April 26, 2019

Dr. Michael A. Civin

Overall, Dr. Michael A. Civin has been practicing medicine for more than 28 years. In order for his medical career to succeed, Dr. Civin had to gain a lot of education. He started with an A.B. degree cum laude from Harvard in 1968 and he went to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1968 and 1969. He earned his first M.A. in 1970 from University of Oregon and a second from the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University. He became Michael A. Civin, Ph.D. in 1988 when he earned his doctoral medical degree from the same institution. In 1993, Adelphi awarded him a Postdoctoral Certificate in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.

In recent years, Dr. Michael Civin, Ph.D practices as a clinical psychologist and continues to add to his nearly 30 years' of experience as a psychologist. He primarily practices as a senior psychologist at Rose Hill Psychological Services in the Bronx area of New York City. Rose Hill is a firm Dr. Civin actually helped to co-found back in 2008. Michael Civin, Ph.D also has a private practice in other parts of New York City, including Manhattan, Astoria, and Bayville, which he has operated since 2007.

October 27, 2018

Paul Mengert once attended Harvard Business School, where he graduated in 2005. He has also served on the national senior faculty for the Community Associations Institute. To Paul Mengert, AMG is only part of his life. Anyone who knows Paul understands that he believes strongly in many things, especially one of his greatest beliefs is that giving back to his community is way up there in importance. That is a guiding reason why Paul founded AMG was founded in his beloved hometown of Greensboro, North Carolina back in 1984.

He also serves as the President of the Carolinas Chapter of the Community Associations Institute, where he also teaches courses to homeowner's association professionals. These classes are approved as continuing education credits by organizations all over the country, including the South Carolina Department of Real Estate and the California Department of Real Estate, among many others. Many organizations trust Paul Mengert based on his extensive expertise in real estate, especially association management.

July 18, 2018

Even though Net-Tell LLC provides a different type of phone service than the traditional service provided by the local telephone utility, there reviews indicate most customers report that it’s impossible to tell the difference, at least until you pay the bill and it’s much lower. Their use of advanced Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology sends calls out via the Internet instead of plugging into a standard hard wired landline, which saves Net-Tell LLC a lot of money, savings they pass that along to customers. It also means there is no loss in call quality, and may sometimes be better.

Great call quality is just part of the experience Net-Tell LLC offers customers. Those who purchase one of their phone plans get so many features, many swear theirs is the greatest phone experience ever, all at a low monthly rate that can fit any budget. They even throw in a lot of extras, like Caller ID, anonymous call blocking, a do not disturb mode, conference calling and many others, all free of charge. Many companies charge extra for many of these, if they’re available at all.

August 04, 2017

AsianDate has analyzed whether Asian women like to date Midwesterner guys.

AsianDate, the leading international online dating website that has the most comprehensive database of beautiful, vetted Asian women, has looked into the issue of whether Asian women prefer dating Midwesterners. Midwestern guys have an awesome reputation of being well-mannered and in general are known to treat women very well. The dating experts at AsianDate have supported the theory that Midwesterners make great companions for Asian women.

Asian women are often impressed by refined qualities particularly when it comes to choosing their companions, and often prefer men who respect women above anything else. Midwesterners have a reputation for putting women at ease with their gentlemanly manners. Their upbringing often teaches them to be extremely polite and courteous even to complete strangers, which is a quality that women love to see in their men.

Many Asian women are likely to find Midwestern guys refreshingly different. They are very different to Asian men in terms of lifestyle and behavior, being independent but also aware of their responsibilities. Midwesterners are trustworthy and known to go great distances to keep their woman happy.

Midwesterners also find popularity with women because they are connoisseurs of food and wine and know where to take their ladies for their favorite food and drinks. They are fun-loving too and would gladly escort their ladies onto the dance floor to shake a leg and let their hair down without feeling out of place or awkward.

AsianDate.com has found that Midwesterners are definitely the kind of guys Asian women would love to take home to meet their family, having all the qualities that Asian women adore. They know that the true meaning of the word ‘chivalry’ is striking a balance between treating a woman with respect and ensuring that she enjoys her independence. With Midwesterners, this is often the kind of situation that turns first love into a solid relationship.

Looking at the issue from an Asian woman’s perspective, AsianDate recommends that all gentleman should take a positive approach to finding their lady. AsianDate has already helped many women find their ideal partners from the Midwest and other parts of the U.S. The portal offers advanced dating features and tools that single women and men can use to discover and connect with their ideal partners and build long term relationships.

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April 02, 2017

AsianDate ranks among the most popular international dating services as it offers everything that singles need in terms of members and features. Indian singles are waking up to the excitement and thrill of international dating online. They want to look for partners beyond their geographical boundaries and with AsianDate, they can be sure of finding success faster as the dating website offers a series of innovative dating features.

AsianDate believes that new members from across India have chosen this dating platform because of its growing popularity. With AsianDate, they can embark on an international dating experience and discover exciting and compatible singles from various Asian countries.

According to AsianDate, there has been a huge increase in membership from top Indian cities. Singles from Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune, Kolkata and other cities have signed up with AsianDate. New members can take advantage of all the top features of the dating website to find their ideal partners.

Members are experiencing the intrigue of international dating firsthand along with a wide range of advanced communication features that the website offers to all registered members. Members are also enjoying the new dating app that is being widely used by singles to remain connected with their partners even while on the move.

Another key reason why AsianDate is attracting members from India and other Asian countries is they are seen as among the most reliable international dating services anywhere in the world.

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March 23, 2016

Ukranian Women Are Family Orientated

 

Ukranian women are the best in the world for having a lot of desirable characteristics. One of these characteristics is their focus on raising a family. As the world has modernized, many women have unfortunately become less family focused. As a result, children don't get the same love and attention from their mother that they used to. For many women, having to raise a family and take time to be with their kids is more of a chore and burden.Ukranian Women Are Family Orientated

Ukranian women however, dream of having their own family. They are excited about the idea of being with one man, and raising children together. They are happy to be at home, cooking and making the home your castle. Even though a lot of women today don't like the idea of being at home with the kids, that's not the case with Ukranian women. It's truly a pleasure for them to be in the role of a wife and mother. And they do all this while taking pride in their beauty and appearance. Ukranian women take pride in their beautiful appearance just as they take pride in their family and children. 

This is just one of the many reasons why Ukranian women are the best. Not only are they the most beautiful women in the world, but they are also most happy when they're in their element raising their children and being the best wife possible to their husband. If you're looking for a women who is both incredibly beautiful and family orientated then a Ukranian woman would be your perfect match.
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March 20, 2016

Anastasia Date Ladies Love American Men

 

Eastern European and Russian women have a certain charisma, charm and look that no other women in the world have. For that reason, more and more guys are turning to the internet to match with their dream women from Eastern Europe. For over 20 years, AnastasiaDate.com has been making this happen, matching up eligible guys in North America to women in Eastern Europe. The site has already made thousands of matches successfully and continues to create more and more.

Founded in 1992 by a US guy and his Russian bride, Anastasiadate is the leader in these international matches. The couple knew that despite what world leaders say, there is actually a lot in common between the West and the East. Matches between these two cultures are often successful and many men are finding happy brides in Eastern Europe and Russia.

The site is not just about finding a fling or a casual date. The goal of the site is to set up serious long-term matches and marriages. Fortunately, it has been extremely successful with many happy couples. The site is the leading matchmaker between the US and Eastern Europe.

US men and Russian women have a strong bond and can usually get along well. Anastasia is a leading site that helps foster these connections. To get started, simply visit AnastasiaDate.com. Enter brief profile information and register for the site. You may do some initial browsing but need to subscribe to the service to begin communicating with the women. Depending on the level of the subscription, you will be able to get your desired level of communication for the time that you need to succeed.

Anastasia also now has a mobile app to make browsing even easier. Men can view, chat, email and connect with their dream women from the comfort of their cell phones. Whether they are on the go or at home, the mobile app helps men make the dating experience as easy as possible.

Overall, Anastasiadate continues to grow and thrive. North American guys continue to find their beautiful dream women through the site and have taken advantage to make the matches of their dreams.
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March 07, 2016


AsianDate.com, the internationally renowned and reputable online dating service, has caught the attention of Chinese women in their late 30s. The reliable dating service is the first choice of single men looking forbeautiful Asian women for love and companionship.

AsianDate“Unmarried Chinese women in their late 20s and early 30s are widely considered ‘leftovers’ and have little chance of finding the right life partner,” says the Chief Communications Officer for AsianDate, Lawrence Cervantes. “The older and more successful a Chinese woman is, the narrower her potential dating pool is. That’s why Chinese women on the wrong side of 30 choose reliable dating portals like AsianDate to find single men from beyond their borders.”

Unmarried Chinese women in their late 20s or older are generally referred to as sheng nu. The term is highly misleading, as it implies that these women have failed to meet the standards that Chinese men are looking for in their brides. The truth is that these women have higher standards and values of their own. However, conventionally, these women become the quintessential leftover ladies that no one wants to marry.

AsianDate, a part of the highly successful AnastasiaDate family is the preferred online dating destination of Chinese and Asian women who find it difficult to find a perfect life partner or companion due to various reasons. AsianDate helps single women find their ideal partner with their high-quality service and innovative dating tools and techniques that remain unmatched for their efficiency.

Chinese ladies who have recently joined AsianDate are already finding many singles eager to date them online and wanting to know more about them. The site is known for providing a truly unique and satisfying online dating experience. AsianDate membership gives them the chance to connect with and date handsome single men from across the globe on a secure dating platform. Many Chinese women in their late 20s have already found potential companions and partners and are eager to use the website’s technology to take the relationship to the next level.

