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Tuesday, 12 May 2015

There is something wrong with this woman!

Boy do we have a "Loser of the Day" for ya today, folks!

An Australian school teacher says she's had 136 dates over 17 months but never a second date—because the mutual attraction just isn't there, E! News reports. "I know who I am and what I want and I just can't find a man who is worthy of my time and attention," says 35-year-old Belinda Stuckey. "Now that is not meant to sound aggressive. It is more about being confident in who I am and knowing myself."

After a four-year relationship, Stuckey says she joined eHarmony and became one of its most popular members, matching with 4,700 men since 2013. But either they don't call her after dates, the Mirror reports, or she's just not interested.    
"I have found that men here are becoming more and more feminine not just in looks, but in demeanor too," she says. "I need and want a man's man. Someone who can make a decision at least!"

Either that, she says, or they just want to fool around: "They are more concerned about finding someone to sleep with than someone to get to know and love.

What has happened to society?" she asks. "In Sydney at least." But she seems to be keeping a positive attitude, concluding that "rejection is inevitable and think of each date as a new experience and a learning tool."


Folks, you might want to read the whole story about this woman, who had her I.D. stolen

An Edmonton woman says she notified her bank immediately after her wallet was stolen, but that a known fraudster was still able to call the bank three weeks later, change her account information and then transfer $2,000 from her account.
Tiffany O'Dell, 23, claims that ATB Financial not only failed to prevent the fraud, but implied she had taken the money herself.
After calls from CBC Go Public, ATB admitted it had made a mistake by not reimbursing O'Dell and said it would review its procedures to make sure it didn't happen to other clients in the future.
On March 3, someone stole O'Dell's backpack containing her wallet and other personal items.
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She had left the pack on the floor of her car, covered with a blanket, while she attended a dance class.
"I went through the process of beating myself up for quite a while," she said. "My backpack doesn't leave my side anymore."
O'Dell said she immediately called ATB to cancel her credit and debit cards, filed a police report and began the process of replacing her identification.
Four weeks later she got a late-night email from ATB saying a $2,000 e-transfer had been accepted -- something she hadn't authorized.
"I shot up out of bed and my heart sank," she said.
"I went to the computer and tried to sign in. All of my ATB credentials were changed and I couldn't get into my online banking."

'You just feel helpless'

O'Dell said she spent a sleepless night waiting for ATB's call centre to open at 7 a.m.
"You just feel helpless. You just feel sick. Nobody can help you at that point," she said.
"Everything's locked. You're like a prisoner in your own life."
ATB Financial
In a statement to Go Public ATB Financial admitted it made a mistake, would reimburse O'Dell, and was reviewing its procedures to prevent the mistake from happening in the future. (CBC)
She said that once the call centre opened she learned someone had made several calls to ATB between 10 and 11 p.m. the previous night, changed her log-in information and then made the email transfer after the bank's call centre closed.
O'Dell said ATB told her it was disabling her online account and launching an investigation.
O'Dell said she heard nothing more until three weeks later, when someone from ATB called to say the bank had decided not to reimburse her the $2,000.
She said she was told the email transfer had originated from the same internet IP address that had been used to pay her bills previously.
"I kind of broke down when she told me that on the phone. I said it doesn't make sense to me," she said.
O'Dell said she believes ATB was accusing her of transferring the money to herself and lying about the theft.
"My only bank for over 10 years," she said. "They have treated me with such disrespect."

ATB dismissed evidence, says customer

O'Dell said it appears to her that ATB's security procedures are faulty, after someone was apparently able
to change all her log-in passwords over the phone, using only information from her stolen wallet.
O'Dell said that when she called to report the fraud, she wasn't asked any of her own private security questions.
She also says ATB's investigators dismissed evidence she provided.
She said she showed ATB that her name was spelled incorrectly on the e-transfer confirmation as "odell," and even told them Edmonton police had arrested a woman who was carrying her stolen identification.
Court records show a 25-year-old woman has been charged with possession of stolen property — O'Dell's identification.
The woman was on Edmonton Crime Stopper's most wanted list after walking away from a halfway house, and since 2013 she had been sought on a Canada-wide arrest warrant. She has previous convictions for dozens of fraud, theft, impersonation and various credit card offences.
After sharing details of the woman's arrest with ATB, O'Dell said she was told someone would call her back, but heard nothing until almost two weeks later, after calls from Go Public.

'We did not do the right thing', ATB says

Despite several requests to ATB Financial for an interview or further comment, including to president and CEO Dave Mowat, Go Public received only a brief statement from Barry Strader, ATB's corporate reporter, reputation and brand.
"In reporting a stolen card and a fraudulent transaction, the customer did the exact right thing. In deciding not to reimburse her immediately, we did not.
ATB-Bruce Cran "We will review our processes to prevent this from happening in the future. We will reach out to the customer and reimburse her in full."
ATB Financial, known formally as Alberta Treasury Branches, is an Alberta Crown corporation, and unlike all chartered banks is regulated entirely by the Alberta government.
Consumers' Association of Canada president Bruce Cran says banks in general are taking a hard line again against victims of fraud, and he questions the quality of their investigations (Consumers' Association of Canada)

'A huge problem', says consumers association

The Consumers' Association of Canada says it gets several complaints a week from people who say their banks are refusing to compensate them after a fraud claim.
"There's obviously a huge problem at the moment," said Bruce Cran, the association's president.
"The banks generally … have become very aggressive with accusing people," he said, adding that he has no faith in banks' investigations.
"I think there are many questions that remain to be asked and answered," he said.
"Consumers and Canadians in general want to know what the heck is going on here. I think it's about time the banks came clean."
O'Dell has now received an email from an ATB assistant branch manager saying the bank is reimbursing her the $2,000 because "the contact centre did not follow proper guidelines."
O'Dell said she wants to know how ATB made the mistakes and why she had to go to the media to be exonerated.
"I still want answers," she said.


Internet search company Google Inc's self-driving cars have been involved in 11 accidents, but have not been the cause of any, over the last six years since the project began, the program's director said on Monday.

A team of drivers that is testing the fleet of more than 20 vehicles have driven 1.7 million miles so far.

"...Not once was the self-driving car the cause of the accident," Chris Urmson said in a post on technology news website Backchannel's blog Medium. ( No one was injured in the accidents, Urmson added.

"If you spend enough time on the road, accidents will happen whether you're in a car or a self-driving car."

The cars had been hit from behind seven times, mainly at traffic lights, with a majority of the accidents being on city streets rather than on freeways.

"We'll continue to drive thousands of miles so we can all better understand the all-too common incidents that cause many of us to dislike day-to-day driving  -  and we'll continue to work hard on developing a self-driving car that can shoulder this burden for us," Urmson said.

(Reporting by Kanika Sikka in Bengaluru; Editing by Ken Wills)