160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Bernard Hopkins, one of the great middleweights of all-time, recently announced that he wanted to come out of a short retirement. Speculation immediately began as to whom he would fight. The speculation is over. Richard Schaefer, CEO of Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions, told the Daily News on Wednesday that Hopkins and Winky Wright have signed contracts to fight each other July 21 at a site to be determined. “It’s signed, sealed and delivered,” Schaefer said. “We signed it last weekend (Saturday) in Las Vegas. Different sites are interested. Las Vegas is interested.” Wright, of St. Petersburg, Fla., trains in Las Vegas. Hopkins, a partner in Golden Boy Promotions, was there playing host to the Golden Boy-promoted welterweight title fight between “Sugar” Shane Mosley and Luis Collazo, won by Mosley. Hopkins, 42, held at least one piece of the middleweight championship for 10 years before he lost all four belts via split decision to Jermain Taylor in July 2005. It was somewhat controversial in that most ringside observers had Hopkins winning. Taylor again emerged victorious via narrow unanimous decision in a rematch five months later. But six months after that, last June, Hopkins moved up to light heavyweight and beat people’s champion Antonio Tarver with a lopsided decision. Hopkins announced his retirement. But it didn’t last long. “It’s going to be an interesting showdown,” Schaefer said. “It’s Bernard fighting another big fight. For him, it’s fighting one of the best fighters again, one who hasn’t lost in a long time. For Winky, a win over Hopkins, think what what would do. Then he would actually be the only fighter who fought and won against the three guys Oscar lost to. So, it is a very interesting fight. A very big fight.” Wright has two wins over Mosley and a win over Felix Trinidad Jr. De La Hoya has losses to Mosley, Trinidad and Hopkins. Wright, 35, is the former junior middleweight champion and currently a top-ranked middleweight. He has not lost since 1999. Wright and Hopkins will meet at a catch-weight of 170 pounds, two pounds over the super middleweight limit. Hopkins, of Philadelphia, is 47-4-1 with 32 knockouts. Wright is 51-3-1 with 25 knockouts.
Manuel Pellegrini has announced he will leave Manchester City at the end of the season.The Chilean will depart the club one year before the expiration of his contract, and outgoing Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola has already been announced as his successor.In the meantime Pellegrini will see out the rest of the campaign.And it could be a triumphant farewell for the 62-year-old, with the club still fighting on all fronts in the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup.Pellegrini confirmed the news on Monday, saying in a press conference: “The club are not doing anything behind me, I knew this one month ago. With clause the club or me can choose not to use that.”The former Real Madrid manager’s future at the Etihad Stadium has been the subject of debate even before Bayern confirmed Guardiola’s intension to leave back in December.While his tenure will be deemed a moderate success, having won the Premier League title and League Cup in his first season in charge, City’s continued disappointment in the Champions League and further failure to add to their trophy haul last season meant he was rarely seen as a long-term option.Pellegrini signed a one-year extension to his original three-year contract last summer, but the manager revealed on Monday he will leave at the end of his original deal after the club agreed terms his Guardiola.“Before we finish I will tell you that I talked with the club and I will finish my contract on the original date in June,” he said at the end of a standard press conference to preview Tuesday’s Premier League game at Sunderland.“We extended the contract one year more but with the clause that one of the club or me may not use that extended contract. So, I will finish here on the original date, June 30.“There has been a lot of speculation about things, but they [the club] are not doing anything behind me. I knew this one month ago.“I don’t think it is good to have speculation about different things. I prefer to finish [by announcing] today – that is why I have told the press and told the players. I told the club two weeks ago that I would do it.”City revealed in a club statement they have chased Guardiola since his departure as Barcelona boss in 2012, saying his three-year deal at the club is the conclusion to talks which began when he left the Nou Camp four years ago.It read: “These negotiations were a re-commencement of discussions that were curtailed in 2012.“Manuel Pellegrini, who is fully supportive of the decision to make this communication, is entirely focused on achieving his targets for the season ahead and retains the respect and commitment of all involved with the leadership of the club.”It is rumoured Pellegrini’s departure from City could see him become manager of the Chile national team. 1 Manuel Pellegrini
