Month: September 2020

Kurt Busch wins at Las Vegas

Kurt Busch is advancing to the third round of the NASCAR playoffs.

Busch got some track position help thanks to a caution in the middle of green-flag pit stops with 32 scheduled laps to go and then held onto the lead for two more restarts for a win in his hometown of Las Vegas and an automatic berth in the third round.

Busch inherited the lead after Jimmie Johnson had a flat tire because he hadn’t pitted yet. Since the drivers ahead of Busch had hit pit road for what they hoped would be their final pit stops before the caution came out, Busch was able to pit under caution and restart first after he was the first driver off pit road.

The 2004 champion said that winning at his hometown track was something that he’d been dreaming of. Busch had never won at Vegas until Sunday night. And he

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Sir Maejor Page fraudulent GoFundMe for BLM in Atlanta

While GoFundMe said only $13,154 was raised on their platform, they did say that donors can request a refund.

ATLANTA — GoFundMe said they would issue refunds to those who donated to a fraudulent Black Lives Matter organization. 

A once-prominent face in the racial justice movement in Atlanta is facing federal charges in Ohio after allegations that he used a non-profit account to raise money that he later used for personal purchases.

A criminal complaint filed in the US Northern District of Ohio shows that Tyree Conyers-Page, who goes by the name of Sir Maejor Page, has been charged with one count of wire fraud and two counts of money laundering.

The charges, according to the complaint, stem from fraudulent use of donations received. A witness tipped off the FBI that Conyers-Page may have been using the Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta (BLMGA) non-profit organization to make money.


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NCSolutions And ciValue Collaborate To Launch A New Cloud-Based Retailer Marketing Service That Enhances Shopper Personalization | News

NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — NCSolutions (NCS) and ciValue are collaborating to launch a new cloud-based retailer marketing service designed to support the personalized and relevant experience today’s shoppers expect from retailers and brands.

The joint service, named the ciMedia Platform, allows retailers to serve the most relevant offers possible and better meet the expectations of their shoppers. By collaborating with brands on offers and campaigns, retailers can capture a larger share of CPG advertising investments. Additionally, as a part of the new service, they will gain access to NCS proven targeting solutions to expand the reach of their campaigns and ultimately drive new consumers into their retail and online stores.

“In a pandemic economy, gaps in the media ecosystem are even more glaring,” said Linda Dupree, CEO, NCSolutions. “Personalized and relevant experiences for shoppers are table stakes in today’s curated world. Retailers seeking to extend

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Google launches virtual business cards exclusively in India, gives users more online visibility

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New Delhi: Tech giant and global search engine Google Tuesday released a new feature that allows users in India to create virtual business cards. Called ‘People Cards‘, these are designed to help users build an online presence and also discover others.

Launched only in India, it is not likely to be expanded for the time being. The feature is available on mobile phones and can be accessed in English.

🆕 Introducing the people card on Google Search.

Showcase your business, passion or portfolio when people search for you on Google.

Get started ➡️

— Google India (@GoogleIndia) August 11, 2020

The card can be created in a simple three-step process.

First, users will have to login to their Google accounts on their phones and search for their names on Google search. They can also tap on the ‘add me to search’ option that

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LeBron, Lakers will meet Butler, Heat

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James vs. the Heat.

Pat Riley vs. the Lakers.

Get ready for the NBA Finals — a title series like none other, to end a season like none other.

The matchup is set, with the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers emerging as the last two teams standing in the chase to be crowned champions of the most tumultuous season in NBA history. The Heat won the Eastern Conference title Sunday night, finishing off Boston a day after the Lakers won the Western Conference crown.

So, for the first time — well, excluding the league’s inaugural season — two franchises that missed the playoffs the previous season will meet in the NBA Finals. Game 1 of Heat-Lakers is Wednesday night at Walt Disney World.