AsianDate offers amazing support to their members as an experienced staff of over 300 qualified technicians and online dating experts’ work round the clock to make sure single men and women can enjoy the ultimate dating experience on their site.  

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March 11, 2015

Bertin Patippe attended an Ivy League school in New York and earned a Masters of Business Administration (MBA). He is a veteran of the banking industry in New York and received numerous national rewards from one of the world's top financial institutions during his time in the industry. Patippe is also a community leader, financial advisor, and philanthropist, though.

Bertin Patippe helped to found 2CAfrica Travel, a company that is truly a one-of-a-kind travel resource for those looking to visit Africa. 2CAfrica Travel has been able to help countless people visit the continent of Africa. They are devoted to delivering a rewarding, wholesome, and authentic travel experience to their customers, at a reasonable price. 2CAfrica Travel prides itself on consistently proving a commitment to excellence through its services and customers seem to agree.

2CAfrica Travel is truly an exhaustive resource, making themselves available to clients at all times throughout their trips. Whether the client is an individual, family, organization, or company, 2CAfrica Travel wants to provide the best experience they possibly can. Bertin Patippe has sought to ensure that clients can enjoy their trips instead of worrying about the details—2CAfrica Travel can arrange for every aspect of the trip, including flights, lodging, handicapped arrangements, or making contact in the destination country.

October 06, 2014

2/13/2014 @ 12:00AM

Unwilling Lenders

 

If Refco’s creditors get their way, hedge fund investors will face yet another risk.

Imagine the unimaginable–Fidelity Investments goes bankrupt. Fidelity’s creditors try to get what they’re owed–from the $1.2 trillion in client assets managed by the company. Sound crazy? It is, but it’s close to what Refco’s creditors are trying to do to investors in a hedge fund that kept accounts with the failed commodities trading firm.

Starting in 2004 brokers from firms like A.G. Edwards and Merrill Lynch sold clients shares of the S&P Managed Futures Index Fund, run by a company called PlusFunds. Refco was the clearing broker. Unlike most hedge funds, this one kept its barriers low. A net worth of $45,000 and the same in annual income was enough to qualify a customer.

The fund, which tracks the S&P Managed Futures Index and is meant to provide a hedge against the stock market, managed at least $312 million from some 1,000 investors when Refco collapsed. The fund were deposited with Refco, which placed the money in offshore accounts, where they aren’t subject to limits on margin debt that apply to domestic accounts

A lawsuit filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York by Refco’s unsecured creditors contends that when the fraud that led to Refco’s bankruptcy became clear in October, PlusFunds Chairman Christopher Sugrue stormed Refco’s offices and had $312 million transferred to new accounts at Lehman Brothers.

The creditors, including Wells Fargo and Cargill, say that this money should have stayed within Refco and that Sugrue and PlusFunds should get in line. The suit implies that Sugrue, a former Refco employee, used his influence at Refco to slide in front of other creditors. Luc A. Despins, the Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy attorney who filed the suit, declined comment.

But it’s not PlusFunds’ money–the $312 million comes from the investors in the S&P Managed Futures Index Fund. The creditors’ claims on those assets have prevented investors from getting their money back.

Marc Lowlicht, a certified financial planner with Further Lane Asset Management in Manhattan, has half a dozen clients in the fund. He complains: “If I wanted them to be creditors, I would have sold them bonds.”


October 06, 2014

2/13/2014 @ 12:00AM

Unwilling Lenders

 

If Refco’s creditors get their way, hedge fund investors will face yet another risk.

Imagine the unimaginable–Fidelity Investments goes bankrupt. Fidelity’s creditors try to get what they’re owed–from the $1.2 trillion in client assets managed by the company. Sound crazy? It is, but it’s close to what Refco’s creditors are trying to do to investors in a hedge fund that kept accounts with the failed commodities trading firm.

Starting in 2004 brokers from firms like A.G. Edwards and Merrill Lynch sold clients shares of the S&P Managed Futures Index Fund, run by a company called PlusFunds. Refco was the clearing broker. Unlike most hedge funds, this one kept its barriers low. A net worth of $45,000 and the same in annual income was enough to qualify a customer.

The fund, which tracks the S&P Managed Futures Index and is meant to provide a hedge against the stock market, managed at least $312 million from some 1,000 investors when Refco collapsed. The fund were deposited with Refco, which placed the money in offshore accounts, where they aren’t subject to limits on margin debt that apply to domestic accounts

A lawsuit filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York by Refco’s unsecured creditors contends that when the fraud that led to Refco’s bankruptcy became clear in October, PlusFunds Chairman Christopher Sugrue stormed Refco’s offices and had $312 million transferred to new accounts at Lehman Brothers.

The creditors, including Wells Fargo and Cargill, say that this money should have stayed within Refco and that Sugrue and PlusFunds should get in line. The suit implies that Sugrue, a former Refco employee, used his influence at Refco to slide in front of other creditors. Luc A. Despins, the Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy attorney who filed the suit, declined comment.

But it’s not PlusFunds’ money–the $312 million comes from the investors in the S&P Managed Futures Index Fund. The creditors’ claims on those assets have prevented investors from getting their money back.

Marc Lowlicht, a certified financial planner with Further Lane Asset Management in Manhattan, has half a dozen clients in the fund. He complains: “If I wanted them to be creditors, I would have sold them bonds.”



September 14, 2014

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The vultures will eat the skunk.

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August 22, 2014

 
 
 

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Delicate Boundaries by Chris Sugrue (US) creates a space that allows the worlds inside our digital devices to move into the physical realm. Inside a computer monitor, a world of organic forms wriggle and flock. When the screen is touched, these small bugs made of light swarm towards the point of contact. This system moves beyond a typical responsive touch-activated display allowing the bugs to crawl out of the display onto the human bodies that make contact with them. They appear to emerge from the computer screen, often surprising their audience as they try to abandon a virtual existence. The magic of this illusion is evident when the viewer permits them to explore their bodies, crawling from one person to the next, interacting with a digital projection in a strangely intimate space.

ILLUSION: NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS
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Updated March 24, 2006 12:01 a.m. ET

Authorities and some creditors of Refco Inc. want to know more about money the brokerage firm shuttled between some of its business units in the days before it filed for bankrupty protection.

They may be able to learn some important details from Christopher Sugrue, a New York money manager and past employee of Refco, which imploded just weeks after its August initial public offering when Refco disclosed that its former chief executive, Phillip Bennett, had hidden bad debts.

U.S. securities regulators have been seeking information regarding such business dealings with Refco. And lawyers working for Refco unsecured creditors have sought information from Mr. Sugrue because of what court filings by those creditors describe as a "close relationship" between the 35-year-old Long Island native and Refco, where Mr. Sugrue was an executive before he helped launch PlusFunds Group Inc.

After Refco filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy-court protection Oct. 17, the Securities and Exchange Commission visited PlusFunds' Manhattan offices and asked for a battery of records, according to a report attached to a sworn statement by S. David Peress, a crisis consultant hired by PlusFunds.

In an interview, Mr. Peress said the firm is cooperating with "a compliance examination." Lawyers for Refco unsecured creditors also have asked for documents related to PlusFunds and Mr. Sugrue, according to court filings. A spokesman for the SEC declined to comment, but the court document that references the SEC request says: "The SEC has not made any suggestion that any action is contemplated involving [PlusFunds]."

Mr. Sugrue's own firm filed for bankruptcy-court protection earlier this month, after a wave of PlusFunds clients demanded their money when some of their cash transferred from Refco accounts was frozen. A portion of the money and trades Mr. Sugrue helped oversee for PlusFunds clients often processed through Refco's sprawling brokerage firm. Mr. Sugrue initially was able to prevent that money from being frozen by persuading Refco to transfer the funds from unregulated offshore accounts to regulated, onshore accounts.

Now PlusFunds is up for sale. Speaking by phone from Florida, where he was vacationing with his family at Disney World, Mr. Sugrue stressed that he did nothing wrong in the Refco matter. "I'll say that unequivocally," he said. Mr. Sugrue said his business "got caught up in a drive-by shooting."

Court filings by Refco creditors seeking to recover the money Mr. Sugrue had transferred to the onshore accounts cite ties between the money manager and Refco, including loans the brokerage firm provided last year to entities affiliated with Mr. Sugrue. Those loans were secured by equity in PlusFunds.

Before starting PlusFunds in 1998, Mr. Sugrue was a senior executive at Refco for more than five years, according to a biography in court papers. In addition to working with hedge funds on the firm's behalf, Mr. Sugrue helped negotiate the sale of 10% in Refco to Austrian bank Bawag P.S.K. in 1999. During that time, Refco was chaired by Thomas Dittmer, who later was listed on a register of PlusFunds shareholders. Mr. Dittmer couldn't be reached for comment. Mr. Sugrue's knowledge of the inner workings of Refco were demonstrated in a tense exchange last October. Six days before Refco began bankruptcy proceedings, Mr. Sugrue burst into Refco's Manhattan office demanding that the brokerage firm move more than $300 million of PlusFunds' client money "to seg funds," according to a sworn statement by Refco Treasurer Matthew Hreben.

Specifically, Mr. Sugrue wanted his clients' money moved from Refco's unregulated Bermuda account, where it was mingled with Refco's money, to segregated, or "seg," accounts, where it presumably would be less vulnerable to Refco creditors. The money was moved the next day and soon sent to accounts at Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., according to court papers and sworn statements by Refco employees.

Stanley S. Arkin, a lawyer for Mr. Sugrue, said his client should be given a "silver star" for looking out for his clients. Mr. Sugrue said his investors told him: "Thank God you went and got it. That's what you are supposed to do."

