Berger, on Fox Business, discusses tax reform, CU reg relief

first_img 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger, appearing Thursday on Fox Business Network’s Countdown to the Closing Bell with guest host Ashley Webster, talked about the association’s recent meeting with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, tax reform and the importance of achieving regulatory relief for credit unions.Berger told Webster in the live television interview that he is “encouraged” by NAFCU’s meeting with Mnuchin and that the discussion was “extremely productive.”Webster also asked Berger about the importance of regulatory relief for credit unions. “Since Dodd-Frank passed in 2010, we’ve lost 1,500 credit unions,” Berger said, adding it’s time for some regulatory rollback.last_img read more

UNWTO: Call for innovators and entrepreneurs to accelerate the recovery of the tourism sector

first_imgParticipants should be able to show how their ideas can help tourism in response to COVID-19. Ideas must also be tested and ready for expansion, with a business plan and potential to be implemented in several countries. Faced with an unprecedented challenge, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), calls on innovators and entrepreneurs to propose new solutions so that the tourism sector can recover from the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). Ideas that are ready to implement Call “Healing solutions” was launched in collaboration with the WHO and further enhances the joint response of the wider United Nations system to COVID-19. This global call calls on entrepreneurs and innovators to provide their ideas that can help the tourism sector to mitigate the impact of the pandemic and accelerate recovery efforts. The call is specifically aimed at finding ideas that could immediately make a difference: for destinations, for companies, and for public health efforts. The competition has started and entries close on April 10, 2020. Winners “Healing Solutions for Tourism Challenge” they will be invited to present their ideas to representatives of more than 150 governments. They will also enjoy the UNWTO access network, which includes hundreds of startups and leading companies from across the tourism sector. “Tourism is the sector that has hit COVID-19 the hardest. Our response must be strong and united. We must also embrace innovation. I invite all entrepreneurs and innovators to ideas that have been developed and are ready to be implemented to share them with us. We especially want to hear ideas that will help communities recover from this crisis, economically and socially, as well as ideas that can contribute to the public health response, ”said UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili. With millions of jobs at risk because the pandemic is hitting tourism harder than any other sector, the United Nations specialized travel agency has incorporated innovation into its broader response to the pandemic. The UNWTO is working closely with the WHO to mitigate the impact and put tourism at the center of future recovery efforts, and to work closely with governments and the private sector to strengthen cooperation and international solidarity. Source and photo: Ulast_img read more

Ethical obligations

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Remarks by Governor Wolf on Approaching Winter Storm from Emergency Operations Center

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Blizzard 2016,  Remarks,  Videos,  Weather Safety Emergency Operations CenterHarrisburg, PALike Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: January 22, 2016center_img Remarks by Governor Wolf on Approaching Winter Storm from Emergency Operations Centerlast_img

Investor snags a bargain with Eagleby property

first_imgSOLD: 4/118 Fryer Rd, Eagleby was the bargain buy of the week, it sold for $222,000.AN INVESTMENT property in Eagleby was the bargain buy this week, with unit 4, 118 Fryer Rd, Eagleby selling for $222,000.According to CoreLogic, the sale came in $9000 below the suburb’s unit median price of $231,000.LJ Hooker Beenleigh sales manager Trina Wilson said the townhouse was on the market for six and a half months.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoInside 4/118 Fryer Rd, Eagleby.“We had 20 groups of people through the property in that time,” Ms Wilson said.“In the end, it sold to local investors who loved that the tenants in place were quality and long term. So it meant a good return for them.”Ms Wilson said overall, Eagleby was performing strongly.“There is a large supply of townhouses though, making the buyers spoiled for choice.”If you are not in the market to buy as yet and looking to save money in rent, recent data released from has revealed Rochedale South as an alternative to Rochedale for unit rentals. The data revealed tenants could save up to $12,480 a year in rent if they simply moved from Rochedale South, where the median rent is $550, to Rochedale, where the median rent is $310.last_img read more

Schulte Group Launches New Maritime Fund Manager

first_imgGerman shipping company Schulte Group has launched a new maritime fund manager, Hanseatic Capital Management (HCM).The fund manager has an investment focus on maritime real assets, specifically merchant vessels.HCM will concentrate on a commercially balanced employment strategy, which will include both shorter and period charters, depending on the vessel segments.The first fund to be launched, Hanseatic Fund VCIC Plc, aims to initially raise USD 120 million.Applying a strong focus on investor protection at all times, its investment goal is on Handysize and Supramax bulk carriers and feeder-sized container vessels aged between four and 15 years. Other types of tonnage or different sizes will be considered as well.Hanseatic Fund VCIC Plc will be regulated as an Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) in line with the relevant EU directives.The units of the Hanseatic Fund VCIC Plc also qualify as an eligible investment for the ‘Scheme for Naturalization of Investors in Cyprus by exception’, issued by the Republic of Cyprus. It therefore offers an investment opportunity in an asset class with great scope for diversification, which previously was not available under this scheme.last_img read more

