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December 18, 2020

Vendor management and compliance: To protect and serve

first_imgWe’ve all had the experience of putting trust in someone else, whether it’s trusting your hairstylist to give you a haircut that’s not too short, trusting the chef that there’s no peanuts in your dish, or the barista getting your “half-caff,” almond milk latte with extra foam order right.It’s the same with trusting your service providers to stay on top of compliance issues and keep your concerns top of mind, but the stakes are much higher than getting your coffee order right. The role of a good financial services vendor is not unlike the police department—to protect and serve.Protection is critical, especially when you factor in the (sometimes harsh) reality that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) does not distinguish between the activities of vendors and the activities of the financial institutions that those vendors serve.Importance of Service Provider ManagementMany companies rely on service providers to essentially take over part of their functions, using expertise that the company itself may not have. For many, this includes monitoring compliance and risk management. That doesn’t mean you can entirely step away; your involvement shifts, instead, to service provider management or vendor management. This is a multifaceted program designed to oversee all third party activity and manage risks associated with vendor relationships. It is designed to protect the lender, the vendor, and, of course, the consumer. continue reading » 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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September 24, 2020

BHS students named Lilly Endowment finalists

first_imgTrey HeidlageBatesville, In. — Batesville High School is pleased to announce that three students have qualified as finalists for the 2019 Ripley County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship.  The class of 2019 students to receive this honor include: Trey Heidlage, son of BobGeorge Ritterand Julia Heidlage, George Ritter, son of Jade and Lissa Ritter, and Chloe Shaw, daughter of Steve and Amy Shaw.Chloe ShawThe Lilly Endowment Scholarship committee chose five finalists out of the original fifty-nine who applied.  The winner will receive full tuition for four years to an Indiana college plus a $900 per year book stipend.  The remaining four finalists will receive a $2000 college scholarship.last_img

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September 19, 2020

Cricket News India vs Australia, day 4 highlights: Bad light ends play but Kohli’s side on top

first_img 09:47 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Lunch will be taken at 7:00 AM IST, which is 12:30 PM Sydney time. So, the entire first session washed away with no signs of the rain abating, at least for now. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 07:41 (IST) 08:27 (IST) 06:11 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Hell and welcome to day 4 of the Sydney Test between India and Australia. It is a damp start to the day as rain and bad light have delayed the start of play. The entire square is covered and we are in for a long wait. Stay tuned for updates.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 11:14 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The umpires have had an inspection but the covers are still firmly in place. It had stopped raining and the umpires had come out but once again, the rain is back. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The follow-on has been enforced and Australia will have to bat again. Can they run through the Australian batting for the second time or will the hosts put up a great fight? That is it. It is stumps. Too gloomy to play. The weather is slated to be the same tomorrow. Join us on the final day for what will be a mere formality as India wrap a historic series win. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 10:45 (IST) 09:13 (IST) 11:56 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The covers are coming off and the umpires are getting ready for an inspection. Fingers crossed that the rain stays away. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The rain has stopped and it has gotten a lot brighter. If there is no further rain, play will start at 5:30 AM IST or 11:00 AM Sydney time. 08:56 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 08:34 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The umpires have are out in the middle but early tea was taken. According to the situation in the ground, the conditions are much better. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 06:49 (IST) 08:16 (IST) It is proper rain now and the covers are firmly back on at the Sydney Cricket Ground.  The Indian players are out warming up. Under overcast conditions, the new ball might just work the trick for India. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 08:45 (IST) 08:52 (IST) 06:11 (IST) 07:54 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 10:38 (IST) 11:43 (IST) Mohammed Shami you beauty. Bowls a fullish ball which zips through low on off stump, Cummins is caught on the crease and the ball sneaks past his defence to knock the off stump out of the ground. Just the start India needed.  05:48 (IST) There was supposed to have been play but we are still waiting. The floodlights are still on. According to an update from ESPNCricinfo, the umpires are in a big discussion with Kohli, Ravi Shastri. No idea on what will be the outcome in this situation. DROPPED! Hazlewood miscues the slog sweep but Kuldeep is denied the opportunity for five wickets as Hanuma Vihari drops him at midwicket. The bowler is not amused. 09:51 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Peter Handscomb shows his class against spin as he uses his feet and crease brilliantly to Kuldeep Yadav. He employs the sweep and whips a flatter ball to the deep midwicket fence.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Still raining at the Sydney Cricket Ground and we might have an early lunch. The drizzle is now steady and more covers are on the way. Australia have reached 300, they still trail by 322 runs but the last wicket has really frustarted India. Had Hanuma Vihari taken the catch, Kohli would ahve easily enforced the follow-on. But, Kuldeep finally breaks the stand with his fifth wicket and India have a lead of 322. Will the follow-on be enforced? For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. 09:06 (IST) Kuldeep Yadav gets his fourth wicket as Nathan Lyon misses the sweep and is trapped in front for 0. Australia sinking quickly here and India on the cusp of enforcing the follow-on. Or will they? New Delhi: Rain delayed the start of day 4 between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground. After the first session was completely washed out, Mohammed Shami removed Pat Cummins but Kuldeep Yadav was the star, taking 5/99 as India enforced the follow-on with a lead of 322. However, bad light and rain continued to stop play and after one hour, early stumps were declared. Earlier, Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant blasted centuries to help India reach 622/7 declared, their second-highest Test score in Australia. With this rain delay and India’s high score, the chances of Australia securing a win have dimmed significantly. Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team are on the cusp of securing their first-ever Test series win in Australia, which will erase all the pains of previous overseas losses. (SCORECARD) 06:02 (IST) Mitchell Starc has started off aggressively by driving Bumrah to the long off fence. The bowler responds with a bouncer that goes well over keeper Rishabh Pant’s head for five wides.  Hazlewood and Starc are frustrating India as Bumrah and Kuldeep attempt to take the final wicket. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Do you think now Kohli should attempt to enforce the follow-on once the rain clears out or should India bat one more time? 05:03 (IST) 05:23 (IST) There will be another inspection in about 10 minutes time. Maybe, we will then have a clue as to what is the status of the game. Uh oh! The rain is back and the covers are coming back on. So, there is no chance of a 11 AM start. This is frustrating.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In We are in danger of losing the entire first session at the Sydney Cricket Ground. It is still raining. This might force Virat Kohli to impose the follow-on if India are to push for a win.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 06:31 (IST) WICKET! Bumrah joins in the fun. Back of a length ball angled in and it nips back in further off the seam, Handsomb is cramped for room as he looks to defend, the ball takes the inside edge on to the pad, the ball rolls back onto the stumps.  More covers coming on as the rain comes. Lots of fans are leaving the ground. Chances of play now diminish even further.  05:17 (IST)last_img read more

