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first_imgJames Langton The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) is introducing new requirements for clearing agencies and formalizing their oversight arrangements in an effort to bolster the integrity and oversight of financial market infrastructure. The CSA published rules on Thursday that aim to adopt international standards for organizations that operate as central counterparties (CCPs), central securities depositories, or settlement systems. Those international standards are set out in principles that the International Organization of Securities Commissions and the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructure developed in 2012, which aim to enhance the safety and efficiency of financial market infrastructure, limit systemic risk and foster financial stability. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media “These harmonized standards will support resilient and cost-effective clearing agency operations, which in turn promote financial stability and orderly capital markets,” says Louis Morisset, the CSA’s chairman and president and CEO of the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), in a statement. The new rule is scheduled to take effect on Feb. 17, 2016. At the same time, the CSA also published proposed amendments to accompanying policy guidance, which was developed jointly by the CSA and the Bank of Canada, that would also introduce international standards related to recovery and orderly wind-down planning by CCPs. Those proposed changes are out for a 60-day comment period, ending Feb. 1, 2016. In addition, eight of the provincial securities regulators — including those in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia — signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that sets out how they will co-operate and co-ordinate their oversight of clearing agencies, trade repositories and matching service utilities. The MOU will take effect once it receives government approval. Under the MOU, a single regulator, or a group of regulators, will take the lead in conducting direct oversight of financial infrastructure firms. This arrangement aims to avoid regulatory duplication and inconsistent requirements. The agreement also enhances co-ordination for processing the applications from firms that are seeking regulatory recognition. “This MOU reflects our collective commitment to co-operative oversight, information sharing and consultation,” Morisset says. “The co-ordinated oversight model will help reduce the compliance burden on the entities that provide market infrastructure.” Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

first_img Share TagsapologyBlack Lives MatterBronx Zoocover upCristián SamperDarwinian theoryeugenicsevolutionGeorge FloydHuman ZoosJohn WestNational ZooNew York TimesnewspapersOta BengaPamela Newkirkpseudoscientific racismRacismSpectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota BengastonewallingThe Gathering of AnimalsWildlife Conservation SocietyWilliam BridgesWilliam Hornaday,Trending News Media Journalist Finds a “Cover-Up” by the Bronx ZooDavid KlinghofferAugust 28, 2020, 3:50 PM It fails, among other things, to acknowledge the reality of a “cover-up” and “stonewalling” by the Bronx Zoo and, interestingly, by the New York Times. The zoo has long been in denial of what it did, as Newkirk shows. This is not reflected in the statement last month by Cristián Samper, who runs the Wildlife Conservation Society: Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Curiously, Mr Samper did not mention William Hornaday, the zoo’s founding director who was also the nation’s foremost zoologist and founding director of the National Zoo in Washington, DC.Hornaday had littered the cage housing Ota Benga with bones to suggest cannibalism and had brazenly boasted that Ota Benga had “the best room in the monkey house”. Recommended Instead of capitalising on the episode as a teachable moment, the Wildlife Conservation Society engaged in a century-long cover-up during which it actively perpetuated or failed to correct misleading stories about what had actually occurred.As early as 1906 a letter in the zoo archives reveals that officials, in the wake of growing criticism, discussed concocting a story that Ota Benga had actually been a zoo employee. Remarkably, for decades, the ruse worked….Then, in 1974, William Bridges, the zoo’s curator emeritus claimed that what actually occurred could not be known.In his book The Gathering of Animals, he rhetorically asked: “Was Ota Benga ‘exhibited’ — like some strange, rare animal?” a question that he, as the man who presided over the zoo archives, would know best how to answer.“That he was locked behind bars in a bare cage to be stared at during certain hours seems unlikely,” he continued, patently ignoring mountains of evidence in the zoological society archives that reveal just that.An article about the exhibition, written by the zoo director, had in fact appeared in the zoological society’s own publication.Nonetheless, Bridges wrote: “At this distance in time that is about all that can be said for sure, except that it was all done with the best of intentions, for Ota Benga was interesting to the New York public.” “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide As for the New York Times, the newspaper of record likewise has a record of denial on the subject: Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Photo: Pamela Newkirk in a scene from Human Zoos.Pamela Newkirk is a journalist and historian who has documented the life of Ota Benga, the African teenager displayed at the Bronx Zoo as a lesson in Darwinian evolution. Thanks to Newkirk’s writing and to the documentary Human Zoos, by Discovery Institute political scientist John West, the Bronx Zoo recently apologized for its shameful treatment of a black man more than a century ago. But as Newkirk writes in a remarkably tough and fitting commentary for the BBC, the apology doesn’t go far enough.  An Inadequate Apology The apology by Samper understates how long Ota Benga was imprisoned, and it obscures the actions of a revered figure in the Zoo’s history: A Record of Denialcenter_img Ota Benga died by his own hand in 1916, in Virginia, completing a heartbreaking journey from freedom to captivity. Today, his place of burial is unknown. Pamela Newkirk advocates naming the Zoo’s education center in his memory. That would be one step in the right direction. For more information about Ota Benga, about human zoos (not by any means limited to the Bronx Zoo), and about promoting Darwinian theory as the driving motivation behind the phenomenon, see John West’s multiple awards-winning film: As I have shown, too, the apology leaves out the role of Darwinian theory: Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis Evolution Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Culture & Ethics He was an “employee”! The Zoo acted from the “best of intentions”! Amazing. As Newkirk points out, after her book, Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga, came out in 2015, the zoo refused to come clean about the past. They similarly stalled when John West’s documentary appeared. “Zoo officials,” writes Newkirk, “inexplicably refused to express regret or even respond to media inquiries.” It wasn’t until they were forced by events — George Floyd’s death and BLM protests — that the Zoo and the Conservation Society admitted this black life mattered. Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share In 1916, following Ota Benga’s death, a New York Times article dismissed as urban legend tales of his exhibition.“It was this employment that gave rise to the unfounded report that he was being held in the park as one of the exhibits in the monkey cage,” the article said. The account, of course, contradicted the numerous articles that a decade earlier had appeared in newspapers across the country and in Europe. What’s missing…is any mention of where these evil ideas came from. What was the nature, the content, of the “pseudoscientific racism” that motivated Ota Benga’s treatment? To be accurate, the racism wasn’t “eugenics-based” it was “evolution-based.” This Black Life Mattered Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to Alllast_img read more

