What they overcame

first_imgThe images and the music haunt you long after they become memory. The blurry footage shows three body bags being loaded onto steel tables from cars as the song “We Shall Overcome,” the anthem of the Civil Rights Movement, plays in the background.The scenes are part of the 2014 documentary “Freedom Summer” by Stanley Nelson Jr., a searing look at the efforts of student volunteers who traveled to Mississippi in the summer of 1964 to help African-Americans register to vote. The brief clip shows the recovered remains of three young Civil Rights workers who were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan. It also shows the impassioned eulogy for one of the men, James Chaney, delivered by Civil Rights activist Dave Dennis.For Nelson, whose films vividly capture the African-American experience, the excerpt “was just pure emotion. We weren’t trying to give you any kind of new information,” he said. “We were trying to give you a sense of the feeling of that summer and how people felt when the bodies were discovered.”Part of what drew Nelson to filmmaking was the realization that African-Americans rarely appeared on TV and film during his youth in the 1960s and ’70s. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff PhotographerDelivering that emotion is a part of what it takes to make a great work, said the filmmaker, who discussed his career with Harvard President Drew Faust during the final William Belden Noble Lecture last night at Memorial Church.Past lecturers in the series, established by Nannie Yulee Noble in 1898 in memory of her husband, have included former President Theodore Roosevelt, theologian H. Richard Niebuhr, Sen. Eugene McCarthy, and Archbishop of Canterbury Robert Runcie. This year’s series included screenings of three of Nelson’s films: “Wounded Knee: We Shall Remain,” “Freedom Riders,” and “Freedom Summer.”Part of what he said drew him to filmmaking was the realization that African-Americans rarely appeared on TV and film during his youth in the 1960s and ’70s, Nelson told Faust during the hour-and-a-half discussion. When they did, he said, they were being mocked, or exploited in “Blaxploitation” films in which the main characters were often pimps or hustlers.“Those weren’t the people that I knew,” said Nelson, who signed up for a film class in college in the hope of bringing more positive images of African-Americans to the screen. The class fueled his interest in movie-making. After graduating from film school at the City College of New York, Nelson worked for William Greaves, a pioneer of African-American filmmaking, who became an important mentor. The fact that Greaves was “making a living making documentary films” inspired Nelson. “I saw an example,” he said.In his documentaries, Nelson tries to evoke the same kind of cinematic flair found in mainstream Hollywood films, “making them visually and aurally exciting,” and offering the viewer “that sense right from the beginning.” That strategy is on full display from the beginning of “Freedom Riders,” his 2010 film that tracks the trek of Civil Rights activists in 1961 into the Deep South to challenge segregation laws.In the first frames, giant blue neon letters spell out the name “Greyhound.” Later, black-and-white photos of protesters flash across the screen, as do shots of their applications to the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), the group that spearheaded the freedom rides from Washington, D.C., to New Orleans in 1961.Unsure whether the technique would work, Nelson chose to include in the opening sequence the same protesters reading what they had written on their applications five decades ago.“I’m a senior at American Baptist Theological Seminary and hope to graduate in June,” reads U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a central figure in the Civil Rights Movement and a freedom rider. Lewis later suffered a fractured skull during a march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., in 1965. “I know that an education is important and I hope to get one,” his application continued. “But at this time, human dignity is the most important thing in my life.”“A lot of times, you have ideas and they don’t work. Or you have ideas and you are scared to try them,” said Nelson. “… I’ve learned just try it and see what happens.”In many of his films, Nelson forgoes an omniscient narrator, opting instead to allow people who experienced the story to relate it in their own words. He uses music in his works “to help move the film forward,” and he can spend years investigating a story he wants to tell. That detailed research can be tedious and time-consuming, but it can also lead to gold.While researching “Freedom Riders,” he and his colleagues pored over FBI transcripts from a hearing about a bus carrying freedom riders that had been firebombed by a mob in Birmingham, Ala. As the flames ripped through the bus, a young boy who lived nearby captured the moment on film with his new birthday present, an 8-millimeter camera, his father testified. The man said the FBI confiscated the footage. Nelson pressed the organization to produce the film, sending the bureau a copy of the transcript when it denied the footage existed.“Six months later, they called and said they found the footage,” he said.“You have to continue to look with a positive approach and mind-set. You never know what you might find.”Nelson also offered his opinion on the mainstream film “Selma,” calling it “true to the feeling of the movement.”“I think it’s great to get the story out there any way you can,” he added.The session’s host, the Rev. Jonathan Walton, the Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church and the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals, asked Nelson about “the moral impulses” behind his own work. He replied, “The whole point is to kind of drive us forward. … I do hope that there is something that people get out of these films that relates to their lives today.”He said that “Freedom Riders” and “Freedom Summer” have been used by activist groups around the country and the world, and were even watched by the protesters who occupied Tahrir Square during the Egyptian Revolution of 2011.How had Nelson “kept the faith regarding Civil Rights” while making his films, an audience member asked.“The stories make me keep the faith,” Nelson said. “The stories are incredible. They don’t make me lose faith, they make me keep the faith.”During the evening, Nelson also showed a clip of his forthcoming work, “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution.” The film will run at the Brattle Theatre on April 27 as part of Boston’s Independent Film Festival.last_img read more

