Two NRI Women Booked in Separate Cases for Allegedly Duping Their India-Based Husbands

first_imgTwo Non-Resident Indian (NRI) women, along with their parents, have been booked in Punjab in two separate cases for allegedly duping their husbands of hefty sums in India.The police booked a woman and her parents on Oct.3 following  an eight-month inquiry into charges of cheating the husband of Rs 10 lakh after promising to take him to the United Kingdom. In the second case, which was reported earlier this week, the wife allegedly duped her husband of Rs 25 lakh on the pretext of taking him to Canada and then abandoned him and their one-year-old daughter.Nirmal Singh of Ludhiana filed a case against his daughter-in-law Jaspreet Kaur and her parents — Mahinder Singh Sall and Jasbir Kaur — for duping his son Manjinder Singh of Rs 10 lakh on the pretext of taking him to England, where they all live, the Times of India reported.He said in his complaint that his son Manjinder got married to Jaspreet of Derby, England, in February 2015 in Phagwara. She had promised to take her husband to England and her family allegedly took Rs 10 lakh from the groom’s family for preparing the documents for his immigration.“The girl lived here with us from February to April 2015 after marriage and then returned. She came again in November. In October 2016, Jaspreet gave birth to a girl. When we went to see our granddaughter, Jaspreet and her parents misbehaved with us. The accused demanded £75,000 from us to bring Manjinder to England. We made a complaint to the police on Feb. 21,” the publication quoted Nirmal Singh as saying.After an inquiry lasting eight months, the police booked Jaspreet Kaur and her parents under Section 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code. The police will now initiate the proceedings to bring the three accused to India.In a similar case in Punjab, Gurpreet Singh of Ramuwala Kalan village in Moga filed a case against his NRI wife Gurpreet Kaur, the daughter of Patel Singh, native of Sherpur Kalan village in Jagraon, saying that she duped him of Rs 25 lakh and abandoned their daughter at his home in India, the Tribune reported.Gurpreet Singh said in his complaint that their marriage was solemnized in Jagraon on Oct. 26, 2006. She stayed with him in Punjab for a few years. After the couple had a baby girl, Kaur pursued a course in childcare and went to Canada on Dec.4, 2009, leaving behind the child in India. He also alleged that his parents-in-law took Rs 14 lakh from him to send his wife to Canada, the report said.The publication cited him as saying that when he asked his wife to arrange a sponsorship for him to join her in Canada, she avoided talks with him. She came back home in April 2016 but after staying for a few days, she again left for Canada with gold jewelry. After reaching Canada, she again stopped communicating with him.These cases against NRI wives have come up at a time when the Indian government is taking tough measures to bring absconding NRI husbands back to India. Recently, a man was arrested at Delhi airport, while trying to take a flight for Germany after allegedly deserting his wife. Related ItemsMarriagelast_img read more