first_imgThe former Westwood Christian Church property was purchased by the city and now is an integral part of planning for the future.The former Westwood Christian Church that is now owned by the City of Westwood has attracted some interest from congregations that might want to lease the building for the short-term, but the reason for choosing a lease partner must be secular, the city’s attorney said Thursday.The city agreed to purchase the church building and property along Rainbow Blvd. in early 2014 after Westwood Christian closed its doors. The church property is pivotal to future plans for the city because it adjoins Dennis Park and Westwood View Elementary School. The city has just started work on a comprehensive plan. A task force from the Urban Land Institute earlier had included the church property in a suggestion for redevelopment of the area, including the Entercom property, which is directly across the street from Westwood View.The majority of city council members said they would be agreeable to a short-term lease of the church building to offset some of the costs associated with the property. Mayor John Yé said the inquiries the city has received so far are from churches proposing a one to two year lease. Councilors want to retain ownership of the property because of its role in future development, but indicated a short-term lease would be acceptable while the comprehensive plan is being completed, estimated to take several months.Westwood City Attorney Ryan Denk said the city can lease the building to a church, but the criteria and reason for awarding the lease must be secular. “It needs to be objective,” Denk said. That is one reason the city will want to openly market the property or have a Request for Proposals (RFP) so secular groups could bid on a lease as well as church congregations, he said.The council agreed to develop terms for an RFP that will include a level playing field for proposals to be vetted.last_img read more

first_img Matt Loede You never know who is going to get the ultimate scoop in sports these days, like the guy who works at the airport seeing a player getting on a plane, or a waiter at a restaurant who gets told by a trainer of a team that a player is getting traded.Now that LeBron James is with the Lakers, there’s folks that have said they knew James was going to head to Los Angeles all along, but there is one Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model who claims she had the scoop on James some 16 hours before the announcement was officially made.That model is Chrissy Teigen, who is a pretty interesting follow on Twitter. She claimed on Twitter at 1:19am Sunday morning that she spotted James getting his name embroidered on a blank Lakers jersey.Here’s the tweet with a pic of (allegedly) James leaving an embroidery shop – a tweet that had quite a bit of play on social media.Ok got him leaving the basketball jersey embroidery shop. This is downtown LA pic.twitter.com/fMhrjFJKgz— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) July 1, 2018Teigen with great satisfaction went on Twitter after the official announcement came down on Sunday, with a simple two word statement about James coming to the Lakers.told youuuu https://t.co/ENTrEuq0NC— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) July 2, 2018Who knows if she was right or not, but as usual in this day and age of social media, it’s always funny to see folks who claim that have that ‘scoop’ and even more funny when the scoop ends up coming true. Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.center_img Related TopicsChrissy TeigenLebron Jameslast_img read more

