Greggs opens doors to chip and pin

first_imgGreggs has introduced chip and pin technology across all its shops, with customers now able to pay for transactions over £3 by card.Previously an all-cash business, the UK’s largest bakery retailer introduced the new technology because of demand from customers. Chip and pin readers were successfully trialled in 100 stores and are now being rolled out across Greggs’ 1,500-plus estate.“Until recently there hadn’t been the demand from our customers for chip and pin, but we are starting to see that change,” said a spokeswoman. “There needs to be sufficient demand to cover the cost of the facility in the shops and the cost of processing each transaction. Increasingly, our customers are asking for this facility, so we are meeting their requirements. However, we still anticipate that the majority of transactions are likely to continue to be in cash.”last_img read more

Editing the human genome

first_imgPresenting before an interdisciplinary audience on April 27 at Harvard’s Tsai Auditorium, Dr. Buhm Soon Park, professor of History of Science and Policy at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, showed a slide of Édouard Manet’s “Races at Longchamp.”Each new technology, Park explained, brings the thought that we are in a race: if “we” don’t do it first, somewhere, somehow, someone else will. That technology involves a horse race among scientists and nations was but one of the ideas critiqued at “Editorial Aspirations: Human Integrity at the Frontiers of Biology,” a three-day conference on April 26–28 co-organized by the Program on Science, Technology and Society (STS) at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and the Center for Biology and Society at Arizona State University (ASU). The goal was to examine the ethical and governance implications of human gene editing technologies. To steer the race, one has to understand its context, including the spectators shown in Manet’s classic work. The event brought together a stellar cast of scientists, social scientists, ethicists, religious thinkers, legal scholars and policy practitioners to do just that.  Read Full Storylast_img read more

Bar board proposes to alter ad rules to allow spokespersons

first_imgBar board proposes to alter ad rules to allow spokespersons Bar board proposes to alter ad rules to allow spokespersons A dvertising attorneys could use nonlawyer spokespersons in their broadcast ads and also use some illustrations in all ads under new Bar rules being proposed by the Board of Governors.The board, at its February 1 meeting in Tampa, also okayed a minor change to the Clients’ Bill of Rights, clarifying that the lawyer may not pay the client or lien-holders from settlement funds without the client’s approval or an appropriate court order.All of the rule changes will be submitted later this year to the Florida Supreme Court as part of the Bar’s annual rule amendment package.The advertising alterations came at the request of the board, which asked the Standing Committee on Advertising to review the rules on television advertisements. While reviewing the rule on television advertisements, the committee also considered changes to the rules on illustrations and visual or verbal portrayals.The committee recommended keeping the restriction that only attorneys working for a firm could do the narration in a broadcast ad, that background sound continue to be limited to instrumental music, and that no celebrity image be used in ads, but recommended changing the television rule to allow illustrations permitted in other advertising media. On illustrations, the committee recommended allowing such things as the American flag, the bald eagle, the Statue of Liberty, or a tool box. Prohibited would be shots of accidents, ambulances, and any image that “is deceptive, misleading, manipulative or that is likely to confuse the viewer.”The board’s Disciplinary Procedure Committee accepted those proposals, except that it recommended that non-attorney spokespersons be allowed as long as they are not recognizable celebrities and they are identified in the ads as a non-lawyer.The board approved the DPC package on first reading at its December meeting and gave final approval earlier this month in Tampa.The change to the Statement of Clients’ Rights for Contingency Fees came after a lawyer questioned a provision which told the client, “Until you approve the closing statement you need not pay any money to anyone, including your lawyer.”The lawyer noted there could be valid court-approved liens levied on the winnings in the case.As approved by the board, the proposed new rule would read that until the client approves the settlement agreement “your lawyer cannot pay any money to anyone, including you, without an appropriate order of the court.”On another rule change, the board approved the recommendation of the Program Evaluation Committee, also endorsed by the Standing Committee on the Unlicensed Practice of Law, to extend the term of circuit UPL committee members from one to three years and sets a term limit of two consecutive terms. February 15, 2002 Regular Newslast_img read more

Granit Xhaka reveals Unai Emery reaction in Arsenal’s dressing room after Europa League final defeat to Chelsea

first_imgGranit Xhaka and Arsenal’s players suffered defeat in the Europa League final (AMA/Getty Images)Granit Xhaka has revealed that Unai Emery and Arsenal’s players were in silence after their defeat to Chelsea in the Europa League final on Wednesday evening.The Gunners have missed out on Champions League qualification once again after they were hammered 4-1 by Maurizio Sarri’s side in Baku.Chelsea went 3-0 up before Alex Iwobi scored an excellent goal to hand Arsenal a lifeline, but the Gunners’ hopes were extinguished as Eden Hazard scored his second of the game just three minutes later.Arsenal’s players and Emery looked dejected after the final whistle and Xhaka has revealed the reaction inside their dressing room following the defeat.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Him [Emery], the players, nobody speaks in the dressing room,’ said Xhaka. Unai Emery said nothing to his players inside Arsenal’s dressing room (AMA/Getty Images)Asked why Emery did not say anything, Xhaka said: ‘I don’t know. He was disappointed of course.‘I think we know how we played. We know we lost the game.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘It is not about shouting. It is not about shouting everything if we lose.‘You can say a lot now but it is not the time to explain why and what happens.‘I think it was a big chance for us and we didn’t take it.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 30 May 2019 12:33 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Comment Granit Xhaka reveals Unai Emery reaction in Arsenal’s dressing room after Europa League final defeat to Chelsea Advertisementlast_img read more

Europe Wants 16 Slots in Expanded 48-team World Cup

first_imgFIFA is expected to confirm the quotas for each continental governing body in May.Ceferin was speaking at a meeting of the UEFA Executive Committee in Nyon. All members of the committee agreed with the proposals.Other proposals approved at Thursday’s meeting included:Limiting UEFA’s president and executive committee members to a maximum of three four-year terms.Granting membership of the committee to two European Club Association representatives.Ensuring UEFA competitions are selected through a transparent bidding process.FIFA’s members voted unanimously in favour of the World Cup expansion in January.The number of tournament matches will rise to 80, from 64, but the eventual winners will still play only seven games.The tournament will be completed within 32 days – a measure to appease powerful European clubs, who objected to reform because of a crowded international schedule.FIFA President Gianni Infantino said the World Cup has to be “more inclusive”, adding: “Football is more than just Europe and South America, football is global.”Speaking to the BBC at the time of the announcement, he said the decision on who would get the extra qualification slots would be “looked at speedily”.He added: “The only sure thing is that everyone will have a bit more representation than they have.”Speaking on Thursday, Ceferin said: “We can push and be outvoted, but we think it is realistic to ask for 16 slots at least, plus another condition that each European team is in different groups.“Then if it is true that we are so good, that quality is on our side, I think all 16 can qualify.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram European football’s governing body, UEFA, will ask for its teams to be given 16 places at the expanded 48-team 2026 World Cup.UEFA will also request that the European teams who do qualify are kept apart in the first stage.The new-look tournament will begin with an initial round of 16 three-team groups, with 32 qualifiers going through to the knockout stage.Thirteen European teams qualified for the last World Cup in Brazil in 2014, which was won by Germany.UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin said the requests are “realistic”, and it is his desire for every European team to qualify from the first round.last_img read more