9,376 Students Enrolled in CAP

first_imgAdvertisements Related9,376 Students Enrolled in CAP Related9,376 Students Enrolled in CAP Related9,376 Students Enrolled in CAP 9,376 Students Enrolled in CAP EducationMay 15, 2011 By CHRIS PATTERSON, JIS Reporter FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — Approximately 9,376 students are currently enrolled in the Ministry of Education’s Career Advancement Programme (CAP), which is being undertaken in 58 schools islandwide. Providing an update on the programme during a consultation session at the Medallion Hall in Kingston on Friday, Technical Director, CAP, Dr. Janet Dyer, informed that of this figure, 5,466 are males, while 3,910 are females. “This is saying something for us. We are reaching the males that are out there, as for every female in the programme, we have two males,” she said. The CAP, piloted in 11 schools in 2010, aims at ensuring that students leaving secondary schools are literate and numerate, and have some form of technical and vocational qualification for post-secondary study or work. The programme seeks to stem the problem of youth being unattached, because of inadequate education and skills. Participating students do a mix of academic subjects and vocational skills, while benefitting from career counselling and mentorship, training in life skills, entrepreneurship, and personal development.The final stage of the programme involves career orientation and job placement. Dr. Dyer noted that 16 schools in Kingston are participating in the programme, while there are 42 schools in the rural areas, adding that 10 of the schools are funded through the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). “There are three colleges offering pre-college programmes at five locations. In the grade 12, we have 8,750 and the grade 13 group that’s coming from our pre-pilot phase, we have 806,” she said. The Technical Director pointed out that 575 students are enrolled in pre-college institutions, while 8654 are in high schools. “For the assessment of students in our senior schools, in the pre-pilot phase we had 812 students sitting exams in Mathematics and English levels one and two at City & Guilds and we came out with an 86 per cent pass rate for that pre-pilot phase. The same 812 students took part in the National Council on Technical Vocational Education and Training (NCTVET) exams. They sat a part of the qualification and all the students who did that exam have been recommended to go on to the second phase of the exam, which will be held next month,” she informed. She said that 7,766 students have been enrolled for the City and Guilds International Vocational Qualification exams in Mathematics and English, with some 8,654 enrolled for exams in the NCTVET at levels one and two. The CAP is implemented in partnership with the HEART Trust/NTA, the National Youth Service (NYS), the Jamaica Foundation for Lifelong Learning (JFLL), and the National Transformation Programme. It is being facilitated under the Compulsory Education Policy (CEP), and seeks to ensure that all children from age three to 18, are attached to, and are attending structured learning and training programmes. Persons will receive certification from HEART on successfully completing their course of study. Persons who need additional information can contact the CAP office at: 968-0706 or email: [email protected] This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .last_img read more

Nine deaths reported at Santa Monica nursing homes as COVID-19 becomes leading cause of death in L.A. County