first_img Arnold Dsouza ALSO READ: Next Year’s Olympics Will Be Cancelled If Pandemic Not Over: Games ChiefASLO READ: RM Vs FBG Dream11 Prediction, Top Picks, Chinese Professional Baseball League Live Info COMMENT ALSO READ: The Rock Misses UFC, NBA, NFL And Olympics Action, Set To Make Major Announcement TomorrowTokyo Olympics coronavirus pandemic: COVID-19 impact on Tokyo 2020While speaking to Nikkan Sports, Tokyo 2020 president Mori revealed his concern about the spread of the coronavirus in Japan. Japan has already recorded 13,000 cases of coronavirus and over 300 deaths so far. Questions were asked about whether a further delay might be required to analyse the situation of coronavirus in Japan. However, Mori denied the possibility of the Tokyo Olympics postponed by another year to be held in 2022, hinting that the games might need to be ‘scrapped’ instead.  First Published: 28th April, 2020 17:52 IST The coronavirus pandemic has postponed the Tokyo 2020 Olympics that were supposed to be held later this year. However, the latest comments from Tokyo 2020 chief Yoshiro Mori sent social media into meltdown after the 82-year-old hinted that the Tokyo Olympics could be cancelled altogether if the coronavirus outbreak remains out of control in the summer of 2021. The scrapping of the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 would be the first time the Games would be cancelled since World War II began in 1939.ALSO READ: ‘I Miss Racing Every Day’, Says F1’s Lewis HamiltonTokyo Olympics coronavirus pandemic: Tokyo Olympics 2020 postponedThe International Olympic Committee(IOC) and the Japanese government came to an agreement last month over the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics to next year due to the coronavirus pandemic that has wreaked havoc all across the globe. The Tokyo 2020 Games were postponed until July 2021 due to the COVID-19 plague. However, there is a chance that the Tokyo Olympics could be discarded completely according to comments made by Tokyo 2020 chief, Yoshiro Mori. Last Updated: 28th April, 2020 17:52 IST Tokyo 2020 Chief Fires Warning That Olympics Could Get Scrapped Next Year; Fans React Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori suggested that that the postponed Olympic Games could be cancelled if Japan is unable to control the coronavirus outbreak.center_img Written By LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW USlast_img read more

first_imgLOS ANGELES | “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons” are coming back to TV, live and for one night only.FILE – In this May 15, 2018 file photo, Jimmy Kimmel attends the Disney/ABC/Freeform 2018 Upfront Party at Tavern on the Green in New York. All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons” are coming back to TV, live and for one night only. Norman Lear, who created “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons,” and Kimmel will host the prime-time special airing live May 22, 2019, on ABC. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Jamie Foxx and Wanda Sykes will star in re-creations of episodes from the influential sitcoms born in the 1970s.Norman Lear, who created “All in the Family” and its spinoff “The Jeffersons,” and Jimmy Kimmel are hosting the ABC prime-time special airing next month, the network said Thursday.Harrelson and Tomei will play Archie and Edith Bunker, with Foxx and Sykes as George and Louise Jefferson. Ellie Kemper, Justina Machado and Will Ferrell also will appear, ABC said, with more stars to be announced.The original shows starred Carroll O’Connor and Jean Stapleton as the blue-collar Bunkers, and Sherman Hemsley and Isabel Sanford as the upwardly mobile Jeffersons.People say “these two shows were meant for the ’70s and would not work today,” Lear said in a statement. “We disagree with them and are here to prove, with two great casts depicting ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons,’ the timelessness of human nature.”Ferrell, Lear and ABC late-night host Kimmel are among the executive producers of “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons.’” Sitcom veteran James Burrows will direct the 90-minute special.“All in the Family” was a TV groundbreaker when it debuted in 1971, using comedy as a vehicle to explore racism, women’s rights and other hot-button issues. “The Jeffersons” (1975-85), about a successful black family in a largely white world, featured the TV rarity of an interracial couple.Lear, 96, was an executive producer on a recently canceled Netflix reboot of another of his hit series, the 1975-84 “One Day at a Time,” which was reimagined with a Latino family.last_img read more

