Woman posing as NRI dupes Gurgaon man of Rs1930 lakh

first_imgGurgaon: A woman allegedly duped a man of over Rs 19 lakh by posing as a Poland-based NRI, an official said on Sunday. Abhishek Mishra, a resident of sector 47 here, had given a written complaint to police in March that he was duped by a woman of lakhs of rupees. After five months of probe, the Cyber Cell of the Gurgaon police registered an FIR against in the case on Sunday, he said. Mishra had met with one Maria Patel on Facebook in February and later he started chatting with her on WhatsApp too, the official said. She posed as a Poland-based NRI businesswoman and wanted to set up an IVF centre in Delhi. The woman told Mishra that she will travel to Indian and asked him for his help, he said. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”She told him she has a flight to Mumbai on February 19. On the same day, a man posed as a customs officer and asked Mishra that Patel was apprehended by the customs officials at Mumbai airport for carrying 2 lakh Euros in cash, which is way beyond the permissible limit,” an official of the Cyber Cell said. “The customs officer told Mishra that if she would pay customs duty, she would be released with the Euros. He also made Mishra to talk to Patel about it,” he said. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsMishra transferred Rs 19.30 lakh on different dates in the next seven days. On February 28, the so called customs officer asked Mishra to pay more Rs 3.80 lakh to complete all formalities for release of Patel, the official said. Mishra denied paying more money, following which the man and the woman switched off their mobile phones. “We received a complaint on March 6, 2019, and scanned the bank account transactions, conversation of phone calls and social networking chats between them. The woman used phone numbers of Poland as well as India, said SHO, Cyber Cell, Suresh Kumar.last_img read more

Quebec Actress Karine Vanasse relishes her return to CTVs real and raw

first_imgCardinal has been a dream gig for Karine Vanasse.We talked almost exactly a year ago, just before the première of the first season of the gritty CTV crime series, based on the bestselling novels by Giles Blunt. At the time, the francophone Montreal actress was pumped to finally be starring in her first English-Canadian series, and was happy that audiences in the rest of Canada would be able to see her in a homegrown drama. Prior to that, she was most famous outside Quebec for two high-profile American network series, Pan Am and Revenge.In the year since that interview, Cardinal has taken off. It was the top-rated Canadian drama of the past TV season and has been sold in more than 100 countries. It has done well in many of those territories, including on BBC Four in the U.K., Canal Plus in France and Telekom in Germany. That success prompted CTV to give the green light to two more six-episode seasons, both of which have already been shot. Season 2 of Cardinal premières on CTV on Thursday, Jan. 4, and makes its bow in its dubbed French version on Super Écran at the same time. Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Karine Vanasse portrays detective Lise Delorme in the gritty crime series Cardinal. “I think we start Season 2 knowing more about who she really is,” says the Quebec actor. BROOKE PALMER / CTV Twitterlast_img read more

Lack of funds forces UN refugee agency to halt TimorLeste operation

The last international staff of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have now left the young nation, which the UN helped shepherd to independence in 2002, leaving behind only a small core of national staff to help rebuild the skills of civil servants and to look after a handful of refugees from Asia and West Africa, the agency said in a press release issued today.“We accomplished a lot,” said Robert Ashe, UNHCR’s Jakarta-based regional representative. In the first three months following the April-May 2006 violence, the agency helped thousands of people in makeshift camps that had been set up in and around Dili.UNHCR, along with Australian peacekeepers, worked to ensure that the airport in the capital, Dili, resumed functioning in the early days after the looting and fighting, which left at least 25 people dead and 150,000 displaced.After Dili Airport was taken over by internally displaced people seeking shelter, UNHCR set up a nearby tent city which allowed the facility to return to its intended function.Last September, UNHCR provided more than 1,500 lightweight family tents, plastic sheeting and other relief items to the Government, which estimated that some 1,500 houses were destroyed or badly damaged in Dili alone. The agency says the situation remains grim for many of those still displaced, which the Government says could be as many as 100,000 people, with at least 25,000 of those in the capital. Mr. Ashe added that last Saturday’s peaceful parliamentary election, for which the votes are still being counted, offered hope for a brighter future if the new Government could focus on the issues of internally displaced people, poverty and employment. 3 July 2007The UN refugee agency has ended its emergency operation in Timor-Leste owing to a lack of funds, bringing to a close nearly 14 months of vital assistance to some 150,000 people displaced following the outbreak of factional violence last year. read more

