Gough named Joseph Pulitzer, Jr. Professor of Modern Art

first_imgMaria Gough, a scholar of the Soviet and Russian avant-garde, has been appointed Joseph Pulitzer, Jr. Professor of Modern Art in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2009. Gough was previously associate professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University.last_img

Kenosha shooter’s defense portrays him as ‘American patriot’

first_img(AP) – Lawyers for Kyle Rittenhouse have launched a social media campaign depicting the Kenosha, Wisconsin, shooter as not just a scared teenager acting in self-defense, but an American hero akin to the Minutemen who fought at the nation’s founding.,The dramatic rhetoric has helped raise nearly $2 million to pay for the 17-year-old’s defense against homicide charges in the killing of two protesters.,But some legal experts say there are risks in turning a fairly straightforward self-defense case into a sweeping political argument that could play into a stereotype that he is a gun-crazed militia member out to start a revolution.last_img

Honduran Security Forces Deal Blow to Narcotrafficking amid Pandemic

first_imgBy Kay Valle/Diálogo July 13, 2020 Despite the COVID-19 crisis and the measures imposed by the Honduran government to prevent the spread of the virus — including mandatory confinement, border closings, and the deployment of service members and police officers to carry out new tasks — Honduran law enforcement agencies continue to deal a heavy blow to narcotrafficking.From March 16 (when mandatory confinement began) to June 9, the National Anti-mara and Gang Force (FNAMP, in Spanish) seized more than 3 tons of marijuana as part of operations under the framework of the National Inter-Institutional Security Force (FUSINA, in Spanish), the agency said in a statement. In addition to illicit substances, FNAMP units captured 300 gang members and seized 43 weapons, 33 vehicles, and more than $74,900.According to figures the Ministry of Defense provided to Diálogo, law enforcement agencies carried out thousands of security and reconnaissance patrols and captured 670 individuals for narcotrafficking in the first quarter of 2020.Due to government restrictions, criminal groups adapted and began to use vehicles that carry basic supplies, FNAMP said. For example, in late April, FNAMP intercepted a food freight truck on a Tegucigalpa road with more than 1,130 kilograms of marijuana that two members of the Barrio 18 gang (also known as Calle 18 or Mara 18) transported.The other criminals that FNAMP captured in the last three months carried smaller amounts of drugs, the institution reported.“When the COVID-19 emergency began and criminal gang organizations saw their extortion charges decrease, they focused on narcotrafficking in the form of micro-trafficking,” Special Forces Major Ubaldo Rodríguez Chinchilla, chief of the FNAMP Analysis and Intelligence Unit, told Diálogo, referring to the fees criminal groups usually collect from businesses.FNAMP has been working on micro-trafficking cases since early 2020, since according to the institution, more than 90 percent of the distribution is carried out by maras and gangs.“These gang organizations look for opportunities to get involved in narcotrafficking, to get a leading role, hence the interest in using micro-trafficking in our country,” Maj. Rodríguez said.Created in July 2018, the FNAMP’s mission is to fight against maras and gangs engaged in narcotrafficking, extortion, and money laundering, among other related crimes, such as arms trafficking and even terrorism.last_img read more

LSC now accepting grant applications

first_imgLSC now accepting grant applications LSC now accepting grant applicationsThe Legal Services Corporation announces the availability of competitive grant funds to provide civil legal services to eligible clients during calendar year 2003.In accordance with LSC’s multi-year funding policy, grants are available for only specified service areas. A listing of those service areas for each state, and the estimated grant amounts are included in Appendix-A of the Request for Proposals. The Request for Proposals and other information pertaining to the LSC grants competition will be available at www.ain.lsc.gov. Applicants must file a notice of intent to compete to participate in the competitive grants process. Refer to www.ain.lsc.gov for filing dates and submission requirements.E-mail competition inquiries to competition@lsc.gov. Fax inquiries may be sent to (877) 378-9997. June 1, 2002 Regular Newslast_img read more

Garden City Man Sentenced to 8 Years for $25M Aéropostale Scam

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Garden City man who is the ex-chief marketing officer of clothing retailer Aéropostale was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in federal prison for his role in a decade-long, $25-million bribery scheme.Christopher Finazzo, who was also the executive vice president of the company, was convicted last year at Brooklyn federal court of 16 counts of fraud and bribery.Prosecutors said the 57-year-old man directed more than $350 million in t-shirt and fleece business to South Bay Apparel Inc., a company owned by Hollywood movie producer Douglas Dey, in exchange for more than $25 million in kickbacks.“Finazzo lied on numerous disclosure forms and caused Aéropostale to make false filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission,” said Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. “These lies and false representations compromised the financial well-being of a publicly-traded retail company.”Dey had pleaded guilty in September 2012 to conspiracy to violate the Travel Act through commercial bribery for his role in the scheme and was sentenced earlier this month to 3 ½ years in prison.Finazzo and Dey hatched the scheme after Finazzo was hired by Aéropostale in 1996, authorities said. Over the following decade, Finazzo had Aéropostale buy more than $350 million in t-shirt and fleece merchandise from South Bay, often for significantly higher prices and lower quality than was available from other suppliers.Finazzo ignored his boss’ direction to use other t-shirt suppliers and threatened employees who made similar suggestions.The kickbacks were paid through C&D Retail Consultants, a shell company set up by Finazzo, and through companies jointly-owned by the two schemers.Judge Roslynn Mauskopf also sentenced Finazzo to 3 years supervised release, ordered him to forfeit more than $25 million to the government, and pay $13,690,822.94 in restitution to Aéropostale.last_img read more

