Bank of Kigali(BK) (BOK.rw) 2008 Annual Report

first_imgBK Group Plc (BOK.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2008 annual report.For more information about BK Group Plc (BOK.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BK Group Plc (BOK.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BK Group Plc (BOK.rw)  2008 annual report.Company ProfileBK Group Plc formerly (Bank of Kigali Limited) is Rwanda’s largest commercial bank by assets and licensed by the country’s banking regulator, National Bank of Rwanda. It offers a full spectrum of products and services for retail banking, corporate banking and central treasury. Bank of Kigali SA commenced operations in 1967; initially as a joint venture between the government of Rwanda and Belgolaise, with each owning 50% of the ordinary share capital. In 2007, the government of Rwanda acquired the Belgolaise shareholding which increased its direct and indirect shareholding in the Bank of Kigali to 100% of the entire Issued Shares. The Bank changed its name to Bank of Kigali Limited in 2011 under a new law relating to companies. Bank of Kigali Limited now has 79 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda with its head office in the capital city, Kigali. BK Group Plc has a primary listing on the Rwanda Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Cipla Quality Chemicals Industries Limited (CIPLA.ug) 2019 Annual Report

first_imgCipla Quality Chemicals Industries Limited (CIPLA.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Cipla Quality Chemicals Industries Limited (CIPLA.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cipla Quality Chemicals Industries Limited (CIPLA.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cipla Quality Chemicals Industries Limited (CIPLA.ug)  2019 annual report.Company ProfileCipla Quality Chemical Industries Limited is a pharmaceutical manufacturing company located in Kampala, Uganda. The company manufactures Anti-retroviral (ARVs), Artemisinin-based Combination Therapies (ACTs) and Hepatitis medicines to treat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Hepatitis. Cipla Quality Chemicals Industries Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Leinster v Dragons live stream: How to watch from anywhere

