first_img Show Comments ▼ During the hearing, Morgan Stanley said it “absolutely and categorically rejects the AMF’s allegations.” Alex Daniel Morgan Stanley also manipulated the price of a French government bonds futures contract, the regulator said this morning. whatsapp AMF said this was with the sole objective of increasing the market value of French and Belgian bonds before aggressively selling the latter. Morgan Stanley has been issued a €20m (£16.8m) fine by French regulators after its London desk faced accusations of using “pump and dump” tactics to manipulate sovereign bond prices. Morgan Stanley has said it will appeal the decision. The allegations date back to 2015 (Getty Images) “The activities in question were undertaken in accordance with market practice and as part of the firm’s role and obligations as a market maker and Morgan Stanley remains confident that it has acted in the best interests of the market and its clients,” the bank said. “The traders on the desk knew that on June 16, 2015 there was high volatility and low liquidity on the market, which would necessarily increase the impact of their operations.” Read more: Wealth management arm helps Morgan Stanley to beat profit estimates Tuesday 10 December 2019 10:41 am But the opposite scenario happened, when the fallout from Greece’s economic crisis spread, causing the desk to lose nearly $15m over two days in June 2015.  whatsapp Last month, investigators from AMF said the bank’s London desk was long on French bonds and held short positions on German debt, betting that the yield spread would narrow.  Tags: Morgan Stanley Morgan Stanley fined €20m as French regulator accuses it of sovereign bond price manipulation In a bid to narrow losses – and steer clear of a $20m loss-limit imposed by Morgan Stanley management, the London desk allegedly picked up futures on French bonds on 16 June that year.  “The seriousness of the infringements is also reinforced by the sophistication of the contentious transactions conducted by the traders,” the watchdog said.  France’s stock market regulator, the Autorite des Marches Financiers (AMF), said the bank manipulated prices on 14 French government bonds and eight Belgian bonds in June 2015. Read more: HSBC to hire Morgan Stanley after cutting broking ties with Goldman Sachs Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funnybonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comPost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost FunNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBezenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.comPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryDefinition24 Of The Most Hilarious Yard Signs Ever WrittenDefinitionThe Chef PickElisabeth Shue, 57, Sends Fans Wild As She Flaunts Age-Defying FigureThe Chef Picklast_img read more

first_imgLocal Government | SoutheastDan Henry back on the Skagway Assembly, after an election decided by 5 votesOctober 6, 2017 by Abbey Collins, KHNS-Haines Share:Dan Henry won the race for the second assembly seat by just five votes. (Photo by Emily Files/KHNS)A longtime Skagway Assemblyman who in 2016 was sentenced to a year in prison on federal tax charges will return to the dais.He won by just five votes. And, the city has its first female mayor in two decades.Audio Playerhttp://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/06SkagElexwINTRO.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.It was too close to call on election night.But, after 79 absentee ballots were tallied, Dan Henry narrowly beat out write-in Philip Clark for an Assembly seat.The race came down to just five votes.Henry previously served on the Assembly for 19 years. He recently returned to Skagway after serving out a prison sentence for failing to pay income taxes.Twice the Alaska Public Offices Commission has found Henry in violation of candidate disclosure laws.Henry is appealing one decision, and a third complaint is pending with the commission.Henry did not return requests for comment by deadline for this story, but he did address the violations in a candidate forum before the election.Henry said he did not purposely leave out information about his income and debts. He said the first case was a misunderstanding and the second was an oversight on his part.“Does anyone base their voting choice on whether I do well or not so well with my business? No, they are going to vote for me if they believe I am an active member of my community who is willing to sacrifice time from that business,” Henry said.Henry was the only Assembly candidate on the ballot. He was challenged by four write-in candidates.Clark, a political newcomer, was one of them. He filed as a write-in to give residents more voting options.“It was a close call but, I was actually thinking about this at the assembly meeting last night – how cool it was to see the political system in action in a local setting and just be a part of that,” Clark said. “I’m fine with the election results.”Clark said as the campaign went on, he identified specific issues he wanted tackle in office.