An outrageously audacious gang that managed to cheat multiple UK jewellers out of millions by re-enacting that scene from Kingpin and sneakily paying them Monopoly money has been sentenced to a little spell behind bars.Gianni Accamo, Dusica Nikolic, Dragoslav Djordjevic, Juliano Nikolic and Bruno Nikolic have been sent down for pulling off the shockingly simple swindle, which could have been cooked up by an infant.The biggest single exploit saw John Calleija, who has a shop in the Royal Arcade, Old Bond Street, cheated out of almost €8 million £6.1 million .However, once they d turned their backs, Accamo switched the cash-loaded briefcase probably a briefcase for one packed with Monopoly money, much of which was stealthily sandwiched between real Euro notes.The fact that the rest simply had the word Monopoly covered up by paper bands proves that all foreign money is definitely a joke.The fraud operated required you men to establish confidence in your victims so it was thought you could be trusted," said Judge Julian Lambert, presumably between stifled giggles.
An outrageously audacious gang that managed to cheat multiple UK jewellers out of millions by re-enacting that scene from Kingpin and sneakily paying them Monopoly money has been sentenced to a little spell behind bars.Gianni Accamo, Dusica Nikolic, Dragoslav Djordjevic, Juliano Nikolic and Bruno Nikolic have been sent down for pulling off the shockingly simple swindle, which could have been cooked up by an infant.The biggest single exploit saw John Calleija, who has a shop in the Royal Arcade, Old Bond Street, cheated out of almost €8 million £6.1 million .However, once they d turned their backs, Accamo switched the cash-loaded briefcase probably a briefcase for one packed with Monopoly money, much of which was stealthily sandwiched between real Euro notes.The fact that the rest simply had the word Monopoly covered up by paper bands proves that all foreign money is definitely a joke.The fraud operated required you men to establish confidence in your victims so it was thought you could be trusted," said Judge Julian Lambert, presumably between stifled giggles.
There are two antennas inside the 5C, and the phone automatically switches between them seamlessly to maintain the best connection.There s dual-SIM card support, but if you only want one SIM, the other slot can be used for a MicroSD card to boost the 16GB of internal memory.It runs Android 6.0 with the latest EMUI 4.1 user interface over the top, just like the Huawei P9, with a revised camera app and additional modes, including a macro mode and light painting.If all this sounds familiar, it may be because the phone has been released in China already, but there is a key difference between them — the international Honor 5C doesn t come with a fingerprint scanner.Honor will have the 5C up for pre-order in three colors — silver, grey, and gold — from June 20, at 150 British pounds or 200 euros, with a delivery date around the end of the month.There has been no decision made on a U.S. release, but Honor does sell its bigger brother, the 5X in America.
Image caption Barclays offers its own mobile payment facility on Android devicesBarclays has upgraded its Android app to allow UK customers to make contactless payments in stores via their handsets.Both allow payments of up to £100 via compatible terminals, although sums over £30 require the use of a Pin code.But Barclays says its app also allows customers to carry on spending if they lose one of their physical cards.That is because if a card is cancelled, Barclays can immediately upload the details of its replacement to the app, as soon as it is issued."But what we think will be a big driver to adopting Android Pay or Apple Pay is the in-app purchases, in which people can have their shipping and billing information pre-loaded to help speed up transactions.However, it is currently limited to US-based phone owners.
The global finance markets are slipping on Friday after the UK public voted to leave the EU, but there is one currency that is reveling in the uncertainty of the Brexit result: bitcoin.Its price against the U.S. Dollar rose as high as $1,000 in 2013 and, while it has stabilized somewhat since that landmark valuation, it hit a two-and-a-half year high of nearly $775 on June 17 before cratering nearly 25 percent over the next week.The currency fell by more than 10 percent to hit a 35-year low against the Dollar, as question marks around how Britain will exit the EU — it would be the first member to do so — how it will find new trade deals, who will be in charge of the government, and more saw the Pound s depression impact on markets across Asia and the rest of the world.Bitcoin looks like a particularly appealing vehicle for offloading the Pound given that peer-to-peer currency services like TransferWise paused working with the currency ahead of the Brexit vote due to potential market turbulence.London-based TransferWise, which includes U.S.-based Andreesen Horwitz among its investors and is valued at $1.1 billion, cancelled any pending British Pound transfers that were not completed by 8pm UK time on Thursday.The company told customers it plans to resume operations today, but, at the time of writing, its service has not yet resumed support for the Pound.