National 4-H Hall of Fame

first_imgBy Morgan RoanUniversity of GeorgiaMartha Harrison Jones and Tommy Walton, both natives of Georgia, were inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame’s Class of 2004 at the National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Md., March 22.They were two of the 24 4-H professionals and volunteers selected this year for their contributions to 4-H, a youth development program of land-grant universities with nearly 7 million members.Jones served in many leadership roles that benefitted the 4-H program. She was a charter member of the Georgia 4-H Club Foundation. She helped lead a campaign that raised more than $3 million to develop Rock Eagle, one of the largest 4-H centers in the world.In 1963, she received the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Superior Service Award for her work to organize and conduct the first Women’s People-to-People Goodwill Tour to Europe and Russia.Jones earned a bachelor’s degree from UGA in 1942 and a master’s degree from Cornell in 1954. She held county, district and state positions in the UGA Extension Service for more than 30 years.Her master’s thesis developed the camping program for the 900 boys and girls who camped at Rock Eagle at that time. Her concept is still the backbone of a camping program that served more than 9,000 4-H members in 2003.Walton was Georgia’s state 4-H leader from 1954 until he retired in 1976.He provided the statewide 4-H officer training program to support the 4-H state board of directors and district officers.The Tommy Walton 4-H Leadership Endowment and Lecture Series honors Walton’s commitment to 4-H leadership. The endowment provides funds to enhance officer training for newly elected district and state officers. The lecture series brings leading personalities to the State 4-H Council program. Walton became an assistant county agent in Cobb County in 1949. He became an economist in 1951, a community development specialist in 1951 and the state 4-H leader in 1954.He retired in 1976. But he continued to serve as director of the Georgia 4-H Foundation until 1978. He remained active in the 4-H movement until his death in 1997. Walton earned a technical degree from Darr Aero Tech, bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UGA and a doctorate from Cornell.The Class of 2004 of the National 4-H Hall of Fame were presented at a March 23 assembly at the USDA headquarters.The hall of fame was unveiled in 2002 as a 4-H centennial project. For more information, visit the National 4-H Hall of Fame Web site at www.nae4ha.org.(Morgan Roan is a student writer with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

