Ex-Lloyds Libor traders hauled in by fraud squad as part of its ongoing probe into manipulation of the benchmark rate

whatsapp Read This NextIf You’re Losing Hair in This Specific Spot, It Might Be a Thyroid IssueVegamourMore People Now Use YouTube Than Facebook or Instagram – What Happened?The WrapTop 5 Tips If You’re Losing Your EyebrowsVegamourWhat Causes Hair Loss? Every Trigger ExplainedVegamour20 Stars Who’ve Posted Nude Selfies, From Lizzo to John Legend (Photos)The WrapJim Cramer Calls for Billionaire Tax: ‘This Society Has to Start AddressingThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapSmoking and Hair Loss: Are They Connected?VegamourRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap A number of former Lloyds Banking Group traders have been quizzed by the fraud squad as part of its ongoing investigation into Libor manipulation.The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has been probing the rigging of the benchmark rate since 2012. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeCarammelloIf Your Dog Isn’t On This List, It’s Not A Smart BreedCarammelloWork + MoneyThe Most Highly Educated States in the U.S.Work + MoneyVitaminews[Pics] Put Baking Soda Around the Base of a Tomato Plant, Here’s WhyVitaminewsWeniixTop 5 best compact saloons 2021 – WENIIXWeniixBleuBloom.com8 Tips To Keep Your Fruits and Veggies Fresh LongerBleuBloom.comHistory DailyNo One Expected To This To HappenHistory Dailytibgez10 Signs & Symptoms of Lewy Body Dementiatibgezgeasbest2Top 18 Reasons Why Cats Follow Us to The Bathroomgeasbest2Online Dating | Search AdsGorgeous Single Ladies (look)Online Dating | Search Ads Hayley Kirton Wednesday 1 March 2017 7:03 pm Ex-Lloyds Libor traders hauled in by fraud squad as part of its ongoing probe into manipulation of the benchmark rate Now, Bloomberg has reported the prosecutor has called in a number of ex-Lloyds traders in recent months to be questioned under caution about the scandal.Interviews are usually carried out under caution when somebody is considered a possible suspect, and the answers given can be used in court if needs be.A Lloyds spokesperson said: “We are unable to comment on speculation regarding possible ongoing investigations.”The SFO declined to comment.Lloyds itself was handed hefty fines back in 2014 for failings over rate rigging, including a £105m fine from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) – the joint third-highest fine at the time to be handed down by the regulator and the seventh linked to Libor – and $86m (£69.8m) from the US Department of Justice. At the time, the FCA said 16 people at Lloyds, including seven managers, were involved in, or at least aware of, some sort of Libor manipulation. whatsapp Share read more

The economic answer behind superstar salaries

Rosen, writing well before the internet, argued that advances in communications technology such as radio and television increased enormously the potential size of markets involving joint consumption. As he put it so succinctly, “the possibility for talented persons to command both very large markets and very large incomes is apparent”.For example, the football played in England’s Premier League is in general better than that in the Scottish Premiership. But the English league rakes in well over £1bn a year in television rights, and Scotland less than £20m.It is the combination of the joint consumption nature of these services and advances in communications which mean that a relatively small number of sellers can in principle service the entire market.The more talented they are, the fewer still are needed. And that’s how they are able to earn so much.Read more: Editor’s notes: Amazon boss should look closer to home to spend his fortune whatsapp Paul OrmerodPaul Ormerod is an economist at Volterra Partners LLP, a Visiting Professor in the Department of Computer Science at UCL, and author of Against the Grain: Insights of an Economic Contrarian, published by the IEA in conjunction with City A.M. whatsapp These vast sums appear to pose a challenge to economic theory. These players and actors are very good, but they are not so stupendously better than others who get paid very much less. How can this be explained?The answer was provided in a brilliant article by the American economist Sherwin Rosen as long ago as 1981, entitled “The economics of superstars”.Rosen based his theory on the fact that activities such as watching a sport or going to a film involve what economists call “joint consumption”.If I am watching Arsenal, say, on the television, it does not matter how many other people are viewing at the same time. The game is still available for me to watch. In contrast, if I book a table at a popular restaurant or a particular seat on a flight, no one else can use it.In 1880, if you wanted to hear a particular singer, you had to go to a live performance. Perhaps a thousand people could enjoy the joint consumption of the product. In 1980, tens of millions could watch on television. Share Wednesday 12 September 2018 11:20 am More From Our Partners UK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com Rugby Union’s Premiership season is underway again.This is yet another professional sport which operates on the principles of socialism: the money all ends up in the pockets of what we might call the “workers”. The economic answer behind superstar salaries In a sport which was allegedly only played by amateurs until the mid-1990s, earnings have boomed. The average salary in the Premiership is over £200,000, and the stars are paid around the one million mark.Read more: Why Fifa and Premier League are at odds over agents’ feesAs a result of such payments, most of the Premiership clubs are only kept afloat by huge loans from their owners. Their accounts for 2016/17 were released at the end of August. Bruce Craig has put £18m into Bath since 2010. Bristol owe more than £20m. Wasps have liabilities approaching £50m.But the players’ earnings are mere shadows of those of the top American sports stars. According to Forbes magazine, in the year to June 2018, the 100 best-paid athletes made $3.8bn between them. The boxer Floyd Mayweather topped the list with $285m.Stars of popular culture pull in similarly staggering amounts. George Clooney earned $239m and Dwayne Johnson was the second highest among male actors at a mere $119m. read more