first_imgHomeFeaturedNine deaths reported at Santa Monica nursing homes as COVID-19 becomes leading cause of death in L.A. County Apr. 24, 2020 at 9:15 amFeaturedNewsNine deaths reported at Santa Monica nursing homes as COVID-19 becomes leading cause of death in L.A. CountyMadeleine Pauker1 year agocoronavirusCOVID-19 Coronavirus has become the leading cause of death in Los Angeles County, officials said Thursday.Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said there have been an average of 44 coronavirus deaths per day over the last two weeks. During flu season, an average of five people in Los Angeles County die from the flu each day, Ferrer said. On any given day, eight people die of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and 31 die of heart disease.“These are (typically) the leading causes of death across the county,” she said. “COVID-19 has now become the leading cause of death. These numbers are a stark reminder for all of us of the importance of slowing the spread of COVID-19.”Nearly 800 county residents have died of COVID-19 since the outbreak started, with 68 deaths reported Thursday. About 4 in 10 individuals who died of coronavirus were residents of skilled nursing facilities and similar institutions, Ferrer said.Nine deaths have occurred at two skilled nursing facilities in Santa Monica, county officials reported Thursday.Six patients of the Rehabilitation Center of Santa Monica and three patients of Beachwood Post-Acute & Rehab Center died of COVID-19.Twenty-one patients and 10 staff have tested positive for coronavirus at the Rehabilitation Center. Beachwood has 20 confirmed cases among patients and nine among employees.Additionally, four residents of The Manor, a residential care facility for adults with mental illnesses, and two patients at Ocean Pointe Healthcare Center have tested positive.Across L.A. County, there are 3,343 cases across 286 institutional settings, and 26 skilled nursing facilities have reported 20 or more cases, Ferrer said Thursday.It is unknown how many of the 66 staff and residents in the four local institutions with outbreaks permanently reside in Santa Monica and therefore count toward its official tally of cases or deaths. City of Santa Monica officials said earlier this week that they had not been notified of any deaths among residents.Beachwood administrator Anton Novitsky said the facility started restricting visitors to essential medical staff and screening everyone who entered the facility in early March. Surgical masks were issued to each worker who entered the facility and residents displaying symptoms were tested.On April 1, Beachwood designated its second floor as a COVID-19 unit and began issuing face shields, isolation gowns and N95 masks to workers in the isolation ward, Novitsky said.A spokesperson for the Rehabilitation Center of Santa Monica said the facility had implemented federal and state guidelines regarding COVID-19 to protect its employees and patients.“We are working closely with public health authorities and will continue to work diligently in implementing our COVID-19 infection control policies and procedures, including restricting outside visitors, contracting with an outside service for an in-depth disinfecting of the center, providing personal protective equipment to our employees along with our residents when they leave their individual rooms, and numerous other initiatives,” a spokesperson said.The Manor did not respond to a request for comment, and Ocean Pointe could not be immediately reached for comment.On Thursday, Ferrer announced 1,081 confirmed cases of coronavirus throughout the county, bringing the total to 17,508. More than 1,800 people are hospitalized, with nearly one-third in the ICU and one-fifth on ventilators.She said the high number of cases she has reported this week primarily reflect increased testing capacity — between 10,000 and 12,000 individuals can now be tested each day in L.A. County — as well as a backlog of test results that were not previously reported.Ferrer reiterated that the county could see a surge in cases and deaths if it lifts its Safer at Home order. Once the county is able to relax parts of the order, people will need to continue physically distancing themselves from each other.“If at any point we relax physical distancing requirements and more people are out and about and in contact with each other, there will be more spread of COVID-19,” she said.In Santa Monica, five new cases were confirmed Thursday and the city now has 144 cases. Nearly 16 out of every 10,000 residents are confirmed to have COVID-19, although an antibody study the county released earlier this week suggests that the true number of residents with coronavirus could be much higher.The number of cases in Santa Monica has risen 44% over the last week after increasing only 19% the week before. Some of the new cases confirmed this week can be attributed to the backlog of test results.Ferrer said the county has seen a dramatic increase in cases among people experiencing homelessness, mostly because of a large outbreak at Union Rescue Mission in downtown Los Angeles. Of the 100 people experiencing homelessness who have tested positive, 55 lived in eight separate shelters and are now in quarantine.This article was updated April 24 at 9:15 [email protected] :coronavirusCOVID-19share on Facebookshare on Twittershow 2 comments April 23, 2020 at 5:43 PM HarveyMushman says: People are not wearing masks and not social distancing. While walking people are running right next to me..one man was spitting and running on sam vicente another was coughing and not wearing mask or covering his face..why dont police issue tickets or citations Comments are closed. @Helen…Did you bother reading this article the only people who have did in Santa Monica are elderly people in nursing home who are normally severely compromised. No healthy adults have died in Santa Monica…. take a deep breath and relax or you are going to drive yourself crazy…center_img April 24, 2020 at 6:35 PM 2 Comments Helen says: Here are all the Santa Monica restaurants still open for takeout and deliveryFormer City Manager Rick Cole to receive several months of salary after departureYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall6 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson17 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter17 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor17 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press17 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press17 hours agolast_img read more

