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Yesterday’s Scandal, Today’s Mandate: Antis Embraces Operation Choke Point as Policy

Opinion U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney Fairfax, VA – -( On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) unabashedly embraced the tactics behind one of the most shameful policies of the Obama era, openly using the guise of her federal authority to berate and not so subtly threaten a bank for lawfully serving businesses that don’t reflect her political views. While the media did their best to protect Barack Obama and his administration from any hint of scandal, two gun related issues man...
Tags: Guns, Obama, Congress, White House, America, Barack Obama, Fbi, House, Wells Fargo, Nra, Sloan, House Financial Services Committee, OCP, Maloney, Carolyn Maloney, Gun Rights News

Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan gets raise to $27m the day after being scolded by Congress

On Tuesday, lawmakers scolded Wells Fargo chief executive Tim Sloan for hours, telling him the bank had not done enough to rehabilitate itself after years of scandals about its practices toward customers. Some called for Sloan to... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Congress, Wells Fargo, Sloan, Tim Sloan

Wells Fargo CEO says scandal-ridden bank is stronger, congressional committee pushes back

The CEO of beleaguered Wells Fargo told Congress Tuesday the bank has cleaned up its act after a series of scandals that affected millions of customers. But Democrats — and some Republicans — on the House Financial Services Committee didn’t seem to be buying it. Wells Fargo & Co. President and CEO Tim Sloan told the committee the bank is compensating customers who had been harmed, strengthening risk management and internal controls, and improving the culture at the consumer banking giant. Wells ...
Tags: Congress, California, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Federal Reserve, Brad Sherman, Wells Fargo, Wells, Wells Fargo Co, Sloan, House Financial Services Committee, Tim Sloan, Wells Fargo CEO, Committee Chair Maxine Waters

Wells Fargo CEO avoids major stumble at heated congressional hearing

Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Tuesday pressed Wells Fargo & Co Chief Executive Tim Sloan for proof the bank has put a string of consumer abuse scandals behind it at a tense congressional hearing that saw Sloan firmly on the defensive.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Republican, Wells Fargo Co, Sloan, Tim Sloan, Wells Fargo CEO

What to Watch When Wells Fargo’s CEO Returns to Congress

Sloan, who rose to chief executive officer of the fourth-largest U.S. bank in October 2016, appeared before the Senate Banking Committee just months later, telling lawmakers he had “a long to-do list.” Tuesday’s questioning poses both a chance for Sloan to tout what he’s checked off that list, and a risk that he’ll stumble in front of some of his harshest critics. Scandals at Wells Fargo erupted in 2016 on the revelation that bank employees opened millions of potentially fake accounts to meet s...
Tags: News, Congress, Wells Fargo, Sloan, Senate Banking Committee

Wells Fargo Says Its Culture Has Changed. Some Employees Disagree.

Regulators have said the bank cannot grow until it fixes practices that led to series of sales scandals. Employees report limited progress.
Tags: News, Wells Fargo, Sloan, Banking and Financial Institutions, Wells Fargo & Company, Timothy J

Heisler: Clippers riding stability, chemistry back to playoffs, while Lakers appear fractured

Now for that local rivalry we’ve always talked about! Oops. For a moment, it looked like we would finally see the Lakers and Clippers face off for something both cared about – a playoff slot. Instead, last week’s “must-win” meeting turned into a routine Clipper victory, all but eliminating the Lakers, who now say they’ll “monitor” LeBron James’ minutes. Talk about a funny thing happening on their way back to greatness … as the Lakers really might be … except no one there is laughing. It’s more l...
Tags: Hbo, Sport, Mit, West, Soccer, Steve Ballmer, Nba, Magic, Espn, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Johnson, Memphis, Los Angeles Times, James, Lakers

Canadian golfer Mike Weir returns to full-time play on Tour

Most golfers on the Tour don't get to play Augusta National on their weeks off.Mike Weir is the exception, however.The 2003 Masters champion is planning on playing a full schedule on the PGA Tour's feeder circuit thanks to a special exemption category for golfers aged 48-49 — which should mark the first time he's played more than 20 events since 2014.The 48-year-old native of Brights Grove, Ont. played three weeks in a row on the Tour in February — with his best re...
Tags: Utah, Florida, News, Singapore, Colombia, Thailand, Pga Tour, Honda, Weir, Panama, Ben Silverman, Puerto Rico, Augusta, Henderson, Rbc, Mike

Let's Talk About Sex, Baby: Every Trick You Need To Seduce Someone With A Playlist

