first_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp KCS-content Share NomuraFormer RBS chief market strategist Bob Janjuah (pictured) and chief markets economist Kevin Gaynor have resurfaced at the Japanese investment bank, where they take up the roles of co-heads of cross asset allocation strategy.Perma-bear Janjuah made the headlines weeks before Lehman Brothers collapsed back in 2008, when he predicted the economic crisis.Geoff Kendrick has also joined Nomura from UBS as G10 FX strategist.F&C InvestmentsThe investment management firm has hired Randeep Grewal and Sam Cosh (pictured) to its European equity team as senior fund managers.Grewal joins from ICAP Equities and also formerly spent a decade at Tudor Capital. He is a specialist in TMT and healthcare, as well as having experience covering UK property companies, stock exchanges and asset managers.Cosh joins from BNP Investment Partners, where he was a senior portfolio manager.Quoted Companies AllianceThe quoted company body has appointed PwC partner Fiona Kelsey as its new chairman, replacing Faegre & Benson partner Donald Stewart.Kelsey has been at PwC for 20 years and particularly focuses on mid-cap and Aim companies, helping them through mergers, acquisitions and disposals and preparing private companies for IPO.She was formerly treasurer of the QCA, a role which will now be held by Baker Tilly partner Paul Watts.State StreetThe financial services group has hired Sam Cole as an executive vice president and deputy head of its e-Exchange trading solutions business.Cole, 40, joins from risk and analytics service provider BlueMountain Solutions, of which he was president. He was also chief operating officer of parent group BlueMountain, a $4bn alternative asset manager focused on the credit and derivatives markets.Covington & BurlingThe law firm has hired Christopher Walter as a partner, Chris Bracebridge as special counsel and Helena Laughrin as an associate, all in its European employment practice. All three join from Paul Hastings in London. Walter also chairs the International Committee of the Employment Lawyers Association. Tags: NULL CITY MOVES | WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS whatsapp Wednesday 6 October 2010 7:18 pm More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comlast_img read more

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated ( Q12010 Interim Report

first_imgEcobank Transnational Incorporated ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Ecobank Transnational Incorporated ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ecobank Transnational Incorporated ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (  2010 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileEcobank Transnational Incorporated Plc is a financial institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the domestic, corporate, investment banking and treasury sectors. Customers include individuals, governments, financial institutions, local and international organisations, small to medium enterprises and micro businesses. Ecobank offers an extensive array of products and services ranging from transactional accounts, electronic banking and money transfer services to term loans, treasury services and financial advisory and consultancy services for asset and wealth management. The company is a subsidiary of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated. It operates through 640 branches located in major towns and cities in 27 countries in Africa. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Ecobank Transnational Incorporated Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Standard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited ( HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgStandard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited ( listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Standard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited (  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileStandard Chartered Bank Botswana is a leading financial services company in Botswana; operating in the retail, corporate and institutional banking sector. The first branch was opened in 1897 which makes it the oldest financial institution in Botswana. Standard Chartered operates a network of 17 branches and agencies located in the major towns and cities of Botswana, and supported by a Loan Centre and Customer Call Centre. The retail banking division offers a range of transactional products and services, as well as solutions for wealth management and SME banking and lending. The Corporate and Institutional banking division caters for local businesses as well as multi-national corporations; with a product portfolio that includes cash management, trade services, syndications and lending, treasury services, foreign exchange, currency options, government bonds, high-yield deposits and liquidity management products. Standard Chartered Bank is highly respected for its adherence to corporate government standards and its commitment to uplift communities in Botswana through a dedicated community programme.last_img read more

