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Barclays pays in trade case

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite Herald BARCLAYS last night struck a $298m (£192m) deal with US authorities over charges it violated trade sanctions.The shock announcement came just 24 hours after the judge who endorsed the settlement branded it a “sweetheart deal” which the government should be concerned about.The banking giant was in the dock over allegations it broke the Trading with the Enemy Act and Emergency Economic Powers Act by conducting $500m worth of deals with Cuba, Iran, Libya, Sudan and Myanmar between 1995 and 2006.Judge Emmet Sullivan grudgingly approved the agreement after an hour-long hearing but slammed the culture in which bankers can “come into court, plead guilty, go back on the subway, go home and watch soap operas and life goes on”. He was furious the bank did not plead guilty despite accepting some of its staff had changed the wording on several transfers to hide their origin. He was also angry that the fine would be paid by shareholders instead of executives.Under the deal reached with the US Justice Department, Barclays will pay $149m to the US government and a separate $149m in a deferred prosecution agreement with the district attorney. KCS-content Share Wednesday 18 August 2010 8:35 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼center_img whatsapp More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org Barclays pays in trade case Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Fornaro named interim president and dean of Episcopal Divinity School

first_img Rector Tampa, FL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Service [Episcopal Divinity School press release] The Rev. Francis Fornaro has been named interim president and dean of Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The announcement was made during a March 23 community Eucharist in St. John’s Memorial Chapel by EDS Trustee the Rev. Warren Radke.“I am honored to be called to serve an institution that has done so much to form and prepare me for a career in ministry — as it has for so many others,” said Fornaro. “I look forward to working with students, faculty, staff, trustees, alumni/ae, and supporters of EDS as together we help our school fulfill its purpose of preparing lay and ordained leaders for Christ’s church and the world.”The Very Rev. Dr. James A. Kowalski, EDS Board of Trustees chair, issued a statement informing the school community of Fornaro’s appointment, writing: “Please join me in welcoming the Rev. Fornaro in this new role, and on behalf of the Board of Trustees, offer our prayers for his leadership as we successfully pursue the mission of EDS during a period of transition. We are deeply grateful as we take these next steps, confident that we will continue to be enlivened by theologies of liberation and live up to our role as a respected and progressive center for study and spiritual formation.”Fornaro’s appointment as interim president and dean begins immediately.Fornaro brings nearly two decades of experience as an ordained leader in The Episcopal Church, including serving as adjunct faculty member at EDS and as a former member of the CREDO faculty where he provided spiritual guidance and support for clergy from diverse parishes across the country. Fornaro’s first career was as a teacher and administrator in the Boston Public Schools. He holds a BS in Education, an MEd in Administration and Organization, and an MDiv from EDS with concentration in Pastoral Theology. 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House Refurbishment in Seville Historic Center / Harald Schöne…

