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first_imgHUDSON COUNTY – Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari is issuing a warning to local citizens about a telephone scam that is targeting local residents, particularly senior citizens.The Sheriff’s Office has received complaints from residents who report that someone claiming to be a police deputy has called them and requested money to avoid arrest for Jury Duty violations or other outstanding warrants. These calls first started popping up in Essex, Morris, and Bergen counties and have now spread to Jersey City and Hudson County.Other callers have told residents that they owe back taxes and face arrest if the amount isn’t paid. Phone scammers are asking victims to retrieve money on a money card, which is a prepaid credit card. After initially asking to meet them at a certain location, scammers will then ask them to just give the money card information over the phone.Some have even referred to a captain or other officer to make the call appear legitimate.“I want to make it clear to all Hudson County residents that our office does not make such calls,” said Sheriff Schillari. “Our department is working diligently to find these scam artists who victimize working people and seniors and bring them to justice. We ask all residents to be on alert and let us know if they receive a call like this. People should be extremely careful about sharing any personal information on the telephone with someone whom they do not know.”Anyone with further information about these calls or to report receiving one is asked to contact the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office at (201) 369-4330. ×last_img read more

first_imgARCATA >> In some years, Steve Kinder wouldn’t have minded the NCAA-mandated holiday break, having never been something to deal with as he watched his team start to find a groove.This season, the Jacks are hoping a 12-day break from competition will be the cure to their mid-December woes.Losers of three of its last four games, the Humboldt State men’s basketball team has one thing in mind entering tonight’s California Collegiate Athletic Association matchup at Lumberjack Arena against upstart …last_img read more

first_img5 September 2003The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) this week signed a US$125-million loan agreement with international commercial banks to enable it to meet its funding commitments.The money is meant for general corporate funding requirements, IDC chief financial officer Gert Gouws said.The IDC is a self-financing, government-owned development finance institution which aims to contribute to the economic empowerment of South Africans and the generation of balanced, sustainable economic growth in Africa.The IDC achieves this by providing risk capital to entrepreneurs investing in economically viable projects through a variety of products, including loans to industrialists, equity investments and trade finance.One of the corporation’s core strategies is to maintain its financial independence from the government, as a result of which it has to access capital markets to source loan funding.According to Gouws, increasing investor confidence in South Africa, coupled with the IDC’s sovereign rating, will allow the corporation to source funds at lower rates in the future, thus allowing it to finance its activities more competitively.About 23 banks from around the world collectively provided the IDC’s latest loan, for repayment over the next three years. The lead arrangers of the loan were Bayerische Landesbank, BNP Paribas, Citibank, Standard Chartered Bank and Sumitomo Mitzui Banking Corporation Europe Limited.IDC CEO Khaya Ngqula told representatives of these banking institutions that the money would be put to good use, adding that the IDC appreciated the role they played in the country’s economy.“We see this as an affirmation of faith which we all have in South Africa. Furthermore, we feel that this will only help us to continue doing what we know best, that is, invest in supporting South Africans and empowering our communities.”Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

