Bankers go online for help in preventing money laundering

first_imgThe British Bankers’ Association (BBA) is introducing an e-learningprogramme for the financial services sector to prevent money laundering. The package is aimed at all levels of staff working in financial services,including banking, legal, insurance and accountancy. As well as information, the programme will provide a facility forself-assessment and will be supported by a formal examination and accreditationprocess. Testing during and after the course records results centrally and givescompanies an audit trail to assess whether they have met their obligation toprovide training in this area. “London is one of the largest financial centres in the world, handlingbillions of pounds worth of transactions every day,” said Ian Mullen,chief executive of the BBA. “Naturally this makes it a target for financial crime and it isessential that every member of staff within all financial institutions isalerted to the possibility of money laundering activities.” The training programme is a joint venture between the BBA and onlinefinancial training provider Absolutely Training and is designed to include alarge proportion of interactive content, explained the company managingdirector Paul Fegan. “This increases an employee’s retention rate and results in moreeffective training. This means that an individual is more likely to be aware oftheir obligations and responsibilities in relation to money launderingprevention and detection.” Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Bankers go online for help in preventing money launderingOn 1 Oct 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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CS grad student Elif Yamangil wins Google Fellowship

first_img Read Full Story Elif Yamangil, a Ph.D. candidate in computer science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), has been awarded the 2011 Google Fellowship in Natural Language Processing.Yamangil, who is advised by Stuart Shieber, James O. Welch Jr. and Virginia B. Welch Professor of Computer Science at SEAS and director of the Office for Scholarly Communication, is particularly interested in statistical machine learning, generative models, grammar induction, and Bayesian posterior inference, as well as novel uses of Web text such as data mining Wikipedia revision histories.Moreover, she is working with Peter K. Bol, Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, on the China Biographical Database (CBDB) Project to build computational methods and tools for data mining biographical information about prominent individuals in Chinese history primarily from the seventh through nineteenth centuries.Prior to enrolling at SEAS, Yamangil received her B.S. in computer science and engineering from Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey.last_img read more

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Struggling economy affects job market

first_imgEven though the job market is challenging, Kevin Monahan, associate director of the Career Center, said he is optimistic for the graduating senior class.“When students say ‘It’s a bad market,’ I say, ‘someone’s getting hired today. Why can’t that be you?’” Monahan said. “There are opportunities out there. You just have to be assertive.”But some students say the effects of the poor economy have hit them hard.Senior Jim Quiniff, an aerospace engineering major, said his field of study isn’t translating well to the job market.“A lot of people [in this field] didn’t get jobs last year,” Quiniff said. “This leads to more competition.“Not a lot of companies are hiring.”Quiniff said he has been looking into the aircraft and space industries and even though he’s been searching for a job since the beginning of the school year, he said he has only had two interviews.Senior Alex Bodewig, a management consulting major, said she also felt the competition for jobs.“I was looking for any job in business,” she said. “Consulting requires lots of travel time, so I’m not sure if I want that.”Bodewig is from El Salvador, which makes her job search more difficult, spanning two different countries.“It takes a long time to find a job listing you’re interested in,” Bodewig said. “It’s also hard when you don’t hear back. The waiting is rough.”She said professors and the Career Center have been urging students to keep applying.“They said the market is rough, but looking up,” Bodewig said. “There have been people getting offers the last couple of weeks. It’s very last-minute.”Bodewig, who has an upcoming interview but no job offers yet, said the economic state is hitting many graduating students hard.“Companies don’t have the money to hire,” she said.The Career Center is helping bring companies to students, at least virtually, Bodewig said. She said video conferencing is helping bring more interviews in because companies don’t have to pay for travel expenses.Monahan said the Career Center works with students in all stages of the job hunt to help them find a job that is right for them.“The Career Center meets students where they are in the process,” Monahan said. “We help with every aspect.”Graduating senior Kate Callahan said she used help from the Career Center to land a job at Nielsen, one of the biggest marketing research companies in the world.Callahan said she received her job offer at the end of fall semester, but that wasn’t the case for many applying for jobs.“In the fall, companies didn’t know where they would be in the spring,” Callahan said. “There was a lot more stress and pressure on students.Callahan said the job market has been noticeably more competitive recently due to the economy.“There are fewer jobs out there,” Callahan said. “There are fewer offers. It’s really competitive.”Yet Monahan said he saw a broad list of companies looking at students for possible employees.“Across the board there was broad interest,” Monahan said. “There were companies from film and public relations to the traditional corporate field.”The Career Center’s most successful year-long venture was alumni-student networking, Monahan said.“Students should embrace networking,” Monahan said. “They are phenomenal resources to connect with people in many fields.”Despite the tough job market, Bodewig said she can see a silver lining.“I think a lot of people considered service or more school because of the tough market,” she said. “It forced people to consider other venues for their passions. They could go for their calling.”last_img read more