first_imgPhotographs:  Fernando Alda Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2014 Houses Projects Manufacturers: Saint-Gobain, Astiglass, Talleres Vazquez, Vercar S.L., Vivieros Olimpia S.L.Construction:Eric Desmons S.L.Structural Calculation:Tedeco IngenierosCity:SevilleCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando AldaRecommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. Among the irregular dividing walls in a narrow and barren old town, an old and abandoned house is being recovered. It includes a first original division with some precarious additions that were randomly attached later on.Save this picture!© Fernando AldaSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Fernando AldaIn contrast to the previous unclear sectioning and aiming to a unique family house program, the lec- ture of the historical fragment is trying to be understood through the formation of a first refurbished division plus a new sectioning into two different parts. Moreover, sharp volumes are ordered, for the only contention of air and light. In addition, the project aims to include some of the green spaces which were lost in the city environment; therefore, it is conceived as a vessel containing huge trees, covering the roofs, terraces and courtyards with vegetation at different levels.Save this picture!© Fernando AldaSave this picture!First floor planSave this picture!© Fernando AldaAt the same time, history, present and outdoor green areas merge in an open and unified domestic habitat. For this purpose, the first internal inner wall is diluted with a long structural beam bearing the wood slab, and transparent smooth skins blurring the limits create new courtyards .Save this picture!© Fernando AldaThe alternation of void and simple spaces, with a double north-south facade allows crossed ventila- tion and sunlight, which are almost absent in the historical center. Together with an architecture that aims to be friendly and sustainable, the biological evolution of deciduous plants filters and tempers the local climate, introducing inside the house the tones of all seasons.Save this picture!© Fernando AldaProject gallerySee allShow lessSchool Rotewis / Rohrer Sigrist ArchitektenSelected ProjectsLongfu Life Experience Center / LUO studioSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/906630/house-refurbishment-in-seville-historic-center-harald-schonegger-plus-inmaculada-gonzalez Clipboard “COPY” Year:  ArchDaily House Refurbishment in Seville Historic Center / Harald Schönegger + Inmaculada GonzálezSave this projectSaveHouse Refurbishment in Seville Historic Center / Harald Schönegger + Inmaculada González CopyAbout this officeHarald SchöneggerOfficeFollowInmaculada GonzálezOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentSevillaSpainPublished on November 28, 2018Cite: “House Refurbishment in Seville Historic Center / Harald Schönegger + Inmaculada González” [Rehabilitación de una Vivienda en el casco Histórico de Sevilla / Harald Schönegger + Inmaculada González] 28 Nov 2018. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamcenter_img Architects: Harald Schönegger, Inmaculada González Area Area of this architecture project House Refurbishment in Seville Historic Center / Harald Schönegger + Inmaculada González CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Seville, Spain Save this picture!© Fernando Alda+ 22Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Photographs “COPY” Spain Area:  402 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/906630/house-refurbishment-in-seville-historic-center-harald-schonegger-plus-inmaculada-gonzalez Clipboardlast_img read more

Bowden Bajko House / Davis + Davis Architects

first_imgArchitects: Davis + Davis Architects Area Area of this architecture project Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/916201/bowden-bajko-house-davis-plus-davis-architects Clipboard Manufacturers: Hansgrohe, VELUX Commercial, Austral Bricks, KWC, Laminex, Miele, Qasair, Asko, Astra Walker, Caroma, Fielders, Highland, Madinoz, The Japanese Bath CompanyClients:Jane Bowden, Simon BajkoEngineering:MQZ Consulting EngineersConsultants:Koush DesignCollaborators:JK Ramage BuildersDesign Team:Matt Davis, Sally DavisCity:Colonel Light GardensCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sam NoonanRecommended ProductsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorText description provided by the architects. Bowden Bajko House has transformed a tired 1920’s bungalow to meet the contemporary needs and personalities of artist jeweller, Jane, and building surveyor, Simon. Old and new are stitched together with interconnected spaces, carefully framed views, new openings and spatial variety. Brick piers and a dramatically-scaled colonnade establish a relationship with the old house, define spaces and connections, and reinforce ideas of quality and longevity.Save this picture!© Sam NoonanSave this picture!House planSave this picture!© Sam NoonanThe desire to avoid the ‘generic open plan box’ has been met with a carefully planned house comprised of a variety of interconnecting spaces, inside and out, old and new. These spaces are both tailored and flexible, with distinct qualities and connections to the garden. Large openings, skylights, operable joinery, rich materials, and the brick colonnade, establish a series of atmospheres and experiences.  The changing floor level transitions from the compressed spaces of the old house to more open spaces in the addition. This transition culminates at the north façade with a raked black ceiling and deep masonry colonnade framing neighbourhood views.Save this picture!© Sam NoonanThe design evolved through many conversations and shared ideas between architect and clients. The finished building reflects the clarity and integrity of the early design ideas, the client’s commitment to seeing those ideas realised, and the quality of the builder and trades. This is a house that has been built well, and built to last. It reflects an investment in quality in areas that matter to the clients.Save this picture!© Sam NoonanProject gallerySee allShow lessWildernesse Restaurant / Morris+CompanySelected ProjectsKakogawa Kindergarten / Takenaka CorporationSelected Projects Share Bowden Bajko House / Davis + Davis Architects CopyHouses, Renovation•Colonel Light Gardens, Australia Projects “COPY” Area:  240 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Bowden Bajko House / Davis + Davis ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBowden Bajko House / Davis + Davis Architects Save this picture!© Sam Noonan+ 15Curated by Paula Pintos Sharecenter_img “COPY” 2017 ArchDaily Photographs Houses Photographs:  Sam Noonan Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/916201/bowden-bajko-house-davis-plus-davis-architects Clipboard Year:  CopyAbout this officeDavis + Davis ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationColonel Light GardensAustraliaPublished on May 06, 2019Cite: “Bowden Bajko House / Davis + Davis Architects” 06 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassHanging LampsVibiaHanging Lamp – VOLConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionBricksFeldhaus KlinkerThin Bricks – ClassicGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing for Interior DesignWoodStructureCraftEngineering – FootbridgesAluminium CompositesCymat Technologies Ltd.Bundang Doosan Tower – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamTable LampsRoss GardamDesk Lamp – OraMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Bowden Bajko 之家,墙墩和列柱与老房子建立联系 / Davis + Davis Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Freed MOVE 9 revolutionaries wed