Ben Badgett marks first Sunday as associate rector at Holy…

first_img By Cara Ellen ModisettPosted May 11, 2015 Tags Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL [Church of the Holy Communion] It wasn’t immediately after Ben Badgett proposed to Kendall Terrett that she asked him to join the Peace Corps, but “it might have been the same weekend.” They both said yes, and that’s how they ended up in Madagascar.Before Madagascar, there was Memphis. When Father Ben was nine, his father’s job brought the family to Memphis, and he lived here until he was 18 and left for college at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. In some ways, the Memphis he’s returning to is not completely unfamiliar, but as he puts it, “I knew it from a youth’s perspective, a child’s perspective. It is a much different city to me now than it was then.” That newness is something he’s looking forward to exploring – the city itself and its cultural diversity.But first, Madagascar. Father Ben and Kendall learned French, but as soon as they landed in Madagascar, they found themselves immersed in the language and culture of its indigenous people – Malagasy – not its colonists. They spent a year and a half in the rural village of Andrambovato, where Kendall worked with a women’s organization raising AIDS awareness. They led a health and sanitation awareness program, building 13 latrines in a village which once had none. They worked with an NGO on an ecotourism assessment, building trails and teaching English, composting and guiding.“It was a very secular experience in the sense that our focus was being a bridge of cultures.” Ben and Kendall, as representatives of the Peace Corps, were not there as missionaries, but, he says, “the neat thing was that Christianity was there.”A Lutheran church was the smallest of three in the village, and “every Sunday we’d hear them singing the Doxology in Malagasy.“That was church for us.”Ben met Kendall in school. Though brought up Episcopalian, during his undergraduate years, he’d been active in the Baptist campus ministry. Kendall, one of his residents when he worked as an RA, invited him back to the Episcopal Church through campus ministry, and that’s where he found his individual faith and learning coming together with the idea of communal faith and worship.“I felt a strong call to working in the church” from as young as 16 years old. After graduation, Ben worked for a year as an outdoor and environmental educator at the Mountain Trail Outdoor School at Kanuga Conference Center in North Carolina, then for a year as a youth and young adult minister at Trinity Episcopal in Owensboro, Kentucky.Marriage and Madagascar were next, and after a discernment internship at Christ Church Cathedral in Louisville, Ben and Kendall began studies at Virginia Theological Seminary, graduating in 2012.Following that, Ben served as assistant rector and then priest-in-charge at Christ Episcopal Church in Bowling Green, and as Episcopal Campus Ministry chaplain at his alma mater, WKU. In January 2013, Kendall was named Director of Youth Programs and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Kentucky.Nearly eight years after Madagascar, Ben and Kendall have followed his calling to Holy Communion, moving here with their sons, four-year-old Edward and 16-month-old Keenan, and Barnabas, a five-month-old half Australian shepherd, half chocolate lab puppy. Father Ben’s last Sunday at Christ Church was April 12; May 10 was his first Sunday at Holy Communion; he joined us a week before that for May 1-3’s Sacred Arts Festival.Father Ben will oversee Holy Communion’s Christian formation department, including supervising the work of our youth and children’s ministers, and he will oversee the pastoral care teams, as well as participating fully in the preaching, teaching, sacramental and pastoral ministries shared by the Reverend Sandy Webb, Priest-in-Charge; the Reverend Hester Mathes, Curate; and the Reverend Randy McCloy, Deacon.Ben is excited about “entering into this space that’s holy and unique to itself.” The most meaningful part of his early visit, he says, was the warm welcome of the people at Holy Communion. “That was really the heart of the experience,” he says. “They’re excited for Holy Communion… inviting us into their space, that was really the holy moment.” Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Bath, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Course Director Jerusalem, Israel TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Collierville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Pittsburgh, PA Youth Minister Lorton, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI People Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Albany, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Featured Events Rector Hopkinsville, KY Press Release Service Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ben Badgett marks first Sunday as associate rector at Holy Communion Submit a Job Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Tampa, FL Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector Columbus, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Press Release Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Shreveport, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NClast_img read more

First Steps to Tax Reform

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post First Steps to Tax Reform Joey Pizzolato is the Online Editor of DS News and MReport. He is a graduate of Spalding University, where he holds a holds an MFA in Writing as well as DePaul University, where he received a B.A. in English. His fiction and nonfiction have been published in a variety of print and online journals and magazines. To contact Pizzolato, email [email protected] The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Ocwen on the Rebound Next: Credit Score Facelift Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / First Steps to Tax Reform Sign up for DS News Daily Affordable Housing Senate Committee on Finance 2017-08-02 Joey Pizzolatocenter_img About Author: Joey Pizzolato Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The United States Senate Committee on Finance recently held a full committee hearing to discuss ways to increase access for affordable housing across the country; the hearing is part of the committee’s larger endeavor to reform the tax code.Five expert witnesses were invited to testify before the committee, including: Daniel Garcia-Diaz, Director of Financial Markets and Community Investments at the U.S. Government Accountability Office; Grant S. Whitaker, President of the National Council of State Housing Agencies; The Honorable Katherine M. O’Regan, PhD, Faculty Director and Professor of Public Policy at New York University; Kirk McClure, PhD, Professor of the Urban Planning Program at University of Kansas; and Granger MacDonald, Chairman of the Board at the National Association of Home Builders.According Senator Ron Wyden’s (D-Oregon) opening comments, these experts were invited to help brainstorm ways in which the industry could increase supply, a key challenge to the housing market, as well as find ways to incentivize home starts near schools, public transit, parks, and retail establishments. Senator Wyden was also quick to point out that this reform is a bipartisan effort—and was confident if the two sides continued to work together tax reform would likely be “on the horizon.”Daniel Garcia-Diaz’s testimony, of the U.S. Government Accountability Office, focused on how agencies implement federal requirements when awarding Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) while still assessing property costs and monitor compliance, along with the IRS’s oversight of the LIHTC Program. The testimony used reports from the past three years in outlining a suggested route forward. Grant Whitaker also discussed LIHTC, along with Housing Finance Agencies, which work to issue both Housing Credits and Housing Bonds on a state and local level. Katherine O’Regan presented statistics and the eventual backlash of high housing costs and the economic fallout.The main goal of the testimonies for all participants was to discuss ways of eventually lowering housing costs, either by increasing inventory or finding ways for affordable, government subsidies that are sustainable long-term. Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Affordable Housing Senate Committee on Finance August 2, 2017 1,082 Views last_img read more

