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Statement from Kevin Curran, GMB General Secretary Elect

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first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Statement from Kevin Curran, GMB General Secretary ElectOn 17 Apr 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. My election is a victory for GMBmembers. They have spoken and told us that they want a union that isdemocratic, transparent and open. That is what I have been elected to do, and Ipromise every GMB member that is what I will work every day to achieve.”I would like to give mythanks to every single GMB member who used their vote. I would also like toexpress my gratitude to those activists and officers who supported me andoffered their advice and expertise.”I look forward to workingwith Paul Kenny and all of our other colleagues over the next five years. Paulhas good ideas and energy and I am confident that we can work together todeliver for our members.”There are so many things todo but I am ready for the challenge ahead. The priorities that concern ourmembers and those that I campaigned on – employment rights, pensions, equalityand opposition to privatisation of public services – will be my priorities inoffice.”I also want to begin adebate about taking our union and the political debate away from London andinto all of our regions.”I want to deconstruct therole of a trade union general secretary – and make myself and the unionaccessible to our members at every level. This will include taking tradeunionism into our communities on a level and scale unprecedented in our history.”I will, as promised,institute a membership-led review of our relationship with the Labour Party.This will begin in summer 2003 and all aspects of our relationship will be upfor debate.”Under my leadership, I wantevery member, shop steward, staff member and officer to feel valued and arespected part of our union. I will be putting forward proposals on measuresthat enable us to better consult and listen to all of our people.”The GMB will appoint anindependent commission in the next few weeks. That independent commission willbe tasked with examining the role and structures necessary for modern tradeunions. The commission will take evidence from any member, shop steward, memberof staff or officer that would like to put their ideas forward. It will have awide ranging remit, and I expect it to put forward ideas and proposals to bringabout a new, modern, form of trade unionism. I want a union that retains ourvalues and builds on the things we do well but also begins to address the needsof the modern workplace and those who work in them.”By Ross Wigham Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

BYU Football Star QB Zach Wilson Declares For NFL Draft

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first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Friday, BYU star junior signal-caller Zach Wilson declared for the NFL Draft via his Twitter account.COUGAR NATION pic.twitter.com/BLQtiKWygT— Zachary Wilson (@zachkapono) January 1, 2021Wilson, a product of Corner Canyon High School of Draper, completed 67.6 percent of his passes in his collegiate career for the Cougars for 7,659 yards, 56 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.2020 was Wilson’s most successful campaign at Provo, as he completed 73.4 percent of his passes (2nd nationally) for 3,692 yards (3rd nationally), 33 touchdowns (2nd nationally) and 3 interceptions.The NFL Draft is slated for April 29-May 1 at Cleveland. January 1, 2021 /Sports News – Local BYU Football Star QB Zach Wilson Declares For NFL Draft Written by Tags: BYU Football/Zach WIlson Brad Jameslast_img read more

