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ThreatLocker® Unveils New Managed Detection and Response (MDR) Service with the World

Global cybersecurity leader extends platform utility beyond default deny with new MDR services

Orlando, FL, April 08, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ThreatLocker®, a pioneer in least privilege endpoint protection technologies, announced the launch of their MDR service with the Cyber Hero Team at Zero Trust World 2024.

“I’m elated about the ThreatLocker® Cyber Hero managed detection and response service,” said Danny Jenkins, CEO & Co-Founder of ThreatLocker®.

“Not only will this provide customers with a faster response when they don’t have 24-hour operation centers, but it also means that we are improving our product in a way that allows us to be responsible for so many customers and the management of their environments.”

ThreatLocker® understands the importance of preemptively blocking cybersecurity threats with a default deny baseline. Adding detection and response capabilities allows customers to stay secure while alerting them of suspicious or potentially malicious activity happening in their environment.

Products including Allowlisting, Ringfencing™, and Network Control in the ThreatLocker® Endpoint Protection Platform block attempted bad actions on a device, and ThreatLocker® Detect (formerly known as ThreatLocker® Ops) will alert organizations of said attempts. The MDR service is made possible by the near-instant response of the ThreatLocker® Cyber Hero Team when they directly notify a customer of a malicious attempt and ensure the security of their infrastructure.

In addition to providing a prompt notification via the Cyber Hero Support Team, ThreatLocker® Detect policies can be curated to completely isolate a machine from the rest of the environment or go as far as implementing an advanced lockdown to stop all software and network traffic from running.

In a live demonstration at Zero Trust World 2024, ThreatLocker® showcased the response speed of the Cyber Hero Team in locking down a machine after an attacker connected to a remote server, tried to run IP Scanning tools, and attempted to disable security tools.

The attacker was challenged with a QR code. When they didn’t respond and continued taking additional bad actions, such as attempting to disable ThreatLocker® service, the attacker’s attempts were thwarted with ThreatLocker® default deny, and the machine was locked down. The Cyber Heroes responded within a minute during the live presentation.

The new additions by ThreatLocker® satisfy cyber insurance regulations on implementing Zero Trust MDR strategies to prevent modern-day attacks.

ThreatLocker® will roll out its new products to new and existing partners. It currently protects over one million endpoints globally.

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Anaqua Enhances AcclaimIP Patent Search with AI-Powered Capabilities

BOSTON, April 08, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Anaqua, the leading provider of innovation and intellectual property (IP) management technology, continues to enhance its powerful patent search platform, AcclaimIP, setting a new standard in patent search capabilities. With a focus on empowering patent searchers with unparalleled control and assistance, AcclaimIP Patent Search offers access to a vast global patent database comprising over 100 million patents worldwide.

Designed to cater to the diverse needs of IP professionals, AcclaimIP Patent Search boasts a user-friendly interface that enhances the search experience, facilitating efficient exploration of results and swift discovery of relevant information. Whether users prefer to create their own queries or leverage powerful interfaces for assistance, AcclaimIP ensures a seamless and comprehensive search process.

One of the most significant features of AcclaimIP Patent Search is its cutting-edge AI Patent Summaries tool. Harnessing the power of generative AI, this innovative tool delivers consistent and optimized summaries of patents, enabling patent searchers to better understand search results and interpret patent implications. By leveraging large language models guided by tailored prompts, AcclaimIP’s AI Patent Summaries tool promises substantial time savings and mitigates the risk of overlooking critical intelligence.

“AcclaimIP is a powerful patent search platform that represents our commitment to innovation and excellence in the intellectual property industry,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of Anaqua. “By internally developing AI-powered tools that leverage market-leading solutions, we strengthen our position as the leader in IP management solutions, providing fully integrated solutions that empower IP professionals to succeed.”

For more information about Anaqua’s AcclaimIP Patent Search, please visit anaqua.com.

