If you’ve ever been at a cashier in a German supermarket and, on top of feeling rushed to bag all your groceries speedily, you felt annoyed at having to sign a receipt or insert your PIN, you are not alone. Despite enjoying life in Deutschland, one thing that grinds Jon Ruffell’s gears about living here is the lack of shops which accept contactless payment methods. While some stores do offer it, many do not. What’s more, it’s quite common nationwide for restaurants, bakeries and convenience stores to only accept cash. SEE ALSO: 8 things that’ll really annoy you when you first arrive in Germany Contactless payment is also known as "tap-and-go". This is because it refers to a method by which consumers purchase goods or services via credit, debit or chip cards. To make a contactless payment, all a consumer needs to do is tap their card near a point-of-sale terminal. Apple Pay, Android Pay and Google Wallet are popular yet non-traditional examples of … [Read more...] about Will contactless payment ever take off in Germany?
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To report corrections & clarifications, contact: Please indicate whether you're responding to content online or in the newspaper. The following corrections & clarifications have been published on stories produced by USA TODAY's newsroom: April 2018 News: A previous version of this story misstated Elliot Rodger's weapons. He used both a knife and a gun. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/03/31/masculinity-traditional-toxic-trump-mens-rights/99830694/ Video: A previous version of this video misstated the number of Americans living with unhealthful levels of pollution. https://www.usatoday.com/media/cinematic/video/33952141/8-of-americas-10-most-ozone-polluted-cities-are-in-this-state/ Opinion: Because of an editing error, a headline in an earlier version of this column incorrectly described Amy Wax's job status. https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/04/20/black-students-law-school-amy-wax-column/510510002/ … [Read more...] about Corrections & Clarifications
SUPER-HIT video game Fortnite has inspired a generation of gamers to start playing with themselves – and not in the way you'd think. It turns out that there's been a huge spike in people searching for Fortnite porn videos on leading smut site Pornhub. Pornhub wheeled out its statisticians this week to reveal a massive growth in interest for the video game. The biggest search increase occurred on March 15, after rapper Drake played the game live on Twitch. This caused searches on Pornhub to increase 824% above average. "While Fortnite had a slow start on Pornhub, it has steadily gained ground over the last several months to become one of our top video game related terms," the XXX site explained. The most popular Fortnite-related searches included "hentai" (a type of animated Japanese smut), "battle royale" (the game genre), "animation" and "strip". A host of saucy videos based around Fortnite – a game that's hugely popular with young Brits – have turned up on the site. … [Read more...] about Fortnite PORN searches skyrocket by 834% thanks to horny gamers
If you’re a fizzy drink binger or struggle to make it through the day without a can of Coke or a sip of Sprite, we’ve got some catastrophic news. The price of many of the nation’s favourite fizzy drinks will be going up in the next couple of weeks, as a result of the incoming sugar tax, the Mirror reports. Why prices are going up? Back in the 2016 Budget the government announced it was introducing a sugar tax, which comes into effect this April. There will be two bands. Drinks with a total sugar content above 5g per 100ml will be taxed at 18p per litre, while even more sugary drinks with more than 8g of sugar content per 100ml will be taxed at 24p per litre. How much more expensive will it make my fizzy drinks? According to MySupermarket , most major supermarkets right now are charging around £1.66 for a 1.75l bottle of classic Coca Cola. With a sugar content of 10.6g per 100ml it will be hit with the higher rate of the tax, so you’re looking at … [Read more...] about A can of Coke is set to cost 8p more from Easter Sunday and this is why
Ex-Rams chief executive Sam Rush agreed 10 "sham" player scouting agreements, court papers lodged against him claim. The documents allege one of those agreements cover a £700,000 payment to a firm in the name of Claire Ince, the mother of the club's former player Tom Ince. But in a counter-claim, Mr Rush claims the payments were to Tom's father Paul Ince, a retired, highly decorated club and England player, regarding his taking up a football role at Derby. Mr Rush denies any wrongdoing. A source close to the ex-chief executive has said deals were independently audited and looked at closely by lawyers for Rams chairman Mel Morris. Mr Morris is said to have had a "hands-on" role at the club - in one case banning former manager Paul Clement from making centre half Richard Keogh the team captain. The club is suing Mr Rush for £6.8million - he in return is counter-suing for £2 million and what he maintains was a five per cent shareholding in the club that was due to him. Mr … [Read more...] about Sam Rush agreed ‘sham’ scouting agreements, court papers claim