Navjot Singh Sidhu accepts invite for Imran Khan’s swearing-in ceremony as Pakistan PM

first_imgPunjab cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has said that he would be attending the swearing-in ceremony of Imran Khan as Pakistan’s Prime Minister, slated for August 11Terming the invite by Imran Khan’s party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf as a great honour for him, Mr. Sidhu said that he will accept the invitation.“It’s an honour and I accept the invitation. Men of genius are admired, men of power are feared, but men of character are trusted. Khan Sahab is a man of character and can be trusted,” Mr. Sidhu said in a statement.Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party had on Wednesday said it will send formal invitations to former Indian cricketers Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, Navjot Singh Sidhu and Bollywood actor Aamir Khan for the ceremony.last_img read more

SPORT-IPL-QUALIFIER 3 LAST

first_imgEven though the losing side tomorrow will have another Even though the losing side tomorrow will have another chance to make it to the final by locking horns against the winner of the Eliminator between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders, both RCB and Gujarat will be hoping for a direct berth in Sundays final. Teams (from): Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (C), Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Shane Watson, KL Rahul, Sachin Baby, Varun Aaron, Abu Nechim, Sreenath Aravind, Stuart Binny, Yuzvendra Chahal, Travis Head, Iqbal Abdullah, Kedar Jadhav, Chris Jordan, David Wiese, Akshay Karnewar, Sarfaraz Khan, Vikramjeet Malik, Mandeep Singh, Parveez Rasool, Harshal Patel, Kane Richardson, Tabraiz Shamshi, Vikas Tokas, Praveen Dubey. Gujarat Lions: Suresh Raina (C), Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Aaron Finch, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Dale Steyn, James Faulkner, Ishan Kishan, Praveen Kumar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shivil Kaushik, Dwayne Bravo, Sarabjit Ladda, Amit Mishra, Akashdeep Nath, Paras Dogra, Eklavya Dwivedi, Shadab Jakati, Pradeep Sangwan, Jaydev Shah, Umang Sharma, Pravin Tambe, Andrew Tye. Match starts at 8pm. PTI BDN SSC PM PMlast_img read more

Chongson says UE needs change in management as Final 4 drought continues

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ The Red Warriors have had six coaches from Season 72 to 82 with the likes of Chongson, Jerry Codiñera, Boysie Zamar, Derrick Pumaren, Joe Silva, and Bong Tan getting their crack at UE’s helm.Of those names, Codiñera and Silva had only had one-year tenures, Zamar and Chongson stayed for a couple of seasons, and Pumaren called the shots for the Red Warriors for three years.This constant changing of coaches prevented UE from forming a culture and each replacement was seen as a stopgap measure.“Everybody’s acting in good faith, but it’s just that sometimes, when you put the steering wheel on the wrong driver, chances are they’d drive you off a cliff,” said Chongson.ADVERTISEMENT Photo from UAAPANTIPOLO—University of the East’s Final Four drought will continue for another year and active consultant Lawrence Chongson said the school needs to change the way it handles the Red Warriors.Chongson said that instead of changing coaches on a whim, UE should change the management in charge of the men’s basketball team.ADVERTISEMENT DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics View comments LATEST STORIES Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? This jewelry designer is also an architect MOST READ Val Chauca takes blame for latest Adamson meltdown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Red Warriors lost badly to Ateneo, 84-50, Sunday at Ynares Center here, eliminating them from Final Four contention after their record dropped to 3-9.“One thing you have to give to them [UE] is they don’t stop trying. Perhaps, this is personally my opinion, they should try changing the management instead of changing the coaches,” said Chongson.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceUE last made the Final Four in Season 72 when Chongson was still the team’s head coach with Paul Lee leading the way.The closest UE got to the Final Four was in Season 77 when it finished with a 9-5 record but lost to eventual champion National University in a playoff for the fourth seed. Palace: No need to release Duterte medical bulletin PLAY LIST 01:08Palace: No need to release Duterte medical bulletin00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Becoming his own manlast_img read more

