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CUNA advocacy includes CISA support, TCPA concerns

first_img 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr As the Senate met for the final times last week before the August recess, CUNA stepped up its advocacy efforts, submitting a number of letters urging legislators to consider credit unions’ positions. CUNA also sent two letters to the National Credit Union Administration last week, regarding the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and the agency’s annual regulatory review.Additionally, CUNA filed an amicus brief in a Texas interchange fee case Rowell et al v. Pettijohn. Similar to a brief CUNA filed in March in a Florida interchange fee case, the brief lays out how additional surcharges to credit card transactions would shift costs to consumers and financial institutions, while allowing merchants to continue to reap the benefits of the credit card system.CUNA’s letters to the Senate last week included:Calling the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) a “good start” but urging the Senate to adopt legislation that would establish a strong national data security standard, and recognize the standards financial institutions currently adhere to under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act; continue reading »last_img read more

Approved 860.000 euros for the development of health tourism in Kvarner

first_imgThe Kvarner Health Tourism Cluster, along with Croatian and Slovenian partners, has been approved a project from the Interreg VA Slovenia-Croatia Cooperation Program entitled “Improving access to health services through strengthening cross-border cooperation of health institutions (under the acronym” + Health / Cross Health “)”.The main goal of the whole project is to strengthen existing and create new partnerships between public authorities and stakeholders in the field of cross-border health, which will raise the quality of services in the long run and reduce regional inequalities and urban-rural division. project area. The vitality and health of the cross-border area will be indirectly promoted.The value of the project, which will be implemented over two years, is € 860.740,50, of which 85% or € 731.629,42 will be financed from European Union funds. The cluster applied for the project in January 2016, and in addition to the mentioned project, another 107 projects competed. In addition to the Cluster as the project holder, on the Croatian side the project also involves the Health Center PGC, the Teaching Institute for Public Health PGC and the Faculty of Medicine in Rijeka, and on the Slovenian side the Health Center Ljutomer, Health Center Ilirska Bistrica, Novo Mesto General Hospital and the University of Logistics in Maribor.In addition, within the + Health project, the Cluster will deepen and strengthen cross-border cooperation of member institutions and will have the role of connecting and coordinating all partners in the project in order to develop cross-border cooperation structure through cross-border cooperation. The Cross-Border Center of Excellence “+ Health” and the joint cross-border health destination “+ Health”, as well as new management models and procedures, standards, quality and certification in the cross-border area will raise the quality of health services and thus improve cross-border health. For the Cluster, this will mean a step closer to fulfilling its vision for Kvarner to become known for high-quality health services, based on the latest trends, human resources and tradition.For the Cluster, which currently brings together 29 members from the fields of health, tourism, science and education, the implementation of this project will also mean a springboard for further project implementation and active promotion of the health destination and its members in the program area and beyond (other EU regions).last_img read more

​An Post, Ontario Teachers finalise €400m deal for Irish lottery

first_imgThe An Post Superannuation Scheme, one of Ireland’s largest, has finalised a deal that will see it team up with a Canadian pension fund to run the country’s national lottery.A consortium, also consisting of the CAD130bn (€80.6bn) Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and An Post itself, was first named as the preferred applicant for the 20-year licence last October, with the Irish government initially hoping the €405m agreement would be signed by the end of the year.The minister for public expenditure and reform, Brendan Howlin, said he was “very pleased” with the outcome of the tender, which brought together “valuable domestic experience” and the international expertise of OTPP.Howlin, a Labour TD, added: “Premier Lotteries will grow the business in a responsible manner, and we can look forward to a greater annual revenue stream for Good Causes.” An Post previously oversaw the operation of the Irish National Lottery, while OTPP acquired the operator behind Britain’s national lottery provider, Camelot Group, in 2010.The consortium, joint owners of the lottery’s new management company Premier Lotteries Ireland (PLI), said it expected to pay the first half of the €405m licence fee to the government in the coming days.Details of the exact ownership structure of the company are unclear, with a statement by OTPP only noting that An Post and its underfunded pension funds held minority stakes.The government confirmed the second tranche of the licence fee would be due for payment before the end of the current calendar year.Lee Sienna, vice-president of long-term equities at OTPP and chairman of PLI, said he would be working with his Irish partners to grow sales.He added: “The Irish licence is a significant milestone in our strategy of building a leadership position in the international lottery sector.”Dermot Griffin, the chief executive designate for Premier Lotteries, meanwhile emphasised that a growth in sales would allow an increase in funding for charitable causes, as 65% of gross revenue is earmarked for such purposes.last_img read more