Brain-boggler at ESC Boston 2017

first_imgDo you remember my previous column on my current hobby project (see Bodacious Brain Meets ESC Boston 2017 )? Well, things are progressing in leaps and bounds to the extent that we may even have some prototyping boards to demonstrate and give away at the ESC Boston event.Before I tell you more, let’s remind ourselves that, as seen in this video, we had two contenders for the brain’s home: a domed, smooth-sided glass cylinder and a more curvaceous container. I was leaning toward the smooth-sided cylinder, but then someone suggested that I make two brains — one male and one female. The idea is that, in the absence of any external stimuli, the two brains could communicate with each other, perhaps using infrared, with the results being displayed on their neurons’ tri-color LEDs. Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Industry, Solutions Continue Reading Previous “Toyota’s Killer Firmware” and the “Single Bit Flip That Killed”? Not!Next Applying DevOps to IoT solution development I fear that if these artificial brains are anything like me and my wife (Gina the Gorgeous), their conversation may be somewhat one-sided, but we’ll address that problem when we get to it.Now, it has to be said that I’m typically the only person who is enthused by my hobby projects. When I start talking about one of these little rascals, most people just nod, smile, and edge their way to the door. So you can only imagine my surprise to have discovered a fellow enthusiast in the person of Nathan John.I’m saddened to say that, although he started off as an engineer, Nathan was lured by the dark side and now finds himself Director of Marketing at Silego. Happily, he’s not been completely lost to us because he’s still an engineer at heart.As you may recall, Silego makes teeny-tiny (2mm x 3mm) GPAK5 chips. In addition to things like analog comparators, digital function blocks (flip-flops, latches, look-up-tables, delays, and counters), and an 8-byte RAM, these little scamps also feature a small asynchronous state machine (ASM) that’s equivalent to having a simple MCU running approximately 100 lines of code.(Source: Silego) The thing is that, whilst being briefed on one of Silego’s products recently, I happened to mention the Bodacious Brain along with some of my ruminations and cogitations regarding its implementation. A few days later, I received an email from Nathan saying:Max, I hold you personally responsible for periods of sleeplessness thinking about Bodacious Brain ideas and architectures when I should have been getting my beauty rest. Based on straining my brain harder than I should, I have the first inklings of a GPAK-based architecture that I think could be of interest to you.Well, earlier today, Nathan and I had a very interesting conversation regarding the way in which one might implement GPAK-based neurons and connect them together to form the brain. I don’t want to say too much at the moment because our ideas are still in flux. What I will say is that we’re envisaging each neuron being implemented as a small round circuit board as illustrated below.(Source: Max Maxfield) The board will be ringed with a series of plated through vias that will be used to supply power and connect the neurons together. The GPAK5 chip will be located on the back of the neuron along with a capacitor and the three current-limiting resistors for the tri-color LED. On the front of the neuron will be four pads, to which the leads from the LED will be attached.Nathan has come up with a rather cunning plan for the neurons to communicate with each other. Indeed, this is a plan so cunning that we could pin a tail on it and call it a weasel, but I don’t want to give too much away at this time.One of my presentations at ESC Boston is going to be on the current state of play with regard to the Bodacious Brain . I will reveal all at that time. In fact, there’s a strong possibility that we might even have some GPAK5-based Bodacious Brain prototyping boards to demonstrate and give away as part of my presentation; I’m making no promises, but we’re working on it.This talk will be in the ESC Engineering Theater, so it’s open to anyone, including those with a Free Expo Pass, but you do need to register. Hopefully I’ll see you there. I’ll be the one in the Hawaiian shirt. As always, all you have to do is shout “Max, Beer!” or “Max, Bacon!” to be assured of my undivided attention.last_img read more

Vivo V11 Pro hands-on images leaked, show Waterdrop notch display, dual rear cameras

first_imgVivo is set to launch the Vivo V11 Pro in India on September 6. The company has been teasing the phone for quite a while now and has confirmed that the Vivo V11 Pro will come with in-display fingerprint sensor like that of the Vivo NEX. Having said that, it is safe to say that the V11 Pro will be the cheapest phone to come with an in-display fingerprint sensor. With just a few days to go for the official launch of the phone, hands-on images of the V11 Pro have been leaked online.The images leaked by Mysmartprice re-confirm that the V11 Pro will come with dual camera setup on the rear panel and Oppo R17 Pro like Waterdrop notch display. The leaked pictures show the phone in Gold colour and with very minimal bezels on the sides. The chin has also as thin as the top bezel. The phone is also seen with an in-display fingerprint sensor, as already confirmed by the company.The images reveal the complete design of the phone. The pictures show the phone from both the front and the rear side. Coming to the back side first, the dual camera setup is positioned in a vertical fashion right at the top right edge followed by the LED flash which will help users to click clear and detailed pictures in low-light situations. The image revealing the front side of the phone show the phone with Waterdrop notch display which is also seen in some of the recently launched Oppo phones likes the Oppo F9 Pro and the Oppo R17 Pro.advertisementMeanwhile, Mahesh Telecom also posted some dummy images of the Vivo V11 Pro on its Twitter handle. The images reveal almost the same details. It, however, additionally confirms that the V11 Pro will come with a 3.5mm headphone jack which will be placed on the bottom edge next to the speaker grill.On Thursday, the full specs sheet of the phone was leaked by Android Pure website. According to the specs sheet, the V11 Pro will sport a big 6.41-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display with a fingerprint sensor placed beneath the screen. Under the hood, the V11 Pro will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 AI processor which is mainly designed for the phones in the mid-tier. The phone will come paired with 6GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card.Interestingly, the specs sheet reveals that the V11 Pro will come with a triple card slot, which means two SIM cards and a microSD card can be used at the same time. Alongside the in-display fingerprint sensor, another highlight of the V11 Pro is said to be its camera. The leaked specs sheet suggests that the phone will come with AI-powered cameras. On the rear panel, the smartphone will come with dual pixel cameras consisting of a primary sensor of 12-megapixel and a secondary sensor 5-megapixel. On the front, the V11 Pro will come with a 25-megapixel AI based camera, reveals the specs sheet.ALSO READ: Vivo V11 Pro full specs leaked ahead of September 6 India launchThe V11 Pro is also said to come with face unlock support. The leaked specs sheet also suggests that the phone could also be unlocked in the dark. The smartphone will include a 3400mAh battery with dual engine fast charging support, the specs sheet reveals.Another report reveals that the V11 Pro will go on pre-orders very soon, which will last until September 11. The smartphone is tipped to go on sale on September 12, however, Vivo is yet to confirm the details.last_img read more

