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first_imgBrown pleased with winning start Former Jamaica College outstanding jumper Clayton Brown made a winning indoors start for his new school, the University of Florida last Saturday. Brown cleared 2.25 metres to win the men’s high jump at the Clemson Orange and Purple Invitational meet. Brown, who won the Class I high jump event at last year’s ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships and who was fourth in the triple jump was pleased with his winning performance. “I feel very good about my performance and I did better than I expected,” said Brown. He is looking forward to greater success in the upcoming season. “The competition here is great and I am looking for more success in the season,” concluded Brown, who will compete in Virginia Technical meet in two weeks time. – Raymond Graham Klopp’s decision backfires Juergen Klopp’s decision to field Liverpool’s youngest ever team backfired yesterday as the Premier League title contenders were held 0-0 at home by fourth-tier Plymouth in the third round of the FA Cup. Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino also made sweeping changes, and was made to sweat as his side left it late to beat second-tier Aston Villa 2-0. Chelsea had an easier time, sweeping aside third-tier Peterborough 4-1, with Spanish forward Pedro scoring twice. Westbrook’s 17th triple-double lifts Thunder past Nuggets OKLAHOMA CITY (AP): Russell Westbrook was scary enough already. Now, the league’s scoring leader is hitting 3-pointers as well as he does everything else. Westbrook had 32 points, 17 rebounds and 11 assists for his 17th triple-double of the season and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Denver Nuggets 121-106 on Saturday night. Westbrook made 7 of 12 3-pointers after hitting a career-high eight 3s on Thursday at Houston.last_img read more

Reports – Manchester City on the brink of deal for Monaco’s Fabinho

first_img Fabinho in action for Monaco 1 Manchester City are on the brink of securing a deal for Monaco defender Fabinho, according to reports in France.Manuel Pellegrini is keen to sign a right-back this summer, with Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna now 30 and 32 respectively.At 21, Fabinho would add some youth to the City squad and the player is also keen on a move to England.And now, according to L’Equipe, the Brazilian’s wish may almost be true with a report in the French newspaper claiming a deal is close.City look likely to shell out around £15m for Fabinho, who had also been attracting interest from rivals Manchester United.The full-back is now expected to fly to England for contract talks this week following Brazil’s elimination from the Copa America.last_img

Four Men Plead Guilty in Call Center Scam in US

first_imgFour men of Indian origin have pleaded guilty to charges of being involved in a multi-million dollar fraud in the United States in collusion with call centers based in India. The four men are Nisarg Patel, 26, of New Jersey, Dilip Kumar Ramanlal Patel, 30, of Florida, Rajesh Kumar, 39, of Arizona, and Dipak Kumar Sankalchand Patel, 38, of Pennsylvania.All of them pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit fraud and money laundering offences. While Nisarg, Dilip and Rajesh were arrested in October 2016 and have been in federal custody since then, Dipak has been in federal custody after he was arrested in May this year. They are awaiting sentencing.The case, heard before US district judge David Hittner of the Southern District of Texas, pertains to a massive call center scam, in which numerous American people were duped. In all 56 people and five India-based call centers have been charged for their involvement in the money laundering scheme,  in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in the Southern District of Texas in October last year.The accused ran a complex operation, in which people from from call centers located in Ahmedabad posed as officials from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and called US residents, accusing them of owing money to the US government and threatening them with imprisonment, fines or deportation if they did not pay up. They used information obtained from data brokers to their advantage in the scheme.They then instructed the vulnerable people to make the payment through stored value cards or wire transfer. Once the  payment was made, the call centers contacted their acquaintances in the US to liquidate and launder the sum.Nisarg and Dilip admitted that they had acted as runners in the scheme, and coordinated with their India-based partners in crime through email and social media platforms. Dilip also admitted that he used forged identification documents to receive wire transfers of money from the victims.Four Indians and one Pakistani had earlier pleaded guilty in the  case in June this year. Related ItemsAhmedabad US call center scamIndia US call center fraudLittle IndiaNRI call center scamNRI crimeNRI money launderinglast_img read more