TONIGHT AT 7:30 EDT THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND WHITE PLAINS WEEK REPORT WITH

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JOHN BAILEY AND THE NEWS EVERY WEEK
ON WHITE PLAINS WEEK FOR 21 YEARS TONIGHT!

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VETERANS, POWS-MIAS AND THE LOVED ONES LOST
WPCNR LOOKS AT WESTCHESTER STATE DISTRICTS BOUNDARIES
LET’S YOU KNOW WHERE YOU VOTE.

THE ON THE HORIZON WESTCHESTER AIRPORT COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT KICKOFF
REPORTED BY PETER KATZ
, COMMENATARY ON SCOPE OF THE MASTER PLAN BY JOHN BAILEY
THE WEEK IN COVID: STABILIZING? GROWING? SUBSIDING?
WPW ON THE TREND
WHITE PLAINS WEEK VIDEO TOUR OF PLAYLAND
13 DAYS BEFORE IT OPENS
FACES OF THE FUTURE ALWAYS A JOHN BAILEY REFLECTION
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WPCNR DAILY VIDEO DATELINE ON NEWS STYLE, STANDARDS, TRACING THE TRAIL OF TRUTH

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Prisoner of War- Missing-In-Action Flag Flies Over White Plains Again Telling “YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN.”

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The POW-MIA Flag was returned to its tradition display station below Old Glory on the White Plains City Hall Flagpole yesterday afternoon and in Renaissance Square below with the Flag of Ukraine below.

The absence of the POW-MIA flag was noticed Monday by Carlo Albanese Commander of the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 1038 below right who brought the absence of the flag to the attention of the city and the city promptly raised the POW-MIA flag to its traditional place in time for Memorial Day Weekend.

Tonight on “People to Be Heard” at 8 PM., FIOS CH 45 COUNTYWIDE & IN WHITE PLAINS CH 76,Mr. Albanese and Alison Bergman, left,(a niece of a World War II soldier, Lieutenant Royal Scott Bergman who died while prisoner) talk about the origins of the POW-MIA flag, and are joined by Captain USAF (Ret.) Ralph Galati, from Pennsylvania, a prisoner of war held by the North Vietnamese for 3 years shares his experience of what being a POW was like, how he and other prisoners like him got through each day. He brings home the feeling that the POW-MIA flag reaches out to former POWs and those who never came back.

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WPCNR VIDEO DATELINE CLICK WHITE ARROW FOR TODAY’S REPORTERS TIP
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SCHOOL DISTRICT REEXAMINES SECURITY IN GRIM AFTERMATH OF UVALDE TEXAS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL KILLINGS.

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Dear WPCSD Families and Staff,

As we all struggle to comprehend the murderous evil that befell the innocent children and adults in Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, we must stand together to continue to support and protect our children and community. This heinous act of violence occurring just a week following the horrific act of hatred and violence in Buffalo, NY.

While our hearts are heavy, we have a responsibility to collectively reinforce that our children are safe and secure, while simultaneously take the necessary steps to continue to increase our safety and security efforts in and around our schools and community.

In the WPCSD we are working collaborative with the White Plains Department of Public Safety in order to provide increased vigilance across our district and community.

Additionally, we are also making additional supports available for our children and community members at our schools, and we will continue to do so as our community members process and work through this horrific tragedy.

While we do not have all the answers, we do know that our connectedness, positive relationships and partnerships help to both provide support and a safe, secure environment for our community members. Of course, this is our primary objective. If we can be helpful or supportive in anyway, please reach out to us immediately.

Respectfully,

Joseph L. Ricca, Ed.D.

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LOWEST TEST QUANTITIES IN 2 WEEKS PRODUCE 386 NEW POSITIVES SUNDAY, 353 MONDAY A KNOCKOUT COVID COCKTAIL? OR “LIGHT AT END OF TUNNEL” POSITIVITY RATE STILL RUNS OVER 10% POSITIVE

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WESTCHESTER & 8 COUNTIES AROUND NYC GENERATE 1,910 NEW INFECTIONS MONDAY, 2,020 SUNDAY. MID REGION AND LONG ISLAND PERCENTAGE IS 70% OF THE 2,779 POSITIVES IN NYC 

WPCNR DAILY COVID. From the NY State Covid Tracker. Observation & Analysis by John F. Bailey. May 24, 2022:

Persons opting for Lab submitted testing continue to decline. A total of 3,406 tested Monday and  3,024 Sunday to start the week with the lowest daily tests analyzed by the NY State labs since May 9 when only 2,926 were tested  under the new lab-validated tests only initiated by the state April 4.