Between Brexit and Euro2016, England have got a few Johnsons to worry about, so here†s a quick guide†EURefResults pic.twitter.com/K4EhrlWN2T— Paddy Power @paddypower June 24, 2016Waking up this morning like EURefResults pic.twitter.com/zeWAg6gqce— Georgina @georginaxlily June 24, 2016Me waking up to the EU results EURefResults pic.twitter.com/VVepvawA7S— Matt @mattcockle June 24, 2016— Jonathan Cardwell @Jonny C85 June 24, 2016Just found a dead rainbow.EURefResults pic.twitter.com/BpvQtG4QAq— Ian Watt @watty62 June 24, 2016Ain't no body gonna tell me to respect my elders no more EURefResults pic.twitter.com/d9i86eMb0l— Ruby @antiruuby June 24, 2016*runs to tesco and buys all of the magic stars* EURefResults pic.twitter.com/cwKnE7mZDT— charlà tte @fxckpxynter June 24, 2016I give up on bitcoin.pic.twitter.com/QsMb6zukdS— Joe Colangelo @Itsjoeco June 23, 2016If you're just waking up...Nigel Farage backtracking already on the EU Referendum in The UK.EURefResults pic.twitter.com/mQQUMHOGmm— Ice Cream Parties @icecreamparties June 24, 2016Where are all the celebrating Leavers this morning?Whathavewedone EURefresults pic.twitter.com/UQPnGR7lOP— Danny Golledge @dannyg86uk June 24, 2016I'd like to introduce you to your new Prime Minister.EURefResults pic.twitter.com/fnMBurcn8m— David Cameron @DavidChameron June 24, 2016
There is a 10 per cent difference on the prices we have already quoted customers… Customers will review orders as price go up.With UK PM David Cameron already revealing he is going to resign by October, this heaps further caution on the UK economy.Mike Norris, chief executive at Computacenter, agreed the vote could create a malaise where spending becomes less certain, and that is bad for the whole of the UK economy.Last year it lost £2m in forex rates and so a weaker pound will mean more profits where the money is repatriated.It is vital now that our political and business leaders do everything they can to restore and maintain market stability as a new relationship with the EU is established .Personally I don t trust our government to keep the same standards and inspire the same levels of confidence.
We re still working on those, he confirmed, until last night we had this as a contingency but didn t expect Brexit to happen, Tech vendors we contacted this morning for comment all said pretty much the same thing and were caught on the hop by EU referendum.In a further fallout from Brexit, Gartner expects the price of US products to go up for Brits thanks to the plummeting value of sterling.The pound fell Friday morning against the US dollar to its lowest level in 30 years – to £1.32.The appreciation of the US dollar began in autumn 2014 and caused upheaval to European tech spending last year - currency was mentioned by every US vendor with overseas operations as a hurdle.Small price rises occurred in Blighty in 2015 but the pound has since shown some recovery, and Garnter had earlier expected it to reach levels last recorded against the US dollar in 2014.The analyst said it was too soon to produce a figure for 2017 but that growth would be negative.
The value of bitcoin rose sharply today as sterling dipped in response to the UK's decision to leave the European Union.The cryptocurrency's price against the dollar rose by more than $100 to its highest point in over two years.At the time of writing, one bitcoin is worth $659 or £480 according to Coindesk's bitcoin price index, which averages the price of the currency across leading global bitcoin exchanges.Independent financial consultant Anuj Khanna told WIRED the bitcoin surge was likely to be a "temporary phenomenon" as people with large amounts of liquid assets scramble to find a stable currency to divert their cash into.Online money transfer service TransferWise suspended transactions using the pound yesterday to protect customers from market turbulence in the wake of the referendum.There are currently over 15.5 million bitcoins in circulation which, at the current market valuation, are worth around £7.3 billion.