Art History Adjunct Assistant Professor

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first_imgPosting Details Job Posting TitleArt History Adjunct Assistant Professor * Considering this specific position that you are applying to –where/how did you learn about this position?College DepartmentCareerBuilderChronicle of Higher Ed (Vitea.com)Community College Registry Job Fair: OaklandCommunity College Registry Job Fair: Los AngelesCommunity College Registry Online Job BoardCommunity Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)CommunityCollegeJobsCraigslistDiverse: Issues in Higher EducationD’Primeramano MagazineEdJoinFacebook (Campaign)Facebook (Los Rios Page)GlassdoorGreater Sacramento Urban LeagueHandshake (CSU, UC Job Boards)HigheredJobsIndeedInstagramJob SitesJob JournalLatina Leadership Network of the California CommunityCollegesLinkedInLos Rios Community College District EmployeeLos Rios Community College District Human Resources EmailLos Rios Community College District WebsiteLRCCD Resource Group – API (Asian Pacific Islander Legacy)LRCCD Resource Group – Black Faculty & Staff Association(BFSA)LRCCD Resource Group Native American Collaborative (NAC)LRCCD Resource Group – Spectrum (LGBTQIA+)Professional NetworksSacramento Black Chamber of CommerceSacramento Asian Chamber of CommerceSacramento Builders ExchangeSacramento Hispanic Chamber of CommerceSacramento Rainbow Chamber of CommerceSacramentoWorksThe HUBTwitterYouTubeZipRecruiterComunidad Work Schedule Application Instructions Department Location AboutThe Los Rios Community College District ( LRCCD ) is the secondlargest, two-year public college district in California, servingapproximately 75,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. Thedistrict’s 2,400 square mile service area includes Sacramento andEl Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano countiesand is comprised of four uniquely diverse colleges – AmericanRiver, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges. Inaddition to each college’s main campus, the district offerseducational centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, ElkGrove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova.The Los Rios district office is centrally located in the heart ofthe Sacramento valley. The growing Capital Region has strongcommunities and emergent arts and dining scenes, and is nearby someof the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country – LakeTahoe, Napa Valley, and San Francisco. The Sacramento area is agreat place to live and work!StrengthsThe district has approximately 4,000 employees throughout our fourcolleges and district office in dozens of different departmentsthat provide welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environments forLos Rios students, employees and community partners. Each and everydistrict and college department strives for the highest quality inall programs, services, and activities, and is focused on improvingeducational outcomes for the students we serve.Our VisionOur colleges offer equity-minded, academically rigorous, studentsuccess centered education. Our objective is to help our studentssuccessfully achieve their academic goals, whether they want totransfer to a four-year college or university, earn an associatedegree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demandcareer fields.The Los Rios Community College District’s Human ResourcesDepartment is committed to diversity, equity, and to ensuring aninclusive, thriving environment for all of its employees, students,and surrounding communities. To that end, the Human ResourcesDepartment is intentional in recruiting, hiring, and retainingdiverse employees, to reflect the diversity of our colleges’student populations. * Criminal History Verification and Release: I acknowledge andagree that I understand that by answering the question below, Icertify that the information provided by me is true, correct andcomplete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorizeinvestigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881(if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability allpersons and organizations furnishing such information. I understandthat any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts onthis form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 orattachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. Ifyou have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minortraffic violation you are required to complete the form ‘ArrestsWhich Led to Convictions for Crime’, P-881 (you must discloseconvictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). Please copy and paste the provided URL forthe form -https://losrios.edu/docs/lrccd/employees/hr/forms/p-881.pdf – andattach the completed form to your application.Yes, I acknowledge and agreeNo, I do not acknowledge or agree The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool ofqualified applicants for possible temporary part-time facultyteaching assignments. These positions are filled on an as neededbasis and are on-going recruitment efforts.Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants arecontacted/hired year round for assignments based on collegeneeds.Teaching assignments may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid,weekend, and/or off campus classes. Posting Date12/12/2016 Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College Districtfaculty posting are requested to submit the following to beconsidered:1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty application(Required)2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work *(“graduate advising documents and grade reports” will not beaccepted as unofficial transcripts) (Required) NOTE : Los Riosemployees are also required to submit unofficial copies oftranscripts.3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (Recommended)4. Two letters of recommendation (Recommended)5. Letter of Interest (Recommended)* Note: Applications submitted without transcripts will bedisqualified. Also individuals who have completed college oruniversity course work at an institution in a country other thanthe United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreigntranscripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreigntranscript evaluation is required any time foreign course work isused to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even ifthe foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or universityin the United States.Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE(Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) orNACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services)agencies or evaluators. Click Foreign Transcript Evaluations on theHuman Resources Services page for detailsForeign Degree Transcript Evaluations click hereDo not submit additional materials that are not requested. Assignment Responsibilities Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 1Optional DocumentsResume/Curriculum VitaeLetter of InterestLetter of Recommendation 1Equivalency Determination Letter (P-38 or Equivalency RequestStatement)P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For CrimeDocumentLetter of Recommendation 2Unofficial Transcript 2Unofficial Transcript 3Unofficial Transcript 4Unofficial Transcript 5Foreign Transcript Evaluation Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for completeinformation on how to apply online with our District. Applicationservices are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Mondaythrough Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District HumanResources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of theapplication process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in duringour business hours. After hours inquiries to be emailed [email protected] SalaryPlease See LRCCD Salary Schedules * Please indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications forthis position. Select the appropriate answer.I possess the minimum qualifications for this discipline aslisted on the job announcement. (Attach unofficial transcripts froman accredited college/university and/or evidence of jobexperience.)I possess a valid California Community College Credential forthis discipline. (Attach a copy of appropriate credential withapplication.)I possess qualifications equivalent to those listed and haveattached evidence. (To review Equivalency Process.)I have previously been granted equivalency to teach thisdiscipline by the Los Rios Community College District. (Attach theEquivalency Determination Form P-38 and transcripts.) Open ContinuouslyYes 1. Have a master’s degree from an accredited institution in arthistory, history of art and architecture, or visual culture/visualstudies; OR bachelor’s degree in art history and master’s degree inhistory; OR master’s degree in art with a recorded emphasis orconcentration in art history; OR, hold a California CommunityCollege Instructor’s Credential in the discipline area; OR, theequivalent.*2. Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity toand understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural,disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnicbackgrounds of community college students, including those withphysical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences inlearning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusiveeducational and employment environment.*Note: Applicants applying under the equivalent provision mustattach details and explain how their academic preparation is theequivalent of the degrees listed above. All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon thesuccessful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom fromtuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in theUnited States prior to the first day of work. The District mayselect additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacanciesor needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. Wheneducation is a requirement for the position, official academictranscripts from the accredited college/university must besubmitted within 60 days of hire.Administrative/Executive/Faculty Positions: Contingent on fundingand eligibility, successful candidates selected for an interviewmay be eligible to apply for partial reimbursement of travelexpenses. Click Candidate Travel Reimbursement on the HumanResources Services page for details. N/A LocationLos Rios Community College District (District Office) The Institution Additional Salary InformationNo additional salary information to note Special Requirements Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). General Responsibilities:The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following:teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean;helping students fulfill their maximum potential in masteringcourse content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining athorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teachingfield; continuing professional development; utilizing currenttechnology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standardsof professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professionalposition; assisting with articulation and curriculum developmentand review; serving on college committees and participating infaculty governance including accreditation and studentco-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities asassigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties andresponsibilities of an adjunct faculty member as outlined in thecollege faculty handbook. Beginning and/or Ending Dates Part-time, Adjunct Position. Adjunct pools are open continuouslyand applicants are contacted/hired year round for assignments basedon college needs. Physical Demands * Can you perform the essential functions of this position?YesNo Conditions Total Hrs per Week/Day Closing Date Quicklinkhttps://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/2063 Minimum Qualifications Posting NumberF00013P How and where to apply Work YearN/A Position Summarylast_img read more

