first_imgHome / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: CFPB Updates Congress On Tuesday, March 10, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs will hold a hearing to examine the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) semi-annual report to Congress. The U.S. Supreme Court heard opening arguments Tuesday in Seila Law v. the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau—a case that could decide the constitutionality of the Bureau.The CFPB was designed to rein in abusive practices in consumer credit marks, such as home mortgages and credit cards. CNBC states it returned $12 billion to consumers between 2011 and 2017 but stopped pursuing enforcement actions under President Donald Trump.The CFPB has been the subject of several lawsuits, most recently by the California-based Seila Law. Seila Law alleges the CFPB’s insulation from presidential control is unconstitutional. The law firm challenged the agency after the CFPB targeted the firm 2017, CNBC states.Kannon K. Shanmugan, attorney for Siela Law, who argues the CFPB was constructed against the U.S. constitution, had a clear message for the Supreme Court.“The structure of the CFPB is unprecedented and unconstitutional,” Shanmugan said. “Never before in American history has Congress given so much executive power to a single individual who does not answer to the President.”He added that by limiting the President’s ability to remove the CFPB’s director, Congress violated the “core presidential prerogatives” to exercise the executive power that laws are faithfully executed.Shanmugan continued his opening remarks by saying the Solicitor General contends that the Supreme Court should rewrite the Dodd-Frank Act, giving the president the power to remove the CFPB’s director.“But the constitutional question, in this case, arises in the context of a defense to an enforcement proceeding and not a facial challenge,” he said.Here’s what else is happening in The Week Ahead:Financial accounts of the U.S. (March 12) in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Subscribe The Week Ahead: CFPB Updates Congress Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles  Print This Post Previous: Seven Major Mortgage Servicing Tech Trends Next: CFPB Proposes Whistleblower Award Program Share Save March 8, 2020 1,090 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago 2020-03-08 Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

first_img Share Ilya Machavariani, Dentons – CIS regional dynamics will come to play prior to gambling take-off July 31, 2020 Share Uzbekistan opens consultation for launch of national lottery July 20, 2020 StumbleUpon Andrey Astapov, ETERNA LAW: Ukraine faces critical choices as gambling finish line nears August 21, 2020 Related Articles Submit CIS market bookmaker Novibet has moved to significantly enhance its horseracing provisions, entering a live-data and content partnership with the Press Association (PA).The live data agreement will enable Novibet to enhance its UK and Ireland racing markets, with PA insights, racecards, form guides and in-depth statistics for hundreds of races taking place each month.Updating stakeholders, Hassan Ghalayini, Novibet’s country manager, said: “We have invested heavily into growing our horse racing product over the past few months and this deal with the Press Association ensures Novibet’s customers now have access to the best horse racing coverage across the UK and Ireland.”Moving forward, PA data will allow Novibet trading teams to enhance their market offering for key UK race meetings such as Plumpton, Newmarket and Chepstow and UK racing’s marquee events The Cheltenham Festival, Royal Ascot and Grand NationalBacking Novibet as a new customer, Richard Store, commercial manager for racing and sports betting at Press Association, stated: “PA are very happy to be working with Novibet. We see them as a very exciting brand and expect them to see good results from the horse racing product they have built. We look forward to working closely with them in the future.”last_img read more

first_img8 September 2015Andy Murray crashed out of the US Open in the fourth round yesterday, his earliest Grand Slam exit in five years, when South African 15th seed Kevin Anderson stunned the third seed British champion 7-6 (7/5), 6-3, 6-7 (2/7), 7-6 (7/0). Anderson’s win ended Murray’s run of 18 consecutive major quarter-finals since the 2010 US Open.UPSET ALERT: #Anderson wins an epic 4:19 match vs. #Murray 7-6, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6 #usopen http://t.co/Fe6RKcCqA0— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 8, 2015“It was the match of my life,” Anderson said. “This is a great accomplishment for me.” The win makes Anderson the first South African in New York’s last-eight since Wayne Ferreira in 1992. “Beating a guy like Andy, (feels) like I’ve taken a step forward. It’s amazing. I feel like it’s a great accomplishment.”Anderson, who won only one out of six previous meetings against Murray, fired 25 aces in ending an 0-15 career hoodoo against top-10 opponents to book a last- eight date with Swiss fifth seed Stan Wawrinka. Reigning French Open champion Wawrinka defeated US left-hander Donald Young 6-4, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4.“That’s something that is disappointing to lose because of that. That’s many years’ work that’s gone into building that sort of consistency. To lose that is tough,” said Murray. He fell behind two sets and a break, and attempted to pull it back from Anderson, but in the end could not win the tension-packed encounter at Flushing Meadows’ Louis Armstrong Stadium.Murray, the 2012 US Open champion, had 49 winners and 20 unforced errors against Anderson’s 81 winning shots and 57 unforced errors.Anderson, South Africa’s most prominent and long-standing player on the international tennis circuit, has been playing professionally since 2003. He has a career-high ranking of 14 in 2015. He has played eight Grand Slam seasons with this latest win giving him his first quarter-final place.The win and the road ahead caps off a successful 2014/2015 for the tennis player, who reached the fourth round of the Australian Open and Wimbledon this year, as well fourth rounds in all the Slams in 2014. At the US Open last year, Anderson only managed a third round cap, so this year’s triumph is all the more sweet for the South African.He took to Twitter after the match to thank fans and South Africa for the support.Incredible experience tonight at @Usopen, a match I will never forget. Thanks to all the amazing fans! On to quarters pic.twitter.com/XcdH02w9qg— Kevin Anderson (@kevinanderson18) Septemb e r 8, 2015South African sporting royalty, celebrities and ordinary fans tweeted their congratulations on a well-earned win.Unbelievably proud of @kevinanderson18 win!! Hard work paid off. 1st of many more QF’s. #USOpen — Ernie Els (@TheBig_Easy) September 8, 2015Congratulations to @kevinanderson18. Another fantastic South African sportsman making SA proud.— Victor Matfield (@VictorMatfield) September 8, 2015No. 3 Andy Murray falls 7-6, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6 in the #USOpen2015 to No. 15 Kevin Anderson! pic.twitter.com/3gjwrrFmgQ— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) September 8, 2015SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