Battling childhood obesity

first_imgFaculty from the University of Georgia College of Public Health have teamed with Extension faculty in the university’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences to battle childhood obesity in Colquitt County. Marsha Davis, an associate professor in the College of Public Health’s department of health promotion and behavior, recently received a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The five-year grant will support a community-based childhood obesity prevention program. Colquitt County school officials and faculty from the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences and Cooperative Extension will provide additional support for the effort because of their experience with community outreach projects involving nutrition. Davis is designing the program to engage 600 third graders through an obesity-prevention program that includes their families, schools and community. Her goal is to equip children in Colquitt County with the practical skills they need to become agents of change for their families and schools. “Because obesity is such a complex issue, we need to work with the community,” Davis said. “Families and schools represent the most important targets for obesity prevention efforts in children. In addition to adopting better habits for themselves at an early age, children also can work to alter behaviors among the adults in the community.” The students will participate in a school curriculum that will promote healthy eating habits and physical activity while teaching them how to share the lessons they learn. Interactive workshops will be held for parents with sessions focusing on practical strategies for increasing availability and accessibility of healthy foods in the home, reducing TV time and planning for healthy meals. “We’re hoping the children will help their families eat better, be more physically active and ultimately become advocates for a healthy community,” Davis said. Davis’s program grew out of a host of initiatives associated with the collaborative Archway Partnership, which pairs resources from UGA with communities throughout the state. Colquitt County has been very active in creating community-wide environmental and policy changes to encourage healthy living, such as farmers markets, school gardens, walking trails and mobile vans to deliver produce to areas in the county that don’t have easy access to fresh food. The county’s Cooperative Extension office maintains a robust Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, which teaches parents how to cook with more fruits and vegetables and how to provide better nutrition to their families. The Extension office has also worked with community partners to set up a local farmers market and other resources to help get healthier foods onto the tables of the county’s families. Gail Hanula and Connie Crawley, Extension nutrition specialists with the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, will help with the implementation of the curriculum in the schools. College of Family and Consumer Sciences nutrition researchers Richard Lewis and Rebecca Mullis will be working to help design the study protocols and evaluate the program’s outcomes. The project personnel working with students and their families in Colquitt County will work closely with county Family and Consumer Sciences Extension agent Andrea Scarrow. If successful, Davis said the program could be readily disseminated through existing Cooperative Extension channels and other public service and outreach units at UGA to communities throughout Georgia.last_img read more

Mary Alice McKenzie joins Paul Frank & Collins

first_imgMary Alice McKenzie  joins Paul Frank + Collins to lead Employment + Labor practiceBurlington, VT, December 2005: Mary Alice McKenzie has joined the Burlington law firm Paul Frank + Collins as Of Counsel to lead the firm’s Employment and Labor Practice.Ms. McKenzie will focus her practice on the representation of businesses and institutions in such areas as policy and procedure development and revision, human resource management and compliance issues, collective bargaining, contract negotiations and interpretation, and grievance hearings.”Mary Alice is a highly respected Vermont businesswoman and an excellent strategic fit for our firm.  Her unique combination of hands-on business experience as President and CEO of McKenzie of Vermont and, more recently, as General Counsel for Vermont State Colleges, will enhance our ability to represent our clients in all aspects of employment and labor law,” said Alan D. Port, PF+C President.   Ms. McKenzie earned her bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s College and her J.D. from Valparaiso University School of Law.  She is a member of the Vermont and Illinois bar associations and a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys.  Ms. McKenzie is a Member of the Board of Directors of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation, Vermont Electric Power Company, Associated Industries of Vermont and Vermont Energy Partnership.Formed in 1968, Paul Frank + Collins P.C. is a full-service law firm serving commercial, institutional and individual clients throughout the United States and Canada.  >last_img read more