5 ways you’re holding yourself back

first_imgSometimes, it feels like the world is out to get you. Other times, you’re your own worst enemy. Here are 5 ways you may be holding yourself back.You’re not reflecting: Nobody knows you better than you, and if you’re not taking enough time to reflect, you’ll never get anywhere. You get so caught up in your work, that you never have time to figure out what you want for yourself, and instead focus on everyone else opinion of you. Sure, maybe you’re great at your job, but have you stopped to think that maybe you dream about doing something different?You’re not changing your plans: You may have let someone get inside your head at a young age and tell you that you have to go to college, get a job, get married, buy a house, have kids, etc. Maybe it hasn’t worked out exactly that way so far. Who cares? Stop trying to catch up with your old plans, and make some new ones. Don’t live in a dream world. Live in your present, no matter what that looks like.You haven’t cut out the negativity: If there are people in your life who keep saying that you can’t accomplish your goals, it’s time to trim the fat. Those negative people are the fat. Get rid of them. Or at least stop listening to them. Maybe your old buddy means a lot to you, but stop putting stock in what he has to say if his words aren’t helping you achieve success.You can’t get past yourself: Stop criticizing yourself so much. Be encouraging. Be a little more like Stuart Smalley. Tell yourself that you’re good enough, you’re smart enough, and doggone it, people like you. No matter what mistakes you’ve made, forgive yourself and move on.You’re burning out: Your best version is a well-rested version. Get more sleep. Take a break once in a while. Do good work and know your limits. Sometimes, you need a vacation. 27SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

CUNA engaged w/ robocall, privacy, payday, diversity hearings

first_img continue reading » With Congress back in Washington, D.C. after a two-week recess, CUNA is engaged with several hearings, including ones addressing financial regulator supervision, robocalls, diversity and inclusion, payday lending and data privacy, among others.This week the House will also consider two resolutions of note to credit unions, one (H. Res. 327) would encourage “greater public-private sector collaboration to promote financial literacy for students and young adults,” and the second (H. Res. 328) would support “protection of elders through financial literacy.”Hearings CUNA is engaged with this week include:Tuesday, 10 a.m. (ET): House Financial Services Committee hearing, “Housing in America: Assessing the Infrastructure Needs of America’s Housing Stock;” ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

The CUInsight Experience podcast: Bryan Clagett – Not banking as usual (#19)

