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Gutwein Government’s humiliating backflip over TT Line takes Tasmania back to square one with only result further delays

Gutwein Government’s humiliating backflip over TT Line takes Tasmania back to square one with only result further delays

first_imgGutwein Government’s humiliating backflip over TT Line takes Tasmania back to square one with only result further delays Tasmanian LaborNine months of indecision takes state back to square oneComplete waste of time and money preventing job creationLiberal Government cannot be trusted on infrastructureThe Gutwein Government’s local manufacturing job creation rhetoric has been exposed as a cruel hoax with the Premier announcing that after nine months of indecision about the TT Line replacement vessels, he is heading back to Finnish shipbuilder RMC.Shadow Infrastructure Minister Shane Broad said Tasmania is back to square one in the crucial but long-delayed infrastructure project with today’s news amounting to a major, humiliating backflip by Peter Gutwein.“The result of this report is that the Premier will now go back to Finland and try to negotiate a contract he already had in front of him nine months ago but chose to tear up,” Dr Broad said.“The Premier has put Tasmania in a terrible negotiating position and must explain how much more the ships will cost as a result of the delay.“This decision is actually yet another infrastructure project delay and a broken promise to deliver the first ships by the end of this year.“Peter Gutwein’s dithering has been a major disappointment for the tourism industry, the freight sector and ship builders and has likely cost Tasmanian taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars in increased costs.“We know from Saul Eslake’s report that each year of delay means at least $350 million in tourism dollars will not be spent in Tasmania and 6,000 jobs will not be created.“Given their abysmal track record how can the Liberal Government possibly be trusted to deliver the new ships in 2023-24?”Shane Broad MP Shadow Minister for Infrastructure /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Finland, Government, hoax, industry, infrastructure, jobs, Minister, money, Premier, project, Tasmania, Tasmanian Labor, Tassie, tourismlast_img read more

IRONMAN Mallorca discontinued

IRONMAN Mallorca discontinued

first_img Related The full distance triathlon marketplace appears to be shifting, as races in Europe come and go. Despite hosting one of the world’s largest IRONMAN branded events in Mallorca, with IRONMAN 70.3 Mallorca, the full distance (Thomas Cook sponsored) IRONMAN Mallorca has now been discontinued for 2017.A popular destination for travelling endurance sport enthusiasts, Mallorca is one of Spain’s Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean, and has build a reputation for swim/bike/run training camps through to a range of endurance sport events.A release from IRONMAN stated:After careful consideration, IRONMAN Mallorca will not take place in 2017. We appreciate the efforts and support of the city, government officials, as well as our athletes, volunteers, partners, and everyone else involved in putting on this triathlon over the past three years and look forward to their continued support for the future Nirvana IRONMAN 70.3 Mallorca race that will continue as scheduled.We appreciate our athletes’ dedication and understand the disappointment that some athletes will have for not being able to do a full-distance race in this location in 2017. There are several IRONMAN events in the EMEA region open for registration at ironman.com and we hope those athletes are able to find another IRONMAN race that fits their interests. Athletes may consider the following open IRONMAN races in the region:Club La Santa IRONMAN Lanzarote – May 20, 2017 IRONMAN Austria-Kärnten (Nirvana Slots available) – July 2, 2017 Mainova IRONMAN European Championship Frankfurt (Nirvana Slots available) – July 9, 2017 IRONMAN UK – July 16, 2017 IRONMAN France – July 23, 2017 IRONMAN Zurich Switzerland – July 30, 2017 IRONMAN Maastricht-Limburg – August 6, 2017 IRONMAN Hamburg (Nirvana Slots available) – August 13, 2017 IRONMAN Kalmar (Nirvana Slots available) – August 19, 2017 KMD IRONMAN Copenhagen 2017 (Nirvana Slots available) – August 20, 2017 IRONMAN Vichy – August 27, 2017 IRONMAN Wales – September 10, 2017 IRONMAN Italy, Emilia Romagna – September 23, 2017 IRONMAN Barcelona (Nirvana Slots available) – October 1, 2017www.ironman.comlast_img read more

