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3 Arrested in Pune for Alleged Call Center Scam, Defrauding 11,000 U.S. Nationals

first_imgThe Pune Police arrested three people after raiding a fake call center, which allegedly defrauded 11,000 Americans, in the Koregaon Park area on Feb. 5. The United States federal government’s Internal Revenue Services (IRS) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are investigating the matter with Pune Police’s economic and cyber crimes cell, according to the Times of India.The police also found details of two other similar call centers being run in two different states in India but haven’t revealed the whereabouts of the centers or the people running them, citing ongoing investigations. The U.S. authorities are being kept updated with the developments in each case.The police are also monitoring the amount of money the call center in Pune made by threatening United States citizens with punishment for tax evasion. Four other suspects have been identified but are yet to arrested.“The IRS and the FTC, which is a federal agency for the protection of consumers, have decided to extend their help to our probe,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Sudhir Hiremath told the publication. “The suspects have used the names of American agencies extensively while issuing the threats. They forced U.S. citizens to pay amounts ranging from $500 to $1,000 by threatening them with severe punishment if caught by the IRS for evading taxes.”This is not the first such case in Pune, Maharashtra. Pune Police raided another call center in Kharadi, Pune, in January 2018 and arrested two for cheating 175 U.S. nationals of Rs 10.5 lakh since August 2017.“The call center had tied up with an American advertising agency to send pop-up ads on smartphones and tablets of the targeted U.S. citizens. If an unsuspecting victim ever clicked on the pop-up, his/her device would immediately get locked. Later, the victim would receive a message to contact a specific number and pay a certain amount (in dollars) to get the phone unlocked,” Hiremath added, according to the report.Earlier in 2017, another call center scam was busted in Maharashtra, leading to the arrest of 14 people in Mumbai, who allegedly duped U.S. nationals for $300 million. Related ItemsFraudPuneUnited Stateslast_img read more

India visit long-awaited, says Tirunesh Dibaba

first_imgAt a time when she had a list of competitions to lay her hands on, three-time Olympic gold medallist Tirunesh Dibaba decided to fulfill a long-awaited visit to India.The current 5000m world record holder from Ethiopia is making a stern comeback to track and field after a brief period on the sidelines and chose the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon to be one of her hunting grounds.”I always wanted to visit India. This is a country with rich culture and heritage. I never had the chance to come here but after my race in Berlin, I got to know about the half marathon and I decided to come here. I like the experience here so far, I have a few places to visit as well. As far the competition is concerned, I am fully ready for it,” she told Mail Today.While Dibaba’s eagerness to visit the country seemed intriguing, her knowledge about the athletes here is minimal. The 33-year-old five-time World Championships gold medallist said she has never interacted with an Indian runner, having seen a few during the 2016 Rio Olympics. In the Capital run on Sunday, though, she hopes to make a few friends.”To be honest, I have never spoken to an Indian athlete. I am aware of them, saw them during the competition in Rio but I don’t know much about them. I am here in Delhi now, so I hope I could meet some of the athletes. I know India is a country with great potential. I believe there will be more to come in future,” she added.advertisementA stupendous 2:18:55 run that set tone to her third place finish at the Berlin Marathon last month gives loads of confidence to the distance running great.Dibaba leads an elite field of athletes that also includes Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei, the current world half marathon record holder with a timing of 1 minute 04.51 second clocked in Valencia last year.On a flat and fast course here, Dibaba hopes to leave the country with the USD 27,000 prize money and tons of memories.last_img read more

India vs Australia: Rayudu comes on to bowl, questions raised on the legality of his action

