see this and that
#place (at Tompkins Square Park)

#place (at Tompkins Square Park)

#toomuchbeautyintheworld (at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre)

#toomuchbeautyintheworld (at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre)

#page (at Gallow Green)

#page (at Gallow Green)

#ceiling #duct

#ceiling #duct

#cover (at Masonic Hall - Grand Lodge New York 1781)

#cover (at Masonic Hall - Grand Lodge New York 1781)

#peekaboo

#peekaboo

#interdependence

#interdependence

emergentfutures:

U.S. imposes record fine on BNP in sanctions warning to banks


French bank BNP Paribas BNPP.PA has pleaded guilty to two criminal charges and agreed to pay almost $9 billion to resolve accusations that it had violated U.S. sanctions against Sudan, Cuba and Iran, in a severe punishment aimed at sending a clear message to other financial institutions around the world.
The BNP Paribas guilty plea is the direct consequence of a broader U.S. Justice Department shift in strategy that is expected to snare more major banks for possible money laundering or sanctions violations.

In an unprecedented move, regulators banned BNP for a year from conducting certain U.S. dollar transactions, a critical part of the bank’s global business, in addition to the fine which was a record for violating American sanctions.


Full Story: Reuters

emergentfutures:

U.S. imposes record fine on BNP in sanctions warning to banks

French bank BNP Paribas BNPP.PA has pleaded guilty to two criminal charges and agreed to pay almost $9 billion to resolve accusations that it had violated U.S. sanctions against Sudan, Cuba and Iran, in a severe punishment aimed at sending a clear message to other financial institutions around the world.

The BNP Paribas guilty plea is the direct consequence of a broader U.S. Justice Department shift in strategy that is expected to snare more major banks for possible money laundering or sanctions violations.

In an unprecedented move, regulators banned BNP for a year from conducting certain U.S. dollar transactions, a critical part of the bank’s global business, in addition to the fine which was a record for violating American sanctions.

Full Story: Reuters

nycedc:

Immigrants are a driving force of NYC’s economy.
These 5 Competition THRIVE finalists will ensure they have the tools to succeed. 

nycedc:

Immigrants are a driving force of NYC’s economy.

These 5 Competition THRIVE finalists will ensure they have the tools to succeed. 

emergentfutures:

What god does to your brain


When neuroscientist Andrew Newberg scanned the brain of ”Kevin”, a staunch atheist, while he was meditating, he made a fascinating discovery. ”Compared with the Buddhist monks and Franciscan nuns, whose brains I’d also scanned, Kevin’s brain operated in a significantly different way,” he says.
”He had far more activity in the prefrontal cortex, the area that controls emotional feelings and mediates attention. Kevin’s brain appeared to be functioning in a highly analytical way, even when he was in a resting state.”
Full Story: The Age

emergentfutures:

What god does to your brain

When neuroscientist Andrew Newberg scanned the brain of ”Kevin”, a staunch atheist, while he was meditating, he made a fascinating discovery. ”Compared with the Buddhist monks and Franciscan nuns, whose brains I’d also scanned, Kevin’s brain operated in a significantly different way,” he says.

”He had far more activity in the prefrontal cortex, the area that controls emotional feelings and mediates attention. Kevin’s brain appeared to be functioning in a highly analytical way, even when he was in a resting state.”



Full Story: The Age