Turning wig business into crowning glory

Turning wig business into crowning glory

first_img 1 of 3 Barbara Thandeki and Khunjulwa Makhaluza are reworking old wigs, making them look fresher. Khunjulwa Makhaluza styles one of their wigs.center_img A receding hairline after years of harsh chemical hair treatments set the wheels in motion for a Gugulethu woman to turn restoring her own crowning glory into a business that helps other women do the same.For Barbara Thandeki, 47, establishing her wig-making business has been a personal journey that started with developing a solution to her own hair-loss problem, and then realising that her solution wasn’t just personal but could fill a gap in the market for affordable, fashionable human hair wigs.“As a woman and an entrepreneur, I love beauty – and beauty without hair is nothing. It IS our crowning glory,” she says.The enthusiasm of fashion-conscious Gugulethu women for the pixie-style wig that Barbara made for herself after unsuccessfully trying a range of hair-restoring treatments and synthetic hair wigs, prompted her friend Khunjulwa Makaluza, 37, to suggest a business opportunity – and Khubar Hair and Beauty was born.“Barbara wanted to teach me to make a wig for myself and I told her ‘don’t just teach me only, let’s make this a business, a living thing’,” Khunjulwa recalls.Eighteen months later, the business is profitable and the pair plan to take home-based KhuBar Hair & Beauty online and into retail spaces, invest in technology to ramp up production and eventually franchise the business.Barbara was previously a senior procurement specialist who “felt a calling to be an entrepreneur and empower others”, while Khunjulwa recently gave up her full-time job in fashion retailing to focus full-time on the business.“I know I made the right decision to resign my job and do this full-time. Yes, there are challenges in business, but you are in control of your own destiny,” says Khunjulwa.They credit the Small Business Academy (SBA) programme of the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) with giving them the practical tools not only to manage the business but also to “dream bigger, set a vision and a plan for growth”.“The programme has helped us to think beyond what we are currently doing, to identify what is missing in our business idea, and to know exactly how we want to grow the business, and the steps we need to take to get there. We have learned about being true to ourselves and our personal and business vision,” Barbara said.The partners are among 32 township entrepreneurs selected for this year’s Small Business Academy, a nine-month sponsored programme to support small business owners in in the areas of Khayelitsha, Langa, Mitchell’s Plain, Stellenbosch and Gugulethu to strengthen and grow their businesses.The SBA provides a platform for small business owners to gain business, financial and operational knowledge over nine months to grow and strengthen their businesses. Both women see being in business as more than a means to make a living, but also a way to share their experience and knowledge, to teach and empower other women to go into their own businesses too.“I want to grow something that will leave a legacy and empower other women. We are just at the beginning stages now but, by telling our story, we hope to inspire and empower others,” Khunjulwa said.“This is about more than money. I pray that by growing our business, we can grow and empower other women too,” Barbara adds.Wigs may seem like a vanity, luxury purchase, but the partners’ market research showed that even in low-income Gugulethu, “upcoming young women who want to look trendy are prepared to spend money on spoiling themselves, and they want a product that is affordable and looks good.”“Some people say women wear wigs because of low self-esteem, but that’s not true. It’s about being able to change your style, try a new look, keep up with fashion; it’s about glamour and joyfulness, looking good for yourself. “The other reason women buy wigs is because, like me, they have lost hair because of years of straighteners and relaxers, and not knowing how to take care of their hair properly,” says Barbara.One of the handmade wigs can take up to five hours to make, and the women can make no more than four a day between them, but an investment in the advanced technology of a specialised sewing machine could ramp production up to 60 a day and enable them to realise the dream of an online store and retail space.Barbara said wigs made from human hair – sourced from India, Mongolia, Brazil and Peru – have the advantage, unlike synthetic wigs, that they can be washed and conditioned, can be styled in various ways and also be refurbished.“A human hair wig is an investment, an asset. It can last five years or more if looked after properly.“Most women own more than one wig so that they can be Afro one day and straight the next if they want to, so that also creates repeat business for us,” she said.last_img read more

