MacArthur Fellows facts ▪ The award isn’t considered a lifetime achievement award, though nominees are evaluated on their achievements. The program emphasizes that the award is “an investment in a person’s originality, insight, and potential. Indeed, the purpose of the MacArthur Fellows Program is to enable recipients to exercise their own creative instincts for the benefit of human society.” … [Read more...] about NC’s Rev. William Barber wins a MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’ and its $625K prize
Two resolutions target the much-debated topic of fair compensation. Resolution 106 is sponsored by the Commission on Women in the Profession and urges legal employers to implement practices that close the compensation gap between male and female lawyers. Resolution 115B is sponsored by the Civil Rights and Social Justice Section and urges Congress, states and territories to pass legislation that provides stronger remedies and protections against pay discrimination on the basis of sex, race and ethnicity. … [Read more...] about 2019 ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco: What can you expect?
Pink Lemonade were voted Audience Choice Award winners at The NMG Awards 2018, receiving 10.2pc of the audience vote. They also were in the top five for Best Alternative Artist and won a chance to perform at the Cambridge Junction on March 15 for being a breakthrough artist this year. … [Read more...] about Female pop-punk band Pink Lemonade release upbeat debut single Spice Girl
Polling has shown that O’Rourke remains in the top half of the potential Democratic field of candidates in Iowa, even though he hasn’t entered the race yet. A poll released by the Des Moines Register showed O’Rourke in fifth place with 5 percent of the vote. He trails front runners Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders who were at 27 percent and 25 percent respectively. … [Read more...] about Beto O’Rourke to campaign in Iowa for state senate candidate
Mutual funds may also have exposure to MF Global Inc. because they entered into short sales through MF Global Inc. or posted collateral to MF Global Inc. in connection with commodity positions carried there or options they wrote carried through MF Global Inc. Mutual funds that were involved in such trades with MF Global Inc. should review their tri-party pledge agreements with the custodian and MF Global Inc. to determine if the collateral is under their own control. According to the court in the LBI SIPC proceeding, if the insolvent broker-dealer is the only party entitled to give instructions to the custodian regarding the handling of the collateral, the collateral is customer property under SIPA and the claimant may only recover its pro rata share of its claim through the SIPA process. See a copy of this decision. … [Read more...] about Implications of MF Global Inc. SIPC Proceeding for Counterparties and Market Participants