World Cup 2019: Ziva spotted at The Oval as India overwhelm Australia

first_imgZiva Dhoni had a field day at The Oval in London as India registered 36-run win over Australia in their second match of World Cup 2019 on Sunday. The little bundle of cuteness was present at the London to cheer for our team and her expressions made her go viral on the internet.The picture was shared on Ziva’s official Instagram handle. As Ziva enjoyed herself in the stands, Men in blue registered their 4th win over Australia in a World Cup. Virat Kohli finished with 82 to become the 7th Indian batsman with 50 half-centuries in ODIs while MS Dhoni scored a fluent 27. After Shikhar Dhawan (117) and Virat Kohli (82) led a power-packed batting performance, India’s bowlers produced an exceptional show against the defending champions.Ziva Dhoni was also present at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton as India stormed to victory over South Africa in their opening match of World Cup 2019. She is a constant feature in Chennai Super Kings matches in the Indian Premier League. Last year, she was seen dancing and pleading for her father to come to her even as he played one of the greatest IPL knocks in history.In 2019, as CSK reached the final yet again, Ziva was all over social media with her sweet videos. Recently, Ziva Dhoni traveled to England with her mother to watch the Indian cricket team in action in the 2019 Cricket World Cup. India arrived in England later than other teams and was the last of them to play in this World Cup.advertisementAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and bowlers shine as India wallop AustraliaAlso Watch:last_img read more

World Cup 2019 semi-finalists: Australia, India, England, New Zealand

first_imgThe 4 semi-finalists of the 2019 Cricket World Cup have now been confirmed. Australia, India and England had already qualified for the last four while New Zealand made it to semis after Pakistan’s chances were dashed by Bangladesh when they reached 8 in the 2nd over.Pakistan needed an improbable but not impossible margin of victory in their final group match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup to qualify for the semi-finals ahead of New Zealand.However, after Pakistan managed 315 for 9 off their 50 overs, they needed to bowl Bangladesh out for 8 or less.Australia have so far won 7 out of 8 matches and top the points table. India have won 6, lost 1 while the game against New Zealand was washed out.England, the 2019 World Cup hosts, reached the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first time since 1992. New Zealand, who were the table toppers for most of the tournament, finished with 5 wins from 9 matches.Australia and New Zealand are in the World Cup semi-finals for the 8th time while India have reached their 7th World Cup semi-final.New Zealand and England are yet to win the World Cup unlike Australia who have won it 5 times and India who have lifted the trophy twice.The semi-finals line-up will be decided on Saturday after India and Australia play their final league matches.If India beat Sri Lanka and Australia lose to South Africa, India will finish on top of the table and play New Zealand. In that case, Australia will play England for a spot in the final.advertisementAssuming Australia finish 1st and India remain 2nd in the points table, this is how the semi-finals line-up will look like:1st semi-final: Australia vs New Zealand at Manchester on July 92nd semi-final: India vs England at Birmingham on July 11.Also Read | Babar Azam breaks a 27-year-old World Cup record for PakistanAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Fans amused as Sarfaraz Ahmed says Pakistan will try to post 500 vs Bangladeshlast_img read more

TIBBETTS REWARD FUND NEARS $200,000

first_imgThe mother of a missing Iowa college student is pleading for anyone who may have abducted her daughter to let her go and claim a fast-growing pot of reward money.Laura Calderwood said Thursday that she believes her daughter, 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts, is alive and may have been kidnapped.She said that it’s the family’s greatest hope that whoever may have Tibbetts lets her go and claims the “money we have raised for her freedom.”Calderwood announced at a news conference that $172,000 and counting had been raised for a new “Bring Mollie Tibbetts Home Safe” reward fund.She said the money would be paid to anyone who provides information to Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa that leads to Tibbetts’ safety.Tibbetts hasn’t been seen since July 18th, when she went for a run in her small hometown of Brooklyn, Iowa.Investigators say they have concluded that a woman spotted in northwest Missouri was not Mollie Tibbettslast_img read more

