first_imgLocal activist organizations in New Jersey staffed an informational table focusing on the struggle to free U.S. Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning at the 2016 Jersey City, N.J., LGBT Pride Festival, which was attended by thousands on Aug. 27.Anakbayan New Jersey, Bayan Queer Caucus Northeast, NJ Action 21, Veterans For Peace (Chapter 021/Northern New Jersey) and the Jersey City Peace Movement will continue to work together on other issues that face their communities.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleWATCH: Highlights of Munster’s 30-5 win over CastresNext articleLimerick Boxers Sheehy & Casey are Belgian bound for international bouts Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Twitter Email Linkedincenter_img NewsCrime & CourtScammers show no love in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – December 10, 2018 1296 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook Advertisement GARDAI are warning of a “romance scam” that has hit Limerick in recent weeks.Crime Prevention officer Sergeant Ber Leetch said the scammer pretends to be interested in a romantic relationship with somebody they intend to defraud.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “It usually takes place on online dating websites, but these scammers can often use social media or email to make contact too.“If you believe that you have been targeted, you should stop all contact and, if possible, keep all communication and any other evidence that could help identify the fraudster.“You should then report the events to your local Garda Station and the site where the scammer first established contact. Let them know the scammer’s profile name and any other details that could help prevent others being scammed”. TAGSCrimelimerickscammers Printlast_img read more

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Are Negative Interest Rates Possible in the U.S.? Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Interest rates Subscribe Are Negative Interest Rates Possible in the U.S.? Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Commentary from The Wall Street Journal questions whether interest rates in the U.S. could fall into the negative. While investors feel interest rates could fall into the negative are in the minority, there is more than $15 trillion in government debt around the world. “Not all investors are convinced U.S. yields are destined to fall further, and those that think they could go negative remain in the minority,” the report states. “While the U.S. economy has slowed recently, it has continued to grow faster than either the eurozone or Japan.” The latest jobs report from the Labor Department found that U.S. economy continued to grow in July, although showing signs of deceleration. U.S. employers added 164,000 jobs during the month and the unemployment rate held at 3.7%. Bloomberg reported that despite continued growth, the three-month average increase of 140,000 was the slowest in almost two years, which is line with forecasts for a gradual slowing of job gains. Investors, according to the report, have expressed concern over the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China, which has caused market volatility and financial uncertainty of late.  The Wall Street Journal said a main item to pay attention to is the The U.S. Treasury Department’s monthly budget report. “A key market barometer of the risk of future recessions is sounding its loudest warning since April 2007, months before the start of the last financial crisis, Daniel Kruger and Peter Santilli report,” the report said. “Shorter-term bond yields have climbed above longer-term ones, a phenomenon known as an inverted yield curve. That tends to happen ahead of recessions. Yet economic growth remains steady and the labor market strong, stoking debate among investors about what the signal means now.” Speculation of negative interest rates has arisen following the Fed’s decision in July to cut interest rates for the first time in a decade. Interest rates were cut by a quarter of a point. The Washington Post reported that the Fed is ready to “cut more to stimulate the economy, if necessary.” “Uncertainties about this [economic] outlook remain,” the Fed wrote, adding, “As the [Fed] contemplates the future path of the target range for the federal funds rate, it will continue to monitor the implications of incoming information for the economic outlook and will act as appropriate to sustain the expansion.”center_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago August 12, 2019 979 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Mike Albanese The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: The Fastest Growing Household Debt for Borrowers Next: HUD Invests in Small Distressed Communities The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Investment, News Interest rates 2019-08-12 Mike Albaneselast_img read more