U.K. charities can expect to lose $217 British pounds about $296 million every year, once Britain separates from EU, according to Britain Stronger in Europe.That s the amount of money those groups got in funding from the EU in 2014, the most recent year for which such data is available.While a number of charities and aid groups stand to lose a significant amount of funds, many have resolved to remain focused on their causes, and particularly committed to the refugee crisis as those in favor of separating want Britain to wield more control over immigration issues.Whether it be tackling poverty, or our role in helping vulnerable refugees in Europe and the world; we must not falter in our commitment to helping vulnerable children wherever they may be, Mike Penrose, executive director, told Reuters.There are many unanswered questions about Brexit, Tim Pilkington, chief executive of World Vision, told Reuters, but, in the meantime, we ll continue working alongside the U.K. Government to champion the rights of children and to shape policies that achieve this.The announcement came in response to the EU-Turkey deal, which granted Turkey financial and political rewards for halting illegal immigration through its territory.
God help our country.Uncertainty has never been a friend to global markets, and uncertainty is just what Brexit creates in heaps, particularly for the British economy.To be clear, the social media masses aren t the only ones predicting economic doom as a result of the Brexit.But mounting research shows that a feedback loop does exist between social media and the stock markets, in which online anxieties about the market s response may feed into the response itself.Bollen built an algorithm that predicted moves in the market accurately nearly 87 percent of the time when it factored in mood.The algorithm was only a little more than 73 percent accurate when it considered just the history of fluctuations in the Dow.
Reuters – French telecoms company Orange said on Friday it plans to maintain several group offices in the United Kingdom, which employ about 900 people, despite Britain s vote to leave the European Union.The company said it was not present in the British telecoms consumer market and that the referendum vote had no direct impact on its financial exposure and balance sheet.Britain s decision to exit the European Union in a referendum on Thursday sent markets tumbling on Friday, with the pound sterling crashing to a 31-year low at one point.Shares in Orange fell 7.5 percent, outperforming France s blue chip CAC 40 index, which closed down 8.04 percent for the day after banks in particular took a hammering.The group is covered against movements in the sterling and dollar exchange rates, Orange said in the statement.Reporting by Mathieu Rosemain; Writing by Bate Felix; Editing by Richard Lough and Susan Fenton
View photosMoreAn Orange logo is seen in a phone shop of a shopping centre in Nice, southern France, March 8, 2016.REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/File PhotoPARIS Reuters - French telecoms company Orange said on Friday it plans to maintain several group offices in the United Kingdom, which employ about 900 people, despite Britain's vote to leave the European Union.The company said it was not present in the British telecoms consumer market and that the referendum vote had no direct impact on its financial exposure and balance sheet.Britain's decision to exit the European Union in a referendum on Thursday sent markets tumbling on Friday, with the pound sterling crashing to a 31-year low at one point.Shares in Orange fell 7.5 percent, outperforming France's blue chip CAC 40 index .fchi , which closed down 8.04 percent for the day after banks in particular took a hammering."The group is covered against movements in the sterling and dollar exchange rates," Orange said in the statement.
First up, it has re-modelled predictions and expects this to fall by up to 10 per cent in 2016, based on public sector and businesses cutting expenditure to reduce risk, said principal analyst Matthew Ball.American vendors with overseas operations have already wrestled with the appreciating dollar versus the euro and sterling last year and this.The Brexit vote caused the British pound to crash to a 31-year low.Financial markets, which have melted since the EU referendum, are likely to remain volatile for the next six months, and Blighty is in danger of moving into a recession as businesses and consumer keep their wallets shut while they assess the lay of the land.Over at SCC - which is among the UK s largest services-based resellers - owner Sir Peter Rigby told his charges the company must deal with an outcome that was not desired by management.We are a diverse, profitable and well-managed organisation with low debt and a very strong balance sheet.
