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Reports of fraudulent calls resurface

first_imgIn mid-July, students and other staff received an email from Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) warning of a man calling people affiliated with Notre Dame and impersonating various government officials in order to obtain personal financial information.A month later, reports of those calls have started coming in again, according to University spokesperson Dennis Brown.The initial email, which was sent July 17, said caller identification indicates the man’s number as that of a legitimate government agency. He then pretends to be a member of law enforcement or some other government official and asks for money or financial information, according to the email.Multiple people have described the man as speaking with a heavy accent, the email stated. NDSP urged students to not share private finances over the phone.“If you receive a suspicious call, we recommend that you clarify what agency the person is from, the name of the caller, the purpose of the call and the telephone number,” the email said. “Then look up the number for the agency yourself and call to see if someone from the agency is legitimately trying to contact you.  If not, report to the police.”Both NDSP and the Roseland police department have received complaints about the caller.Tags: Dennis Brown, NDSP, Roselandlast_img read more

News: Madeira launches Christmas tourism campaign

first_imgDuring what has a challenging year in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, many guests have not been able to experience and enjoy all that the archipelago has to offer – Advertisement –last_img

Lukas Podolski sends message to Arsenal board over Mikel Arteta

first_img Top articles Metro Sport ReporterThursday 30 Apr 2020 10:06 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.6kShares Video Settings Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveAdvertisementAdvertisement‘I see it, the level is going up. It depends on running and fighting spirit,’ he told Ian Wright.‘You see there is more of a team on the pitch, the fans Arsenal is like one of the big 5 teams in the world. PLAY About Connatix V67539 ‘With this team and this potential we have to play every year in the Champions League and fight for the title.‘We have to invest and I hope Mikel with his team around him will do a great job for the next seasons.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalWhile Podolski wants Arsenal to back Arteta in the market, he – and Arsenal fans – may be left frustrated. Funds are thought to be limited, with Gunners chiefs planning to pursue free transfers and swap deals.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Read More Read More Full Screen Skip Ad Skip Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Advertisement SPONSORED 1/1 1 min. story Lukas Podolski sends message to Arsenal board over Mikel Arteta by Metro Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Read More Comment Coming Next Read More Advertisement / Read More Podolski wants the Arsenal board to back Arteta (Picture: Getty)Lukas Podolski has called on the Arsenal board to back Mikel Arteta substantially in the transfer market this summer. The former Arsenal attacker and Germany international has been impressed with the start Arteta has made to life at the Emirates, with Arsenal losing just one match in 2020 under their new head coach. Podolski, 34, believes the ‘level is going up’ but Arteta will need support if he is to return the Gunners to their former glories. And he called on the Arsenal board to spend big in the summer, in order to match Arteta’s ambition.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Congratulates Aramark on Announcement of New Global Headquarters in Philadelphia

first_imgGovernor Wolf Congratulates Aramark on Announcement of New Global Headquarters in Philadelphia SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Jobs That Pay,  Press Release,  Videos Philadelphia, PA – During an event in Philadelphia today, Governor Tom Wolf joined Aramark to announce the company’s plan to maintain its world headquarters within the City of Philadelphia.The $15 billion global leader in food, facilities management and uniforms will relocate from its current location at 1101 Market Street to a fully-renovated nine-story building located at 2400 Market Street. The Wolf Administration worked cooperatively with Aramark leading up to this announcement.“As one of the largest international corporations headquartered in Pennsylvania, it was extremely important to the state that Aramark continued to call Philadelphia its home,” Governor Wolf said. “The commonwealth served as a strategic partner throughout the process, working to ensure that Aramark remained here. We made the decision to further support Aramark by making a commitment to support the public infrastructure and redevelopment at the company’s new site to ensure the high number of jobs and private sector investment remain in Pennsylvania.”“We are proud to continue to call Pennsylvania home as we grow Aramark successfully into the future,” said Eric J. Foss, Aramark Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “On behalf of more than 14,000 Aramark Service Stars working here, I would like to thank Governor Wolf and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for being committed partners as we conducted the search for our new global headquarters.”Aramark, a Fortune 200 company, has been headquartered in Philadelphia for 55 years. The company operates in 21 countries, and employs 270,000 people worldwide. Specifically in Pennsylvania, Aramark employs approximately 14,000 people, which includes approximately 6,500 in Philadelphia. The company’s annual economic impact within the commonwealth is estimated at over $500 million.“Aramark has been a vital part of Pennsylvania’s business community for over five decades, and I am thrilled that the City and State were able to work together to ensure that this influential company continues to call Philadelphia home,” said Mayor Jim Kenney. “We look forward to continuing to work with Aramark as they begin a new era at the West Market Street location.”Aramark is expected to begin transitioning approximately 1,200 management and support associates to the new location in the fall of 2018, with a full move estimated for completion by the end of that year.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: September 12, 2016last_img read more