Yet Refco creditors got a federal court to freeze the money in the Lehman accounts, alleging in court papers that Mr. Sugrue was given preferential treatment. Those frozen accounts triggered the redemptions by PlusFunds' clients -- and the subsequent bankruptcy-court filing. The clients yanked more than $1 billion from the firms' funds -- about half their assets -- in the first two months of this year.

It is a quick reversal of fortune for Mr. Sugrue. Still on the board at PlusFunds, he is no longer an employee. "It feels like you got thrown out of the house you built," Mr. Sugrue said in the phone interview.

PlusFunds mainly offered funds designed to mimic the performance of Standard & Poor's hedge-fund indexes. The controversial money transferred from Refco was invested there to track 15 funds in S&P's Managed Futures index. PlusFunds' assets stood at more than $2.5 billion last summer.

After Mr. Sugrue started his fund firm, he continued to work closely with his old employer. Refco served as a clearing broker for several portfolios overseen by PlusFunds, according to court papers filed by Refco's creditors. And in 2003, Refco hired PlusFunds to manage a futures fund that did much of its trading through accounts at Refco, according to court filings by Refco creditors.

But the relationship extended beyond trading. Last spring, Refco Capital lent $158 million to Suffolk LLC, an entity affiliated with Mr. Sugrue, according to court papers filed by Refco creditors. Mr. Sugrue used the money to buy out minority shareholders of PlusFunds, the creditors say in court papers, adding that since then, Refco units lent another $50 million to entities related to Mr. Sugrue and other PlusFunds shareholders. Of that, $19.4 million went to an entity in which Mr. Sugrue is the sole member, court documents claim.

Several potential acquirers have emerged for PlusFunds, which will be auctioned off in April, according to public disclosures.

Separately, the federal bankruptcy judge overseeing Refco's bankruptcy proceedings ruled yesterday that Refco creditors investigating the brokerage firm's meltdown are entitled to documents from the underwriters of Refco's IPO. The judge also said former Refco directors, including private-equity investor Thomas H. Lee, should be allowed to collect on an insurance policy to cover legal expenses they incur in shareholder suits related to Refco's collapse.

A judge in a criminal case against Mr. Bennett, the former Refco CEO, set two trial dates yesterday -- Oct. 16, with a backup date of March 12, 2007. Mr. Bennett is fighting securities and fraud charges related to the Refco matter. The backup trial date was provided to accommodate Mr. Bennett's lawyer, Gary Naftalis.

—-- Peter A. McKay and Paul Davies contributed to this article.

Write to Carrick Mollenkamp at carrick.mollenkamp@wsj.com and Ian McDonald at ian.mcdonald@wsj.com

 
 
 
 
 

August 10, 2014

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August 04, 2014


Posted by Admin - June 22nd, 2011

PlusFunds Group Inc. is not just another hedge fund sponsor in the industry. It is owned and operated by the employees and is a high quality firm with high aspirations. The firm’s main mission is to improve prevailing standards of independent oversight and transparency in the financial services industry in the United States. A lofty, but great, goal.

Public and corporate businesses, investing individuals, and pooled investment vehicles are all present in PlusFunds Group Inc.’s list of clients. The fixed income and public equity markets are the ones that attract the most interest from PlusFunds Group Inc., which uses long and short equity, merger arbitrage, and fixed income investing methods to invest in those markets, with a special focus put on distressed debt and futures. The firm also provides clients with investment advice and options, depending upon the clients’ risk profile and needs.

PlusFunds Group Inc. is a collaboration of an assortment of businesses in the financial services industry who wishes to improve the access to information in the industry because they believed that this was a cornerstone of success in the industry.

PlusFunds Group Inc. was founded in 1998 in New York City, New York. The firm has thrived under the leadership of Chairman Christopher Sugrue. PlusFunds Group Inc. is now an industry leader.

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Posted by Admin - June 22nd, 2011

PlusFunds Group Inc. is not just another hedge fund sponsor in the industry. It is owned and operated by the employees and is a high quality firm with high aspirations. The firm’s main mission is to improve prevailing standards of independent oversight and transparency in the financial services industry in the United States. A lofty, but great, goal.

Public and corporate businesses, investing individuals, and pooled investment vehicles are all present in PlusFunds Group Inc.’s list of clients. The fixed income and public equity markets are the ones that attract the most interest from PlusFunds Group Inc., which uses long and short equity, merger arbitrage, and fixed income investing methods to invest in those markets, with a special focus put on distressed debt and futures. The firm also provides clients with investment advice and options, depending upon the clients’ risk profile and needs.

PlusFunds Group Inc. is a collaboration of an assortment of businesses in the financial services industry who wishes to improve the access to information in the industry because they believed that this was a cornerstone of success in the industry.

PlusFunds Group Inc. was founded in 1998 in New York City, New York. The firm has thrived under the leadership of Chairman Christopher Sugrue. PlusFunds Group Inc. is now an industry leader.

Additional Resources:

Christopher Sugrue :: Listed on Biowebinc.com

Christopher Sugrue :: Article on Onlinereviewinc.com

Christopher Sugrue :: Information on Hightechlistings.com

Christopher Sugrue :: Article on Nationalprofilebase.com

Christopher Sugrue :: Listed on 411inconline.com

    
 

 
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April 14th, 2011 - Posted by Admin

The financial industry is ripe with corruption, bad habits, and secrecy—which has, as of late, been on display due to the recession. Bernie Madoff is an excellent example of why the financial industry in general needs more transparency, responsibility, and accountability. PlusFunds Group Inc. is one organization that is trying to improve upon the standards of transparency and independent oversight in the industry and being met with some success. It is an employee-owned and operated hedge fund sponsor.

PlusFunds Group Inc. caters to a variation of clients, including public and corporate institutions, pooled investment vehicles, and individual investors. The fixed income markets and public equity markets attract the most investment attention from PlusFunds Group Inc. Merger arbitrage, fixed income, and long or short equity are the main methods by which PlusFunds Group Inc. makes its investments. The firm focuses on distressed debt and futures.

Christopher Sugrue is the chairman of PlusFunds Group Inc., and the man who has lead it to become a leader in the industry. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in the city so nice they named it twice, New York City, New York. PlusFunds Group Inc. is actually an alliance of financial firms that provides investment advice and options to clients, based upon their risk profile.

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Christopher Sugrue Has Lead It To Become A Leader

April 14th, 2011 - Posted by Admin

The financial industry is ripe with corruption, bad habits, and secrecy—which has, as of late, been on display due to the recession. Bernie Madoff is an excellent example of why the financial industry in general needs more transparency, responsibility, and accountability. PlusFunds Group Inc. is one organization that is trying to improve upon the standards of transparency and independent oversight in the industry and being met with some success. It is an employee-owned and operated hedge fund sponsor.

PlusFunds Group Inc. caters to a variation of clients, including public and corporate institutions, pooled investment vehicles, and individual investors. The fixed income markets and public equity markets attract the most investment attention from PlusFunds Group Inc. Merger arbitrage, fixed income, and long or short equity are the main methods by which PlusFunds Group Inc. makes its investments. The firm focuses on distressed debt and futures.

Christopher Sugrue is the chairman of PlusFunds Group Inc., and the man who has lead it to become a leader in the industry. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in the city so nice they named it twice, New York City, New York. PlusFunds Group Inc. is actually an alliance of financial firms that provides investment advice and options to clients, based upon their risk profile.

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Christopher P Sugrue 324 Arbor Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187 (630) 462-8107
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Christopher J Sugrue 171 Riverboat Village Rd, South Hadley, MA 01075 (413) 596-2670
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Chris Sugrue has been a fundamental part of Tosca’s team for twelve years. From the day to day duties of staff management to the commitment he has to his guests, Chris works as an inspiration to his team. With his past experiences, he has had the unique opportunity to have held both front-house and back-house management positions, and understands with personal experience, the demands and duties required through the entire restaurant. This intimate knowledge helps him to maintain the superior customer service that Tosca is known for.

Prior to working at Tosca, Chris served as the Food & Beverage Manager for the Harborside Hyatt Hotel in Boston. From room service to banquets and individual restaurants and bars, including Midships Lounge and Harborside Grill, he was responsible for overseeing a staff of 100 and for all the food and beverage activities that took place.

The food and beverage industry had been a part of Chris’s life since he was a young boy. When he was 11 years old, his family moved to Hingham, MA, and he began working as a “host boy” at the South Shore Country Club and, over his 10 year employment, he worked his way up from dishwasher, to prep cook, to Executive Chef. Chris’s transition from back- to front-house occurred upon graduating from Johnson & Wales with a Business degree, when he began working for the Hyatt.

Chris really particularly enjoys the front-house experience at Tosca, because of the customer interaction that is involved. “In the twelve years I have been working here, I’ve had the pleasure to know a lot of our guests on a personal basis. We have so many regulars at Tosca; they’re more like friends and family. It’s a very rewarding job.”


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SEC Plumbs Money Firm's Files

Probe of Refco Leads to Company Started by Ex-Senior Executive; A Knowledge of Inner Workings

 
Updated March 24, 2006 12:01 a.m. ET

Authorities and some creditors of Refco Inc. want to know more about money the brokerage firm shuttled between some of its business units in the days before it filed for bankrupty protection.

They may be able to learn some important details from Christopher Sugrue, a New York money manager and past employee of Refco, which imploded just weeks after its August initial public offering when Refco disclosed that its former chief executive, Phillip Bennett, had hidden bad debts.

U.S. securities regulators have been seeking information regarding such business dealings with Refco. And lawyers working for Refco unsecured creditors have sought information from Mr. Sugrue because of what court filings by those creditors describe as a "close relationship" between the 35-year-old Long Island native and Refco, where Mr. Sugrue was an executive before he helped launch PlusFunds Group Inc.

