Your Chance To Join Kate Hudson For Pilates And Jessica Alba For

first_imgHere’s your chance to do pilates with Kate Hudson or yoga with Jessica Alba.The stars have donated once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to join them as part of an online auction benefiting the CAA Foundation to benefit Communities in Schools and winner of Kate’s Pilates auction will also get an outfit from her Fabletics line, while Jessica’s yoga session winner will get a year’s supply of Zico Coconut Water.Also going under the hammer in the auction are a meet-and-greet with Muse lunch with Halle Berry, a film class with James Franco, shopping with Kate Upton, lunch with Nick Jonas, the chance to meet Ne-Yo, and the opportunity to share meals with Robert Downey Jr, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, James Caan, Zendaya, Whoopi Goldberg and more.To access all of the auctions, visit here.last_img read more

Japan court OKs 10day detention for Nissans exchair Ghosn

first_imgTOKYO — A Japanese court says it has approved prosecutors’ request to keep Nissan’s former chairman Carlos Ghosn in detention for another 10 days.The Tokyo District Court said Sunday that the approval is for prosecutors to investigate further his third allegation of breach of trust for causing Nissan a loss of 1.8 billion yen in 2008.Sunday’s extension will keep Ghosn at the Tokyo detention house until New Year’s Day.Ghosn and another executive Greg Kelly were arrested Nov. 19 and charged with underreporting Ghosn’s income for 2011-2015.The fresh allegations were filed Friday, a day after a court rejected prosecutors’ request for a longer detention of Ghosn and Kelly.The Associated Presslast_img

Top UN police rule of law officials meet in Italy to discuss

7 February 2008Improving the way United Nations Police help reform, restructure and rebuild national police forces in countries emerging from conflict is among the key topics at a two-day conference starting today in Italy, bringing together top officials from the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO). UN Police Commissioners and Senior Police Advisers from 18 peacekeeping missions will attend the event, which will also focus on changes made in DPKO last year as part of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s wider reform of the world body’s peacekeeping operations. A key feature of this reform was the setting up of the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI), which includes the UN Police Division.“Policing plays an increasingly important role in UN peacekeeping and this looks set to grow in the years ahead, especially as the international community seeks to develop the rule of law and reform security institutions in States recovering from conflict. Providing local populations with well-trained, well-equipped, accountable and community-oriented police is key,” said Assistant Secretary-General Dmitry Titov, who heads OROLSI.UN Police Adviser Andrew Hughes will chair the conference and update participants on what the new OROLSI framework means for global policing, while also focusing on the challenges ahead as the Police Division deals with unprecedented demand for officers. There are currently over 11,000 deployed worldwide, and this could increase to more than 16,000 officers by next year.As well as the Police Division, OROLSI groups together DPKO’s judicial, legal and correctional units; mine action; disarmament, demobilization and reintegration, and security sector reform functions.“Our key role as UN Police officers is increasingly helping to reform, restructure and rebuild national forces and we need the resources and full support from Member States to do this,” said Mr. Hughes. “The number of police officers deployed has increased by around 65 per cent over the past three years and this growth is set to continue. Darfur, Chad, Timor-Leste and other missions all have major police components.”Encouraging more female officers into UN policing, as well as security sector reform, criminal law, judicial, and other issues will also be discussed during the conference. The increasing role of Formed Police Units (FPUs) – fully mobile, rapid reaction police units made up of up to 140 officers entirely from one contingent – in UN peacekeeping operations will also be highlighted. The first all-female FPU, made up of Indian officers, joined the UN operation in Liberia a year ago. read more

OPP search for driver who struck woman in Port Dover

Provincial Police are looking for a driver who fled the scene after hitting an elderly woman and her dog.OPP say the pair were hit in a crosswalk at the intersection of Main St. and Thompson Dr. Friday evening.The driver did not stop and continued westbound on Highway 6.The 70-year-old woman and the dog suffered minor injuries.Police say the vehicle is an older model, light beige Toyota Corolla.The driver is described as a young male with blonde hair.Anyone with information is asked to contact the Norfolk County OPP Detachment at 1-888-310-1122.