Encouraging data on the U.S. economy and housing market helped lift U.S. stock indexes higher in afternoon trading Tuesday.The rebound followed even bigger gains in Europe as global markets recovered from a two-day rout triggered by Britain's vote to leave the European Union.Energy and health care companies led the rally.The Dow Jones industrial average gained 138 points, or 0.8 percent, to 17,279 as of 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time.The euro and the British pound were moving higher, though the pound remained near its lowest levels since 1985.Uncertainty and anxiety over the economic fallout from Britain's vote to leave the European Union has roiled global financial markets since Friday and prompted ratings agencies to slash their top-shelf credit rating for the U.K. Investors appeared to shake off their some of their jitters Tuesday.
Smartphone maker OnePlus has said the UK s decision to leave the European Union could force it to raise its prices.The Chinese manufacturer of the OnePlus 3 smartphone said in a post on its official online forum that the worrying downward trend of the GBP British pound may make it difficult to maintain our current pricing structure in the UK.The value of the pound dropped steeply in the immediate aftermath of the vote to leave the EU in last week s referendum.Our margins have always been thin, and our expenses are mainly in USD US dollars .This being the case, sudden drops such as the one that the pound has recently experienced could have a direct impact on our prices, the technology firm said in its statement. We re telling you this now because we don t want you to be blindsided.
Rupert Pontin, valuation director at automotive valuations company Glass s Guide, said that as the country is currently venturing into unchartered political and financial territory, motorists should expect a period of instability for new and used car sales.Your driving licence is still valid, for nowFor British citizens, nothing in regards to either driving licences or passports, both of which currently carry EU flags and emblems, will change and both documents will remain valid.British drivers may need to have their passports stamped at border crossings in the future, and additional customs controls will slow the time it takes to cross the European mainland.There ll be no more filling your boot with cheap goods either, because if the limits that apply to countries outside the EU are reimposed, you ll only be able to carry a litre of spirits, four litres of wine or 16 litres of beer.Tobacco will be limited to 200 cigarettes and other goods will only be permitted up to a value of £390.Currently, all insurance policies have to meet several EU criteria which can be hard for small insurers to do, and a Brexit could make the insurance industry more competitive as a result.
There are certainly more important concerns, but if you re planning a summer trip overseas, one of yours may be, How s this Brexit stuff gonna affect my vacation?Unfortunately, if you already have travel plans and have paid for your flights and hotels, you won t be able to get any money back.However, Zach Honig, editor of The Points Guy, suggests a workaround:This won t work if you ve already checked out, but if you re currently staying at a hotel and you ve authorized your card with a deposit at check-in, ask the hotel to process your final bill as a new transaction, so you don t end up getting stuck with the less favorable exchange rate that may have been locked in on the date your card was authorized.But its U.K. operations across more than a dozen bases may need a new British operating certificate.Some Travel Destinations May Be Less CrowdedA weaker pound means that travel will be more expensive for U.K. tourists—especially travel to the States, considering the exchange rate.Some experts say this means popular tourist destinations—New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco—could soon be less crowded.
RISE: The OnePlus 3 is facing a major price hike after Brexit voteBrexit has already caused markets to crash and the pound to fall to a 30-year low – now it looks like tech fans could face higher prices.One of the globe's leading budget smartphone makers has warned customers in the UK that prices may soon have to rise.OnePlus has taken the tech world by storm with its cheap flagship-killing smartphones but things could be about to change.The firm's latest OnePlus 3 handset has just gone in sale and is already recieving rave reviews.But OnePlus is warning that the worrying downward trend of the pound may make it difficult to maintain their current pricing structure in the UK.
We asked vendors about it and they dodged the questionTech vendors don t want to admit it but CIOs will need to return to their spending plan spreadsheets: hardware is going to get more expensive post-Brexit as sterling slides against the US dollar.Cisco prices started to go up immediately on Friday 24 June , said one channel source.Many vendors buy components in US dollars and will be under pressure to ensure margins are not hit when they sell to UK consumers or businesses.Commodity IT makers tend to have monthly price checks, and multiple sources told us to expect increases of between five to ten per cent in areas including PCs and volume servers, to materialise next week.We ve got the feeling we might see an over-balancing due to fears the pound will continue to fall.
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