‘Careers Of Thousands Of Students At Stake’ : Delhi HC Pulls Up Delhi University For Vague Affidavit On Exam Schedule

first_imgTop Stories’Careers Of Thousands Of Students At Stake’ : Delhi HC Pulls Up Delhi University For Vague Affidavit On Exam Schedule Karan Tripathi9 July 2020 1:54 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court on Thursday directed the Delhi University to submit a detailed affidavit indicating the proposed mode of conducting examinations for the undergraduate courses, along with the date sheet and examination schedule. A Division Bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad has also directed the Delhi University to consider the concerns of students who can’t…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Delhi High Court on Thursday directed the Delhi University to submit a detailed affidavit indicating the proposed mode of conducting examinations for the undergraduate courses, along with the date sheet and examination schedule. A Division Bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad has also directed the Delhi University to consider the concerns of students who can’t take the examinations as of now, in its affidavit. The order has come in a bunch of writ petitions filed by the final year students of the Delhi University challenging the decision of the University to conduct online open book examinations (OBE).Delhi HC has directed the Delhi University to submit an affidavit stating the exact plan of conducting the exams, along with the date sheet, by July 13. ‘Lives and careers of students should not be sacrificed’, the court [email protected] #DelhiUniversity— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) July 9, 2020 In today’s proceedings, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who was appearing for the University Grants Commission, informed the court that as per its revised Circular dated 06/07/20, Universities are given a timeline to conduct examinations by the end of September. Solicitor General further submitted that the Universities are free to opt for either the online or the offline mode of conducting the examinations, keeping in mind the Standard Operating Procedures released by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. ‘UGC has not permitted the option of promoting the final year students on the basis of assignment or internal assessment’, the Solicitor General clarified. After taking these submissions into consideration, the court pulled up the Delhi University for its constant shifting of posts, and looming uncertainty and ambiguity regarding the examination schedule. The court said: ‘Your (DU) preparation has left too little too desire, you’ve been turning turtles too often these days… Do you want us to monitor the University now?’ The court further said: ‘Why have you (DU) filed such a vague affidavit? Careers of thousands of students are at stake. UGC and MHRD will not micro manage the Universities, you need to formulate your own exam schedule. You need to be clear and candid to the students… There’s much that needs to be said about the way you conducted the mock tests.’ In its affidavit submitted this morning through a last minute email, the University informed the court the a meeting of the High Powered Committee, chaired by the Pro-Vice Chancellor, was convened on July 07 to discuss the revised UGC guidelines. That meeting, DU submitted, suggested that students shall be given more time to acclimatize themselves with the process of examinations. In light of the same, the examinations were postponed till August 15. While criticizing the University for not submitting an exact examination schedule in its affidavit the court highlighted that the University needs to be clear and candid with the students. At this stage, Senior Advocate Sachin Dutta, who appeared for the Delhi University, submitted that the University will come up with a detailed examination schedule in a couple of days and sought time to file the same. During the earlier hearing before the Single Bench of Justice Prathiba M Singh, the Petitioners had submitted that the final year students shall be promoted on the basis of the average marks earned in previous years along with the internal assessment. The Petitioners had further filed a compilation of complaints received from students across the country wherein the following issues have been highlighted: Postponement of exams would lead to inability of students to apply for jobs in Public Sector Undertakings which have set the application deadline to be July 31. Such postponement would also adversely impact the prospects of the students why are seeking admissions for Post Graduate programmes in Universities abroad OBE method is plagued by technical glitches, lack of computers and internet access to many students Some students are finding it difficult to appear for the exams as someone in their family, or they themselves, are suffering from COVID19 Some students have also exhibited mental trauma due to the uncertainty that looms on the date of conducting the exams The Petitioners had also argued that the decision taken by the University is contrary to the various provisions of the Delhi University Act, as the Executive and the Admission Council was bypassed while taking the decision. The court will next take up the matter on July 14.On Wednesday, the University informed the Court that it has decided to postpone the exams, scheduled to commence from July 10, to August. Lead matter: Prateek Sharma v. Union of India Connected matters: Anupam v. University of Delhi, Akshay Lakra v. University of Delhi, Kabir Sachdeva v. University of Delhi Next Storylast_img read more