About Anaqua

Anaqua, Inc. is a premier provider of integrated intellectual property (IP) management technology solutions and services for corporations and law firms. Its IP management software solutions, AQX® and PATTSY WAVE®, both offer best practice workflows with big data analytics and tech-enabled services to create an intelligent environment designed to inform IP strategy, enable IP decision-making, and streamline IP operations, tailored to each segment’s need. Today, nearly half of the top 100 U.S. patent filers and global brands, as well as a growing number of law firms worldwide use Anaqua’s solutions. Over one million IP executives, attorneys, paralegals, administrators, and innovators use the platform for their IP management needs. The company’s global operations are headquartered in Boston, with offices across the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Australia. For additional information, please visit anaqua.com, or on Anaqua’s LinkedIn.

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Anaqua améliore sa plateforme de recherche de brevets AcclaimIP en ajoutant des capacités basées sur l’IA

BOSTON, 08 avr. 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Anaqua, le leader des technologies de gestion de la propriété intellectuelle (PI) et de l’innovation, continue d’améliorer sa puissante plateforme de recherche de brevets, AcclaimIP, élevant à un niveau supérieur les capacités de recherche de brevets. En offrant un soutien et des possibilités inégalés aux chercheurs, AcclaimIP donne accès à une vaste base de données mondiale de brevets comprenant plus de 100 millions de brevets dans le monde entier.

Conçue pour répondre aux divers besoins des professionnels de la propriété intellectuelle, la plateforme de recherche de brevets AcclaimIP est dotée d’une interface conviviale qui améliore l’expérience de recherche, permet de parcourir efficacement les résultats et fait remonter rapidement les informations pertinentes. Que les utilisateurs préfèrent créer leurs propres requêtes ou tirer parti de la puissance de l’interface pour les guider, AcclaimIP assure un processus de recherche fluide et complet.

L’une des caractéristiques les plus marquantes de la plateforme de recherche de brevets d’AcclaimIP est son outil de pointe, AI Patent Summaries. Exploitant la puissance de l’IA générative, cet outil innovant fournit des résumés harmonisés et optimisés des brevets, permettant aux chercheurs de mieux comprendre les résultats de la recherche et d’interpréter les implications des brevets. En s’appuyant sur des grands modèles de langage (LLM) guidés par des prompts personnalisés, l’outil AI Patent Summaries d’AcclaimIP promet un gain de temps substantiel et atténue le risque de négliger des informations importantes.

« AcclaimIP est une plateforme de recherche de brevets puissante, symbole de notre engagement envers l’innovation et l’excellence dans le monde de la propriété intellectuelle », a déclaré Bob Romeo, PDG d’Anaqua. « En développant en interne des outils alimentés par l’IA qui s’appuient sur des solutions leaders du marché, nous renforçons notre position de leader dans les solutions de gestion de la propriété intellectuelle, et fournissons des solutions entièrement intégrées qui donnent aux professionnels de la propriété intellectuelle les clés de la réussite. »

Pour plus d’informations sur la plateforme de recherche de brevets AcclaimIP d’Anaqua, visitez le site anaqua.com.

A propos d’Anaqua

Anaqua, Inc. est un fournisseur de premier plan de solutions et services technologiques intégrés de gestion de la propriété intellectuelle (PI). Ses logiciels, AQX® et PATTSY WAVE®, combinent les meilleurs outils pour définir une stratégie de propriété intellectuelle avisée. Ses technologies, qui reposent notamment sur des workflows et des capacités d’analyses avancés, offre un environnement de travail intelligent conçu pour une prendre de meilleures décisions et optimiser les opérations de PI. Aujourd’hui, près de la moitié des 100 premiers déposants de brevets américains et des marques mondiales, ainsi qu’un nombre croissant de cabinets de conseils en propriété intellectuelle dans le monde utilisent les solutions Anaqua. Plus d’un million de décideurs, avocats, juristes, gestionnaires et innovateurs utilisent la plateforme pour leurs besoins de gestion de la PI. Le siège de la société est situé à Boston, avec des bureaux aux Etats-Unis, en Europe, en Asie et en Australie. Pour de plus amples informations, veuillez consulter le site anaqua.com, ou la page entreprise d’Anaqua sur LinkedIn.

