Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago A revised version of the Financial CHOICE Act is in the works, according to House Financial Services Chairman and bill author Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas. Hensarling announced at the American Bankers Association Government Relations Summit on Wednesday that a revised version of the act would be released “soon,” but gave no further details on how soon.Hensarling first introduced the Financial CHOICE act last summer, in response to the 2010 Dodd-Frank act. The president’s team has already indicated support of the Financial CHOICE Act, which, among other things, would modify aspects of Dodd-Frank. The CHOICE Act would help to reform the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which, according to author and investment banker Chris Whalen, “has been especially harmful to the mortgage industry and has caused the cost of servicing a mortgage to rise several fold since 2008.”Hensarling is confident that his legislation will win a vote in the House, however, he fears that it will face a tougher road through the Senate. Republican Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, faces the challenge of getting at least eight Democrats on boards for large portions of the legislation, according to Hensarling.“Right now, I fear that a number of Democratic senators are intimidated by their base,” Hensarling said.Hensarling has not given a specific timeline for when he will release the new timeline, although he did state that the presidential administration views bank deregulation efforts as a priority. It is difficult right now, however, to determine when Congress will be able to fit financial regulation into its schedule, as other acts, such as the Affordable Care Act and Senate confirmations currently dominate Congress.Despite the opposition, Whalen notes that now is the right time for Financial CHOICE to pass. “There are a number of other issues that may catch the attention of the new President next year, but an amended version of the Financial CHOICE Act has the highest probability of success in 2017,” Whalen said. “Needless to say, the financial services industry including banks, insurers and nonbank financial institutions will be very supportive of passage of some form of the Financial CHOICE Act.” in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Market Studies, News Related Articles March 23, 2017 1,843 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: CFPB to Re-Examine Regulation Next: Delinquencies Down, Performance Steady in Q4 Revised Financial CHOICE Act to Come Soon Seth Welborn is a contributing writer for DS News. He is a Harding University graduate with a degree in English and a minor in writing, and has studied abroad in Athens, Greece. An East Texas native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Seth Welborn The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Revised Financial CHOICE Act to Come Soon Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Government Regulation 2017-03-23 Seth Welborn Tagged with: Government Regulation Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago
Google+ News Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR McDaid will not give up pension, “The Cope” wants a few days to decide WhatsApp Previous articleMc Daid says media witch hunt on ministerial pensions will damage democracyNext articleSkeletal remains found in Ballintra News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – April 28, 2010 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pressure is mounting on Donegal North East TD Dr James McDaid and NorthWest MEP Pat “the Cope” Gallagher to give up their ministerial pensions.Just three TD’s and two MEPs haven’t given up their pension, after an avalanche of announcements, sparked by the decision from EU Commissioner Maire Geoghegan Quinn on Monday.Dr McDaid is refusing the hand over his ministerial pension – saying its a matter of principle.He says the furore over the pensions issue is a media driven “witchhunt” which has seen a week of “whipping TD’s into place”.And he won’t conceed as a matter of principle.[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/mcdaid.mp3[/podcast]Meanwhile, speaking on todays Shaun Doherty show, Pat “the cope” Gallagher says he’ll make a decision in relation to the ministerial pension, during the next few days.[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/cope1pm.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic
RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Specific funding needed for busy Letterkenny road – Brogan Previous articleBrexit impact on North may start conversation about united IrelandNext articleLevel 5 could be exited on a county by county basis News Highland Facebook Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – November 13, 2020 The Department of Transport is being urged to sanction funding to carry out extensive upgrade works to the main Glencar to Killylastin road in Letterkenny.The busy route is situated in a heavily populated area and fast becoming one of the main arteries into the town.While the Donegal County Council has stated that it intends to carry out some improvements in the months ahead, it’s thought that more could be done with more money.Cllr Ciaran Brogan says the Council must look directly to the Department for specific improvement scheme funding to ensure that enough funding is in place for the job that needs to be done:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/broganglencar.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Community Enhancement Programme open for applications News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA
iStock(HAMPTON, Va.) — Police in Virginia now believe a 2-year-old boy missing for almost a week is dead, and they charged his mother with three counts of felony child neglect on Saturday.Hampton Police Chief Terry Sult said at a news conference late Friday evening that authorities believe Noah “to be deceased.”“Tonight we are announcing an arrest related to the disappearance of Noah Tomlin,” Sult said at a late Friday news conference. “We are arresting Julia Tomlin, 34-year-old Hampton woman, mother of Noah, in connection with his disappearance. Charges are pending.”The toddler was last seen when he was put to bed at about 1 a.m. Monday at his mobile home in Hampton, police said.His mother told police that she went to check on him at around 11 a.m. Monday and didn’t find him, authorities have said, adding that she reported him missing at 11:35 a.m. — sparking a massive search.“This leaves us a little bit speechless,” Sult said Friday night. “But the search for Noah continues. We’ll never give up hope.”Sult said the search was “intensifying” with a “more specific focus, starting now.” He did not offer further specifics.The FBI and several local law enforcement agencies have been involved in the five-day search.“Since that time, an intensive search has been underway,” Sult told reporters Wednesday. “We’re looking at everything from the child walking off to the abduction scenario.”“We have looked on land, water. We have checked trash, dumpsters. We have checked neighborhoods, houses, underneath buildings, in sheds,” Sult said.The mother had been working with detectives, Sult said earlier in the week, and said “she’s holding up as about as well as you could expect under the circumstances.”Noah’s mother told Hampton ABC affiliate WVEC-TV via text on Wednesday, “I’m working real hard with law enforcement to help find my baby. I can’t have my location known or whereabouts of my other children for their safety.”Julia Tomlin served several months in prison in 2010 for felony child neglect, according to online state court records. Norfolk, Virginia, CBS affiliate WTKR-TV cited further court records in reporting this week that Tomlin spent five months behind bars, after her then-1-year-old daughter was severely burned when she sat the child down on a hot stove, and then failed to take her to the hospital for days. According to the records cited by WTKR-TV, Tomlin had five kids at the time. Authorities have not disclosed how many children were in Tomlin’s care when Noah went missing on Monday. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Project Atlas was brought into production by Senex Energy in October 2019 Project Atlas gas processing facility. Photo: courtesy of Senex Energy Ltd. Senex Energy said that it has achieved first gas sales from Project Atlas, nearly two months after bringing the Surat Basin gas project into production.The onshore gas project is located on a 58km2 area near Wandoan and Miles in Queensland, Australia.The first gas sales were made into the east coast market ahead of schedule, said the company with the buyer being CleanCo, a Queensland-based power generator.Senex Energy said that production of sales gas had started after commissioning the first two trains of the project’s gas processing facility. The capacity of the gas processing facility is 15 petajoules per annum (40 TJ/day), which will come from a total of five trains.The company will start gas sales to its other customers CSR and Orora from 1 January 2020.Gas from the Project Atlas is supplied at the Wallumbilla Gas Hub in Queensland through a 60km buried pipeline. The pipeline’s construction was completed by Jemena in October 2019 and subsequently the same company wrapped up its work on the gas processing plant.Senex Energy managing director and CEO Ian Davies said: “With the support of the Queensland Government, Senex has successfully delivered this development within 18 months of grant of the Petroleum Lease. We have achieved this on budget and ahead of schedule, allowing early gas sales to be made to one of our foundation customers, CleanCo.”Senex Energy to complete initial drilling campaign at Project AtlasDavies added that the company is now focusing on completing the initial drilling campaign of nearly 60 wells by mid-2020, while ramping up production at Project Atlas to an initial plateau of 12 PJ/year by the end of fiscal year 2021.Senex Energy has drilled 23 wells so far for Project Atlas, of which 15 wells are on production. Currently, the wells are producing more than three TJ/day during the early stage of the ramp up period, which will last 12-18 months.The company is executing another natural gas project in the Surat Basin, called Roma North. Senex Energy expects Project Atlas and Roma North to produce 18 petajoules of gas annually by the end of financial year 2021.