first_imgMike and Debbie Africa, MOVE 9 members unjustly imprisoned in 1978, were finally released in 2018. The MOVE 9 were falsely convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the killing of a white cop during a brutal police assault on their house. On April 6 Debbie and Mike were married in Philadelphia in front of a packed room of family, friends and political activists. Their love story spanned over four decades!April 6 wedding of Mike and Debbie Africa in PhiladelphiaFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Holiday Shipping Just Got Easier – Pasadena Post Office Open Every Day of the Week

first_img Community News The Pasadena Post Office, located at 600 Lincoln Avenue, will be open with full retail service on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. through December 21, to make it easier and more convenient to get those holiday packages shipped.“We are geared up for the holidays and doing everything we can to provide excellent service,” said Pasadena Postmaster George Morris.The Postal Service is also expanding operations to include delivering packages in Pasadena on Sundays during December.“It’s all about customer service and convenience — especially during our busiest time of year,” said Morris. “Our goal is to exceed the high standard of service we set last year by delivering on our promise of timely, affordable, and trackable delivery for our customers.”The Pasadena Post Office also provides service after hours at self-service kiosks, where customers can weigh mail, ship packages and buy stamps with credit or debit card.And at usps.com — the Postal Service’s website, customers can shop and ship from their home or office anytime of the day or night. Millions of customers will skip the trip to the Post Office altogether and take advantage of convenient online shipping this holiday season at usps.com. Click-N-Ship and other online services allow customers to print shipping labels, order free Priority Mail boxes, purchase postage and even request free next-day Package Pickup.The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.Follow us on Twitter (twitter.com/usps), Instagram (instagram.com/uspostalservice), Pinterest (pinterest.com/uspsstamps), LinkedIn (linkedin.com/company/usps), subscribe to our channel on YouTube (youtube.com/usps), like us on Facebook (facebook.com/usps) and view our Postal Posts blog (uspsblog.com).For more information about the Postal Service, go to usps.com and usps.com/postalfacts. Business News Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff News Feature Stories Holiday Shipping Just Got Easier – Pasadena Post Office Open Every Day of the Week Published on Friday, December 5, 2014 | 2:48 pm Top of the News 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFollow This Summer Most Popular Celeb Beauty TrendHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Equinor and partners sanction $160m Åsgard B low-pressure project