first_img1st ODI (Full scorecard) Brief scores: Australia 288 for 5 in 50 overs (Glenn Maxwell 11*, Marcus Stoinis 47*. Bhuvneshwar Kumar 66 for 2, Mohammed Shami 46 for 0)India decided to go into the first one day international of the three-match ODI series with five bowlers at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday.India decided play Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami and Khaleel Ahmed as the bowling options with Virat Kohli did not choosing to look at the positives.”We would have batted first as well but a couple of players were inclined towards chasing. It’s a brilliant wicket to play on, with shorter boundary on one side. It’s going to be an exciting chase as I am always inclined towards chasing. That’s always not the team plan, we need to take a collective decision,” Kohli said at the toss.”Anyway, we have to bowl first now. We are always looking to improve as a side. We need to restrict teams to a lesser total – something that’s difficult these days. We need to strike when the big games arrive. When two quality players (Hardik and Rahul) are not featuring, it upsets the balance of the side. There are few guys who’ve got a chance to prove themselves. Jadeja is back in the ODI side, let’s see what he’s got to offer,” Kohli added.What Team India skipper Kohli did not foresee was Mohammed Shami being forced off the field with a small discomfort with his back and neck at the start of the 15th over of the Australian innings.advertisementKohli unsure of Shami’s return, needed someone to bowl the overs. He threw the ball to Ambati Rayudu with Dinesh Karthik being picked ahead of Kedar Jadhav, who generally rolls over his arms for a few overs.Rayudu, not a regular bowler by any stretch of the imagination, came on to bowl his right-arm off breaks in the 22nd over.With Shaun Marsh and Usman Khawaja looking good, it was a risk for India. He went only for 3 runs in his first over but his action made social media sit up and take notice.People joked about Rayudu’s action, with some even calling into question the legality of it all. Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar felt Rayudu’s action resembled that of the Sri Lankan spine wizard Muttiah Muralitharan. I sometimes doubt the bowling action of Ambati RayuduSanchit Maheshwari (@Sanchit_VM) January 12, 2019If Ambati Rayudu doesn’t get called for a suspect action today, I’ll have to believe that the Indian bowlers are being favoured!!! Or do I smell a scapegoat? #INDvAUS #fairplayU. M. Ranaweera (@milstermili) January 12, 2019Instead of trying to bowl with Ambati Rayudu why India picks a Top class all rounder like Krunal Pandya who is a complete batsman and can Bowl 10 overs@sanjaymanjrekar @MohammadKaif#AUSvsIND#SonyLIV#AskTheExpertsAbhilash (@abhilashabhicse) January 12, 2019Rayudu returned to ball a just another over with the Australian pair of Marsh and Khwaja belting the part-time spinner for 10 runs.Kohli was relieved to see Shami running back onto the field shortly after and that was all from Rayudu in terms of rolling his arm over.Also Read | Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4th slowest Indian to reach 100 ODI wicketsAlso Read | Suspended Hardik, Rahul shouldn’t enjoy the perks of travelling with Team India: Gavaskarlast_img read more

Park backs South Korea for World Cup progress

first_imgSouth Korea South Korea can progress from wide-open group, says Park Ji-sung Guy Atkinson 17:01 6/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) parkjisung - cropped Getty Images South Korea World Cup Sweden v South Korea Sweden The Asian side are not heavily fancied, but Germany’s loss to Mexico has blown Group F wide open South Korea legend Park Ji-sung believes low expectations could help his country in a group that has been blown wide open by Mexico’s shock win over Germany.Hirving Lozano scored the only goal of the game as Mexico edged past the reigning champions in Moscow on Sunday, cranking up the pressure ahead of South Korea’s clash with Sweden on Monday.Most expected Germany to win Group F at a canter with the other three sides left to battle it out for second place. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Mexico’s stunning win, however, has turned the group on its head and despite an underwhelming qualification campaign, Park is confident that South Korea can progress to the knock-out stages.”This result was not what we expected, so it changes the group,” he told The National after Mexico’s eye-catching win. “But we have to focus on our first match and then see what happens for the rest of the group.”We always aim to pass the group stage; that’s our first goal for this World Cup. And we had a bad performance at the last World Cup, so we want to turn it around from then.”This World Cup our expectations are quite low because of the national team’s performance during qualification.”But the World Cup is the World Cup, so you never know.”I believe [they can advance]. They prepared well and hopefully they can make it. But this group is very, very tough, and then, again, the first result is not what we expected. So just do our best and see if we can get it.”last_img read more