First home buyers, investors in Qld cashing in on spring selling season

first_imgThe number of homes for sale in North Lakes has risen this spring selling season, according to local real estate agents.“At the same time, buyer numbers are holding up, although, with increased listings, owners must price their homes sensibly to achieve a timely sale,” Ms Wells said.“First home buyers prefer suburbs such as Burpengary and North Lakes as they are only 40 minutes by rail or road from the Brisbane CBD, coupled with the region’s affordability.”Ms Wells said investors made up about 30 per cent of buyers in the entry-level markets because they appreciated the region’s affordability, infrastructure and historically low vacancy rates.“We’ve had an excellent September, and we expect the property markets in this region to motor along well into December thanks to a decent level of homes for sale and consistent buyer numbers, which include plenty of Sydney investors chasing the strong yields this region offers,” she said.Nicole Taylor, 21, and her partner, Billy Mawson-Perini, 20, have just bought their first home in Burpengary — a four-bedroom, two-bathroom house on a 663 sqm block of land.“We started looking around Rothwell and North Lakes and actually left Burpengary to the last minute, but when we saw this place, we loved it straight away,” Miss Taylor said.“It’s got more land and the area’s nice. It’s good for a first home.” The main street of Bundaberg, which is seeing strong home sales. Picture: Tourism Queensland.In Gladstone, which had been hit hard by the mining boom hangover, home sales are at their strongest point in four years, according to Raine & Horne Gladstone principal Mark Patton.“Well-priced entry-level properties valued upwards of $140,000 offer excellent value and incredibly competitive yields that are as high as 7.5 per cent,” Mr Patton said.“The savvy buyers have recognised the Gladstone market has reached the bottom and they are making their presence felt at open homes. “Many have also realised that by buying now, they’ll have a good opportunity to share in some capital growth too.”FIRST HOMEBUYER HOTSPOTS THIS SPRING SELLING SEASONBrisbane northSuburb Median house price Morayfield $357,000North Lakes $492,000Burpengary $464,000Brisbane southSuburb Median house price Mount Gravatt East $657,000Holland Park $710,000Regents Park $410,000Algester $520,000Calamvale $680,000Regional QldTown Median house price Bundaberg $230,000Bargara $375,000Gladstone N/A(Source: CoreLogic, Raine & Horne, Place Estate Agents, All Properties Group, Belle Property) Biggest yearly change in Brisbane home listings by suburb. Source: CoreLogic.It comes as the number of loans approved to first home buyers nationally hits its highest level since the end of the global financial crisis.Reserve Bank of Australia data reveals the proportion of first-home owners loans has risen to 18.5 per cent this year from a low of 12.9 per cent two years ago.Figures from home builder Porter Davis and reveal that 46 per cent of would-be buyers in the Queensland market are currently looking to purchase their first home.Raine & Horne Burpengary, North Lakes and Morayfield principal Gina Wells said entry-level four-bedroom properties in Burpengary were selling for $420,000, while homes in North Lakes started from $550,000. In Morayfield, entry-level properties were available from $330,000. Stan Egawa from Place – Sunnybank said those suburbs were attracting buyers in the $600,000 to $700,000 price range.“There is good interest compared to some of the surrounding suburbs,” Mr Egawa said. “We’re getting double digit buyers through open homes (in Mount Gravatt East and Holland Park), which is very strong.“In Sunnybank, we’re only getting one or two people to an open home.”Mr Egawa said many first home buyers were looking for a home they could move in to straight away and live in comfortably, but with potential to renovate the kitchen and bathroom down the track.