July food sales show upward momentum

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first_imgFood store sales value increased by 2.9% in July, compared to the same month last year, according to the latest statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).The figures, published today as part of the ONS’ Retail Sales Index (RSI), highlighted a 0.9% rise in sales volumes in food outlets for the period 1-28 July 2012, in comparison to July 2011.Average prices were estimated to have risen to 1.9% in the year to July 2012, which is the lowest since February 2010 (1.4%), and estimated average weekly sales for last month totalled £2.8bn. Internet food sales accounted for 2.4% of this figure (66.5m).The ONS said trading during the Olympic Games for the month (27-28 July) had no impact on sales, according to feedback from retailers. General retailing seasonally adjusted sales volumes were up by 2.8% for the month, compared with July 2011, and rose 0.3% on June this year. Sales values were lifted by 3.1% for the same period.The average weekly spend for general retailing last July was £6.7bn, rising from £6.6bn in June 2012 and £6.5bn 12 months ago.In the four-week period of July 2012, non-seasonally adjusted value of spending in the retail sector was estimated to be £26.8bn. This shows an increase from the four weeks of July 2011 (£26.1bn), but a drop on the revised figure of £33.1bn in the five weeks of June 2012.The RSI measures spending value and volume of retail sales using a sample of 5,000 retailers representing approximately 90% of all known retail activity in Great Britain. The sample contains 900 large retailers, hiring more than 100 employees or with an annual turnover more than £60m, as well as a random sample of smaller retailers.last_img read more

How to Bring Order to IoT’s Spaghetti Junction?

