Social unit – Sanshin Zen Community http://sanshinzencommunity.org/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 15:50:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://sanshinzencommunity.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-150x150.png Social unit – Sanshin Zen Community http://sanshinzencommunity.org/ 32 32 Colorado shooting suspect bought gun despite 2021 bomb threat arrest https://sanshinzencommunity.org/colorado-shooting-suspect-bought-gun-despite-2021-bomb-threat-arrest/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 15:50:12 +0000 https://sanshinzencommunity.org/colorado-shooting-suspect-bought-gun-despite-2021-bomb-threat-arrest/ The man suspected of start the fire at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado’s second-largest city over the weekend was previously arrested in an alleged bomb threat incident last year, ABC News has learned. But authorities said it was unclear whether the state’s red flag law could have prevented the mass shootings. According to a press […]]]>

The man suspected of start the fire at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado’s second-largest city over the weekend was previously arrested in an alleged bomb threat incident last year, ABC News has learned. But authorities said it was unclear whether the state’s red flag law could have prevented the mass shootings.

According to a press release posted online last year by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a bomb threat report on Rubicon Drive in the Lorson Ranch neighborhood of Colorado Springs, just south of the city airport in the afternoon of June. Dec. 18, 2021. A woman had called, saying “her son was threatening to harm her with a pipe bomb, multiple weapons and ammunition,” the sheriff’s office said. She was not home at the time and did not know where her son was.

Deputies were dispatched to the woman’s home and realized the suspect – identified as Anderson Lee Aldrich, then 21 – was actually at another residence on Pilgrimage Road, about a mile away. They contacted Aldrich by phone and he “refused to comply with orders to surrender,” the sheriff’s office said.

A tactical support unit was called and about 10 homes in the immediate area were evacuated, while an emergency notification was sent to cellphones of residents within a quarter-mile radius, according to the office of the sheriff.

A crisis bargaining unit was eventually successful in getting Aldrich to comply with orders. He walked through the front door of the home and was taken into custody that evening, officials said. The regional explosives unit then cleared both residences and found no explosive devices, the sheriff’s office said.

Aldrich was incarcerated in the El Paso County Jail on two counts of threatening felony and three counts of first-degree kidnapping, according to the sheriff’s office. KRDO, a subsidiary of Colorado Springs ABC reported the incident at the time.

Aldrich, now 22, reportedly started firing a long gun as soon as he walked into Club Q in Colorado Springs late Saturday night. At least five people were killed and 17 others were injured by gunfire, according to the Colorado Springs Police Department.

Police said “two heroes” confronted Aldrich and fought with him, preventing him from shooting more people. Officers responded to the scene and arrested Aldrich just after midnight, less than six minutes after the first 911 call, police said.

Aldrich was injured in the alleged incident and remains hospitalized. On Monday, he was being held without bond on 10 ‘arrest only’ counts – five counts of first-degree murder and five counts of committing a bias-motivated felony causing bodily harm, according to court records in El Paso County line in Colorado. . Colorado’s Fourth Judicial District Attorney Michael Allen, who serves El Paso and Teller counties, told reporters Monday that those charges “are only preliminary” and subject to change once the formal charges are filed.

The court has sealed the arrest warrant and supporting documents related to Aldrich’s latest arrest. According to the prosecutors’ request, if the files were “released, it could compromise the ongoing investigation”.

Law enforcement officers briefed on the investigation confirmed to ABC News that Aldrich was previously arrested in an alleged bomb threat incident in June 2021, after the El County Sheriff’s Office Paso was alerted that he was in possession of a pipe bomb.

Officials briefed on the investigation told ABC News that the weapon Aldrich allegedly used in Saturday’s shooting was a legally purchased assault rifle and that his 2021 arrest may not have figured during the shooting. background check, as the case does not appear to have gone to trial.

The owner of a 2021 bomb threat speaks out

Colorado Springs resident Leslie Bowman told ABC News she was renting a room from Aldrich’s mother, Laura Voepel, at the time of the June 2021 bomb threat incident. she.

Authorities first went to Voepel’s mother’s home on Rubicon Drive before responding to Bowman’s residence on Pilgrimage Road, according to Bowman.

“[Aldrich] apparently had a run-in with his grandparents and threatened them with a gun,” Bowman told ABC News by phone Sunday. “He left their house, which was less than five minutes from my house, … and is came to my house and Laura let him in. And I know he brought a gun.

Bowman said Aldrich live-streamed a “shocking” video via his mother’s Facebook account from inside Bowman’s home while authorities were outside, showing himself with a gun as well as a helmet and a vest that looked like a bulletproof vest. Security cameras at Bowman’s home also captured Aldrich entering the residence that day and turning himself in to authorities hours later. ABC News has obtained the since-deleted Facebook Live video as well as the aforementioned footage from Bowman’s Ring doorbell camera.

“I was told at the time that there were explosives involved. But I’ve also been told since that there might not be,” she told ABC. News. “I had no follow-up from the police or the prosecutor or anyone about the case after the incident to testify or anything. I just didn’t had no follow-up so I had very little information on what they actually found.

Voepel lived there for about 15 months in total and moved out two days after the incident, according to Bowman.

Last month, on Oct. 18, El Paso County sheriff’s deputies showed up at Bowman’s home to perform a checkup on Voepel, according to Bowman, who said she hadn’t heard back. of Voepel or Aldrich since the alleged bomb threat incident. Last year.