November 15, 2003 Notices

first_imgPursuant to Rule 3-7.10, Donald Tony Moses of Jacksonville has petitioned the Florida Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement.Any person having knowledge bearing upon Moses’ fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact James Morton, staff investigator for The Florida Bar, at (800) 342-8060, ext. 5845, or (850) 561-5845.The Bar’s Ft. Lauderdale branch office is moving November 15, 2003 Notices November 15, 2003 LAWS Regular News The Florida Bar’s Ft. Lauderdale branch office is moving.. . albeit only upstairs one floor, according to Holly Carullo, manager of the office.The new address is The Florida Bar, 5900 North Andrews Avenue, Suite 900, Ft. Lauderdale 33309, phone (954) 772-2245.center_img Corrected notice of proposed Board of Governors actions Pursuant to Standing Board Policy 1.60, the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar hereby publishes this corrected notice of intent to consider or take final action at its December 5, meeting on the following items. These matters are additionally governed by Rule 1-12.1, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, where applicable. * Item #12 (Rule 3-7.6 Procedures Before a Referee) has been added. ** Item #28 (Labor & Employment Law Section Bylaws) has been added. All other summaries previously appeared in the November 1 issue of The Florida Bar News. Most amendments to the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar that are finally acted upon by the board must still be formally presented to the Supreme Court of Florida, with further notice and opportunity to be heard, before they are officially approved and become effective. To receive a full copy of the text of any of these proposed amendments call (850) 561-5751 – reference any requested proposal by its title or item number and date of this publication. RULES REGULATING THE FLORIDA BAR Chapter 1 General Subchapter 1-3 Membership 1. Rule 1-3.6 Delinquent Members Summary: Consistent with related amendments proposed for rule 1-7.3, deems as delinquent members those members who are delinquent in the payment of monitoring fees, practice and professionalism enhancement program registration fees, and fee arbitration awards. 2. Rule 1-3.10 Appearances by Non-Florida Lawyers Summary: Within rule and subdivision (a) titles, amends verbiage to clarify that provisions address appearances by non-Florida lawyers “in a Florida court”; also within (a), adds requirement that any such non-Florida lawyer be “currently eligible to practice” in another state; in (a)(2), deletes language authorizing judicial discretion to allow additional appearances beyond 3 in a 365-day period; deletes (a)(4)’s prohibitions on inactive, suspended, or former bar members – now addressed in new (b); creates new subdivision (b), itemizing specific prohibitions on appearances by non-Florida lawyers; within new (c) – former (b) – rearranges content of verified motion for leave to appear, to track language of Fla.R.Jud.Admin. 2.061 and adds requirements for disclosure of all bar admissions and any pro hac vice appearances in Florida within the preceding 5 years; also adds non-refundable filing fee of $250 for all such motions, and requirements for the movant’s verification, and the signatures of any Florida Bar members associated for purposes of the representation. 3. Rule 1-3.11 Appearances by Non-Florida Lawyers in an Arbitration Proceeding in Florida Summary: New rule patterned after proposed amendments to rule 1-3.10, setting forth guidelines and procedures for a non-Florida lawyer to appear in an arbitration proceeding in Florida, provided that the appearance is for a client who resides or has an office in the lawyer’s home state, or the appearance arises out of or is reasonably related to the lawyer’s practice in another state in which the lawyer is admitted. 4. Rule 1-7.3 Membership Fees Summary: Consistent with related amendments proposed for rule 1-3.6, expands subdivision (a) to include as delinquent members those who are delinquent in the payment of monitoring fees, practice and professionalism enhancement program registration fees, and fee arbitration awards. Chapter 3 Rules of Discipline Subchapter 3-2 Definitions 5. Rule 3-2.1 Generally Summary: Within subdivision (n), broadens definition of “staff counsel” to be any lawyer employee of The Florida Bar – rather than only the director of the legal division – designated by the executive director and authorized by the rules to approve formal complaints, conditional guilty pleas for consent judgments; diversion recommendations, and make appointment of bar counsel; creates new subdivision (q), defining “final adjudication” as a decision by an authorized disciplinary authority or court issuing a sanction for professional misconduct that is not subject to judicial review except by direct appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Subchapter 3-3 Jurisdiction to Enforce Rules 6. Rule 3-3.4 Grievance Committees Summary: Within subdivision (d), clarifies that a committee member whose term has expired may nevertheless participate in the disposition of cases pending at the time their term expired, but shall not be counted as a committee member for purposes of calculating the minimum required number of public members on the committee. Subchapter 3-4 Standards of Conduct 7. Rule 3-4.1 Notice and Knowledge of Rules Summary: Adds title language to clarify that rule provides for disciplinary “jurisdiction over attorneys of other states”; deletes limiting verbiage in last sentence and adds new rule text to confirm such disciplinary jurisdiction and authority over an attorney “who provides or offers to provide any legal services in this state.” 