first_imgWelcome to episode 19 of The CUInsight Experience podcast. Hosted by Randy Smith, co-founder and publisher of CUInsight.com. Bryan Clagett is the Chief Marketing Officer at Geezeo, a Forbes contributor, and a member of the Forbes Communication Council. He’s an active part in the online conversation about credit unions, banking, fintech, and all things digital transformation. I go to him for questions on all things fintech or digital disruption, and I’m excited to have him on the show today to share nuggets of wisdom that we’ll all be able to apply.These days, Bryan explains, disruption is being driven by the consumer. Expectations are rising, and customers are expecting more of financial institutions. This will be a challenge, but Bryan expects it will also be exciting. From there, he’ll dig into what Geezeo does to help and support credit unions, and share his excitement for advancement in the ability to be more in tune with customers’ needs.The key for credit union marketers, Bryan points out, is to leverage technology and data as a means to actually talk with members, not just talk at them. Traditional advertising in the financial services sector tends to be boasting rather than consumer-focused. Instead, the focus should be on knowing about members and doing things differently to impact their financial lives.Tune into today’s episode to learn all about all of these things, as well as how Bryan got involved in financial services, how he keeps his (and Geezeo’s) message fresh, what a free day and work/life balance look like for him, and what his neighbors think of his drone!Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, StitcherHow to find Bryan:Bryan ClagettChief Marketing Officer and Investor, Geezeobclagett@geezeo.comwww.geezeo.comTwitter | Linkedin | InstagramShow notes from this episode:Check out the work the folks at Geezeo are doing to help credit unions and their solutions.Bryan has been a long time contributor to the CUInsight Community. Check out his writing here.Follow Bryan on all the socials Twitter and LinkedIn. Even his drone footage on Instagram over his neighborhood and the river house.Check out Bryan’s work on the Forbes Communications Council here.Shout-out: Affinity Federal Credit UnionShout-out: Filene, NAFCU and CUNAShout-out: Amanda Reed, NAFCU Services, Dan Berger, Shawn WardWho did Bryan want to be growing up? Find out here.Shout-out: John Fenton, Mark Cochran, David Snodgrass, Paul FioreMovie mention: Edward Herrmann in The Lost BoysMentoring program Bryan works with: EverwiseShout-out: Jill CastillaDrone Bryan is currently flying: DJI Mavic 2 PRO Drone QuadcopterBest album of all-time: Hotel California by the EaglesBook mentioned: The Excellence Dividend by Tom PetersBryan mentioned the work Bill Gates is doing at The Gates Foundation.Shout-out: Strum (formally Weber Marketing)Previous guests mentioned in this episode: Doug Leighton, Jill Nowacki, Dan BergerYou can find all past episodes of The CUInsight Experience here.In This Episode:[00:04] – Welcome back to the CUInsight Experience! Randy introduces Bryan Clagett, today’s guest.[02:27] – What’s the biggest disruption to financial services that Bryan doesn’t think that credit unions are taking seriously enough?[04:02] – Bryan talks about what Geezeo does to help credit unions, and what he does to keep up with the rate of change.[05:55] – We hear an example of what Bryan means by “contextual messaging.”[08:46] – What is Bryan most excited about in the advancement of financial technologies as he looks forward?[08:55] – Bryan shares his thoughts on whether technology is an equalizer or a deterrent in credit unions, then talks about where the stumbling blocks are.[13:22] – Does Bryan have a few tips that he thinks every credit union should be doing? Are there things that he sees credit unions doing wrong?[15:46] – We hear about tools that Bryan uses or thinks that credit unions should use.[19:22] – We move into the leadership and life hacks section of the show, with Bryan talking about his first gig in the financial services space and what inspired him to make this industry his career.[22:46] – Has Bryan’s inspiration changed over the time that he has been working in this industry?[24:08] – Bryan shares a memorable failure that ended up working out for the best, and taught him a lesson.[27:06] – Is there a current belief held by credit unions that Bryan thinks will significantly change in the foreseeable future?[28:35] – Bryan chats about how he (and his team) would describe his leadership style.[30:40] – Is there something that Bryan’s team has heard him say so many times that they could finish his sentence?[31:45] – We hear about whether there were mistakes that Bryan made early in his career that he sees young leaders continue to make?[33:13] – Has there been a particular piece of advice that Bryan finds himself going back to over and over?[35:00] – Bryan talks about how he keeps his message fresh, not only to his team but also with Geezio, as well as whether he’s constantly updating the Geezeo message.[37:43] – We learn about what Bryan’s new neighbors think of his drone habit.[38:59] – What does Bryan do when he has a free day, and what does work/life balance look like for him?[40:28] – We shift into the rapid-fire questions, with Bryan talking about the first time that he got into memorable trouble.[42:44] – Does Bryan have any daily routines that his day feels off if he doesn’t do?[43:12] – What’s the best album of all time?[43:58] – Is there a book that Bryan has recommended or given away over and over?[44:56] – When Bryan hears the word “success,” who’s the first person who comes to mind?[46:08] – As Bryan has gotten older, what has become more (or less) important to him?[46:41] – Does Bryan have any final asks or thoughts for listeners? 41SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randall Smith Randall Smith is the co-founder of CUInsight.com, the host of The CUInsight Experience podcast, and a bit of a wanderlust.As one of the co-founders of CUInsight.com he … Web: www.CUInsight.com Detailslast_img read more

Practice cyber hygiene with 6 basic CIS controls

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The list of this century’s biggest data breaches, which have exposed more than 4.99 billion records, reads like a corporate who’s who: Yahoo, eBay, Equifax, Heartland Payment Systems, Target, TJX Companies and JPMorgan Chase all made the top ten. Equally disturbing is the fact that eight of the top 10 occurred within the last five years.This begs the question: are we getting any better at protecting our organizations from cyberattacks? HelpNetSecurity answers with a resounding “no”: “Organizations are not where they need to be when it comes to protecting their online ecosystems against attacks and the reality of the situation is troubling.”But there is good news; it is possible to significantly reduce your risk of cyberattack. Using the Center for Internet Security (CIS) Controls as a framework, organizations can build and maintain a strong cybersecurity posture, even with budget and resource limitations. These controls, considered the gold standard, are purposefully designed to be both user—and budget—friendly.What Are the CIS Controls?According to the SANS Institute, the CIS Controls were born out of a public-private partnership that included the Department of Defense (DoD), National Security Administration (NSA), CIS and SANS. Their objective was to “provide the same type of control-prioritization knowledge for civilian government agencies and critical infrastructure” that the NSA had developed for the DoD to help it prioritize its cybersecurity spending.last_img read more

Facebook and Twitter’s chiefs get grilled again

first_imgFacebook and Twitter’s chief executives are being cross-examined – Advertisement – by US senators for the second time in three weeks. – Advertisement –last_img