After reading a local news report, Bowman said he learned that the case against Aldrich was dropped in court at an earlier date and the records were sealed.

“I just thought it was really weird,” she told ABC News. “But again, I was like, well, I haven’t heard from these people in over a year, no one has been hurt and [I’m] I’m just going to get on with my life.”

Sunday morning, when Aldrich was identified as the suspect in the nightclub shooting, Bowman said she was “shocked and horrified.”

“It shocked and angered me that this person who did what he did last year, obviously had violent intentions, was released and now five people are dead,” she told ABC News. “I think there are a lot of questions that need to be answered.”

Bowman said the only other incident involving Aldrich’s aggression towards her occurred at her house one night when she was returning from a long car trip and Voepel had complained of a problem with the bathroom.

“I was like, ‘Well, you know, it’s late, I’m exhausted. I’ll have to deal with this tomorrow.’ And her and I kinda got into it,” Bowman recalled. “Andy confronted me and as I was standing in his bedroom door he told me to get out and slammed the door in my face.”

“I just put it down to, you know, a teenager, you know, trying to be aggressive and protect his mom,” she added. “I just let it go and there weren’t really any issues with him after that. You know, just this sort of aggressiveness and everything else was fine until the bomb threat situation. “

Motive ‘has the trappings of a hate crime,’ mayor says

Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers told ABC News the suspect “had considerable ammunition” and “was extremely well armed” when he allegedly entered Club Q. an investigation, Suthers said “he has the trappings of a hate crime.” .”

“But we’re going to have to see what the investigation shows in terms of, you know, social media and things like that to be clear about what exactly the motive was,” the mayor said in an interview Monday.

Club Q co-owner Nic Grzecka told ABC News that Aldrich was a stranger to their long-established locale.

“He has never spent money on a credit card or scanned ID at our company that we know of,” Grzecka said in an interview Sunday. “I think it was a target community for him.”

Authorities refuse to discuss suspect’s criminal history

Although the suspect may not have been known to the LGBTQ nightclub, which has served the Colorado Springs community for two decades, Aldrich was clearly known to local law enforcement. However, Colorado has very strict privacy laws when it comes to cases that have been dismissed. Once dismissed, the cases are sealed and authorities are prohibited from mentioning their existence, which apparently explains why officials were initially not open about Aldrich’s earlier arrest.

ABC News and other news outlets have asked the Colorado court to unseal records relating to Aldrich’s 2021 arrest.

At a Sunday morning news conference, police declined to say whether Aldrich was the same person arrested in the bomb threat incident last year.

The Colorado State Court System announced via Twitter Sunday that “there are no public records available under the name of Anderson Lee Aldrich related to this weekend’s shooting in Colorado Springs, or any other case in Colorado.” A spokesperson for the Colorado Springs District Attorney’s Office did not respond to questions from ABC News other than referring to the tweet from the state court system.

When given details of Aldrich’s previous arrest, El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder told ABC News he could not recall and had no information about the June 2021 incident.

“I have 900 employees, so, you know, 550 sworn [deputies] — it’s the largest county in Colorado,” Elder said by phone Sunday. “I would have no idea.”

Elder also told ABC News he’s not sure if greater Colorado law enforcement red flag law in El Paso County would have made a difference in the shooting at Club Q. The state’s Red Flag Act, which went into effect in 2020, allows loved ones, household members and law enforcement order to ask a judge to order the seizure of a gun owner’s weapons if that owner is considered a risk to himself or others.

“I don’t know anything specific about the shooter, so I don’t know if it would have mattered or not,” Elder said.

When asked if Aldrich should have been allowed to possess weapons after his June 2021 arrest, the Colorado Springs mayor told ABC News that state law “prevents law enforcement from doing this. stage to comment on any previous criminal activity”.

“But I think the district attorney will be going to court today and we can comment on any prior interactions with the police fairly quickly, hopefully in the next few days,” Suthers said during Monday’s interview.

Matt Gutman, Jenna Harrison, Julia Jacobo, Aaron Katersky, Jennifer Leong, Lisette Rodriguez, Kevin Shalvey, Jennifer Watts and ABC News’ Robert Zepeda contributed to this report.

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CUPE representing McMaster teaching assistants declare strike for Monday – Daily News https://sanshinzencommunity.org/cupe-representing-mcmaster-teaching-assistants-declare-strike-for-monday-daily-news/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 05:40:43 +0000 https://sanshinzencommunity.org/cupe-representing-mcmaster-teaching-assistants-declare-strike-for-monday-daily-news/ McMaster is reaching out to students and the university community to let everyone know that CUPE 3906 teaching assistants have declared a strike starting Monday at 7 a.m. CUPE Local 3906, Unit 1 represents approximately 2,900 part-time teaching assistants and research assistants (in lieu of technical assistant appointments). The union said it would set up […]]]>

McMaster is reaching out to students and the university community to let everyone know that CUPE 3906 teaching assistants have declared a strike starting Monday at 7 a.m.

CUPE Local 3906, Unit 1 represents approximately 2,900 part-time teaching assistants and research assistants (in lieu of technical assistant appointments). The union said it would set up picket lines at the university on Monday. The university will remain open and classes are expected to continue as usual. People should expect delays and should allow extra time to access campus.

Information prepared for students, faculty and staff in the event of a strike is available at https://labour-updates.mcmaster.ca/.

