Nismo Club Wed, 21 Sep 2022 23:50:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Nismo Club 32 32 Myths You Should Stop Believing About Pregnancy Wed, 21 Sep 2022 20:47:00 +0000

According to a study by the US National Sleep Foundation, almost 80% of pregnant women do not sleep well (via Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences).

Your growing uterus, hormonal changes, nighttime hunger and nausea often make it harder to sleep (via Medical News Today).

The Sleep Foundation recommends pregnant women curl their legs and sleep on their left side to ensure optimal blood circulation throughout the body. However, if sleeping on the right side isn’t optimal, it’s fine. Extra pillows, especially between your knees, help relieve pain and make side sleeping more comfortable.

If you sleep on your back, your uterus can block veins and interfere with blood flow. Plus, your growing belly will make sleeping uncomfortable, says the Sleep Foundation.

However, two studies, one in 2018 and one in 2019, offer conflicting results on whether or not a particular sleeping position is necessary during pregnancy. The 2018 study was published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine and found that women who refrained from sleeping on their backs, especially in late pregnancy, provided health benefits for both mother and child. child without interfering with women’s sleep duration or quality. of their sleep.

Dr. Robert M. Silver of the University of Utah School of Medicine published a study funded by the NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The analysis found that “back or side sleeping during the 30th week of pregnancy does not appear to increase the risk of stillbirth, reduced birth size, or high blood pressure disorders during pregnancy.”

New York Attorney General Letitia James to announce findings of Trump Organization tax evasion investigation Wed, 21 Sep 2022 15:25:50 +0000

NEW YORK (WABC) — New York Attorney General Letitia James plans to announce the findings of the Trump Organization fraud investigation on Wednesday.

James previously said his office uncovered evidence that former President Donald Trump’s company was using “fraudulent or misleading” asset valuations for tax advantages.

“Thus far, in our investigation, we have uncovered significant evidence that suggests that Donald J. Trump and the Trump Organization falsely and fraudulently valued multiple assets and misrepresented those values ​​to financial institutions for economic gain,” a- she said in January.

Throughout the 3-year investigation, ‘significant’ evidence has come to light that the company deceived lenders and tax authorities about the value of assets such as golf courses and skyscrapers , according to James’ office.

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The Trump Organization even went so far as to exaggerate the size of Trump’s Manhattan penthouse by saying it was nearly three times its actual size, a discrepancy that makes a difference in value of about $200 million, according to the attorney general’s office.

James’ office said the Trump Organization had carried out these fraudulent practices for more than a decade, all in the name of appearances.

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Trump has denied the allegations, calling James’ investigation ‘racist’ and a politically motivated ‘witch hunt’, and his lawyers say James is using his civilian investigation to gather information that could be used against the former president. in a separate investigation led by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Trump against James that claimed the attorney general was targeting him for political reasons.

During a hearing for Trump’s trial, attorney for James’ office said that “there has clearly been a substantial amount of accumulated evidence that could support the filing of enforcement proceedings,” although a final decision on whether to file such an action has not been made.

In May, the attorney general said his office was nearing the end of the investigation and the former president’s deposition was one of the few remaining exhibits.

James filed a lawsuit in August seeking to force Trump and his two eldest children to comply with subpoenas for their testimony.

And although Trump finally testified in August, he pleaded for the Fifth Amendment hundreds of times during the deposition.

Trump announced in a statement that he “refused to answer questions about the rights and privileges granted to every citizen under the Constitution of the United States.”

“I once asked, ‘If you’re innocent, why are you accepting the Fifth Amendment? Now I know the answer to that question,” the statement read. “When your family, your business and everyone in your orbit became the targets of a politically unfounded witch hunt backed by lawyers, prosecutors and the fake media, you have no choice.”

Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. also provided depositions, but it’s unclear whether either pleaded the fifth.

Eric Trump pleaded the Fifth more than 500 times during a deposition in the same investigation in 2020, according to court documents.

Once his findings are complete, the attorney general could decide whether to take legal action against Trump, his company, or both. The attorney general could also seek a ban on Trump and his company from engaging in certain types of activities.

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Why Emporia State laid off 33 employees Wed, 21 Sep 2022 07:09:29 +0000

Around 1:00 p.m. last Thursday, Dan Colson’s phone rang. The tenured professor of English at Emporia State University answered the call and was asked to report to an off-campus building owned by the university at 2 p.m. Little information was provided about the meeting.