first_imgdana oshiro The creators of Firefox had the sense to realize that their uphill battle against Microsoft’s IE was not going to be fought between equal armies. Internet Explorer was already pre-installed on almost every PC, and the Redmond company had ten times the resources to spend on development and research than their open-source competitor. Spread Firefox began as an effort to harness the collective voices of the programmers, marketers and enthusiasts contributing to the Mozilla project. Rather than positioning themselves as a corporate competitor, Firefox likened itself to a political cause. Externally, the group referred to itself as a “movement”, and internally, the very infrastructure of the community site was powered by CivicSpace (formerly DeanSpace). The site is a modified version of the Drupal content management system created for Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential campaign. Spread Firefox became a rallying hub for open-source advocates and Microsoft dissenters. Since the very beginning, Firefox was humanized as the eager young candidate with a can-do attitude, while Microsoft’s IE was portrayed as being bloated, corrupt and resting on his laurels. In this world, the initial political platforms had nothing to do with health care or fiscal responsibility, but rather the impending threats of spyware and Trojan horses. Instead of putting signs on their lawns, volunteers put “Get Firefox” buttons on their personal websites. Instead of holding bake sales, they held hack-a-thons to build new extensions. It’s not unreasonable to compare the browser’s fans to Howard Dean’s leaflet-touting Deaniacs. While most enthusiasts opt to don t-shirts or work on web development, there are certainly zealots. One group of hardcore Oregon State University fans went so far as to create a 220 ft. Firefox crop circle.Both Dean’s campaign strategies and Spread Firefox are testament to small contributions and the power of the internet. The race to 1 billion downloads is a huge step in the browser territory struggle; however, as with Dean’s campaign, it’s still a long way from single-handedly toppling the status quo. Nevertheless, the Firefox campaign may be aided by Microsoft’s antitrust case and the company’s recent proposal to include rival web browsers in the Windows OS throughout Europe.Mozilla’s bid to become commander in chief, at least in Europe, may actually be achieved in the foreseeable future. It will be interesting to see if Opera, Safari and Chrome will step in to split the vote. For more information on Firefox, visit the Spread Firefox site, or to download the browser, visit the product page. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… According to the Mozilla Team and the Firefox Twitter account, the spunky orange browser will reach 1 billion downloads at approximately 3:45 a.m. PT tomorrow morning. Because Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is currently shipped on most Windows machines, IE still maintains its lead as supreme ruler in web browser land. But the very fact that Firefox requires users to recognize the existence of an alternative browser and actively install it, means that 1 billion downloads and 31% market share is a monumental feat. Born out of frustration with the Netscape/America Online browser, Mozilla Firefox was a resource-light alternative created by developers Blake Ross and Dave Hyatt. While America Online continued to tack bells and whistles onto the duo’s Netscape browser project, they spent their free time producing a more straightforward and speedy experience in Firefox. And they were right to do so. Within a month of its November 2004 launch, Firefox would reach 10 million people, and in less than a year, it would reach 100 million. Today, the leap from 100 million to 1 billion downloads can be directly attributed to Spread Firefox – a grassroots community devoted to the browser. Tags: #Browsers#Microsoft#NYT#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

first_imgArsenal insist Tierney withdrawal due to ‘phased return’by Freddie Taylor24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal are carefully managing Kieran Tierney’s return from injury after he withdrew from the latest Scotland squad.Signed from Celtic in the summer, Tierney only made his debut for Arsenal last week after recovering from a double hernia operation.Reports suggested the 22-year-old pulled out of his country’s qualifiers against Russia and San Marino due to a fresh injury setback.However, the London Evening Standardhas quoted a club source that says the decision was due to a “phased return to match fitness” implemented by the Gunners.The news will come as a relief to Arsenal fans after Tierney’s excellent debut in the win over Nottingham Forest last week. About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgBournemouth defender Nathan Ake on Leicester radarby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City are seeking a new central defender for the January transfer window.The Foxes could use some of the money generated from the sale of England international Harry Maguire to Manchester United over the summer.The Telegraph says Leicester are expected to reignite their interest in Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake and Burnley’s James Tarkowski in the new year.City made a late run for Tarkowski in the summer window but could not convince Burnley to sell their star defender.Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers is apparently keen to bring in more cover at centre-half to add competition for places, along with Wes Morgan. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

