first_img Help by sharing this information LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Armed conflictsConflicts of interestCorruptionImprisonedImpunityCitizen-journalistsFreedom of expressionPredatorsViolence News Receive email alerts February 23, 2021 Find out more to go further News Issued yesterday by the general broadcasting authority of the interim Libyan government that is based in the east of the county and is controlled by Gen. Khalifa Haftar, the order accuses the 11 TV channels of “justifying terrorism” and “threatening social peace.”The TV channels named in the order are Libya al Ahrar TV, Panorama TV, Attanasoh TV, Salam TV, Al Wassat Radio and Television, the Arraed Group, Annabaa TV, Febrayer TV,  Al Watan TV, Libyan National Television and Arrasmia TV.“The Libyan media are embroiled in an unprecedented crisis and several have found themselves enlisted willy-nilly into belligerent factions,” said Souhaieb Khayati, the head of RSF’s North Africa desk. “As well as using the media as propaganda tools, the Libyan conflict’s political and military actors are turning into news censors. This latest violation of the public’s right to news and information is just aggravating the national crisis. We call for these bans to be lifted.”Libya is ranked 162nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul Follow the news on Libya July 17, 2019 LIBYA : eleven TV channels banned in eastern Libya Organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the interim government based in Tobruk, in eastern Libya, to explain the order it has issued to municipal governments not to cooperate with 11 TV channels. This ban must be lifted in order to respect the public’s right to information, RSF said. LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Armed conflictsConflicts of interestCorruptionImprisonedImpunityCitizen-journalistsFreedom of expressionPredatorsViolence June 24, 2020 Find out more On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedom RSF_en News News Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrest December 17, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img Receive email alerts Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom News El SalvadorAmericas Organisation Reporters Without Borders has mixed feelings about the guilty verdicts and sentences ranging from four to 30 years in prison that a court in San Salvador passed yesterday on 11 of the 31 people, mainly gang members, who were tried for the September 2009 murder of Franco-Spanish documentary film-maker Christian Poveda .“The sequence of events and the immediate motive seem clear but was a two-day trial sufficient to establish exactly who did what and to shed light on all the unexplained aspects of this case?” Reporters Without Borders said. “Did it reconstruct the entire story of what happened between Poveda and the young people who appeared in his film? And why was there such a big difference between the sentences requested by the prosecutors and those handed down?”The press freedom organization added: “We greet this verdict with a mixture of relief and frustration. It marks a victory in the fight against impunity but as an attempt to establish the truth, it may have been too hasty.”As instigators and perpetrators of Poveda’s murder, alleged gang leaders Luis Roberto “El Tiger” Vásquez Romero and José Alejandro “El Puma” Melara were each sentenced to 30 years in prison while a female associate, Keiry Geraldina Mallorga Álvarez, was given a 20-year sentence on a charge of complicity.Seven alleged gang members – Javier Amilcar Fuentes, Daniel Cabrera Flores, Juan Anastacio Jiménez, José Mateo Cruz, Armando Rivera, Carlos Peraza and Salvador Peraza – and a former policeman, Juan Napoleón Espinoza Pérez, were each sentenced to four years in prison on criminal association charges.The prosecution had requested 50-year jail terms for 30 defendants on charges of aggravated homicide, instigation and conspiracy, and 56 and a half years for Espinoza, the former policeman, on a charge of criminal association. Two other suspects were never found.Unanswered questionsThe testimony given during the two-day trial and reported in the Salvadoran press should be treated with considerable scepticism. Furthermore, the special court began the trial behind closed doors and did not allow journalists to attend until the second day.Poveda was accused of breaking his promise to provide financial help to the members of the “Mara 18” gang in exchange for being allowed to film them for 16 months for his documentary, La Vida Loca. The gang also allegedly felt betrayed when a pirated DVD version of the film began circulating. They claimed that Poveda had promised not to release the film in El Salvador and to edit out a couple of scenes that were compromising for some of the gang’s members.There is no longer any way of establishing whether Poveda really did promise La Vida Loca’s protagonists any financial aid. Claims of this kind are unfortunately often made to