Murkowski says repeal and replacement of Affordable Care Act should coincide

first_imgFederal Government | Health | Nation & WorldMurkowski says repeal and replacement of Affordable Care Act should coincideJanuary 11, 2017 by Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media Share:U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, wants to slow the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. (Photo by Liz Ruskin/APRN)President-elect Donald Trump leaned on Congress on Tuesday to quickly get rid of President Barack Obama’s signature heath care law, which he called a catastrophe.Lisa Murkowski, though, is among five Republicans in the U.S. Senate sponsoring an amendment that would slow the law’s repeal.Audio Playerhttp://media.aprn.org/2017/ann-20170110-02.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.“Trying to rush things through to a conclusion, in my mind, doesn’t make sense,” Murkowski said. “And I know everyone has said: ‘Repeal. Repeal. Repeal.’ We’re going to repeal it. We’re going to repeal it.”Murkowski said Congress needs time to craft a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, and she said the repeal and replacement should coincide.She said the new Trump administration will need time, too.“What they’re doing and what we’re doing ultimately has to work together in order to knit something that’s going to be good for the Alaskan constituency and the American public,” Murkowski said in an interview in her office on Capitol Hill.Murkowski doesn’t have a specific replacement plan in hand.She wants to preserve some elements of the Affordable Care Act, like retaining coverage for people with pre-exisiting conditions and allowing children to stay on their parents’ policy until age 26.Murkowski said the ACA’s subsidized insurance is important to a small but significant number of Alaskans, and she spoke favorably of the coverage extended to low-income households, although she did not directly say whether she’s committed to keeping the law’s federal support for expanded Medicaid.“It is absolutely a key part of this discussion, especially as it relates to states like Alaska that have moved forward with Medicaid expansion,” Murkowski said.Murkowski wants to drop the individual mandate.Defenders of the Affordable Care Act insist the mandate is key because it ensures enough healthy people buy insurance to spread the costs around.The amendment Murkowski sponsored would extend until March a legislative deadline for the budget process.She said that would allow enough time to draft a new plan, which she said will require Democratic votes to pass.Share this story:last_img read more