Report: Crystal Palace 1 Watford 2

first_imgWatford came from behind to claim a dramatic 2-1 Premier League win over Crystal Palace, with substitute Tom Cleverley scoring a sublime winner.Craig Cathcart’s own goal after 38 minutes had Palace on course for victory, but the Watford defender scored at the right end 23 minutes from time.And Cleverley, yet to start in the league this season as he returns from injury, netted his first goal since October 2017 with a superb volley to give his side, who only managed two shots on target, an impressive victory. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Watford’s triumph halts a troubling run that had seen them win only twice in their last 11 top-flight games, while Palace have only won two of their 11 home matches this season.PICK THAT OUT #CRYWAT 1-2 pic.twitter.com/nzcXLSZRTy — Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) January 12, 2019 Inside three minutes, Watford incredibly hit the woodwork twice in the same move. Gerard Deulofeu nutmegged James Tomkins and fired an effort from 12 yards against the same post that Roberto Pereyra struck from the rebound when he appeared destined to score.The visitors, who lost Will Hughes to a head injury, saw captain Troy Deeney send a header just wide, while Tomkins had an aerial effort of his own tipped over by Ben Foster at the other end, leading to a corner from which Palace took the lead.In one of the scrappiest goals of the season, Tomkins attempted to turn in Luka Milivojevic’s corner from close range, and Abdoulaye Doucoure’s attempted clearance bounced in off the unfortunate Cathcart.It was Palace’s turn to lose a player to injury on the stroke of half-time, Wayne Hennessey replacing Vicente Guaita, but Foster was the keeper who had to keep out a Milivojevic effort, which the hosts claimed had bounced off Adrian Mariappa’s hand.Wilfried Zaha raced clear to create a glorious chance for himself after the break, but he was denied by Foster, who also made a fine stop to keep out an audacious 30-yard attempt from Milivojevic.Yet just as Palace looked like finding a result-clinching second goal, Cathcart scored at the right end, heading in Jose Holebas’ corner at the far post with Hennessey caught out badly by the delivery.James McArthur somehow failed to turn in Zaha’s cross-shot for Palace, while Watford saw Deeney’s deflected effort hacked off the line by Aaron Wan-Bissaka, with the match in the balance until it was settled 16 minutes from time.Cleverley – just six minutes after coming on – was the scorer, sending a sweet volley from 15 yards into the top corner, Palace having twice failed to clear a corner. What does it mean? More home woe for PalacePalace came into the game with some momentum after their away win at Wolves, and a run that had seen them lose just once in five Premier League games.But their home form remains a big problem. Just two wins and six goals in 11 top-flight games at Selhurst Park is not enough, and the main reason Roy Hodgson’s men remain 14th and now sit just four points clear of the bottom three.Watford, meanwhile, are up to seventh in the table, and continue to pick up enough wins to stay firmly in the mix to finish as best of the rest outside the Premier League’s big six.Cathcart & Foster crucial Cathcart could do nothing about his first-half own goal, but made up for it with a firm second-half header to bring Watford level, as well as making six defensive clearances at the other end.Foster also impressed, making six saves, including pivotal stops from Zaha and Milivojevic to keep Watford in it at 1-0 down.Horror show for Hennessey Hennessey has been in the news for the wrong reasons over recent weeks, having to deny he was making a Nazi salute in a picture that emerged after the FA Cup win over Grimsby Town. He would not have expected to play in this one, and he struggled when replacing Guaita, He was caught out of position for Cathcart’s goal and ended up without a save.Key Opta Facts- Crystal Palace have lost six of their 11 home Premier League matches this season (W2 D3), only one fewer than they lost during the entirety of the 2017-18 campaign (7).- Watford are unbeaten in four away Premier League matches (W2 D2), their best run since September 2017 (also four unbeaten).- No player has scored more Premier League own goals this season than Watford defender Cathcart (2, level with Wesley Hoedt).- Watford’s Craig Cathcart became the first player to both score a goal and an own goal in the same Premier League game since Ryan Shawcross in December 2017 (Stoke v Tottenham).What’s next? Palace face a daunting trip to Anfield to play leaders Liverpool – not the ideal fixture when looking to get back on track – next Saturday, which is also when Watford play at home to Burnley. read morelast_img read more

Conductor involved in Banff crash fired again for social media posts

first_imgCALGARY – A Canadian Pacific Railway conductor who was fired following a 2014 derailment in Banff and later reinstated has been dismissed again — this time over social media posts that included several sexy modelling photos.Stephanie Katelnikoff says she received a letter from her employer last fall attached to a package of screen grabs from her social media accounts and was told to report to the railway’s Calgary office for a formal investigation.“This investigation is in connection with conduct and actions on Instagram and Facebook and other social media accounts, and the content of and compliance of those postings with company policies,” read the letter.Some of the photos in the package, which Katelnikoff provided to The Canadian Press, show her in cutoff jean shorts and a midriff-bearing top posing on railway tracks. Others are nudes of her shot from behind or the side, or of her in lingerie.The investigation package also had online comments that included a 2016 Facebook post under the name Steph Kat that calls the railway’s code of ethics a “short fictional comedy.”Another profile under the name Stevie Rae says: “Resume: Google Banff train crash,” followed by a laughing emoji.“I was shocked at the length they went to in investigating my personal social media accounts and my off-duty activity,” Katelnikoff told The Canadian Press.“I can’t imagine how long somebody spent combing through absolutely every little bit and piece of my social media.”Katelnikoff, 28, said most of her Facebook feed actually pertains to her charity work. She said modelling is a fun hobby that has allowed her to channel her creativity and boost her self-esteem.“I just can’t see how that affects my employability,” she said.On Boxing Day in 2014, a train Katelnikoff was conducting derailed, sending 15 cars off the tracks in Banff, Alta. A product used to make concrete called fly ash, as well as soybeans, spilled into a creek. The Transportation Safety Board determined that a broken piece of track caused the crash.Katelnikoff had some respiratory symptoms from breathing in the ash, but no one was otherwise injured. She was fired a month later and the company said it was because she violated rules around injury reporting and protecting an accident scene.She had been on the job less than six months and later criticized the training she received in the press.In February of 2016, arbitrator Maureen Flynn found in Katelnikoff’s favour, saying the company’s grounds for termination were “discriminatory” and in “bad faith.”Katelnikoff said the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference is grieving her most recent dismissal. The union did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Katelnikoff said her flippant online comments were a healthy way to process what she went through.“It was a traumatic event and I used humour as a coping mechanism. I don’t think you can fault a girl for doing that,” she said.The investigation package also mentioned a YouTube video critical of CP Rail, which the company said showed “gross insubordination and insolence.” Katelnikoff admits the delivery may not have been appropriate, but stands by her messages regarding the company’s approach to safety and human rights.CP spokesman Jeremy Berry said the company would not comment on an individual case.“All unionized train and engine employees are subject to the same rules and regulations and there is a standardized grievance process in place to deal with individual personnel decisions,” he wrote in an email.Katelnikoff, who is doing some health and safety consulting work on her own now, said she’s not sure she would return to the railway if given the chance.“The job itself and my brothers and sisters out on the rails are wonderful and I really truly enjoy that part of it.”(Companies in this story: TSX:CP)last_img read more