discredit a victim. The pirated DVD does not seem to be a credible motive inasmuch as Poveda had no interest in seeing a version of his film circulated and sold without his agreement. Who pirated it and with what purpose are questions that have yet to be answered.These developments clearly undermined the trust that had previously existed between Poveda and the gang members but fail to account for his murder. According to the prosecution, the decision to kill him was taken when Espinoza, who was then a policeman, told the gang that Poveda was acting a police informer against them. But what motive would Espinoza have for telling the gang this? Another unanswered question.According to the testimony given in court during the trial, 15 gang members met in a house on the outskirts of the capital on 25 August 2009 and sentenced Poveda to death in his absence. He was asked to come to a meeting five days later but was out of the country. The sentence was finally carried out on 2 September 2009 in La Campanera, the neighbourhood on the outskirts of the capital where La Vida Loca was filmed.“I have a meeting in La Campanera with four furious crazies,” he told Carole Solive, the film’s producer, and his close friend Alain Mingam, a member of the Reporters Without Borders board, shortly before his death.Despite its reservations about the outcome of this case, Reporters Without Borders is well aware of the difficulty of combating organized crime and rendering justice in such circumstances. Read the report on organized crime that Reporters Without Borders released on 24 February . April 11, 2020 Find out more El SalvadorAmericas Follow the news on El Salvador News to go furthercenter_img RSF_en March 10, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Mixed feelings as court jails 11 people for Franco-Spanish filmmaker’s murder October 7, 2020 Find out more Salvadorean president’s alarming hostility towards independent media News Salvadorean authorities must not obstruct coronavirus coverage News Help by sharing this information June 12, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Pinterest Police and fire service personnel are currently attending a fire at Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry. The entrances to the hospital have been closed to all non-emergency personnelPolice have confirmed that the evacuations of several wards has begun. There are no reports of any injuries at this time.It is thought the fire may have started on the hospital’s roof leading to the collapse of water tanks. Floors 9 and 10 have been effected.The Western Health Trust says that the evacuation is being facilitated by Translink and their bus service.The trust, in a statement, added that  it was “reassuring the public that there are no injuries and the incident is under control”. Facebook Google+ Emergency services tackle fire at Altnagelvin Hospital Pinterest Facebook By News Highland – November 23, 2012 WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp News Twitter Twitter Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Previous articleDrivers urged to exercise caution as temps are set to dipNext articleCalls for public toilets to be installed in Rathmullan News Highland Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+last_img read more

first_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Pinterest Pinterest Google+ By News Highland – December 19, 2018 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Gardaí and emergency services are currently at the scene of a collision after a man was struck by a car in Lisfannon.The crash between the car and a male pedestrian occurred in the Railway Road area at around 5:30pm this evening.Gardai say the extent of the injuries sustained are not yet known.No further information is known at this time. Google+center_img Facebook Twitter Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday December 19thNext articleMickey Harte has concerns over rules News Highland Facebook WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Emergency services at scene after man is hit by car in Lisfannon Homepage BannerNews Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

first_img View post tag: rescues NATO’s HNLMS Evertsen Rescues Omani Flagged Dhow from Pirates View post tag: Evertsen Share this article View post tag: Flagged View post tag: Navy View post tag: Pirates July 2, 2012 View post tag: HNLMScenter_img After a two day hunt in the Gulf of Aden and Arabian Sea, NATO’s flagship HNLMS Evertsen boarded a pirated dhow on June 29 and released seven hijacked Indian and Bangladeshi crew members. The Omani flagged dhow Nebarkad had been hijacked on 20th June off the coast of Oman, and was used by the pirates to attack merchant vessels in the Arabian Sea.The two day operation was the conclusion of a longer period in which a group of suspected pirates used dhows to conduct attacks on merchant vessels throughout the Arabian Sea. On 27th June an alarm call came in from the MV Namrun a Maltese flagged