On eve of nuclear summit Ban renews call for global nuclear disarmament

“Our shared vision is within reach” for a nuclear-free world, Mr. Ban told a gathering last night at Riverside Church in New York. “We know the world is watching,” he added. “Let it heed our call. Disarm now!” Representatives from more than 100 countries, including Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, are slated to attend the latest five-yearly review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), starting tomorrow in New York. “We know that nuclear disarmament is not a distant, unattainable dream,” the Secretary-General said at last night’s event. “It is an urgent necessity, here and now. We are determined to achieve it.” He pointed that this almost become a reality more than two decades ago when the leaders of the United States and the then-Soviet Union came very close to agreeing to eliminate nuclear weapons. “It was a dramatic reminder of how far we can go – as long as we have the vision and the will,” the Secretary-General, who has made nuclear disarmament a top priority since his first day in office, underscored. The last NPT review conference in 2005, he said, failed “utterly,” and the world cannot afford to fail again given that there more than 25,000 nuclear weapons on the planet and nuclear terrorism continues to pose a threat. Further, the UN chief said, these has been no movement in setting up a nuclear-weapons-free zone in the Middle East, while the nuclear plans of Iran and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) are complicating global efforts to curb proliferation. But there is cause for renewed optimism today, he underscored, thanks to a series of recent events, including the announcement by the US of its nuclear posture and the conclusion of a US-Russia START treaty accompanied by serious cuts in their arsenals. Mr. Ban said that at the upcoming review conference, which runs from 3-28 May, he plans to call on all countries, especially the nuclear-weapons States, to pursue a treaty on disarmament under international control, as stipulated by the NPT. “These negotiations are long overdue,” he underscored. “We should not have unrealistic expectations for the conference. But neither can we afford to lower our sights.” The Secretary-General added, “what I see on the horizon is a world free of nuclear weapons.” 2 May 2010With the curtain on a major non-proliferation summit set to rise tomorrow at United Nations Headquarters, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appealed for a renewed global commitment towards nuclear disarmament. read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (up 61.88 points to 15,953.51, a record high):Precision Drilling Corp. (TSX:PD). Oil and gas. Up 29 cents, or 9.76 per cent, to $3.26 on 6.4 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Up 67 cents, or 4.87 per cent, to $14.43 on 5.8 million shares.Trevali Mining Corp. (TSX:TV). Miner. Down six cents, or 4.23 per cent, to $1.36 on 5.7 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down one cent, or 0.36 per cent, to $2.78 on 5.1 million shares.Eldorado Gold Corp. (TSX:ELD). Miner. Down three cents, or 1.79 per cent, to $1.65 on 4.5 million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Up 23 cents, or 7.67 per cent, to $3.23 on 4.3 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (TSX:BAM.A). Real Estate Services. Up 21 cents, or 0.39 per cent, to $53.61 on 878,463 shares. The Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto’s downtown core has been purchased for $335 million by an arm of Brookfield Asset Management, which says it sees potential for more hospitality acquisitions in Canada. The landmark deal is the largest-ever single hotel transaction in Canadian history, says CBRE Canada, which acted as the broker for seller Marriott International.Imperial Oil Ltd. (TSX:IMO). Oil and gas. Up $1.13, or 2.83 per cent, to $41.01 on 1.1 million shares. The energy company reported a smaller third-quarter profit compared with a year ago when it benefited from the sale of its retail sites. It reported earnings of $371 million or 44 cents per diluted share in its third quarter compared with a profit of $1 billion or $1.18 per share in the same quarter last year.Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. (TSX:KML). Oil and gas. Up 16 cents, or 0.95 per cent, to $16.96 on 61,147 shares. The company wants the National Energy Board to clear the way for work on the Burnaby, B.C., portion of its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. A statement released by the company says it wants a determination from the board allowing the work to begin, even though it has failed to obtain municipal permits from the City of Burnaby.Nexa Resources S.A. (TSX:NEXA). Miner. Down $2.76, or 11.04 per cent, to $22.24 on 40,300 shares. The Zinc miner made its listing debut on the Toronto Stock Exchange Friday as part of a dual listing that raised less than initial estimates. The company priced the 31 million listed shares, also listed on the New York Stock Exchange, at US$16 a piece to pull in an expected US$496 million.Saputo Inc. (TSX:SAP). Consumer packaged goods. Up $2.57, or 5.72 per cent, to $47.48 on 1.02 million shares. The Canadian dairy giant announced a $1.29-billion agreement to acquire Australia’s Murray Goulburn Co-Operative Co. The friendly takeover would be Saputo’s biggest Australian acquisition since 2014, when it bought Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory after a months-long bidding battle. read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX TSX Venture Exchange

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,030.74, up 56.09 points):Petrowest Corp. (TSX:PRW). Oil and gas. Up 10 cents, or eight per cent, to $1.35 on 12.9 million shares.EMC Metals Corp. (TSX:EMC). Miner. Down 1.5 cents, or 15 per cent, to 8.5 cents on 6.1 million shares.Belo Sun Mining Corp. (TSX:BSX). Miner. Down 1.5 cents, or 7.32 per cent, to 19 cents on four million shares.B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up two cents, or 0.65 per cent, to $3.09 on 3.9 million shares.Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. (TSX:TRQ). Miner. Down 18 cents, or 4.92 per cent, to $3.48 on 3.4 million shares.Twin Butte Energy Ltd. (TSX:TBE). Oil and gas. Down three cents, or 1.67 per cent, to $1.77 on 3.2 million shares.Toronto Venture Exchange (1,013.14, down 1.90 points):Elkwater Resources Ltd. (TSXV:ELW). Oil and gas. Down 19 cents, or 23.75 per cent, to 61 cents on 4.1 million shares.Keek Inc. (TSXV:KEK). Online media. Down 0.5 cents, or 3.03 per cent, to 16 cents on 3.5 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Empire Company Ltd. (TSX:EMP.A). Supermarkets. Up 59 cents, or 0.88 per cent, to $67.69 on 159,495 shares. Sobeys announced plans to close about 50 of its underperforming stores, most of them in Western Canada where parent company Empire purchased the Canada Safeway supermarket chain. Empire also posted fourth-quarter adjusted net earnings from continuing operations of $131.3 million, or $1.42 per diluted share, beating estimates of $1.29, while sales were $5.94 billion, up $1.68 billion year over year, but narrowly missing expectations of $5.95 billion. It also upped its dividend 3.8 per cent to 27 cents a share.Shaw Communications (TSX:SJR.B). Communication services. Unchanged at $26.35 on 1.9 million shares. The media giant reported quarterly earnings per share of 47 cents, two cents less than estimates. Revenue in the quarter was $1.34 billion, up one per cent year over year. Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 26, 2014 3:00 pm MDT read more