“Three-bedroom, one-bathroom houses are very popular,” he said.“Their ideal location is Coorparoo or Greenslopes, however, they’re realising that for the amount of money they’ll be paying in that area, they’re going to end up with a lot older house or compromising on block size.” This house at 9 Plaintree St, Burpengary, has just sold for $435,000.On the southside, local agents say Mount Gravatt East and Holland Park are proving hot spots for first home buyers this spring, even though median house prices in those suburbs are higher.center_img Real estate agents in Mt Gravatt are reporting a rise in home listings and interest from first home buyers. Photo: Kristy Muir.Rob Karaka of All Properties Group said first home buyers were active at the moment in the suburb of Regents Park, with near new or new four-bedroom, two-bathroom houses on 600 sqm blocks were selling for between $400,000 and $550,000.Shaji Rajan has just bought his first home in Regents Park after renting for three-and-a-half years.For just $430,000, he was able to secure a five-bedroom, two-bathroom house on a 600 sqm block at 34 Lamberth Road.But he had competition, with his offer only accepted after another offer fell through.“Regents Park is a very good area and it’s affordable,” Mr Rajan said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours ago“For our budget, we can find very good houses here and good schools and it’s very easy for us to get to work.” Potential buyers look to secure a property at auction. Picture: Luke Drew.THE number of homes for sale in some of Queensland’s entry-level markets has surged this spring selling season, as first home buyers and investors emerge from hibernation to hunt for bargains.Local real estate agents are reporting a 50 per cent jump in the number of homes hitting the market in the outer northern suburbs of Burpengary, Morayfield and North Lakes since the start of August.And new figures from property research firm, CoreLogic, reveal new listings are up 11.9 per cent in Brisbane over the month and 2.8 per cent higher than they were during spring selling season this time last year.Unit listings have skyrocketed nearly 90 per cent in Fairfield and almost 60 per cent in Strathpine in the past 12 months, while there are at least 30 per cent more houses on the market in Middle Park than there were a year ago.Raine & Horne Queensland general manager Steve Worrad said there was strong demand for housing in the state’s entry-level markets, driven by first home buyers and investors, who were being lured by their affordability compared with Sydney and Melbourne. This five-bedroom house at 34 Lamberth Rd, Regents Park, sold for $430,000.Algester and Calamvale on the southside are also attracting strong interest.Andrea Manson of Belle Property – Calamvale said listings had jumped “substantially” this spring and first home buyers were keen to get in to the market before interest rates went up. “There’s that perception it’s going to happen sooner rather than later and so many (first home buyers) are wanting to lock in a lower rate while they can,” Ms Manson said.“Anything under $500,000 in our area is very popular with first home buyers.”Agents in regional parts of the state are also reporting a strong start to the spring selling season.Home sales in Bundaberg are 5 per cent stronger than they were this time last year, according to Raine & Horne Bundaberg principal Joshua Rub.“Values remain consistent despite the spike in sales and those properties that are priced, presented and marketed professionally are selling within 3.5 weeks,” Mr Rub said.“Sales are higher this spring simply because we have more committed buyers than tyre-kickers.”He noted the sale to a first homebuyer of a three-bedroom house close to the beach at 25 Heritage Drive, Bargara, for $272,000 within two weeks of hitting the market.“In Bundaberg and Bargara, local first home buyers and investors are extremely active this spring,” Mr Rub said.last_img read more