first_img× HOBOKEN — Local resident and author Jason Pinter will see his political thriller novel, The Castle, released on Monday. The novel, partly inspired by the 2016 national election, is Pinters sixth novel in the genre. It centers on Remy Stanton, a young, ambitious corporate strategist who is nearly killed when he intervenes and saves the lives of two strangers about to be gunned down. When he awakes in the hospital, Stanton learns he saved the life of a powerful billionaire businessman’s daughter. He is suddenly in the limelight as an overnight hero.This same businessman not only offers Stanton a job but he is about to make history by running for President of the United States on a third-party ticket. But Stanton discovers the dark truth behind the candidate and his daughter as violence erupts and pressure builds.Pinter also oversees his own independent publishing company, Polis books. He moved to Hoboken a little over two years ago. Read more about him in this week’s Hoboken Reporter and in future editions in other towns, or check out the longer story here at hudsonreporter.com. The book will be available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble (bn.com).For more information see Pinter’s website for the novel by clicking the link.last_img read more

first_imgBy Dialogo September 06, 2012 Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes, will ask the international community for support to fight organized crime in Central America, during his speech on September 25 at the UN, reported an official source. “During his speech, the President will discuss the regional security strategy that includes combating drug trafficking and organized crime in general,” disclosed David Rivas, the secretary of communications for the presidency, to AFP. Rivas added that Funes considers that “States alone and acting independently, cannot effectively combat organized crime and they need international aid.” Central America, one of the most violent regions in the world, drives a security strategy that was designed in Guatemala a year ago with the support of the international community to fight crime. Official data indicates that 87% of the drugs to the United States pass through Central America and the Northern Triangle (Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras) operated by mafia groups, which have elevated crime rates. At the UN, Funes will also discuss the reduction of violence in El Salvador, derived from a truce between two rival gangs, which since March 9 has reduced the average daily killings from 14 to 5.5. Funes is scheduled to travel to the UN headquarters on September 24, accompanied by Foreign Minister Hugo Martínez and other officials.last_img read more

first_img Vice Adm. Liseo: Interoperability among all participant navies is achieved by means of planned exercises based on manuals in English, the language used by all ships during the operation. In addition to that, universal sound and flag signals are used, which facilitate all communication between ships. The exchange of officers during the operation is another way to guarantee such interoperability. During these exchanges, the officers have the opportunity to follow daily life on a ship, witness every exercise conducted, and be in constant contact with their ship of origin, allowing for clarification of any potential questions. DIÁLOGO: How does UNITAS promote a greater awareness of human rights, which is one of the main goals of the exercise? Vice Adm. Liseo: The UNITAS Operations are based on the terms “Solidarity and Defense,” and they aim to generate interaction and interoperability throughout the Americas, promoting integrated operations, which are important to build confidence and knowledge among the participant navies. All exercises that will be conducted during the maritime phase of the operation will contribute to maintain the training level of the Fleet assets, to enhance cooperation, and strengthen the ties of friendship between the Brazilian and other navies. This 56th version will have a total of 16 ships, one submarine, 51 fixed-wing aircrafts, and 18 helicopters from six countries, which will conduct more than 36 exercises. Vice Adm. Liseo: The exercises conducted during the operation must be held at sea, far from the coast, due to the complexity of the actions, shooting exercises, and aircraft traffic. And since UNITAS Pacific just took place [in Chile], it is only fair that this operation be held from Rio Grande (do Sul) up to Rio de Janeiro, moving from south to north. DIÁLOGO: Has something changed/been added with the 2006 Olympic Games in Rio in mind? DIÁLOGO: What is the importance of working with other navies in the region? What about with the United States? Vice Adm. Liseo: It is always important to work with other navies, because it ensures better training of military personnel, better readiness of Navy assets, and exchange of experiences. On those occasions, it is possible to understand how another country works, how it directs an exercise and reacts to a given situation; and that increases the level of learning. Operating with the U.S. Navy as well as with other participant navies is not new to the Brazilian Navy, and this relationship has always been based on mutual respect and strong ties of friendship. DIÁLOGO: How is interoperability achieved among all participant navies in UNITAS? Vice Adm. Liseo: The first UNITAS Operation was held in 1959, and since then, they have been taking place regularly. Each year it is hosted in a different country, this year it will be in Brazil. Next year, it has already been decided that Panama will be the host. It is important to mention that the last UNITAS held in Brazil was in 2011. However, planning for Unitas 56 began even before Unitas 55 had ended, in 2013. By Dialogo December 09, 2015 Great to see this exchange of communication! Can you join the Navy if you