first_imgVPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Pro14 live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free – perfect timing to watch the end of the Pro14 season – or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.Check out ExpressVPNLeinster v Dragons live stream: How to watch from the UKLeinster v Dragons, which kicks off at 8.15pm today, will be shown live on Premier Sports 2 in the UK.Premier Sports show every Guinness Pro14 match live in the UK. If you have a Sky or Virgin Media contract, you can add Premier Sports to your package from £9.99 a month.Or subscribe to Premier Player so you can stream matches online from £9.99 a month or £99 for 12 months.See Premier Sports offersIf you’re from the UK but are overseas when there’s a particular match you want to watch, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.Leinster v Dragons live stream: How to watch from IrelandIn Ireland, eir Sport show every Pro14 match live, including Leinster v Dragons (coverage starts from 7.30pm on eir Sport 1). If you sign up for eir broadband you can watch eir Sport for free via the eir TV app and online player.Find out more about the eir broadband deals here. Or you can sign up for eir TV and broadband packages, which include eir Sport, from €39.98 a month.If you have Sky TV in Ireland but not eir broadband, you can add eir Sport to your package for €19.99 a month for three months (€29.99 after that) or for €240 for the year – here are the details of the Sky-eir package.Leinster v Dragons live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIf you want to tune in to Leinster v Dragons from New Zealand, the match kicks off at 7.15am on Sky Sport NZ Select.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99).Sky Sport NZ offerLeinster v Dragons live stream: How to watch from South AfricaSuperSport came on board as a Pro14 broadcast partner when South African franchises Cheetahs and Kings joined the competition in 2017.They primarily show matches involving those teams but are also showing Leinster v Dragons kicks off at 9.15pm on SuperSport CSN. 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LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Leinster launch their bid for a fourth successive Pro14 title against a Dragons team boasting several Wales international signings. Here’s the news about tonight’s game center_img Leinster v Dragons live stream: How to watch from anywhereJust 20 days have passed since Leinster won their third successive Guinness Pro14 title, which barely constitutes a pre-season. The Dubliners get back to business tonight when they welcome the Dragons to the RDS Arena on the opening day of the 2020-21 Pro14 (8.15pm).Leo Cullen’s men may have lost their previous match – a Champions Cup semi-final against Saracens – but they have been dubbed ‘The Invincibles’ on the back of last season’s unbeaten and truncated league campaign. They won all 17 Pro14 matches, one of which was a 50-15 drubbing of this evening’s opponents.Since defeating Ulster in the final on 12 September, Leinster have seen two stalwarts depart, Rob Kearney joining Western Force and Fergus McFadden retiring.Ireland captain Johnny Sexton leads them out tonight and will have former Skerries Community College man Ciarán Frawley alongside him at 12, even though Robbie Henshaw has successfully come through the return-to-play protocols following a head knock against Saracens. Hugo Keenan and Jordan Larmour have swapped positions in the back three.Earning a start: Leinster playmaker Ciaran Frawley in action against Ulster A last Friday (Inpho)Up front, Scott Fardy and Rhys Ruddock are among those getting valuable game time, but tighthead Tadhg Furlong remains absent with the international programme approaching. Having recovered from a back problem, he picked up a minor calf injury.Leinster are pleased to be getting back in the saddle so soon after their setback against Saracens. “There’s nothing worse than being on the back of a defeat at the end of a season and having three months to think about it. It just sits with you and you can’t put it right,” said senior coach Stuart Lancaster.The Dragons have their own European wounds to lick, thumped 56-17 at Bristol last time out. Recent signings Nick Tompkins, Jamie Roberts and Jonah Holmes all start tonight and there’s a recall for another Wales international in Aaron Jarvis. The prop is one of three changes from the XV at Bristol, with lock Joe Maksymiw and full-back Will Talbot-Davies also named.The bench includes a former Leinster age-grade prop in Conor Maguire, scrum-half Tavis Knoyle, who is set to make his 100th Pro14 appearance, and one of Wales’ brightest prospects in back-row Taine Basham.Leon Brown and Jordan Williams miss the game through injury.Milestone: Dragons replacement Tavis Knoyle is poised to make his 100th Pro14 appearance (Inpho)“You’re either daunted by going to Leinster or really excited about challenging yourselves. We’ve tried to sit in that second camp,” said Dragons director of rugby Dean Ryan. “There are definitely easier ways to wander into a season, but we’re really excited about trying to be more competitive at that highest level.”Welsh Rugby conducted a further 324 coronavirus tests this week, taking the total to 2,872. The only isolated positive case was a Dragons Academy player. He is asymptotic and following the Public Health Wales isolation requirements.The Dragons were initially competitive in last season’s meeting but ultimately got blown away in a second-half downpour. Watch highlights of that round-five match here.Leinster: Hugo Keenan; Jordan Larmour, Garry Ringrose, Ciarán Frawley, James Lowe; Johnny Sexton (capt), Jamison Gibson-Park; Ed Byrne, Rónan Kelleher, Michael Bent, Scott Fardy, James Ryan, Rhys Ruddock, Josh van der Flier, Jack Conan.Replacements: 16 Seán Cronin, 17 Cian Healy, 18 Andrew Porter, 19 Ryan Baird, 20 Max Deegan, 21 Luke McGrath, 22 Ross Byrne, 23 Tommy O’Brien.Dragons: Will Talbot-Davies; Jonah Holmes, Nick Tompkins, Jamie Roberts, Ashton Hewitt; Sam Davies, Rhodri Williams (capt); Brok Harris, Elliot Dee, Aaron Jarvis, Joe Davies, Joe Maksymiw, Aaron Wainwright, Harrison Keddie, Ross Moriarty.Replacements: 16 Richard Hibbard, 17 Conor Maguire, 18 Lloyd Fairbrother, 19 Matthew Screech, 20 Taine Basham, 21 Tavis Knoyle, 22 Josh Lewis, 23 Adam Warren.Here’s how to find a reliable live stream for Leinster v Dragons wherever you are…How to watch Leinster v Dragons from outside your countryIf you’re abroad but still want to watch your local Pro14 coverage, like Leinster v Dragons, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network. Double hit: Ryan Baird gets no change out of the Dragons defence in Leinster’s win last autumn (Inpho) last_img read more