first_imgBrus, the tribal community displaced by ethnic violence in Mizoram two decades ago, will soon decide whether or not to return to their villages from relief camps in adjoining Tripura.The Centre is planning to close down the relief camps in October after completing the ninth and final round of repatriation by September, for which the Mizoram government is expected to begin the process of re-identification of the refugees from Wednesday. Of the more than 40,000 Brus — also known as Reangs — who fled two rounds of ethnic violence in Mizoram since 1997, about 32,850 have stayed back in six relief camps in Tripura. “Our leaders and advisors will be meeting soon to decide whether the situation is safe enough for us to go back to Mizoram,” said Laldingliana, leader of the Mizoram Bru Displaced People’s Coordination Committee. The Joint Monitoring Group on Bru Repatriation had discussed the issue of repatriation in New Delhi on June 28. Leaders of the rival Mizoram Bru Displaced People’s Forum attended the meeting with officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs and governments of Mizoram and Tripura.“The Central government has not yet intimated to our organisation on the proposed final repatriation,” Mr Laldingliana said.A Mizoram government official said the refugees who return will be provided free ration and ₹5,000 a month per family for two years.The refugees who have spurned the repatriation offer said they would leave the relief camps only if the government fulfilled their demands. They include the creation of a development council for the Brus in Mizoram, allocation of five hectares of land to each refugee family, their settlement in cluster villages with each housing at least 500 families, ₹4 lakh compensation to each family before repatriation, revision of electoral rolls, identification of 1,000 left out families and general amnesty to the refugees.last_img read more

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLyceum coach Topex Robinson is well aware of the monumental task he has to face entering the NCAA Season 93 Finals.After steering the Pirates to their first ever playoff appearance, the youthful mentor has been stern in keeping his wards in check  for the best-of-three championship clash against San Beda, which starts on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT “I guess my job as the coach is to put them in the right frame of mind. The excitement will always be there, but it’s a matter of channeling it to positivity. We’re more excited than nervous, to be honest,” he said.“We know it’s our first time to be in this level and it’s really an unchartered territory for us. But rather than being scared, we should be excited. We know that we got nothing to lose and we’re happy where we are. We know we wanted to be in Finals and we did everything in the best way that we can.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRobinson knows how the Red Lions operate, and he even served as an analyst for the clash between San Beda and San Sebastian in the final level of the stepladder semis on Tuesday.And the third-year mentor could only derive one thing from their Finals date. Read Next View comments John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia PLAY LIST 01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9302:00NCAA Season 93 Preview: Lyceum Pirates01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa TNT acquires Onwubere as Phoenix makes moves MOST READ “It’s obvious that (San Beda) is determined to win,” he quipped. “At the end of the day, they’re the stronger team, they have more experience than us and it showed against San Sebastian. With coach Boyet (Fernandez) there, and they have a good group of guys that are motivated to show that they are the defending champions, we know what we have to face.”Robinson had only one more reminder for Lyceum: to stay the course and continue what it has been doing all season long — playing to inspire.“I just remind them of our vision, which is to inspire others. Of course, we want to be on the winning side, but victory or not, our vision will not stop,” he said. “We’ll still do what we have do and our dedication will never change. It’s really an opportunity for us to inspire people. That will never change.”ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more