Alaska-grown Portugal. The Man gets first Grammy nomination

first_imgArts & Culture | KRNN | KXLL | Nation & WorldAlaska-grown Portugal. The Man gets first Grammy nominationDecember 5, 2017 by Casey Grove, Alaska Public Media Share:Portugal. The Man. From left: John Gourley, Jason Sechrist, Zach Carothers, Kyle O’Quinn and Eric Howk (Photo courtesy Atlantic Records)Portugal. The Man started out as a modest indie band with deep roots in Alaska and has since ascended to national, even international, popularity.Audio Playerhttp://media.aprn.org/2017/ann-20171204-08.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The Portland-based group’s music has long been described as “alternative rock,” but their song “Feel It Still” recently earned the band its first Grammy Award nomination — in the pop category.The single is off their newest album, “Woodstock,” and it has spent weeks at the top of music charts, peaking at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.Reached by phone while he was walking around Atlanta before a show, co-founder and bass player Zach Carothers said the attention has been surreal.“We absolutely don’t belong in that world, which is funny,” Carothers said. “I don’t have a tan. I’m 36 years old, and I’m from Wasilla, Alaska. And we’re playing next to Selena Gomez and stuff like that. It’s wild.”The band also includes vocalist and guitar player John Gourley and guitarist Eric Howk, who are joined by Kyle O’Quinn on keyboards and Jason Sechrist on drums.Like Carothers, Gourley and Howk are originally from Alaska.The experience has been fun, overall, Carothers said.It’s given the band a chance to see the world, and he said their lives are a little easier than the days when they toured in a van and ate out of a rice cooker in random parking lots.Still, it’s a lot of work.“Since ‘Feel It Still’ has gotten massive, our day-to-day life hasn’t really changed,” Carothers said. “We still just go out on tour, we’re just still on a bus and on an airplane, and we go and do a show, it’s just those shows are getting bigger. But it’s hard to see what’s really happening when you’re kind of in the eye of the hurricane.”Gourley has said the band’s work ethic comes from growing up in Alaska and seeing how hard work is necessary for survival.Carothers said the environment in the North contributes as well.“Growing up and how you grow up is at least half of what you’re made of,” Carothers said. “Half of it is how you were brought up. And then the other half is what you see along the way as your adult life. I feel like Alaskans really know themselves.”Carothers knows it’ll be a completely different scene when the band walks the red carpet at the Grammys in January.They’ve been to some awards shows already, and he describes them with one word: “bright.”The Grammys are a whole different level of attention, though, Carothers said.“It’s a really weird world and it’s something just very strange to see, especially coming from Alaska,” he said. “It’s just things that you saw on movies or on TV and you never expect to be there. But it’s really fun.”Carothers said the Alaskan members of Portugal. The Man will take a break from touring to head north for Christmas.They’ll be in New York on Jan. 28 for the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden.Share this story:last_img read more

BT Sport to treat US sports fans to 5,000 hours of ESPN content

first_imgThursday 22 January 2015 10:09 am BT Sport to treat US sports fans to 5,000 hours of ESPN content whatsapp whatsapp Team spirit is alive at BT Sport and ESPN. The two sport TV channels have signed a new seven-year agreement which will deepen their existing relationship. US based ESPN will provide BT Sport with up to 5,000 hours of programming per year for UK fans of global sports to enjoy, including coverage of the Verizon IndyCar Series, NCAA College Football and Basketball, X Games and the Australian Football League. BT Sport has gone from strength to strength since it arrived on UK screens in 2013. It spent £1bn building its original portfolio of content, part of which went on buying ESPN’s UK and Ireland business which included rights to the FA Cup and German Bundesliga. Since then BT Sport has become the first-choice channel for pubs across Britain and won exclusive rights to broadcast live Champions League games with a £897m bid that beat off competition from Sky Sports and ITV. The UK channel will now continue to collaborate with ESPN and could soon host its film documentary series “30 for 30” and world football show ESPN FC. John Petter, chief executive at BT Consumer, commented:  Continuing with ESPN, one of the world’s leading sports brands, as part of the BT Sport portfolio is a win for our viewers, our partners and sports fans in the UK and Ireland. Our relationship with ESPN since BT Sport began operation of the ESPN channel in the UK and Ireland has been a big success, with the two companies collaborating on a number of initiatives. Share Joe Hall Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com Tags: BT Group Companylast_img read more