College Football Bowl Game History Was Made Today

first_imga wide shot of the rose bowl gamePASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: in the 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)College football bowl game history was made today.A college football bowl game had to be canceled due to weather – it’s believed to be the first bowl game called off due to weather.The SERVPRO First Responder Bowl between Boise State and Boston College was called off earlier this afternoon due to storms.People weren’t happy.The @FRBowl has been canceled.— First Responder Bowl (@FRBowl) December 26, 2018ESPN released a statement on the cancelation:“After more than an hour since stoppage of play, and with review of the active lightning and thunderstorm cells still in the area of the Cotton Bowl, it was determined that the game should be called,” Pete Derzis, ESPN senior vice president of ESPN Events and programming, said in a statement. “All parties were concerned about player safety first and foremost, and with that being the primary concern, as well as the fans in attendance, it was a unanimous decision to cancel the game.”The game was stopped when Boston College led, 7-0, in the first quarter. There were a little more than 5 minutes to play in the first quarter.The game will not be made up.last_img read more

Xiaomi Redmi 7A launching in India today: Expected specs, possible price, how to watch livestream

first_img Sneha Saha New DelhiJuly 4, 2019UPDATED: July 5, 2019 10:02 IST HIGHLIGHTSRedmi 7A coming to India today.The Redmi 7A is expected to be priced around Rs 6,000 in India.The Redmi 7A is said to sport 12-megapixel Sony IMX486 camera sensor on the rear panel.Xiaomi is launching Redmi 6A successor in India today. It is the Redmi 7A. The smartphone is already available in some markets and now it is all set to hit the Indian stores. India being an important market for Xiaomi the Redmi 7A variant launching in the country will be different from the global variant. Xiaomi India has confirmed that the Redmi 7A will come with Redmi Note 7 and Mi A2 camera setup in the country.After the smartphone is officially launched in the country today at 12noon the Redmi 7A will go on sale on Flipkart. Interested consumers can watch the launch livestream of the Redmi 7A on the company website, Mi.com. The launch will also be livestreamed on Xiaomi India YouTube channel and official social media pages. We expect the Redmi 7A to come in several funky colours in India. The sale date of the phone is yet to be revealed.This suggests that the Redmi 7A India variant may come packed with a 12-megapixel Sony IMX486 camera sensor on the rear panel. The smartphone is said to include only one camera on the back. The situation will be the same on the front as well. The phone will include a single camera sensor on the front as well. Xiaomi India has also confirmed that the Redmi 7A India variant will come with some special features as well that are not present in the global variant of the phone.For the specs, the global variant of the Redmi 7A is a massive upgrade over the last year’s Redmi 6A. The global variant of the Redmi 7A comes packed with a 5.4-inch IPS LCD display with HD+ resolution. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 chipset paired with up to 3GB RAM and up to 32GB storage. On the rear panel, the phone includes a 13-megapixel camera sensor while on the front the phone equips a 5-megapixel camera. The phone runs on MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie and is backed by a 4000mAh battery bundled with 10W charger. Expect some changes in the specs in the Indian variant of the Redmi 7A.advertisementComing to the price now. In China, the Redmi 7A is available for starting price of 549 Yuan that roughly translates to Rs 5,500. This price is for the 2GB RAM and 16GB storage variant of the Redmi 7A. Xiaomi launched the Redmi 7A in two variants in China – 2GB RAM/16GB storage and 3GB RAM/32GB storage. The price of the 3GB RAM model of the Redmi 7A in China is 599 Yuan that translates to Rs 6,000 approximately. We at India Today Tech believe the India price of the Redmi 7A will be close to the China price. This means the Redmi 7A could be priced around Rs 6,000 in India. The official price of the phone is yet to be revealed by the company.ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy A90 camera details revealed in new leak, launch expected soonALSO READ | Huawei Mate 30 5G launching in December, Mate X in September, company confirmsALSO READ | Patanjali Kimbho app not dead yet as it’s still on hold, confirms company: Will it re-launch soon?Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySneha Saha Tags :Follow XiaomiFollow RedmiFollow Flipkart Xiaomi Redmi 7A launching in India today: Expected specs, possible price, how to watch livestreamIndia being an important market for Xiaomi the Redmi 7A variant launching in the country will be different from the global variant. Xiaomi India has confirmed that the Redmi 7A will come with Redmi Note 7 and Mi A2 camera setup in the country.advertisementlast_img read more