have a tattoo? THESE NAVAL EXERCISES WILL ALWAYS BE VERY USEFUL IN ORDER TO SHOW HOW MUCH WE KNOW ABOUT CONFLICT MANEUVERS..NO MATTER WHAT CONFLICT IS. AND FOR THE CREW OF DIFFERENT SHIPS IN THE DIFFERENT NAVIES TO GAIN EXPERIENCE IN THESE TASKS.. I PARTICIPATED IN THE 1ST UNITAS Do the VERITAS, SPRINGBOARD operations no longer exist………….. ? making history and filling in the gaps; this is very important to our history. It is more and more evident that maximizing the deep understanding on behalf of our men and women concerning positive and communitarian factors is necessary for the maximization of true effectiveness, collaboration among all the people involved in all collaborating countries. It also seems important to understand the factors limiting efficiency, on whose behalf we are fighting. How do you become a military child athlete. We need for there to be order and progress in Brazil! So that all are equal before the law – independent of whether one is a politician or has whatever level of education. For when we break a law, we are not affecting an individual but an entire nation! We need people in power who love Brazil, who are proud of this Country, and who do not make it a joke for the rest of the world. I am happy to find out that Brazil continues to be a partner of the U.S.A. and other friendly countries. I’m also happy that our squadron is participating in UNITAS with honor, showing itself capable of conducting missions of its own stature. Congratulations to the Navy of my beloved and valiant Brazil! May Almighty God be able to protect them in their work. Amen. The UNITAS Naval exercises are always important.They strengthen international contact between the U.S. and the Latin American nations.In addition, they allow the participants to practice for possible real situations that we always hope will never occur. Brazil hosted UNITAS Atlantic 2015, a joint military training exercise for Navy members from various countries in the Americas. The Brazilian Navy was in charge of the event, and held the amphibious phase between November 15 – 24, in Rio de Janeiro, following the first phase held in Rio Grande do Sul, a few days earlier. DIÁLOGO: What is the importance of the multinational naval exercise UNITAS to Brazil and the Southern Cone region as a whole? DIÁLOGO: Brazil is going through its greatest economic and financial crisis in recent years and yet has decided to continue to host UNITAS 2015. Why? Vice Adm. Liseo: All exercises executed during the operation follow the Rules of Engagement, as set forth in the San Remo Manual, adopted by the UN for Peacekeeping Operations, which outlines how naval power will be applied without violating human rights. Vice Adm. Liseo: The Operation began 58 years ago, with exercises based on aspects of classic naval war. Currently, exercises for complex multinational forces are conducted under the UN’s aegis. This year, during the maritime phase of the operation, which takes place between November 16 and 23rd, the exercises will be strictly military in character and will involve the basic tasks of the naval forces, including surface, air, and electronic war actions, as well as maritime interdiction operations — that is to say, comprehensive multinational force exercises — under the UN’s aegis. D IÁLOGO: Why was a coastal operational area (Rio Grande do Sul up to Rio de Janeiro) chosen instead of border regions, which are more porous and prone to drug trafficking and other transnational crimes, including terrorism? Diálogo took the opportunity to talk to the Brazilian Fleet Commander, Vice Admiral Liseo Zampronio, who recently visited the helicopter and ship maintenance and training facilities of the Naval Station Mayport, in Jacksonville, Florida, where the headquarters of the U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command, U.S. 4th Fleet are located. The interview was conducted prior to the beginning of UNITAS 2015. DIÁLOGO: You will soon be promoted to a 4-star rank and, inevitably, you will leave the command of the Brazilian Fleet. What is your legacy to your successor? Vice Adm. Liseo: Commanding the Fleet during this period has been a great privilege, and continuing the work of my predecessors has been an exciting challenge. The Fleet, with all its forces and subordinate military organizations, remained focused on the priorities assigned by the Navy’s senior management, employing the available resources prudently and objectively. The priority placed on preparation, training, and support for the crews had the expected result, which was reflected in the performance of the various commissions assigned, especially the long-term ones, and in the motivation of men and women who make up the Fleet.last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 52-year-old Merrick woman was killed in a motorcyclist crash in Freeport, and a man who stopped to help her was struck by a vehicle that also hit the victim late Sunday night.Nassau County police said the woman, whose identity was not immediately available, was riding a Harley Davidson eastbound on Mill Road when she was involved in a collision with the median near Merrick Road shortly after 11 p.m.The victim was ejected from the motorcycle and landed in the westbound lanes of Merrick Road, where a passing driver stopped, exited his vehicle and tried to help her, when he was struck by a passing female driver whose vehicle also hit the motorcyclist, police said.The motorcyclist and the motorist were taken to a local hospital, where the motorcyclist was pronounced dead and the motorist was treated for non-life threatening injuries, police said.Homicide Squad detectives impounded the vehicles for safety checks. They are continuing the investigation and have deemed the crash to be accidental.last_img read more