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L’AACSB annonce les lauréats de la promotion 2024 des leaders influents

La neuvième édition de l’initiative récompense 22 chercheurs de premier plan menant leurs travaux en école de commerce

TAMPA, Floride, 08 avr. 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AACSB International (AACSB) — la plus grande alliance d’enseignement commercial au monde — annonce aujourd’hui sa promotion 2024 des leaders influents, un groupe de 22 professeurs d’écoles de commerce accréditées par l’AACSB qui démontrent l’impact de leurs recherches.

Le programme « Influential Leaders » de l’AACSB, qui en est à sa neuvième édition annuelle, met en lumière la valeur que les écoles de commerce apportent aux entreprises et à la société, que ce soit par le biais des anciens élèves qui ont mis en pratique leur formation en commerce pour faire progresser les industries et les communautés qu’ils servent, ou par le biais des professeurs qui ont un impact positif grâce à leurs travaux de recherche. Tous les professeurs de la promotion de cette année sont issus de l’une des plus de 1 000 écoles de commerce accréditées par l’AACSB dans le monde.

Les lauréats de l’édition 2024 font avancer la recherche dans les domaines de l’IA, des soins de santé, du développement durable, de la finance, de l’entrepreneuriat, etc. Les leaders sélectionnés illustrent le rôle important du corps enseignant des écoles de commerce dans le développement de nouvelles connaissances qui apportent des solutions opportunes et pertinentes aux défis des entreprises et de la société.

Ces chercheurs qui contribuent à faire naître le changement utilisent leur expertise pour encourager la responsabilité environnementale, améliorer les résultats en matière de soins de santé, favoriser l’innovation numérique, donner les moyens aux populations marginalisées et transformer les pratiques d’investissement.

« Les 2024 Influential Leaders démontrent le potentiel de la recherche dans les écoles de commerce pour relever certains des défis les plus importants d’aujourd’hui », a déclaré Lily Bi, présidente et directrice générale de l’AACSB. « Les connaissances qu’ils produisent contribueront à façonner et à créer de véritables changements dans le monde. »

Chaque leader influent a été désigné par son école, qui a présenté des exemples de recherche inspirants démontrant comment la personne honorée se positionne comme un chef de file dans la création de nouvelles connaissances, s’engage dans des solutions opportunes et a un impact positif sur les entreprises et la société. Le soutien à l’initiative « 2024 Influential Leaders » est assuré par Academic Partnerships.

L’histoire unique de chaque lauréat est disponible à l’adresse suivante : aacsb.edu/influential-leaders.

À propos d’AACSB
Fondée en 1916, AACSB International (« AACSB ») est la plus importante association dans le domaine de la formation commerciale au monde. Elle met en contact des écoles de commerce, des entreprises et d’infatigables apprenants afin de créer la prochaine génération de grands leaders. Avec des membres dans plus de 100 pays et territoires, l’AACSB élève la qualité et l’impact des écoles de commerce dans le monde entier. Découvrez comment l’AACSB révolutionne les études commerciales dans le but de créer une société meilleure sur aacsb.edu.

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AACSB Announces 2024 Class of Influential Leaders

Ninth annual initiative recognizes 22 impactful business school researchers

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TAMPA, Fla., April 08, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AACSB International (AACSB)—the world’s largest business education alliance—announces today its 2024 Class of Influential Leaders, a group of 22 AACSB-accredited business school faculty demonstrating impact through their research.

Now in its ninth year, AACSB’s Influential Leaders member spotlight program highlights the value that business schools bring to business and society—whether through the alumni who have used their business education to improve the industries and communities they serve, or the faculty leading positive impact through their research. All faculty from this year’s class are from one of AACSB’s more than 1,000 accredited business schools worldwide.

