Watch A Free Live Stream Of “A Very Jerry Christmas”, Hosted By The Cris Jacobs Band

first_imgGuitarist Cris Jacobs is set to host A Very Jerry Christmas at Gypsy Sally’s in Washington, DC tonight, performing music inspired by Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead for the local fans. Jacobs recently released a new album, Dust To Gold, and has been riding an awesome wave of success followings it release.Thanks to Will Urquhart, we’re happy to share a free stream of video and audio from the show tonight! Tune in below and watch the magic as it unfolds.last_img

Villager fakes death to circumvent India’s virus lockdown

first_imgThe region’s Superintendent of Police, Ramesh Angral, said the four men and the driver travelled more than 160 kilometers in the ambulance, passing many checkpoints using a fake death certificate from the hospital.”The ambulance was stopped at the last checkpoint before they could reach home,” Angral told AFP.”A policeman there immediately figured out that the man lying covered inside the ambulance could not be dead.”The men were arrested and quarantined separately, Angral said, adding that they faced charges of “cheating and defying the government’s prohibitory orders”. A Kashmiri villager faked his death and travelled more than a hundred miles in an ambulance with four others in a desperate bid to circumvent India’s virus lockdown and return home, police said Wednesday.Hakim Din was being treated for a minor head injury at a hospital in Jammu when an ambulance driver suggested the 70-year-old fake his death to get past checkpoints, police said.Din and three other men wanted to return to Poonch, a far-flung region in Indian-administered Kashmir close to the de facto border with Pakistan. There are no known coronavirus cases in the Poonch region.India imposed a 21-day nationwide lockdown from last Wednesday to fight the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.There are more than 1,600 cases, including 38 deaths, in the vast nation of 1.3 billion people, according to the government.The nationwide lockdown comes in the wake of a long-running curfew in Kashmir, imposed as New Delhi scrapped the restive region’s semi-autonomous status on August 5.Some aspects of the curfew were gradually eased in the following months, allowing Kashmiris to travel outside their homes and villages.But some Kashmiris have been left stranded in cities and unable to return home to their villages after the sudden nationwide lockdown announcement.Internet access, which was cut in the earlier lockdown, has remained severely restricted with only 2G access.Many mobile phone users have also been unable to access the internet on their devices.center_img Topics :last_img read more

E-commerce group sees room for digital wallet growth

first_imgIndonesia has seen e-wallet platforms grow significantly over the last five years, but there is still room for domestic and international e-wallet players to enter the market given its size, an industry group says.Indonesian E-Commerce Association (idEA) digital economy head Bima Laga said many local e-wallets could compete with existing platforms on a national scale.“There is an e-wallet that is popular in Bali that focuses on payments for hotel and leisure. I think it is very possible that such a local player could scale up and capture a wider market,” he said during a webinar hosted by MarkPlus on Wednesday. He added that increasing internet penetration rates and the integration of e-wallets with e-commerce payment could help other e-wallet platforms emerge and grow.According to Statista, almost half of Indonesian online shoppers will use an e-wallet by 2023, compared to only about 6 percent of shoppers in 2017.A 2019 JP Morgan report noted that e-wallet payments made up 20 percent of online payments, just after card payments at 34 percent.“During the pandemic, e-wallets are becoming increasingly popular,” Bima said. “I think the industry can grow further if they tap into payments for travel and leisure, as well as payments of hospital bills.” Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (Indef) researcher Bhima Yudhistira added that digital wallets should cater to the growing edutech and e-health services.He agreed that there was room for more e-wallet platforms to operate in Indonesia, including foreign platforms.“Foreign e-wallets, such as Facebook Pay, have already begun trials in Asia. I think it is only a matter of time before they enter Indonesia,” Bhima said.He added that in the future, new domestic digital wallets would choose to merge with existing e-wallets or work with banks because such collaborations would make it easier for e-wallet platforms to capture a wider share of the market, obtain consumer data and adopt existing technology.“But industry players need to keep in mind the market competition. We do not want the industry to be concentrated in only a few platforms and create market domination,” he said.Bank Indonesia noted that 38 e-wallet platforms were licensed in the country but that only a few were well known.A recent MarkPlus survey showed that ShopeePay had outperformed other e-wallet platforms during the last three months. The company captured 26 percent of the digital wallet market, while GoPay, OVO, DANA and LinkAja captured between 8 percent and 24 percent of the market.MarkPlus high-tech, property and consumer goods industry head Rhesa Dwi Prabowo said ShopeePay’s success was a result of its vigorous discounts and marketing, as well as its integration with e-commerce platform Shopee.Shopee Indonesia director Handhika Jahja said on Wednesday that the company had seen a threefold year-on-year (yoy) increase in the number of customers using ShopeePay in the second quarter. He predicted continuous growth in transactions as the company rolled out online shopping promotions such as 9.9 Super Shopping Day.Bhima of Indef, however, noted that e-wallets should find a more sustainable method than widespread discounts to retain users.“In the beginning, people wanted to try e-wallets because of the discounts, but we are entering a phase where people are more concerned about their safety and efficiency,” he said, adding that investors would be wary of strategies that “burned money”.A 2019 survey by market research firm Ipsos showed that most first-time e-wallet users were motivated by promotions. However, as people have integrated cashless payments into their lives, convenience and safety have become the top reasons for using e-wallets.The survey also found that millennial e-wallet users wanted their payment applications to be connected to their savings accounts, while most Gen-Z users wanted more “pay later” options.Digital payments in Southeast Asia are expected to reach $1.1 trillion in value by 2025, according to the 2019 e-Conomy SEA report by Google, Temasek and Bain & Company. Accounting for just over $22 billion in 2019, e-wallet transactions are likely to grow more than fivefold and to exceed $114 billion by 2025, the study found.Topics :last_img read more

Equifax reports major data breach

first_imgBatesville, In.— Officials from Equifax say as many as 143 million American may have lost personal information in data breach recently. Reports indicate hackers were able to get driver’s license numbers, social security numbers, birth dates, dispute documents, personal identifying information and in some cases even credit card numbers.There are steps to take to help protect your information from being misused. Visit Equifax’s website, www.equifaxsecurity2017.com.Find out if your information was exposed. Click on the “Potential Impact” tab and enter your last name and the last six digits of your Social Security number. Your Social Security number is sensitive information, so make sure you’re on a secure computerand an encrypted network connection any time you enter it. The site will tell you if you’ve been affected by this breach.Whether or not your information was exposed, U.S. consumers can get a year of free credit monitoring and other services. The site will give you a date when you can come back to enroll. Write down the date and come back to the site and click “Enroll” on that date. You have until November 21, 2017 to enroll.You also can access frequently asked questionsat the site.Here are some other steps to take to help protect yourself after a data breach:Check your credit reportsfrom Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion — for free — by visiting com. Accounts or activity that you don’t recognize could indicate identity theft. Visit IdentityTheft.gov to find out what to do.Consider placing a credit freezeon your files. A credit freeze makes it harder for someone to open a new account in your name. Keep in mind that a credit freeze won’t prevent a thief from making charges to your existing accounts.Monitor your existing credit card and bank accounts closelyfor charges you don’t recognize.If you decide against a credit freeze, consider placing a fraud alerton your files. A fraud alert warns creditors that you may be an identity theft victim and that they should verify that anyone seeking credit in your name really is you.File your taxes early— as soon as you have the tax information you need, before a scammer can. Tax identity theft happens when someone uses your Social Security number to get a tax refund or a job. Respond right away to letters from the IRS.Indiana attorney general Curtis Hill estimates 3.8 million Hoosiers may have been compromised.last_img read more