Kraninger beefs up CFPB advisory committees, including CU Council

first_imgReversing a decision made by her predecessor, CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger announced Thursday that she intends to increase the role that advisory boards—including the Credit Union Advisory Council—play in agency decision-making.“I’ve seen firsthand how the Bureau benefits from the valuable input provided by committee members,” Kraninger said. “I have also seen how the joint committee meeting is resulting in members sharpening their ideas by engaging in a thorough dialogue.”The advisory groups include the Consumer Advisory Board, Academic Research Council Community Bank Advisory Council, and the Credit Union Advisory Council.Mulvaney disbanded the previous credit union advisory panel and fired its members in June, causing a huge controversy. At the same time, he disbanded community bank and consumer advisory panels. Members of those panels had been appointed by former CFPB Director Richard Cordray, who was a much more aggressive regulator than Mulvaney. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Farm Bureau “Our Food Link” grant applications accepted through May 15

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee is offering up to five $550 competitive grants to county or state Farm Bureaus to assist in “Our Food Link” projects. The deadline for applications is May 15. OFL is a year-round program that county and state Farm Bureaus can use to innovatively reach consumers of all ages and backgrounds with information on food production.“Farmers and ranchers have almost unlimited opportunities to engage with consumers,” said Sherry Saylor, chair of the AFBWLC and a row crop farmer from Arizona. “Our Food Link offers a wide variety of innovative, flexible options for connecting with consumers to share how modern farmers and ranchers produce food.”Grant applications can be downloaded at and must be submitted on the fillable PDF form to Maggie Dean Good [email protected] by March 15. Review by state Farm Bureau staff is required for all applications submitted. Applications will be reviewed, scored and ranked by judges on measurable criteria relating to the project objectives, plan and innovation. OFL grant recipients will be announced in mid-June.Organized into three categories, this year’s OFL toolkit features projects perfect for showcasing activities geared toward Farm-to-Fork, Farm-to-School and Farm-to-Community. Suggested activities range from consumer outreach at supermarkets or farmers’ markets to hosting interactive booths at community events, speaking about food and food production to visiting students in classrooms and making a connection to agriculture.Our Food Link projects and participation are open to all Farm Bureau members.last_img read more

10 months agoDONE DEAL: Cardiff striker Lee Tomlin delighted to make Peterborough return

first_imgDONE DEAL: Cardiff striker Lee Tomlin delighted to make Peterborough returnby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePeterborough have re-signed Cardiff City forward Lee Tomlin on loan for the rest of the season.The 29-year-old previously played for the League One side between 2010 and 2014, before spells at Middlesbrough, Bournemouth and Bristol City.The deal had been expected to go through on 1 January, but Tomlin could feature against Rochdale on Saturday.He has made only 16 Cardiff appearances since joining in July 2017, and spent time with Nottingham Forest last term.”I feel like a kid again, I have got a smile on my face and I cannot wait to get started. It feels like coming home. It is a club that I love and a club that I have wonderful memories of,” Tomlin told the Posh website.”It is not just a sentimental move for me though, I am here to help the club try and get promoted.”We have wonderful facilities at the club now, it has come on a lot since I was here the first time so there has been a lot of investment and the players are quality players.”It has taken a little while to get completed but that is all done now and I can concentrate on playing football. I am looking forward to the challenge.” TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

22 days agoChelsea blown away by Lille in UYL

first_imgChelsea blown away by Lille in UYLby Ansser Sadiq22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLille managed an impressive win over Chelsea in the UEFA Youth League.The French outfit were the more clinical of the two teams as they played out a tight contest at the club’s training ground.The likes of Marc Guehi, Billy Gilmour and Ian Maatsen were involved for Chelsea.But they were wasteful in front of goal and eventually conceded a penalty late in the first half.It was converted by Noah Fatar, giving the hosts a 1-0 lead at half time.Lille doubled their lead through Fadiga Ouattara, who came off the bench and scored with his first touch. About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Michigan G Spike Albrecht Thanks Wolverines’ Fan With Heartfelt Tweet Following B1G Tourney Loss

