Basic account protections extended to prepaid cards

first_imgThe Bureau that never sleeps is at it again.Yesterday it  released final regulations extending basic account protections and to prepaid cards.  The regulations take effect next October. The rule generally applies to general use reloadable prepaid cards.  It is intended to provide  card users with  protections against  loss and unauthorized use similar to those provided to credit card users.Conceptually, Director Cordray has a point on this one. For an increasing number of Americans prepaid cards are their bank accounts. Right now these are the most unregulated consumer financial product in the country. It makes sense to ensure that they have the some of the basic rights and protections afforded to traditional account holders. As always. however, we wont know the regulation’s full impact until stakeholders have time to go over the 1,600 pages accompanying the final rule. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Which way? 3 ways to prioritize your options for growth

first_imgThe possibilities may be endless, but your resources are not. For many CUSOs with limited time and money, deciding which ideas to pursue can be a challenge. Here are three ways to prioritize your options for growth:Start with your visionThe best way to make sure you’re moving in the right direction is to take a step back from all of your ideas and begin by looking at your vision for your CUSO. Who do you want to be as an organization? When you have a clear picture of your goal in mind, it will be easier to visualize what steps you need to take in order to achieve it. Without a clear vision you could end up pursuing options that actually drag you in an opposite direction.Use tools to stay objectiveWhile it’s natural to be somewhat subjective, after all growth is exciting, you don’t want to make decisions based on emotions alone. Try bringing objectivity into your decision-making process by using tools to evaluate and compare your options. When it comes to external growth, CUSOs can use the Market Criteria Matrix to evaluate the best markets for and the Prospect Criteria Matrix to evaluate acquisition or partnership prospects. These tools can be adapted to evaluate any opportunity for growth. continue reading » 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Crash shuts down parts of Route 17C in Waverly

first_imgTraffic is being diverted at State Route 282 in Nichols onto State Route 17 westbound to Exit 61 in Waverly. All State Route 17C eastbound traffic is being diverted to State Route 17 eastbound to State Route 82 in Nichols. According to 511NY, both lanes of traffic are blocked between Heath and Ellis Creek Roads. A witness told 12 News a car crashed into the back of a dump truck. The crash occurred just before 2:00 p.m. Wednesday. WAVERLY (WBNG) — Emergency crews and the New York State Department of Transportation are on the scene of a serious crash on State Route 17C near Waverly.center_img 12 News has a crew on the way to the crash. This is a developing story. Stay with 12 News for more information.last_img read more

Noosa sales boom continues as beach house sells for over $5m

first_imgThis property at 36 Seaview Tce, Sunshine Beach, has sold for $5.2m. Picture: month, a property owned by tennis great Pat Rafter just a few doors down at 46 Seaview Tce sold for a whopping $18 million.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours ago NOW THAT’S HOW YOU NAIL A HOUSE RENO QLD SENATOR LISTS BRISBANE HOME INSIDE THE INCREDIBLE POCKET-SIZED HOME This property at 36 Seaview Tce, Sunshine Beach, has sold for $5.2m. Picture: This property at 36 Seaview Tce, Sunshine Beach, has sold for $5.2m. Picture: include an alfresco entertaining area with a wood-fired pizza oven, a pool, Tasmanian oak floors, a master suite the size of a one-bedroom apartment, a home theatre, games room, boardroom, a climate-controlled wine cellar and a handyman’s dream workbench. Pat Rafter’s former home at 46 Seaview Tce, Sunshine Beach, sold for $18m recently. Picture: a few streets away, a mansion at 21-23 Webb Road fetched close to $22 million — setting a new record for the Sunshine Coast region. This house at 36 Seaview Tce, Sunshine Beach, has sold for $5.2m. This property at 36 Seaview Tce, Sunshine Beach, has sold for $5.2m. Picture: The home theatre in the property at 36 Seaview Tce, Sunshine Beach. Picture: property was marketed by Luke Chen and Roark Walsh of Tom Offermann Real Estate, who said there was “simply nothing like it”. This property at 36 Seaview Tce, Sunshine Beach, has sold for $5.2m. Picture: This property at 36 Seaview Tce, Sunshine Beach, has sold for $5.2m. Picture: of the hottest properties on the Noosa market has sold for $5.2 million on the back of a wave of record-breaking sales in the area.This beachfront home at 36 Seaview Tce, Sunshine Beach, has been snapped up by a mystery buyer in what was the biggest sale in Queensland in the past week, according to property research firm CoreLogic. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE This mansion at 21-23 Webb Rd, Sunshine Beach, recently sold for close to $22m.The home at 36 Seaview Tce has five bedrooms and four bathrooms and occupies a 554 sqm block.Records show it was owned by Brisbane lawyer Gary Bugden and last sold for only $239,500 in 1992.last_img read more