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SMC opens spring show

With a production advertised as “Not suitable for children, mothers, or the faint of heart,” the Saint Mary’s College Theatre Program’s spring production will be the ballyhoo burlesque women’s translation of “Lysistrata.” Mark Abram-Copenhaver, Saint Mary’s College theatre professor, said “Lysistrata” is a comedic account of one woman’s determination to bring an end to the Peloponnesian War. “It is a combination of burlesque, circus, ‘Looney Tunes,’ and stand-up comedy,” he said. Abram-Copenhaver said the piece was written by Aristophanes and was originally performed in ancient Greece. The main character, Lysistrata, persuades the Grecian women to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands in an attempt to negotiate peace. In the process, the women provoke a battle between the sexes in a male-dominated society. Abram-Cophenhaver said “Lysistrata” was the perfect choice for a women’s college because it is, and always has been, a women’s play. “All of the actors on stage will be played by women, or women in masks imitating the behavior of men. That’s part of the fun,” he said. “It makes light of men and men and women’s relationships.” Additionally, a play from ancient Greece gives the audience a different experience than a modern play, he said. Those watching the play gain an understanding of the culture of the time period it was written. “When the audience laughs at a joke, they are essentially laughing at a joke from 2,500 years ago. Even though it was a different time, it links us all together,” Abram-Copenhaver said. Senior Elizabeth Carian, who plays Lysistrata, said her character instigates events in the play. She said rehearsing antics for the performance is always enjoyable. “We’ve been rehearsing since mid-February and have really come together as a cast,” Carian said. “Everyday at rehearsal we discover something new, something outrageous or something hilarious.” Abram-Copenhayer said while the performance is engaging, is not family-friendly entertainment. “This play is naughty. It always has been and was written to be risqué and bawdy,” he said. “It is not for kids.” Performances will take place in Little Theatre, Moreau Center for the Arts, at 7:30 p.m., March 29 through 31 and at 2:30 p.m. on April 1. read more

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2015 Audi A3 Tops List of Luxury Sedans [Sponsored]

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York According to the folks at Business Week, Audi has surpassed BMW as the luxury car dealer of 2015. By introducing 17 either new or revamped models just for 2015, Audi was primed to jump into the #1 spot in luxury sales for the first time this February.The 2015 Audi A3 compact and Q7 SUV were by far the biggest sellers. Car and Driver magazine describes the Audi A3 as a “great-handling, attractive sedan with an upscale interior and luxury features not generally expected in this segment.” It comes standard with a 170-hp 1.8-liter turbo four with front-wheel drive and six-speed auto. You could opt to upgrade to the 220-hp 2.0-liter four with a six-speed auto and Quattro all-wheel drive.Click here to learn more about NY Auto GiantCar and Driver deems the Audi A3 superior.“Steering is precise and the ride is composed; fit and finish are superb,” it reports.Motor Trend magazine finds itself infatuated with this sedan.“What a cutesy little car!” they reported upon test driving the 2015 Audi A3. “It bewilderingly weighs just 44 pounds less than the biggest and portliest-in-rodeo Regal, but will fly on country back roads with a crisp throttle pedal that could pass muster for a naturally aspirated engine (under load), a happy-to-be-manually shifted transmission, and enthusiastic transient response.”Consumer automobile research site Edmunds.com praises the Audi A3’s interior as consistent with the Audi brand in looks and feel.“The cabin’s design and materials are up to the lofty standards Audi has set for the industry, meaning everything fits tightly, moves with precision and looks and feels top-shelf,” it declares.Click here to learn more about NY Auto GiantPriced in the low to mid-$30,000 range, this is what Long Islanders shopping for luxury vehicles to make tracks up and down the Long Island Expressway have been longing for. Compact, powerful, sleek, and a beauty to behold, Audi A3 drivers will be the envy of LI roads.Lucky for Long Islanders in the know, two dealerships right here on the Island are equipped with the inventory to put you in the A3 of your choice. Fully equipped with financing options to help you buy or lease, both Atlantic Audi and Audi Lynbrook have the customer service know-how to get you acquainted with the car of your dreams and to help you drive away happy.Give Justin Haynes of Audi Lynbrook or Paul Cunha of Atlantic Audi a call or stop buy one of their luxury showrooms today!last_img read more