“Things like housing shortage issues, things like long-term infrastructure development,” Clark said.He hopes to continue to pursue these concerns in other areas of the local government.  And, he said  while it’s too soon to make any commitments, he could “easily” see himself running again.The tidelands lease with White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad took center stage during this year’s election.In 2015, voters rejected a 35-year waterfront lease extension with the company. Though it wasn’t on the ballot again this year, the lease was on voters’ minds. The Assembly is currently negotiating a shorter, 15-year, agreement with the railroad.Two candidates who want Skagway to control the port prevailed in the election.Monica Carlson unseated two-term mayor Mark Schaefer. Write-in David Brena earned the most votes for Assembly by a wide margin.Roger Griffin, who ran unsuccessfully for an Assembly seat, said he’s pleased to see Carlson and Brena in office. Griffin also opposes the lease. He fell 25 votes short of Henry.Henry has not said where he stands on the new lease.At the candidate forum, he said his opinion doesn’t matter, because the new agreement will be brought to voters. But, he said if the new contract is rejected he’d work toward building a new floating dock for larger cruise ships.“I would put my effort into trying to do anything that would facilitate business in a positive way for the city of Skagway as we keep moving along in this industry,” Henry said. “We are as good as any community is in the tourism business. And that is our lifeline at the moment.”Carlson is Skagway’s second female mayor.In recent years, the town’s elected government has been male dominated. Carlson will lead an entirely male Assembly.Outgoing Mayor Schaefer held the position for four years, and supports the developing contract with White Pass.At Schaefer’s final Assembly meeting, port commissioner Tim Bourcy thanked him for his years in office.“For all his hard work and dedication,” Bourcy said. “And doing I think and exceptional job as mayor for the municipality of Skagway. He kind of came in and was handed the White Pass lease situation that had been going on with two mayors prior. And I think Mark worked diligently to try to bring this to a conclusion.”Carlson, Brena and Henry will attend their first Assembly meeting in their new positions Oct. 19.Share this story:last_img read more

first_imgCelebrityUncategorizedTea Time with Carla GuginoBy Mike Kessler – November 9, 20091377ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItPhotograph by Don Flood/Corbis OutlineWhich Carla Gugino will I get—the G-rated movie mom or the intimidatingly sexy woman I saw in a YouTube clip called “Carla Gugino in Her Underwear”? This is the question that hovers as I wait for Gugino to open the gate to her Hollywood Hills home, a two-story hacienda that’s concealed by a long stucco wall and a small forest of bamboo and bougainvillea. It’s a hot afternoon, with roofless tourist vans chugging up the road, birds chirping, and the din of traffic from below. I hear Gugino walk across her yard, shush a barking dog, and wiggle the latch on the turquoise gate before opening it. “Thanks for making yourself available on such short notice,” she says, stealing my line.Dressed in a light green V-neck tee and white linen pants, this is definitely the more family-friendly Gugino who’s starred in Spy Kids and Race to Witch Mountain. Standing five feet seven inches in beaded sandals, her hair pulled back in a ponytail, she leads me and her Yorkie-poodle mix, Luna, into the kitchen, opens a Tupperware container of Moroccan mint tea, and begins preparing two glass mugs. “It’s from Urth Caffé,” she says. “It’s traveled the world with me.”Even if you don’t know Gugino by name, you recognize her face—the curvy mouth, the ski ramp nose—as soon as you see it. She was a lesbian parole officer in Sin City, an ex-cop in Righteous Kill, with Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, and a brainy academic opposite Ben Stiller in Night at the Museum. She may be best known as Amanda Daniels, the agent who’s too much woman for Vincent Chase in HBO’s Entourage.Gugino appears as Elektra Luxx, a porn star on the cusp of an epiphany, in Women in Trouble, which comes out this month. The film is a dark comedy—and the first in a trilogy—written and directed by Sebastian Gutierrez, who is Gugino’s longtime partner. Gugino stars alongside nine other women whose lives cross paths during one particularly hectic day in L.A. Elektra has to decide how to handle an unexpected pregnancy and spends most of her time onscreen trapped in an elevator, stripped down to her undergarments with a perfect stranger. “The anatomically correct Elektra Luxx Vagina Deluxe retails for 89 bucks and comes in three different colors,” she tells her elevator mate, as a way to convey her popularity in the adult film business. “It is the number-one-selling celebrity vagina on the market.” Race to Witch Mountain this is not.Rather than hang around some dodgy porn studio in the Valley, Gugino prepared for the role by watching documentaries and sampling “classy porn that was shot on film” in the ’70s. “I don’t find porn very sexy, and I find the porn world so depressing,” she says. “Once I got some insight into the mechanics of the making of porn, I was ready to play Elektra.”Gutierrez, who wrote Snakes on a Plane, created the role of Elektra Luxx with Gugino in mind. But the two agreed that the film would be ill served by nudity or gratuitous skin-flick realism. “You can’t do that with a movie if you want to keep a certain level of lightness,” she says. The same might be said of their relationship—something Gugino learned when she was filming a steamy scene with Simon Baker in Judas Kiss. Gutierrez was directing, and almost as soon as the camera started rolling, “he yelled, ‘Cut, cut, cut!’” says Gugino. “I was like, ‘But we didn’t finish our lines.’ And Sebastian was like, ‘Yeah, yeah—we’ll make the scene work.’ So now we have a running joke: In any of the things we work on together, I’m either a lesbian or I don’t have sex onscreen.”We’ve taken a seat at a wrought-iron table in the lush backyard. She and Gutierrez have lived here for the last six years. The place was built in 1927 by the Chandlers, the powerful family who founded the Los Angeles Times and helped shape the city. The house later served as the consulate for a Western European democracy. (Fearing attention from those tourist vans, Gugino asked us not to reveal too much.) “Alfred Hitchcock used to come to parties here,” she says. “We’ve always wanted to host a film noir party, with a fake corpse facedown at the bottom of the pool and everything. It’s such a hidden little piece of L.A. history.”Gugino was born in Sarasota, Florida, one of three children of an orthodontist father and a homemaker mother. In 1988, at the age of 16, she moved into the L.A. home of her uncle and aunt (Carol Merrill, who was a model on Let’s Make a Deal) and got permission from the courts to work on set without a guardian, usually a requirement for child actors. New in town, with a last name that no one could pronounce (it’s Goo-jeen-o), she considered adopting her mother’s maiden name, Burgess, but “my Italian father would have died if I did that,” she says. The name didn’t deter casting directors, who picked her for TV roles in ALF, Who’s the Boss?, and Falcon Crest, to name a few. In 1993, she landed a starring movie role opposite Pauly Shore in Son in Law. She’s been busy in Hollywood ever since, landing 60-plus roles on TV and in movies, from Spin City and Chicago Hope to her own short-lived drama, Karen Sisco.Of the many characters she’s portrayed, one of her favorites is Ari Gold’s nemesis in Entourage. “The show’s producers wanted someone smart and complex, not a one-note bitchy thing,” she says. “They wanted someone who is strong and sexy and doesn’t make apologies for herself. As a woman, you rarely get direction like that. Usually you’re asked to soften up or to be cold and take on the worst characteristics of men.” Gugino drew from a few female agents she knows, but, she says, “the role was written well enough that there wasn’t anything I wanted to change. It was spot-on.”She looks at her phone and realizes she’s late for another meeting. Tomorrow Gugino will be on a plane to Vancouver, where she’s filming her latest project, Sucker Punch, a film by 300 director Zack Snyder. She stars as a psychiatrist in the 1960s—as well as a “Polish dominatrix-slash-choreographer-slash-madam. There’s singing and dancing, too,” she says, admitting that she felt somewhat “schizophrenic” researching the part. But, as Gugino says, in her line of work “you have to mix it up. I want to be able to do this for the rest of my life. I’m aware that there isn’t a big role that would change my career. And that’s fine. As long as it affords me a shot at the best parts.”  TAGS2009EncounterL.A. 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first_img Alex Hogan/STAT By Ed Silverman May 18, 2018 Reprints [email protected] Tags drug pricesLitigationpatentspharmaceuticalspharmalittleSTAT+ Ed Silverman GET STARTED Pharmalot @Pharmalot Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Log In | Learn More center_img STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. And so, another working week will soon draw to a close. Not a moment too soon, yes? This is, you may recall, our treasured signal to daydream about weekend plans. And our agenda is ambitious. We hope to noodle around the Pharmalot grounds, visit the Pharmalot ancestors and take in another installment of our ‘Let’s-see-them-before-they-die‘ concert series. And what about you? This is, as we regularly remind you, a fine time to enjoy the great outdoors. Perhaps, you could catch up on your reading or make time for someone special. Or you could tune out the real world and watch the Royal Wedding. Well, whatever you do, have a grand time. But be safe. Enjoy, and see you soon…Amgen (AMGN) will charge $6,900 a year for a new drug that can spare migraine sufferers a few headaches each month, a price well below Wall Street expectations as the company hopes to avoid payer backlash that has hamstrung recent drug launches, STAT reports. The drug, called Aimovig, is meant for patients who experience at least four migraines per month. There are roughly 24 million patients in the U.S. who would be candidates for treatment. The Institute for Clinical and Economic R, a nonprofit that assesses the value of medicines, pegged cost effectiveness at $8,500. What is it? About the Author Reprints Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. What’s included? Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Pharmalittle: Amgen migraine drug costs less than expected; J&J halts development on Alzheimer’s drug last_img read more