This includes information about courses and programs for students, how to get to campus, and the services that will be available at McMaster. Students should go to Avenue to Learn for information specific to each course they are taking.

The provincial mediator facilitated discussions between the two parties on Friday, November 18. The parties agreed that negotiations were at an impasse and CUPE then announced that a strike would begin on Monday.

“Throughout this process, we negotiated in good faith and are disappointed with this outcome,” said Susan Tighe, provost and vice president (academic). “We value our CUPE members and the contributions they make, and believe we are putting a fair deal on the table.

One of the key items on the table is salary. Teaching assistants and research assistants are part-time employees who are also full-time students.

Current hourly wage rate CUPE wage demand Latest University Offer University offer increases benefits
TA and RA – who have at least an undergraduate degree $44.95 15% salary increase over three years

Salary increase of 9.00% over three years

73.29% increase in benefit plans over three years

TA and RA – who do not have an undergraduate degree $26.07 32% salary increase over three years Salary increase of 10.05% over three years

The current living wage rate in Hamilton is $19.05 per hour for full-time work

Most teaching assistants are graduate students, who bring to the roles of teaching assistant and research assistant a minimum of a degree and, in many cases, multiple degrees and additional years research and other academic experiences. They focus much of their work on higher level courses. Teaching assistants and research assistants without an undergraduate degree do not bring the same level of experience and primarily provide first-year course support.

“We went to mediation in hopes of reaching a new collective agreement,” Tighe said. “We don’t want a strike, but we are prepared and put students at the center of our emergency planning. Although the union has decided to strike, we maintain a high level of respect for CUPE members and all of our employees. And we thank people for their patience and for maintaining our sense of community even at such a difficult time. »

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to stay informed and seek up-to-date information on Labor Updates Website the Daily News and the University’s social media channels.

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Nearly half of Meta job cuts were in tech, reorganization underway – executives say https://sanshinzencommunity.org/nearly-half-of-meta-job-cuts-were-in-tech-reorganization-underway-executives-say/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 23:48:45 +0000 https://sanshinzencommunity.org/nearly-half-of-meta-job-cuts-were-in-tech-reorganization-underway-executives-say/ By Paresh Dave OAKLANDCA – Facebook owner Meta Platforms told employees on Friday it would stop developing smart displays and smartwatches and that nearly half of the 11,000 jobs it cut this week as part of unprecedented cost reduction were technology roles. Speaking at a public employee meeting heard by Reuters, Meta executives also said […]]]>

By Paresh Dave

OAKLANDCA – Facebook owner Meta Platforms told employees on Friday it would stop developing smart displays and smartwatches and that nearly half of the 11,000 jobs it cut this week as part of unprecedented cost reduction were technology roles.

Speaking at a public employee meeting heard by Reuters, Meta executives also said they were reorganizing parts of the business, combining a voice and video calling unit with other messaging teams.

Executives said the first mass layoff in the social media company’s 18-year history affected staff at all levels and across all teams, including high performers.

Overall, 54% of those laid off were in business roles and the rest were in technology roles, said Meta human resources chief Lori Goler. Meta’s recruiting team has been cut in half, she said.

Executives said further rounds of job cuts were not expected. But other spending should be cut, they said, noting ongoing reviews of contractors, real estate, IT infrastructure and various products.

CLEVERDEVICESTO CUT

Chief technology officer Andrew Bosworth, who leads the metaverse-oriented Reality Labs division, told staffers that Meta would end its work on Portal smart display devices and its smartwatches.

Meta had decided earlier this year to stop marketing Portal devices, known for their video calling capabilities, to consumers and instead focus on enterprise sales, Bosworth said.

As the economy declined, leaders decided after the summer to make “bigger changes”, he said.

“It was going to take so long and require so much investment to get into the enterprise segment that it seemed like the wrong way to invest your time and money,” Bosworth said.

The portal had not been a major revenue generator and raised privacy concerns from potential users. Meta had yet to unveil any smartwatches.

Bosworth said the smartwatch unit will instead focus on augmented reality glasses. More than half of Reality Labs’ total investment was in augmented reality, he added.

On Friday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg reiterated his apology from Wednesday for having to cut the workforce by 13%, telling employees he hadn’t anticipated Meta’s first drop in revenue.

Meta has been hiring aggressively during the pandemic amid an increase in social media use by stuck-at-home consumers. But business has suffered this year as advertisers and consumers cut spending in the face of soaring costs and rapidly rising interest rates.

The company also faced increased competition from TikTok and lost access to valuable user data that powered its ad targeting systems after Apple made privacy-focused changes to its ad targeting system. operation.

“Revenue trends are just much weaker than I predicted. Again, I was wrong. This was a big planning mistake for the business. I take responsibility for that,” said Zuckerberg.

Going forward, he added, he did not plan to “massively” increase the headcount of the Reality Labs unit.

Meta shares closed 1% higher at $113.02.

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Former Shopko parking lot joins Green Bay sites for affordable housing https://sanshinzencommunity.org/former-shopko-parking-lot-joins-green-bay-sites-for-affordable-housing/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 11:09:23 +0000 https://sanshinzencommunity.org/former-shopko-parking-lot-joins-green-bay-sites-for-affordable-housing/ GREEN BAY – Affordable housing could be the next addition to the evolving West Side business corridor along Military Avenue. A Madison developer is working on plans to build an affordable four-story apartment building in the parking lot of the original Shopko store on Military Avenue. The project has secured state tax credits critical to […]]]>

GREEN BAY – Affordable housing could be the next addition to the evolving West Side business corridor along Military Avenue.