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Data Management Framework – 7 essential components

first_imgManaging your data takes work. Just because you have data does not mean it is the correct data. You must make sure that you have useful data to inform the rest of your operations. People who are good at managing data are usually those who like having structure and disciplined processes that others will support. These are the people you want on your team to ensure you have data you can count on. If you can’t count on your data, it will not produce useful insights for reporting and business decisions.Building data you can rely on means following a good data management framework. Data infrastructures built on sound management principles yield reliable data. This useful data, if used correctly, leads to engaged members who trust their credit union and want to do more business with you. Plus, you need to have reliable data when you are submitting reports to regulatory bodies and mitigating risks.A data management framework has many components to it. All the parts complement each other and work together as a whole. Missing a component will cause issues. The following is a brief description of all the elements of a data management framework. We will delve into each component separately in future blog posts. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

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Miss BumBum risks Messi’s wife’s wrath by getting tattoo of Barca hero’s face on her groin

first_img The new inking will not go down well with family Messi – the Barcelona superstar has previously blocked her on social media after being bombarded with saucy pictures The curvaceous Brazilian brunette, who also has the Barcelona player’s name inked close to her derriere, says the sexy new illustration fulfills a promise she recently made on a TV show. The 29-year-old said: “Since I also got the Barcelona shield tattoo on my butt, I was thinking of getting another tattoo to honour the best player in history. “I commented on this for the first time in a television interview during my trip to Mexico when I won Miss Butt World. It was a promise and I kept it.” However, it seems the scantily clad stunner’s loyal admiration isn’t well received in all quarters.Advertisement She was blocked on social media by the Argentinian sportsman and his wife Antonella Roccuzzo after tagging him in several provocative images. She then launched an online campaign to encourage her fans to support her and convince Messi to unblock her. Suzy told MailOnline in August, 2016: “Much of this has to do with his girlfriend, Antonella Roccuzzo who has, rather unsurprisingly not taken well to the idea of a model sending her partner X-rated posterior pics.” Despite the shade, she makes no secret of her attraction to Messi. Read Also:Messi reveals how he honed his free-kick technique Cortez’s famously eye-popping assets have won her the coveted 2015 Miss BumBum and Miss Butt World titles, beating competition from beauties all over the world. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist Magnets5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson10 Largest Cities In The World10 Dystopian Movie Worlds You’d Never Want To Live InEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More40 Child Actors Who Turned Into Gorgeous Adults Loading… Former Miss BumBum Suzy Cortez has taken her love for Lionel Messi one step further by getting a tattoo of her hero on her groin.last_img read more

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Dale J. Heger, 83

first_imgDale J. Heger, 83, Greensburg passed away on March 16, 2016 at the St. Francis Hospital in Greenwood. Born July 23, 1932 in Decatur County, IN, he was the son of Anthony & Catherine (Harpring) Heger. He was a graduate of Greensburg High School in 1950. In his youth he held several offices in the Future Farmers of America at the local and District levels prior to becoming State Vice President his Senior year in High School. Dale served in the US Army after High School at Fort Leonard Wood, MO as Active Duty in Corp of Engineers as a Phase Chief training thousands in heavy equipment operation in earth moving. Dale joined the Knights of Columbus in 1950 and served several roles and offices at the local and district levels prior to becoming the Indiana State Deputy. He entered the K of C 4th Degree program in 1988 and went on to become the State Master in 2010. Through the Knights of Columbus, he became involved in the Gibault school for boys in Terre Haute, IN in 1982, serving on several board positions prior to becoming Board Chairman in 2004 and being re-elected 7 times. During his tenure the Gibault school for boys expanded into several other cities in Indiana and Ohio. He helped to change the lives of many youths from a life of crime to being productive citizens. Dale served on several local parish boards and committees as well as a Religious Education teacher for 16 years. Dale joined the Knights of St. John in 1948. Dale earned the prestigious Saginaw of the Wabash award from Indiana Governor Joe Kernan for ‘Outstanding service to the citizens of the State of Indiana’. He was married to Betty (Hull) Heger on November 9th 1955 and she survives. He is also survived by three sons and a daughter; Michael and Rhonda (Beard) Heger, James Heger, Larry and Melinda (Haunert) Heger, and Bob and Pam (Heger) Nobbe, six grandchildren and one brother; Richard (Janet) Heger. He was preceded in death by his parents and two older brothers; Donald (Mary) Heger and Robert (Shirley) Heger. Family and friends will gather for a Rosary Service at 12:30 pm on Sunday followed by visitation from 1-5:00pm at Porter Oliger Pearson Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held at 10:00am Monday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Millhousen following visitation at the church from 9-10:00am. Burial will be at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery. Memorials can be made to Gibault.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