Kwame Ampadu worked at Arsenal for six years from 2012-2018 Arteta confirms Ljungberg’s role, discusses transfer plans and Mesut Ozil Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won rookie error gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT He will be a significant loss for the Gunners, as their academy are currently developing players such as Emile Smith Rowe (18), Eddie Nketiah (19) and Reiss Nelson (19), all of whom will have worked with Ampadu at some stage.Ampadu ended up as Under-18s coach while Henry went elsewhere. However the pair remained in contact and will now reunite at Monaco.Benfica Under-23s coach Joao Carlos Valado Tralhao will also join Henry’s backroom staff. LATEST REVEALED Latest Arsenal News appointed England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 2 Thierry Henry has signed up Arsenal Under-18s coach Kwame Ampadu to join him as part of his backroom staff at Monaco.On Saturday morning, the 41-year-old was appointed head coach of the club at which he started his senior playing career, however he left a considerable dent in another of his old sides in the process. 2 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January After earning his status as a Gunners legend between 1999-2007 (plus a brief loan return in 2012), Henry began learning his trade as a coach in the Arsenal academy in 2015.At this point he encountered the man who would go on to become the club’s Under-18s coach, Kwame Ampadu – father of Chelsea youngster Ethan Ampadu.In 2016, Henry was initially offered the Arsenal Under-18s job by academy head Andries Jonker, however this decision was overruled by Arsene Wenger, who wasn’t happy with the idea of the club hero simultaneously working as a Sky pundit while in this role. silverware Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta BIG PRESENTS UP TOP targets REVEALED What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff MIKEL TALKS Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era?
A CHEMISTRY teacher has been hailed a hero after her routine inspection of a school lab prevented injuries to staff and pupils.The scene at Rosses Community School. Picture by Elaine McCallig.And it was all down to her concern for health and safety.Rosses Community School teacher Michelle Gallagher always checks chemicals stored in the school before children arrive for class. And yesterday she discovered that two of the substances stored there had become unstable.Large canisters of both potassium and lithium had crystallised making them potentially dangerous.Ms Gallagher immediately implemented a school fire drill, said Principal John Gorman.“She has extensive experience in this area and took immediate steps to make the area safe,” he said. Fire officers from Dungloe and Gaoth Dobhair made the chemicals safe and they were removed from the school yesterday.Mock exams continue at the school this morning as the 500 pupils and their teachers return to classes.Students unable to take Business and Maths exams yesterday will now take them next Thursday. CHEMISTRY TEACHER MICHELLE HAILED A HERO AFTER DUNGLOE SCHOOL ALERT was last modified: February 1st, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CHEMISTRY TEACHER MICHELLE HAILED A HERO AFTER DUNGLOE SCHOOL ALERTMichelle Gallagherrosses community school
2018 NCAA WBB Bracket Photo Gallery Drake won its seventh Missouri Valley Conference Tournament and secured its 12th NCAA Tournament berth with a 75-63 victory over UNI in the MVC Tournament championship game Sunday afternoon at the TaxSlayer Center in Moline, Ill. The Bulldogs’ second-straight MVC Tournament title capped a second-consecutive season in which the program went undefeated against conference foes and the victory over UNI was the Bulldogs 21st-straight win this season. The Drake University women’s basketball team (26-7) is a No. 13 seed in the NCAA Tournament as Drake will play at No. 4 Texas A&M (24-9) Friday, March 16 it was announced Monday night on the NCAA Women’s Basketball Selection Show on ESPN. The game in College Station, Texas will broadcast on either ESPN, ESPN2 & ESPN3. Broadcast details will be announced at a later date. TicketsDrake Women’s Basketball season ticket holders and Bulldog Club members are given the first opportunity to request tickets to the NCAA First Round and have received an email with ticket request instructions. The priority period for Season Ticket Holders and Bulldog Club members will close at noon on Tuesday, March 13. Making a ticket request does not guarantee tickets, as they are based on availability and Drake Athletics Priority Points