first_imgThe Regulatory Process Is BrokenWhile every business in America has a hit list of specific regulations they want reformed, a larger and more consequential issue is the need to reform the regulatory process itself. Every day, businesses of all sizes are confronted with proposed regulations ostensibly mandated or authorized by federal law. In reality, Congressional statutes are so broadly written that they amount to little more than loosely worded directions to unelected regulators.As if this wasn’t bad enough, regulators often issue so called “Guidance.” I say so called, because these interpretations have the look and feel of regulations, but they haven’t been vented though the Notice and Comment period required of regulations. The result is a mish mash of legal confusion, which has made a mockery of the Administrative Procedures Act. In addition to lobbying for reform of specific regulations, credit unions and all regulated entities have a vital interest in the reform of the regulatory process itself.When is guidance Guidance?“A central distinction in administrative law is between those agency pronouncements that amount to ‘substantive rules’ and those that are merely ‘interpretative rules, general statements of policy, or rules of agency organization, procedure, or practice’” explained Judge Ronnie Abrams of the Southern District of New York explained earlier this year. “The former category of agency actions creates new obligations or rights, must be subjected to the Administrative Procedure Act’s notice-and-comment procedures and carries the force of law. The latter category — of interpretative rules and general policy statements—merely clarifies existing law, see id.; need not undergo notice and comment, and lack the force of law.” (Segarra v. Fed. Reserve of New York, No. 13 CIV. 7173 RA, 2014 WL 1660040, at *5 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 23, 2014, citations omitted).The problem is that this crucial distinction is becoming, and in some cases has already become, a distinction without a difference. Credit unions have experienced this trend first hand. For example, last December the NCUA issued a “supervisory Guidance: on indirect lending activities involving private student loans (LETTER NO.: 13-CU-15), the accompanying memo outlined the points of emphasis that examiners are to consider when evaluating these programs. An accompanying Letter to Credit Unions explains that “NCUA has developed the enclosed Supervisory Letter to clarify the agency’s supervisory expectations about direct and indirect PSL products [.  I encourage you to review this letter and to contact your regional office or state supervisory authority if you have any questions on this subject.”How many of you have examined this or similar NCUA guidance, concluded that NCUA’s suggested approach to compliance wasn’t the approach best suited for complying with the law and simply moved on to the next issue? My guess is that your examiner said you are mistaken in believing that guidance, in whatever form it takes, is not binding on your credit union. The problem is, that agencies have become increasingly enamored of Guidance’s, Q&A’s and letters to the institutions they regulate. After all, it is much easier and quicker to publish a document than go through the cumbersome process of publishing a proposed regulation reacting to comments, and then promulgating a final mandate.A second area of regulatory abuse comes courtesy of agency interpretations designed specifically to reinterpret existing legal interpretations.Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, exempt employees are entitled to fewer protections than are non-exempt employees. It’s a big deal and employers need a consistent regulatory backdrop against which to make employment decisions. But if you employ mortgage originators, how you should classify them depends largely on what political party controls the presidency. In 2006, the DOL reversed its prior interpretation and concluded that mortgage originators were exempt employees. In 2010, the DOL reinterpreted the law to once again classify originators as non-exempt. This term, the Supreme Court is mercifully hearing in a case in which it will decide whether or not the latest interpretation is, in fact, a rule change subject to the Administrative Procedures Act.If this tendency towards reinterpreting law was limited to the DOL, no one would care. But the EEOC and the National Labor Relations Board, just to name two other agencies, have used this quasi-judicial process to clamp down on perceived discrimination against ex-convicts seeking employment and employers seeking to punish employers for comments they make on the Internet, respectively.Increasingly, we are in a policy Neverland where the competing parties reinterpret laws so that they say what they think they should say and Presidents simply refuse to enforce laws they don’t like. In addition, regulators who are unrestrained by the regulations they are supposed to be interpreting are ideally suited to