After Refco filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy-court protection Oct. 17, the Securities and Exchange Commission visited PlusFunds' Manhattan offices and asked for a battery of records, according to a report attached to a sworn statement by S. David Peress, a crisis consultant hired by PlusFunds.

In an interview, Mr. Peress said the firm is cooperating with "a compliance examination." Lawyers for Refco unsecured creditors also have asked for documents related to PlusFunds and Mr. Sugrue, according to court filings. A spokesman for the SEC declined to comment, but the court document that references the SEC request says: "The SEC has not made any suggestion that any action is contemplated involving [PlusFunds]."

Mr. Sugrue's own firm filed for bankruptcy-court protection earlier this month, after a wave of PlusFunds clients demanded their money when some of their cash transferred from Refco accounts was frozen. A portion of the money and trades Mr. Sugrue helped oversee for PlusFunds clients often processed through Refco's sprawling brokerage firm. Mr. Sugrue initially was able to prevent that money from being frozen by persuading Refco to transfer the funds from unregulated offshore accounts to regulated, onshore accounts.

Now PlusFunds is up for sale. Speaking by phone from Florida, where he was vacationing with his family at Disney World, Mr. Sugrue stressed that he did nothing wrong in the Refco matter. "I'll say that unequivocally," he said. Mr. Sugrue said his business "got caught up in a drive-by shooting."

Court filings by Refco creditors seeking to recover the money Mr. Sugrue had transferred to the onshore accounts cite ties between the money manager and Refco, including loans the brokerage firm provided last year to entities affiliated with Mr. Sugrue. Those loans were secured by equity in PlusFunds.

Before starting PlusFunds in 1998, Mr. Sugrue was a senior executive at Refco for more than five years, according to a biography in court papers. In addition to working with hedge funds on the firm's behalf, Mr. Sugrue helped negotiate the sale of 10% in Refco to Austrian bank Bawag P.S.K. in 1999. During that time, Refco was chaired by Thomas Dittmer, who later was listed on a register of PlusFunds shareholders. Mr. Dittmer couldn't be reached for comment. Mr. Sugrue's knowledge of the inner workings of Refco were demonstrated in a tense exchange last October. Six days before Refco began bankruptcy proceedings, Mr. Sugrue burst into Refco's Manhattan office demanding that the brokerage firm move more than $300 million of PlusFunds' client money "to seg funds," according to a sworn statement by Refco Treasurer Matthew Hreben.

Specifically, Mr. Sugrue wanted his clients' money moved from Refco's unregulated Bermuda account, where it was mingled with Refco's money, to segregated, or "seg," accounts, where it presumably would be less vulnerable to Refco creditors. The money was moved the next day and soon sent to accounts at Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., according to court papers and sworn statements by Refco employees.

Stanley S. Arkin, a lawyer for Mr. Sugrue, said his client should be given a "silver star" for looking out for his clients. Mr. Sugrue said his investors told him: "Thank God you went and got it. That's what you are supposed to do."

Yet Refco creditors got a federal court to freeze the money in the Lehman accounts, alleging in court papers that Mr. Sugrue was given preferential treatment. Those frozen accounts triggered the redemptions by PlusFunds' clients -- and the subsequent bankruptcy-court filing. The clients yanked more than $1 billion from the firms' funds -- about half their assets -- in the first two months of this year.

It is a quick reversal of fortune for Mr. Sugrue. Still on the board at PlusFunds, he is no longer an employee. "It feels like you got thrown out of the house you built," Mr. Sugrue said in the phone interview.

PlusFunds mainly offered funds designed to mimic the performance of Standard & Poor's hedge-fund indexes. The controversial money transferred from Refco was invested there to track 15 funds in S&P's Managed Futures index. PlusFunds' assets stood at more than $2.5 billion last summer.

After Mr. Sugrue started his fund firm, he continued to work closely with his old employer. Refco served as a clearing broker for several portfolios overseen by PlusFunds, according to court papers filed by Refco's creditors. And in 2003, Refco hired PlusFunds to manage a futures fund that did much of its trading through accounts at Refco, according to court filings by Refco creditors.

But the relationship extended beyond trading. Last spring, Refco Capital lent $158 million to Suffolk LLC, an entity affiliated with Mr. Sugrue, according to court papers filed by Refco creditors. Mr. Sugrue used the money to buy out minority shareholders of PlusFunds, the creditors say in court papers, adding that since then, Refco units lent another $50 million to entities related to Mr. Sugrue and other PlusFunds shareholders. Of that, $19.4 million went to an entity in which Mr. Sugrue is the sole member, court documents claim.

Several potential acquirers have emerged for PlusFunds, which will be auctioned off in April, according to public disclosures.

Separately, the federal bankruptcy judge overseeing Refco's bankruptcy proceedings ruled yesterday that Refco creditors investigating the brokerage firm's meltdown are entitled to documents from the underwriters of Refco's IPO. The judge also said former Refco directors, including private-equity investor Thomas H. Lee, should be allowed to collect on an insurance policy to cover legal expenses they incur in shareholder suits related to Refco's collapse.

A judge in a criminal case against Mr. Bennett, the former Refco CEO, set two trial dates yesterday -- Oct. 16, with a backup date of March 12, 2007. Mr. Bennett is fighting securities and fraud charges related to the Refco matter. The backup trial date was provided to accommodate Mr. Bennett's lawyer, Gary Naftalis.

—-- Peter A. McKay and Paul Davies contributed to this article.

Write to Carrick Mollenkamp at carrick.mollenkamp@wsj.com and Ian McDonald at ian.mcdonald@wsj.com

 
 
 
 
 

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2/13/2006 @ 12:00AM

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If Refco’s creditors get their way, hedge fund investors will face yet another risk.

Imagine the unimaginable–Fidelity Investments goes bankrupt. Fidelity’s creditors try to get what they’re owed–from the $1.2 trillion in client assets managed by the company. Sound crazy? It is, but it’s close to what Refco’s creditors are trying to do to investors in a hedge fund that kept accounts with the failed commodities trading firm.

Starting in 2004 brokers from firms like A.G. Edwards and Merrill Lynch sold clients shares of the S&P Managed Futures Index Fund, run by a company called PlusFunds. Refco was the clearing broker. Unlike most hedge funds, this one kept its barriers low. A net worth of $45,000 and the same in annual income was enough to qualify a customer.

The fund, which tracks the S&P Managed Futures Index and is meant to provide a hedge against the stock market, managed at least $312 million from some 1,000 investors when Refco collapsed. The fund were deposited with Refco, which placed the money in offshore accounts, where they aren’t subject to limits on margin debt that apply to domestic accounts

A lawsuit filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York by Refco’s unsecured creditors contends that when the fraud that led to Refco’s bankruptcy became clear in October, PlusFunds Chairman Christopher Sugrue stormed Refco’s offices and had $312 million transferred to new accounts at Lehman Brothers.

The creditors, including Wells Fargo and Cargill, say that this money should have stayed within Refco and that Sugrue and PlusFunds should get in line. The suit implies that Sugrue, a former Refco employee, used his influence at Refco to slide in front of other creditors. Luc A. Despins, the Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy attorney who filed the suit, declined comment.

But it’s not PlusFunds’ money–the $312 million comes from the investors in the S&P Managed Futures Index Fund. The creditors’ claims on those assets have prevented investors from getting their money back.

Marc Lowlicht, a certified financial planner with Further Lane Asset Management in Manhattan, has half a dozen clients in the fund. He complains: “If I wanted them to be creditors, I would have sold them bonds.”

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Lacrosse
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Lacrosse at the University of North Carolina
Highest governing body Federation of International Lacrosse
First played As early as the 12th century
Codified in 1869
Characteristics
Contact Full contact
Team members 10 at a time 3 attack 3 midfielders 3 defenders 1 goalie
Equipment Lacrosse stick, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves
Presence
Olympic Part in the Summer Olympic programme in 1904 and 1908
Demonstrated in the 1928, 1932 and 1948 Summer Olympics

Lacrosse is a team sport of First Nations Iroquois origin played using a small rubber ball and a long-handled stick called a crosse or lacrosse stick. It is often played as a contact sport. The head of the lacrosse stick is strung with loose mesh designed to catch and hold the lacrosse ball. Offensively, the objective of the game is to score by shooting the ball into an opponent's goal, using the lacrosse stick to catch, carry, and pass the ball to do so. Defensively, the objective is to keep the opposing team from scoring and to gain the ball through the use of stick checking and body contact or positioning. The sport has four major types: men's field lacrosse, women's lacrosse, box lacrosse and intercrosse. The sport consists of four positions: midfield, attack, defense, and goalie.

History

Main article: History of lacrosse

Lacrosse, today a marginally popular team sport in North America, may have developed as early as 1100 AD among indigenous peoples on the continent.[1][2] By the seventeenth century, it was well-established. It was documented by Jesuit missionary priests in the territory of present-day Canada. The game has undergone many modifications since that time.

In the traditional aboriginal Canadian version, each team consisted of about 100 to 1,000 men on a field that stretched from about 500 meters to 3 kilometers long.[3] These lacrosse games lasted from sunup to sundown for two to three days straight. These games were played as part of ceremonial ritual, a kind of symbolic warfare, to give thanks to the Creator or Master.[4]

Ball-play of the Choctaw — ball up by George Catlin, circa 1846–1850

Lacrosse played a significant role in the community and religious life of tribes across the continent for many years. Early lacrosse was characterized by deep spiritual involvement, befitting the spirit of combat in which it was undertaken. Those who took part did so in the role of warriors, with the goal of bringing glory and honor to themselves and their tribes.[5] The game was said to be played "for the Creator" or was referred to as "The Creator's Game."