Traffic Advisory Antigonish County

first_imgANTIGONISH COUNTY: Old Highway 104 West River Bridge, West River, on Old Highway 104, will be reduced to one lane for recoating from Monday, July 27 until Friday, Sept. 4. The lane reduction will be 24 hours a day. Traffic signals will be in place, but delays are possible. Traffic entering Antigonish from the Trans-Canada Highway should use Exit 32. -30-last_img

Bhuvneshwar in reckoning Kohli hints at inclusion of extra seamer

first_imgSouthampton: The prevalent overcast conditions in Southampton may force the Indian team management to opt for an extra seamer against South Africa in the opening World Cup game on Wednesday, indicated skipper Virat Kohli. While chances of Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s inclusion in the playing XI look brighter by the minute, Kohli gave an open-ended reply to the various questions on possible team combinations. There are indictions that Mohammed Shami may make the way for Bhuvneshwar but there are not any confirmation with regards to that. In that case, Vijay Shankar will pip Kedar Jadhav to share the third seamer’s duties with Hardik Pandya. “We know it is a different situation in England when there is a cloud cover and when there is sun out. With two new balls, if the pitch has something to offer, then an extra seamer comes into the play big time. But even on a good pitch, on a batting-friendly pitch with two new balls, I foresee the first 10 overs to be challenging if there is cloud cover,” Kohli said, dropping a broad hint on Bhuvneshwar’s possible inclusion. Also Read – We don’t ask for kind of tracks we get: Bowling coach ArunWhile Bhuvneshwar is a capable batsman but seamer-friendly conditions may prompt India to drop a spinner in case a fully fit Jadhav is included. “I think it will definitely be challenging, starting at 10.30 am in the morning for the batsmen and that is something that we have discussed and we have recognized how to go about it, what are the plans heading into being a bit more solid in that particular phase,” said the skipper without divulging much.last_img read more

