With snow and freezing rain throughout the province, drivers are urged to use caution if they have to travel on the roads today, March 20. “I want to remind drivers to drive with caution, watch out for slippery roads and slow down for the conditions,” said Maurice Smith, Minister Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. “Taking a few extra minutes to plan ahead is well worth the effort to ensure that everyone arrives safely at their destination.” Nova Scotians can stay informed about road conditions by calling 511, visiting http://511.gov.ns.ca, or following @NS_TIR on Twitter for updates. -30-
The police said they seized a total of 162 electronic cards and 18,000 baht cash.Pol Maj Gen Phisit said the suspects confessed that they obtained blank electronic cards in Malaysia. The blanks were then encoded with information, obtained by using skimmers, off cards of people from countries such as Canada, the UK and Germany. A gang of foreigners, four Malaysians and two Sri Lankans, have been arrested and charged with the fraudulent use of over 100 ATM cards to withdraw around 10 million baht cash in Thailand, the Economic and Cyber Crime Division announced on Wednesday.According to the Bangkok Post, police division chief Pol Maj Gen Phisit Pao-in said the police were informed by Siam Commercial Bank that the bank has been requested to investigate theft of users’ information and fraudulent use of electronic cards to withdraw cash in Thailand. They would go separately to withdraw up to 60,000 baht each time from ATMs in Pratunam and Sukhumvit areas, and later hand the money over to an Indian they knew only as Asok. They were paid 10% of the money.The suspects said they had been withdrawing the money for over a month, with the total combined value approximately 10 million baht.Police said the two Sri Lankan suspects are former members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam who fled to Thailand. They were investigating whether terrorism funding is involved or not. The other gang members are Suthsrsan Nadarajah, 34, from Sri Lanka, and four Malaysians, Dasikumar Anthonisamy, 32, Eswarn Kumarn, 20, Jothi Shanhar S Thiagu, 19 and Pravin M.Dorasamy, 19. The investigators found out that the cards were used in the Pratunam area. Police sent to patrol the area discovered S.Saseelan, 43, withdrawing cash at an ATM. They asked to search hm and found 10 fake ATM cards. The police searched his accommodation and later apprehend the five other suspects. The six suspects have been charged with illegal access to a computer system, holding and using fake electronic cards and illegal entry to Thailand. Asok is still at large.
Shear Diamonds has engaged the services of DRA Americas to evaluate the existing diamond recovery plant at the Jericho diamond project, Nunavut. DRA is a world leader in the design and engineering of mineral process solutions with experience specific to Canada’s Northern diamond industry. “DRA’s extensive diamond industry experience gives us confidence that we can properly assess the existing diamond recovery plant at Jericho and take the appropriate next steps,” says Julie Lassonde, Executive Chairman of Shear. “We look forward to working with DRA.”DRA has prepared an initial assessment based on a recent site visit. Recommendations from this assessment have been incorporated into Shear’s 12 to 18 month business plan.Shear is a Canadian-based company focused on diamond exploration and development in Canada’s North, where it explores established diamond districts and has discovered new ones. Shear currently has a portfolio of eight diamond projects, including three advanced projects with development potential. Shear holds a 100% interest in its recently acquired Jericho diamond mine and surrounding exploration assets, located in the Kitikmeot region of Nunavut.