So your state just legalized marijuana: 6 things to know

first_imgLeave this field empty if you’re human: 6. Subsidized housingSince marijuana is still illegal under federal law, people who are applying for federally subsidized housing could be denied if they use marijuana, even if it’s legal in the state. People who already live in federally subsidized public housing could also be evicted. In 2011, the Department of Housing and Urban Development wrote a memo clarifying that public housing authorities aren’t required to evict residents that are consuming marijuana — but they can if they want to. Newsletters Sign up for Morning Rounds Your daily dose of news in health and medicine. Tags 2016 electionmarijuanapolicy 2. Riding shotgunDriving under the influence is and will remain illegal, but if you’re a passenger, it’s a little more complicated. In California, possessing “an open package of marijuana or marijuana products” is a no-no for drivers and passengers alike. But cross eastward into Arizona, and it’s OK to open the package — just not to eat or smoke it. Drive further into Nevada, and whoever is riding shotgun can consume to their heart’s delight, as long as the driver stays clear-headed.advertisement Recreational marijuana won big at the polls on Tuesday, with California, Massachusetts, and Nevada approving those laws and Maine’s measure leaning toward yes, tripling the US population living in pot-friendly states.The laws allow adults to grow, consume, and give away marijuana — but the patchwork of laws and marijuana’s federal status mean that it can be tricky to stay on the right side of the law.So if your state has recently given the green light to light up, here are a few things you should know:advertisement Drew Angerer/Getty Images Please enter a valid email address. Massachusetts’s law has an oddity — while possessing an open container of marijuana products in motorized vehicles is prohibited in general, it’s OK to have open containers in “the area behind the last upright seat or an area not normally occupied by the driver or passenger.” So if you can manage to cram yourself into the trunk of a minivan, you might be able to reward yourself with a pot brownie.3. Workplace testingIn all the states who voted yes, you’re free to smoke marijuana at home, but if your employer finds out about it, it can use that as a reason to fire you or deny you a job, since marijuana is still illegal under federal law. This conflict between state and federal laws has led to would-be employees suing their would-be employers who denied them jobs because they use medical marijuana. The new laws do little if anything to help employers navigate the situation — except in Maine.Maine’s law expressly prohibits employers for penalizing a person “solely for that person’s consuming marijuana outside” of the employer’s property. Big Pharma’s big question: Is Trump friend or foe? PoliticsSo your state just legalized marijuana: 6 things to know Can Trump kill Obamacare? He’ll have to answer these questions first Related: By Ike Swetlitz Nov. 9, 2016 Reprints Related: Privacy Policy 4. Lock it downMake sure to keep your marijuana plants safe. California, Massachusetts, and Nevada specifically suggest using a lock, while Maine just specifies the area must be secured. And keep them out of sight. They shouldn’t be visible to the public view — but it’s OK if people can see them using binoculars or airplanes.5. Public generosityOrdinary people aren’t allowed to sell their marijuana harvest. But they can give it away, in small amounts. Just so long as they don’t tweet about it. In Nevada and Massachusetts, the transfer cannot be “advertised or promoted to the public.” 1. Cannabis on campusBecause most colleges get federal money, and pot is still illegal under federal law, universities — private and public — will probably prohibit you from using pot anywhere on campus. Washington State University wrote a very direct post on its website in 2012 when recreational marijuana was legalized for individuals 21 and older. “What will change on campus?” it asks. “Essentially nothing.” University policies there and at other schools prohibiting marijuana remain in place.last_img read more

Two teens arrested in Lehigh Acres stolen truck crash

first_imgAdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AdvertisementMitchell and Sobolewski are accused of burglarizing 11 cars that morning. They stole three guns, cash, wallets, and other valuables.When the pair were medically cleared from the hospital, they were arrested and booked into the Lee County Jail.Mitchell and Sobolewski are each being charged with Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle, 11 counts of Burglary of a Conveyance, 2 counts of Armed Burglary of a Conveyance, 3 counts of Grand Theft of a Firearm, and 5 counts of Petit Theft. AdvertisementTags: Lehigh Acresstolen truck LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. – A crash with injuries shut down the intersection of 23rd Street SW at Beth Stacey Boulevard in Lehigh Acres Thursday morning.Deputies with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office were notified that a green Ford F-150 was stolen from a home in Lehigh Acres. A deputy in the area saw the truck matching the description on Beth Stacey Boulevard.Roderick Mitchell, 19, and Jacob Sobolewski, 19, sped away from the deputy in the stolen truck and turned onto 23rd Street SW. That turn caused a head-on crash with another driver who sustained a head injury and suffered serious injuries. As detectives investigated the crash site, reports of recent car break-ins in nearby neighborhoods came flooding in. Child dies after drunk Texas man causes three-car crash in Lehigh Acres June 11, 2021 Suspect breaks into Lehigh Acres Popeyes June 11, 2021center_img Advertisement Lehigh Acres man gains attention for riding bike backwards June 16, 2021 Lehigh Elementary preschool teacher accused of child abuse won’t renew contract June 16, 2021 Advertisement RELATEDTOPICSlast_img read more