8. Rule 3-4.6 Discipline by Foreign or Federal Jurisdiction Summary: Expands current rule verbiage – retitled as subdivision (a), “Disciplinary Authority” – to additionally specify that an attorney may be subject to discipline in Florida regardless of where the attorney’s questionable conduct may have occurred, and to clarify that the attorney may be subject to discipline in more than 1 jurisdiction; within new subdivision (b), adds choice of law provisions, and labels such subdivision accordingly; similarly adds choice of law language to rule title. Subchapter 3-5 Types of Discipline 9. Rule 3-5.1 Generally Summary: Within subdivisions (g) & (j), revises the term “disciplinary resignation” throughout, to read “disbarment on consent”; additionally within (j), streamlines verbiage to reflect that disbarment by consent shall have the same effect as and shall be governed by the same rules as provided for disbarment, and that matters involving disbarment by consent shall be processed in the same manner as conditional guilty pleas for consent judgment. Subchapter 3-6 Employment of Certain Attorneys or Former Attorneys 10. Rule 3-6.1 Generally Summary: Consistent with proposed changes in rule 3-5.1, adds attorneys who have been “disbarred on consent” within subdivision (a) as individuals subject to this rule. Subchapter 3-7 Procedures 11. Rule 3-7.2 Procedures Upon Criminal or Professional Misconduct; Discipline Upon Determination or Judgment of Guilt of Criminal Misconduct Summary: Within subdivision (j)(1), revises verbiage to reflect discontinuation of the term “disciplinary resignation”, consistent with proposed changes in rules 3-5.1 & 3-6.1; also within (j)(1), adds further requirement that notice of a disciplinary sanction from another jurisdiction be provided to the executive director of The Florida Bar in addition to that already furnished to the Supreme Court of Florida; creates a new subdivision (j)(3) to provide a process for interim suspension when a member has submitted a disciplinary resignation or otherwise surrendered a license to practice law in lieu of disciplinary sanction, or has been disbarred or suspended from the practice of law by a court or other authorized disciplinary agency of another state, or by a federal court. *12. Rule 3-7.6 Procedures Before a Referee Summary: Within subdivision (k), deletes the current requirement that the referee serve a copy of the record on bar counsel with the report, and that bar counsel make such copy available to other parties on request upon payment of the cost of reproduction. 13. Rule 3-7.10 Reinstatement and Readmission Procedures Summary: Consistent with proposed changes in rules 3-5.1, 3-6.1 & 3-7.2, adds verbiage within subdivision (n) to make this rule applicable to an attorney who has been “disbarred on consent”; within subdivision (h), deletes language that requires the referee to copy The Florida Bar with the referee’s report as to reinstatement. 14. Rule 3-7.12 Disciplinary Resignation From The Florida Bar Summary: Deletes entire rule in view of proposed amendments to rules 3-5.1, 3-6.1, 3-7.2 & 3-7.10 which would supersede and moot current provisions, and otherwise create unnecessary redundancy. Chapter 4 Rules of Professional Conduct Subchapter 4-1 Client-Lawyer Relationship 15. Rule 4-1.5 Fees for Legal Services Summary: Within subdivision (b) and comment – affecting other related revisions pending with the Supreme Court – adds as an additional factor in determining reasonable costs the relationship and past course of conduct between the lawyer and the client; also within comment, adds language to suggest that lawyers should discuss with the client, where appropriate, other alternate billing methods beyond an hourly or fixed fee rate; adds further language in comment, that costs appearing in sufficient detail on closing statements and approved by the parties to a transaction should meet the requirements of the rule. Subchapter 4-3 Advocate 16. Rule 4-3.4 Fairness to Opposing Party and Counsel Summary: Conforms subsection (e) and comment to existing case law, to provide that a lawyer may state a personal opinion about the credibility of a witness when the statement is authorized by current law or rule and/or is supported by the record. Subchapter 4-5 Law Firms and Associations 17. Rule 4-5.4 Professional Independence of a Lawyer Summary: Within subdivision (a)(4), clarifies existing language prohibiting bonus payments to nonlawyer employees based on the