits open to the public from 5 to 9 p.m.4-H Horse and Pony Fun Show at 6 p.m. in building 7Midway opens at 6 p.m.The Osgood Lions Club will bring the Quad & Cycle Flat Drags to the grandstand at 7:30The Napoleon State Bank is the Free Parking sponsor.
O’Mahony trained on Tuesday as he continues his recovery from hamstring trouble suffered against England. The Munster captain is another who will be reassessed on Thursday. Plumtree conceded the call on Sexton will come down to Thursday’s session. “I think he’ll be pretty good for the weekend, just as long as Joe [Schmidt] makes that call on Thursday, and I think that’s positive news,” said Plumtree. “It looks like the scan is clear, so again it’s just how that thumb feels. “I guess there are certain aspects of the game, like tackling and grappling that will give it a true test. “So we’ll give all that a bit of test on Thursday.” Fly-half Sexton is now expected to be fit for selection for Ireland’s RBS 6 Nations clash with Italy in Dublin on Saturday. Ireland assistant coach Plumtree revealed the latest scans on Sexton’s thumb problem show no lasting damage. The Racing Metro playmaker must prove his full recovery in “tackling and grappling” on Thursday, said Plumtree. Sexton damaged his thumb in Ireland’s 13-10 defeat to England at Twickenham on Saturday, February 22. Racing Metro last week predicted the former Leinster star could miss between 10 days and six weeks, with Ireland bosses quickly downplaying that estimation. Sexton took part in Ireland’s training session on Tuesday, and could now be fully fit in line with the IRFU timescale, not Racing’s wide-ranging suggestions. “Jonny trained today and he did really well,” said Plumtree. “He was sort of in and out with Paddy [Jackson] and Mads [Ian Madigan], so we’ll make that final call on Thursday but he didn’t look in too much discomfort at all.” Sexton’s fitness will prove a moot point if head coach Joe Schmidt chooses to rest him in any case, with one eye on a potential title-decider in France on Saturday, March 15. Schmidt has already admitted he could opt to give several regulars a breather against the Azzurri, with flanker Peter O’Mahony falling into the same category. Johnny Sexton will face the “true test” of fitness on his thumb ligament problem in Ireland’s training session on Thursday, according to John Plumtree. Press Association