Girlfriend of accused LaBelle pawn shop robber arrested on firearm charges

first_imgAdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Two men violently rob woman at Fort Myers apartment complex June 14, 2021 Domino’s driver shoots at brazen teen robber in Pine Manor June 5, 2021 AdvertisementInvestigators searched the 42-year-old woman’s residence at 6505 S. State Road 29 and found a stolen rifle hidden in the back of a closet behind a “women’s clothing box.”Investigators discovered the rifle was taken from a home in the central county area of Hendry County in 2019. Nieves is facing a charge of grand theft of a firearm. She was taken to the Hendry County Jail. Burglary suspect in custody after leading Fort Myers police on canal chase June 7, 2021 Advertisement Animal Control in LaBelle reduces services until next week June 3, 2021 AdvertisementTags: labellePawn ShopRobbery RELATEDTOPICS Advertisement AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments HENDRY COUNTY, Fla. – The girlfriend of a man accused of impersonating an officer in a LaBelle pawn shop robbery was arrested Wednesday morning. According to the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office, Ruby Nieves, 42, is accused of stealing a rifle in a 2019 home theft. Nieves is the girlfriend of Raynaldo Ray Quiroga, the admitted robber of the Capital Pawn Shop on May 19, deputies said. Quiroga is accused of wearing a law enforcement-style uniform complete with a badge and holster. According to officials, the man tied up employees before stealing six guns from the store.last_img read more

Hanbury Children’s Home Marks 50th Anniversary in October

first_imgAdvertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Hanbury Children’s Home located in Kendal, Manchester will celebrate its 50th anniversary in October, and a week of activities are being planned to mark the milestone.Carlisle Welsh, events organiser, told JIS News that activities get underway on Sunday, October 22, with a service at St. Mark’s Anglican Church beginning 10:00 a.m.Activities continue on Wednesday (Oct. 25) with a “grand open day at the home from which we are expecting to do a live broadcast and then the main event for the week will be on Sunday (Oct. 29) when we will be staging a fundraising banquet and awards ceremony at the Kendal Conference Centre starting at 2:30 p.m.”Mr. Welsh encouraged residents of the parish to come put and participate in the anniversary celebrations. He said that the home, which was operated by the Salvation Army, “has done a lot for so many of our youngsters over the past half Century; we need your support”.For further information persons may visit the home located at Shooter’s Hill, call 603-3507 or email @ [email protected] RelatedHanbury Children’s Home Marks 50th Anniversary in October Hanbury Children’s Home Marks 50th Anniversary in October UncategorizedOctober 1, 2006center_img RelatedHanbury Children’s Home Marks 50th Anniversary in October RelatedHanbury Children’s Home Marks 50th Anniversary in Octoberlast_img read more

