GPL contractor slapped with fraud charge

first_imgNeil Benjamin of Lot 254 Section C Enterprise, East Coast Demerara, a sub-contractor attached to the Guyana Power and Light Inc, appeared on Monday before Magistrate Judy Latchman to answer to yet another charge of fraud.He denied that between October 7, 2017 and February 28, 2018, he obtained $725,000 from Keisha Cameron by falsely pretending that he was in position to purchase for her a Toyota Allion motorcar, knowing same to be false.The prosecution is contending that on July 6, 2017, Cameron, in a conversation with the 52-year-old Benjamin, told him she wanted to purchase a used motorcar, and Benjamin reportedly advised her to purchase a new car instead, provided that she allowed him to take her to his auto dealer.Facts relate that the woman made a down payment of $170,000 to Benjamin, for which she was never given a receipt; and on two other occasions he allegedly collected from Cameron other monies totalling $725,000.The Prosecution’s case is that several months passed with the woman inquiring about the motorcar, only to be later told that Benjamin had never made any down payment for the vehicle.A report was made to the Police, and the contractor was arrested and charged.The Police prosecutor objected to Benjamin being placed on bail, informing the court that Benjamin had previously been charged for matters of a similar nature, for which he is presently before the court.Benjamin was, however, placed on $200,000 bail, and is expected to return to court on September 24.last_img read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   During training camp, Arizona Cardinals offensive lineman Cole Toner will join Doug and Wolf every morning on 98.7 FM, Arizona’s Sports Station, to give an inside look at the daily grind of camp and a personal view of how his 2017 preparation is coming along.The Arizona Cardinals continue preparation for their second preseason game, which is Saturday night against the Oakland Raiders.For Cole Toner and the rest of the Cardinals, that means working against the Raiders’ schemes in practice. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo LISTEN: All-Access with Cole Toner center_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Your browser does not support the audio element. “Yes, we did a little bit (Tuesday),” Toner said. “(Wednesday) we actually have, we were told, like a carded period at the end of practice. Part of the period, the Raiders’ offense will run the cards against our defense and then the second part of the period, we’ll run plays against the Raiders’ looks on defense.”The Cardinals may be at an advantage Saturday, at least from a preparation standpoint. They’ve been in camp since July 22 and have a preseason game under their belt. Oakland veterans reported six days later and this will be the Raiders’ first preseason tilt.Toner said the Cardinals have been doing some studying on Saturday’s opponent.“I have,” he said. “We have, a little as a group, too. “They’re different than the Cowboys in that they have bigger guys on the inside. The Cowboys, it seems, they like lankier, quick-twitch guys on the inside. Not small, but quick-twitch, quick foot-speed, get penetration guys. The Raiders, on the inside, have these big guys, larger individuals above 320-ish, which presents a different challenge.”The Cardinals and Raiders kick off at 7:00 p.m. Saturday night at University of Phoenix Stadium. You can hear all the action on 98.7 FM, Arizona’s Sports Station with pregame coverage starting at 3:30.last_img read more

Clickthrough Rate Debate Facebook Says Its Old News

first_imgIs click-through rate a relic of the past? Facebook wants you to think so.click-through rateTodd Wasserman, business editor at Mashable, writes that Facebook continues “in its mission to convince the world’s top marketers that the standard means of measuring an online ad’s performance – the click-through rate – doesn’t matter.”Facebook’s Director of Pricing and Measurement, Brad Smallwood, as well as Tom Buday, head of marketing at Nestle, took to the stage at the IAB MIXX conference in New York to make their case. Smallwood “compared social media to the early days of television, which lacked a standard metric until Arthur Nielsen introduced a ratings system in 1950,” and instead proposed that marketers concentrate less on click-through rate in favor of reach and frequency.As evidence, Smallwood cited a study which found a weak correlation between a high click-through rate and actual sales, as well as one that “found 99% of sales generated from online branding ad campaigns came from consumers who saw ads, but didn’t interact with them.” Wasserman isn’t sure whether “Facebook will succeed in convincing Corporate America that CTRs are a relic of the past,” but he says big companies are already taking sides.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more