With threats of job cuts in the air, Colson already sensed what was coming. When he arrived, Colson said, Emporia State administrators reading a script fired him. Suddenly, after 11 years at ESU, Colson was no longer a tenured professor, even though he and others will remain on the payroll and in the classroom until the end of the academic year.

Across campus, other Emporia State employees awaited a similar fate.

At 2 p.m., Max McCoy’s phone rang. The tenured journalism professor was asked to report to the same off-campus building at 3:00 p.m. McCoy’s experience mirrored Colson’s: He was fired by administrators reading a script with no explanation beyond a series of bullet points related to a workforce management. strategy.

This process played out repeatedly last Thursday and Friday as the depth of the recently approved workforce management strategy became apparent to employees who opposed the policy, who some say killed tenure in Kansas public higher education.

“A lot of teachers were crying. There were tears; there were expressions of sympathy and loss,” McCoy said. “It was a bit like attending a funeral in the department.”

But for struggling Emporia State, administrators see the cuts — 33 in all — as a path to viability. With enrollment declining and finances shrinking, officials believe the cuts will allow them to reinvest the cost savings back into the university, though details of those specific efforts have yet to be released.

The workforce management plan

The cuts at Emporia State have been a long time coming. In January, a university leadership team began thinking about how to address the financial and enrollment challenges facing the university. Then, in May, the Kansas Board of Regents extended a workforce management policy it had introduced during the coronavirus pandemic to allow cash-strapped state institutions to quickly lay off workers. employees. Suddenly, ESU leadership had a new mechanism to cut jobs, pending approval from the Kansas Board of Regents, which approved the plan on Sept. 14.

(The Kansas Board of Regents did not respond to a list of questions sent by Inside Higher Education.)

The workforce management policy initially had an implementation deadline of July 2021, which the regents scrapped in May. The policy, which is due to expire in December, states that “any employee of a state university, including a tenured faculty member, may be suspended, terminated, or terminated by their respective university.” The policy requires approval from the Kansas Board of Regents, which Emporia State received last week.

But Emporia State employees said Inside Higher Education that they had little notice of what was to come and had almost no time to comment before the plan was approved. ESU officials announced their intention to use the policy to eliminate an undetermined number of positions on September 7, with feedback from employees expected the morning of September 12.

“We held an emergency meeting of the Faculty Senate on [Sept. 9]; we passed a resolution reaffirming our beliefs in tenure and shared governance. This framework is an affront to both,” Colson said. “In addition, the Faculty Senate Executive Committee drafted a longer document addressing several issues related to both the process and the document itself. If I understand correctly, based on these comments, only one point has been removed from the scope. »

Critics also find fault with an appeals process, which lacks an element of discovery and which they consider rushed and inadequate. While terminated professors will stay on until the end of the academic year and receive a three-month severance package, they also note a stipulation that allows the university to put them on administrative leave or terminate them early, which they believe could be abused by officials.

The framework, as it currently stands, lists nine bullet points that can be used to terminate any ESU employee between September 14, when the Regents approved the use of the policy at ESU, and September 31. December, when it expires.

According to a copy of the framework provided by Emporia State, employees can be suspended or terminated based on a number of factors, such as “low enrollment; cost of operations; reduced revenue from specific departments or schools; current or future market considerations as to the need for a program or service; the restructuring of a program, department or school deemed necessary by the university; resource realignment; performance evaluations; teaching and research productivity; low service productivity.

Colson says the plan didn’t really change based on employee feedback.

“The comments from the professors were, I guess, a hoop that they thought they had to jump through before ending more than two dozen tenure lines and tenured professors,” Colson said.

Brent Thomas, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a member of the leadership team that moved the framework forward, notes that concessions have been made: A bullet point on employee conduct was removed following comments teachers.

But that change isn’t enough to appease faculty who see the implementation of the Workforce Management Policy as a mechanism to end tenure in Kansas’ public higher education.

“I know the university says they are not suspending the term. But hey, that’s what this plan does when you can summarily fire a tenured faculty member without having to go through any process other than saying, “Hey, you’re fired.” It effectively suspends tenure and academic freedom,” said McCoy, who has worked at Emporia State for 16 years.

The ESU leadership disputed the idea that they ended their term. Officials are more concerned about why the workforce management policy was even needed.

“The university has been experiencing declining enrollment, particularly in our on-campus population, for a number of years. Our financial situation has been deteriorating for several years. In the past, the university has chosen not to make difficult strategic choices and has chosen to move forward. And as a result of these past decisions, time is running out,” Thomas said. “We have very serious financial challenges in our future and in the not so distant future.”