System (DAPPS). Those who have requested tickets will be notified by the end of the day on Tuesday if they have been awarded tickets or not. If any tickets remain, they will be made available to Drake fans and the general public at noon on Tuesday, March 12. Seats will be allocated based on DAPPS. Tickets may be reserved by calling the Drake Athletics Ticket Office at 515-271-DOGS (3647). Print Friendly Version This will be the first-ever meeting between the Bulldogs and the Aggies. No. 5 DePaul and No. 12 Oklahoma are the other two teams in the Spokane Region. They will play Friday at 11 a.m. CST. Visit www.godrakebulldogs.com as more information about Drake’s 2018 NCAA Tournament appearance becomes available. Story Links
Iowa is coming off an in-state matchup with UNI, defeating the Panthers 83-57 Sunday at home. The Hawkeyes were led by senior Megan Gustafson, the Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year, who posted her NCAA leading ninth double-double with 28 points and 12 boards. Gustafson was named Big Ten Player of the Week for the fifth time already this season and 15h in her career for her performance. ESPN+ Following Friday’s game, Drake will enjoy a break over the holidays before MVC play begins at Bradley on Jan. 4. Print Friendly Version Friday’s game will be the 51st meeting between Drake and Iowa with the series tied at 25-25 after the two split the past two seasons. The series began in 1974 with Drake edging Iowa, 78-65. The Bulldogs and Hawkeyes rank No. 2 and No. 3 in the nation, respectively, in assists per game at 22.3 and 22.2. Drake leads the nation in total assists, dishing out 245 while the Hawkeyes sit second with 222. Monahan ranks second in the league in assists at 4.5 per game with five Bulldogs in the top 15 in the category. Rhine, the top scorer in the Missouri Valley Conference at 18.6 points, has scored 22 points in each of the past three games, all in December. She has done so behind blistering shooting, making 27-of-35 field goal attempts (77.1 percent). Even more impressive is Rhine is shooting 83.3 percent inside the three-point line, hitting on 25 of her 30 two-point field-goal attempts. Rhine, who led the MVC in shooting last season at 59.1 percent, leads the Valley this year at 59.0 percent. She has scored double figures in all 11 games this season. The Bulldogs are coming off a close 86-81 loss at Iowa State Sunday afternoon. Drake erased an 11-point deficit with 3:24 left in the game and tied the contest at 79-all with 1:24 remaining. However, the Cyclones closed on a 5-2 run for the win in the hard-fought in-state battle. The home team has won the last four meetings between the teams. Three Bulldogs scored 20 or more points, led by Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.), who scored 22 points and nearly recorded her fifth double-double with nine rebounds. Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) matched a career-high with five three-pointers and had a season-best 21 points. Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) rounded out the trio with 20 points. As a team, the Bulldogs handed out 24 assists on 29 field goals, and five players, led by sophomore Maddie Monahan (Silver Lake, Minn.), with team-high six, had three or more. Story Links Iowa Game Notes Live Audio DES MOINES, Iowa – For the second-straight season, the Drake University women’s basketball team closes its non-conference slate against the Iowa Hawkeyes. Drake (8-3) and No. 16/15 Iowa (8-2) will meet Friday night at 6 p.m. in the Knapp Center and it will be broadcast locally on Mediacom MC22 and ESPN+. The in-state showdown is a “White Out” game hosted by Bankers Trust. Fans are encouraged to wear white inside the Knapp Center and “White Out” rally towels will be handed out. Limited tickets remain for Friday night, $10 adults and $5 kids, call 515-271-DOGS (3647) or visit https://www.draketix.com/wbb. Drake Game Notes Live Stats
Avast me hearties! It’s time to plan, for the pirate events must be prepared before the geocachers land! The last day to submit events for July 15 and 16 is July 1, 2017 so start yer planning now so as not to miss out on all the fun!There are really only three things every geocaching event needs in order to stand out: a theme, entertaining games, and geocachers! Follow some of the pirate themed ideas below and you’ll be leading the crew in no time, Cap’n!First, let your attendees know they’re in the right spot by hoisting a Jolly Roger flag or marking the spot with an X using sidewalk chalk. It’s not everyday that you get to host a pirate event, so go all in and create your own weathered and aged log book in a bottle!A pirates life isn’t always easy but there’s always time for fun and games! Try organizing a treasure hunt within the event! Give all guests a series of clues that will lead to a supply