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first_imgStoring files just got more convenient for members of the Notre Dame community. OIT (Office of Information Technologies) recently sent out an email about Box, the cloud storage system Notre Dame students, faculty and staff now can access. The Box project began this summer, and since the introduction of Box to campus, approximately 2,500 accounts have been created, according to information technology engineer Matt Willimore. Ron Kraemer, vice president for information technologies, said Box came into being after students and faculty asked for more file storage space. “Notre Dame faculty and students consistently were asking for more storage and the ability to easily access and share information anytime, with anyone, from anywhere, on any device,” Kraemer said. “Through Box, we were able to address that request quickly and securely, and in the process better serve teaching, learning, research and University operations.” Willimore said Box permits its users to share files and collaborate on documents with anyone in the world, with no additional software. “You can easily share documents with your instructors, friends and classmates in a secure location, and access files that have been shared with you,” he said. Students can use Box for documents, images and projects related to their coursework and other activities so that they can easily be maintained and shared, Willimore said. “The content on Box can be shared both, internally and externally, accessed through mobile devices and extended to partner applications such as Google Apps,” he said. “You can also sync files from your computer and access them on most mobile phones.” Willimore said content located on Box is not monitored, however, OIT can see how many accounts are created in a time period. Box is also an easy way to backup, sync and store files with the 50 gigabytes of storage space, he said. Notre Dame was one of the first schools to sign the Box through Internet2, Willimore said. Internet2 is a consortium of universities working in partnership with the government and industry to deploy new technology, according to the group’s website. Willimore said said Cornell, Carnegie Mellon and Cal-Berkeley are among the other early adopters of the service. To set up a Box account go to http://box.nd.edu and enter your NetID and password in the Central Authentication Service (CAS). Contact Charitha Isanaka at [email protected]last_img read more


first_imgLocalNews US Presidential candidate allegedly linked to 1981 failed coup attempt in Dominica by: – January 21, 2012 Sharing is caring! 94 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Ron Paul. Photo credit: Newsone.comIn 1981, a lawyer tried to subpoena Ron Paul to testify in the trial of Don Black, a Grand Wizard for the Ku Klux Klan who would later go on to found the white supremacist, neo-Nazi website, Stormfront. Black was charged along with two other Klansmen with planning to violently overthrow the small Caribbean country of Dominica in what they called “Operation Red Dog.” While a judge refused to subpoena Paul, Don Black would come back to haunt him many years later.In 1981 a group of American and Canadian white supremacists lead by Klansman and mercenary, Michael (Mike) Perdue planned on taking over a small West Indian country called Dominica by overthrowing the government and Prime Minister Eugenia Charles and restoring its previous prime minister, Patrick Johns into power. The group planned to create an Aryan paradise in Dominica and make money through casinos, cocaine and brothels.On the day the group of white supremacists were supposed to travel to Dominica, they were arrested by ATF agents and were found with over thirty automatic weapons, shotguns, rifles, handguns, dynamite, ammunition, a confederate flag and a Nazi flag. The plan would be dubbed “The Bayou Of Pigs” after the failed invasion of Cuba.The leader of the group, Michael Perdue, would plead guilty to planning the coup and turned state’s evidence. Perdue would testify that several other people helped organize and fund the coup and that two Texas politicians were aware of the plan. Among those Perdue implicated were infamous white supremacist, David Duke, former Texas Governor, John Connally and Congressman, Ron Paul whom he claimed knew about the plot. Connally was credited with helping Paul win his first congressional election.A judge refused to subpoena Paul and Connally despite the fact that Perdue had claimed that both of them were aware of the plot. Don Black’s friend and fellow KKK Grand Wizard, David Duke was called to testify before a grand jury but claimed that he would take the Fifth Amendment and never testified. While Duke was never charged with a crime, several books points to Duke as the organizer who connected Perdue to the other mercenary Klansmen and the people who funded their endeavor. (1 2 3) Everyone else implicated by Perdue was charged with the plot.Perdue implicated three men as funders of the plot, L.E. Matthews of Jackson, Mississippi, James C. White of Houston, and David Duke’s close friend and backer, J.W. Kirkpatrick. Kirpatrick would kill himself before he could stand trial and White and Matthews would be acquitted in court. Former Prime Minister of Dominica, Patrick Johns would be sentenced to 12 years in prison for his part of the plot. Michael Perdue, Don Black and seven other Klansmen would be sentenced to only 3 years in prison.Ron Paul has never made a statement denying knowledge of the plot despite the fact that he was implicated by Perdue and almost subpoenaed. Two of the people involved in the plot, Don Black and David Duke