New non-executive chairman joins Jadestone

first_imgSingapore-based oil and gas company Jadestone Energy, formerly known as Mitra Energy, has appointed Dennis McShane as its non-executive chairman, effective December 10, 2017.Jadestone said on Monday that McShane has nearly four decades of senior management and board experience, including corporate finance, strategic, and leadership roles in the banking and upstream sectors.Paul Blakeley, Jadestone CEO, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Dennis to the board. I believe we will benefit enormously from both his experience as well as a great combination of diplomacy and commercial acumen. Dennis has a history of providing level-headed decision-making and building excellent relationships with external stakeholders, and will help reinforce the critical bridge to the investor community.”McShane is a non-executive director of the Advertising Checking Bureau in the United States. Previously, he held directorship roles with Midas Resources in Switzerland, Ophir Energy and Ferrexpo in the UK.He was also the managing director with J.P. Morgan Chase in Australia and the UK, and with Chemical Bank/MHT in the United States and South Africa.Regarding his appointment, the new non-executive director said: “I am delighted to be part of the Jadestone team. I see tremendous opportunity for the company both through delivering value from its existing asset portfolio and through the rich set of organic and inorganic opportunities in the Asia Pacific region.”Jadestone added that Blakeley would continue in his role as president and CEO and would remain on the board as an executive director.last_img read more

Jones kicks off 2017 campaign with IMCA RaceSaver Sprint win at KSP

first_imgKyle Jones raced to the $1,000 IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car checkers on opening night of the Spring Kick-Off special at Kennedale Speedway Park. (Photo by Mike Frieri)KENNEDALE, Texas (Feb. 25-26) ­– The pace for the first half of Saturday’s IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature at Kennedale Speedway Park was to Kyle Jones’ liking, as he worked his way toward the front of the Spring Kick-Off field.Once he got in the lead, however, the laps didn’t seem to click off nearly as quickly.Jones worked his way up from eighth starting, passed John Ricketts for the point midway through the 20-lapper and held off a who’s who of IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car racing for the $1,000 payday.“That race could not have gone by quick enough once I got the lead,” said Jones, the winner ahead of Marcus Thomas, Ricketts, George White and Chad Wilson. “We ran the last eight laps green and to me it seemed like they took forever.”Jones was third after starting eighth in his heat, then ran the extreme high line in catching up with defending Spring Kick-Off winner Ricketts in the main event.“After drawing 87 out of 100, I thought I’d be lucky to come out of there without a scratch on the car,” he said. “Coming out with the win was awesome.”Spring Kick-Off IMCA Modified winners were Matt Guillaume and Dean Abbey. Jon White Jr. and Jake Upchurch were first in Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod mains and IMCA Sunoco Stock Car checkers flew for Kirk Martin and Damon Hammond.One hundred and twenty-plus IMCA race teams were on hand for the 2017 lidlifter at KSP.Feb. 25 Feature ResultsSprint Cars – 1. Kyle Jones; 2. Marcus Thomas; 3. John Ricketts; 4. George White; 5. Chad Wilson; 6. Brandon Long; 7. D.J. Estes; 8. Michelle Melton; 9. Logan Scherb; 10. Jeb Sessums; 11. Justin Melton; 12. Chipper Wood; 13. Logan Payne; 14. Colby Estes; 15. Josh Toho; 16. Nicholas Littlejohn; 17. Chase Parson; 18. Shane Gloeckler; 19. Bryan Debrick; 20. Andy Shouse; 21. Gary Floyd; 22. Johnny Brown; 23. Britney Bryant.Modifieds – 1. Matt Guillaume; 2. Matt Martin; 3. Doug Easterling; 4. Jay Bransom; 5. Dean Abbey; 6. Robbie Daniels; 7. Chad Melton; 8. William Gould; 9. Fred Wojtek; 10. Josh McGaha; 11. Tommy Williams Jr.; 12. Chris Bragg; 13. Dillon Pike; 14. P.J. Egbert; 15. Jeff Hoegh; 16. Darryl Campbell; 17. Jimmy Littlejohn; 18. Mark Patterson; 19. John Gober; 20. Kevin Rutherford.Southern SportMods – 1. Jon White Jr.; 2. Jacob Pirkle; 3. James McCreery; 4. Jake Upchurch; 5. Cory Williams; 6. Justin Long; 7. John Freeman; 8. Justin Nabors; 9. Terry Owen; 10. Allen Montgomery; 11. James Hanusch; 12. Rob Bland; 13. Wesley McNorton; 14. Danny Cavanagh; 15. John Rabozzi; 16. James Skinner; 17. Jeremy Carter; 18. Jeffrey Abbey; 19. Matt Doescher; 20. Jared Baird.Stock Cars – 1. Kirk Martin; 2. Brandon Taylor; 3. Westin Abbey; 4. G.W. Egbert; 5. Dennis Bissonnette; 6. Angel Munoz; 7. Duain Pritchett; 8. Randy Killen; 9. Buryl Norris; 10. Jerrett Bransom; 11. April Phillips; 12. Ranger Shipman; 13. Wade White; 14. Justin Bruce; 15. Tyler Muirhead; 16. Billy Wade; 17. Lewis Blackwood; 18. Jay Bransom; 19. Ryan Powers; 20. Damon Hammond.Feb. 26 Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Dean Abbey; 2. McGaha; 3. Gould; 4. Martin; 5. Jay Bransom; 6. Guillaume; 7. Daniels; 8. Jimmy Littlejohn; 9. Melton; 10. Robert Scrivner; 11. Hoegh; 12. Mitch McMillin; 13. Patterson; 14. Cody Shoemaker; 15. Campbell; 16. Shawn Sandegren; 17. Branden Harris; 18. Williams; 19. Brandon McElroy; 20. Treven Geter.Southern SportMods – 1. Upchurch; 2. Jeffrey Abbey; 3. Skinner; 4. Greg Frazer; 5. Montgomery; 6. Justin Nabors; 7. Hanusch; 8. Freeman; 9. Tyler Cook; 10. Karl Rupp; 11. Ronnie Allison; 12. Cavanagh; 13. Nicole Torres; 14. Todd West; 15. Walter Hamilton; 16. White; 17. Williams; 18. Pirkle; 19. Nick Clinkenbeard.Stock Cars – 1. Hammond; 2. Jay Bransom; 3. Muirhead; 4. Martin; 5. Westin Abbey; 6. Greg Gutt; 7. Bruce; 8. Blackwood; 9. Shipman; 10. Jerrett Bransom; 11. Mart Wampler; 12. Dustin Matlock; 13. Rhea Toney; 14. April Phillips; 15. Gary Williams; 16. Gary Nabors; 17. Pritchett; 18. Powers; 19. J.C. Howell; 20. Killen; 21. Tommy Phillips; 22. Doug Kennemer; 23. Ronnie Christopher; 24. Norris.last_img read more