o replace your credit union’s judgments with their own This is why the overuse of the “safety and soundness” mantra is so pernicious.Here are two changes that would go a long way towards ending regulatory overreach. First, let’s amend the Administrative Procedures Act so that even interpretations and guidance are categorically subject to notice and comment periods. Agencies could still issue Guidance, but stakeholders could weigh in on an agency’s logic and would know that additional regulation is coming.Secondly, let’s limit in statute the amount of deference that courts can grant to agency interpretations of Congressional statutes. Congress would be forced to more carefully draft its legislation if it knew it couldn’t wait for agencies to give substance to laws. What a concept.For example, whether you support or oppose the CFPB, there is something undemocratic about Congress empowering the CFPB to decide what a Qualified Mortgage is, and then criticizing the CFPB for the regulation it was charged with writing.Reform of the Administrative Procedure Act may not sound all that exciting but it would give all credit unions a clearer more consistently applied regulatory framework. It would also help restore faith in our political system by making sure we remain a nation of laws, not regulatory whimsy. That is reform we can all get behind. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Henry Meier As General Counsel for the New York Credit Union Association, Henry is actively involved in all legislative, regulatory and legal issues impacting New York credit unions. Whether he’s joining … Web: www.nycua.org Detailslast_img read more

first_img Loading… Read Also: Last-gasp Gaya equaliser helps Spain draw with Germany Asked if that was a possibility, Jorge told Deportes Cuatro: “Yes.” Reacting on talks with under-fire Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu, he added: “[They have been] very good.” Messi has not trained since Barcelona’s last month’s shock Champions League exit FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Lionel Messi is considering staying at Barcelona until the end of the upcoming season, according to Sport. Messi, 33, sensationally asked to leave the LaLiga giants after a tumultuous 2019-20 season, which ended without a trophy. The Argentina star, who is contracted through until the end of June 2021, is now expected to begin negotiating with prospective suitors from January, the report says. Messi has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester City, while Paris Saint Germain, Inter and Juventus are also reportedly interested in the six-time Ballon d’Or winner. The latest news comes as Marca reports Europe’s top clubs have a tacit agreement to avoid aggressive tactics when it comes to transfers. Interestingly, Messi was keen on leaving but has was forced to choose between leaving without a settlement, risking a multi-million lawsuit or backtracking and training again. The Argentine is reportedly considering the possibility of continuing at Barça until June 30 and negotiating with another club as of January 1.Advertisementcenter_img The report further revealed that Messi is expected to make the final decison public in the next few hours as  all parties do not want the situation to last any longer. And with Jorge Messi, the player’s father, in Barcelona to discuss the next step, he appears to have accepted Messi might have to remain at the club before leaving on a free in 2021. Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Most Appreciated First Ladies In The History Of America10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Dronelast_img read more

first_imgRED BANK – Monmouth County will begin on or about April 1 a project to replace the bridge deck on the Newman Springs Road bridge (S-16) over the Swimming River just east of the Garden State Parkway.The bridge will remain open to vehicular traffic throughout the project, but motorists should expect delays and plan alternate routes.To complete the repair work and to continue to accommodate vehicle traffic on the busy stretch of road, the twin two-lane bridges will be reduced to two lanes, one westbound and one eastbound, during the entire eight month construction period. There will also be no access for pedestrians on the bridge during the eight-month project.“Deterioration of the bridge surface over the past four decades has significantly advanced to the point that the entire deck needs to be replaced,” Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone said. “While the work is critical, we know that it is not practical to take this bridge out of use or create an effective detour.”The existing concrete decks on both bridges will be completely removed and in their places will be new concrete decks of the same dimensions. Work will also be completed on each of the bridge approaches as well as the curbs and the sidewalks. When finished, all work will meet current design standards.The project is expected to conclude in late November, weather permitting.“The replacement work will extend the usable life of this 42-year-old bridge,” Arnone said. “This bridge is an important link that connects Red Bank and Tinton Falls to Middletown.”The work will be conducted by Rencor, Inc. of Somerville for a total contract amount of $2,114,109. The state’s Transportation Trust Fund is providing the funding for the project.last_img read more