Andy will do his job and Owen will do his Father and

first_img‘Andy will do his job and Owen will do his’ – Father and son meet in Dublin The Ireland defence coach will have to negate the threat of England’s centre this weekend. Short URL IRELAND WERE KEEN for the meeting of Andy Farrell’s defence and England inside centre Owen Farrell not to become a talking point this week, but it was never likely to be avoided. Owen and Andy Farrell on the 2013 Lions tour. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHORather than putting Farrell up for media duties yesterday to discuss what is an intriguing situation whereby his defence will look to pressurise his son’s playmaking prowess on Saturday in Dublin, scrum coach Greg Feek was sent out to field questions.With some journalists having made the journey across the Irish Sea to discuss Farrell v Farrell, poor old ‘Feeky’ was always going to be put in a strange situation.The affable and honest Kiwi set-piece specialist joked that it should have been the defence coach in his seat in the Drawing Room at Carton House, and said he was tempted to pile the pressure onto the Englishman. 2 Comments https://the42.ie/3287637 Android iTunes Share Tweet Email1 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Murray Kinsella I questioned Andy myself actually,” said Feek with a smile. “I said to him, ‘You should be doing this, but obviously with your son playing that is probably why you’re not.“I mean, I suppose I don’t want to start that whole thing either, I think someone else should, but part of me wants to start it because Andy is a character. He is a great coach and he has been a great fit for us.“And part of me wants to be very professional, but the other part of me wants to enjoy this moment of maybe capitalising on Andy and his involvement!”Whatever about the jokes, 25-year-old Farrell poses a very serious threat to Ireland this weekend in Dublin, with his decision-making and passing skills having shone throughout this Six Nations, working in tandem with out-half George Ford. Farrell after last weekend’s Calcutta Cup success. Source: James Crombie/INPHOMoments like the stunning right-handed pass to set up Elliot Daly for the late winning try against Wales stand out, as did the frequent flashes of intelligence on the ball against Scotland last weekend.Farrell’s abrasive mindset means he is capable of direct ball-carrying too, while his kicking skills are excellent, meaning he poses a rounded threat to Ireland’s defence.For the first time since taking over as Ireland defence coach last year, and therefore for the first time in his coaching career, ‘Faz’ is attempting to negate his son’s attacking quality. Feek recognises that the match-up is a difficult one for Farrell senior.The only thing I would say is that I respect what he is going through and it is not easy, I suppose, in some ways,” said Feek. “I have had that discussion with him and I think he is handling it, you know, the way to handle it.“What gets you through any of this is purely your competitiveness in what you do, you know? He will do his job and Owen will do his.“I have never met Owen officially, so can’t really speak for him but I know Andy is being as professional as he has always been this week. Nothing changes and he has been delivering great messages about playing and being chirpy over a flat white as well.”As for the main figure in Ireland’s coaching team, Feek says Joe Schmidt is holding up as normal despite the obvious disappointment in the wake of the defeat to Wales last weekend. Schmidt has remained focused on the task at hand. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHOThe possibility of a championship disappeared in Cardiff, and now Ireland are searching for a second-placed finish as they attempt to deny England a second consecutive Grand Slam.“Joe is a workaholic, and that doesn’t change,” said Feek. “He’s a good communicator, that hasn’t changed, and his belief in what the players can do just as individuals, his staff and himself, hasn’t changed. These weeks just keep going.We had that extra day off so obviously I didn’t see him then and it’s just been head down, back to business, and Joe’s honest. And it’s all there. You’ve all heard of his video sessions.“Like, if we won or lost, those things don’t change either because if we had won at the weekend, you guys might have been saying, ‘Maybe you guys are over confident now’.“So he’s not going to change after one either.”Subscribe to The42 Rugby Show podcast here: Wednesday 15 Mar 2017, 7:15 AM Gavin Henson will be back playing in the Pro12 next season after two years with Bristol‘To get experience in those situations is great’: Marmion ready to build after impressing in Cardiff Mar 15th 2017, 7:15 AM 20,007 Views last_img read more