“We know why I came here,” said Lakers All-Star forward Anthony Davis, whose first finals trip comes in

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NY Charges Johnson & Johnson With Insurance Fraud Over Opioid Claims

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New York State filed civil charges on Thursday accusing Johnson & Johnson of insurance fraud for downplaying the risks of opioid painkillers, including to doctors and elderly patients.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the charges by New York‘s Department of Financial Services in that regulator’s opioid industry probe follow charges against Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, Allergan Plc, Endo International Plc, and Mallinckrodt Plc.

Johnson & Johnson and its Janssen Pharmaceuticals affiliate were accused of specifically targeting elderly patients for opioid treatment despite the risks, and in marketing materials characterizing opioid addiction as a myth.

“Misrepresentation of opioids to consumers for profit is inexcusable,” Cuomo said in a statement.

Johnson & Johnson did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

New York said Johnson & Johnson manufactured opioid products in the state such as

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Dear IRS: But What About Us ‘Little’ People?

Dear IRS: But What About Us ‘Little’ People?

Every time I look at my paystub, I want to vomit at the sight of how much money is taken out in taxes. Every time I pay an installment loan on my tax debt, I want to gauge my eyes out because I know the second I miss a payment, here comes the IRS threatening to garnish my wages.

None of my friends are millionaires, let alone thousandaires. But plenty of them are struggling with tax debt. Tax debt that can’t be prayed away. Tax debt that the IRS won’t bargain over with an offer in compromise. Tax debt that will probably follow them to their graves.

Unfortunately, none of us are Donald Trump.

The impeached president of the U.S. probably shouldn’t have been allowed to even run for president if his tax information was readily available. But as the recent New York Times article pointed out, Trump is swimming

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Google rolls out virtual business cards in India – what does it mean?

Over the past few months, Google has reinforced its India strategy, first with their investments in Jio Mart and commitments to India-focused initiatives. Then came the news of Pixel 4a arriving in the country some time in October. Now, Google has topped it off by making available its new Search feature that allows users to get discovered online more easily. 

The Search feature would allow entrepreneurs, journalists, freelancers and influencers, medical doctors or other categories of users to create their personalized identity that would make them easily discoverable. Google says the feature called people cards, would be its first attempt in India and was a result of the affinity that people in the world’s second largest internet market showed towards looking up their own names on Google Search. 

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Beware LinkedIn

Currently available only in English language, it might only be a matter of time before Google creates

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Stocks may open on firm note

SGX Nifty:

Trading of Nifty 50 index futures on the Singapore stock exchange indicates that the Nifty could rise 72 points at the opening bell.

Global markets:

Overseas, Asian stocks are trading higher as investors turn cautious ahead of a U.S. Presidential debate and as coronavirus cases spike again in a blow to global economic recovery hopes.

Investor focus will next be on the first debate between U.S. President Donald Trump and rival Joe Biden on Tuesday ahead of the November election.

In US, stock indexes closed higher after a choppy session Friday, as tech shares clawed back some of their big September declines. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 358.52 points higher, or 1.3%, at 27,173.96. The S&P 500 climbed 1.6% to 3,298.46. The Nasdaq Composite popped 2.26% to 10,913.56.

Shares of Amazon rose 2.5% and Facebook gained 2.1%. Apple advanced 3.8% and Microsoft climbed 2.3%. Netflix closed 2.1%

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Military contractors convicted of $2 million insurance, tax fraud scheme

Military contractors convicted of $2 million insurance, tax fraud scheme

Contractors were hired for work at Fort Hunter Liggett in Monterey County

Two military contractors were convicted of $2 million in insurance and tax fraud scheme, according to the Monterey County District Attorney. Selina Singh, 57, and Kabir Singh, 30, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit insurance fraud and related felonies. They face a maximum prison sentence of 11 years and 6 months, according to the DA’s office. In April 2016, the defendant owned two military subcontractor companies – Bara Infoware, Inc. and Federal Solutions Group, Inc. The companies did business out of San Ramon, California. Each of those companies had construction contracts involving facilities at Fort Hunter Liggett in Monterey County.When an employee was injured on the job Kabir told them to tell accident investigators it didn’t happen at work. Kabir later

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