DAYTON, Ohio – Lamont “Momo” Jones walked off the University of Dayton Arena floor Friday night with a towel draped over his head, sheltering himself from an array of insults raining down from the sea of Ohio State fans in attendance. Thursday, the outspoken senior guard said he and No. 15-seeded Iona expected to beat the No. 2-seeded Buckeyes. Friday evening, Jones and the Gaels were shellacked, 95-70, by OSU in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Dayton. With the win, OSU is set to take on No. 10 seed Iowa State, who beat No. 7 seed Notre Dame, Sunday at 12:15 p.m. Jones, who said he didn’t expect to have a problem with the Buckeyes’ pressure defense, finished with nine points on 3 of 14 shooting. “I mean, give credit where credit is due. I think (junior guard Aaron Craft) played good defense. I think I took some bad shots. Things just didn’t fall tonight,” Jones said. OSU held the nation’s second-leading scoring team to 35 percent shooting and a 6 of 28 mark from the 3-point line. Iona, which likes to get out and run, was outscored in transition, 34-11. A significant portion of the Gaels points came with the game already in hand and OSU’s starters sitting on the bench. “We played our defense. These guys are known to get out and run and put up a lot of points, but they’re not playing nobody. They played against us, a real defense, and obviously nothing happened for them,” said junior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. Craft had six steals for OSU, including one that forced the rosy-cheeked floor leader to jump out of bounds, slam into a media table, and tap the ball back in-bounds to sophomore forward Sam Thompson. Redshirt senior forward Evan Ravenel and Thompson also recorded steals in the win. Iona’s two leading scorers, Jones and junior guard Sean Armand, were a combined 8-for-31 from the field. “Their two top players, I don’t know what they finished with, they shot a lot of times and they didn’t make much. Our defensive pressure frustrated them the whole game,” Smith said. OSU’s physicality on the defensive end seemed to frustrate a smaller Gaels squad. “Those guys, they looked like they workout every day. They’re a lot more physical than us. They just played hard throughout the whole game,” said sophomore guard Tavon Sledge. Iona’s coach, Tim Cluess, thought Craft might have gotten away with things his players didn’t. “I think he gets away with body blocking you, grabbing you, holding you, but he’s in very good position to do that, and he plays great angles,” Cluess said. “He has a passion to stop people, which most players today don’t have.” Iona got out to a solid start, taking a 6-5 lead early, before OSU raced to a 27-8 lead. The Gaels didn’t go away quietly, cutting the Buckeyes’ lead to 37-33 near the end of the first half. OSU ended the game’s opening act on a 6-0 run, highlighted by a one-handed alley-oop jam from Thompson, and pulled away in the second half. Junior forward Deshaun Thomas, who led OSU with 24 points on 8 of 12 shooting, said the defense his team displayed Friday could carry them deep into the tournament. To continue on their trek back to the Final Four, the Buckeyes will have get past the Cyclones Sunday. Iowa State dispatched the Fighting Irish easily, 76-58, in their opening NCAA Tournament game. Freshman forward Georges Niang had 19 points in the win. The Cyclones made nine 3-pointers and shot nearly 50 percent from the field. OSU’s defense will be tested by a potent Iowa State attack that is fourth in the country in scoring at 79.6 points per game. Saturday, OSU coach Thad Matta said the Cyclones style of play reminds him of Michigan, Duke and Kansas, all of which are high seeds in the NCAA Tournament and still alive. As long as the Buckeyes have a similar defensive effort Sunday to the one put forth against Iona Friday, however, Thomas is confident OSU will advance to the Sweet 16. “If we keep playing our defense like we’re supposed to, we’re going to make it to the promised land,” Thomas said. read more

Government Budget Passed

first_img Budget cuts hurt, but necessary says TCI Deputy Premier in parliamentary debate on hurricane funds Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6m TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Recommended for you Related Items:budget, budget supplementary, goverment, house of assembly Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 18 Dec, 2014 – The Government got its budget supplementary passed through the House of Assembly with some modifications; a proposal to get an additional $5.5 million dollars to run the country’s affairs did not go without a hitch, but it seems the biggest problem was actually providing details to the Members of the House of Assembly in writing so that the debate on the extra funds could happen. Among the allotments was nearly $1 million dollars more to the Office of the Premier, $118,000 more for the Governor’s Office and nearly $270,000 more to the Attorney General’s Office. last_img read more