The 2024 honorees are advancing research in the areas of AI, healthcare, sustainability, finance, entrepreneurship, and more. The selected leaders exemplify the important role of business school faculty in developing new knowledge that provides timely and relevant solutions for business and societal challenges.

These faculty changemakers are using their expertise to encourage environmental responsibility, improve healthcare outcomes, enable digital innovation, empower marginalized populations, and transform investment practices.

“The 2024 Influential Leaders demonstrate the potential of business school research to address some of today’s most critical challenges,” said Lily Bi, AACSB president and CEO. “The knowledge they’re producing will help inform and create real change in the world.”

Each Influential Leader was nominated by their school, which shared inspiring research examples that demonstrate how the honoree leads in new knowledge creation, engages in timely solutions, and positively impacts business and society. Support for the 2024 Influential Leaders initiative is provided by Academic Partnerships.

The unique stories of each honoree are available at aacsb.edu/influential-leaders.

About AACSB
Established in 1916, AACSB International (AACSB) is the world’s largest business education association, connecting business schools, business, and lifelong learners to create the next generation of great leaders. With members in over 100 countries and territories, AACSB elevates the quality and impact of business schools globally. Learn how AACSB and business schools from around the world are leading boldly in business education at aacsb.edu.

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AACSB Divulga Classe de Líderes Influentes de 2024

Nona iniciativa anual reconhece 22 pesquisadores impactantes de entidades de ensino de business

TAMPA, Fla., April 08, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A AACSB International (AACSB) – a maior aliança de educação empresarial do mundo – divulgou hoje a Classe de Líderes Influentes de 2024, um grupo de 22 professores de entidades de ensino de business credenciados pela AACSB que demonstram impacto com as suas pesquisas.

No seu nono ano, o programa de membros Líderes Influentes da AACSB destaca o valor que as entidades de ensino de business oferecem para as empresas e para a sociedade – seja por meio dos ex-alunos que utilizaram sua educação empresarial para aprimorar as indústrias e comunidades às quais atendem, ou do corpo docente que lidera impacto positivo por meio das suas pesquisas. Todos os professores da classe deste ano são de uma das mais de 1.000 entidades de ensino de business credenciadas da AACSB em todo o mundo.

Os homenageados de 2024 estão promovendo pesquisas nas áreas de IA, saúde, sustentabilidade, finanças, empreendedorismo e muito mais. Os líderes selecionados exemplificam o importante papel do corpo docente das entidades de ensino de business no desenvolvimento de novos conhecimentos que forneçam soluções oportunas e relevantes para os desafios empresariais e sociais.

Esses agentes de mudança do corpo docente estão usando o seu conhecimento para incentivar a responsabilidade ambiental, melhorar os resultados da saúde, possibilitar a inovação digital, capacitar populações marginalizadas e transformar as práticas de investimento.

“Os Líderes Influentes de 2024 demonstram o potencial da pesquisa das entidades de ensino de business para enfrentar alguns dos desafios mais críticos de hoje”, disse Lily Bi, presidente e CEO da AACSB. “O conhecimento que eles estão criando ajudará a informar e criar mudanças reais no mundo.”

Cada Líder Influente foi nomeado por sua entidade, que compartilhou exemplos de pesquisa inspiradores que demonstram como o homenageado lidera na criação de novos conhecimentos, se envolve em soluções oportunas e impacta positivamente os negócios e a sociedade. A iniciativa de Líderes Influentes de 2024 é apoiada pelo Academic Partnerships.

As histórias únicas de cada homenageado estão disponíveis em aacsb.edu/influential-leaders.