The French Jesuit missionary Jean de Brébeuf saw Iroquois tribesmen play the game during 1637 in present-day New York. He was the first European to write about the game.[6] He called it la crosse ("the stick"). Some say the name originated from the French term for field hockey, le jeu de la crosse.[7] Others suggest that it was named after the crosier, a staff carried by bishops that bears a similarity to the sticks used in the sport.[8]

In 1856, William George Beers, a Canadian dentist, founded the Montreal Lacrosse Club. In 1867, Beers codified the game, shortening the length of each game and reducing the number of players to 12 per team. The first game played under Beers' rules was at Upper Canada College in 1867; they lost to the Toronto Cricket Club by a score of 3–1. By the 20th century, teams in high schools, colleges, and universities in Canada and the United States began playing the game.

Lacrosse was contested for medals in the 1904 and 1908 Olympics with teams from Canada, the United States, and Great Britain. It was contested as a demonstration sport in the 1928 and 1932 Olympics. On each occasion, a playoff was held in the United States to determine what team would go to the Olympics; each time the playoffs were won by the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays of the university in Baltimore, Maryland.[9]

Richmond Hill "Young Canadians" lacrosse team, 1885.

In the United States, lacrosse during the 1900s was primarily a regional sport centered around the East Coast, including states such as the following: Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina. In the last half of the 20th century, the sport has continued growth west of this region, including the Midwest, Oklahoma and Texas, as well as the West of Arizona, Utah, Colorado, California, Oregon, and Washington.

At the highest amateur level, it is represented by the collegiate NCAA Division I in the United States.[10] The first collegiate lacrosse program was established by New York University in 1877.[11] Nearly 100 years later, the 1971 tournament was the first Men's Lacrosse Championship sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).[12]

In other countries, the sport is also played at a high level on the amateur level by the Australian Lacrosse League, the Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association, and club lacrosse leagues internationally.[13]

In 1998, a number of national lacrosse organizations in the United States merged to create US Lacrosse, a unified national governing body for men's and women's lacrosse in the United States. Headquartered in Baltimore, US Lacrosse seeks to provide a leadership role in virtually every aspect of the game.

In the summer of 2001, a men's professional field lacrosse league, known as Major League Lacrosse (MLL), was inaugurated in the United States. Initially starting with three teams, the MLL has grown to a current total of eight clubs located in major metropolitan areas in the United States. On July 4, 2008, Major League Lacrosse set the professional lacrosse attendance record: 20,116 fans attended a game at Invesco Field in Denver, Colorado.[10]

Types of play

Field lacrosse

There are ten players on each team: three attackers, three midfielders, three defenders and one goalie.

Diagram of a men's college lacrosse field

Each player carries a lacrosse stick (or crosse). A "short crosse" (or "short stick") measures between 40 inches (1.0 m) and 42 inches (1.1 m) long (head and shaft together) and is typically used by attackers or midfielders. A maximum of four players per team may carry a "long crosse" (sometimes called "long pole", "long stick" or "d-pole") which is 52 inches (1.3 m) to 72 inches (1.8 m) long; typically used by defenders or midfielders.

The head of the crosse on both long and short crosses must be 6.5 inches (17 cm) or larger at its widest point. The throat of the lacrosse head for college must be at least 3 inches wide. For high school play, there is no minimum width at its narrowest point; the only provision is that the ball must roll out unimpeded. The designated goalkeeper is allowed to have a stick from 40 inches (1.0 m) to 72 inches (1.8 m) long and the head of a goalkeeper's crosse may measure up to 12 inches (30 cm) wide, significantly larger than field players' heads, to assist in blocking shots.[14][15][16]

A face-off

The field of play is 110 yards (100 m) long and 60 yards (55 m) wide. The goals are 6 feet (1.8 m) by 6 feet (1.8 m). The goal sits inside a circular "crease", measuring 18 feet (5.5 m) in diameter.[14][15][16] Each offensive and defensive area is surrounded by a "restraining box." Each quarter, and after each goal scored, play is restarted with a face-off. During a face-off, two players lay their stick horizontally next to the ball, head of the stick inches from the ball and the butt-end pointing down the midfield line.[15] Face-off-men scrap for the ball, often by “clamping” it under their stick and flicking it out to their teammates. Attackers and defenders cannot cross their “restraining line” until one player from the midfield takes possession of the ball or the ball crosses the restraining line.[15] If a member of one team touches the ball and it travels outside of the playing area, play is restarted by awarding possession to the opposing team. During play, teams may substitute players in and out freely. Sometimes this is referred to as "on the fly" substitution. Substitution must occur within the designated exchange area (often called "the box") in order to be legal.[14][15][16]

For most penalties, the offending player is sent to the penalty box, which is located between each team's bench. His team must play without the player for a designated amount of time based upon the foul. (Most penalties are "releasable", that is, the penalty ends when a goal is scored by the non-offending team.) Technical fouls (such as offsides and holding) result in either a turnover or a player's suspension of 30 seconds, while personal fouls are generally penalized one minute. (Some infractions, such as playing with a stick that does not meet the specifications of the designated level of play, may serve non-releasable penalties of up to three minutes).[17] The team that has taken the penalty is said to be playing man down, while the other team is on the man up. Teams will use various lacrosse strategies to attack and defend while a player is being penalized. Offsides is penalized by a 30-second penalty. It occurs when there are more than 7 players on the defensive side of the field (three midfielders/three defensemen/one goalkeeper), or more than 6 players from one team on the offensive side of the field (three midfielders/three attack). The zones are separated by the midfield line.[14][15][16]

1904 Olympics Gold Medal winning Winnipeg Shamrocks lacrosse team

Lacrosse at the Olympics was a medal-earning sport in the 1904 and 1908 Summer Olympics.[18][19][20] Lacrosse was a demonstration sport in the 1928 and 1932 Summer Olympics, as well as at the 1948 Summer Olympics.[21][22][23][24]

The men's professional Major League Lacrosse has used different field lacrosse rules from the international, college, and high school programs. With intentions to increase scoring, the league employed a sixty-second shot clock and a two–point goal for shots taken outside a designated perimeter.[25] In 2007, the MLL was bolstered by a ten-year television contract with ESPN.[26]

Box lacrosse

Main article: Box lacrosse

Up until the 1930s, all lacrosse was played on large fields outdoors. The owners of Canadian hockey arenas invented a reduced-size version of the game, called box lacrosse, as a means to make more profit from their arena investments, and because severe winter weather in many areas limits outdoor play.

Since 1985, when the Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association (CUFLA) began operating a collegiate men's league, field lacrosse has witnessed a revival in Canada. There are now 12 varsity teams. In 1994, Canada declared lacrosse its national summer sport in the National Sports Act (Bill C-212).

In 1987, a men's professional box lacrosse league was started, called the Eagle Pro Box Lacrosse League. This league changed its name to the Major Indoor Lacrosse League, then later to the National Lacrosse League. It grew to encompass men's lacrosse clubs in 14 cities throughout the United States and Canada.

A game of box lacrosse

Box lacrosse is played by teams of six on a hockey rink where the ice has been removed or covered by artificial turf, or in an indoor soccer or lacrosse field. The enclosed playing area is called a box, in contrast to the open playing field of the traditional game.[27] This version of the game was introduced in the 1930s to promote business for hockey arenas,[28] and within several years had nearly supplanted field lacrosse in Canada.[29]

Box lacrosse is played at the highest level by the Senior A divisions of the Canadian Lacrosse Association and the National Lacrosse League (NLL). The National Lacrosse League employs some minor rule changes from the Canadien Lacrosse Association (CLA) rules. Notably, the games are played during the winter.[27] The NLL games consist of four fifteen-minute quarters compared with three periods of twenty minutes each (similar to ice hockey) in CLA games (multiple 15-minute OT periods for tied games, until whoever scores first). NLL players may use only sticks with hollow shafts, while CLA permits solid wooden sticks.:[30][31]

The goals in box lacrosse are much smaller than field lacrosse, traditionally 4 feet (1.2 m) wide by 4 feet (1.2 m) tall in box, and 4.6 feet (1.4 m) wide by 4 feet (1.2 m) tall in the NLL.[30] Also, the goaltender wears much more protective padding,[27] including a massive chest protector and armguard combination known as "uppers", large shin guards known as leg pads (both of which must follow strict measurement guidelines), and ice hockey-style masks or lacrosse helmets.[32] Also, at the professional level, box lacrosse goaltenders often use traditional wooden sticks outside of the NLL, which does not allow wooden sticks. This makes Box Lacrosse faster and rougher than the traditional Field Lacrosse.

The style of the game is quick, accelerated by the close confines of the floor and a shot clock. The shot clock requires the attacking team to take a shot on goal within 30 seconds of gaining possession of the ball. In addition, players must advance the ball from their own defensive end to the offensive side of the floor within 10 seconds.[27]

Box lacrosse is also a much more physical game. Since cross checking is legal in box lacrosse, players wear rib pads in addition to the shoulder and elbow pads that field lacrosse players wear. Box lacrosse players wear a different type of helmet as well, a hockey helmet with a box lacrosse cage.

For most penalties, the offending player is sent to the penalty box and his team has to play without him (thus lacking one player) for a short amount of time. Most penalties last for two minutes, unless a five-minute major penalty has been assessed. What separates box lacrosse (and ice hockey) from other sports is that at the top levels of professional and junior lacrosse, a five-minute major penalty is given and the players are not ejected for participating in a fight.[33]

Women's lacrosse

Main article: Women's lacrosse

The rules of women's lacrosse differ significantly from men's lacrosse, most notably by equipment and the degree of allowable physical contact.[34] Women's lacrosse rules also differ significantly between the US and all other countries, who play by the Federation of International Lacrosse, or FIL, rules. Women's lacrosse does not promote physical contact, primarily because the only protective equipment worn for this sport is a mouth guard sometimes and face guard (mandatory in the United States, optional internationally) and thin gloves. Stick checking (with several rules applied), and not body checking as in men's lacrosse, is permitted in the women's game, but only in certain levels of play. Sometimes checking can lead to body checking; while this is still not permitted in a women's game, some referees will allow limited body checking. Women's lacrosse also does not allow players to have a pocket, or loose net, on the lacrosse stick.