of treasure maps. Make the treasure maps lead to the buried treasure which could be anything your budget allows, such as chocolate coins, Mary Hyde tags, or even the logbook!Alas, you’ve planned your event, and got it approved, so now you’re thinking, “What’s left to do?” Well my friend, you spread the word! Tell your friends and muggles too, for the search for lost treasure you’ll want a crew. The more the merrier on July 15 or 16, 2017. Don’t forget to visit Shop Geocaching for the entire lost treasure of Mary Hyde collection!If you prefer to cache alone don’t fret! You can go it alone and fare the seas but sailing alone means you’re never at ease… Anchors aweigh! It’s time to start planning, so share your pirate event ideas in the comments below!Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedPirates of the High Seas GeoTour (GT66)February 19, 2019In “GeoTours”Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day — Pirate’s Quest Stolen Treasure (GC28T4Y) — Geocache of the WeekSeptember 18, 2013In “Community”Shop Geocaching September NewsletterSeptember 4, 2012In “GeoTours”
IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Did that send a bigger message to the technology world? A message that the CIO – as we understood the role – was a dying breed?Plenty of people seem to think so.At a September event in Sydney, a Forrester Research analyst described the CIO position as “potentially under threat”. A different analyst at the same event called out the emerging Chief Mobility Officer (not to be confused with a Chief Marketing Officer) as one of the primary usurpers. The logic behind that assertion, it seems, is that CIOs are traditionally PC-focused, while CMOs are gaining power with the rising tide of mobile devices in the enterprise. A report by Getronics claimed the real threat comes from increasingly tech-savvy CFOs.It’s like an episode of Spy vs. Spy with less exciting weapons.Alphabet SoupThere’s no shortage of theories about who’s gunning for the CIO, but they all miss the point. Yes, the CIO’s role is changing, but so is everyone else’s. Marketing is buying software. CFOs are shifting from purchases to subscriptions. It’s a wacky world out there, to be sure, but the CIO still has plenty to do – and a lot of value to bring to the party.The biggest danger to the CIO is tying the position’s definition to the devices, rather than the responsibilities. Once upon a time, the CIO kept the mainframes running and – in a very literal sense – “kept the lights on” in the datacenter. These days, many of those services are being pushed to the cloud. If you view the CIO as the person in charge of making sure someone reboots the servers on schedule, she’s obsolete. If the CIO is the person who keeps mission-critical technology running smoothly at the best possible cost – while grabbing opportunities for innovation and competitive advantage, she’s still an invaluable asset.Businesses play fast and loose with C-level titles all the time, particularly when technology is involved. Before taking the CTO position at JCP, Kristen Blum held CIO titles at PepsiCo and Abercrombie & Fitch. And in her spare time? According to J.C. Penney, “She is a member of the National Retail Federation’s CIO Council and a Governing Body Member of the CIO Summit, among other leadership roles in CIO-focused organizations.”CIO vs. CTOSo what’s the difference, anyway? It depends on the organization. Traditionally, most businesses view the CIO as a cost center, charged with maintaining system reliability. While the CTO is seen as a potential revenue center, building new technologies.In some companies (for example, software outfits), the delineation between the two jobs and the skill-sets required of them is fairly clear: IT versus product development. In other companies, much of the development may be internally focused, and internal and external systems may be intimately connected, blurring the lines.In those cases, businesses may find a single chief executive managing technology can be more efficient. That’s likely what happened at J. C. Penney. We’ll probably see a lot more consolidation in 2013, but businesses could just as easily call their surviving executives CIOs and have the same outcome. After all, Kristen Bum is Kristen Blum, regardless of her title.Chief Accountability Officer?Whatever the letters, one thing that won’t change is the CIO’s most basic function. One man who’s been both a CIO and CTO described it this way: “I don’t care what you call me. I’m still the guy with his ass on the line when something breaks. Someone needs to take responsibility for whatever systems you’re using, and it’s sure as hell not going to be the Marketing guy.”That’s exactly right. The CMO may become the new technology customer, but someone else needs to be responsible for oversight, integration, performance