bulk carrier. The captain stated that an unknown dhow had attempted to attack it and shots were fired.After swift consultation with the other maritime forces, including the EU, in the operating area the commander of NATO’s Task Force, Commodore Ben Bekkering, dispatched the Evertsen.The warship covered almost 300 nautical miles in 10 hours to the area north-east of Socotra. Although known positions seemed to indicate the dhow was heading south toward for Somalia, the bad weather caused by strong monsoon winds and a very rough sea, forced her back.After an intensive search, aided by a Japanese Maritime Patrol Aircraft, the Lynx helicopter of Evertsen detected the dhow on Thursday afternoon, as it entered the Yemeni territorial waters. At first light this morning as the dhow headed south towards Somalia HNLMS Evertsen approached the dhow for a boarding. The dhow initially attempted to evade at speed. As the boarding team approached, the hijacked crew jumped overboard. While they were brought to safety, the dhow was secured by Dutch marines who detained seven suspected pirates.Confronted by HNLMS Evertsen, the suspected pirates gave up any attempt at further resistance. “This action proves again that pirates in this region have not yet given up, but multinational and coordinated efforts by all counter-piracy forces works”, states Commander Boots, commanding officer of HNLMS Evertsen.Background Information:NATO has contributed to the international counter piracy effort off the Horn of Africa since December 2008. The mission has expanded from escorting UN and World Food Programme Shipping under Operation Allied Provider and protecting merchant traffic in the Gulf of Aden under Operation Allied Protector. In addition to these activities and as part of the latest mission, Operation Ocean Shield, NATO is working with other international bodies to help develop capacity of countries in the region to tackle piracy on their own.Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 is permanently assigned to NATO. It is a multi-national Naval Group that provides the NATO Alliance with the ability to quickly respond to crisis situations anywhere in the world. A capable, stand-alone task group and one of four standing maritime elements that form a flexible core around which NATO can build a larger force to meet a wide range of missions that will include non-combatant evacuations, consequence management, counter terrorism, crisis response, embargo operations, etc.NATO Allies agreed on 19 March 2012 to extend Operation Ocean Shield for a further two years until the end of 2014.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, July 2, 2012; Image: NATO View post tag: NATO View post tag: Omani View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today NATO’s HNLMS Evertsen Rescues Omani Flagged Dhow from Pirates View post tag: Dhow View post tag: News by topiclast_img read more

first_img Share this article Royal Navy auxiliary ships switch roles in Lesser Antilles View post tag: Royal Navy View post tag: RFA Mounts Bay View post tag: RFA Wave Knight Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today Royal Navy auxiliary ships switch roles in Lesser Antilles Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Mounts Bay took over UK’s North Atlantic patrol duties from RFA Wave Knight during a port visit to the Lesser Antilles port of Fort-de-France in Martinique.Handing over the baton to Mounts Bay, RFA Wave Knight wrapped up a 13 month deployment which has seen the ship sail over 56,000 nautical miles and visit 24 different ports.During her time in the region, alongside her cores responsibilities of providing disaster response and counter narcotics operations, Wave Knight memorably hosted Prince Harry on his “Royal Tour of the Caribbean” in November 2016 and also spent time earlier this year deployed South to the Falkland Islands to provide reassurance to the British overseas territory.The handover itself saw the ship’s humanitarian and disaster response supplies, plus a brand-new Wildcat helicopter, be transferred to Mounts Bay, in anticipation of the challenges the remainder of the hurricane season may bring. By contrast, Wave Knight will return to the UK for upkeep and maintenance before undertaking her next tasking.Reflecting on the deployment for the ship, Wave Knight’s Commanding Officer Simon Herbert said, “This has been a highly successful APT(N) deployment by Wave Knight, which has seen a number of defence activities delivered, including defence engagement, maritime security operations, and local capacity building”.He further added, “This deployment has highlighted the great versatility of Wave Knight and her ship’s company including RFA, RN and Royal Engineer Commandos who have been instrumental in the ship’s successful support to defence engagements across both the APT(N) and APT(S) areas of operation.“We now hand over to Mounts Bay and wish them every success in their future Atlantic Patrol Task North duties”. July 13, 2017last_img read more