A woman goes home with a man. She looks around his bachelor pad, taking in his wall art: Klimt, Lichtenstein, and an Arcade Fire concert poster — clearly, he contains multitudes. While she's making the rounds of his black-leathered pad, he slips over to his record player (no matter what year it is, he has a record player, because he is “smooth”) and drops that needle. The dulcet sounds of Lana Del Rey’s “Cherry” start to pipe through the apartment. Or maybe it's Chet Baker’s “I Fall In Love Too...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Lana Del Rey, Beyonce, Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Britney Spears, Frank Sinatra, Marvin Gaye, David Byrne, Janet Jackson, Frank Ocean, Chet Baker, Jagger, Khia

Latest discussion of fixing timing problems with expansion of good-time credit in the FIRST STEP Act

As noted in this post a couple of weeks ago, the expanded good time credits provision in the FIRST STEP Act, which many expected to be applied immediately, problematically got tucked within a section of the Act that is to become effective only when the Attorney General has created "a risk and needs assessment system" later this year.  Now the Washington Examiner has this new article, headlined Drafting error stalls inmate release under Trump plan," about the problem and efforts afoot to address ...
Tags: Law, White House, Doj, Justice Department, Turner, Trump, Washington Examiner, Sloan, American Conservative Union, Ajamu, Douglas A Berman, Families Against Mandatory Minimums, Kevin Ring, David Safavian, Pat Cipollone, Veda Ajamu

Spurs beat Pistons 119-107; Popovich ties Sloan

DETROIT (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points, and Gregg Popovich moved another step higher on the NBA’s career wins list as the San Antonio Spurs beat the Detroit Pistons 119-107 on Monday night. Popovich now has 1,221 victories. He’s tied with Jerry Sloan for third place, trailing only Don Nelson and Lenny Wilkens. Popovich […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Nba, San Antonio Spurs, Detroit, Detroit Pistons, Pistons, DeMar DeRozan, Gregg Popovich, Popovich, Sloan, Jerry Sloan, Don Nelson, Lenny Wilkens Popovich

Wells Fargo to pay states $575 million over sales practices

Wells Fargo & Co. will pay $575 million to settle state-level claims over sales practices, marking the latest cost in the fallout from a series of scandals that erupted at the bank more than two years ago. The settlement with 50 states and the District of Columbia announced Friday resolves state investigations into Wells Fargo’s practices from 2002 to 2017. The practices, which have previously been disclosed, include opening bogus accounts, charging improper mortgage rate-lock extension fees and...
Tags: Business, California, Banks, Elizabeth Warren, Sport, Soccer, Federal Reserve, District Of Columbia, Wells Fargo, Wells Fargo Co, Sloan, Maxine Waters, Gary Cohn, Xavier Becerra, Financial Services Committee, Becerra

Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Vernon Professional Firefighters’ Association I.A.F.F. LOCAL 1517 v Corporation of the City of Vernon, 2018 CanLII 111669 (BC LA) [266] On balance, our assessment of each factor and the interaction among them in this matrix of factors persuades us that this surreptitious surveillance as ...
Tags: Law, Michelle, Lawrence, Moore, Corporation, Sloan, Garland, Beaver, Respondent, Wednesday: What's Hot on CanLII, Risa, Hôpital Jean Talon, Vernon Professional Firefighters ' Association

Trailer for Strange Holiday Comedy 'Holly Star' Starring Katlyn Carlson

"We are in the middle of a genuine mystery here!" The Orchard has released an official trailer for a strange holiday existential comedy titled Holly Star, the latest from filmmaker Michael A. Nickles (XII, Just Peck, Playback, Swing Away). The film is about a broke puppeteer who returns home for the holidays and gets caught up in a treasure hunt with her paintball-obsessed best friend, her tango-dancing grandmother, and a childhood sweetheart. Yeah, that's the premise though the footage is a...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Indies, Sloan, To Watch, Katlyn Carlson, Holly Star, Michael A Nickles, Brian Muller Teya Patt Gary Galone Elaine Adam, Erik Van Wyck

Here Are the Winners of the Third Annual Shorty Social Good Awards

The Third Annual Shorty Social Good Awards--which highlight the best marketing campaigns in support of causes--were handed out Thursday night at Current in New York. The event was hosted by Dulc? Sloan, the newest full-time correspondent on Comedy Central's The Daily Show With Trevor Noah. A new Impact Award debuted this year, and the initial...
Tags: New York, Advertising, Trevor Noah, Sloan, Social Pro Daily, Dulc

Wells Fargo: We can't be sued for lying to shareholders because it was obvious we were lying

Wells Fargo has asked a court to block a shareholder lawsuit that seeks to punish the company for lying when it promised to promptly and completely disclose any new scandals; Wells Fargo claims that the promise was obvious "puffery," a legal concept the FTC has allowed to develop in which companies can be excused for making false claims if it should be obvious that they are lying (as when a company promises that they make "the best-tasting juice in America). The lawsuit stems from Wells Fa...
Tags: Post, Business, News, Law, America, Fraud, New York Times, Banksters, Impunity, Ftc, Wells Fargo, Oliver Wyman, LA Times, Sloan, Michael Hiltzik, Pants On Fire