Ryan Pomeroy named one of Canadas Top 40 Under 40

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Ryan Pomeroy, a native of Fort St. John and President of Pomeroy Lodging, has been named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40.The awards, which are bestowed upon forty Canadian business leaders under 40 years of age, are chosen by an independent advisory board, which comprises more than 20 respected and experienced individuals from across Canada. Nearly 800 residents were nominated for the awards between January and March before the board met on May 15th to select the Honourees from a short list put together by Caldwell.Ryan Pomeroy, who currently serves as President of Pomeroy Lodging, was announced today as one of the forty recipients this year. Originally from Fort St. John, he began his journey at Pomeroy Lodging at a very young age. Having worked in the family business since he was five, Pomeroy was appointed the company’s President in 2006. Since then, the company says he has been instrumental in strategically positioning Pomeroy Lodging for continued success and growth. Pomeroy Lodging President Ryan Pomeroy. Photo by Pomeroy Lodging“I offer my sincere congratulations to the 2018 honourees,” said Elan Pratzer, managing partner for Canada at Caldwell. “It’s easy to understand why we recognize and honour the Top 40 — they are truly remarkable young women and men, who are experts in their fields and passionate about their work and communities. I also thank our program partners for their commitment. They understand that when we honour young leaders, it builds a sense of responsibility in them to be bold but thoughtful, and to contribute to our national economic and social vigour.”The Top 40 Under 40 recipients will be honoured at the Top 40 National Celebrations to be held in Toronto in November, including the Top 40 Awards Night Gala at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on November 21st.last_img read more

Moroccan Man Brings Muslims and Jews Together in NYC

By Kimberly J. AvalosNew York – When Moroccan Simo El Aissaoui arrived as an immigrant in the US eight years ago, he was surprised to find a divide between Muslims and Jews.In his country, Muslims and Jews enjoyed a long harmonious history together and he wanted to show Americans that it could be that way here too. El Aissaoui partnered with an advocate for NYC’s Jewish community and began to bring together Moroccan Muslims and American Jews in a social club in NYC.“What’s amazing about it is that there’s no political agenda, El Aissaoui said. “It’s nice to see people from different backgrounds get together and understand each other.”Irina Tsuckerman, a human rights lawyer and advocate for the Jewish community in NYC, agrees on taking advantage of “what is possible when people see the humanity in one another.”“Nurturing warm ties between people who have historically lived together in harmony is important as an example for others to see what is possible when people see the humanity in one another,” Tsuckerman said.The monthly meetings began in January with only 12 attendants, according to El Aissaoui. But the most recent meetings have seen up to 24, which he says is a fairly even split between young Muslim and Jewish professionals. He stresses the meet-ups are meant to be social in nature so people can simply “get to know each other.”“Everybody has their own faith and everyone needs to respect,” El Aissaoui said. read more

UN refugee agency urges Sri Lanka not to forcibly return displaced persons

Yesterday, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) received disturbing reports of increased police presence around displacement sites in the eastern Batticaloa district, where more than 150,000 IDPs reside, spokesperson Ron Redmond told a press briefing in Geneva.The highest number of IDPs in the country are sheltered in the district, where many continue to flee the fighting between the Government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), which has been going on for over 20 years despite a ceasefire signed in 2002.“According to one of the reports, women and children at one site were forced to board buses despite pleas that they couldn’t leave while their husbands were still at work and children at school,” Mr. Redmond said.The UNHCR office in Colombo, the capital, conveyed its concerns over the alleged returns to the Government, which responded positively this morning, Mr. Redmond said.These reports come on the heels of earlier Government assurances that UNHCR would be able to participate in returns, all of which would be voluntary, he noted.“However, reports indicate that this has not been the case and we also are disturbed by statements attributed to local authorities that all assistance may be stopped if internally displaced people remain in Batticaloa and that the Government would not be able to guarantee their safety,” he added.Many returnees interviewed by UNHCR, which advocates only voluntary return movements, has voiced serious concern over the security situation in their places of origin, and the agency believes returnees are currently not armed with the necessary information to make decisions on whether to make the journey home.To this end, Mr. Redmond said that UNHCR will shortly launch a campaign to inform people of the rights of IDPs as set forth in the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, including the right to be protected against forcible return to any place where their life, safety, liberty or health would be at risk. 16 March 2007After reports that the Sri Lankan authorities have forcibly returned many internally displaced people (IDPs) who fled fighting, the United Nations refugee agency today said that it had received the Government’s assurances that the agency will be “fully engaged” in any future returns to ensure that they are both voluntary and safe. read more

