Modern Indian Identity series features Diné photographer Will Wilson Oct. 26

first_imgCategories:Science & TechnologyNews Headlines CU-Boulder’s Center of the American West presents Diné photographer Will Wilson as the twelfth speaker in the Modern Indian Identity lecture series. Willson will speak on Monday, Oct. 26, at 6:30 p.m., in Hale, room 270.Wilson is a Diné photographer who spent his formative years living in the Navajo Nation. In 2007, Wilson won the Native American Fine Art Fellowship from the Eiteljorg Museum, and in 2010 was awarded a prestigious grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation. Wilson created The Critical Indigenous Exchange because he was impatient with the way that American culture remains enamored with photographer Edward S. Curtis’s portraits. For many people even today, Native people remain frozen in time in the Curtis photos. Wilson is resuming the documentary mission of Curtis from the standpoint of a 21st century indigenous photographer, building a contemporary vision of Native North America. Wilson describes his work as an “aim to link history, form, and a critical dialogue about Native American representation by engaging participants in dialogue and a portrait session using the wet plate process.” “Will Wilson is an artist whose robust claim on life and whose breathtaking creativity fully overrule the myth, still holding extraordinary power in the minds of many Americans, of the ‘vanishing Indian,” said Patty Limerick, faculty director and chair of the board of the Center of the American West. Join the Center of the American West for a unique Modern Indian Identity evening. The Modern Indian Identity series features contemporary Indian speakers telling their stories in ways that confirm the compatibility of tradition with innovation. CU-Boulder’s Center of the American West works on a variety of regional issues, including water management, relationships between federal agencies and communities and economies, land planning, Native identity, recent art and literature, and the balance of power between tradition and innovation in Western life. The Center takes as its mission the creation of forums for the respectful exchange of ideas in pursuit of solutions to the region’s difficulties. The Center believes that an understanding of the historical origins of the West’s problems, an emphasis on the common interests of all parties, and a dose of good humor are essential to constructive public discussion.  For more information, visit the Center of the American West website or call 303-492-4879. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mailcenter_img Published: Oct. 23, 2015 last_img read more

Parents could face tax charges, big fines in admissions scam

first_imgHomeNewsGovernmentParents could face tax charges, big fines in admissions scam Apr. 03, 2019 at 4:45 amGovernmentNewsPoliticsParents could face tax charges, big fines in admissions scamAssociated Press2 years agoIRSKey Worldwide FoundationMark Matthewsscamtaxes A wide-ranging college admissions cheating scheme allowed wealthy parents not only to get their kids into sought-after schools but to write off the bribes on their taxes, federal authorities say.Now some parents who are already facing possible prison time could be hit with additional criminal charges and stiff financial penalties, experts say.And a slew of others who paid into the foundation that an admissions consultant used to mask the bribes, but haven’t been charged in the scam, are also sure to face IRS scrutiny.The IRS has “been known as the follow the money crowd since the days of Al Capone so they will be following those lists and that money very carefully,” said Mark Matthews, a former deputy commissioner of the agency who’s now an attorney at Caplin & Drysdale in Washington.Consultant Rick Singer funneled millions of dollars from parents through his tax-exempt organization and then used it to pay coaches and other insiders to designate applicants as athletic recruits or cheat on entrance exams, prosecutors allege.Among the 33 prominent parents charged in the case are Hollywood stars Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, who haven’t publicly commented on the case. The actresses and others — including Loughlin’s fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli — are scheduled to make their initial appearances this week in Boston federal court.The parents’ bribes were disguised as “donations” to the Key Worldwide Foundation, which purported “to provide education that would normally be unattainable to underprivileged students, not only attainable but realistic.”Singer’s foundation sent the parents letters thanking them for the donation that claimed “no goods or services were exchanged,” allowing many of them to deduct the payments from their taxes as charitable contributions, prosecutors say.After Singer began cooperating with investigators in September in the hopes of getting a lenient sentence, the FBI had him call the parents and pretend that his foundation was being audited by the IRS in an attempt to get them to admit their involvement in the scheme.“So what I want to make sure is that you and I are both on the same page because what I’m going to tell them is that you made a 50K donation to my foundation for underserved kids and not that (the proctor) took the test for (your daughter)…” Singer told one parent, according to court documents.“Dude, dude, what do you think, I’m a moron?” Agustin Huneeus, Jr. a Napa Valley, California, vintner, replied. An email was sent to Huneeus’ attorney on Monday.The IRS, which has been investigating the criminal case jointly with the FBI, has said it is looking into the parents’ payments.Though prosecutors outlined the tax deduction scheme when the parents were arrested last month, none of them have been charged with tax evasion. Some experts suspect officials are holding the additional charge, among others, over the parents in an attempt to convince them to quickly plead guilty.To convict them of tax crimes, prosecutors would have to prove that they not only purposely underpaid, but knew they were breaking the law when they did. If may be a difficult sell, but parents could try to argue that their statements on the phone calls don’t prove that they knew the deductions were illegal.“Ignorance is no excuse for breaking the law, but in the tax area is it,” said Philip Hackney, who worked in the IRS’ office of the chief counsel and now teaches at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.But parents are sure to pay harsh penalties to the IRS, experts say.In addition to paying back the taxes they owe, parents could get hit at a minimum with a 20% penalty for claiming a deduction when they shouldn’t have, said Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer, a professor at the University of Notre Dame Law School. Some could be on the hook for a civil tax fraud penalty that’s equal to 75% of the amount they underpaid, Mayer said.“Certainly the exchanges that (Singer) had with those parents are enough to support a fraud penalty,” he said.Some parents are accused of paying Singer’s charity through their own family foundations, which could face their own set of civil penalties and lose their tax-exempt status, experts say.Key Worldwide Foundation should have reported to the IRS all contributions over a certain threshold, said Meghan Biss, who spent a decade with the IRS before joining Caplin & Drysdale.That means that in addition to clawing back taxes from the parents who’ve been charged, the IRS will likely be going through those names to determine whether the other donations were legitimate, she said.“Are there more people who have potential criminal charges or just civil fines out there?” she asked.Tags :IRSKey Worldwide FoundationMark Matthewsscamtaxesshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentGRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK – Man sickened after eating gluten at Grand Canyon hotel suesI’ve Had It With PeopleYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall8 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson19 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter19 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor19 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press19 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press19 hours agolast_img read more