first_imgSpike Albrecht speaks on camera.The Michigan men’s basketball team’s season might have come to an end today, as the Wolverines fell in the Big Ten Tournament to Wisconsin, 71-60. John Beilein’s squad, 16-16, 8-10 in the Big Ten, is surely not an NCAA Tournament team, and a berth into the NIT seems questionable, too. The Michigan coach said following the loss to the Badgers that they’re not interested in playing in one of other tournaments. So, this afternoon might have been the last time we saw this year’s edition of Michigan basketball. In light of that, Wolverines’ junior guard Spike Albrecht sent out a heartfelt tweet to the fans, thanking them for their support this season. Thanks to everyone who stuck by our side all season long. Can’t tell you enough how much we appreciate your support. #GoBlue— spike albrecht (@SpikeAlbrecht) March 13, 2015Michigan had a down season in 2014-15, but the Wolverines will bring a decent amount of talent back, and get some key players healthy. Beilein’s team could be a contender in the Big Ten next season.last_img read more

Video: One-Handed Florida Walk-On Zach Hodskins Hits Layup Off Of A Nasty Spin Move

first_imgZach Hodskin's first basket for the Florida gators.Twitter/@FloridaGatorsFlorida guard Zach Hodskins may be becoming the most popular walk-on in the country. The 6-foot-4 guard, who was born without a portion of his left arm, went viral on YouTube a few years ago for his awesome skills on the court. He walked on to the Gators ahead of last season, and had appeared nine games across the two seasons before tonight, when he scored his first collegiate points. They didn’t come on an open bunny or at the free throw line. Against Jacksonville State, he hits a defender with a nasty spin move and scores at the [email protected] @dustinhart_ @GatorsMBK Here’s Zach at full speed! #GoGators— Florida Gators (@FloridaGators) December 23, 2015Here it is in slow motion.Sweet spin move to lay up – and the foul – for Zach Hodskins! #GoGators cc @GatorsMBK— Florida Gators (@FloridaGators) December 23, 2015Zach’s story is an awesome, and sure to be inspirational for other aspiring players. We can’t wait to see this over and over on the highlights this week.last_img read more

Samsung Heavy Unveils Koreas 1st Marine Battery System

first_imgzoomIllustration; Source: Wikimedia – under public domain; Image by: Towel401 Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has further enhanced its technological competitiveness in the eco-friendly vessel market with the development of Korea’s first marine battery system.The shipbuilder received a type approval certificate from DNV-GL for the first time as a South Korean producer for marine lithium ion battery system, which was jointly developed with Samsung SDI.The type approval certification enables the company to produce a lithium ion battery system at a reasonable price at home, instead of using costly lithium ion battey systems predominantly supplied by large-scale equipment makers in Northern Europe where environment regulations are stricter.The lithium ion battery system, which reduces fuel consumption of generators by optimally controlling and managing on-board generators and power load, is an eco-friendly technology that enables reductions in emissions of pollutant substances and in operating costs as well, SHI explained.“As the global demand for environmentally friendly technologies is higher than ever, there is a growing trend in the application of battery systems as efficient auxiliary power units for large-scale commercial ships and offshore units,” the shipbuilder said.“By securing the battery system technoogy applicable to all types of vessels, SHI will take the advantageous position in the competition for orders for vessels,” Shim, Yong-Lae, Vice President of SHI Ship & Offshore Research Institute, said.last_img read more

This country is fighting itself Alberta separatists push for independence amid federal