monitoring, compliance auditing and other technological evaluations – all functions that are squarely in the wheelhouse of the CIO.The CIO function will continue to evolve, and we’ll probably see a reduction in line-of-business CIOs as platform consolidation occurs, but the job isn’t going anywhere.To see more ReadWrite DeathWatches, check out the ReadWrite DeathWatch Series, which collects them all, the most recent first. The ReadWrite DeathWatch is known for serving up plenty of doom, gloom and grumpiness. But for the Holiday Season, we’re taking a slightly different tack – highlighting companies, technologies and perspectives that have managed to cheat death. That are surviving even after many observers wrote them off. Ed Robben’s LinkedIn Profile page lists his title as “SVP & CIO, Fossil.” The irony of that title isn’t lost on the latest wave of doomsayers predicting the end of the CIO.In January, retailer J. C. Penney named Kristen Blum its new CTO. At the same time, they let Robben – their CIO – go. The newly rebranded JCP was too small for two sheriffs, and the CTO was running the show. Tags:#enterprise Related Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… cormac foster Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…
If you thought Netflix and Amazon changed the game, MoviePass may rock the industry from the ground up. So how should filmmakers adjust?Cover image via Air Images.Following up on the big numbers in a recent New York Times feature, MoviePass apparently has big plans for its 1 million subscribers. The company, which markets itself as “America’s #1 movie subscription service,” is, for now, the only major player to offer theatergoers a monthly subscription model. However, as BusinessWire reports, the company unveiled newer, even more ambitious plans at the Sundance Film Festival.MoviePass VenturesImage via Stock-Asso.The blistering growth has prompted new criticism from theaters and studio owners — namely that MoviePass will never be able to make money by charging $9.95 a month when a single ticket can cost almost twice that amount. They say that will cause MoviePass to either raise prices or go out of business, disappointing audiences and ultimately hurting the fragile multiplex business. (NYT)In the NYT article, written before the release of the new distribution plans, author Brooks Barnes is quick to point out that at the current monthly subscription offering rate, it’s ridiculous to think that MoviePass will do anything but lose money hand over fist. Yet, just as the ink dried on the article over the weekend, MoviePass Ventures, a majority-owned subsidiary of Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc., seemed to find a way to parlay their rapid growth numbers against their lack of profit for a play in distribution partnerships:We’ve experienced enormous success bringing people back into the theaters since our launch in August and with an influx of business from distributors, have proven the impact of our marketing over and over again, giving them an incremental lift in ticket sales. Given the successes we have demonstrated for our distributor partners in ensuring strong box office in the theatrical window, it’s only natural for us to double down and want to play alongside them — and share in the upside. —Mitch Lowe, CEO of MoviePass.This is, seemingly, good news for filmmakers (and great news for Helios and Matheson investors), but what does it really mean for theater owners and audiences?Theater Owners’ ReactionImage via Chuleeporn.AMC believes that holding out to consumers that first run movies can be watched in theatres at great quantities for a monthly price of $9.95 isn’t doing moviegoers any favors. In AMC’s view, that price level is unsustainable and only sets up consumers for ultimate disappointment down the road if or when the product can no longer be fulfilled. AMC also believes that promising essentially unlimited first-run movie content at a price below $10 per month over time will not provide sufficient revenue to operate quality theatres nor will it produce enough income to provide film makers with sufficient incentive to make great new movies. Therefore, AMC will not be able to offer discounts to MoviePass in the future, which seems to be among their aims. (AMC)At this point in history, movie theater attendance is at record lows, so it’s difficult to argue that anything is necessarily that bad for an industry apparently in free fall. However, for MoviePass to truly re-energize theatergoing audiences, they will first need to find a way to coax theaters into even giving them a seat at the table. AMC has adamantly stated that MoviePass will not be welcome in its establishments. For MoviePass to truly change the industry, it will need to work hard to build some mutually beneficial relationships with these big chains, which may just