have gone on to become two of the most prominent white supremacists of the modern era, and also two of Paul’s most controversial supporters.Paul would be once again tied to Don Black 26 years after the Bayou Of Pigs. After it was revealed that Black donated $500 dollars to the Ron Paul Presidential campaign, Ron Paul’s campaign refused to give it back. Paul was photographed with Black and his son by David Duke’s former assistant, Jamie Kelso who was an organizer for Ron Paul and the owner of white supremacist sites, WhiteNewsNow.com and TheWhiteRace.com and a moderator for Black’s neo-Nazi website, Stormfront.Black would become one of Paul’s most enthusiastic supporters and helped rally the white supremacist community around Paul, through Stormfront. Paul would praise another Operation Red Dog planner, David Duke in his newsletters and Duke would return the favor calling him “our king” and endorsing him for President.This would not be the first time Paul was tied to white supremacists. In 80s, Paul claimed that the best source of his campaign donations came from a list from notorious neo-Nazi, Willis Carto’s publication, The Spotlight. In the 90s, Paul’s newsletters were originally discovered from an online neo-Nazi directory. As recently as 2006, Paul was scheduled to appear on David Duke’s white supremacist protégé, James Edwards’ radio show, “The Political Cesspool.”Given the scrutiny given to presidential candidates, shouldn’t Paul’s connection to an attempted violent invasion of a small island by white supremacists be re-investigated. If the media investigates every accusation of affairs or sexual harassment for Herman Cain or Newt Gingrich, shouldn’t they investigate accusations that Paul knew about a white supremacist plot to violently overthrow the government of a small Black island, especially with Paul’s other connections to white supremacists?Written by Casey Gane-McCalla, Lead BloggerNewsone.com Sharelast_img read more


first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error PLAYA VISTA — LeBron James made a bold statement the last time he was in Los Angeles. He used the occasion of the NBA All-Star Weekend to say he wouldn’t just “shut up and dribble,” as a Fox News commentator suggested he should after he criticized President Trump.James went on to say he wouldn’t “stick to sports,” because as a superstar athlete with worldwide recognition he means too much to young people as a role model. He said his life story, growing up in an inner-city neighborhood with a single parent, could inspire others to succeed.He said he hoped others were listening.Clippers coach Doc Rivers certainly was and he was pleased to hear James speak out. “I’m a big fan of LeBron throughout his career,” Rivers said Thursday, on the eve of James’ visit with the Cleveland Cavaliers to play the Clippers at Staples Center. “He’s been an adversary of ours, of mine, because he’s played on teams in Cleveland and then in Miami when I was in Boston.“We’ve always competed against him, but once you get off the floor, I think he’s been one of the most important sports figures, not basketball, but most important sports figures that we’ve had because of his willingness – we all have the ability – but he willingly speaks what he thinks is true.“Whether you like it or not, whether you agree with it or not, I think he has taken that gamble, let’s say, and not worried about the financial impact it may have and, to me, that’s courageous. He’s always done it. He’s his own man.”Rivers also praised James for embracing the harsh glare of a spotlight that’s been trained on him since he jumped directly to the Cavaliers from an Akron, Ohio, high school. Rivers said James “actually over-achieved” during what’s been a Hall of Fame-caliber career.“He’s of the best players to have ever played, not the best player playing now,” Rivers said. “He’s one of the best players to ever play basketball. Ever. And yet you can make a point, because the build-up was so big, he’s still over-achieved. He’s better than what anyone said he would be.center_img “I have mad respect for him, but I really want to beat him.”Rivers would like to hear more players speak out on social issues, as James has. Rivers and other NBA coaches, including Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors, have talked about the issues of the day. But the most powerful messages come from the athletes, according to Rivers.“When players do it, and do it for real, if you know what I mean, (because) there are lot of players that talk,” Rivers said. “LeBron does it for real, and I just really respect that. I respect anybody who is willing to (speak out). It’s so easy now. We talk about sacrifice and willingness to stand up.“But are you willing to lose your job over it? That’s what they did. People in the ’60s lost their jobs, and lives, over standing up for what’s right. I’ve always respected guys like that. He looks at it as his responsibility. I think everyone is responsible. It shouldn’t just be athletes.“If you see something that’s not right and you’re silent, then you’re just as guilty. That doesn’t mean you should be a star to do that. That means everyone should do that. I don’t think he looks at is as LeBron James is saying it. I think LeBron thinks you should say it. To me, that’s cooler.“He just says what he thinks.”Medical updateJawun Evans practiced with his Clippers teammates, but Rivers said he didn’t think the rookie guard would play Friday against the Cavaliers. Evans has been sidelined for 18 consecutive games because of a lower abdominal muscle injury. It’s more likely Evans could return to the lineup Saturday against the Orlando Magic.last_img read more