En reacción a la violencia en Charlottesville, Long Island quita…

first_img Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Knoxville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Unos trabajadores comisionados por la Diócesis Episcopal de Long Island se valen de una sierra eléctrica para remover una de las tarjas conmemorativas de Robert E. Lee. Foto de la Diócesis de Long Island.[Episcopal News Service] Un equipo de trabajo removió dos tarjas conmemorativas de Robert E. Lee  que estaban fijas en un árbol en una propiedad de la iglesia en el sur de Brooklyn, Nueva York, menos de 24 horas después de que la Diócesis Episcopal de Long Island recibiera la primera de muchas llamadas acerca  de la inscripción que honraba a [una figura de] la Confederación.El Rdo. Khader El-Yateen, activista comunitario y fundador de la iglesia árabe luterana Salam en Bay Ridge, uno de los barrios de la zona, hizo la primera llamada, respondiendo a inquietudes de algunos vecinos de la comunidad que él oyera el lunes.El asunto en cuestión: dos tarjas adosadas a un árbol en la iglesia episcopal de San Juan [St. John’s Episcopal Church] en Fort Hamilton, en las cercanías de una base militar que sigue activa. Más de una década antes de que Robert E. Lee comandara al Ejército Confederado, de 1842 a 1847, estuvo destacado en el fuerte Hamilton del Ejército de EE.UU. Él fue miembro de la iglesia, junto con Stonewall Jackson, a quien bautizaron allí, dijo el obispo de Long Island Lawrence Provenzano. Lee plantó un árbol cerca de la iglesia, y las tarjas lo conmemoran.La primera tarja de Brooklyn la colocaron, delante de un arce, las Hijas Unidas de la Confederación en abril de 1912, en el mismo sitio, según reza la inscripción, donde Lee una vez plantara un árbol. El árbol murió, y el grupo confederado plantó otro en 1930, y nuevamente en los años 60 del pasado siglo, explicó Provenzano. El último oficio celebrado en la iglesia fue en septiembre de 2014, y la propiedad está sujeta a un contrato de venta. La congregación se fusionó con la iglesia de Cristo [Christ Church] en Bay Ridge.El-Yateen llamó a la diócesis a las 10:30 A.M. del 15 de agosto, y a las 10:00 A.M. del día siguiente las tarjas ya habían sido removidas para guardarlas en los archivos diocesanos. Él dijo sentirse agradecido por la pronta respuesta. “Necesitábamos remover esa inscripción en apoyo de los que son víctimas del odio y del racismo en este país y en solidaridad con ellos”, dijo El-Yateen.Medios de prensa locales y nacionales estuvieron presentes en la remoción, la cual también se destacó en las plataformas de las redes sociales.La remoción [de estas tarjas] en Brooklyn fue parte de una oleada de inmediatas decisiones que algunos líderes [religiosos y políticos] en Estados Unidos han tomado de remover monumentos conmemorativos de los líderes de la Confederación. Las remociones se produjeron días después que supremacistas y nacionalistas blancos y neonazis se congregaran en el campus de la Universidad de Virginia en Charlottesville el pasado fin de semana para protestar por la remoción de una estatua de Lee. Luego de violentos choques con contramanifestantes, hubo un saldo de tres personas fallecidas y varias lesionadas. Clérigos de las tres iglesias episcopales de Charlottesville fueron parte de un pacífico contingente religioso de los contramanifestantes, y ninguno resultó lesionado.El obispo Lawrence Provenzano junto al pastor Khader El-Yateen se dirige a los reporteros frente a la iglesia episcopal de San Juan en Fort Hamilton antes de la remoción de las tarjas. Foto de la Diócesis Episcopal de Long Island.“Es terrible la retórica de la Casa Blanca y cómo la gente se siente envalentonada por esa retórica”, dijo Provenzano. “Creo que este es un momento para la Iglesia. Tenemos que predicar el evangelio y, algo más importante aun, vivirlo. Nos vergüenza no haber quitado esas tarjas antes de que nos advirtieran de ello. Este pastor nos recordó que cuando la gente pasa por esta iglesia, [ve que] hay un monumento conmemorativo a un general que luchó por preservar la esclavitud”.En los últimos dos días, la oficina de Provenzano ha recibido unas 120 llamadas y correos electrónicos sobre las tarjas de la iglesia, en una proporción de 2 a 1 a favor de su remoción, según sus cálculos. Las llamadas y los correos negativos incluían a personas que se identificaban como neonazis y supremacistas blancos. “Esos [mensajes] fueron desagradables”, dijo Provenzano.En respuesta a lo que dijera el presidente Donald Trump en la conferencia de prensa de la tarde del martes en la cual advertía de la pendiente resbaladiza que conllevaba la remoción de estatuas de figuras históricas que tuvieran algo que ver con la propiedad de esclavos, incluidos Jefferson y Washington, El-Yateen dijo que no era lo mismo. que hay una gran diferencia entre una figura histórica que poseyera esclavos y el que dirigió una guerra contra los Estados Unidos para preservar la esclavitud.“El general Lee debe ser recordado, pero no honrado en nuestras iglesias y calles. Debido a sus acciones, 300.000 personas murieron mientras él luchaba por preservar la esclavitud en este país”, expresó El-Yateen.Las tarjas y las estatuas no deberían borrarse, sino guardarlas en archivos y museos, añadió.“No estamos negando la historia, ni que en algunos de esos tiempos la Iglesia fuera cómplice”, dijo Provenzano. “Si no hubiéramos hecho nada, creo que habríamos sido cómplices en acrecentar las inquietudes de que asuntos como éste no son lo suficientemente importantes para que la Iglesia les preste atención.“Creo que hemos hecho lo correcto”.— Amy Sowder es escritora y redactora independiente en Brooklyn. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Pittsburgh, PA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Albany, NY Tags Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Por Amy SowderPosted Aug 16, 2017 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing Charlottesville, Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Tampa, FL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Press Release Service Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Collierville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Press Release En reacción a la violencia en Charlottesville, Long Island quita un recordatorio confederado de una iglesia episcopal New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Racial Justice & Reconciliation Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Shreveport, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Belleville, IL Featured Events Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DClast_img read more

