4 Sep

Major rush hour Tube delays strike commuters

first_img Authorities said a trespasser had been on the tracks. Rush hour nightmare: Severe delays hit four Tube lines amid Euston station shutdown Tags: Transport for London Read more: Tube drivers get ear defenders for ‘screeching’ Underground lines Share Delays struck the Circle, Hammersmith and City, Jubilee and Metropolitan lines, Transport for London has said. August Graham Read more: Travel chaos strikes at Euston station Delays were also worsened on the Jubilee line after engineers found problems with one of the trains. Meanwhile travellers have been advised to avoid St John’s Wood between 7pm and 8.30pm as Middlesex plays Surrey at Lord’s Cricket Ground. Transport for London briefly closed off the nearby Baker Street station to commuters trying to get in. Travellers were still let off at the site. center_img The glitch has been sorted, but delays are still expected. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeUnderstand Solar$0 Down Solar in Scottsdale. How Much Can You Save? Try Our Free Solar Calculator Now.Understand SolarUndoLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthUndo1MDDoctor: Try This For A Fatty Liver (Watch) 1MDUndoGraber BlindsWindow Treatments So Sophisticated, It’s Hard to Believe They’re so AffordableGraber BlindsUndoStuff AnsweredBest Mattress Deals for Seniors 2020Stuff AnsweredUndoPsoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsWhat Is Psoriatic Arthritis? See Signs (Some Symptoms May Surprise)Psoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsUndoBest Selling Grills | Search AdsTraeger Blaze & American Grills On SaleBest Selling Grills | Search AdsUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndoPost FunRare Photos Show Us Who Meghan Markle Really IsPost FunUndo More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org It comes as a signal failure sparked chaos at Euston, shutting down all trains out of the station. Thursday 8 August 2019 6:56 pm whatsapp Severe delays have hit several London Undeground lines this evening after a person was spotted on the track earlier today. whatsapplast_img read more

4 Sep

White collar crime prosecutions fall despite jump in reported offences

first_img “We regularly see fraud cases being reported by victims to the police’s fraud reporting centre, Action Fraud. that never appear to be followed up. There is an urgent need for more police funding in this area and without this, the situation will only get worse.” James Booth Read more: HMRC collects extra £5.4bn via specialist fraud investigation team Barrows won £2.5m after he was unfairly dismissed while battling cancer. In the year to 31 March the number of offences reported increased to 693,420, up from 638,360 in 2017-18.  Prosecutions fell 14 per cent to 6,670 last year, from 7,790 in 2017, research from Thomson Reuters showed. More From Our Partners Colin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com In contrast to the fall in prosecutions for white collar crime, the total number of fraud and computer misuse offences reported jumped to the highest number on record. Read more: Data breaches drive losses from fraud up to £1.2bn Thomson Reuters said possible reasons for the fall in prosecutions include government cuts to police resources and the increasing sophistication of fraudsters. The number of white collar crime prosecutions in the UK has fallen to its lowest level in five years, according to figures published today. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableybonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeNinjaJournalistMichael Jordan’s Divorce Settlement Has Finally Been Revealed.NinjaJournalistMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryzenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.comPost FunWoman Refuses To Tip Waiter But Didn’t Realize What She Left At The TablePost Fun A recent report by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary found many police fraud teams had been reduced, with resources diverted to other crime priorities. Fraudsters have also adopted new technologies such as cryptocurrencies. White collar crime includes offences such as money laundering, fraud, insider trading and cybercrime. whatsapp Charles Thomson, a partner at law firm Baker McKenzie, said: “Budget cuts are taking their toll on police forces, who are having to downsize fraud teams whilst fraud cases continue to rise.  “The result is that police forces may not always have capacity to investigate complex fraud cases and are more likely to focus on the investigation of other offences, which are likely to be less resource intensive.  As a result, some fraud teams were only able to pursue one investigation at a time, with some more complex cases not pursued at all. Europol, the EU’s law enforcement agency, estimates that £3-4bn is laundered using crypto-assets each year in Europe.  White collar crime prosecutions fall despite jump in reported offences According to the National Audit Office, there has been a 19 per cent inflation-adjusted fall in the amount of central and local government funding to police forces between 2010-11 and 2018-19. Share Fraud is also becoming more sophisticated, Thomson Reuters said, with many cases involving cross-border transactions across multiple jurisdictions. Monday 9 December 2019 12:01 am whatsapplast_img read more