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August 17, 2020

Lakers’ trip to China filled with uncertainty as NBA controversy unravels

first_img Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersFor the Lakers, the consequences could have an immediate impact. ESPN reported that the Chinese Education Bureau had canceled an NBA Cares event in which the Brooklyn Nets were to dedicate a play center at a Shanghai school. The Lakers’ community event scheduled for Wednesday was canceled late Tuesday night PT, and there has been speculation as to whether the two exhibition games between the Lakers and Nets scheduled for Thursday (in Shanghai) and Saturday (in Shenzhen) will even take place.An NBA spokesman told The Orange County Register early Tuesday afternoon that no other cancellations were anticipated but acknowledged plans could change. Silver said the Tuesday event with the Nets was “ceremonial” in nature, and he hoped nothing else would be stricken from the itinerary.The pot started boiling over the weekend as Morey tweeted in support of protesters in Hong Kong, who are engaged in a months-long standoff with the mainland government over a proposed extradition law. The fallout was swift as Chinese businesses and officials – even former Rockets All-Star and current Chinese Basketball commissioner Yao Ming – condemned Morey, and others in the Rockets organization tried to apologize on Morey’s behalf.The NBA issued a statement from Silver shortly before his Tuesday press conference in Tokyo with more vigorous support of Morey’s self-expression.“The NBA will not put itself in a position of regulating what players, employees and team owners say or will not say on these issues,” he said. “We simply could not operate that way.” At the same time, it’s clear Silver and the league will have a lot to do to mend fences with Chinese partners. The country, in which an estimated half a billion people watched some portion of NBA programming last year, is an important economic partner to the league, and many players have economic interests there. In addition to superstars like LeBron James who travel to China annually, Rajon Rondo, for example, has a signature shoe deal with Chinese company Anta that reportedly includes an ownership stake.Silver seemed committed to finding the nuance of the situation. Planning to attend the NBA China Games after his trip to Tokyo for NBA events in Japan, the commissioner pointed to discussions ahead with partners, including Yao, to try to find common ground and continue the league’s outreach into China.Related Articles A tense press conference in Tokyo involving NBA commissioner Adam Silver provided backing for Daryl Morey, the general manager of the Houston Rockets who embroiled his team and the league into conflict with China with just a tweet.But while defending Morey’s right to expression, Silver cast a grim vision of what that could cost the NBA – and by extension, the Lakers, who are in limbo in Shanghai.“What I also tried to suggest is I understand that there are consequences from that exercise of, in essence, his freedom of speech,” he said. “We will have to live with those consequences.”In a flurry of developments since the weekend, the consequences already include profound commercial impact: China’s state-run television network CCTV will halt broadcasts of NBA preseason games, including the ones being played in the country this week, and several media and advertising partners are vowing to blacklist the Rockets (one of the most popular franchises in the country). Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions “It’s my hope that when I’m in Shanghai, I can meet with the appropriate officials and discuss where we stand, and again, put those remarks from Daryl Morey and my remarks in an appropriate context of a many-decades-long relationship and see if we can find mutual respect for each other’s political systems and beliefs,” he said. “But I’m a realist as well, and I recognize that this issue may not die down so quickly.”The nuance of American values expressed about Chinese political controversy seemed to be lost in other quarters. CBS reported that CCTV pledged to weigh whether it will continue its relationship with the NBA.“We are strongly dissatisfied and opposed Adam (Silver)’s claim to support Morey’s rights of free expression,” the statement said. “We believe that any speech that challenges national sovereignty and social stability is not within the scope of freedom of speech.”One of Silver’s closing thoughts in his statement was how he hoped basketball could be a “unifying force” for the divided peoples of the world. Love of the game might be the only thing both sides of the aisle have in common at the moment.center_img How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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July 20, 2019

