An armored vehicle driver on a routine pickup at Revel Casino left the bag of cash worth $21,000 on the roof of his car and drove off. The surveillance video at the Revel shows that the bag on the rear driver's side roof of the truck. The money is still there six minutes later when the truck makes a pickup at Resorts Atlantic City. It is unclear where or when the money fell off after that, the Mail Online reported on 22 August 2014.
This not the first scenario of money lost while being transported by an armored car. In May, a man from California who was working in a parking lot picked up $125,000 that had fallen from one of the vehicles. Being part of a drug rehabilitation program, he returned the money. Joey Coyle found $1.2 million that had fallen from an armored car in 1981. The unemployed man from Philadelphia went on a spending spree, giving cash to friends and strangers alike. He was faced with theft charges later but was acquitted for reasons of temporary insanity.
This September 9, the iPhone6 will make its debut at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, Calif. A wearable computer that the media has nicknamed the iWatch will be featured along with these long awaited two iPhones with larger screens.
The choice for the date and place was based on a historical event for Apple. Thirty years agao Steven P. Jobs introduced the original Macintosh at this center on Tuesday. Now Timothy D. Cook, Apple’s chief executive, unveiled these products. Cook took the helm three years ago shortly before Mr. Jobs’s death.
Combine functions like health and fitness monitoring with mobile computing tasks like displaying maps were the expectation. It will have a flexible screen and, like the new phones, will support technology that allows people to pay for things wirelessly, the New York Times reported.
William Hill has been forced to pay £45,000 to three former employees for unjustly terminated. Deputy manager Mary Ann Napier, sales assistants Debbie McDaide and Christopher Imrie were dismissed from their posts in a Lanarkshire William Hill betting shop for serving a 16-year-old boy believed to have produced fake ID. The disciplinary action was taken against the staff when the teenager's mother complained to the police. The management accepted the youth's claims that he was never asked for proof of age.
The employment tribunal ruled that there were "no reasonable grounds" for them to come to that decision. Judge Charles Watt wrote: "The boy gave his statement in the presence of his mother. His mother was already considerably angry at the boy's behaviour in gambling away large sums of money in betting shops. A large amount of this money had come from the boy's grandfather. Larkhall received an award of £21,003. McDaide was compensated £13,406 while Imrie received and £8,744.
Airlines in China training their stewardess to squat while are they serving reported by the Yangcheng Evening News, 13 Sep 2014 had been heavily criticized (see translated version in eNews163). The rationale behind the squat is for the personal touch of seeing the passengers at eye level. In the service industry, coddling the customers goes a long way. Businesses had to be innovative to beat the competition to survive in the keen competition in the service industry.
Air stewardesses are selected for their beauty so the assumption that they possess a lanky figure would be reasonable. Squatting with their shoulders square to the target, would expose their slender legs if skirts are worn. Protrusion of the breasts would be unavoidable if they need to maintain good posture. These factors would put them in a suggestive posture if the angle is right. With such controversies being thrown on this policy the regular folk would not be comfortable receiving such services.
Savy Seph gave a good account of advantage players. "The advantage players have an edge over the house given that they tend to win more than they lose. While cheating at casinos is a criminal activity, advantage players use legitimate means to beat the house. Since they play by the rules, they deserve to pocket their winnings. The casinos may frown on the advantage players but they are not able to use legal means to throw advantage players in jail. This shows that the law recognizes advantage players to be a different kettle of fish from the unethical cheaters." Card counting, a form of advantage play, was used by Ben Affleck at the Hard Rock Casino in Vegas to win $800,000 in May 2014.
Sky News had a few interesting quotes from Affleck in their 18 Sep 2014 article. "That is a true story. I mean, that took place. I took some time to learn the game and became a decent blackjack player," he said. "And once I became decent, the casinos asked me not to play blackjack. I mean, the fact that being good at the game is against the rules at the casinos should tell you something about casinos."
Being the first to use the iPhone6 turns out to be a disadvantage. The launching of the new Apple product was greeted with the same enthusiasm. People were willing to camp overnight to get a good spot in the queue to buy it. Others would pay an exorbitant premium just to be early user of the product. These users are not complaining that the phone warped under pressure.
The unexpected major design has been widely reported on the Internet and has already been dubbed "bend-gate." Users complained that the metal is too soft and it bends under pressure after being carried around in their pocket for long periods of time. With a thinner and larger aluminum body, the phone just don't stand up to the wear and tear of staying in a pocket, the CBS News reported on 24 Sep 2014.
The Ravel Casino in Atlantic City did not believe that smoking is a complimentary product for gambling. Macau is following this footstep to put test this consumer preference theory. Market Watch warns investors in their 3 Oct 2014 report that strict curbs on smoking laid out in a recent statement by Macau's government information bureau will have a negative impact on share prices for casinos in Macau.
This recent announcement would completely ban all smoking in "mass areas," although some VIP lounges will still allow it. According to Barclays Research's latest forecasts the smoking rules are stricter than most economists had expected. Barclay initially interpreted the ruling to allow smoking at partitioned premium mass areas on the mass floor. "While previously we had expected just a low-to-mid-single-digit percentage impact to overall gross gaming revenue from the smoking ban (if premium mass areas can still smoke), we would now expect a higher mid-to-high-single-digit impact to overall Gross Gaming Revenue if smoking is not allowed in all premium mass areas as well," the firm said.
The Revel Casino opened in April 2012 and had struggled since it started operations. It started out by trying to achieve its niche market by branding itself as an upmarket resort-class casino. This posh concept of no smoking, expensive food and drinks did not appeal to the typical gambling crowd of Atlantic City. The $2.4 billion resort suffered badly from poor patronage. After operating for 10 months, it incurred a debt of $1.5 billion. It filed for bankruptcy on March 2013. In May 2013 the casino got out of bankruptcy by clearing $1.2 billion of debt in exchange for an 82% equity to its lenders. It is unfortunate that Macau had not learned from Ravel.
The La Plange is a famous alpine ski resort in France. Just type La Plange on your search engine and the list will point you it. Some of the images that show on the search engine can enchant you. This seem like a must visit for a skier.
Looking up La Plagne on the GPS will result in some ambiguity. There are 3 La Plange listed on the GPS in France. A bus driver found out that choosing the wrong one was be a costly mistake and 50 Belgian tourists paid the price for his error on 9 March 2015.
The Guardian reported that the bus driver made a 750 mile (1,200km) detour. The bus driver took the road leading to La Plagne village in the south of France near Spain, some 400 miles (600 km) southwest of the ski resort. The pathetic tourist arrived at their destination in the Alps 24 hours late.