New passenger rail contract signed in Catalunya

first_imgSPAIN: The Catalunya regional government has signed a contract with RENFE covering the provision of regional and suburban services in 2013-15. Following a serious breakdown in relations last year, the Generalitat says that the new contract announced on June 17 marks a change in the relationship between itself and the national railway operator, making provision for individual routes or the entire network to be handed over to another company if performance and quality targets are not met. On the Barcelona suburban network which carried 105·9 million passengers last year, RENFE has undertaken to increase punctuality from 93·8% in 2011 to 97% in 2015. For regional services, which carried 9·7 million passengers, the target is 90% against a 2011 score of 73%. The contract stipulates that a replacement road service must be provided if an incident suspending rail service is not expected to be resolved within 90 min, and provides for a full refund (in the form of a ticket for another journey) to be provided where a delay for which the railway is responsible exceeds 15 min. To meet operating costs not covered by the farebox, the Generalitat is to provide €116·4m in 2013, rising to €119·9m in 2015. The two parties are to finance a €165m improvement programme that includes introducing suburban services in Tarragona, Girona and Lleida, providing more train capacity on regional routes and operating additional services between Figueres and Portbou at weekends in the summer. In order to reduce construction time from five to four years and the cost from €310·6m to €217·4m, the Generalitat has proposed building and operating a 4·5 km rail link to Terminal 1 at Barcelona Airport on a PPP basis. The station at T2 would be provided later, the two terminals being connected in the interim by metro Line 9.last_img read more

Connacht Junior team v Munster named

first_imgJunior Interprovincial Series, Enniskillen RFC, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh 30/4/2016Ulster vs ConnachtConnacht’s Dylan Carpenter in a ruckMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson Connacht Team1 Conor Mason (Ballina)2 John Keaveney (Ballina)3 Adam Bourke (Westport)4 Chris Ryan (Westport)5 Liam Scahill (Westport) – Captain6 Roy Stanley (NUIG)7 Stephen Joyce (Monivea)8 Lorcan Laheen (Monivea)9 Dylan Carpenter (Westport)10 Ross Keller (Ballinasloe)11 Kevin Corcoran (Westport)12 David Mc Donagh (Connemara) – Vice Captain13 Matthew Mannion (Monivea)14 David Brunker (Ballina)15 Chris O’Neill (Ballina)16 Joe O’Connor (Westport) Hooker17 Cormac Groden (Westport) Prop18 Eugene Conroy (Connemara) Prop19 Eddie Dunning (Westport)20 Mickey Murphy (Ballina)21 Ian Heanue (Connemara)22 Coleman Maher (Monivea)23 Michael Macken (Ballyhaunis)24 Rory Cosgrove (Tuam)25 Cathal Dempsey (Tuam)26 Sean Tobin (Westport)27 Liam Griffith (Claremorris) print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Kickoff in Richmond is at 2.30pm on Saturday the 14th of May. This Saturday will see the final round of matches take place in the Junior Inter-pro series. Connacht can still secure a second placed finish but will face a tough task when the travel to face unbeaten Munster in Richmond. Having lost 33-20 to Ulster on the opening weekend Connacht responded well to play out an exciting 23-23 draw with Leinster in Westport Rugby Club last weekend. Munster beat Leinster convincingly in their first game of the three match series and built on this result by downing Ulster on a score line of 11 points to 10 last weekend.last_img read more

County Senior And Intermediate Football Championship Fixtures

first_imgSenior football championship fixtures:Saturday, June 17th –5.15pm St James v Caherlistrane in Kenny Park.5.30pm Cortoon Shamrocks v Killannin in Pearse Stadium.7pm An Cheathru Rua v Kilconly in Clonbur.7pm Mountbellew Moylough v Annaghdown in Tuam Stadium.7pm Tuam Stars v Salthill Knocknacarra in Kenny Park.7.15pm Corofin v Moycullen in Pearse Stadium. Intermediate football championship fixtures:Saturday, June 17th –5.15pm Glenamaddy v Oranmore Maree in Tuam Stadium.5.30pm St Brendans v Clifden in Clonbur.Sunday, June 18th –12.30pm Oughterard v Athenry in Moycullen.2pm Carna Cashel v Kilkerrin Clonberne in Moycullen.3pm Oileain Arainn v Dunmore MacHales at venue TBC3.30pm Williamstown v Ballinasloe in Tuam Stadium.5.15pm Spiddal v Headford in Corofin.5.15pm Claregalway v Menlough in Tuam Stadium. Sunday, June 18th –5.30pm Barna v Micheal Breathnach in Pearse Stadium.7pm Milltown v Caltra in Tuam Stadium.7pm Killererin v St Michaels in Corofin.7.15pm Leitir Mòr v Monivea Abbey in Pearse Stadium.center_img print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Ballinrobe Prize-Money For Summer Season To Top €1million