Sobre a AACSB
Fundada em 1916, a AACSB International (AACSB) é a maior associação de educação empresarial do mundo, conectando instituições de ensino de business, empresas e eternos estudiosos para criar a próxima geração de grandes líderes. Com membros em mais de 100 países e territórios, a AACSB eleva a qualidade e o impacto das entidades de ensino de business em todo o mundo. Saiba como a AACSB e as entidades de ensino de business de todo o mundo estão liderando corajosamente o ensino de business em aacsb.edu.

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Businessman commits suicide in Ongwediva


OSHAKATI: A resident of Ongwediva and owner of the Khomas Bearing Suppliers, Rene Strauss, aged 48, reportedly committed suicide on Sunday evening.

Confirming the incident to Nampa on Monday, Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Oshana’s Community Policing Sub-division Chief Inspector Thomas Aiyambo said, the incident reportedly happened at 18h20, when the deceased hanged himself with a rope in his office.

‘He did not leave a suicide note,’ he said.

Meanwhile, the lifeless body of 18-year-old Valombola Jason Nghihangakenwa was found hanging in a bedroom on Friday at about 12h00 at Onakango-Endola constituency in the Ohangwena region.

According to a NamPol weekend crime report on Sunday, it is alleged that the deceased hanged himself with a blue plastic rope around his neck. It is further alleged that before this incident, the deceased on Wednesday set his sleeping room on fire and in the process, another room in the house also caught fire causing both rooms to burn to ashes.

‘The body was transported to Engela
District State Hospital, where it was certified dead by a medical doctor and placed in the State Mortuary for postmortem examination. No foul play is suspected and no suicide note was found on him,’ the report reads.

Police investigations in both matters continue.

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Bank Windhoek employee dies while on duty


WINDHOEK: An employee of Bank Windhoek’s Maerua Mall branch in the capital, Iyaloo Tumweneni Hanyangha, died while on duty on Friday, shortly after complaining of feeling unwell.

According to a weekend crime report issued by the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) on Sunday, 35-year-old Hanyangha said she felt like collapsing around 16h05 and left her duty station at the front desk to go to the back of the office.

She was observed falling and colleagues attended to her while an ambulance was called.

Despite a prompt response by the ambulance, Hanyangha was pronounced dead at 16h11.

Her next of kin were informed and the body was taken to the police mortuary.

In a separate incident, the decomposed remains of 39-year-old Rochard Benson Steyn were found in his backyard room at his grandmother’s house in Gibeon around 12h00 on Friday.

Steyn was last seen on Wednesday when he went out. On Friday the family got suspicious about a bad odour coming from his room and upon inspection saw his body lying on the bed and c
ontacted the police.

No foul play is suspected at this stage and the cause of death is unknown, but a postmortem examination will be conducted.

In a similar incident, the lifeless body of Haipinge Eradius Linekela (age unknown) was discovered around 12h00 on Friday in the Goreangab dam informal settlement area of Windhoek.

The crime report indicated that Linekela’s body was found hanging from the roof of his shack by his brother.

No suicide note was found.

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Baby girl drowns in bucket of water at Rosh Pinah


KEETMANSHOOP: A one-year-and five-month-old baby girl reportedly drowned in a 20-litre container of water at Rosh Pinah on Saturday.

Namibian Police Force (NamPol) crime investigations coordinator for ||Kharas region, Deputy Commissioner, Nikodemus Mbango in a crime report on Sunday said the incident occurred on Saturday between 12h00 and 13h00 in the Tutungeni residential area at the mining town.

The deceased was identified as Valentina Mazambo and her next of kin are aware of her death.

Meanwhile, police at Keetmanshoop are investigating a rape case after a 56-year-old man allegedly raped a 21-year-old woman who is his son’s girlfriend.

The incident happened on Sunday morning between 01h00 and 02h00 at the Kronlein residential area, when the suspect unlawfully and intentionally had sexual intercourse with the complainant at his place of residence without her consent.

‘The victim is in a relationship with the suspect’s son, who was arrested on Thursday and is in custody at the Keetmanshoop holding cells
. The suspect took advantage of his son’s absence and committed the act on the victim, who came to visit the boyfriend from Aranos. The suspect and the son are living at the residence,’ said the commissioner.