UN food agency warns against fungal threat that could hamper global wheat

“The favourable growing conditions for wheat are also good for the rust diseases, so when there is good precipitation for wheat, that is also when wheat rusts will be able to best thrive and proliferate,” said Fazil Dusunceli, Agriculture Officer of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Plant Production and Protection Division.“The ideal approach to prevent the rusts is to grow the right cultivars which are resistant to rust diseases. This minimizes the disease risks. In case of sudden epidemics, fungicide sprays can help to mitigate the effects of the disease, but only if they are caught at an early stage,” he added.Wheat rusts manifest themselves as yellow, blackish or brown coloured blisters that form on leaves and stems, full of millions of spores. These spores, similar in appearance to rust, infect the plant tissues, hindering photosynthesis and decreasing the crop’s ability to produce grain.Mr. Dusunceli underlined that monitoring should be increased particularly in Ethiopia and Kenya, where the growing season is underway and rains have been favourable. “Although in lowlands in warmer areas the crop has fully matured or has been harvested, in highland areas and more mountainous regions, including Central and West Asia, there is still a risk of outbreaks, but there is still time to reduce the losses from yellow rust especially,” he said. In previous years countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan and Morocco have been severely affected by wheat rusts, and FAO emphasized the importance of efficient surveillance to prevent total crop loss.The agency recently launched a pilot mobile phone surveillance system in Turkey, using smart phone and instant text messaging reporting technology. “The information is now instantaneous,” said Mr. Dusunceli, “and it is now funnelled directly into a database housed in the agriculture ministry. That data will give institutions the knowledge and early warning signs needed to react quickly.”FAO, which has been running a global programme since 2008 to provide technical support to countries on this issue, added that to achieve sustained productivity, wheat rusts must be closely monitored as part of a global collective effort. read more

You dont get brownie points for going to church if you want

first_imgJohn Richard Jones QC, 58, and his wife Heather of Wrightington have been granted permission to be buried at the churchCredit:John Morris / Alamy Stock Photo John Richard Jones QC They said that the application would allow others to reserve graves, filling up the churchyard, which has just 90 slots left. Mr Jones, 58, was baptised and confirmed at the church and the couple were married in the church in 2000. He also lived in the parish between 1959 and 1995. His grandparents and father are buried in the same churchyard. John Bullimore, Chancellor of the Diocese of Blackburn, said that the QC, who wanted to reserve spots for him and his wife, should not be penalised even if they do not attend the church regularly. Mr Bullimore, a judge in the Church of England’s Consistory Court, said there were “no extra Brownie points” to be gained by frequent church attendance. He said he believed the testimony of the rector, Reverend Canon Andrew Holliday, who said the couple had gone from being “occasional” to weekly attenders since their son was confirmed. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. John Richard Jones QC A top barrister has won a dispute with villagers over reserving grave space in a churchyard – despite their claims that he never came to church.John and Heather Jones applied to be buried in St Wilfrid’s churchyard in Standish, near Wigan, despite living five miles away, outside the parish. Locals objected to the reservation, saying that Mr Jones did not attend the church as much as he claimed and that there was a policy against reserving spaces in the churchyard. Many of them said they would like to have reserved spaces themselves, but had not done so because they believed the rules did not allow it.  He added that because the couple were on the parish electoral roll, they had the same rights to be buried in the churchyard as those who were resident there, and added that villagers’ belief that the parish had a policy against reserving grave spaces was “mistaken” and that there was “no such policy that I can implement”. Mr Bullimore added that his judgement should be “carefully explained” to the congregation to avoid further misunderstanding.The Consistory Court is a medieval body established by William the Conqueror which makes rulings on church property, including headstones, pews and burial plots.Many Church of England churchyards are now full and are not accepting any more burials.  John Richard Jones QC, 58, and his wife Heather of Wrightington have been granted permission to be buried at the church How do I get buried in a churchyard?Parishioners have right of burial in their local churchyard, as long as there is space. This includes people who are on the parish electoral roll at their time of death and anyone who dies within the parish. The Church of England says that this applies whether or not they attend church. A specific grave space can be reserved in advance by applying for a “faculty” from the Consistory Court. Applicants must first discuss their application with a minister, who will give them a plan of the churchyard with the space they wish to reserve indicated. They must then fill out a form called Petition for the Reservation of a Grave Space, and the local priest must give their assent. A fee must be paid to apply for the faculty. This varies from diocese to diocese but is usually around £250 to £300. Reservations usually last for a limited period of time, often around 30 years.last_img read more