The first modern women's lacrosse game was held at St Leonards School in Scotland in 1890. It was introduced by the school's headmistress Louisa Lumsden after a visit to Quebec, where she saw it played.[35] The first women's lacrosse team in the United States was established at Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore, Maryland in 1926. Men’s and women’s lacrosse were played under virtually the same rules, with no protective equipment, until the mid-1930s.

Both the number of players on the field, as well as the general set up of the field, differ from men's lacrosse. In women's lacrosse there are 3 defensive players, five mid-fielders, three attack players and one goalie per team, as opposed to men's lacrosse, where there are only three mid-fielders. Also, women players must abide by certain boundaries that do not exist in men's play. The three specific boundaries are the 8-meter "fan" in front of the goal (11 meters internationally), the 12-meter (15 meters internationally) half circle that surrounds the 8-meter half circle, and the draw circle in the center of the field, which is used for the women's version of "face-offs", known as "draws". The goal circle is also positioned slightly closer to the end line in women's lacrosse, compared to men's. In women's lacrosse on either the offensive or defensive end, the players are not able to step inside the goal circle for any reason, except when the goalkeeper has stepped out of the circle and one defensive player has stepped in as her deputy; this becomes a "goal-circle violation". However, at the women's collegiate level, a new rule has been established that allows defenders to pass through the goal circle.

Internationally, the game is commonly played in British girls' independent schools. While a minor sport in Australia, it is played to a very high standard at the elite level. Women's lacrosse has seen significant growth in Europe since the beginning of the 21st century, particularly in Germany, the Czech Republic, and the Netherlands. Japan entered its first team into the World Cup in 1993, and South Korea followed suit in 2009. In 2012, the first Israeli international team competed in the European Championships in Amsterdam.

The Australia national squad won the 2005 Women's Lacrosse World Cup. The 2009 Women's World Cup was played in Prague, Czech Republic, won by the United States, and the 2013 World Cup was played in Oshawa, Canada, again won by the United States.[36]

College lacrosse

Main article: College lacrosse

Lacrosse in the United States is played at the collegiate level in both the club and sanctioned team sport. There are currently 87 and 3/4 NCAA sanctioned Division I men's lacrosse teams, 46 Division II men's lacrosse teams, and 189 Division III men's lacrosse teams. There are also currently 91 Division I women's lacrosse teams, 57 Division II women's lacrosse Teams, and 201 Division III women's lacrosse teams. 209 collegiate men's club teams compete at the Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association level, including most major universities in the United States. Another 107 schools have club teams in the National College Lacrosse League.

The first U. S. intercollegiate game was played on November 22, 1877 between New York University and Manhattan College. Lacrosse had been introduced in upstate New York in the 1860s. Lacrosse was further introduced to the Baltimore area in the 1890s. These two areas continue to be the hotbeds of college lacrosse in the U.S. The first intercollegiate lacrosse tournament was held in 1881, with Harvard beating Princeton, 3-0, in the championship game.

The NCAA men's Lacrosse Division I in 1971, when Cornell took the first championship over Maryland, 12–6. Johns Hopkins has 9 championships with three consecutive wins from 1978 to 1980. The other two teams that have three consecutive wins are Syracuse from 1988 to 1990 and Princeton from 1996 to 1998. Syracuse also holds the NCAA record of championships with 11, the last occurring in 2009. In 2013 Duke beat Syracuse to claim the NCAA Division I Championship in Philadelphia.[37] The Division I national championship tournament draws one of the largest crowds of any Division I NCAA sport.

The NCAA men's Lacrosse Division III is growing at a much faster rate than Division I. There are currently 208 Division III teams playing in 25 different conferences in 2013,[38] compared to 130 teams in 2005. Stevenson University was the 2013 Division III national champion.

There is also the MCLA. This is Mens Club Lacrosse Association. It is played at schools that do not have a NCAA lacrosse team. The 2012 Division I MCLA champion was Colorado State University and Division II was won by the University of St. Thomas.[39]

NCAA women's Lacrosse Division I began play in 1982. The University of Maryland, College Park has traditionally dominated the women's intercollegiate play, producing many head coaches across the country and many U.S. national team players. The Terrapins won seven consecutive NCAA championships, from 1995 through 2001. Princeton University's women's teams have made it to the final game seven times since 1993 and have won three NCAA titles, in 1993, 2002, and 2003. In recent years, Northwestern University has become a force, winning the national championship from 2005 through 2009.[40] Maryland ended Northwestern's streak by defeating the Wildcats in the 2010 final, however Northwestern has since won the 2011 and 2012 national titles. Maryland again claimed the national championship in 2014.

Major League Lacrosse

Major League Lacrosse (MLL) is a Professional lacrosse league founded in 1999 in the United States that showcases the world's best players. The season consists of 56 games running from April to August. MLL uses standard lacrosse rules with several exceptions, such as a 16-yard 2-point line and a 60-second shot clock.[41] Regular season play began in 2001 with 6 teams, with plans to expand to 19 teams. The MLL currently has 8 teams: Boston, Annapolis, New York City, Rochester, Denver, Columbus, Charlotte, and Palm Beach County (formerly Hamilton).

International lacrosse

Lacrosse has been played for the most part in Canada and the United States, with small but dedicated lacrosse communities in the United Kingdom and Australia. Recently, however, lacrosse has begun to flourish at an international level, with teams being established particularly in Europe and east Asia.

With lacrosse not having been an official Olympic sport since 1908, the pinnacle of international lacrosse competition consists of the quadrennial World Championships. Begun in 1968, world championships began as a four-team invitational tournament sponsored by the International Lacrosse Federation. Until 1986, lacrosse world championships had been contested only by the US, Canada, England, and Australia. Scotland and Wales had teams competing in the women's edition. They are now held for lacrosse at senior men, senior women, under 19 men and under 19 women levels.

With the expansion of the game internationally, the 2006 Men's World Championship was contested by 21 countries and the Iroquois Nationals, representing the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy. They are the only Native American/First Nations team to compete internationally. The 2009 Women's World Cup was competed for by 16 nations.

In 2003, the first World Indoor Lacrosse Championship was contested by six nations at four sites in Ontario. Canada won the championship in a final game against the Iroquois Nationals, 21-4. The 2007 WILC was held in Halifax from May 14–20, and also won by Canada. Competition included the Iroquois Nationals and teams from Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, England, Ireland, Scotland, and the United States.

The World Lacrosse Championships have been dominated by the United States, particularly in the men's game. Its only world championship game losses at either level was in the 1978 final and 2006 final, both to Canada. The USA has won 9 of the 11 senior men's and all six under-19 men's tournaments to date.

In the women's game, Australia has provided stiffer competition, having won 6 of 14 games against the USA at senior world championships, including one draw. The USA has won 6 of the 8 senior women's, and 2 of the 3 under-19 women's tournaments to date, with the other world championships won by Australia.

The Iroquois Nationals are a team with members representing the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy. The team was admitted to the International Lacrosse Federation (ILF) in 1990. It is the only First Nations team sanctioned to compete in any sport internationally. The Nationals placed fourth in the 1998, 2002 and 2006 World Lacrosse Championships. In 2008, the Iroquois were admitted as the Haudenosunee Nation to the International Federation of Women's Lacrosse Associations (IFWLA), since merged with the FIL (see below).

Federation of International Lacrosse

One obstacle to the international development of lacrosse had been separate governing bodies for the men's and women's versions of the sport. Men's lacrosse was governed by ILF and the women's version by IFWLA. In August 2008, after four years of negotiation, the two bodies merged to form a single unified body, the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL). All championships previously operated by the ILF and IFWLA were taken over by the FIL. The FIL hosted the 2010 World Lacrosse Championship in Manchester, England, between July 15 to 24, 2010.[42] The 2014 World Lacrosse Championship will be held in Denver, Colorado, US.

Internationally, as of 2013, a total of 47 members belong to the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL). Only the United States, Canada, Australia, and the Iroquois Nationals have finished in the top three places at the World Lacrosse Championships.

Internationally, the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships are held every four years and are also sponsored by the FIL. Only eight nations have competed so far. Canada, the Iroquois Nationals and the United States have finished in the most coveted 1st, 2nd and 3rd places at these events.

European Lacrosse Foundation

A player taking a "dive shot".

The next largest international field lacrosse competition are the European Lacrosse Championships, held for both men and women's teams. Since 1995, the European Lacrosse Federation (ELF) has been running the European Championships. Before 2001 they held the Championships annually, but that year the ELF changed the format to every four years, between the World Championships. Before 2004, only seven nations had ever participated.

In 2004 a record number of countries participated, fielding 12 men's and 6 women's teams, making it the largest international lacrosse event of the year. In 2008 the European Lacrosse Championships were held in Lahti, Finland, with 18 competing countries. England placed first with the Netherlands and Germany placing second and third, respectively. The most recent ELF Championships were held in Amsterdam in 2012. England was victorious over Ireland in the championship game, and Sweden took third place. 32 nations compete now in the international lacrosse championships for the year 2014


August 07, 2014

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Surfers rejoice, residents stock up as Hawaii preps for rare cyclones

By Jason Hanna and Steve Almasy, CNN
updated 11:08 PM EDT, Wed August 6, 2014
Source: CNN
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Big Island under hurricane warning, Hurricane Iselle expected Thursday night
  • Hurricanes and other tropical cyclones rarely make landfall in Hawaii
  • Julio has potential to brush islands later as a tropical storm
  • Schools in Hawaii and Maui counties will be closed Thursday
 

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(CNN) -- You'll have to pardon the people of Hawaii if they are freaking out over an approaching hurricane. It's the kind of thing that rarely happens around there.