24 Aug

Retail marijuana sales in Juneau could begin this month

first_imgBusiness | Juneau | Local Government | MarijuanaRetail marijuana sales in Juneau could begin this monthNovember 9, 2016 by Jeremy Hsieh, KTOO Share:Rainforest Farms’ marijuana grows in Juneau on Monday. Co-owner James Barrett says these plants will provide the first legal marijuana for sale in Juneau. (Photo courtesy Rainforest Farms)Juneau’s first legal retail marijuana sales could begin by month’s end.James Barrett co-owns Rainforest Farms, and no other business in Juneau has cleared as many of the regulatory hurdles to legally grow and sell pot.“We have a couple of inspections next week. And right now we’re harvesting our first crop,” Barrett said. “So, if all goes well, then we’ll be opening Black Friday.”At least 10 other ventures have sought state licenses in Juneau for one or more aspects of the marijuana business – separate licenses are required for growing, processing, retailing and testing.Southeast Alaska Laboratories is the first testing facility in Juneau to get its state license. Jessica Dreibelbis is manager and part-owner. Monday night, the Juneau Assembly waived its right to protest her state testing license. She said she’s got some technical inspections and certifications to get through, but that her lab could be up and running by Dec. 1.Moving marijuana through regular options out of town runs afoul of federal law.Barrett is tight-lipped about how his crop will make it to store shelves without a local lab.“Um, I can’t really make a comment on our testing for our products. But they will be tested,” Barrett said.Dreibelbis said licensees need clean criminal records, and moving marijuana in and out of town for testing could put those licenses at risk.Paul Disdier, majority owner of Fireweed Factory, is likely the next closest marijuana business to reach retail in Juneau.His business has a land-use permitting application going before the Juneau Planning Commission at the end of the month for tiny, 158-square-foot storefront on Front Street.“It’ll be the smallest marijuana retail store in Alaska, I’m sure,” he said. “But there’s one that I know of in Washington that’s even smaller. It doesn’t take much space.”He said he’s aiming for retail sales beginning in February or March.It’s too early to know what sort of economic impact the new marijuana businesses will have.City finance officials have estimated the 8 percent sales tax on marijuana will raise between $170,000 and $455,000 a year.Share this story:last_img read more

24 Aug

House, Senate wait for other to act on conference committees

first_imgEconomy | Southcentral | Southeast | State GovernmentHouse, Senate wait for other to act on conference committeesApril 24, 2017 by Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO and Alaska Public Media Share:Rep. Mike Chenault, R- Nikiski, talks to reporters April 13 during a House Minority press availability. On Monday, Chenault asked for the House majority to name conference committee members for Senate Bill 26. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)The Legislature appears to be stuck.The House and Senate haven’t named members to the conference committees that would meet to resolve the two chambers’ differences.Until that happens, the fate of the state’s budget remains uncertain.The Legislature’s agenda remains light for this week, although the Senate Resources Committee has introduced its own version of oil and gas tax legislation and the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee is scheduled to hold a public hearing on a bill to reintroduce an income tax.It remains to be seen how the House and Senate will go about negotiating compromises.The Senate wants a more limited agenda – with a focus on the budget and to the Permanent Fund bill.Majority-caucus senators feel this will help finish the session faster.The House majority feels that all of the committees can continue to do work while the conference committees meet.There have been differences between the two chambers throughout the session.The House has passed 47 bills, the Senate has passed 24. It’s the first time in 24 years that there’s a Democratic speaker, so House members may see a new opportunity for some bills.House Minority Whip and former Speaker Mike Chenault said on Monday that the majority should name members to a conference committee on the bill that would make changes to Permanent Fund earnings.“If there’s a reason or strategy why the majority is waiting to name the conference committee for Senate Bill 26, the minority in this body and the public deserve a sound reason,” he said.Chenault decided against pushing further, and Speaker Bryce Edgmon didn’t publicly address the point. But House Rules Chairwoman Gabrielle LeDoux pointed out that the Senate majority hasn’t named members to a conference committee on the budget.Share this story:last_img read more