LNH Sebastian Simonet extends contract with US Ivry

Sebastian Simonet will remain “red-black”. He has signed a new contract with US Ivry, with which he is to stay at least two more years with the French club. US Ivry play a return-leg in the French Cup against Dijon on Sunday, and this is great news for the club ahead of this game. ← Previous Story Nikola Karabatic in Aix until end of the season Next Story → Hungary: Pick Szeged with great performance wins over FTC-PLER Ivrysimonetus ivryusi

BNPled 20party alliance still intact

first_imgLogo of BNPBNP on Wednesday claimed that the 20-party alliance still remains intact as only a few leaders of its two components quit the coalition in a bid to make their ‘personal gains’, reports UNB.”The 20-party alliance didn’t face any split. Only a few leaders left the alliance, but their parties are with the 20-party,” said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.Speaking at a press conference at the party’s Naya Paltan central office, he further said, “They (those who left the alliance) were uncertain about the achievements of the BNP-led alliance. They left the alliance thinking about their personal gains.”On Tuesday, presidents and general secretaries of National Awami Party (NAP) and National Democratic Party (NDP), two components of the 20-party, announced to sever ties with the alliance as they think BNP has deviated from its ‘moral’ position by forging the Jatiya Oikya Front with the actors of the 1/11 political changeover and ‘minus-two formula’.Rizvi said NAP and NDP have already expelled those of their leaders left the alliance from their parties and as the two parties are with the alliance.He also said those NDP and NAP leaders quit the alliance as they compromised with their moral values. “Some people compromise when it comes to material gains. It also happened during the Liberation War.”The BNP leader said the 20-party alliance will not get affected as some leaders of its two partners severed ties with the alliance.He said those who are in favour of truth and justice will rather receive bullets, but will not deviate from their moral position.Rizvi alleged that the date for delivering verdict in Zia Charitable Trust graft case against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and others was fixed without completing the legal process and arguments.”The court did it at the behest of the government. It’s totally illegal. There’s no example of holding trial in absence of any sick person in anywhere in the world,” he observed.The BNP leader said the government has set another example of political vengeance by holding trial in absence of ailing Khaleda Zia in Zia Charitable Trust graft case.On Tuesday, Judge Md Akhtaruzzaman of the Special Court-5 in Dhaka fixed 29 October for pronouncing verdict in the Zia Charitable Trust graft case.last_img read more