A Madison developer is working on plans to build an affordable four-story apartment building in the parking lot of the original Shopko store on Military Avenue. The project has secured state tax credits critical to affordable housing development and the City of Green Bay plans to review plans for the project next month, although final details continue to take shape.

Bay City Lofts would be located on the northeast corner of the lot at 216 S. Military Ave., the original Shopko store. The 48-unit project received $800,000 in federal housing tax credits from WHEDA earlier this year and would reserve 40 units, or 83% of the project, for low-income households who earn significantly less than the median income of the region.

The developer, Gorman & Co., would partner with Lutheran Social Services, recipients of WHEDA credits, to develop on-site supportive housing services at Bay City Lofts.

Affordable housing is for residents who earn less than a certain percentage of the Green Bay area median income, which is about $82,000 for a household of four. But what level of income is not specified in the available project documents.

The Green Bay Plan Commission was due to consider a zoning application related to the site on Monday, but the application was postponed until the commission’s December 12 meeting.

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NHS boss warns of impact of cost of living on mental health and suicide and urges people to seek help https://sanshinzencommunity.org/nhs-boss-warns-of-impact-of-cost-of-living-on-mental-health-and-suicide-and-urges-people-to-seek-help/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://sanshinzencommunity.org/nhs-boss-warns-of-impact-of-cost-of-living-on-mental-health-and-suicide-and-urges-people-to-seek-help/ One of the oldest NHS figures in the North East have urged people to seek help if the cost of living crisis hits them Mental Health. Samantha Allen, chief executive of the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board (ICB) of the NHS, spoke ahead of a partnership between the NHS and financial support […]]]>

One of the oldest NHS figures in the North East have urged people to seek help if the cost of living crisis hits them Mental Health.

Samantha Allen, chief executive of the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board (ICB) of the NHS, spoke ahead of a partnership between the NHS and financial support organization Money and Pensions Service. Our region’s health officials are keen to highlight the link between money worries and mental health – and have worked to reduce the suicide rate a key target.

Ms Allen – who took up her post at the newly created ICB this summer – said: “Many people are expecting a tough winter, with bills rising and energy costs exploding. We are all worried sometimes money, but if it’s affecting your mental health, please seek help – don’t wait for things to get worse.

Read more: Ministers can order a public inquiry into NHS mental health failings for teenagers in the North East

“Money worries and suicide rate problems often go together, and it makes a big difference if you get help early. The cost of living is a real concern for people, but there’s nothing wrong with asking for help, and there’s plenty of support out there. Healthcare professionals have a major role to play, being aware of the risks and knowing what services can help with money problems. It can be difficult to bring up the subject, but we strive to help colleagues feel able to spot financial issues and discuss them sensitively.”

Along with other NHS leaders, Ms Allen was keen to highlight the free professional help available for those concerned about debt, credit and making ends meet. This precedes Money Talk Week which is an annual event organized by the MPS.

Starting November 7, there will be a week of events designed to help people talk more openly about money. Sarah Murphy, Head of Health, Welfare and Social Protection Systems Strategy at MPS, said: “Open and honest discussions about money help us build financial confidence and resilience to face anything. what the future holds. They also lead to stronger personal relationships and better mental health, while reducing the stress and anxiety that money issues can cause.”

In September, Samantha Allen wrote to energy regulator OFGEM warning of the risks to vulnerable people caused by the cost of living crisis and rising energy bills. She said people were already hospitalized because of the crisis.

The NHS has listed a range of free resources:

  • For debt and spending advice, Money Helper is available at moneyhelper.org.uk and 0800 138 7777. Local councils are also able to provide advice and support.
  • For a helping hand with your mental health, visit nhs.uk/mental-healthspeak with your GP or call NHS 111.
  • The government “breathing space” A program is available for those struggling with debt – it can provide a respite period of up to 60 days.
  • Anyone receiving mental health crisis treatment is eligible for the Mental Health Crisis Breathing Space System, which provides temporary creditor protection, including the freezing of most interests. , fees and debt charges and suspension of most enforcement actions. It lasts the duration of the mental health crisis treatment plus 30 days.
  • Mental health nurses, social workers and other professionals can refer you to specialized mental health and money counseling if they think you are eligible. Visit mentalhealthandmoneyadvice.org for more details.
  • Anyone with energy supply problems could be eligible to be on their suppliers’ “priority service register” – that is, for vulnerable people such as pensioners, people who depend on electricity for medical equipment or who are otherwise vulnerable. Contact your energy supplier about this.

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    Bodycam video released after fatal hospital shooting https://sanshinzencommunity.org/bodycam-video-released-after-fatal-hospital-shooting/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 12:09:00 +0000 https://sanshinzencommunity.org/bodycam-video-released-after-fatal-hospital-shooting/ DALLAS (KTVT) — Dallas police released video on Wednesday of the deadly chaos and violence that erupted inside Dallas Methodist Medical Center last month. A gunman shot and killed two healthcare workers. Authorities call it capital murder. Suspect Nestor Hernandez, seen in surveillance video, entered the labor and delivery unit. GRAPHIC WARNING: The video for […]]]>

    DALLAS (KTVT) — Dallas police released video on Wednesday of the deadly chaos and violence that erupted inside Dallas Methodist Medical Center last month.