Seagate celebrating 20 years in Derry

first_img Google+ Pinterest News WhatsApp Pinterest Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine at LYIT’s vaccination centre Facebook Twitter Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Today marks the 20th anniversary of the arrival of Seagate in Derry, with a number of senior executive from the company in the city for a series of celebrations.A number of business meetings are also taking place, with Seagate involved in supporting a number of initiatives in Derry at present, including Culturetech and the new Science Park in collaboration with Letterkenny IT.Foyle MP Mark Durkan says the company has made a huge contribution to the city since his predecessor John Hume first met the copmpany over 20 years ago………….[podcast][/podcast]center_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North By News Highland – April 25, 2013 Previous articleDeputy accuses CPWP spokesperson of using group to push his own personal agendaNext articleAn Bord Pleanala blocks Letterkenny Casino plans News Highland Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Seagate celebrating 20 years in Derry Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project LUH still not ready to restore IT systemslast_img read more

Woman sexually assaulted by fake ride-share driver near University of Delaware, suspect arrested

first_imgNewark Police Department(NEWARK, Del.) — A woman was sexually assaulted by an armed man claiming to be a ride-share driver early Saturday, police said.Authorities arrested 41-year-old Roberto Rodriguez of Newark and charged him with first-degree rape, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony and theft, among other charges.The 21-year-old woman was walking on South Chapel Street near East Delaware Avenue in Newark, just a couple blocks from campus, at about 1:15 a.m. when a man pulled up, identified himself as a ride-share driver and asked if she needed a ride, according to the Newark Police Department.The woman had not called for a ride, but got into the vehicle.After she got into the vehicle, the man drove northbound before pulling over and forcing the woman at knifepoint to perform a sex act, police said.She exited the vehicle “after the sexual act was completed” and called 911 from a nearby residence, according to Newark police.The woman told police the man was driving a silver, four-door GMC truck with an extended cab. Authorities later released pictures of the suspected vehicle in the area.She was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital.Rodriguez is being held on $63,000 bail. He has been transported to the Howard R. Young Correctional Facility in Wilmington.Police have not said whether the woman is a student at the University of Delaware. Spring semester at the university, which has about 18,000 undergraduates, does not end until May 30.The incident is part of a trend of assaults by people posing as ride-share drivers. The problem was brought further into the national consciousness when a student at the University of South Carolina was killed after getting into what she thought was an Uber.Samantha Josephson, a 21-year-old from New Jersey, was out drinking with friends near the campus when she got into a car she thought was the Uber she had requested. Instead, the man was posing as a driver and later killed the woman.Nathaniel Rowland has been charged with murder and kidnapping in the case. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Assistant/Associate Professor/Professor, Nursing