Security Council reform very divisive process: General Assembly President

first_imgUnited Nations: UN General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espinosa has called the long-stalled Security Council reform process “very divisive” and “contentious” and said that to move forward, it has to avoid becoming a “zero sum game”. The co-chairs of the Intergovernmental Negotiations (IGN) for Council reforms, Permanent Representatives Lana Zaki Nusseibeh of the United Arab Emirates and Christian Braun of Luxembourg, whom she had appointed “are both putting a lot of effort and they are working, engaging with all member states, trying to pull together the different positions, trying to look at the commonalities to see how we can tackle the issue in order to avoid the zero sum game”, Espinosa said on Friday at a news conference here. Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi Jinping Espinosa sidestepped a question if she expected India to become a permanent member of the Council for which it has been campaigning intensively. “It is true that people are getting impatient after 10 years of the IGN,” she said. Giving a downbeat assessment of the main hurdle to reforming the Council, she said: “Perhaps I shouldn’t be saying this because I’m supposed to be neutral, but sometimes we see the security Council reform as an either or and in black and white issue.” Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in Xinjiang The reform process has been stuck in a procedural groove unable to even get an agreement on a negotiating text — an agenda-setting document on which to base the discussions on envisioning a Council reflecting the 21st century realities. A group of 13 countries led by Italy that call themselves United for Consensus (UfC) have blocked progress by preventing the adoption of the negotiating text by claiming that it can come only after there is a consensus on reforms, which is elusive without a basic document. Pakistan is also a part of the group whose members each want to prevent a particular country from getting permanent membership. Speaking of the enormity of the task of getting 193 members of the UN to work together, she said, “It is not an easy issue. I want to be very open and frank with you. It is very divisive, it is contentious. “I think we have to make sure that the process continues, that all member states engage and we pull and push and push and pull and walk the extra mile.” She pointed out that “this is very much a member-state driven process” – where the member nations have to decide on the reforms. “My role as president is to accompany, to lead, to make sure the process continues, to make sure that it is an inclusive process, that it is transparent.” While the reform of the structure of the Council may seem distant, she said that meanwhile there were many things that could be done to improve the working of the Council. The 10 non-permanent members of the Council are already working towards this “de facto” by improving the working methods and increasing the transparency of the Council.last_img read more

Lebanon UN Commander meets local authorities to strengthen community ties

The Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) today held an open meeting with local authorities from the towns and villages in the eastern sector of the mission’s area of operations as part of efforts to strengthen ties with communities. “UNIFIL’s role is to maintain peace and stability in the south and to improve the situation of the civilian population and protect them if there is an imminent threat of violence coming from any party,” Major-General Claudio Graziano told participants. “For those reasons, I consider the relationship between UNIFIL and the communities in the area of operation a high priority. It is essential that these relations are characterized by trust, confidence and mutual respect. “He added that the recent terrorist attack which killed six UNIFIL peacekeepers would not deter them from carrying out their mission. “At this difficult moment I want to stress that all UNIFIL troops remain committed more then ever to its mission and resolve to implement the tasks mandated by the Security Council.” Today’s was the latest in a series of meetings Major-General Graziano has held with representatives from local authorities throughout southern Lebanon. Among those present were the Governor of Nabatiyeh, as well as the mayors and mukhtars of local towns and villages. In addition, members of parliament with constituencies in the areas, representatives of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and UNIFIL peacekeeping contingents deployed in the area also attended. At the start of the meeting, all present observed a minute of silence in memory of the six fallen peacekeepers from UNIFIL’s Spanish contingent who were killed in the terrorist attack on 24 June. 28 June 2007The Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) today held an open meeting with local authorities from the towns and villages in the eastern sector of the mission’s area of operations as part of efforts to strengthen ties with communities. read more

English cricketers head out to bat in Sri Lanka for UN antihunger

14 December 2007Sri Lankan schoolchildren will have the opportunity tomorrow to learn some tips from some of England’s best cricketers during a special training clinic being held as part of efforts by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to raise awareness about global hunger. Sri Lankan schoolchildren will have the opportunity tomorrow to learn some tips from some of England’s best cricketers during a special training clinic being held as part of efforts by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to raise awareness about global hunger.England’s captain Michael Vaughan, batsmen Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen and coach Peter Moores will conduct a clinic at a cricket ground in Galle in the far south of Sri Lanka. The participating children are recipients of WFP meals at 11 schools in the surrounding area.The clinic has been arranged under the “Cricket Against Hunger” partnership between the WFP and the England and Wales Cricket Board, one of several partnerships the UN agency has formed with sporting organizations or well-known sportsmen and women.Mohamed Saleheen, WFP Representative in Sri Lanka, said the partnership is designed to raise awareness about the hundreds of millions of children worldwide who go hungry on many days.“These players, who are known all over the world, have an important role to play in drawing attention to WFP’s vital work in addressing malnutrition among children,” Mr. Saleheen said.Mr. Cook said it was important to spotlight the hardships faced by so many children around the world.“As international sportsmen, we are in the public eye, and we have an opportunity to tell our fans and followers about the scale of this problem, and the work that WFP is doing to address it,” he said.WFP started its school feeding programmes in Sri Lanka in 2003 in response to high levels of child malnutrition in areas affected by the civil conflict between Government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). After the Indian Ocean tsunami struck Sri Lanka in December 2004, the programmes were expanded. Today an estimated 350,000 children receive assistance in 15 of the nation’s 25 districts. read more