Uber adds inapp tipping in 5 Canadian cities plans to add Canadawide

first_imgTORONTO – Uber has rolled out an in-app option for riders to tip their driver in five Canadian cities and plans to implement the feature across Canada and the U.S at the end of July.The new feature, which went into effect Thursday, is available in a total 121 cities in Canada and the U.S.Uber says the feature was implemented after requests from drivers and riders for the option to tip on the app, rather than in cash.Drivers were only recently allowed to ask for cash tips following the settlement of a US$100 million class-action lawsuit in 2016, which further clarified the status of their drivers as independant contractors, rather than employees.Uber drivers will not be able to see how much you tip them until they give you a passenger rating.The tipping feature is currently available in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Windsor, Ont. and Kingston, Ont.last_img read more

Calls grow to allow online liquor sales across provincial borders

first_imgVANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – There’s a growing push to allow alcohol sales across provincial lines in Canada.The Canadian Global Cities Council (CGCC) is calling for inter-provincial sales to be allowed after the Toronto Region Board of Trade raised the idea in November.The TRBoT proposed federal and provincial First Ministers should sign an “icebreaker deal” to allow online alcohol sales, that would allow Canadians to buy locally produced alcoholic beverages from other provinces — which is currently not allowed.“With the holiday season upon us, Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast are on the hunt for the perfect gift for their loved ones, but instead of a happy holiday memory, they could be in for a hefty fine or possible jail time if they order their favourite beer, wine or spirits directly from an out of province producer,” Jan De Silva, Chair of the Canadian Global Cities Council and President and CEO of the Toronto Region Board of Trade said in a release.“In Ontario an individual who violates the Liquor License Act could be liable to a fine of up to $100,000 or imprisonment for up to one year, or both. British Columbia and Ontario are part of the same country, we should not be fining or imprisoning Canadians simply because they want to try another province’s product,” De Silva added.“We have world-class producers right across the country and we should be supporting their ability to grow and succeed by enabling all legal-aged Canadians to order these fantastic products.” @prezhfxchamber #OrderCanadian— Greater Vancouver Board of Trade (@BoardofTrade) December 5, 2018The CGCC is a coalition made up of presidents and CEOs of Canada’s eight largest urban regional Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade.The group points to a recent Statistics Canada report that found Canadians spent $22.5 billion on alcohol last year. It adds the country is home to a “burgeoning wine, beer and spirits industry” that locals can’t take full advantage of “because obsolete trade barriers prevent the free-flow of beverage alcohol across the country.”“British Columbia is home to a diverse array of producers contributing more than $600 million to the province’s economy, including a world-renowned wine industry and thriving craft brewery scene,” Greater Vancouver Board of Trade President and CEO Iain Black said.“We know the beverage alcohol sector is one of the toughest challenges on the interprovincial trade file, but we have a real opportunity to help grow our local industries while providing consumers with more Canadian options.” #OrderCanadian— Greater Vancouver Board of Trade (@BoardofTrade) December 5, 2018He adds there’s an opportunity here to help local industries grow while providing consumers with more Canadian options.According to Statistics Canada’s report in May, domestic beer makes up the majority of beer sales in Canada. However, it also found imports are growing faster than domestic beer, and the same goes for imported spirits with respect to local product.Statistics Canada reported domestic wine makes up just over one-third of the Canadian Market.last_img read more

Saskatoon billboard blasts cuts to Aboriginal organizations

first_imgAPTN National NewsA new billboard has gone up in Saskatchewan protesting against federal cut backs to Aboriginal programming.Located in the heart of down town Saskatoon, the billboard displays every Aboriginal organization across the country that has faced cut backs from the federal government since Prime Minister Stephen Harper apologized in 2008.The billboard included the Native Women’’ Association, Sisters in Spirit and the Assembly of First Nations. It is part of an exhibit and was put up in conjunction with the Paved Arts Gallery opening this month in Saskatoon and runs until October.Non-Aboriginal artist Cathy Busby says if the billboard creates an open dialogue on the issue it will have been a success.last_img read more