Sloppy Munster slip to defeat

first_img While the Irish national team were going down to Scotland at Murrayfield, Munster were going through similar tribulations on the continent as Treviso secured a bonus-point win. It was just the outcome Rob Penney’s side wanted to avoid in the wake of their disappointing 18-10 loss to Scarlets last time out, with Munster sixth in the RaboDirect PRO12 table, half-a-dozen points behind fourth-placed Ospreys. Press Association Treviso sit behind them in the ladder, a fact which makes their performance on Sunday all the more surprising, but it was a thoroughly deserved win for the Italians who were ahead three minutes in when winger Ludovic Nitoglia raced in under the sticks, giving Alberto Di Bernardo a simple conversion. Ian Keatley frittered away a chance to reduce the gap when he dragged a penalty wide before Di Bernardo followed suit, although Filippo Giusti was soon touching down to make that irrelevant. The try had been on the cards and only a fine Johne Murphy tackle stopped Giulio Toniolatti making it three early touchdowns, before Keatley found his range with a three-pointer. Gideon la Grange poured water on any revival hopes, though, scoring a try that was converted by Di Bernardo and, when the fly-half tagged a penalty, it gave Treviso a 22-3 half-time lead. The sin-binning of home hooker Giovanni Maistri at least gave Munster a second-half breather, with a penalty try and Keatley conversion giving them a sniff with 30 minutes left. There was no grandstand finish, however, as Treviso got their bonus point as Fabio Semenzato dotted down on the hour and Toniolatti did the same with two minutes left, Di Bernardo converting one of them. center_img Munster endured a miserable trip to Italy on Sunday afternoon as they were resoundingly beaten 34-10 by Treviso at the Stadio di Monigo.last_img read more

