Manny, a team leader with Hardcar Security, carries a pelican case in San Francisco on Monday, Jan. 21, 2018. (Randy Vazquez/Bay Area News Group) Greg, a member of Hardcar Security, holds the sides of his bulletproof vest in San Francisco on Monday, Jan. 21, 2018. (Randy Vazquez/Bay Area News Group) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Hardcar Security staff, Greg, right, and Manny, left, stand outside of their van in San Jose, Calif., on Monday, Jan. 21, 2018. (Randy Vazquez/Bay Area News Group) Manny, a team leader with Hardcar Security, pulls out a pelican case out of his van in San Francisco on Monday, Jan. 21, 2018. (Randy Vazquez/Bay Area News Group) Manny, a team leader with Hardcar Security, has his gun holstered in San Francisco on Monday, Jan. 21, 2018. (Randy Vazquez/Bay Area News Group) Manny, right, a team leader with Hardcar Security, carries a pelican case while his co-worker Greg, left, follows in San Francisco on Monday, Jan. 21, 2018. … [Read more...] about The cannabis cash crisis: Where to put the money?
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Susan Tompor Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EST Feb 7, 2019 Maybe con artists are inspired by the movie "The Mule" where Clint Eastwood plays an octogenarian who hauls cocaine shipments in a Lincoln pickup for a Mexican cartel. Maybe it's all the political haggling over "The Wall" where President Donald Trump and his supporters want to beef up border security by creating a barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border to combat drug traffickers. Maybe it's the El Chapo drug trial in New York. But here's a new scam alert: Consumers are getting alarming phone calls from someone who claims to be from law enforcement or Social Security and then scares you into thinking that your Social Security number has been connected to running drugs and money laundering across the border. The scam tries to convince you that your Social Security number has been suspended because of suspicious activity or because it's connected to a serious crime. In some … [Read more...] about New Social Security phone scam makes you out to be a criminal
Marisa Hordern can trace the origins of her online jewellery business, Missoma, all the way back to when she was five, when her mother gave her a shard of blue labradorite. "It all started when I got my first crystal," recalls the founder, who was so enamoured with the gift that she spent all of her pocket money on gems, filling her bedroom with malachites and rainbow moonstones. The obsession persisted through school and university, where she studied history. "I always felt like my life was missing something creative," says the business owner, who tried to fill the void by joining luxury brand conglomerate, Richemont, in 2002. But instead of getting hands-on with Cartier rings, the graduate drowned in Excel spreadsheets. She did have one artistic outlet – homemade jewellery. Hordern crafted beaded gemstone belts and other pieces at the kitchen table, selling her creations to design boutiques. Lending a hand was mother, Michele, and sister, Sophie, who also provided … [Read more...] about ‘I felt like my life was missing something creative’
Video PUBLISHED: 21:00 04 January 2019 Andrew Clarke Saoirse Ronan stars as Mary Queen of Scots in the epic historical drama Photo: Universal Archant This year looks like being an interesting and eclectic year at the movies with some unfamiliar names seeking to make their mark on the big screen. Arts editor Andrew Clarke nominates the films to look out for Steve Coogan as Stan Laurel and John C Reilly as Oliver Hardy in Stan & Ollie, the new film examining the friendship and career of Laurel & Hardy Photo: BBC FilmsLast year was a time of tremendous change in Hollywood. The Time’s Up and #MeToo movements have triggered social change on both a social and professional level and have shaken Tinsel Town out of its long-held, very conservative beliefs about how to be creative and what it takes to do business and come up with a hit movie.As with anything in movies, change takes time because the production time for a film is about 18 months … [Read more...] about What’s on at the cinema this year: The 2019 Best Film Guide
Susan Tompor Detroit Free Press Published 10:38 AM EST Nov 26, 2018 Having Black Friday regrets? Maybe that you should have bought that down jacket at 50 percent off? Or maybe jumped on that deal on a Roomba vacuum? Fear not, it's Cyber Monday and it's a day of second chances. Shoot, you're likely to find some good deals through Cyber Week. Cyber Monday is expected to be the largest online shopping day in history, generating a whopping $7.8 billion in sales — a projected gain of 17.6 percent year over year, according to Adobe Analytics. As of Black Friday, the biggest discounts are in computers, down 17.8 percent on average; TVs, down 18 percent; and toys, down 27.1 percent, according to Adobe Analytics data. For Cyber Monday, shoppers can expect more of the same and likely the best deals on toys. No doubt, shoppers have already spent plenty. A record $6.22 billion was spent online by the end of Black Friday, according to Adobe … [Read more...] about Cyber Monday 2018: What are hottest deals on hottest day