    A gunman shot and killed two healthcare workers. Authorities call it capital murder.

    Suspect Nestor Hernandez, seen in surveillance video, entered the labor and delivery unit.

    GRAPHIC WARNING: The video for this story contains content that some may find disturbing.

    GRAPHIC WARNING. Source: KTVT/METHODIST DALLAS MEDICAL CENTER/GHANAWEB.COM/DALLAS POLICE DEPARTMENT/CNN

    Social worker Jacqueline Pokuaa and nurse Katie Flowers were both shot.

    Some of the released video was blurry, but it documents the times the suspect began shooting.

    The video was recorded by the hospital police sergeant. Robert Rangel’s body camera.

    Police say Hernandez had whipped his girlfriend, who had given birth at the hospital the day before the attack.

    “Throw that gun out, partner. Come on, work with me,” Rangel said.

    Rangel fired a shot, hitting Hernandez. For the next 15 minutes, he tried to get Hernandez to surrender.

    “Get out here. Please get out. Come outside,” Rangel said. “Okay, look, we can sort this out. All I want to do is get people out, please,” Rangel said. “Go out with your hands up. Exit the hallway. Hands in the air.”

    “Don’t shoot him, please don’t shoot him!” The last voice heard in this video is believed to be Nestor Hernandez’s girlfriend.

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    Goldman Sachs appoints Mehrotra and Haufrect co-head of M&A for the Americas https://sanshinzencommunity.org/goldman-sachs-appoints-mehrotra-and-haufrect-co-head-of-ma-for-the-americas/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 23:08:00 +0000 https://sanshinzencommunity.org/goldman-sachs-appoints-mehrotra-and-haufrect-co-head-of-ma-for-the-americas/ NEW YORK, October 31 (Reuters) – Goldman Sachs (GS.N) Two veteran bankers were named to head its Americas mergers and acquisitions (M&A) unit on Monday, weeks after chief executive David Solomon unveiled a major reshuffle of the Wall Street bank’s top ranks. Goldman on Monday elevated Avinash Mehrotra and Brian Haufrect to co-head of mergers […]]]>

    NEW YORK, October 31 (Reuters) – Goldman Sachs (GS.N) Two veteran bankers were named to head its Americas mergers and acquisitions (M&A) unit on Monday, weeks after chief executive David Solomon unveiled a major reshuffle of the Wall Street bank’s top ranks.

    Goldman on Monday elevated Avinash Mehrotra and Brian Haufrect to co-head of mergers and acquisitions for the Americas, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters.

    Mehrotra, who currently heads global activism and takeover advocacy, and Haufrect, who heads natural resources mergers and acquisitions, will continue in their current roles in addition to their new responsibilities.

    Russ Hutchinson will join Goldman’s investment banking unit as chief operating officer of its global M&A business, according to the memo sent to employees by the global banking and global markets co-heads of Goldman, Dan Dees and Jim Esposito.

    The contents of the note have been confirmed by a Goldman spokesperson.

    The latest moves, first reported by Reuters, come weeks after Solomon unveiled a massive reshuffle of the bank’s top ranks that combined investment banking and trading into a single unit, while merging the management of assets and wealth management.

    Mehrotra, a Goldman veteran of nearly three decades, had two terms as the helm of advocacy advocacy – a practice all major banks now use to help defend their clients against investor change demands. like hedge funds.

    Goldman ranked as the top financial adviser to companies targeted by activists in the first six months of 2022, according to Refinitiv data. The bank recently defended itself in high-profile proxy contests at companies such as social media company Twitter Inc. (TWTR.MX) and Kohls Corp. (KSS.N)which won a proxy contest against Macellum Advisors.

    Haufrect, which runs Goldman’s natural resources trading franchise, was named a Goldman partner in 2016, according to his LinkedIn profile.

    Goldman has worked on a number of high-profile oil and gas deals in recent years, including that of Occidental Petroleum Corp. (OXY.N) $38 billion buyout of Anadarko; ConocoPhillips’ (COP.N) acquisitions of Concho Resources and Shell Plc’s (SHELL) Permian assets; and the merger of Rowan Companies and Ensco plc.

    Goldman’s six top dealmakers — global M&A co-heads Stephan Feldgoise and Mark Sorrell, and M&A presidents Tim Ingrassia, Dusty Philip, Gilberto Pozzi and Gene Sykes — will continue to lead the franchise, according to the memo.

    Reporting by Svea-Herbst Bayliss and Anirban Sen in New York, additional reporting by David French; Editing by Josie Kao

    Our standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

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    The alleged Pelosi attacker has released several conspiracy theories https://sanshinzencommunity.org/the-alleged-pelosi-attacker-has-released-several-conspiracy-theories/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 22:15:00 +0000 https://sanshinzencommunity.org/the-alleged-pelosi-attacker-has-released-several-conspiracy-theories/ CNN — The man who would offensive On Friday morning, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband posted memes and conspiracy theories on Facebook about Covid vaccines, the 2020 election and the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol, and an acquaintance told CNN he seemed “out of touch with reality.” David DePape, 42, was identified by […]]]>



    CNN

    The man who would offensive On Friday morning, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband posted memes and conspiracy theories on Facebook about Covid vaccines, the 2020 election and the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol, and an acquaintance told CNN he seemed “out of touch with reality.”