Telusa Veainu’s unbelievable feet leave defenders for dead on way to tryline

first_imgWednesday Nov 1, 2017 Telusa Veainu’s unbelievable feet leave defenders for dead on way to tryline Fresh off the back of scoring a hat-trick against Castres, Leicester Tigers flyer Telusa Veainu crossed for this outstanding try against Newcastle Falcons in the Aviva Premiership. It was the opening try in the Tigers’ 30-13 victory at Kingston Park. The three-try win moves them to third place in the league table.Veainu’s excellent try was his fifth of the season and fourth in two games. He beat three men on the way to the tryline, first getting past Sinoti Sinoti before doing Alex Tait with an almighty step, then shifting the other way, back inside past Vereniki Goneva and Sonatane Takulua.The 26-year-old Tongan fullback later set up Ben Youngs with more trademark stepping.Veainu now holds the league lead for the highest number of offloads for the season, at 12, and after beating 10 defenders in the game, he leads that stat for the season too. He has now beaten 34 defenders, six more than Semesa Rokoduguni and nine more than teammate Jonny May.This try has been shortlisted for the Aviva Premiership Try of the Week, which is included below.Citizen Try of the Week shortlist – Round 7ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Justgive.org raises $240,000 in three months

Justgive.org raises $240,000 in three months  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement US online donations site justgive.org says that it has already distributed $240,000 to participating charities in the three months since it went live in October 2000. They say “because we pass through 100%, every penny you donate goes directly to the charities you support.”Visit justgive.org. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 17 January 2001 | News read more

Solidarity underway with prison strikers

first_imgAtlanta organizations responded to a call from the Workers World Party branch here to work cooperatively in support of the 2018 National Prison Strike.Beginning Aug. 21 and continuing to Sept. 9, prisoners in state institutions and for-profit prison facilities across the U.S. are expected to conduct a series of work stoppages and hunger strikes to bring attention to their demands.Among the issues driving them to take the risk of severe repression are demands to be paid for their labor; immediate improvements in their living conditions, such as decent food and medical care, access to rehabilitation programs and education; and the end to brutality at the hands of guards.The first Atlanta support event is a pre-strike cookout on Aug. 18 to reach out to families of prisoners and formerly incarcerated people in an expression of solidarity. When a father, mother, sibling or child is imprisoned, the chains of incarceration wrap around the family and strangle the community.Women on the Rise, an organization of formerly incarcerated women of color, are key organizers of this gathering, and will be bringing their members and contacts to the neighborhood Westside Park for food, music and socializing.On Aug. 21, the first day of the strike and the date of the murder of famed prisoner writer and Black Panther Party leader George Jackson, the coalition will direct messages of solidarity through words, music, poetry and drumming to those caged in the Atlanta City Detention Center.The ACDC is already the target of grassroots organizers demanding an end to its contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement to hold im/migrants there. Community demands further call for closing the entire facility and using the tens of millions of dollars spent on its operation for services to alleviate homelessness, poverty and addiction.Additional programs planned to expose the inhumanity and class oppression of prisons are a film night and a Sept. 9 teach-in tracing the history of prison rebellions from Attica to the resistance of today’s imprisoned liberation fighters. The Attica Uprising by those imprisoned in the maximum security facility near Buffalo, N.Y., began Sept. 9, 1971.The organizations taking part in the coalition keep growing and, in addition to Workers World Party, include Georgia Detention Watch, World Without Police, the New Jim Crow Action Group, Uplifting People, the Industrial Workers of the World, Black Lives Matter, the Party for Socialism and Liberation, Food Not Bombs and The Tear Down.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