Mbango added that it is further alleged that the suspect gave the victim a knife to stab him to death otherwise he would stab her, which frightened the victim and submitted herself to the sexual intercourse.

The suspect is yet to be arrested.

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Ex-cop accused of murdering ex-lover wants to plead guilty


WINDHOEK: A former police officer attached to the Women and Child Protection Unit in Keetmanshoop is set to plead guilty to the murder of his ex-girlfriend, in the Windhoek High Court on Tuesday.

The accused, Brian Plaatjie appeared briefly before Judge Dinah Usiku on Monday. His lawyer, Boris Isaacks indicated that Plaatjie will be pleading guilty. He is accused of fatally stabbing Yvette Louw, the mother of his two children, multiple times during the period 25 to 26 June 2021. The deceased, according to the indictment was at home with her then boyfriend, enjoying a meal when Plaatjie stormed in.

The State further alleges that the deceased’s boyfriend was also stabbed multiple times but survived the ordeal. Plaatjie is said to have reported the matter to the police himself and the victim died shortly after arriving at hospital. The accused faces six charges – housebreaking with intent to murder and murder, attempted murder, two counts of contravening a protection order, assault by threat and malicious dama
ge to property.

It is alleged that Louw had ended the relationship with Plaatjie two years before her murder and subsequently moved out of the home the two shared.

‘Due to ongoing assaults and threats by the accused, the deceased applied for and obtained a final protection order against the accused on 07 August 2020, which was valid until 07 August 2022. During the evening of 07 May 2021 and in contravention of the order, the accused arrived at the deceased’s residence and insulted and threatened her with violence. This caused her to flee and seek shelter at a neighbour’s house. He damaged her television set and left the scene,’ the indictment states.

Louw, according to the State opened a criminal case regarding the incident, leading to Plaatjie’s arrest. He was released on bail and went to the deceased’s house on the evening of 25 June 2021, when he allegedly pounced on her and her boyfriend.

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Fourteen people allegedly scammed in vehicle sales


WINDHOEK: Fourteen people have claimed to have been scammed of a collective N.dollars 1 264 700 after failure to secure vehicles they ostensibly bought online.

The group has now mobilised on a WhatsApp group titled ‘Aili’s victims’ in pursuit to collectively seek justice. They say they individually deposited money as customers to purchase desired vehicles through the alleged Aili Magano Paulus companies, AMP Trading and ICM Japanese Trading that orders vehicles from Japan via the Walvis Bay harbour.

Nine of the alleged 14 victims provided documentary evidence as proof that they paid N.dollars 793 500 for the vehicles.

Nampa has also seen that the nine people opened cases of fraud with the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) against Paulus between 2021 and 2024.

Speaking to Nampa last week, the group’s spokesperson, Karolien Louw whose documents show that she is owed N.dollars 320 000, stressed that since 2021, she has been fighting to recover her money with the involvement of lawyers and NamPol, however all ef
forts since have proved futile.

‘I am disappointed and hurt. I can’t believe that one person can tell so many lies… I initially made a post on Facebook on her page, ICM Japanese Trading, and that is where the people started contacting me telling me that they have also been defrauded by her and so forth. It is just shocking that people have no conscience to steal from people like that,’ she fumed.

Louw said the money she had deposited was meant to buy two vehicles, a Mercedes and Audi for her and her mother after she sold her house in Rehoboth.

‘The worst thing for me is that I took the money from my mother and she is a pensioner… She sold her house for me to get that money… And Aili always plays the victim when you try to enquire about your money. The other day when I asked about my money she told me about her brother that has died and the last time is that she was going to commit suicide… it’s all lies. I hope someone will learn out of this and be more cautious,’ she said.