Baltimore Bids Farewell to Lor Scoota

first_imgFuneral services for Baltimore local rapper Tyriece Watson, better known as “Lor Scoota”. (Courtesy Photo)On July 1, nearly 1,000 family members, friends and other Baltimore residents, gathered at the Empowerment Temple on Primrose Avenue to mourn the untimely death of local rapper Tyriece Watson, better known as “Lor Scoota.”There were several prominent local figures in attendance, including Baltimore City Councilman Nick Mosby (D), social activist PFK Boom, and the Rev. Jamal Bryant, who delivered the eulogy. “I am tired of folks talking about the content of his music or his background. Let’s talk about where he was going,” Mosby told WBAL-TV 11, referring to Watson as a “hood poet.”Photos of Watson were placed throughout the lobby of the sanctuary. In addition, a lot of the youth in attendance had on Lor Scoota t-shirts and “YBS” apparel, which is the name of Watson’s team.Bryant lauded Watson as a young Black man who was an emerging, impactful figure in his community. “But history will remember Tyriece Travon Watson in Baltimore,” Bryant said. “He died in these streets trying to make life better…”Throughout his sermon, Bryant compared Watson to biblical figures such as Joseph and Jesus Christ and towering Black figures such as Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., asserting repeatedly that “you can kill the messenger, but you can’t kill the message.”In addition, Bryant spoke against the actions and tactics of the U.S. and local governments as he addressed a number of immense issues facing Baltimore’s Black population. “It’s rigged for us to always come up last,” he said. “They will take money away from Baltimore Public Schools, but don’t mind building new prisons for your sons and your daughters to live in.”Immediately following the service, there was a community block party among other festivities to further celebrate the life of Watson on Pennsylvania Avenue in West Baltimore, the neighborhood where he grew up.last_img read more

Queen of Soul Also Leaves a Powerful Civil Rights Legacy

first_imgBy ERRIN HAINES WHACK, AP National WriterAretha Franklin, who was born and rose to fame during the segregation era and went on to sing at the inauguration of the first Black president, often used her talent, fortune and platform to inspire millions of Black Americans and support the fight for racial equality.“She not only provided the soundtrack for the civil rights movement, Aretha’s music transcended race, nationality and religion and helped people from all backgrounds to recognize what they had in common,” said longtime civil rights leader the Rev. Joseph E. Lowery.In this March 26, 1973 file photo, soul singer Aretha Franklin appears at a news conference. Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at her home in Detroit. She was 76. (AP Photo, File)Franklin, who died Thursday at 76, was a close confidante of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and a financial lifeline to the civil rights organization he co-founded, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.The Queen of Soul’s commitment to civil rights was instilled by her father, the Rev. C.L. Franklin, who also knew King and preached social justice from his pulpit at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit.The church, in fact, was the first place King gave his “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963. Among those in the congregation were Aretha Franklin and Mahalia Jackson. It was Jackson who later urged the civil rights leader to “tell them about the dream, Martin” at the March on Washington, where he delivered the oration for which he is most famous.Franklin recorded “Respect” on Valentine’s Day 1967. Black Americans had already won federal legislation outlawing segregation and protecting their voting rights, particularly in the Deep South.But Blacks were still a year away from the Fair Housing Act. And just months after the song was recorded, urban centers, including Franklin’s hometown of Detroit, would burn, exposing police brutality and unequal living conditions and job opportunities.“Her songs were songs of the movement,” Andrew Young, the former King lieutenant and U.N. ambassador, said Thursday. “R-E-S-P-E-C-T. … That’s basically what we wanted. The movement was about respect.”The SCLC often struggled financially, but Franklin played a vital role in keeping the movement afloat.“Almost every time we needed money, there were two people we could always count on: Aretha Franklin and Harry Belafonte,” Young said. “They would get together and have a concert, and that would put us back on our feet.”King and Franklin were like spiritual siblings, sharing a bond rooted in their Christian faith, Young said. King would often ask Franklin to sing his favorite songs, “Amazing Grace” or “Precious Lord, Take My Hand.” When King was assassinated in 1968, Franklin sang “Precious Lord” at his funeral in Atlanta.Franklin’s “Amazing Grace” was also a comfort to the Rev. Al Sharpton when he was a boy. He recalled that his mother would play the song nonstop in their Brooklyn home after his father left.As an adult and an activist, Sharpton became friends with the soul singer. He noted her unwavering faith, which she brought with her on stage to every performance.“Whether it was the White House, Radio City Music Hall or the Apollo Theater, she always did gospel numbers,” Sharpton said. “She was unapologetically a hardcore, faith-believing Baptist.At the height of her career, she cut a gospel album. Who does that? Her faith is what motivated her.”Long after the civil rights movement ended, Franklin remained committed to social justice, helping Sharpton as he began his organization, the National Action Network, in New York. She would call Sharpton for updates on the emerging Black Lives Matter movement, asking about such cases as those of Trayvon Martin and Eric Garner.“She gave so much to so many people, from Dr. King, to Mandela, to Barack Obama,” said Rev. Jesse Jackson, a longtime friend who visited her the day before her death.Her presence and influence were as valuable to the movement as her financial contributions, Sharpton said.“To have someone like that that involved and interested … was a statement,” he said. “It gave all the credibility in the world. Others had celebrity, but she had gravity and respect.”___Whack is AP’s national writer on race and ethnicity. Follow her work on Twitter at read more