And there are two headed that way.

There's Hurricane Iselle, which looks like it will smack into the Big Island on Thursday night, and the less threatening Hurricane Julio, due a few days later.

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu issued a hurricane warning for Hawaii County on Wednesday afternoon.

"Tropical storm conditions are expected on the Big Island of Hawaii Thursday, with hurricane conditions expected Thursday night," the center advised. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 90 mph on Wednesday night but Iselle was expected to weaken as it nears Hawaii.

Tropical storm warnings are in effect for the islands of Lanai, Maui, Molokai and Oahu.

Hawaii is a rare target for any tropical cyclone, let alone two.

In Hilo, people were standing on beaches, anxiously looking out at the water.

"The surfers get excited about these storms, but everyone else is freaking out," said Chris Owens, owner of East Side Builders and a longtime resident. "A lot of the locals here believe that the tall mountains on the Big Island shield them from hurricanes, but in 24 hours this theory could be proven wrong."

Customers formed lines from the front to the back of a Cost-U-Less store on Tuesday, clearing shelves of bottled water and stocking up on other supplies.

"A lot of rice, water, toilet paper," store worker Mike Kelley told CNN affiliate KGMB.

Bottled water also was sold out at a Honolulu-area Costco.

"So we're going to bottle up water at home now and just pray for the best," would-be customer Lisa Viela told CNN affiliate KHON on Tuesday.

Jackie Collins joined a steady stream of drivers trying to fill up vehicle gas tanks at the same Costco.

"We came last night, but it was too crowded, so I thought, 'Well, today I'd better go,'" she told KHON.

Not everyone was worried. Scott Murray, who owns the Hilo Surfboard Co. and has lived on the Big Island for more than 60 years, said many residents were more optimistic for good surf than concerned about damage and flooding.

"I'm not really worried about his storm," Murray said.

The schools on the Big Island and Maui will be closed Thursday as residents await Iselle's arrival.

Hawaii's primary elections will go on as scheduled Saturday, despite the storms, KGMB reported. Local media reported that many turned up for early voting in expectation of severe weather on election day. Others are concerned that voter turnout could be affected.

Julio, also churning westward in the Pacific, could potentially brush the islands on Sunday as a tropical storm, forecasters said.

Iselle is expected to bring heavy rain and high surf, which could lead to coastal flooding on islands already saturated by recent rains, the National Weather Service said.

Julio is expected to move north of Hawaii on Sunday, but outer bands of rain and strong winds still could affect the islands.

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed an emergency proclamation, his office said. It gives the government access to the state's disaster funds.

Some airlines are making concessions to customers ahead of the storms. For people who had been scheduled to travel to or from Hawaiian airports on Thursday and Friday, United Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines say they won't charge fees to change reservations, and they'll waive differences in fares for those changes.

Island Air will do the same for passengers ticketed from Thursday though Tuesday. Delta said it would waive fees for reservation changes for Thursday and Friday, but fare increases could apply.

Hawaii doesn't often have to prepare for cyclones. A 2002 report by the U.S. Geological Survey said that "actual hurricane strikes on the Hawaiian Islands are relatively rare in the modern record."

"More commonly, near-misses that generate large swell and moderately high winds causing varying degrees of damage are the hallmark of hurricanes passing close to the islands," according to the report.

CNN's Taylor Ward, Mariano Castillo, Katia Hetter and Tony Marco contributed to this report.

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August 06, 2014

Arrest, examination and refusal to plead

Giles Corey was arrested on April 18, 1692, along with Mary Warren, Abigail Hobbs and Bridget Bishop. The following day, they were examined by the authorities, during which Abigail Hobbs confessed to Giles being a warlock.

Corey refused to plead (guilty or not guilty), was committed to jail and subsequently arraigned at the September sitting of the court.

The records of the Court of Oyer and Terminer, September 9, 1692, contain a deposition by one of the girls who accused Giles of witchcraft.

Mercy Lewis v. Giles Corey: The Deposition of Mercy Lewis aged about 19 years who testified and said that on the 14th of April 1692 "I saw the Apparition of Giles Corey come and afflict me urging me to write in his book and so he continued most dreadfully to hurt me by times beating me & almost breaking my back tell the day of his examination being the 19th of April and then also during the time of his examination he did affect and tortor me most greviously: and also several times sense urging me vehemently to write in his book and I veryly believe in my heart that Giles Corey is a dreadful wizard for sense he had been in prison he or his appearance has come and most greviously tormented me." Mercy Lewis affirmed to the jury of Inquest. that the above written evidence: is the truth upon the oath: she has formerly taken in court of Oyer & Terminer: Septr 9: 1692

(property of the Supreme Judicial Court, Division of Archives and Records Preservation, on deposit at the Essex Institute)

Again, in this court, Corey refused to plead.[3]


August 04, 2014

Essentially A Collection Of Financial Services – Christopher Sugrue

Posted by Admin | March 18th, 2011

An employee-owned and run hedge fund sponsor, PlusFunds Group Inc. is a firm that wishes to improve upon the state of transparency an independent oversight in the hedge fund industry. PlusFunds Group Inc. is a financial services firm that works with individual investors, pooled investment vehicles, and public or corporate institutions. Long and short equity, fixed income, and merger arbitrage are a few of the methods the firm uses to invest in fixed income and public equity markets around the world. PlusFunds Group Inc. makes investments via distressed debt and futures. The Top 50 Ranking of Multi-Manager Hedge Fund Firms put out by Institutional Investor annually included PlusFunds Group, Inc.

PlusFunds Group Inc. is essentially a collection of financial services businesses that wish to improve the quality of transparency and access to information in the industry. Based in New York City, New York, and founded in 1998, PlusFunds Group Inc. is chaired by Chistopher Sugrue. They provide investment advice and options to their clients, varying depending upon the investor’s risk profile. One of the most important goals of PlusFunds Group Inc. is to increase transparency in the hedge fund industry. That goal is laudable, but it is also realistic—PlusFunds Group Inc. has done much to accomplish it already.

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August 04, 2014

A Moment in Time: The Promise Ball

A Moment in Time: The Promise Ball

A long time ago (well, not too long ago) I lived in New York City and worked for the New York Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). They call it the New York City Chapter now, but back then it was the New York Chapter. Back in the olden times.

JDRF is a non-profit. Part of their mission was to raise money for diabetes research. They raised the money from donations and from fun events (where people would make donations in order to attend.) And in New York City, this means fancy people and lots of events. Events like the Walk for the Cure, The Golf Classic, the culinary event Spring for a Cure, and The Promise Ball.

You would be surprised at the work that goes into events like this.

I was the Executive Administrative Assistant. This means I was the spare. I helped out on almost every event, in the background. Stuffing envelopes and gift bags, designing auction catalogs, processing donations – I was there to help out where needed. I also assisted the Executive director with board meetings and whatnot, but that isn’t as fun to talk about.

The fanciest event, by far, is The Promise Ball, with between 600 and 700 guests. And, as an employee, I was required to go to The Promise Ball. To work. But if you know me, you know it wasn’t such a great sacrifice.

This is an email message I sent to my friends in November 2004, two weeks after the 32nd Promise Ball:

Here are some pictures from our annual Promise Ball.

Link to David Patrick Columbia’s New York Social Diary’s Picture Pages, 11/29/2004

I was there, wearing my pink and ivory dress, hawking gift table items. For some reason, no pictures of me made it to this Social Page. Whatever.

Not shown here was Wyclef Jean, whom I smiled at, and he back to me.

Promise Ball, November 2004

L. to r.: Christopher Sugrue, Dinner Chairman of the 2004 Promise Ball; Meryl Streep, Presenter of the 2004 Humanitarian Award; Lily Sugrue, Dinner Chairman of the 2004 Promise Ball; Phoebe Cates; Kevin Kline, recipient of JDRF’s 2004 Humanitarian Award; Mary Tyler Moore, JDRF International Chairman; Alan and Ronne Fisher, Dinner Chairmen of the 2004 Promise Ball; Eve Chilton Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein, 2004 Promise Ball Co-Chairmen. Picture credit: New York Social Diary

To the right a picture of the fancy people. And I knew some of them! Even had conversations with some of them! Like I’m a fancy person too.

The Honoree was Kevin Kline. You might recognize the name. He’s like an Oscar Winner. No big deal. He was on our board at the time. [I handed him a name tag once. He took it. That was very nice, because thinking of it now I'm like: I think everyone knew who he was. But at the time I was like: Must. Have. Nametag.]

Mary Tyler Moore, who’s the JDRF International Chairman, was at several of the New York Chapter events. I never met her. I met Phoebe Cates once! Well, talked to her. I think it was near the name tags. And Meryl Streep was at the Promise Ball to support Kevin Kline [there are no nametags at The Promise Ball].

The three women I do know from the picture, Lily, Ronne and Eve were all volunteers at the New York Chapter and were all very lovely. They worked as hard as we did, and looked fancier!

The venue was very important. For many years, The Promise Ball was always held at the Waldorf=Astoria. In 2004, due to scheduling, we held it at The American Museum of Natural History, a beautiful setting for the beautiful people.