first_img By Jon Zimney – March 24, 2020 0 408 Pinterest Facebook Google+ CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Concern about coronavirus exposure at Bremen Boys and Girls Club This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. On Thursday, March 5, 2020, Tennessee’s Department of Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey confirmed the state’s first case of the new coronavirus. (NIAID-RML via AP) A person hospitalized with COVID-19 potentially exposed more than 100 people, mostly children, to the virus at the Bremen Boys and Girls Club on March.The incubation period for the illness is thought to be 14 days, and The South Bend Tribune reported on Monday, March 23, that marked two weeks since the potential exposure and, so far, no one known to have been exposed had reported symptoms.The superintendent of Bremen schools described the patient to the Tribune as a woman in her 40s who is “a wonderful member of the community and that the ordeal has been a struggle for her and her family. Twitter Facebook Pinterest Twitter Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleWinnebago stops production, paying 5,000 workers for 2 weeksNext articleStay-at-Home Orders are in place, and government offices are making changes Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

first_imgNovember 15, 2004 On the Move November 15, 2004 On the Move On the Move Thomas M. Beverly has been appointed as assistant general counsel with the Office of General Counsel for the City of Jacksonville, and works in the General Litigation Department. Beverly may be reached at (904) 630-1836 or [email protected] Agustin (Gus) Corbella and Leslie Dughi joined Greenberg Traurig, LLP, in Tallahassee as governmental affairs professionals. Corbella joined the firm as director in the government affairs practice, and Dughi joined the firm as assistant director. James Goldsmith joined the Orlando office of Akerman Senterfitt as an associate in the corporate practice group. Nancy Stewig joined Bavol Judge, P.A., in Tampa as an associate. Stewig represents corporate entities in medical devices and pharmaceutical products liability litigation. Meredith A. McCall, Keith D. Skorewicz, and Courtenay S. Terrell have joined Bush, Ross, Gardner, Warren & Rudy, P.A., in Tampa. McCall focuses her practice on civil litigation, primarily in community association law. Skorewicz focuses on commercial litigation, general civil litigation, and appeals. Terrell concentrates in the areas of real estate development, real estate finance, commercial leasing, zoning and land use, and corporate transactional issues. Carole Joy Barice joined McGee & Mason, P.A., with offices in Brooksville and Spring Hill, as an associate. Barice focuses in the areas of land use, zoning, regulatory enforcement, local government law, and environmental law. J. Ray Poole has joined the firm of Eraclides, Johns, Hall, Gelman, Eikner & Johannessen, L.L.P. He will represent employers in all areas of labor and employment law. Offices are located at 4811 Atlantic Boulevard, Jacksonville 32207; phone: (904) 306-9955. Jean A. Ryan joined Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur, LLP, in Naples as a partner. Porter focuses in the areas of civil and commercial litigation, employment law, and construction litigation. Rhonda E. Parnell announced the opening of her new law office at 4250 Alafaya Trail, Suite 212-348, Oviedo 32765; phone (407) 306-9078. Parnell has a general practice in family law, adoptions, guardianships, wills and trusts, and juvenile dependency. Sherylle A. O. Gordon and Heui Young Choi joined Clarke Silverglate & Campbell in Miami as associates. Gordon focuses on complex, multi-party commercial and product liability litigation. Choi’s practice areas include employment law, and class action and product liability litigation. Todd R. Legon, S. Daniel Ponce, and Todd A. Fodiman have formed Legon, Ponce & Fodiman, P.A., The firm concentrates on trial law and complex commercial litigation, with offices at 1111 Brickell Ave., Suite 2150, Miami 33131; phone (305) 444-9991. Dennis S. Silver joined Bouldin King, P.A. in an of counsel position. The firm is located at 46 N. Washington Blvd., Suite 7, Sarasota 34236; phone (941) 906-7585. Glenn M. Mednick joined Hodgson Russ, LLP, in Boca Raton, as partner in its estates and trusts practice groups. Mednick focuses primarily in the areas of probate, trust, and guardianship litigation and administration. Mark N. O’Grady joined the trial division of the Office of the Public Defender in Bartow. Additionally, Craig J. Trocino joined the public defender appellate division. Jose I. Concepcion and Gail M. Cheatwood joined the Sebring office’s trial division. Nicholas C. Mohr and Brooke E. Beebe also joined the trial division. Patrick B. Calcutt and Kathleen M. Calcutt of Calcutt & Calcutt, P.A., have relocated their offices to165 5th Avenue NE, St. Petersburg 33701. Kathleen Calcutt practices adoption law. Patrick Calcutt