Ben Jerrys debut flavour backing criminal justice reform

WASHINGTON — Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s has unveiled a new flavour to highlight what it calls structural racism and a broken criminal justice system.Justice ReMix’d is described as cinnamon and chocolate ice cream with gobs of cinnamon bun dough and spicy fudge brownies. A portion of proceeds supports Advancement Project National Office, a multi-racial civil rights group and its fight for justice for all, despite race or wealth.The company says it has been working with Advanced Project in St. Louis to close The Workhouse jail and in Miami to slow what the two groups call “the school-to-prison pipeline.”Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, the co-founders of the Vermont-based ice cream maker, made the announcement Tuesday in Washington.The Associated Press

TimorLeste UN commissioners near completion of probe into violence

At a press conference today in Dili, Timor-Leste’s capital, the inquiry’s three commissioners said they expect to submit their report to Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Timor-Leste’s Parliament by early October, within the time frame established when the probe was created.For the past 10 days, the commissioners Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro (chair), Ralph Zacklin and Zelda Holtzman said they have been reviewing the information gathered so far and interviewing or re-interviewing key actors. About 200 people have been interviewed and more than 3,000 relevant documents collected.The inquiry’s mandate is: to establish what happened during the outbreaks of violence on 28-29 April and 23-25 May, and any related events which contributed to the crisis; to clarify responsibility for those events; and to recommend measures to ensure accountability for any crimes or serious human rights violations that were committed.The three commissioners said they expect to leave Timor-Leste at the end of this week and then head to Geneva near the end of the month to finalize the text of the report.In a statement to the press conference, the commissioners thanked Timorese institutions and individuals who cooperated with the inquiry and voiced hope that the Government and key institutions will seriously consider any recommendations they make in the report.“We are conscious of the fact that there are high expectations on the part of the leaders of the Government, representatives of various groups and individuals we met, and by the general population that our report will contribute to the rebuilding of confidence in the institutions of Government and the rule of law,” the joint statement said. read more

Business Report Drought to inflate grocery prices

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Overall, the official inflation statistics are low but certain segments of the economy are rising, senior business editor Mike Eppel explains. by News Staff Posted Apr 1, 2014 5:39 am MDT Business Report: Drought to inflate grocery prices business report|economy|grocery prices|inflation

Murder suspect nabbed after 18 years on the run

Murder suspect, Deonarine BhihariAfter 18 years on the run, a Logwood Enmore, East Coast Demerara resident was this morning nabbed by ranks of ‘C’ Division at Enmore, East Coast Demerara.The man was wanted for the murder of Daniel Singh who was chopped to death in 2000 at his East Coast Demerara home. In addition he was wanted for the attempted murder of the victim’s daughter, Bahgwantie Singh who was severely chopped about the body.Further, Inews learnt that the suspect also hacked several dogs to death during the chopping spree. The man, Deonarine Bhihari is in police custody and is expected to be arraigned later in the week. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related3rd suspect in Laing Avenue murder chargedDecember 29, 2016In “Court”4 charged with murder of Mon Repos manOctober 26, 2018In “Court”Ex-GDF officer gets 22 years for killing baby, wounding 12-year-old April 2, 2019In “Court” read more