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first_imgWhen I think about the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT), just like pretty much everyone else, I get excited about its huge potential to transform our world through new efficiencies, reduced risk and enabling entirely new business models.However, I must admit that the second thought that springs into my mind is a picture of spaghetti junction. If you’re designing, developing and deploying IoT solutions, you know exactly what I mean. It’s like that massive highway interchange with so many twists and turns that it seems way too confusing simply to get from point A to point B. The  sheer volume of fragmented M2M and IoT connectivity protocols (both standard and proprietary), or “protocol soup”, as I also like to call it, is one of the most frustrating challenges in realizing the clear benefits from deploying IoT solutions.An inherently heterogeneous marketThe IoT is inherently heterogeneous – a growing collection of technologies, rooted in embedded systems and machine-to-machine communications across countless verticals and use cases. It’s a myriad of hardware types, operating systems and development tools, not to mention a plethora of connectivity standards, many of which are dictated by existing installations that require a gateway to bridge data from sensors and machines to a broader network for analytics-driven ROI. This diversity provides incredible richness but also huge complexity to contend with.Fragmentation is hindering adoptionIn today’s market, selecting technologies and developing an Industrial IoT solution that can quickly deliver ROI can be so complex that it becomes paralyzing. The current fragmented landscape is confusing and has resulted in a patchwork quilt of custom solutions that’s slowing down the overall rate of adoption and general growth of the industry. Ultimately, this is likely to stifle innovation.Unifying the villageSo how do we get to a common center of gravity that allows developers to quickly and easily deploy working Industrial IoT solutions – while still enabling hardware, software and services providers to differentiate and monetize their value-add? At Dell, we’ve always been big believers in openness, choice and driving standards. In fact, we’re members of several IoT alliance/standards activities like the OpenFog Consortium, Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and the OPC Foundation.These organizations are doing important work to promote reference architectures, facilitate standardization and generally make the solution developer’s job easier. However, as much as we should all be focused on narrowing in on a more manageable collection of standards, the practical reality is that the IoT market is way too complex for there to ever be one standard to rule them all. We therefore need to find a way to help IoT-relevant standards, hardware, operating systems and development tools work together.Making sense of the spaghettiBack in 2015, Dell began to think about how best to resolve the problem of rendering all of these fragmented solution ingredients more interoperable. Our take was that in order to speed up market adoption we needed to address key interoperability challenges at the edge of the network, where data flows “north, south, east and west between both standard and proprietary protocols and applications in an intertwined, distributed IoT fog architecture.  Due to the aforementioned spaghetti, the edge is where most of the key challenges in IoT are today.The answer: an open source platform for edge computingFast forward two years and the newly-formed EdgeX FoundryTM Project, hosted by the Linux Foundation, promises to be a game-changer. Seeded by a code donation that was developed by Dell over nearly two years with feedback from hundreds of technology partners and end customers, the charter of this vendor-neutral open source project is to deliver a flexible, industrial-grade edge software platform that can quickly and securely deliver interoperability between things, applications and services across a wide range of IoT use cases.Similar to Cloud Foundry, the platform leverages a loosely-coupled microservices architecture but it includes a required interoperability foundation that comprehends both IP and non-IP based connectivity and is surrounded by reference services that can be easily replaced with preferred alternatives.Reducing the need to reinvent the fundamentalsImportant to note is that that this is not a new standard – there are plenty of great ones already in existence – rather it’s an industrial-grade software framework that’s purposely architected to be deployed on distributed edge nodes including embedded PCs, gateways and servers and help unify existing standards with plug-and-play commercial value-add such as analytics, security and system management tools, and services. The primary goal of the project is to reduce the need to reinvent the fundamentals while enabling technology providers and end customers alike to focus on value-added differentiation.Project launchThe project launches this week at the Hannover Messe conference with over 50 founding member organizations, spanning large enterprises to startups with expertise in silicon, sensing and computing infrastructure, analytics, security and system management, services and driving standards. The fact that this is the biggest project launch in the history of the Linux Foundation and that there are already many more companies interested in consuming the EdgeX code on the heels of the launch is testament to the project solving a real problem in the marketplace.I believe that the EdgeX project will help unite the fragmented IoT market as it quickly matures in the open source community and am proud that Dell planted the seed and has been a part of driving this collaborative industry effort from the very beginning.Win-winBig markets are built on interoperability and it’s in everyone’s interest to see a robust ecosystem of companies offering plug-and-play commercial offerings that can be easily combined to create secure and scalable IoT solutions. Together, let’s steer away from spaghetti junction and get moving! Join the conversation. I welcome your questions and comments. Tweet me at @defshepherdMeet me at Hannover Messe, April 24-28 and experience the official EdgeX Foundry demo at the Dell Technologies booth in the Industrial Internet Consortium Pavilion (Hall 8, Stand C24). There are multiple other demos at the conference hosted by other EdgeX project members, including ForgeRock, IOTech, Linaro, Opto 22 and SAP.To learn more about EdgeX Foundry visit: www.edgeXfoundry.orgFor more information about how the project will help bring together our IoT partner program visit www.delliotpartners.com/edgeXfoundryLearn more about Dell IoT Solutions: Dell.com/IoTKeep in touch about ongoing developments in the Internet of Things. Join our LinkedIn IoT Showcase page.last_img read more