Deshikottam controversy leaves Mamata irate

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has expressed her displeasure over the Deshikottama controversy.This is for the first time that the Deshikottama award will not be given at the convocation of Visva Bharati University. It is a convention that the Prime Minister, who is the Chancellor of the varsity, confers the Deshikottama award. There has been no convocation in the past four years. The last Chancellor who visited the university during the convocation, was Manmohan Singh in 2008. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe Chief Minister said “Convocation is not a place for politics. It is a place of pride, it is a place of Kabiguru,” adding that “The importance of the function would have been more had the Deshikottama award been conferred”.Visva Bharati’s Executive Committee had cleared the names of Amitabh Bachchan, Amitav Ghosh, Gulzar, Suniti Kumar pathak, Ashok Sen and Jogen Chowdhury for the award. The names were sent to the Ministry of Human Resources for vetting. The MHRD sat on the file and neither approved nor rejected the names. Mamata Banerjee said she had come to attend the convocation with Rajiv Gandhi, when she was an MP from Jadavpur. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedShe said she would be present at the inauguration of Bangladesh Bhavan. Banerjee maintained that she had the finest relation with Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh and hoped that Indo-Bangladesh relation would improve. “We are neighbours and our relationship is very deep,” she said, adding that her relation with Sheikh Hasina “is not political but emotional.” She said she would meet Hasina on Saturday in Kolkata and described her visit as “a courtesy call.” Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will come to Visva Bharati on Friday. He will come to Andal Airport and then will fly to Visva Bharati by helicopter.Sheikh Hasina will reach the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport at 9 pm and will leave for the venue in a helicopter as well. The convocation will start at 10.30 am and will continue till 11.55 pm. The Prime Ministers of India and Bangladesh, along with Mamata banerjee, will be present at the convocation. Then, they will go to the inauguration of Bangladesh Bhavan.Hasina will also attend a function at Jorasanko Thakurbari. On Saturday, she will be conferred D.Litt at the convocation of Kazi Nazrul University. In the afternoon, she will attend a function at Netaji Bhavan and will meet Mamata Banerjee later.last_img read more

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first_img Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Related Content Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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The first magnetic resonance (MR)-safe and computed tomography (CT)-compatible horseshoe headrest was introduced in February and will be among the products featured at the LSA Health Technology Leadership Conference on Nov. 19 in Minneapolis.The horseshoe headrest provides non-pinned patient head support in prone, lateral, and supine positions during head, neck and cervical spine surgeries within the Visius Surgical Theatre, where use of a head fixation device (HFD) — a clamp-like device — is not desirable because the skull is too fragile for pinning. These patients may be babies whose skulls are still soft or older patients with weakened skull bones.The headrest also was specially designed for use with the new IMRIS InSitu wireless coil, a sterile, wireless, ultra-lightweight and disposable imaging coil that eliminates the need to manage cables and heavy imaging coils typically draped and removed between intraoperative scans.Inside a Visius Surgical Theatre equipped with either high-field intraoperative MRI (iMRI) or 64-slice intraoperative computed tomography (iCT), surgeons have on-demand access to real-time, diagnostic quality imaging during the procedure and from the operating room table as the scanner moves to the patient on ceiling-mounted rails. Visius iMRI provides neurosurgeons the ability to assess and decide to perform further resection for removing as much tumor as possible by clearly visualizing tumor and healthy brain tissue which otherwise are hard to differentiate.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for… read morelast_img read more