Aurubis celebrates the anniversary of its founding

first_imgIt’s Aurubis’ anniversary! Under the slogan 150 Years of the Future, the company is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding: on April 28, 1866, Norddeutsche Affinerie AG (NA), the predecessor of what is now Aurubis AG, was entered in the Hamburg Commercial Register.Aurubis – these seven letters now stand for one of the leading players in the global copper industry. The 6,300 employees of the group are proud of the development of the small gold and silver separating plant, founded in 1770 in Hamburg-Altona, into the leading integrated copper group and the world’s largest copper recycler. Already in 1913, the company had grown so much that it moved from the narrow Elbstrasse to the current plant premises on the island of Peute – which is still the group’s largest plant as well as its headquarters. After two World Wars and internal growth, NA went public in 1998. It acquired its first production site outside of Hamburg, Hüttenwerke Kayser in Lünen, in 1999. This was followed by further acquisitions and international development: Prymetall and its 50 % holding in Schwermetall (both located in Stolberg) in 2002, the Belgian company Cumerio with several sites in Europe in 2008 and the Luvata Rolled Products Division in 2011. Since then, Aurubis has produced outside of Europe with its site in the US. In 2008, Salzgitter came on board as a stabilising major shareholder of Aurubis. In February 2009, the shareholders at the Annual General Meeting passed a resolution to rename NA, adopting the new name Aurubis – a combination of the Latin words “aurum”, gold, and “rubrum”, red – the “red gold”.On April 28, 2016, the new, extensive company history book Cu 150.0 will be released, not only looking back on 150 years of company and copper history but also providing stories and anecdotes as well. The new book was developed by a team of academics from Neumann & Kamp over the past year and a half. Not only were various archives combed through, but a number of people who experienced the company’s history first hand were also interviewed. The book, which will be released by the publisher August Dreesbach Verlag, can be downloaded at www.aurubis.com starting on Thursday and will be available for purchase as a hardcover edition at the end of April. On the day of the anniversary, the book will be distributed to all 6,300 employees at the Aurubis sites worldwide.Around noon on the day of the anniversary, the First Mayor of Hamburg, Olaf Scholz, will cut a large anniversary cake for the employees at the Aurubis headquarters on the island of Peute in Hamburg to kick off the celebration on site.On the evening of April 28, there will be an official celebration of the company’s anniversary with guests from the worlds of industry and politics, customers and business partners from around the world at the Cruise Center Altona, just a stone’s throw away from Aurubis’ original location.Following a welcome address by Prof Heinz Jörg Fuhrmann, Chairman of the Aurubis Supervisory Board, and Erwin Faust, Executive Board Spokesman, the guest of honour of the evening and the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, will take the floor as the keynote speaker.Today, Aurubis is the leading integrated copper group and the largest copper recycler worldwide. It produces more than 1 Mt of copper cathodes annually and from them a variety of copper products.Aurubis has about 6,300 employees, production sites in Europe and the USA and an extensive service and sales system for copper products in Europe, Asia and North America.The core business is the production of marketable copper cathodes from copper concentrates, copper scrap and other recycling raw materials. These are processed within the group into continuous cast wire rod, shapes, rolled products and strip, as well as specialty wire and profiles made of copper and copper alloys. Precious metals and a number of other products, such as sulphuric acid and iron silicate, round off the product portfolio.last_img read more

Sandvik acquires digital mining tech company Newtrax

first_imgSandvik has acquired privately-owned Newtrax, a supplier of leading technology in wireless connectivity to monitor and provide insights on underground operations, including people, machines and the environment.“By including Newtrax into the Sandvik family we further strengthen our leading position in areas related to automation and digitalization,” says Henrik Ager, President of Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology.Sandvik’s “leading suite of digital tools for analysing and optimising mining production and processes, coupled with Newtrax’s leading technology in wireless IoT connectivity will create a powerful, stream-lined digital solution to improve safety and efficiency in underground mining operations.”“By combining our current offering OptiMine® with the Newtrax offering we can help customers achieve a more efficient use of their resources. The system is agnostic to network or brand of equipment, facilitating a flexible customer solution,” says Patrick Murphy, President of Sandvik Rock Drills and Technologies Division.Newtrax is headquartered in Montréal, Canada and in 2018 the company generated revenues of about 26 million CAD with 120 employees. Newtrax will be run as an independent business unit within the division Rock Drills and Technologies in the business area Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology.The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter 2019. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. The deal is initially slightly accretive to earnings per share.last_img read more

WRHL Buducnost beats Zajecar

In the last match of Women’s Handball Regional League before F4 tournament next weekend in Bar (Montenegro), EHF CL Finalist, Buducnost Podgorica celebrates win in Zajecar over Serbian champion – 24:18 (11:12). Fantastic Bojana Popovic (9) and her team-mates broke resistance of home team in the last part of the match (16:16) and secured the first place before F4 tournament.ZAJEČAR -BUDUĆNOST 18:24 (11:12)Hala “Kraljevica”Spectators – 1500Refferes – Načevski i Nikolov (Makedonija)7 meter: 3(0)  / 4(3)Exclusion: 4 min / 4 minZAJEČAR: Matić,Pavić, Peraica 3, Bartošić 1, Erić 4, Stoiljković, Pislaru, Vučković, Nikolić, Georgijev, Nišavić 3, Pop Lazić, Dragoljubović, Milanović, Mange 7Budućnost: Miljanić 4, Djokić 3, Radović 2, Bulatović, Savić 3, Woltering, Popović 9, Barjaktarović, Vukčević, Cvijić, Mehmedović 1, Gjorgijevska 2, Knežević, Lazović ← Previous Story Croatia: C.O Zagreb wins over Nexe to warm-up for Kiel Next Story → Russian Play-Off (Women): Dinamo beats Lada in Togliati! Budućnost PodgoricaRK ZajecarWRHLŽRK Budućnost read more