The current cuts, according to Thomas, will avoid deeper cuts in the years to come.

“We had to do some things that we would have preferred not to do in a way that we would have preferred not to do due to the financial realities ahead,” Thomas said. “If we don’t act quickly and decisively, we risk wiping out many more people in the very near future.”

Employees also questioned whether the cuts were necessary, arguing that there are better ways to manage a workforce that give them more of a voice in the process.

Gary Wyatt, associate provost, dean of ESU’s honors college and member of the leadership team that advanced workforce management policy, said he understands the criticisms of faculty at respect to the cuts but maintains that the time to collaborate on an alternative solution has passed.

“I think [these cuts] could have been avoided two or three years ago, if political decisions had been made then about vacancies that had become vacant, decisions to shift resources to strengthen some programs and not others. So the faculty, from my perspective, are right, but these decisions should have been made at least two or three years ago,” Wyatt said.

Although employees have strongly criticized the short window for feedback, officials say the timing has been chosen to help those who lose their jobs get started on a new job search as soon as possible.

“The university labor market has a certain cycle, and the labor market is not always good, especially now. Any delay in making these decisions and notifying affected employees would have been notified later. And the later we leave, the less time they have to research and apply for other opportunities,” Thomas said. “So we really felt that in many ways moving quickly allowed our faculty to be as informed as possible in a tough job market where they would have the maximum amount of time possible to find work. other job opportunities.”

The future of post-cuts

The concerns cited by officials are not unique to ESU. Many other regional public universities face some of the same challenges with declining enrollment and shrinking finances.

While officials aren’t yet willing to share specifics, they say the deep cuts at Emporia State have a purpose, and they promise to reinvest the savings in a way that improves long-term institutional sustainability.

Critics are not convinced.

Colson said the plan reflected “right-wing fantasies about what higher education should be,” with cuts to liberal arts and sciences, which are often questioned by conservatives.

“I don’t believe it’s an economic solution, I believe it’s an ideological reorganization,” he said. “I think the people fired were a combination of things our current administration doesn’t like and people who challenged our administration. If you look at the list of those fired, it includes most outspoken people on campus, including just about every faculty member who has been quoted in local media recently about the executive.

Colson and others have also questioned the qualifications of ESU President Ken Hush — he is the only Kansas public college president without an advanced degree — and his ties to the corporate world, where he worked for Koch Industries, owned by Charles and David Koch, which contributed extensively to conservative and libertarian causes (David Koch died in 2019).

ESU officials said the idea emerged from a leadership team facilitated by Hush, but described it as a long-standing group effort. The cuts have run their course, they say, and now Emporia State can expect a reinvestment of resources, with details to be released soon.

“It’s perhaps understandable that people see this as just a cutting exercise, but it’s different from what we’ve done in the past. Because in the past we’ve made cuts to balance the checkbook, so we don’t overspend the dollars that we actually have,” Thomas said. “But when we make those cuts, the money is gone. What we’re doing now is different in that we’re being proactive in trying to make some of those tough decisions and then reinvesting the savings in a more strategic way that will help the university to be more sustainable and a better institution.

Civil rights group files first lawsuit against DeSantis over ‘illegal’ migrant flights Tue, 20 Sep 2022 22:55:41 +0000

“No human being should be used as a political pawn in the highly polarized national debate on immigration,” said Iván Espinoza-Madrigal, executive director of Lawyers for Civil Rights, which provides free legal assistance to migrants who have landed. at Martha’s Vineyard. in a report.

The lawsuit represents the first legal action against DeSantis regarding the transport of migrants last Wednesday from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard. Some Democrats, including California Governor Gavin Newsom, called on the Justice Department to investigate the Florida governor over the thefts, but the DOJ took no action.

Democrats expressed outrage over the transportation and called it a political stunt with no regard for asylum seekers, while Republicans praised DeSantis, saying he drew attention to border policies of the Biden administration. Texas GOP Governor Greg Abbott also ferried thousands of migrants from the southern border to Chicago, New York and Washington, where they filled the city’s shelters.

The DeSantis administration did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The 35-page lawsuit filed in US District Court in Boston offers one of the most detailed accounts yet of how around 50 migrants ended up on two planes that unexpectedly landed at Martha’s Vineyard last week. last, and the trauma their new lawyers say they suffered. their ordeal and to be propelled to the center of the national debate on immigration.