    David DePape, 42, was identified by police on Friday as the suspect in the assault on Paul Pelosi at the speaker’s home in San Francisco.

    Three of DePape’s relatives told CNN that DePape had been estranged from his family for years and confirmed that the Facebook account – which was deleted by the social media company on Friday – belonged to him.

    Hear details of Paul Pelosi’s coded 911 call that led to his rescue

    His stepfather, Gene DePape, said David DePape grew up in Powell River, British Columbia, and left Canada about 20 years ago to pursue a relationship that took him to California.

    “I really don’t know what to think,” the suspect’s uncle Mark DePape said of his nephew’s alleged attack on Pelosi. “I hope it’s a scam. I don’t want to hear anything like that.

    People who knew DePape in California described him as an odd character.

    A 2013 article in the San Francisco Chronicle identified him as a “hemp jewelry maker” and said he was living with a nudist activist. Other pictures published by the Chronicle DePape – fully clothed – at a nude wedding on the steps of San Francisco’s City Hall.

    Linda Schneider, a California resident, told CNN she met DePape about eight years ago and he occasionally babysits. When they met, she said, DePape was living in a storage unit in the Berkeley area and told her he had struggled with hard drugs but was “trying to make a new life for himself. “.

    She said he was extremely shy. “He said he couldn’t even go and get a bank account because he was terrified of talking to a teller,” Schneider said.

    But Schneider then received “really disturbing” emails from DePape in which he sounded like a “megalomaniac and so out of touch with reality,” she said. She said she stopped communicating with him ‘because it seemed so dangerous’, adding that she remembered him ‘using biblical justification to do harm’.

    DePape’s social media presence also paints a picture of someone on a disturbing trajectory, falling into conspiracy theories in recent years.

    Last year, David DePape posted links on his Facebook page to several videos produced by My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell, falsely alleging the 2020 election was stolen. Other posts included transphobic images and links to websites claiming Covid vaccines were deadly. “Promoted death rates are what ‘THEY’ want to be promoted for death rates,” one article read.

    DePape also posted links to YouTube videos with titles such as “Democrat FARCE Commission to Investigate Jan. 6 Capitol Riot Collapses in Congress!!!” and “Global Elites Plan To Take Control Of YOUR Money! (Revealed)”

    Two days after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George Floyd, DePape wrote that the trial was ‘a modern lynching’, falsely stating that Floyd died of an overdose drug.

    He has also posted about the “Great Reset” – the sprawling conspiracy theory that global elites are using the coronavirus to usher in a new world order in which they gain more power and oppress the masses. And he complained that politicians who promised to try to win votes “offer you bribes in return for your new subservience”.

    Most of the public posts on DePape’s Facebook page were from 2021. In previous years, DePape has also posted long screeds on religion, including claims that “Jesus is the antichrist.” None of the public posts seemed to mention Pelosi.

    More recently, two other blogs written by someone with the username “daviddepape” posted similar content to DePape’s Facebook page.

    In a series of posts on a WordPress.com blog over several days in August 2022, the author complained about big tech censorship and released statements like “Hitlery did nothing wrong.” The site has since been taken offline.

    And another blog, also attributed to “daviddepape”, featured anti-Semitic screeds and content related to the QAnon conspiracy theory. A video posted on the site includes a photo of Pelosi swinging a gavel during one of former President Donald Trump’s impeachments, and another video includes an image of Pelosi and other politicians. A third video includes a clip of Pelosi speaking on the floor of the house.

    Other posts in recent weeks featured videos accusing LGBTQ people of ‘grooming’ children and stating that ‘any reporter who says ‘there is no evidence of voter fraud’ should be dragged straight out into the street and shot. “. The most recent post – linked to a YouTube video comparing colleges to cults – was posted the day before Pelosi was attacked.

    CNN was unable to confirm that the two blogs were written by DePape.

    Another former acquaintance of DePape also told CNN that he has exhibited concerning behavior over the years.

    Laura Hayes, who also lives in California, said she worked with DePape for a few months about a decade ago making hemp bracelets while he lived in a storage shed in the Berkeley area. She said DePape sold the bracelets as a business.

    “He was very weird. He didn’t make eye contact very well,” Hayes said. She called him back, saying “he’s talking to angels and he’s going to have a hard time coming.” But she didn’t recall any seriously threatening comments and said she didn’t think much about it because “it’s Berkeley”, a place where quirky characters aren’t uncommon.

    Hayes, who was Facebook friends with DePape, called his more recent posts “so phobic in so many ways” and filled with “so much anger.”

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    Harvard Business School Announces 2022-2023 Cohort of Executive Fellows – News https://sanshinzencommunity.org/harvard-business-school-announces-2022-2023-cohort-of-executive-fellows-news/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 12:55:20 +0000 https://sanshinzencommunity.org/harvard-business-school-announces-2022-2023-cohort-of-executive-fellows-news/ BOSTON—Harvard Business School (HBS) announced the cohort of Executive Fellows for the 2022-23 academic year. With its largest cohort to date, 36, the Executive Fellows program seeks to leverage the expertise of outstanding practitioners to enhance teaching and learning at the School. All fellows, including alumni, partner with at least one HBS faculty member to […]]]>

    BOSTONHarvard Business School (HBS) announced the cohort of Executive Fellows for the 2022-23 academic year. With its largest cohort to date, 36, the Executive Fellows program seeks to leverage the expertise of outstanding practitioners to enhance teaching and learning at the School. All fellows, including alumni, partner with at least one HBS faculty member to bring their business experience to the HBS community.