first_img Related news When the world caught Covid, diversified investors stayed healthy In a unique market cycle recently characterized by greater volatility, two reports reconsider active management and the traditional asset allocation mix.After fees, active investing typically doesn’t outperform passive, as is well documented by the S&P Indices versus Active reports (a.k.a. SPIVA). Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Michelle Schriver With bond yields low and rising, what is the price of safety? Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Display board of Stock market quotes tidty/123RF Keywords Alternative investments,  Asset allocationCompanies AGF Management Ltd. However, in an environment of low interest rates and high valuations for traditional assets, “downside risks are mounting,” noted a report from Geneva, Switzerland-based Unigestion, released Friday. As a result, active managers, with their focus on fundamentals and risk management, may be better placed than passive managers to ensure downside resilience and deliver returns in volatile markets, the report said.At the same time, active management must up its game if it wants the opportunity to capture alpha and make a difference to investors.To deliver better outcomes, active managers are embracing new technologies, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence, the report said. And those who allocate capital responsibly to finance growth in a sustainable way are part of an important secular trend toward “more purposeful capitalism,” it said.Active managers are also finding new ways to replicate the role of traditional assets. The need for new sources of return and diversification is driving the development of alternative risk premia strategies, the report said.The need to incorporate alternative strategies into portfolios given current market conditions was the topic of a recent AGF blog post. Examining a 60/40 asset allocation, Kevin McCreadie, CEO and chief investment officer at Toronto-based AGF Management Inc., said a simple combination of stocks and bonds won’t necessarily support adequate portfolio growth in an environment of tepid economic growth and persistent low yields.“Too many investors are ill-equipped to handle the growing risk of a late-cycle economy that, sooner or later, will culminate in a recession and major equity selloff,” he wrote.Incorporating alternative investments is a potential solution.“From long/short equity strategies to real assets including infrastructure, real estate and/or commodities such as gold, investors can enhance their 60/40 portfolios through different sources of potential yield and uncorrelated returns,” McCreadie wrote.For full details, read the reports from Unigestion and AGF. Hedge funds look to increase crypto exposurelast_img read more

first_imgCultural Arts Projects Update As part of the response to COVID-19, on the 22 May 2020 the Federal Government announced a $500M Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (LRCIP). As part of this program Council received $1,985,254 in funding.On review of Council’s strategic plans and asset management plans, the installation of a new lift was recommended for delivery under the LRCIP.The upstairs of the Brown Street complex, which encompasses the Hamilton Cinema, Hamilton Gallery, Hamilton PAC and the Council offices is currently serviced only by the Hamilton cinema lift, making it the only access point for people with accessibility issues.As many community members would be aware, the Hamilton cinema lift is failing, unreliable and needs to be replaced. Council determined that rather replace the cinema lift and leave the Brown Street complex without disability access for a long period of time throughout construction, a second lift would be built at the Gallery. The new lift will then be the primary accessibility point for the complex.The project tender was advertised on 31 July 2020 and Council awarded the contract at the October 2020 meeting to the Ultrabuild Construction Group Pty Ltd for the value of $208,000 (incl. GST).Manager Cultural Arts Amy Knight said the lift installation works will require the Gallery to close in order to protect and maintain the integrity of the collection.“The Gallery will close from 1 March – 6 June. This allows time for staff to de-install current exhibitions/collection and re-install new exhibitions once the lift is in place,” Knight said.“Throughout the closure, the Hamilton Gallery team have put together a full program of works to ensure that customers don’t have to miss out on the Gallery experience!