Police investigate coin throwing

first_imgThe Metropolitan Police are investigating after Frank Lampard’s 200th Chelsea goal was marred by incidents of coin-throwing during Sunday’s London derby with West Ham at Stamford Bridge. Press Association Lampard, who joined Chelsea from West Ham in 2001, celebrated his 19th-minute header in front of the away end along with substitute John Terry and his team-mates, with missiles hurled in the players’ direction from the visiting support. A Met Police spokesperson said: “We are investigating instances of coin-throwing at Chelsea verses West Ham on Sunday, March 17. There have been no arrests. Inquiries continue.” center_img The incident could lead the Football Association to take disciplinary action. CCTV footage will be studied to identify the offenders and the clubs will work together following the incident during Chelsea’s 2-0 Barclays Premier League win. A West Ham statement read: “West Ham United will be working with Chelsea to investigate the reports of missile throwing during Sunday’s game at Stamford Bridge. “Any individual found to have acted in an inappropriate way will have to face the consequences of their actions, including the possibility of a ban from attending future matches.” There have been previous incidents of coin-throwing during the fixture. In October 2004, Mateja Kezman was hit by a coin while playing for Chelsea against West Ham in a League Cup tie. last_img read more

McIlroy precariously placed

first_imgA late run of form from Rory McIlroy ensured that he closed his second round at the Houston Open temporarily safe from the cut, but that could still change by the end of the day. At the time of signing his card he was nine shots behind leader Steve Wheatcroft – the American on 10 under without striking a ball on Friday – and the victory he needs to regain the world number one spot he lost last week looks remote. As a result, Tiger Woods is likely to start the Masters on top of the pile, although McIlroy should at least avoid the blow of missing the cut, assuming a lot of the players below him do not significantly improve. The only man to make a move on the leader on Friday was England`s Brian Davis who shaved two shots off the par to move to seven under for the tournament, but still three behind Wheatcoft and one behind DA Points. Lee Westwood made a promising start with a first-hole birdie to move to five under, while Scott Stallings and Dustin Johnson rested on that score after rounds of three and two under respectively. While McIlroy may have a wait to see if he misses the cut, one of his former Ryder Cup team-mates, Paul Casey, already knows his fate. The Englishman was seven over when he ended the day – 13 over for the tournament – and his hunt for form carries on. Press Associationcenter_img The Northern Irishman carded birdies at the 15th and 16th holes for a second-round 70 – a score that leaves him on one under for the weekend. With the projected cut set at that score, McIlroy had been facing up to an early finish when he teed off at the 15th hole, but two timely birdies gave him a fighting chance of sparing his blushes. last_img

No change to derby kick-off time

first_img Press Association The fixture on Saturday, February 7 at Goodison Park was moved to a tea-time start in order to be televised by Sky Sports – leading to objections from the police, who decided to elevate the game to a Category C fixture, with reference to there being a high risk of disorder. The police, supported by Liverpool City Council’s Licensing Committee, wanted the match to kick-off no later than 1330. The derby clash between Everton and Liverpool next month will kick-off at 1730 as scheduled despite opposition from Merseyside Police and the local council, the Premier League has confirmed.center_img Everton informed the Premier League on December 9 of the police’s objections and the issue was then discussed by the council’s licensing committee, which initially said it would ”take legal advice on all appropriate options to enforce the position” in the event of no change of kick-off time being determined. However, only if there are concerns over a safety certificate being issued could a change be viable, and that was not a consideration as Everton have confirmed they are in a position to stage the game. And the Premier League confirmed to Press Association Sport on Monday that the derby will go ahead at the 1730 start. Merseyside Police’s report last month stressed there was no specific intelligence indicating any organised disorder is planned but stated the wider implications of a late kick-off meant they had to take action. last_img read more