Theofania and paniyiria for Sunday

first_imgOur waters will be twice as blessed this week, with further Theofania celebrations happening around Australia this Sunday. The traditional calendar day was this Monday, with most capital cities blessing their waters and with members of the Greek community clamouring to grab the cross to ensure they get good luck in the year. In Melbourne, celebrations were a little uncomfortable after a chilly morning deterred a couple of would-be swimmers. In Rye, Frankston and Geelong a few young men agreed the pay off was worth the chill and braved the cold to jump in for the cross. Nathan Taylor was lucky enough to snatch the cross in Frankston, having to fight off gale force winds alongside the other swimmers. It was an extra special celebration in Frankston, as the local parish, the Church of Theofania, was celebrating its name day. The Greek community of Frankston came out in droves, and set up barbeques and souvles to keep the cold crowd happy munching on pites. In Rye, last year’s winner, half-Greek half-Italian Marko La Greka used his last bit of good luck and managed to grab the cross again. He was greeted by Father Elefterios Tatsis, who gave him a specially blessed gold cross as a keepsake. In Geelong, Nicholas Alesios had prime position on Geelong pier and swam the cross back to Father Anargyros Moragianni with a big smile on his face. The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia is organising a joint celebration in all states on Sunday and will be complemented by festivals filled with good Greek food and traditional dancing and music to go through the night. Read below for information on what’s happening in your capital city. Sydney: Archbishop Stylianos will be leading proceedings at Yarra Bay Bicentennial Park at 1.00 pm, with a glendi starting at 2.00 pm featuring traditional music and folk dancing and Greek food. Melbourne: For the 30th consecutive year celebrating in Port Melbourne, Bishop Ezekiel of Dervis and Bishop Iakovos of Miletoupolis will start proceedings at Princess Pier at 1.00 pm in Port Melbourne. After the blessing of the waters, parishioners will be entertained by traditional music and folk dancing and rides for the young at heart. Greek food will also be on offer. Queensland: Once again, Redcliffe jetty in Brisbane will be holding their annual celebrations at 11.00 am, overseen by Father Lauvrentios. Lots of traditional food will be available. In the Gold Coast, Father Roman will be holding a church service at St Anna Church from 7.30 am till 10.30 am, and will then lead a procession to Evandale Lake for the blessing of the waters at 11.00 am. After the blessing, the procession will be led back to the church’s hall where a paniyiri will be held. Adelaide: Bishop Nikandros of Dorylaeon will be leading proceedings at Glenelg jetty at 12.15 pm. Both sides of politics will be there including South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill and Leader of the Opposition Steven Marshall. After the blessing of the waters, festivities will continue, including traditional dancing and music with lots of Greek food. The Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia will be holding their blessing of the waters at Henley Beach at 12.00 pm, with Metropolitan Prokopios of Adelaide leading proceedings. Mr Paul Caica will be representing the Premier of South Australia and Mr David Ridgeway will be representing the opposition. Festivities including Greek dancing, music and food will follow the formal ceremony. Western Australia: Eight priests will gather at 12.30 pm at Matilda Bay in Perth to bless the waters, with a paniyiri planned after the ceremony with local dancing groups, Greek music and food organised for the day. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Chinas Yutu 2 Rover Makes Tracks on Far Side of the Moon

first_imgStay on target First Plant to Grow on the Moon Is Probably DeadChina Reveals Detailed Photo of the Far Side of the Moon China’s Chang’e-4 probe has released its rover Yutu 2 to explore the far side of the moon after making the historic touchdown on the moon’s uncharted side on Thursday.Yutu 2 (also called Jade Rabbit 2) rolled off a ramp connected to the lander and began making tracks on the moon’s soft soil surface at 10.22 p.m. Beijing time, about 12 hours after Chang’e 4 landed.Photos of the rover leaving “humankind’s first tracks” were sent back to Earth by the lander after the rover separated from it. Wu Weiren, chief designer of the lunar mission for the China National Space Administration, called the separation “a small step for the rover, but one giant leap for the Chinese nation.”#ICYMI Lunar rover of Chang’e 4 probe given the name “Yutu 2” pic.twitter.com/zQBFX3PbVo— CGTN (@CGTNOfficial) January 4, 2019The rover, which weighs around 300 pounds, will explore the surrounding area of the far side of the moon, never before traversed. With the help of ground-penetrating radar, it will allow scientists to study the moon’s mysterious “dark side,” how its surface interacts with solar wind, and perhaps the process behind the formation of lunar water.The craft is also carrying a mini-greenhouse, which will test how well plants, such as small flowering Arabidopsis plants grow on the moon.The landing has been hailed as an important technical feat. Spacecraft have taken pictures of the moon’s far side before — a Soviet satellite took the first photographs of the far side in 1959, and the Apollo missions circled above it between 1968 and 1972 — but no lander has ever landed there.An image captured after the probe’s soft landing (Photo Credit: CNSA)It’s also  a major first step for China’s future lunar missions and bigger space ambitions. China hopes to send send its first astronaut by 2030.“We are building China into a space giant,” Dr. Wu said in his televised remarks.NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine tweeted his congratulations to the Chinese lunar mission team. He posted: “Congratulations to China’s Chang’e-4 team for what appears to be a successful landing on the far side of the Moon. This is a first for humanity and an impressive accomplishment!”More on Geek.com:China’s Lunar Probe Lands Safely on the Far Side of the MoonUS v. Russia Moon Race Is On Like Donkey KongChinese Company Debuts ‘World’s Cheapest Electric Car’last_img read more

Kovac annoyed with Bayern Munich defence

first_imgBayern Munich may have won their third straight game, but Niko Kovac was left unimpressed by the side’s defensive display on SaturdayLeon Goretzka gave Bayern the lead in the 39th-minute in Mainz before the hosts drew level after the break through Jean-Paul Boetius.The equalising goal came about after a throw-in caught the Bayern players off guard and enabled Boetius to score.However, Thiago Alcantara came to the rescue by scoring from six yards out to send the visitors up to second in the Bundesliga with a 2-1 win over Mainz 05.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“I wasn’t nervous after the equaliser, but I was annoyed because we didn’t put into practice what we had discussed at half-time,” Coach Kovac told the club website.“We were asleep during a cross and got ourselves into trouble. But I’m pleased the team created chances and scored the match-winner.”The Bavarians will next face a trip to German semi-professional side SV Rödinghausen for the DFB Cup on Tuesday.last_img read more