generation of clients or business, or calculated upon a percentage of legal fees received by the lawyer or firm. 18. Rule 4-5.5 Unlicensed Practice of Law Summary: Substantially amends rule title, text, and comment to allow for the mutijurisdictional practice of law in limited circumstances and on a temporary basis. Subchapter 4-8 Maintaining the Integrity of the Profession 19. Rule 4-8.4 Misconduct Summary: Within subdivision (c) and comment, adds new verbiage to allow a lawyer for a criminal law enforcement or regulatory agency to advise or supervise others – or to participate in a capacity other than as lawyer – in an undercover investigation unless prohibited by law or rule. Chapter 6 Legal Specialization and Education Programs Subchapter 6-12 Basic Skills Course Requirement Rule 20. Rule 6-12.3 Requirement Summary: Regarding the course components of the basic skills course requirement in subdivision (a), codifies that the Practicing with Professionalism program shall be 1 day in length, and reduces the number of basic elective continuing legal education programs, from 2, to 3; regarding the time for completion of the basic skills course requirement in subdivision (b), increases the time for advance completion of the Practicing with Professionalism program, from 8, to 12 months prior to admission to The Florida Bar; conforms other references to basic CLE requirement in subdivision (b) to reflect the proposed change in (a). 21. Rule 6-12.4 Deferment and Exemption Summary: Consistent with related amendments proposed for rule 6-12.3, substantial editorial reorganization of the rule, to reflect elimination of the government lawyer deferment from the Practicing with Professionalism course program; adds a requirement for members to provide written notice to the bar of the expiration date of their deferment; restructured rule otherwise maintains the current government lawyer deferment from the basic elective CLE course requirement. Subchapter 6-22 Standards for Certification of a Board Certified Antitrust and Trade Regulation Lawyer 22. Rule 6-22.1 Generally Summary: Adds text to emphasize that applicants shall be required to establish they have a special ability as a consequence of broad and varied experience in antitrust and trade regulation law. 23. Rule 6-22.2 Definitions Summary: Within subdivision (d), refines definition of “contested matters” to reference matters that were adversarial and binding, and in which an applicant had a significant responsibility and personal involvement in either reaching an adjudicated decision or settlement; adds new subdivision (e), to define “adjudicated decisions” and clarify their applicability as contested matters if arising from any single case within a 3-year period. 24. Rule 6-22.3 Minimum Standards Summary: Within subdivision (a)(1), revises discussion of “minimum period of practice” consistent with definition of trade regulation law in rule 6-22.2(b); within subdivision (a)(2), adds satisfactory completion of certain nationally recognized trial advocacy courses as possible substitute for minimum number of matters necessary for certification; revises subdivision (a)(3)’s discussion of “substantial involvement” consistent with definition of trade regulation law in rule 6-22.2(b); adds new subdivision (e), to provide a limited exemption from examination for selected applicants who have been substantially involved in antitrust and trade regulation law for a minimum of 20 years. 25. Rule 6-22.4 Recertification Summary: Within subdivisions (a) & (b), revises discussion of “substantial involvement”and “minimum number of matters” consistent with definition of trade regulation law in rule 6-22.2(b); within subdivision (e), expands provisions to allow the committee to waive the required number of contested matters if an applicant has been certified at least 14 years or has, since their most recent certification, become an officer in any judicial system or within other selected offices, or for good cause shown. STANDING BOARD POLICIES Series 500 Committees, Sections & Divisions 26. SBP 5.10 Standing Committees Summary: Conforms name changes, additions, or deletions of various committees as necessary. BYLAWS 27. Family Law Section Summary: Within Article III (Officers) increases the elected number of executive council members from 24, to 32, and alters the number of such members from 6, to 8, in the four separate subgroups of the council which allow for staggered terms of the body; within Article VII (Committees) deletes selected standing, special, and ad hoc committees. **28. Labor & Employment Law Section Summary: Within Article III (Officers) and IV (Executive Council) deletes“continuing” from various references to legal education committees and seminars; within Article VI (Standing Committees) streamlines and updates existing provision by deleting selected standing committees, and by creating a smaller standing committee structure with subcommittees; also adds appropriate section/subsection headings throughout Articles II through VI where omitted.Moses petitions for Bar reinstatementlast_img read more