Breaking: Man arrested on suspicion of murder following death of Donegal woman

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows A 41 year old man has been arrested in Derry on suspicion of murder following the death of a Donegal woman in Fermanagh earlier this year.35 year old Lu Na McKinney died while on a boating holiday with her family.The PSNI’s Detective Inspector David McGrory said: “Police have carried out a review into the circumstances surrounding the death of Ms McKinney, at Devenish Island, Fermanagh on Thursday 13th April and as a result have arrested a 41 year old man on suspicion of murder.”The man is currently in custody at Omagh PSNI Station where he is helping police with their enquiries.Police are appealing to any witnesses to come forward and anyone who had contact with Lu Na McKinney, who lived in Convoy, County Donegal, in the months preceding her death is asked to contact Police or Gardai.Anyone with information on can contact either the PSNI on 101 ext 40681, confidential Crime Stoppers number on 0800 555 111 or Letterkenny Garda Station on 0749167100 or the An Garda Siochana Confidential line on 1800 666 111. Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook WhatsApp Google+center_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday 30th NovemberNext articleHighland’s Farming News – Thursday 30th November News Highland Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – November 30, 2017 Homepage BannerNews Breaking: Man arrested on suspicion of murder following death of Donegal woman Twitter Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

New Jersey Native Americans: JCTC Showcases Lenape Arts, Culture and Community

first_img1 / 2  Jack “Crying Raven” Anderson, a Leni Lenape artist whose work is showcased at JCTC’s Native American Festival, November 16, Merseles Studios  2 / 2  Spirit of the Mountain by Jack “Crying Raven” Anderson, will be featured in the art gallery at Merseles Studios ❮ ❯ ×  1 / 2  Jack “Crying Raven” Anderson, a Leni Lenape artist whose work is showcased at JCTC’s Native American Festival, November 16, Merseles Studios  2 / 2  Spirit of the Mountain by Jack “Crying Raven” Anderson, will be featured in the art gallery at Merseles Studios ❮ ❯ Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) honors National Native American Heritage Month with a celebration of the indigenous people of Hudson County and New Jersey. This Native American festival features an art exhibit by Jack “Crying Raven” Anderson and an exclusive screening of American Native, a documentary on the history and present day struggles of the Native peoples of New Jersey.The JCTC National Native American Heritage Month event takes place at Merseles Studios, 339 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, N.J. 07302.center_img Solo-Show by Jack “Crying Raven” Anderson, Curated by Atim Annette Oton, on November 16. Gallery Show & Artist Reception from 5-10 p.m. American Native screening 7:30 p.m. followed by Artist-Talk, including Jack “Crying Raven” Anderson and members of the Ramapough Lenape Nation. This event is free to the public“The Lenape have always been here in New Jersey and Hudson County,” said Olga Levina, Artistic Director, JCTC. “Their history is filled with struggles, but their culture is rich and alive today. Jack is a remarkable Lenape artist and JCTC is proud to showcase his important body of work, along with screening American Native, to help tell the story of this resilient community.”Predating America’s colonial era, the Ramapough Lenape Nation included New Jersey, and vast sections of Pennsylvania, Delaware and New York. In one of the darkest incidents in Hudson County history, on February 25, 1643, Dutch soldiers sailed across the Hudson River from New Amsterdam (Manhattan), and attacked the Tappan and Wecquaesgeek branches of the Lenape, killing scores of men, women and children in what is known as the Pavonia Massacre.Few appreciate the history of the indigenous people in New Jersey, or even realize that many of the towns in New Jersey – such as Hoboken, Mahwah and Paramus – are derived from the Lenape language. Even fewer realize that the Lenape people not only survived colonial-era warfare but have kept their culture alive to the present day, with an estimated 2,000 Lenape currently residing in Bergen, Essex, Union, Passaic and Essex counties.Born in Newark and currently living in Westwood, Jack “Crying Raven” Anderson is a self-taught artist whose work has been exhibited in City Without Walls (Newark), The Silver Whale Gallery (NYC); The Monroe Street Art Center (Hoboken) The Cozy Art Gallery (Brooklyn), The Ramapough Lenape Tribal Art Show in Haverstraw, N.Y. and Origins, a 2015 JCTC series. His work is influenced by Lenape spirituality and cultural traditions, his love of family and his love of John Coltrane and Billie Holiday.“I have been using color to create since I was old enough to pick up a crayon,” he said. “I use color to express my love, my fears, my sorrow and my joy. What I paint comes from my heart and soul. I draw inspiration from my Ramapough-Lenape, Cherokee and African-American heritage. My life has been an overwhelming, but fantastic journey. I have learned the power of the Circle, the importance of family, unconditional love and creativity during my journey. My art is a record of my journey.”Curating the Jack “Crying Raven” Anderson gallery show is Atim Annette Oton, a Nigerian-born, American and British educated designer turned Curator. A Jersey City resident, Oton is the director of Calabar Gallery in Harlem, co-owner of Calabar Imports, a 15 year old Brooklyn retail business, and founder of the Creative Side, an arts and design consultancy.“Jack’s work is focused on Native American spirituality, drawings of women and jazz,” said Oton. “Some of his work evolves from visions he sees when he goes to Lodge, a self-constructed spiritual space of Native Americans. Artists like him utilize the subconscious to capture vibrant descriptive images. His work often concentrates on captivating two sided female portraits and faces as well as every day Native American culture.”Also at the event is a screening of American Native, a documentary on the Leni Lenape, directed by Steven Oritt. The film tells the story of The Ramapough Lenape’s fight for respect as Native Americans, examining their efforts to gain acceptance from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the private interests that may have colluded behind the scenes to prevent them from doing so. Through expert interviews and unbridled access to this close-knit community, the film provides an in-­depth look at the complex past, volatile present and endangered future of the Ramapough Lenape Nation.For more information, visit: www.JCTCenter.orglast_img read more