first_imgAssistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor (1 TenureTrack Position)Required Qualifications:PhD degree or equivalentActive or emerging research program in cancer isrequired.Hold or be eligible for a valid NY State professional nurselicensePreferred Qualifications:Postdoctoral experienceJob Description:The School of Nursing at Stony Brook University and the Stony BrookCancer Center invites/seeks applications for (1) full-timetenured/tenure-track position from individuals who are passionateresearchers, engaged faculty, and experts in their field, who havea program of research in cancer. Candidates should be prepared topursue an active program of research, with collaborative efforts inboth the Stony Brook School of Nursing and the Stony Brook CancerCenter. Candidates seeking an appointment to a senior faculty rankmust have active research funding. Rank and salary is commensuratewith qualifications and experience. Stony Brook School of Nursingand the Stony Brook Cancer Center offers generous start-up packagesto highly qualified faculty.At the rank of Assistant Professor, applicants must haveoutstanding research training and demonstrate research productivityand the potential to secure extramural research funding to supporttheir development as a successful independent research scientist.At the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, applicants willhave or will demonstrate successful track records to obtain fundingto support independent programs of funded research. AssociateProfessor or Professor candidates should also be prepared to mentorjunior faculty. All candidates should be prepared to mentordoctoral students, be committed to fostering diversity andinclusion, foster collaborative interdisciplinary research, andteach at the undergraduate/graduate levels. Applicants withfederally funded programs of research will receive reduced teachingloads relative to grant effort. Applicants seeking funding willreceive reduced teaching loads for the first year.Rank and salary is commensurate with qualifications andexperience.Applications should include a cover letter outlining areas ofactive research, current teaching/practice experience, and a CV.Applicants should be prepared to supply a list of no less thanthree references upon application and undergo a criminal backgroundcheck and drug screening.For more information and to apply, visit: Equal Opportunity Employerjeid-45a92ae032a47349997d89941881c96clast_img read more

While joblessness persists, help for the unemployed wanes

first_imgThe number of Vermonters in the labor forceâ employed and unemployedâ decreased last month after rising steadily since last July, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.The unemployment rate ticked down in March, even though fewer Vermonters had jobs. Only workers who are actively looking for work or waiting to be recalled after a layoff are considered unemployed and counted in the labor force. Discouraged workers who have stopped looking are not counted. Fewer jobless claimsVermont had the fourth-lowest unemployment rate in the country in March, even as more than 4,500 workers filed new claims for unemployment compensation. Initial unemployment claims hit a peak in December 2008, when more than 8,600 Vermonters filed. Typically, first-time jobless claims rise during the winter months and drop in the summer. The number of applicants at the peaks has declined since the recession officially ended, and the monthly average of new claims has fallen for two years. The end of extended unemployment benefitsBarring a sudden spike in unemployment, Vermonters will no longer be eligible for extended unemployment compensation after the end of this year. In the depths of the recession, jobless workers who had used up their 26 weeks of regular unemployment compensation could qualify for federal emergency unemployment compensation programs (EUC08 Tiers I-III) and a state program that together provided up to 60 weeks of additional compensation.After May, the Tier II programâ providing 14 weeks’benefitsâ will not be available in states with unemployment rates lower than 6 percent. All EUC08 programs are scheduled to expire at the end of 2012.Source: Public Assets Institute, April 20, 2012 Download the Jobs Brief in PDF.last_img read more

Desert Mini Storage owner buys 22KSF office building for $3.5M

first_imgColliers International in Greater Phoenix recently completed a sale of a Class A, 22,345-square-foot office building in Scottsdale for $3.5 million, or $156 a square foot.Spensa Management, LLC, of Minnesota purchased the building, located at 8525 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, from K2H Pinnacle Peak Place, LLC, of Vancouver, BC, Canada.Mike Milic, vice president; Philip Wurth, vice president; and Tyler Bush, associate; all of Colliers International, served as brokers for the seller.Joe Welchert of Phoenix Commercial Advisors served as the broker for the buyer.Spensa Management, which owns Desert Mini Storage, plans to occupy part of the building for its local headquarters. The building is 43 percent occupied.“The transaction represented a solid opportunity for Spensa Management to acquire a great office property at below replacement cost in a highly desirable area of Scottsdale,” said Milic.last_img read more