The Latest: Miami, Notre Dame optimistic for football

first_imgAurier posted a picture on Instagram on Tuesday appearing to show off a new haircut and sitting next to a stylist who was tagged in the post.The Premier League club says it is “investigating the circumstances and will deal with the incident appropriately.”The 27-year-old right back has been forced to apologize twice for breaking lockdown rules during the suspension of the Premier League because of the coronavirus pandemic. He posted a video of himself running with a friend and also training with Tottenham teammate Moussa Sissoko.___French rugby club Toulon plans to resume training next month in small groups of three players amid the coronavirus pandemic. Appearing on CNN, Miami’s Dr. Julio Frenk says he hopes the Hurricanes can play this fall and that safety would be the top priority.“They will probably play in empty stadiums, like so many other sports,” Frenk said. “But we hope to have a season and we hope to have a winning season.”Speaking on MSNBC, Notre Dame’s the Rev. John Jenkins says he expects to have clarity on how — or if — football season can happen in the next few weeks.“The team itself, I feel we can manage that one,” Jenkins said. “Then the question is people in the stands. We have an 85,000-person stadium. Can we get 85,000 people in there? That will be a big challenge to do that. But could we get a smaller number — 10,000, 15,000, 20,000? I don’t know. I don’t know the answer to that question. That’s something we’ll have to think through.”___ The tournament is a huge annual event in Japan and is followed much the way Americans follow the college basketball tournament.The Japanese High School Baseball Federation says the cancellation was the first since World War II.Asahi newspaper president Masataka Watanabe says “the decision is needed to protect the health of the players, officials and fans.”The high school tournament has showcased some of the biggest stars in Japanese professional baseball. They include major leaguers like Ichiro Suzuki, Daisuke Matsuzaka and Hideki Matsui.The summer tournament was scheduled to start in August at Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya. A smaller spring tournament was canceled earlier. The Portuguese league was set to resume at the end of May but its start was delayed until June 4 so there was time to rigorously inspect stadiums and conduct medical tests on all professionals involved in the matches.The league was stopped with Porto leading Benfica by one point with 10 rounds to go.___Soccer players in Africa and the Americas are receiving food packages from their union while the sport is shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic.Players in Botswana, Egypt, Colombia, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay and Uruguay were identified as getting food aid by world players’ union FIFPro. Watford defender Adrian Mariappa says he is one of the six people to test positive from the first round of coronavirus checks in the Premier League and is surprised that he contracted the disease.Mariappa says on the websites of British newspapers The Daily Telegraph and The Daily Mail he has been “scratching my head to try to work out how I might have got coronavirus” because he hasn’t “really left the house apart from some exercise and the odd walk with the kids.”The 33-year-old Mariappa says he hasn’t had any symptoms and has felt “as fit as ever.” He says he has spent lockdown dividing his time between homeschooling and following Watford’s fitness program.Two members of Watford’s staff also tested positive for COVID-19. Burnley said assistant manager Ian Woan has also contracted the virus.Tests on 748 people were conducted from 19 of the 20 Premier League clubs on Sunday and Monday. The 20th club started testing on Tuesday. ___Rayo Vallecano players have returned to training after the Spanish soccer club accepted some of their salary demands.The players from the second-division club had not practiced this week as a protest for not being taken off furlough. They had only trained individually at home.The club says it met with players and decided to change their furlough conditions now that group sessions have begun and their workload increased.Most soccer clubs in Spain used government furloughs to reduce their labor costs during the coronavirus pandemic. Associated Press The Latest: Miami, Notre Dame optimistic for football The three-time European champions say their players and coaching staff will have blood and heart tests next week at their training center.The groups of three will jog, do bodybuilding and work on their fitness levels in specially marked zones to avoid contact with others.France came out of lockdown on May 11. Toulon hopes players can train in groups of 8-12 in July and return to full training in August.___Japan’s beloved high school baseball tournament has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. FIFPro general secretary Jonas Baer-Hoffmann says some players “are being stranded in terms of income.”FIFPro represents players in 65 countries. The union says most players have contracts paying them salaries comparable to national averages.Baer-Hoffmann says the vast majority of soccer players are “under the same financial pressures as the rest of society.”___Tottenham is looking into whether defender Serge Aurier has broken social-distancing rules for the third time. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The presidents of the University of Miami and Notre Dame say in separate interviews that they expect the football season to be played, though both raised the very real possibility of crowds being much smaller than usual or eliminated entirely. ___The Portuguese soccer federation says six of the 15 stadiums seeking to host matches when the league resumes next month amid the coronavirus pandemic have failed health inspections.All stadiums must comply with a series health measures established by local authorities to be able to host matches.The federation says the stadiums for league leader Porto and second-place Benfica were among the nine stadiums that passed the inspections conducted by local health authorities.The stadiums that failed belong to smaller clubs. They will be allowed to make changes to their venues before another inspection is conducted. Players from second-division club Elche also refused to practice at the team’s training center last week and the club also eventually complied with their demands.The Spanish soccer season is expected to resume on the second weekend of June.___More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The head of the organizing committee for the 2022 World Cup says a global recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic could affect the ability of fans to afford to travel to Qatar.The World Bank is forecasting a deep recession caused by the shutdown of economic activity around the world.Organizing committee secretary general Hassan Al Thawadi says he is hopeful the tournament will be an opportunity for the world to come together again in November 2022. But he says there are “concerns about the global economy and the ability of fans to be able to afford traveling and afford coming and participating and celebrating the World Cup.”Al Thawadi says organizers want a “a price range that is affordable for fans and a price range that is workable, functionable for the industry, for service providers, for the supply chain that is responsible for delivering the World Cup.”___ May 20, 2020last_img read more