JPW brings together students, parents for weekend of events

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first_imgPhoto courtesy of Rachel Belans Junior Rachel Belans, right, cultures cells with her parents in a lab in Jordan Hall of Science on Saturday.“As a junior student, I was on cloud nine with meeting friends and family through different events,” Schweninger said. “ … I was really struck by how the Notre Dame community embraced our families this weekend and the opportunity to thank our families for all they’ve done to form us for this community now.”With the availability of the new Duncan Student Center, Schweninger said, there were possibly more changes to JPW this year than ever before.“The gala was especially different, with four levels of programming in Duncan and student performances throughout the night,” she said. “And the brunch was also hosted in the Duncan Ballroom, with open seating and a brunch buffet for guests to come in on their own time. I think the changes offered a great variety of social spaces for our families.”Alongside such changes, Schweninger said the JPW committee did its best to make the events accessible and affordable for more juniors.“This meant widening the range for the gala’s recommended attire, as well as promoting financial assistance for tickets, housing and travel through the Office of Student Enrichment,” Schweninger said.The weekend opened with the gala Friday night, which gala chair junior Daniela Iezza said in an email is the exciting moment in which students get to introduce friends and Notre Dame families to their own families.“The Duncan Student Center buzzed with chatter, music and laughter as classmates and families came together to begin one of the most memorable weekends of the Notre Dame experience,” Iezza said.The gala was an exciting challenge, Iezza said, due to its new location.“We had so many amazing things we wanted to show off, and for our inaugural year in the student center, we were blessed to be able to do just that,” she said. “We had portrait photographers, an awesome DJ, hors d’oeuvres, drinks, dancing and a wide variety of incredibly talented student performers all working together to give life and variety to our evening.”The weekend also featured academic workshops that allowed parents to experience students’ chosen colleges. As the chair of the Arts and Letters showcase, junior Emily Hirshorn said her goal was to help parents see the value of a broad liberal arts education in a “warm and welcoming” manner.“It was really such an honor and really rewarding experience because you can represent the college that you love and also bring people together in the community for that morning,” she said.As leaders of the JPW planning process, Schweninger said she and a committee met weekly to touch base on different aspects of the program. Another big part of the preparation, she said, was answering hundreds of emails over the last few months alongside junior Joe Crowley, the JPW vice chair.“What drew me to become one of the leaders for JPW was the mission of the weekend,” Crowley said in an email. “All of the planning of JPW is dedicated towards creating a weekend which facilitates the encounter of parents with those people and experiences their student has come to call their very own Notre Dame family.”A particularly powerful moment, Crowley said, was seeing families engage in “quality conversations” during Sunday brunch, drawing parents further into students’ experiences as members of the Notre Dame family.“[When] a parent meets a professor whom they’ve heard so much about, visits their son or daughter’s favorite study spot where countless hours of sweat and thinking have been expended or finally gets to have a conversation with another student who has come to play such a role in their own student’s life; it is in these moments that the mission of JPW is fulfilled and defined, in these moments when our community extends a little further to encompass our parents and their love for us now and their dreams for our futures,” he said.Tags: JPW, juniors, parents The class of 2019 and seniors who spent the spring semester of their junior year abroad welcomed parents to campus Friday for Junior Parents Weekend (JPW), an annual University tradition.According to the JPW website, the weekend featured a variety of events for students and parents including a gala, a Mass, a president’s address and a Sunday brunch. JPW’s executive chair, junior Maureen Schweninger, said in an email that, based off visitor feedback, JPW 2018 was “an incredible success.” [Editor’s Note: Schweninger is a former sports writer for The Observer.]last_img read more