At the time, it was a $1,000 a plate dinner. Many courses. One of the perks of working the Promise Ball is that we got to eat the fancy dinner. Well most of us did. The lead event coordinators always seemed to be running around like calm and poised crazy people, making sure everything goes as planned. And fixing the things that didn’t.

Jon Stewart, Meryl Street, Kevin Kline, Mary Tyler Moore, Senator Hilary Clinton

Jon Stewart, Meryl Street, Kevin Kline, Mary Tyler Moore, Senator Hilary Clinton Picture credit: New York Social Diary

But this was not all! Jon Stewart and (then) Senator Hilary Clinton were there! It was a veritable awesomefest of awesomeness!

Again. I did not talk to Jon or Hilary. I was working the gift table. The worst part, for the life of me I can’t remember what exactly I was doing at the gift table. I know we had fabulous gift bags. Everyone who attended would get a high end bag full of cool stuff. We’d get the cool stuff donated by local/national businesses. Some of the items in the gift bag were themed by the industry the honoree is in. For Kevin Kline, we had copies of A Fish Called Wanda. Which pleased me to no end.

In another email missive, my friend Karen asked me if I smiled at Jon Stewart (like I smiled at Wyclef Jean). Here is my reply:

I did not smile at Jon Stewart. (mainly because I am a wimp.) However, one of our volunteers who is giddy over him got her picture taken with him. That made her night. I thought we would have to strap her down or something.

I considered calling across the ball room (while he was on stage, of course) KAREN D_____ OF G____ H_________ LOVES YOU! But I was not sure of how to pronounce H_________ (or even if I was spelling it correctly in my mind) and did not want to make a fool of myself by mispronouncing it.

Next time, Karen, next time.


August 04, 2014


Posted by Admin - June 22nd, 2011

PlusFunds Group Inc. is not just another hedge fund sponsor in the industry. It is owned and operated by the employees and is a high quality firm with high aspirations. The firm’s main mission is to improve prevailing standards of independent oversight and transparency in the financial services industry in the United States. A lofty, but great, goal.

Public and corporate businesses, investing individuals, and pooled investment vehicles are all present in PlusFunds Group Inc.’s list of clients. The fixed income and public equity markets are the ones that attract the most interest from PlusFunds Group Inc., which uses long and short equity, merger arbitrage, and fixed income investing methods to invest in those markets, with a special focus put on distressed debt and futures. The firm also provides clients with investment advice and options, depending upon the clients’ risk profile and needs.

PlusFunds Group Inc. is a collaboration of an assortment of businesses in the financial services industry who wishes to improve the access to information in the industry because they believed that this was a cornerstone of success in the industry.

PlusFunds Group Inc. was founded in 1998 in New York City, New York. The firm has thrived under the leadership of Chairman Christopher Sugrue. PlusFunds Group Inc. is now an industry leader.

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August 04, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNOZhHINipY

August 04, 2014








The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's 32nd annual Promise Ball



L. to r.: Christopher Sugrue, Dinner Chairman of the 2004 Promise Ball; Meryl Streep, Presenter of the 2004 Humanitarian Award; Lily Sugrue, Dinner Chairman of the 2004 Promise Ball; Phoebe Cates; Kevin Kline, recipient of JDRF’s 2004 Humanitarian Award; Mary Tyler Moore, JDRF International Chairman; Alan and Ronne Fisher, Dinner Chairmen of the 2004 Promise Ball; Eve Chilton Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein, 2004 Promise Ball Co-Chairmen.



The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) held its 32nd annual Promise Ball two weeks ago here in New York and announced an unprecedented five-year $1 billion global fundraising campaign, titled “From Research to Reality …The Campaign to Accelerate the Cure for Diabetes."


The American Museum of Natural History’s Hall of Ocean Life; Site of the 2004 Promise Ball
After more than 30 years of funding and directing worldwide research, JDRF believes it has come to a crucial point in its search for a cure. They’ve defined several promising therapies that could ultimately become cures for the disease and its complications and have identified the critical gaps in funding that must be filled to translate that research into reality. Funds raised now will fund research into islet transplantations, beta-cell preservation and functionality.

Mary Tyler Moore, JDRF’s International Chairman, reports that for more than 35 years, her daily reality has revolved around her diabetes. “The billion dollars that JDRF will raise through this global campaign,” she said, “will support the critical research needed to create a new reality — a reality free of diabetes for me and for the millions of children and adults who suffer from this disease."

JDRF is the leading charitable funder and advocate of juvenile (type 1) diabetes research worldwide. Since its inception in 1970 by the parents of children with juvenile diabetes, JDRF has provided more than $800 million in direct funding to diabetes research. More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education.




Sale Johnson, Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, and Jane Seymour

Jon Stewart and Steve Schirripa

Chuck Scarborough and Robert Wood Johnson IV

Robert Wood Johnson IV and Mary Tyler Moore

Katie Couric and Holland Edmonds

Gary Hall, Jr. and Katie Couric

Jon Stewart, Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Mary Tyler Moore, and Senator Hillary Clinton

Ronne Fisher

Mary Tyler Moore and Peter Van Etten

Eve Chilton Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein

Phoebe Cates and Kevin Kline











An evening with The New Group of EOS



Arnound Villegas and John Royall

Chris O'Neill and Rory Hermelee

Jamie and Jason Pratt



On Tuesday, November 16, The New Group of Eos hosted an evening at Richard Meier’s latest residential masterpiece – 165 Charles Street in an evening that celebrated the interaction of art, music, and design.

There were cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music by DJ Marco, along with a presentation of the works of Charlotte Nicholson. Guests included Allison and Jay Aston, Marjorie Reed Gordon, Jonathan Sheffer, Megan Deem, Dr. Christopher Barley, Jamie and Jason Pratt, Laura Wells, Gretchen Braun, Arnoud Villegas, and John Royall.

Under the inspiration of Mr. Sheffer, the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Eos Orchestra, Eos has created a buzz not only in music circles but also with a younger audience with The New Group which helps support its musical activities by offering educational and social events to members. These events serve as a portal to the other arts and providing extraordinary and unique access to the city's cultural life. From this group the Orchestra seeks to develop future leaders who will help support its mission.




Eren Johnson

Charlotte Nicholson and Jay Aston

Lance Bylow and Gretchen Braun

Mary Caroline and Clifton Seidel

Stuart Marton, Charlotte Nicholson, and Marjorie Gordon

Sarah and Caitlin Tannhauser

Allison Aston, Marco Irato, Charlotte Nicholson, and Jonathan Sheffer

Darren Henault, Megan Deem, Christopher Barley, and Jason Abrams



L. to r.: Laura Wells; Shing-i and Alex Chen; Gretchen Braun, Lance Bylow, and Megan Deem.











The New York Foundling celebrated its 135th Anniversary



Francine and Marc Segan

Juliana Terian and David Mack

Megan Osterhaus, Doyle Newmeyer, Jana Robbins, and Eric Millegan



The New York Foundling celebrated its 135th Anniversary of The Foundling, with a private 19th Century themed dinner at the home of Juliana Terian. The evening offered an extraordinary, authentic display of the food, customs and style of the period – New York 1869 – when the hospital was established to rescue abandoned infants.


Jana Robbins
Food historian Francine Segan designed the evening. Ms. Segan is a lecturer and author of The Philosopher's Kitchen, Shakespeare's Kitchen and Movie Menus. Feast and Fetes, chef Daniel Boulud and partner, Jean-Christophe Le Picart's exclusive catering division of his Restaurant Daniel prepared the special culinary offerings of the period.

The evening included the celebration of the etiquette and spirit of attending a formal 19th Century dinner. Guests were told to arrive promptly (in those days it was considered very bad form to be anything other than punctual) at 7:00 p.m. for introductions and social niceties. At 7:30 p.m. gentlemen escorted the ladies into the dining rooms, where they dined on a menu of oysters, a game course and foie gras. The evening concluded with entertainment selections from Broadway's Little Women.

The Sisters of Charity first opened the doors of a tiny brownstone in Greenwich Village on October 11, 1869, to establish one of the first hospitals in the United States devoted to abandoned babies, or "foundlings." Their goal was to provide a safe place for the hundreds of infants who, in the wake of the end of the Civil War, were being abandoned in garbage bins, alley and gutters. Today, 135 years later, The New York Foundling is one of the country's most respected and innovative human service organizations, taking care of thousands of children and families a year.




Senator and Mrs. George Mitchell

Clifford Aikens and Susan Hayes

Mrs. and Mr. Tim O'Neil with Mary Alice Williams

Photographs by Patrick McMullan











Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos and Santiago Barberi Gonzalez hosted a Fiesta celebration at Bergdorf Goodman in honor of Nancy Gonzalez' Resort 2005 Collection



Alex Kramer and Jackie Astier

Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos and Nancy Gonzalez

Kalliope Karella and Santiago Barberi Gonzalez

Brittany Gastineau

Zani Gugelmann

Zac Posen and Caroline Berthet

Fabian Basabe, Nancy Jarecki, and Santiago Barberi Gonzalez

Douglas Hannant, Robert Burke, and Frederick Anderson

Kelly Bensimon

Lloyd Klein and Jocelyn Wildenstein

Natalie Cole and Denise Rich

Photographs by Billy Farrell/PMc






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Ernesto Guevara was born to Ernesto Guevara Lynch and his wife, Celia de la Serna y Llosa, on June 14, 1928[1] in Rosario, Argentina, the eldest of five children in an Argentine family of Basque and Irish descent.[20][21] In accordance with Spanish naming customs, his legal name (Ernesto Guevara) will sometimes appear with "de la Serna" and/or "Lynch" accompanying it.[22] Referring to Che's "restless" nature, his father declared "the first thing to note is that in my son's veins flowed the blood of the Irish rebels".[23]
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