In Australia Jetstar now half the size of Qantas

first_img<a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Qantas Friday reported its traffic for February, and for the first time its saw its subsidiary Jetstar flying 632,000 passengers, exactly half of what mainline Qantas flew in the month.This major milestone for the low-cost carrier is a first, and while international operations for Jetstar have been growing by leaps and bounds, this domestic figure has crept up more slowly but with no less impact.Domestic Qantas grew by 0.4% in the past month when compared to a year earlier, carrying 1.264 million passengers, compared to the 3.5% growth seen in Jetstar Domestic when compared to 2009.Internationally the figures and growth patterns are more dramatic, with Qantas international losing 20.7% of passengers carrying 462,000 in the month, while Jetstar grew passenger numbers by 101% up to 310,000 passengers carried.In all, the group carried 3.2 million passengers for the month, growing its passengers carried by 7.7%. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: W.Xlast_img read more

SP Reaches Settlement on PreCrash RMBS Ratings

first_img New York-based credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services and its parent company, McGraw Hill Financial, have entered into settlements with the U.S. Department of Justice and attorneys general of 19 states and the District of Columbia over claims that S&P misrepresented residential mortgage-backed securities and collaterized debt obligations to investors, according to a release from McGraw Hill on Tuesday morning.As part of the settlement, which is not subject to court approval, McGraw Hill agreed to pay $687.5 million to the Department of Justice and a combined $687.5 million to the states and the District of Columbia. The combined total of the settlements is $1.375 billion. Neither McGraw Hill nor any of its subsidiaries were found guilty of any wrongdoing or violation of the law as part of the settlement.”The settlement agreement states that all parties, including the Company [McGraw Hill Financial], the DOJ, and the states, settled this matter ‘to avoid the delay, uncertainty, inconvenience, and expense of further litigation,'” S&P said in the release. “After careful consideration, the Company determined that entering into the settlement agreement is in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders and is pleased to resolve these matters. … The Company and S&P Ratings take compliance with regulatory obligations very seriously and continue to make investments in people and technology to strengthen controls and risk management throughout the organization.”The Department of Justice sued S&P for $5 billion in February 2013, alleging that the credit ratings agency “knowingly and with the intent to defraud, devised, participated in, and executed a scheme to defraud investors” in collateralized debt obligations and residential mortgage-backed securities between 2004 and 2007. The suit also claims that S&P “falsely represented that its credit ratings of RMBS and CDO tranches were objective, independent, uninfluenced by any conflicts of interest that might compromise S&P’s analytical judgment.”S&P issued ratings for more than $2.8 trillion worth of RMBS and nearly $1.2 trillion of CDO during the three-year period from September 2004 to October 2007, according to the complaint.S&P is the first credit ratings agency to be sued by the Department of Justice’s mortgage-backed securities group. The DOJ has already reached record settlements with JPMorgan Chase ($13 billion in November 2013) and Bank of America ($16.65 billion in August 2014) over claims of packaging and selling toxic mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis.McGraw Hill also announced a separate settlement on Tuesday with the California Public Employees’ Retirement System for $125 million to resolve claims made by the system against McGraw Hill over ratings of three structured investment vehicles. That brings Tuesday’s settlement total for McGraw Hill to $1.5 billion.S&P has not only been in trouble recently over its ratings of residential mortgage-backed securities, but commercial mortgage-backed securities as well. On January 21, S&P agreed to a $77 million settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to resolve claims of fraudulent misconduct regarding its ratings of CMBS. in Daily Dose, Government, Headlines, News February 3, 2015 443 Views S&P Reaches Settlement on Pre-Crash RMBS Ratingscenter_img Share Credit Ratings Justice Department McGraw Hill Financial S&P Settlements 2015-02-03 Seth Welbornlast_img read more