Today, on WVOX Radio, County Executive George Latimer announced tests would end at the end of the week at the Westchester County Center and said the demand was lower because of the number of persons using home-administered tests. Home-administered tests are not included in positive test data counted by the New York State Health Department data on the state Covid-19 Workbook.

Around the 7 counties in the Mid-Hudson region testing is low, and infections are lower. Yesterday, there were 796 new positives in all 7 counties, 353 from Westchester. Sunday there were  796, 386 from Westchester.

However the infections in the region are running  11% positive on the lower test quantities. Reporting these  high percentages of infections out of a small universe projects a question. If you tested more in lab tests, woujld the 11% infection rate apply across the board? We are whistling past the graveyard here.

We simply do not know.

As I pointed Monday smaller towns and villages are infecting more new positives than all six Westchester cities combined.

Last week, Westchester lowered weekly infections, thanks deeply to far lower test quantities.

Meanwhile the big social push starts this weekend with the Memorial Day three-day weekend. Beaches opening and graduations, socializing among youth and lots of opportunities to escalate large group mingling with reliance on only Lab bonafide tests, of which few are being given.

The CDC is predicting very escalating infections on its website for the New York Metropolitan Area due to variants running wild. Variants running wild with less testing or less people even thinking socializing responsibly or not testing is a bad covid cocktail.

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ARTHUR HAYES, FOUNDER,CEO OF OFF-SHORE CRYPTOCURRENCY DERIVATIVES PLATFORM SENTENCED TO 6 MONTHS AT HOME FOR VIOLATING BANK SECRECY ACT–FINED 10 MILLION DOLLARS.

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WPCNR FBI WIRE. From the Federal Bureau of Investigation. May 23, 2022:

Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that Arthur Hayes was sentenced today to six months of home detention, in connection with his violation of the Bank Secrecy Act (the “BSA”), —

through his willful failure to establish, implement, and maintain an anti-money laundering (“AML”) program at the cryptocurrency company he co-founded and owned, Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange or “BitMEX”.  U.S. District Judge John G. Koeltl imposed today’s sentence.

U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said:  “While building a cryptocurrency platform that profited him millions of dollars, Arthur Hayes willfully defied U.S. law that requires businesses to do their part to help in preventing crime and corruption.  He intentionally failed to implement and maintain even basic anti-money laundering policies, which allowed BitMEX to operate as a platform in the shadows of the financial markets. This Office will continue to vigorously enforce United States law intended to prevent money laundering through financial institutions, including cryptocurrency platforms.”

According to the Indictment, public court filings, and statements made in court:

ARTHUR HAYES, together with BENJAMIN DELO and SAM REED, who have also pled guilty and are scheduled to be sentenced in the near-future, was one of the three co-founders and the CEO of BitMEX. 

BitMEX is an online cryptocurrency derivatives exchange that, during the relevant time period, had U.S.-based operations and served thousands of U.S. customers, notwithstanding false representations to the contrary by the company, including HAYES.  From at least September 2015, and continuing at least through the time of the Indictment in September 2020, HAYES willfully caused BitMEX to fail to establish and maintain an AML program, including a program for verifying the identify of BitMEX’s customers (or a “know your customer” or “KYC” program).  As a result of its willful failure to implement AML and KYC programs, BitMEX was in effect a money laundering platform. 

For example, in May 2018, HAYES was notified of allegations that BitMEX was being used to launder the proceeds of a cryptocurrency hack.  Neither HAYES nor the company filed a suspicious activity report thereafter, nor did they implement an AML or KYC program in response. 

HAYES failed to institute AML or KYC programs at BitMEX despite closely following U.S. regulatory developments that made clear their legal obligation to do so if BitMEX operated in the United States, which it did.  Despite repeatedly stating that BitMEX did not serve U.S. customers, including to members of the press and others outside of BitMEX, HAYES knew that BitMEX’s purported withdrawal from the U.S. market in or about September 2015 was a sham, and that “controls” BitMEX put in place to prevent U.S. trading were an ineffective facade that did not, in fact, prevent users from accessing or trading on BitMEX from the United States. 