    Scholars contribute to the School by working with faculty and MBA students on curricular and extracurricular activities. These include, but are not limited to, co-teaching course sessions in the elective program, offering career advice and development coaching, co-leading Short Intensive Programs (SIPs), and offering sessions of workshop. They also lend their expertise to the school’s HBS Online and Executive Education programs by collaborating with faculty in case development and other research projects. Fellowship appointments range from a few months to a year and can be extended.

    “Since the inception of the Executive Fellows program, we have been fortunate to engage with an impressive array of experienced practitioners who contribute in many ways to HBS’s mission of educating leaders who make a difference in the world,” said Professor Len Schlesinger. , Program Chair. “This cohort of Executive Fellows, our largest yet, will provide important, first-hand perspectives on real-world challenges and opportunities that will enrich the learning of our entire community.”

    The 2022-2023 Executive Members and the HBS faculty members they will work with are:

    Mo Abudu, CEO, EbonyLife Group

    Abudu works with Henry McGee and Andy Wu on projects related to black women entrepreneurs in Africa, the United States and Europe.

    Frantz Alphonse (MBA 2000), Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director, Project Black at Ariel Alternatives, LLC

    Alphonse works with McGee, Jeffrey Bussgang and Archie Jones on the MBA elective course Developing minority businesses.

    Peter Barrett, Partner, Atlas Venture

    In collaboration with the HBS Health Care Initiative, Barrett leads the Blavatnik Fellowship in Life Sciences Entrepreneurshipa one-year fellowship for HBS alumni who foster entrepreneurship and the commercialization of biomedical innovation in the laboratories of Harvard University and its broader community of teaching hospitals.

    Rob Biederman (MBA 2014), co-founder, Catalant Technologies and managing partner, Asymmetric Capital Partners

    Biederman is working with Jeffrey Rayport on the MBA Scaling Technology Ventures elective course.

    Bertrand Bodson (MBA 2003), CEO, Keyword Studios

    Bodson works with Karim Lakhani on projects related to digital transformation.

    Gerald Chertavian (MBA 1992), Founder and CEO, Year Up

    Chertavian works with the Social Enterprise Initiativecollaborating with faculty and students on projects related to driving social change.

    Paul Clancy, Board Member, various biotech companies including Agios Pharmaceuticals and Incyte Corporation

    Clancy works with Amitabh Chandra on joint degree related projects MS/MBA Biotechnology: Life Sciences program. He also works with Fritz Foley on the delivery of the MBA Corporate Finance elective course: Corporate Financial Operations.

    Marcelo Claure, Chairman and CEO, Claure Capital

    Claure works with Lakhani and the Institute for Digital, Data and Design at Harvard on various projects related to the adoption of artificial intelligence and its implications.

    Tom Clay (MBA 1997), CEO, Xtalic Corporation

    Clay works with Josh Krieger and Jim Matheson on the Tough Tech Ventures MBA elective course, and with Tom Eisenmann on projects related to MS/MBA: Engineering Sciences program.

    Sam Clemens (MBA 2004), co-founder and co-CEO, Reprise

    Clemens is engaged with the Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurshipworking with students and a number of HBS faculty members, including Eisenmann and Shikhar Ghosh.

    Rana el Kaliouby, Deputy Managing Director, Smart Eye; Co-founder and CEO, Affectiva

    El Kaliouby works with Lakhani on various projects related to artificial intelligence and analytics, engaging with MBA and PhD students.

    Sarah Endline (MBA 2001), CEO, RIOT Strategic Advisory

    Endline is engaged with the Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, working with students and a number of HBS faculty members, including Eisenmann and Ghosh.

    Peter Flaherty, Co-Founder and Director, Esplanade Strategies
    Flaherty is working with Bob White on the MBA elective course Elections and Campaigns: A Private Sector Perspective on the 2022 US Midterm Elections.

    Jennifer Fonstad (MBA 1997), co-founder, Owl Capital Group

    Fonstad works with Lynn Paine on projects related to corporate governance and with Rayport on the MBA elective course Scaling Technology Ventures.

    Rachel Greenwald (MBA 1993), Founder and CEO, Elevated Connections

    Greenwald is working with Jill Avery on the Creating Brand Value MBA elective course.

    Joseph Higgins (MBA 1995), former president, Visual Comfort & Co.

    Higgins is working on the MBA electives Entrepreneurship through Acquisition and Financial Management of Smaller Firms with Richard Ruback and Royce Yudkoff.

    Matt Higgins, Co-Founder and CEO, RSE Ventures, Managing Partner, Summa Equity

    Higgins works with Schlesinger and Ayelet Israel on the MBA Short Intensive Program Go beyond DTC.

    Reynir Indahl (MBA 1998), Managing Partner, Summa Equity

    Indahl works with George Serafeim on projects related to climate and sustainability efforts in private equity.

    Vladimir Jacimovic (MBA 1992), CEO and Founder, Continuum Capital Partners LLC and ContinuumLab.ai

    Jacimovic works with Lakhani on AI-driven business issues. He will also collaborate with students and other HBS faculty members on various projects related to digital transformation.