The plaintiffs include three Venezuelan migrants who boarded planes for Martha’s Vineyard with their family members as well as Alianza Americas, a Chicago-based advocacy group for Latino immigrant communities.

The complaint alleges that people working for DeSantis were “loitering the streets outside a migrant shelter in Texas and other similar locations, pretending to be good Samaritans offering humanitarian aid,” including cards- $10 McDonalds gifts and free hotels while making “false promises and misrepresentations”. of job, housing and educational opportunities awaiting migrants in Boston or Washington, D.C.

They were also reportedly told that they would receive assistance with their immigration process at their final destination and that they were “intentionally sequestered” before leaving Texas “so that they could not discuss the arrangement”. and that migrants “were less likely to leave or change their minds.”

Instead, the migrants were flown to Martha’s Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts, where “no one” on the island or “anywhere in Massachusetts” knew they were coming. They were given pamphlets “eliminating the language” of the state’s refugee resettlement program – which the lawsuit argues none of the migrants are eligible for. And the people who recruited the migrants for the flights were “unreachable by phone” after landing in Massachusetts.

“These immigrants, who are seeking appropriate avenues to gain legal immigration status in the United States, have experienced cruelty similar to that which they fled in their home country,” the plaintiffs allege. “The defendants manipulated them, stripped them of their dignity, deprived them of their liberty, bodily autonomy, due process and equal protection under the law, and impermissibly interfered with the control federal government’s exclusive immigration policy in pursuit of an illegal purpose and a personal political agenda.”

Lawyers for Civil Rights has previously called on Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, a Democrat and gubernatorial favorite, and Massachusetts US Attorney Rachael Rollins to open a criminal investigation into the plight of the migrants.

A Texas sheriff did just that on Monday: Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar, an elected Democrat, said that while he couldn’t cite specific laws that might have been broken by relocating migrants, his office will investigate what he called a “human rights abuse.”

DeSantis has continued to defend his actions, saying last week that the migrants boarded the flights voluntarily and were not coerced. He argued that Florida’s Republican-led Legislature approved $12 million to ferry migrants out of state, though Democrats claimed the flights were an inappropriate use of allocated funds.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, also a Republican, told reporters on Tuesday that Salazar had done “the right thing” by opening an investigation into DeSantis’ actions and sending migrants across the country, potentially under false pretences. , is “just a really ugly thing”. do.” But he refrained from directly condemning DeSantis, whom he said he had not spoken to since the migrants landed in Martha’s Vineyard last Wednesday.

“What I would really like to see happen is I would like to see the federal government create an immigration policy that people can understand and people can enforce and people can respect,” Baker said.

Pet of the Week: Charlie | Local Mon, 19 Sep 2022 18:22:00 +0000

Hello, my name is Charlie. I am an adorable, affectionate, acrobatic, playful, sweet, but sometimes scared and stubborn 2 year old cat. I love playing with my humans! I play fetch and I will do aerial flips to catch the toy on a stick. I love to roll forward when being stroked and I love the attention!

I ate specialty food because I get urinary crystals when I eat regular cat food. That’s where my hard head comes in. In my original home, I had another kitty friend and two dog siblings. I got on well with each of them and enjoyed them and their food. (Yes, I swiped the dog food too!) When I ate their food instead of mine, I had urinary issues. When I only eat what I’m supposed to eat… no urinary issues.

My dream house would have no other cats; or if there is…they need their food to be replaced with mine so that I won’t be tempted to eat their “junk food” instead of my healthy food.

I tend to prefer human women to men; and around strangers I turn into a real scary cat. Please also note that I am an indoor cat only. The outside terrifies me, so please don’t try to force me out. I know I’m in trouble, but I know there’s someone out there who will love having me as a furry friend. Please come meet me at the Coconino Humane Association! See some of the other adoptable pets on

Alliance Finance launches its new corporate website and “AFC Hapannu” children’s savings accounts – Adaderana Biz Mon, 19 Sep 2022 02:54:01 +0000

Alliance Finance Company PLC (AFC), Sri Lanka’s oldest Non-Banking Financial Institution (NBFI) and the first company in South Asia to receive the prestigious endorsement of “A Certified Holistic and Sustainable Value-Based Financial Institution” , launched its new corporate website and ‘AFC Hapannu Children’s Savings Accounts’ on 15e September 2022 at the Alliance Finance Auditorium in Rajagiriya, in the presence of the members of the Board of Directors and the General Management of the AFC.