Exclusive Shutting down Spring Valleys illegal marijuana dispensaries

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: May 24, 2018 Sasha Foo, Exclusive: Shutting down Spring Valley’s illegal marijuana dispensaries Updated: 10:23 PMcenter_img SPRING VALLEY (KUSI) — Sheriff’s investigators raided an illegal marijuana dispensary in Spring Valley early Thursday.KUSI was the only broadcast station to obtain video of the operation. The shop was one of about a dozen black market shops in the area.Deputies served two search warrants on the OC Holistic dispensary on Troy Street, where they say they seized a large amount of marijuana, $2,500 in cash and numerous items used for the sale of marijuana.Through its Department of Planning and Development Services, the county is taking action against the landlords and property owners who rent to these unlawful and unlicensed cannabis shops, which is a violation of the county’s zoning laws.If the property owner doesn’t make the tenant leave within ten days, the county can call the sheriff’s department into padlock the doors, board up the property and deny all access, until the owner obtains a new permit for a legal use. This was not the first time deputies had been to the dispensary.Only three weeks ago, the same shop was served a ten-day abatement notice. Investigators say it appeared that the business was being cleared out, but the operators brazenly re-opened the next day.With this property now secured by the county, sheriff’s deputies say that won’t happen again.Sheriff’s investigators say they expect to serve more of these ten-day notices. They say their target is to close down one illegal dispensary a week. May 24, 2018 Sasha Foo last_img read more

58 value phased retirement globally

first_imgMore than half (58%) of global respondents feel that phased retirement is a very or extremely important occupational benefit, according to research by the Aegon Centre for Longevity and Retirement (ACLR) and the Transamerica Centre for Retirement Studies.The A retirement wake-up call: the Aegon retirement readiness survey 2016 report, which surveyed 14,400 employees and 1,600 fully retired people across 15 countries, also found that globally, 39% of employees cite employment-related factors as prompts to start saving for retirement. For 16%, this is their employer paying into a retirement plan, 14% start saving once they are automatically enrolled into their employer’s plan, and 10% begin saving for retirement when they have got their first job.The research also found:65% of employee respondents find the idea of automatic enrolment based on a contribution level of 6% of annual salary to be very or somewhat appealing.38% of employee respondents do not have a retirement plan.41% of employee respondents are offered a retirement plan with employer contributions.32% of part-time employees are offered a retirement plan with employer contributions compared to 44% of full-time employees.28% of employee respondents are offered phased retirement as an option.38% of employee respondents are ‘habitual savers’ who are always saving for retirement and 23% are ‘occasional savers’ who save for retirement from time to time.Around a quarter (26%) of respondents believe they are on track to achieving their retirement income needs.Almost half (47%) of respondents are prompted to start saving for retirement following major lifestyle changes such as starting a family (16%) or turning a certain age (32%).Catherine Collinson, president at the Transamerica Centre for Retirement Studies and executive director at Aegon Centre for Longevity and Retirement, said: “People expect to live for 20 years in retirement but the reality is that they may live even longer. Increases in longevity may require individuals needing to work longer in order to adequately fund retirement. Working longer can also promote active living and healthy ageing.”last_img read more

POLICE LOG for December 13 Train Blocks Middlesex Ave Syringe Found Homeowner

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Thursday, December 13, 2018:A 2-vehicle crash took place on Ballardvale Street. Air bags deployed. Both vehicles towed. (8:12am)A Baldwin Road caller reported a horizontal splint in a tree in a neighbor’s yard. He was unsure if tree was on town property or neighbor’s property. Caller is concerned wind will knock tree down. DPW notified. Tree Department will check tree. (11:17am)Fire Department reported train is blocking Route 62 at North Wilmington Station. (11:19am)A resident found a syringe outside of Maple Road house on the sidewalk. Police brought the syringe back to station for disposal. (2:26pm)Fire Department responded to a brush fire on Main Street. (7:07pm)Police came across a party picking through items left outside of Main Street Consignment & Thrift and sent them on their way. (7:37pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)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.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 4: Lowell Man Arrested On Warrant; Bad Crash In Front Of Rocco’s; Syringe FoundIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 6: Trailer Fire On Highway; Car vs. Rock Wall; Needle Found In YardIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 5: Driver Throws Beer Bottles; Syringe Found; Woburn Man Issued Summons; Texting While DrivingIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Indiana Jones movies arrive on Netflix

first_img Netpicks Cord Cutters (OTT) Amazon Prime HBO Amazon Hulu Netflix Tags That guy is a dead ringer for Han Solo.  Lucasfilm Welcome back to your guide to finding out what’s new online. Every week, we host a podcast that lets you know what’s been added to streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and HBO Now. The audio is about a minute or two long.A lot of big name movies came to the Netflix catalog with the new year. As you probably could tell with the title of this post, the Indiana Jones tetralogy is streaming right now. There are also A-list titles like Pan’s Labyrinth and Pulp Fiction joining Indy on the streaming service. Since you’re reading this, let’s give you some extra information not found in the podcast: Netflix sneakily released a Black Mirror movie called Bandersnatch. It’s an interactive experiment where you can make decisions that will change the outcome of the story. Want to know what else is new? Listen to this guy: Mutt Williams, eh? Share your voice Commentscenter_img For more information on what’s available to watch online, check out CNET.com/Netpicks or subscribe to the podcast — it’s free! And go to TVGuide.com to see what else is out in the world of streaming.Audio (weekly): RSS | iTunes | Google PlayVideo (monthly): iTunes (HD) | iTunes (HQ) | iTunes (SD) | RSS (HD) | RSS (HQ)| RSS (SD) TV and Movies Home Entertainment 3 Your browser does not support the audio element.last_img read more