    Thomas Jones (MBA 1968), Founder/CEO, several technology companies including Epsilon, Elm Square Interactive and EXIT41

    Jones is working with Rayport on the MBA Scaling Technology Ventures elective course.

    Stephen Kaufman (MBA 1965), former HBS lecturer; retired Chairman and CEO, Arrow Electronics; Board of Directors, Seek Thermal

    Kaufman works with faculty in the Technology and Operations Management Unit and collaborates on projects related to the Executive Education program, Disruptive Innovation: Strategies for a Successful Enterprise.

    Ann Le Cam, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Talent and Animation Production, Weta Digital

    The Cam works with the leadership initiative and a number of HBS faculty members, including Linda Hill, exploring how to develop leadership for the digital world and create a culture of innovation.

    Sabrina Lynch, Senior Vice President, Culture and Marketing Communications, Taylor

    Lynch works with Francesca Gino on projects related to personal branding and storytelling.

    Harish Manwani, Senior Operating Partner, Blackstone

    Manwani is working with Ranjay Gulati on the MBA elective course Entrepreneurial Management in a Turnaround Environment.

    Greg Marsh (MBA 2006), co-founder and CEO, We

    Marsh works with Rayport to deliver the MBA Elective Program Immersive Field Course: London; Entrepreneurship in the UK and Europe.

    Sunand Menon (MBA 2001), Founder, New Media Insight; Product Manager, RANE

    Menon is working with the Leadership Initiative and a number of HBS faculty members, including Hill, to explore how to develop leadership for the digital world and create a culture of innovation.

    Michael Moynihan (MBA 1993), Senior Vice President of Brand, Marketing, Ideas and Partnerships, LEGO Group

    Moynihan is working with Avery on the Creating Brand Value MBA elective course.

    Marily Nika, Product Manager, Meta

    Nika works with Lakhani on a variety of topics including product management and strategy.

    Andy Pforzheimer (AB 1984), co-founder and former CEO, Barteca Restaurant Group

    Pforzheimer is working with Michael Kaufman on the MBA Challenges and Opportunities in the Restaurant Industry elective course.

    Deepa Purushothaman, co-founder, nFormation

    Purushothaman works with Robin Ely on projects related to Race, Gender and Equity Initiative .

    Simon Rothman (MBA 1995), Partner, Greylock Partners

    Rothman works with faculty in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit, including Bussgang and Eisenmann, on projects related to technology companies and business incubators.

    Alexandra Schweitzer, Consultant, Commonwealth Care Alliance

    Schweitzer works with Dutch Leonard and the Social Enterprise Initiative on projects related to systems-level leadership.

    Rudina Seseri (MBA 2005), founding partner, Glasswing Ventures

    Seseri is engaged with the Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, working with students and a number of HBS faculty members, including Eisenmann and Ghosh.

    Michael Skok, Founding Partner, Underscore VC

    Skok is engaged with the Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, working with students and a number of HBS faculty members, including Eisenmann and Ghosh.

    Charles Wu, Managing Director and Founding Partner of BayNorth Capital

    Wu works with various professors in the finance unit, including Arthur Segel, on real estate-related projects and courses.

    Sheela Zemlin (MBA 1998), Chief Revenue Officer, Bakkt

    Zemlin works with Mark Roberge and Lou Shipley, collaborating on activities to enhance the MBA’s Entrepreneurial Sales elective course and to create additional connections between the school and Silicon Valley.

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    400 Navy-produced thalassemia infusion systems donated to Ministry of Health https://sanshinzencommunity.org/400-navy-produced-thalassemia-infusion-systems-donated-to-ministry-of-health/ Thu, 20 Oct 2022 07:46:00 +0000 https://sanshinzencommunity.org/400-navy-produced-thalassemia-infusion-systems-donated-to-ministry-of-health/ COLOMBO (News 1st) – Navy Commander Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne has symbolically handed over 400 thalassemia infusion sets to the Deputy Director General (Non-Communicable Diseases) of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Champika Wickramasinghe at the headquarters of the Navy on October 19, 2022. The infusion systems were produced by the Navy’s Research and Development Unit, […]]]>

    COLOMBO (News 1st) – Navy Commander Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne has symbolically handed over 400 thalassemia infusion sets to the Deputy Director General (Non-Communicable Diseases) of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Champika Wickramasinghe at the headquarters of the Navy on October 19, 2022.

    The infusion systems were produced by the Navy’s Research and Development Unit, as part of Naval Social Responsibility (NSR) initiatives.

    The infusion system is very essential for thalassemia patients for the elimination of excessive iron deposits in the blood collected from the vital organs.

    Since the unit price of an infusion system on the market is generally not affordable, in 2011 the Navy decided to manufacture a low-cost thalassemia infusion system.

    So far, the Sri Lankan Navy has handed over 2,774 thalassemia infusion sets to major hospitals and screened children with the disease, in stages.

    The Navy Research and Development Unit was awarded the CDDA – (Cosmetics Devices & Drugs Regulatory Authority) for the production of Thalassemia Infusion Pumps in 2011. Additionally, the Navy Social Responsibility Initiative Sri -lankaise has been awarded the national award for the best medium-sized manufacturer in Sri Lanka. Institute of Engineers in 2012.

    Director of Naval Policy and Plans, Commodore Chinthaka Kumarasinghe, officers from the Navy’s Research and Development Unit were on hand for the occasion which saw the symbolic delivery of 400 thalassemia infusion systems.

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