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I was underestimated by Wolfsburg – Osimhen

first_img “The most important lesson is that you have to be patient with some transfers. You can’t say: We’ll sign you up, provide board and lodging, and then it’ll work. The importance of patience is sometimes underestimated,” Schmadtke told Sportbuzzer. In an effort to reignite his career, the striker moved to Belgium to team up with Sporting Charleroi on loan and was immediately a hit with the First Division A club. Osimhen scored 20 goals in 36 games during his temporary stay and was rewarded with a permanent deal but his sparkling form caught the attention of Ligue 1 club Lille, who secured his signature a few months after the forward committed to the Zebras. read also:Osimhen vows to explode in Italy and Europe “I think that the love and acceptance that I experienced in Charleroi helped me a lot. I had just come out of a difficult situation and my self-confidence was at its lowest point,” Osimhen added. Despite coming in to fill the vacuum created by the departure of one of Lille’s best players Nicola Pepe, the striker seemed not to feel the pressure as he immediately hit the ground running. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?Macaulay Culkin’s Own Version Of The New ‘Home Alone’Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value Loading… center_img New Napoli signing, Victor Osimhen, has said he was underestimated by the German club Wolfsburg and they are still regretting their action till now. The forward signed for the Parthenopeans last month in a club-record fee of €70 million which could rise to €80 million with bonuses, to become Nigeria’s most expensive player. The young striker, however, endured a testing time at his first European club Wolfsburg which he joined following his eye-catching performances at the 2015 U17 World Cup in Chile. The 21-year-old forward starred at the tournament, winning the Golden Boot and Silver Ball awards after helping Nigeria clinch the title. Osimhen made 12 league appearances for the club but didn’t score a goal. The forward feels Wolves did not give him the needed support but also revealed other challenges he encountered that limited his productivity. “The weather, the language, the food [affected me]. It was my first time in Europe, I was just 18-years-old and I didn’t have enough time to acclimatize. They didn’t believe in me very much,” Osimhen told Sport1. Wolfsburg managing director Jorg Schmadtke admitted the club was not patient with the Super Eagles striker.Advertisementlast_img read more

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EHS graduate John Edes to be inducted to Maine Basketball Hall of Fame

first_img Bio EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016center_img ELLSWORTH — An Ellsworth High School graduate, John Edes, has been selected as an inductee to the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame.Edes led the Ellsworth boys’ basketball team to the 1954 New England Championships. The Eagles competed in the finals in front of 13,000 fans at the Boston Gardens, where Edes scored 27 points in Ellsworth’s 54-53 loss to Hillhouse.The Maine Basketball Hall of Fame is also honoring the 1954 Ellsworth boys’ basketball team led by Coach Charlie Katsiaficus, after whom the EHS gymnasium — Katsiaficus Gymnasium — is named. This team name will be engraved on a plaque for permanent display in the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame Concourse at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.Edes finished high school with a career total of 1,227 points. He was an All-Maine selection for three years from 1952-1954 as well as an All-New England selection in 1954.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textEdes continued his basketball career at Colby College, where he established himself as one of the Mules’ greatest players.Other inductees of the 2015 class include Roger Reed, Bruce MacGregor, Art Dyer, Dwight Littlefield, Gene Hunter, Dick Barstow, Dick Meader, Bob Warner, Gary Towle, Wayne Champeon, Dan Drinon, Edward “Bo” McFarland, Maureen Burchill Cooper, Ted Shiro, Peter Kelley, Denis Clark, Nick Scaccia, Emily Ellis, Marcie Lane Schulenburg, Steve Condon, Ray Bishop, Paul Fortin, Keith Mahaney, Liz Coffin, John Norris, Jack Coyne, Peter Webb and Ed Marchetti.These athletes will receive official recognition August 23 in Bangor. Latest Posts Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all)last_img read more

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