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Bush visited Mankato and "kicked my students out of a rally." he said." Magnuson said.“The group is asking to participate using the Firebirds name The sport, and photos released by state media showed a large satellite image of Andersen Air Force Base on Guam on the screen beside the leader.But a destination for breaking news and stories from around the country.Renae Merle covers white collar crime and Wall Street for The Washington Post"What happens when you search Richland online You see nothing but ugly news articles" said coach Zach Riopelle on Tuesday April 17 "We need to show everyone that isn’t us Show them that whoever they think we are we aren’t"Riopelle was flanked by coaches Brandon Nelson and Nathan Meyers when they requested to address the board at the meeting Tuesday in front of a crowd of nearly 70 community members"We used to be a community united and since Jan 17 we have been a community divided" Riopelle said adding that one problem is no one stepping up to move the district forwardThe district’s superintendent Tim Godfrey has been on paid administrative leave since March 1 without explanation after parents brought up complaints of sexual assault and the Richland County Sheriff’s Office later launched an investigationFive male students were charged with hazing sexual assault felonious restraint and terrorizing The investigation was regarding "alleged offenses that occured in the boys’ locker room" and the boys were referred to juvenile courtRichland County State’s Attorney Megan Kummer said this week that the cases have been "resolved" In order to protect the identities of minors no further information was sharedThe district’s finance committee is coming up with a recommendation for a special meeting Wednesday April 25 to decide whether the district should bring in an experienced recently retired superintendent to lead Richland for the remainder of the school yearHigh School Principal Bruce Anderson has served as interim superintendent but recently announced his retirement along with Godfrey’s resignation both effective June 30 Also departing the district in recent weeks is Athletic Director John Freeman who was head football coach Job postings for superintendent close May 1 and the positions of principal and athletic director are open until filledSchool board President Lisa Amundson said one former superintendent has expressed interest in helping the district and seven people have applied for Anderson’s position Amundson confirmed Tuesday that Godfrey remains on paid leaveThe board approved expenses for the month which includes $44112 to Langevin Lentz LLC a Minneapolis-based law firm hired to conduct a review of the district’s policies and procedures related to the investigation An additional $34500 in legal fees was paid to Vogel Law Firm Some details of the alleged hazing and sexual assault were provided in a report by investigators at Langevin Lentz The report released by the district April 6 describes a series of incidents dating back to at least 2015 Some parents interviewed by the firm said their children described incidents to them as the "rape game" involving students trying to stick fingers up other’s "butts" Other descriptions involved restraint and sodomy occurring during musical rehearsals field trips and physical education classesLangevin Lentz determined that the district’s policies of bullying and hazing are not well executed and there is inadequate training for staffTuesday was the first school board meeting since the independent report became public With that board member Josh Mjoness suggested the board form a task force to analyze concerns addressed in the report such as training and social media use as well as community concerns"It’s time for people to step up" Mjoness said adding that the task force would be composed of staff students and community membersThe goal is to improve student climate and ensure a safe environment now and in the future Mjoness said Task force recommendations will be presented to the board sometime in JulyIn closing Tuesday’s meeting board member Nathan Berseth directed a statement to the media"We as a district have made mistakes We made difficult decisions Having said that we are not only turning the page but moving on to the next chapter" Berseth said "While I understand the media’s thirst I hope they will respect the community and district’s desire to heal"Looking ahead a date will be set within the next few weeks to involve the community and staff in the process of searching for a new superintendent wreckage and scattered personal items such as purses, Mac and Cheese.

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