Deciphering your credit union cloud options to ensure your data is secure

first_imgIf you are a credit union that believes no service provider can be as responsive as your own team,then cloud probably isn’t for you. However, if you think the right service provider can be more responsive, more communicative, and more reliable than doing something yourself (think online banking providers or the power company) then Cloud may be a good choice for your credit union.   Often times, we get questions about how Ongoing Operations secures, isolates, and ensures that YOUR credit unions data doesn’t get intermingled with those OTHER GUYS! This is a huge concern!The reality is that how your credit union cloud data gets handled by your Technology CUSO really depends on the type of cloud platform. Public Cloud, Private Cloud and Community Cloud are your main choices.Public CloudIn a public cloud world (think of Amazon or Microsoft) you have very little ability to audit, manage or validate how this is handled.   It can also be tough to determine exactly where your data is at any given time. Your data is part of a huge storage platform that is ultra reliable and has great security defenses.   Nonetheless- when you have to be able to defend things to the NCUA or other examiners, sometimes a cleaner audit trail helps significantly. continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Porsha Williams Denies Pregnancy Rumors After Hospitalization

first_img“Sex during pregnancy, it’s nothing that a man wants to do. And after PJ got here, postpartum was very real,” he said on Dish Nation the following month. “We cried together, like, every night. That’s not a good enough ‘why,’ but that’s the ‘why.’ It was a poor decision and it was a selfish decision. I made a mistake, I cheated. I’ve done my best to let Porsha know that I love her and I’m remorseful and apologetic. The priority for me is the baby.”McKinley was spotted flirting with four women in January, and Williams asked fans to “pray for” their family during a Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen appearance later that same month. “I think every relationship is a work in progress,” she said. “We have a daughter together.”Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! When an Instagram user commented, “You and your unborn baby in my prayers,” the reality star replied, “Ma’am, I am not pregnant.”The Bravo personality got home from the hospital on Saturday, November 14, and told her social media followers to “prioritize” their health. She explained via Instagram: “You can’t just go and go. If you don’t God will sit you right in down and make you figure it out. Road to recovery.”The Georgia native became a mom in March 2019 when she welcomed her and Dennis McKinley‘s daughter, Pilar Jhená (a.k.a. PJ), now 19 months.- Advertisement – Nine months after giving birth, Williams shared her ideal timing for baby No. 2 during a Dish Nation episode, saying, “We are talking about it and if it does not happen by PJ’s birthday or by June, my birthday next year, then it won’t be happening. If it happens, it happens. I don’t really have to try. Just lay there.”The Pursuit of Porsha author’s first pregnancy was “rough,” and McKinley, 40, linked his on-again, off-again fiancée’s postpartum depression to his November 2019 cheating scandal.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Setting the record straight! Porsha Williams clarified that she is not pregnant after her recent hospitalization.The Real Housewives of Atlanta star, 39, posted a photo of herself surrounded by flower bouquets and stuffed animals on Sunday, November 15, writing, “Thanking God for everyday ! Thank you for the blessings seen and unseen, past and future! Thank you Mommy for my yummy breakfast.”Porsha Williams Denies Pregnancy Rumors After HospitalizationPorsha Williams. Shutterstock- Advertisement –last_img read more