HAYES derived substantial profits from BitMEX, as a result of U.S.-based trading, and aggressively advertised the company’s lack of an AML or KYC program.  At various points in time, BitMEX’s website stated that “No real name or other advanced verification is required on BitMEX.”  Through at least August 2017, the platform’s registration page explicitly stated that first and last name were “not required” to register.

Because of the lack of KYC, the full scope of criminal conduct on BitMEX may never be known. The company, still owned by HAYES and his co-defendants, accepted a settlement with the Department of Treasury in which the Company neither admitted nor denied that that it had conducted more than $200 million in suspicious transactions, and that the Company had failed to file suspicious activity reports on nearly 600 specific suspicious transactions.

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HAYES, 36, of Miami, Florida, was sentenced to six months of home detention and two years of probation.  Hayes also agreed to pay a fine of $10 million dollars representing his pecuniary gain from the offense.

Mr. Williams praised the outstanding investigative work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s New York Money Laundering Investigation Squad, and thanked the attorneys and investigators at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission whose expertise and diligence were integral to the development of this case.

The prosecution is being handled by the Office’s Money Laundering and Transnational Criminal Enterprises Unit.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jessica Greenwood, Samuel Raymond, and Thane Rehn are in charge of the prosecution. 

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WESTCHESTER POSITIVES DECLINE 322 (8%) IN LAST WEEK TESTING –FIRST CONTAINMENT IN 8 WEEKS. 3,350 TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID MAY 15-21. AVERAGE RATE OF THOSE TESTING POSITIVE: 10% DAILY. WESTCHESTER TOWNS SPREAD THE DISEASE MORE THAN THE CITIES OVER LAST 2 WEEKS.

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WPCNR COVID LOG BOOK MONTH OF MAY

WPCNR DAILY COVID REPORT. By John F. Bailey. UPDATED 12 NOON EDT May 23,  2022:

Westchester County residents volunteer testing at the average of 5,211 Lab Tests a day last week tested positive 10% of the tests  with 376 infections of 4,928 tested Saturday.

The total new positives last week was 3,550, down 322 from the May 8 to 14 total of 3,872.

It was the first decline in County weekly infections after 7 weeks of rise.

The positives are growing in virtually every part of Westchester. Here’s a look:

Here is the story behind the map showing the latest number of active cases in Westchester Communities

CITIES: ACTIVE CASES 5-21 NEW CASES DAILY

YONKERS 1,268 104

NEW ROCHELLE 558 50

WHITE PLAINS 468 40

MOUNT VERNON 391 38

PEEKSKILL 173 10

PORT CHESTER 147 13

TOWNS/ VILLAGES ACTIVE DAILY NEW CASES

YORKTOWN 462 33

NEW & NO. CASTLES 424 37

MAM’NECKS-LARCH 341 34

MOUNT PLEASANT 309 21

RYE BROOK, RYE CITY 294 30

CORTLANDT 264 16

THE TARRYTOWNS 256 13

SCARSDALE 242 31

THE OSSININGS 217 20

EASTCHESTER 176 16

BEDFORD 170 21

The 6 cities average 525 Active Cases, a total of 3,005 active cases, 1,268 in Yonkers alone. The cities average 42 new persons testing positive daily the last two weeks

The towns listed above are the leading source of new active cases the last two weeks with 3,155 Active cases, compared to 3,005 for the cities.

The 11 towns suffering the most new active cases, 3,155, have more infections than all 6 of the cities in new covid cases over two weeks even with far less populations.

Total for the six cities is almost even with the towns, 3,005 to the the town total of 3,155 .

The above 16 towns spreading the diseases faster every day than all 6 Westchester cities, yet their daily infection rates were less.

The six cities spread the disease at the rate of 255 a Day the last two weeks, an average of 42 new daily cases a day.

The 16 towns spread the disease daily at 24 new daily cases for each town. (Less than cities spread daily)

The towns nevertheless are spreading the disease faster than the cities throughout the county.

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