Robin "Sourdough" Sloan is using a machine-learning autocomplete system to write his next novel

Robin Sloan is a programmer and novelist whose books like Sourdough and Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore are rich and evocative blends of self-aware nerdy playfulness and magical speculation. Earlier this year, Sloan published some preliminary information on a machine learning system for writing prose that he was noodling around with. Since then, the system has expanded and he is now using it to generate prompts as he writes his next novel, invoking it midsentence to get suggestions for com...
Tags: Post, Happy Mutants, News, Writing, New York Times, Machine Learning, Silicon Valley, Ai, Computer Science, Philip K Dick, Orwell, Johnny Cash, Julia, Sloan, Penumbra, California Department of Fish

Rap mogul Suge Knight gets 28 years in Compton manslaughter case

LOS ANGELES — Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight, who pleaded no contest last month to voluntary manslaughter for running over a man with a pickup truck in the parking lot of a Compton hamburger stand in 2015, was sentenced Thursday to 28 years in state prison. Knight, 53, made the plea Sept. 20 in Los Angeles County Superior Court, days before his long-awaited trial was set to begin in connection with the Jan. 29, 2015, killing of Terry Carter, 55, following an argument on the set of the mov...
Tags: Facebook, Hollywood, Celebrities, News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Sentencing, Deadpool, Straight Outta Compton, Compton, Tam, Anaheim, Whittier, Knight

Suge Knight pleads to manslaughter

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight pleaded no contest Thursday to voluntary manslaughter for running over and killing a Compton businessman nearly four years ago and agreed to serve nearly 30 years in prison.The Death Row Records co-founder entered the plea in Los Angeles Superior Court and has agreed to serve 28 years in prison. The plea came days before jury selection was scheduled to begin in the long-delayed case.Knight was charged with murder, attempted murder and hit-...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Court, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Snoop Dogg, Compton, Carter, Marion, Los Angeles Superior Court, Knight, Sloan, Coen, Shakur, DeBlanc, Terry Carter

For the last of ‘the yardbirds,’ Long Beach’s one-mighty naval shipyard still looms large, 21 years after closure

By Brooke Becher, contributing reporter Diane Ducasek remembers being a toddler –– about 7, she wagers –– watching men using nothing but a push-cart, lengths of rope and long poles to help guide an aircraft carrier gently into dry dock. “It was better than cartoons,” said Ducasek, 61, of Anaheim, recalling the then-thriving Long Beach Naval Shipyard, where her late father served as shipyard commander from 1973 until 1975. Former ship painters from Shop 71, Roy Mora, left, and Ruben Hadnot, 9...
Tags: Business, Texas, News, Navy, California, Washington, Uncategorized, NFL, Sport, History, Atlantic, Soccer, Military, United States, New Jersey, Port Of Los Angeles

Shorties (An Interview with Barbara Kingsolver, An Oral History of Hole's Celebrity Skin Album, and more)

Barbara Kingsolver discussed her new novel Unsheltered with . Noisey shared an oral history of Hole's Celebrity Skin album. eBook on sale today for $1.99: The Detour by Andromeda Romano-Lax Stream a new song by Meg Baird and Mary Lattimore. Vulture and Vol. 1 Brooklyn previewed September's best books. The Creative Independent interviewed musician Melissa Auf der Mar. Walter Mosley discussed the contents of his refrigerator with the Paris Review. Stream a new song by Con...
Tags: Music, David, Brooklyn, Thom Yorke, Eileen Myles, Noisey, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Literary Hub, Golden State, Sloan, Meg Baird, Barrie, Barbara Kingsolver, Gary Shteyngart, Mark Andrew, Kathryn Calder

Fmr. Grimmway Farms employees investigated

The District Attorney's office is investigating three former Grimmway Farms employees for allegations of embezzlement. Investigators are looking into the bank accounts of Tammy Sloan, Lillie Parks, and Dinndeeyal Somaru.According to court documents, the investigation started as an employee grievance over complaints from subordinates over Sloan’s management style. Documents say Sloan is believed to have hired her own son, Jamille Jacobs, without company approval, then put him on the “night sh...
Tags: Local News, Parks, Parker, Arvin, Jacobs, Associates, Sloan, Grimmway, Grimmway Farms, Fmr Grimmway Farms, Tammy Sloan Lillie Parks, Jamille Jacobs, Aerotek, Sloan Court

‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ Spoiler Review: The Most Exciting ‘Mission’ Yet