first_img Aker Solutions has won the EPCI contract for the Åsgard B low-pressure project. (Credit: Øyvind Hagen / Equinor) Equinor and its partners in the Åsgard field in the Norwegian Sea have agreed to move ahead with the NOK1.4bn ($160m) Åsgard B low-pressure project.According to Equinor projects senior vice president Geir Tungesvik, the Åsgard B low-pressure project will boost production from the existing wells in the Smørbukk deposit.Besides, the low-pressure project will help in achieving the planned production from the Åsgard field, said Tungesvik.The Norwegian field has been producing since 1999. Equinor said that the Åsgard field’s shift to low-pressure production is significant in securing improved recovery.Equinor Åsgard operations vice president Randi Hugdahl said: “We can still produce 400-500 million barrels of oil equivalent from the field. This means value creation in the order of NOK 150 – 200 billion.“The current recovery rate for the field is almost 50 percent, but our ambition is to extract 60 percent of the hydrocarbons in the reservoirs before the field will have to be shut down.”The Åsgard B low-pressure project involves modification of the platform to decrease inlet pressure. This is planned to be achieved through the replacement of the reinjection compressors and by reconstructing parts of the processing facility.Equinor expects the low-pressure production from the Åsgard field to begin in 2023.The Norwegian company is the operator of the field with a 34.57% stake. Its partners in the field are Petoro (35.69%), Vår Energi (22.06%), and Total E&P Norge (7.68%).Aker Solutions has been given the contract for modifying the Åsgard B platform to enable the low-pressure production. The engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) contract is worth about NOK800m ($93.16m).The company will begin the work immediately and is expected to continue through 2024.Prior to this, Aker Solutions had executed the front-end engineering and design (FEED) for the modification work on the same semisubmersible gas and condensate processing platform.Aker Solutions electrification, maintenance, and modifications executive vice president Linda Litlekalsøy Aase said: “In projects like this, it is important to perform the offshore installation work safely and with a minimum of interruption of the ongoing production on other parts of the platform. Hence, we have developed special expertise and models to execute such contracts.” Aker Solutions awarded EPCI contract for modifying the Åsgard B platform, offshore Norway, as part of the projectlast_img read more

US Navy Releases FY-12 SECB Results to Sailors

first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: sailors View post tag: Naval Authorities View post tag: SECB US Navy Releases FY-12 SECB Results to Sailors View post tag: US View post tag: Navy February 15, 2012 Results from the Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 performance-based board for continuation of senior enlisted (SECB) were posted in Bupers Online (BOL) for individual Sailors access, according to NAVADMIN 054/12, released Feb. 14.More than 7,000 senior enlisted Sailors reviewed by the FY-12 performance-based board for continuation of senior enlisted were selected for continuation.“A performance-based board for continuation of senior enlisted Sailors with more than 19 years of active service is part of our continuing strategy to optimize the quality of those serving. It focuses on retaining our top performers, while managing the force,” said Vice Adm. Scott Van Buskirk, chief of naval personnel.The FY-12 board convened Dec. 5, 2011, and considered 7,684 active duty, full-time support and Reserve candidates with more than 19 years of service and three years’ time-in-grade for continuation who met eligibility guidance outlined in NAVADMIN 194/11. Of these eligible senior enlisted, 7,091 candidates were selected for continuation; 593 candidates were not selected for continuation.Senior enlisted considered by the FY-12 board are classified in one of three categories in BOL:S – Selected for continuation.N- Not selected for continuation.H- Not selected for continuation – In a hold status.Sailors not selected for continuation must transfer to the fleet reserve or retire by Sept. 30, 2012 and will have access to the Navy’s Transition Assistance Management Program.Like Perform to Serve for junior enlisted, and the Selected Early Retirement Board for officers, the senior enlisted continuation board is a force management measure, allowing Navy to retain the best Sailors while meeting current and future planned end-strength controls.The senior enlisted continuation board is a performance-based board, meaning there are no quotas. The board is directed to select or not select as many senior enlisted for continuation as they deem appropriate within the guidance provided in the precept. Continuation of candidates with no documented substandard or marginal performance indicators in their record is presumed.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , February 15, 2012; Image: navy View post tag: Results Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy Releases FY-12 SECB Results to Sailors View post tag: releases View post tag: FY-12 Share this articlelast_img read more