General Assembly discusses UN humanitarian and disaster relief assistance

The representative of the Netherlands, Koen Davidse, speaking on behalf of the European Union (EU) and associated States, said the issue of humanitarian coordination was at the core of the ongoing debate about improving the quality and effectiveness of humanitarian aid. An effective response to today’s humanitarian challenges required a broadening of views, to include political, military and developmental partners. By better listening to and coordinating with governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and affected populations, and by building local capacities, better ownership and participation could be ensured, and the chances for sustainable results could be increased.Qatar’s Ambassador, Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, speaking on behalf of the Group of 77 developing countries and China, said the principles of neutrality, humanity and impartiality needed to guide all humanitarian action. It was essential that humanitarian action be apolitical and offered at the request of the recipient government. He also emphasized the need to ensure a more equitable distribution of humanitarian assistance across emergencies, including those of a protracted nature. It had been observed that aid was abundantly provided in humanitarian emergency situations that benefited from wide media coverage. By contrast, as soon as the media spotlight faded away, resources tended to be scarce, especially in some specific regions and when the more difficult task of reconstruction began.Ambassador Ruth Elizabeth Rouse of Grenada, speaking on behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), said it was “ironic as well as lamentable” that it took a disastrous hurricane season in the Caribbean region to reinforce the point that the small island developing States needed special and differential treatment because of, among other things, their vulnerability to natural disasters. It was crucial for the UN agencies in the region to have a mechanism that would enable a timelier implementation of programmes and a more rapid disbursement of funds, she said, calling for enhanced cooperation between UN agencies and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency.For his part, Ambassador Aminu B. Wali of Nigeria, speaking on behalf of the African Union, said the unenviable record of conflicts on the African continent underscored the importance of policy coherence and coordination among both donors and the UN agencies in the delivery of humanitarian assistance. The continent continued to lament the serious gap between relief and development to ensure a smooth transition from humanitarian emergency assistance to post-conflict reconstruction and development. The past decade had witnessed more violent conflicts and more complex humanitarian challenges. read more

Badgers men to host Toronto in basketball quarterfinal

It all comes down to this.The Brock Badgers men’s basketball team face a must-win situation Saturday at 2 p.m. when it hosts the University of Toronto in an Ontario University Athletics quarter-final playoff game.The winner heads to the OUA Final Four while the loser will see their season come to an end.The Badgers men, ranked fourth in the country with a 15-4 record, earned a first-round bye and will host fifth-ranked Toronto (11-8), which knocked off Lakehead in the first-round Wednesday night.Saturday’s game is Brock’s first quarter-final home game since 2008, which was the last time they won the national crown.The other quarter-final matchups, all being played Saturday, will see Laurentian (7) at Ottawa (2), McMaster (9) at Carleton (1) and Nipissing (6) at Ryerson (3).The 2017 men’s national championships will be held March 9-12 in Halifax, where the Brock Badgers won their first national title 25 years ago.Tickets for Saturday’s playoff games are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and non-Brock students. Tickets are free for Brock students and can be picked up at the Walker Complex welcome desk in advance.Free parking will be provided at Brock in Parking Lots B and S. read more

Buckeyes mens lacrosse goes down 119 in the showdown against Fairfield

In the fourth annual Showdown in the ‘Shoe, the Ohio State men’s lacrosse seniors walked out of Ohio Stadium for the last time in defeat, falling, 11-9, despite making a late run at the Fairfield Stags. The Buckeyes shot early and often, outshooting the Stags almost 2-1, but the ball simply did not reach the goal in the first half. The Buckeyes went into halftime on a 5-2 deficit, even though they led in almost every other respect. The Buckeyes’ shots reached the cage often, but Fairfield junior goalkeeper Charlie Cipriano came up with 12 saves. “They’ve got a great goalie. I think he’s been a key to their season all year,” OSU coach Nick Myers said after the game. “He made some great saves. We had some quality shots on the cage.” The game began on a hopeful note for the Buckeyes, with senior midfielder Mike Pires scoring the first goal of the game early in the first quarter. The Stags of Fairfield, Conn., then scored three unanswered goals, and then matched the only other goal in the first half, scored by OSU sophomore midfielder Dominique Alexander. Alexander led OSU with two goals, along with freshman attackman Tyler Frederick. The second half proved to be more eventful, with OSU scoring seven goals. The Stags countered with six goals, hanging on for the win. Particularly troublesome for the Buckeyes were Fairfield sophomore attackman Sam Snow and junior midfielder Brent Adams, who logged three goals apiece. Senior captain Bryce Woodson, a midfielder, said it was a tough loss at home. “It definitely hurts,” Woodson said. “It is an honor and privilege to be in here, and you definitely want to come out with a win.” Senior midfielder Scott Lathrop said he had mixed feelings walking off the field at Ohio Stadium for the last time. “It is sad and exciting at the same time with not being able to do it again,” Lathrop said. “But it was a lot of fun and I’ll remember it for the rest of my life.” The loss puts OSU at 7-7 overall and 2-3 in Eastern College Athletic Conference play. The Buckeyes travel to Louisville, Ky., to face Bellarmine at 3 p.m. Saturday in the team’s last regular-season game. read more