Port of Rotterdam Taking Pronto Data Exchange Platform Global

first_imgThe Port of Rotterdam has launched a new company through which it would offer Pronto, an application for standardized data exchange on port calls, to ports around the world.The company that will be known as PortXchange Products BV was launched on August 8. It will allow Port of Rotterdam to join forces with global partners in the next few years and offer the application to interested parties.Together with Shell and A.P. Moller – Maersk, PortXchange will initially offer Pronto to several ports outside the Netherlands.“Pronto will be offered in several ports in Europe and the US before the end of the year,” Allard Castelein, CEO Port of Rotterdam Authority, said.“We are moving towards a global, end-to-end digitally connected operating environment for shipping, as in the airline industry. For example, at Shell, our onshore digital center is able to analyse 500 data points a second in real time from each ship we manage,” Grahaeme Henderson, Vice President of Shell Shipping & Maritime, said.“In partnering on Pronto, we can see opportunities to extend this work to optimizing port operations.”PortXchange will aim to improve the efficiency of port calls and help reduce emissions, both in the port as well as between ports, through just-in-time sailing.“The aim of the Pronto platform, to enable just in time arrival and optimize the port stay of our vessels, enables us to achieve our end goal of reducing our CO2 emissions,” Kent Stig Hagbarth, Head of Operations Execution at A.P. Moller-Maersk, added.last_img read more

South Texas drenched by cyclone

first_imgDowngraded to a tropical depression, “Hanna” passed over the US-Mexico border with winds near 50 mph (85 kph), the National Hurricane Center said. It unloaded more than 12 inches (30 centimeters) of rain on parts of South Texas and northeastern Mexico. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A day after roaring ashore as a hurricane, “Hanna” lashed the Texas Gulf Coast on Sunday with high winds and drenching rains that destroyed boats, flooded streets and knocked out power across a region already reeling from a surge in coronavirus cases. Border communities whose health care systems were already strained by COVID-19 cases — with some patients being airlifted to larger cities — found themselves under siege from the first hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic season. There were no immediate reports of any deaths on either side of the border. (AP)center_img A boat sinks in the Packery Channel during Hurricane “Hanna,” Saturday, July 25, 2020, in North Padre Island, Texas. The Category 1 storm continued to strengthen before reaching Padre Island at 5 p.m. Saturday. APlast_img read more

La Liga giants hatch plan to re-sign £30m star from Man Utd

first_img Bailly was a £30m investment for Manchester United back in 2016, but despite showing some promise, the defender has struggled with injury issues and has only made two Premier League appearances this season. With Harry Maguire becoming captain at Old Trafford and Victor Lindelof generally establishing himself as the Englishman’s main center-back partner, opportunities may be limited for Bailly when he returns from injury – and his former club have spotted an opening. According to Fichajes (via Sport Witness), Villarreal believes they can give Bailly the chance to resurrect his career back where it began to accelerate. The 26-year-old only spent one season at Villarreal, but his form in that campaign earned him a move to United, as well as a tidy profit for the Spanish club.Advertisement Villarreal are reportedly weighing up a bid to take Eric Bailly back from Manchester United, four years after selling him. The La Liga outfit are in search of defensive reinforcements, and a return for Bailly would be a high-profile acquisition for the club nicknamed the ‘Yellow Submarine’. No price tag is mentioned for Bailly, nor is United’s stance on allowing him to leave. It is worth remembering that the Ivory Coast international signed a new two-year contract at Old Trafford in January, despite his injury troubles. Arsenal and Tottenham had been mentioned as interested parties in the past, before Man Utd disappointed them by extending Bailly’s contract. read also:Villarreal want to re-sign Man United’s Eric Bailly After returning to action briefly in March, Bailly reiterated how happy he was at United, and thanked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for his faith and patience. “Now, I’m so happy to be back in action and in good health,” he said, shortly before the season was halted. “I’m happy that my training is going well and to the normal plan, after so many months out, so I really want to make the most of this moment in my life.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading…last_img read more