At noon this Wednesday, a small group of students and former students assembled outside the Clarendon Building on Broad Street to participate in an “open-air meeting” and demonstrate their discontent over the loan sell-off. Balliol JCR also passed a motion on Sunday condemning the government’s plan to privatise student loans and offering their support to the protesters.The events were scheduled as part of a wider ‘National Day of Action’, organised by the Student Assembly Against Austerity (SAAA). Over twenty six campuses from across the UK, including Oxford, LSE and Sheffield, were involved in the protest. The privatisation of student loan debt was announced as part of the government’s attempts to raise £15 billion from the sale of public assets to private companies by 2020.Xavier Cohen, who proposed the anti-privatisation motion at Balliol told Cherwell, “For me, it’s quite clear that the government’s plans to privatise our student loans are ideological. But what I think really convinced Balliol JCR students is the threat that privatisation will entail removing the cap on the interest rates we pay back on our loans. Even if such a policy was legally covered in the small print, realistically, this would mean retroactively increasing the interest rates that students were led to believe were capped.”David Willetts MP, the Universities Minister, swiftly defended the plans. In a public statement issued by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills he said, “There will be no change to the terms of repayment so students shouldn’t be affected by the privatisation of their loans.”Many students, however, remain sceptical about the Minister’s promises. Olivia Arigho-Stiles from Somerville said, “This is yet another attack on the accessibility of higher education to less well-off students in this country.” Wednesday’s protest-meeting passed off without incident. One student who attended the meeting said, “The programme of debt-privatisation is wholly ideological. It is being operated entirely at the expense of all students. Either we speak out or be bled dry.” Other students, however, disagree with the protesters and the SAAA. One Keble second-year said, “The notion that there is still a clear-cut dichotomy between public and private debt is erroneous. All public debt held in US dollars and sterling becomes private debt at some point down the line by virtue of being constituted in private reserve currency… Objections raised over the ideological nature of privatisation are misplaced.”Local Green Party City Councillor and recent Oxford graduate Sam Hollick attended the the protest outside the Clarendon Building. He told Cherwell, “If you’re going to privatise student loans, you open them up to companies who want to make profit out of them, and the only way to make profit is to put up the interest rates on our debts. So results of this could be a hike in fees for students, even for people who’ve already graduated.”Asked whether he was disappointed by the very low turnout at the event – only a dozen students attended – Hollick replied, “I always think that it doesn’t take a huge number of people to change the world.”
A funeral service took place Jan. 4 at the Old Bergen Church, Jersey City, for Warren Williams “Uncle Tolly”, 72. He passed away Dec. 30 surrounded by his family. Born to the late Ruth and James Williams in Guaico, Sangre Grande, Trinidad, he lived in Jersey City since 1971. He was a chemical operations technician for Merck and Company of Rahway for 30 years, retiring in 2008. He possessed a strong work ethic to provide for his family and still found time to enjoy those special moments. He was often the life of the party, many times the first and last on the dance floor. He was the husband of 51 years to Sarah Williams; father of Wendy Badree, Andy Williams, and Wanda Seelochan; father in law of Puran Badree, Evangeline Williams, and Radesh Seelochan; brother of Robert Williams, Esther Ali, the late Paul Williams and the late Horace William; brother-in-law of Cynthia Williams, Intaz Ali and Sheila William; grandfather of Ruben, Anita (Marie), Warren (James), Kayla, Chelsea, Darren, and Aiden; and great grandfather of Mila. Also survived by many family and friends. Services arranged by the Introcaso-Angelo Funeral Home, Jersey City.
Pinterest Goshen man coughs near police, claiming to have COVID-19 By Jon Zimney – April 12, 2020 0 313 Facebook Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Google+ WhatsApp CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Twitter Pinterest (“Cuffs4” by banspy, Attribution 2.0 Generic) A Goshen man who claimed to have coronavirus coughed on a police officer during his arrest. It happened during a struggle with police.Officers were called to Brookside Manor on Wednesday, April 8, on a report that Robert Smith, 33, punched one woman in the eye and tried to choke another when an argument erupted during a game of Uno.(Photo supplied/Elkhart County Jail)The struggle with police began when the arrived, while he was in the car heading to the hospital for treatment and then, at the jail, according to 95.3 MNC’s reporting partners at The Elkhart Truth.It was at the hospital when investigators say Smith claimed to have COVID-19 and coughed near an officer.Read the original story from The Elkhart Truth. Previous articleGovernor Holcomb announces taskforce to track COVID-19 spendingNext articleMan hospitalized in critical condition after shooting in South Bend Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.