Auckland University Students’ Association anti-abortion referendum ‘unconstitutional’

first_imgStuff co.nz 5 October 2017Family First Comment: Not only unconstitutional but also desperate, flawed, and dangerous! Universities should promote free speech, not muzzle it.Poor wording has forced a university students’ union to pull a U-turn on its stance towards an anti-abortion club.A provisional decision to disaffiliate ProLife Auckland from the Auckland University Students’ Association (AUSA) will not proceed after legal advice found the move to be “unconstitutional and void”.In August, an online referendum was held asking the question: “Should AUSA disaffiliate the ProLife Club and ban any clubs with similar ideology from affiliating in the future?”However, legal advice presented to AUSA found the referendum question could be considered biased or leading, as it was asking two questions under the umbrella of one question.About 2700 association members participated in the referendum, with about 1600 students voting in favour of disaffiliation.AUSA affiliation was largely a symbolic acknowledgement from the student community that it wishes to be associated with a particular organisation.If the motion were to pass, ProLife Auckland would still be eligible to access university space and distribute information on campus, set up a club stall during orientation week, and receive funding.READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/97596166/auckland-university-students-association-antiabortion-referendum-unconstitutionalKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Duterte wants Robredo to see realities of ‘drug war’

first_imgDuterte made true to his declaration of appointing Robredo as part of the administration’s anti-drugs committee following the latter’s comment that the war on drugs is obviously failing. “With the Vice President at the helm ofthe anti-narcotics campaign, President Duterte expects that the former wouldsee the realities on the ground, particularly with respect to the government’sposition against extrajudicial or state-sponsored killings, and understand thatdeaths occur due to the violent reactions on the part of agents of the illegaldrug trade against the strict enforcement of the law,” Panelo said in astatement. Presidential Spokesperson SalvadorPanelo said on Thursday that President Duterte wanted Robredo to personally seethe realities of the administration’s anti-drug campaign. Created through Executive Order 15issued in March 2017, the ICAD was mandated to ensure the effective conduct ofanti-illegal drug operations and arrest of high-value drug personalities downto the street-level peddles and users and cleanse the bureaucracy ofunscrupulous personnel involved in illegal drug activities, among otherfunctions./PN Last month, Robredo had called on Duterte to allow the United Nations to investigate his war on drugs which she said was “obviously, not working,” prompting Malacanang’s challenge for her to lead the drug war.center_img After days of dilly dallying, Robredo on Wednesday finally accepted the offer to lead the ICAD’s along with Philippine Drugs Enforcement Agency chair Aaron Aquino. MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte welcomedthe acceptance of Vice President Leni Robredo of her new role as the co-chairpersonof the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD). She later clarified that she meant to urge administration leaders to “step back and assess” the narcotics crackdown.last_img read more

ORVC Weekly Report (December 12-17)

first_imgORVC Weekly Report (December 12-17)Players of the Week.Girls Basketball:  Lucy Carrigan – Rising Sun.Boys Basketball:  Conner Hubbard – Jac-Cen-Delorvc-report-december-12-17Courtesy of ORVC Recorder Travis Calvert.last_img

July 25, 2018 Police Blotter

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Female Beagle Mix-Found

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Djokovic, Federer progress to Shanghai quarters

first_imgRelatedPosts Djokovic clinches fifth Italian Open title Djokovic zooms to 10th Italian Open final Djokovic fined $10,000 for ‘unsportsmanlike conduct’ World number one Novak Djokovic produced a majestic display in a 7-5 6-3 victory over American John Isner on Thursday to extend his winning streak in Asia and reach the Shanghai Masters quarter-finals.Djokovic, who arrived in Shanghai after winning the Japan Open in Tokyo over the weekend without losing a set, did not drop serve in the 75-minute encounter and clinically took both of his break-point opportunities against the big-serving American.Those breaks came in a commanding period where, at 5-5 in the opening set, the 16-times Grand Slam champion swung the momentum of the match his way by winning five games in a row.“It’s always a big challenge returning the serve of Isner,” Djokovic said of his 6-foot-10-inch opponent. “He’s got one of the biggest serves of all time. With that height, the serve is a huge weapon and huge advantage. “I managed to read his serve and find a good position on the return at the end of the first set and also (at the) beginning of the second… I thought it was one of the best serving matches I had lately.”Djokovic, the defending champion, will next play Greek sixth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas who beat Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz 7-5 3-6 7-6(5) in the only three-setter of the day.Twice champion Roger Federer was far from his best but did enough to overcome David Goffin 7-6(7) 6-4. Federer committed 40 unforced errors but saved five set points in the opening set.“I never really felt like I had the upper hand over David today, I thought he did a really good job. He was so much better than at the U.S. Open,” Federer said of his Belgian opponent who he beat in straight sets in last month’s Grand Slam.The Swiss second seed will be up against German fifth seed Alexander Zverev, who dispatched Andrey Rublev 6-0 7-6(4) in 84 minutes.Tags: Novak Djokoviclast_img read more

Everton snap up Besic

first_imgEverton have completed the signing of Ferencvaros midfielder Muhamed Besic after the Bosnia and Herzegovina international finalised a five-year contract. The 21-year-old travelled to Thailand with the Toffees for their pre-season match against Leicester at the weekend after an agreement was reached with the Hungarian side. Besic officially completed his move after the finer details of the paperwork were concluded. “Muhamed is a young footballer who has developed massively in the last two seasons,” manager Roberto Martinez told evertontv. “He has been playing as a centre-half and as a defensive midfielder at an incredible level. “With Bosnia and Herzegovina in the World Cup he showed that he is a really mature footballer, that he covers the ground really well, that he is very dynamic and technically very gifted. “He is bringing us really good strength in an important part of the side.” Besic, who became his country’s youngest senior international with a debut aged 18, played three times at the World Cup, with one of those appearances coming against eventual finalists Argentina. Born in Germany, he began his professional career at Hamburg before transferring to Ferencvaros in two years ago. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more