High School Production of Alien goes Viral

first_imgIn space, no-one can hear you scream, but there was certainly much applause for a high school production of Alien. Staged by the Drama Club at North Bergen High School in New Jersey, it boasted performances, detailed sets, and costumes that have turned the show from a local curiosity to a worldwide sensation. The offbeat and ambitious choice of material has earned rave reviews, with photos and footage circulating on social media. Parents proudly posted lovingly-recreated sequences, such as the infamous egg opening in which Kane (played by John Hurt in the 1979 movie) is attacked by the iconic face-hugger.American actress Sigourney Weaver with director Ridley Scott on the set of his movie ‘Alien’. Photo by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corpo/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty ImagesIt wasn’t long before celebrities joined the conversation. Adam Savage (Mythbusters) loved what he saw and tweeted some praise. Elijah Wood (Lord Of The Rings) and Rosario Dawson (Daredevil) also showed support.The Governor of New Jersey Phil Murphy pitched in. But the best was yet to come when the official @AlienAnthology account commented, “We are impressed!”Naturally, the school budget didn’t stretch to a multi-million dollar price tag. The Guardian writes that “costumes and sets were made largely from recycled materials.”Ridley Scott on the set of ‘Blade Runner’. Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty ImagesEven so, the homemade experience blew people away, with The Hollywood Reporter commenting that they “appear to be almost exact replicas of those from the Ridley Scott film that spawned a massive franchise.”BBC News refers to “airlock doors with moving parts and the so-called ‘space jockey’ — the lone pilot of a derelict spaceship, which the Nostromo crew investigates.” The notorious “chest-burster” scene was accomplished with a hand puppet.The idea to bring the legendary xenomorph to New Jersey was the brainchild of director Perfecto Cuervo who, together with art director Steven Defendini, realized this would be a true challenge. Recalling his words to Cuervo, Defendini said in The Guardian, “I don’t even know if that is a thing that is possible but if the students are engaged, then I think we can make it happen, however, we make it happen.”A model of a Xenomorph from the ‘Alien’ film franchise. The model is made by NECA.The pair raided their bank accounts to plow approximately $3,500 into the feature-length play, which ran for two nights in March. Around 20 students were involved and the group even shot a trailer.To further create the right ambiance, the actual film was projected behind the stagebound action, giving audiences the opportunity to compare and contrast scenes like the exciting climax. In this, heroine Ripley (Sigourney Weaver’s classic role) ejects the creature into space.North Bergen is described as “one of the most underfunded schools in the entire state”, making the achievement even more of an eye-opener. For Cuervo and Defendini the experience is all about inspiring young minds and broadening horizons.“I think the best thing for us was that we showed the kids, and the kids kind of pieced it together themselves, that you can really make something out of nothing,” Defendini remarked.North Bergen High School. Photo by Luigi Novi CC BY 3.0As for the official franchise, Alien grew from relatively humble beginnings into a movie phenomenon. The alien’s distinctive design was the work of Swiss artist H.R. Giger, who together with visionary director Scott crafted a nightmare with an enduring legacy.Following three sequels, the alien locked horns with another sci-fi horror favorite for the Alien vs. Predator series. Scott then returned to the concept for prequels Prometheus (2012) and most recently Alien: Covenant (2017). An animated series based on the game Alien: Isolation is streaming online.H.R. Giger, photographed in July 2012. Photo by Matthias Belz CC BY-SA 3.0James Cameron, who directed Aliens in 1986, is currently working with Neill Blomkamp (District 9) on a new installment based on the latter’s concept. This reportedly ignores Alien³ onwards, creating an alternate timeline.Read another story from us: Can You Dig It? New Shaft Movie Combines 3 Generations of the Iconic DetectiveThe original movie celebrates its 40th anniversary this month, making the play an unexpectedly poignant tribute. And if North Bergen High think this is the end for Alien: The Play, they’re wrong. Because the Mayor is talking about reaching into the coffers for extra performances, meaning this could be a cult classic in the making.last_img read more

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