The master distiller

first_imgThis past April, right before exams, most Harvard Law School (HLS) students were camped in the library studying legal precedents. Meanwhile, Jason Harrow was appearing before packed crowds in Boston’s 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, making a compelling case to overturn one.Five months after he argued his team to victory at HLS’s Ames Moot Court Competition, Harrow found himself giving another oral argument in federal court — and this time, the stakes were real. Harrow’s work will help decide the fate of Joel Tenenbaum, a Boston University graduate student fined $675,000 for illegally downloading and distributing 30 songs, and possibly the future of copyright law.“We just don’t think that this incredible penalty was ever intended for a college kid sharing music like everyone else,” said Harrow, who graduates this week. “Did Congress really think that when they passed [a digital copyright law in 1998] they were subjecting someone like him to these penalties?”It was a cogent case that Charles Nesson, Weld Professor of Law, called “the best student oral argument ever.”“He has an excellent ability to articulate the issue and to speak to it in a way that just makes sense,” said Nesson, who has led Tenenbaum’s defense against the record-industry lawsuit since 2007 and who agreed to let Harrow argue at the appellate hearing.But Harrow offered more than a talent for shaping an argument. In a school where students can easily get caught up in the rat race, competing for law review spots or prestigious summer associate positions, Harrow devoted himself to Tenenbaum’s underdog cause with rare passion.“He’s not the gunner,” Nesson said, referring to the HLS term for overachievers. “But he delivers.”A Philadelphia native, Harrow attended Princeton planning to become a doctor. But even after he took the MCAT, he couldn’t shake the feeling he might make a good lawyer. Upon graduating he moved to Washington, D.C., and became an assistant for Tom Goldstein, an appellate lawyer and co-founder of the popular Supreme Court news website SCOTUSblog. After two years on the job, he decided to matriculate at HLS.“I had put a lot of time into organic chemistry,” Harrow said, “but it became pretty clear that I liked doing this more.”Harrow knew he wanted to participate in moot court from the start. The 100-year-old competition isn’t for the faint of heart. Over three semesters and three rounds, Harrow and his team wrote hundreds of pages of legal briefs on fictional cases and spent weeks preparing for oral arguments, which take place before real judges — including, in the final round, Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts Jr. ’76, J.D. ’79.“I considered my strength to be the distiller” of the group, Harrow said, “the person who could take a deeply complex argument that my smarter colleagues thought of and say it in 30 seconds before you get cut off by a judge.”All the while, Harrow was helping Nesson with Tenenbaum’s case. Drawn to the complex mix of constitutional, technological, and cultural issues the case represented, Harrow joined the defense team right after Tenenbaum lost at trial in July 2009 and decided to appeal. Harrow and Nesson spent long hours drafting briefs and hashing out complex legal arguments, wading into uncharted territory. (The case is the first of its kind to make it to the federal level.)At 27, Harrow is the same age as his client. A music junkie himself, he remembers the days of free-for-all file sharing, before services like iTunes made it easy to obtain digital copies of songs legally.“I love music, and I want to pay for it,” Harrow said. “But I don’t think the record industry should be able to use the law to bully people into protecting an old business model that nobody wants.”This summer, Harrow will begin a yearlong clerkship with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, followed by a year working for a trial judge in New York. After that, he’d like to find a position that allows him to dig even deeper into intellectual property issues.Meanwhile, Tenenbaum’s case remains in limbo. As a federal court employee, Harrow will no longer be permitted to help, which is “a bummer,” he said.  “But I’m sure there will be a fresh supply of talented, more energetic law students to keep it going.”last_img read more

McWatters to Cordray: Do more to help credit unions

first_img 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NCUA board chairman H. Mark McWatters yesterday sent out a forceful letter to Richard Codray urging him to categorically exempt credit unions from many of the pending HMDA mandates, and called on it to clarify the scope of its Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices (UDAP) powers in guidance or regulations. This letter is proverbial music to the ears for those of us who believe that the benign dictator of consumer finance and former supreme court clerk has either been too cautious or too unwilling to utilize his authority to exempt credit unions from Dodd- Frank mandates.Here is my favorite quote; “Section 1022(b)(3)(A) of the Dodd-Frank Act, provides that the bureau may exempt any class of persons, service providers or consumer financial services from certain regulations. Use of this permitted, yet underutilized statutory authority is appropriate to address compliance costs and the unintended consequences of limiting access to affordable financial services for many millions of middle class credit union members, through the enactment of needless regulatory burdens.” continue reading »last_img read more