Post-Storm Kindness Spreads, Warming Hearts and Phones

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreOne of the most inspiring examples of neighbors helping neighbors around the New York City area in the wake of Hurricane Sandy is the emergence of ad hoc “charging stations” for people without power who need to charge their cell phones.From his blog, AmericanScience, a Professor at the Stevens Institute of Technology reported in Hoboken, NJ, on the neighborly phenomenon of sharing electricity which he calls, a social innovation: We don’t have riots here. It’s just the opposite. If anything, you see real solidarity. Strangers are helping strangers. My colleagues and I check in on each other. The community…has rallied.The neatest thing I’ve run across: We were walking down 11th Street, and we saw that people with electricity had run extension cords out of their front windows to power strips on the sidewalk.People who don’t have power are coming to these places to charge up their electronics and cellphones.I walked down 11th St around noon. There were around 20 charging stations within the span of four blocks.I’ve seen more since, up and down Hudson Street, at Clinton and 11th. There must be nearly fifty of them.Photo, top: Russell Stainer, Hoboken, NJBottom photo by Lee, American Science BlogAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Athletes impress at selection trials

first_imgAthletics BY NICOLE JOANNES TAUTIK Athletics PNG president Tony Green says he is happy with the outcome of the weeklong final national selection trials for the Pacific Games held in Kimbe, West New Britain. Green said the athletes displayed some impressive performances. He added that the team for the Pacific Games will be selected from the trials. The selection trials held at the Sasindran Muthuvel stadium in Kimbe saw the athletes participating in track and field events. PNG sprint queen Toea Wisil who participated in the selection trials is happy with her timing in the 100m. “Here, I ran 11:57 seconds, in January it was 11:69 seconds. I need more competition to cut my time down and I’ll be going back to Australia to compete there to better my times,” Wisil said. She said last year was a rough one for her missing out on the Commonwealth Games but she will not let that situation bring her down. She is confident of winning medals at the Pacific Games in Apia, Samoa in July. In the sprint results, Wisil ran 11:57 in 100m followed by Leonie Beu 11.84 and Adrine Monagi 12.30. For the other sprint events, Leonie Beu ran a time of 25.13 seconds in the 200m with Isilia Apkup clocking 26 seconds. In the women’s 400m, Beu clocked the fastest time of 55.85 seconds followed by Donna Koniel 57.84 and Apkup 59.35. In the men’s 100m, Michael Penny ran a time of 10.80 seconds, Linus Kuravi 10.90 and Manoka John 10.92. For the men’s 200m, Thoa Ora 24.44 seconds, Linus Kuravi 22.66 and Manoka John 22.77 seconds while the 400m saw Shadrick Tansi clocking 48.34, Daniel Baul 48.35 and Emmanuel Wanga 48.65 seconds.last_img read more

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Mediatech Solutions extends payments arm with Paymagnet partnership

first_img Submit Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Carousel enters US market with Colorado licence May 11, 2020 Carousel Group bolsters mobile engagement capacity with Wiraya solutions May 8, 2019 Carousel orders recruitment drive by promoting Littin to Digital lead May 4, 2020 Industry omni-channel platform provider Mediatech Solutions has agreed a deal to partner with Paymagnet.com, the providers of a new payment system which can process credit card payments directly through sensors on a smartphone.The agreement will see Mediatech integrate Paymagnet into its market-leading IRIS platform, initially for existing customers in European markets.Paymagnet allows merchants to accept card payments using just an NFC-enabled smartphone. With the placement of NFC tags, casino players will be able to top up at terminals with their credit card through a simple app.It supports contactless MasterCard and Visa payments without the need for a POS system, infrastructure or wallet.Mediatech Solutions executive director Daniel Graetzer said: “We pride ourselves on offering an unparalleled omni-channel experience, so any provider which offers innovative solutions in this field will always be of interest.“Paymagnet’s payment system is easily integrated and will further bolster our extensive offer of more than 1,500 games and payment providers that operators using our IRIS platform enjoy.”Paymagnet executive director, EMEA Martin Glettler added: “Paymagnet was designed to allow casino players to pay with their cards and it is already proving extremely popular among customers, operators and platform providers.“We are delighted to be integrating with Mediatech, a company which leads the way when it comes to omni-channel gaming and we look forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership.”last_img read more

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