‘Jackfruit sap is daubed on a metal bar that thieves insert into the card slot of automated teller machines, said a suburban Manila police spokesman Inspector Edwin Malabanan.
‘Whenever a person tried to withdraw cash, the bills would stick onto the bar inside the machine, which thieves would retrieve once the disappointed customer had left.
‘Customers of several banks complaining of losses prompted the police to look into the matter and one of two thieves was arrested last week thanks to closed circuit TV footage of a bank ATM, he said…’
‘Homeless’ beggar caught driving a new car [Video]
This finally beats indigent squatting Filipinos who own TVs and smartphones. But at least the gadgets are not from begging.
‘The elderly woman is always seen begging in Oklahoma City every single day.
‘Newman, who has also been fooled by the beggar told the reporters that she was taking a photo of the 2013 Fiat car as proof when a man, identified as Daniel Ayala, approached the old lady.
“’This is crazy!” Ayala, says in the video. “You are asking for money in the middle of street and you drive a 2013 car? Listen, I work hard for my money. I don’t appreciate this… And that’s why people like you take advantage of people like me…I see you hungry, every day I give you three dollars, two dollars, Thursday I did not eat to give you four dollars.”…’
Double blackeye for Nobel winner
Physicist Paid Only $200 for His Nobel-Winning Invention
‘…Back then, Japanese firms and most employees still held to the rule that the employer was a substitute for family, and that work was an end in itself, not a means to enrichment or personal glory. Nakamura was having none of it. He quit his job in 2000, moved to the US, and became an American citizen. He is now at the University of California in Santa Barbara.
‘In 2001, Nichia sued Nakamura for infringing trade secrets. Nakamura counter-sued and demanded a share of the booty. The two parties settled in 2005, with Nichia agreeing to pay Nakamura 840 million yen (then worth $8.1 million) after a lower court had awarded him 20 billion yen. The New York Times reported at the time that it was the largest payout ever made to an employee for an invention…’
Is the Nobel Peace Price Anti-Activism?
Nobel Peace Prize Should Go to No One
‘The Nobel Peace Prize was not awarded on 19 occasions, including for most of the duration of the two world wars. The most recent year in which the prize wasn’t granted was 1972. If the prize doesn’t get handed out, the monetary award (about $1.1 million) “shall be reserved until the following year,” according to the Nobel website.
‘Some of the names up for discussion this year are quite deserving. Malala Yousafzai, who has promoted the education of girls in rural Pakistan in the face of Taliban violence, and Denis Mukwege, who has advocated on behalf of victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, are both doing remarkable work. And I certainly don’t mean to denigrate the efforts of the many activists, aid workers, and officials working for peace in difficult circumstances around the world…’