first_imgAUBREY BRUCEBefore, during and after the Thanksgiving Day 2016 Pittsburgh Steelers 28-7 pasting of the 2nd string quarterback sporting Indianapolis Colts at weather friendly Lucas Oil Stadium in “Indy,” nearly everyone including but not limited to: joggers, bloggers and London foggers and many other “Johnny-come-lately” prognosticators and imitators were demanding without just cause, while not even displaying the slightest understanding of why they were demanding the termination, and ex-communication of Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin henceforth and forevermore from the “church of the Black and Gold” because of the perceived difficulties of him being able to keep his “flock of players” in line and for disputed coaching decisions such as attempting two point conversions during a time when possibly attempting to kick one point conversions with a “unique” placekicker, were sometimes almost as risky as trying to kick a greased pigskin into the teeth of a 200 miles per hour generating wind machine.But fortunately regarding the job security of one Michael Pettaway Tomlin, cooler heads prevailed because the Rooney family and the Pittsburgh Steelers decided not to throw the headmaster out with the bath water because those sitting in the “coliseum of life” all displayed the thumbs down sign when it came to continuing his employment as the Pittsburgh Steelers big man on campus.Many cerebral Steelers aficionados’ figured out sooner rather than later that there was nothing ailing the Steelers that facing the Cleveland Browns armed with a third string signal caller and the Indianapolis Colts team minus their star QB as well as several other key players couldn’t remedy.  As far as the remainder of the Steelers 2016 season is concerned, they have five remaining games. They are scheduled to face the New York Giants, Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns in Pittsburgh at Heinz Field. They have to go on the road to face the Buffalo Bills and The Cincinnati Bengals.  Their only looming defeat might come when they travel to the tundra dominated landscape of Buffalo, NY to face the talented but topsy-turvy Bills. Therefore an 11-5 record should win another AFC North title for them but alas, the New York Giants or the Baltimore Ravens can never be counted out, especially the Baltimore Ravens.The Ravens always have an extra turn up the heat button when it comes to facing their bitter and longtime rivals, the Steelers.   Beating the Browns and the Colts are by no means a signal to celebrate for the Steelers or their faithful and Pittsburgh is by no means out of the woods.  As a matter of fact, the Steelers have just exited the forest but are now entering the swamp like final leg of their season.  If they ae not careful, the quicksand if failure is awaiting their very next step.No one fears your weapons if the outcome of your efforts are hit and miss.  Competitors respect sharpshooters not those that can only rarely and randomly hit their targets because as I said in a recent column there is no sense in having the greatest firepower without being able to focus on and hit the intended destination.The Steelers have to hit on all cylinders; offense, defense and special teams.  If they experience even a minor misfire, they most likely will be out on a deer hunting or fly fishing expedition in January of 2017, while the crème de la crème of the NFL will still be in the hunt for a Lombardi Trophy.  Don’t expect any more help from the 3rd string QB’s of the NFL.  There does not appear to be any forthcoming assistance on the horizon.Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: [email protected] or 412.583.6741Follow him on [email protected]last_img read more

first_img Guardiola also hit out against the idea that top flight teams could enter it later in the competition. 12/02/2016 at 17:13 CET “In Spain, with two-game rounds, it’s tough, but here with one game it’s very attractive and very interesting.” Guardiola said that including big teams from the start with small teams was good too, mentioning how Lothar Matthaus and Didi Hamann’s Bayern were knocked out by Vestenbergsgreuth. “The system is perfect, the small teams deserve the chance to fight against the big ones,” he said.  Sport EN/EFE Pep Guardiola defended the German Cup, saying that one-game ties instead of two allowed greater chances for smaller teams to surprise bigger ones.  “We can’t forget that a few years ago Matthaus and Hamann lost in the first round,” said Pep. The pair commentate on Sky in Germany on the Bundesliga on Saturdays and at times have been very critical of Guardiola.last_img read more

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