Newspaper drops Non Sequitur cartoon over Trump insult

BUTLER, Pa. — At least one newspaper says it has dropped the syndicated cartoon “Non Sequitur” after a vulgar message to President Donald Trump appeared in it.The Butler Eagle in Pennsylvania reported Sunday that the “shot at President Donald Trump” will cost cartoonist Wiley Miller “his place in the Eagle’s Sunday comics.”A scribbled message in one panel of that day’s cartoon appears to begin with “We fondly say go …” followed by the message to Trump.It’s not clear whether other publications have dropped the strip, distributed by Andrews McMeel Syndication. The company’s website says “Non Sequitur” appears in more than 700 newspapers.Miller appeared to acknowledge the message in a tweet that said “some of my sharp-eyed readers have spotted a little Easter egg. … Can you find it?”Emails seeking comment were left with the syndicate and with Miller.The Associated Press read more

Ban announces five senior appointments to positions in key UN offices

On the recommendation of Michelle Bachelet, the Executive Director of UN Women, Mr. Ban appointed Lakshmi Puri of India and John Hendra of Canada to the positions of Assistant Secretary-General, according to the deputy spokesperson of the Secretary-General, Farhan Haq.Ms. Puri will serve as Assistant Secretary-General for Intergovernmental Support and Strategic Partnerships at UN Women. She brings a wealth of experience to the position, including a long career at the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). She has also worked, in various capacities, for gender equality and women’s empowerment, human rights and peace and security.Mr. Hendra was appointed UN Women’s Assistant Secretary-General for Policy and Programmes. He brings to the body a wealth of experience, including that gained in a career spanning two decades in development programming in a number of positions in the UN, with a posting as Resident Coordinator in Viet Nam and stints in Tanzania and Latvia.The Secretary-General also appointed Sahle-Work Zewde of Ethiopia as the Director-General of the UN Office in Nairobi (UNON). She becomes the first person to serve in the newly created position at the level of Under-Secretary-General. Ms. Zewde is currently Special Representative and Head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in the Central African Republic (BINUCA).Kassym-Jomart Tokayev of Kazakhstan was appointed Director-General of the UN Office at Geneva (UNOG), becoming the first Asian to serve in that capacity. Mr. Tokayev has previously served as his country’s Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and Chairman of the Senate. He also has extensive knowledge on issues and deliberations of the Conference on Disarmament.The Secretary-General also today announced his intention to appoint Abou Moussa of Chad as the Special Representative and Head of the newly-established UN Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) in Libreville, Gabon. Mr. Moussa is currently the Secretary-General’s Principal Deputy Special Representative in Côte d’Ivoire.“In making these appointments the Secretary-General has taken into account geographically balanced distribution and gender balance. He has also been aware of the need to bring fresh blood and to encourage motivation in the rank and file within the Organization,” Mr. Haq said when announcing the appointments. 11 March 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced five senior appointments to several United Nations offices, including two deputies to the head of the newly-created entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women. read more