News story: ePassport gates to ease travel for passengers from more countries

first_img We want to encourage people who boost our economy through tourism and business to travel to the UK, while at the same time maintaining border security. Expanding the number of nationalities eligible to use ePassport gates supports this aim. Increasing the use of digital technology is part of our ambitious programme to improve the passenger experience and meet the challenge of increased passenger numbers. From summer 2019, eligible travellers from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and the United States will be able to use the ePassport gates at 14 ports, both in the UK and at Eurostar terminals at Brussels and Paris.The ePassport gates expansion will provide an automated route through the border for an estimated additional 6 million international travellers arriving in the UK every year. The move is the next step in the government’s continuing programme of work to roll out digital technology at the border and is expected to significantly improve the flow of passengers at busy airports such as Heathrow.ePassport gates, which are currently available for British and EU nationals, provide a faster route through the border as they allow eligible passengers to be processed quickly and securely. All passengers are automatically checked against Border Force systems and watchlists. The technology also allows Border Force officers to focus on other priority work such as identifying potential victims of trafficking.Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes said: ePassport gates use facial recognition technology to compare the passenger’s face to the digital image recorded in their passport. The system is monitored by Border Force officers and anyone rejected by the gates will be sent to an alternative channel to have their passport checked.There are now 259 ePassport gates in operation at 14 ports around the UK and juxtaposed control locations. The gates can be used by those aged 18 and over, and who are travelling using a biometric or ‘chipped’ passport. Those aged 12 to 17 years old, and who are accompanied by an adult, are also able to use them.last_img read more

Pros and cons of letting credit union employees access their e-mail remotely

first_imgI think we’d all agree that email is a vital tool for all areas of credit union operations. We’d probably also agree that it is not uncommon for work (or the need to work/communicate) does not stop when the credit union doors close for the night or weekend. Allowing remote access to credit union email (whether it be via smart phone, OWA (Outlook Web Access) or some other method) is certainly not uncommon but doesn’t come without risks. If you are evaluating (re-evaluating?) your remote access policy for email then this post is for you.Let’s start with a general assumption:Any remote access privileges should be dependent on the employee’s specific role and need. While it might make sense to provide OWA for the executive or Information Technology staff – it wouldn’t make sense for other areas such as front office staff (although I’ve seen this too!).With that out of the way, let’s look at the pros and cons of letting credit union employee’s access their email remotely:PROSFaster decisions – Not having to wait until “the doors open” to receive a response to a critical email is a no-brainer. Next steps can be taken and key services or projects can continue to make progress even during off hours continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more