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Maryland Lottery and Gaming Supports Customer Experience Day

State agencies uphold enduring commitment to a culture of service Maryland Lottery and Gaming is proud to participate in Customer Experience Day on Thursday, October 7. This global celebration of organizations and professionals focuses on creating positive customer experiences. Led…

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Netherlands: Rabobank and EIB: €500m extra funding for sustainable Dutch entrepreneurs

Rabobank and the European Investment Bank (EIB) are launching the sixth in their series of “impact loans” to support sustainable entrepreneurship in the Netherlands. So far, over 470 environmentally conscious businesses in the Netherlands have already benefitted from advantageous lending…

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Finland: Lapland Hospital gets upgrade with European backing

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €72 million loan agreement with the Lapland Hospital District (LSHP) in northern Finland. LSHP operates the Central Hospital in Rovaniemi and will use the financing for a major overhaul of the facilities,…

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Phase 10 of the North Campus Corridor Project

Kimball Avenue will close from Denison Avenue to North Manhattan Avenue starting Monday, October 18, for the next phase of the North Campus Corridor Project. Both the road and the multi-use trail will be closed to the public within the…

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Statement on 80th anniversary of Babyn Yar massacre

The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: “This year marks 80 years since the Babyn Yar massacre when 33,771 Jews of Kiev, Ukraine were brutally murdered in two days in 1941 by a Nazi…

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Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute Cheetah Cub Successfully Transferred to Foster Cheetah Family in Oregon

A 2-week-old male cheetah cub from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) in Front Royal, Virginia, was transferred to a new cheetah foster mother at Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon, Sunday, Oct. 3. SCBI staff were hand-raising the cub, born…

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FINRA Announces Retirement of Executive Vice President of Member Supervision Bari Havlik; Greg Ruppert Appointed as Successor

WASHINGTON—FINRA announced today that Bari Havlik, EVP and Head of the Department of Member Supervision, plans to retire from FINRA later this year. Havlik will be succeeded by Greg Ruppert, who currently reports to Havlik and serves as EVP and…

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FINRA Board of Governors Appoints Sam Deshpande as Newest Governor

WASHINGTON – The FINRA Board of Governors has appointed Sam Deshpande as a new public Governor. Deshpande is Chief Information Officer for Humana, a U.S. health insurance company. His term on the FINRA Board begins immediately, and he will join…

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NASA Sets Coverage, Invites Public to Virtually Join Lucy Launch

NASA will provide coverage of upcoming prelaunch and launch activities for Lucy, the agency’s first mission to explore the Jupiter Trojan asteroids.

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Smithsonian American Art Museum Presents a Global Survey of Contemporary Glass Art at Its Renwick Gallery

The exhibition “New Glass Now” offers a global survey highlighting the innovation shown by a dynamic selection of makers. Embracing the possibilities of glass as a vital and versatile medium, the featured artists challenge the status quo and represent a…

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Native Cinema Showcase Returns as a Virtual Program With Messages of Strength and Resilience

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian brings its annual Native Cinema Showcase to online audiences Nov. 12–18. This year’s showcase focuses on Native people boldly asserting themselves through language, healing, building community and a continued relationship with the…

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SEC, MSRB, FINRA to Hold Compliance Outreach Program for Municipal Advisors

WASHINGTON—The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Examinations and Office of Municipal Securities (OMS), the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB), and FINRA today announced the opening of registration for the 2021 Compliance Outreach Program for Municipal Advisors. The virtual program…

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Former Spokane County worker arraigned on theft charge involving public dollars

Rhonda Sue Ackerman accused of stealing $1.38 million from county over 10 years SPOKANE — A former Spokane County worker was arraigned today on charges that she fraudulently obtained $1.38 million from Spokane County by filing fictitious claims on behalf…

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New Research Examines Why Some Consumers are More Vulnerable to Financial Scams

WASHINGTON—New findings from a two-year study bring researchers closer to understanding why some people are more likely to lose money to financial fraud. The FINRA Investor Education Foundation (FINRA Foundation), Better Business Bureau (BBB) Institute for Marketplace Trust, and the…

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FINRA Names Sarah Gill as Ombudsman, Cindy Foster as VP of MAP Program

FINRA today announced the appointment of Sarah Gill as Ombudsman and Cindy Foster as Vice President of the Membership Application Program (MAP) and Statutory Disqualification.   As the new Ombudsman effective Oct. 4, Gill will handle issues, inquiries and complaints…

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FINRA Announces Governor Elections and Appointments

WASHINGTON – FINRA announced today the election or appointment of five industry members to its 22-member Board of Governors. Seven of the 10 industry seats on FINRA’s Board are decided via election, and large, mid-size and small firms decide the…

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EIB Vice President welcomes Minister Barna Tanczos to discuss strengthened water, forestry, waste management and environmental investment across Romania

European Investment Bank Vice President Christian Kettel Thomsen today welcomed Romanian Minister of Environment, Water and Forests, Barna Tanczos, to the EIB’s Luxembourg headquarters for a working visit and high-level discussions with water, waste, environment and financing experts.

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FINRA, NASAA and SEC OIEA Urge Investors to Establish a Trusted Contact to Increase Investor Protection

WASHINGTON—In a combined effort to provide additional protection for investors, FINRA and the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) today announced a new campaign urging investors to provide their financial firms with a trusted contact. The U.S. Securities and Exchange…

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New FINRA Report: Diversity of Cloud Computing Models Among Broker-Dealers Raises Opportunities and Challenges for the Securities Industry

FINRA Requests Comments on Report  WASHINGTON—A diversity of cloud computing models is transforming how broker-dealers operate, with the potential to enhance agility, efficiency, resiliency and security within firms’ operations, while also highlighting the importance for firms to consider relevant regulatory…

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