CFPB Considers Opening the Door for Class Action Lawsuits

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / CFPB Considers Opening the Door for Class Action Lawsuits Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Tagged with: Arbitration Clauses CFPB class action lawsuits Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: IG Condemns FHFA’s Review of GSE Budgets Next: Top Democratic Lawmaker Wants More Information from Big Banks on Settlementscenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. October 7, 2015 1,607 Views Arbitration Clauses CFPB class action lawsuits 2015-10-07 Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago CFPB Considers Opening the Door for Class Action Lawsuits Sign up for DS News Daily The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced on Wednesday it is considering proposing rules that will make consumer financial companies more accountable to the customers they serve.The Bureau is considering a proposal that would prevent consumer financial companies from using “free pass” arbitration clauses that would prevent consumers from bringing class action lawsuits to obtain relief, according to an announcement from the CFPB. These arbitration clauses are typically buried in contracts for consumer financial products and deny consumers the right to sue companies in groups. Companies can use the “free pass” to avoid class action lawsuits from consumers that would require them to hand out big refunds.“Consumers should not be asked to sign away their legal rights when they open a bank account or credit card,” CFPB Director Richard Cordray said. “Companies are using the arbitration clause as a free pass to sidestep the courts and avoid accountability for wrongdoing. The proposals under consideration would ban arbitration clauses that block group lawsuits so that consumers can take companies to court to seek the relief they deserve.”Contracts for consumer financial products and services (such as bank accounts or private student loans) often include arbitration clauses that typically state that the company or consumer can require disputes about the product to be resolved by privately appointed arbitrators instead of through the courts. Generally, either side can block a lawsuit from proceeding by invoking such a clause, the clause can also bar consumers from bringing group claims through the arbitration process, according to CFPB.”Companies are using the arbitration clause as a free pass to sidestep the courts and avoid accountability for wrongdoing.”Since these arbitration clauses are contained in a wide range of consumer financial products, the clauses affect tens of millions of consumers, according to CFPB. In essence, the arbitration clauses force consumers to resolve their claims against companies individually, which few consumers end up doing, instead of as part of a group lawsuit.Congress requires the CFPB, Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, to study the use of arbitration clauses in consumer financial markets. The CFPB is permitted by Congress to issue regulations in the public interest to protect consumers. The findings of the CFPB’s report, issued in March 2015, showed that consumers’ relief for disputes with financial service providers are restricted because companies use the arbitration clauses to block class action lawsuits. The study also found that the majority of consumers did not even know the arbitration clauses existed—for example, in the credit card market, 75 percent of the consumers did not know whether their contract contained an arbitration clause, and less than 7 percent of consumers surveyed knew that the arbitration clauses restricted their ability to bring litigation against the company.According to the CFPB, the proposals being considered would not ban arbitration clauses entirely, but would require the clauses to explicitly say they do not apply to class action lawsuits unless and until the court denies the class certification or the court dismisses the class claims.The benefits of the proposals include:A day in court for consumers. The proposals would allow consumers to have their day in court to hold companies accountable for wrongdoing.Deterrent effect. The proposals would give companies an incentive to comply with the law in order to avoid litigation.Increased transparency. The proposals would make the arbitration more transparent by requiring companies that invoke the arbitration clauses to submit claims filed and awards issued to the CFPB in arbitration.Click here to see an outline of the proposals under consideration. Subscribelast_img read more