Military covenant at risk from pay cap and lamentable accommodation provision

It is scandalous that as service men and women are fighting for this country, their kids are having cold showers because we haven’t repaired their boiler!Mark Francois, MP Members of J company 42 Commando Royal Marines conducting a multi-national attack to remove Taliban insurgents from Sangin, Afghanistan, April 6, 2007. Credit:Corporal Adrian Harlen/PA The criticism came in the annual Armed Forces Covenant report by the Commons Defence Select Committee, published on the 2018 Armed Forces Day.  The cross-party group of MPs was concerned that the MoD were “marking their own homework” when assessing their effectiveness in the delivery of pledges.The military covenant expresses the moral obligation of the government to former and serving military personnel and their families.The report criticised the sale of forces accommodation to Annington Homes as a “disastrous failure [that] has exposed the Department to considerable risk”. The deal has attracted criticism across parliament. The annual report of the Public Accounts Committee said on Friday the MoD had lost out on billions of pounds as a result of the sale, and a rent review by Annington Homes in 2021 “may well result in the situation getting even worse for the taxpayer”. Members of J company 42 Commando Royal Marines conducting a multi-national attack to remove Taliban insurgents from Sangin, Afghanistan, April 6, 2007.  Ministers have a “moral obligation” to lift the cap on armed forces pay, MPs say.The 1 per cent pay cap for service personnel has had “a negative impact on the morale of, and recruitment to and retention in, the Armed Forces,” says a new report by the Defence Committee.An award limited to 1 per cent would be very disappointing, and risk further undermining morale, the report warns.Chairman of the Defence Committee, Julian Lewis MP, said: “It would be disgraceful if our Service people missed out on an increase in pay while they watched others who work for the Government receive pay awards. What kind of message does that send to soldiers about how much we value the difficult and sometimes dangerous job that they do?”The 1 per cent public sector pay cap, part of the government’s austerity programme, has increasingly been breached in recent months. In March the NHS were offered average pay increases of 6.5 per cent over three years with lowest paid workers enjoying a 29 per cent pay rise. Police and prison officers have accepted rises of 1 per cent with a 1 per cent bonus, and 1.7 per cent respectively. Firefighters rejected an offer of a 2 per cent rise.Teachers and military personnel have received no increase in pay. Critics point out that as the Office for Budget Responsibility has forecast inflation to be 2.4 per cent in 2018, most of these will feel like pay cuts despite the increase.   The Defence Committee’s report additionally highlighted the “lamentable” management of service accommodation by contractor CarillionAmey. The ‘not fit for purpose’ contract had no enforcement measures and had only required “woefully low” standards from the company.Speaking to the Telegraph, Mark Francois MP, a member of the Defence Committee said: “It is scandalous that as service men and women are fighting for this country, their kids are having cold showers because we haven’t repaired their boiler!”The report recommended each government department should explain how they have discharged their particular responsibilities to the covenant in their annual reports and nominate an external board member to monitor delivery of pledges.Giving evidence to the committee in February, Tobias Ellwood, the MoD’s Veterans Minister, said he was frustrated at the lack of cross-Whitehall support:“We require other Whitehall Departments to recognise their duty under the Armed Forces covenant.”“Culturally, that is something that is taking time to change. We are seeing that change take place, but in some cases it is frustratingly slow. We need to see greater accountability across Whitehall.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Gamers spent 25 billion in America alone in 2010

first_imgA new study coming from market research Newzoo puts the pecuniary fortunes of the North American gaming market in 2010 in perspective: gamers spent almost $25 billion on games during the last year alone, but it wasn’t quite a banner year… that number’s down a smidge from 2009’s revenues.According to Newzoo’s report, video games brought in about $24.7 billion in 2010, which is a 2% drop from 2009. AdChoices广告These numbers don’t include device or console sales, but refer to software only. That 2% drop isn’t ideal for game devs, but it’s no cause for concern: games are clearly still bringing in tons of money.More interesting than the actual sales amounts, though, are the way that the pie slices resized themselves compared to 2009. It’s true that console games still take up the vast majority of that $24.7 billion, commanding a 43% slice at $10.6 billion in revenues, but social network based gaming (Facebook games) and mobile devices saw huge increases in revenue over 2009. Social network games alone saw a projected $1.5 billion in total sales within 2010, a meteoric 66% rise over the numbers of the year before. Meanwhile, mobile device saw an increase of 46% over 2009, selling over $1.6 billion.Also chipping away at consoles’ dominance? Game downloads on the PC and Mac through digital delivery services like Steam, which saw sales increase by 60% to a target of $2.5 billion.I wonder how the pie will redistribute itself again in 2011, as the likes of Facebook, the App Store and Steam continue to grow.Read more at Gamasutralast_img read more