Another alleged victim, Frieda
Nafindi from Walvis Bay who indicated that she is owed N.dollars 116 000 by Paulus narrated that she was introduced to the suspect by her cousin following intentions to buy a new car in 2021.

‘I sold my car and wanted to buy a new one and after being introduced to her as someone that orders cars for people, I deposited N.dollars 110 000 into Aili’s account after confirming that she had found my desired vehicle,’ she said.

Nafindi said after a few weeks, Paulus claimed another N.dollars 36 000 bringing the total purchase for a Tiguan to N.dollars 146 000, stressing that since the money was paid, Paulus never delivered the vehicle and had since been avoiding, insulting and refusing to pay back the money.

‘I involved my lawyer in the issue and managed to recover only N.dollars 30 000 and since then I also opened up a case with the police but nothing has been done to date and she still owes me money,’ Nafindi stressed.

She said the issue has left her depressed to the extent of almost wanting to commit suicide
due to humiliation from her family and work peers – that she was scammed and is now walking as a result of being carless.

Mercel Tense who is owed N.dollars 34 000, aired frustration that the legal system is failing consumers in cases of scammers, noting that even though many cases have been opened, nothing has been done to ensure that they recover their monies.

‘It has been three years now for me fighting to get my money back or something. It seems like there is no legislation or direct approach from the legal side to deal with people of this nature that are scamming people. Even though we have contracts signed and proof of payment for the purchases, failure always comes on grounds of technicality in the courts and this is what is frustrating everyone – that nothing can be done to recover their money,’ he stressed.

Warrant Silas Shipandeni of NamPol in the Khomas Region confirmed that seven cases have been opened against Paulus in Windhoek, noting that most of the cases are still under investigation while
about four are before the Katutura and Windhoek Magistrate’s courts where she had appeared on numerous occasions.

‘The public is advised to carefully consider and do proper background checks when buying vehicles online before depositing their hard earned money. The public is also advised to always reach out to the police for proper screening and background checks to see if the alleged seller of vehicles is not either wanted by police or in conflict with the law concerning their business,’ he noted.

Meanwhile, responding to Nampa over the weekend, Paulus said she is currently in contact with all clients whom she owes and is refunding them gradually.

Paulus explained that she was unable to deliver the vehicles upon being jailed for seven months following failure to deliver a customer’s vehicle, which had left her bankrupt, resulting in non-delivery of clients’ vehicles.

‘My business is a registered business, I was delivering as I started with it. The only problem that caused my business to go down is when o
ne of my clients who was impatient went to open a case and I was arrested so my business went down and some of the cars that I purchased ended up being sold… And some of the deposit I sent to Japan I lost and from there, when I came out it was like I am starting over with my business and it’s difficult for me,’ she narrated.

‘I am not sure how many people I am owing because right now I have my own brother who passed away, so I cannot know because I don’t have my book here, but some of the people I have started to refund them,’ she said.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency

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Woman stabbed to death in Windhoek


WINDHOEK: A 29-year-old woman succumbed to injuries sustained in an alleged fight with a 22-year-old male suspect in Ausspannplatz, Windhoek, in the early hours of Monday.

An incident report by the Namibian Police Force on Monday indicated that the incident happened at around 01h07 when the suspect allegedly stabbed the deceased in the chest and arms during a fight between the two.

It is alleged that the suspect was fighting with the deceased at a residential flat near Maerua Mall on Ballot Street. The neighbours called the police and upon arrival, the police found the flat locked and were informed by witnesses that the suspect drove out.

However, he drove himself and the deceased to the Katutura Intermediate Hospital, where according to the nurses, the suspect parked his vehicle at the emergency entrance and informed the nurses that there was someone in the car who needed urgent attention.

The woman who had been identified as Frieda Ndinelago Amadhila, was declared dead upon arrival.

Her next of kin hav
e been informed of her death.

No arrests have been made and the suspect is fighting for his life due to an injury he sustained on his throat during the fight.

The murder weapon has not been found yet and police investigations continue.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency