Credit Union CEO Pleads Guilty to $1 Million Theft

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A 30-year president/CEO of a failed Louisiana credit union, who created fake loans and coded those accounts so no statements would be generated, pleaded guilty last week in U.S. District Court in New Orleans to stealing more than $1 million.Jacqueline Ray, 60, of Biloxi, Miss., admitted in court documents she carried out a fraudulent scheme from 2007 to May 2013 by creating 149 bogus loans and 71 fictitious member accounts at the Ochsner Clinic Federal Credit Union. Nearly all of the bogus member accounts were connected to at least two fake loans. continue reading »last_img read more

Molly Maguire’s Opens Its Doors Just In Time For St. Pat’s

first_imgRUMSON — Mike and Kathy Maguire like to kid each other that they have another child. That child—their sixth, in fact—is their new restaurant and bar.While the name and the owners are new, the location it occupies has a long history in the borough as a comfortable, local pub and restaurant.The Maguires are the new owners of Molly Maguire’s Blackpoint Inn, 132 East River Road. The restaurant, which they acquired last October, had its official grand opening last Thursday, and will, the Maguires said, continue to serve traditional Irish fare and be the comfortable spot that patrons have come to expect over the years.Mike Maguire, who works full time as medical sales rep, said recently he had wanted to name one of his children Molly. It is a name he always liked and one he thought would be in keeping with the names of his other children, whose names all begin with M. “But my wife said ‘I will never name my child after a bar,’” Mike explained.The Maquires had been considering starting a business of their own and had looked into a number of possibilities when they heard that the former Murray McGregor’s was available.“We were looking at all different avenues to make something for ourselves and our family,” Kathy Maguire said.“I wasn’t as gung-ho as my husband for a restaurant, she acknowledged. “But I did say it would have to be the perfect place,” and when she saw the location and the community she thought it was “the perfect spot for our family… we would just grow into the place and make our home here.”“That’s exactly what we have here,” she said.And Mike finally got his Molly.Kathy also liked adding the words ‘Black Point Inn’ to the name “Molly Maguire’s” because of the history of the inn and its importance to the area. Before the Maguires took it over, the location had been Murray MacGregor’s Publick House for the last couple of years, before that it was Briody’s, a well-known restaurant and watering hole. Prior to Briody’s the bar/restaurant had been known as the Black Point Inn for many, many years.“We have a lot of older folks come to our restaurant,” she said, “and they come in and say, ‘As a kid I remember it as the Black Point Inn.’ And it’s just nice to hear that people stay in the community.”So much so, she said, that she and Mike are hoping to eventually relocate to the borough, especially given the time they will be spending here.The restaurant will continue the tradition of food and live music at Molly Maguire’s, with an entertainment lineup that includes Pat Guadagno, Dave McCarthy and others. “And that’s what makes this place comfortable,” those traditions, she said. “You can meet your old friends, you can meet new friends and have fun.”Mike and Kathy Maguire are the new owners of Molly Maguire’s in Rumson. They celebrated the grand opening of their new restaurant on Thursday, March 1. The parents of five children, the Maguires joke that their new restaurant is their “sixth child.”last_img read more

Rumson PD Chief Paterson Takes Plunge for Special Olympics

first_imgBy Chris Rotolo |RUMSON – It’s the smiles that have remained vivid in his mind.According to Rumson Police Chief Scott Paterson, the outpouring of pride and joy he’s seen displayed by Special Olympics athletes and their families are what have inspired him to take an active role in fundraising for the organization, an effort he’ll continue on Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Special Olympics New Jersey Polar Plunge in Seaside.“Having the opportunity to meet with some of the families and interact with the Olympians over the years, you begin to understand what it means to them to be able to compete, and just how important the Special Olympics really are,” Patterson said of the organization, which is the world’s largest sports institution for children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.“Seeing the smiles on their faces and how much these kids get out of the experience, not to mention how far the money raised really goes, it’s incredibly rewarding to be able to use your platform to do good for others,” he said.Paterson will almost certainly have those ear-to-ear smiles on his mind come the end of February, as his own grin is sure to fade once he takes a dip into New Jersey’s frigid coastal waters. But it’s a price he’s willing to pay for a cause near and dear to his heart.“The Polar Plunge is something that has helped us create some momentum, in terms of generating awareness and fundraising for an incredible organization and the athletes and families they serve,” Paterson said of Seaside Polar Bear Plunge, which will enter its 25th year at the 2018 event.In 2016 Patterson set a fundraising goal of $10,000, but two years later that momentum has allowed the chief to collect nearly $21,000 in donations through an online fundraising campaign with more than a month to go before he takes the plunge.“I can’t say enough about the generosity of the people of Rumson. They’ve been unbelievable,” Paterson said. “I could not have raised this much money so far if not for their generosity. It speaks volumes about the type of people we have living in our community.”OTHER LOCAL GROUPS TAKE ACTIONPaterson currently stands as the top individual fundraiser for the Special Olympics New Jersey Polar Plunge in Seaside, while the leading fundraising group is another local entity in the Little Silver Crocs.A group of softball friends who played under the name Little Silver Crocs banded together 15 years ago to support Special Olympics New Jersey by way of the Polar Plunge in Seaside, and since that inaugural plunge the outfit has grown to more than 50 members.Currently the Little Silver Crocs have raised nearly $44,000 this year, and are closing in on the $1 million mark in total funds raised since the group’s initial plunge.The Bayshore Shrinky Dinks are another local organization doing their part for Special Olympics New Jersey, as the team has moved into fourth place in total funds raised.This collection of firemen, police officers and friends from the Bayshore area have raised more than $12,000 in support of the cause.To help support any of the Special Olympics with an online donation, look for their names at the fundraising website.last_img read more

Child Brain Development & Trauma

first_imgBy Rachel Dorman, MS & Kacy Mixon, PhD, LMFT[Flickr, Aiden happily playing by Mike Porcenaluk, CC BY-ND 2.0] Retrieved on September 23, 2015A child’s brain is rapidly developing from birth through the first few years of age. In fact, during this time period the right brain is in a critical stage of development and is highly susceptible to negative impacts brought about by relational trauma [1]. Relational trauma typically involves experiencing family violence, sexual abuse, chronic illness or family separation [2]. Today’s post highlights the findings of Dr. Allen N. Schore, clinical faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. In his recently published work (2013) Dr. Schore discusses previous research regarding the impacts of relational trauma on children’s brain development and how children are able to regulate the stress of trauma.Dr. Schore (2013) explains that a child’s right brain, including the limbic system  and cortical system, is rapidly growing during the first few years of life. Consistent caregiving is needed for a child to develop normal attachment which helps foster healthy right brain development. When a child endures relational trauma from the primary caregiver during these years there is a probability of impacting the child’s brain development.Dr. Schore poses that trauma occurring between the caregiver and child ruptures the child’s attachment, causing the relationship to be unpredictable for the child. When relational traumas occur for children, one short-term effect that can be found is hyperarousal, or frantic distress. This can cause the brain to secrete a major stress hormone, corticotrophin-releasing factor (CRF) which leads to elevated heart rate, respiration, and crying followed by screaming. As the relational trauma continues to occur and a pattern is set, children tend to show signs of disassociation and hypo-arousal, (low arousal) which leads to children’s body’s shutting down metabolic activity and the heart rate decreasing. In addition, the child can become immobilized with a non-responsive stare. These stressful events leave an imprint on the stress-sensitive cortical and limbic regions of the brain, which can impact the child’s ability to regulate stress later in life.Professionals working with military families can benefit from understanding the impacts of relational traumas on children’s brain development. It is critical to be aware of the signs and damaging impact of relational trauma in young children not only to advocate for healthy home environments but also to help prevent children’s exposure to future relational trauma. Knowing the risks and being able to identify a child in distress could have a lifelong impact on their brain development.References[1] Schore, A. (2013). Relational trauma, brain development, and dissociation. In Ford, J., & Courtois, C. (Eds.), Treating complex traumatic stress disorders in children and adolescents (3-23). New York, NY: The Guilford Press.[2] “Children and Relational Trauma.” (2004). Ackerman Institute for the Family. Retrieved February 13, 2014.This post was written by Rachel Dorman, M.S. and Kacy Mixon, PhD, LMFT.  Both are members of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more

BJP shakes off its geriatric image, gets ready for 2004 polls with a vibrant new team

first_imgNew hat: M. Venkaiah Naidu, seen above with Atal Bihari Vajpayee, represents a generational shift in the BJPFor most days, the BJP’s 11 Ashoka Road office wears a somnolent look. The trickle of visitors has grown thinner in recent years and the damp, humid rooms at the back of the,New hat: M. Venkaiah Naidu, seen above with Atal Bihari Vajpayee, represents a generational shift in the BJPFor most days, the BJP’s 11 Ashoka Road office wears a somnolent look. The trickle of visitors has grown thinner in recent years and the damp, humid rooms at the back of the building are occupied by anonymous figures who spend time gossiping or reading newspapers. On July 1, the atmosphere was transformed. There were surging crowds and the string of BJP leaders and ministers seemed endless. After a protracted and bitter struggle, 72-year-old Jana Krishnamurthy grudgingly allowed a change he had long resisted and stepped down. The new president, 53-year-old former rural development minister M. Venkaiah Naidu, represents a generational shift. He is one of the younger leaders who were handpicked by L.K. Advani during the Ram temple movement. The installation of Naidu as party president saw Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee visiting the party headquarters after a long time. Immediately after, Naidu got down to business. He has announced that there will be “live contact” between the party and the Government. He is trying to address a problem that has dogged party-Government relations almost from the day the NDA Government was formed. Under Kushabhau Thakre, the party became a passive appendage of the Vajpayee Government; and under Krishnamurthy, it retreated into irrelevance, its office-bearers being people of no political standing. New hat: Arun Jaitley with mentor L.K. AdvaniThat a change of style is imminent became clear last week when the newly appointed spokesman, former law minister Arun Jaitley, endeared himself to the faithful by hitting out at the National Human Rights Commission’s interference in Gujarat politics. Jaitley’s robust defence of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was in sharp contrast to the PMO’s squeamishness on the issue. The party, it was clear, would maintain an identity distinct from the Government, though not in conflict with it. The new look BJP team is certain to bear the stamp of Advani. Apart from Jaitley, it is likely to include former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Rajnath Singh, RSS veteran and Rajya Sabha member Bal Apte and former minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi. RSS appointee Sanjay Joshi will, of course, continue. With the deputy prime minister agreeing to devote more time for party work, the countdown to the general elections in 2004 has well and truly begun. Naidu told INDIA TODAY that there would be “quick changes” in the organisation and said he was looking for leaders with “ability and mobility”. This means that the BJP president’s effort will be aimed at weeding out greying, anonymous people who hold key organisational posts in Delhi and in the states. Ever since the tenure of Thakre, an old-time pracharak, organisational appointments in the BJP have been ruled by a strange doctrine of seniority that bore no relation to performance. OTHER CHANGES IN THE OFFINGHer backward caste appeal and populism could see her being projected as the BJP’s choice in Madhya Pradesh. UMA BHARATI Sports ministerHaving barely escaped being dropped from the Cabinet, he may be packed off as chief of the Karnataka unit shortly. ANANTH KUMAR Urban development ministerIf Bhairon Singh Shekhawat becomes vicepresident of India, she will be designated his successor in Rajasthan. VASUNDHA RARAJE Minister of state for small industriesNow the emphasis will be on drive and energy. Among the early casualties of this shift may be Delhi BJP chief Mange Ram Garg and Chhattisgarh state chief Lakhi Ram Agarwal. In addition, Union ministers Uma Bharti and Vasundhara Raje may be shifted to Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, in time for next year’s assembly polls. In time, Urban Development Minister Ananth Kumar may head back to Karnataka. What is planned is a grand overhaul, much more radical than the one Vajpayee attempted but failed to execute in the Government. The BJP can now be expected to aggressively target the Congress. Till now, BJP office bearers took umbrage at any minister making a political statement. Naidu’s statement that he intends to carry “the BJP flag in one hand and the NDA agenda in the other” seems to reflect the new priorities that have been set out. Advani’s rising profile has led opposition parties to predict that the BJP is bound to veer more sharply towards right of centre politics. Advani categorically points out that “there is no question of returning to the BJP agenda”, but does make the point that no partner in the NDA should be expected to be diffident or apologetic about its identity. This, however, does not amount to any endorsement of the VHP line, he stresses. Indeed, the idea is to isolate the VHP by allowing the BJP to reclaim some of its political aggression and anti-Congress thunder. At the same time, efforts are on to steer yesterday’s Hindutva hardliners into more politically acceptable directions. A case in point is the appointment of Bajrang Dal founder and Faizabad MP Vinay Katiyar as the party chief in Uttar Pradesh. Katiyar was not chosen for his pro-temple stand but because he combined a political approach with the right caste label – he is a Kurmi.Yet the Hindutva issue is bound to be raked up when Gujarat goes to polls later in the year. This will need skilful handling on the part of the BJP. In recent years, the task of incorporating elements of Hindutva which are central to the party’s identity had taken a backseat. This was partly because BJP office bearers, including party spokespersons, simply did not connect with the cadre. To restore the links, Naidu is expected to tour the various units of the party across the country. This is not an unusual routine for the frequent flyer. He and his team have to produce a feelgood factor about the Government. Now that the Vajpayee regime has completed roughly half its term, this is not going to be an easy job.advertisementadvertisementDespite the danger of the current euphoria dying down, the new BJP team may succeed in reducing the odds stacked against the party. Yet, in the final analysis, the party can succeed if its own Government is seen to be effective. That is something which is beyond Naidu’s control.last_img read more

Sunil Narine reported for suspect bowling action during CLT20 tie

first_imgThe officials have expressed their suspicion about Sunil Narine’s quicker deliveriesWest Indies mystery spinner Sunil Narine has Monday been reported for suspect bowling action during a Champions League T20 match between KKR and Dolphins, yesterday in what turned out to be another ICC crackdown on chucking.The CLT20 organizing committee issued a media advisory late Monday night, confirming the development, that on-field umpires Anil Chaudhary and Chettihody Shamshuddin along with third umpire Kumar Dharmasena have expressed their suspicion about the quicker delivery bowled by Narine.”Mr Narine was reported by on-field umpires Anil Chaudhary and Chettithody Shamshuddin, along with third umpire Kumar Dharamsena at the conclusion of the match. The report specifically relates to the quicker ball bowled by Mr. Narine,” the press release states.”Under the CLT20 Suspected Illegal Bowling Action policy, Mr. Narine may request an Official Assessment from the BCCI Suspect Bowling Action Committee. Mr. Narine has been placed on the warning list and may continue to be selected to play and bowl for his team in a match,” the release further stated.However if Narine is reported again for the same problem, he will be debarred from bowling further in the Champions League T20 although he can play as batsman.”Under the CLT20 Suspected Illegal Bowling Action policy, if a player receives a report while on the warning list, the player shall be suspended from bowling for the remainder of the tournament and from bowling in any matches organised by the BCCI until such date as he is cleared.advertisement”A player suspended from bowling may continue to be selected to play in matches, however he will not be entitled to bowl.”Narine has been KKR’s primary weapon over the past four seasons and has helped the franchise co-owned by Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan to win two IPL titles in last three He is also on top of wicket-takers list with 11 scalps to his credit in the current edition of CLT20.The ICC has instructed the on-field umpires to be vigilant about suspected chuckers with Pakistan’s off-spinner Saeed Ajmal already suspended from bowling in competitive cricket. In this tournament, two Lahore Lions bowlers Adnan Rasool and Mohammed Hafeez have been reported for suspect actions.last_img read more

The Playoff Foursome That Would Be The Best For College Football

first_imgCollege Football playoff bracket.college football playoff field CFB PlayoffTwitter/PlayoffWe’re just four days away from the College Football Playoff field being announced, but per usual, nothing is even close to set in stone. The current field – Clemson, Alabama, Oklahoma and Iowa – is bound to change, given the list of conference championship games to be played this Saturday.Obviously, the television networks have their favorites – they’d love to see Alabama stay in the field and have Ohio State sneak in. The bigger the fan bases, the more money they’ll make. Plus, Nick Saban and Urban Meyer are the best two coaches in the game.But that doesn’t necessarily mean that it would be good for the sport, long-term. We’ve gone through and picked out the playoff foursome (one that is possible this year) that we believe would be the best for college football, long-term. You’ll be surprised to see which teams are included.Get Started: No. 4 – Iowa >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7last_img read more

ROM FACES METOO HEADON WITH ARTISTIC BALANCING ACT

first_imgThe Royal Ontario Museum has hurried together a summertime display devoted to the #MeToo movement to coincide with a photography exhibition by an artist accused of sexual assault.The ROM will announce on Friday that Modernism on the Ganges: Raghubir Singh Photographs will open July 21 and will be accompanied by a free exhibit titled #MeToo and the Arts. A tricky balancing act between showing a controversial artist and acknowledging his accuser, the approach is a marked contrast to institutions that have simply cancelled programming in the face of #MeToo allegations.The Toronto museum had yet to publicly announce the Singh show, which was the subject of an art performance and protest by the Brooklyn-based artist Jaishri Abichandani when it made its debut at the Metropolitan Museum’s Met Breuer satellite location in New York last year. Singh, a prominent émigré photographer, was well-known through art books filled with colour images of Indian life. He is acclaimed for successfully introducing colour to street photography at a time when Western photographers felt it cheapened the documentary value of the work. He died in 1999 at 56. Advertisement Man Diving, one of the photos in the exhibit Modernism on the Ganges. Login/Register With: Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

Different perspectives Trudeau adamant pipeline to BC will be built

first_imgAsked if Notley’s move will spur the federal government to get more aggressive on the project, Trudeau repeated that the pipeline will be built.“What I have been very clear about is that this project is in the national interest and it will get built,” he said in Regina. “The role of the federal government is to watch out and ensure that the national interest is always protected and promoted. That is what I will continue to do. We will continue to ensure that we are protecting the environment while growing the economy and working across the country to ensure the projects that are in the national interest – like the Kinder Morgan pipeline – move forward.”Notley said Thursday that Alberta’s key focus is to get people’s attention about what is at stake. She said the pipeline is economically vital to the province and to the rest of Canada, and the country is already forgoing thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in lost revenue due to pipeline bottlenecks.The Trudeau government approved the Kinder Morgan project in 2016, but the pipeline has since faced permit fights and challenges from the B.C. government. The $7.9-billion expansion would triple the amount of Alberta crude going from Edmonton to the port in Burnaby. REGINA, S.K. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the dispute between B.C. and Alberta over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion isn’t the first time provinces have disagreed on a project.Trudeau says there have been many times where provinces have taken what he calls “different perspectives” on a proposal. He says it’s important that the federal government show leadership to make sure the national interest is served.Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is threatening to expand a fight with B.C. over Kinder Morgan’s pipeline by reducing the amount of oil her province ships. The pipeline dispute began earlier this year when B.C. said it would not allow increased bitumen shipments until it could do more research on pipeline safety and spill response.last_img read more

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