4 Jul

News / Maersk and MSC unveil new 2M Asia-Europe network, with 17 fewer port calls

first_imgBy Gavin van Marle 19/03/2018 2M alliance partners Maersk Line and MSC will launch a revamped Asia-Europe and Asia-Mediterranean network in May that will see port calls reduced by 17.Maersk Line announced this morning it had taken the step of reducing the number of calls as a way of maintaining better schedule reliability.“Port congestion and weather conditions have, among other factors, traditionally impacted reliability on Asia-Europe services,” said Maersk.“Changes introduced by Maersk Line will address these challenges by significantly improving buffers in schedules, making it easier to accommodate potential disruptions and thus minimising the impact on service delivery,” the company said.Johan Sigsgaard, Maersk Line’s head of Europe trade, added: “Forced port omissions disrupt cargo flows and impact our customers’ supply chains. This network is designed to reduce the necessity to omit ports.”Maersk said reliability would be “enhanced” by reducing duplicate port calls and “allocating more buffer time around hub ports”, which will lead to the reduction of 17 port calls, although an additional vessel will also be added to the network.Maersk also claimed that the revised network would allow it to “better balance available capacity across markets, reducing the risk of oversupply and providing strengthened services to key Asian and European ports”.It said that direct coverage of all main markets has been maintained “with tailored products designed for North European, Mediterranean and Adriatic countries and with attractive coverage of main Middle East markets”.Full details of the new schedules can be found here.Meanwhile, customers with shipments on the fire-stricken Maersk Honam continue to wait to hear the condition of their cargo. According to AIS data, the vessel is under tow and headed north, although the port of discharge remains to be identified.Maersk called general average on the vessel last week following the fire in one of its holds on 6 March, leading to the tragic death of crew members.last_img read more

21 Jun

Cape Coral boy receives ‘Captain Mike Urraro Memorial Scholarship’ to play football

first_imgAdvertisementTags: cape coral police departmentScholarship Car splits in two after slamming into Cape Coral power pole June 16, 2021 Fort Myers man arrested for stealing puppy facing new charges in stealing spree June 14, 2021 CCPD officers cracking down on illegal ATV’s this weekend June 11, 2021 Advertisement Cape Coral man thrown from car killed when vehicle flips on top of him June 14, 2021 RELATEDTOPICScenter_img AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments CAPE CORAL, Fla. – A 9-year-old Cape Coral boy became the first recipient of the “Captain Mike Urraro Memorial Scholarship,” a scholarship named for a Cape Coral Police captain who passed away in 2020. The scholarship was put in place to help underprivileged kids participate in Pop Warner Football, according to the Cape Coral Police Department. Photo courtesy of the Cape Coral Police Department: Captain Michael UrraroAnthony Green, 9, was presented the scholarship Monday and will be playing football for the ‘Storms’ football program. Photo courtesy of the Cape Coral Police DepartmentThis is the same football program Captain Urraro, known to many as “Coach Mike,” coached and mentored for years in Cape Coral, police said. Advertisement Urraro’s sons met Green at the field called “Michael Urraro Field” to run drills and practice with the scholarship winner. Photo courtesy of the Cape Coral Police DepartmentThe scholarship was presented by the Cape Coral Police Athletic association and will pay for registration fees for recipients and purchase any sports equipment that is needed.Photo courtesy of the Cape Coral Police DepartmentThe Cape Coral Police Department said they can’t think of a better way to honor the late captain. AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisementlast_img read more

18 Jun

Equity crowdfunding platform launches in Canada

Keywords Exempt market,  Crowdfunding NEO launches private placement platform Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter IE Staff Calgary-based Crowd Capital Inc. announced Wednesday that it has signed a partnership agreement with Dublin-based SeedUps(IRE) Ltd. and is getting ready to launch its crowdfund investing platform. In addition, Crowd Capital is re-branding as SeedUps Canada. Two-year streak without compensation refusal ends for OBSI The company will use equity crowdfunding technologies developed by SeedUps (IRE), and compliance functionality developed by ECN — the Exempt Capital Network. The firm’s plan is to present private placements to investors that have between $1,000 and $50,000 they wish to invest in Canadian entrepreneurs with early stage businesses. SeedUps Canada’s issuers will offer their securities through current exemptions defined in National Instrument 45-106, Prospectus Exemptions and Regulations and its companion Blanket Order 45-512. The firm says its crowdfund investing platform will facilitate capital raises for early stage companies seeking between $250,000 and $2 million in capital and will be accepting investor registration and business proposals effective today at http://www.seedups.ca. The company expects to launch with live offerings in November under applicable securities regulations and compliance. There are currently no defined rules for crowdfund investing in Canadian securities regulations, but the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) says it is continuing to work on a crowdfunding exemption, as part of its efforts to modernize the exempt market regime in Ontario. “The momentum is in our favour,” says Sandi Gilbert, Crowd Capital CEO, “and we expect to see more changes in the coming months. When and if these changes happen, we’ll be ready to expand the platform to support true crowdfunding.” Related news Private placement platform debuts new features read more

