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Skimming

1. The act of stealing a person's credit card information on an electronic device and transferring the information to a different card. It may occur during a normal business transaction. For example, if one uses a credit card to make a purchase, the person handling the card may surreptitiously swipe the card through another electronic device that copies the information contained on it. The skimmer then transfers the information to another card.

2. The act or practice of stealing a small amount of money from a company, especially over a long period of time, so that it adds up to a large amount. One example is a worker neglecting to ring up a sale and simply keeping the money. A more sophisticated example involves a banker stealing a few fractions of a cent each time a transaction occurs. Over time, this can add up to a great deal of money.
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"This is the first reported randomised controlled trial of dietary intervention in gout management, and suggests that daily intake of skimmed milk powder enriched with GMP and G600 may reduce the frequency of gout flares," the authors concluded.
Health guidelines say infants aged two can go on to skimmed or semiskimmed cow's milk after full-fat milk.
"Our contract specifications for International Skimmed Milk Powder listings include global delivery points and requirements to meet Codex standards that reflect the needs of international customers," said Tim Andriesen, CME Group Managing Director of Commodity Products and Services.
But because Janet did not keep a schedule of the coins she skimmed, how could this be proved to a judge and jury?
Option Two: Wholegrain toast spread with peanut butter, fresh orange juice, skimmed milk.
The net effect would have been that Lemon stole the debit (the cash) and omitted the credit (sales or accounts receivable); in short, she skimmed the money.
'They need to be especially vigilant when cards go out of their sight when they are paying for things, as this could be an ideal opportunity for their cards to be skimmed.'
Longlife Choice consists of whole, semi skimmed, and skimmed milk in one litre and 500m1 sizes, packed in Tetra Brik Aseptic cartons fitted with ReCap for easy opening and closing.
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Finally, the inclusion-laden flux should be thoroughly skimmed off.
"It is not possible to provide a figure for the total amount of money which has been stolen as many card details can be skimmed during each incident.
Always go for skimmed milk for either adding to your black Americano or in a skinny latte.