ZTE and China Mobile Demonstrate New 5G Massive MIMO 3D Coverage Solution

ZTE and China Mobile Demonstrate New 5G Massive MIMO 3D Coverage Solution

first_imgZTE Corporation, together with the Guangzhou branch of China Mobile, has completed the verification of the new three-dimensional coverage solution, 5G Massive MIMO 1+X SSB (Synchronization Signal and PBCH block) solution, in the central business district of Guangzhou, China. The solution optimized the coverage performance of high-rise buildings and improved the vertical coverage rate by more than 30%. In addition, it used fewer beams for transmission which significantly saved resource and reduced power consumption.To achieve high-quality 5G network coverage, ZTE has introduced 5G Massive MIMO 1+X SSB innovative solution. “1” here refers to the wide beam with power boosting, to provide basic coverage and implement staggered transmission between adjacent cells in time domain. To adapt to various three-dimensional coverage scenarios, “X” can be configured on demand to expand vertical coverage and achieve optimal network coverage.ZTE and China Mobile have fully verified the performance of the 5G Massive MIMO 1+X SSB coverage solution in various scenarios, including high-rise buildings, outdoor pavement and continuous network. The result turns out that the horizontal wide beam “1” with power boosting could achieve equivalent horizontal coverage of 8 beams while the flexible “X” vertical beams configuration has increased the coverage rate of high-rise buildings by over 30%.Compared with the horizontal 8-beam solution, the 1+X SSB solution with fewer beams configuration has increased the access capacity by 30% and the service capacity by 5% under the high-load network condition while reducing equipment power consumption by 10% under the low-load network condition.In 2020, the Guangzhou branch of China Mobile and ZTE announced to build Guangzhou into a leading 5G “pilot city”. Both parties have carried out a number of innovative research projects, such as the new 5G DAS (XXX) multi-channel joint transmission technology to achieve low-cost and high-efficiency 5G indoor coverage.Moreover, the two parties will continue cooperation in various fields, including Massive MIMO complex networking, AI and big data based AAPC (Automatic Antenna Pattern Control) tool, which efficiently optimizes 5G Massive MIMO multi-antenna weight, and 5G Massive MIMO 1+X SSB automatic horizontal/vertical beams optimization.Moving forward, ZTE Corporation and the Guangzhou branch of China Mobile will further expand the application scope of 5G Massive MIMO 1+X SSB solution in commercial 5G networks, thereby fully leveraging its values in vertical coverage performance, network capacity and equipment power consumption.last_img read more

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through March 2

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through March 2

first_imgXtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds – 1. Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz., 506; 2. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 469; 3. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 458; 4. Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif., 436; 5. Ryan Gaylord, Lakewood, Colo., 385; 6. Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz., 375; 7. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 368; 8. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., 364; 9. Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb., 344; 10. R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz., 309; 11. Michael Jergens, Plover, Iowa, 306; 12. Paul Stone, Winton, Calif., 297; 13. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., and Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif., both 259; 15. Brent Schlafmann, Bismarck, N.D., 240; 16. Shawn Strand, Mandan, N.D., 200; 17. Justin Zeitner, LaVista, Neb., 188; 18. Marlyn Seidler, Underwood, N.D., 187; 19. Steve Simpson Jr., Kingman, Ariz., 172; 20. Russell Allen, Brawley, Calif., 165.IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 75; 2. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 74; 3. Bryan Debrick, Irving, Texas, 64; 4. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 62; 5. Tucker Doughty, Heath, Texas, 52; 6. Kyle Jones, Kennedale, Texas, and Mark Klis, Waxahachie, Texas, both 38; 8. Joshua Hawkins, Whitehouse, Texas, 36; 9. Payton Williams, North Richland Hills, Texas, and Weldon Buford, Alvin, Texas, both 32; 11. Martin Edwards, Forney, Texas, 27; 12. Chase Parson, Abilene, Texas, and Regan Hawkins, Troup, Texas, both 26; 14. Jerry Butch David, Geismar, La., 23; 15. Jarrett Lucito, Burleson, Texas, 19; 16. Justin Melton, Flower Mound, Texas, Michelle Melton, Flower Mound, Texas, and Joshua McCord, Bossier City, La., each 17.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Jody York, Lubbock, Texas, 230; 2. Manny Baldiviez, Yuma, Ariz., 222; 3. Aaron Corley, Meadow, Texas, 216; 4. George Fronsman, Surprise, Ariz., 195; 5. Jimmy Davy, Yuma, Ariz., 194; 6. Steve Kihle, Williston, N.D., 192; 7. Thomas Daffern, Brawley, Calif., 191; 8. Greg Wichman, Bonduel, Wis., 190; 9. Joe Haines, Yuma, Ariz., 185; 10. Andy Altenburg, Truman, Minn., and Cody Center, Mesa, Ariz., both 179; 12. Tony Hill, Cortez, Colo., 173; 13. Steven Daffern, Brawley, Calif., 149; 14. Race Fisher, Dove Creek, Colo., 134; 15. Eric Jones, Troy, Texas, 132; 16. Joey Essary, Yuma, Ariz., 130; 17. Rob Krull, Shiocton, Wis., 126; 18. Billy Wade, San Angelo, Texas, 125; 19. Joe O’Bryan, Round Rock, Texas, 124; 20. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 120.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Bob Horton, Yuma, Ariz., and Jason Beshears, Yuma, Ariz., both 216; 3. Brent Wofford, Yuma, Ariz., 215; 4. Jim Robinson, Yuma, Ariz., 214; 5. Francisco J. Cordova, Somerton, Ariz., 200; 6. Scott Shaw, Red Deer, Alb., 187; 7. Aaron Norman, Carlsbad, N.M., 179; 8. Harvey Quinn, Yuma, Ariz., 165; 9. Adam Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb., 80; 10. Paul O’Connor, Surprise, Ariz., 79; 11. Richard Bennett, Mesa, Ariz., 76; 12. Jay Crowe, Phoenix, Ariz., Gerald Spalding Sr., Stamford, Texas, and Ryan Wilkerson, Midland, Texas, each 72; 15. Wesley Warren, Fairfield, Texas, 71; 16. Gerald Spalding Jr., Abilene, Texas, 70; 17. Jeremy Oliver, Chilton, Texas, 68; 18. Clint Day, Odessa, Texas, 66; 19. Cory Adams, Des Moines, Iowa, and Wesley Mayer, Hobbs, N.M., each 65.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif., 290; 2. Dennis Gates, Claypool, Ariz., 276; 3. Kyle Smith, Yuma, Ariz., and Miles Morris, Yuma, Ariz., both 228; 5. Adolfo Noriega, Yuma, Ariz., 200; 6. Jason George, Laveen, Ariz., 197; 7. Tim Reese, Yuma, Ariz., 187; 8. Corey Clayton, El Centro, Calif., 186; 9. Gary Dutton, Bakersfield, Calif., 185; 10. Wayne Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 163; 11. Cody Daffern, Brawley, Calif., 152; 12. Nick Spainhoward, Bakersfield, Calif., 148; 13. Levi Kiefer, Bakersfield, Calif., and Thomas Harrison, Somerton, Ariz., both 143; 15. James Dupre, Yuma, Ariz., 141; 16. Cory Hemphill, Yuma, Ariz., 135; 17. Ray Czumaj, Gold Canyon, Ariz., 130; 18. Brady Bjella, Williston, N.D., and Erik Shaw, Casa Grande, Ariz., both 126; 20. Austin Frye, Taft, Calif., 121.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 151; 2. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 146; 3. Bradley Poor, Abilene, Texas, 79; 4. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 72; 5. T.J. Green, Robinson, Texas, 71; 6. Terry Owen, Merkel, Texas, 66; 7. Nick Clinkenbeard, Weatherford, Texas, and David Sanford, Abilene, Texas, both 64; 9. Shane Priddy, Merkel, Texas, 62; 10. Matt Mueller, Stamford, Texas, Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, and Lodi Mitchell, Abilene, Texas, each 60; 13. Ronnie Welborn, Princeton, Texas, Travis Johnson, Enid, Okla., Billie Bivens, Hawley, Texas, and Bret Bush, Cisco, Texas, each 59; 17. Greg Frazer, Joshua, Texas, and Nathan Arms, Weatherford, Texas, both 58; 19. Kyle Wisdom, Abilene, Texas, and Dakota Moore, Blair, Okla., both 55.last_img read more

Charlie fears the flood

Charlie fears the flood

first_imgBy Melissa MeehanCharlie Huyskens, a member of the Kooweerup Flood Protection Advisory Committee, said works in McDonalds Drain Road East…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Wishing You a Happy New Year in 2016!

Wishing You a Happy New Year in 2016!

first_imgMay the new year bring joy, peace, and happiness. Wishing you a wonderful, healthy, and successful 2016! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedHappy New Year! Wishing You a Happy and Healthy 2018Happy New Year! Wishing you the best in the coming year. It’s not the destination, it’s the journey. May you enjoy each day of 2018.In “Web design & development links”Wishing You a Happy and Healthy 2014Wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.Edith Lovejoy PierceIn “Inspiration”Wishing You a Happy New Year in 2015!May the new year bring you new beginnings and unexpected gifts of joy. And may you find joy in sharing your gifts with the rest of the world.In “Miscellaneous”last_img read more

Food Fight!

Food Fight!

first_imgRelated Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… richard macmanus 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#New Media#web center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Lots to eat today in Dot Oh Cafe. Here are some of the tasty tidbits that caught my eye as I perused the tech.memeorandum and Rojo menus:Google’s smorgasbord classifieds serviceGoogle Base is eating the lunch of many a hungry 2.0 start-up. Here are some of the mouth-watering dishes in Google Buffet (aka Base):1. Course Schedules2. Events and Activities3. Housing4. Jobs5. News and Articles6. People Profiles7. Products8. Reference Articles9. Reviews10. Services11. Travel12. Vehicles13. Wanted AdsMicrosoft borrows the Web 2.0 CookbookSEW reports: Microsoft Announces MSN Book Search; Joins Open Content Alliance. Seems to me they’re trying out the recipes of Google and Yahoo.Yahoo serves up its latest gourmet dishY! Search blog: Plan a Trip in a Single Search with Yahoo! Travel Trip Planner.Exotic FoodDavid Smith and Martin Lindner dig deeper into the strange world of Ted Nelson.Fish of the DayYannick continues the filleting of Nicholas Carr.Scrambled EggsIn my latest ZDNet post, I scramble Semantic Web and Web 2.0 together (perhaps breaking some eggs in the process).IBM tries out Dot Oh farePodtech.net exclusive: IBM Supports Podcasting as a New Media.So they’re not just a meat and potatoes company. Or cook yer own…Create your own Web 2.0 Company (via Om). Mine is Blinonorati, a “tag-based wiki via flash”. Yum!last_img read more

Breaking News in the Industry: December 17, 2018

Breaking News in the Industry: December 17, 2018

first_imgEight arrested in $4M ORC cargo theft ringEight New Jersey men have been arrested and a multi-million cargo theft ring has been dismantled, Kearny Police Chief George King announced Saturday. King said the cargo theft ring had been responsible for stealing $4 million in goods from Kearny trucking yards over an 18-month period. The arrests were the result of a multi-agency investigation dubbed Operation Equinox.Douglas Abarca, 40, of Jersey City was arrested as the ring leader of the group that King said had stolen 15 trailers. Four other Jersey City men, Omar Ortiz, 37, Christopher Williams, 38, David Soliman, 32, and Jesus Navarro, 31, were among the eight arrested. Nelson Pena-Restituyo, 52, of Union City, Sami Khales, 26, of Palisades Park, and Juan Salazar, 40, of Elizabeth, were also arrested between November 30 and December 6.The stolen merchandise included food items, cosmetics, chemicals, tires, linen, clothing and liquor with an approximate retail value of more than $4 million, King said. The stolen merchandise was stored in warehouses in Linden, North Bergen and Clifton after the thefts.King said the Kearny Police Department is actively investigating these cases. Anyone with information is asked to contact Kearny police at 201.998.1313 or email Kearny PD . All information will be kept confidential. [Source: NJ.com]- Sponsor – Duo busted by Holiday Task Force; $35K in baby formula recoveredThe Tennessee Knox County Sheriff’s Office’s Organized Retail Crime Holiday Task Force nabbed two Philadelphia men in a baby formula scheme worth more than $35,000. Officers arrested 28-year-old Jinbin Weng and 33-year-old Ouyang Xushou on Wednesday after they were alerted by a local retailer that the pair had passed counterfeit coupons to purchase baby formula.Authorities say the two had made the coupons to defraud retailers and purchase the formula at a discounted price. The task force, a unit aiming to protect retailers, seized $4,500 in baby formula from their rental van, $13,500 in counterfeit baby formula coupons, and in excess of $17,000 in U.S. currency and gift cards. [Source: Knox News]Local restaurant dishes out it’s own restorative justiceThere’s no doubt stores have issues with shoplifting and many turn to law enforcement to deal with the culprits. But, one store in Detroit Lakes, North Dakota, is dealing with criminals in a different way. Lakeshirts has been on the Detroit Lakes Beach for over 30 years, and last summer, they caught a few kids stealing from the store. Instead of prosecuting them, they took matters into their own hands, struck up a deal with the kid’s parents, and put them to work in the t-shirt factory.The folks at Lakeshirts declined to comment on their unique take on the legal system, but the Chief of Police not only assured us he approves, he’s also on board as a parent too. “As a father I think the means that Lakeshirts is using to solve this problem really extends some mercy land grace to the people involved and I like seeing that. I think that is needed in our society and you don’t always have to move to a criminal resolution for every thing. Sometimes we can handle things in the way Lakeshirts is handling it,” said Chief Steve Todd of the Detroit Lakes Police. And on a side note for the criminals… Lakeshirts was voted best business to work for in 2018.   [Source: MyNDNow]Employee and 2 accomplices arrested for Porch Pirate schemeA seasonal UPS employee in Florida is accused of helping two suspects steal packages from a home in Lake Mary, according to officials from the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office Deputies said the employee, Okoye Manley, 28, sent text messages to his co-defendants, Tanjinika Wright, 31, and Dekeria Wright, 26, as he delivered packages to homes. All three were arrested Thursday. UPS officials said that Manley is no longer employed by the company. Manley told the two suspects which homes were occupied as they followed along behind his vehicle, according to officials.Deputies said Dekeria Wright was the driver, while Tanjinika Wright got out of the car to steal the packages. According to an arrest report from the incident, Dekeria and Tanjinika Wright arrived at a home Thursday, about 10 minutes after Manley had delivered a package there. The report states Tanjinika Wright stole the package, which contained a $500 Dyson vacuum cleaner. Surveillance video from the home, released by the Sheriff’s Office, shows Manley delivering the package and Tanjinika Wright taking it.   [Source: Click Orlando]Employee ships empty boxes; keeps contentsAmazon’s holiday marketing slogan is “Can you feel it?,” but one now-former employee may have misinterpreted it as “Can I steal it?”  The former employee in Florida is accused of stealing nearly $4,000 in merchandise and gift cards and shipping customers empty boxes.Authorities said Elvis Edgardo Soto, whose job was to pack items for shipping, took the stolen goods from the packaging line in a Lake Nona fulfillment center. Some of the stolen merchandise included several iPhone cases, an Apple Watch band, eyebrow pomade and a toy pony. He was arrested Tuesday and faces felony third-degree grand theft, the Orlando Sentinel reported. He has been released on $500 bond.A public relations manager for the retail giant confirmed Wednesday that Soto, 20, “no longer works for Amazon.” A loss prevention associate discovered the thefts after running a report for gift cards that had been redeemed within six hours of being issued by the facility, according to the paper.   [Source: Fox News]Two ‘Grinches’ nabbed after bell ringer theftsTwo suspects have been identified in the theft of a Salvation Army donation kettle outside a Blaine, Minnesota, grocery earlier this month. Hundreds of tips poured in after officials released surveillance video of two people stealing a kettle on December 4 outside the Blaine Cub Foods store at Northtown Mall. One of those tips led investigators to the suspects, according to a statement Friday by Blaine police.More than 1.3 million people viewed the department’s Facebook post about the theft. It shows thieves apparently using bolt cutters to remove the donation kettle from its stand. The thieves were dubbed “the Two Grinches” on social media.   [Twin Cities Pioneer Press] Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Vietnam Arrests Opposition Blogger: This Week in Online Tyranny

Vietnam Arrests Opposition Blogger: This Week in Online Tyranny

first_imgcurt hopkins A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Government#international#web Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Although it’s been a short Week, the tin horns have blessed us all by generating enough Online Tyranny to justify a new post. Well, let’s get to it, shall we? Vietnamese blogger charged with trying to “topple the government.”Pham Minh Hoang, member of an opposition party in Vietnam, has been arrested. A member of the Viet Tan party, Hoang is a college professor in Ho Chi Minh City. He was arrested for talking about democracy, corruption and the environment, including opposing the mining of bauxite from the central highlands of the country by a Chinese concern. He is charged, however, with “activities aimed at overthrowing the government.” A Christian pastor and two others from the opposition party have been arrested. Hoang’s arrest was done furtively, with initially no announcement of detention, which is contrary to Vietnamese law. A petition has been created urging the Vietnamese government to free Hoang, and his three associates. Google’s “Transparency Report” indicates more government requests for user info. The requests for user information and requests for shut-downs increased. The U.S. led the way. The first six months of 2009, the U.S. made 3,580 requests. The first six months of this year, they’ve made 4,287.Hoder. The elephant in the room, of course, is the sentencing of Canadian-Iranian blogger Hossein Derakhshan. Instead of getting the death penalty, which the prosecutor was seeking, he received the worst sentence ever handed down by a blogger: 19.5 years. In the comments below, Nyi Nyi maintains that Nay Phone Latt is actually the blogger who received the longest sentence. Latt, a prominent Burmese blogger arrested in the crackdown following that country’s Saffron Revolution. He was sentenced to 20 years and six months, though it was later reduced to 12 years. So perhaps it would be more accurate to say Hoder is the blogger imprisoned under the longest sentence of any blogger in the world.U.S. internet censorship bill down for the count. Consideration of a back-door bill that would introduce filtering to the U.S. has been shelved until after the mid-term elections at least. China arrests online novelist for “obscenity.” 100 publishers have asked to publish a wildly popular online novel called “”Sleeping in Dongguan in the 80s.” Chinese security has decided to arrest the writer instead. Want to strike a blow against tyranny? Translate the thing into English and publish excerpts. If you do, we’ll cover it. Wiretapping the American web. The U.S. executive has crafted new regulations that would require online companies to build in “back doors” for law enforcement, making it possible for the government to both intercept and unscramble encrypted messages.India has started a project to ID all its people. Using biometric data and personal information to authenticate, this system will assign a 12 digit number to each citizen. The claim that such a system will prevent fraud, increase efficiency and help the Indian on the street strains credulity given the government’s actions over the past several months. A terrible precedent, should it go through, India’s project will serve as a model for privacy destruction in the same way that China’s Great Firewall serves as a model for shutting down free speech. Turkey blocks Vimeo. Turkey has added the video-sharing site Vimeo to the list of over 10,000 sites it currently blocks, including YouTube. (Thanks to Oguz Serdar.)Hoang photo from GVO | Ball and chain illustration from Indiamos Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more