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary Ascent of the Nose

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first_imgIn this month’s issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors, guidebook author and North Carolina climbing advocate Mike Reardon relays the December 1966 first ascent of the Nose at Looking Glass, a benchmark achievement in the history of North Carolina climbing. First ascentionists Steve Longenecker, Robert John Gillespie, and Bob Watts met last month for the first time in over a decade to revisit Looking Glass and their landmark ascent. Both humble and charming, the three talked to Blue Ridge Outdoors on camera about their climb, their relationship, and the present-day climbing community in North Carolina._mg_9393Join us this Saturday, December 10th from 6—8pm, at Black Dome Mountain Sports for the showing of these interviews. Steve, Robert John, and Bob will all be present and available for a Q&A session. Beer proceeds from Oskar Blues and Wicked Weed, as well as sales from Mike Fischesser’s long-awaited book, “Forbidden Fruit – The History and Exploration of Laurel Knob,” will benefit the Carolina Climbers Coalition. The event also marks the opening of North Carolina’s very own climbing history museum. Attendees are asked to bring gear, topos, or images of climbing relevance from decades past to contribute to the museum.Stay up-to-date on the event at the Facebook page here. Help us celebrate these living legends and support climbing initiatives in North Carolina for decades to come.Have questions? Email [email protected] with any inquiries.last_img read more

Mexican Army Finds Enormous Marijuana Field

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first_img Mexican soldiers found a large marijuana field in a desert and uninhabited area in the northern part of the country, a field said to be the largest discovered in the nation’s history. Soldiers were patrolling the area, around 120 hectares, where marijuana plants more than two meters tall were found hidden among tomato plants. The field, located in the state of Baja California, on the border with the United States, would have produced around 120 tons of marijuana, worth 160 million dollars, said Gen. Alfonso Duarte, in charge of the operation. The majority of the men who were caring for the plants, drawing water from subterranean wells to irrigate them, could not be detained. Only six of them were arrested at a military roadblock. Mexico is the chief supplier of marijuana to the United States, and the majority of the cocaine this country consumes passes through its neighbor. Since taking office in December 2006, President Felipe Calderón has maintained a campaign against the drug cartels, deploying Army and federal police personnel in different areas of the country. Since then, violence has increased without interruption and left more than forty thousand dead as a consequence of clashes among the cartels or between the cartels and security forces. By Dialogo July 18, 2011last_img read more

Santitation Worker Killed in East Meadow Crash

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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 25-year-old sanitation worker was crushed to death when the garbage truck he was riding on the back of crashed into another garbage truck in East Meadow on Friday morning.Nassau County police said Jarred Newallo, of Hempstead, was trying to guide a second sanitation truck through a narrow street when the two trucks collided, pinning him between them at the corner of Prospect Avenue and Chestnut Street at 9:25 a.m.Newallo, a Town of Hempstead Sanitation Department employee, was taken to Nassau University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.Homicide Squad detectives found no criminality.last_img

Fake Out: Synthetic identity fraud is the new hit on financial institutions

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first_img continue reading » Within the U.S. payments system, tenacity is turning into the new central narrative. No longer are fraudsters satisfied by assuming another person’s identity – they are now focused on creating false identities to commit large-scale financial crimes. This is called synthetic identity payments fraud, and financial institutions are left shouldering the majority of the costs.In a recent white paper published by the Federal Reserve, bold action is encouraged against this growing epidemic. As EMV chip cards have dramatically reduced card-present fraud, criminals have moved to other types of fraud activities, including synthetic identity payments fraud, which targets everyone, including children, the elderly and the homeless.Synthetic vs. Traditional Identity FraudTo understand the difference between synthetic and traditional identity fraud, we must look at how directly one is affected by the crime. In the case of traditional identity fraud, a fraudster uses another person’s credit by pretending to be them, resulting in a direct financial effect on the victim. Comparatively, fraudsters create a new identity when engaging in synthetic identity fraud, often by combining both fake and real information to establish a credit record under a new, synthetic identity. These multiple and mixed-form identities create challenges in detection, as often only one piece of a real person’s identity is being used, such as a child’s Social Security number. In these cases, criminals behave like great credit union members – always paying on time and getting credit-line increases as a reward. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more