Ms. Tamara Dharmakirti-Herath, President of AFC, graced the ceremony as guest of honour.
Representing the Board of Directors at the event with the Corporation’s senior management. Mr. Ajantha Kumara, Commercial Director of AFC, welcomed the guests to the event.

The event kicked off with the introduction of AFC’s new corporate website –, in line with one of the company’s main goals of driving innovation and change. The website includes information about the company, investor relations, products and services, and sustainable activities. The President, CEO and Deputy CEO of AFC launched the website.

Alliance Finance has won the hearts of loyal and trusted customers throughout its 65-year history as the first NBFI to establish children’s savings accounts in Sri Lanka. To maintain the momentum and strengthen the product, the Company relaunched the “AFC Hapannu” Children’s Savings Accounts in order to create and reinforce the habit of saving among the country’s future leaders. “AFC Hapannu”, with its attractive interest rates and rewards program, will be available through the 86 Alliance Finance branches located throughout the island. During the launch, the members of the board of directors together with the AGM – Deposits, Ms. Champa Nakandala, presented their new “AFC Hapannu” passbooks to a few children and their parents. Alongside this event, “AFC Hapannu” accounts were simultaneously launched through the AFC branch network throughout the island.

AFC looks forward to continuing its unwavering journey towards a new era in the Sri Lankan financial industry, creating value for various stakeholder groups while focusing on its broader vision of making the world a better place through sustainable finance.

Jordan steps up restrictions on political dissent, Human Rights Watch says Sun, 18 Sep 2022 22:25:00 +0000

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AMMAN, September 18 (Reuters) – Over the past four years, Jordanian authorities have intensified the persecution and harassment of political opponents and ordinary citizens using a series of laws to silence critical voices, Human Rights Watch said. sunday.

Authorities used vague laws to detain, interrogate, and harass journalists, political activists, members of independent political parties and unions, and their family members, and restricted their access to basic rights to stifle dissent politics, the rights group said in a report.

“There is an urgent need to address the downward spiral of rights we are witnessing today in Jordan,” said Lama Fakih, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch.

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“‘Maintaining stability’ can never be a justification for abusing people’s rights and closing the space that every society needs,” Fakih added.

An official source told Reuters the government was studying the report and would respond in detail.

The New York-based rights group said it investigated 30 cases between 2019 and 2022 in which authorities used overly broad criminal defamation provisions to arrest and charge citizens for peacefully expressing political views on social media platforms or at public gatherings.

The Jordanian government has also dissolved independently elected political parties and unions, HRW said.

Dozens of activists have been arrested in recent years for social media comments.

King Abdullah, a staunch US ally, had called on intelligence services to limit their activities to national security and counter-terrorism, in a rebuke to the agency’s pervasive influence in public life.

Politicians say the monarch faces challenges from a conservative establishment to push for broader economic and political reforms.

Jordanian rights activists have previously accused the government of using draconian powers under emergency laws enacted to curb COVID-19 as an excuse to limit civil and political rights.

The government recently said a political parties law recently enacted earlier this year lifted restrictions on peaceful opposition activism and was a step towards greater democratization.

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Lee Cabuti | Obituaries | Sun, 18 Sep 2022 05:00:00 +0000

CHAMPAIGN – Lee Cabutti, 97, of Champaign died on Thursday September 8, 2022 in Mahomet.

He was born on April 5, 1925 in Stiritz, a suburb of Johnston City, the son of John and Maria Cabutti. He married JoAnne Barlow on October 1, 1955 in Herrin. She died three days after him, on September 11, 2022.

Survivors include a son, Mark Cabutti of Muhammad; a daughter-in-law, Gay White Cabutti of Muhammad; two granddaughters, Elise Cabutti of St. Louis and Emma (Austin) Cabutti Barton of Mahomet; and a cousin, Magdeline Dotta of Peoria.

He was predeceased by a son, Mike Cabutti; two sisters, Rose Brock and Lena Marshall; one brother-in-law, Clem Brock; and a cousin, Eddie Dotta.

Lee graduated from Johnston City High School in 1944 where he participated in football, basketball and track and field. He then attended Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, from 1944 to 1948, where he competed in football and basketball. Lee played on two championship football and conference basketball teams – the Corn Bowl football championship team and the fourth-place NAIA basketball team in 1944-45 – and was a member NAIA basketball national champions in 1946-47. He was also president of the senior class and of the Sphinx Club in 1947-48. Lee was named the SIU’s Most Valuable Football Player in 1946.