first_imgThe start of the season will also see the completion of the new stone-clad main entrance gateway into the racecourse. This is the final phase of capital development work at Ballinrobe through the Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) Racecourse Capital Development Scheme. Nellie Pledge and Liam Gilligan wins the John Mulhern Mares Handicap Hurdle.Ballinrobe.Photo: Patrick McCann 20.09.2017 The new entrance, which is set back from the road, will give a greater sense of welcome and make it safer to enter and exit the racecourse.  Previous industry-related works included a significant overhaul of the stable yard incorporating new doors, floors and resurfacing, and a new machinery shed. Younger patrons were delighted with the new children’s soft play area while an extension to the balcony of the first floor bar offering great views over the racecourse was also well received. The combined project spend, with financial assistance from HRI, totalled almost €500k.John Flannelly, Manager of Ballinrobe Racecourse, said: “We are really looking forward to another racing season here at Ballinrobe, kicking off with the first meeting on Friday evening April 13. We have an extra meeting this year which brings us up to ten meetings in total. We are very fortunate to have great support from the racing public and our generous sponsors every year, and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to another great season. We are in the final stages of completion on our new entrance which will further enhance the many developments already carried out here at Ballinrobe.”One of the highlights of the Ballinrobe fixture list is the McHale Raceday on Tuesday May 29, sponsored by specialist farm machinery company, McHale, now in their fifth year of sponsorship. Feature races on the day include the McHale Mayo National of €40,000 and the McHale Coranna Hurdle of €30,000.The ever-popular Ladies Day on June 26 will again be sponsored by Vaughan Shoes.ie with a cash prize of €1,500 up for grabs.  With shops in Ballinrobe, Claremorris and Castlebar, Vaughan Shoes is one of the leading shoe store chains in the west of Ireland.The Tote raceday takes place on Monday July 23 which is also family day at Ballinrobe with a whole host of free activities for children, including a bouncy castle, colouring competitions, face painting and much more.For further information and ticket bookings visit www.ballinroberacecourse.ie.Fixtures 2018Friday 13th April (e)Tuesday 1st May (e)Monday 28th May (e)Tuesday 29th May (e)Tuesday 26th June(e)Monday 23rd July (e)Tuesday 24th July (e)Monday 13th August (e)Tuesday 28th August (e)Friday 21st September (e)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emailcenter_img The 2018 Ballinrobe racing season kicks off on April 13, with record prize-money of over €1million on offer at the Mayo track.  An additional date has also been added to the programme which now comprises ten racedays, seven National Hunt meetings and three Flat meetings including 13 feature races.last_img read more

