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Been offline for last two days, so great to quickly check the news (I have 30 minutes of online time only) to see NZ won the security council vote. Will blog on this in more detail in a few days, but for now congrats to Murray McCully, Jim McLay, David Shearer and the team at MFAT for their efforts. No easy job to beat Turkey.No tag for this post.
The personal identification number (Pin) has proved to be mightier than the pen, with Visa officially removing the ability to sign for credit card payments this weekend.
Though the exact timing of the change varies between banks, Visa has set its deadline for Saturday.
Country manager for New Zealand and South Pacific, Caroline Ada, said the end of the signature era was aimed at improving payment security.
“Using Pin for purchases at the point-of-sale provides the greatest security for electronic payments today,” she said.
Long overdue. Much more secure, and faster.
What is pleasing is that your PIN now works overseas more and more.Tags: Visa
Essential Mums reports:
Alicia Silverstone says her three-year-old son is “proud of being vegan”.
The 38-year-old actress is mother to Bear with husband Christopher Jarecki. And the star admits that while the pair made the conscious decision to raise their son a vegan, the lifestyle choice has never caused an issue with the little boy.
“He has never asked for meat or dairy. He is proud of being vegan,” Silverstone told the Miami New Times. “In fact, the other day I called him ‘my butterball’ and he said, ‘Mommy, I don’t eat butter; I eat Earth Balance. I don’t want to eat cows.’
I think it is much more parental decision, than the son’s choice.Tags: vegan
The Herald reports:
Nominations close on Tuesday and it appears increasingly likely acting leader David Parker will be a last-minute entrant.
A group of MPs, understood to include Kelvin Davis, have been pushing for him to put his name in although yesterday he again said his position had not changed. …
Former Labour leader David Shearer is also still considering a tilt. Yesterday he echoed concerns also expressed by Damien O’Connor that the leadership contest meant the candidates had to appeal to Labour members – but that did not necessarily translate into appealing to the wider voter base.
Little and Robertson are both on the left of the party. Cunliffe in reality is more centrist but went left to gain the leadership. Therefore all three candidates are fighting in the same space.Tags: Labour Leadership