CONTROLTEK, a leader in the cash security industry, is sponsoring the Americas Cash Cycle Seminar, the annual North American conference presented by Currency Research, in Boston from Nov. 12 to 15, 2019.Rod Diplock“Our mission has always been to support the cash security industry and to educate our colleagues in advancements in technology and best practices,” said Rod Diplock, chief executive officer at CONTROLTEK. “With the rapid growth of cryptocurrency and the evolution of cash tracking, we are more committed than ever to helping industry professionals with a steady transition to the future of currency.”Tom Meehan, CFITom Meehan, CFI, chief strategy officer and chief information security officer at CONTROLTEK, will also be featured on the expert panel “Cryptocurrency… The New Cash?” to discuss how digital and traditional currencies can work together.- Sponsor – “Cryptocurrency can seem overwhelming from a technology standpoint,” said Meehan. “Like any new technology or trend, banks and merchants must be balanced in their adoption thought process to both serve the customer and protect themselves from unnecessary risks.”The Cash Cycle Seminar offers insights and strategies to streamline processes, learn valuable solutions and best practices, network with cash industry peers and more. It is attended by representatives of central banks, commercial banks, cash management companies and technology partners. The expert panel “Cryptocurrency… The New Cash?” will be on Nov. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To see the full agenda and register for the conference, visit the Americas Cash Cycle Seminar website. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
Businesses say they just don’t know how to apply and what to expect from Big Data technology. A survey from SnapLogic and TechValidate that focused on how businesses are using Big Data and Hadoop technologies found that 52 percent said that the technology is too new to really know how to best implement and use it. 78 percent said that they weren’t sure when they would implement the technology. Despite the uncertainty though, topping the budget for this year for many organizations will be purchases of technology for big data analytics.Here are two of the results from the survey.What are the goals of today’s Big Data Projects?Customer analytics (52 percent)Operational analytics (40 percent)Internet of Things and Data-Driven products (38 percent)What are the barriers to achieving Big Data ROI?Lack of technical skills (42 percent)Compliance and Security (41 percent)Data Fragmentation (34 percent)
Columbia police are asking for your help finding next of kin for a local man.Charles Paul Jaggers died of natural causes on Oct. 16. The 65-year-old lived on Mehl Road in town.CPD says it has not had any luck finding his relatives. Call Detective Steve McCormack at 573-874-7423 or the Columbia Police Department at 573-874-7652 if you have any ideas.
SAINT JOHN, N.B. — The woman Richard Oland was having an extramarital affair with has described the anger and then the panic she felt as she tried in vain to reach her multimillionaire lover in the hours after he was bludgeoned to death in his office.The videotaped testimony of Diana Sedlacek, a former real estate agent in Saint John who was romantically involved with Oland for eight years, was played at the retrial of Dennis Oland on Tuesday. Oland, 50, has been charged with the second-degree murder of his father on July 6, 2011.In the space of time between 6:44 p.m. on July 6 until late in the morning of July 7, Sedlacek told the court about the text messages she sent Richard Oland, ranging from swearing and threatening to call his home, to praying for him.“Stop this f…… around and answer your damn phone,” she texted on the night of July 6, at which time police believe Richard Oland was lying dead on the floor of his Saint John office, killed by repeated blows to the head.Later the next day, after she watched Richard Oland’s car being towed from his office parking lot by police, she wrote, “I love you. God be with you my love. Praying, praying.”She said she feared he may have had a heart attack.The prosecution is presenting Sedlacek’s testimony from Dennis Oland’s first trial in 2015. In agreement with Oland’s defence team, video replays of several witnesses are being shown at the new trial to save time.Oland was convicted in 2015, but the verdict was set aside on appeal in 2016 and a second trial ordered. It is being held before judge alone in the Saint John Court of Queen’s Bench.The defence did not cross-examine Sedlacek.Prosecutors have told the court they believe Dennis Oland’s anger over his father’s extramarital affair may have contributed to motive in what they describe as a “rage killing.”Sedlacek’s numerous text messages and the responses, or lack of response, from Richard Oland are also being used by prosecutors to help establish a timeline of the multimillionaire’s final hours.There were no voice conversations between Sedlacek and Oland on July 6, 2011 – all communication between the two was through texts on their iPhones.The messages start out happy and cosy in the earlier part of July 6.“Morning Lixxxx on Goldn Gun,” reads her note to Richard at 9:08 a.m. Sedlacek tells the court this was a “term of endearment.”“Did Zu find note? – re Our Trip.”Oland and Sedlacek were planning a road trip to Portland, Me., later that month. Most of the exchanges concern arrangements for the getaway.Both Sedlacek and Oland were married to others.Her last message to Richard Oland, before his phone was turned off, was at 6:44 p.m. – a key time in the murder investigation. Dennis Oland, the last known person to have seen his father alive, would have just left the office a few minutes prior to that 6:44 text, on his way back to his home in Rothesay.The trial already has heard that last message to Richard Oland’s cell phone pinged off a tower in Rothesay near the Renforth wharf, where Dennis Oland had stopped on his way home to see if his children where there.Sedlacek did not receive any responses to her messages to Richard Oland past the early afternoon of July 6, 2011.Oland was 69 at the time of his death. Sedlacek described Oland, a member of the prominent Maritime beer-brewing family, as an avid skier and talked about his love of sailing.The trial is expected to last until mid-March.Chris Morris, The Canadian Press