Trump tries to quell Republican revolt

first_imgUS President Donald Trump departs from Andrews Air Force base in Arlington, Virginia, near Washington, DC, US. Photo: AFPPresident Donald Trump hit back at critics within his own party Wednesday, painting them as outliers in what is otherwise a “love fest” between him and Republican lawmakers.A day after Republican senators Jeff Flake and Bob Corker described Trump as having a “flagrant disregard” for truth and decency and of “debasing” the nation, the combative president shot back.Trying to forestall a broader party backlash, Trump tweeted that Flake and Corker were resigning because they had “zero chance of being elected,” and insisted his meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill a day earlier had been a resounding success.“The meeting with Republican Senators yesterday, outside of Flake and Corker, was a love fest with standing ovations and great ideas for USA!” he continued.Trump’s allies cheered Flake’s departure as an unbridled victory for their effort to take over the party and a “monumental win for the entire Trump movement.”It “should serve as another warning shot to the failed Republican establishment that backed Flake and others like them that their time is up,” said Andy Surabian, a former Trump White House advisor.Still, while the departure of the two senators may ultimately play to Trump’s advantage, both will remain in Congress for more than a year and will be less likely to fall in line behind the White House on key votes.No room for defectionsTrump had already faced a difficult task of mustering 51 votes to pass tax cuts, an effort that appears to be the glue holding the party together.There are currently 52 Republican senators, so more than one defection would hamper reform efforts, unless Democrats can be brought on board.It is also far from clear that more hardline Republican candidates can beat Democrats in places like Flake’s native Arizona, where Trump campaigned hard in 2016 yet won by less than four percentage points.Many Republicans see Trump’s presidency as the best way to enact long-standing goals like tax reform and cutting the size of government, and the White House has worked hard to keep the rank and file focused on those targets amid rolling scandals and failed attempts to pass legislation.“Working hard on the biggest tax cut in U.S. history. Great support from so many sides. Big winners will be the middle class, business & JOBS,” Trump also tweeted Wednesday.“I’ll tell you what, honestly, the Republicans are very, very well united,” he said.The White House points to the president’s solid approval ratings among Republican voters as evidence that his brand of politics should dominate the party.According to an Economist/YouGov Poll, 84 percent of Republican voters approve of the way Trump is handling his job as president.‘Not a watershed’Against that backdrop many Republicans privately express grave misgivings about Trump’s behavior in office, but remain publicly supportive.“Parties always have their disagreements. Look no further than Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton in the Democratic Party. That’s just part of party politics,” Senator Steve Daines told AFP.Political science professor Larry Sabato said Flake’s attack on Trump was a “beating” for the president, but is “not going to be a watershed.”“I always tell people JFK’s book ‘Profiles in Courage’ was a very slim volume.”Yet there is no doubt that Flake and Corker’s comments have exposed a simmering battle for the soul of the Republican party.Establishment conservatives—who have managed since 2007 to co-opt waves of populist and nationalist party insurgents—have struggled to retain control since Trump’s election.Senator Marco Rubio admitted the party “is going through a moment of realignment internally.”He cited “an internal debate about what the party is going to be about, what it’s going to represent in the years to come. So is the Democratic Party. And by the way, so is every institution in America.”last_img read more

Can Neutrons be Used in Quantum Computers

first_img Explore further Hasegawa, a scientist affiliated with the Atominstitut der Österreichischen Universitäten and PRESTO at the Japan Science and Technology Agency, feels that the most recent experiment undertaken by him and his colleagues will offer a new way to look at questions involving quantum information processing. The results of the experiment appear in Physical Review Letters with the title “Quantum Contextuality in a Single-Neutron Optical Experiment.”Hasegawa explains that photons are most often used in quantum information technology, but that he hopes that this recent experiment, which is fundamental in nature, will contribute to the consideration of different quantum systems, including neutrons, for quantum information processing. Hasegawa and his colleagues, Rudolf Loidl and Matthias Baron from the Atominstitut and from the Institut Laue Langevin in France, and Gerald Badurek and Helmut Rauch at the Atominstitut, suggest that noncontextual theories involving neutrons are clearly violated with the results of this experiment. This most recent experiment is related to a paper published in 2003 in the journal Nature. In the previous paper, Hasegawa and his colleagues address Bell-like inequalities found in neutrons. However, with this new experiment the Kochen-Specker theorem is tackled, looking at quantum contextuality: “We use a neutron interferometer, and the Schrödinger equation represents our phenomena. We wanted to show a contradiction in noncontextual theories. We wanted to show a prediction in quantum mechanics. There’s a contradiction in Kochen-Specker with photons, and we wanted to show it with neutrons.” Hasegawa explains that the experiment took place at Institut Laue Langevin (ILL) in France, with the largest reactor in the world, and made use of polarized neutron beams split inside the interferometer. With some manipulation, observations of three separate products were measured. After the analysis was performed, the values were found to be outside the limits predicted by noncontextual hidden variable theory. The contradiction was found.There is no way to obtain a completely ideal experimental situation, Hasegawa admits, but the interferometer was key to the experiment. “Our neutron interferometer experiment is one of the best suited for such a fundamental experiment.” He also points out that single neutrons were used. “Instead of two particles as usually used in two-photon entanglement experiments,” Hasegawa says, “we used two degrees of freedom in single particles.” Even though entanglement between different particles is considered essential for their use in quantum information processing, this does not appear to be the case with single-neutrons. With the use of entanglement between degrees of freedoms in this experiment, Hasegawa believes that single particles are good candidates for quantum information processing: “This neutron case is completely different from the photon case,” he says. “They have mass and spins and obey Schrödinger equation. This experiment shows that they can probably be used for information processing as well as for fundamental research in quantum mechanics just like photons.”Hasegawa continues: “I hope that this fundamental experiment can help with further technical development in quantum information processing.”By Miranda Marquit, Copyright 2006 PhysOrg.com.All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. Citation: Can Neutrons be Used in Quantum Computers? (2006, December 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2006-12-neutrons-quantum.html The Quantum Cheshire Cat: Can neutrons be located at a different place than their own spin?center_img “In quantum mechanics, you typically have arguments about locality and non-locality,” Yuji Hasegawa tells PhysOrg.com. “But in our experiment we are testing correlation between degrees of freedom.” This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