be part of the distribution partnership play.How Should Filmmakers Adjust?Image via Fer Gregory.If MoviePass can figure things out and stay relevant, filmmakers will potentially need to adjust — or at least know about the changing environment and what it means for their distribution options. Here are five things that we can anticipate from MoviePass’s monthly subscription play that may affect films and filmmakers.Consistent Earnings for TheatersIf things work out, the monthly subscription model for theaters could mirror Netflix and Amazon in several ways. The most important, perhaps, would be a leveling-out of earnings year-over-year, rather than simply earning during blockbuster and awards seasons. This could make room for films based on general watchability and enjoyment, rather than how they fit on seasonal calendars.Emphasis on 3D and IMAXAs it stands, MoviePass does not cover theatergoers for 3D or IMAX movies. This could lead to big film companies doubling down on these premium offerings as a way to get both consistent monthly revenue, as well as additional profits from big event tickets. This would also mean a greater divide between big budget super blockbusters and smaller films and indies.Loopholes for Major BlockbustersThe big players don’t have to worry about the advanced ticket sales game. MoviePass doesn’t offer advanced ticket purchases; rather, to use your MoviePass, you must arrive at a theater and use your account at the ticket booth. For major blockbusters, midnight openings, and weekend crowds, MoviePass would prove almost impossible to use without camping out for hours. Again, MoviePass subscribers would need to purchase tickets on top of their monthly subscription, which further incentivizes big franchise films.Not Targeted for Family FilmsSimilarly, MoviePass does not offer family or group memberships. Buying individual passes for each member of your family can get quite expensive, which may mean greater incentives for family-focused content — or less as families refuse to pay for both. That could shift the family film market strictly to streaming platforms.Support for Indie Films and TheatersPerhaps the most promising part of MoviePass’s offering, especially for filmmakers, is the potential support for indie theaters (and, ergo, indie films). MoviePass is already available at several indie chains and one-off theaters (more could follow in the future). Depending on how MoviePass distributes its wholesale payments to theaters, this may result in greater numbers for indie theaters. It could also stand to reason that the biggest beneficiaries of a monthly subscription pass would be the cinephiles and movie geeks who routinely make several trips to the theater each month — while being subsidized by the busy mainstream audiences who underutilize the monthly service.The Future Is ChangingImage via Rafael Ramirez Lee.MoviePass is currently purchasing approximately 3% of domestic box office. However, it is purchasing in excess of 10% of a particular title’s domestic box office when it uses a series of levers within its app and marketing-based platform to impact a consumer’s selection of a particular independent film. Examples of having impacted 10%+ box office performance include: The Post, Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri, Call Me By Your Name and The Shape of Water. (BusinessWire)According to their own estimations (and those cited in the BusinessWire article), MoviePass has already made a small-but-positive impact on the box office performance of several recent films. The films highlighted above vary in budget, but they are all of the lower- to indie scale, which is encouraging for the up-and-coming markets. For filmmakers looking at distribution options, MoviePass is definitely worth some attention. Their heavy presence at Sundance (and the promise of a footprint at SXSW) this year should turn some heads, but until their partnerships come together completely, and a solid profit plan reveals itself, we may see some volatility as the industry continues to change.For more industry news about filmmaking and video production, check out some of these resources below.5 Brands That Raised the Bar for Virtual Reality Content3 Things You can Learn about Video Marketing from Wipster’s CEOCES 2018: DJI Releases New Gear Lineup, Including a $99 Drone
The Indian High Commission based in Wellington has warned members of the Indian community against scammers who demand money posing themselves as officials of the Diplomatic Mission.A communique received at press time said that the caller ‘threatens’ saying that the Visa/Residency application of Indian nationals (i.e. the person at the other end) would be rejected unless a certain amount of money is deposited in a specified bank account or transfer through Western Union.Read it at Indian Newslink Related Items