James Corden to host, Drew Barrymore, RuPaul and Faith Hill to judge new talent show, “The World’s Best”

first_imgMonty Brinton/CBSWhile the question of whether we actually need yet another reality competition show remains to be seen, CBS is throwing its hat in the ring with its latest entry into the genre.The World’s Best will be hosted by James Corden, and feature a judging panel made up of Drew Barrymore, RuPaul Charles and country superstar Faith Hill.  The show is being produced by Mark Burnett and Mike Darnell, who collectively have brought you Survivor, The Voice and American Idol.The 10-episode series will premiere next year, and it will feature acts of all talents, from all over the world. In addition to impressing the judges, the contestants must also impress the “wall of the world”: 50 experts from around the world, from every field of entertainment, who will also have a say in who advances.  Only one act will, of course, be judged to be The World’s Best.In a statement, Darnell said, “The very name of the show defined the caliber of judges we sought out and ultimately got. Drew, RuPaul and Faith are incredibly accomplished superstars whose talents encompass every area of entertainment. Along with James, The World’s Best will now be the gold standard of competition shows.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Wellington Police Weekend Report: Friday, August 10 – Sunday, August 12, 2018

first_imgSumner Newscow report — The following is the Wellington Police weekend report for Friday, August 10 to Sunday, August 12, 2018:Friday, August 10, 2018•6:43 a.m. Officers responded to a mental subject report in the 1100 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•8:34 a.m. Officers investigated a battery by known suspect in the 200 block W. Peach Tree Lane, Wellington.•1:20 p.m. Officers conducted a report of harassment in the 1700 block N. A, Wellington.•2:45 p.m. Officers took a report of lost property in the 1200 block S. G, Wellington.•4:15 p.m. Officers responded to an injured animal report in the 1700 block N. Washington, Wellington.•6:15 p.m. Lawrence S. McIntire, 70, Judsonia, Ark. was issued a notice to appear for disobeyed stop sign.•6:22 p.m. Officers took a suspicious ctivity report in the 1400 block N. C, Wellington.•9:17 p.m. Officers took a suspicious activity report in the 1200 block N. Cherry, Wellington.Saturday, August 11, 2018•6:53 a.m. Officers investigated a vicious animal and dog at large by known owner in the 1000 block N. Washington, Wellington.•9:37 a.m. Brandon R. Long, 36, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with driving while license is suspended and illegal registration.•10:27 a.m. Officers assisted an outside agency in the 400 block E. Circle Drive, Wellington.•11:15 a.m. Juvenile male, 17, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for disobeyed traffic signal.•11:44 a.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 900 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•12:34 Officers conducted a courtesy motor vehicle accident report in the 1100 block N. Boundary, Wellington involving an unknown vehicle and a vehicle operated by Josiah Barkley, 30, Norman, Okla.•2:44 p.m. Judith E. Bennehoof, 52, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, driving while license is suspended and possession of certain stimulants.•3:08 p.m. Officers responded to a civil problem by known subjects in the 1000 block S. C, Wellington.•6:53 p.m. Officers took a suspicious activity report in the 800 block E. 4th, Wellington.•7:44 p.m. Officers responded to a child custody dispute in the 200 block N. C, Wellington.•10:39 p.m. Officers took a suspicious activity report in the 800 block W. 8th, Wellington.Sunday, August 12, 2018•1:14 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of a cell phone in the 1100 block N. Jefferson, Wellington.•1:57 a.m. Officers took a suspicious activity report in the 400 block S. C, Wellington.•5:47 a.m. Officers took a suspicious activity report in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.•7:47 a.m. Ronald G. Dick, 69, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for dog at large.•2:44 p.m. Judith E. Bennehoof, 52, Wellington was served a Sumner County bench warrant for failure to appear for driving while license is suspended. She was confined.•12:19 p.m. Officers took a suspicious activity report in the 800 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington.•1:10 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 100 block E. 12th, Wellington.•2:54 p.m. Officers took a miscellaneous report in the 700 block E. Lincoln, Wellington.•4:45 p.m. Officers investigated distributing certain stimulants, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license is suspended.•5:57 p.m. Joshua A. Bodner, 27, Wichita, was arrested, charged and confined with distributing certain stimulants, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license is suspended.•6 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 500 block W. U.S. 160, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Trina L. Cook, 36, Wellington and a fixed object/curbing.•7:56 p.m. Officers responded to a verbal disturbance in the 700 block E. 4th, Wellington.•11 p.m. Officers took a suspicious activity report in the 1500 block E. 16th, Wellington.•11 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 1200 block S. H, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Ismail H. Teoman, 46, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and a fixed object/ditch.last_img read more

Lion pair carve it up

first_imgDDCA TURF 2 AND 3 REVIEW – ROUND 12 (DAY ONE) TURF 2 Twin centuries to Narre South pair Jonty…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription. By Nick Creely last_img