Prefab House Can Be Erected In Just 5 Hours

first_img Sustainability-minded people are very big on prefabricated buildings. Prefabs tend to have a much smaller carbon footprint. Part of the reason why is the speed with which they can be assembled.Take Casa Montaña, for example. It’s a 1,076 square foot two-story home and it took a small crew just five hours to erect it. To be clear, it took much longer than five hours to actually build the house. That part of the process — which took about four months — was done elsewhere, and the resulting pre-built components were then trucked to the construction site for final assembly.Generally, those components would be built and shipped as (more or less) two-dimensional panels. The Casa Montaña was actually built from three-dimensional units. They look a bit like modified shipping containers — which have been used in numerous ready-to-deploy housing projects.Outside, the home features a slate roof and wood cladding as a nod to its rustic setting in the Asturias region in northwest Spain. Inside, whitewashed steel I-beams and corrugated metal decking give Casa Montaña a clean, modern appearance. The home’s open floor plan helped keep onsite construction time to a minimum.Not only was Casa Montaña designed to go up in a hurry, it’s also designed to come back down just as fast. If the owners ever decide they’d like to relocate somewhere else, the house can be disassembled, loaded back onto trucks, and hauled to a new site… where it could be put back together again in a matter of hours.The total cost for the house was about $195,000. Still, for a home that can be put together, taken apart, and moved around with relative ease, that’s not too shabby. Finding the perfect place to live might take you numerous moves over multiple decades… why not buy a house once and at least have that part of the equation solved from the get-go?Images via Barchitects Modular 3D Printer Builds Sustainable HousesAmazing House Goes Up in 6 Hours and Costs Just $33k Stay on targetcenter_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

New Sailor Moon Musicals Are On The Way

first_imgStay on target One of the coolest ways to experience Sailor Moon is by seeing one of the 31 musical productions that have seen over 800 performances since starting their run in 1993. “Sera My,” as they’re called are live performances with elaborate stage design, costuming, and original storylines in addition to those culled from the anime and manga. The most recent musical was Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Le Mouvement Final, following 2016’s Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon: Amour Eternal. But now it looks like there are additional shows being planned for the future, proving you can’t keep a good Moon Princess down.The franchise is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and there are three events coming down the line for summer 2019, with Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: The Super Live and two other as yet unnamed musicals having been revealed, with a new version, supposedly being “revitalized” for next year. Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: The Super Live will feature performer Takahiro as part of the musical, at the Japonism 2018 event taking place in Paris, France.The idol group Nogizaka46 will also be having a special concert where they “transform” into Sailor Soldiers on their own, so it looks like a pretty jam-packed year for Sailor Moon fans. Maybe we’ll get a chance in the States to see another live Sera Myu performance in the future beyond YouTube videos and DVDs this time, especially since we could always have our own talented troupes do one too!There isn’t a lot of information floating around about the upcoming musical projects just yet, but as we enter 2018 proper we’ll likely be hearing all about what the shows will be called, who’s going to star in them, and where they’re going to be held. Stay tuned and we’ll make sure we keep you in the loop faster than you can say “Moon Eternal Power, Make-Up!” The Best and Most Loved Anime Series of All TimeThe Best Anime On Hulu center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

3yearold boy hospitalized after being bitten by rattlesnake in Allied Gardens

first_img Posted: October 5, 2018 October 5, 2018 3-year-old boy hospitalized after being bitten by rattlesnake in Allied Gardens KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A 3-year-old boy was hospitalized as a trauma patient Friday after he was bitten by a rattlesnake in the Allied Gardens area.Dispatchers received reports of the bite about 9:45 a.m. in the 6800 block of Easton Court, located off Waring Road, San Diego Fire-Rescue spokeswoman Monica Munoz said.The boy was taken to Rady Children’s Hospital and animal control was contacted to get the rattlesnake, Munoz said. last_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Warehouse Sort Supervisor at Optima CourierPart-Time Cargo Van Delivery Driver at Optima CourierFull-Time Morning Loader & Backup Driver at Optima CourierFull-Time Customer Service Representative at AramarkPart-Time Seasonal Apparel & Accessories Team Member at TargetFull-Time Marketing Automation Manager at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time Product Marketing Manager at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time Business Development Representative at Security InnovationFull-Time Cyber Insurance Marketing Representative at HUB InternationalFull-Time Senior Production Control Manager at MKS Instruments(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 50 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of June 30, 2019)In “Business”last_img read more