Selligent Takes Aim at CX

See All in Customer Experience » Selligent is expanding its focus to sales and service, a move that aligns nicely with Hall’s experience at Five9. An easy way to think of the difference between Selligent and a contact center is that the latter is more reactive, as agents tend to wait for calls to take action. Selligent has more of a push strategy, allowing service and sales professionals to use relevant and personalized information to engage with customers. What’s enabled Selligent to do this now is a combination of customer journey data and artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms for rooting out insights hidden in the data. Hall came to Polycom from Cisco, where she held various marketing positions. Hall’s time at Cisco overlapped with Selligent CEO John Hernandez’s, and the two have an established relationship. Selligent’s former CMO, Nick Worth, is moving out of the position and taking a board-level role. Selligent’s move is well-timed, as CX is now a front-and-center concern of C-level executives at many companies. Based on study results, in 2013 CX consulting firm Walker Information predicted that CX would be the top brand differentiator by 2020; that estimate proved to be conservative, as CX became the number one differentiator in 2018. This is putting tremendous pressure on business leaders to look for new ways of engaging customers. Delivering Great CX Requires Right Tech, Empathetic Culture May 07, 2019 For health IT company Cognosante, delivering exceptional experiences is about technology, people, and processes, as shared in this video interview. mobile_buying.jpg Creating an Enterprise Fit for Customers Jeremy Cox June 17, 2019 Evolving technology combinations and approaches for faster and more relevant customer-centered digital transformation Agent Assist, Powered by Talkdesk iQ Sheila McGee-Smith May 14, 2019 CCaaS provider unveils intelligent advisory tool that provides agents with data-driven, real-time action advice. Global B2C marketing automation company Selligent this week signaled its intention to expand into customer experience (CX), announcing the hiring of UC and contact center industry veteran Niki Hall as its new CMO. For example, a pharmacy could use Selligent to track a customer’s behavior and habits in real time. Say the customer has a history of purchasing an over-the-counter allergy medicine once a month. As that customer uses the store’s mobile app to buy some toiletries, but not the allergy medicine, the pharmacy could push a reminder notice — and perhaps even highlight how the equivalent generic brand the store stocks is significantly cheaper. Essentially, the mobile app and location information wind up being another channel, with data fed back into the marketing cloud and compared to purchase history. This type of service is highly complementary to contact center, and Hall’s recent experience at Five9 should pay big dividends as the company adds CX to its portfolio. Log in or register to post comments Selligent said it remains committed to marketing technology, but views CX as an untapped opportunity for it. Boosting Digital Content for Improved CX Zeus Kerravala May 31, 2019 Nvidia’s new Studio platform brings better performance and reliability to digital content creation. Hall’s hiring caps off a busy few months for Selligent. It has moved into a new building, rolled out some AI capabilities with customers like Opel NL, and cut some omnichannel/CX partnerships with companies like Acqueon, Servion, and TTEC.Tags:News & ViewsMarketing AutomationSelligentomnichannelCustomer ExperienceAI & AutomationMobilityVendor NewsVendor Strategy Articles You Might Like Salesforce Addresses Channel Proliferation Beth Schultz June 18, 2019 Service Cloud enhancements aim to help companies better support multiple messaging channels, at global scale and with self-service options. Hall is a familiar name in this industry, having last served as VP of marketing at cloud contact center provider Five9, where she and her team led the company’s transformation from small, niche vendor to a market leader. Prior to Five9, Hall was VP of corporate marketing at Polycom, where she and her team repositioned the company from stodgy room-based video vendor to one positioned at the center of the digital workspace. At each of these companies, she also established a top-tier analyst relations program from the ground up. The company’s core product, the Selligent Marketing Cloud, is an integrated B2C marketing platform that aims to provide marketers with data and intelligence they can use to take consumer engagements to the next level. It does this by helping B2C marketing professionals build and nurture one-on-one customer relationships that can be personalized at scale across all channels. With its omnichannel platform, marketers can launch integrated campaigns and manage consumer interactions across all channels. read more