Turning tide: addressing water rights in Indigenous communities

first_imgTurning tide: addressing water rights in Indigenous communities Lani Tsinnajinnie knows that clean running water is not just essential for everyday life, but for future planning. As an assistant professor at UNM’s School of Architecture and Planning (SAP), the researcher brings unique perspective to an issue that’s been underserved by local, state and federal leaders: ensuring clean water infrastructure and accessibility to Native American communities.“During the pandemic, there are instances where many entities came together to find immediate solutions for this issue,” said Tsinnajinnie. “But we’re not too sure how sustainable these quick responses will be and we shouldn’t expect our community members to rely on hauling water. That’s why collaborations between institutions are so important.”Tsinnajinnie, who is of Diné and Filipino descent, has seen the extent of these issues and the impact consistent water access can have on Tribal communities. She was born and raised in New Mexico and her home community of Na’Neelzhiin lies in the eastern-most area of the Navajo Nation.“One thing the Navajo Nation has done is that it’s worked collaboratively with different entities like nonprofits, other universities and some government agencies,” she said.Those collaborations were ramped up quickly during the COVID-19 pandemic, which impacted Native American communities at rates nearly 19 percent higher than other racial and ethnic groups. Although the efforts are a good start, they are the tip of the iceberg when comes to addressing environmental injustices in Native communities.“I can speak more specifically to the issues being faced by the Navajo Nation,” said Tsinnajinnie. “Not all our water rights have been adjudicated or settled with the federal government. So, although tribal communities have senior water rights, the settlements are still tied up with state and federal entities.”Her passion project is ensuring clean water for people living in Native communities, many of which do not have the resources, access, or infrastructure they need. These problems go back centuries. According to the Indian Water Rights Settlements report released by the Congressional Research Service in May 2020:“In the second half of the 19th century, the federal government pursued a policy of confining Indian tribes to reservations. These reservations were either a portion of a tribe’s aboriginal land or an area of land taken out of the public domain and set aside for a tribe. The federal statutes and treaties reserving such land for Indian reservations typically did not address the water needs of these reservations, a fact that has given rise to questions and disputes regarding Indian reserved water rights.”The report goes on to explain that the U.S. Department of the Interior’s policy is to resolve Indian water rights disputes through negotiated settlements, which could take years to complete.The water rights issue is only one of several factors that are keeping Indigenous communities from being able to have consistent access to clean water. And while the settlements remain in flux, Native American households remain 19 times more likely than white households to lack indoor plumbing.But the partnerships and collaborative efforts stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic give hope that a swifter change could be on the horizon. Groups like the Navajo Water Project are finding community-based ways to get water to those who need it. And the COVID-19 Water Access Coordination Group (WACG) is utilizing federal pandemic funding to identify, acquire, prioritize, and use available resources to increase access to quality water for tribal homes.For researchers like Tsinnajinnie, these partnerships represent a turning of the tide. She says more Native students, leaders and community members are focusing on ways to protect water resources.“Forming these partnerships allow us to assist Tribes and provide expertise they might not have. That includes funding or infrastructure for gathering water resources data,” she said. “But the help goes both ways, Tribes help support our academic institutions by providing ways for Native students to work on issues that are important to them while also bringing awareness to academic institutions and other students.”“It’s not going to be like this forever. The communities want these changes and the youth are working toward making these changes happen,” she said. “As a community planner, I’m thinking more long term.”Part of that long-term thinking means helping communities know the most sustainable and helpful ways to use the water once it’s delivered – from creating better infrastructure, to building more housing, to establishing gardens that ensure food sustainability.With her recent appointment to the Navajo Nation Water Right Commission, Tsinnajinnie says she is eager to find ways to facilitate more research, teaching and mentorship opportunities in Navajo communities. “A lot of this was inspired by wanting to help the Navajo Nation water rights get settled so that we can provide the water resources that are due to our Navajo communities,” she concluded.Tsinnajinnie graduated from The University of New Mexico with degrees in Native American Studies and Environmental Science in 2007, and a Master of Water Resources in 2011. In 2019, she earned her Ph.D. in Hydrology from New Mexico Tech before coming back to join the SAP faculty at UNM. She now studies groundwater-surface water interactions and impacts of climate change, with an emphasis on mountainous water resources.When she’s not teaching or conducting her research, she is mentoring Native American students and fostering an appreciation in them for social justice and water issues. Tsinnajinnie says mentoring Native students is one of the greatest benefits of being at UNM, especially when she’s also able to cross purpose her work with UNM Center for Water and Environment, UNM’S Grand Challenges-Water Resources Seed Grant and the UNM Advance Women in STEM. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:architecture, climate change, Commission, environment, federal government, Government, Indigenous, infrastructure, New Mexico, SAP, social justice, stem, sustainability, sustainable, university, University of New Mexicolast_img read more