Did Cheran commit mistake by entering Bigg Boss Tamil 3 house

first_imgCheran.PR HandoutActor-filmmaker Cheran is having tough times inside Bigg Boss Tamil 3 house. His character is constantly being tested in the show and the way he is being treated by the inmates is now gaining sympathy from the audience.On Wednesday’s episode, Reshma had an altercation with Cheran for a petty issue. Apparently, she was not happy for yelling at her as part of the task.Later, Reshma made a disrespectful comment at him and his words that he was doing for the task fell on deaf ears. This has not gone well with the fans of Bigg Boss Tamil. The audience are of the view that the inmates should respect his age if not for his achievements in the film industry.Even Sakshi’s reaction to Cheran when he tried to console her in a different situation made people feel pity for him.Till now, Cheran has never been a people’s favourite contestant in Kamal Haasan-hosted show and he only had the backing of his hardcore fans. But the 48-year old seems to have now gained people’s sympathy after the latest episode.Meera Mitun and Saravanan’s dislike towards him is only making the audience wonder whether Cheran, a four-time National Award winner, committed a mistake by entering the house.The fans are of the opinion that Cheran should not have gone to Bigg Boss Tamil stating that the format is not fit for budding talents. The audience on Twitter have registered their support for the filmmaker.Check out their words below:Qwerty: U r wrong ! Look at the episode again. #Cheran was a character of #Strict Nattama. Where he should not tell that he is strict nattamai! He should with that character which doesn’t even meant to reshma ! But #Reshma created it ! Such a poison #ReshmaSmita Sup: @SmitaSup ·Replying to @BiggBossEnglish If her life experiences are true I’m afraid it has taught nothing to #Reshma. Doesn’t she know what she did to #Cheran is also a form of abuse? She has lost the empathy she gained  AVIANA J: #Kavin #Sakshi #Losliya #Meera #Reshma I already lost respect on them In yesterday’s episode supporting #Cheran and feel pity on him. First time I am supporting for #Madhumitha point. #Sandy is loosing my support if he continue like this. 2/2Riism: Ys. Actually #cheran doesnt pointed directly to #reshma actually..if u watch closely..u ll see..he involved with d character.. watever it is, #cheran dignified person came to apologize but its drag n boom by #reshma.. #reshma is so mean when she,approach #cheran n telling DA &FOOL. #reshma undignified person..sandeep: Loud supporting claps should be given to #Cheran sir this week..IF possible give a standing ovation for his patience.. Mansula Ninnutaru #BiggBossTamil3Hanitha RadhaKrishnan: When first time i knw #cheran sir is one of the contestant on that day itself i thought he is not fit for this house why he cameAnytime he can be insulted like now happening,for me he is one of the great director cant see him like this#BiggBossTamil3Vagula Bharanan : #Cheran Best person in #Biggboss3tamil Why other housemates hurt him and still he apologies to everyone One who gives more today, definitely earns more in future. Cheran.. The simple and humble housemateRaNaSa: #BiggBossTamil #BiggBossTamil3 #meera should ask sorry with #cheran sir… very disrespectful… everyone inside BB are same, but tr should be little respect for his age… from day 1 she shows only attitude… outside BB she is nothing before him..Dr.Sheldon Cooper: To all the people who is saying #Cheran is shouting at #Meera. It is meera who is always triggering cheran by picking on what ever he says or does. She then goes and talks ill about cheran to everyone. At last if he burst out at one point, she will make a scene. #BiggBossTamil3NY: Today more of my votes to #Cheran sir, the inmates need to learn how to respect elders. What his daughterly figure #Losliya doing? Maybe smiling around somewhere in the corner?!Niruba: My mom is a neutral #biggbosstamil3 viewer, everyday she checks whether cheran sir is getting votes or not. Yday episode can be a game changer for him. #cheran sir can go far in BB. I thought he will be eliminated in first few weeks initially, but now he can be a strong contenderSoonapaana: #reshma how may times does she have to self proclaim that it’s her birthday. And whats the need for her to take #cheran personally when it was just a task. She wants all the attention and respect just because it’s her birthdayPrime Gamer: I’m a person who cried watching Solla Marandha Kathai! If i had watched a minute more of #Cheran’s sad face in last episode! I can guarantee that my eyes would have filled with tears! The man had no support! Not even from the one’s he loved It was the heartbreaking moment of this season for me, when #Cheran asked sorry to #Reshma! The man deserves way better respect from the house mates! He was there for everyone when they needed some moral support! Always talked with good intentions!Thaimai: #cheran asked sorry to #reshma is okay..but what #sakshi yelled at him is complete disrespectful…@ikamalhasan must point out this.. think cheran can play his game individually than being wid #losliya a cry baby as she is good for nothing even..Udhayasoorya: She would again nominate him next week saying he shouted at me and later asked sorry but still i couldnt forgive him. She is a person who has no maturity to think or else she wud hav accepted his apology. #Cheran was like vidukadhaya indha vazhkai #BiggBossTamilEnchantress2.0: I don’t know why a seasoned director/actor like #Cheran agreed to be part of this madcap show‍♀️ he just doesn’t fit into this group of sub-standard wannabes. Cud it be money troubles? Rumour has it tat he’s the highest paid with 10lacs for this soirée #BiggBossTamil3.last_img read more