The Unfinished BrandoDepp Movie that Turned a Sleepy Irish Village Upside Down

first_imgWhen producer Barry Navidi picked up the script for a comedy called Divine Rapture, he thought he had a hit on his hands. Convinced of its box office potential, he spent several years trying to get it made. By the mid-Nineties the film was up and running, with an all star cast and an idyllic Irish location.It all looked so promising. Yet Navidi’s dream ended in tatters and the village Hollywood appropriated to shoot their latest offering was left high and dry. How had things fallen so far from such lofty beginnings…?The 1950s-set screenplay, written by Glenda Ganis, “had a mischievous twinkle that recalled Ealing comedies” according to a Guardian piece looking back on the production in 2009.The Independent outlined the story in 1995, which “centred on a priest… who was convinced a miracle had occurred after a machinist in the lingerie factory… who died during love-making, came back to life at her funeral.”Debra Winger (Terms of Endearment) was cast as the deceased stitcher. This news was impressive enough, yet bigger fish were to land when it came to the male leads. None other than Marlon Brando was signed up as the priest.Marlon Brando as ‘Johnny Strabler’. Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty ImagesThe definitive method actor’s interest in the project was a deeply personal one. Believing he might have roots in the Emerald Isle, he indicated he could conceivably take Irish citizenship off the back of the movie.With one acting legend on board, it didn’t take much to attract another major name. Johnny Depp made Don Juan DeMarco with Brando in 1994 and jumped at the chance to collaborate again.The Belfast Telegaph wrote in 2009 that “Depp agreed to work for a reduced salary just for the chance to feature alongside Brando.” Depp would play a reporter following the strange events in Divine Rapture’s fictional community. Also joining the cast was John Hurt.Johnny Depp stars in ‘Donnie Brasco’ 1997. Photo by Getty ImagesBallycotton, described as “stunningly situated at the southern tip of a 10-mile wide glassy blue bay in County Cork” by the Independent, was selected as the location. Locals were welcoming of their wealthy visitors, and some were hired for the production in various capacities.Director Thom Eberhardt (Night of the Comet) soon found that Brando had some rather offbeat ideas on how to play his character. The Guardian mentioned how, soon after his arrival, “Brando phoned Eberhardt asking if they could meet at 11 pm.”The caravan in which the owners of Shanagarry House, The Knowles, are staying – Marlon Brando has been living in their home whilst the movie, ‘Divine Rapture’ was being filmed in Ballycotton, Co Cork. Pic: Tom Burke 06/07/1995, 795-178, part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection. Photo by Independent News and Media/Getty ImagesEberhardt picked up the story. “I said, ‘No, Marlon, I’m too tired. I’ve been rehearsing all day.’ Then he said, ‘I’m going to shave my hair off and wear an orange wig’. Panic set in: ‘Get me a car!’ As I pulled in, the hair and makeup people were leaving. This guy comes down the stairs looking like a d*** with ears. Bald as a buzzard.”Related Video: Vintage Celebrity TV CommercialsThe star was known for his challenging behavior, but despite this Divine Rapture could have succeeded. Unfortunately its failure can be put down to that most common of movie hiccups… cashflow.Budgeted at $12 million, Navidi used a company called CineFin as investors. While the arrangement seemed respectable enough, CineFin had been in hot water with the Feds over what were referred to as “alleged banking improprieties” involving its associates.Ballycotton island lighthouse, view from Ballycotton cliff walk.It became clear the funds simply weren’t in place. Everything began to unravel when “Winger’s agent went to collect her fee from CineFin’s escrow deposit company in Los Angeles, only to discover a parking lot at the given address.”Divine Rapture shut its cameras off two weeks into the shoot. Just over 20 mins of footage was in the can.A mortified Winger decided to offer villagers money out of her own pocket. “You don’t do this to people,” she was quoted as saying. “I couldn’t stand the thought that this is what showbusiness does.”Marlon Brando. Photo by Lou Wolf49 -Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0Brando returned home, having already received $1 million (his fee was to have been $4 million). The issue of his citizenship went up in the air, along with his plane.Ballycotton took a financial hit from this outrageous fiasco, though the community took away some interesting memories from their time in the spotlight.Johnny Depp during the Paris premiere of Public Enemies at the cinema UGC Normandie. Photo by nicogenin – cropped version of flickr.com CC BY-SA 2.0Talking to the Independent, fisherman John Roberts revealed what it was like being in the orbit of major movie stars. “One woman from London who was mad into Marlon Brando came over for five days,” he said. “She persevered and persevered day after day so she could just shake hands with him… Then we had to keep back hundreds of teenage girls when Johnny Depp arrived. That was very tough work!”Photo of Marlon Brando from the television program MGM Parade.There was controversy of a different sort when the Bishop of Cloyne, Dr. John Magee, “forbade the use of the village’s Catholic church, so confessional booths were installed in a deconsecrated Protestant one just down the street.”Documentary Ballybrando (2009) immortalized events behind the ill-fated film, and in 2012 producer Navidi made an attempt to mount the production again with a different cast, this time under the title of Holy Mackerel. If he’d gotten his way, Ballycotton would have been the setting and amends duly made.Depp went on to take part in another movie that ultimately went unfinished — Terry Gilliam’s original version of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2000). That too had an accompanying documentary, Lost In La Mancha, which followed two years later.Read another story from us: The Wild One: How Marlon Brando Brought the Motorcycle Rebel to the MainstreamIt’s hard to tell if Divine Rapture would have set the box office alight. As things stand, it became famous for the wrong reasons. The residents of Ballycotton know it by another name… “Divine Rupture”. Perhaps one day Navidi will complete the picture and plug the gap on his CV.last_img read more

