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I write for Risk & Compliance Journal, a page hosted on WSJ.com.
I'm 27 and I live in Astoria, Queens. I listen to a ton of music and read a lot about politics, public policy, the news media and the future of journalism. I also am a big fan of the Knicks, Jets and Mets. Expect a heavy dose of things to read.
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Coursera, a major provider of open online courses, said Wednesday it blocked access to its offerings to students in Iran, Cuba and Sudan due to sanctions compliance issues.
The Mountain View, Calif.-based online startup, created by two Stanford University professors, said in a blog post that export control regulations relating to online course providers “has been unclear,” and it had operated under the belief that its business wouldn’t be restricted.
But the blog post said the company recently received information that the services Coursera offers aren’t in compliance with U.S. law, so it implemented an IP address block preventing users from sanctioned countries–Iran, Cuba and Sudan–from logging into their accounts.
as recently as last year this dude was joining people in marches in the hopes of helping in some small way to create a space for more justice in the world
that’s what he spent his life doing
you made good use of your time in the sun Pete Seeger and the work you did will live on in others and in the others who come after them. rest well in the warm earth and may your heirs be worthy of their charge
In its announcement of a $152 million sanctions settlement with Clearstream SA, the U.S. Treasury Department described moves by the company that helped obscure the ownership of Iranian central bank securities.
Treasury said in its statement that Clearstream met with officials from the Office of Foreign Assets Control in late 2007 and early 2008 with an aim toward ending its business with Iranian clients. Following those meetings, Treasury said, Clearstream transferred securities entitlements held by the Iranian central bank to a European bank’s newly opened custody account from the central bank’s own account at Clearstream.
“Celebrities who become “friends of the Garden,” as they are called, get plenty of perks. Among them are a special side entrance into the Garden; a special elevator, so they do not have to ride the common escalators; a special V.I.P. clubhouse known as Suite 200 that is free of charge and that has an open bar, a frozen yogurt station and an extravagant buffet always featuring a special item by Jean-Georges Vongerichten; and a personal escort to usher them to their seats.”