first_imgThe Will Rogers Institute (WRI) is proud to announce Jeff Bridges, star of upcoming science fiction film, The Giver, as its 2014 Summer Theatrical Fundraising Spokesperson.Video: Will Rogers Institute Summer 2014 PSA Hosted by Jeff BridgesThe fundraising campaign, happening in movie theaters across the United States, is a time-honored tradition that began in 1936 and featured James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart and Bette Davis in the first public service announcement.The Will Rogers Institute is happy to announce that several theater chains have already started participating in the 2014 campaign. Regal Entertainment Group is hosting Summer Movie Express that offers $1 family films at select locations with proceeds benefiting WRI. For tickets and show times, visit www.regmovies.com/Movies/Summer-Movie-Express.AMC Theatres is supporting the campaign with their Shows for Support program. The program offers $3 tickets to see Hollywood’s biggest movies back on the big screen. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to charity, including WRI. For tickets and show times, visit www.amctheatres.com/programs/shows-for-support.iPic Theaters is reaching out to their members and loyal customers through their alliance with MicroGiving.com. Help reach their goal of raising $10,000 for WRI by making a donation at www.microgiving.com/cause/will-rogers-institute.Bow Tie Cinemas is offering a special combo at their concession stands. Patrons will receive free Twizzlers with the purchase of a large popcorn and large soft drink, and $1 from every sale is donated to the Will Rogers Institute Neonatal Program.Other theater chains joining the summer tradition are Brenden Theatres, Carmike Cinemas, Cinemark USA, Goodrich Quality Theaters, Malco Theatres, National Amusements, and United Drive-In Theatre Owners Association, to name a few.The money raised from the 2014 Summer Fundraiser will benefit the Will Rogers Neonatal Infant Program. The program is dedicated to providing lifesaving equipment to hospitals nationwide, so little lives have a fighting chance to survive. For more information about the program, or to find out how your theater can participate, visit www.wrinstitute.org or call toll-free (888) 994-3863.last_img read more

After the arrests of several senior FIFA leaders and widespread evidence of graft, bribery and general corruption at the highest levels of the global soccer conglomerate, FIFA’s selection of Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup has come under renewed criticism. The indictments allege that vote-buying occurred in past World Cup host selections, and there have been other allegations that millions of dollars were paid to rig the vote for Qatar in 2010.And when you look at all the World Cup hosts since 1978, it’s clear that Qatar is in many ways an outlier.Compared with other World Cup hosts, Qatar is at the extremes on almost every metric I looked at. The data wasn’t perfect — two of the data sets I used weren’t measured annually when it would have been ideal if they were (the United Nations Development Program’s carbon-emissions reading and Reporters Without Borders’ Press Freedom Index). Also, the Press Freedom Index did not exist before 2002, so I used the 2002 mark for the World Cups that came before that year. It’s an estimation, but because that measurement is less susceptible to annual change, I felt safe in using it. And one last thing while we’re here: The Elo and GDP numbers for Russia and Qatar aren’t projections but are the most recent data available.Qatar was definitely not selected for its temperate weather in June, the typical time for the FIFA tournament. There has historically been some variation here — Argentina’s average June temperature is in the low 50s (it being in the Southern Hemisphere and all), and Mexico’s is in the mid-70s. But Qatar’s average June temperature is in the 90s.Perhaps Qatar is a real soccer up-and-comer, then? Not quite! I pulled the Elo rating of each men’s national team on the first game they played the year they hosted the cup1The last game of the previous year for Colombia, which resigned from hosting the 1986 cup and did not play soccer that year, and the most recent game for Russia and Qatar. to get the gist of how good the teams were on the world stage. Qatar has the second-lowest score ever.2Might they improve substantially in the next seven years? Sure, it’s possible. But the point is they’re not an unrecognized powerhouse in the sport at this point in time, and the fact that the host nation gets a free bid may mean they don’t have a ton of incentive to drastically improve.And it’s not like Qatar holds a bulk of the world’s population, either. Typically the country that gets the cup has somewhere around 1 percent to 5 percent of the world’s population, but not Qatar. With a projected population of 2.24 million in 2022, it’ll have a whopping 0.03 percent of the global population within its borders in a few years, not counting the spectators. What’s more, that population mostly comprises people who weren’t born in Qatar — as of 2013, according to the U.N., 1.6 million of the country’s 2.2 million people were international migrants.Although Qatar will be a global hub for sports journalists in several years, FIFA apparently did not select the country to highlight its illustrious human-rights record. Qatar has extreme restrictions on press freedoms that put it in league with Russia (the 2018 host) and Brazil (the 2014 one). They have a very high score on the Press Freedom Index, where a low score indicates a great deal of freedom.It’s also not for the nation’s climate record, either, as it’s by far the highest polluter — measured in metric tons of carbon emitted per capita. And that’s on a list that includes America. That was our category to lose!But Qatar does have one metric by which it is off-the-charts outstanding: gross domestic product per capita. Namely, it’s a small country that makes a whole lot of money. In the chart, we’re looking at the ratio of GDP per capita the year each nation hosted the cup to the United States’ GDP per capita that year, to keep it apples to apples.None of this proves vote-rigging, obviously. But when a country lacks many of the competitive advantages of other countries’ bids, some extra scrutiny is probably worthwhile. read more

Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan2017 Record: 8-5 (5-4 Big Ten)Head Coach: Jim Harbaugh2018 Record: 3-1 (1-0 Big Ten)All-time record vs. OSU: 58-49What has happened thus far in 2018:Michigan opened its year up in a highly anticipated matchup against then-No. 12 Notre Dame, but fell to the Fighting Irish on the road in a 24-17 loss. The Wolverines have since taken care of business, beating Western Michigan, Southern Methodist and Nebraska by a combined score of 150-33. Again boasting one of the top defenses in the league, Michigan has allowed just 14.3 points per game while its offense has averaged 41.8 points and 420.8 yards per game.Impact Player:The easy answer would be junior defensive lineman Rashan Gary. A 2017 member of the first team All-Big Ten lineup, Gary appears destined to be taken early in the 2019 NFL Draft and will be a tormenter to offensive lines throughout the season. But if Michigan is going to have a successful season, junior quarterback Shea Patterson will have to be the team’s impact player. The Wolverines have not received consistent production from their starting quarterbacks in the past, but adding the former fourth-overall prospect in the nation according to 247Sports’ 2016 Composite Rankings — Gary ranked No. 1 — could help the offense find a reliable man under center like the team has not seen in years. Patterson was just 20-of-30 with an interception and no touchdowns against Notre Dame, though he has completed 41-of-57 passes since then with seven touchdowns and only one interception.Strengths:Entering the year, there were no questions asked about whether Michigan’s defense would remain the reason the team is competitive. While it could not totally ballast the team against Notre Dame, the defense did nearly all it could. The Fighting Irish averaged just 2.8 yards per carry and only 170 passing yards. With Gary, defensive end Chase Winovich, first team All-Big Ten linebacker Devin Bush and a stout secondary, Michigan’s defense will again be counted on to keep the Wolverines in games, if not win them altogether.Weaknesses:That defense will have to be the support group for the team because even with Patterson, Michigan lacks the offensive weapons around him to make for a truly potent offense. Wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones has, at times, looked the part of the former top 2017 wide receiver recruit in the country, but hauled in only 38 yards on six catches against Notre Dame. Other options like former four-star tight end Zach Gentry and four-star wideout Nico Collins give Patterson additional targets, but need to prove themselves against top competition — though Patterson did connect with Collins on a 52-yard pass in the season-opener. read more

first_imgMarko Arnautovic is happy the Claret and Blue Army again with a match-winning display in West Ham United’s 2-1 pre-season win at Ipswich Town.Arnautovic says the physical demands of securing victory will stand them in good stead for the upcoming Premier League season.“I think every game we are improving,” said Arnautovic, who latched onto Sead Haksabanovic’s pass before holding off his man and finishing confidently, according to the club’s official website.“We had a lot of games this week and have more next week and we try to get better and better in every game.“We are trying to work on the basics that the gaffer wants from us, but it is not always easy because the other teams, especially the Championship teams, are one or two weeks ahead of us and they’re really physical because they’re coming to the end of pre-season because they start next week.What we learned from day 2 of the Premier League? Taimoor Khan – August 20, 2019 The new Premier League season is only two weeks old but it has already taught us a few things that could define the campaign….“We’re trying to work hard and trying to win games but the most important thing is for us to win the game.”“The interest in our club is all over the world now. You can see in pre-season that the fans always come and support us and are always behind us.“This club is very strong with its fans and they always try to be behind us and this is what we need.“We need to play for them and they need to cheer for us and together we hope we can do some good things this season.”last_img read more

first_imgThe salt water is collected from an area down on the spit that is then created into both culinary salt products and beauty salt based products. Co Owner Casey has been a commercial fisherman most of his life: “The idea for salt stems from life on the ocean, and fishing. The idea came from cleaning salt off my windows all of the time and gave me the idea to try and make salt.” Sean Lowe, Sales and Production Manager: “We keep everything Alaska made. It is as good for you as we could possible make it.” Alaska Salt Co. has contracted a store front, previously operated by halibut charters, down on the spit that will be opening on May 10. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska Salt Company was founded in Homer, by a young adventure seeking couple, Casey and Britni Siekaniec, who are wildly in love with nature, specifically the ocean. Their company Alaska Salt Co. announced in January that they will be taking up residency on the Homer Spit this summer. Lowe: “We will be at the Farmers Market every Wednesday and Saturday in Homer. I am sure we will also make it around to other markets this summer.”last_img read more