Gran Turismo 5 has a car damage and physics problem

first_imgI hate to say it, but after 5+ years in development it looks as though Polyphony Digital needed to spend a bit longer tweaking certain aspects of Gran Turismo 5.As the video above clearly demonstrates, both physics and car damage are not working properly. The car flying through the air hardly seems to take any damage as it bounces along the floor. For some inexplicable reason it also manages to start bouncing higher midway through the crash. To top it off the car lands wheels down at the end and drives off.But these are minor details, and the video also demonstrates what you need to do to highlight the problem: carry out acts GT5 wasn’t intended for. It is not a stunt game after all. On the whole the game is getting good reviews and is selling well. Used as the car simulator it was meant to be, Polyphony looks to have delivered.Saying that, I’d still put good money on the game getting a patch at some point next year, hopefully with these issues fixed.Read more at CVGlast_img read more

The top 10 most read stories 28 February6 March 2019

first_imgThe top 10 most read stories on www.employeebenefits.co.uk between 28 February and 6 March 2019 were:Employment tribunal rules against National Gallery in employment status caseMondelez International seeks panel of part-time chocolate tastersEXCLUSIVE: Siemens reshapes reward for the future of workEXCLUSIVE: Moneysupermarket Group launches financial coaching and planningEXCLUSIVE: Michael Caines MBE encourages staff to experience the exceptionalAccountant pleads guilty to pensions fraudEXCLUSIVE: Schroders creates global strategy to tackle employee healthEmployee Benefits Connect 2019 speaker slidesEXCLUSIVE: Wellbeing strategies need effective communication to engageBetsi Cadwaladr University Health Board launches engagement and recognition platformlast_img

Couple ordered to pay wedding photographer 1 million for defamation

first_imgDALLAS (WSVN) – A Texas jury has awarded a wedding photographer more than $1 million after determining a married couple spread false claims which resulted in defamation and lost revenue.Andrew and Neely Moldovan publicly blasted Andrea Polito’s wedding photography business after she photographed their ceremony in 2014, claiming the photographer was holding their photos “hostage” and adding extra fees.Polito states in her lawsuit the newlywed couple was unhappy over the handling and cost of their wedding photographs. They repeatedly asked that their high-resolution images be forwarded to them, but the contract required that they must first submit an order form for their wedding album.According to Fox 5, the couple was upset over the minimum $125 charge for the cover photo for the album, which Polito proved was stated in the original contract.“She basically didn’t read her paperwork or contract,” Polito told the Washington Post. “She just couldn’t understand why she couldn’t have her high-res images. It’s in bold in our contract.” Polito offered to waive the $125 fee, but that did not deter the husband and wife from launching a social media campaign to disparage Polito and her business.“We are hoping that our story makes the news and completely ruins her business,” Neely Moldovan allegedly wrote to someone, according to records that surfaced in court. The couple took their story to a Dallas TV station, claiming Polito was “holding their pictures hostage” and that she “blatantly stole money while holding pictures ransom and then adding on extra fees,” according to the lawsuit.The jury unanimously found that the couple acted of out malice in targeting Polito in the months following their October 2014 wedding.Polito has not been able to photograph a wedding in two years and was forced to close her business.“I felt completely dead. You know it was my passion and I loved my clients and I loved what I did,” she said. “My business was destroyed overnight.”The jury determined the couple was liable for defamation, disparagement and civil conspiracy, saying they now have to pay Polito $1 million in damages.A phone message left for the Moldovans’ attorneys was not immediately returned Tuesday. It is unclear if they intend to appeal the jury’s decision.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more