Journey in Life: 10/22/18

Monday, October 22, 2018

Bộ mặt thật của những công ty bình phong

dùng phần mềm phân tích dữ liệu sổ sách kế toán: ít vay ngân hàng, các khoản chi bất hợp pháp, quá nhiều vốn lưu động, tuổi và giới tính lãnh đạo công ty... là ra hết
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Seeking the devil in details


Suspicious patterns are revealed by crunching financial data

...Crime&tech’s software identifies not pizzo (protection payments) schemes as such, but firms that may be under mafioso control or involved in Mafia crimes such as illegal gambling and trafficking in people, drugs or arms. Its algorithms look at many variables. Businesses with little or no bank financing are more likely to have taken out a Mafia loan. Borrowers who struggle to repay may “convert the debt into stock” held by the Mafia creditor, often behind the smokescreen of a figurehead administrator, says Michele Riccardi of Crime&tech. The software considers the age and sex of a firm’s administrators. Those who are old, young or female are more likely to be figureheads.

It also looks for anomalies in payroll and invoice data that may reveal attempts to conceal illicit payments, especially in sectors where Mafia activity is strongest: construction, retail, waste removal, food services and transport. A high share of a firm’s wealth kept liquid is a red flag.

...In an effort to curb Mafia involvement in public contracts, Italy’s finance ministry is using the software to keep an eye on more than 10,000 bank accounts. Computer says no, mafioso.

Thiết đầu công thời hiện đại

một anh chàng parkistan dùng đầu đập vỡ 243 quả óc chó trong một phút, phá kỷ lục guiness của một anh ấn độ (217 quả),

báo ko nói anh này chưa vợ hay đã ly hôn :D
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A Pakistani martial artist used his head to crack 243 walnuts, besting a Guinness World Record set earlier this year.

Mohammad Rashid Naseem, 32, of Karachi, posted a video to Facebook showing his official Guinness World Record attempt for most walnuts cracked against the head in one minute.

Naseem beat the previous Guinness record, which was set by Indian man S. Navin Kumar in September when he crushed 217 walnuts with his head.

Bài trước: Tương lai là đây

"Foam party" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy micadew.

'Foam party' nghĩa là bữa tiệc bọt xà phòng (a social event at which participants dance to music on a dance floor covered in several feet of suds or bubbles, dispensed from a foam machine); lễ hội nơi mọi người tắm trong bột xà phòng.

Ví dụ
Captain Lee’s BFF Steve Bradley, who’s coming aboard to celebrate his fiancée’s birthday and their two-year anniversary: He’s known in the Below Deck guest canon as the one with the foam party gone awry.

The infamous foam party was one of the few times chief stewardess Kate Chastain had a party fail. The clearly inebriated guest demanded everyone get into the foam party, but the foam kept blowing off the boat.

Writer and director Tim Luscombe tackled it in a production at the Salisbury Playhouse in 2011, while the Royal Exchange took a contemporary view of the tale of familial (thuộc gia đình, có quan hệ huyết thống) duty over love last season – complete with a frolicking (tính vui nhộn/hay nô đùa) foam party.

When you see that kind of cabbage bring thrown around, it makes dressing up like a drag queen, throwing the world’s worst foam party and kowtowing (khấu đầu) to insane food requests somewhat palatable. But in addition to the all-important tip, what do yachties regularly make? According to Crewfinders, an industry-based resource, base pay depends on boat size. For instance, a first officer on a 70′ to 100′ vessel might make anywhere from $48,000 to $60,000 a year.

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