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: Mission: Impossible – Fallout.) “The end you’ve always feared is coming,” the villainous Solomon Lane tells Ethan Hunt halfway through Mission: Impossible – Fallout . “The fallout of all your good intentions.” If the Mission: Impossible franchise has one specific problem, it’s this: it took a very long time to tell us who Eth...
Tags: Movies, Washington, Superman, Features, Movie Reviews, Cruise, Paris, Sequels, Justice League, Cia, Luther, Henry Cavill, Tom-Cruise, Paramount Pictures, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon-Pegg

What’s THAT Supposed to Mean?: Sloan, “Underwhelmed”

There’s a formula for power-pop success that simply isn’t used as often as it should be: Have a killer hook, simple and memorable, suitable for jamming and mixing things up, with multiple guitars dropping in and out to add some variety to the verses. Sing in harmony. Drum fills, drum fills, drum fills. Clever lyrics that reward the repeat listener. The optional No. 5: Be Canadian. Sloan hit this formula early in their career with a rousing garage-rock hook underpinning the timeless but uniquel...
Tags: Music, Canada, Power Pop, Sloan, Beau Dure, What's THAT Supposed to Mean

20 under-the-radar cool cities

20 cool cities you should check out before everyone else does I t’s so easy to forget that adventure lies just outside our doorstep. Unfamiliar foods, new customs, rich histories, views for days — just a few hours from home are a dozen different worlds. To get there, you don’t need a car, you don’t need a huge budget, and you don’t even have to do the driving yourself. Greyhound can take you to cities large and small, not far from where you live and yet still a...
Tags: All, American cities, Cities, City Guide, Food, Hotels, Urban Travel

Arcade Fire, Sloan Among Polaris Music Prize Nominees

The Polaris Music Prize announced its ‘long list’ of nominations for 2018, with artists such as Arcade Fire, Gordon Downie, Sloan and U.S. Girls making the cut. 225 albums were considered by the 203 member jury for Long List selection. The 10 album Short List will be announced on July 17, and the 2018 Polaris Music Prize winner will be revealed at the Polaris Gala on Monday, September 17 at the Carlu in Toronto. “Supporting artistic creation and new generations of creators in all music...
Tags: Music, Toronto, Queens, Music Business, Conventions & Awards, Wilson, Indie Labels, Major Labels, Bruce Houghton, Patrick Watson, Sloan, Buffy Sainte Marie, Tanya Tagaq, Carlu, Barr Brothers, Daniel Caesar

AP names Steven Sloan as news editor overseeing politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press on Friday named Steven Sloan as news editor overseeing political coverage, including the 2018 midterm elections and the 2020 presidential campaign.Sloan will oversee AP's national reporting... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Washington, Ap, Associated Press, Sloan, Steven Sloan

SCE adds 1,000th electric vehicle charger at South El Monte High School, plans phase 2 for thousands more

It was the clean energy version of “Gentlemen, start your engines.” Ten electric vehicle owners unholstered their chargers and plugged in at the urging of El Monte Union High School District Superintendent Edward Zuniga. Volts, Leafs, Bolts, C-Maxes and Teslas powered up using brand new chargers located in the parking lot of South El Monte High School. One of them was using the 1,000th electric charger installed under Southern California Edison’s $22 million pilot program, Charge Ready. The firs...
Tags: News, California, Environment, Southern California Edison, Sport, Soccer, Ford, Jerry Brown, Max, McDonald, Assembly, Edison, California Air Resources Board, Sloan, LA Zoo, California Energy Commission

Collaborating in Fortnite

Fortnite is popular for tons of reasons, but chief among it is the "battle royale" style of combat -- 100 random players dropped on an island, foraging for defenses and weapons, and killing each other until only one is left standing. There's no in-game chat, so you have to assume that anyone you encounter is a threat. In such a situation, it's necessarily dog-eat-dog, yes? Nope. As Robin Sloan -- one of my fave writers and thinkers -- discovered, it's also possible to hack a form of cooperatio...
Tags: Post, News, Game Theory, Sloan, Robin Sloan, Fortnite, Liu Cixin

We found love in a hopeless battle royale game

I love this little piece by Robin Sloan about the world’s current video game obsession Fortnite Battle Royale, its relation to Liu Cixin’s Three-Body Problem trilogy, and how humans can turn zero-sum situations into nonzero-sum ones. Worse, and predictably: I’d offer my heart and it would be accepted — I knew this because I received a heart in return, sometimes a merry dance emote — and then, delighted with our teamwork, I would turn around and … get blasted in the back. I tried this negotiati...
Tags: Jason Kottke, Sloan, Robert Wright, Robin Sloan, Liu Cixin, Fortnite Battle Royale, Liu Cixin Nonzero Robert Wright Robin Sloan