Paul commandeers Senate to protest Patriot Act

first_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Comments   Share   Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober The vital role family plays in society The White House backs the House bill and has pressed for the Senate to approve the legislation and send it to President Barack Obama for his signature.The House bill is the result of outrage among Republicans and Democrats after Snowden’s revelations about the NSA program.Although Paul called his action a filibuster, it technically fell short of Senate rules since the bill the Senate was considering was trade, not the Patriot Act.___Associated Press writers Charles Babington and Erica Werner contributed to this report.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Sponsored Stories WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul commandeered the Senate floor Wednesday to deliver a nearly 11 hours-long protest against renewal of the Patriot Act, calling the post-Sept. 11 law government intrusion on Americans’ privacy.Congress faces a June 1 deadline for the law’s expiration, and Paul’s speech underscored the deep divisions over the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of Americans’ phone records, which was revealed by former contractor Edward Snowden. Patients with chronic pain give advice Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Top Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies “There comes a time in the history of nations when fear and complacency allow power to accumulate and liberty and privacy to suffer,” the Kentucky senator said at 1:18 p.m. EDT when he took to the Senate floor. “That time is now, and I will not let the Patriot Act, the most unpatriotic of acts, go unchallenged.”He finished at 11:49 p.m., having not sat for more than 10 hours.The House overwhelmingly passed a bill to end the bulk collection and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said the Senate will act on the issue before beginning a Memorial Day recess scheduled for week’s end.But McConnell, along with presidential hopefuls Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., favors extending the law and final congressional approval of the bill before the deadline is no certainty.Paul plunged into a lengthy speech declaring the Patriot Act unconstitutional and opposing renewal of the program. With a hefty binder at his desk, he spelled out his objections, occasionally allowing Republican and Democratic senators to pose questions and getting support from a handful of House members seated at the back of the chamber.“I don’t think we’re any safer looking at every American’s records,” Paul said. If Congress fails to act, several key provisions of the law would expire, including the bulk collection; a provision allowing so-called roving wiretaps, which the FBI uses for criminals who frequently switch cellphones; and a third that makes it easier to obtain a warrant to target a “lone wolf” terror suspect who has no provable links to a terrorist organization.Last week, the House backed the USA Freedom Act, which would replace bulk collection with a system to search the data held by telephone companies on a case-by-case basis. The vote was 338-88, and House Republican and Democratic leaders have insisted the Senate act on their bill.But McConnell and several other top Republicans prefer to simply reauthorize the post-Sept. 11 law. McConnell has agreed to allow a vote on the House bill, but has indicated there may not be enough votes to pass it in the Senate.The Justice Department also said that if Congress allows the law to expire and then passes legislation to reauthorize it when lawmakers return to Washington the week of June 1, it would “be effective in making the authorities operative again, but may expose the government to some litigation risk in the event of legal challenge.” Paul’s campaign sent out a fundraising appeal while his longstanding opposition to bulk collection, a pillar of his campaign, stirred social media.Throughout the night, several Democratic senators and a few Republicans gave his voice occasional breaks by speaking several minutes to ostensibly ask him questions. Paul kept control by yielding for questions without “yielding the floor,” and by not sitting.The surveillance issue has divided Republicans and Democrats, cutting across party lines and pitting civil libertarians concerned about privacy against more hawkish lawmakers fearful about losing tools to combat terrorism.As Paul made his case, a Justice Department memo circulated on Capitol Hill warning lawmakers that the NSA will have to begin winding down its bulk collection of Americans’ phone records by the end of the week if Congress fails to reauthorize the Patriot Act.“After May 22, 2015, the National Security Agency will need to begin taking steps to wind down the bulk telephone metadata program in anticipation of a possible sunset in order to ensure that it does not engage in any unauthorized collection or use of the metadata,” the department said.last_img read more