first_imgCALGARY (660 NEWS) — With the federal election fast approaching, a group advocating for Alberta to separate from Canada is hosting meetings in several cities in Alberta to gain support and the attention of federal party leaders.The association dubbed Wexit Alberta, or Western Exit, envisions the future of Alberta as a sovereign republic with sole governance and legislation over its affairs. During a stop in Calgary, it’s founder Peter Downing renewed his call for independence in earnest citing Alberta’s lack of influence in Ottawa.“Right now we have 34 seats in Alberta, our vote federally does not count,” he argued. Ontario holds 121 seats in the House of Commons while Quebec has 72 out of a total 338.Despite the opportunity to elect a new government in the upcoming election, Downing is unconvinced that any of the parties would put Alberta interests first.“The Conservative Party of Canada still has to pander to Ontario and Quebec because that is where all the votes are, that’s why they are talking about their carbon tax scheme and all of their social justice stuff,” Downing said.“And again if you want to be that way that’s fine, there is nothing wrong with that, but Eastern Canadians are different from Western Canadians.”Wexit’s bones of contention surround equalization payments, pipelines, and market access, which Downing says has been stifled by interprovincial spats.While there is a tendency to point fingers at the federal government for Alberta’s economic suffering, Lori Williams, a political science professor at Mount Royal University, says there are much larger factors at play.“The reality is that the economic condition of Alberta is not really caused by this or that government, it’s caused by economic factors that are well beyond any government’s control,” she argued.“Even with a conservative government in Ottawa and without Bill C-48 or C-69, the economic conditions in Alberta are not going to change until access to other markets is achieved.”The passage of Bills C-48 and C-69 in the Senate riled Alberta energy proponents who say the Bills will harm economic interests, arguing C-69 makes the regulatory process tougher to get projects like pipelines approved. In September the Alberta government launched a constitutional challenge to Bill C-69.Tonight the #SenCA has chosen to keep the “Closed For Business” sign in the window of Canada by adopting Bill #C69. This is bad for Canada and I will continue to work for our collective family business – the natural resource sector. #cdnpoli #abpoli #ableg— Senator Doug Black (@DougBlackAB) June 21, 2019Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has pledged to hold a provincial referendum to remove equalization from the constitution if there is no progress on pipelines.“We don’t trust the government in Ottawa, we don’t trust that they are going to do the right thing,” Downing said.“This country is fighting itself. Whether it’s B.C. to our west, the lower mainland, and Quebec in the east, each of these provinces is blocking our pipelines east and west.”Meanwhile, Williams noted the calls for independence have become louder.“I get the frustration, I think a lot of people are just hoping that this will somehow or another impact the outcome of the election or shift government policy,” she said.The reality is that the economic condition of Alberta is not really caused by this or that government, it’s caused by economic factors that are well beyond any government’s control.The one thing that looks like it’s got a chance of making a difference is getting our oil products to other countries besides the United States.”last_img read more

Toronto stock index lower loonie falls

first_imgThe Toronto Stock Exchange’s main index shed 42.11 points in a broad-based retreat as investors closely watched Bombardier’s stock awaiting a legal ruling from the U.S.“There’s not a lot of movement out there today,” said Norman Levine, managing director of Portfolio Management Corp.The S&P/TSX composite index closed at 15,474.12, with all but one subsector in the red.On Wall Street, the markets were mixed. The Dow Jones industrial average retreated 11.77 points to 22,284.32. The S&P 500 index advanced 0.18 of a point to 2,496.84 and the Nasdaq composite index rose 9.57 points to 6,380.16.“What everybody’s waiting for today in Canada is what’s going to happen to Bombardier,” he said.Investors awaited a preliminary decision from the U.S. Department of Commerce on imposing preliminary countervailing duties on sales of CSeries planes.Boeing has accused Bombardier of using government subsidies to sell its CSeries passenger jets to Delta Air Lines last year at what Boeing calls an unfairly low price.Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) shares jumped more than six per cent or 13 cents to $2.27 on Tuesday.While the decision will impact Bombardier, it will have little ripple effect on the overall market, said Levine, noting the company’s market capitalization.In currency markets, the loonie was trading at an average price of 80.84 cents US, down 0.19 of a U.S. cent.The November crude contract fell 34 cents to US$51.88 per barrel and the November natural gas contract rose 1.2 cents to US$3.00 per mmBTU.The December gold contract lost US$9.80 to US$1,301.70 an ounce and the December copper contract declined about 1.9 cents to roughly US$2.92 a pound.Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter.last_img read more

Highway 97 closed near Powder King

first_imgUPDATE – As of 5:20 pm the highway is open to single lane traffic.CHETWYND, B.C. – Highway 97 is closed near Powder King.Highway 97 is closed between Powder King Road and Old Hasler Road, approximately 36km north of the Pine Pass Summit. A vehicle incident has caused the closure. There is no estimate on when the highway will re-open. There is no detour around the collision.#BCHwy97 road CLOSED due to vehicle incident between Powder King Rd. and Old Hasler Rd. , 36 km north of the Pine Pass Summit. Assessment in progress.— DriveBC NE (@DriveBC_NE) February 6, says the next update is expected at around 6 p.m. mountain time.For updates, visit or watch this webpage.If you’re travelling in the area, let us know what you see, email [email protected]last_img read more