handles criminal defense matters, complex civil litigation, and appeals. Brandon Banks has joined the Orlando office of Akerman Senterfitt as an associate in the litigation group. Ernesto A. Luciano has joined HBO Latin America Group as senior director, corporate legal affairs in Coral Gables. Luciano focuses on corporate, transactional, cable television, international, media and entertainment law. Neville F. Dastoor has become an associate with Zinober & McCrea, and focuses on labor and employment law matters. Hodgson Russ, LLP, with offices at Carnegie Hall Tower, 152 W. 57th Street, announced Arthur J. Roth has become a special consultant to the firm. Stephenie M. Biernacki, Timothy Cerio, Scott R. Lilly, and Michael J. Vitoria of GrayRobinson in Tampa were promoted to shareholders in the firm. Heather R. Ambrose, Christopher M. Garrett, L. Javan Grant, David V. Gubbini, A. Hinton Johnson, Timothy F. May, Matthew G. Mercer, Michelle M. Moore, Robert E. Pinder, Matthew R. Ringler, Anna C. Shea, J. Ellsworth Summers, Jr., Teresa Thornton-Hill, and Amanda Parker Wilhelm have joined Rogers Towers, P.A., with offices in Jacksonville and St. Augustine. Marjorie J. Maginnis joined Michael P. Chase, P.A., forming The Law Offices of Maginnis and Chase. Maginnis concentrates her practice in the areas of employment, administrative, and appellate law. She will practice in the firm’s Palm Beach Gardens office at 800 Village Square Crossing, Suite 109, Palm Beach Gardens 33410. Steven W. Cutler, Lawrence S. Litow, and Daniel A. Zabludowski joined Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP, in Ft. Lauderdale and Miami. Litow concentrates in the areas of banking, real estate, fraud, and probate and trust law. Cutler focuses on developing and implementing state, federal and international tax and estate planning strategies. Zabludowski concentrates on international commercial/business transactions, business structuring, and wealth preservation. Bruce E. Sands joined Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., as an associate in the Ft. Myers office. Sands’ practice will include real estate transactions, business law, and lender law.last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Potato barns inspired the abstract look of the new Parrish Art Museum, the elongated structure with the twin white roofs and pale gray concrete walls sprouting from a field near the Duck Walk Vineyards in Water Mill. The museum, which officially opened in November, could soon blossom into a global destination for contemporary art on the East End.“After a few months of operation, everyone will know where we are!” says museum director Terrie Sultan, a sprightly, energetic woman with short-cropped hair and large, luminous eyes, who’s been a curator of contemporary art at the prestigious Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the director of the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston.LONG AND LEAN: The sleek new Parrish Art Museum has taken root in Water Mill (above) with spacious galleries (right) and a large terrace (below) that is full of possibilities.(All photos courtesy of Parrish Art Museum)At the Parrish, Sultan is busy overseeing preparations for February’s “Family Month,” highlighted by its student art show, which runs from Feb. 2 to March 3 and features work from public and private schools in Riverhead, Southampton, East Hampton, Southold and Brookhaven. An annual tradition, it began when the museum occupied a much smaller, although more ornate building on Jobs Lane in the Village of Southampton. Samuel Longstreth Parrish, a Philadelphia-born, Harvard-educated successful New York lawyer, had built it in 1898 to house his collection of Italian Renaissance paintings and plaster casts of classic sculptures.“His love of Italian art transformed his life,” says Sultan.Parrish wanted his museum to both educate and edify the public. But after he died, the Great Depression hit hard and his heirs could not keep it going, so they gave the building and his collection to the village. The Art Gallery of Southampton, as it was known, languished under benign neglect until the 1950s when the village trustees turned for help to a prominent civic-minded resident, Rebecca Bolling Littlejohn, a very important collector of American art who was then in her 80s.“In a way, they got more than they bargained for,” says Sultan, because Littlejohn changed the focus of the museum, eventually donating 300 pieces from her own collection. “She felt—and rightly so—that the mission and goals of this institution should be more located in the creativity in the area where we are.”But the problem with the Jobs Lane location was always its limited space, some 17,000 square feet—so there was never room to show more than a smattering of its permanent collection, which now numbers 2,700 pieces. The museum’s plans to expand met with local resistance and so the board decided to move.After the 14-acre site in Water Mill was bought in 2005, plans were in place for a cluster of connected art studios that, all told, would cost more than $80 million to construct. But then in 2008, the recession struck—just months after Sultan had taken the Parrish position. And so, like President Barack Obama, Sultan says, “The job I campaigned for is not the one I got.” But she found solace in a sentiment uttered by Obama’s fiery chief of staff (and now Chicago mayor) Rahm Emanuel, who famously said, “Never let a crisis go to waste.”The total square footage was scaled back from 44,000-square feet to its present 34,000-square feet, and the new building wound up costing $26.2 million to complete.