Suzanna Bobadilla had always been a little curious about the trappings of her Pforzheimer House residence. Her sophomore year in Comstock Hall, she noticed small latches on each door frame that would prop a door open by a few inches. And then there were the floor-length, three-pane mirrors, like those at a department store, located at the end of the hall on every floor.As it turned out, the architectural oddities had a common thread: They were included with women in mind. In the early years of the House’s existence, its residents — female Radcliffe students — were asked to keep their doors ajar when entertaining gentlemen guests, and could use the mirrors to check themselves on their way out the door.“There’s this weird history of Pfoho that’s very gendered, that hadn’t been formally documented or written down,” Bobadilla said. So she and her classmate, Matt Chuchul, co-chair of Pfoho’s House committee, decided to do just that.A group of Radcliffe students socialize in a common room in Moors Hall circa 1950. Photo by Ronald E. Stroud, courtesy of Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe InstituteTheir resulting search through University archives and the hidden corners of Pfoho turned up important pieces of House history — and shed light on the controversial turning point 40 years ago when Pforzheimer and the all-male Winthrop House undertook Harvard’s first “great co-educational experiment.” By swapping 50 men and 50 women for the 1969-70 school year, the Houses marked the beginning of a revolutionary (for Harvard) change in campus life.Bobadilla and Chuchul, both junior history and literature concentrators, spent three weeks in the Schlesinger Archives reading over aging files and looking at old photographs. With the help of the Harvard College Women’s Center, where Bobadilla is an intern, and officials at Pforzheimer House, they organized “The Residential Revolution: The History of Gender and Pfoho Student Life,” an exhibit and celebration of House history held in Holmes Hall on Feb. 15.The evening event included artifacts, photographs, and personal testimonies from several Pfoho alumni, who mingled with current students and staff. Perhaps the highlight of the event was the collection of documents on display, which outlined House procedures from the all-women era.“Men are not to be in the halls upstairs unescorted by a Moors girl,” one warned sternly, referring to one of the House dormitories. “They should neither linger in the halls, nor on the phone, nor talking, nor in the smokers.”Much of the North House (as Pfoho was then called) arcana came not from Harvard archives, but from a stroke of good luck. Chuchul stumbled across an old filing cabinet in one of Pfoho’s musty basement boiler rooms; when he and Bobadilla opened it, they found decades’ worth of House records. They plan to donate the trove to the Schlesinger Library and hang some photographs from the era in Pfoho common rooms.“It’s really a forgotten history,” Chuchul said. “We wanted to get people talking with one another and thinking about it again.”That history still remains alive and well among the women of North House, some of whom attended the celebration. Meryl Stowbridge ’71, who lived in Moors Hall before integration, recalled being “on bells,” a mandatory chore that required taking phone calls at the front desk and taking messages for any girls who were out.While the customs from her North House days seem quaint now, the sense of community it engendered among Cliffies was real, she said. “Any time a minority gets its rights and integrates, there’s always a little bit of regret at losing that solidarity.”The move toward co-ed living seemed long overdue by the time Winthrop and North Houses (along with Adams and Lowell and Radcliffe’s East and South Houses) agreed to swap residents, alumnae said. But the social particulars still had to be negotiated.“We were something like 50 women to 300 men,” said Helen Snively ’71, who moved from North to Winthrop during her junior year. “We were kind of curiosities. … Winthrop was all these jocks, and I didn’t know what to say about baseball.” But by the end of that year, she said, “I’d finally found a place to belong — my social home.”Harvard’s 375th anniversary has proven to be an opportune time to reflect on the history of the female experience on campus. The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study is putting together a retrospective lecture on women’s history at Harvard for April. The Office of Faculty Development & Diversity, in its 2011 annual report, produced the first comprehensive timeline of female faculty appointments at Harvard, identifying the first five tenured women at each School.“It’s important to highlight people who are not just white males who have done amazing things here at Harvard,” said Gina Helfrich, director of the Women’s Center, who helped to organize the Pfoho exhibit. “Looking at how much the diversity of the undergraduate population has changed from the early years, and even from the mid-20th century, is a great way to highlight the progress we’ve made.”Of course, the great co-educational experiment — and the resulting increase in Harvard’s female student ranks — affected Harvard men, too.“It allowed men and women to hang out and become friends, not to just be dating objects for one another,” Bobadilla said. Without Pfoho student life to bring them together over late-night study sessions or dining hall breakfasts, Bobadilla and Chuchul might not have become such close friends. And Pfoho might never have recovered its lost bit of House history.“That’s true,” Chuchul said with a laugh.