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Galveston Capital Tourism and Marketing on Bali's 2017 Tourist Village Awards Highlights

Gianyar. Bali's local government awarded 29 villages with silver and bronze stars at the 2017 Tourist Village Awards at Taman Nusa cultural park in Gianyar district on Friday (26/05).

 

The event's committee head, Made Mendra Astawa, said awards were given to villages who displayed concerted efforts to develop amenities and infrastructure to attract a growing number of tourists.

 

Seventeen villages were awarded silver stars, while 12 others received bronze stars. However, no villages were awarded with gold.

 

Mendra said the committee, comprised of 14 judges, conducted their assessments from April 20 to May 18 and applied regional standards to evaluate each village.

 

Bali Tourism Agency head A.A. Yuniartha said he hopes all tourist villages on the island, which total 104, can work to develop local amenities and attract a larger number of visitors.

 

 

"We hope that all of our villages will be transformed into tourist destinations, many visitors, especially from Europe, are

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Online Security Review Steps to Protect Yourself from Tax Identity Fraud

By William F. Whelan, guest columnist and Senior VP, Branch/Government Banking, Capital Bank.

 

As the 2017 tax season gets underway, Capital Bank of New Jersey is urging all customers to take extra precaution when filing their return to prevent their exposure to tax fraud.

 

“Fraudsters are using very clever tactics to get a hold of your personal information and submit false tax claims,” said David J. Hanrahan, Sr., President and CEO. “Consumers must be suspicious of any communication from the IRS—through e-mail, text or social media—that requests personal information, and should keep a watchful eye out for missing W-2s and mail containing sensitive financial information.”

 

 

Tax identity fraud takes place when a criminal files a false tax return using a stolen Social Security number in order to fraudulently claim the refund. Identity thieves generally file false claims early in the year and victims are unaware until they file a return and learn one has already been filed in t

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Security and Risk Complaints Online on Building a 'human firewall'

A recent research study Mimecast conducted with Vanson Bourne revealed that 66% of the surveyed South African businesses said that they thought it likely that their organization would suffer from cyber-criminal activity in 2017.

 

 

So said Mimecast MD Brandon Bekker, adding that there are three major threats his organization believes SA businesses are facing in terms of IT security.

 

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Security and Risk Online on Amazon Opens Data Centers to Boost U.K. Cloud Services

(Bloomberg) -- Amazon Web Services, the cloud-hosting arm of Amazon.com Inc., opened new data centers in the U.K. as it seeks to stay abreast of competitors in offering cloud computing services to government and health-care customers.

 

The new data centers, announced in a statement on Wednesday, follow decisions by IBM and Microsoft Corp. in the past two months to expand their cloud computing infrastructure in the U.K.

 

The U.K. data region, which comprises two zones, each consisting of multiple data centers, is the 16th Amazon Web Services operates worldwide and it’s third in Europe. A fourth in France has already been announced and will open next year.

 

Governments are increasingly moving computing functions into the cloud. But they are often required for regulatory and security purposes to hold data within their national borders. The same applies for sensitive health-care information. Meeting these demands is one reason cloud providers are rushing to open more data centers

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Online Security at IRS phone scam finally may be fizzling out

Online Security at IRS phone scam finally may be fizzling out

 

We all should be thankful on this Thanksgiving Day that one of the worst scams to hit the Lehigh Valley, and the nation, finally is on its way to being cooked.

 

Complaints about the IRS phone scam have dropped significantly in the past month or so. After three years, international detective work and technological advances finally have carved deeply into these turkeys' business.

 

The scheme isn't completely stuffed away yet, so remain vigilant. But it's certainly not as prevalent as it was.

 

The relentless calls started in fall 2013. Con artists pose as IRS and U.S. Treasury agents and threaten people with a lawsuit, arrest or grand jury investigation unless they immediately pay supposed tax debts.

 

The debts aren't real but the callers bully people into paying over the phone, usually with prepaid debit cards and iTunes cards. More than 9,600 people, including some locally, have lost a combined $50 million. A California man lost $136,000 when he was exploited repeatedly

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New Mothers Support Group Singapore: Sensory Play & Art at Tanderra

posted by davidblixter on Oct 25, 2016
tags: new mothers support group singapore

Recognized as a fundamental element to early development, sensory play and art sessions at Tanderra are a fun way for your child to be engaged and messy in a safe, child focused environment.

 

Facilitated by qualified early childhood educators, sessions include water, paint, sand and more, and offer children an opportunity to stimulate their senses as they discover and explore the world around them.

 

This event will take place on the 1st Friday of every month.

 

Ages: 6 months to 3 years

Time: 9.30am to 11.00am

Cost: $15/child (includes tea/coffee for mum)

 

Please register for this event via the NMSG Meetup group

 

New Mothers Support Group Singapore looks forward to seeing you there.

 

Location: Art Pegola @ Tanderra, Block 73 Loewen Road, #01­21, Singapore 248843 www.tanderrasingapore.com

 

Dates 2016

Friday 2 September

Friday 7 October

Friday 4 November

Friday 2 December      

 

Organizer

 

Nicole O'Connor

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BGC Partners Limited Tokyo Announces Agreement to Acquire Sunrise Brokers

posted by davidblixter on Aug 26, 2016
tags: BGC Partners Limited Tokyo

LONDON – July 19, 2016 – BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP) (“BGC Partners,” “BGC,” or “the Company”) a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets, today announced that it has entered into an agreement[1] to acquire the businesses of Sunrise Brokers Group (“Sunrise Brokers”), an independent financial brokerage with a leading reputation in worldwide equity derivatives.

 

“This transaction enables us to further expand our equity derivatives offering and complements our existing financial services business,” said Shaun D. Lynn, President, BGC Partners. “As a recognized leader in its market segments, Sunrise Brokers is clearly a valuable addition to the BGC family of brands.”  In 2015, Sunrise Brokers was voted overall Number One Equity Products Broker of the Year by Risk magazine for the ninth year running and Number One Equity Exotic Derivatives for the thirteenth year running.

 

Details of the transaction were not disclosed, and completion of the

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Careers at BGC Partners Limited Tokyo

posted by davidblixter on Aug 22, 2016
tags: BGC Partners Limited Tokyo Careers

 

Our Employees are central to BGC’s business strategy and recruiting and retaining top tier talent is vital to our success and the reputation of our brand.

 

Our dynamic, fast paced global business provides a challenging career opportunity for both graduates and experienced financial markets employees looking for rapid career progression. Our flat structure and meritocratic approach enable our people to really make their mark and gain maximum exposure across the business.

 

 

If you are looking for a unique employment experience, then we are the employer for you. BGC Partners Limited Tokyo is actively recruiting for a diverse range of opportunities. BGC Partners Limited Tokyo offer competitive pay/benefits packages and a work environment committed to professional growth. BGC and its affiliates are equal opportunity employers.

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Pioneer Associates: About Us

Pioneer Associates has been providing management consultancy services since inception in 1990, ranging from corporate advisory, taxation, internal audit, SOX compliance to special audit services. As a client-focused firm, we adopt a personalised approach and pride ourselves on our long-term client relationships.

 

-          In January 1990, a group of skilled professionals left Arthur Young to form boutique firm Pioneer Associates. We are committed to delivering innovative, personalised solutions to challenges of any size. Our relationships with clients are built on our understanding of their businesses in addition to mutual trust and respect.

 

-          Bolstered by a team of experienced professionals, our directors work closely with our clients to understand and support their individual business needs. Our professionals are drawn from different backgrounds and nationalities, and many of them have considerable working experience in an international accounting environment. To fa

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