Lee taught and coached at Herrin from 1948 to 1955, where he was head coach of football, basketball and track and field. In 1954-55, his teams won the first football and basketball conference championships in school history.

He then taught and coached in Champaign from 1956 to 1986. He was an assistant football coach for 10 years, athletic director for 25 years, and head basketball coach for 30 years. Lee’s teams won 538 basketball games, making him the winningest coach in school history. His basketball team won third place in the Illinois State Tournament in 1969. His teams played in the Sweet 16 three times.

Lee was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1974 and received the Buzzy O’Connor Award in 1987 (the highest honor given by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association). The name “Coach Cabutti Court” was placed on the gymnasium floor at Champaign Central High School in 2005. He was also inducted into the Athletic Director’s Hall of Fame in 1986.

Lee also spent 40 summers at National Music Camp in Interlochen, Michigan, the last 30 as director of the High School Boys Division, where he was in charge of 350 high school students from around the world, plus a staff of 35. sports field near the High School Boys Division was named “Lee Cabutti Field” in 2002.

Lee served for six years on the board of the Developmental Services Center in Champaign. He helped add a fundraising banquet and brought in speakers such as Bobby Knight, Whitey Herzog, Steve Fisher, Lou Henson and Bill Geist.

Lee was also active in church work. He was co-chair of a fundraiser to build the Holy Cross Parish Center and led a fundraiser to add eight classrooms to Holy Cross School. Lee was also a Eucharistic minister and usher at the church.

He spent his retirement years working on 5 acres of land west of Champaign selling firewood, apples, peaches, raspberries, blackberries and tomatoes.

Lee also organized a travel group that took trips all over the world. This group now numbers more than 150 people.

He received the “Keys to the City of Champaign” along with his wife, JoAnne, from former Mayor Don Gerard on March 18, 2015, for his volunteerism and service to the community.

The family would like to give special thanks to Bridlebrook Assisted Living in Muhammad, as well as Transitions Hospice, for the exceptional care they provided.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Champaign County Humane Society and/or Transitions Hospice.

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Asia Pacific Islanders and Hawaiians find unity in new organization of civility Sat, 17 Sep 2022 04:43:00 +0000

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) — Besides Honolulu, Las Vegas has the largest population of Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders and a new initiative is empowering and educating them to work together.

“Our Hawaiians, our Pacific Islanders, our natives, our Asian community and Hispanics too to step forward and help people in need,” said Stacen Makaiwi, member of the Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club and director of training for the new global civility initiative.

The goal is simply to connect the API community to talk about important issues ranging from Asian hate crimes to health and wellness.

“We want to create a conversation, especially across different generations, I’m 26, we have elders, we also want to create a conversation,” Makaiwi said.

The organization sets itself some pretty ambitious goals: “With the program we are creating, we are going to move forward and train our various ambassadors or round table within our community if people want to be heard, we have a safe space to do it,” Makaiwi said.

The organization’s goal is simple: “We bring civility to everyone, not just the people and businesses of Hawaii,” Makaiwi said.

In this month of September alone, he said there was still a lot to do. He remembers finding a community in the Hawaiian Civic Club of Las Vegas, Doreen Hall says the city feels like home to many native islanders.

“Through language our language is important…through music…through dance through hula the things we do in our culture are important we know historically and culturally Hawaiians at home include 8 islands main ones, our Kapunas remind us of it, but we call ourselves the ninth island because Vegas imitates Hawaii.

If you want more information about the organization or want to get involved, visit the Hawaiian Civic Club of Las Vegas Facebook page.

Timely Reports Incentive Grants Under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(4) Fri, 16 Sep 2022 20:05:00 +0000

/EIN News/ — SAN CARLOS, Calif., Sept. 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Oportun (Nasdaq: OPRT), a mission-driven fintech company, today announced that on September 10, 2022, it will had granted a total of 330,460 restricted stock units under the Oportun 2021 stock incentive plan to 56 new employees who joined Oportun. These incentive awards have a four-year vesting period and 25% will vest on the first anniversary of the grant date, with the balance vesting in twelve substantially equal quarterly installments thereafter, subject to continued employment. or service up to each acquisition date.

The incentive grants were approved by the Compensation and Leadership Committee of Oportun’s Board of Directors, as required by Nasdaq Rule 5635(c)(4), and were awarded as incentive material for use pursuant to Nasdaq Rule 5635(c)(4). ).

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