16 Jun

Queensland to retain veto on automatic mutual recognition

first_imgQueensland to retain veto on automatic mutual recognition Treasurer and Minister for Investment The Honourable Cameron DickThe Palaszczuk Government will reserve its right to veto the operation on some or all provisions of automatic mutual recognition to ensure community safety and the high standards of Queensland’s occupational licensing. Treasurer Cameron Dick said that Queensland had secured clauses in the intergovernmental agreement to ensure Queensland’s high standards would not be compromised. “Queensland supports common sense mutual recognition, but under no circumstances will we compromise our world leading standards for fire safety, electrical and plumbing trades that are based on formal qualifications,” the Treasurer said. “This includes ensuring interstate arrivals continue to engage with Queensland’s regulators, such as the Electrical Safety Office, before undertaking work that could compromise safety or standards” “The agreement allows Queensland to withdraw its participation in the scheme in whole or in part, and we will not hesitate to act if other states do not step up to our high standards”. /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:agreement, Australia, community, fire, Government, operation, Palaszczuk, QLD, Queensland, Safety, veto, worldlast_img read more

15 Jun

Leaked photos of the BMW Z4 show it looks like the concept

first_img Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Screenshot / SupraMkV.com Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2A leaked image of the 2019 BMW Z4 roadster. Photos leaked by a Supra forum have offered enthusiasts a first look at the production 2019 BMW Z4, and it looks an awful lot like the concept car revealed one year ago.The images published on SupraMKV.com, apparently of an M40i trim car, show us a two-seater that sports almost all of the design features the Z4 Concept did.The differences lie mostly in details and in some slightly less dramatic proportions, though as far as BMW sports cars go, this is definitely one of the most balanced-looking the German automaker’s turned out in a while. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Trending in Canada See More Videos We’ll keep our eyes peeled for the 2019 BMW Z4 while we’re there, and hope to hear more about how its launch will shake out very shortly. RELATED TAGSBMWZ4News Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 A leaked image of the 2019 BMW Z4 roadster.  Screenshot / SupraMkV.com The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever ‹ Previous Next › advertisement The concept car made its debut at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and BMW has said it has a reveal planned for this year’s event, too, on August 26. It would make sense if the car it pulled the covers off of was the production Z4, since it’s obviously ready, and the high-end concours is the perfect venue for it to finally bow. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. While BMW’s kept a lid on many of the car’s mechanical and performance details, we do know it will boast a turbocharged inline-six-cylinder, at least one version of which will deliver a healthy 382 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque.Rumours are those numbers may be for a higher-trim car, suggesting less-powerful more-affordable versions will likely be offered at some point, if not at launch.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2A leaked image of the 2019 BMW Z4 roadster. Screenshot / SupraMkV.com Trending Videos PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca last_img read more

14 Jun

Top research stories of the week: March 24 edition

first_img Published: March 24, 2017 This animation shows Arctic sea ice from minimum in September 2016 through the maximum in March 2017. Credit: NASA. This week’s top research stories include satellite imagery showing that Arctic sea ice was at a record low maximum extent for the third straight year, images of Comet 67P and a new study on prison’s effect on gang membership.Arctic sea ice maximum at record low for third straight yearArctic sea ice was at a record low maximum extent for the third straight year, according to scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) and NASA. The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) is part of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at CU Boulder. The 2017 Arctic maximum is now the lowest in the 38-year satellite record, beating 2015’s maximum of 14.517 million square kilometers (5.605 million square miles) on Feb. 25, and 2016’s maximum of 14.52 million square kilometers (5.606 million square miles).Comet 67P full of surprisesImages returned from the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission indicate the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was a very active place during its most recent trip through the solar system, says a new study led by CU Boulder. The images show the comet’s surface is full of growing fractures, collapsing cliffs and massive rolling boulders. Moving material buried some features on the comet’s surface and exhumed others. A study on 67P’s changing surface was released Tuesday in the journal Science.Gang membership seldom originates in prison, new study suggestsJuvenile offenders are more likely to leave a gang than join one while incarcerated, according to a surprising, first-of-its kind study by CU Boulder criminologist David Pyrooz. The study also found that gang membership is highly durable, with members bringing their affiliations into the correctional system from the street and taking it with them when released.center_img Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more