Next weekend’s Galway GAA club fixtures

first_imgSaturday 26th October Division 3 Football League Final:At TBC, Monivea-Abbey V Headford, 2.30pm,Ref: TBC U20 A Football Championship North: At Mountbellew, Mountbellew/Moylough VCorofin, 2pm, Ref: A O ConnellSunday 27th October Senior Football Championship RelegationGroup: At Pearse Stadium, Killererin V Barna, 2pm,Ref: TBC Monday 28th October Junior C Football Championship NorthFinal:At Barnaderg, Mountbellew/Moylough V Corofin, 2pm, Ref: P.J. Rabbitte U20 A Football Championship North: At Monivea, Monivea-Abbey V Claregalway, 12noon, Ref: M Flaherty U20 A Football Championship West:At Leitir Móir, Naomh Anna, Leitir Móir VMoycullen, 2pm, Ref: N Gorham At Westside, St Michael’s V Barna, 2pm,Ref: F Kinneen At Oranmore, Oranmore-Maree V An Spideal/Oileáin Arann, 2pm, Ref: G Cahill U20 B Football Championship – West:At Killannin, Killannin V MícheálBreathnach, 2pm, Ref: T Nally At Mervue, St. James V An Cheathrú Rua, 2pm,Ref: N Cummins At Clifden, Clifden V An Fhairche, Clonbur,2pm, Ref: M O Curraoin HurlingFixturesFriday 25th October Minor B Hurling Championship Semi Final:At Duggan Park, Sarsfields V Cappataggle, 7.30pm, Ref: M Conway Saturday 26th October U21A Hurling Championship:At Ballinderreen, Castlegar VKilnadeema-Leitrim, 3pm, Ref: P Sheehan U21A1 Hurling Championship:At Loughrea, Killimor V Loughrea, 3.30pm,Ref: D Kelly U21B Hurling Championship:At Annaghdown, Ballygar V Annaghdown, 3pm,Ref: S Byrne Minor A Hurling Championship Semi Finals:At Pearse Stadium, Ardrahan V St Mary’s, Athenry,2pm, Ref: J Keane At Pearse Stadium, Oranmore-Maree VCarnmore, 3.30pm, Ref: C Quinlan Sunday 27th October Senior Hurling Championship Semi Finals:At Kenny Park, Cappataggle V Liam Mellows,1.30pm, Ref: L Gordon At Kenny Park, St Thomas V Turloughmore, 3.15pm,Ref: A Kelly Monday 28th October Junior A Hurling Championship Semi-Final: At Loughrea, Meelick/Eyrecourt v Salthill/Knocknacarra or Liam Mellows, 12noon Ref: M Haverty; U21A Hurling Championship:At Kinvara, Clarinbridge V St Mary’s, Athenry, 11am, Ref: G O’Connor U21B1 Hurling Championship:At Ahascragh, Ahascragh/Fohenagh V Cois Fharraige, 12noon, Ref: V Burke At Tonabrocky, Rahoon-Newcastle V Salthill-Knocknacarra, 12noon, Ref: M Ó Cualáin Minor B1 Hurling Championship Final:At Loughrea, Ahascragh/Fohenagh or Craughwell v Skehana-Mountbellew/Moyloiugh, 1.30pm, Ref: TBCprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email FootballFixtureslast_img read more

Barnett Selected Southland Women’s Tennis Player of the Week

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Nicholls sophomore Stephanie Barnett has been chosen Southland Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday. Each school’s sports information director nominates and votes for the players of the week, though is not permitted to vote for his own player. To receive honorable mention, a player must receive votes from 25 percent of the Southland sports information directors. Women’s Tennis Player of the Week – Stephanie Barnett, NichollsBarnett led Nicholls to remain undefeated in conference play by going 4-0 at the No. 1 singles and doubles positions this past weekend. In the match at Lamar Saturday, Barnett defeated Katya Lapayeva in straight-sets, 6-3, 7-5, after teaming up with Klara Skopac for an 8-3 doubles win. The sophomore from Victoria, Australia, put together an even more impressive outing Sunday in the match at Sam Houston State by earning a 8-1 doubles win before recording a 6-3, 6-0 singles victory over Olivia Battye. The Colonels won the dual league matches against the Lady Cardinals and the Bearkats by identical scores of 6-1.center_img Honorable mention this week goes to Stephen F. Austin junior Dhanielly Quevedo; Central Arkansas senior Allison Murphy and Southeastern Louisiana junior Renee Villarreal.last_img read more

