Caci Announces Chairman Dr. J. Phillip (jack) London’s New Book – Character: The Ultimate Success Factor

On Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings play the Pittsburgh Steelers, before the Jacksonville Jaguars face the San Francisco 49ers on Oct. 27. It is the first of four games over four seasons in London for the Jaguars, raising the prospect of the Florida team one day uprooting to London, where owner Shad Khan bought Premier League club Fulham in July. The two 2013 games sold out within hours, which Maslin said is a sign of the rising popularity of the NFL in Britain. Sunday’s game matches a pair of 0-3 clubs. The “core fan base” in the U.K. is now more than 2 million, according to Chris Parsons, the NFL’s senior vice president of international. That’s more than double the figure when the league first brought regular-season games to Wembley in 2007, but still not high enough for a franchise here to be sustainable. “We’ve doubled our fan base in the last 3 1-2 to four years,” Parsons said. “I’d like to see that at least double again in the next three or four years. That would put us among the top five sports in the U.K. in terms of core fan base.” While having a full-time franchise in London is still “clearly an option” for the NFL, Parsons cautioned that there are no immediate plans. “There are several steps we need to continue to take before we get to that deeper conversation,” Parsons said. “We’d like to play more games every year as we move forward. …

JPMorgan fined $920 million for ‘London whale’

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“We will continue to strive towards being considered the best bank across all measures not only by our shareholders and customers, but also by our regulators.” In an unrelated issue, the Comptroller of the Currency announced enforcement actions against the bank Thursday for unfair billing practices related to identity-theft protection and for problems in connection with efforts to ensure that service members receive credit protection for their non-home loans. The bank said it had moved to redesign its practices. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau also ordered JPMorgan and its consumer and commercial division to pay $309 million in refunds for improper credit card practices. The bank said it had already issued credits or refunds to customers who were affected. JPMorgan shares closed down 1.2% at $52.75 in Thursday trading. Despite the new London whale settlements, JPMorgan still faces a criminal investigation of the trading episode by federal prosecutors and a separate civil probe by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Iksil, who no longer works for the bank, is cooperating with the criminal investigation by the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s office in New York. In a federal affidavit filed last month, two other former JPMorgan Chase employees directly involved in the London whale trades were charged with conspiracy, falsifying books and records, wire fraud and making false filings with the SEC. The two, Javier Martin-Artajo and Julien Grout, were formally indicted Monday on charges they manipulated and inflated the value of the trading positions to cover up the true size of the deepening losses. London-based lawyers for Martin-Artajo have said they were confident he would be cleared of any wrongdoing. New York defense attorney Edward Little this week said Grout “was a junior trader’s assistant acting under the direct instructions of his managers and has been unjustly used as a pawn in the government’s attempt to settle its highly politicized case against JPMorgan Chase.” In announcing the charges against the two traders, Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara signaled that senior bank officials had been aware of what the London traders had been doing.

While a variety of factors form our abilities and influence the events in our lives, how individuals and organizations act on these qualities determines how far they will go. Dr. London also explains that changing how success is perceived is the first step in achieving it consistently. An evolving process, success is uniquely defined by Dr. London as acting with honesty and integrity, performing to the best of ones abilities, and appreciating the people who helped along the way. According to Dr. London, Genuine success is never gained by unethical or unlawful means, for dubious purposes, or at great moral cost. Norman Augustine, the former Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Lockheed Martin, penned the foreword for Character: The Ultimate Success Factor . The book also features endorsements from Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach, former Vietnam prisoner of war Commander Everett Alvarez, Jr., USN (Ret.), and Colonel Lee Ellis, USAF (Ret.). All royalties will go to organizations supporting veterans with disabilities, for those who have bravely served our nation. Dr. London served asCACIs President and Chief Executive Officer from 1984 to 2007, and is considered to be thefounder of the modern-era CACI.A retired U.S. Navy Captain,Dr. London has received national industry leadership recognition that includes the Fleet AdmiralChester W. Nimitz Award from the Navy League of the United States, the John W. Dixon Award from the Association of the United States Army, and the Nathan Hale Award from the Reserve Officers Association.Dr. London has been inducted into the Washington Business Hall of Fame and the U.S.