Bouchard reaches Wimbledon finals

Canadian sporting history is being made by Eugenie Bouchard. The 20-year old tennis sensation from Montreal won her semi-final match at Wimbledon Thursday — making her the first Canadian to ever reach a grand slam final. He big win is adding to the enthusiasm and the growing members of “Genie’s Army”.And if you thought the ‘Genie Army‘ couldn’t handle any more recruits, you couldn’t be more wrong.“She’s a really nice player and I look up to her.”“When I go to a small final, even at small tournaments in Canada, it feels great, y’know, to have something like that under your belt.”Those are just some of the young tennis players at Cedar Springs Health Racquet and Sports Club in Burlington who were left inspired after witnessing Canadian tennis history.Eugenie Bouchard, is the first Canadian to ever qualify for a grand slam final after she defeated third ranked Simona Halep in straight sets: “I’ve put in a lot of hard work. It’s been kinda a lot of years in the making for me. I believe in myself and I always want more.”The win will shoot ‘genie further up the Women’s Tennis Association standings on Monday and instantly makes her the face of the next generation of tennis stars and a role model to countless young players.Walker LaMarche is a tennis coach: “This is a huge thing for Eugenie Bouchard and Canadian tennis as a whole, a lot of young kids are going start getting involved seeing such a huge player coming in that’s so young in the tennis industry.”Brandon Alguire is also a tennis coach: “So many young girls already look up to her, it can only help the popularity of the sport and getting young kids involved in the sport.”And while ‘genie prepares for the biggest match of her young career, back here in Canada, the sport of tennis is ready to explode.John McGee owns a sports shop in Burlington: “I see the junior clothing and the junior racquets is definitely going to spike, specifically because kids are watching this on TV — and they’re excited.”George Schroeder is with Cedar Springs Racquet Club: “More kids see that they might be able to do it themselves and want to be involved so I can see the developmental program increasing for sure.”Genie will take on 2011 Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova on Saturday. And we’ll see if more history can be made Friday as Thornhill’s Milos Raonic will face Roger Federer in his first grand slam semi-final. It’ll be a way tougher task but could we see two Canadians at a grand slam final this weekend? read more

Stolen pet memorial van found

We have an update to a story we first brought you last night on the Evening News.A van belonging to Gateway Pet Memorial that was stolen last week, has been found. The remains of 36 pets were inside the van, and were on their way to Guelph to be prepared for cremation and other services. Some of the pet owners were devastated when they got the news of the theft. This morning Hamilton Police found the van in an alley near Cannon and Birch, with all of the contents still inside. So far no charges have been laid. read more

UN workshop aims to foster development through grassroots communications

The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) said the aim was not to transmit messages from the top down, but rather to spread them among all members of a community. For example, grassroots activists can use posters, pamphlets, radio and television programmes to raise awareness and spread information on how to protect against the spread of HIV/AIDS.”Communication strategies at community level are essential for sustainable development,” said FAO expert in communication Jean-Pierre Ilboudo. “Fighting land degradation and desertification, halting deforestation, managing water resources and protecting biodiversity all require the participation of rural communities.” read more

Illinois man who faked Canada link gets 5 years in prison

Illinois man who faked Canada link gets 5 years in prison NEW YORK, N.Y. – An Illinois man who forged the signature of the Canadian deputy health commissioner and defrauded investors was sentenced in New York to five years in prison Tuesday.Howard Leventhal was sentenced in Brooklyn federal court by Judge Brian M. Cogan. Prosecutors said Leventhal claimed he had agreements to market a device named after Dr. Leonard McCoy, a fictional character on TV’s Star Trek series.They said Leventhal claimed his company, Neovision USA Inc., would market the product as “Heltheo’s McCoy Home Health Tablet.”The government said Leventhal cited agreements signed by Glenda Yeates, Canada’s former deputy health commissioner, as he solicited more than $26 million from investors. But prosecutors said there was no agreement with Health Canada and Yeates’ signature was a forgery.“Leventhal used his considerable imagination, non-existent technology, and stolen identities to deceive a number of entities and individuals,” said U.S. Attorney Robert L. Capers. “Fortunately for investors, his alternate reality, propped up by fabricated bank documents, unraveled and collapsed when he attempted to defraud an undercover FBI agent.”William F. Sweeney Jr., head of the FBI’s New York office, urged investors to do research before spending their money and to notify the FBI if fraud is suspected.“Stranger than fiction truly applies in this case with the subject using a popular sci-fi movie as the inspiration to scam millions of dollars from people. He also forged the signature of the Canadian deputy health minister, which not many people would question as legitimate,” Sweeney said in a release.The 60-year-old Grayslake, Illinois, resident had pleaded guilty to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. by The Associated Press Posted Dec 6, 2016 3:48 pm MDT Last Updated Dec 6, 2016 at 4:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more