4,063 Donegal students to take part in Maths Week Ireland

first_imgSchools across Donegal have so far registered 4,063 students to take part in Maths Week events with many more expected. The national maths festival is set to attract as many as 300,000 people.Open to all, Maths Week 2018 will see a wide variety of fun and engaging maths themed events taking place all over the island of Ireland, north and south, featuring mathematicians and entertainers.Schools and clubs are encouraged to hold their own events to support budding mathematicians. Co-ordinated by Calmast, Waterford Institute of Technology’s STEM Outreach Centre and funded through the Science Foundation Ireland Discover Programme, the Department of Education and Skills, Matrix – the Northern Ireland Science Industry Panel, ESB and Xilinx.It is run with more than 50 partner organisations including the universities, institutes of technology, libraries, schools, training colleges and employers.Eoin Gill, Maths Week Ireland Co-Ordinator said, “Working with our many partners, the Maths Week vision is simple, ‘Maths for All’.“Maths and numbers are all around us and this short statement encapsulates the relevance of maths across society, and what we want to achieve via the annual national programme of activity – people of all ages embracing maths and numerical ability to benefit their day-to-day lives. “2018 marks the 13th year of Maths Week and with participation set to be in the region of 300,000, our highest figure yet. We are excited to bring another action-packed programme to people all over the island of Ireland, and the ever increasing number of participants is a testament to the interest and appetite for maths in Ireland.”Maths Week Ireland is the biggest festival of its kind in the world. It has now also been adopted as an initiative by Scotland, in recognition of the important contribution that maths promotion events make in helping young people to have a positive attitude towards maths.Full programme details are available on the Maths Week website www.mathsweek.ie with the ongoing event and programme updates available in advance and during Maths Week via Facebook (@MathsWeek2018) and Twitter (@mathsweek).4,063 Donegal students to take part in Maths Week Ireland was last modified: October 8th, 2018 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:maths week irelandlast_img read more

What Could Wal-Mart Do With Square Mobile Credit Card Readers? [Updated]

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … dan rowinski Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Mobile credit card transaction platform Square is coming to the nation’s largest retailer. Square has struck a deal with Wal-Mart that will bring the dongle into retail stores across the country. The move is huge for Square but seems antithetical to align to its core business model, which is to bring mobile credit card readers to the masses.Bloomberg Business Week first reported the story. Outside of saying that Square will now be located in 9,000 retail stores nationwide, Bloomberg does not say exactly what the use case inside of Wal-Mart stores will be. There are a variety of possibilities. Update 1:55 EST Oct. 24 —The general premise of this post took the original information from Bloomberg out of context. It appears that Wal-Mart will be selling Square readers, not necessarily using them. In terms of Square’s aim to bring mobile card readers to the masses, getting prominent shelf space at Wal-Mart could be one of the best things to happen for the company. What follows now in more or less a theoretical practice in how Wal-Mart or any other large retail store could use dongle-based payments, which was really the point of the post in the first place. How Could Large Retail Stores Use Dongle Credit Card Readers?Ever been in an Apple store and made a purchase directly with the sales rep that you were working with, as opposed to going to pay at a register? Imagine that in the middle of a Wal-Mart store. Say you are shopping for clothes, or shoes or … Wal-Mart sells everything. You just want to make a quick purchase and head out of the store. In theory, Wal-Mart could arm all of the floor representatives with Square dongles and have customers in and out. It may even help alleviate long lines at the checkout. It is also imaginable that Wal-Mart could set up in-store payment kiosks away from the registers with the Square Register. It could just be a little booth in every department of a Wal-Mart that would be designed to handle payments for a couple of items. It would be doubtful that Wal-Mart would go to 100% Square, especially at its existing register system. One would think that it would be cost prohibitive to rip out its entire point-of-sale system and replace it with iPads and Square Registers.Square Card Case Deal?One of the biggest benefits for Square could be to get Wal-Mart to leverage its existing Card Case program that allows for simple payments and transaction information between the customer, the retailer and the payments platform. The Square Card Case was unveiled in May and initially only rolled out to five cities and 50 retail partners. Square posits the Card Case as an Amazon-style “one-click buying” method, except in the real-world as opposed to digital payments. Users that download the app can set up a “card” from a retailer and see what is happening with the retailer, from new deals to changes in the menu. Wal-Mart could institute the Card Case in a variety of ways, from the national level for what is happening with all Wal-Mart retail stores, to dedicating local managers to updating the card case for each individual store. The best use case for Square has always been the notion of bringing credit card readers to small and medium business. We often think farmers markets or taxis when we think of Square’s growth potential. Square’s COO Keith Rabois said in the Bloomberg article that will continue to be the case. In terms of that goal, the Wal-Mart adoption may have the affect of a giant marketing campaign. The greatest benefit to Square from Wal-Mart may not be actual transaction revenue, but helping to speed up the awareness and adoption of the platform. Related Posts Tags:#Finance#mobile#web The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more