London Fund Managers More Optimistic About Economy, Survey Shows

Eighty-two percent of 200 investors and analysts polled expect the economy to improve over the next 12 months, up from 69 percent a year earlier, London-based Capital Spreads said today. The survey also showed that 62 percent view the recovery as sustainable and not built on an artificial housing boom. The Bank of England said last week that the recovery is taking hold and increased its growth forecast for this quarter to 0.7 percent from 0.5 percent. The nine-member Monetary Policy Committee unanimously agreed at its meeting this month that the economy currently requires no more stimulus, and policy maker Ben Broadbent said yesterday recent data has been strong. Investors are beginning to see some light at the end of what has been a very long and jet-black tunnel, said Nick Lewis, head of trading and market risk at Capital Spreads. It remains to be seen whether this is more than a housing bubble, but the City seems cautiously optimistic. Government initiatives to boost mortgage availability have drawn criticism for potentially stoking the property market too much. A gauge of house prices by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors rose to the highest in almost seven years in August. In a sign that some investors remain cautious, 30 percent of those polled said the U.K. economy is a bubble based on a housing boom, though they expect it to grow for the foreseeable future. Of the 200 respondents, 6 percent forecast that the economy will weaken over the coming 12 months, down from 8 percent a year earlier. The poll was conducted by Populus from Sept. 3 to Sept.

Crossrail transit project unearths London’s macabre past

Heavy smoke rises from the Westgate Mall in Nairobi Kenya Monday Sept. 23 2013. Multiple large blasts have rocked the mall where a hostage siege is in its third day. Associated Press reporters on the scene heard multiple blasts and a barrage of gunfire. Security forces have been attempting to rescue an unknown number of hostages inside the mall held by al-Qaida-linked terrorists.  (AP Photo/ Jerome Delay)

— London Fletcher finally made a concession to his age. Thats why the Washington Redskins linebacker talked with coaches about having Nick Barnett replace him at times during games. Fletcher Barnett played eight snaps over two series for Fletcher in Sundays 27-20 loss to the Detroit Lions . Its something to keep me fresher, said Fletcher, 38. They rotate running backs, so we decided to rotate middle linebackers. I thought it helped me during the course of the game. Fletcher finished with eight tackles, one sack and two tackles for loss. He did not come off the field in the first two games, but struggled to get off blocks at Green Bay. As others have said, every player succumbs to age at some point. We dont want to overwork him, especially with the offenses we go against nowadays, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said. Id like to give him a few more plays off to not just wear him down. Were trying to keep him 100 percent. We feel very good about London. We want to keep him healthy and we think Nick is doing a good job, too. The Redskins were hurt in the preseason when second-year linebacker Keenan Robinson tore his pectoral muscle and was lost for the season.

London Fletcher gets needed rest

In Rome, which makes London look like a rank newcomer, engineers building a subway line have hit major delays after tripping over the likes of a second-century auditorium just yards from the Forum. In Cologne, Germany, where a 21 / 2-mile railway is under construction, archaeologists found the remains of a 2,000-year-old Roman harbor. In the groaning earth under Istanbul, a new rail tunnel going under the Bosporus ran smack dab into a Byzantine shipwreck. In Thessaloniki, Greeces second-largest metropolis, excavations for a new rail project did not so much hit a brick wall as an entire lost city, some 1,800 years old. Today, in the dark recesses of London, much of the focus is on waking the dead. More than 100 archaeologists have fanned out at 40 excavation sites over the length of the $24billion Crossrail project, an ambitious line linking points east and west in what is already one of the worlds most dizzyingly vast transit systems. Until the 1970s, archaeologists here say, relatively little emphasis was put on history when building out transport tunnels. Many finds, typically discovered in the top five yards of soil, were seen as mild curiosities or undesired obstacles. But urban archaeologists planned for half a dozen years for the Crossrail project . They created computer models that examined the new 73-mile network in the light of historical records and ancient maps to target the most tantalizing sites for digs. And thus far, going underground in a city with a decidedly checkered past has not been for the fainthearted.