– A POP-UP GALLERY will be established in a prominent location, which will showcase works from local artists.– A PUBLIC ART EXPRESSION OF INTEREST will be released to the public to develop an artwork to help brighten the entry to the Gallery, Library and Cinema.– A TOURING EXHIBITION of works and educational material from Hamilton Gallery will travel to early childhood and primary schools.“There will also be a large program of works taking place within the Gallery, including alterations to collection stores and the audit and digitisation of the entire works on paper collection. Australian Museums and Galleries Association, Working for Victoria and Creative Victoria have partnered with Hamilton Gallery to employ two full time Support officers to implement this project over six months,” Knight said.Southern Grampians Shire Mayor Bruach Colliton said while it is unfortunate we have to close the Gallery again, it is vitally important that we ensure our Brown Street buildings are accessible by all of our patrons.“We want all of our community members to be able to access our cultural facilities and offices, so this is a very important project for us. It has been made possible thanks to COVID related funding from the State Government through the Local Government Community Infrastructure Program and we thank the State Government for this assistance to make this project happen” Cr Colliton said.PAC ROOF REPLACEMENTThe current Performing Arts Centre (PAC) building in Hamilton was built in 1910.Council undertook a condition assessment of its buildings in early 2019. The assessment found that while the main building is structurally sound and serviceable for use, the roof is in poor condition and suffering leakage issues. The report recommended the roof be replaced to maintain the structural integrity of the building.In December 2020, Council awarded the tender contract for the Hamilton Performing Arts Centre Maintenance and Roof Replacement to BDH Construction Pty. Ltd for the value of $210,100.00 (incl. GST).“The roof replacement will require the Hamilton PAC to remain closed until the beginning of July 2021,” Knight said.“As they did throughout COVID lockdown, the Hamilton PAC team have adapted well and have expertly thought outside the box to be able to continue bringing the performing arts to the Greater Hamilton community throughout the closure of the building.– The Wind in the Willows, direct from a sell-out season at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne, will take place at the Hamilton Botanic Gardens on Sat 6 February, with two shows at 10am and 6pm.– Hidden Creatures is a series of school-based workshops that will culminate in a community art event held in conjunction with the Hamilton Gallery at the Botanic Gardens on Saturday 27 March– The Merger, the stage play of comedian Damian Callinan, will show in Balmoral at the Mechanics Hall on Friday 7 May.– Comedy Festival Roadshow will perform this year in Dunkeld at the Sterling Place Community Centre on 28 May“A re-opening event is already being planned for July along with a full program of events for the second half of 2021 and we look forward to sharing this with our valued patrons,” Knight concluded.“It’s unfortunate that the PAC needs to remain closed into 2021, however it is vital to the ongoing structural integrity of the building that we replace the roof as soon as possible,” Cr Colliton said. /Public Release. 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first_imgNew Parramatta NCAT’s out of bag People living and working in Parramatta and the Western Sydney region will have improved access to the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) with the opening of a new registry and hearing rooms today. Attorney General Mark Speakman said the $2.3 million project is delivering a state of the art tribunal facility to one of NSW’s fastest growing regions.“This facility marks a dramatic improvement in NCAT’s capacity in Parramatta. Hearing days will increase fourfold from five a week in the borrowed hearing room in the Commonwealth Law Courts Complex,” Mr Speakman said.“With its simple, cost-effective dispute resolution process, NCAT is one of the critical strands in the NSW Government’s aim of providing affordable, accessible and effective access to justice.”The new NCAT Parramatta includes four hearing rooms equipped with high-definition video conferencing technology, five conciliation rooms, a registry, a public service counter and a waiting room.Through its four specialist divisions and Appeal Panel, NCAT deals with a wide range of civil matters, including neighbour and tenancy issues, building works and consumer claims, as well as decisions on guardianship and administrative review of government decisions.Member for Parramatta Geoff Lee said the new tribunal facilities will enable many more local people to solve their NCAT disputes locally.