Arshavin set for Arsenal exit

first_img “He is at the end of his contract at the end of the season, then he will decide what he will do.” Wenger, though, praised the efforts of Arshavin, whose last appearance was as a substitute in the Barclays Premier League defeat at Chelsea on January 20. “Arshavin has shown 100 per cent commitment at absolutely every session, he has been an example for everybody,” Wenger said. “He has been questioned many times about his commitment, but if you saw him every day you would respect him for what he does on a daily basis. He has been absolutely fantastic.” Arshavin scored all four of Arsenal’s goals in their 4-4 draw at Liverpool in April 2009, and also netted a late winner in the memorable Champions League victory over Barcelona at the Emirates Stadium in February 2011. Press Association Russia international Andrey Arshavin is set to leave Arsenal in the summer, manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed.center_img The 31-year-old midfielder, who signed from Zenit St Petersburg in January 2009 for what was then understood to be a club record £15million, has seen his chances limited in the final season of his current deal. Arshavin spent some time on loan at his former club last year and Wenger revealed there were no plans to offer the Russian a new deal to stay on. “I don’t think he will stay here, because he doesn’t play enough,” said the Arsenal boss. last_img read more

Allen: We knew we’d turn it around

first_img “With this run of games we’re going on, we’re really looking forward to Monday night’s game and we’ll be setting our stall out to go there and pick up three points. “We’ve grown massively and I think you can see the change in formation. We’ve taken to that really well and quickly, which is important. “I think we seem to have that edge back, even if we’re not playing the most flowing football or things aren’t going 100 per cent to plan, we still look like we’re going to get the result and I think that speaks volumes about how much everyone has taken things forward.” Manager Brendan Rodgers is keen to keep the nucleus of this young side together, and while contract negotiations with Raheem Sterling and Jordan Henderson have dragged on for several months now they have just opened talks with the 24-year-old Allen over a new deal. “We’re at the early stages at the moment but the signs are good,” he told BBC Wales Sport. “From my point of view I’m looking to commit my future here and hopefully I can be here for years to come. “For me it’s just a case of playing regularly and putting in consistent performances. “I’ve always been confident that I’ll be able to be successful here.” A dreadful start to the campaign saw them slip to 10th, seven points off the minimum requirement of a top-four place, in mid-December and exit the Champions League at the group stage. Since then, however, they have taken 30 points from their 12 subsequent Premier League matches to put themselves firmly in the mix for a top-four place and have an FA Cup quarter-final replay against Sky Bet Championship side Blackburn to face next month. Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen admits it took longer than they expected to turn their season around but he now has every confidence they can make it a success. Press Association “We always knew we’d turn it around but we wondered how long it was going to take. It did take longer than we expected, I think,” said Wales midfielder Allen. “Losing Luis Suarez in the summer (to Barcelona) and Daniel Sturridge being out (injured) for so long as well and the change we had, we always knew there’d be a little bit of a rocky patch but we didn’t expect it to go on so long. “We put expectation on ourselves because we think we’re good enough to go on runs like this. “With the players we’ve got, and the confidence we’re playing with, I think it’s a case of long may it continue.” The turnaround came after their Champions League failure was followed immediately by a 3-0 defeat at Manchester United, their main rival for a top-four spot. A change in system to a 3-4-2-1 formation has brought the best out of a number of players, particularly 22-year-old playmaker Philippe Coutinho and utility man Emre Can, who recently turned 21. “People forget sometimes that we’re a pretty young team and squad,” Allen, who is fit again after a hip problem to face former club Swansea this evening, told “The beauty of that is that we will get better. We’ve shown that as the season has gone on. last_img read more

George Floyd’s Grand Funeral Procession in Houston

first_imgHOUSTON — George Floyd’s golden casket is on its way to a Texas cemetery for burial. Many mourners lined the streets to pay tribute to the slain arrest suspect as the white horse drawn carriage carrying Floyd made its way through Houston.After emotional tributes from Floyd’s family, a song from Ne-Yo, a recorded message from Joe Biden and a eulogy from the Rev. Al Sharpton, Floyd’s casket was carried on the shoulders of pall bearers out of Fountain of Praise church in Houston.Many in the family section of the church held out their hands in the direction of the casket as it departed, as the hymn “I Shall Wear a Crown” rang through the church. Others held up their phones to film it.The more than 500 face-masked mourners in the congregation for the four-hour service included actors Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum, and J.J. Watt of the NFL’s Houston Texans.The service and upcoming burial bring to a close nearly a week of memorials and remembrances of Floyd, whose death at the hands of police in Minneapolis inspired protests around the world.last_img read more