Jamaica to sign air services agreement with United Arab Emirates

first_img Tweet Share Share 36 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img LifestyleTravel Jamaica to sign air services agreement with United Arab Emirates by: – August 12, 2011 Sharing is caring! In photo: Flag of United Arab Emirates. Photo credit: cia.govKINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Jamaican Cabinet has approved the signing of an air services agreement between the governments of Jamaica and the United Arab Emirates.This was disclosed by Minister with responsibility for Information, Telecommunications and Special Projects, Daryl Vaz, at Wednesday’s post-Cabinet press briefing.Vaz noted that the air services agreement was negotiated within the context of the open skies policy, which was previously approved by Cabinet.“The agreement entitles the designated airline(s) of both countries the right to exercise in any type of service (passenger, cargo and mail separately or in combination), full fifth freedom traffic rights to or from any intermediate or beyond points without any restriction,” he said.Open skies liberalises the movement of airlines between countries, creating a free market and competition. The agreement is meant specifically, to remove limits on the number of carriers, the number of frequencies per week and the size of aircraft operating between the states that are party to these air services agreements.In addition to commercial passenger and cargo services, the agreement seeks to facilitate code sharing among designated stakeholder airlines, and to encourage fair play among all interests, while discouraging discrimination and abuse of dominant positions.Open skies are expected to expand air linkages between Jamaica and other countries, facilitate investment and tourism flows and provide a framework within which designated commercial carriers can operate.By Chris PattersonCaribbean News Nowlast_img read more

Finesse Beauty House of Fashion Embarks on Second Edition of its Sewing Training Entrepreneurship Program

first_img Sharing is caring! Share BusinessEducationLifestyleLocalNews Finesse Beauty House of Fashion Embarks on Second Edition of its Sewing Training Entrepreneurship Program by: – February 6, 2020 Kimara MatthewFinesse Beauty House of Fashion supported by the Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce embarks on the second edition of its Sewing Training Entrepreneurship Program otherwise known as S.T.E P. This program commences from February 1st, 2020 for a duration of six weeks. Founder of this initiative and owner of Finesse Beauty House of Fashion remarked, “We are convinced that this will surely inspire the fashion design minded youth and lend the momentum needed to create that shift in their lives. Our company is well aware of the challenges that youth face on a daily basis. As a result, we have made it part of our mandate to create an avenue that will have a positive impact on those who are willing to embrace this opportunity.”This valuable initiative seeks to achieve a number of objectives over the four-week period. Primarily, it seeks to reduce the unemployment rate in Dominica through the creation of a platform for individuals who work better with their hands. This, in turn, will create a pool of qualified individuals who can be referred to other companies for employment in the fashion industry. As a comprehensive program, S.T.E.P. will encourage young and upcoming entrepreneurs to create their own sewing businesses, as well as prepare the participants for the workplace.As a result of this program, participants will not only gain the required vital skill of sewing but they will also be able to execute exceptional and quality customer service, whilst addressing emotional intelligent issues that may affect job performance.Mrs. Matthew also stated, “We are convinced that the positive outcome of this project will be beneficial not just to the participants but also help revamp our slow moving economy. It is our hope that more persons would be empowered and be integrated into the system. This should create more economic activities, hence resulting in a more dynamic economy.”Special thanks was made to  NDFD, and DAIC who made the 2020 program possible. Sharecenter_img Share 70 Views   no discussions Tweetlast_img read more

Democrat challenges Ziemke in District 55

first_imgConnersville, In. — Democrat Corinne Westerfield will challenge Republican state representative Cindy Ziemke in the November election in District 55. The Democrat Precinct Committee made the selection on June 30.Westerfield is currently the Democratic Central Committee Vice Chair in Fayette County and Jackson Township Trustee, also a member of various community organizations. She has been married for 17 years and is the mother to two children, both with special needs. She notes her experience in working alongside citizens to find solutions regardless of their party affiliations.As a current county trustee, Westerfield has expressed opposition to Ziemke’s recent proposed legislation to dissolve some townships based on population.Corinne noted her upbringing as a Methodist taught her forgiveness. She noted that she can forgive Ziemke for coming after her job but she will not forget it. Westerfield said, “ I look at it this way, in 2017 Cindy Ziemke came for my job. In 2018, I’m coming for hers.” District 55 encompasses all of Fayette County and portions of Rush, Ripley, Franklin and Decatur counties.last_img read more

Fernandes, Pogba’s link-up excites Solskjaer

first_img Loading… The midfield pair started alongside each other for the first time on Wednesday in the 3-0 home win over Sheffield United, and combined with devastating effect several times on the night, not least in the build-up to Anthony Martial’s third strike. While it can often be tough to find room in the same team for two creative players, Ole has no doubt Paul and Bruno can operate in tandem, even if it means slightly altering his tactical set-up. “I’m certain they can play well together, yes,” said the boss, ahead of Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup quarter-final tie with Norwich City.Advertisement Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends in TVCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?A Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonBest Car Manufacturers In The World “They’ve both played well in training and in the games they play together it’s exciting. There will be rotations and there will be times that Paul will play up with Bruno, sometimes it’s deeper, sometimes we will play with a diamond. It’s encouraging to see them together. read also:Mourinho reveals Man Utd’s weakness even with Pogba, Fernandes “It’s also encouraging to see how Nemanja [Matic], Scott [McTominay] and Fred are making it difficult for me to keep them out,” Ole added. “It’s a good position to be in as a coach and you want to give Paul a chance to get 100 per cent fit with practice and rest. He’s been out for so long and I think it says everything about the boy with the quality of his performances.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is encouraged by the connection Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes have already established after just a handful of games together.last_img read more