“I’m thrilled that these new modern tribunal premises will result in an increase NCAT’s capacity to conduct hearings in Parramatta now and position it to meet future demand in the region.. This means more convenience for the people of Western Sydney, and that’s always welcome,” Mr Lee said.In response to COVID-19, NCAT has been conducting the majority of hearings either on the papers, by telephone or by audio-visual link with more than 79,000 hearings conducted. Before the temporary changes introduced in response to the pandemic NCAT conducted hearings in 70 locations across the state.The new NCAT Parramatta Registry joins NCAT’s other registries in the Sydney CBD, Liverpool, Penrith, Tamworth, Newcastle and Wollongong. NCAT also has hearing facilities in Gosford, Campbelltown and Lismore.Download media release: New Parramatta NCAT’s out of the bag PDF, 241.7 KB /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:attorney-general, Australia, Campbelltown, commonwealth, Courts, Department of Communities and Justice, Gosford, Government, Lismore, liverpool, Newcastle, NSW, Parramatta, Penrith, Sydney, Tamworth, technology, Western Sydney, Wollongonglast_img read more

first_img Published: May 2, 1999 The numerous achievements and contributions of retiring University of Colorado at Boulder Professor Jane Bock will be recognized in a ceremony titled “Jane Bock: 30 Years of Service to CU and the West” on Wednesday, May 12.The ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. in Old Main Chapel and is free and open to the public. The department of environmental, population and organismic biology and the Center of the American West are co-sponsoring the event.Bock, a field biologist, has inspired generations of young botanists with her engaging classroom presence and deep knowledge of the field. Throughout her 30 years at CU-Boulder, she has remained selflessly dedicated to the university, her department and the Center of the American West.In 1997, Bock won CU-Boulder’s highest recognition, the Hazel Barnes Prize, for the integration of scientific research and excellent teaching. She also has used her expertise in forensic botany to assist police in criminal investigations.At the ceremony, three colleagues will interview Professor Bock, highlighting her distinguished career and devoted service to the community.A reception at the Old Main Heritage Center will immediately follow the ceremony. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

first_img Published: Feb. 3, 2000 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail The University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries and the ethnic studies department will hold a day of events at Norlin Library on Friday, Feb. 18, to remember the time when Japanese-Americans were put into “war relocation authority” camps during World War II. On Feb. 19, 1942 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an executive order allowing the U.S. military to force Americans of Japanese descent into the camps. “Amache: Day of Remembrance” begins from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Norlin Library Center for British Studies with a brown-bag lunch recognizing library faculty and staff who have helped build and preserve the state’s largest collection of documentation on the Amache Relocation Center at the CU-Boulder Libraries Archive. Afterward, a short film documentary, “Emi,” about a Japanese-American woman who recounts the time she spent at the Manzanar Relocation Center, will be shown as part of a presentation of “Japanese-American Women’s Views of Camp.” The film will be followed with a discussion led by Marge Taniwaki, a local activist who lived at Manzanar, and Nancy Kawasaki, a psychologist at the CU-Boulder Multicultural Counseling Center. In the afternoon, a reception will be held from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Norlin Library Center for British Studies with Tom Masamori, a Colorado River Relocation Center survivor. Masamori will present an exhibit of Amache photographs and slides he collected and will talk about his experience in the camp. A pilot film, “The Amache Project,” also will be shown followed by a discussion with the filmmakers, Irene Rawlings and David Foxhoven. The film was funded by the Colorado Humanities Council and also sponsored by the “Mile Hi” Denver chapter of the Japanese-American Citizens League. Light refreshments will be served at the reception. “Even though what transpired more than 50 years ago might seem like history,” said Lane Hirabayashi, CU-Boulder ethnic studies professor, “I think because of the violation of constitutional rights and the precedent that it set, it’s important to remember what happened so that if we hit a war crisis again we’ll be able to manage the kinds of questions dealing with civil liberties more effectively and certainly more fairly.” Amache, also known as the Granada Relocation Center, was located in Granada, Colo., near the Kansas border, and was a relatively small camp, holding 7,318 residents at its peak. Amache was one of dozens of camps built around the country after Executive Order 9066 was signed, allowing the military to carry out the mass incarceration of more than 110,000 people of Japanese descent, with stays of between one and five years. For information on “Amache: Day of Remembrance” events contact Lane Hirabayashi of ethnic studies at (303) 492-0419, or Melissa Gray of the public information office at the CU Libraries at (303) 492-1462.last_img read more