“What changed is the envelope,” explains Sultan.Instead of 64 exterior walls, now there are four, yet the basic materials from the more ambitious design—concrete, steel and glass—remain.Making the structure reflect the “vernacular architecture of the area,” as Sultan described it, was one of the goals of the Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron, who drew upon the “long potato barns” in the East End.In many ways, the new Parrish is an amazing space, some 613 feet in length and almost 100 feet wide. At one end is a state-of-the-art theatre with movable seating to accommodate performances, lectures and presentations, plus a 6,000-square foot terrace off the café—perfect for warmer weather—with a view of the nearby vineyard. At the other end is an open office space for the museum staff with large picture windows. A long corridor, called the spine, runs down the middle of the museum, dividing the exhibit spaces, which have an abundance of skylights thanks to the double roofs overhead.“We wanted a building that would make a statement but not get in the way of the art,” she says.On a recent wintery day, the museum echoed with the laughter and voices of kids who’d come there on a field trip.“Look at what they have access to!” exclaims Sultan, proudly. “They don’t have to get on a bus and go for two hours to the city to see great masterworks of art!”The permanent collection spans the 19th century to the present. The museum is currently showcasing the works of William Merritt Chase, the American impressionist, and Eric Fischl, the realist painter. In an exhibit space called “Look Again” stands a large rectangular sculpture of crumpled red car fenders and molded shiny chrome done in 2010 by John Chamberlain, who had a studio on Shelter Island.“This is a place that has inspired generations of creativity, not only in the visual arts,” says Sultan. “There’s a tremendous writers’ community out here, there’s a huge contingent of musicians—both classical and contemporary—there are film people, there are fashion people… So out here you have a community that is unlike any community in the world, and it all comes together with this incredible creativity. And we want to be a part of that!”After the student art exhibit closes, the next special attraction will be a full-scale retrospective—from 1972 to the present—of drawings by Alice Aycock, a major contemporary American sculptor, whose work has been shown in museums and galleries around the world.“She’s known as a sculptor but this woman can draw!” says Sultan with a broad smile.Aycock’s show runs from April 21 to July 14; starting July 21 is an exhibit called “Angels, Demons and Savages: Pollock, Ossorio, Dubuffet,” running through Oct. 27.The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill. For more information, call 631-283-2118 or visit read more

first_imgCommunity financial institutions (FIs) have been compiling data for years. These caches of information contain valuable insights into consumers’ behaviors, potential fraud risks and optimal business strategies. Many times, however, FIs do not have the proper tools or resources in place to make use of their data. As the utilization of data analytics tools rapidly becomes a baseline for competition, more and more FIs are making plans to put their data to use in 2016.Both large and small FIs are turning to data as a means to a competitive edge in the marketplace. The advanced data analytics software available today allows them to do more robust modeling, data manipulation, testing and execution without making a huge investment. Although larger FIs continue to have the upper hand in terms of size and available resources, smaller FIs are catching up. They too are recognizing the necessity of matching advanced technology with highly skilled individuals prepared to evolve their skillsets.Several uses for data analytics tools are particularly attractive to FIs looking to grow their businesses in 2016. The following are just a few examples:Improve the consumer experience: FIs need to know more about their consumers to deliver memorable, personalized and engaging experiences. By gathering consumer data, such as demographic information, purchasing behaviors and online activity, FIs can better tailor promotional materials and product offerings to meet their consumers’ needs. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more