Two local cemeteries added to historic register

first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author Book Nook to reopen “There was at one time a one-room church/school in front of the cemetery but it was removed in the 1950s,” she said. “The oldest marked burial dates to 1861. John Simpson Carter settled the land and one of his sons, James Madison Carter, served in the Alabama legislature. The cemetery is well maintained and remains active.”The Antioch Cemetery at Shellhorn was established as a community cemetery in the early 1840s. The cemetery contains about 480 marked and 10 unmarked burials, Wofford said.“Next to it stands the Antioch Church of Christ and Shellhorn School, which is not in use at this time,” she said. “A Masonic Lodge that is no longer present was also associated with the cemetery. It continues today as a community cemetery.” Skip Providence Cemetery is closely tied to the establishment of the town of Glenwood. The cemetery dates back to at least the 1880s and contains about 275 burials.“Although not formally associated with the church, the cemetery contains burials of people who were instrumental in the founding of the Methodist and Baptist churches in Glenwood,” Wofford said. “The cemetery is nicely maintained and a trust fund has been established for its perpetual care.” Print Article Latest Stories The Alabama Historical Commission (AHC) has added the Carter Cemetery in Goshen and the Antioch Cemetery at Shellhorn to the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register bringing the total number of Pike County historic cemeteries to six and the Providence Cemetery in Glenwood bringing the number of registered historic cemeteries in Crenshaw County to 14.“The cemetery register is a prestigious listing of historic cemeteries in Alabama,” said Lee Ann Wofford, cemetery program coordinator. “The AHC considers the notable historic cemeteries in this register to be particularly worthy of preservation and appreciation and, therefore, deserving of this special recognition.”The Carter Cemetery was established on land once owned by the Carter and Lawrence families, Wofford said. The Alabama Historical Commission administers the Alabama Historic Cemetery Program that gives aid to general public, government officials, civic groups and others in identifying, documenting, registering and conserving Alabama’s historic cemeteries. The AHC Register officially recognizes and honors family and community cemeteries that were established 40 years ago or more.Listing in the state cemetery register is an honorary designation and imposes no restrictions on property owners. State law protects all cemeteries from willful desecration and destruction. Sponsored Content Published 11:00 pm Friday, June 24, 2011 By The Penny Hoarder Two local cemeteries added to historic register You Might Like Walking trail’s location in doubt The Brundidge City Council is reconsidering constructing a walking trail at Ramage Park due to concerns about the security of… read more By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies…last_img read more

Pike County to host ‘Ms. Senior’ pageant

first_img Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The Ms. Senior Pike County Pageant will be a first for the area and should generate a lot of interest and excitement among the senior and general population.An April 21, 2012, date has been set for the Ms. Senior Pike County Pageant at the Claudia Crosby Theater on the campus of Troy University.Janet Motes, director of the Colley Senior Complex in Troy, said representatives from the Ms. Senior Alabama office had requested that Pike County host a pageant for area seniors. Print Article Email the author Next Up“There is a Ms. Senior pageant in the Wiregrass area and one in Chilton County but there is not one anywhere in between,” Motes said. “So, Pike County would be an ideal location.”Motes said a Ms. Senior Pike County Pageant Committee has been formed to share the theme of Ms. Senior Alabama and Ms. Senior America by enriching the lives of senior women and allowing them to share their experience, wisdom and interests with others.“Today’s women who have reached the ‘Age of Elegance’ remain active through all walks of life,” Motes said. “They enjoy better health, financial comfort and respect. Pike County to host ‘Ms. Senior’ pageant Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 11:02 pm Monday, December 12, 2011 By Jaine Treadwellcenter_img “The Ms. Senior Pike County Pageant gives women of maturity the opportunity to demonstrate their successful aging through intelligence, wisdom, talent and poise.”The pageant has four categories: Interview, philosophy of life, evening gown and talent. The winner will go on to compete in the Mrs. Senior Alabama Pageant in Hanceville in June.To compete in the 2012 Ms. Senior Pike County Pageant, seniors must be a resident of Pike County for the last six months and be 60 years of age by Jan. 1, 2012, and have a talent presentation.Contestants must be available for speaking or performing and for the Ms. Senior Alabama Pageant Workshop in the spring and the Ms. Senior Alabama Pageant in June. The Ms. Senior Pike County committee members are Sylvia Davis, Hassie Green, Janet Motes, Maxine Hollis, Reatha Griffin, Isabell Boyd and Debra Gibson.Registration packets for the Ms. Senior Pike County Pageant are available at the Colley Senior Complex, the Lillian D. Green Nutrition Center and A New Beginning for You, all in Troy; the Goshen Senior Center in Goshen and the Robert E. Barr Nutrition Center at Brundidge Station in Brundidge. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Video: Police detain shoplifting suspects at Walmart A white male and white female are being held by police after lawmen responded to a shoplifting call at the… read more Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Contentlast_img read more