Students debate safe spaces on college campus

first_imgTrevor Sochocki | Daily TrojanTalk it out · Trojan British Parlimentary Debate Team members Noha Ayoub and Rebecca Hu participated in the debate on Monday evening.The Political Student Assembly and the Trojan British Parliamentary Debate Team sponsored a debate Monday evening regarding whether “safe spaces” are detrimental or beneficial to college education.Four members of the Trojan British Parliamentary Debate Team debated the issue at the PSA meeting, bringing up social issues like sexual assault on college campuses, the Black Lives Matter movement, the purpose of college education and marginalized groups in society. Following the half-hour debate, the team opened up the discussion to audience members and answered questions from Political Student Assembly members. PSA Assistant Director Maddy Taras said that she was pleased with the event and emphasized the importance of the issue. “I think it’s really important that students are aware of both sides to any controversial topic and any topic in general, so it was really great that some of the panelists agreed with their position and some of them didn’t agree with their position,” Taras said. “I think it’s really healthy discourse for people to hear both sides to any argument.”Noha Ayoub, one of the debaters, said that the purpose of the event was to demonstrate how the debate team discusses controversial issues related to the college experience. “PSA invited the British Parliamentary Debate Team to come and demonstrate what we do on a more controversial issue relating to the college experience,” Ayoub said. “We talked about safe spaces because it’s one of the most important things people are talking about right now with regards to the purpose of the college experience.”According to Ayoub, the team, which is finishing up its fifth year, is one of few places on campus where students are encouraged to express their opinions freely with others who may not feel the same way. “It’s one of the few places on campus where you’re allowed to engage with other people who disagree with you in a way that’s meaningful,” Ayoub said. “Even when we do talk about controversial issues in which people disagree, we’re able to do it in a way that’s less name-calling and more rationalizing arguments.”Another debater, Jori Barash, said that this particular debate presented the challenge of appealing to a broader audience.“When we debate something like this, it’s very specific in our context — we’ll be debating a particular element of it or at such a high level of breadth, you don’t get to talk about it like you would with another person over a dinner table,” Barash said. “Talking to people who are not debaters was an interesting challenge to not use debate words and be convincing in a general way to anybody.” Barash, who has been involved in the club since his freshman year, said that the club engages students well because new issues are presented each week. “I love all of my clubs, but in a lot of clubs you’ll do the activity that you do, get what you want out of it and then start to focus on other things as a junior or senior. What I love about debate is that, because you’re debating something new every week, we don’t lose engagement,” Barash said. “You can always compete, learn new things and meet new people, and it’s a really nice respite from the rest of campus.”last_img read more