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via Google PlusShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail When you’re searching for an internship or job, making a good first impression is important. A majority of employers report that they check social media when screening candidates. Employers most likely start with LinkedIn, but they may expand to other sites like Twitter and Instagram. With this, it’s more important than ever to make sure your online presence is in top-shape.As companies begin recruiting now for summer interns and soon-to-be college graduates, this is a great time to update your online profiles. Here are three tips to help you get started.1. Clean up your social mediaSearch your name with Google and check various social networks to see what potential employers would see if they searched for you online. This includes photos and any interactions you’ve had such as comments, blogs and other online posts. As you review your online activities, look at your online presence from an employer’s perspective. Do you see anything that would make someone not want to hire you? Does your social media accurately represent you and your interests?If there’s anything that could be perceived as negative or concerning, consider removing it. And update your profiles to show your activities and interests. For example, if you are passionate about making change in the world, show how you’re involved in your community with photos, blogs, shared articles, etc.Being mindful of how future employers may perceive you online can help ensure you’re a good candidate. Consider if what you’re posting will keep you from landing an internship or job.2. Build your LinkedIn profileMany people use LinkedIn to highlight work experience, accomplishments and professional skills. However, your LinkedIn profile can also be a place to share your goals, interests and personality.Here are some tips for enhancing your LinkedIn profile:Choose a photo that gives a good first impression and looks professional. Career Services offers professional headshots several times throughout the year.Write a compelling summary. This is your chance to introduce yourself and share who you are. Mention any projects or work you’re especially proud of, or any awards or accolades you’ve received.Be descriptive about any internships, volunteering or jobs you’ve had, even if they don’t seem relevant.Include links to any websites, online portfolios or other work you have online. Or, consider creating your own website to showcase your work (Wix is a good resource).Have a career advisor or friend review your profile and give you feedback.Keep your profile updated and current. For more tips, check out these examples of LinkedIn profiles that stand out.Your LinkedIn account also allows you to connect with others, follow up after interviews and stay in touch with peers and professional colleagues. Check out LinkedIn profiles of professionals you admire, and follow people you’d like to get to know. You can start by making connections with CU Boulder alumni.3. Create your Handshake accountJust like LinkedIn, Handshake is an online recruiting tool used by hundreds of employers with postings for CU students. By having a public account on Handshake, you can be found by more than 14,000 employers around the world with internship and job opportunities.Here’s how to get started on Handshake:By uploading your résumé, many of the fields on your profile will fill in automatically. Make sure your major, expected graduation date and GPA were added correctly. If you don’t have a résumé, you’ll need to fill these details in manually.Add a professional photo or headshot.List your work experience with your most recent experience first. You’ll want to list on-campus jobs and volunteer experiences here as well.Be sure to list any student clubs or organizations you are involved with.Skills are the primary field that employers use to search for job or internship candidates. Employers look for behavioral skills, like interpersonal communication and the ability to work with others (teamwork). They will also look for technical skills related to the job position, like writing, using Excel or Photoshop, etc. By listing your skills, you are highlighting character traits and unique abilities that make you employable. Make your account public. You are five times more likely to be found and messaged by employers if your account is public.Think of these steps as “curating” your online presence. This is a chance to tell your story, show your individuality and represent who you are. Your online presence holds more potential than just being on a social platform – it is your personal brand!For more tips on building your online presence, stop by our drop-in hours or make an appointment to meet with a career development advisor.Tags:Career PrepHandshakeJob Searchlast_img read more